NXT Takeover Unstoppable
May 20, 2015
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida
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NXT Takeover Unstoppable Pre-Show:
A camera crew caught up with Enzo, Cass, and Carmella as they arrived at Full Sail. Suddenly, Hideo Itami could be heard yelling and when the cameras got to him, he was on the ground clutching his shoulder. Kevin Owens walked past and nonchalantly said “that’s a shame” Renee Young introduced her fellow panel members Corey Graves and Byron Saxton, and then announced that Hideo Itami was unable to compete so the No. 1 Contender’s match was now one-on-one with Bálor vs. Breeze. Byron Saxton speculated on Kevin Owens’s involvement and Graves played devil’s advocate. Graves said that the competitors now only have to focus on each other and Saxton made it seem like this was a curveball that would challenge the men’s training. Young threw to a recap of Sami Zayn’s match with John Cena and Saxton questioned Zayn’s condition coming out of that match. Zayn was shown arriving at Full Sail earlier in the day. Saxton talked about Zayn downplaying his injury and Graves touched on Owens’s motivations and dangerousness.
Renee brings up that they were once friends, but who has the advantage. Byron says Becky has the advantage because she has been waiting for this her entire career. Byron says that Becky told him she would do anything just to be seen by the people. Becky has changed because she is no longer just happy to be in NXT. She wants to be champion. Byron says she knows there is pressure, but there is a huge reward and it is something she has been fighting for her entire life. Corey says he is glad that Becky has this inspiring story. As long as she was here, she could not get it done until she was under the wing of Sasha Banks. Corey says he hopes Becky retained some of those flight attendant skills because Sasha will be the champion at the end of the night. Renee brings up Sasha and how she has something up her sleeve. Byron says that Sasha was in the same place as Becky at one point, but now she is saying she is better than Fabulous Moolah. We go outside where Greg Hamilton is in line with the fans. Greg reminds everyone that May is free for new subscribers. Greg mentions that Tyler Breeze is the King of the Selfie, but he is going to Periscope his entrance tonight.
Renee mentions the Women’s Tag Match and she asks if Charlotte and Bayley have the advantage. Corey mentions that they have had issues but they have worked together and they have more chemistry. Renee asks about Dana and Charlotte and wonders if there is any jealousy. Byron says that Dana thinks she is genetically superior to Charlotte. Byron says that Emma says she is trying to do Bayley a favor, but is she taking things out on Bayley because her career did not work out as well as she thought? Renee mentions the shows in Albany and Philadelphia from last week and we see some social media contributions from those shows. Renee mentions that they were not at the shows but she asks Greg Hamilton about the shows. Greg says it was incredible. He mentions the feeling when the lights go out before a band goes on stage during a concert. Greg says the highlight was being in the locker room before the show and hearing NXT chants. Corey wants to know why Greg gets to do so much. Renee mentions the Tag Title Match with Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy defending the titles against Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady. Byron says it is time for new champions. They know the catchphrases and buy the merchandise. A lot of people could rest on their laurels but they want more. We go back to Greg Hamilton and he is with Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie says it is so strange to get cheered. She says they are the best fans. Stephanie says she is here because she is a fan of NXT. She is here to sit and watch and enjoy. Greg mentions Stephanie in front of the fans in San Jose. Stephanie says the passion of their fans is like no other. She says they are listening to the fans and NXT creates an atmosphere. The men and women are bringing it to another level. Stephanie says the women are bringing it like no other and they are revolutionizing what women’s roles are in wrestling. Stephanie says that she is the only boss in WWE, but she will give Sasha her due. They play the segment between John Cena and Kevin Owens and talk about the upcoming match at the Elimination Chamber to end the show.
WWE NXT Takeover Unstoppable:
First Match: #1 Contender’s Match to Determine the Number One Contender to the WWE NXT Championship
Tyler Breeze vs. Finn Balor
Balor with a side head lock. Balor with a shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall. Breeze gets to his feet. Breeze tries to stay away from Balor but Balor grabs the leg and applies a waist lock. Breeze with a side head lock and shoulder tackle followed by a near fall. Breeze with a side head lock. Breeze with another shoulder tackle but Balor escapes a cover. Breeze with a side head lock followed by a take down. Balor with a drop kick and Breeze rolls to the floor. Balor sets for a dive to the floor but Breeze gets back into the ring and Blor with forearms followed by a chop. Balor sends Breeze into the turnbuckles. Breeze with an Irish whip but Balor goes to the apron when Breeze charges at him.Balor misses a chop and Breeze knocks Balor off the apron with a springboard drop kick. Balor gets back into the ring and Breeze kicks Balor. Breeze sends Balor into the turnbuckles and he kicks him. Balor with punches but Breeze with a neck breaker for a near fall. Breeze kicks Balor and chokes him in the corner. Breeze with a snap mare and leg drop for a near fall. Breeze returns to the reverse chin lock.Balor gets to his feet but Breeze pulls Balor back to the mat. Balor with elbows but Breeze with a knee. Breeze with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick. Balor with an Irish whip and a running chop. Balor with a baseball slide and Breeze goes to the floor. Balor goes to the apron and connects with a double stomp to the back.
Balor sends Breeze back into the ring and he goes up top. Breeze rolls to the other side of the ring and Balor goes back to the mat. Balor with another chop and then he sends Breeze into the turnbuckles. Balor with an Irish whip and a running enzuigiri in the corner for a near fall. Balor with a dragon sleeper but Breeze with a snap mare and forearm. Balor with Slingblade and he sets for the running drop kick but Breeze with a super kick for a near fall. Breeze unties the turnbuckle pad in the corner and the referee warns him. Breeze sends Balor into the corner and he kicks Finn. Breeze with punches and kicks but the referee pulls him out of the corner and warns him. Breeze with a snap mare and he misses the Beauty Shot. Balor misses a double stomp and Breeze with a rollup for a near fall. Balor sends Breeze into the corner but he stops short of the turnbuckle. Balor with a rollup for a near fall but Breeze kicks out and sends Balor into the exposed turnbuckle followed by the Beauty Shot for a near fall. Balor rolls to the floor while Breeze throws a tantrum. Breeze goes up the ramp and Balor with a clothesline from the side. Balor climbs the scaffolding above the entrance and he hits a splash onto Breeze. They return to the ring and Balor with the running drop kick. Balor goes up top and hits the Coup de Gras for the three count.
Winner: Finn Balor
Josh’s Grade for this Match/Storyline: 92/100 A-
Second Match: Dana Brooke & Emma vs. Charlotte & Bayley
Bayley opens against Dana. Dana knocks her down, but Bayley is back up and slingshots her into a clothesline of sorts from Charlotte. They continue to work some double teams as Bayley chops her. Tag goes to Emma, earning “Evil Emma” chants. A shoving match ensues that Bayley wins, causing Emma to run outside behind Dana. Bayley takes this opportunity to do a dropkick through the ropes. Back inside, she gets on the second ropes, but a Dana distraction allows Emma to knock her down. Emma wears her down until tagging in Dana. They take turn stomping on Bayley in the corner. Emma removes Bayley’s headband and sends her into the corner, following in with the Emmamite sandwich.
Bayley snaps out of it, hitting a T-Bone suplex before making the hot tag. Charlotte lights up Dana with some chops and a nice neckbreaker. She nails a running boot on Dana but Emma runs in. Charlotte dumps her out, but the distraction leads to Dana taking advantage. Tag to Emma, but their double team move fails. Charlotte cartwheels through it before a double DDT. She gets the crowd hype but only gets two on Emma. She charges Emma twice but eats an elbow and boots. Emma climbs up top with a cross body, but Charlotte rolls through and locks in the figure eight! Dana comes in to break this, but Bayley slips under and plants her with the belly to Bayley. Charlotte nails Emma with Natural Selection and that’s all.
Winner: Charlotte & Bayley
Josh’s Grade for this Match/Storyline: 80/100 B-
Third Match: Rhyno vs. Baron Corbin
Baron pushes Rhyno away. They lock up and Rhyno with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Corbin with a kick and punch. Rhyno sends Corbin to the floor and Corbin returns to the ring. Rhyno with a kick and clothesline that sends Corbin over the top rope to the floor. Rhyno goes to the floor and he connects with forearms. Rhyno sends Corbin back into the ring and Corbin with a punch. Corbin with an Irish whip but Rhyno with an elbow. Rhyno goes to the turnbuckles but Corbin knocks Rhyno off the turnbuckles to the floor. Corbin sends Rhyno into the apron. Corbin sends Rhyno back into the ring and he kicks Rhyno in the ribs. Corbin with a hard Irish whip to Rhyno. Corbin with another hard Irish whip to Rhyno and he gets a near fall. Corbin with forearms to Rhyno. Corbin misses a splash into the corner.
Rhyno with punches but Corbin sends Rhyno into the corner and he kicks and punches Rhyno while the referee warns him. Corbin sends Rhyno to the mat and he waits for Rhyno to get up. Corbin goes to the floor and he punches Rhyno in the head. Corbin returns to the ring and he gets a near fall. Corbin with a key lock but Rhyno with punches. Corbin with an Irish whip but both men bump heads and both men go down. They both get up at eight and Rhyno with a punch but they go back and forth. Rhyno with the advantage and a back elbow and clothesline. Rhyno with an Irish whip and shoulder into the corner. Rhyno tries for the belly-to-belly suplex but Corbin with head butts and a kick followed by a punch. Rhyno with a spinebuster and he gets a near fall. Rhyno with a belly-to-belly suplex and Rhyno sets for the Gore. Rhyno charges at Corbin but Corbin with a clothesline followed by End of Days for the three count.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Josh’s Grade for this Match/Storyline: 85/100 B
Fourth Match: NXT Tag Team Championship Match
Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassidy w/Carmella
Enzo gets away from Blake. Enzo with a rollup for a near fall. Enzo with a cross body for a near fall. Enzo with a standing drop kick to Blake for a near fall. Enzo with a side head lock but Blake keeps Enzo from making the tag. Murphy tags in and Cassady is able to tag in. Murphy does not know what to do with Cassady in the ring. Murphy with a chop but Cassady wipes it off. Murphy with another chop and he wipes it off. Cassady sends Murphy into the corner but Murphy with a kick. Cassady with a biel and punch to Murphy. Cassady with a near fall. Enzo tags back in and he is sent into the corner by Cassady. Enzo goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Enzo goes to the apron and he punches Blake and gives Murphy a shoulder. Murphy with a clothesline and it knocks Enzo off the apron. Blake gets a near fall. Blake with a back breaker and he applies a rear chin lock. Blake sends Enzo to the mat and he tags Murphy back in. They punch Enzo and Murphy stands between Enzo and his corner. Murphy with a snap mare and reverse chin lock.
Murphy pulls Enzo back to the mat by the hair. Murphy sends Enzo into the corner and he kicks him. Murphy goes for a shoulder into the corner but Enzo moves and Murphy hits the ring post shoulder first. Blake tags in and he hits an elbow drop to the back to stop Enzo. Blake with an abdominal streatch on Enzo. Enzo with a rollup for a near fall. Blake stops Enzo for a moment but Enzo with an elbow. Murphy tags in and he knocks Cassady off the apron. They hit a power bomb and lungblower combination on Enzo but they can only get a near fall. Murphy puts Enzo on the turnbuckles for a superplex but Enzo blocks it. Enzo knocks Murphy off the turnbuckles and Enzo comes off the turnbuckles and hits a DDT. Both men are down. Blake tags in and so does Cassady. Cassady with shoulder tackles followed by a splash. Cassady with a series of boots to Blake and Murphy. Cassady with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall when Murphy breaks up the cover. Cassady with a clothesline to Murphy and a side slam to Blake. Enzo tags in and they set for the Rocket Launcher. Alexa Bliss attacks Carmella and Cassady goes to see what is going on. Murphy with a super kick to Cassady on the floor. Alexa pushes Enzo off the turnbuckles and Blake gets the three count.
Winner: Still NXT Tag Team Champions Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy
Josh’s Grade for this Match/Storyline: 89/100 B+
Kevin Owens Promo:
Hamilton stops Kevin Owens and apologizes for bothering him and he asks about his busy week. Kevin asks if Greg is talking about NXT taking over Philadelphia and Albany when he had three successful title defenses. Maybe you are talking about Monday night when he dropped John Cena where he stood for taking credit for injuring Sami Zayn. Kevin says that he showed that the NXT Title is a prize. Tonight will be the culmination of that week. If you think Sami is taking this away from him and his family, he has some veteran advice. Don’t show up because it will be the last time you will see Sami Zayn.
Josh’s Grade for this Segment/Storyline: 95/100 A
Fifth Match: NXT Women’s Championship Match
Sasha Banks (c) vs. Becky Lynch
Sasha backs Becky into the corner and punches her until the referee pulls her out of the corner. Becky with a hammer lock but Sasha with an elbow. Becky with a drop toe hold and roll up for a near fall. They alternate near falls with each trying for a backslide. Becky tries for an O’Connor Roll but Sasha holds on to the ropes so Becky with a rollup for a near fall. Becky with a wrist lock and Sasha sends Becky to the mat and gets a near fall but Becky bridges out. Becky avoids a Thesz Press and Becky goes for the arm bar submission but Sasha gets into the ropes. Becky continues to work on the arm and connects with a series of arm drags. Sasha backs Becky into the corner and connects with a forearm. Becky with a double jump side kick that sends Sasha to the floor. Becky goes to the apron but Sasha with an arm wringer that sends Becky onto the apron and she falls to the floor. Sasha sends Becky into the ring post. Becky is rolled back into the ring and Sasha gets a near fall. Sasha has Becky in the ropes and she mocks her pose. Sasha wraps the arm in the ropes and then she mocks Becky’s posing in the ropes. Becky with an inside cradle for a near fall. Becky with a punch but Sasha with a running cross arm clothesline for a near fall. Sasha with a Japanese Stranglehold.
Sasha with a lungblower and she continues with the Japanese Stranglehold. Sasha slams Becky’s face into the mat and Becky refuses to give up. Becky gets to her feet and she backs Sasha into the corner but Sasha holds on to the choke. Becky tries for a third one but Sasha knows what is coming so she sends Becky into the turnbuckles. Sasha tries to put Becky in the ropes but she cannot avoid the double knee drop but this time it is to the arm. Sasha gets a near fall. Sasha manipulates the arm in a position that most arms do not go without breaking. Sasha stands on the arm and then gets a near fall. Becky with a wrist lock submission. Becky gets to her feet and she is able to get a near fall. Becky with a short arm scissors. Becky rolls though to get a near fall but Sasha holds on to the short arm scissors. Becky rolls through and gets a near fall and then she picks up Sasha and hits a back drop driver. Both women are down. Becky with a European uppercut followed by a clothesline and drop kick. Sasha sends Becky to the apron but Becky sends Sasha into the turnbuckle.Becky with a missile drop kick and she gets a near fall. Becky prepares to work on the arm but Sasha with a forearm. Sasha with an arm drag using the ropes for extra leverage. Sasha with a running double knee strike followed by a second one and she gets a near fall. Sasha gets another near fall. Sasha shows some frustration over not being able to finish off Becky.
Sasha says something to Becky and she slaps Becky but Becky punches back. Sasha goes for the arm but Sasha is sent to the floor. Becky follows and they fight on the floor. Becky pulls Sasha shoulder first into the ring post. Becky continues to work on the arm and they get back into the ring. Becky with a hammer lock suplex and Becky follows with a leg drop to the arm. Becky works on the arm but Becky with a wrist clutch German suplex for a near fall. Becky tries for a pump handle move but Sasha escapes and she kicks Becky. Sasha tries for a suplex but Becky blocks it. Becky rolls througn and applies the arm bar submission. Sasha tries to get to the ropes and she gets to the ropes, forcing Becky to release the hold. The referee holds Becky back and Sasha sends Becky to the floor when the referee lets Becky go. Sasha with a suicide dive but Becky catches Sasha and she runs Sasha shoulder first into the ring steps. Becky rolls Sasha back into the ring and then she goes to the turnbuckles but Sasha with a super Divorce Court into the Bank Statement and Becky taps out.
Winner: Still NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks
Josh’s Grade for this Match/Storyline: 97/100 A+
Sixth Match: NXT Championship Match
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Sami Zayn
Owens goes to the floor to frustrate Zayn, the referee, and the fans. Zayn goes to the floor and he hits a forearm off the steps and he punches Owens. Owens and Zayn exchange punches on the floor. Zayn with punches and Owens rolls into the ring. Owens with a punch and forearm to Zayn. Zayn clotheslines Owens over the top rope to the floor. Zayn follows but Owens with a kick and he sets for a powerbomb but Zayn with a back body drop. Zayn punches Owens as they fight on the ring steps. Zayn with forearms as they return to the ring and Owens with punches and forearms. Owens sends Zayn to the floor but Zayn pulls Owens to the floor and he sends Owens into the ring steps. Zayn sends Owens into the other ring steps. Owens punches Zayn and he rolls back into the ring to stop the count. They go back to the floor and Zayn with forearms and Owens falls over the guardrails. Zayn goes into the crowd as well. Zayn and Owens fight towards the lobby. Zayn holds on to the bleachers to block a power bomb. Zayn back drops Owens over the guardrails and back into the ringside area.
Zayn with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Zayn wants Owens to get up. Zayn with a waist lock and Owens with elbows but Zayn holds on. Zayn with a half nelson German suplex and he gets a near fall. Zayn with a wrist lock and Zayn tries for a tornado DDT but Owens counters into a uranage. Owens misses the cannonball when Zayn moves. Zayn with the exploder into the turnbuckles. Zayn sets for the Helluva Kick but Owens goes to the floor. Zayn goes to the floor and Zayn with a head and arm German suplex but Owens catches Zayn with a pop up power bomb onto the apron. Officials check on Zayn while Owens gets back into the ring. Owens goes back to the floor and he punches Zayn. The officials hold Owens back. Owens does not care and he continues the assault on Zayn. The medical staff checks on Zayn. Owens with more kicks to Zayn and more officials hold Owens back while more officials check on Zayn.
Owens kicks Zayn in the head while officials check on Zayn’s shoulder. Owens puts Zayn against the ring steps and he punches and kicks Zayn. Owens puts Zayn on the apron and pulls him back into the ring while referees stand around Owens and Zayn begging that he doesn’t do anything else. William Regal comes out and he berates Owens and gives him a talking to. Owens leaves the ring but he comes back in. Regal grabs Owens by the face and Owens with a head butt that sends Regal to the floor. Owens grabs a chair and brings it into the ring. Some of the referees leave. Music plays and Samoa Joe makes his way into the arena. Joe gets into the ring and he gets face to face with Owens. Owens backs up and Joe gets in his face again. Owens leaves the ring. Joe stands in the ring while officials continue to check on Zayn.Owens comes back down the ramp and Joe wants a fight but Owens is done for the night.
Winner: No Contest
Josh’s Grade for this Match/Storyline: 100/100 A+
Josh’s Grade for WWE NXT Takeover Unstoppable: 91/100 A-
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