WWE NXT Results (3/2/16)
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
From the CFE Arena at University of Central Florida
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
We see a video package on tonight's main event - Finn Balor vs. Neville.
Aiden English and Simon Gotch make their way to the ring for the opening tag team contest. Their opponents, Hugo Know and Tucker Knight, are already in the ring.
The Vaudevillains vs. Hugo Knox & Tucker Knight
English and Knox start the match with Aiden taking Hugo to the corner. Gotch gets the tag as The Vaudevillians double team Knox with strikes. Gotch grounds Knox with a chin lock on the mat. English comes back in, throws a punch, and covers Hugo. Gotch runs back in with an uppercut in the corner. Gotch poses as Knox struggles to get up. Gotch works the jaw area until Knox breaks free to tag in Knight. Tucker clotheslines The Vaudevillains. Gotch manages to boot him and tag English. They hit Whirling Dervish for the win.
Winners: The Vaudevillains - by pinfall (3:31)
Tom Phillips and Corey Graves discuss the feud between Asuka, Emma, and Dana Brooke. Alex is backstage with Dana and Emma. They discuss Deonna Purrazzo losing twice to Asuka. Emma will be in action next.
We see a video package on the 2015 NXT Superstar of the Year Finn Balor.
Footage is shown of Dash & Dawson attacking Enzo Amore outside the WWE Performance Center last week.
Earlier today - Big Cass tells Dash & Dawson they will have nowhere to run next time they meet. Dash is shown with a sling on his left arm. Dawson claims they won the titles the fair way.
Breaking News - The Revival will defend the NXT Tag Team Championship against Enzo & Big Cass on March 12th at WWE Roadblock on the WWE Network.
Emma makes her way to the ring with Dana Brooke accompanying her. Santana Garrett enters next.
Emma vs. Santana Garrett
Emma and Santana lock up as they tussle in the ropes. Emma breaks away before kicking and tossing Santana back into the corner. Garrett is slammed into a turnbuckle head first a few times. Santana saves herself, but Emma kicks her in the leg. Emma hits a double underhook suplex. Emma steps on her hair while pulling her arms up. Emma flips Santana over, kicking her in the back.
Santana gets to her feet before Emma takes her back down with a dropkick. Emma holds Santana in the ropes while pulling her hair. Emma drives her knee into the back of Santana. Emma takes Garrett back to the corner, but Santana fires back with a kick and clotheslines, followed by a Side Russian Leg Sweep. Santana builds momentum and does a back flip into Emma in the corner. Emma stops Santana from going up top.
Emma continues to kick Santana and Brooke interferes while the ref is distracted. Emma slaps Santana, but Garrett does a jack knife cover for two. Emma slams Santana one more time as she applies the Emma Lock for the win.
Winner: Emma - by submission (5:37)
Backstage, William Regal compliments Eva Marie and Nia Jax before announcing their next tag team match will be against Bayley and Asuka.
Austin Aries Debuts
Regal is in the ring to introduce the newest NXT Superstar, which he claims is one of the greatest signings to date. Out walks The Greatest Man That Ever Lived, Austin Aries! The crowd pops and Graves and Phillips mark out from commentary.
As Aries is walking down the ramp, Baron Corbin attacks him from behind. Corbin rips off his jacket and shirt and hits End of Days on the floor. Regal is disgusted as Corbin raises Austin's shirt and screams "an eye for an eye!" The refs try to check up on Aries. We see replays.
Steve Cutler vs. Elias Samson
(My internet froze, so my apologies for missing part of this match.)
Samson viciously attacks Cutler in the corner with strikes and uppercuts. Samson drops a knee, but Cutler manages to get an elbow in. Samson delivers a stiff elbow of his own. Samson plays air guitar in the ring. Cutler throws a few punches until Samson unloads with several in the corner. Samson hits a suplex, followed by a big elbow drop. Samson drops Cutler with a big knee to the face. Samson connects with the neckbreaker for the win.
Winner: Elias Samson - by pinfall
Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley are talking backstage. Mojo admits he's been doing too much partying lately, and now it's time to focus. Ryder says they are here to be one of the greatest tag teams in WWE. The Vaudevillains walk on set after The Hype Bros leave. English and Gotch suspiciously smile.
Next week, Samoa Joe faces Sami Zayn in a 2/3 Falls #1 Contender's Match as we head back to Full Sail University.
Neville makes his way to the ring for the main event. NXT Champion Finn Balor enters last.
Neville vs. Finn Balor
They walk around each other before slapping hands as the crowd chants "This Is Awesome." Balor and Neville lock up. Balor takes Neville to the ropes and they break. Balor works the left arm of Neville. Neville reverses the roles until Balor gains control with a headlock on the mat. They do some chain wrestling as Neville hits a hip toss before doing a flip and dropkicking Balor. Neville takes Balor to the corner before taking him down with a headlock in tact.
Balor gets to his feet. Neville does a sunset flip, but Balor rolls out and kicks him. Neville punches Balor in the gut, taking him down. Neville does a snap suplex, quick cover. Neville drops a few elbows to the head before whipping Balor into the turnbuckle.
Neville covers Balor for a two. Neville applies a headlock while they are down on the mat. Balor works his way up, but Neville grounds him with a clothesline. Neville is sent flying outside of the ring and onto the steps when he least expects it. Balor chops Neville a few times until Neville does a crossbody. Balor rolls out and Neville backflip onto him from the second rope.
Neville covers Balor as they beat the count of nine. Neville applies a chinlock. Balor works his way up, punching and kicking. Neville sends a big forearm strike. Balor dodges another strike and follows it with a Pelee Kick. Both men are down and the ref counts to eight before they get up. Balor chops Neville across the chest a few times. Neville rolls out and Balor dropkicks him from the ring. Balor goes to the apron and connects with another big running kick.
Back in the ring, Finn covers him for a two. Balor lifts Neville for the Bloody Sunday, but Neville flips out and kicks him in the gut. Neville nails a German Suplex, and then another, bridging into the nearfall. Neville heads up top, but Balor quickly gets up. Neville hops down and kicks him with an enziguri. Neville goes back up and Balor kicks him in the head, knocking him out of the ring.
Balor leaps over the top rope with a front flip. They roll back in the ring. Balor goes up top, Neville trips him. Neville takes Balor down with a big hurricanrana from the top. Neville does a backflip because Balor rolled out of the way. Balor nails the sling blade. Neville rolls Balor up out of the corner. Balor catches a kick and turns Neville inside out with a clothesline. Corner dropkick is hit. Balor connects with the Coup de Grace followed by Bloody Sunday for the win.
Winner: Finn Balor - by pinfall (15:42)
We see several replays from the match. Tom Phillips notes that Balor's reign currently stands at 245 days. The crowd and Balor applauds Neville. The two shake and raise hands to end the show.