WWE NXT TV taping
Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University
Results courtesy of In-The-Building Jacob and ProWrestling.net
1. Lina Fanene over an enhancement wrestler. The crowd was very into Lina with “Lina’s gonna kill you” chants. She won with a jumping leg drop.
July 22 show
The show opened with the new NXT Champion Finn Balor coming out for a promo. He said he’s made a lot of sacrafices but they’ve all been worth it because he’s the champion. The contract signing for the title rematch with Kevin Owens was announced for later in the show . Balor said Owens has done a lot of things but beating him in Tokyo wasn’t one of them. Balor proclaimed that he will walk out of Takeover Brooklyn still NXT Champion.
1. Eva Marie beat Cassie.
2. Baron Corbin squashed an enhancement wrestler (Mr. 450).
3. Samoa Joe squashed Mike Rawlis. Joe got new music, though it’s not as much of an improvement as most have hoped for.
4. Bayley pinned Emma. Dana Brooke was ejected before the finish of the match.
5. The Vaudevillains over Angelo Dawkins and Sawyer Fulton.
The contract signing for the title match between Finn Balor and Kevin Owens for Takeover Brooklyn took place. Owens recapped all he had done since arriving and said that Finn beating him was a fluke. He declared that he will be the first two-time NXT Champion and take Finn out for good. Finn said he’s going to make Owens choke on his words. They both signed before Owens took cheap shots at Balor and William Regal before Balor fought back.
July 29 show
1. The Mechanics defeated Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady (w/ Carmella). The Mechanics got the win with a pop-up Codebreaker.
2. Baron Corbin squashed an enhancement wrestler (former TNA wrestler Jesse Sorensen)
3. Chad Gable and Jason Jordan beat an enhancement team.
4. Charlotte over Dana Brooke.
5. Kevin Owens pinned Martin Stone. Afterwards, he took Stone out with the apron powerbomb. Yes, the same Martin Stone they released from developmental a year or two ago. For what it’s worth, there was no mention of the U.S. Title, although with six matches on this show it could’ve easily been for the live crowd only.
6. NXT Tag Champions Blake and Murphy (w/ Alexa Bliss) over The Vaudevillains to retain the tag titles. Bliss grabbed English’s leg and Murphy rolled him up with a handful of tights. Post-match, The Vaudevillains got the better of them before holding up the tag title belts.They surrounded Bliss, but then offered to hold the ropes for her because they’re chivalrous. She just bitched them out and gave each a slap before leaving.
August 5 show
1. Bayley defeated Charlotte. This was a very good match which Bayey won with the Belly-to-Bayley from the top rope.
2. Baron Corbin squashed Steve Cutler.
3. Tyler Breeze pinned Aaron Solow. Post-match, William Regal came out and announced that at Takeover Brooklyn, Breeze will go one-on-one with NJPW legend Jushin “Thunder” Liger.
4. The Hype Bros beat The Mechanics.
5. Samoa Joe over Rhyno.
August 12 show
1. Tye Dillinger defeated Solomon Crowe. This was the TV debut of Dillinger’s “Perfect 10” gimmick.
2. Baron Corbin squashed Axel Tischer. Afterwards, Corbin said that nobody can beat him. Steve Cutler ran out and got put away promptly with the End of Days. Then, Samoa Joe came out and challenged Corbin to try the same thing on him. Baron said that he had just fought two guys and Joe can wait. Corbin blindsided Joe and beat him down until Joe made a comeback and choked Corbin out. It appears as though JOe vs. Corbin will take place in Brooklyn.
3. Finn Balor over Marcus Louis. Post-match, Kevin Owens ran down to attack Finn.
4. Bayley defeated Becky Lynch to become No. 1 Contender to the NXT Women’s Championship. Bayley will challenge Sasha Banks for the Women’s Championship in Brooklyn.
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