Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free NXT TakeOver: Toronto results. The epic show on the eve of SummerSlam 2019 featured a 2 Out of 3 Falls Match for the NXT Championship, matches for the NXT Women’s, NXT North American, and NXT Tag Team Championships, as well as an exciting women’s grudge match. Come back soon for the complete Best and Worst of NXT TakeOver: Toronto column.
NXT TakeOver: Toronto (2019) Results:
1. The Street Profits defeated The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship. Montez Ford pinned after a frog splash.
– Backstage, Johnny Gargano contemplated a ladder. Ricochet was shown in the crowd.
2. Io Shirai defeated Candice LeRae. After Candice kicked out of the Moonsault, a frustrated Io hit her with a flurry of strikes and then put her in a Koji Clutch until Candice lost consciousness. Even then, the ref had to make Io break the hold.
– Matt Riddle came to the ring with a mic and called out Killian Dane. Dane came out through the crowd, and the two brawled. A bunch of officials attempted to break up the fight, but Riddle attacked Dane again. Dane stuck his thumb in Riddle’s eye, but Riddle took him down with a series of strikes. More officials showed up, and Riddle and Dane started taking them down too. The brawl continued until Killian Dane put Matt Riddle and one of the officials through a table on the floor.
– Evolve Wrestling Champion Austin Theory was shown in the crowd.
– A bunch of dancers came out dressed as Canadian Mounties, accompanied by the Mountie’s theme. The music changed to hip hop, the dancers took off their Mountie outfits to reveal Toronto Raptors gear, and it became a celebration of the Raptors’ 2019 NBA Championship win. The music changed again to Velveteen Dream’s theme, and the dancers posed in a tableau as Dream entered in a ruffled shirt and Mountie hat. They danced to Dream’s theme as he made his way to the ring.
3. Velveteen Dream defeated Pete Dunne and Roderick Strong to retain the NXT North American Championship. Roderick Strong almost had the pin on Pete Dunne when Velveteen Dream hit the Purple Rainmaker on them both, knocking Strong off and pinning Dunne for the win.
– Backstage, Adam Cole was taping up his wrists.
4. Shayna Baszler defeated Mia Yim to retain the NXT Women’s Championship. Yim had been working Baszler’s right arm for the entire match, which kept her from locking in the Kirifuda Clutch. In a last-ditch effort, Baszler caught Yim in a triangle choke, and Yim tapped.
– WALTER and Tyler Bate were shown (apparently far away from each other) in the crowd, as commentary promoted NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff.
5. Adam Cole defeated Johnny Gargano in a Two Out of Three Falls Match to retain the NXT Championship. The first fall was a classic wrestling match, in which Johnny Gargano willingly took a DQ loss when he attacked Adam Cole with a chair that Cole had previously brought to the ring. The second fall was a Street Fight, in which Cole tapped out to a Gargano Escape. At that point a cage full of weapons, with barbed wire around the top, lowered from the ceiling, revealing that William Regal had made the third fall a No-Escape Steel Cage Match. Adam Cole pinned Gargano after a brawl on a table on top of the cage led to both men plummeting twenty feet and through two tables onto the mat. Both were barely conscious when Cole managed to cover Gargano for a three-count.