By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Adam Cole begun the NXT:TakeOver event from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana with a win in a ladder match. He defeated EC3, Killian Dain, Lars Sullivan, Ricochet, and Velveteen Dream for the inaugural NXT North American Championship.
This is Cole’s second championship in NXT, but the first, as a single’s competitor. He also won the 2018 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with Kyle O’Reilly.
Shayna Baszler defeated Ember Moon via submission to win the NXT Women’s Championship. This is expected to be Moon’s final match with this brand before she moves up to Smackdown Live following WrestleMania.
The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly) retained their NXT Tag Team Championship and Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic trophy. Cole and O’Reilly defeated The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) and Roderick Strong and Pete Dunne.
At the end of the match, Strong turned on his partner and shocked Cole and O’Reilly to become a member of The Undisputed Era.
Aleister Black defeated Andrade “Cien” Almas for the NXT Championship. This is the Dutch wrestler’s first championship with the company.
Almas is also expected to receive a call up to the main roster following WrestleMania.
In an unsanctioned match, Johnny Gargano defeated Tommaso Ciampa. The former teammates fought with stipulations, including if Gargano won, he would be reinstated to the company.
Ciampa also had a stipulation, had he won, that Gargano would be banned from competing in the company forever.
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