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NXT TakeOver: Toronto was a professional wrestling show in the NXT TakeOver series that took place on November 19, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is the 364th episode of NXT.

Five matches were contested at the event. In the main event, Samoa Joe defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to win the NXT Championship and became the first man to hold the title twice.

Production

Storylines

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 by NXT and WWE for all of their NXT live specials as they held NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way, NXT TakeOver: R Evolution, NXT TakeOver: Rival, and NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable prior to NXT TakeOver: Respect. NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn was the first TakeOver show held outside of Full Sail University. NXT TakeOver: London was the first TakeOver show held outside of the United States. NXT TakeOver: Toronto will be the twelfth overall show held under the NXT TakeOver banner, the fourth held in 2016, and the second held outside of the United States.

Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

On the September 28 episode of NXT, William Regal announced the second annual Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic would take place over the following several weeks, culminating with the finals at NXT TakeOver: Toronto. The tournament started on the October 5, 2016 episode of NXT.

Bracket

  First Round
NXT (October 5)
Quarterfinals
NXT/Live event (November 2)
Semifinals
Live event (November 7)
Final
NXT TakeOver: Toronto (November 19)
                             
 TM-61
(Nick Miller and Shane Thorne)
Pin  
 Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss  
   TM-61 Pin3  
 
   Austin Aries and Roderick Strong  
 Austin Aries and Roderick Strong Pin
 Heavy Machinery
(Tucker Knight and Otis Dozovic)
 
   TM-61 Pin  
   SAnitY  
 Kota Ibushi and T.J. Perkins1 Pin  
 Lince Dorado and Mustafa Ali  
   Kota Ibushi and T.J. Perkins
 
   SAnitY Pin  
 Bobby Roode and Tye Dillinger
 SAnitY
(Alexander Wolfe and Sawyer Fulton)
Pin  
   TM-61
   The Authors of Pain Pin
 The Authors of Pain
(Rezar and Akam)
Pin  
 The Bollywood Boyz
(Gurv Sihra and Harv Sihra)
 
   The Authors of Pain Pin
 
   No Way Jose and Rich Swann  
 No Way Jose and Rich Swann Pin
 Tony Nese and Drew Gulak  
   The Authors of Pain Pin
   DIY  
 The Revival
(Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder)
Pin  
 Andrade Almas and Cedric Alexander  
   The Revival
 
   DIY Forfeit2  
 DIY
(Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa)
Pin
 Ho Ho Lun and Tian Bing  
  • 1 – T.J. Perkins replaced Hideo Itami, who was injured before his tournament match.
  • 2 – The Revival was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to Dawson being "injured".
  • 3 – Austin Aries could not perform due to a legitimate injury. William Regal announced that the winner of a singles match between Thorne vs. Strong, would advance in the tournament.

Event

Preliminary matches

In the first match, Bobby Roode faced Tye Dillinger. The match ended when Roode executed a Lifting DDT on Dillinger to win the match.

Next, The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) faced TM-61 (Nick Miller and Shane Thorne) in the final of the Tag Team Classic, with Paul Ellering suspended above the ring inside a cage. In the end, The Authors of Pain performed The Last Chapter on Thorne to win the tournament.

In the third match, The Revival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson) defended the NXT Tag Team Championship against #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) in a two-out-of-three falls tag team match. The Revival won the first fall after performing the Shatter Machine on Gargano. #DIY won the second fall after performing a running knee/superkick combination on Dawson. #DIY won the third fall after Dash submitted to the Gargano Escape by Gargano and Dawson submitted to an armbar by Ciampa simultaneously, thus #DIY won the title.

After that, Asuka defended the NXT Women's Championship against Mickie James. During the match, Mickie executed a Mick Kick on Asuka, but Asuka placed her foot on the bottom rope, voiding the pinfall. Asuka forced Mickie to submit to the Asuka Lock to win the match.

Main event

In the main event, Shinsuke Nakamura defended the NXT Championship against Samoa Joe. During the match, Joe attempted a Muscle Buster on Nakamura, but Nakamura countered and executed a Kinshasa on Joe for a near-fall. Nakamura attempted another Kinshasa, but Joe avoided the attempt and applied the Coquina Clutch. Nakamura attempted to escape the submission hold, but Joe performed a German Suplex followed by a Dragon Suplex and an X-Plex for a near-fall. Nakamura executed another Kinshasa on Joe, but Joe rolled out of the ring. Nakamura attempted a third Kinshasa, but Joe avoided the attempt, hit a low blow on Nakamura and attacked Nakamura with a Side Slam onto the steel steps. Joe performed a Muscle Buster on Nakamura to win the title for a second time.

Match Preview

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe Preview
Asuka vs. Mickie James Preview
The Revival vs. DIY Preview
TM61 vs. The Authors of Pain Preview
Tye Dillinger vs. Bobby Roode Preview

Results

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
  • Scott Dawson pinned Johnny Gargano [1:0] (5:07)
  • Johnny Gargano pinned Scott Dawson [1:1] (13:34)
  • Dash Wilder tapped out [2:1] (22:15)

Other on-screen talent

Commentators
Pre-show Panel
Ring announcer
Referees

See also

External links

NXT Takeover

IIIIIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXThe EndBack to BrooklynTorontoSan AntonioOrlandoNXT TakeOver: ChicagoBrooklyn IIIHouston

2016 World Wrestling Entertainment NXT pay-per-views

Takeover IXTakeOver: The EndBack to BrooklynTakeOver: Toronto

2016 World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views

Royal RumbleFastlaneRoadblockTakeover IXWrestleManiaPaybackExtreme RulesTakeOver: The EndMoney in the BankBattlegroundBack to BrooklynSummerSlamBacklashClash of ChampionsNo MercyHell in a CellTakeOver: TorontoSurvivor SeriesTLC: Tables, Ladders, & ChairsRoadblock: End of the Line

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

2018 List of WWE NXT results
1/31/101/171/241/312/72/142/212/283/73/143/21 3/284/4] • 4/114/184/255/25/95/165/235/306/66/136/206/277/47/117/187/258/18/88/158/228/299/59/129/199/26 10/310/1010/1710/2410/3111/711/1411/2111/2812/512/12 12/1912/26