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Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy discuss the end of their team and he says that it was because of him, they were the tag team champions. Wesley says he will face Shinsuke Nakamura. Buddy Murphy says he will face Kota Ibushi.
Match Number One: Shinsuke Nakamura versus Wesley Blake
They lock up and Nakamura backs Blake into the ropes and he leans against Blake and waves his arms. Blake does not appreciate what Nakamura did, but it does not look like Nakamura cares. They lock up again and Blake with a side head lock. Blake flips over Nakamura and blows a kiss at Nakamura and Nakamura catches it and he does not like it so he stomps on it. Nakamura with a knee to the midsection followed by a leaping knee drop. Nakamura stomps Blake in the corner and he does it again. Blake with a kick and clothesline. Blake gets a near fall.
Blake with elbow drops and then he goes to the ropes for a springboard knee drop and he gets a near fall. Blake with a snap mare and rear chin lock. Blake with a side head lock and Nakamura with forearms. Blake with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Blake thinks about mocking Nakamura in the corner but Nakamura gets back to his feet and he takes Blake to the mat. Nakmaura with a forearm and kicks to Blake. Nakamura with knees in the corner and he kicks Blake in the back of the head. Nakamura puts Blake on the top turnbuckle and connects with a running knee. Nakamura with a reverse exploder followed by Kinshasa for the three count.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
After the match, William Regal makes his way onto the stage. William congratulates Nakamura on his victory. He says he was hoping that Samoa Joe would have been here for this announcement. The main event of NXT Takeover in Brooklyn will be Samoa Joe defending the NXT Title against Shinsuke Nakamura.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Billie Kay versus Santana Garrett
They lock up and Billie with a fireman’s carry. Billie tells Santana to get up. They lock up again and Billie with a waist lock and Santana with a standing switch. Billie with an arm bar. Santana goes through the legs and hits a drop kick that sends Billie against the ropes. Santana with a forearm but Billie with an Irish whip. Santana floats over and Billie sends Santana to the mat and gets a near fall. Billie with punches and she chokes Santana in the corner.
Billie with a suplex for a near fall. Billie with a forearm to the back and she follows with a cravate. Santana with forearms and she backs Billie into the corner. Santana with an elbow and forearms. Santana with a head butt and Irish whip. Santana with a handspring elbow into the corner but she misses a boot and Billie with a boot to the head and she gets the three count,.
Winner: Billie Kay
We take a look back at Bayley’s appearance at Battleground.
Bayley is with William Regal and she says that William has been there for her highs and lows in NXT. She talks about the match last year in Brooklyn. She says she is ready for her rematch with Asuka in Brooklyn. She wants to become a two time champion.
William says he will check with Asuka and if she is okay with it, we will have a contract signing.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Shane Thorne and Nick Miller versus Rob Ryzin and Adrian Nails
Thorne and Nails start things off and Thorne with a waist lock. Nails with a wrist lock and Thorne wtih a reversal and he tags in Miller. They hit a double shoudler on Nails and send him into the turnbuckles. Miller with a belly-to-back suplex and Thorne tags in and hits a slingshot senton and Miller tags in and he hits a double sledge and then hit a moonsault and fist drop combination. Thorne tags in and so does Ryzin. Ryzin kicks and punches Thorne. Ryzin wtih a back breaker and he applies a rear chin lock. Thorne with a European uppercut but Ryzin with a forearm. Nails tags in and Ryzin and Nails miss Thorne and Miller tags ina nd he clotheslines Nails and hits a forearm. Miller runs into a boot but Miller with a clothesline and Irish whip followed by a splash intot eh corner. MIller with a spinebuster to Nails and he takes care of Ryzin.
They hit Thunder Valley for the three count.
Winners: Shane Thorne and Nick Miller
After the match, all four men shake hands.
We take a look at the history between Austin Aries and No Way Jose.
We go to commercial.
Hideo Itami will be back next week.
Match Number Four: No Way Jose versus Steve Cutler
Cutler with a waist lock and Jose dances his way out of the hold and applies a wrist lock. Cutler slaps Jose’s arm away when Jose tries to have some fun. Cutler with a side head lock. Cutler with a kick and a punch. Jose changes his tune and he punches Cutler and hits a few double sledges and he hits a short arm clothesline. Jose with a hip toss drop. Jose with the punch to the head and Cutler goes down. Jose with a full nelson slam for the three count.
Winner: No Way Jose
After the match, Jose gets on the mic and he mentions Austin Aries. All he tried to do was be encouraging and show him the good vibes he has brought this place since he arrived. You took advantage. You mistook him for what he is not. When he showed him he can turn that fiesta into a fight. When he showed Aries where Jose came from, the Greatest Man Who Ever Lived turned into the biggest coward in NXT. The next time you see Jose, there is going to be no running because he is going to whoop Aries’ ass.
We see Kota Ibushi in the back getting ready for his match against Buddy Murphy.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Buddy Murphy versus Kota Ibushi
Murphy wtih a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Murphy with another shoulder tackle. Ibushi teases a kick and Murphy avoids it. Ibushi with a drop kick and round kick. Ibushi with a standing moonsault for a near fall. Murphy goes to the floor and Ibushi kicks at Murphy. Ibushi goes to the apron and Murphy trips Ibushi and gets a near fall back in the ring. Murphy with a side head lock. Murphy keeps Ibushi on the mat with the chin lock. Ibushi backs Murphy into the corner but Murphy holds on. Murphy uses the hair to keep Ibushi in the chin lock. Ibushi finally gets out of the hold and he runs into boots from Murphy and Murphy with a running double knee drop for a near fall.
Murphy kicks at Ibushi but Ibushi blocks a kick and Ibushi with slaps and kicks. Murphy with a boot to the head and Ibushi avoids a clothesline and hits a round kick into a German suplex and Murphy is able to kick out at two. Ibushi goes up top and misses a moonsault but he lands on his feet. Murphy sends Ibushi into the turnbuckles with a flatline and follows with a drop kick to the back against the turnbuckles for a near fall.
Murphy puts Ibushi on the turnbuckles and chops Ibushi. Murphy sets for a superplex but Ibushi blocks it. Ibushi with a sunset flip into Last Ride for the three count.
Winner: Kota Ibushi
Samoa Joe is asked about facing Shinsuke Nakamura at Takeover. Joe cannot believe that Regal did that. he says the level of disrespect that he has endured is out of control. He is going to deal with this.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we are told that Bobby Roode will be on next week’s show.
Samoa Joe makes his way to the ring.
Joe says upon his arrival he was informed that our General Manager William Regal has decided it will be him defending the NXT Title against Shinsuke Nakamura at Takeover Brooklyn. Unfortunately, due to some oversight by not consulting with him first, that match will not be happening. Shinsuke Nakamura is an undeserving contender. Shinsuke Nakamura has not done what he did to win this championship and he is not material to be number one contender. When it comes to Takeover Brooklyn, he will not be facing Shinsuke Nakamura.
William Regal’s music plays and he makes his way onto the stage. He tells Joe he has heard enough. He tells Joe that he may be the champion, but Regal reminds Joe he is in charge. He says that his decision is final and Joe will fight who he wants him to fight.
Joe reminds Regal that he made Joe jump through every hoop to get an opportunity to win the championship. Nakamura has not done that. Joe tells Regal he will give him a chance to correct this disrespect. He suggests that they go to Regal’s office to determine a real and deserving challenger that he approves.
Regal tells Joe that if you refuse to fight, he will consider it a forfeit and he will find someone to face Nakamura for the NXT Championship.
Joe says he will hand Regal nothing. He wants to know if how this is going to work. If you want the match, you’ve got the match. He tells Regal this is the biggest mistake you have made. Joe reminds Regal he decimated Regal’s boy Finn Balor and at Takeover, he will do the same. That is unless he sees Shinsuke beforehand because he might not make it to Brooklyn.
Shinsuke Nakamura makes his way onto the stage. Nakamura looks through his periscope of invisibility at Joe and does not look intimidated at all.
We go to credits.
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