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NXT results, live blog (Jan. 10, 2018): SAnitY vs. Undisputed ERA

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- Adam Cole (BAY-BAY), Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly welcome us to 2018. The tag champs vow to end SAnitY tonight, and Cole says he’ll destroy anyone who gets in the way of his becoming the next NXT champion. Then we’re on to intro...

- Center Stage has a loud “N-X-T” chant going as Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuiness and Percy Watson welcome us.

- Shayna Baszler’s entrance starts with the sound of horses, so... make of that what you will. They show the Twitter video of her causing a ruckus at The PC.

- Shayna Baszler def. Dakota Kai via referee stoppage; The Queen of Spades bullies the plucky Kiwi from the start and stomps on her elbow while she had her arm trapped in a prone position (at a right angle to the mat).

- After the bell, Baszler breaks through the officials checking on Kai to lock on the Kirifuda Clutch. She only stops when Ember Moon hits the stage and comes down to the ring. Shayna backs off with a smile as the champ check on Dakota.

- Authors of Pain cut a promo vowing to take back their titles from whoever wins tonight’s tag title match. Akam and Rezar talk more than normal in a mix of English and their native languages (although Akam is from Canada and Rezar’s didn’t sound Dutch, so I presume they’re speaking their parents’ native languages?).

- After a recap of the previous match’s finish, Christy St. Cloud catches up with Baszler to ask about it. General Manager William Regal interupts to say he wants a word with Shayna. Regal says he’s been in the business for a long time and sees through her games. Beating people up is not going to get her a title shot. The Queen of Spades says “are we done here?” and walks off.

- Kassius Ohno vs. Raul Mendoza via pinfall following the High Tension elbow strike (springboard forearm to the back of the opponent’s head); Mendoza got in a ton of offense in a back-and-forth affair, but after a nearfall off an enziguri, KO caught him with a big boot and it wasn’t long before it was over.

- The media caught up with Zelina Vega “earlier today”. She says she and Andrade Almas have never been more on the same page, and they know what it takes to stay on top. Asked about Gargano earning a title shot, she points out that Johnny only picked on the vulnerable man in the 4Way, and that isn’t earning a championship. It proves Gargano is a lie. She says they’re not worried about winning a third match against Johnny Wrestling, but they have a plan to do just that.

- St. Cloud interviews Gargano, and she asks what’s going through his mind. He starts to say words can’t describe what he’s thinking when Velveteen Dream walks up. Dream wants Johnny to say “thank you”, because Gargano took 20 minutes to beat a guy (who doesn’t look like a Superstar) in Kassius Ohno that The Dream would have beaten in less time. He also knows he would have beat Aleister Black, and that he would beat Andrade “Cien” Almas. And Johnny knows he wouldn’t have a chance to do any of those things if he didn’t take Velveteen’s spot. Gargano gives us his thinking face as Dream walks off.

- Street Profits have a mic backstage and a joking around with staff. Montez Ford considers his chains and realizes he’s missing some gold. Angelo Dawkins notices they’re near Regal’s office and Ford goes to enter when Dawkins reminds them they need to have manners. They knock on the door and head in. After complimenting his wardrobe and commenting on how dry it is in there, they point out they’re undefeated and ask when they’ll get a shot. Regal says he’s been watching them and agrees they deserve a chance, and he makes a #1 contender’s match against AoP for next week. The Profits recognize the challenge and are excited. They then marvel at a quick dance move from the GM before they out.

- Lars Sullivan def. Lio Rush via pinfall following Freak Accident; Rush stayed ahead for a few seconds with his speed, but this was a showcase for Lars’ power

- Post-match, Sullivan gets on the stick to talk about how he’s dealt with everyone who’s been put in front of him so far. A couple weeks ago he faced someone he wasn’t sure he could deal with, and that brought him joy. So now he wants to face Killian Dain again, and destroy that force! To punctuate things, he grabs Rush and carries him up the turnbuckles for a SUPER FREAK ACCIDENT!

- Mauro throws it backstage, where Undisputed ERA is wrecking SAnitY. They throw tables and barricades on Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe and Killian Dain until referees run in to stop it. They walk off screaming about how those “three morons” need to learn they run things around here now.

- SAnitY vs. Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish (c) for the NXT Tag Team championship Undisputed ERA are out, and they’re wondering if SAnitY forgot about their match. Fish offers to go up to the roof and remind them, when Cole cuts him off and says he remembers - they kicked the chaos out of them, and they’ll kick the chaos out of anyone who gets in their way... here comes Nikki Cross! She tries to claw through some officials to get to the ring, but is held back. Regal is out and says this is ridiculous, and they will defend their tag titles tonight! Roderick Strong makes his way out and says he’ll fight them. He’ll head backstage and get a partner right now... “NO MAN IS EVER TRULY GOOD, NO MAN IS EVER TRULY E-VIL” Aleister black says “as will I”. Roddy and Black take off their shirts and hit the ring swinging! The ERA back off as we take a break.

- Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly def. Aleister Black and Roderick Strong via pinfall (Total Elimination on Strong) to retain their NXT Tag Team championship; the faces control the action early as the announce team plays up how Undisputed ERA wasn’t ready to face this team. While O’Reilly and Black were legal, Fish pulled Aleister’s feet out from under him on the apron to regain an advantage before a commercial. The champs show off their teamwork controlling Black in their corner; tags to both and Roddy is the house afire, taking Fish out with a high knee and then dropkicking O’Reilly, backbreakers for everyone but Fish breaks up a cover and then Kyle and Strong stiff the heck out of each other. Black took out Fish while they’re down, but Cole appears to forearm Aleister. Black doesn’t go down, but he follows AC out of the ring area, leaving Roddy alone for the finish.

- Black looks shocked from the stands while the heels celebrate and heads to the ring for some retribution, but Cole returns to grab him from behind and send him into the ring post. He ends up getting superkicked by Cole. The ERA holds him up, and they continue to beat him down, ending with a neckbreaker out of a fireman’s onto a steel chair.

- Mr. Regal is back to inform Cole that his match at TakeOver will live up to Philadelphia’s extreme history... he’ll face Black in an Extreme Rules match! AC looks shocked, but then leaves with his boys while thanking Regal.

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