NXT TV tapings results & notes: Nakamura, Samoa Joe, Austin Aries, Asuka
Here’s some notes from today’s NXT tapings as part of Fan Axxess. Three weeks worth of tapings were held in a different part of the Bailey Kay Hutchison Center as the show the night before. It’s clear that a lot of stuff will be added between backstage and probably a lot of videos from the TakeOver shows as they didn’t tease much in the way of future directions.
– Asuka beat Eva Marie. This was to set up Asuka vs. Nia Jax as a title program as they had a staredown.
– Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson beat two wrestlers who weren’t named, possibly Scott Matthews & Scott Parker from Quebec.
– Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley beat Blake & Murphy. No Alexa Bliss with Blake & Murphy. Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson jumped The Hype Bros after the match so that looks to be a new program.
– Carmella beat Aliyah
– Shinsuke Nakamura beat Elias Samson
– Jason Jordan & Chad Gable beat Enzo Amore & Big Cass. There’s been talk of Enzo & Cass coming up to the main roster.
– Nia Jax b Deonna Purrazzo
– No Way Jose, whose debut has been pushed for the last few weeks on NXT, debuts on this show over Alexander Wolfe
– Samoa Joe beat Apollo Crews via choke.
– Austin Aries beat Angelo Dawkins.
– Alexa Bliss beat Tessa Blanchard
Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa (who have signed NXT contracts but not developmental contracts, believed to be similar to the deal Austin Aries has, to where they can still work indies) beat The Vaudevillains. So looks like they are now in for a push.
– Baron Corbin pinned Tucker Knight in a basic squash
– Bayley beat Liv Morgan. Bayley cut a generic promo about it doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many you get back up. She never mentioned Asuka’s name.
– Nakamura beat Tye Dillinger. Nakamura was great at connecting with the crowd.