NXT opens this week with Triple H coming down to the ring. He grabs a mic and gets the crowd to chant NXT. He says that tonight is the 200th episode of NXT. Over 200 episodes, there has been some amazing talent come through the developmental system, guys like Damien Sandow, Antonio Cesaro, the Shield, and the Wyatts. The crowd chants five and he brings up Big E. Langston. Triple H promises that the show will get better thanks to the new performance center. He says that NXT is where the future begins. He says that while he wants to thank and congratulate Full Sail University, he will thank the crowd instead. The crowd chants NXT and he does the DX are you ready as the title sequence plays.
Tom Phillips, Tensai, and Byron Saxton are on commentary.
Sami Zayn comes down to the ring.
Sami Zayn and Tyson Kidd vs. Leo Kruger and Antonio Cesaro
Kruger and Kidd start off. Kruger kicks him in the stomach and locks in a side headlock. Kruger hits a shoulder tackle. Kidd counters and tags in Zayn. Kruger backtracks to his corner and Cesaro tags in. They stare each other down and the crowd chants match of the year. Cesaro locks in Zayn's arm and pushes him to the mat. Zayn bridges up, but Cesaro hits strikes to the head. He rubs his knee across Zayn's forehead. Zayn battles back with head strikes, but Cesaro sends him into the corner keeps the attack up. Zayn reverses out and lands a kick. He mounts Cesaro and punches his head four times. Cesaro shoves him off, but Zayn locks in his arm and tags in Kidd.
Kidd gets a pin attempt. He locks in a side headlock on Cesaro. Cesaro shoves him off. Kidd bounds off the ropes and leaps in the air towards Cesaro. Cesaro catches Kidd and hits a backbreaker. Kidd writhes around on the mat as things go to commercial. Back from commercial and Kruger is in control of Kidd. Kidd battles out of the corner with kicks and strikes. He goes for a quick cover on Kruger, and Kruger kicks out. Kruger hits a spine buster. Cesaro tags in and punches Kidd in the side. He uppercuts Kidd. Cesaro lands his delayed Gutwrench Suplex. He locks in Kidd's head on the mat. Kidd fights to his feet, but Kruger tags in. He elbows Kidd in the corner and lands several kicks.
Cesaro tags back in and they double elbow Kidd. The crowd chants we want Sami. Cesaro hits Kidd with a clothesline and big boots Zayn off the apron. Kruger tags in and locks in Kidd's head. He clubs Kidd in the back and Cesaro tags in. The heels try to double team Kidd and whip him to the ropes, but Kidd hangs on to the ropes. Kruger charges and Kidd pulls the ropes down, sending him outside. Kidd goes to the corner and Cesaro leaps at him. Kidd moves and Cesaro collides with the corner. Kruger tags in and grabs Kidd's foot, but Kidd flicks him off and tags in Zayn. Zayn has the hot tag, and mounts a bunch of offense against Kruger.
Zayn lands a dropkick and hits Cesaro off the apron. He goes up top and hits Kruger with a crossbody. He charges Kruger in the corner, but Kruger puts a boot up. Kruger goes for a clothesline, but Zayn ducks and hits his spinout powerbomb. Cesaro breaks up the pin attempt. Kidd sends Cesaro outside and hits him with a senton dive. Zayn hits Kruger with his running corner big boot for the win.
Winners: Tyson Kidd and Sami Zayn
Natalya is backstage watching the match. Emma dances up to her, and Natalya tells her she's going to poke her eye out. Emma apologizes and says how could she interrupt in a sarcastic tone. Natalya says she's just trying to watch the match, and Emma says somebody's changed since they got famous and has no time for the little people, except for when she can have a championship match. Natalya says she's one to talk, and brings up that Emma became the number one contender to the NXT Women's Championship in a dance off. She takes a jab at Emma's dancing.
Emma stops her and says that dancing isn't silly, and that it's in her blood. Natalya says just like wrestling is in her blood. Emma says that wrestling brought her to the dance. Natalya challenges her to a match to determine who's worthy of being the number one contender to Paige. Emma accepts and dances off.
Then, footage of an NXT meet and greet from earlier in the day is shown.
Sasha Banks (with Summer Rae) vs. Paige
Paige grabs Sasha by the hair and whips her head around. Sasha slaps Paige in the chest and back a bunch of times. She runs at Paige in the corner, and Paige backdrops her to the apron. Summer gets up on the apron. Paige steps at her, and Sasha attacks Paige from the apron off the distraction. Sasha gets back in the ring. Sasha mocks Paige and hits her with her signature screaming corner boot stomps. Sasha jumps on Paige's back and locks in her head. Paige falls to the mat.
Paige fights back to her feet and backs into the corner to break the hold. Paige charges Sasha, and Sasha slaps her chest. She locks in Paige's hand and goes up top. Sasha leaps off, but Paige tosses her away. Paige hits a trio of clotheslines and a dropkick. She bounces off the ropes, and Summer grabs her legs. Sasha charges Paige for a kick. Paige moves, and Sasha kicks Summer. Sasha turns around, and Paige kicks her in the stomach. Paige hits the Paige Turner for the win.
Enzo Amore is shown backstage with Colin Cassady. They're talking, and hear Aiden English practicing singer. They go over to English and interrupt him. English asks what's so funny, Cassady says he is. English says one day he'll be on the bright lights of Broadway. Enzo says that him belching into a mic makes him a singer as much as standing in a garage makes him a car. Enzo says that Cassady is a better singer. English challenges Cassady to a singing competition, and Cassady accepts.
Back from commercial and another NXT flashback is shown, this time of a Bo Dallas match and a Tyson Kidd match.
The Ascension vs. The American Pitbulls (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards)
Before this match started, they made it seem as if Davey Richards's name was John Cahill and Eddie Edwards's was Eric Philbin, but partway through the match they began referring to Davey Richards as Derek Billington and Eddie Edwards as John Cahill, so I'm not sure what names they're going by exactly and will refer to them as Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards until their names are specified.
Victor and Richards start off. The crowd chants let's go Pitbulls. They lock up and Victor shoves him into the corner. Richards locks in a waist lock. Victor sends Richards to his corner, and Richards crawls through his legs to try and tag in Eddie. Victor grabs his leg. Richards flips Victor to the mat. Eddie tags in and works on Victor's arm. Victor drives him to his corner and O'Brian tags in. He kicks Eddie in the stomach and hits a strike to the head. Richards tags in, and they hit O'Brian with a double arm drag that flips him behind them. Victor charges Eddie and Eddie pulls the ropes down, sending him outside.
O'Brian hits Richards with a flapjack. O'Brian stomps him and takes him to the corner as the crowd chants Davey Richards. Victor tags in and kicks and strikes Richards. He hits Richards with an uppercut. He picks Richards up in the air and seemingly accidentally drops Richards head first to the mat. Victor hits another uppercut. Richards kicks Victor in the face and tags in Eddie. Eddie lands multiple strikes. He hits O'Brian on the apron and hits Victor with a running kick to the chest. O'Brian breaks up the pin attempts. O'Brian charges Eddie, and he pulls the ropes down, sending O'Brian to the outside. Victor charges Eddie, and Eddie backdrops him to the outside. The Pitbulls take out The Ascension with simultaneous dives.
Eddie sends Victor back in the ring and gets a two count. Richards tags in and hits a diving headbutt for a near pin fall. He tries to keep the offense up, but Victor hits a flying knee to the head. O'Brian tags in and Victor hits Eddie off the apron. The Ascension hits the Fall of Man on Richards for the win.
Winners: The Ascension
After the match, Hunico and Camacho walk down the ramp. The Ascension double team slam Eddie to the mat, and then hit him with the Fall of Man. They hold their belts up to Hunico and Camacho.
Then, Devin Taylor is backstage with Kofi Kingston. She asks what it's like to be on NXT for the first time. He says it's exciting to be there, and Lana walks up. She says something in Bulgarian and Kofi asks Taylor if she knows what Lana said. Lana says in English that Alexander Rusev wants to crush him in the ring next week, and asks if he accepts Rusev's offer. Kofi says it sounds like a challenge, and he doesn't back down from a challenge, so he accepts. Lana walks off.
NXT Championship Lumberjack Match
Bo Dallas (c) vs. Adrian Neville
The crowd chants no more Bo. They lock up and Neville takes Bo to the corner. The ref breaks it up. They lock up again and Bo hits a knee to the gut. Bo tries to toss Neville outside, but he bounces off the ropes and hits Bo with a heel kick. Bo rolls outside and gets tossed back in immediately. Neville gets a quick two count. Bo lands an elbow to the head. He clubs Neville in the back and tosses him outside. Tyler Breeze tries to slam his head into the apron, and Neville stops him. Breeze tries again, and Neville slaps him. He gets back inside and Neville hits an arm drag as things go to commercial.
Back from commercial and another NXT moment is shown of Seth Rollins becoming the first NXT Champion.
Back to the match and Bo backs Neville in the corner. He whips Neville and charges, but Neville puts his boot up. Neville kicks Bo in the chest three times. The crowd chants one more time. Neville goes to kick again, and Bo ducks and tosses Neville outside. The lumberjacks toss Neville back inside and Bo locks in a cravat. Neville gets out and Bo hits him with a body slam. Neville kicks Bo in the head from his back. Bo kicks Neville's legs out. Bo lands a trio of back elbows to the head. He hits Neville with a big clothesline for a near pin fall.
Bo locks in a side headlock and goes for a corner bulldog, but Neville shoves him off and lands several kicks to the legs. Neville lands a flying forearm and a dropkick to the head. Neville lands an enziguri and a standing moonsault for a near pin fall. Neville lands a bodyslam and goes up top. Bo rolls outside and the lumberjacks grab him and hold him. Neville leaps off and takes out everyone (except Tyler Breeze, who is angrily staring at Neville) with a senton dive. Neville sends Bo inside and goes up top again. Someone gets up on the apron and distracts the ref, and Breeze pulls Bo out of the way as Neville leaps off. Neville collides with the mat, and Bo pins him for the win.
Winner and still champion: Bo Dallas
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