WWE NXT Report (12/09) – Apollo Crews and Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe and Baron Corbin

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We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Rich Brennan, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves.
Match Number One: Colin Cassady and Enzo Amore (with Carmella) versus Corey Hollis and John Skyler

Skyler and Cassady start things off and Skyler with a punch to Cassady. Colin grabs Skyler by the throat and sends him into the corner and he punches Skyler. Cassady with more punches and he wants to know how Skyler is doin’. Cassady with a forearm to the back. Cassady with a biel across the ring. Cassady with a Stinger Splash into the corner and then he picks up Skyler and tags in Enzo. Hollis tags in as well.

Enzo with a running cross body to Hollis. Enzo has something to say to Hollis and he hits a standing drop kick. Cassady tags back in and Enzo is sent into Hollis and then Cassady with a boot to knock Skyler off the apron. Cassady with a uranage and he tells Enzo to go up top for a Rocket Launcher and the three count.

Winners: Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady

After the match, Enzo takes the mic and he has something to say. Enzo says that is how they put food on the table. Dawson and Dash, they’ll be damned if they interfere with him feeding his family. Cass is his Day 1 A1. They have been doing this longer than any team in NXT history. This is his family. You take out his tag team partner and jeopardize his future, you jeopardize Enzo’s future.

The only people who determine their future are the people who are in this ring. They can walk it like they talk it blindfolded. They know who they are and where they are going.

Colin tells Dash and Dawson you tried to take him out and take away everything they have been working for. They have fought too hard for too long to let you get in the way of what they want. At NXT Takeover London, they WILL get retribution. They WILL leave you laying. They WILL walk out the NXT Tag Team Champions.

Colin asks how . . . you . . . doin’?

We go Tom Phillips in the interview area with Dana Brooke and Emma. Tom wants to make sure that Dana has calmed down from last week and Dana says that she is fine. She is sure that Asuka will not be.

Tom asks Emma about her match against Asuka next week and if she is ready. Emma says the question is not is she ready for the match but why has Asuka had the red carpet rolled out for her since Day One because that was not done for her or Dana. Asuka was a big deal in Japan, but this is NXT. This Revolution didn’t start without the Emmalution. She paved the way before you heard about Bayley, Sasha, Charlotte, or Asuka. At Takeover, the Emmalution will be the solution to take care of Asuka.

Dana says they might take a closer look at Asuka’s match tonight because they can and they are in control. Dana tells Tom to get down so she can pat Tom on the head because he is so tall.

We go to Rich, Byron, and Corey and they talk about Emma and Dana’s attitude.

Rich reminds us that the NXT Takeover special starts at 3:00 PM Eastern with a 2:30 Kickoff show.

We go to commercial.

We have a video package for Tye Dillnger.

Match Number Two: Asuka versus Deonna Purrazzo

They lock up and Asuka with a take down. They lock up again and Asuka with a wrist lock. Deonna with a reversal but Asuka with a reversal of her own into a hammer lock. Asuka takes Deonna to the mat and applies a front face lock before returning to the wrist lock. Asuka with a side head lock take down and Deonna with a head scissors. Asuka escapes.

Asuka with a front face lock into a cover for a near fall and she applies the cross arm breaker and Deonna gets to the ropes. Asuka with kicks to the back and then to the midsection. Deonna blocks a kick and connects with a forearm. Asuka with a running butt block and then Emma’s music plays and she comes out with Dana Brooke to distract Asuka and watch the action.

Asuka with a spinning back heel kick when Deonna grabs her from behind and the referee stops the match.

Winner: Asuka (by referee stoppage)

Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder are in the interview area and they talk about how they will be taking on Blake and Murphy tonight in a tag match. Mojo says Blake and Murphy go number two at the club. Mojo says Blake comes to the ring with his pigtails and his ears look like Ms. Doubtfire. He says they are taking them on a ride. Zack says they have the FastPass on the HypeRyder.

We go to Alexa Bliss, Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy and Alexa says you got one over on her boys. When she took care of Bayley, they embarrassed her. You lost the match when she handed her the keys to victory. Alexa says she is unhappy with what happened between her and Bayley and she blames Wesley and Buddy because they failed her.

Wesley reminds Alexa that they are former NXT Tag Team Champions and they can take care of business. Buddy tells Alexa to consider the Hype Bros broken.

Alexa says the Blake and Murphy Factor are back.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a Elias Samson video package and musical performance.

Match Number Three: Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder versus Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy (with Alexa Bliss)

Rawley and Blake start things off and Rawley does some dancing before locking up. Blake with a wrist lock and he pie faces Rawley. Rawley sends Blake to the mat and he applies a side head lock. Murphy makes the blind tag and they do a double leap frog but Mojo with a double shoulder tackle and Murphy and Blake go to the floor.

Ryder tags in and he is Irish whipped into a baseball slide. Ryder with a double knee strike when Murphy runs into the corner. Ryder with a missile drop kick and running forearm. Ryder with a clothesline to Blake when he interferes and then he sends Murphy to the floor. Ryder with a flapjack to Blake and a Broski Boot.

Murphy attacks Ryder from behind since he is the legal man and he connects with a European uppercut. Murphy with a forearm to Ryder and he chokes him in the ropes. Blake picks up Alexa to hit Ryder. Murphy stands on the back of Ryder’s head. Murphy with a European uppercut and he tags in Blake who kicks Ryder and chokes him.

Blake with a kick to the midsection and a reverse chin lock. Blake leans back to add more pressure to the head lock. Ryder gets to his feet and Blake kicks Ryder and then Murphy tags in. Murphy with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Murphy with a front face lock and forearms to the back. Murphy knocks Rawley off the apron and the referee deals with Rawley while Ryder is pulled into the opposing corner.

Blake tags in and Ryder kicks Murphy into Blake and everyone is down except Mojo on the apron. Rawley tags in and he connects with shoulder tackles to Blake. Rawley with a back elbow to Murphy followed by a Stinger Splash on Blake and he hits a spinning punch for a near fall when Murphy breaks up the cover. Ryder sends Murphy to the floor and Ryder is sent to the apron. Blake with a rake of the eyes and Murphy with a super kick but Ryder breaks up the cover.

Murphy is sent to the floor and Blake takes care of Ryder. Rawley runs Blake into the turnbuckles and then he tags in Ryder for the HypeRyder and the three count.

Winners: Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder

Samoa Joe tells Baron Corbin that he knows they have not seen eye to eye but tonight is not about them, it is about Apollo Crews and Finn Balor. Baron says he does not like Apollo and where he comes from and what he stands for. He says that Apollo is a nobody rookie and does not deserve anything.

Joe says Finn loves talking about it was Joe who betrayed their friendship, but is he the one who betrayed them? He stood by Finn’s side the entire time. He asked for one thing from Finn, a title match, and Finn could not give that to him.

Baron says that you are going to get a beating so bad you will be lucky if you make it to London.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four: Bayley versus Peyton Royce in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Royce with a side head lock and Royce with an arm drag. Bayley with a waist lock and Peyton with an elbow. Peyton with an Irish whip and Bayley comes off the turnbuckles with an arm drag and elbow into the corner. Royce escapes a slam attempt and she connects with a forearm and a running knee to the head and Royce covers Bayley but she is in the ropes.

Royce with a forearm to the back and she sends Bayley into the turnbuckles and Royce kicks Bayley. Royce chokes Bayley in the corner with her boot. Royce gets a near fall. Royce with a forearm to the back and elbows to the back of the head and shoulders. Royce with a reverse chin lock. Bayley with an arm drag and drop toe hold and punches to the head.

Royce with a spinning heel kick and she gets a near fall. Royce with a punch to the head and forearm to the head but Bayley with forearms of her own. Royce runs into a boot and Bayley with a back elbow off the turnbuckles. Bayley with a bulldog and she gets a near fall. Bayley with a suplex slam and Royce with a jaw breaker and she gets a near fall with a rollup. Bayley with a belly-to-belly suplex for the three count.

Winner: Bayley

After the match, Nia Jax’s music plays and she makes her way onto the stage with Eva Marie.

Eva has something to say and the crowd is very appreciative of that.

Eva tells Bayley that somehow you escaped with the title two weeks ago.

Nia takes the mic and she tells Eva that she does not need her to do the talking for her. Nia tells Bayley that you have been lucky. You are lucky she did not get here sooner. If that happened, you never would have been the NXT Women’s Champion. Nia says she has been destined for greatness since day one. You are looking at the next NXT Champion. Nia tells Bayley she will see her in London.

Finn Balor gets ready for the main event and he gets ready to go to the ring for the main event, but Apollo Crews stops by to make sure he is ready for tonight. Finn says he is ready. Apollo says that Finn has not answered his calls so he wants to know that his mind is in the game. Finn says that they need to go out there and give Joe and Corbin a taste of what will happen in London.

Apollo says that they have some unfinished business and after he gets done with Corbin in London, he will be coming for Finn.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a Sami Zayn video package showing his US Title Open Challenge match against John Cena in Montreal. Sami will be coming back.

Match Number Five: Apollo Crews and Finn Balor versus Samoa Joe and Baron Corbin

Joe and Balor start off and then Joe immediately tags in Corbin to face the NXT Champion. Balor with forearms and punches and then he goes after Joe but Baron attacks Finn from behind. Balor with a drop kick and front face lock. Crews tags in and Corbin wants a piece of Crews, but he doesn’t really show it because he tags in Joe.

They lock up and Crews with a wrist lock. Joe with jabs to Crews followed by a European uppercut. Crews with a drop kick and Joe retreats into the corner.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Corbin tags in and he punches Crews and the referee warns him. Corbin has something to say to Balor while the referee deals with them and Joe chokes Crews with the tag ropes. Corbin with an elbow to Crews and then Corbin with a pump handle slam and forearm to the head for a near fall.

Joe tags in and Corbin stands on Crews’ hand. Joe punches Crews and he applies a seated abdominal stretch. Crews punches Joe in the ribs to get out of the hold but Joe with a back elbow followed by a kick to the back and then Corbin tags in and Corbin kicks Crews. Corbin chokes Crews in the ropes and he moves when Crews tries to punch him. Corbin kicks Crews in the leg. Corbin punches Crews and misses a shoulder in the corner and Corbin hits the ring post shoulder first. Balor tags in and so does Joe.

Balor with forearms to Joe and then Balor with a flying forearm or two. Balor with a boot to the head and Joe is down. Balor with a running chop followed by an Irish whip and running chop. Balor climbs the turnbuckles and punches Joe but Joe puts Balor on the turnbuckles and Joe with a chop and he sets for the musclebuster but Balor counters with a sunset flip.

Corbin and Crews get involved and Crews clotheslines Corbin over the top rope to the floor. Joe misses a slap and Balor with a kick. Joe with a forearm but Balor with Slingblade and then he sets for the running drop kick that sends Joe into the corner. Balor goes up top but Corbin pushes Balor off the turnbuckles and Joe catches Balor and hits a Death Valley Driver and then he chokes out Balor while Crews and Corbin fight to the back. Balor passes out and the referee stops the match.

Winners: Baron Corbin and Samoa Joe

We go to credits with Balor passed out and Joe standing over him.