Finn Balor defeated Tye Dillinger.
Finn Bálor vs. Tyler Breeze to determine the #1 contender for the NXT Championship
Lock-ups and exchanges early. Breeze doing his heel-ish duck-outs, but is not playing it like he’s intimidated.
Finn looks like he’s going for a dive when Tyler rolls out, but Prince Pretty charges at him. The next exchange ends when heel kicks the Irishman down to the apron. They look evenly matched, but Breeze gets the upper hand again following a neckbreaker.
Early trip to chinlock city, but TB is unable to get a pinfall. Balor eventually reverses out of a Sunset Flip with a dropkick, and another one sends the model to the floor to set-up a double stomp there. Breeze gets rolled back in, but moves before Finn can hit his finisher.
Breeze thwarts Bloody Sunday, but gets caught in a Sling Blade. Balor runs right into a Supermodel Kick that gets a nearfall. Tyler leans on the ropes, pretending to catch his breath but actually uncovering the turnbuckle. The ref moves him but doesn’t catch it. Tyler puts the boots to his opponent, but is nearly tossed into the corner. He pulls up short, and tosses the Irishman into it and hits the Beauty Shot. 1 – 2 – NO!
After complaining for a bit, Finn gets back on the offensive and Breeze goes to walk out. But Finn came from the side to lay him out, climbed the rafters above the stage and dove onto him on the ramp! He carried his opponent back to the ring, blasted him with a drop kick and hit the Coup de Grace.
Winner: Finn Bálor
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Tyler Breeze & Adam Rose vs. Hideo Itami & Finn Bálor
Itami starts by chopping Rose repeatedly before tagging in Balor, who hits a slingshot stomp. A big dropkick sets up a clothesline that sends Rose outside for a commercial break.
We come back from the break, and Balor is dropped across the ring apron. Rose and Breeze work him over pretty well, with Rose hitting a good snap suplex on Balor before tagging to Breeze. Once inside, Breeze delivers a suplex of his own for two before throwing on a chinlock.
Adam Rose is back in and lands an awesome spinebuster, then transitions into a Boston crab. Rose holds on for a four count as Breeze delivers a cheap kick.
Itami gets the hot tag and kicks everyone. Balor tags himself in and he and Itami argue. Balor hits a dropkick and goes up top, but Itami tags himself in. While they argue, Breeze rolls Itami up for the win.
Winners: Adam Rose & Tyler Breeze
After the match Breeze kicks everyone and lays them out.
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Hideo Itami vs Tyler Breeze
Finn Balor comes down to ringside to watch this match.
Hideo is totally in control, as Breeze continues to beg off and roll to the outside. He keeps saying “I’m not getting kicked!” Itami connects with a few takedowns until Breeze attacks him from behind. He begins the typical heel beatdown, hitting a neckbreaker and putting the boots to him in the corner. Tyler slaps on a side headlock and holds it for several minutes, taunting Balor.
Eventually the crowd claps Itami back into the match. He breaks the hold and delivers a few kicks and running dropkicks, then connects with a neckbreaker over the top rope that stuns Breeze. Hideo looking for the running kick but Breeze rolls to the outside. He goes for it again but ends up taking out Finn Balor and sending him over the barricade. Itami and Breeze fight back into the ring. Itami ducks under the Beauty Shot and connects with the one-leg droppkick for the win.
Winner: Hideo Itami
Hideo celebrates his win as Finn Balor gets up and shakes off the kick. Breeze attacks from behind and lays him out, but Balor makes the save. They tease Balor turning on Itami, but it ends with Tyler hitting the Beauty Shot on both of them.
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Three of NXT’s brightest Superstars will battle for the opportunity to challenge for the NXT Championship at TakeOver: Unstoppable, as Finn Bálor, Hideo Itami and Tyler Breeze will meet in a No. 1 Contender’s Triple Threat Match. Each Superstar is more than worthy of a title match, but they’ll have to prove it inside the ring during the live broadcast on WWE Network.
Bálor emerged victorious from an eight-Superstar tournament earlier this year to win the No. 1 Contendership, defeating Curtis Axel and Itami en route to a showdown with Neville in the finals at TakeOver: Rival. Donning his demonic war paint, Bálor defeated the high-flyer with the Coup de Grace to earn a title match. The Irish Superstar came up short against NXT Champion Kevin Owens, but is eager for another crack at the title.
At last May’s TakeOver, Breeze defeated Sami Zayn to become the No. 1 Contender to the NXT Championship. Prince Pretty’s only one-on-one title match came in August 2014, when he challenged Adrian Neville, only for Sami Zayn and Tyson Kidd to interfere, setting the stage for the Fatal 4-Way scramble that WWE.com placed among the best of the year. Since then, Breeze has been immersed in a rivalry with Itami, defeating the Japanese sensation in a grueling 2-Out-of-3 Falls Match. He recently set his sights on Bálor, making this Triple Threat Match a bit undesirable for Prince Pretty.
Itami may be the wild card in the equation. Since arriving in NXT, he has made his presence felt in high-profile bouts against The Ascension and Breeze, in addition to appearing on The Grandest Stage of Them All, WrestleMania. However, the Japanese star has yet to challenge for a title in NXT. Hideo Itami is on quite a roll as of late. Could this be his golden opportunity?
Who will become the No. 1 Contender to the NXT Championship? Find out at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, live on the award-winning WWE Network on Wednesday, May 20, at 8 ET/5 PT!