NXT is back in Winter Park, Florida for a show at their home base of Full Sail Live, where they'll tape matches and segments for their regular Wednesday night series on WWE Network.
With only two shows until the next live TakeOver special on June 8, some of what is filmed tonight will be build for that event. So far, only two matches are confirmed - a NXT title bout between Samoa Joe and Finn Balor which will be the brand's first ever in a steel cage, and another Dallas rematch between American Alpha and the Revival for the tag team championship.
Despite having the bulk of the card for TakeOver up in the air, Wrestling Observer (subscription required but recommended) reports much of what is filmed on May 19 will be used after June 8. How that will work out will be almost as interesting as who wins and loses. They also still have a couple of notable matches left over from the April 28 taping which haven't aired so...
Here are the results for the tapings from Full Sail:
- Manny Andrade (now Andrade "Cein" Almas) pinned Tino Sabatelli in a dark match
- American Alpha def. The Authors of Pain (Sunny Dhinsa and Gzim Selmani)
- William Regal announces that Bayley isn't cleared to wrestle her rematch against Asuka at TakeOver. He makes a No. 1 contender match between Carmella, Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax for the main event of the first episode at the tapings.
- Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa defeat the debuting team of TM61. That was fast!
- Shinsuke Nakamura interrupts an Austin Aries promo and they both claim to be the next NXT Champion. William Regal comes out and makes Nakamura vs. Aries official for TakeOver!
- No Way Jose defeats Johnny Vandal.
- Nia Jax defeats Alexa Bliss and Carmella to become the No. 1 contender, pinning Carmella after a leg drop. She will face Asuka for the Women's Championship at TakeOver. Asuka and Nia have a staredown.
- The Revival open the second episode of the tapings with a promo. They're interrupted by Gargano and Ciampa of all people, who want their own shot at the titles. The Revival talk trash, then leave. Gargano and Ciampa call them back in the ring and then send them packing with stereo dropkicks.
- Buddy Murphy wrestles a singles match against Tye Dillinger. Dillinger picked up a big win and life after BAMF looks a bit bleak at the moment.
- Austin Aries submits Elias Samson using Last Chancery in a match where both guys got booed lustily by Full Sail. A-Double with a post-match promo promising to beat Nakamura.
- William Regal is out to oversee a contract signing for the Women's title match. Nia says people are afraid of the champ, but doesn't know why. She's not, especially after she broke Bayley. Asuka goes off in Japanese and shoves Jax, who grabs her and powerbombs her. Regal and referees check on the champ.
- Gargano & Ciampa are out for their match against Dash & Dawson from the opening segment, and they pull off the upset when Gargano counters a Superplex into a pin. The Revival start the beatdown, and American Alpha run-in to make the save. Brawl closes that episode.
And... guess that's it... both of these look like dark matches... or for use after June 8
- Athena def. Nikki Storm with an O-Face (even though that's certainly not what it's called in WWE)
- Shinsuke is back, and he's teaming with Finn Balor against Joe & Tye Dillinger in the dark main. The faces win, and the champ took the pin