August 3, 2016
(taped July 13, 2016)
City: Winter Park, FL
Venue: Full Sail University
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves
Ring Announcer: Dasha Fuentes
“Roar of the Crowd” by CFO$
Hideo Itami vs Sean Maluta
(referee: Danilo Anfibio)
Result: Hideo Itami wins via pinfall after a running high knee
Pretty good match and a nice, easy return for Itami. Neither guy got too worked up. It was just a reminder of who Itami is. It was also nice to see Sean Maluta after his match with Ibushi in the Cruiserweight Classic, though the CWC match was probably a bit better.
Andrea D’Marco asks The Revival if there’s any pressure on them. They say that it has been scientifically proven that they are the best. TM-61 wants a shot at the titles, but The Revival tells them to get to the back of the line. Gargano and Ciampa then show up and remind them that they are at the front of the line. The Revival suggests that TM61 and Gargano and Ciampa discuss this situation among themselves.
Mojo Rawley vs Chris Atkins
(referee: Eddie Orengo)
Result: The match ends in a No Contest when Samoa Joe attacks both men
This wasn’t a match, it was just a setup for Joe to come out.
Samoa Joe gets on the mic after clearing Rawley and Atkins from the ring and says that since Regal didn’t consult him about the number one contender, then he shouldn’t have to consult Regal when he wants to rampage. Rawley, pissed about being attacked, attacks Joe. As Rawley heads up the ramp, Joe catches him and puts on a Coquina Clutch. Rawley is left lying.
Charly Caruso asks Bayley what she’s going to do to prevent Asuka from beating her like when she lost the title. Bayley says it’s time to adapt and mentally prepare herself.
Aliyah vs Asuka (Women’s Champ)
(referee: Danilo Anfibio)
Result: Asuka wins via submission with the Asuka Lock
An okay match for what it was. This was mainly just to show Asuka’s attitude toward Bayley. Asuka beat up Aliyah a whole lot, looking at Bayley the entire time. More of a storyline than a match.
From last month after he defeated Tye Dillinger, Oney Lorcan decides that he has to back to his roots in order to compete with the best in NXT.
Bobby Roode heads to the ring. Roode praises NXT and says that we are all “NXT.” He wants to take NXT to the next level. He is the man that will make NXT a global powerhouse. He will be the face of the company. He will bring a higher class of fan to NXT shows. Because he is glorious.
TM61 vs The Revival (Tag Champs)
(referee: Shawn Bennett)
Result: Scott Dawson pins Nick Miller after a DDT
Time: 7:50 (1 break)
Good match. As usual, the little things that The Revival did impressed me. When TM61 tried to get cute, The Revival usually had an answer for it. The finish was great as well. Very nicely done.
The Revival gets on the mic and talk about all the teams they’ve beaten. As they do, Gargano and Ciampa interrupt. They list some silly teams that The Revival has apparently beaten. But they haven’t beaten Gargano and Ciampa. The Revival doesn’t care. Then a brawl breaks out where Gargano and Ciampa symbolically pin Wilder.
I liked it. It set up some exciting things for the future and added some developments for current stories. There wasn’t a ton of wrestling, and none of it was terribly surprising, but the main event was solid.
Match of the Night
TM61 vs The Revival
The women’s match was done more for story purposes, and the Itami match was almost an exhibition, so the tag match wins almost by default. Still, it was a good match with a very nice, simple finish.