This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE NXT! Tonight we have a very special show as for the first time in the history of the weekly episodic series, NXT will be two hours long! Tonight we have a special episode featuring NXT when they were in Japan, featuring the return of TAJIRI, the NXT debut of Akira Tozawa and the NXT World Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and the NXT Women's Champion Asuka in action as well as #DIY and much more so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for two hours of NXT from the land of the rising sun!
Oney Lorcan vs Andrade Almas
Almas comes out dressed like La Sombra before the match then takes his mask off, catering to the NJPW fans who know of his time there when he was in CMLL. They lock up to start the match for a clean break then exchange various holds, wrist locks and headlocks before Lorcan gets out of it and puts one on Almas until he reverses it, Lorcan reversing it almost immediately. Almas hits a back suplex, but Lorcan won't let go then is forced to with the break. Almas dropkicks Lorcan for a quick 1 count then chops him in the corner before stomping on him. Almas runs at Lorcan then stops and slaps him before putting another headlock on him. Lorcan gets out and ends up hitting a blockbuster on Almas for a close 2 count then Almas hits Destino, paying tribute to Tetsuya Naito for a close 2 count then they exchange strikes in the center of the ring before Lorcan hits an inverted exploder suplex. Almas sends Lorcan upside down when he whips him into the corner then Almas hits a double running knee in the corner for a close 2 count then Lorcan hits an exploder suplex off the top rope for the pin and the win.
Winner: Oney Lorcan via pinfall
Liv Morgan & Aliyah vs Billie Kay & Peyton Royce
Liv and Kay start it off, the two locking up then Kay drops Liv, Liv pulling her leg out from under her then they exchange pinning attempts , including Liv rolling Kay around in circles for at least 10 1 counts before tagging in Aliyah. They hit a double neckbreaker on her for a quick 2 count then Peyton is tagged in. Aliyah hits a series of arm drags then Royce hits a backbreaker before tagging in Kay. Billie and Peyton keep Aliyah isolated in their corner until they do a series of double team moves for a quick 2 count then Kay puts on a submission that Aliyah gets out of before Kay tags Peyton back in. Aliyah nearly tags in Liv, but Peyton stops her then tags in Kay as she and Royce hit a double stalled suplex for a close 2 count. They keep Aliyah isolated until she finally manages to tag in Liv Morgan who drops both Peyton and Kay repeatedly then Liv hits an STO on Kay for a very close 2 count. Peyton takes out Aliyah then Kay tags in Peyton, Royce hitting a bulldog into the knee of Kay for the pin and the win.
Winner: Billie Kay & Peyton Royce via pinfall
#DIY vs Akira Tozawa & TAJIRI NXT Tag Team Championship Match
TAJIRI and Cimapa start it off with TAJIRI teasing the poison mist immediately after they lock up, spraying it in the air. They lock up again then exchange wrist locks before TAJIRI puts on a form of an arm lock then Ciampa drops him once they get to their feet repeatedly. TAJIRI drops Ciampa then tags in Tozawa who stomps on the arm of Ciampa. #DIY do some double team moves for a quick 2 count then Ciampa puts a submission on Tozawa who immediately gets to the ropes. Tozawa rolls up Ciampa for a close 2 count then hits a leg lariat for another 2 count before tagging in TAJIRI. Tozawa and TAJIRI do a series of double team moves then Tozawa hits a senton for a close 2 count. TAJIRI tags Tozawa back in after getting a series of quick 2 counts as we go to commercial.
Akira is in control as we come back, kicking CIampa repeatedly then they exchange chops until Tozawa hits Ciampa with a stiff right hand then Tozawa catches him running at him in the corner, hitting a backbreaker for a quick 2 count before dragging Tozawa to his corner and tags in Gargano. Gargano hits a backbreaker for a quick 2 count then puts on a form of an octopus stretch on Akira who rolls out of it then Akira hits a code breaker in the middle of no where when Gargano comes off the top rope. Ciampa comes back in and drops TAJIRI then Tozawa drops him with a Yakuza kick before tagging in TAJIRI. TAJIRI hits Ciampa with a series of kicks then a handspring back elbow before dropping him with a superkick. TAJIRI sends both of #DIY off the apron then Tozawa dives through the ropes onto them repeatedly. Tozawa hits a forearm in the corner then a suplex for a close 2 count. Tozawa follows up with a dead lift German suplex, but Ciampa counters then Gargano spears him through the ropes. TAJIRI tags himself in then he and Gargano exchange forearms before TAJIRI locks in the tarantula, having to end it by the count of 5 then Gargano hits a superkick for a close 2 count. Tozawa comes back in then he and Gargano exchange forearms in the center of the ring. Ciampa comes in and hits Akira with a series of German suplexes then rolls through for a quick 2 count. Tozawa hits a series of snap German suplexes then hits the deadlift bridging German for a very close 2 count. Ciampaa turns Tozawa inside out then hits a backbreaker for a very close 2 count that TAJIRI breaks up then #DIY double team Tozawa for the pin and the win.
Winner: #DIY via pinfall
Asuka vs Nia Jax NXT Women's Championship Match
Asuka kicks Nia repeatedly then they lock up before Nia pushes Asuka back into the corner repeatedly. They exchange strikes then Nia whips her across the ring. Asuka goes for a flying armbar repeatedly, but Nia shrugs her off then Asuka puts on a form of an octopus hold, Nia also powering out of that. Asuka then goes for a guillotine, but Nia suplexes her then hits a spinebuster. Nia chokes Asuka in the ropes then Asuka tries to mount some offense, only for Nia to back her into the corner as we go to commercial.
Nia is in control as we come back, using Asuka's hip attack against her then hits a powerslam, following up with a knee to the face for a quick 1 count. Nia drops Asuka with a forearm then pounds on her before hitting an elbow drop for a quick 2 count. Asuka hits a huricanrrana then rolls into a kneebar, but Nia powers out of it, Asuka hitting a series of forearms and kicks before Nia pulls her to the mat. Asuka sends Nia to the outside then Asuka hits a hip attack that sends Nia back off the mat and to the floor. Asuka goes for another, but Nia catches and throws her into the apron. Asuka crawls back in and Nia hits a leg drop immediately then pushes Asuka back out of the ring. Nia goes out after her and tosses her into the apron again then Asuka comes back in at the count of 8. Asuka hits Nia with a series of kicks then follows up with a series of strikes then finally a hip attack for a close 2 count. Asuka follows up with a flying armbar then transitions into a triangle, but Nia powers out. Asuka goes for the Asuka Lock, but can't lock it in then puts a sleeper on her head instead, Nia getting out of it then powerbombs her for a very close 2 count. Asuka gets to her feet and hits Nia with a roundhouse kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Asuka via pinfall
Samoa Joe vs Shinsuke Nakamura NXT Championship Match
They exchange kicks early then lock up for a clean break as Shinsuke tells Joe to bring it then hits him with knees repeatedly then hits Good Vibrations in the corner twice before Joe goes to the outside. Joe rakes at Shinsuke's eyes as we gets back in the ring as we go to commercial.
Joe has Shinsuke in an STF then into a cross face as we come back, Shinsuke getting to the ropes then takes Joe down, transitioning into an armbar then a triangle choke, hitting Joe with a series of elbows, Joe getting his foot to the ropes. Shinsuke hits a German suplex on Joe then goes for the Kinshasa, but Joe hits a powerslam for a close 2 count. Joe chops Shinsuke in the corner then sits him on the top rope and goes for the Muscle Buster, but Shinsuke gets out then goes for a Kinshasa, but Joe gets out of the way and puts the Coquina Clutch on Shinsuke then hits a series of German suplexes then a t-bone suplex for a close 2 count. Joe tries to use the stairs again, but Shinsuke powers out of it and hits a knee to the back of Joe as his face runs into the stairs. They exchange forearms then Shinsuke hits a series of kicks that drops Joe, Shinsuke puts Joe on his shoulders, but falls down with him and Joe falls to the outside. Shinsuke hits a knee off the top rope then hits a Kinshasa for the pin and the win.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura via pinfall