The superstars and divas of NXT were back at Full Sail University to tape the next four episodes of NXT as all of the attention is on Finn Bálor and Kevin Owens. The two will battle it out for the NXT Championship at the WWE Super Show in Tokyo on July 4.
The episodes will air on the WWE Network starting on June 24 and will conclude on July 15 before another set of episodes are taped.
The NXT format sees the talent tape around three or four shows in one night and they are then rolled out to air on a weekly basis. If you wish to avoid the spoilers for the next four shows, please turn back now.
This episode will air on June 24 and PWInsider have reported that in the dark match, Uhaa Nation defeats Johnny Gargano.
It’s Hideo Itami who kicks off the first show, cutting a promo about how it’s good to be back and confirms he will be at the Tokyo show on July 4. He declares that he wants to face the winner of the NXT Championship match between Finn Bálor and Kevin Owens but Owens is out to cut him off.
Owens tells Itami that he’s leaving Japan with the NXT Championship and demands an apology from Itami because he didn’t attack him at NXT TakeOver: Rival.
Itami doesn’t apologise, so Owens tries to attack him but Bálor is out to save Itami as he and Owens brawl, before Rhyno comes out and attacks Bálor.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass defeat Jason Jordan and Sylvester Lefort in the opening match before Dana Brooke goes on to beat K.C. Cassidy.
Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley team up again as they take on and defeat Sawyer Fulton and Angelo Dawkins. Whilst in the main event, Finn Bálor defeats Rhyno and after the match Kevin Owens and Rhyno teamed up and tried to attack Bálor, but Samoa Joe made the save.
The second episode will air on July 1 and will kick off with tag team action, The Mechanics consisting of Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder were unable to defeat The Vaudevillains.
Baron Corbin picked up another quick win, this time steamrolling his way through Tucker Knight. Emma defeated Carmella in singles action before Tyler Breeze defeated Tye Dillinger.
Samoa Joe and Finn Bálor team up to defeat the team of Kevin Owens and Rhyno with Bálor pinning the champion in the match. An angry Owens then challenged Bálor to a one on one match and Bálor also won that match, standing tall in the final episode before the super show in Tokyo.
The third episode will air on July 8 and kicks off with NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks and Charlotte as they defeated the team of Dana Brooke and Emma. At first Banks had nobody to partner her but Charlotte offered to help, only if she received a title match in the future. After they won the match, Sasha accepted her request and will take place on the fourth episode.
Solomon Crowe picks up a win against Marcus Louis. To much surprise, Enzo Amore and Big Cass los in a number one contenders match for the NXT Tag Team Championships, losing to The Vaudevillians.
In the main event, Samoa Joe defeats Axel Tucker.
The fourth and final taped show will air on July 15 and kicks off with tag team action, Jason Jordan and Chad Gable defeat Elias Samson and Steve Cutler.
Eva Marie is on screen, and she cuts a short promo saying she’ll be watching the title closely as she’ll make her NXT debut next week.
The NXT Tag Team Champions Blake & Murphy defeat Angelo Dawkins and Sawyer Fulton before Sami Zayn comes out to the ring and tells the fans that he won’t be wrestling in 2015. But he’s adamant that he’s not finished and vows to come back better than ever and he’s coming for Kevin Owens.
The interesting thing here is that Sami didn’t mention the NXT Championship and based on the reports provided by PWInsider, there’s been no mention of the result from the super show in Japan either so WWE officials are keeping that under wraps.
In the main event, the NXT Women’s Championship is on the line and Sasha Banks retains in what is said to be a must-watch main event, which is what we expect. The show closes out after the two tear up and hug it out after a great performance.