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NXT live event results from Ocala (July 22): Dory Funk, Jr. is a Hugger

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The Reserve Pavilion at Hilton Ocala in Florida.

What happened?

- 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.

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.

Not only did the recently returned Itami pick up a win, but he may have busted Patrick’s nose (he at least bloodied it):

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?

What's next?

Cocoa Beach Saturday night!

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