9/16 WWE NXT in Des Moines, Iowa Results – Team Nakamura vs. Roode & Aries main event, NXT Tag Title & Women’s Title matches, Itami vs. Aries

Shinsuke Nakamura - NXT TV taping - August 25, 2016 (photo credit Kyle N./PWTorch)


WWE NXT Live Results
September 16, 2016
Des Moines, Iowa at Hy-Vee Hall
Report by PWTorch reader Jared Walsh (Photos @JJWalsh22)

Attendance was probably in the ballpark of 1,000.

(1) Rich Swann beat Tino Sabatelli via pinfall. Short, fun opener. Swann definitely had some momentum after the Cruiserweight Classic and was quite over with the fans.

(2) Daria Berenato beat Peyton Royce via pinfall.

(3) Tye Dillinger beat Riddick Moss via pinfall. The people approved of the Perfect 10 in a big way.

(4) Hideo Itami beat Austin Aries via pinfall. The crowd made a lot of noise after Hideo hit the GTS to pick up the victory.


(5) NXT tag champs The Revival (Dash & Dawson) beat TM61 via pinfall to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship. Lots of near falls, great back and forth action, and wonderfully entertaining heel tactics from The Revival. Dash and Dawson draw what seems like real hatred from the crowd, and that seems a rarity today.

(6) NXT Women’s champion Asuka beat Ember Moon via submission to retain the NXT Women’s Championship. Fans were relatively into this match, and the women embraced afterwards as the crowd cheered for what was a pretty good match.

(7) NXT champion Shinsuke Nakamura & No Way Jose beat Bobby Roode & Samoa Joe via pinfall in the night’s main event. The crowd was a big fan of all four men, and much of the match built around each man’s particular pose. Some great action towards the end sent the fans home in high spirits as this match certainly received the biggest cheers of the evening.

In a post-match interview, Shinsuke thanked the Iowa fans for coming out, and he received a massive ovation as he posed and made his way out.

WWE will return to Des Moines with the Smackdown roster on October 23.

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