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WWE NXT TV Taping Report
September 15, 2016
Full Sail University (Fla.)
Report by Kyle N., PWTorch correspondent
No sign of No Way Jose or Steve Cutler.
Dark match: Jack Gallagher pinned Noam Dar with his dropkick in the corner. The extraordinary gentleman is super-over with the Full Sail crowd.
9/21 NXT Show
Samoa Joe came out and cut a promo demanding William Regal give him a re-match with Shinuke Nakamura or return the NXT title to him. He read off a list of Nakamura injuries and said Nakamura is out six weeks. Regal came out. He promised Regal that people would get hurt until he got his answer.
(1) Austin Aries made Oney Lorcan submit with the Last Chancery. Good match. Aries called out Hideo Itami, but when Itami came out, Aries powdered.
(2) Billie Kay pinned Aliyah.
(3) Cedric Alexander pinned Andrade “Cien” Almas. Both men hugged afterwards. One of the better Almas matches in NXT. He’s getting on a roll.
9/28 NXT Show
William Regal announced the second-annual Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. 16 teams will compete in a single-elimination tournament. The tournament ends at NXT Takeover: Toronto in November.
(1) Tye Dillinger beat Angelo Dawkins. Post-match, Bobby Roode invited Dillinger to team with him for the Classic.
(2) NXT tag champs The Revival vs. The Ealy Twins never started, as Samoa Joe destroyed the twin brothers. Revival applauded and left.
(3) Ember Moon pinned Mandy Rose with her top rope stunner.
(4) Authors of Pain squashed Mr. 450 & an LWO member from RONIN.
(5) NXT Women’s champion Asuka squashed Liv Morgan.
(6) Hideo Itami pinned Lince Dorado with the GTS. Aries attacked Itami, but Hideo fired up and Aries powdered again.
10/5 NXT Show
(1) Dusty Rhodes First Round match: Authors of Pain beat Bollywood Boys.
(2) Rich Swann pinned Patrick Clark.
(3) Peyton Royce (w/Billie Kay) pinned Danielle Kamella.
Dan Matha came out for a match, but he was attacked by Joe. Joe said Regal had one week to fix it.
(4) Dusty Rhodes First Round match: NXT Tag champions The Revival beat Cedric Alexander & Andrade “Cien” Almas. Almas turned on Alexander after the match.
10/12 NXT Show
(5) Dusty Rhodes First Round match: Sanity (Sawyer Fulton & Alexander Wolfe) beat Bobby Roode & Tye Dillinger. Bobby left Tye after being scared of Sanity, likely setting up Roode vs. Dillinger at NXT Takeover in their home market of Toronto.
Sanity is led by Eric Young, who revealed himself at the end of the match. Nikki Glencross is the crazy pitbull female in the group. AMAZING presentation and debut of Sanity. Just an incredible entrance and aura of creepiness and psycho horror.
(6) Billie Kay (w/Peyton Royce) beat Liv Morgan.
(7) Dusty Rhodes First Round match: TM61 beat Tino Sabatelli & Riddick Moss.
(8) Buddy Murphy vs. Blake went to a No Contest when Joe destroyed both of them. Joe said time was up.
Shinsuke Nakamura came out and they brawled for five minutes with security pulling them apart. Nakamura hit Kinshasa on security. They got back in the ring and the show ended with Nakamura hitting the Kinshasha on Joe. The show went off the air with Joe knocked out in the center of the ring.