WWE NXT Report - 8/31/16
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
We start off with the doctor advising William Regal that Samoa Joe has some additional injuries and he is not cleared to wrestle. William thanks the doctor and Joe gets up and leaves.
We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Corey Graves and Tom Phillips.
Match Number One: Tye Dillinger versus Buddy Murphy
They lock up and Murphy with a waist lock. Dillinger with a hammer lock. Murphy gets back to his feet and he applies a side head lock. Murphy with a shoulder tackle and a snap mare. Murphy shows that his last move was a ten. Murphy shakes his hair in front of Dillinger and he retreats into the ropes. They lock up and Dillinger with a side head lock and take down. Dillinger with a reverse atomic drop followed by a snap mare and cartwheel. Dillinger gives himself a ten. Dillinger leaps over Murphy's attempt at a leg sweep. Murphy with a back elbow and Dillinger responds with an elbow of his own. Dillinger sends Murphy into the turnbuckles and he tries to punch Murphy but Murphy escapes. Dillinger sends Murphy to the apron and Murphy with a forearm and a running forearm to the side of the head for a near fall.
Murphy punches Dillinger but Dillinger with chops. Dillinger is sent over the top rope by Murphy and the referee starts his count. Murphy chops Dillinger and sends him back into the ring. Murphy with Meteora for a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Murphy with a punch to Dillinger. Murphy runs his boot across the face and connects with a knee drop for a near fall. Murphy with a side head lock. Dillinger with punches and elbows and Dillinger sends Murphy over the top rope but he lands on the apron and he goes to the turnbuckles but Dillinger with a punch. Dillinger with more punches and a back body drop. Dillinger kicks Murphy in the chest and then he pulls down the knee pad. Dillinger with a clothesline and then he gets Murphy up with the Tye Breaker and he gets the three count.
Winner: Tye Dillinger
We take a look back at the Tag Title Match from Takeover. We see the damage done to Johnny Gargano's knee. We also see Gargano's match against TJ Perkins at the Cruiserweight Classic.
We go to Charley Caruso who is with Tommaso Ciampa. She asks him about Johnny's injury. Tommaso says Johnny is all heart and his leg is going to be alright. In Brooklyn . . .
Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson show up and they stand on each side of Ciampa. Ciampa gets a shot in and then Dawson and Wilder take control and they fight into the arena. They fight by the announce table and then they send Tommaso into the ringside area. They roll Ciampa into the ring and they punch him. Wilder punches Ciampa while Dawson holds Ciampa. Wilder holds Ciampa and Dawson with punches while the officials try to stop them.
The officials check on Ciampa while Dawson has a mic.
Dawson says everybody is a tough guy until they are faced with reality. They are reality. The Revival is Reality. Tommaso Ciampa was faced with reality. Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano faced the top guys in NXT and it was a reality check.
Ciampa rolls back into the ring and Dawson swats him aside.
Dawson gets Ciampa up for the Shatter Machine.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at what just happened with the Revival and Tommaso Ciampa.
We are back and Steve Cutler says that when you sit back too long, you have to put a target on your back to get noticed. He does not care if you like him or hate him, you will respect him.
Match Number Two: Steve Cutler versus Kenneth Crawford
They lock up and Cutler with a wrist lock. Cutler takes Crawford to the mat and holds on to the wrist lock. Crawford with a reversal and arm bar. Crawford lands on his feet on a back body drop and he takes Cutler down with an arm drag and holds on to an arm bar. Cutler with a forearm to Crawford followed by kicks and a punch. Cutler with a knee and forearm in the corner. Cutler with an Irish whip that sends Crawford sternum first into the turnbuckles. Cutler with a near fall. Cutler hangs Crawford over the middle rope and he chokes Crawford and punches him. Cutler gets a near fall.
Cutler with a rear chin lock. Crawford with elbows and Cutler with a forearm to the back of the head. Crawford with an elbow, a knee and a spinning Superman punch. Crawford with clotheslines and a drop kick. Crawford wtih a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Crawford charges into the corner but Cutler with a curb stomp followed by a Michinoku Driver for the three count.
Winner: Steve Cutler
Hideo Itami is in the interview area and he is asked about what he did at Takeover. Itami says he kicked Aries in the head and it was a big moment for him. Itami says that Aries disappointed him. A ruptured ear drum? He says he thought Aries was a real man, but he is a baby. If he does not want to feel pain, he can get out of his ring. He says he will make Aries go to sleep again.
We take a look back at Shinsuke Nakamura's debut in NXT against Sami Zayn from Takeover in Dallas.
We go to commercial.
We have a video package for TM 61.
Match Number Three: No Way Jose versus Angelo Dawkins
They lock up and Jose backs Dawkins into the corner and Jose dances into a clean break. Dawkins with a waist lock into a side head lock. Dawkins with a shoulder tackle. Jose with a shoulder tackle and then he applies a side head lock. Dawkins sends Jose into the corner and Jose floats over. Jose with arm drags. Dawkins with a forearm to the back. Dawkins with a forearm and snap mare into a reverse chin lock.
Jose with punches and a kick. Jose with more punches and a forearm followed by double chops. Jose with a short arm clothesline and he winds up for the punch and connects. Jose with a full nelson slam for the three count.
Winner: No Way Jose
Andrade Cien Almas is asked about how will he rebound after his loss.
Austin Aries says he cannot get any respect around here. He does not know why it is happening. Everything he does screams 'star'. At Takeover, he beat No Way Jose, but they are talking about Sockless Loafer Boy, at least that is what he thinks because he has a busted ear drum.
He says he will take Almas' spotlight.
Almas speaks in Spanish.
Aries tells him he doesn't have Rosetta Stone so he wants Almas to speak in English.
Almas tells Aries he wants him in the ring.
Aries says that was in his bad ear so he could not hear him.
We see footage from Shinsuke Nakamura's match against Finn Balor from July.
Match Number Four: Liv Morgan versus Aliyah
Aliyah with a knee to the midsection followed by a European uppercut. Aliyah gets a near fall. Aliyah with forearms to the back of the head. Aliyah with an Irish whip and Liv floats over and hits a head scissors. Liv with a drop toe hold and she gets a near fall. Aliyah with a punch. Aliyah with a kick to the ribs. Aliyah with an Irish whip and cross body into teh corner. Aliyah with forearms while Liv is in the ropes and Aliyah drops Liv on the middle rope and she covers Liv, but they are under the ropes. Aliyah gets a near fall. Aliyah with a snap mare and kick to the back. Aliyah with a head scissors and hammer lock submission.
Liv gets out of the head scissors and Aliyah with a near fall. Liv with a drop kick and clotheslines. Liv with a bulldog and kip up. Liv with a spinning heel kick for the three count.
Winner: Liv Morgan
No Way Jose is in the back and he is asked about his victory over Angelo Dawkins. Jose says he showed the NXT Universe he has the hair and heart of a lion. That fiesta is going straight to the top.
Bobby Roode stops by and he looks at Jose and tells him 'Nice Head' and then he walks away.
We take a look at Nakamura's victory over Samoa Joe at Takeover.
We are back and Tom mentions that he will be talking to Asuka next week on NXT.
Shinsuke Nakamura makes his way to the ring.
Nakamura says he accomplished everything he could dream of in Japan. He wanted to face the best competition in the world and there was only one place to go. . . NXT. He wanted to challenge himself and see how good he was. He faced best in Sami Zayn. He faced the Icon Finn Balor. Everything led him to NXT Takeover Brooklyn and Samoa Joe. His neck hurt, his back hurt, and his fingers were shaking. Through the pain, he became the NXT Champion.
He says he has won championships before, but this one means the most. He has great respect for Samoa Joe, but The Joe Era is over. Now, it is the Era of Strong Style.
We go to credits.
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