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NXT TakeOver
NXT TakeOver
was a professional wrestling and WWE
WWE
Network event produced by WWE, under their NXT brand. It was the first event bearing the in the NXT TakeOver
NXT TakeOver
series name, and was broadcast live on the WWE Network, available to subscribers. NXT TakeOver
NXT TakeOver
took place on May 29, 2014 at NXT's "home" arena, Full Sail University
Full Sail University
in Winter Park, Florida and featured five matches as part of the main broadcast and one match prior to the televised portion of the show. The main event of the show was the first high-profile NXT Championship
NXT Championship
defense in Adrian Neville's title reign after winning the championship at NXT Arrival as he wrestled Tyson Kidd. The show also hosted the finals of a tournament for the vacant NXT Women's Championship
NXT Women's Championship
as Charlotte, accompanied by her father Ric Flair
Ric Flair
faced off against Natalya accompanied by her uncle Bret Hart.

Contents

1 Production

1.1 Background 1.2 Storylines

2 Event

2.1 Preliminary matches 2.2 Main event

3 Results

3.1 NXT Women's Championship
NXT Women's Championship
Tournament (2014)

4 References

Production[edit] Background[edit] NXT TakeOver
NXT TakeOver
was the second live NXT show broadcast on the WWE Network, after NXT Arrival
NXT Arrival
held in February 2014. The "NXT TakeOver" name would subsequently be used for NXT live shows held several times each year. Storylines[edit] The NXT TakeOver
NXT TakeOver
show featured professional wrestling matches involving different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines that played out on the NXT television program prior to the show. Wrestlers portrayed faces (those who portray the "good guys") or heels (the "bad guys") as they followed a series of events that built tension and culminated in a match or a series of matches.[1][2] Event[edit] The commentators were Tom Phillips, William Regal
William Regal
and Byron Saxton.[3] The pre-show panel consisted of Christian, Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman
and Renee Young.[4] Preliminary matches[edit] The first match saw Adam Rose
Adam Rose
face Camacho. Rose executed a Party Foul on Camacho to win the match. Next, The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) defended the NXT Tag Team Championship against Kalisto and El Local. Viktor pinned El Local after the Fall of Man to retain the title. After that, Sami Zayn
Sami Zayn
faced Tyler Breeze
Tyler Breeze
to determine the #1 contender to the NXT Championship. During the match, Zayn executed a Blue Thunder Bomb on Breeze for a near-fall. Breeze executed a Supermodel Kick on Zayn for a near-fall. In the end, as Zayn attempted a Helluva Kick on Breeze, Breeze executed a Beauty Shot to win the match. There was a segment with Mojo Rawley
Mojo Rawley
confronting Rusev and Lana; Rusev dominated the resultant brawl. In the fourth match, Charlotte faced Natalya for the vacant NXT Women's Championship. During the match, Natalya applied the sharpshooter on Charlotte, who countered into the Figure-Eight Leglock, which Natalya would counter. Charlotte applied the sharpshooter on Natalya but Natalya escaped. Charlotte pinned Natalya after Natural Selection to win the title. Main event[edit] In the main event, Adrian Neville
Adrian Neville
defended the NXT Championship against Tyson Kidd. During the match, Neville executed a pop-up sitout powerbomb on Kidd for a near-fall. Kidd performed a springboard Blockbuster on Neville for a near-fall. Kidd applied the sharpshooter on Neville and transitioned into the Dungeon Lock, with Neville touching the ropes to break the hold. In the end, Neville executed a super hurricanrana and a Red Arrow on Kidd to retain the title. Results[edit]

No. Results[3] Stipulations Times[5]

1 Adam Rose
Adam Rose
defeated Camacho Singles match 5:07

2 The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) (c) defeated El Local and Kalisto Tag team match for the NXT Tag Team Championship 6:18

3 Tyler Breeze
Tyler Breeze
defeated Sami Zayn Singles match to determine the #1 contender to the NXT Championship 15:55

4 Charlotte (with Ric Flair) defeated Natalya (with Bret Hart) Singles match for the vacant NXT Women's Championship 16:49

5 Adrian Neville
Adrian Neville
(c) defeated Tyson Kidd Singles match for the NXT Championship 20:55

(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

NXT Women's Championship
NXT Women's Championship
Tournament (2014)[edit] On April 24, 2014, Paige was stripped of the NXT Women's Championship, by NXT's commissioner John Bradshaw Layfield, because she couldn't defend both the NXT Women's and WWE
WWE
Divas Championship, ending her reign at 308 days. Right after, during the tapings for the May shows, a tournament was announced to take place to determine the next champion. Charlotte defeated Natalya at NXT Takeover
NXT Takeover
on May 29, 2014 to become the new champion.[6]

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

     

     

     

Sasha Banks 4/30

Bayley 3:58

Sasha Banks 4:06

Natalya 5/21

Layla 3:30

Natalya 4/30

Natalya 16:49

Charlotte NXT TakeOver

Emma 3:50

Charlotte 5/7

Charlotte 5/14

Alexa Bliss 5:01

Alexa Bliss 5/7

Alicia Fox 3:08

References[edit]

^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2012.  ^ "Live & Televised Entertainment". WWE. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2012.  ^ a b "James's WWE
WWE
NXT TakeOver
NXT TakeOver
report 5/29: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live special on WWE
WWE
Network". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2 June 2014.  ^ Howell, Nolan. "Neville tops Kidd at NXT Takeover". canoe.ca. Retrieved 3 July 2015.  ^ " WWE
WWE
NXT Takeover
NXT Takeover
- Results". wrestlingdata.com. Retrieved 13 September 2014.  ^ "Charlotte's first reign". WWE. Archived from the original on July 25, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 

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