NXT TakeOver: Portland Preview, Feb. 16, 2020 | Venue, Date, Match Card, Title Matches
Rhea Ripley will be defending her title against Bianca Belair.
Adom puts his title at stack against Tommaso Ciampa.
Keith Lee offers his title to Defend Against Dominik Dijakovic.
Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne pick the bout to Challenge The Undisputed ERA For The NXT Tag-team Titles
Tegon Nox turning bitter with her own intimate friend Dakota Kai in a Street Fight
Johnny Gargano Sets To Battle Against Finn Bálor
Poppy To Perform Live At NXT TakeOver: Portland On Sunday
NXT Women's Title Match
Rhea Ripley vs. Bianca Belair
Bianca Belair turned out to be the No. 1 Contender by winning the Battle Royal, Bianca Belair has earned the right to challenge NXT Champion Rhea Ripley at TakeOver: Portland. Sofar, Rhea Riley has been successful in defending her title against Toni Strom at Worlds Collide and now she has come into the terms to challenge the 30-women Royal Rumble winner Charlotte Flair which describes her capacity of what she can do, can do. While on another hand, Bianca is not leaving any stone turned to defeat each part of the superstars whoever comes in her way.
Ripley has been dominant since ending the 416-day reign of Shayna Baszler. It will be a true test of will when these two Superstars clash. Past NXT episode we saw that how Rhea Ripley and Bianca teamed up to witness the cause on Charlotte Flair who came to respond Rhea Ripley for WrestleMania title Match. Although, they are going to face to face at Takeover: Portland they took the brand supremacy into the first priority when Charlotte took herself into the offence by distending NXT. Charlotte got hit by a double-teaming face drop by Rhea Ripley and, Bianca altogether.
Let's see who walks out as Champion? will Rhea Riley continue to maintain her title reigns or this time Bianca Belair makes the history.
NXT Title Match
Adam Cole(c) Vs Tommaso Ciampa
Adam Cole vs. Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Championship has been made official for NXT TakeOver: Portland. Tommaso Ciampa will finally get to reclaim that he had to drop due to his neck injury and never lost. Last week Ciampa made his way out in the ring with a folding table just before he confronted NXT Champion Adam Cole. Adam Cole went on to collect the rest of the Undisputed Era Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly, and Roderick Strong but they were all shown laid out unconscious backstage.
Adam Cole made his way in the ring and stood tall with Ciampa which brought Willaim Regal to the ramp with the contract for the NXT Championship match. Regal said that he was going to come down and let Ciampa sign it, but immediately Adam Cole clutches the contract out of Regal’s hand and headed towards the ring, and hits Ciampa with a cheap shot. Following the destruction, Ciampa's head started dripping off which got him enraged and he hit Adam Cole with a powerbomb through the table and went on to sign a contract which laid beside him by Adam Cole. Later Willaim Regal revealed that Ciampa will be getting the title shot at Takeover: Portland.
NXT North American Title Match
Keith Lee(c) Vs Dominik Dijakovic
Real Keith vs. Dominik Dijakovic for NXT North American Title is on the line in less than two weeks' time at NXT 'Takeover: Portland'. After the night it was put to the official! that Real Keith Lee will defend his Championship against Dominik Dijakovic at NXT "Takeover: Portland"
There was no easy task. First, Dijakovic had to bargain with the first Dijakovic Damian Priest last week and then defeated Killian Dain this week Killian Dain. This shows the real passion for a Wrestler to behind for something that you want to have and this has showcased by Dominik Dijakovic since he underwent to superstars to finally get his respective title match against The Limitless Keith Lee. The official! the announcement took place when Dominik defeated Dain in a singles match. After the match, he stood tall to celebrate his victory, whereby NXT General Manager William Regal came out to grant the title shot between Keith Lee and Dominik Dijakovic. Just after the announcement, Dominik faced off Real Lee who shook hands end the conversation.
NXT Tag Team Titles Match
Undisputed Era(c) Vs The BroserWeights
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic winners Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne have been on their full sail as they are continued to make their way up by creating their own mentality to win the matches with some greatest one. Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne has proved to be a dangerous duo throughout the tournament. “The Broser Weights” has got their hands on NXT UK Tag Team Champions Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster in the opening segment of the Dusty Classic by getting a thrilling victory at their best. At the Semifinal they got to meet Imperium’s Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner and also let them down the weapons which defined their complete dominance. Lastly, they pulled off their last obstacle to get the time perfect by defeating Grizzled Young Veterans in a wild tournament final.
However, Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne have not confronted the Undisputed Era all through the ways of Dusty Classic, which also make the sense to have more excitement in the match. The Undisputed ERA O’Reilly & Fish have dominated the competition since recapturing the title in August and showing their unstoppable performance in NXT. So it's not going to be easy for Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne to capture the title.
Will “The Broser Weights” continue to set their victory sprit or Undisputed Era retains the title with their experience?
Dakota Kai vs. Tegan Nox
A few weeks ago we witnessed a singles match between Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai where Tegan Nox took the retribution by defeating Dakota Kai with the help of her best friend Candice Lee. She used the same knee brace to hit Tegan Nox. They were supposed to be the melodious connection between both the friends but this connection of affection has turned out to be bitter at the extent which is not taking a name to the end.
Nothing will be stopping for them to clear their way up to square off with each other. All the things were settled at the first-ever Women’s WarGames Match at NXT TakeOver this past November when Nightmare and Horsewomen collied face to face. Things broke out to be surprising for everyone Kai turned her back on Nox, viciously attacking her friend by targeting Nox’s injured knee.
Finn Bálor vs. Johnny Gargano
Finally, Johnny Gargano has got what he wanted. It's official now!! Finn Bálor will take on Jonny Gargano in the ring tonight at NXT TakeOver: Portland. The history tells us that He is out of the ring when he brutally attacked Johnny Gargano, by dropping Johnny Wrestling on the steel ramp with a 1916 DDT. Following the destruction, Gargano was taken out of Full Sail University in an ambulance and reportedly it was not announced that he is not capable of fighting back because of suffered a neck injury following the Bálor’s heinous actions.
The match was on its full sail, we got to see everything form dropkick to clothesline and much more with 1916. When Balor pin Cole for a 1916 but Johnny Gargano appeared on the stage who brought a little bit distraction for everyone but not a little for Adam Cole took advantage of the distraction, and then launched the Last Shot for the pin to retain.
It will be interesting to see them as the rivalry has raised up to the top.
Poppy To Perform Live At NXT TakeOver: Portland On Sunday
Poppy who is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, YouTuber, and model will perform live tonight at NXT TakeOver: Portland As first revealed by Triple H on Twitter.
Poppy is also the NXT LOUD artist for TakeOver: Portland for which she has done her job in the songs "Fill The Crown" and "Anything Like Me" will serve as theme songs for the event. These things show that is well-know for NXT as she is doing her part in Takeover.
She is worldly known for her exceeding and exalted performance on YouTube which she got started by getting the inspiration from the director and musician Titanic Sinclair who helped her intensify her YouTube appearance by making short performance art videos and music videos. The result of it brings out that Poppy has about 433 videos on her channel, which have received a combined 478+ million views. In 2015, she contracted a recording contract with Island Records, afterwards releasing her debut continued play, Bubblebath, as That Poppy.
Tripele H took to Twitter to share the news first, he wrote: @WWENXT keeps getting louder...“Fill The Crown” and “Anything Like Me” by @Poppy aren’t just #NXTLOUD theme songs...They’re anthems that will be PERFORMED LIVE at #NXTTakeOver: Portland!! Get ready.
Have a look at the full tweet below;
.@WWENXT keeps getting louder...— Triple H (@TripleH) February 4, 2020
“Fill The Crown” and “Anything Like Me” by @Poppy aren’t just #NXTLOUD theme songs...
They’re anthems that will be PERFORMED LIVE at #NXTTakeOver: Portland!!
Get ready. #WeAreNXT https://t.co/H60GyJ81uB
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