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NXT results, live blog (Jan. 17, 2018): Street Profits vs. Authors of Pain

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- Straight into the opening video, then Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson bring us in to Atlanta’s Center Stage by reminding us how close we are to TakeOver: Philly and highlighting the tag main event. We’re also opening with a tag. This one was set-up when Otis Dozovic tried to move Tino Sabatelli’s Maserati out of a parking space by lifting it.

- Tino Sabatelli and Riddick Moss def. Heavy Machinery when Moss rolls up Tucker Knight and puts his feet up on the top rope for leverage; Tino got an early drop kick in on Otis, but then Dozovic caught his mid-air when he tried another attack and tagged in Knight to give front facelock airplane spins to both heels. HM channels The Bushwackers, then Dozer hits his Worm-inspired Caterpillar elbow, but a chop block from Moss puts Otis down. Knight eventually comes in hot and cleans house, but gets caught for the finish after dumping Sabatelli.

- Hallway promo for Undisputed ERA. Adam Cole says he’ll fight Aleister Black in Philadelphia where he’ll have a million ways to hurt him, and he’ll “mangle and embarrass” him. The tag champs say it doesn’t matter if AoP or Street Profits win tonight, they’re fighting for the right to get dropped by Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly.

- Black vs. Cole gets a sick promo package with highlights from their previous match and last week, quotes from Aleister saying he doesn’t need allies and promising to make AC “fade to black”, and brief clips of spots from Extreme Rules matches past.

- Roderick Strong def. Fabian Aichner via submission with Stronghold; counter for counter until Aichner catches Roddy in mid-air and slams him to the mat as we head to commercial. Every time Strong gets some space, it’s answered with power, until Roddy pops over on a powerbomb set-up to gain the advantage. Fabian grabs the ropes on a Fireman’s carry to get a backbreaker of his own, but when he goes for something off the top, Strong catches him for another backbreaker to lock in the final hold.

- Roddy gets a mic afterwards, and says that last week, someone came out here looking for a fight and the words keep ringing in his head because he feels the same way. Like him, he’s gone through everything NXT put in is way. He repeats Lars Sullivan’s line about being brought joy by facing something he’d never faced before, and needing to destroy it. He wants a match with Lars.

- A look at TM61’s tag team history starts with outtakes from a promo reel around the time of their NXT debut and highlights of their run before Thorne’s injury. Shane Thorne and Nick Miller talk about meeting at 16 and wrestling in Australia, first as competitors and then deciding to team up. Even after winning titles Down Under, they decided to come to the U.S. for Harley Race’s wrestling camp. Race bugged WWE to give them a tryout with guys like Seth Rollins and Xavier Woods, but they weren’t ready. They went to Japan and worked as young boys, eventually winning titles in front of Race. We’ll get more of this next week in Pt. 2.

- Lacey Evans def. Aliyah via pinfall following a right hand strike; Evans power vs. Aliyah’s agility until Lacey takes charge by rubbing her opponent’s face along the top rope and hitting a springboard elbow. She works Aliyah over in the corner but can’t get three. Fighting back, she gets two on a Northern Lights suplex. Aliyah runs right into the punch moments later, and Evans seems surprised at the results.

- Afterwards, Evans gets a mic to ask how William Regal can allow the lowest forms of life to walk around the women’s locker room. It’s time for a real lady like Lacey to clean house. She says she’ll start with the psycho Nikki Cross, or the whatever Ember Moon, or the Pirate... Evans notices Shayna Baszler walked out behind her and exits.

- Baszler heads to the ring and puts the RNC on Aliyah. Moon runs in and Shayna slides out while the champ calls for her to get in the ring. Ember on the stick, asks if Baszler wants to bully someone, she dares her to do it with her. She dares her to get in the ring and fight now. Shayna says she doesn’t have her gear (she’s in street clothes), but she’ll do it for Moon’s title. The champ says she’ll meet her wherever, whenever, but The Queen of Spades better be ready. Baszler says lets do it in Philly, but the announcers remind us that Regal has to make the match before it’s official.

- An interview with The GM makes the Women’s title match official. Zelina Vega barges in and says she wants to talk to Regal (and tells Christy St. Cloud to stay so everyone can hear this). Johnny Gargano was carried in a tag team, and gifted a title opportunity. Vega thinks Velveteen Dream had a good point last week, and suggests Gargano face Dream to prove to her, the fans and himself he has a chance in Philly. Regal says he’d advise Johnny not to do that. Zelina says fine, they’ll prove Johnny Wrestling is a lie when they embarrass him at TakeOver.

- No Way Jose says 2017 was full of ups and downs like a roller coaster. He’s gonna keep having fun next week when he makes his 2018 debut.

- Johnny Gargano head to the ring while the announce team is talking about the women’s title match we just saw a graphic for. He just saw the Regal/Vega convo, and he hears everyone talking behind his back - Zelina, Dream and maybe even The GM doubt he can beat Andrade “Cien” Almas. He is done being doubted! He is not a broken man! This is not a fluke and this is his time! No one is going to stop him! He puts his title shot on the line against Velveteen Dream - next week! Because for the first time in a long time, he knows exactly who he is. He’s Johnny Gargano, he’s JOHNNY FREAKING WRESTLING, and he’s THE NEXT NXT CHAMPION! The #1 contender throws down the mic... did he just throw away his big chance?

- One last flashback to Undisputed ERA’s assault on SAnitY before our main event starts with Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins out in some sweet white ring gear.

- Authors of Pain def. Street Profits via pinfall following Last Chapter on Ford to become the #1 contenders for the tag team championship; Ford starts with Akam but gets outpowered and put in the corner for quick tags and a beatdown. Montez almost passes out in a hold, but kicks out quickly after a slam and a cover. After a commercial, the dissection of Ford continues while the announcers talk about Rezar and Akam sending a message to the champs. Montez manages to push forward toward his corner while in a front headlock, angering Rezar enough to take a swing at Dawkins and allow Ford to get a tag. Angelo cleans house and sets Rezar up for an elevated drop kick by Montez, and then a spinebuster. Akam breaks it up and after a mini-brawl, Ellering calls for the end. Super Collider precedes the end.

- AoP will face Fish and O’Reilly in Philly to try and become two time tag champs

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