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NXT results, live blog (Oct. 4, 2017): Drew McIntyre vs. Roderick Strong

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Enjoy the show!

- After a video on the title match main event, Mauro Ranallo starts the show by offering a Lance Russell tribute by welcoming us to the “wild and wooly world of Ruby Riot”

- Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross def. Peyton Royce and Billie Kay via pinfall (Riot on Key after a Pele Kick); Riot started alone and worked this as a handicap match for most of it, with Peyton mocking her and telling her to tag her nonexistant partner. Cross showed up after Ruby barely kicks out of a pin by Kay. She reluctantly but willingly tagged Nikki this time. After a flurry of offense from SAnitY’s Scottish Psycho Riot tagged herself in and hit a double-drop kick to lead to the end.

- Flashback to Lars Sullivan’s match with Oney Lorcan last week sets up a Christy St. Cloud interview with Sullivan. She asks about Danny Burch challenging him for next week, and Lars says despite his opponents saying he has an uncontrollable rage, he’s always in control. He advises Burch to try and control his fear heading into their match.

- Shot of Roderick Strong warming up backstage, getting ready for the main. Nigel McGuinness says Roddy’s been preparing for this moment all his life.

- Zelina Vega is on the phone when the “media” interupts her. They ask about General Manager William Regal giving Johnny Gargano a rematch next week. She says she knew Johnny wasn’t over his break-up with Tommaso Ciampa, so she played him like a puppet master. But she never touched him. Almas will beat him fair and square again, and then Andrade wants a title shot.

- Flashback to last week’s main event, as Mauro tells us we’ll be getting SAnitY vs. Undisputed Era six-man tag in two weeks.

- Aleister Black vs. Lio Rush doesn’t happen as Velveteen Dream (under a mask, initially) takes Rush out during Black’s entrance. He wants Aleister to “acknowledge” him by saying his name, but Black enters the ring and ignores him as he sits. He remains in his cross-legged position and won’t even look at Dream, who has a mini-meltdown while exiting.

- Kairi Sane def. Aliyah via pinfall following an In-Sane Elbow; Aliyah got in a fair amount of early offense, but a spear turned the tide on a quick win for the MYC winner

- Mauro announces our first Women’s title qualifying match is next week, featuring Nikki Cross vs. Liv Morgan vs. Peyton Royce. Nigel reminds us Gargano/Almas II will also take place on that show.

- Drew McIntyre def. Roderick Strong via pinfall following Claymore to retain his NXT championship; Roddy took control with an aggressive burst after he slammed the champ onto the steel steps, and proceeded to target Drew’s lower back. McIntyre managed to come back for a Celtic Cross off the top, but Strong kicked out. Roddy came back and even connected with a Sick Kick, but it wasn’t enough. The end comes after McIntyre threw Strong into the ring post on the outside and THEN hit a FutureShock DDT before his other finisher.

- Post-match, Roddy agrees to a handshake, but tells Drew “this isn’t over”. Undisputed Era come out and talk to Strong on the stage. He doesn’t say anything, but he listens. They leave as he looks on and the champ shouts from the ring.

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