- Regal also confirmed that Andrade "Cien" Almas will take on Drew McIntyre for the NXT Championship at NXT Takeover: WarGames. Let's get to it. William Regal announced that Nikki Cross and Killian Dain are banned from ringside. The Others of Pain will face off with SAnitY's Eric Young and Alexander Wolfe with the titles on the line. Only two members of Sanity will be allowed in the arena. Anyway, Sabbatelli & Moss brought their largeness and their matching gear to this match. Fans: "YOU STILL SUCK!" Burch kicks out of the corner for a missile dropkick that gets a nearfall.
Anyway, Lorcan got the hot tag and chopped down his larger foes. Moss knocks him down in the corner, but Lorcan with a dropkick.
Result: Tino Sabbatelli/Riddick Moss b.
Video recaps Taynara Conti costing Nikki Cross in the NXT Women's Championship Qualifying match two weeks ago.
I think that's everyone.
Cross went right after Conti at the bell and eliminated her first.
Nikki Cross eliminates Taynara Conti and Conti pulls Cross under the ropes. With Nikki still on the floor, various people are almost eliminated but there's not much going on otherwise. Cross finally got back in and dove onto about 10 people and she then eliminated Borne, Beckett, Santana Garrett, and Abbey Laith in quick succession. Wrestling veteran Mercedes Martinez was one of the competitors in that Battle Royal and she talks to Christy St. Cloud in the post-match video below.
There goes Logan and we're down to six. Billie is sent over the top but grabs Belair BY THE HAIR to hold on. Belair whips Billie with the braid and Cross and Billie fall outside. They wind up on the apron and it's Nikki running in for the double elimination. She joins Kairi Sane, Ember Moon and Peyton Royce. Almas has never had a championship match on a Takeover PPV. McIntyre says all Andrade "Cien" Almas has to do is look him in the eyes like a man like Roderick Strong did and ask.
Aleister Black makes his way out for a match, but The Velveteen Dreams pops up behind him and sends him into the steel steps. Dream threw Black into the ring and tied him in the ropes.
After the match, The Undisputed Era approached Strong, offering an arm band and leaving The Messiah of the Backbreaker contemplating Adam Cole's offer to join the group.
Almas rolled back in and distracted the referee as Vega came off the apron with a hurricanrana to Strong!
Almas set out to prove he deserved it, battling Roderick Strong in singles competition. Almas kicks out of the corner, but gets locked in a Strong Hold over the ropes.
Almas with a side headlock and shoulder tackle, but Strong with a drop toehold into a front facelock.
The back is banged up even more with a backbreaker on the apron and Almas is in trouble. Another knees attempt is countered into the Olympic Slam and a clothesline to the floor.
Almas picked up the tainted victory with the hammerlock DDT, earning himself a shot at McIntyre's title on November 18.
Result: Andrade Cien Almas b. Vega says they haven't gotten the contract for their NXT Championship match.
Still in the ring, Strong is looking upset but here's the Undisputed Era. Regarding the victor of the match at Takeover, Mercedes says she won't speculate on who might win the match but she will tell us who won't win the match - the person who just can't win the big matches, Ember Moon. Strong takes it and looks at it as the team leaves without him.