WWE NXT Results (1/13/16)
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
From Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Corey Graves welcomes us to the show and introduces Tom Phillips as his new announce partner. Tonight, we find out the results from the 2015 NXT Year-End Awards.
William Regal comes out to stage and wishes everyone a happy new year. He announces tonight's main event will feature the world's finest women's competitors competing in a battle royal for a future shot at the NXT Women's Championship. Regal introduces Sami Zayn.
Zayn realizes a lot has changed in NXT in 2015. Sami re-introduces himself and says he's the lead singer of a band, and that band came out to play. He's also one of the men responsible for building NXT and making it what it is today, which is mighty impressive. Zayn comments on the UK Tour and says his home is Full Sail University. Sami says he is here to make a proclamation - he is here to become the first-ever two-time NXT Champion.
Samoa Joe interrupts and says he appreciates Sami's ambition, but he doesn't think Sami deserves it. Joe said he had to save Zayn's life last time when he was competing for the NXT Title. Joe suggests he walks away. Baron Corbin comes out and says Joe usually spits nonsense, but he actually agrees with him for once. Corbin mentions that Joe had his shot and then failed. Corbin says Sami was passed by someone more passionate and durable while he was sitting at home.
Joe reminds Corbin of when he choked him out in Brooklyn. And as for Zayn, Joe tells him to know his place when he's in Joe's ring. Zayn says his place is in the ring as Joe continues to walk away. Corbin assaults Zayn from behind. Zayn Helluva Kicks Corbin over the ropes and Joe attempts to get back in the ring but decides against it.
Rich Brennan interviews Bayley backstage about her London bout with Nia Jax. Bayley says Nia took a lot out of her, but she knew she had to be champion. Tonight, there will be a #1 contender's battle royal. Bayley is jealous because she wishes she was in the match, but wishes luck to the competitors.
NXT Year-End Awards for 2015
- Tag Team of the Year - Enzo Amore & Big Cass
- Female Competitor of the Year - Bayley
- Male Competitor of the Year - Finn Balor
- NXT TakeOver of the Year - NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn
- Match of the Year - Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (Brooklyn)
- Overall Competitor of the Year - Finn Balor
Tommaso Ciampa makes his way to the ring for the first match of the night. Danny Burch is already in the ring.
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Danny Burch
They lock up and Burch works the left arm of Ciampa. Ciampa works Burch to the mat and stretches and the right hand and arm. Burch catches Ciampa with a missile dropkick from the top, followed by stomps in one corner. Burch covers for a one-count. Burch strikes Ciampa down. Ciampa gets to his feet and unloads with strikes. Ciampa plants Burch with a face-first Lie Detector with assistance from the ropes. Burch chops Ciampa with a right and covers, two. Ciampa kicks Burch in the elbow, Burch fires back with strikes. They trade chops until Burch does a back slide. Ciampa makes Burch tap out to a vicious arm bar.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa - by submission (3:41)
Big Cass and Enzo cut a promo on Dash & Dawson backstage. Real G's either win or they learn, no losing. Enzo calls the NXT Tag Team Champions SAWFT. Big Cass says business will be finished next time they meet.
Billie Kay says she will bring the NXT Women's Division to its knees when she wins tonight. Deonna Purrazzo explains why she will win. Emma says she will make this all about her.
Backstage, William Regal announces Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe vs. Baron Corbin in a #1 Contender's Match will take place on NXT in two weeks.
NXT Tag Team Champions Dash & Dawson make their way out to the ring. The Ascension enter next.
Dash & Dawson vs. The Ascension
Dash and Viktor start the match. Dash pushes Viktor and Viktor unloads with punches into the corner. Viktor chops him and nails a few uppercuts. Dawson eats a knee from Viktor. Dawson tags in and works Viktor with offensive strikes. Dash comes back in, allowing for Dawson to drop an elbow to the back of the head. Dawson applies a headlock. Dash comes in and eats a clothesline from Viktor. Konnor comes in and punches Dawson several times. Konnor drops Dawson with a flap jack but the ref is turned around.
Dawson flips over Konnor and he makes the tag. Dash & Dawson hit the double team maneuver for the win.
Winners: Dash & Dawson - by pinfall (4:18)
Regal, a trainer, and Eva Marie are backstage with Nia Jax. Jax is told she is not cleared to compete following "neck injury" she suffered at the hands of Bayley.
Carmella, Peyton Royce, and Alexa Bliss comment on tonight's battle royal.
Elias Samson makes his way to the ring. Corey Hollis is already out.
Elias Samson vs. Corey Hollis
Samson goes right after Hollis with a vicious headlock. Hollis tries punching his way out, but Elias takes Hollis down with one right hand. Samson stomps on Hollis in the corner. Samson kicks Hollis out of the corner in a unique way. Samson goes up top but gets down and covers Hollis, two. Samson punches Hollis in the head several times before hitting a snap neckbreaker. Samson covers for the win.
Winner: Elias Samson - by pinfall (2:24)
Samson grabs a mic and says what this place needs is what he is.
We see highlights of Balor vs. Joe from NXT TakeOver: London. Alex is backstage with Finn Balor and mentions the triple threat that will take place in two weeks. Balor calls his London match with Joe draining and calls Joe a monster. Balor is the NXT Champion and the champion never rests. Now it's a matter of waiting to find out who is the next #1 Contender. Corbin thinks he's next, Zayn is one of the best, and Joe is the monster that will never go away. However, the NXT Title is staying with Balor.
Cameron, Aliyah, Liv Morgan, and Asuka comment on the Women's Battle Royal.
We see the entrances of Alexa Bliss, Emma, Carmella, Eva Marie, and Asuka before the match starts. Asuka bumps Eva out of the way on her way down the ramp.
#1 Contender's Womens Battle Royal
Eva takes a kick from Asuka to start the match, allowing Eva to roll out under the bottom rope. Emma attacks Asuka and the battle royal mayhem begins. Emma continues to work Asuka as Alexa, Cameron, and Royce are in one corner. Billie Kay holds Cameron in the corner with her long legs. Bliss holds Royce in the ropes as we go to break.
Bliss is now working on Cameron, while Morgan and Royce are in another corner. Emma and Asuka are still going at it. Cameron now targets Aliyah, who is the first to be eliminated. Royce and Emma try to push Liv Morgan out. Deonna Purrazzo is eliminated by Cameron. Carmella and and Royce try to get Emma out. Liv Morgan and Cameron fall after an attempted powerbomb. Cameron hangs on until Bliss tosses both over the top.
Carmella and Emma battle, while Asuka targets Billie. Bliss and Royce are battling as Emma nails the corner clothesline. Carmella falls out under the top rope. Emma lifts Bliss, but Alexa counters into a sleeper. Emma eliminates Bliss with a backhand once Alexa was taken to the apron.
Royce and Kay work together against Emma. Emma kicks the two away but Asuka runs up and kicks Emma off the top and she falls out. Royce and Kay double team Asuka but Asuka rolls back in after saving herself. Kay turns on Royce. Kay goes to the apron and is chopped. Royce goes to the apron and Asuka bumps both women off.
Eva Marie runs in and eliminates Asuka, however she is not the winner. Carmella runs in from behind and tosses Eva over the top to win.
Winner: Carmella (9:15)
Bayley is smiling while watching on a TV backstage. The crowd is very happy to see that Eva was not the winner. Bayley runs down to hug Carmella and raise her hand.