NXT TakeOver: Respect

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NXT TakeOver: Respect
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Promotional poster featuring Sasha Banks, Bayley and various WWE ring announcers
Promotion WWE
Brand(s) NXT
Date October 7, 2015
City Winter Park, Florida
Venue Full Sail University
Attendance 400+
Theme
song
(s)
"Throne" by Bring Me the Horizon
"Happy Song" by Bring Me the Horizon[1]
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NXT TakeOver: Respect[2] was a professional wrestling show and WWE Network event in the NXT TakeOver series that took place on October 7, 2015, which was produced by WWE on its NXT developmental brand and streamed live on the WWE Network. It was held at the Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.[3]

In the main event, NXT Women's Champion Bayley defended her title against Sasha Banks in a 30–minute Iron Man match, in what was the first women's match to headline a major WWE event, the first time in WWE history that a women's match had this stipulation, and the longest women's match in WWE history at the time until the 2018 Women's Royal Rumble match. The event also included the semi-finals and final of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament.[4] This is also the first TakeOver event where the NXT Championship was not contested in the main-event, and so far the only one where it was not contested at all in the event itself. It also marked the first WWE match of Asuka, who would go on to have the longest undefeated streak in WWE history.

Storylines[edit]

The NXT TakeOver show comprised professional wrestling matches involving different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines that play out on the NXT television program prior to the TakeOver show itself. Wrestlers portray faces or heels as they follow a series of events that build tension and culminate in a match.[5][6]

At TakeOver: Brooklyn, Bayley defeated Sasha Banks to win her first NXT Women's Championship. On the September 16 episode of NXT, NXT General Manager William Regal scheduled Bayley to defend her title against Banks in the 30-minute Iron Man match, to which the NXT fans chanted "Iron Woman". In addition, for the first time in NXT history, the NXT Women were put in the main event of a TakeOver special.

At TakeOver: Brooklyn, Regal also revealed that NXT would hold a tag team tournament billed as the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic in honour of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, a longtime NXT trainer and producer, with the finals scheduled for NXT TakeOver: Respect.[7] The Dusty Rhodes Tag Tag Team Classic tournament started on the September 2, 2015 episode of NXT, with the first two matches out of the 16 team tournament with Corbin and Rhyno, and Jordan and Gable moving on.[8] The next four matches took place at several NXT live events between August 28 to September 4, however, the matches were not revealed until September 9 on WWE's YouTube channel with Amore and Cassady, The Mechanics, The Hype Bros, and The Vaudevillains moving on. The final two first round matches took place on the September 9 episode of NXT, with Bálor and Joe,[9] and Gargano and Ciampa[10] to advance in the tournament.

Event[edit]

Preliminary matches[edit]

The event opened with the semi-finals in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament. In the first semi-final, NXT Champion Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe faced The Mechanics. In the end, Joe executed a muscle buster on Wilder and Bálor executed a Coup de Grâce on Wilder for a pinfall to advance to the final.[11]

Next, Baron Corbin and Rhyno and Jason Jordan and Chad Gable competed in the second semi-final. The end came when Rhyno executed a Gore on Jordan. Corbin executed an End of Days on Gable for a pinfall to advance to the final.[11]

After that, Asuka faced Dana Brooke. Asuka forced Dana to submit to the Asuka Lock to win the match.[11]

In the fourth match, Apollo Crews faced Tyler Breeze. Crews executed a delayed spin-out powerbomb on Breeze to win the match.[11]

Next, Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe faced Baron Corbin and Rhyno in the final of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament involving. During the match, Rhyno executed a Gore on Joe, but Bálor broke up the pinfall. In the end, Joe executed a muscle buster on Rhyno and Bálor executed a Coup de Grâce on Rhyno for a pinfall to win the tournament.[11]

In the main event, Bayley defended the NXT Women's Championship against Sasha Banks in the first-ever Iron Woman Match. Banks scored the first pinfall after pinning Bayley with a schoolgirl but Bayley evened the score at 1-1 after a Bayley-to-Belly Suplex. Sasha pushed Bayley into the electronic board on the entrance stage, causing her to be counted out, making the score 2-1. Bayley evened the score at 2-2 after pinning Banks with a rana. In the end, Sasha applied the Banks Statement but Bayley escaped the hold. When Sasha tried to re-apply the hold, Bayley countered and forced Sasha to submit to a modified armbar. Seconds later, the match ended at a score of 3-2, resulting in Bayley winning the match and retaining the title. The match was named Match of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.[11]

Results[edit]

No. Results Stipulations Times[11]
1 Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe defeated The Mechanics (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson) Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament semi-final match[12] 9:05
2 Baron Corbin and Rhyno defeated Chad Gable and Jason Jordan Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament semi-final match[13] 10:28
3 Asuka defeated Dana Brooke (with Emma) by submission Singles match[14] 5:07
4 Apollo Crews defeated Tyler Breeze Singles match[15] 9:41
5 Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe defeated Baron Corbin and Rhyno Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament final match[16] 10:57
6 Bayley (c) defeated Sasha Banks 3–2 30-minute Iron Man match for the NXT Women's Championship[17] 30:00
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Iron Man match[edit]

Score Fall Decision Notes Time[11]
0–1 Sasha Banks Pinfall Sasha Banks pinned Bayley with a schoolgirl 9:35
1–1 Bayley Pinfall Bayley pinned Sasha Banks after a Bayley-to-Belly 10:55
1–2 Sasha Banks Countout Bayley was counted out 14:15
2–2 Bayley Pinfall Bayley pinned Sasha Banks with a rana 17:25
3–2 Bayley Submission Sasha Banks was forced to submit to a scissored armbar 29:59

Tournament bracket[edit]

First Round
NXT/Live events
Quarterfinals
NXT/Live events
Semifinals
NXT TakeOver: Respect
Final
NXT TakeOver: Respect
        
Enzo Amore and Big Cass Pin
Angelo Dawkins and Sawyer Fulton [18]
Enzo Amore and Big Cass 09:13
Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe Pin
Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe Pin
The Lucha Dragons
(Kalisto and Sin Cara)
[19]
Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe Pin
The Revival 09:05
Blake and Murphy [20]
The Vaudevillains
(Aiden English and Simon Gotch)
Pin
The Vaudevillains 12:25
The Revival Pin
Elias Samson and Tucker Knight [21]
The Revival
(Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder)
Pin
Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe 11:10
Baron Corbin and Rhyno Pin
The Hype Bros
(Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley)
Pin
Alexander Wolfe and Noah Kekoa [22]
The Hype Bros 22:03
American Alpha Pin
American Alpha
(Jason Jordan and Chad Gable)
Pin
Neville and Solomon Crowe [8]
American Alpha 10:28
Baron Corbin and Rhyno Pin
Baron Corbin and Rhyno Pin
The Ascension
(Konnor and Viktor)
[8]
Baron Corbin and Rhyno Pin
DIY [24]
Tyler Breeze and Bull Dempsey [23]
DIY
(Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa)
Pin


Reception[edit]

NXT TakeOver: Respect received critical acclaim. LaToya Ferguson of The A.V. Club praised the event, saying that the show shows examples of what the general audience does not get in traditional WWE pay-per-view events. There was also much praise to the main event for the NXT Women's Championship.[25] The main event received the Meltzer rating of 4 and a quarter out of 5 stars.[26]

Aftermath[edit]

After the event, Apollo Crews won a battle royal to face Finn Bálor for the NXT Championship by last eliminating Baron Corbin. On the October 22 episode of NXT, Crews won the match via disqualification when he was attacked by Corbin. However, Bálor retained his title due to the disqualification.

Tyler Breeze moved to the main roster; he debuted on the October 22 episode of SmackDown, affiliating with Summer Rae and attacking Dolph Ziggler.

References[edit]

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