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WWE NXT TakeOver: Portland Results, Live Updates, Highlights & Commentary online from TakeOver: Portland (16th February 2020)

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedFeb 17, 2020 08:50 IST

Will Ciampa get Goldie back?


08:46 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Thank you all for following along with me for this amazing show. It was an absolute privilege to get to cover it for you guys. Also, thanks to Arby's and Doordash, because I was REALLY hungry early in the show and was getting cranky and I love me some roast beef. 

I hope you'll join us tomorrow for our coverage of Raw and, hell, just keep coming back to Sportskeeda for awesome pro wrestling coverage because, in my humble opinion, we rule.

Have a great night, everybody! 

08:42 (IST)17 FEB 2020

NXT Champion Adam Cole defeated Tomasso Ciampa to retain
The Broserweights defeated NXT Tag Champions The Undisputed ERA to win the titles
NXT Women's Champion Rhea Ripley defeated Bianca Belair to retain
Finn Balor defeated Johnny Gargano
Dakota Kai defeated Tegan Nox in a street fight
NXT North American Champion Keith Lee defeated Dominik Dijakovic to retain

08:39 (IST)17 FEB 2020

OK, I need to catch my breath. I also need to gather up your match results for the night.


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Holy crap. WHAT A SHOW.

Also, I was totally wrong.

08:36 (IST)17 FEB 2020

It's worth noting that Gargano was wearing a DIY shirt while doing this.

08:35 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Gargano is out here, supposedly to support Ciampa... but instead hits Ciampa with the NXT belt! 

Cole gets the pin!

RESULT: Adam Cole defeats Tomasso Ciampa

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Tomasso with the pin!!

But there's no ref.

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The ref is down and Cole with the low blow!

08:32 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Cole with the Last Shot AGAIN.... and Ciampa STILL KICKS OUT

08:31 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Some back and forth with Yes Locks on each other.... and Roderick Strong is distracting the referee!

And Fish & O'Reilly attack Ciampa! Cole for the pin!


08:28 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Ciampa with the Fairytale Ending but Cole STILL KICKS OUT!

What a damn match!

08:26 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Cole goes for the Panama Sunrise onto the ring apron, but Tomasso reverses it into an Air Raid Crash onto said apron!

08:25 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Cole with the Last Shot!

But Tomasso instinctively rolls to the ropes to protect himself.

08:25 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Er, three count.

08:24 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Cole essentially drops Ciampa on his head TWO MORE TIMES, but STILL can't get the two count!!

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OK, now the table breaks

08:20 (IST)17 FEB 2020


That table is NOT breaking tonight. 

08:20 (IST)17 FEB 2020

This match has been paced perfectly. They know the crowd is exhausted from the previous matches so they're slowly building to let them get their energy back. Cole maintains control, letting Ciampa sell the injured neck, while Ciampa still gets flurries of offense in to build up fan support. And it's slowly picking up.

08:16 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Ciampa counters a Panama Sunrise with a leaping knee and staves off defeat for a while longer.

08:14 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Cole with a Backstabber but instead of the back it's the neck. Ouch.

Still only a 2-count.

08:13 (IST)17 FEB 2020

That's psychology right there. Cole's one of the safest guys in the business and they probably worked on that spot for weeks. But everybody - from the wrestlers to the announcers - sold it perfectly. Just perfect. This match is next level.

08:11 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Oh no. Oh man. Oh no. Cole just threw Ciampa neck-first onto the announce table. 

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I've got Ciampa for this one, even though I'm a big fan of Adam Cole as both a performer and a person (still my favorite interview ever). Ciampa is, without a doubt, an NXT lifer. He likes it that way. Cole is going to go on to WrestleMania level success. He's ready to move on.

But, I can count the number of times I've been right about this kind of stuff on, maybe, two hands. So, who knows?

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07:59 (IST)17 FEB 2020

NXT Champion Adam Cole makes his way to the ring. Mauro Renallo not only makes a Nat King Cole reference but some fascinating trivia about him, as well.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Never change, Mauro. You are awesome.

07:57 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Tomasso may be my favorite guy in WWE right now. He's a prime example of a heel who organically transitioned to a face without losing his heel mannerisms. 

07:55 (IST)17 FEB 2020

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We're about to get our main event for the night and I am SO pumped, I'm shaking.

Also, I just hard Arby's for dinner and it was SOOOO GOOD. #FreePlugForArbys

07:52 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Looks like we're getting a TakeOver in Tampa the night before WrestleMania.

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I don't think I've ever seen Pete Dunne this genuinely happy before.

07:51 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Riddle and Dunne celebrate by holding their newly won belts in their teeth.

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RESULT: The BroserWeights defeat the Undisputed ERA

07:49 (IST)17 FEB 2020

O'Reilly tosses Riddle into Dunne, then goes for the pin.... DUNNE KICKS OUT!

07:45 (IST)17 FEB 2020

If Fish and O'Reilly lose the titles tonight, it doesn't bode well for Adam Cole, either

07:44 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Double anklelocks on the Undisputed ERA!

07:43 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Riddle starting his Goldberg impression, but Fish chopblocks him in the knee. UE goes for the pin, but Riddle kicks out.

07:43 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Riddle and O'Reilly are just wailing away at each other in one hell of an exchange. Crowd is on their feet for this match.

07:42 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Double moonsault onto the UE. Dunne nails his target, but O'Reilly gets his knees up, blocking it,

07:41 (IST)17 FEB 2020

Ha ha ha, Nigel called him Pete "Dune"

07:38 (IST)17 FEB 2020

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