WWE NXT Recap (7/22): Eva Marie Returns, Several Matches Announced, NXT Title Contract Signing, More

Welcome to our WrestlingINC.com NXT coverage. Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Kevin Owens and several others are set for tonight's show.

- We start out by seeing highlights of Beast in the East. Finn Balor makes his way to the ring to a great ovation. He said he's made a lot of tough choices and sacrifices. He says they were all worth it. He says he'll beat Kevin Owens again in Brooklyn.

- Eva Marie is backstage and cuts a promo saying fans have a misconception of her, and this is her passion. It that reads like a "please don't eliminate me" speech from Tough Enough.

Eva Marie vs. Cassie

We get "Lets go Eva/Eva sucks" chants early, as Eva works the arm well, throws a nice forearm and a vertical suplex. She applies a grounded abdominal stretch. Cassie works her way out with a jawbreaker and lands a couple of big Harlem sidekicks for two. Eva Marie hits Sliced Bread #2 for the pin.

Winner: Eva Marie via pinfall (Sliced Bread #2)

- William Regal is in his office, where Tyler Breeze is waiting on him and says he knows Regal has something big waiting for him, and says it better be something good.

Baron Corbin vs. Jesus De Leon

End of Days. Next match.

Winner: Baron Corbin via pinfall (End of Days)

Samoa Joe is up next. Poor Mike Rallis.

Samoa Joe vs. Mike Rallis

Rallis attacks early, but gets sent into the corner and pummeled. He runs over Rallis and then uses the face wash in the corner, but gets cut off before the big boot. Joe doesn't care, uranage, Muscle Buster, pin.

Winner: Samoa Joe via pinfall (Muscle Buster)

- Emma is with Dana Brooke backstage and brags about breaking Bayley's hand.

Emma (w/ Dana Brooke) vs. Bayley

Emma taunts Bayley, but gets chased and ends up slamming Bayley to the mat with her hair. Bayley hulks up and slams Emma's head into the buckles before hitting a running bulldog for two. Emma quickly cuts Bayley off and works over her broken hand.

Bayley fights back and scores a big flying elbow off the ropes for two, but both women are down after a double clothesline. Dana Brooke interferes and gets ejected from ringside. Bayley-to-Belly for the win.

Winner: Bayley via pinfall (Bayley-to-belly)

Bayley said after the match she wants to become NXT Women's Champion, but wants to beat Charlotte first.

The Vaudevillians vs. Angelo Dawkins & Sawyer Fulton

Gotch dominates Dawkins early, but Fulton makes a blind tag and boots the smaller Gotch. A big abdominal stretch is applied to Gotch, followed by an inverted atomic drop/dropkick. Gotch kicks his way out and hot tags English. They hit the Whirling Dervish for the win.

Winners: The Vaudevillians via pinfall (Whirling Dervish)

- Blake, Murphy and Bliss are backstage, where the champs ask if The Vaudevillians are from 1999 or something. Their championship match will be next week.

- William Regal is in the ring for the NXT Title Match contract signing, but is interrupted by Kevin Owens during his announcement. Balor is out next. Owens runs down all of his accomplishments, and says that he's going to prove Tokyo was a fluke. Balor says he'll take all of Owens' words and shove them down his throat.

Owens tosses the table over and decks Regal, but Balor beats him up and sends Owens reeling to end the show.


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