NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia

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NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia
date January 27, 2018
Venue Wells Fargo Center
city Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , United States
Fire (s) NXT
Event chronology
NXT TakeOver: WarGames
WWE chronology
Clash of Champions (2017)

NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia was a WWE wrestling event that aired on the WWE Network . It took place on January 27, 2018 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , United States as the first major WWE event in 2018 in the run-up to the Royal Rumble one day later. For the 19th time since 2014 an event was held as part of the NXT TakeOver series , for the first time in the US state of Pennsylvania.


The event featured five matches based on the storylines shown on the weekly show NXT in the weeks leading up to NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia . One title was at stake in three of these matches, the NXT Tag Team Championship , the NXT Women's Championship and the NXT Championship .

The main event was the match for the NXT Championship between title holder Andrade Almas and his challenger Johnny Gargano .


Other "on-screen personnel"
function Surname
( English )
Mauro Ranallo
Percy Watson
Ring announcer Mike Rome
Referees Tom Castor
Drake Wuertz
Eddie Orengo
Darryl Sharma
Pre-show Charly Caruso
Sam Roberts
Samoa Joe


The show began with the match for the NXT Tag Team Championship between Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly from the stable The Undisputed Era against The Authors of Pain ( Akam and Rezar ), accompanied by their manager Paul Ellering . The defending champions Fish and O'Reilly won by pinfall after an O'Reilly roll-up against Akam.

Next up was a singles match between The Velveteen Dream and Kassius Ohno , which The Velveteen Dream won after he had brought his finishing move Purple Rainmaker against Ohno to the finish. Then again, Ember Moon successfully defended her NXT Women's Championship against Shayna Baszler . After the match, Moon continued to be attacked by this, which laid the foundation for the continuation of the feud between the two after NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia .

The fourth match was an Extreme Rules match between Aleister Black and Adam Cole . During the fight, Cole got support from fellow stable members of The Undisputed Era, Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly. However, this did not lead to Cole's victory after another stable appeared with SAnitY ( Eric Young , Alexander Wolfe and Killian Dain ) and again attacked the members of The Undisputed Era. Ultimately, Black won against Cole after a Black Mass .

Main Event

The main fight of the event was a match for the NXT Championship between the title holder Andrade Almas and the challenger Johnny Gargano . Both had previously met at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III in August 2017 in a match that Almas emerged victorious from. At NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia , Almas won again after a hammerlock DDT from the top ring rope against Gargano. Previously, the valets of both opponents, Zelina Vega and Candice LeRae, intervened several times in the match.

After the title match was over, Gargano was attacked by Tommaso Ciampa , his former partner in the #DIY tag team .


Match type time
Tag team match for the
NXT Tag Team Championship
The Undisputed Era ( Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly ) (C) esp. The Authors of Pain ( Akam & Rezar ) 15:25
Singles match The Velveteen Dream esp. Kassius Ohno 11:18
Singles match for the
NXT Women's Championship
Ember Moon  (C) esp. Shayna Baszler 10:06
Extreme Rules Match Aleister Black esp. Adam Cole 23:03
Singles match for the
NXT Championship
Andrade Almas  (C) esp. Johnny Gargano 33:02

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