WWE NXT TAKEOVER: PORTLAND RESULTS

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Welcome to SportsArenaa News’ results coverage of NXT TakeOver: Portland!
Tonight’s TakeOver will feature six matches, as opposed to the usual five that we get on most NXT PPV’s. And the marquee match tonight is the NXT Championship bout between Tommaso Ciampa and Adam Cole. This feud has gotten rather personal as Ciampa tries to win goldie back and Cole looks to keep The Undisputed Era in the black.
The other major title match tonight sees Rhea Ripley defend against Bianca Belair. If memory serves, this will be Belair’s second title match but she seems to go from strength to strength. However she’s going to be sharing a ring with Rhea Ripley, who just won the belt and has a lot more to lose; a WrestleMania showdown with Charlotte Flair.
The other two titles match tonight see the Broserweight’s, Pete Dunne and Matt Riddle, winners of the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Classic, face The Undisputed Era for the tag titles. And Keith Lee faces his long time foe, Dominic Dijakovic for the NXT North American Championship. And finally there is two non-title matches, with Dakota Kai facing Tegan Nox in a street fight, and Finn Balor battling Johnny Gargano.
And that’s the preview for tonight’s TakeOver event. Follow along here or by downloading the Ringside News app, as well as on Twitter and Instagram. Enjoy the show!

KICK-OFF SHOW

We’re live in the arena in Portland and Charly Caruso welcomes everyone to the kick-off show, as she stands on the stage with Sam Roberts and Mansoor.
We see a video from earlier today of Pete Dunne and Matt Riddle arriving in Oregon on a plane, and trying to transport their Dusty Cup to the arena. Riddle somehow got the golf cart to the airport. Sam Roberts is in full heel mode and he insults the Broserweights, saying they’re cute and funny but they’re not a good team. Not compared to The Undisputed Era. Mansoor disagrees and earns a few cheap pops from the fans.
Poppy is shown arriving at the building with her bandmates. She will be performing at the start of the show.

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 16, 2020

We get a video package for Finn Balor Vs. Johnny Gargano, then see Balor in the arena earlier today. Sam Roberts talks about how much better Finn Balor is now, and Gargano acts like he is a good guy but he sees through it. Mansoor says both men have a lot to lose tonight, particularly Balor with his renewed persona here in NXT. Roberts says that, if Gargano doesn’t win tonight, it proves he isn’t the heart of NXT.

The panel talk Keith Lee Vs. Dominic Dijakovic. Roberts says that the big difference between these men is a title. He says that Lee and Dijakovic were tied by fate but since then Lee has won a title and left Dominic in his dust. Everytime Sam speaks the fans boo, while cheering for Mansoor.

The final match discussed is Tommaso Ciampa Vs. Adam Cole, and Roberts says Cole wants to win more. He says Ciampa was his favourite wrestler…two years ago. And since then NXT has passed him by and that’s because Adam Cole was driving the truck. As usual, Mansoor disagrees and says that Ciampa wants it more because he feels it is his destiny. They debate if a loss for Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly could put Cole under even more pressure.

And that’s it for the TakeOver pre-show. We heading into the main card in Portland!

NXT TakeOver Portland opens with live performances of ‘Fill The Crown’ and ‘Anything Like Me’ by Poppy.

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
(C) KEITH LEE VS. DOMINIC DIJAKOVIC

The opening match of the night gets underway and the two longtime rivals come face-to-face in the middle of the ring. They exchange some words before locking-up. Dijakovic shoots Lee off and they exchange some reversals and leap-frogs, until Lee hits Dominic with a hurricanrana!

Dijakovic attempts a  few shoulder blocks but Lee won’t fall. Lee then hits one of his won and Dijakovic doesn’t fall either. They exchange more trash talk, then Lee takes a wristlock and lifts Dijakovic up the air like Undertaker used to. Dijakovic slaps the chest of Lee but that just makes him angry. Lee leaps over Dijakovic but then gets clocked with a discus kick and rolls from the ring.

Dijakovic attempts a twisting plancha to the outside but Lee catches him! Lee looks for a powerbomb but DD lands on his feet and delivers a back elbow, followed by suplex onto the apron and Lee rolls off and onto the floor. Dijakovic gets Lee back in the ring and stomps him around. Dominic talks trash to Lee before delivering several stiff forearms to the face, chest, and back. Dijakovic looks for a suplex again but Lee counters and lands some right hands.

Yep, this is definitely a @RealKeithLee vs. @DijakovicWWE match. 🤯#NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/rxn7bmW3Cr

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

Lee hits a backbreaker, followed by a release German suplex of sorts for a near-fall. Dijakovic counters The Big Bang and hits a cyclone kick. Dijakovic takes to the top rope and hits a corkscrew moonsault for a near-fall. Both men hit stereo lariats and forearms and Dijakovic gets the better until Lee hulks-up and they hit more stereo lariats and both collapse.

Lee blocks an elbow and shakes his head, but then Dijakovic blocks an attack and shakes his head. DD hits a bit clothesline and Lee rolls to the apron. Lee climbs the turnbuckles but Dijakovic climbs with him and gets him on his shoulders for an avalanche Feast Your Eyes! Lee Kicks out!! “NXT” chant from the fans.

Dijakovic puts Lee in the corner and delivers a few shots, then runs at him but gets pounced out of his skin and hits the buckles. Dominic rolls from the ring and Lee goes after. Keith with a big forearm that knocks Lee into the barricade and the fans are chanting for tables. Lee drapes Dijakovic over the barricade and shushes the crowd, before delivering a double slap to the chest. The fans want more, so Lee puts him in a chair and does it again.

Dijakovic breaks the count before putting Lee in the chair but he gets slapped again anyway! Dijakovic gets mad and superkicks Lee in the chair. Dijakovic then goes to the ring and hits a springboard tope onto Lee in the chair!! Wow! Back in the ring, Dijakovic superkicks Lee and grabs him by the throat, but Lee breaks the hold and grabs Dominic. Lee counters the chokeslam, then attempts one of his own but Dijakovic lands on his feet. Then Lee gets chokeslammed but lands on his feet! Lee hits the Spirit Bomb and Dijakovic rolls through and stands right up! The fans go crazy! Dijakovic swings a kick but Lee dodges and hits another Spirit Bomb…but DD kicks out!

*screams “MAMMA MIA” at the top of our lungs repeatedly*@DijakovicWWE IS ON A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL. #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/HVDFLRpqAQ

— WWE (@WWE) February 17, 2020

“Fight forever” chants from the fans. Keith Lee drags Dominic to the corner and gets on the top rope but DD shoves him off and to the floor. Lee gets to his feet and goes back to the top rope but Dijakovic attacks him and climbs up with him. Dijakovic hits an avalanche Spanish Fly for a near-fall, then tries to lift Lee for Feast Your Eyes but can’t. Lee turns the tables and hits The Big Bang for the win!

WINNER: KEITH LEE

After the match, Lee celebrates his win. Then extends a hand and helps Dominic Dijakovic to his feet and the two hug.

STREET FIGHT

TEGAN NOX VS. DAKOTA KAI

Dakota attacks Tegan as she’s making her entrance for the first woman’s street fight in NXT. Dakota knocks her over towards the barricade by the stage but Nox slams her into it. They fight through the crowd until Tegan tackles Kai through the barricade to the ringside area! Nox lifts Kai up and tries to slam her onto the barricade but Dakota counters with a DDT on it!
Ladies and gentlemen… we have ourselves a Street Fight.@DakotaKai_WWE @EvieKicksHarder #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/y4I0WGmlfN

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

Kai gets Nox in the ring for a two-count. Kai goes under the ring and tosses trash cans, chairs, and more into the ring. Nox leaves the ring but Kai whips her into the steps. Kai throws Nox onto the steps and kicks her in the face, then traps her leg in between the steps and the ring post. kai grabs a cricket bat and swings for Nox’s head but misses and it shatters over the ring post, hurting her hands. Nox then dives off the steps onto Kai with a crossbody.

Nox places Dakota against the steps and puts a trash can over her head, then hits a running reverse senton. She puts Kai back in the ring and grabs a table from underneath, which she sets-up at ringside. Nox gets on the apron and attempts to suplex Kai from inside the ring through the table but Kai blocks it and hits her. Dakota ducks a punch, throws Nox onto the apron, then absolutely brains her with the lid of a trash can!

Back in the ring, Kai stomps on Nox and chokes her with her boot. Kai puts Tegan on the apron by the table and tries to kick her off but nobody’s home and gets hung on the ropes. Nox superkicks her three times, then grabs a trash can and beats Kai with it repeatedly. Nox hits a high-angle German suplex onto the trash can for a near-fall. Kai missed a shining wizard but hit a Chiropractor for a near-fall.

Nox gets hold of Kai on the apron but Dakota hits a scorpion kick to knock her off the apron. Kai attempts a soccer kick but Tegan catches her foot and whips it back to slam Kai into the apron. Kai kicks Nox on the top rope, then climbs up and attempts a superplex but Nox blocks it. Nox hits a release chokeslam from the top rope, followed by a Molly-Go-Round for a near-fall!

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

Nox sets a chair up in the middle of the ring as the fans chant for both of them. Nox looks conflicted but then puts Kai’s head inside the chair and tries to kick it bus misses. Kai throws the chair at Tegan then boots it into her face! Tegan rolls to the outside but Dakota goes after and shoves her into the ring post. Kai then gets duct tape from under the ring and ties her hand to the ring post. Kai hits two running kicks before grabbing a laptop but Nox kicks her knee and cracks it with the laptop!

Nox grabs a steel chain from under the ring and whips Kai’s knee with it. Tegan wraps the chain around her fist and punches Kai’s knee repeatedly. Nox grabs the chair and places Kai’s knee inside it, and stomps it! Tegan hits The Shiniest Wizard and look shocked at herself, but then says she isn’t done yet. Nox goes outside and grabs the table she set-up earlier and puts it in the ring.

Nox stomps Dakota a few times before laying her on the table. She grabs a chair and puts it around Kai’s head! Tegan climbs the ropes but Raquel Gonzalez from the Mae Young Classic comes down and attacks Nox! She rolls Dakota off the table, then lifts Dakota up on the top rope and throws her through the table – the table didn’t actually break, it slid back and flipped. Kai rolls over and pins Nox for the win!

WINNER: DAKOTA KAI

After the match, Raquel Gonzalez gets in the ring and helps Kai to her feet. She raises Dakota’s hand and Kai looks confused.

Is this #WWENXT‘s newest power alliance?@DakotaKai_WWE takes the W from tonight’s Street Fight… with the help of Raquel González! #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/5n5tLu3U34

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

JOHNNY GARGANO VS. FINN BALOR

The bell rings and neither man move for a minute. They circle each other before locking-up and Balor shoves Johnny to the ground. They lock-up again and this time Gargano takes the back of Finn and attempts a roll-up for a two. Gargano takes Balor down with a headlock but Finn counters with a scissors headlock and does some push-up to taunt Gargano.

Johnny fights out and takes Balor down with another headlock. Gargano drops Balor with a dropkick and a sunset flip, followed by a rolling kick to the face. Johnny attacks the wrist of Balor but Finn fires back with chops to the chest. Gargano comes back with chops of his own. Balor is sent to the apron and he attempts a kick but Johnny avoids it and jumps onto the apron to hit a quick spear.

Gargano beats Balor on the floor but Finn comes back with a slingblade! Balor connects with a running knee, then puts Johnny back in the ring and takes a headlock. Balor hits a basement dropkick for a one-count. Balor with a snapmare and another submission. Gargano fights out and hits a reverse Russian leg sweep. Johnny targets the arm and cracks it over his shoulder.

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

Balor gets Gargano on the apron and hits a dragon screw leg whip on the ropes! Gargano counters a leg submission and attempts a cross armbreaker but Finn fights him off and stomps him. Balor wraps Johnny’s leg around the middle rope, before jumping and stomping it. Balor then hangs his leg on the bottom rope and slams it repeatedly. Gargano reverses Balor and rolls him up for a two-count, then tries to rolling kick to the face again but Finn counters and gets him in a unique leg submission.

Gargano hits a step-up enziguiri, followed by a front suplex and a roundhouse kick. Gargano attempts a suidicde dive but Balor caught him and attempted 1916 on the floor but Johnny rammed him into the steel steps. Gargano takes to the apron and hits a running senton on the floor! Johnny gets Finn in the ring and hits a slingshot spear. They go back and forth until Balor hits a back press for a near-fall.

Gargano counters Balor and lawn-darts him into the turnbuckles. Gargano hits an enziugiri but Finn comes back with a Pele kick…but Johnny falls on top of him and almost scores the pinfall. Gargano goes to the apron and both men trade shots over and over until hitting stereo enziguiri’s. Gargano looks for a slingshot spear again but Balor grabs hold and attacks him. With Gargano draped on the ropes, Finn attempts a Coup de Grace but Johnny dodges it and hits a slingshot DDT for a near-fall.

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

Both men run at each other and Johnny hits a discus clothesline. Gargano attempts the superkick but Balor counters with a slingblade. Balor runs into a superkick, then another slingblade from Balor. John Woo dropkick into the buckles from Finn, then he goes up top but misses the Coup de Grace again! Johnny gets Finn in the Gargano Escape and tries to roll out but Johnny holds on. He rolls again and this time gets out, before hitting a stomp. Balor attempts 1916 but Gargano counters, right back into the Escape! This time the Irishman reaches the ropes to break the hold.

Both men roll to the outside and Gargano does Finn’s gun taunt before hitting a running dropkick into the barricade. Gargano getting more boos than anything. Johnny takes the lid from the announce table but Balor front suplexes him onto it! Johnny stands on the table and Gargano runs across both tables to dropkick Johnny off and into the barricade! Balor puts Gargano back in the ring and hits Coup de Grace, followed by 1916 for the win!

WINNER: FINN BALOR

Roderick Strong is interviewed backstage and he says Velveteen Dream is a deadman come Wednesday night. Tonight is more important because Fish and O’Reilly will defend their tag team titles and Adam Cole will prove why he is the face of NXT.

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

NXT CHAMPIONSHIP
(C) RHEA RIPLEY VS. BIANCA BELAIR

The match begins with some back and forth, attempting to assert power dominance. Bianca leaps over Rhea and does some backflips but Ripley kicks her, then hits a few short-arm clotheslines. Ripley hits a dropkick, then attacks her in the corner. Ripley chops the chest a few times.

Belair comes back and stomps Rhea on the mat for a one-count. Ripley gets caught in a submission and tries to fight out but Bianca hits a standing moonsault. Belair attempts a stalling sulpex and almost screws it up. Belair locks-in a full nelson to Ripley on the mat. The Champion fights up and hits a back body drop, followed by lariats and knees to the face. Snapmare and a stalling dropkick from Ripley.

Rhea gets Belair up in the electric chair and hits a facebuster. Ripley gets Belair in her modified cloverleaf submission but Bianca fights out and sends her into the ringpost. Belair connects with a spinebsuter for a two-count. Bianca puts the Champion on the top rope but gets slapped in the face. Both women then slap each other back and forth until Belair whips Rhea with her hair in the gut! Belair gets Ripley in a military press, then attempts a handspring moonsault but Rhea gets the knees up.

— WWE (@WWE) February 17, 2020

Ripley attempts the Riptide but Bianca coutners. Belair leapfrogs Rhea, then tries to do-so again but gets booted out of mid-air. Belair comes right back with a spear and both women are down. Ripley counters Belair and hits a few kicks, then dodges a hair whip and kicks Bianca back. Ripley gets thrown over the ropes with a back body drop and she lands awkwardly. Belair hits the ropes and flips over and onto Ripley on the floor!

Bianca tries to put Rhea back in the ring, but the Aussie grabs her and slams her face-first into the steel steps. Back in the ring, Ripley runs at Bianca but gets thrown onto the apron. Ripley punches Bianca back, then climbs up the ropes and attempts a sunset bomb but Bianca holds onto the ropes. Ripley battles with Bianca on the ropes before hitting a spinning Riptide for the win!

WINNER: RHEA RIPLEY 

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

Ripley celebrates her win after the match, but Charlotte Flair attacks her from behind! Flair grabs a microphone and says she thought about it and she will see Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania! Flair drops the mic and hits Natural Selection before wiping her hands and lifting the NXT Championship. Flair leaves the ring but stops the grabs Belair and toss her into the steel steps. Then wipes her feet and leaves.

The Undisputed Era make their entrance for the tag title match. The Broserweights are out second and they come out in their golf cart, with the Dusty Cup behind them. Riddle asks the fans the pertinent question, “how much fish could Bobby Fish fry, if Bobby fish could fry fish?” He asks it a few times and the fans chant along, until Fish and O’Reilly run up the ramp and attack them. All four men brawl from the stage down to the ring, with TUE getting the better of the babyfaces.

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
(C) THE UNDISPUTED ERA VS. THE BROSERWEIGHTS

The match gets underway with Kyle O’Reilly and Matt Riddle, but Bobby Fish is still beating on Pete Dunne on the floor. Riddle delivers a few knees to the side of Kyle, who tags Bobby Fish.

Riddle hits Fish with a few deadlift suplexes, then tags Pete Dunne, who assists him in a moonsault onto Fish. Dunne shoots Fish into the ropes and leapfrogs him before hitting a lariat. O’Reilly runs in but gets grabbed by Dunne and his arm is stomped.

Dunne rolls from the ring and grabs Fish for a release suplex on the apron. Dunne then dodges O’Reilly and flips over him from the steel steps to hit him with a release suplex onto Fish on the apron. Dunne gets back in the ring and does some joint manipulation to Bobby Fish.

O’Reilly tags in and he makes use of quick tags with Fish to isolate Dunne and beat him down. Fish with a Samoan drop before tagging O’Reilly again, who unloads some ground and pound. Fish and O’Reilly beat Dunne in the corner but Pete slides from the ring to get some space. O’Reilly hits him with a dragon screw over the ropes, then Fish kicks his leg out and he falls to the floor.

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

Fish puts Dunne in the corner and O’Reilly holds him there, but Dunne dodges Fish and he boots O’Reilly on the apron. Riddle finally gets the tag and comes in hot with big kicks to both Fish and O’Reilly, followed by suplexes and running Brotons. Kick to the chest of O’Reilly and a fisherman buster to Fish, followed by a GTS and an Everst German suplex to Kyle for a near-fall.

Dunne tags himself in and the Broserweights hit a powerbomb/knee combo for a near-fall. Dunne and Riddle climb the same turnbuckles, with Dunne hitting a moonsault to Fish on the floor, and Riddle hitting a twisting moonsault to O’Reilly, but the latter got his knees up! On the outside, Dunne stomps the hands of Fish, then swings a kick but misses and hits the ring post!

Meanwhile in the ring, O’Reilly hits a Superman forearm in the corner to Matt, followed by two German suplexes but Riddles rolls through both and hits a Final Flash an a German suplex, followed by another Final Flash and both men are down. O’Reilly sends Riddle to the floor and tags Fish, but Matt spears Bobby on the floor. Riddle gets back in the ring and spears O’Reilly. Riddle looks to suplex O’Reilly but Fish chopblocks him. UE hit a wheelbarrow/German suplex combo for a near-fall.

Riddle counters UE to hit Final Flashes to both, then tags Pete Dunne and he gets axe kicked by O’Reilly, but then Dunne gets an armbar in. O’Reilly rolls through and gets an ankle lock in. Riddle rolls in with Fish and he gets an ankle lock in. Fish and O’Reilly turn the tables and get a Scorpion Death Lock/sleeper hold on their opponents. However Riddle, with Fish on his back, hits a Final Flash to O’Reilly, and drops to his back to slam Fish.

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

Fish tags in but gets German suplexed by Dunne, who stomps the feet and kicks him. Dunne tags Riddle and they look for a double-team move but Fish shoves Dunne into Riddle and tags O’Reilly. Fish hits Riddle with a superplex, then O’Reilly hits a knee slam from the top rope. O’Reilly locks-in a kneebar, but Pete Dunne snaps the fingers of Fish, then stomps on the hand of O’Reilly to break the submission on Riddle.

Dunne and O’Reilly are legal and they exchange shots back and forth. O’Reilly shoves Dunne into Riddle on the apron, then deliver a knee strike. Pete looks to tag Fish but Dunne grabs the hand and snaps his fingers. Pete looks for the Bitter End but O’Reilly counters, then Riddle comes in with a running knee but inadvertently hits Dunne! Kyle tosses Riddle from the ring and tags Fish. The Undisputed Era hit a suplex/kick combo but Dunne kicks out!

Dunne fights off both Fish and O’Reilly and Riddle blind tags in. Riddle hits a Final Flash to Fish, then knee’s O’Reilly in the face. The Broserweights hit a GTS/enziguiri combo to win the belts!

WINNERS AND NEW NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: THE BROSERWEIGHTS

The #BroserWeights out here collecting alllll that gold.@PeteDunneYxB & @SuperKingofBros are your new NXT Tag Team Champions!!!! #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/yT37wxmhHi

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

Riddle and Dunne celebrate their huge title win after the fact, and the announcers summarise their journey from Dusty Classic to now. This is Matt Riddle’s first title in WWE!

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

NXT CHAMPIONSHIP
(C) ADAM COLE VS. TOMMASO CIAMPA

The bell rings and we get a staredown, followed by circling as the fans chant “Psycho Killer/Adam Cole”. They lock-up and Ciampa forces Cole to the ropes, then let’s go and does Cole’s taunt. They lock-up again and Cole takes the back but Ciampa reverses into a headlock.

Ciampa counters Cole over and over, each time going right back to the headlock. Ciampa knocks Cole down, then slaps his chest. Cole counters an Irish whip and looks for a backstabber but Ciampa holds onto the ropes. They fight to the floor and Cole drops Ciampa with a big boot, then sits on the apron and pats his back.

Ciampa gets mad and unloads on Cole, sending him into the steel steps, then the ring post, then throws him over the announce table. Ciampa gets Cole sitting on a steel chair and hits a running knee before sitting on the apron and patting his back. Ciampa throws Cole back in the ring but he rolls right out the other side. Ciampa hits him with a baseball slide.

Ciampa goes outside and puts Cole on the apron, where he hits a running knee. The Champion again rolls to the outside and Ciampa goes after him and drops him on the barricade for another running knee. Tommaso puts Cole on a chair in the timekeeper’s area and chops his chest over and over, before hitting a big running knee that sends Cole flying backwards.

Has too much damage been done?@AdamColePro has targeted the neck of @NXTCiampa! #NXTTakeOver #NXTChampionship pic.twitter.com/vUFRRrY6Ev

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 17, 2020

Ciampa considered suplexing Cole onto the announce table but the Champion countered and hit a wheelbarrow suplex into the edge of the announce table! What a nasty bump! Cole puts Ciampa back in the ring for a two-count and the announcers say he should quit before he’s injured again. Cole hits a neckbreaker, then delivers a few knees to the back of Ciampa’s neck. Cole wraps his legs around Ciampa’s neck and tries to submit him but Ciampa bridges back to try and pin the Champion, so Cole releases.

Cole climbs the ropes and Ciampa meets him there, where the two of them brawl. Ciampa gets Cole on his shoulder but Cole wriggles free and superkicks the leg of Ciampa, before hitting a backstabber for a two-count. Ciampa counters Cole and looks for Willow’s Bell but Adam fights free. Cole hits an enziguiri, then leaps from the middle rope but gets caught with a dropkick in mid-air.

Ciampa kicks Cole and hits half a dozen lariats, followed by a German suplex. Ciampa with a running knee against the ropes, then a torture rack bomb for a near-fall. Cole feigns a superkick, then goes low with it. Cole hits a flying knee, then Ushigoroshi for a near-fall. Cole goes up top and looks for Panama Sunrise but Ciampa fights it, only for Cole to try again…but Tommaso counters into an avalanche air raid crash and a near-fall!

Cole rolls from the ring and superkicks Ciampa as he tries to go out after him. Cole looks to powerbomb Ciampa onto the announce table but the Psycho Killer counters with a powerbomb of his own! The table didn’t break, so Ciampa takes the lid off the table and hits another powerbomb and this time it does! Ciampa puts Cole back in the ring and hits a running knee, then removes his knee brace but gets caught with a superkick. Cole looks for The Last Shot but Ciampa hits a clothesline, followed by Project Ciampa but Cole kicks out!

— WWE (@WWE) February 17, 2020

Both men get to their feet and the fans request they “fight forever”. They trade shots to the cheers and boos of the fans, then Cole hits a pump kick, then another and Tommaso falls from the ring. Cole attempts his first suicide dive but Ciampa knees him in mid-air! Ciampa puts Cole in the ring but Adam hits him with something of a piledriver as he tries to get in himself. Cole with another Ushigoroshi for another near-fall!

Cole and Ciampa exchange slaps and kicks but Adam connects with The Last Shot. Ciampa rolls to the apron to avoid being pinned. Cole gets on the apron with him, then climbs the ropes and attempts a Panama Sunrise but Ciampa catches him and hits an air raid crash on the apron! Ciampa lifts Cole and attempts a Fairytale Ending on the floor but Cole flips him over. Cole gets on the announce table and hits a Panama Sunrise on the floor! Cole gets Ciampa back in the ring but Tommaso jumps up and hits Willow’s Bell as he comes through the ropes. Ciampa hits the Fairytale Ending but Cole kicks out!!

Ciampa can’t believe it but the fans think it’s awesome. Ciampa tries to lift Cole but gets taken down with a crossface with the arm trapped. Ciampa counters into a crossface of his own but Cole reaches the ropes. Cole rolls from the ring but out comes Roderick Strong to distract the referee, allowing Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish to attack Ciampa. They put him back in the ring and Cole rolls over for the pin…but Ciampa kicks out!

Cole runs at Ciampa but the sends him over the ropes and onto Fish and O’Reilly! Strong gets on the apron and Ciampa hits him with Willow’s Bell. Ciampa then dives over the ropes with a spinning plancha to Cole, Fish, and O’Reilly. He gets Cole back in the ring but eats three superkicks in a row, then The Last Shot but he kicks out again!

O’Reilly hands the NXT Championship to Cole, then distracts the referee. Cole attempts to hit Ciampa but the belt but gets kicked. Cole then shoves Ciampa into the referee and he flies from the ring. Ciampa fights off Cole and O’Reilly but eats a low blow from Cole. The Champion heads up top and jumps for Panama Sunrise but Ciampa low-blows him, then hits a Fairytale Ending but there’s no referee!

Johnny Gargano comes out and seems to thump the mat for Ciampa. The challenger crawls over to Gargano and grabs the NXT Championship, but Johnny pulls it from him and hits him with it! The referee is back and Cole rolls over and covers Ciampa for the win!

WINNER: ADAM COLE

Gargano slowly walks up the ramp and leaves with a final look back at his former partner in the ring.

And then there was 1️⃣. 🏆@AdamColePro is still your #NXTChampion! #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/v2Xj6dATrD

— WWE (@WWE) February 17, 2020

The Undisputed Era celebrate on the apron to end NXT TakeOver: Portland.

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