- NXT Champion Finn Balor and Samoa Joe defeated The Mechanics in the opening match at tonight's NXT Takeover: Respect live special to advice to the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
Baron Corbin and Rhyno then defeated Jason Jordan and Chad Gable to advance to the finals as well, in a match that has been receiving heavy praise on Twitter. The two teams will collide at Takeover later tonight to determine the winners of the memorial tournament.
Be sure to follow along with our complete live coverage of tonight's NXT Takeover special on the WWE Network.
- Triple H had high praise tonight for NXT newcomer Asuka, and Apollo Crews: