Welcome to the Fightful.com live coverage for this week's edition of WWE NXT. I'm Ryan Cook and I'll be taking you through all of tonight's action as Hideo Itami makes his long awaited return after over a year. Be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for what is set to be an exciting night!
Hideo Itami vs Sean Maluta
We open with a huge pop for the returning Hideo who was off after a shoulder injury for over a year. Hideo starts the match off quick, grounding Maluta with a series of kicks. Maluta hits a codebreaker off the second rope out of no where for a quick 2 count. Maluta does a series of kicks, but Itami just takes them Hideo then hits two shotgun dropkicks into the corner then hits a running knee that drops Maluta for the pin and the win.
Winner: Hideo Itami via pinfall with a running knee.
-They show a video package for the Authors of Pain,saying they sent American Alpha out of NXT. We then go to The Revival backstage being interviewed, but they are quickly interrupted by TM61 who say they want the chance for the belts next.
Mojo Rawley vs Curtis Atkins
The match starts, but is instantly interrupted by Samoa Joe who takes out both of them
Winner: No Contest
-Joe calls out Regal and says he is the NXT champion and he will destroy Shinsuke Nakamura until Mojo attacks Joe from behind. Joe gets the better of it though as he puts the Coquina Clutch on Mojo on the ramp. They then interview Asuka backstage who's interrupted by Asuka, not much said here, Asuka saying that if Bayley thinks she's ready then come watch.
Asuka vs Aliyah
Bayley is on commentary, but before the match starts, Asuka brings a chair to the ramp and tells Bayley to sit ringside. Bayley knocks over the chair, deciding to stand as the match starts. Asuka is in control from the start, grounding Aliyah then they exchange forearms until Asuka hits a series of hip attacks. Asuka then goes kicks Ailiyah in the head, finishing her off with an Asuka Lock. Asuka really tried to make a statement here. I think every match tonight has been a squash or a no contest.
Winner: Asuka via pinfall with the Asuka Lock
-They show Oney Lorkin backstage then they tease the debut of Bobby Roode.
-Roode talks about how we was at NXT Takeover on Wrestlemania weekend and how he knew that NXT was the perfect place for him. Roode says there has never been a company that revolutionzed wrestling like NXT. He says he believes the fans are NXT, a face Bobby Roode is so different from his TNA run. He says he'll take NXT to the next level, he'll take it to corporate america, the crowd is confused now and so am I. Roode now saying they're losers, that's more like it. He'll replace the fans with business people, presidents and that he is a superstar because he is and looks like one. He says that this is NXT and he's at the helm and NXT will be glorius.
-As we come back from commercial they plug the contracty signing between Bayley and Asuka for NXT Takeover Brooklyn.
TM61 vs The Revival
Dawson and Thorne start off the match with Thorne getting the upper hand, cutting off the ring. TM61 hit a double team move for a quick 2 count. Thorne tries hard to keep Dawson from tagging in Wilder, but he cannot. Wilder takes control and tags Dawson back in, The Revival doing what they do best, frequent tags and cutting the ring in half. Thorne sends The Revival outside of the ring with dropkicks then they do a double back body slam as we go to commercial. Dawson hits a nothern lights suplex for a quick 2 count then focuses on Thorne's arm. Dawson hits a basement dropkick for a quick 2 count, mocking Miller. Thorne tries to tag in Miller, but Dawson stops him and tags Wilder back in. Miller gets tagged in finally and takes out both members of The Revival. Miller goes for a roll up, but only gets 2 then hits a spinebuster for a close 2 count. Dawson hits a DDT on Miller after he chases Wilder around the ring, only to get hit with a DDT after coming back in the ring for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Revival via pinfall
-After the match Ciampa and Gargano come out. They talk about great tag teams, including Pokemon which gets the crowd going. Gargano and Ciampa take out the Revival and end the show holding the NXT Tag Team titles.
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