The Reserve Pavilion at Hilton Ocala in Florida.
- Rich Swann def. Ho Ho Lun
- Riddick Moss def. Hugo Knox
- Dory Funk, Jr. interview (feat. Mandy Rose & Bayley!)
- Hideo Itami def. Patrick Clark
- Asuka def. Ember Moon via submission to retain the NXT Women’s title
- No Way Jose def. Tino Sabatelli
- TM61 def. Niko Bogojevic & Tucker Knight
- Shinsuke Nakamura def. Buddy Murphy
What caught our eye?
This is a new venue for NXT, and it sounds... interesting. In a tent, with livestock nearby, and HOT.
#NXTOcala is on fire! No really it's hot up in here— Jenny Silagyi (@bonez216) July 22, 2016
Fun fact: Dory Funk, Jr. trained Matt Bloom, so he’s kind of NXT’s grandfather.
Anyway, he came out to thank the crowd and was interrupted by Mandy Rose, Bayley wasn’t having that, so Rose got a Hugplex, then the WWE Hall of Famer got a hug.
Dori Funk is a Hugger.... Isn't that right @itsBayleyWWE #NXTOcala pic.twitter.com/zHJgVded8t— Cody Starbuck (@Cody_Starbuck) July 23, 2016
Not only did the recently returned Itami pick up a win, but he may have busted Patrick’s nose (he at least bloodied it):
Welcome back @HideoItami. #nxtocala #wwe #nxt pic.twitter.com/66jUbvP52S— Magic Mike™ (@mike_von_doom) July 23, 2016
Seems like a bit of a short night, but considering the heat, folks did get to see a Cruiserweight Classic showcase, Nakamura, Asuka & Itami in action, plus an appearance by the Hugster - so that’s not bad for $10, right?
Cocoa Beach Saturday night!