WWE NXT Recap & Results (3/7)

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Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Match: TM61 vs. The Authors of Pain

TM61 started off the match in control of Akam and Rezar. Nick Miller flipped onto both members of the Authors of Pain outside the ring. Back in the ring, Miller connected with a couple of chops onto Akam but he shrugged them off and whipped Miller to the corner. Rezar tagged in and beat the hell out of Miller as NXT went to a break.

When NXT returned, Authors of Pain were still dominating and Akam was back in the ring. Akam connected with a Leg Drop off the second rope and went for the cover but Miller kicked out at two. Miller was finally able to battle back and hit a DDT. Miller made his way to the corner to tag in Shane Thorne.

Thorne and Rezar were now battling in the ring. Thorne went for a Suplex but Rezar blocked it. Thorne remained persistent and blasted Rezar with a few forearms before connecting with the Suplex. Rezar booted Thorne in the face and tagged Akam back in. Akam and Rezar connected with a Powerbomb/Neckbreaker and went for the cover but Nick Miller leaped into the ring to break up the cover at the last second.

Miller tagged in and climbed to the top rope and hit a Moonsault. He then went for the cover but Rezar broke it up. Rezar grabbed Thorne and hit him with a massive Powerbomb on the ring apron. AOP then hit the Last Chapter for the pinfall victory.

Winners: The Authors of Pain

Pete Dunne was shown backstage with NXT GM William Regal. Roderick Strong and Undisputed Era interrupted. Strong wanted another shot at the U.K. Championship and Undisputed Era thought that was ridiculous. Dunne stated that Adam Cole hasn’t won anything important since arriving in NXT. Dunne and Cole got in each other’s faces before NXT GM William Regal broke it up. It was announced later on the show that Pete Dunne will defend the U.K. Championship next week.

Bianca Belair vs. Miss Drew Renee

This was a squash match. Belair hit three Suplexes in a row and then connected with a Powerbomb for the easy win.

Winner: Bianca Belair

Lacey Evans was interviewed backstage and she said that she was going to teach Dakota Kai some class next week in the ring. Shayna Baszler interrupted and Lacey Evans quickly got the hell out of there. Baszler was pissed off that Ember Moon has not responded to her challenge for another match yet and poked fun at Moon being called a fighting champion.

Tommaso Ciampa came down to the ring and was greeted with “you suck!” chants from the crowd. Fans were holding pieces of paper with Gargano’s logo on it.

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Ciampa tried to talk a couple of times but the crowd booed when he brought the microphone to his mouth. Ciampa got pissed off and threw the microphone and started to storm up the entrance ramp. He came across a fan with a Gargano sign and grabbed it from him. Ciampa ripped the sign in half and then brought the pieces into the ring. Ciampa grabbed his crutch and started hitting the sign with it like a psychopath before finally leaving the ring.

Aleister Black vs. Killian Dain

The match started off with an absolutely ridiculous running Dropkick from Dain that knocked Black on his ass. Dain went for the cover but Aleister kicked out at two. Dain charged at Black again but this time Aleister was able to get out of the way. Aleister connected with a few kicks that sent Dain tumbling to the floor outside the ring.

Killian got right back into the ring and manhandled Black. Dain launched Aleister to the corner and then connected with a Crossbody for another two count. Dain zeroed in on Aleister’s ribs and started kicking the hell out of them. Killain hit back-to-back-to-back Splashes and went for the cover but Black kicked out.

Black battled back and hit a series of kicks. Aleister delivered an awesome springboard Moonsault to Dain for a two count. Dain got back up and leveled Black with a Clothesline for two. Killian Dain remained on the attack and planted Black with a Spinebuster. Killian followed it up with a Vader Bomb and went for the cover but Aleister kicked out. Dain went for the Ulster Plantation but Black reversed it into a roll-up for two. Aleister connected with the Black Mass out of nowhere for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Aleister Black

Confirmed matches for next week’s episode of NXT:

  • Lacey Evans vs. Dakota Kai
  • Street Profits vs. Heavy Machinery (Dusty Rhodes Classic)
  • SAnitY vs. Sabbatelli & Moss (Dusty Rhodes Classic)
  • Pete Dunne (c) vs. Adam Cole (United Kingdom Championship)