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WWE NXT Results (8/31/16) - The Era Of Strong Style Begins

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WWE NXT Results (8/31/16)
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
From Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida
Report by CJ Blaze of

Earlier today - A trainer tells Samoa Joe and William Regal that Joe won't be cleared for some time due to his injuries suffered in Brooklyn.

Tom Phillips & Corey Graves welcome us to the show.

Tye Dillinger makes his way to the ring for the opening match. Buddy Murphy enters next.

Tye Dillinger vs. Buddy Murphy

Lock up, waist lock on Tye. Dillinger takes Murphy to the mat with a hold. They reverse several holds, including a headlock on Tye, followed by a shoulderblock. Tye does a headlock takedown to the mat. Murphy runs the ropes until Tye catches him with an inverted atomic drop. Dillinger chants "10" in Murphy's face. Murphy hits Tye with a big right elbow to the face. Dillinger takes Murphy to the corner for punches, but Buddy slips out. Murphy slams Tye down from standing on the apron. Murphy does a drive by, cover.

Murphy gets Tye up and they chop each other's chest. Murphy sends Dillinger flying over the top rope. Back in the ring, Murphy goes up top and hits a double knee takedown.


Murphy gets Tye down for another cover, headlock follows. Dillinger gets to his feet with clotheslines and an over-the-shoulders body drop. Tye stomps on Buddy in a corner. The knee pad comes down. A clothesline is hit before Dillinger nails the Tye Breaker for the win.

Winner: Tye Dillinger - by pinfall (6:56)

We see highlights of The Revival beating Gargano & Ciampa at TakeOver before TJ Perkins beat Gargano last week on CWC. Charlie is backstage with Ciampa. Tommaso says Johnny is all heart, and his leg will be alright. The Revival interrupts but it isn't long before Tommaso throws elbows. They end up in the arena and on top of the commentary table, brawling. They end up in the ring, where Ciampa can barely fend for himself. Referees hardly try to break it up.

Dawson grabs a mic and discusses Brooklyn, calling it a reality check. Ciampa slips back in the ring, but gets hit by a Shatter Machine. Dash and Dawson leave while Ciampa struggles to breathe.


Steve Cutler makes his way to the ring for the next match. We see a backstage promo from him, as he says we will respect him. Kenneth Crawford enters next.

Steve Cutler vs. Kenneth Crawford

Cutler takes Crawford down with a left wrist lock. Kenneth reverses the hold briefly before doing an impressive flip over Cutler. Cutler sends Crawford into the turnbuckle, cover. Crawford struggles to get to his feet. Cutler holds Kenneth in the ropes for a few seconds. Cover in the ring, kickout at one. Crawford takes Cutler down with a clothesline and dropkick. Crawford hits a running shooting star, cover. Cutler stomps on Kenneth before planting him for the final cover.

Winner: Steve Cutler - by pinfall (3:30)

Backstage, Hideo Itami calls kicking Austin Aries in the head in Brooklyn a huge moment for him. Itami then calls Aries a baby for not wanting to feel pain. Itami says he will make Aries go to sleep again.

We see footage of Nakamura beating Sami Zayn in Dallas from back on April 1st.

Another "Insanity" vignette airs. A package on TM61 airs next.

No Way Jose dances his way out to the ring. Angelo Dawkins enters next.

No Way Jose vs. Angelo Dawkins

Lock up, Jose takes Angelo the corner. He backs off before locking up again, headlock on Jose. Dawkins runs the ropes, leaping over Jose. Jose leaps over Dawkins before hitting a clothesline. Jose does an arm drag followed by a headlock takedown. Dawkins flips Jose over for a headlock. They trade blows in the middle of the ring until Jose hits a clothesline. Jose nails Dawkins with a big slam for the win.

Winner: No Way Jose - by pinfall (2:40)

Jose dances into the crowd after his win.

Almas is asked how he's gonna rebound following his first loss. Before he can answer, Austin Aries interrupts and complains about someone else trying to steal his spotlight. Almas says something in Spanish before saying he wants Aries in the ring next week. Aries pretends he can't hear out of his bad ear and walks off.

We see footage of Nakamura beating Finn Balor on NXT TV on July 13th as he was on his quest for the NXT Title.


Liv Morgan enters for the next match. Aliyah makes her way out.

Liv Morgan vs. Aliyah

Aliyah does a running knee to the gut, take down elbow for a quick cover. Aliyah continues controlling the match with punches. Liv takes Aliyah out of the corner with a head scissors move. Aliyah throws a big right hand, knocking Morgan down. Aliyah does a corner crossbody, followed by a neckbreaker into the ropes. Aliyah drags Liv towards the middle for a cover. Aliyah wraps herself around Liv's body, mainly stretching the left arm as her leg is around Liv's neck. Aliyah covers again. Morgan catches Aliyah with a bulldog. Liv nails a spinning kick to the head for the win.

Winner: Liv Morgan - by pinfall (3:28)

Backstage, No Way Jose says his fiesta is only going straight to the top. Bobby Roode walks up, glares at Jose, and walks off.

We see footage of Nakamura beating Samoa Joe for the NXT Title nearly two weeks ago in Brooklyn.


NXT Women's Champion Asuka returns next week for an exclusive sit-down interview.

NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura makes his way out to a huge pop. Nakamura says he's accomplished everything he could in Japan. After that, there was only one place to go - NXT. So he faced the best in Sami Zayn, Finn Balor, and Samoa Joe. Nakamura says that through the pain, he became NXT Champion. Nak says he has great respect for Samoa Joe, but Joe's era is over. Now is the era of Strong Style! YEAOH!

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