Submitted by reader Stanley Kosek
Here are results from the matches that were taped for NXT TV at the Allstate Arena prior to TakeOver going on the air:
- Aleister Black defeated Curt Hawkins
The crowd went nuts for Black. He took most of the match, then got the pin after hitting Black Mass.
- The Velveteen Dream (Patrick Clark) defeated Robert "Ego" Anthony
Anthony wrestles for local indies and got a decent pop for his appearance here. It was a squash match, but it was fine for what it was because Anthony can work. The Velveteen Dream won with an elbow from the top rope.
- Drew McIntyre defeated Wesley Blake
The pop that McIntyre got was okay, but it wasn't anything huge. Blake got a decent amount of offense in the match. It was an okay match, though it was choppy at parts. McIntyre won with the Claymore Kick.