The WWE NXT Takeover Respect 2015 results came on Wednesday, October 7th from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The main event was a 30-minute Iron Man match for the NXT Women’s Championship featuring current champion Bayley defending against former champion Sasha Banks. Also on the card were the semifinals and finals matches for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament, as well as Apollo Crews vs. Tyler Breeze and Asuka vs. Dana Brooke. Here are the latest match-by-match recaps and results for NXT Takeover Respect.
Rich Brennan checked in on commentary along with Corey Graves and Byron Saxton to start off the NXT Takeover Respect event. The entrances for the opening tag match took place featuring Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson.
Samoa Joe & Finn Balor vs. Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson
This was the first semifinals match of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team classic. Late in the contest, Dawson connected on an elbow drop from the top for a near fall. Baylor managed to get away from Dawson but Wilder stopped him from tagging Joe. Balor was finally able to escape with a leap to tag in Joe. He come in with punches and a boot followed by a Senton on Wilder. He hit a scoop power slam for a near fall. He was able to connect on a Muscle Buster and tagged in Balor who hits Coup de Grace for the win.
Winners: Samoa Joe & Finn Balor defeated Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson via pinfall to win semifinals match #1.
They had a video package for the NXT participating in Louder Than Life Festival. Entrances came for the second semifinals match of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament.
Baron Corbin & Rhyno vs. Chad Gable & Jason Jordan
This was the second semifinals match of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team classic. In the final moments, Rhyno connected on a belly-to-belly slam on Jordan. Gable got back to his feet and hit a German Suplex on Corbin. Rhyno broke up the pinfall attempt, then speared Jordan, with both men rolling to the outside. Gable and Corbin both got to their feet with Corbin able to connect on End of Days for the win.
Winners: Baron Corbin & Rhyno defeated Chad Gable & Jason Jordan via pinfall to win semifinals match #2.
Asuka vs. Dana Brooke (w/Emma)
Late in the contest, Asuka managed to kick Dana to the outside. She went out and tossed her back in, but then Emma grabbed Asuka’s foot into the apron as the ref was distracted. Moments later, Brooke pinned Asuka for a near fall. Brooke was able to keep a foot on Asuka in the corner and then clotheslined her. Asuka soon made a comeback after a knee bar and ankle lock. She hit a German Suplex and then a jumping arm bar to take Brook down. The finish saw Emma get on the apron to try to interfere. Asuka chopped her in the face then took Brooke down in the Asuka Lock to make her tap.
Winner: Asuka defeated Dana Brooke via submission.
Apollo Crews vs. Tyler Breeze
Breeze nailed a Supermodel Kick late in the match for a near fall. Crews rolled to the apron and Breeze hit a dropkick on him. Breeze went to the top for the high risk move but Apollo was able to catch him and hit a powerslam for the near fall. Crews hit a gorilla press but then on the moonsault Breeze gets knees up to block it. Breeze went for a rollup pinfall but Crews kicked out. After several forearms in the corner from Breeze, Crews fought back and hit a bicycle kick and then a Powerbomb to put down Breeze for the pin.
Winner: Apollo Crews defeated Tyler Breeze via pinfall.
Finn Balor & Samoa Joe vs. Rhyno & Baron Corbin
This was the finals match for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament. In the final moments of the bout, Joe and Rhyno both got the big tags. Joe connected on a boot to Rhyno and then a Senton bomb. He slammed Rhyno into the corner. Corbin made a run-in and Rhyno was able to spear Joe down. Baylor came in to break up the cover. Balor hit a DDT on Corbin and then clotheslined him to the outside. Baylor connected a kick to Corbin but Rhyno knocked Finn off the apron. Joe kicked Rhyno. he tagged Balor and then hit a Muscle Buster. Balor finished things with the Coup de Grace to get his team the win.
Winners: Finn Balor & Samoa Joe defeated Rhyno & Baron Corbin via pinfall to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament.
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley – NXT Womens Championship
(30-min. Iron Man Match)
After about nine minutes, Sasha was able to capture the first fall of the match after she raked Bayley in the eye with her thumb. The ref missed it and Sasha picked up the three count to make it 1-0 in her favor. Later on, Hayley countered Sasha’s double knee strike, but Sasha hit a forearm on Bayley. Bayley followed with a belly-to-belly suplex for the pinfall. It’s 1-1 with nineteen minutes to go.
The next fall came just two minutes later as Sasha went to the outside and Bayley went for a dropkick through the corner. Sasha caught Bayley and swung her into the ring stops. From there, she rolled the champ into the ring for a near fall. Sasha sent Bayley to the outside and threw her into the ring steps several more times. Sasha talked some trash to Bayley’s family in the front row and got back in the ring for a near fall. Sasha tossed Bayley to the outside again and Bayley was holding her knee. Sasha sent Bayley into the matrix board and technical difficulties occur. The ref made a ten count with Sasha getting into the ring to go up 2 falls to 1.
With over 12 minutes to go, Bayley was finally able to even things up at 2-2. She was able to counter Sasha’s Boston Crab attempt with a secure pinfall. The match would go back and forth. With 90 seconds to go, Sasha put the Bank Statement onto the champion, but Bayley crawled to the ropes. Sasha managed to get Bayley back to the center and put the hold on again with a minute to go. Sasha kicked Bayley in the arm as she tried to reach for the ropes.
With 30 seconds to go, Sasha hit a lung blower, but Bayley escaped the Bank Statement by turning it into an armbar submission hold on Sasha. Banks eventually tapped out just before the time runs out for the match.
Winner: Bayley defeated Sasha 3 Falls to 2 to retain the NXT Women’s Championship.