Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship
The ladders are out as Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring to a mixed reaction but he definitely has fans in the crowd. Finn Balor is out next with another awesome Demon entrance as Owens looks on from a chair. We get formal ring introductions as the title is raised above the ring.
Owens talks trash to start and Finn unloads on him. Finn with a dropkick. Finn with a big chop and back and forth to the corners. They run the ropes and Owens drops Finn with an elbow. Owens with the senton. More back and forth. Owens hits the corner cannonball. They trade shots now as the “ole!” chants start up. We’re going past 11pm now as Balor hits the Slingblade. Finn charges and Owens escapes to the floor. He goes for a ladder on the ramp and Finn nails him from behind. Finn brings the ladder back to the ring but Owens follows. They do tug-of-war for the ladder and Owens uses it to ram Balor into the apron. Owens with another shot to the chest. Owens uses the ladder again and leans it up against Balor. He goes to run up it but stops and just nails a right hand to the face for a big pop.
Balor nails Owens with the ladder on the floor. Balor with a forearm now as they fight around the ring. Balor tosses Owens over the barrier but Owens pulls him over also. They fight near the crowd. Owens goes for a powerbomb on the floor but Balor backdrops him back over the barrier. Finn jumps off the barrier but Owens catches him in mid-air and rams him into the barrier. Owens launches Balor a good distance and over the announce table and into the barrier. He takes the top off the announce table and tosses it at Finn’s had. Owens stands on top of the announce table for a pop. Owens pulls a ladder from under the ring while Balor is still down. Owens turns around to Balor dropkicking him off the top of the announce table. The ladder hits Owens and also falls on Balor. Fans chant “holy s–t” now.
Fans chant for tables as Balor brings the ladder into the ring and looks up at the title. Owens pulls the ladder to the floor and Balor leaps out onto him. A big “NXT” chant starts now. Balor stands a ladder up and goes for the title now. Owens grabs his leg and pulls him down. Owens pushes Balor face first into the ladder and it falls over. Owens tosses Balor out of the ring and he hits another ladder. Owens positions a ladder and climbs up. Balor slides a ladder in and Owens comes down to stomp him. Balor tries to smash a ladder into Balor in the corner but he moves and sends Owens face first into a ladder that’s standing up in the corner. Balor goes across the ring to charge back but Owens blasts out of the corner with a clothesline. Owens with another nasty ladder shot as we get dueling chants for the two now. Owens jabs the ladder at Balor again and slams him on it. Owens hits the senton on top of a ladder. Owens yells, poses and looks up at the title but is wasting time. Balor fights back.
They trade shots. Owens goes to powerbomb Balor on a ladder but it’s reversed and Owens lands on the ladder bad. Fans chant “holy s–t” again. Balor gets up first and positions a ladder. Owens pulls him down and shoves him into a ladder in the corner. Owens goes to do the cannonball into Balor and the ladder but Balor moves and Owens cannonballs the ladder. Balor with a big dropkick. Balor goes to the top and hits the Coupe de Grace. Balor positions another ladder and climbs. Owens grabs him and powerbombs him from the ladder. Owens climbs up but Balor tips the ladder over and Owens lands in the corner. Owens rolls out to the floor after hitting hard against the turnbuckles. Finn goes for a ladder but Owens pulls him to the floor. Owens goes for a powerbomb on the floor but Finn jumps to the apron and kicks him in the face. Finn rolls through on a foot stomp from the apron. Owens nails the pop-up powerbomb on the apron.
Owens makes it back in the ring first. He climbs up for the title but Balor tips it over again. Owens lands on his feet and nails a kick to the jaw. Balor hits the ladder hard on his way down. Owens tells Balor to stay down and kicks him in the face again. Owens talks more trash and bridges a ladder from the bottom rope to the bottom rung of another ladder that’s standing. Balor gets up ad Owens drags him up the ladder. Owens goes to suplex Balor from up high on one side of the ladder to the ladder bridge underneath. Finn fights him off and Owens falls back onto the ladder bridge. The back of his head hits hard as Finn looks on from the top of the ladder but he’s dazed. Finn reaches but he’s away from the belt. Owens comes up but gets kicked back down. Finn still can’t reach the belt. He looks around in anticipation of leaping out. Finn goes to to the top of the ladder for a big Coup de Grace on Owens.
Finn repositions the ladder now and climbs up to grab the belt for the win.
Winner: Finn Balor
After the match, Finn poses on top of the ladder with the NXT Title as Owens tries to recover on the mat. We go to replays. We come back to Finn still celebrating on top of the ladder. Takeover goes off the air.
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