NXT is back at their home base of Full Sail Live, where they'll tape matches and segments for their regular Wednesday night series on WWE Network.
Tonight’s show (Aug. 25) is the first taping after last Saturday’s TakeOver: Brooklyn II event, where Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Samoa Joe to become NXT champion, and Bayley said goodbye (she’s since debuted on Raw). We should learn a lot about the direction for all this brand’s titles, and much more, from this taping.
We’ll find out as the results start rolling in from Winter Park, Florida. We'll be updating those here live, starting at the scheduled 6:30PM Eastern bell time:
- Tom Phillips and Corey Graves are still the commentary team.
- Daria def. Billie Kay with a triangle. This was a dark match.
- Tye Dillinger def. Buddy Murphy.
- There was a backstage interview with Tommaso Chiampa that led to a brawl when The Revival beat him down out into the ring.
- Steve Cutler def. Kenneth Crawford.
- No Way Jose def. Angelo Dawkins.
- Liv Morgan def. Aliyah, though there was nothing but criticism for her finish. Aliyah was rocking some new gear and had different entrance music.
- Shinsuke Nakamura showed up to cut a promo saying he was still hurting from his match with Samoa Joe at Takeover: Brooklyn II but he's champion now and the era of Strong Style has begun.
- Asuka squashed Danielle Kamela in the latter's debut. By squashed I mean she had the Asuka Lock and tap within the first 10 seconds.
- TM 61 def. Tony Nese & Daivari.
- Ember Moon def. Leah Vaughn.
- Shinsuke Nakamura def. Steve Cutler. Samoa Joe was on commentary for this and he bailed in a huff after the match.
- Austin Aries def. Andrade Almas in a long match. No suspenders, though!
- Oney Lorcan def. Tino Sabbatelli with a half crab.
- Samoa Joe showed up to cut a promo. He called out Shinsuke Nakamura and said he wanted his rematch. The champ agreed. Then Joe beat him down. They threw up the "X" and Nakamura did a stretcher job, with William Regal and Corey Graves out to check on him while he was being loaded up.
- Liv Morgan def. Rachael Ellering and cut a promo after calling out Asuka.
- Hideo Itami def. Drew Gulak with, yes, the GTS.
- Authors of Pain def. Local athletes in a squash.
- Bobby Roode def. No Way Jose. They gave him another big entrance, this time with a platform.