WWE NXT Recap (3/23): Asuka Vs. Emma, Finn Balor Vs. Rich Swann, Samoa Joe's Rampage, More

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Elias Samson vs. Johnny Gargano

The two go back and forth until Samson clobbers Gargano with an axehandle. Gargano manages a roll thought kick, but gets caught with a knee as he goes for the slingshot spear. Gargano rolls up Samson and beats him!

Winner: Johnny Gargano via pinfall

Samson brutally attacks Gargano after the match. Apollo Crews makes the save, and Samson backs down.

Finn Balor vs. Rich Swann

Both trade holds until Swann barely gets a two on a tilt-a-whirl huracanrana. He front flips over Balor and lands a superkick and a top rope huracanrana, but Balor drops him and tosses Swann outside where he connects with a dropkick. A punt follows, as does the dropkick to the corner and Coup de Grace and Bloody Sunday for the pin.


Winner: Finn Balor via pinfall (Bloody Sunday)

- Emma is backstage and says tonight's match against Asuka will be different than their bout in London. Dana says she's been helping Emma and wants revenge because Asuka injured her in October.

- We are shown a Shinsuke Nakamura video package.

- A vignette for "No way Jose!" airs.

Alexa Bliss (w/ Blake & Murphy) vs. Sarah Dobson

Dobson scores a dropkick, but gets sent into the second turnbuckle for a one count. Bliss lands an awesome curb stomp variation. Bliss works Dobson over before running her shoulder into Dobson in the corner. Dobson flips to the apron and boots Bliss before botching a flying body press for two. Murphy moves Bliss out of the way, and she hits the Sparkle Splash for the pin.

Winner: Alexa Bliss via pinfall (Sparkle Splash)

- Samoa Joe attacks and chokes out both Bull Dempsey and Danny Burch before their match. He sends a message to Finn Balor.

- They air an awesome Chad Gable & Jason Jordan vignette, where they talked about their amateur wrestling backgrounds.

Emma (w/ Dana Brooke) vs. Asuka

Asuka applies her armbar pretty quickly, but Emma manages to escape to the apron. Asuka doesn't let that stop her, as she drives her ass into Emma, sending her tumbling to the floor. Asuka catches Emma with a flying scissor sweep and an ankle lock, but Emma kicks her out of the ring.


Emma takes advantage by putting the boots to Asuka as she gets back in the ring. Emma stands on Asuka's hair while trying to rip her shoulders out. Emma goes to work on the back of Asuka, hanging her in the tree of woe and kicking Asuka, then pulling her hair. Dana Brooke then gets in on the action before an Emma Sandwich for two.

Asuka gets back into it with another ass smash and a series of kicks, followed by a back fist. Emma rolls up Asuka, but the ref catches her with her feet on the ropes. Leg trapped suplex from Asuka sets up a running kick and an Asuka Lock for the submission.

Winner: Asuka via submission (Asuka Lock)