Live from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida Bobby Roode pinned Shinsuke Nakamura to retain his NXT Championship during the 2017 NXT TakeOver: Orlando pay-per-view (PPV). In other TakeOver news, Asuka retained her NXT Women’s Championship when she hit the referee, while Moon was on the top rope, ready to hit her Eclipse finisher. This caused Moon to lost her balance and fall to the mat and Asuka gained the three-count. Interestingly enough, Drew McIntyre was in attendance for the event as well.

Full results of the 2017 NXT TakeOver PPV, below:

SAnitY (Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe, Killian Dain, and Nikki Cross) defeated Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong, Kassius Ohno, and Ruby Riot 

Kassius Ohno ended up being the surprise NXT superstar to join the face group, marking his very first TakeOver event. Chaos would break loose as soon as all four competitors got into the ring and when the dust settled, Kassius Ohno would be the first of his team to deal with a brutal attack from SAnitY. Roderick Strong would then tag in, and through quick tags and domination, SAnitY was still able to chip away at the superstar. Still, a tag in from Dillinger and the game was changed a bit, as the Perfect 10 cleared house (both inside and outside the ring). Still, that momentum of Dillinger’s weakened, and in the end, the SAnitY’s numbers played a huge factor in this match. Killian Dain pinned Tye to gain the win for his team.

Aleister Black defeated Andrade “Cien” Almas

Very impressive debut from Aleister Black and hopefully bigger and better opportunities to come for him on the NXT roster and beyond. When all was said and done, Black hit his Black Mask finisher to gain the three-count, winning his NXT debut match.

The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar with Paul Ellering) defeated #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) and The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) to retain their NXT Tag Team Championships – Triple Threat Elimination Match

The match started off with William Regal debuting new NXT Tag Team titles. As soon as the bell rung, chaos broke between all three teams. When all was settled, AOP began their attack of destruction on Ciampa of #DIY. As a desperate Ciampa tried to tag in, and reached for one Revival member, both Dawson and Wilder stepped back from the ropes and did not offer any help. Alas, karma would come back to bite them in the butt, when the Revival’s Dawson found himself in the ring looking for a break and turned to #DIY for a tag; but both members stepped back from the ropes and did not offer any help. Highlight of the match may have been when both #DIY and Revival (all four members) managed to throw Rezar through a table. With one AOP member down, both Dawson and Gargano were able to lay to submissions on Akam (at the same time) to get him to tap out; alas, Rezar recovered from the table incident and broke the hold. Despite their efforts, #DIY and Revival simply could not get the best of Authors of Pain. First team eliminated was #DIY, after Ciampa was pinned … and then there were two teams left. After a tremendous fight, AOP was also able to get the better of the Revival when Akam pinned Dawson.

Asuka defeated Ember Moon to retain her NXT Women’s Championship

The match began with a look at the new NXT Women’s Championship. With the crowd chanting ‘let’s go Asuka, let’s go Moon’; these women locked up and the action started. Asuka played some mind games, but Moon didn’t seem to flinch. The match was evenly toned; where Asuka did dominate early on, but Moon was able to come back and counter. In the end, Asuka used the referee to hit the ropes, while Moon was on the top rope ready to hit her Eclipse, causing Ember to tumble off and hit the mat. Asuka gained the three-count and retained her NXT Women’s Championship.

Bobby Roode defeated Shinsuke Nakamura NXT Championship

The NXT TakeOver was pumped about the match, with chants of ‘Bobby Roode/Nakamura’ echoing through Amway even before the bell rung. The new NXT title was displayed by the referee and the match got underway. Roode dominated the match early on, chipping away at Shinsuke’s left arm, that suffered a (storyline-related) injury. Just when Nakamura seemingly was coming back and fighting back; Roode began to target Nakamura’s injured knee. Roode even laid the Naitch’s signature Figure-Four Leg Lock submission to add tension to Shinsuke’s knee. Despite this, Shinsuke was able to reverse and break the submission, gain a second wind, but his knee was hurting. Actually, as the match wound down, but men were clearly hurting, with Roode losing his cool and grabbing the ring bell, thankfully, the referee was able to take it away from him. Still, Roode came back and after two GLORIOUS DDTs, he was able to get the pin on Nakamura and retain his NXT Championship belt.

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