Welcome to our WrestlingINC.com coverage of NXT. This serves as the go-home show before next week’s huge NXT TakeOver: Respect show!
– Footage is shown of The Mechanics earning their way to NXT TakeOver. The Hype Bros also made the semifinals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
Dusty Rhodes Memorial Tag Classic
Samoa Joe & Finn Balor vs. Enzo & Cass (w/ Carmella)
Balor and Joe both hit early dives as we go to a commercial break. We come back to see Cass dominating Joe with a big Elbow and a swinging Slam. Enzo comes off the top with the Rocket Launcher, but Joe rolls through and lands a Muscle Buster. Balor with Coup de Grace for the win.
Winners: Samoa Joe & Finn Balor via pinfall (Coup de Grace)
– We see Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa backstage talking about their NXT run, when Tyler Breeze interrupts. Gargano says even though he’s facing Apollo Crews tonight, they’re friends. Breeze says a friend of Apollo’s is an enemy of Breeze’s.
– We see a Kana/Asuka vignette, featuring clips of her in-ring work.
Johnny Gargano vs. Apollo Crews
Gargano applies a rope assisted submission hold, but ends up getting dropkicked by Crews. Gargano responds with a slingshot spear for two. Gargano applies a modified abdominal stretch and hits a roll-through kick for two. He applies a front facelock, but Crews turns it into a suplex. A Crews clothesline, press slam and standing moonsault finish the match.
Winner: Apollo Crews via pinfall (standing moonsault)
– William Regal is in the back with Dana Brooke and Emma, and announces Asuka vs. Dana Brooke. Dana laughs it off until Regal shows them footage of Asuka training. Emma just says “good luck with that” and leaves.
– Nia Jax promo. Seems like these have been going since 2013.
Dana Brooke & Emma vs. Peyton Royce & Billie Kay
Kay and Royce handle Dana early on, and Emma doesn’t do much better, as Kay hits a nice delayed suplex. Emma grabs her by the hair and slams Kay to the mat, allowing Dana to apply a body scissors.
Billie Kay fights back after getting worked over for several minutes, and drops Emma with a kick. Royce gets a hot tag and kicks Dana to the mat. Dana lands her Cradle Shock finish for the win.
Winners: Dana Brooke & Emma via pinfall (Cradle Shock)
– Gable and Jordan are backstage, and are confronted by The Mechanics. The two talk trash back and forth.
Tyler Breeze vs. Tommaso Ciampa
Breeze rides Ciampa around the ring like a horse. Well. Ciampa then destroys Breeze with a series of knees. Breeze comes back with a big neckbreaker. Ciampa comes back with some stiff strikes, including another couple of knees and a rope assisted reverse STO. Breeze manages to kick out at 2.
Ciampa goes right back to the big knees an a lariat that turns Breeze inside out. He goes up top, but gets caught with a big dropkick from Breeze for two. Breeze busts out an Unprettier for the win.
Winner: Tyler Breeze via pinfall (Unprettier)
– Baron Corbin and Rhyno are shown backstage saying that they can’t be stopped.
– We take a look at the Bayley vs. Sasha Banks Iron Woman match.