WWE NXT Recap: Dallas Defends Against Neville, Paige Defends Against Natalya, Cesaro, More
Byron Saxton, Alex Riley, and Renee Young are on commentary.
Natalya comes down to the ring.
NXT Women's Championship
Paige (c) vs. Natalya
They shake hands aggressively before the match. Natalya locks in a side headlock and takes Paige to the mat. Paige gets out and locks in a side headlock of her own. She locks in Natalya's arm. Natalya reverses out and flips Paige to the mat. She locks Paige's arm in. Paige lands a headbutt and gets a roll up. She goes for another pin attempt, but Natalya reverses out and lands a backslide pin attempt. Natalya trips Paige to the mat and locks in a leg submission. Paige reverses and locks in Natalya's head. Natalya gets out and tosses Paige to the mat, locking her head back in in the process. Paige gets out, but Natalya hits a shoulder tackle. Natalya gets a roll up and tries to lock in the Sharpshooter. Paige crawls to the ropes before she can lock it in and goes to the outside as things go to commercial.
Back from commercial and Paige aggressively attacks Natalya in the corner. Paige lands her signature corner boot stomps and locks in Natalya's head from behind. She slams Natalya to the mat by her head and gets a one count. Paige locks in an abdominal stretch. She clubs Natalya in the side. Natalya counters and locks in an abdominal stretch of her own. She pulls back Paige's leg. Paige fights out and slams Natalya's head repeatedly into the bottom turnbuckle. She hits Natalya with her boot stomps again and Natalya goes to the apron. Paige kicks her in the gut, pulls her partway through the ropes and knees her in the gut. Natalya grabs her leg, comes inside, and hits a dragon screw.
Natalya stomps on Paige multiple times. She whips Paige. They both go for a crossbody and collide with one another. Paige goes for a leg drop, but Natalya moves and hits a clothesline. She slaps Paige and lands a vertical Suplex. Natalya lands a sit out body slam. Paige comes back with a knee to the face. She charges Natalya, and Natalya hits a discus clothesline. Paige kicks out at two. Natalya locks in the Sharpshooter. She crawls for the ropes, but Natalya pulls her back to the center of the ring. Paige somersaults forward, breaking the submission and sending Natalya into the turnbuckle. Natalya gets to her feet and tries to grab Paige, but Paige hits the Paige Turner out of nowhere for the win.
Winner and still champion: Paige
Paige hugs Natalya after the match and Natalya raises her arm.
Then, Lana and Alexander Rusev are backstage talking. Tyler Breeze walks up and thanks Rusev for helping him last week. Breeze insults Ohno, and Lana interrupts him. She tells him that Rusev thanks him for his graciousness, but he can leave. Breeze tries to invite them to something, but she shoos him off.
Back from commercial, and Mojo Rawley is asked by the new male backstage interviewer if he is still hyped since his debut. Rawley says he doesn't get hype. He stays hype. Rawley is more motivated now that he has had a few matches. He wants to be the NXT Champion one day, because that will lead him to RAW or Smackdown. Sylvester LeFort and Scott Dawson walk up and LeFort says that he can make all of Rawley's dreams come true. LeFort says he can make him lots of money. Rawley says that he knows who LeFort is, the guy that's been stiffing Dawson's paychecks every week. He has seen managers like him in his football career, and he's only hurting Dawson's career.
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