WWE NXT Results (12/28/16)
Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 (taped 12/3/16)
From the Edion Arena in Osaka, Japan
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Tom Phillips & Corey Graves welcome us to the show.
Oney Lorcan makes his way out for the opening match. Andrade Almas enters next.
Oney Lorcan vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas
Almas shows no respect to Lorcan to start. Almas controls the match early on with a couple headlocks. Lorcan changes things around with a headlock of his own. After a few more resting holds, Lorcan fires up with a flurry of offense. It takes Almas awhile to gain control with a big slam in the middle of the ring, cover. They trade several elbow shots until Lorcan counters with an inverted exploder. Lorcan eventually takes Almas to the corner, where he nails a big inverted exploder from the top for the win.
Winner: Oney Lorcan - by pinfall (10:06)
Liv Morgan enters, followed by Aliyah. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce enter next as this rivalry gets renewed.
Liv Morgan & Aliyah vs. Billie Kay & Peyton Royce
Morgan and Billie start the match with a lock up. Liv sends Kay rolling around the ring with multiple pinfall attempts, but mainly just to make her dizzy. Tags are made, and Aliyah takes control of Royce, sending her all around the ring. Kay and Royce double team Aliyah with boots to the face in the heel corner, allowing Royce to take control. Kay comes in with a submission hold on Aliyah. More double-teaming occurs. Royce continues the domination with a headlock.
Morgan finally gets the hot tag and takes out Billie with several moves. Royce boots Aliyah off the apron. Royce tags in, allowing her to send Liv into Billie's knee. Royce covers for the win.
Winners: Peyton Royce & Billie Kay - by pinfall (8:27)
Akira Tozawa and Tajiri make their way out separately. NXT Tag Team Champions Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa enter next.
NXT Tag Team Championship: #DIY vs. Akira Tozawa & Tajiri
Gargano an Tozawa start the match with a hot crowd cheering them on. Tozawa takes control with a left arm hold. Ciampa and Tajiri come in. Tajiri tries to play mind games by spitting mist into the air. Tajiri drags Ciampa down into an arm and then headlock. Tozawa and Ciampa try to out-power each other, which leads to Gargano coming back in. Tajiri tries to cover Ciampa five-six times in a row.
Tozawa and Ciampa take turns chopping each other many times. Gargano works Tozawa for a bit until Akira counters with a big gutbuster. All four men become involved, resulting in Tozawa and Tajiri flying out of the ring onto the champs. Back in the ring, Tozawa nails Ciampa with a suplex for a nearfall. Gargano and Tajiri battle it out with back-and-forth. Tajiri locks in the Tarantula in the ropes. Ciampa sneaks in a tag and takes Tozawa out with German suplexes. Tozawa takes out the champs with German suplexes next.
Ciampa nails a big backbreaker on Tozawa, but Tajiri breaks the cover. Tozawa catches Ciampa with a roll up. Gargano is legal again. DIY nails the double kick in the middle of the ring to retain.
Winners & STILL NXT Tag Team Champions: #DIY - by pinfall (18:03)
All four men shake hands and celebrate the great match together afterwards.
Raw's Nia Jax returns to the NXT ring for another shot the NXT Women's Title. Champion Asuka makes her way out for her homecoming.
NXT Women's Championship: Asuka (c) vs. Nia Jax
Much like their previous encounters, Asuka rolls around the ring to avoid Nia to start. Jax gets a hold of the champion and sends her flying across the ring. Asuka gets up and applies an octopus in the middle of the ring. Jax lifts Asuka out of a guillotine and tosses her. Jax keeps Asuka grounded with a headlock and various slams. Asuka attempts to fight back with forearm strikes. Jax drops Asuka with a left handed strike. Jax goes back for another hold on the mat. Asuka manages to roll Jax into a knee bar. Nia slips out and slams Asuka right back to the mat head-first.
Asuka nails a hip attack, knocking Jax out of the ring. Jax fights back, leading to Asuka crawling around the ring to recover. Asuka kicks Nia a few times in the face before rolling her into a Triangle. Asuka is lifted up and sent back down with a powerbomb. Asuka manages to kick out. Asuka hits a spinning heel kick and a big German suplex. Asuka screams and nails Jax with a big final kick to end it.
Winner & STILL NXT Women's Champion: Asuka - by pinfall (15:53)
NXT Championship Match: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
They pretend to go for kicks and strikes until Joe takes Nakamura to the ropes. They roll out of the ring. They get back in, but Joe scrapes the face on Nak from the apron.
Joe has Nakamura in a crossface. Joe lets loose, but Nak grabs Joe and tries to apply a triangle. They get to their feet, where Nak drops Joe with a German suplex. Joe counters with a big powerslam, cover. Nakamura goes up top, but Joe grabs him for a Muscle Buster. Nakamura breaks free, but gets sucked back in for a Clutch. They do some reversals until Joe hits a German.
Nakamura gets tossed across the ring again, cover. Joe takes Nakamura back up top. Joe sends him falling after hitting an enziguri. They tussle outside the ring, where Nakamura takes Joe out. They slowly roll back in. Joe ducks a kick but eats several kicks to the head and midsection. Nakamura lifts Joe, but they fall and roll out of the ring. Nakamura hits the knee strike from behind from the turnbuckle. Nakamura nails the Kinshasa for the win!
Winner & NEW NXT Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura - by pinfall
Nakamura celebrates in the ring as his home country cheers him on.