We start off this week’s show with a look back at how Apollo Crews became the new number one contender for the NXT Championship held by Finn Balor.
We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Corey Graves, Rich Brennan, and Byron Saxton.
Billie Kay appears in the Girl from Mexico Box and she says that she has faced Asuka before and she is amazing. Billie says that she has wrestled all over the world and she has the longest legs in NXT.
Match Number One: Asuka versus Billie Kay
Asuka offers her hand to Billie and they shake but Billie with a knee and kick to the head. Billie gets a near fall. Billie with a forearm to the back and she sends Asuka into the turnbuckles. Billie with another forearm to the back and she gets Asuka up for a delayed vertical suplex. Billie gets a near fall.
NIllie with a wrist lock and chin lock. Asuka with a kick from the mat followed by more kicks. Billie blocks a kick and connects with a forearm. Asuka smiles and Asuka rolls Billie into a cross arm breaker but Billie tries to roll through. Asuka with an arm bar submission. Asuka with a German suplex followed by a running kick to the head.
Asuka with the crossface chicken wing on Billie and she adds the body scissors and Billie taps out.
Rich brings up the battle royal from last week and the end of the Rhyno and Baron Corbin alliance. They will meet in the ring tonight.
We take a look at Baron Corbin with a video package.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Tyler Breeze is in the back and he says hello to Joe and then asks if he rained on his little parade. You went to Takeover and won the Dusty Rhodes Classic. Does that give you the right to win the battle royal and become the number one contender? Tyler says if he is not the number one contender then, Joe will not be the number one contender. He tells Joe to look for Prince Pretty and he will cut off a few pieces of bacon.
Before our next match we get the usual entrance from Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady.
Enzo tells Cass that Halloween is right around the corner. Cassady says if you come to the ring with them in it, you are knocking on the wrong door. Enzo says you should have left your pillow in your pillow case because they ain’t handing out trick or treatin’, they are handing out beatings.
Colin spells a world for us.
Match Number Two: Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady (with Carmella) versus Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson
Dawson and Enzo start things off and they lock up. Dawson backs Enzo into the corner and he punches Enzo instead of giving a clean break. Dawson with a clip to the leg and then he gives Enzo a dragon screw leg whip and Wilder tags in and he kicks Enzo in the leg before working more on the leg. Dawson tags in and kicks Enzo in the leg. Dawson with a spinning leg drop to the leg.
Dawson with a modified Indian Death Lock and he is able to punch Enzo based on the position. Dawson with another spinning leg drop and he returns to the Indian Death Lock. Dawson rakes the eyes. Cassady comes into the ring to force Dawson to release the hold. Dawson knocks Cassady off the apron and then Enzo with an inside cradle for the three count.
Winners: Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady
After the match, Dawson and Wilder attack Enzo and then Cassady comes back into the ring and he is attacked by Dawson and Wilder.
They hit the flapjack into a Codebreaker on Cassady.
We go to commercial with a Rhyno video package.
We are back and Eva Marie is sending a message from Paris. She wanted to give everyone a present . . . her. She hopes they do not miss her because she misses Full Sail. She promises to be back soon.
Match Number Three: Danny Burch versus James Storm
Burch with a kick to the midsection and a side head lock. Burch with a shoulder tackle. Storm with a hip lock take down. Burch with a forearm and he kicks and punches Storm in the corner. Burch gets a near fall. Burch works on the neck but Storm gets to his feet and he punches Burch. Storm with punches. Storm with a running forearm and a reverse atomic drop and clothesline.
Burch sends Storm to the apron and Storm with an enzuigiri. Storm returns to the ring and hits a neck breaker. Storm gets Burch up and he hits the Eight Second Ride for the three count.
Winner: James Storm
We get comments from Apollo Crews, who will be facing Finn Balor in two weeks.
He says it takes guts to follow your dream. You can fall flat and fail and he is afraid of failing. Even though you dreamt it, it just doesn’t feel real when you get there. It is hard to explain his family. He is a first generation American. His father came to the United States in 1983 and he lived all over the place. He moved to Atlanta and then lived in Kenya and Uganda. He was living in Uganda while his sister lived in Atlanta with his mother. He would spend the summer in Atlanta and then go home.
He started watching wrestling with his father and he became addicted to it. He felt that they were reaching out to him. These people were larger than life. He was a fan of the Ultimate Warrior and he talked about Warrior’s energy. He says that he would ask for the replica title belts but money was tight when he was with his mom.
He says that his mom is a great woman. He mentions that they struggled growing up, but she is a great woman.
In tenth grade, he decided that he wanted to become a wrestler. He says that for him it was all WWE, but then he learned about the indies. He talked about driving all day for very little money. He was not going to be stopped doing this. He says that he does not want people to tell him that he was wrong to try. If you have a dream and you want to chase it, you can accomplish it. He came to NXT to be the best.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Nia Jax video package.
We are told that there will be another part to the Apollo Crews story next week.
Match Number Four: Alexa Bliss (with Buddy Murphy and Wesley Blake) versus Petyon Royce
They lock up and Royce with a side head lock and take down. Bliss with a head scissors and Royce escapes. Royce with a waist lock and rollup for a near fall. Bliss blocks a neck breaker and Alexa with a snap mare. Royce gets a near fall. Royce with a side head lock but Bliss with a side head lock of her own. Alexa holds on to the ropes when Royce drops down and Bliss stands on Royce’s back.
Royce with a double leg take down. Royce blocks a hip toss but Bliss is able to take Royce down and then she drives the arm into the mat. Bliss with a key lock. Royce gets back to her feet and she punches Alexa. Royce with a round kick and drop kick. Royce with a pair of kicks to Bliss followed by a jumping scissors kick.
Royce with an Irish whip and she runs into an elbow in the corner. Bliss with forearms to the back. Bliss sends Royce to the mat and then Bliss with a handspring double knee drop and then she goes up top for the Sparkle Splash and connects and gets the three count.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
After the match, Alexa gets on the mic and she congratulates Bayley for accomplishing so much with so little. You are a role model and inspiration, but that is about to stop. Alexa says that she is everything that people strive to be. She was made to be NXT Women’s Champion.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we are told that next week, Tyler Breeze will face Samoa Joe.
Match Number Five: Baron Corbin versus Rhyno
They lock up and Rhyno backs Corbin into the corner and Corbin punches Rhyno. Corbin sends Rhyno into the turnbuckles and kicks him. Rhyno with punches to Corbin and then he punches Corbin in the corner. Rhyno sends Corbin into the turnbuckles and punches him. Rhyno continues to go around the ring and sends Corbin into another turnbuckle. Rhyno with punches and chops as Corbin goes to the floor.
Rhyno follows after Corbin and punches and chops him. They return to the ring and Rhyno punches Corbin. Rhyno with more forearms and he punches Corbin against the ropes. Corbin goes to the floor after being Irish whipped. Rhyno follows after Corbin and Corbin punches Rhyno. Corbin with a knee to the midsection but Rhyno with a forearm to the chest and then the back. Corbin with a knee and then he sends Rhyno into the ring steps.
Corbin returns to the ring and so does Rhyno to stop the count. Corbin kicks Rhyno in the corner.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Corbin with a hard Irish whip. Corbin with a forearm to Rhyno and then Corbin with a hard Irish whip. Corbin with kicks to Rhyno. Corbin with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Corbin takes Rhyno to the mat. Rhyno with punches but Corbin sends Rhyno back to the mat with a pull of the hair. Corbin returns to the quarter nelson and chin lock. Rhyno punches Corbin in the midsection but Corbin with a spinning side slam for a near fall. Corbin gets another near fall.
Corbin chokes Rhyno in the ropes. Corbin slides to the floor but he misses a punch. Corbin with knees to Rhyno but Rhyno sends Corbin into the ring steps. Rhyno with clotheslines and a shoulder in the corner followed by a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Corbin punches Rhyno and Rhyno sends Corbin to the corner when Corbin misses a charge after an Irish whip. Rhyno with a spinebuster for a near fall.
Rhyno sets for the GORE but Corbin kicks Rhyno. Rhyno hits a GORE on the second attempt, but Corbin kicks out. Rhyno sets for a third GORE but Corbin catches Rhyno and hits End of Days for the three count.
Winner: Baron Corbin
Samoa Joe is in the back and he says desperation is a very funny thing. Tyler Breeze, you are the epitome of desperation. You had your shot at the NXT Championship in that battle royal, but I eliminated you. You got desperate and cost him his rightful shot. You pulled out your selfie stick and had the audacity to call me out. Joe tells Tyler to pull out that selfie stick and look the very best you can and take that picture. Next week, when I get my hands on you, will never look the same again.
Credit: Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com