Apologize for these being a little on the late side, but there is certainly plenty to report from last night’s NXT TV tapings at Full Sail University. Overall, four shows were taped. They will air 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 and 10/12. Full results are below, but first we’ll go through the highlights.
- The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic has been brought back. Like last year, there will be 16 teams competing. The finals will take place at the TakeOver special in Toronto, Survivor Series weekend. Four first round matches took place at last night’s tapings.
- The identity of Sanity was revealed. It is a new stable consisting of Eric Young, Sawyer Fulton, Alexander Wolfe, and Nikki Cross (formerly Nikki Storm).
- Andrade “Cien” Almas apparently turned heel. After teasing a turn in a singles match with Cedric Alexander, Almas later attacked Alexander when the two were partners in the Dusty Classic.
- The big angle throughout the taping was Samoa Joe demanding William Regal bring out Shinsuke Nakamura or hand him the title. Nakamura eventually returned and brawled with Joe.
Complete NXT Spoilers
Episode 1 – To Air 9/21
Samoa Joe cuts a promo demanding a rematch with Nakamura or be given the title. It was announced Nakamura would be out six weeks. Joe told William Regal people would be hurt until he got Nakamura or the title.
Austin Aries over Oney Lorcan. Aries called out Hideo Itami, but then bailed once Itami came out.
Billy Kay over Aliyah.
Cedric Alexander over Andrade “Cien” Almas. Said to be one of Almas’ better performances in NXT. This is where he teased going heel.
Episode 2 – To Air 9/28
Regal announces The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will be taking place for a second straight year.
Tye Dillinger over Angelo Dawkins. Afterwards, Bobby Roode came out and asked Dillinger to be his partner in the Dusty Classic.
The Revival vs. The Ealy Twins never happened. Joe came out and destroyed The Ealy Twins.
Ember Moon over Mandy Rose.
The Authors of Pain over two jobbers in a squash match.
NXT Women’s Champion Asuka over Liv Morgan.
Hideo Itami over Lince Dorado. Aries came out and he and Itami brawled.
Episode 3 – To Air 10/5
Authors of Pain over The Bollywood Boyz in a 1st Round Dusty Classic Match.
Rich Swann over Patrick Clark.
Peyton Royce (w/Billie Kay) over Danielle Kamella.
Dan Matha came out for a match but was attacked by Joe.
The Revival over Almas & Alexander in a 1st Round Dusty Classic Match. Almas turned on Alexander afterwards.
Episode 4 – To Air 10/12
Sanity (Fulton & Wolfe) over Roode and Dillinger. Roode left Dillinger once Sanity came out. Said to be an impressive debut and presentation. Speculation is that it will be Roode vs. Dillinger at TakeOver (both are from Ontario).
Billie Kay (w/Peyton Royce) over Liv Morgan.
TM61 over Tino Sabatelli and Riddick Moss in a 1st Round Dusty Classic Match.
Murphy vs Blake never took place. Joe attacked both.
Nakamura then came out and brawled with Joe. Show ended with Nakamura hitting the Kinshasa and knocking out Joe.