This is the Fightful.com live coverage for WWE NXT! Tonight after being brutally attacked by his former best friend and tag team partner, Johnny Gargano returns to Full Sail and The Authors of Pain defend their NXT Tag Team Championship against Heavy Machinery! Be sure to come back here at 8 PM EST for an hour showcasing the NXT brand!
Aleister Black vs Bobby Fish
They start the match off in a very MMA-esque manner before they hop over each other, then square off before exchanging strikes. Black then hits a flurry of offense that sends Fish out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Fish is in control as we come back from commercial, hitting Black with knees before dropping him to the mat. Fish hits a dragon screw leg whip before stomping on his leg, Fish puts Black in a sleeper hold before suplexing him into the corner for a quick two count. Black comes back with a jumping knee before hitting the Black Mass for the pin and the win.
Winner: Aleister Black via pinfall
-We get a taped segment of Kassius Ohno and Hideo Itami arguing backstage last week.
Vanessa Borne vs Jayme Hachey
Jayme drops Vanessa repeatedly before she comes back with a forearm to the spine only for Jayme to hit a side slam for a quick two count. Borne then hits a blue thunder bomb variation for the pin and the win.
Winner: Vanessa Borne via pinfall
-Johnny Gargano comes out to the ring and talks about his career in NXT and how Tommaso Ciampa turned on him before saying that he's coming back.
The Authors of Pain vs Heavy Machinery NXT Tag Team Championship Match
Akam hits Knight with a series of clubbing blows before getting comes back and tags in Dozovic, Akam tagging in Rezar. They then all four get in the ring and square off as we go to commercial.
Rezar beats on Knight repeatedly before he and Akam start tagging in and out and isolating him in their corner. Rezar puts Knight in a headlock before they hit a double team move off of the top rope for a near fall. Dozovic gets tagged in, hitting an overhead belly to belly suplex to Rezar before Dozovic slams Knight onto Akam. AOP then hit the Last Chapter for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Authors of Pain via pinfall
-SANITY come out after the match in the form of Dain, Nikki and Wolfe as we go off the air.