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NXT Recap & Review – Episode 378

February 15, 2017
Episode 378
(taped February 1, 2017)

City: Winter Park, FL
Venue: Full Sail University

Commentary: Tom Phillips, Percy Watson, Nigel McGuinness
Ring Announcer: Mike Rome


Tonight, for the first time ever on NXT, the UK Title will be defended.

Intro Video
“Roar of the Crowd” by CFO$


Match 1
Authors of Pain (NXT Tag Champs) w/ Paul Ellering vs Garriston Spears & Lance Anoa’i
(referee: Tom Castor)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Rezar pins Lance Anoa’i after The Last Chapter
Time: 1:20

Match Thoughts
Unsuprisingly, a squash.


A profile of the current UK Champ, Tyler Bate.


Match 2
Billie Kay & Peyton Royce vs Live Morgan & Ember Moon
(referee: Eddie Orengo)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Billie Kay pins Live Morgan after a knee to the head from Peyton Royce
Time: 3:17

Match Thoughts
The match was alright. Ember Moon beat up Billie and Peyton, then the teamwork of the best friends got the better of her. Liv came in with a burst of offense, then the match ended.


WWE Performance Center
Earlier today, Andrea D’Marco asked Roderick Strong and No Way Jose about helping Tye Dillinger against SAnitY last week. Strong doesn’t like bullying and ganging up on people, and Jose felt the need to defend Dillinger or else SAnitY would do the same thing to the rest of the NXT roster.

Ring Area
Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa head to the ring. They talk about winning the titles then losing them. They say they saw doubt in the eyes of the Authors of Pain, and they want their title rematch. Paul Ellering comes out with Akam and Rezar and grants DIY a match. DIY wants to have the match right now, but The Revival attacks them from behind. The Authors of Pain rush into the ring, chasing away The Revival.

A profile of Trent Seven, tonights challenger for the UK Title.

A promo for the return of Kassius Ohno.

William Regal announces a triple threat match for next week to decide the number one contender for the NXT Women’s Title: Peyton Royce vs Liv Morgan vs Ember Moon


Match 3
WWE United Kingdom Title Match
Trent Seven vs Tyler Bate (UK Champ)
(referee: Drake Wuertz)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Tyler Bate wins via pinfall after a Tyler Driver ’97 to retain the title
Time: 12:53 (1 break)

Match Thoughts
Good match. It was long enough so that they were able to build the match well. It started with a little light comedy. Both guys were playing with each other, starting the match in a friendly way. After a certain point it got more serious. Both men pulled off some powerful moves in short bursts. The finish was led up to nicely.


Show Impressions
This was an entertaining show thanks mostly to the UK Title match. The other matches weren’t great, but they weren’t long either. The rest of the show seemed to be setting up storylines for later, so not much happened, but it wasn’t bad.

Match of the Night
UK Title Match
Quite a good match. It was fun, it had a lot of personality, and it worked its way up to a fairly competitive match, though it still mostly friendly throughout.



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