We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Corey Graves, Rich Brennan, and Byron Saxton.
Match Number One: Emma (with Dana Brooke) versus Shazza McKenzie
They lock up and Emma with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Emma waits for Shazza to stop bouncing around in the ring and they lock up again. Emma with a side head lock and Shazza drops down but Emma stops and drop kicks Shazza and kicks her. Emma with more kicks and the referee warns Emma. Emma with a punch and then she snap mares Shazza and kicks her in the back. Emma stands on the hair and stretches Shazza.
Emma walks across Shazza’s midsection and ‘kicks some dirt’ on Shazza, but Shazza with a rollup and she gets a near fall. Emma with punches to Shazza and follows with a snap mare and neck vice. Emma with a side head lock and Shazza with punches. Emma pulls Shazza to the mat by the hair and Emma sends Shazza into the turnbuckles. Emma sends Shazza into the turnbuckles.
Shazza with an elbow and she sends Emma into the turnbuckles but Emma sends Shazza into the turnbuckles and follows with a cross body into the corner. Emma with a curb stomp and then she applies the Emma Lock and Shazza taps out.
After the match, Emma kicks Shazza out of the ring.
Rich reminds us of the NXT debut of James Storm after those fifteen years on the independent scene and we see footage of his victory over Danny Burch.
James Storm was interviewed by Tom Phillips after the match last week. James asks Tom if he saw it. He says that he is the Cowboy James Storm. He says to hear that he deserved to be here, it reminded him of his mom telling him that he belonged there. He mentions that his mom survived breast cancer while talking about the pink ribbon. He tells anyone who gets in their way, sorry about their damn luck.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we are reminded that Finn Balor will face Apollo Crews next week. We have a video package for Finn Balor.
Match Number Two: Chad Gable and Jason Jordan versus Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa
Ciampa and Gable start things off and they shake hands before locking up with a Greco Roman knuckle lock. Ciampa gets Gable on the mat but Gable with a bridge and Ciampa tries to get him down and he finally succeeds and gets a near fall. Gable with a monkey flip and they both hold on to the knuckle lock. Each man gets a few near falls and then both bridge and get back to their feet.
Gable with a wrist lock and Ciampa tries to reverse and he gets Gable in a side head lock followed by a wrist lock. Gable with a bridge and he escapes and gets Ciampa into a side head lock followed by a drop toe hold and arm bar. Jordan tags in and they hit a double hip toss and Jordan gets a near fall.
Jordan continues to work on the arm and Ciampa with a forearm and then he stops a short arm clothesline with another forearm. Gargano tags in and Ciampa with a drop toe hold and Gargano and Ciampa with kicks to Jordan and Gargano gets a near fall. Gargano with a front face lock. Jordan tries to escape but Gargano holds on to the front face lock.
Jordan throws Gargano off and Gargano tries for a leap frog but Jordan catches him and runs him into the turnbuckles. Jordan with a hip lock and then Gable with a near fall. Gable with an arm bar. Gable with an arm wringer that sends the arm into the mat. Gable goes for a monkey flip but Gargano puts him on the turnbuckles and hits an enzugiri. Gable with an arm bar in the ropes.
Ciampa comes in and Gable with a monkey flip arm drag and he gets a near fall. Ciampa with chops to Gable and he tags Gargano back in. They Irish whip Gable into the corner and Gargano is sent to the apron. Gable with an elbow. Gargano with a slingshot spear through the ropes as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ciampa Irish whips Gable and connects with a knee to the midsection and he gets a near fall. Gargano tags in and Ciampa sends Gable’s head into Gargano’s boots. Gable with a forearm and punches in the corner but Gargano with a front face lock to keep Gable from making the tag. Gargano with a suplex for a near fall.
Gargano with an abdominal stretch and Ciampa tags in and he takes over in the abdominal stretch. Ciampa puts his elbow in the side before tagging Gargano back in. Gargano with a drop kick to the temple for a near fall. Gargano with a chop and Gable goes down. Gargano with a front face lock but Gable with punches. Gargano with an elbow to stop Gable. Gargano with punches. Gable with a rollup on Gargano followed by an arm drag and both men are down.
Jordan and Ciampa tag in and Jordan with punches to Ciampa and Gargano. Jordan with drop kicks to Ciampa and Gargano followed by an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Jordan pulls down the straps and hits a charge into the corner followed by an exploder suplex. Jordan sends Gargano to the floor and then Jordan tries to send Ciampa into the turnbuckles but Ciampa with a rollup for a near fall.
Ciampa with a knee and then he hits a knee while Gargano hits an enzuigiri. Gargano with a DDT for a near fall that is broken up by Gable. Ciampa tags back in and they go for a double suplex but Jordan lands on his feet. Gargano is sent to the floor and Jordan sends Gargano into the air and face first into the mat. Jordan elevates Ciampa for the leaping bridging back drop driver and he gets the three count.
Winners: Chad Gable and Jason Jordan
Bayley is in the interview area with Devin Taylor. Devin brings up Alexa Bliss’ comments. Bayley says that Alexa is mad at her because Bayley is seen as a role model and people look up to her. She is honored to be the NXT Women’s Champion. The fact that it bugs Alexa, it has brought out a different side of her. Bayley says that she has remained true to herself.
We go to commercial.
Eva Marie is still in Paris and she says that she hopes they miss her as much as she misses them. She vows to be back soon.
Match Number Three: Kay Lee Ray versus Nia Jax
They lock up and Nia backs Ray into the turnbuckles and gives a clean break and lets Ray get out of the corner. Ray with a waist lock but Nia uses her rear end to escape the hold. Nia with a head butt and she kicks Ray. Nia with a running back splash into the turnbuckles but misses a second one. Ray with forearms but Nia sends her to the mat and then to the apron.
Ray with an elbow and she goes off the turnbuckles for a springboard drop kick but Nia moves. Nia with a series of elbow drops to Ray. Nia with a back breaker and she adds more pressure by jumping around with Ray on her shoulders. Ray goes for a back slide but Nia stops her. Nia runs into boots from Ray and Ray with a rollup for a near fall. Ray with a drop kick or two but Nia is back on her feet.
Ray comes off the turnbuckles and is caught by Nia and Nia with a bear hug into a spinebuster and a leg drop for the three count.
Winner: Nia Jax
Rich Brennan mentions what happened last week with Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson against Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady and the post match attack.
Match Number Four: Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady (with Carmella) versus Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson
Enzo and Colin were attacked by Dawson and Wilder before the match starts and Colin is sent into the matrix board on the side of the ring and Dawson punches the leg while Wilder holds Cassady. Dawson punches Cassady and he applies a modified Indian Death Lock using his arms and Wilder with a boot to the leg off the turnbuckles.
The referee keeps Wilder and Dawson from inflicting any more damage on Cassady. The medical staff checks on Cassady.
More officials come out to check on
Alexa Bliss is with Buddy Murphy and Wesley Blake in the interview area and Alexa stops Tom Phillips from talking and she tells him to be the human mic stand he is. She says that she talked to William Regal and he liked the idea. She is challenging Bayley to a six person tag match against her and her boys. She does not know which two losers will team with her.
We go to commercial.
We are back with Part Two of the video feature on Apollo Crews. Apollo says that he cannot believe that he is living in Orlando and is in NXT. He says it is hard to realize that this is his life being the number one contender and wrestling in front of 16,000 people in Brooklyn.
He says that he was talking to his brother before the match in Brooklyn on his brother and remembering them wrestling as kids.
Apollo says that he said ‘Holy S***’ when he came through the curtains but that was how he felt.
He says it went by so quick and he wanted to enjoy every moment of that match. He says he does not know what to say. He says the Apollo Nation was born. The crowd behind him gave him more determination to win. He says he was talking to his sister and she was shocked to see all of these people cheering for her little brother.
We see footage from the Number One Contender Battle Royal. He says that people have told him he has proven himself, but he is not sure. He says he has another level to take his game. This is his biggest opportunity in his career. Finn Balor has beaten some of the best, but Finn has never faced Apollo Crews.
Apollo says that he continues to want to prove himself because it will make him keep trying to do more.
He says Finn is a friend and he respects him, but next week, he will become the new NXT Champion.
Match Number Four: Tyler Breeeze versus Samoa Joe
Breeze goes to the floor before locking up and he tries to get inside Joe’s head. Breeze returns to the ring and Breeze goes back to the floor and he says that he is not ready. Breeze gets back into the ring but goes to the floor a third time.
Joe follows after Breeze and Breeze with a forearm to the back when Joe gets back into the ring. Breeze with punches to Joe and the referee warns him. Breeze with a running forearm and then Breeze reclines on the turnbuckles. Joe sees Breeze on the turnbuckles and he kicks Breeze and connects with a series of jabs and punches.
Breeze goes back to the floor again. Joe with a suicide dive onto Breeze.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Joe with an Irish whip followed by an elbow and enzuigiri. Joe with a snap mare followed by a chop to the back and a kick to the chest. Joe with a leaping knee drop and he gets a near fall. Joe tries to Irish whip Breeze but Breeze holds on to the ropes and Breeze with kicks and knee. Breeze with a lungblower to the side of the ribs and he gets a near fall.
Breeze chokes Joe in the ropes. Breeze punches Joe in the corner and then he yells at the referee. Joe with chops and a head butt but Breeze with a drop kick and Tyler gets a near fall. Breeze with a rear chin lock and his knee in Joe’s back. Joe with elbows but Breeze pulls Joe back to the mat. Breeze with a leg drop for a near fall.
Breeze returns to the rear chin lock with his knee in Joe’s back. Joe with elbows followed by a reverse atomic drop and running boot followed by a back senton for a near fall. Joe with an Irish whip and power slam for a near fall. Joe with a head butt but he misses a charge into the corner. Breeze goes into the corner and he is caught with an STJoe.
Joe yells at Breeze and asks him if this is what he wanted. Joe sets for a musclebuster but Breeze counters into a sunset flip and a near fall. Breeze with a super kick for a near fall. Breeze punches Joe but Joe punches back. They go back and forth with forearms. Breeze with a kick and Joe with a chop. Joe misses a clothesline and Breeze with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall and when Joe kicks out, he applies the rear naked choke and Breeze taps out.
Winner: Samoa Joe
Finn Balor is in the interview area with Devin Taylor. Finn says he is excited for next week. Apollo Crews is the real deal and he deserves this shot. He beat Samoa Joe, Tyler Breeze, and Baron Corbin in the battle royal. Finn says that Apollo has not beaten him. Finn says he has fought for fifteen years for this. Apollo will be the champion some day, but not next week.
We go to credits.
Written by Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com