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 (Jan. 5) is the last scheduled taping before Jan. 28’s TakeOver: San Antonio event on the night before Royal Rumble. It should establish the rest of the card for that show, as currently we only have Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bobby Roode for the NXT title and Authors of Pain vs. the winner of the #DIY/Revival rematch (already filmed, but scheduled to air in the coming weeks) for the tag belts officially announced for the event at Freeman Coliseum.
We’ll know more when results start rolling in from Winter Park, Florida. We'll be updating those here live, starting at the scheduled 6:30PM Eastern bell time:
- Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford over Adrian Jaoude & Cezar Bononi in the pre-show dark match.
- A video is played of Billie Kay & Peyton Royce attacking Asuka in the parking lot before the show.
- Billie Kay & Peyton Royce over Macey Estrella & Sarah “Crazy Mary Dobson” Bridges.
- Post-match, the Icons claim to be the most dominant force in the women’s division and say the title belongs to them. Asuka runs in (presumably to dispute this and avenge her earlier beating) and gets beaten down, but Nikki Cross makes the save...
- ...and after clearing the ring of Kay & Royce, Cross attacks Asuka herself!
- Elias Samson over Jonathan Cruz (of Los Ben Dejos fame).
- Andrade “Cien” Almas over Oney Lorcan. Post-match, Almas is interviewed and answers heatedly in Spanish.
- #DIY (Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa) (c) over the Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship, so they’re doing a fresh version of that tonight.
- Post-match, the Authors of Pain jump #DIY and lay them out.
- Nikki Cross over Kennadi Brink.
- Roderick Strong over Steve Cutler. Roddy has new music, it seems. (Here’s hoping it’s an appropriately Jimmy Hart version of End of Heartache, eh?)
- Post-match, Roddy cut a promo calling Almas out, saying he doesn’t care what Almas has to say, he’s here for the NXT Championship.
- Tye Dillinger out to cut a promo. He says he ended 2016 with a huge question mark and there’s only so many times you can let the people down. He doesn’t know if he has it in him anymore to be the Perfect 10.
- Enter SAnitY. Eric Young says Tye never had it, but with some guidance and a helping hand, maybe he could have everything. Alexander Wolfe offers him a jacket, but Tye throws it to the ground. EY continues pitching him on it, saying that sometimes the right thing feels wrong and that he isn’t asking.
- Tye lays EY out but Damo comes out of the crowd and spears him! He follows with Ulster Plantation and accepts the jacket. Damo has joined SAnitY!
- Ember Moon over Liv Morgan.
- Contract signing for Bobby Roode vs. Shinsuke Nakamura now. Roode starts off by downplaying Nakamura’s career accomplishments, but puts over his theme song. Nakamura, and this seems to be factual, says he likes Bobby because he looks like a Shiba Inu dog. He is a weird dude, Shinsuke.
- Aliyah over Mandy Rose.
- No Way Jose over Kona Reeves. Post-match, Elias Samson comes down to interrupt Jose’s celebration with a song.
- Eric Young over Chris Atkins. After, EY tells Tye he made his choice, and so Dillinger will be wrestling someone from SAnitY at TakeOver: San Antonio.
- TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne) over The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson), but the Revival laid a beating on the Australians after.
- William Regal comes out to confirm that the NXT Women’s Championship match at TakeOver: San Antonio will be a four-way match, with Asuka defending against Billie Kay, Nikki Cross, and Peyton Royce. Kay and Royce come out to address this decision, and Nikki follows. Asuka attacks the Icons, she and Nikki have a stare-down before finishing off the Icons together, going back to staring at each other, and fighting off a bunch of security guards. Asuka throws a knockout kick at Cross and starts to leave, but Nikki wakes up and plants her with a dive to the outside.
- Shinsuke Nakamura & Tajiri over Bobby Roode & Samoa Joe, presumably a dark match to finish out the taping.
- CHRIS HERO IS HERE! Alas, his tron says Kassius Ohno once again. He comes out wearing a suit, heads in the ring, shows Nakamura his elbow, and leaves.
There you have it, folks.
Three weeks of tapings to take us all the way to TakeOver: San Antonio. You like what you see?