Date: April 5, 2019 Venue: Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY) Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, & Percy Watson
It’s WrestleMania 35 weekend, which means it’s time for NXT to throw down with the latest edition of TakeOver. This one is for all the marbles too as FIVE championships on the line, including the United Kingdom Championship which yes is still a thing how dare you. Did NXT once again lay it all on the line and potentially outshine the main roster? Read on to find out (but I mean it’s pretty obvious).
NXT CHAMPION: VACANT
NXT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION: The Velveteen Dream
NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Shayna Baszler
NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The War Raiders (Hanson & Rowe)
The War Raiders [c] vs. Ricochet & Aleister Black for the NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (****½)
The Velveteen Dream [c] vs. Matt Riddle for the NXT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP (***¾)
Pete Dunne [c] vs. WALTER for the WWE UNITED KINGDOM CHAMPIONSHIP (****½)
Shayna Baszler [c] vs. Bianca Belair vs. Io Shirai vs. Kairi Sane for the NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (***½)
2 OUT OF 3 FALLS:Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole for the vacant NXT CHAMPIONSHIP
Venue: Smoothie King Center (New Orleans, LA) Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, & Aiden English
205 Live points its focus to (the) WrestleMania (Kickoff Show) as GM Drake Maverick declares an elimination tournament. The prize? A shot at Buddy Murphy‘s Cruiserweight Championship. Also on the show Mike Kanellis tries to figure out a winning formula as he takes on former champ Cedric Alexander and Ariya Daivari follows up his nu-metal promo last week by making mince meat out of a poor nameless dude.
Venue: Huntington Center (Toledo, OH) Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, & Aiden English
This week on 205 Live the Cruiserweight Championship at Elimination Chamber between Buddy Murphy and challenger Akira Tozawa is made official via contract signing. Also on the show the feud between Noam Dar and Tony Nese ratchets up a notch in a No-DQ match and The Lucha House Party’s Lince Dorado takes on Jack Gallagher.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Buddy Murphy
Lince Dorado vs. Jack Gallagher (***)
No-Disqualification: Noam Dar vs. Tony Nese (***3/4)
Date: April 7, 2018 Venue: Smoothie King Center (New Orleans, LA) Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, & Percy Watson
JVPW is a site focused mainly on classic pro wrestling but I’ve decided to start sprinkling in some ‘current day’ stuff as well, beginning with tonight’s NXT TakeOver: New Orleans. On paper this show looks INSANE, with a new championship making its debut, a grudge match months in the making, and the possible ascension of a man who made his debut at last year’s WrestleMania weekend event to NXT Championship glory. Hell to the yes. Let’s go!
NXT Champion: Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas
NXT North American Champion: VACANT
NXT Women’s Champion: Ember Moon
NXT Tag Team Champions: The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly)
Ladder Match:EC3 vs. Velveteen Dream vs. Killian Dain vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Adam Cole vs. Ricochet for the vacant NXT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP (*****)
Ember Moon [c] vs. Shayna Baszler for the NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/4)
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals:The Undisputed Era [c] vs. The Authors of Pain vs. Roderick Strong & Pete Dunne for the NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**3/4)
Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas [c] vs. Aleister Black for the NXT CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)
Unsanctioned Match:Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa (*****)