The Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Rich Swann def. Tino Sabatelli
- Peyton Royce def. Daria Berenato
- Bobby Roode def. Tye Dillinger
- Hideo Itami def. Austin Aries
- Shane Thorne def. Dash Wilder
- Asuka def. Ember Moon to retain the Women’s championship
- Shinsuke Nakamura & No Way Jose def. Samoa Joe & Riddick Moss
What caught our eye?
Crowd of reportedly 2,000, as it doesn’t seem NXT came close to sell outs on this tour.
Good news for anyone concerned about Swann’s ribs from last night, as he lead off with his usual performance in a win over Sabatelli.
Wisconsin’s own A-Double knows how to get a reaction:
So @AustinAries wore @packers zubaz tonight. This man is great #NXTMinny pic.twitter.com/vnsoWZmB94— Justin The Pepsiman (@JustinPepsiMan) September 18, 2016
Maybe not the most heat of the show, though, as the WrestleMania 33 ad played during intermission and triggered memories of an event that was rumored to have been awarded to the Twin Cities at one point.
Minnesota crowd booing the #Wrestlemania promo for Orlando. We will get one soon! #NXTMinny— MN Wrestling Crew (@MNWrestlingCrew) September 18, 2016
And yes, for whatever reason I decided to GLF it and time all of the matches. #nxtminny #topguys #unrelatedpic pic.twitter.com/RCja8cKZzh— Chris Harrington (@mookieghana) September 18, 2016
This was the set-up for Dash’s singles match, which reportedly didn’t do much for the crowd.
On the other hand, this Women’s title match (and a preview of a big future program) got high marks:
@WWEEmberMoon is a pure athlete. Watching her wrestle live was unbelievable. #NXTMinny pic.twitter.com/OdLkmuTOtY— Michael Davis (@Michael_Davis92) September 18, 2016
Thursday night back in Venice, Florida.
Thanks to NJ on Twitter for our header image.