There's a reason why NXT has branched out as one of the most popular brands of WWE. The black and yellow brand conducted its latest live special on the WWE network Takeover: New Orleans and it was nothing short of a blockbuster affair.
WWE's development territory featured a well-stacked card with some interesting matches, and all of them delivered. The event started with the six-man ladder match for the NXT North American Championship, a contest which went on for over 30 minutes.
Six NXT superstars EC3, Velveteen Dream, Adam Cole, Lars Sullivan, Ricochet and Killian Dain competed in the high-octane opening match. The leader of Undisputed Era Adam Cole won the thrilling match to become the inaugural NXT North American champion.
So close, yet so far... #NXTTakeOver #NorthAmericanChampionship pic.twitter.com/t0Fh5DYbsB— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) April 8, 2018
WWE female superstars are taking things to a different level and it was evident in the title match between Ember Moon and Shayna Baszler. The Queen of Spades took on the current NXT women's champion Ember Moon for her title at NXT Takeover.
The match proved why women in WWE are ready to main-event Wrestlemania. Ember Moon attempted an eclipse on Shayna but the former mixed martial arts fighter turned it into a submission hold.
Shayna Baszler defeated Moon by knockout to win her first gold in WWE's development territory.
#AndNew #WWENXT #WomensChampion......The 👑 Of ♠️, @QoSBaszler! #NXTTakeOver #WomensChampionship pic.twitter.com/jr0majHXFr— WWE (@WWE) April 8, 2018
Check out the results of the matches right here.
NXT North American Championship
Adam Cole defeated Killian Dain, Lars Sullivan, EC3, Velveteen Dream and Ricochet.
NXT Women’s Championship
Shayna Baszler defeated Ember Moon
NXT Tag Team Championship Match & Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals
The Undisputed Era (c) defeated the Authors Of Pain and Pete Dunne & Roderick Strong.
Aleister Black defeated Andrade “Cien” Almas
Johnny Gargano defeated Tommaso Ciampa. Gargano has been reinstated in NXT.
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