WWE NXT Results (2/22/17)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
From Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Tom Phillips, Nigel Guinness, and Percy Watson welcome us to the show from commentary as Tom runs down the card for tonight.
1) #1 Contender's Match: Peyton Royce (w/Billie Kay) def. Liv Morgan & Ember Moon (9:03)
The match starts with quick action and covers. Morgan and Royce duke it out alone for several minutes. Moon sneaks it for a sunset superplex with Royce slamming Morgan. Billie Kay gets in the ring, leading to Moon hitting the Eclipse on her. Morgan tosses Moon out. Royce catches Morgan with a boot and suplex for the win.
A video package on Mark Andrews and Pete Dunne airs.
2) Pete Dunne def. Mark Andrews via Bitter End (11:20)
This is a rematch from the semi-finals of the UK Tournament. They go at it with hard-hitting maneuvers right off the bat before spilling out of the ring. Dunne has the advantage before the commercial break. Andrews comes back with a head scissors takedown and standing shooting press, cover. They go back and forth with nearfalls. Mandrews hits a shooting star, but Dunne gets his knees up. Dunne finishes Mark with Bitter End.
Backstage, Peyton Royce is reminded that she will challenge Asuka next week. Royce says she would already be champ if it wasn't for Crazy Nikki. Royce promises to walk out as the new champion and take the title down under.
A video package airs on Patrick Clark, as he's in action next week.
Next week - Asuka vs. Peyton Royce for the NXT Women's Title; PLUS The Authors of Pain defend the NXT Tag Titles against #DIY.
Earlier this week - At the Performance Center, Tye Dillinger is asked about Sanity and their number's game. Tye says Strong & Jose have his back, and he has theirs. Tye, too, has an agenda, and his doesn't involve Sanity.
3) NXT Champion Bobby Roode def. No Way Jose via Glorious DDT (7:37)
Roode takes control early on before the break. Jose starts to make a comeback, but the champ finds a few ways to counter. Roode leaps from the top into a big right hand from Jose. Roode rolls out to save himself. Jose tosses Roode back in. Roode catches Jose with a Glorious DDT for the win.
After the match, Roode runs back down to the ring to attack Jose's left knee. Roode puts Jose in a half crab. Kassius Ohno hits the ring to make the save as Roode retreats. Roode grabs a mic and asks who the heck he thinks he is. Ohno says he is Kassius Ohno and he "ain't nothing to mess with." Ohno says he's been here before and he has some unfinished business. Ohno tells Roode he has what he wants - the NXT Championship.
Roode runs down to the ring and targets Ohno's left leg. Ohno fights back and clotheslines Roode out of the ring. Ohno stand tall in the ring as Roode retreats again to end the show.