The NXT stars were back at Full Sail University this week to tape three more episodes as the build up to TakeOver: London continues.
The episodes that have been taped are for November, and will air on November 4 through to November 18.
The NXT format sees the talent tape around three or four shows in one night before they are rolled out to air on a weekly basis. If you wish to avoid the spoilers for the episode airing on November 4, please turn back now.
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ASUKA WINS AGAIN
Asuka continued her impressive start to life on NXT by defeating Carmella via another one of her submission holds. It’s clear they have faith in her to become a serious contender after she defeated Dana Brooke at TakeOver: Respect and also picked up a win over Billie Kay this week.
Bull Dempsey was in action next and he picked up a victory over Angelo Dawkins who had his partner in Sawyer Fulton in his corner.
NXT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Eva Marie was in action before the main event taking on Marley – better known as Gionna Daddio – and it was Eva who picked up the win, receiving huge heat in the process.
After winning the battle royal to determine the number one contender to the NXT Championship, Apollo Crews received his glorious opportunity during the tapings by challenging Finn Balor in the main event.
It’s being reported as a big-fight feel as both men received spotlight introductions and the match is definitely one you can’t miss when it airs on November 4. The end was near when Balor hit an impressive Bloody Sunday on Crews until a surprising turn of events closed the show.
JOE TURNS HEEL
The match ended in disqualification which is probably the right decision as it helps keep both men looking strong. The disqualification was caused by Baron Corbin who took out both superstars until Samoa Joe ran down for the save.
Instead of saving Balor – who was his partner as they reigned supreme in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic – Samoa Joe finally completed his heel turn by taking down the champion. We should now expect to see Balor defend his championship against Joe at NXT TakeOver: London.
There’s always the chance they decide to book a Fatal 4 Way match which could see Balor defend his title against Joe, Crews and Corbin. It’s not clear who will be making the trip to the UK in December so if there aren’t enough matches taking place, the likelihood is Corbin will take on Crews in a singles match which could be a number one contenders match.