NXT returned to Full Sail University to tape four weeks worth of episodes of NXT to kick of the 2016 season of NXT. WWE also recorded two matches for the new NXT Kids show which is likely to debut very soon. Below are the spoilers for NXT in January and the beginning of February.
January 13th Episode:
* Kicking off the show, NXT General Manager William Regal announces a battle royal to determine the next challenger for Bayley’s NXT Women’s Title. Regal introduces Sami Zayn next. Sami proclaims he wants to be the first two-time NXT Champion however he’s interrupted by Samoa Joe. They have words and Baron Corbin interrupts. This leads to Sami fighting Joe off and Corbin backing away.
* Tommaso Ciampa defeated Danny Burch with an arm submission
* The Ascension vs. NXT Tag Team Champions Dash and Dawson in a non-title match is next. The Mechanics get the win with their finisher
* Elias Samson defeated Corey Hollis with a Cross-Rhodes type move, a quick and solid finisher
* Carmella won a battle royal to become the new #1 contender. Participants included Eva Marie, Deonna Purrazzo, Aliyah, Cameron, Peyton Royce, Alexa Bliss, Billie Kay, Liv Morgan, Emma and Asuka. Eva hid outside of the ring and there was a false finish where she won. Everyone was furious but Carmella, who was never eliminated, dumped her and got the win. Bayley came out to congratulate her after the match.
January 20th Episode:
* Sami Zayn defeated Adam Rose by submission
* Apollo Crews defeated Tye Dillinger. Post match, Crews issued a challenge to NXT Champion Finn Balor and said it doesn’t have to be for the title
* Baron Corbin defeated the debuting Rich Swann, who got a great reaction. Great match here too
* Carmella and Bayley vs. Emma and Alexa Bliss is up next. Dana Brooke is at ringside. Carmella win after she makes Bliss tap. Bayley celebrates with Carmella post match.
* Samoa Joe defeated Johnny Gargano by submission
January 27th Episode:
* Chad Gable and Jason Jordan are now known as American Alpha. They defeated Blake and Murphy with the assisted German suplex. Murphy faked a leg injury at one point to get Gable to back off. This let them get the upperhand
* Nia Jax squashed Liv Morgan. Eva Marie was at ringside with Nia
* Alex Riley returned and defeated Bull Dempsey. Riley was working quick and aggressive
* Elias Samson quickly defeated John Skyler
* The main event sees Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe vs. Baron Corbin face off in a #1 contenders Triple Threat match. The end of the match see Corbin taps whilst Sami has him in a Sharpshooter and Joe has him in a crossface. Regal comes out but gives no answer on the winner. This smells similar to Chris Benoit and Edge making Triple H tap back in 2004.
February 3rd Episode:
* The Vaudevillains defeated The Hype Bros. with their finisher
* Carmella defeated Emma with a roll up
* Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady defeated two enhancement talents in a squash match
* Asuka defeated Santana Garrett with the Asuka Lock
* NXT Champion Finn Balor vs. Apollo Crews in a non-title match is the main event. Great match, Balor gets the win with a Bloody Sunday DDT
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