– The WWE NXT “Takeover: New York” pre-show opens live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as fans make their way into the arena. Charly Caruso welcomes us to the panel. She’s joined by Sam Roberts and Pat McAfee. The panel hypes tonight’s loaded Takeover card. Charly sends us outside to Sarah Schreiber with a bunch of fans doing the NXT chant. Schreiber and Caruso also hype the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge, which will see a fan game against AJ Styles for $1 million, later on the pre-show. Charly sends us to a video package for Matt Riddle vs. NXT North American Champion The Velveteen Dream.
We go back to the panel for a video package and a discussion on the NXT Women’s Title Fatal 4 Way tonight. We see WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne backstage arriving earlier today. WALTER is also shown backstage. Charly leads us to a video package on that match. We come back to the panel and Nigel McGuinness has joined them. We also get a video package for tonight’s NXT Tag Team Titles match. We go backstage to Sarah Schreiber with The Undisputed Era’s Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong. They talk Adam Cole up and look forward to him capturing the vacant NXT Title in tonight’s main event. They say The Undisputed Era begins tonight as NXT will change forever, and the era will see them all draped in gold. We get more hype and discussion on tonight’s show. Charly plugs the finals of the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge, which continued at WrestleMania 35 Axxess earlier today to determine the finalist that will face AJ Styles. We go to the arena and it’s time for the finals. Corey Graves is introduced. He brings out Xavier Woods to help with the competition. The fan, Stephan T. Benson, comes out to The Miz’s theme music as Miz was his Superstar coach earlier. Woods introduces AJ next and out he comes to a pop.
AJ goes with Seth Rollins while Stephan picks WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. Stephan actually cut a decent heel promo and went on to win the $1 million. He played up the heel antics to the crowd and posed with Graves, Woods and Styles while holding the $1 million check from 2K. We go back to the panel to plug WrestleMania 35 Week on the WWE Network. Charly leads us to a promo for tonight’s 2 of 3 Falls main event for the vacant NXT Title. McAfee believes Johnny Gargano can take the title tonight but he argues with Sam about the winner. They go on and that’s it for the Takeover pre-show.
– WWE NXT “Takeover: New York” opens with a video package. We’re live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City as Mauro Ranallo welcomes us to a sold out arena. He’s joined by Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson. We also see the Spanish announce team at ringside.
NXT Tag Team Titles Match: Ricochet and Aleister Black vs. The War Raiders
We go right to the ring for tonight’s opening contest as NXT Tag Team Champions The War Raiders, Hanson and Rowe, are out for a pop. They’re surrounded by Viking warriors again as they rise from the stage. The “War!” chants continue as Hanson and Rowe head to the ring with Vikings behind them beating on drums. Out next is the team of Ricochet and Aleister Black. They earned this title shot by winning the 2019 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Ricochet is out first, heading to the ring by himself. Black is out next, to a bigger pop.
The bell rings and Black starts off with Rowe, taking their time with each other. They trade counters and chain wrestling on the mat. Rowe gets the upperhand and mounts Black for a big right hand but puts on the brakes as a show of respect. Fans pop and cheer them on as they face off again. Rowe takes Black down and they trade holds on the mat again. Black does what Rowe just did, puts the brakes on as a show of respect, but with a kick to the head instead of a right hand. Fans cheer for them again and they do a fist bump with each other.
Rowe and Hanson tag in for pops. They go at it and trade holds. Ricochet gets the upperhand for a pop. Rowe and Black tag back in. Black tosses Rowe out of the ring and runs the ropes but stops, taking a seat in the middle of the ring. Fans pop as Ricochet takes a seat right beside him. Fans chant for NXT as The War Raiders stare their opponents down from the floor. They come in and the two teams face off after another stalemate. They go at it now. Black and Ricochet get offense in and stand tall. Hanson ends up slamming Ricochet after dropping Black. Rowe tags in for a big double team, slamming his partner on his opponent. Rowe keeps Black grounded by his arm now. Hanson tags back in and keeps working on the arm and shoulder of Black.
Ricochet comes back in and goes at it with Rowe, getting the upperhand. Ricochet with a big springboard lariat and a standing Shooting Star Press for a 2 count. More back and forth now. Black takes control of Rowe and grounds him for several minutes. Black unloads with kicks in the corner now. Black levels Rowe and rolls him for a 2 count. Rowe counters a kick and delivers a big knee to the face. Hanson with a big backdrop to Ricochet as they come in. Hanson with more big power moves. Hanson with running splashes to both opponents, over and over, and over. Hanson keeps running with corner splashes as fans pop. Hanson stands tall and plays to the crowd.
Black ends up hitting his jaw on the apron on the way down. Ricochet with a big counter to Hanson. They go on and Black trades big shots with Rowe in the middle of the ring. Black with a big kick. Rowe with a big knee. Black jumps with a knee strike. Black nails a German suplex and holds it for a close 2 count. More wild back and forth action between the two teams. Hanson hits a huge handspring back elbow to Ricochet for a close 2 count. Fans go wild at the clash of styles. Fans chant “this is awesome!” now. Hanson goes to the turnbuckle but Ricochet cuts him off from behind and fans boo. The champions double team Ricochet several times with big power moves. Rowe covers for another close 2 count.
Hanson rocks Black with a knee but Black comes back and takes both of his opponents out. Ricochet nails a huge corkscrew Tiger Drop from the ring to the floor, taking Rowe down for a huge pop. Hanson climbs to the top turnbuckle and leaps out to the floor, taking down the other 3 Superstars. A “holy shit!” chant starts up. The referee counts. Rowe and Ricochet make it back into the ring, just barely beating the count by a half second. Ricochet and Rowe trade big strikes in the middle of the ring now. Ricochet with a big superkick off a counter. Black tags in with a boot to Rowe and a knee that knocks Hanson off the apron to the floor. Rowe comes for Black but Black drops him with a Black Mass. Ricochet goes to the top and hits a huge Shooting Star Press on Rowe as Hanson just barely makes the save.
Hanson is sent back down on the floor. Ricochet climbs back to the top for the 630 on Rowe but Ricochet lands hard as Hanson pulls Rowe out of the ring. Black goes for a big moonsault but Hanson moves and then levels him with a clothesline on the floor. The War Raiders take Black down and then double team Ricochet in the middle of the ring. Another big shot to Black. The champions hit Fallout on Ricochet and both cover him for the pin to retain as Black was coming in to break the pin up.
Winners: The War Raiders
– After the match, Hanson and Rowe stand tall and raise the NXT Tag Team Titles in the air as their music hits. We go to replays. Hanson and Rowe help their opponents up from the mat and the crowd cheers again as they all stand tall together. We get another show of respect. The War Raiders lay the titles down in the middle of the ring and bow at Ricochet and Black for another show of respect, and another pop from the crowd. We get more replays. The War Raiders head to the back. Black and Ricochet stay in the ring, playing up to the crowd after what might be their final appearance for the black and yellow brand. Ricochet looks to be getting emotional. Fans chant for NXT now. Black and Ricochet hug in the middle of the ring as the cheers continue. They bow to the crowd as a “you deserve it!” chant starts up.
– We see NXT UK Women’s Champion Toni Storm sitting in the front row with Piper Niven.
– Mauro leads us to a video package for tonight’s NXT North American Title match.
NXT North American Title Match: Matt Riddle vs. The Velveteen Dream
We go to the ring and out comes Matt Riddle as Kayla Braxton does the introductions. NXT North American Champion The Velveteen Dream is out next. He comes out riding a chair that is carried by his servants. Fans chant for both Superstars as we get the bell.
They taunt each other in the middle of the ring as fans do dueling chants. It looks like it’s finally time for action, but Dream stalls some more. Riddle gets his hands on Dream and slams him to the mat. Riddle looks for the Kimura Lock early on but can’t get it. They lock up again in the middle of the ring. Riddle gets a pop as he takes Dream down and goes for the armbar. Dream struggles and resists, retreating to the corner. Dream takes advantage of Riddle fighting barefoot, and stomps on his foot. Dream keeps control for more offense. Riddle comes back with gutwrench slams for pops. Riddle blocks a third and dropkicks him. Dream comes back and hits an ax handle. Riddle is on the floor now. Dream comes off the top but Riddle catches him on the way down. Riddle goes right into a German suplex, dropping Dream hard on the floor.
They bring it back into the ring and Riddle chops away in the corner. More back and forth now. They trade more chops in the middle of the ring now. Riddle with jumping forearms in the corner. Riddle with more offense and a 2 count on the mat. Riddle struggles for the Bromission in the middle of the ring but Dream hangs on and resists. Riddle knocks Dream back with a big kick. Dream gets up and nails a big German out of nowhere. Riddle fires right back with a knee strike. Riddle puts Dream right back down for a close 2 count.
Riddle with a senton and more offense. Riddle mounts Dream and pounds on him some. Some fans boo as Riddle shows frustration but they could be booing the referee here. Dream ends up applying a Sleeper. Riddle goes on and hits the triangle armbar but can’t get the win. Riddle blocks a powerbomb attempt. Riddle comes back and hits another German with a bridge for a 2 count. Riddle delivers kicks while Dream is on his knees now. Riddle talks some trash while Dream is still on his knees. dream gets up, Hulks up and points at Riddle like WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan. Dream unloads and drops Riddle with a big boot. Dream goes on and clotheslines Riddle over the top rope to the floor. Riddle with a big axe handle. Dream keeps control and hits a Fame-asser for a close 2 count on Riddle.
Dreamer goes back to the top but Riddle rocks him on the way down. More back and forth now. Dream charges with the knee to the face but Riddle pulls him into an ankle lock. Riddle gets back up and has the ankle lock applied. Dream struggles and finally kicks Riddle back. More back and forth between the two. Dream with a superkick and a huge DDT. Dream rolls up with Riddle on his shoulders. Dream with the Driver. Dream goes to the top for the big elbow drop but Riddle applies the Bromission on Dream’s way down. Dream fights it off and breaks the hold. Dream sends Riddle into the ropes to break it. Riddle ends up hitting a huge German suplex from the corners and a big corkscrew from the top but Dream still kicks out at 2. Fans can’t believe it. Dream comes back with offense now. Riddle with a powerbomb and a knee to the face for another close 2 count.
Riddle immediately applies the Bromission. They tangle but Dream somehow turns that into a roll-up for the pin to win. Riddle can’t believe it.
Winner: The Velveteen Dream
– After the match, Riddle’s music hits and he clutches the title as Riddle expresses shock at the finish. Dream takes the title and poses in the corners as Riddle looks on. Dream comes back down and Riddle applauds him. Riddle offers his fist for a bump and Dream gives it to him for another pop. We go to replays. Dream continues his celebration as the music plays.
– We see The Undisputed Era backstage preparing for the main event.
– Mauro shows us video from earlier today of Triple H and NXT General Manager William Regal signing Japanese star KUSHIDA to the brand. We also see KUSHIDA sitting in the front row and he gets a pop..
– Nigel McGuinness leads us to a video package for tonight’s WWE UK Title match.
WWE UK Title Match: WALTER vs. Pete Dunne
We go to the ring and out first comes WALTER. Nigel and Vic Joseph have joined Mauro for commentary. WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne is out next. Fans chant for both Superstars as Kayla does formal ring introductions in the middle of the ring.
The bell rings and they lock up. WALTER takes it to the ropes and they back off. Dunne takes WALTER down and works on the leg. WALTER gets right up and stares Dunne down. WALTER works Dunne over from behind but Dunne tries to bend WALTER’s fingers back. Dunne avoids an early big chop from WALTER. They lock up again and WALTER overpowers Dunne. They lock up again and WALTER easily sends Dunne down again. WALTER with a big chop for a pop.
WALTER ends up dropping Dunne with huge chops now. They end up running the ropes and Dunne nails a clothesline but WALTER eats it. They run the ropes again and WALTER hits a big boot to level Dunne. WALTER manhandles Dunne in the corner some more. They go to the floor and WALTER slams Dunne on the apron for a pop. WALTER brings it back in the ring and works on the arm, keeping Dunne grounded. Dunne tries to fight back on the mat but WALTER applies a Crab. Dunne makes it to the bottom rope to break the hold. They tangle on the apron now. WALTER knocks Dunne to the floor with a big kick to the head.
Dunne looks to make a comeback with stiff shots now. WALTER gets sent to the floor and he’s dazed now. Dunne with a big moonsault to the floor to keep WALTER down. The referee counts. WALTER takes Dunne to the top but Dunne bends the fingers back again to turn it around. Dunne slides down and hits a sitdown powerbomb on WALTER to the mat for a close 2 count. Dunne recovers while WALTER is down on the outside again. Dunne goes to the top and leaps out, nailing a big double foot stomp from the top to the floor. More back and forth as they come back in the ring. WALTER hits his signature powerbomb but Dunne kicks out at 2.
They trade shots in the middle of the ring once again after more back and forth. WALTER with a stomp to the chest and more big chops. Dunne tries to mount offense but WALTER shuts him down. Dunne goes for the fingers again. Dunne goes on and drops WALTER with an enziguri in the middle of the ring. Fans chant for the UK as both Superstars try to recover from the mat. Dunne gets up first and delivers more offense. Dunne goes to the top but WALTER crotches him. WALTER climbs up from behind and clubs away as Dunne resists. WALTER launches Dunne to the mat with a super Sleeper suplex for another close 2 count.
Dunne catches a strike and once again goes for the fingers. Dunne with German suplexes and a rolling crucifix pin for another close 2 count. Fans do dueling chants now. Dunne stomps away but WALTER pulls him right to the mat. Dunne breaks it and stomps to the face again. Dunne pulls the fingers back from behind, keeping WALTER grounded again. Dunne tightens the hold on the arms and the fingers. WALTER’s long legs help as he gets a boot on the bottom rope to break the hold. WALTER ends up rocking Dunne from the top to the mat. WALTER goes to the top and leaps but Dunne catches him on the way down, trying to pull him into the Triangle. WALTER resists. Dunne tries to snap the fingers. WALTER turns it back around and pounds away on Dunne.
WALTER breaks the hold on the mat and gets back to his feet. More back and forth and big shots between the two. Dunne finally lands the Bitter End but WALTER kicks out and no one can believe it. Fans start chanting for WALTER now. More dueling chants between the fans. They get up and meet in the middle of the ring again, trading strikes. The strikes pick up as the referee tries to back Dunne off WALTER. WALTER takes advantage and levels Dunne with a huge shot. WALTER goes to the top rope but Dunne jumps up and goes for the fingers again. Dunne climbs up for a Triangle off the top but WALTER pounds on him while they’re up top. WALTER counters and turns it into a big super powerbomb. WALTER climbs back to the top and delivers a huge splash for the pin to win the title.
Winner and New WWE UK Champion: WALTER
– After the match, WALTER takes the title and celebrates as his music hits and we go to replays. We get more of WALTER raising the title as Dunne looks on from the corner, resting his head on the bottom turnbuckle. We get more replays and come back to WALTER clutching the title.
– We come back and see WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Beth Phoenix sitting at ringside.
– Mauro leads us to a video package for the next match.
Fatal 4 Way for the NXT Women’s Title: Kairi Sane vs. Io Shirai vs. Bianca Belair vs. Shayna Baszler
We go to the ring and out first comes Kairi Sane. Out next comes Bianca Belair, followed by Io Shirai. NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler is out next. Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke come out with Baszler, but she heads to the ring by herself. The bell rings and Bianca and Baszler clear the ring of Sane and Shirai. They go at it. Baszler goes for a hold from behind. They trade pin attempts and holds until Sane breaks it up. Belair runs over Sane now. Belair talks trash and taunts Sane but Sane plays back, as does Shirai. Fans cheer the taunting on.
Belair eats a double dropkick from Sane and Shirai. They send Baszler out to the floor and double team Belair again. Sane and Shirai clear the ring, then face off and stare each other down for a pop. Baszler and Belair pull their feet from the floor, tripping them. Belair and Baszler go at it now. Baszler works on the arm and stands on it. Belair ends up dropkicking Baszler. Baszler tries to pull Belair into the ring post by her hair but Belair makes Baszler eat the post instead. Belair brings it back in for a close 2 count on Baszler.
More back and forth now with Sane and Shirai taking control. Shirai with double knees to Belair in the corner while Sane has Baszler down on the outside. Shirai with a crossbody but Belair catches her in mid-air. Belair manhandles Shirai and hits a fall-away slam as Baszler runs in to break the pin up. Baszler sends Shirai out of the ring. Baszler chokes Belair from the turnbuckles now as the referee warns her. Baszler tries for the gutwrench slam from the second rope but this leads to Sane and Shirai bringing them both to the mat with a double powerbomb – suplex combo. Sane and Shirai with more double teaming on Belair and Baszler as fans cheer them on.
Shirai runs the ropes for a dive on Baszler while Sane holds her on the floor but Belair levels and intercepts Shirai in the ring for a close 2 count. Shirai comes back with a German suplex for a close 2 count. All 4 Superstars are down in the ring now. Shirai with a 2 count on Baszler. They go for and break up pins now. Sane and Shirai double team. Belair with a close 2 count on Shirai. Belair rocks Shirai and presses her high, throwing her out of the ring onto Sane and Baszler. Fans pop for Belair.
Belair brings Baszler back into the ring but can’t put her away. Baszler counters Belair’s finisher into the Kirifuda Clutch. Belair fights it off as the referee checks on them. Belair fights up with Baszler on her back. Belair turns this into a Kiss of Death for another close pin attempt. Belair goes to powerbomb Shirai but Shirai turns it into the X Factor. Shirai with a big moonsault on Baszler, and another. Sane breaks Shirai’s pin up just in time. Sane and Shirai go at it now. Sane with an Alabama Slam of Shirai on top of Baszler. Shirai rolls to the outside. Sane goes to the top and hits the InSane Elbow to Baszler but Shirai runs in and breaks the pin up. Shirai levels Sane with a big dropkick. Shirai unloads with strikes on her best friend now. Sane counters and plants Shirai with a DDT. Sane goes to the top but Belair whips her with her hair.
Belair grabs both Sane and Shirai on her shoulders, driving them to the mat with a double Kiss of Death for a big pop. Baszler runs in with a kick to the face to stop Belair from making the pin. Baszler goes right into the Kirifuda Clutch to Belair as some fans boo. Belair finally taps out for Belair to retain.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
– After the match, Baszler takes the title and raises it as her music hits. We go to replays. Baszler makes her exit as the other three Superstars try to recover. Shafir and Duke come back to the stage to celebrate with Baszler.
– Back from a break and we get a video package for tonight’s main event.
2 of 3 Falls Match for the Vacant NXT Title: Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano
We go to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first comes Johnny Gargano, wearing Iron Man-inspired ring gear. Adam Cole is out next with The Undisputed Era’s Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong. Cole heads to the ring by himself. We get formal ring introductions from Kayla.
Fans do dueling chants as we get ready to go. It sounds like the Cole chants are the loudest as fans continue. They finally lock up and Gargano takes Cole down first. They tangle and trade holds on the mat. They break and lock up again. More action on the mat now with Gargano in control. Gargano with a pin attempt. Cole fights up as the dueling chants start back up. Cole takes Gargano to the mat and grounds him now. They run the ropes and trade counters. Gargano with a 1 count and a Gargano Escape attempt. Cole misses a shot as the back & forth continues for a pop. Gargano keeps Cole down by his arm.
Gargano with a clothesline off the ropes. Gargano goes for the Gargano Escape again but Cole grabs the bottom rope. They trade strikes in the middle of the ring now. Cole beats Gargano into the corner. Gargano ends up dropping Cole off the apron to the floor. Gargano goes to leap off the apron but Cole moves. Gargano dropkicks Cole through the ropes instead. Gargano brings Cole back into the ring but Cole rolls right back to the floor on the other side. Cole with an enziguri to the jaw from the floor to the ropes where Gargano was. Cole returns to the ring and goes to work on Gargano, dropping him in the corner.
Cole keeps Gargano grounded now. Cole rocks Gargano and covers for barely a 1 count after wasting some time. More back and forth action as they trade strikes on their feet. Gargano with a big overhead belly-to-belly suplex for a pop. Gargano and Cole trade roll-ups in the middle of the ring. Gargano ends up launching himself in with a slingshot Spear for another 2 count. Gargano with another big DDT for a 2 count. Cole goes on and drops Gargano with a Backstabber in the corner for another pin attempt. They trade more pin attempts on the mat now but can’t get the win.
Cole and Gargano with more back & forth in the middle of the ring. Cole nails the sliding knee out of nowhere to the back of the head for the pin. Cole gets the first fall.
Winner of the First Fall: Adam Cole
Cole keeps control and sends Gargano into the corner. Cole with more offense and The Last Shot for a close 2 count. Cole can’t believe someone kicked out of the move. Gargano nails a big Spear to knock Cole off the apron. More back and forth and another close 2 count by Cole in the middle of the ring. They end up in the corner up top. Gargano launches Cole from the top to the mat for a close pin attempt.
Gargano ends up hitting a big enziguri on the apron. Gargano hits a slingshot DDT from the apron and they land hard on the floor. The referee counts while they’re both down on the outside. It looks like there will be a double count out but they bring it back in. Cole looks to expose the knee but Gargano tries for the Gargano Escape. Gargano blocks it. They trade more counters on the mat. Cole immediately taps to the Gargano Escape.
Winner of the Second Fall: Johnny Gargano
Kayla confirms the winner of this final fall will be the new NXT Champion. Fans chant for NXT as Cole and Gargano get up. They unload on each other in the middle of the ring. Cole with big kicks. Gargano levels Cole. Cole blocks a kick and misses a big kick of his own. Cole counters a move and drops Gargano’s head over his knee for a very close 2 count.
Gargano with more big offense and close pin attempts. They trade strikes from their knees in the middle of the ring now as fans go along with them. Cole gets the upperhand for a second but they keep nailing each other at the same time. They both go down and fans pop, then start the NXT chant. The referee checks on both of them. Cole ends up superkicking Gargano in the back of the head. Cole with a straitjacket German suplex for a very close 2 count.
Cole with more offense and a big backdrop driver. Gargano with a superkick and a big reverse spiked hurricanrana for a pop. Gargano superkicks Cole and looks to put him away but Cole rolls to the floor to avoid the pin. Gargano can’t believe it. Cole with a big wheel-barrow suplex onto the edge of the apron. Gargano is dazed. Cole rolls Gargano back into the ring but Gargano jumps up and nails a DDT out of nowhere. Gargano goes on and hits a slingshot DDT for a 2 count. Cole rolls to the floor but Gargano runs the ropes for a suicide dive. Cole with more offense in the ring now as the fans go wild. Cole with a big springboard Canadian Destroyer. Gargano manages to kick out again as the crowd pops.
Gargano rolls to the floor and Cole follows, talking some trash. Cole gets in Gargano’s face and pushes him over, taunting and talking trash to him. Gargano rocks Cole with a forearm to the face. Gargano launches Cole over the Spanish announce table. Gargano takes apart the announce table as fans cheer. Gargano brings Cole on top of the Spanish announce table but it’s countered as Cole drives Gargano face-first into the table with a Fairy Tale Ending. Gargano falls off the table. Cole returns to the ring as the referee counts. Fans boo at the cheap way to win. Gargano rushes back and makes it back in at the 9 count.
Cole waits for Gargano to get up. Cole superkicks Gargano in the face and covers for the pin but Gargano somehow kicks out. Fans do dueling chants now. Gargano with a superkick but he takes a knee. Cole comes off the corner but Gargano gets the Gargano Escape applied. The Undisputed Era runs down and Gargano knocks Roderick Strong off the apron. Gargano tries making Cole submit but Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly interfere while Strong distracts the referee. O’Reilly and Fish hit the double team on Gargano next. Cole looks to get the pin but Gargano kicks out once again and the crowd goes wild. The Undisputed Era looks on from ringside now, cheering Cole on.
Cole charges but Gargano backdrops him over the top, onto Fish, Strong and O’Reilly. Gargano takes out all three of the other members of The Undisputed Era at ringside. Gargano comes back in but Cole superkicks him. Cole nails the big running knee but Gargano still finds a way to kick out. Fans go wild and chant for NXT now. Cole talks trash in Gargano’s face now. Cole misses the knee this time. Gargano applies the Gargano Escape and Cole goes for the bottom rope but Gargano pulls him back. Cole finally taps out for the final fall and the finish.
Winner and New NXT Champion: Johnny Gargano
– After the match, the crowd pops as Gargano takes the title and tries to get up from the mat. Gargano clutches the title as his music plays. Gargano stands tall and has his arm raised in the middle of the ring. Wife Candice LeRae runs down and celebrates with Gargano. Gargano raises the title high in the air as we go to replays. Gargano sits on top of the barrier and celebrates with fans at ringside. He and Candice celebrate with family members in the front row next. We go to replays again. Candice and Gargano head to the stage to pose with the title now. The injured Tommaso Ciampa comes out from the back now. Wearing a neck brace, Ciampa stands with Candice and Johnny for a group hug as fans cheer them on. “Takeover: New York” goes off the air with Gargano, LeRae and Ciampa standing together on the stage.