Event: WWE NXT
Date: February 12, 2020
Location: Full Sail University, Orlando, FL
Kick-off Segment: Roderick Strong opened the TakeOver: Portland go-home edition of WWE NXT amidst The Velveteen Dream chants. Strong addressed Dream’s return last week and talked about how the latter had put his wife and son on his gear. The Undisputed ERA member vowed to put an end to their personal rivalry by destroying Dream before demanding an apology and getting interrupted by Bronson Reed.
Reed reminded Strong of the beatdown from last week and decided to settle things in the ring.
Roderick Strong def. Bronson Reed: The Velveteen Dream’s entrance tease distracted Strong at ringside which resulted in the latter eating up a big suicide dive from Reed. Back in the ring, Reed went for a top-rope Frogsplash but Strong caught him mid-air with a big knee strike to pick up the victory.
Post-match, Dream appeared on the titantron and cut a promo to further their feud. He showed how his tights sported “Call Me Marina” after Strong’s wife Marina Shafir and promised to take care of her if anything should happen to the Undisputed ERA member. Dream showed a photo of Marina and her son followed by his painted tights as Strong stormed to the back.
The BroserWeights’ Adventure: A video clip featuring The BroserWeights was played on the big screen. The winners of the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic planned to take the trophy to NXT TakeOver: Portland; Pete Dunne ruled out the idea of carrying the trophy on a plane and Matt Riddle proposed a road trip instead.
A footage from their road trip in a Ford Mustang was shown; the cops pulled The BroserWeights over on account of Dunne not having a driver’s license. Riddle opined that the three best buds (him, Dunne and the trophy), first needed to re-group and figure out how they would reach Portland. To be continued…
Dakota Kai def.Candice LeRae: A bloody Candice LeRae applied Johnny Gargano’s iconic GargaNo Escape submission on Dakota Kai as the latter crawled for the ropes before pulling LeRae over and rolling her up for the 1-2-3.
Post-match, a shocked LeRae went after Kai but the Kiwi Superstar managed to send The Canadian Goddess face-first into the ring post. Kai then knocked LeRae out with the timekeeper’s bell as Tegan Nox appeared outta nowhere and began unloading on Kai.
Officials and security personnel tried to separate both women as Nox ran up the ramp and tackled Kai on the stage.
Johnny Gargano def. Cameron Grimes: After much back and forth, Johnny Gargano picked up the victory over Cameron Grimes off a GargaNo Escape.
The BroserWeights’ Adventure: A video clip showed Matt Riddle, Pete Dunne and the Dusty Cup on a boat as a disappointed Bruiserweight looked on. The OG Bro came up with an idea – light bulb, bro! To be continued…
Backstage: Robert Stone and Chelsea Green discussed the latter’s loss to Kayden Carter and the upcoming rematch next week. Green announced that there would be a resurgence of NXT’s best Superstar next Wednesday.
Announcement: Roderick Strong vs. The Velveteen Dream confirmed for next week.
#1 Contender for NXT Cruiserweight Championship | Lio Rush def. Angel Garza: The former Cruiserweight Champions battled it out in the ring as Angel Garza attempted the Wing Clipper but Lio Rush quickly rolled him up to score the victory via pinfall.
Post-match, reigning Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin walked out to congratulate Rush and declared that The Man Of The Hour would simply be the next stop on his title tour next Wednesday.
Bianca Belair def. Santana Garrett: Belair squashed Garrett with a Glam Slam and KOD for the pin to win.
Post-match, Belair issued a warning to Rhea Ripley about their NXT Women’s Title match at TakeOver: Portland. The music interrupted as Ripley hit the ring and vowed to crush Belair this Sunday.
Ripley dodged a cheap shot from Belair but the latter still managed to connect with a KOD. Ripley down, Belair stood over the champion, danced and swung her hair as her music hit.
The BroserWeights’ Adventure: Riddle came up with the idea of sneaking into someone’s private jet and it didn’t take them long to execute the plan as both men shoved the Dusty Trophy into a small luggage compartment near the back of a jet and shut the door on them. Dunne asked who the jet belonged to and the camera quickly panned to Paul “Triple H” Levesque walking across the runway. The BroserWeights are on their way to Portland, hiding in The Game’s jet.
Adam Cole def. Kushida: Reigning NXT Champion Adam Cole dropped Kushida with a kick for a close two-count and followed it up with a Last Shot to pick up the final victory of the night.
Post-match, Tommaso Ciampa walked down to the ring and stalked Cole inside the squared circle. Fans chanted for both Superstars as they faced off in the middle of the ring. The show ended with Cole raising the title to hype their match for TakeOver: Portland.