NXT is wrapping up a busy month of tapings with an event in Winter Park, Fla. tonight (Jan. 27) which should provide enough footage to take us all the way to WrestleMania and TakeOver: Dallas.
Several big angles for tonight were made during the taping which occurred last Friday night, Jan. 22 in Orlando. Samoa Joe and Sami Zayn will continue to try and determine who Finn Bálor's next challenger will be when they face off in a two-out-of-three falls match. And Austin Aries will respond to Baron Corbin's assault, which occurred before A-Double could even grab a microphone after General Manager William Regal introduced him to the NXT Universe for the first time.
Below we'll bring you the complete results, as they happen.
- Samoa Joe def. Sami Zayn in a 2-out-of-3 Falls match to become top contender to Finn Balor's NXT championship. Joe won the first fall with the Musclebuster, Zayn the second, and Joe the third. This match is getting great reviews already.
- Hype Bros def. Angelo Dawkins & Kenneth Crawford
- Emma def. Deonna Purrazzo with the Emma Lock. Dana Brooke was out with Emma. They're building her up.
- Tommaso Ciampa def. Jessy Sorensen via submission in brutal fashion in a squash.
- Bayley & Asuka def. Nia Jax & Eva Marie, with Bayley pinning Eva. After, William Regal announced Asuka will challenge Bayley for the women's championship at NXT Takeover: Dallas.
- American Alpha def. Vaudevillains to become top contenders to the NXT tag team titles. They'll be getting a shot at Dash & Dawson at NXT Takeover: Dallas.
- Shinsuke Nakamura is coming and he will be wrestling Sami Zayn at NXT Takeover: Dallas.
- Johnny Gargano def. Elias Samson but the latter attacked the former after the match. Apollo Crews eventually came out to put a stop to it.
- Finn Balor def. Rich Swann via Bloody Sunday.
- Alexa Bliss def. Sarah Dobson with the Sparkle Splash.
- Samoa Joe choked out both Bull Dempsey and Danny Burch before the two could have a match.
- Asuka def. Emma with the Asuka Lock after a long, good match.
- Austin Aries def. Riddick Moss via submission.
- American Alpha def. Skyler & Hollis.
- Baron Corbin def. QT Marshall.
- Apollo Crews def. Alex Riley and was taunted by Elias Samson.
- Samoa Joe def. Bull Dempsey via submission and they did a post-match angle where no one could get him off until Finn Balor ran in to make the save. Big brawl to send them home.