September 23, 2015
Winter Park, Florida (Full Sail University)
Commentators: Rich Brennan, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
We see the usual intro, then commentary welcomes us to the show. We go to the opening match.
We see video from 3 weeks ago on NXT when there was controversy surrounding whether or not Eva Marie kicked out in her eventual win over Billie Kay.
We see an inset promo from Eva, who thanks the referee for not caving into the peer pressure of the biased fanbase and doing the right thing by seeing my shoulders come up off the mat. I appreciate your sound judgment from the bottom of my heart, then Eva blows a kiss to close the promo.
Carmella does her usual shitick for her entrance.
“The Red Queen” Eva Marie vs. “The Princess of Staten Island” Carmella
Carmella drives Eva into the corner, series of shoulders and shots to the head. Eva sent multiple times off the turnbuckle, then sent outside. Carmella does some moonwalking in the ring. Eva gets back in, but Carmella with a crucifix for 2. Eva comes back with a knee to the ribs, suplex for 2. Carmella now sent multiple times off the turnbuckle, followed by a series of shoulders to the ribs. Running knee to the ribs in the corner, followed by a big boot. Eva mocks Carmella, then gets another 2. Eva with more badmouth to Carmella, followed by another suplex for 2. “Super Dragon” chants by the crowd. Carmella fights back, but Eva slams her head off the mat, then puts on more badmouth. Eva chokes Carmella in the ropes, but Carmella counters another suplex with an inside cradle for 2. Eva regains advantage with another knee to the ribs. Seated surfboard applied, crowd wills on Carmella. Carmella fights back, rana from out of the corner as the crowd chants “All Botch Everything” at Eva. Series of Thesz Presses by Carmella, followed by a running shoulder to the ribs in the corner. Carmella sends Eva’s head off her boot on the turnbuckles, but Eva gets her foot on the bottom rope before the count of 3, even though it looked like she didn’t kick out again. Carmella has words with the ref, but then Eva sends Carmella outside, with Carmella’s head bouncing off the steel rampway.
Referee begins his 10 count and Carmella is unable to make it back into the ring.
Winner: “The Red Queen” Eva Marie by count-out
Eva celebrates her win afterwards, again motioning that she wants the NXT Women’s Title. We see another angle on replay that clearly shows that Eva got her foot on the bottom rope before the count of 3.
We see another vignette on Nia Jax. Nia says that beauty is not skin deep. I am a force that cannot be stopped. I will exceed your expectations. Greatness is my destiny and my path to get there as just begun. Nia Jax, coming soon.
We see video highlighting last week’s NXT and the announcement for the main event of TakeOver: Respect on October 7, a 30-Minute Iron Woman Match for the NXT Women’s Title between champion Bayley and former champion Sasha Banks.
Bayley says that the NXT Divas want people to look at women’s wrestling differently than they have in the past. I just want them to really appreciate it for what it is and that’s two girls with a dream, going out there and stealing the show. Sasha & I, it feels like we made history in Brooklyn, but now, we get to prove that its gonna keep getting better.
Sasha Banks says that this is a first-ever female main event, a first-ever Iron Woman match.
Bayley says that people are gonna look and see that Sasha Banks and Bayley made history on October 7th, something that no one else can take away from us.
Sasha Banks says that she is still the Boss and she is meant to be champion and you bank on that.
Bayley says she is gonna prove to Sasha Banks that she is the better champion.
We see video from last week’s NXT of Tyler Breeze and Bull Dempsey’s in-ring altercation leading to our next match.
Grudge Match: Bull Dempsey vs. “Prince Pretty” Tyler Breeze
“Bull is Gorgeous” chants by the crowd as the bell sounds. Breeze stalls early, hiding behind the referee. Breeze with a side headlock, but Bull gets free and hits a shoulder tackle. Breeze misses a right hand and Bull messes with his hair. Inverted atomic drop, followed by a hair-mare. Bull sent onto the apron, sends Breeze off the turnbuckles. Bull with jabs from the apron, but Breeze shoves him off the apron, sending Bull crashing off the steel rampway. Referee begins his 10 count as we see replay of Bull’s spill. Bull just gets back in before the count of 10. Breeze stomps away as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Breeze has a chinlock applied on Bull. Crowd wills on Bull as Breeze brings him back down. “All Bull Everything” chants by the crowd, followed by more chants for Bull. Bull tries to get free, then finally does so, but Breeze grabs his hair and hits a series of elbows to the neck for 2. Back to the chinlock as the crowd chants “Bullfit” for Bull. Bull finally counters out with a back body drop.
Breeze with more shots, but they have no effect on Bull, who begins to “Bull” up. More jabs by Bull, along with gut shots, followed by a big headbutt to the ribs. Kneelift, followed by a belly bump. Flying corner hip attack, followed by a standing avalanche. Bull heads up top for the Top Rope Hip Drop, but Breeze rolls out onto the apron to avoid it. Bull goes after Breeze and brings him back in the hard way.
Bull heads back up top, but Breeze slams him down by the hair, then puts his feet on the ropes to steal the win.
Winner: “Prince Pretty” Tyler Breeze by pinfall
Breeze celebrates his win afterward as Bull is upset by the loss.
The NXT debut of the former Kana, now known as Asuka is NEXT!!
We see video highlighting NXT’s recent swing of live events in Texas.
Back to the ring where NXT GM William Regal is there. Regal says he’s proud to the introduce the newest signing to NXT. This person is the hottest free agent in the world and possibly, the greatest competitor signed to NXT. Ladies and gentlemen, KANA!!
Kana comes out with her horror mask and new music, then the Titantron changes to new her name of Asuka. Asuka makes her way to the ring.
Regal says that as we’ve seen, we will now refer to you as Asuka. Before you sign your contract, is there anything you’d like to say to the NXT Universe?
Asuka screams out in glee, then says she is happy to be here in NXT. “NXT” chants by the crowd. Asuka says this is a dream come true. I wanna be the NXT Women’s Champion.
Asuka signs her NXT contract as the crowd chants for her. Regal signs it as well, then goes to say more, but the music of Dana Brooke cuts him off as she & Emma make their way to the ring.
Regal says to them that this is incredibly rude of them. Emma grabs the mic as the crowd chants “Asuka’s gonna kill you” at them.
Emma says hi to Asuka, whatever your name is. I’m Emma and this is Dana, Da-na, and we are NXT’s welcoming committee, so welcome, welcome! Its so nice to have you here. We came out here tonight to let you know that if you plan to survive in this women’s locker room, you need to understand that we are in charge here.
Dana says that we were the ones to run Charlotte and Becky Lynch right out of NXT, so if you don’t play nice with us, things for you will be over before your career has even started. You need to get out of OUR ring, because playtime’s over. So, be gone, bye, bye, go, like come on, this is our ring.
Emma asks if Asuka is not listening, you can leave now.
Dana says that its great to have Asuka, but you gotta go.
Asuka goes to leave, but stops on the apron. Emma points for her to leave as the crowd does the “NO” chant. Asuka leaves slowly up the ramp as Regal looks on in disgust and Team DisIngenious continues to motion for her to leave. Crowd chants for Asuka as she stops on the ramp and gives Team DisIngenious an evil smile as she slowly walks to the back.
Backstage, an interviewer tries to interview Tyler Breeze about his win tonight, but Breeze refuses, saying he’s busy. Apollo Crews walks in and mentions that he is facing Breeze at TakeOver: Respect. Crews says he hopes Breeze is excited as he is, I’ll see you next week. Breeze tries to leave, but Crews cuts him off. Crews then says he is messing with Breeze, then allows him to walk off.
We go to Kyle Edwards in the NXT Event Center with the latest updates in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament. Last week on NXT TV, Round 2 kicked off as Rhyno & Baron Corbin advanced over indy stand-outs Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa. In an upset at the Austin, Texas live event, The Mechanics beat NXT Tag Team Champions The Vaudevillains. The semi-finals and finals of the tournament take place at TakeOver: Respect on October 7. The Mechanics face the winners of next week’s Round 2 match between NXT Champion Finn Balor & Samoa Joe and The Jersey Boys. We will soon find out who faces Rhyno & Corbin in the semis as The Hype Bros. face Shoot Nation in Round 2. We go to comments from both teams.
Zack Ryder says they are facing the guys with no game. Mojo Rawley says that means they are facing guys who get no chicks. Ryder says that they have no chance of beating us this weekend and after that, we’re gonna party. Mojo says there will be chicks everywhere because we are staying hype and we’re gonna move on and we’re gonna win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and if you two don’t like it, brother, y’all can…….Ryder says buy the shirt.
We go to comments from Shoot Nation. Jason Jordan says they have been pretty impressive. Chad Gable says what also has been impressive is the videos the Hype Bros. have been making to plug their new shirts, ridculous shirts by the way, but the impressive thing that they only spelled one word wrong in the entire video. Jordan sarcastically claps for them, then says he is actually impressed by the fact that they have made it this far in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Gable says that the road ends here, then says he hates saying the Hype Bros. name. Jordan says that you are looking at the future winners of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Gable says and you wanna know why, then he brandishes his towel and goes the “Ready, Willing and Gable” catchphrase that Jordan continues to refuse to say.
This match will take place this weekend during NXT’s live event tour of Florida.
Back from commercial, its time for the main event.
Main Event in a TakeOver: Brooklyn Return Match for the NXT Tag Team Titles: Blake & Murphy w/Alexa Bliss vs. The Vaudevillains (“The Artiste” Aiden English & Simon Gotch) (c’s)
“We Want Blue Pants” chants by the crowd as the bell sounds. Gotch & Blake start. Gotch with a shoulder tackle for a quick 2. Bliss swipes at Gotch’s leg, but then all of a sudden, Blue Pants runs out and chases Bliss around ringside. They get in the ring and brawl, with Bliss fleeing from the ring and running to the back, with Blue Pants chasing after her. Back in the ring, Gotch gets another 2. English in, slingshot elbow drop by Gotch, running boot by English for 2. Chinlock applied, but Blake grabs the ear of English and reverses the hold. Crowd wills on English. Blake with a shoulder tackle, then avoids a dropkick and tags in Murphy. English avoids a double team, double Japanese armdrag and a double dropkick that sends the challengers outside. English with a kip-up, crowd chants “That was manly.” English goes outside, Blake distracts him, allowing Murphy to back suplex English on the apron!
Back from commercial as the challengers stomp away at English in the corner. Murphy in, more stomps by the challengers, then Murphy chokes English with his boot. Uppercut for 2. Blake in, English sent onto his out-stretched boots for another 2. Chinlock applied, crowd wills on English. Blake drives English back down, Murphy tags in as the challengers keep control on English. Murphy gets another 2. Back to the chinlock, crowd again wills on English. English gets free, sending Murphy outside, then catches him coming back in with a big right hand.
Gotch & Blake get the tags in. Series of forearms, a headbutt, a leaping knee and a couple of head kicks by Gotch. Two running corner forearms, followed by a Teardrop Suplex. Strap comes down, English tags in as Gotch hits Blake with a Finlay Roll. Murphy pulls Gotch outside as English heads up top and goes for the Swanton, but Blake gets the knees up as Murphy sends Gotch into the ringpost. Murphy in, Meteora off the ropes to English, but English kicks out! Murphy can’t believe it! English surprises Murphy with an inside cradle for 2. Blake in, English gets out of a double team, backdrops Murphy outside.
Gotch in, Whirly Divirish by the Vaudevillains to retain the titles.
Winners and STILL NXT Tag Team Champions: The Vaudevillains by pinfall (The Whirly Divirish)
Vaudevillains celebrate their title retention afterwards.
We close with promos by The Jersey Boys & Finn Balor and Samoa Joe about their Round 2 match next week.
Enzo Amore says that no man has done more for our careers than Dusty Rhodes and its an honor and a privelige to be competing in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. As for our opponents next week, we’ve bent elbows with them a few times and there is nothing “foogazie” about that title around your waist, Finn Balor and there ain’t nothing “SAWFT” about you, Samoa Joe, but as for Big Cass, there ain’t nothing “SAWFT” about that size 16 boot, neither and the “Michael Jordan of Jaragon”, my jaw is so hard, I can blow a bubble with an hour later. Winners focus on winning, losers focus on wins and real recoginzes real.
Cass says that we have all the respect in the world for Joe and Balor, but next week, respect goes out the window, along with your chances of winning this tournament, because you two are going home and me & Enzo are moving on to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, how you doin’?
We go to Balor & Joe. Balor says that next week, we face Enzo & Cass. Now, you guys are my friends, but friendship gets pushed aside. This is the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and Dusty Rhodes was my mentor.
Joe says that friends or not, me & Finn are here for a singular purpose and that’s winning it all. Ain’t that right, champ? Joe slaps the belt, which surprises Balor. Joe says that we know you two are the realest guys in the room, but you’re staring at the two toughest dogs on the block and trust me gentlemen, you can’t teach that.