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NXT TakeOver: Orlando was a professional wrestling event in the NXT TakeOver series. It took place on April 1, 2017, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, as part of the WrestleMania 33 weekend festivities. The event was produced by WWE for its NXT brand, the event was streamed live on the WWE Network.

Five matches were contested at the event. In the main event, Bobby Roode defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the NXT Championship. On the undercard, Asuka retained the NXT Women's Championship against Ember Moon and Authors of Pain retained the NXT Tag Team Championship against #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) and The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder). The event also saw the debut of Aleister Black.

Background

The NXT TakeOver series of professional wrestling shows started on May 29, 2014, as the WWE developmental league NXT held their second WWE Network exclusive live broadcast billed as NXT TakeOver. In subsequent months, the "TakeOver" moniker became the brand used for all of their NXT live specials. NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn was the first TakeOver show held outside of Full Sail University. NXT TakeOver: Orlando will be the fourteenth show held under the NXT TakeOver banner and the second of 2017.

Event

Preliminary matches

The event opened with SAnitY (Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe, Killian Dain, and Nikki Cross) facing Tye Dillinger, Ruby Riot, Roderick Strong, and Kassius Ohno (who was a replacement for No Way Jose) in an Eight-person mixed tag team match. Dain performed an Ulster Plantation on Dillinger to win the match.

Next, Aleister Black faced Andrade "Cien" Almas. Black performed a Black Mass on Almas to win the match.

After that, The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) defended the NXT Tag Team Championship against #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) and The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) in a Triple threat tag team elimination match. Akam and Rezar performed The Last Chapter on Ciampa to eliminate #DIY. Akam and Rezar performed the Super Collider on Dash and Dawson to retain the title.

Later, Asuka defended the NXT Women's Championship against Ember Moon. In the end, Ember attempted the Eclipse on Asuka but Asuka pushed the referee into the ring ropes, causing Moon to fall. Asuka performed a roundhouse kick on Moon to retain the title.

Main event

In the main event, Bobby Roode defended the NXT Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura. During the match, Roode targeted Nakamura's leg. Roode performed a Glorious DDT on Nakamura for a near-fall. Roode retrieved the ring bell but the referee stopped Roode, allowing Nakamura to perform an Inverted Exploder Suplex on Roode. Nakamura attempted a Kinshasa on Roode but Roode countered into a Spinebuster on Nakamura for a near-fall. Roode performed a Rotating Glorious DDT on Nakamura to retain the title.

Match Preview

Eight-Person Mixed Tag Team MatchPreview
Andrade Almas vs. Aleister BlackPreview
The Authors of Pain vs. The Revival vs. #DIYPreview
Asuka vs. Ember MoonPreview
Bobby Roode vs. Shinsuke NakamuraPreview

Results

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Tag Team elimination match

Elimination Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 Tommaso Ciampa #DIY Akam Pinned after The Last Chapter
2 Scott Dawson The Revival Akam Pinned after Super Collider
Winners: The Authors of Pain (Still NXT Tag Team Champions)

Other on-screen talent

Commentators
Pre-show Panel
Ring announcer
Referees

See also

External links

NXT TakeOver: Orlando previews

Bobby Roode v Shinsuke NakamuraAsuka v Ember MoonAuthors of Pain v The Revival v DIYAndrade Almas v Aleister BlackEight-Person Mixed Tag Team Match

NXT Takeover

IIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXThe EndBack to BrooklynTorontoSan AntonioOrlandoNXT TakeOver: ChicagoBrooklyn IIIHouston

2017 World Wrestling Entertainment NXT pay-per-views

San AntonioOrlandoChicagoBrooklyn IIIHouston

2017 World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views

NXT TakeOver: San AntonioRoyal RumbleElimination ChamberFastlaneNXT TakeOver: OrlandoWrestleManiaPaybackNXT TakeOver: ChicagoBacklashExtreme RulesMoney in the BankGreat Balls of FireBattlegroundNXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IIISummerSlamNo MercyHell in a CellTLC: Tables, Ladders, & ChairsNXT TakeOver: HoustonSurvivor SeriesRoadblock

WWE NXT Results
2010 List of WWE NXT results

2/233/23/93/163/233/304/64/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/16/86/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/178/248/319/79/149/2110/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/1611/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28

2011 List of WWE NXT results
1/41/111/181/252/12/82/152/223/13/83/153/223/294/54/124/194/265/35/105/175/245/316/76/146/216/287/57/127/197/268/28/98/168/168/169/69/139/209/2710/410/1210/1910/2611/211/911/1611/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28
2012 List of WWE NXT results
1/41/111/181/252/12/82/152/222/293/73/143/213/284/44/114/184/255/25/95/165/235/306/66/136/206/277/47/117/187/258/18/88/158/228/299/59/129/199/2610/310/1010/1710/2410/3111/711/1411/2111/2812/512/1212/1912/26
2013 List of WWE NXT results
1/21/91/161/231/302/62/132/202/273/63/133/203/274/34/104/174/245/15/85/155/225/296/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/78/148/218/289/49/119/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/2011/2712/412/1112/1812/25
2014 List of WWE NXT results
1/11/81/151/221/292/52/122/19Arrival3/63/133/203/274/34/104/174/245/15/85/155/22Takeover6/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/78/148/218/289/4Takeover II9/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/2011/2712/4Takeover III12/1812/25
2015 List of WWE NXT results
1/141/211/282/42/10Takeover IV2/182/253/43/113/183/254/14/84/154/224/295/65/135/19Takeover V5/276/36/106/176/247/17/87/157/227/298/58/128/19Takeover VI8/269/29/99/169/239/30Takeover VII10/1410/2110/2811/411/1111/1811/2512/212/9Takeover VIII12/2312/30
2016 List of WWE NXT results

1/61/131/201/272/32/102/172/243/23/93/163/233/30Takeover IX4/64/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/1TakeOver: The End6/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/17Back to Brooklyn8/248/319/79/149/219/2810/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/16TakeOver: Toronto11/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28

2017 List of WWE NXT results

1/41/111/181/252/12/82/152/223/13/83/153/223/294/54/124/194/265/35/105/175/245/316/76/146/216/287/57/127/197/268/28/98/168/238/309/69/139/209/2710/410/1110/1810/2511/111/811/1511/2211/2912/612/1312/2012/27