WWE NXT Results (5/11/16)
Wednesday, May 16th, 2016
From Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
A video package on Finn Balor kicks off the show. Tom Phillips welcomes us to the show with Corey Graves accompanying him on commentary. Tonight, Shinsuke Nakamura faces Alex Riley.
Finn Balor makes his way out right off the bat. He's met with "Bullet Club" and "Thank You Finn" chants. Finn says it's him who should be thanking the fans. Finn wants to first address the elephant in the room, NXT Champion Samoa Joe. Finn says their TakeOver matches could've went either way, but Finn won both of them. Their match in Lowell went neither way.
Elias Samson's guitar interrupts to lots of boos. Samson tells Balor he's nothing without the title. Balor beats him and clears the ring. They will face each other later tonight.
Phillips discusses Eric Young's surprise debut last week. Cathy Kelly catches up with him backstage. EY says the best are in NXT and the WWE Universe. He's here to prove he belongs because he's a world-class athlete, wrestler, and maniac. EY says it means the world to be here, and this is where he's always wanted to be. EY promises to prove himself.
Backstage, Balor says he'll deliver his message to Joe once he's done with Samson.
John Skylar and Corey Hollis are in the ring for the next match. NXT Tag Team Champions Jason Jordan & Chad Gable enter next.
John Skylar & Corey Hollis vs. American Alpha
Gable and Skylar lock up to start. Gable takes Skylar down into a cover. Gable dodges Skylar's moves and manages to roll him up. Gable takes Hollis out and takes Skylar back down into an arm lock. Hollis tags in as Jordan comes in with a dropkick. Jordan lifts Hollis and drops him to the mat. Jordan applies a headlock before slamming him again and tagging Gable.
Gable tosses Hollis around and tags Jason back in. Jordan takes a right hand to the face but then whips Hollis over to Gable. American Alpha double team by knocking Skylar off and hip tossing Hollis. Jordan nails a dropkick. Hollis manages to trap Gable and the heels double team him. Skylar comes in with kicks, tag to Hollis. Hollis drops a knee, Skylar hits a leg drop for a cover. Skylar grounds Gable with a headlock. Gable creates space with a belly to belly.
Jordan tags in and suplexes both opponents. The straps come down as Dash & Dawson are shown coming down the ramp. Jordan & Gable stare them down. Jordan takes the straps down again and spears Hollis in the corner. Gable tags in and hits the double team backdrop for the win.
Winners: American Alpha - by pinfall (5:05)
Jordan & Gable taunt The Revival to come to the ring as the titles lay out on the mat. Dash & Dawson walk off.
Cathy Kelly tries to ask Nakamura what he thought about Alex Riley saying it's time to rage. Nakamura sort of mocks him and walks off. (Nakamura is hilarious.)
Alex Riley makes his way to the ring for what appears to be his last NXT TV match. Shinsuke Nakamura enters for his Full Sail University debut.
Alex Riley vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
They lock up and Riley takes Nakamura to the corner before backing off. They lock up again as they end up in the ropes. Nakamura taunts Riley and tosses him out of the ring. Nakamura tries for a knee drop, but Riley dodges it. Riley chops Nakamura across the chest before connecting with a dropkick. Riley chops Nakamura a few more times. Nakamura unloads with knees and forearms. He stomps the crap out of Riley's head at the bottom rope. Nakamura knees Riley in the gut a couple times, knocking him down. Riley is placed up top for a knee to the stomach. The inverted exploder suplex is hit before Nakamura connects with Kinshasa for the win.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura - by pinfall (2:38)
William Regal and Austin Aries meet in Regal's office. Aries says he's not just a regular guy. Blake & Murphy interrupt, demanding one more title match. Aries cuts them off and brings up Alexa Bliss not being there. Blake & Murphy bring her in and they continue arguing. Regal proposes Blake & Murphy face Aries and a partner of his choosing next week.
Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring for the next match. Rachel Ellering makes her way out.
Alexa Bliss vs. Rachel Ellering
They lock up, Bliss traps the left arm briefly. Rachel rolls through and reverses the hold. Alexa gets out and slams Rachel's arm against the mat. Rachel trips Alexa and rolls her up for a two. Alexa viciously slams Rachel's arm to the mat again. Alexa stomps on Rachel's arm, using the ropes as leverage. Bliss continues to work the arm, quick cover. Rachel spins Bliss out into the ropes, followed by a couple right hands to the face. Ellering hits a dropkick and lifts Bliss. Bliss gets down and rolls Rachel through. Bliss chokes Rachel and trips her down. Bliss goes up top and hits the Sparkle Splash for the win.
Winner: Alexa Bliss - by pinfall (3:47)
Bayley is being interviewed backstage when Nia Jax interrupts. Bayley recalls their TakeOver: London match, where Bayley won. Jax promises the outcome would not be the same if they met in the ring again. Bayley says she can choke her out again. Their rematch has been confirmed for next week.
Elias Samson makes his way to the ring for the main event. Finn Balor enters last.
Elias Samson vs. Finn Balor
Lock up, Balor goes for a waist lock first. Samson reverses roles and traps Balor in a left arm lock. Samson gets Finn on the mat and works the hand briefly. Samson elbows Balor off of him and rolls him up. Balor rolls through and dropkicks Samson, who rolls out of the ring.
Back from break, Balor has Samson down in an arm lock. Samson gets to his feet to beat Balor up with kicks and elbow drops. Samson whips Balor and cuts him off with an elbow, followed by a suplex and cover. Balor counters the elbow shots with one of his own. Balor chops Elias in the corner and whips him across the ring for a few more. Balor clotheslines Samson out of the ring only for Finn to dropkick him through the ropes.
Balor does the running kick off the apron. Sling blade connects back in the ring, followed by the corner dropkick. Balor nails 1916 for the win.
Winner: Finn Balor - by pinfall (5:45)
Balor grabs a mic and says he's not taking anything from Samoa Joe yet, but he wants his rematch. Balor says he is obsessed with NXT and being NXT Champion. Now he's possessed like a demon stalking his prey. Samoa Joe's music hits. Joe is yelling from the ramp.
Regal runs down to come between them. He yells at both of them, saying he makes decisions around here. Regal announces their rematch will take place on June 8th at the next TakeOver. Joe isn't happy with it, but Balor flips out of the ring to lay Joe out. Balor lays the title on Joe and walks up the ramp to end the show.