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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

NXT Recap - 1/10/18; Philly is Going to be Extreme

This edition of NXT was recorded from the historic CenterStage in Atlanta, GA.

The following recap was written by Robert Lentini and was taken by

NXT kicked off with a backstage segment with Undisputed Era. Fish, O’Reilly, and Cole stated that they will prove that they are the baddest team on the planet in 2018. Fish and O’Reilly said that they will put an end to SAnitY tonight when they defend their tag titles against them. Cole vowed to end anyone that gets in his way to becoming the next NXT Champion.

Shayna Baszler vs. Dakota Kai

The NXT crowd chanted “Shayna’s gonna kill you!” as Baszler backed Kai into the corner. Baszler applied a Wrist Lock in the middle of the ring and then drove her foot into Dakota’s shoulder. Baszler booted Dakota in the face and then stomped on her elbow.

Kai screamed in pain and the referee called a stop to the match. Baszler was declared the winner as Dakota Kai was deemed unable to continue in the match. After the match, Baszler choked out Kai in the ring.

NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon rushed to the ring and Baszler laughed in the corner of the ring. Moon started shouting at Baszler as Shayna posed in the ring before leaving.

Winner: Shayna Baszler

The Authors of Pain cut a promo backstage with Paul Ellering. AOP wants their titles back and they don’t care who they have to go through to get them.

Christy St. Cloud tried top interview Baszler backstage. NXT GM William Regal immediately interrupted and stated that he saw right through Baszler’s games. Regal noted that Baszler will not earn an NXT Women’s Championship match if she continues to attack people from behind. Baszler simply said “are we done here?” and walked away.

Kassius Ohno vs Raul Mendoza

Ohno and Mendoza shook hands before the match started. Mendoza applied a Headlock but Ohno reversed it into a roll-up for a one count. Ohno launched Mendoza towards the corner but Mendoza took down Ohno with a head scissors for a one count. Raul hit a couple of kicks to Ohno’s chest and went for a third but Ohno caught him and booted him in the face.

Kassius delivered a chop that echoed throughout the arena and followed it up with an elbow to the face for a two count. Mendoza rolled up Kassius for a one count. Ohno connected with a Senton and went for the cover but Raul kicked out at the last moment. Mendoza hit an Arm Drag but Ohno got right back up and launched Mendoza towards the corner. Raul leaped off the rope and hit a corkscrew Arm Drag. Mendoza followed it up with a springboard kick for another two count.

The crowd chanted for Ohno as Mendoza leaped onto Kassius’ shoulders. Ohno launched Mendoza into the ropes and hit the High Tension Elbow Strike for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Kassius Ohno

Zelina Vega was interviewed backstage and she claimed that Gargano got lucky in earning a shot at the NXT Championship. Vega stated that Johnny Wrestling is a lie and that Andrade “Cien” Almas is the reality. Vega added that Almas is ready and that they are taking their title defense against Gargano very seriously. Almas will defend his NXT Championship against Johnny Gargano at NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia on January 27th.

Christy St. Cloud interviewed Johnny Gargano backstage. Gargano was interrupted by Velveteen Dream and demanded that Gargano thank him. Velveteen Dream stated that Gargano got lucky and poked fun at it taking Gargano twenty minutes to defeat Kassius Ohno. Dream added that Gargano didn’t earn his spot and that that he deserves his spot. Dream also claimed that Gargano has no shot against Andrade “Cien” Almas at NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia.

Street Profits were shown walking around backstage for an episode of “Street Talk”. They joined NXT GM Willliam Regal in his office and brought up the fact that they were undefeated. Ford and Dawkins asked Regal when they would get a shot at the gold. Regal announced that next week the Street Profits will face the Authors of Pain to determine the #1 contenders for the NXT Tag Championships.

Lio Rush vs. Lars Sullivan

Sullivan missed with his attacks early as Lio Rush kept escaping. Rush connected with a rolling heel kick and went for another but Sullivan grabbed him by the throat and slammed Rush into the top rope. Sullivan launched Lio into the turnbuckle and then charged at him but Rush escaped once again.

Lars charged at Rush again in the corner but Rush leaped out of the way and Sullivan crashed into the ring post. It didn’t matter though as Sullivan recovered quickly and decked Rush with a ridiculous Clothesline. Lars then hit the Freak Accident for the quick pinfall victory.

After the match, Sullivan grabbed a microphone and stated that all of his opponents have fallen by his hands. Lars said that he dealt with a force two weeks ago that he has never felt before. Sullivan added that it brought him joy because it is a force that he wants to destroy. Sullivan then challenged Killian Dain and delivered another Freak Accident to Lio Rush off the second rope.

Winner: Lars Sullivan

The cameras quickly cut backstage as the Undisputed Era was shown beating down SAnitY backstage. Officials broke it up and Cole, Fish, and O’Reilly walked away.Undisputed Era then made their way down to the ring with gigantic smiles on their faces and grabbed a few microphones.

Cole, Fish, and O’Reilly joking asked “where is SAnitY?” and Bobby Fish wondered if maybe forgot about the match. Cole said that they kicked the chaos out of SAnitY and Nikki Cross sprinted to the entrance ramp as officials held her back. Cross essentially had to be tackled and dragged backstage by the officials as the NXT crowd chanted her name.

Cole tried to continue the promo but NXT GM William Regal interrupted and came down to the entrance. Regal said that this was ridiculous and that Fish and O’Reilly will be defending their NXT Tag Team Championships tonight. Roderick Strong interrupted and said that he will fight Undisputed Era and will head backstage to find a partner. Aleister Black’s music hit and Black joined Strong on the entrance ramp. The crowd chanted “Aleister!” as Black stared at Undisputed Era. Black stated “as will, I” and the two rushed the ring.

NXT Tag Team Championship Match: Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) (c) vs Aleister Black & Roderick Strong

Strong and Black rushed the ring and knocked Fish and O’Reilly out of the ring as NXT went to a break. When NXT returned, the match started with Black and O’Reilly in the ring. Black controlled the match early and Strong connected with a Dropkick to Bobby Fish outside the ring. Black locked in an Arm Bar on O’Reilly in the center of the ring.

Strong tagged in and dropped O’Reilly with a kick to the face for a two count. Strong delivered a chop to O’Reilly’s chest and followed it up with a Backbreaker for a two count. Strong remained on the attack and applied a Chin Lock. Strong quickly tagged Black back in and Bobby Fish took out Black on the ring apron as NXT went to another break.

When NXT returned, Fish and O’Reilly were in control of the match. Fish tagged in and beatdown Black in the corner. Fish hit a Senton on Black and went for the cover but Aleister kicked out at two. Fish and O’Reilly trapped Black in the corner and took turns beating him down. O’Reilly tagged in and blasted Black in the face with a few jabs while he was on the mat. O’Reilly tagged in Fish and then knocked Strong off the ring apron.

Bobby Fish planted Black with an Exploder Suplex and went for the cover but Strong leaped into the ring to break up the cover. Fish applied a rear Chin Lock in the middle of the ring but Black quickly battled up to his feet. Black broke free and kneed Fish in the face and both Superstars fell to the canvas.

O’Reilly and Strong were tagged back in and Strong beat the hell out of the champions for a minute. Strong connected with a Dropkick to O’Reilly and then slammed O’Reilly into Fish in the corner. Strong hit O’Reilly with a Backbreaker and then delivered a Belly to Belly Suplex to Fish and Bobby landed on top of O’Reilly. Fish recovered and knocked Black off the ring apron. Strong launched Fish out of the ring and then connected with a massive knee strike to Kyle O’Reilly’s jaw. Black leveled Fish with a boot to the face outside the ring and then tossed O’Reilly back into the ring.

Adam Cole punched Black in the face outside the ring but Aleister shrugged it off. Cole escaped through the crowd but Aleister Black followed him. Back in the ring, Fish and O’Reilly connected with the Total Elimination for the pinfall victory. Adam Cole chuckled on the stairs in the crowd as Black ran back to the ring. Black connected with a couple of kicks to Fish and O’Reilly but Cole joined the party in the ring. Cole launched Black into the ring post and instructed Fish and O’Reilly to hold Black back. Cole taunted Black and then booted him in the face.

Fish and O’Reilly then leveled Black and Cole stood over Aleister in the ring. Cole told O’Reilly to bring a chair into the ring and then continued to taunt Black. Cole lifted Black up in a Fireman’s Carry and then dropped Black spine-first into the steel chair. Cole put his boot on Black’s chest as Undisputed Era posed with their NXT Tag Team Championships.

Winners & Still NXT Tag Team Champions: Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly)

After the match, NXT GM William Regal came down to the entrance ramp and announced that Cole’s match against Aleister Black is now an Extreme Rules match. Cole got right in Regal’s face but Regal didn’t back down. Undisputed Era eventually backed away and made their way backstage as NXT went off the air.

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