The latest episode of NXT might have aired last night where Kevin Owens defeated Adrian Neville in the main event but four further shows have been taped which will air from March 18 through to April 8.
NXT have already taped the shows which will air from next week and take us through March 11 where the show concluded with Kevin Owens calling out Alex Riley.
For those who don’t understand the format, NXT tape around four shows on a Wednesday and then they roll them out on a weekly basis, when the final show of the taping is on air then NXT starts to tape the shows which will start the following week.
This article will contain spoilers, if you don’t want to know what happens in NXT over the next two months or so, please turn back now.
The first episode that was taped on Wednesday will air on March 18 and we find out that the next set of tapings will be taped on April 23. The first saw Finn Balor defeat Tye Dillinger thanks to his diving double foot stomp, and Tyler Breeze was on screen to cut a promo on Balor, calling him the flavour of the month.
Next we have a triple threat match between Charlotte, Bayley and Becky Lynch with the winner being crowned the number one contender to Sasha Banks’ NXT Women’s Championships. Becky Lynch was victorious in this match as Charlotte locked in a bridging figure four leg lock on Bayley which allowed Becky to go for the cover on Bayley as her shoulders were on the mat for the win; Banks will defend her gold against Lynch.
CJ Parker in action next against Hideo Itami, Itami hits the Busaiku Knee for the victory which was followed by Rhyno in action once more, hitting the Gore on John Yurnet – otherwise known as Mr. 450 – for the win.
In the main event there was a non-title match between Kevin Owens and Alex Riley, Owens hit the popup powerbomb on Riley in what is said to be a one sided domination by Owens. After the match Kevin Owens set up the powerbomb on the apron until Sami Zayn returned and attacked Kevin Owens. NXT security broke the two up as they pulled Owens away on to the floor; Zayn went to the top rope and hit a somersault dive on all of them as they all crashed to the floor before the two stared each other down.
The second episode will air on March 25 and the opening match of the night saw Jason Jordan defeat his former tag team partner Tye Dillinger thanks to a T-bone suplex.
Emma was back on NXT but Bayley managed to pick up the win by countering a pin attempt into her own pin before walking out on Emma. This match was followed by a non-title match between Blake & Murphy and The Lucha Dragons and the champions picked up the win, Murphy hit a running suplex before Blake hit the frog splash.
Sami Zayn is out next and talks about how it’s great to be back, he talks about travelling to Abu Dhabi with the main roster – which is why he won’t be on the next few NXT shows – he said during that time he only had one thing on his mind and that was Kevin Owens. He says he realised that the man he was in the ring with at Takeover was not the same Kevin Owens he knew between two and ten years ago both inside of the ring and as a person. He announces that he will invoke his rematch clause and recapture the NXT Championship.
Rhyno picked up another win against a jobber, hitting the Gore for the win. After the match he took to the microphone and told the fans he came to NXT to make a statement. He wants the NXT Championship and calls out Sami Zayn, Finn Balor and Kevin Owens and that it doesn’t matter which one of them gets in his way, because the end result will be the same with a “gore, gore, gore.”
We have a two out of three falls next with Hideo Itami hitting a running kick to the face on Tyler Breeze to get the first fall. Tyler Breeze then faked a knee injury before hitting the Beauty Shot on Hideo Itami when he didn’t expect it to level it up. Tyler Breeze got the third and final fall as Hideo Itami went for the running kick once more but Breeze reversed it into the Beauty Shot for the win, 2-1.
The third episode will air on April 1 and Solomon Crowe is competing in the first match, defeating CJ Parker via submission through his stretch muffler hold. After the match Solomon Crowe got on to the microphone and told the fans to stay tuned because the real show is just beginning and now he returns everyone to their regularly scheduled programming.
Baron Corbin then squashed an enhancement talent before Enzo and Cass were in tag team action, cutting a promo before their match as they vowed to capture the tag team championships. They took on the team of Sawyer Fulton and Angelo Dawkins of the Shoot Nation and defeated them whilst Blake & Murphy came to the ring to flirt with Carmella.
Dana Brooke made her first appearance on NXT as she was in action against Blue Pants and won thanks to a fireman’s carry slam. In the main event Sami Zayn defeated Rhyno with the Helluva Kick; the report suggest the crowd was into this match, especially into the near falls.
This episode will air on April 8 as it seems we only have two matches confirmed for the taping. Alexa Bliss was up against Sasha Banks for the NXT Women’s Championship and Banks retained with her Bank Statement submission hold.
Finn Balor finally got his championship match against Kevin Owens but it was Owens who retained. The match was around 20 minutes in length and Owens hit the popup powerbomb for the win. Once again it looks as if the fans were into this match as it had a number of big near falls which NXT always does so well. Owens also hit a top rope Fisherman’s Buster before posing on the stage whilst the crowd gave Finn Balor a standing ovation for his efforts.
NXT will now be taped on April 23 when they return to Full Sail University.
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