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    NXT Takeover Special NXT TakeOver: Orlando - April 1, 2017 - Card & Discussion





    NXT Champion Bobby Roode vs. Shinsuke Nakamura



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    If NXT Champion Bobby Roode wants to continue his glorious title reign, he’ll have to do so by defeating Shinsuke Nakamura at TakeOver: Orlando.

    Roode hasn’t been shy about reminding everyone why he is such a magnificent champion, or all the ways his reign atop NXT has helped elevate the brand to new heights. The titleholder is due for a rude awakening, however, if he thinks he’s in for anything less than a war in his rematch against The King of Strong Style on Saturday, April 1, at TakeOver.

    The veteran Roode successfully defended his the NXT Championship by holding off a determined Kassius Ohno in a classic contest on the March 15 edition of NXT. But now he must face Nakamura, who is surely looking for retribution after their last brutal battle. Roode defeated Nakamura in their first clash at TakeOver: San Antonio, not only winning the NXT Title from the Japanese Superstar, but also putting him on the sidelines with a knee injury for more than a month.

    Nakamura seems to be at full strength, but will there be any hesitation from The King of Strong Style to get back inside the ring with the champion? Can his knee deliver his devastating Kinshasa en route to his third NXT Title, or will the ruthless Roode do something that few before him have ever done: Beat Nakamura twice? Find out at TakeOver: Orlando on Saturday, April 1, live on WWE Network at 8 ET/5 PT.


    NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain vs. #DIY vs. The Revival (Triple Threat Elimination Match)



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    NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain will have to demolish two teams to hang onto their titles at TakeOver: Orlando, as they will defend against both #DIY and The Revival in a Triple Threat Elimination Match.

    Akam & Rezar shocked the NXT Universe at TakeOver: San Antonio when they defeated Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa to capture the titles. However, the resilient #DIY was not about to let Paul Ellering’s monsters get away without a fight. The duo fought valiantly in their guaranteed rematch, only for their championship dreams to be dashed by The Revival, who interfered in the match.

    Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder have made it clear that they believe themselves to be the best tag team walking the planet today, and they’ll do anything to prove it, even if it draws the ire of the menacing champions. The Revival have targeted Akam & Rezar in recent weeks, attacking The Authors of Pain from behind and even hitting Akam with their devastating Shatter Machine. Dash & Dawson have always managed to escape the wrath of the monsters, leaving The Authors hungry for vengeance.

    When all three teams squared off in a war of words on the March 15 edition of NXT, NXT General Manager William Regal was left with no other option but to put them in a Triple Threat Elimination Match at TakeOver, where the match will continue until only one tandem is left standing.

    Can #DIY topple their two biggest rivals? Will The Revival pick up a record third NXT Tag Team Championship? Or will The Authors of Pain’s trademark brand of carnage reign supreme? Find out at NXT TakeOver: Orlando, live Saturday, April 1 at 8 ET/5 PT, on the award-winning WWE Network!


    NXT Women's Champion Asuka vs. Ember Moon



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    History will be made at NXT TakeOver: Orlando on April 1 when two undefeated competitors collide for the NXT Women’s Championship, as Asuka defends her title against Ember Moon.

    Since her arrival in NXT in October 2015, Asuka has been an unstoppable force. The Empress of Tomorrow has bulldozed over the competition with ease, stunning the NXT Universe last April at TakeOver: Dallas when she made Bayley pass out in the Asuka Lock to capture the championship.

    After winning a rematch against Bayley in Brooklyn last August, Asuka has been begging for competition, and she has stood victorious whether she was facing the returning Mickie James or three of NXT’s top female Superstars at the same time.

    Ember Moon has been on a similar path as The Empress of Tomorrow since her NXT debut last August.

    With a stoic, intimidating demeanor, The War Goddess has steamrolled everyone in her path. Moon earned her championship opportunity after impressing NXT General Manager William Regal with an emphatic victory over Billie Kay on the March 8 edition of NXT. After learning of her impending showdown with Asuka, Moon declared that NXT will enter a new phase on April 1.

    Though Asuka can be incredibly dominant when the bell rings, Moon has a secret weapon: The devastating Eclipse. No Superstar has gotten up from the brutal maneuver. Kay was left motionless in the ring for several minutes after falling to Moon, and NXT commentator Nigel McGuinness has noted that he’s seen several trainees leave the WWE Performance Center on stretchers after taking The War Goddess’ signature move. If Moon can connect with the Eclipse on Asuka, she may make good on her promise.

    Who will suffer their first loss inside an NXT ring? Who will leave with the NXT Women’s Championship? Find out at NXT TakeOver: Orlando, live Saturday, April 1 at 8 ET/5 PT, only on the award-winning WWE Network!


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    Re: NXT TakeOver: Orlando - April 1, 2017 - Card & Discussion

    Haven't kept up with NXT recently, any indicators from TV what the undercard might be?

    An improvement over last Takeover for sure, although obviously not the godly line up they put together last year

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    Re: NXT TakeOver: Orlando - April 1, 2017 - Card & Discussion

    Even though Roode/Nakamura overdelivered the first time, I'm disappointed they're doing a singles rematch here. Not that interested. The other two matches definitely have my interest though.

    Interested in the 8 person match we'll likely get, also hoping for an Ohno singles and maybe a UK showcase to prepare for their tapings.

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    I'll watch just for Roode's entrance and how loud the crowd gets.
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    Re: NXT TakeOver: Orlando - April 1, 2017 - Card & Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden One View Post
    I'll watch just for Roode's entrance and how loud the crowd gets.
    Yeah, the entrances will be fun. And to be fair, their last match did over deliver and I hope it happens again. Not confident it will, but not sure it won't either.

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    Re: NXT TakeOver: Orlando - April 1, 2017 - Card & Discussion

    Haven't watched NXT TV in a hot minute either, but Ohno's surely gotta be on this show, right?

    If nothing else, but stick him in the opener against Elias Samson for that massive pop to get the crowd going early.


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    Re: NXT TakeOver: Orlando - April 1, 2017 - Card & Discussion

    Another case of the repeats for the main event. I'm with Sanders. I'm sure it'll be fine and Roode did great in San Antonio but the sheer and obvious laziness in regards to the lead up so far makes me not really that into another Nakamura main event.

    That triple threat tag is where it's at and I'm sure Asuka and Ember will be interesting.
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