Last week, Apollo Crews had a chance to wrestle Finn Balor for the NXT Championship. Baron Corbin ended his chance by interfering in the match. That was not the end of the evening because Samoa Joe came out to help Finn Balor fight off Baron Corbin. Joe was not done dealing with Corbin because Joe attacked Finn Balor as well.
We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Rich Brennan, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton.
Byron, Rich, and Corey discuss what is going to happen tonight including a Tag Title Match, a Six Person Tag Match, and Samoa Joe explaining why he did what he did last week.
Match Number One: Tye Dillinger versus Baron Corbin
Apollo Crews attacks Corbin before the bell rings and Crews with a spear and punches. Crews sends Corbin into the ring post and then Crews continues the attack on Corbin. Corbin gets into the ring and Corbin with a punch. Crews with a spear and he punches Corbin.
Corbin gets to the floor and heads to the back.
Crews wants Corbin to come back.
The announcers wonder why Crews did what he just did.
Byron brings up the attack by Samoa Joe on Finn Balor. We will hear from Samoa Joe later tonight.
Match Number One (Take Two): Mojo Rawley, Zack Ryder, and Bayley versus Wesley Blake, Buddy Murphy, and Alexa Bliss
Ryder and Murphy start things off and Murphy decides to tag in Alexa so that means that Bayley is in the match. They lock up and Bayley with a side head lock and take down. Alexa pulls Bayley down by the hair. Bayley with a side head lock take down. Bayley with a wrist lock and a rollup for a near fall.
Bayley with a front face lock but Alexa with a knee and she sends Bayley into the turnbuckles. Bayley starts to Hulk Up and then she sends Alexa into the turnbuckles about a dozen times. Bayley sends Alexa into the turnbuckles one more time. Bayley sets for the belly-to-belly suplex and Alexa is able to escape and we go to commercial.
We are back and Rawley with a wrist lock and shoulder to Blake. Rawley says that Blake ain’t hyped and then Ryder tags in and Rawley with a snap mare and Ryder with a leap frog neck breaker for a near fall. Ryder with a short arm clothesline and he tells Alexa to call him before hitting a leg drop and getting a near fall. Ryder sends Blake into the turnbuckles. Blake with an Irish whip and Ryder gets his knees up but Ryder gets distracted and Blake pulls Ryder off the turnbuckles. Murphy tags in and he kicks Ryder. Murphy with a European uppercut and Blake tags in and he Irish whips Murphy into Ryder and Blake with a back breaker for a near fall.
Blake with a rear chin lock and Murphy tags in and he punches Ryder. Murphy with a hard Irish whip and he gets a near fall. Murphy with a rear chin lock. Murphy with forearms while he keeps Ryder in a front face lock. Murphy with a slam and Blake tags in and hits a slingshot senton and gets a near fall. Blake blocks Ryder’s path to his corner and he stomps on the back and applies a rear chin lock.
Ryder with a hard Irish whip and both men are down. Murphy and Rawley tag in and Mojo with shoulder tackles and a flying shoulder tackle. Mojo with a Stinger Splash and a punch to Blake. Rawley with a gutbuster on Murphy from a fireman’s carry but Bliss breaks up the cover. Bayley goes after Alexa and Alexa is knocked off the apron.
Murphy and Rawley with clotheslines at the same time. Alexa takes the NXT Women’s Title belt and heads up the ramp. Bayley gets into the ring and looks confused. Rawley goes for a sunset flip for Murphy gets Blake to hold his hand to keep Rawley from going over. Bayley with a belly-to-belly suplex to Murphy and she goes to the back. Rawley runs Murphy into the corner and then they hit the Rough Ryder Doomsday Device for the three count.
Winners: Bayley, Mojo Rawley, and Zack Ryder
The Ascension appear and Konnor says that they heard that Gable and Jordan want to challenge the best tag team of all time. Challenge accepted. Viktor says that they better be ready because they are a fury you have never dealt with before. He tells them Welcome to the Wasteland.
Nia Jax is walking in the back and Eva Marie stops her and they go into a different hallway to discuss things.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see Asuka on the cover of a Japanese wrestling magazine.
Apollo Crews points out that Baron Corbin kept him from his dream. If Baron wanted his attention, he got it. That was just a glimpse. When he gets his hands on Baron Corbin he will break him.
Match Number Two: Deonna versus Nia Jax
Deonna runs into a shoulder tackle from Nia. Deonna escapes a belly-to-back suplex attempt but Nia catches Deonna and then Deonna gets her up for a Samoan drop. Nia with a forearm and head butt. Nia sends Deonna into the turnbuckles and Nia hits a splash and Deonna is down in the corner. Nia with a running butt splash. Nia with a bear hug into a spinebuster and a leg drop for the three count.
Winner: Nia Jax
Corey mentions that Carmella will be facing Nia Jax next week.
We take a look back at the second round of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic when the Vaudevillains lost to Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson. Will they do it again with the titles on the line?
We go to commercial.
We are back and we are reminded that William Regal underwent neck surgery.
Bayley is in the back looking for Alexa Bliss. Bayley finds Alexa and Alexa drops the title belt. Bayley picks up the belt and starts to walk in the back and Nia Jax stops Bayley. Alexa attacks Bayley from behind. She tells Bayley that is what you get. Nia picks up the title belt and Alexa leaves. Nia puts the belt on top of Bayley and walks away.
Match Number Three: Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson versus Aiden English and Simon Gotch for the NXT Tag Team Titles
Dawson and English start things off and Wilder tells something to Dawson before locking up. Dawson with a head lock and English with a head scissors. Dawson escapes. English with a head lock and Dawson with a head scissors. Wilder tags in and English with a wrist lock. English with an arm drag as he holds on to the wrist lock. Gotch tags in and they punch Wilder in the midsection and head. Gotch gets a near fall.
Gotch with an arm bar. English tags back in and Gotch with a boot and English gets a near fall. English with an arm bar. Dawson distracts English and Wilder takes English down. Dawson tags in and English with an arm drag into an arm bar. English with a shoulder tackle and kick to Dawson. Dawson sends English over the top rope but he lands on the apron. Wilder distracts English and Dawson with a clip to the leg.
Wilder tags in and we go to commercial.
We are back and Dawson with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip to the leg. Wilder tags in and he connects with an elbow drop and he traps the leg. Dawson tags in and Dawson wrings the injured leg into the ring post. Dawson with a punch and he sends the leg into the ring post again. Dawson with an elbow drop to the leg and then he applies a step over toe hold and drops back. Dawson with a step over toe hold and he punches English. Wilder tags in and Dash kicks English. Wilder puts the leg on the rope and he continues to work on it. English kicks Wilder away but Dawson tags in and he stops English. Dawson puts English in the ropes and he kicks English. Wilder with a forearm to the back.
Dawson with a slingshot suplex for a near fall. Wilder tags in and Dawson puts English in the tree of woe and Wilder punches the injured leg. Wilder with a kick. Wilder with a step over toe hold and he drops back to hyperextend the knee. Dawson tags in and he drops a knee to the injured leg and Dawson runs his knee against English’s injured leg.
Wilder tags in and he wants to send the leg into the post but English pulls Wilder into the post. Gotch and Dawson tag in and Gotch with forearms and kicks. Gotch with a head butt to Wilder and a jumping knee. Gotch with a forearm into the corner and a belly-to-back fisherman’s supelx. English is tagged din and Dawson hits English in the leg. Wilder and Dawson are on the floor and they send Gotch into the ring steps.
Dawson grabs the legs and Wilder with a boot to the knee from the turnbuckles. Dawson with a Trailer Hitch and English has to tap out.
Winners: Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson
The new champions celebrate in the ring while Gotch checks on his partner.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Scott Dawson says this means they are the best tag team on the planet. Scott says they have not changed. Dash said they did it just as they said they would do it.
In addition to the match between The Ascension and the team of Jason Jordan and Chad Gable, Alexa Bliss faces Bayley for the NXT Women’s Title next week in the main event.
Samoa Joe makes his way to the ring.
Joe says as he sat in the back, people asked him ‘why did you do what you did’? Joe says he did it because we are defined by two things, the choices that you make and the actions that you take. Finn Balor, you came to me to be part of the Dusty Rhodes Classic as a team and Joe says he made a choice. Joe says he put action behind it. He took Finn by the hand and put him on his back and carried him through the best that NXT had to offer. They won it all.
Joe says he stared Finn in the eye during the celebration. He told Finn to make the right choice. Give him an NXT title shot. Much to your credit, you made the right choice. You gave him the shot, but you put no action behind it. In fact, you let William Regal walk in right in front of you to allow Regal to put him in a battle royal for the shot you gave him. To be put into a battle royal, it was an insult. Joe says that the second he set foot in NXT, he was owed and he was entitled to an NXT title match.
Joe tells Finn because you did not put action behind . . .
Finn Balor’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring but the officials get between Joe and Finn.
Finn tells Joe he used to trust him.
Joe tells Finn ‘good choices’ and then he pushes a referee into Finn and Joe with a punch and then he chokes out Finn Balor.
Joe finally releases the hold and officials tell Joe to leave the ring. Joe picks up the title belt and he stands over Balor.
We go to credits.