WWE NXT Recap & Results (2/27)

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Gargano Agreed To Team Up With Ciampa 

Johnny Gargano came down to the ring and stated that he had one of the toughest matches of his career last week against Velveteen Dream. Gargano admitted that he failed and the crowd chanted “Johnny Failure!”.

NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa interrupted and said that Johnny Gargano is at his best when they work together. Ciampa brought up offering Gargano help last week and that Johnny refused. Tommaso claimed that they need each other and that this is destiny.

Ciampa showed off his NXT Championship and then proposed DIY enter the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament. Tommaso added that TakeOver: New York could end with them standing side by side as champions. Tommaso extended his hand and Johnny shook it as the crowd erupted in a “yes!” chant.

Aliyah & Borne Picked Up A Victory

Aliyah & Vanessa Borne battled Taynara Conti and Xia Li tonight on NXT. Conti and Borne started off the match. Conti booted Borne in the face for a near fall. Aliyah distracted Taynara and Borne capitalized and sent Conti to the corner.

Borne connected with a Bronco Buster and tagged Aliyah into the match. Aliyah planted Conti with a Suplex for a two count and then applied a Headlock. Conti broke free and leaped across the ring to tag in Xia Li.

Li leveled Aliyah with a Superkick for a two count. Borne tagged in and draped Li across her knee. Aliyah then hit Li with a Neckbreaker for the pinfall victory.

Lee & Dijakovic Stole The Show

Dominik Dijakovic squared off against Keith Lee on this week’s show. Dijakovic and Lee locked up in the middle of the ring to start off the match. Dijakovic went for a Monkey Flip but Lee landed on his feet as the crowd chanted “bask in the glory!”.

Lee posed in the corner of the ring and Dominik got pissed off. Dijakovic hit Lee with a chop to the chest and then an elbow to the face off the second turnbuckle. Lee battled back and pounced Dominik across the ring.

Dijakovic connected with a Superkick and followed it up with a Chokeslam for a near fall. Dominik climbed up to the second rope and went for a Clothesline but Lee countered with a chop. Dijakovic sent Lee to the apron and then booted him to the floor outside the ring.

Dominik followed it up with an awesome Moonsault off the second rope and both Superstars crashed on the steel entrance ramp as the crowd chanted “NXT!”. Both Superstars tried to make their way back to the ring but the referee counted them both out.

Belair & Shirai Will Battle To Determine The #1 Contender

During this week’s episode of NXT, Bianca Belair and Io Shirai had an argument backstage and the two Superstars needed to be separated. NXT GM William Regal later announced that Belair and Shirai will fight in two weeks. The winner of that match will go on to face Shayna Baszler for the NXT Women’s Championship at TakeOver: New York.

Bayley & Sasha Banks Made An Appearance

Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks & Bayley appeared on this week’s episode of NXT. The crowd greeted them with “welcome back!” chants as Sasha said it feels good to be home. Banks stated that their journey to become the first Women’s Tag Team Champions started right here in NXT.

Bayley added that it was very important for them to come to NXT and share the moment with the NXT Universe. Sasha Banks said that they are taking the titles to RAW, SmackDown, and NXT. Bayley challenged the women in the NXT locker room to step up because the next time they set foot in NXT they will defend the Women’s Tag Team Championships.

Shayna Baszler Tapped Out Mia Yim

NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler faced Mia Yim on this week’s episode of NXT. Shayna controlled the beginning of the match and targeted Yim’s leg. Mia finally was able to battle back and connected with Eat Defeat out of nowhere for a near fall.

Shayna connected with a Gutwrench Suplex for a two count and then booted Yim several times. Mia Yim planted Baszler with a Powerbomb and went for the cover but Shayna was able to kick out at the last moment.

Baszler kneed Yim in the face and went for the Kirifuda Clutch. Mia was able to break the hold by bending back Shayna’s hand but Baszler quickly locked it back in for the submission victory.

The Dusty Rhodes Classic Returns Next Week

The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament will return on next week’s episode of NXT. The team that wins the tournament will go on to face War Raiders for the NXT Tag Team Championships at TakeOver: New York.