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NXT TV TAPINGS
JANUARY 5, 2017
TAPED AT FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY
Report by Kyle Niblett, PWTorch correspondent
A. ANGELO DAWKINS & MONTEZ FORD vs. ADRIAN JOUDE & CEZAR BONONI – Dark Match
This ended after Ford hit the standing shooting star on Joude and pinned him.
WINNERS: Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford.
JAN. 11 SHOW
Show #1 opened with Asuka being attacked outside by Peyton Royce and Billie Kay.
1. ROYCE & KAY vs. MACEY ESTRELLA & SARAH BRIDGES
WINNERS: Royce and Kay
2. ASUKA vs. NIKKI
Asuka then came out injured and was beat down before Nikki from SAnity cleared house. Nikki then nailed Asuka with a missile dropkick from the second rope.
3. ELIAS SAMPSON vs. JONATHAN CRUZ
WINNER: Elias Sampson
4. ANDRADE ALMAS vs. ONEY LORCAN
Andrade Almas won with his DDT finisher. He cut a Spanish promo afterward about his 2017 goals.
WINNER: Andrade Almas
5. DIY vs. REVIVAL
DIY’s best non-Takeover match. Amazing.
Winners: DIY in 15:00 to retain the NXT Tag Team Titles.
JAN. 18 SHOW
1. NIKKI (w/Eric Young) & WOLFE vs. ???
Another squash ending with a spinning neckbreaker.
Winners: Nikki & Wolfe.
2. RODERICK STRONG vs. STEVE CUTLER
Roderick Strong won with his running kick finisher.
WINNER: Roderick Strong
SEGMENT: Tye Dillinger came out and said 2016 was not his year. He asked what was next for him. SAnity came out and EY offered him a spot in the group. He turned it down from Wolfe once then again from EY, and then beat up EY and Alexander Wolfe before Big Damo killed Tye with a spear and joined SAnity.
3. EMBER MOON vs. LIV MORGAN
Ember Moon won after a top rope stunner.
WINNER: Ember Moon
SEGMENT: Nakamura and Bobby Roode had their Takeover contract signing. No violence. Nakamura promised to take off Roode’s head.
[End of episode]
JAN. 25 SHOW
1. ALIYAH vs. MANDY ROSE
Aliyah tapped out Mandy Rose with a leg lock around the head.
2. NO WAY JOSE vs. KONA REEVES
No Way Jose pinned Kona Reeves. Elias Sampson then sang a song about Jose but was punched off the apron.
WINNER: No Way Jose
3. ERIC YOUNG (w/DAMO, WOLFE, NIKKI) vs. CHRIS ATKINS
WINNER: Eric Young
4. TM61 vs. REVIVAL
TM61 upset Revival when Nick Miller pinned Dawson after a small package. After Revival took out Shane Thorne’s left knee the way they did Gargano awhile back and he sold it like he would be out for awhile.
SEGMENT: Final segment for the Revival go-home show was the four participants in the fatal four-way for the Women’s Championship at Takeover San Antonio: Nikki, Royce, Kay, and Asuka. The two Aussies beat down Asuka and Nikki before they were thrown to the outside. Asuka and Nikki then stared down before tossing security out of the ring. Asuka then knocked out Nikki with a kick before being dragged out by security. Nikki then did a cross body from the top to the floor on Asuka and four security guys.
[End of show]
(B) Shinsuke Nakamura & Tajiri vs. Samoa Joe & Robert Roode after Kinshasa on Joe.
Pretty sure this was s a dark match unless they set something up and didn’t show us.
WINNERS: Nakamura & Tajiri.
Afterward Kassius Ohno (Chris Hero) came out in a suit to a HUGE pop. Stared down Nakamura and tapped his elbow on the NXT Championship.