WWE NXT Takeover: New York Results, Highlights: 685-day title reign ends, New NXT Champ Crowned
NXT Takeover: New York kicked off WrestleMania weekend officially for WWE. After months of waiting, and the long hard road to the Grandest Stage of them all, the WWE Universe has finally arrived.
NXT Takeover: New York saw a stacked card, as the NXT Championship, the NXT Women's Championship, NXT Tag Team Championship, the NXT North American Championship, and the WWE United Kingdom Championship were all on the line.
Without any more ado, let's take a look at all the action from NXT Takeover: New York.
NXT Tag Team Championship Match: The War Raiders (c) vs Aleister Black vs Ricochet
Rowe and Aleister Black started it off in the ring. Rowe seemed to get the best of Black and had him down, but in a show of respect did not punch him and let him up.
Black returned the favour moments later, where he could have taken Rowe's head off with a kick, but stopped.
Ricochet and Hanson entered next, and Ricochet sent Hanson out with Headscissors and a Dropkick. Black sent Rowe out as well and then did a fake dive, mocking Rowe and Hanson.
Rowe and Hanson gained back control of the match, only for them to lose it once again as Ricochet used his fast-paced offence to disconcert them. Black came in they gained a measure of control in the match.
Black kept Rowe immobilized, working his arm. However, Rowe came back, hitting Aleister Black with a Judo Throw followed by the knee to his face.
Hanson came in and destroyed Ricochet and Black in their corners with Avalanche after Avalanche. Ricochet shocked the audience as he caught Hanson mid-air and then hit a huge slam on Hanson.
Black and Rowe mixed it up as they exchanged vicious kicks, with Black finally hitting the German Suplex for a two count.
Ricochet and Hanson came in, with the big man displaying his ability, with two cartwheels to avoid Ricochet. Ricochet's handspring missed, but Hanson connected with a Handspring Elbow.
Hanson went to the top rope but was brought down. Hanson caught Ricochet and Rowe hit him with a knee. It looked like things were over for Ricochet with the War Raiders hitting a Springboard into a German Suplex, but Black stopped it with a Flying Double Stomp.
Black took out Hanson on the outside, but Rowe followed with a Tope Suicida. He was followed by Ricochet who hit a double corkscrew handspring dive over the top rope. Hanson flattened everyone outside with a Swanton off the top rope.
Inside the ring, Ricochet hit a Superkick, and then Aleister Black hit a knee on Hanson. He hit the Black Mass on Rowe, and Ricochet followed it with a Shooting Star. Hanson managed to break the pin, and Ricochet went for and missed a 630.
Ricochet took out Rowe, but Hanson hit Ricochet with a Thor's Hammer. Hanson hit Black with a Suicide Dive, and then a Fallout ended the match, as the War Raiders retained their title.
Results:The War Raiders defeated Aleister Black and Ricochet to retain their NXT Tag Team Championships.
The match was the last of Ricochet and Aleister Black on NXT, as they will be heading to the main roster on a more permanent basis.