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WWE NXT results, live blog (April 12, 2017): Drew McIntyre debuts

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Something's at the edge of your mind, you don't know what it is. Somethin' you were hopin' to find but you're not sure what it is, and I hope you can figure it out, but for me, I'm just going to be liveblogging this here pro wrestling show, folks.

Yep, it's a special feature tonight; Sean's having internet troubles at home and so I'm going to be providing you folks with a full-service liveblog and then the illustrious Kyle Decker will tag in to take care of the recap & reactions post. On with the show!

Show opens with the brand new intro video, which is super gritty with all sorts of effects overlaid.

Aleister Black makes his entrance rising from the smoke, he has a match.

Aleister Black vs. Corey Hollis

Southern independent standout Hollis is rarin' to go but Black takes his time, hands folded behind his back. Hollis charges in...

Aleister Black wins by pinfall with Black Mass.

Black sits crosslegged in the middle of the ring in contemplation after.

Commentary tosses to a recap video of Tye Dillinger's debut on SmackDown last week.

Tye is backstage for an interview, congratulating him on his debut. He talks about how it's what he's been working 15 years for and he couldn't be happier. But he's got some unfinished business in NXT, and he went to speak to William Regal, who's giving him a chance to finish it in a match against Eric Young.

But if EY wants to play the numbers game with SAnitY, it's gonna be hard, because the match is going to be inside of a steel cage.

Commentary hypes up Drew McIntyre's return against Oney Lorcan, a rematch of Evolve 43, but first, #DIY will be in action up next, plus NXT will also say farewell to Shinsuke Nakamura tonight.

#DIY (Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa) vs. Dylan Miley & Michael Richard Blaze

Ciampa and Miley to start, Dylan offers a handshake and his hand swallows the Psycho Killer's whole. Tommaso with a side headlock, Miley tries to lift him up and then shoot im off but both attempts are blocked until he hauls him off and throws him over. Back and forth, a lariat connects solidly but Miley knocks him over with a shoulder block.

Up with a military press but Ciampa escapes and tags Gargano. Dylan catches a slingshot into a delayed vertical suplex! He even went on one leg at one point! Blaze wants in and Miley tags him. Punches in the corner, Michael backs off and whips him across but Johnny dodges the charge and hits the roll-through enzuigiri and a jumping neckbreaker!

Charging chop, Ciampa tags in and they catch MRB in the corner with a knee and an enzuigiri combo. Johnny Wrestling tags back in, they knock Miley off the apron...

#DIY win by pinfall with Meeting in the Middle on Michael Richard Blaze.

Post-match, Miley is furious. The crowd serenades him with "DELETE!" chants and he drags Blaze up for wicked crossface shots before palming his head like a basketball and slamming him down! A second iron claw slam into a ribbreaker and then a spinning World's Strongest Slam and the man with the giant hands takes his leave.

Commentary tosses to a video package of Ember Moon's unsuccessful title shot against Asuka. She's wandering the arena as they take the set down and ruminating on how it was supposed to be her moment, her opportunity to show the world that she could do anything.

It was her destiny to go down in history, she says, to be the one, and that's where it all went wrong. Asuka proved that she would do anything to keep the NXT Women's Championship. She tells Asuka that she WILL be the one, and she will be the next NXT Women's Champion.

Commentary tells us that Ruby Riot will be in action up next.

Commentary hypes up the Young/Dillinger steel cage match, that will be next week.

Ruby gets a picture-in-picture promo. She says she made her debut standing up against Nikki Cross and she came to NXT to become the NXT Women's Champion, and tonight she starts that path, and we start a riot.

Kimberly Frankele vs. Ruby Riot

Collar and elbow, Ruby takes her over over and passes her to the side but Kimberly gets an arm drag off and pops her in the face. Forearms in the corner, to the next to run her face into it but Riot gets a boot up and throws a Frankensteiner.

Nikki Cross is at ringside banging the barricade and Frankele gets a jawbreaker and a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker in for a nearfall. Kick to the back, face to turnbuckle, Kimber lays a big chop in but Ruby blocks a second and fires back with a bunch of chops of her own.

Lariat, dropkick, Ruby Riot is fired up! Headscissors smash into the middle turnbuckle, charging kick, arm wringer...

Ruby Riot wins by pinfall with a short-arm enzuigiri.

Cross backs off up the ramp, smiling and snarling as Ruby stares her down.

Commentary runs over some of the hype from Drew McIntyre's return, his match is up next.

A video package plays for the Authors of Pain, running through their rise to the titles and dominance

Billie Kay and Peyton Royce are wandering backstage to the trainer's room (Hey there, Norman Smiley!) where they run into Aliyah and Liv Morgan, who they mock for being losers, but Liv knocks Billy into a bathtub. She flounders until a medic helps her out, and this is pro wrestling so surely this means war.

Drew McIntyre vs. Oney Lorcan

Squaring off, collar and elbow, Drew backs him in the corner but Oney gets the better of it before referee Drake Wuertz makes the break. Side headlock applied, McIntyre tosses him off, duck a lariat and Drew catches him with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex!

Lorcan heads outside and McIntyre beckons him in, which he obliges after a few counts, throwing a pair of uppercuts that send Drew outside and following with a tope con giro! Up top, diving crossbody but McIntyre catches him and slams him on the apron! The crowd chants "Drew!" and we take a break for a house ad.

When we get back to the match, Drew backs Oney in the corner for another huge belly-to-belly suplex for two. Chop in the corner, whip across but Lorcan gets the boot up. To the second, dive over, he catches the blockbuster on the rebound for two! Oney going back up top again and McIntyre cuts him off with a headbutt, climbing after.

Struggle on the turnbuckle, Drew in the Tree of Woe... SPIDER BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX! Lorcan firing huge slaps, lefts and rights, Drew shoves him off, catches him in the ropes, inverted Alabama Slam! McIntyre tuning up the band...

Drew McIntyre wins by pinfall with Claymore.

Drew is interviewed after the match, he says NXT is exactly where he needs to be. He's worked so hard the past few years, built up a reputation, and he could have signed anywhere in the world. He has all the raw talent, he could put the smackdown on anybody, but he doesn't want to be anywhere else but on NXT.

(So that whole thing about saving Evolve from itself...? No? Didn't think so. Grumble grumble.)

We say goodbye to the King of Strong Style next.

Enter Shinsuke Nakamura.

The Full Sail crowd gives him the warm welcome you'd expect, and he begins. He says one year ago he came to NXT, he already had experience, he was champion in Japan, but he came to challenge himself, to compete with the best in the world. One year later, he calls NXT his home.

He learned a lot of things from the NXT superstars, coaches, and from the fans as well. He says NXT is its own brand, with its own energy, something new and different. One thing he found very quickly, the NXT universe is crazy! They create chants, singing, innovation, the passion, it's different from the others.

NXT is your style, he says, and he will always be NXT, because we are NXT.

The NXT roster files out on stage as Shinsuke gestures a farewell in his unique manner. He slies out the ring, slaps hands with some fans, bows to William Regal, and spends a moment with Hideo Itami and Kassius Ohno before Finn Balor comes through the crush to send him off.

That's the show, folks.

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