WWE NXT Recap: Shinsuke Nakamura’s Swan Song!

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Below is my recap of this week’s episode of WWE NXT which took place from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.

NXT opened with a video package and new theme song called ‘Rage’

Aleister Black vs. Corey Hillis

NXT opened up with Aleister Black opening up the show against Corey Hillis. The match didn’t take long, took 10 seconds to be exact as Aleister delivered the Black Mass and picked up the win.

Winner: Alesiter Black

Backstage Kayla Braxton interviewed Tye Dillinger who said he was thrilled about joining the Smackdown Live roster but has unfinished business with Eric Young and will face him next week in a steel cage match.

DIY vs. Dylan Miley & Michael Blais

Coming up short in their hunt to become 2x NXT Tag Team Champions at NXT TakeOver: Orlando, DIY looked to get back on the winning track against the duo of Michael Blais and the 300 pounder Dylan Miley.

Highlights included Miley running over Tommaso Ciampa with a clothesline, the caught Johnny Gargano with a stalling vertical suplex. Finish came with DIY making a hot comeback and delivering the Meeting in the Middle (running knee strike/kick) on Blais for the win.

Winner: DIY

After the match Miley snapped and took out Blais with the Iron Claw Slam followed by a powerslam.

Ruby Riot vs. Kimberly Frankele

Before the match Ruby cut a pre-match insert promo saying that she came to NXT to become Women’s Champion.

Highlights in the match included Riot delivering a leaping hurricanrana, but got distracted with Nikki Cross came to ringside to watch the match. Frankele pounced and took advantage by delivering Riot with a kicks and knife-edge chops. But in the end Riot recovered as the finish came with Riot dropping Frankele with a wind-up Pele Kick for the win.

Winner: Ruby Riot

We saw a short stare down with Riot and Cross after the match. Cross just laughed and walked to the back with the rest of SAnitY.

The ‘Iconic Duo’ Peyton Royce and Billie Kay were at the WWE Performance Center filming and making fun of everything. Royce and Kay found Liv Morgan and Aliyah and just mocked them. Morgan shoved Kay into a tub of water. I’m fan of both Royce and Kay. They are great together.

Drew McIntyre vs. Oney Lorcen

Highlights in this match included McIntyre tossing Lorcan with a pair of belly-to-belly suplexes and then catching him mid-flight with a gut-wrench suplex onto the ring apron. Lorcen recovered with strikes to the head and chest and delivered a very nice running Blockbuster neckbreaker. Finish came with McIntyre delivering a reverse Alabama Slam and finished of Locan with a big boot.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

After the match McIntyre said he’s not going anywhere and he’s here to stay in NXT and wants to win the biggest price the NXT Championship.

Shinsuke Nakamura’s NXT Farewell

The show ended with Nakamura saying goodbye to the NXT Universe. Nakamura said “I will always be NXT,” Nakamura reaffirmed, “because We Are NXT.” Nakamura ended his speech by delivering a final “YeahOh” as the whole NXT roster including Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque, Hideo Itomi and a surprise appearance by Finn Balor came out to cheer and clap for the former 2x NXT Champion.

After NXT ended, Nakamura ran around the crowd with his cell phone taking a video selfie with the NXT Universe which was pretty awesome. As it definitely seems like Nakamura really loves the NXT crowd and was touched by WWE fans cheers and response for him from chanting ‘Thank You Shinsuke’ to humming his tune. Will be awesome to watch my one of my all-time favourite wrestlers on Smackdown Live.

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WWE Smackdown Live Ratings sky rockets post Superstar Shakeup!

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Last night’s episode of Smackdown Live revolved around the continuation of the “Superstar Shakeup” as 3,105,000 million viewers tuned into Smackdown Live on the USA Network. Last night’s episode was up by eight percent compared to last week’s post-WrestleMania edition of Smackdown Live. 

Last night’s episode of Smackdown Live was the most highest Smackdown episode since last year’s WWE Draft special show which averaged 3,170,000 million viewers.

The following WWE superstars made their way over from Monday Night Raw to Smackdown Live following night two of the “Superstar Shakeup”

  • WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Charlotte, The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods) Rusev, Lana, Sin Cara, Jinder Mahal, The Shining Stars and Tamina
Also on Smackdown Live we got to see a terrific main event which featured A.J. Styles defeating Sami Zayn and Baron Corbin in a triple-threat match to become the number 1 contender for Kevin Owens United States Championship.
  • Kevin Owens will face Chris Jericho for the WWE United States Championship at WWE Payback and the winner be on Smackdown Live.

We also found out on Smackdown Live that Shinsuke Nakamura’s first WWE main roster program will be against Dolph Ziggler.

  • We also know that Smackdown’s Randy Orton will defend the WWE Championship against Raw’s Bray Wyatt in a ‘House of Horror’ match at WWE Payback.

So this leaves the WWE title picture on Smackdown is in holding pattern for the time being. If Orton wins it will be interesting to see who he defends the WWE championship against with Styles involved in a feud with Owens for the time being. If Wyatt wins this could open the doors to Brock Lesnar bringing the WWE Universal Championship over to Smackdown Live.

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WWE Superstar Shakeup Continues on Smackdown Live!

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Below is my coverage from the continuing coverage of the WWE Superstar Shakeup which took place tonight on Smackdown Live from Boston.

Smackdown Live kicked off with the WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens who announced that he has joined Smackdown Live.

Owens was interrupted by Baron Corbin, and soon after by Sami Zayn who also announced that he has joined Smackdown Live.

Smackdown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan announced that the winner of the WWE United States Championship match between Owens and Chris Jericho at WWE Payback will defend the US title on Smackdown Live.

After the Usos defeated the American Alpa to retain the Smackdown Live Tag Team Champions, The Shining Stars came from the crowd and attacked American Alpha.

Jinder Mahal is now part of Smackdown Live who lost to Mojo Rawley after doing another angle with New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski who was sitting front row. Gronk tossed a beer at Mahal in return as Mahal did the same to Gronk at WrestleMania 33.

Smackdown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon introduced 4X Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair and Tamina during the ‘State of the women’s division’ segment.

WWE also showed a pair of graphics announcing the arrivals of both Rusev and Sin Cara to the Smackdown Live roster.

In the show WWE later aired a “Coming Soon” video for Lana who is also joining the Smackdown Live roster and appears to be getting repackaged?

WWE also aired a video packed for ‘The New Day’ which says ‘Coming Soon’ who are also joining the Smackdown Live roster.

My thoughts on the Superstar Shakeup for Smackdown Live

The addition of Kevin Owens on Smackdown Live is excellent as his first program will be against A.J. Styles who is staying on Smackdown. Their feud and matches will be excellent. Don’t mind Styles being in the US Title program because the WWE championship program is in a holding pattern with Randy Orton facing Bray Wyatt at WWE Payback in a ‘House of Horror’ match.

After the feud with Orton and Wyatt ends it will be interesting to see who Orton faces next for the WWE title or if Brock Lesnar appear on Smackdown Live with the WWE Universal title.

Also really like that Shinsuke Nakamura’s first program is against Dolph Ziggler as Nakamura will get the chance to showcase all his moves and is already completely over with the crowd and treated like a superstar.

Really like the addition of Charlotte as she can elevate the Smackdown Live Women’s Division and have terrific matches with Naomi, Becky Lynch and Natalya. Also like the addition of the New Day as they can freshen up the Smackdown Live tag division. Interested to see what WWE does with both The Shining Stars and Jinder Mahal on Smackdown Live.

Overall:

Really like how Smackdown Live has come out after the Superstar Shakeup as I look forward to continue watching Smackdown every week to see how the storyline progress. Smackdown Live was a thumbs up show.

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WWE Fast Lane Recap: Goldberg is the new Universal Champion!

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We are officially on the road to WrestleMania as WWE Fast Lane took place from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Below are the results from the RAW exclusive PPV Fast Lane.

Samoa Joe vs. Sami Zayn

Joe took control early on in the match as he worked on the legs of Zayn and applied a key lock. Zayn fired up and made his comeback by delivering an impressive Blue Thunder Bomb. Joe recovered and landed a boot then followed up with a senton for a two count. Joe continues the attack with straight jab as Zayn falls to the mat but played possum and caught Joe with an inside cradle.

Finish comes with Zayn coming off the top turnbuckle attempting a Helluva kick but Joe countered by delivering a uranage. Joe applies the kokina clutch and submits Zayn.

Winner: Samoa Joe

Not a show-stealing match but a good match to open the show. Smart booking which made Joe look very strong heading into WrestleMania.

RAW Tag Titles: Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows vs. Enzo & Big Cass

Highlights include Cass press slamming Enzo onto Anderson and Gallows on the floor. Anderson catches Enzo with a bicycle and the running boot of doom. Enzo finally tags in Big Cass and delivers a stinger splashes to Anderson. Cass hits the Empire Elbow to Anderson and then sends Gallows off the apron with a big boot.

Finish comes with Cass and Enzo deliver the Bada Boom Shaka Laka to Anderson but Gallows makes the save. Anderson delivers a knee to Enzo and gets the win. Enzo had his foot on the bottom rope but Gallows knocks it off right at the count of three.

Winner: Anderson & Gallows retain Raw tag team titles.

Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax

As expected Jax took control of Banks early on in the match. Banks jumps on the back of Jax and applies a rear-naked choke but Jax counters by running her into the corner. The crowds energy picks up went Banks dropped Jax and applied a Bank Statement for a submission tease but Jax powers out.

Finish comes with Jax recovering and delivering a leg drop to the back of Banks. Jax lifts her up but Banks countered with a O’Conor roll and gets the win.

Winner: Sasha Banks

During the WWE Fast Lane pre-show tag team partners Rusev and Jinder Mahal argued backstage. Raw General Manager Mick Foley said both Rusev and Mahal will have single matches.

Cesaro vs. Jinder Mahal

Highlights came with Cesaro delivering the the Swiss-1–9 and a high cross for a two-count. Finish came with Mahal getting distracted with Rusev on the floor as Cesaro recovered pressed Mahal into the air and delivered an uppercut for the win.

Winner: Cesaro

Big Show vs. Rusev

Big Show delivered three choke slams to Rusev as the crowd cheered. Big Show finished Rusev off with a Knockout punch. 

Winner: Big Show

Austin Aires joined Michael Cole and Corey Graves on commentary for the next match. Before the match, WWE showcased an Austin Aires highlight package.

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match: Neville vs. Jack Gallagher

Highlights include Neville delivering a missile dropkick to Gallagher. Gallagher came back and delivered a belly-to-back suplex from the top.

Neville came back with his own snap German suplex to Gallagher. Neville delivered a Phoenix splash off the second turnbuckle for a near fall. Gallagher recovered and delivered two big head butts for a near fall.

Finish came with Neville delivering a superkick to Gallagher at the edge of the apron, but Gallagher recovers and delivers another head butt. Neville delivers a suplex to Gallagher off the top and finishes him off with the Red Arrow.

Winner: Neville retains the WWE Cruiserweight title.

A very good match as the crowd was energetic for this match. 

The New Day come out with a mini freezer with New Day Pops as Big E began to sing Randy Orton’s theme song. New Day basically came out to build hype and to promote that they will have ice cream at WrestleMania.

Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman

Highlights include Stroman controlling Reigns early on in the match with a rear chin lock. Both men fight on the floor as Reigns sends Strowman into the post. Strowman recovers and counters the Drive By and sends Reigns into the post.

Reigns recovers and delivers the Drive By, then sprints to Strowman but is caught as Strowman powerslams Reigns through the announcer’s desk as the crowd picked up.
Both men return to the ring as Reigns delivers the spear but Strowman kicked out. Reigns then delivers a pair of superman punches and then went for the spear but runs right into Strowman’s fist.

Finish comes with Stroman going for a splash off the top rope but missed as Reigns delivered a spear for the win.

Winner: Roman Reigns

Mick Foley caught up with Samoa Joe backstage and asked him not to interfere in the WWE Universal Championship match between Kevin Owens and Bill Goldberg.

WWE Raw Women’s Championship Match: Bayley vs. Charlotte

Highlights include Bayley going for a Bayley-to-belly suplex early on in the match but Charlotte countered by grabbing the ropes. Charlotte recovers by delivering a moonsault and a senton for a two count.

Bayley recovers by delivering a belly-to-back suplex then follows up with a top rope huracanrana and follows that up with a top rope elbow drop but Charlotte kicks out. Charlotte recovers by delivering the Natural Selection but Bayley kicks out.

Charlotte then tossed Bayley to the floor. Charlotte climbed to the top rope but Sasha ran down to ringside and stopped her. Bayley delivered a Bayley-to-belly to Charlotte on the outside.

Finish came with Charlotte hooking the tights of Bayley but Banks yelled at the referee to stop the count. Bayley delivered the Bayley-to-belly suplex for the win and ends Charlotte’s undefeated streak in PPV matches.

Winner: Bayley retains the WWE Raw Women’s championship

Was a good match that had a very flat finish and not a great way to end Charlotte’s undefeated streak in PPV matches.

WWE Universal Championship Match: Kevin Owens vs. Bill Goldberg

The WWE Universe was cheering very loudly for Goldberg during his entrance and introduction. Before the match began Owens exits the rings and continues to stalls by ringside.

Owens enters the ring but right before the match begins Chris Jericho’s music hits for a huge reaction. Owens gets distracted as the bell rings, Goldberg delivers the spears and then hits the jackhammer on Owens for the win.

Winner: Goldberg wins the WWE Universal title.

Overall: It was a decent show as Goldberg looked strong heading into his match with Brock Lesnar. WWE also booked Reigns and Joe look quite strong heading into WrestleMania.

Rating: 5.5 out of 10

WWE Elimination Chamber Recap! Bray Wyatt wins WWE title

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Smackdown Live final PPV before WrestleMania, Elimination Chamber took place from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Below are the results and my recap from tonight’s WWE Elimination Chamber PPV.

Becky Lynch vs. Micky James

Highlights of the match included a long collar-and-elbow tie up to start the match. James connected with a seated senton from the top rope but Lynch kicked out at two. James then connected with a Mick Kick (a spinning wheel kick) but Lynch kicked out once again. Finish came with Lynch first landing a missile drop kick from the top. Then went for the Disarmer but James blocked as Lynch transitioned into a jackknife cover and got the win.

Winner: Becky Lynch

Good match to open the show as James focused on the shoulder of Lynch

Apollo Crews & Kalisto vs. Dolph Ziggler:

Highlights of the match included Ziggler attacking Kalisto before the match started and tossing him into the video wall. Ziggler connected with a neck breaker and continued to work on Crews. Finish came with Kalisto connecting with a spinning wheel kick then tags in Crews who delivers a spinning powerbomb and pins Ziggler.

Winners: Apollo Crews & Kalisto

Biggest highlight came after the match when Ziggler attacked Kalisto then grabbed a chair and stomped on the ankle of Crews twice. As the crowd chanted “Thank You Ziggler” as the fans are buying the Ziggler heel turn and aren’t behind either Crews or Kalisto.

Tag Team Turmoil match for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship

Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. Fandango & Tyler Breeze: Fandango misses the blind tag from Rhyno who delivers a Gore to a massive reaction and gets the pin fall.

Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. The Vaudevillains: English and Gotch sent Rhyno into the barricade but Slater delivers a crossbody on top of both English and Gotch. Rhyno delivered the Gore to Gotch and then Slater hits a jumping DDT to English and eliminates the Vaudevillains.

Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. The Usos: Jey delivered the Samoan drop to Slater but Rhyno came in for the save. Slater went for a roll up but Jimmy connected with a super kick and eliminated Slater and Rhyno from the match.

American Alpha vs. The Usos: Jordan and Gable delivered simultaneous German suplex, Gable then followed up with a cross-body for a two count. Usos get the advantage and double team Gable in the corner. Jey went for the Victory Roll but Gable came from behind with a bridge attempt and pinned Jey. After the match The Usos got their heat back and attacked American Alpha as Jimmy delivered the Usos Splash to Jordan.

American Alpha vs. The Ascension: Ascention delivered the Fall of Man onto Jordan but Gable made the save. Finish came with Viktor missing a splash as Jordan delivered a belly-to-belly suplex. Jordan then tags in Gable and deliver the Grand Amplitude and pinned Viktor to retain to the tag titles.

Winner: American Alpha retain the Smackdown tag team titles.

(The match was rushes and so we were the pin falls as the attention was mostly on making American Alpha the top team on Smackdown Live. Would have been better if they had a regular tag team match against The Usos)

Nikki Bella vs. Natalya:

Highlights include Natalya slapping Nikki at the start of the match. Nikki went for submissions early on in the match including a cross arm breaker and a knee bar. Nikki then landed a forearm but Natalya kicked out. Finish came with Natalya delivering a superplex and then applied the sharpshooter but Nikki countered and then applied the Fearless Lock (STS) but Natalya got the bottom rope. Both Nikki and Natalya fought on the outside and were both counted out.

Winner: Double countout

Looks like we will get a rematch on Smackdown Live with a big stipulation for the conclusion of this feud.

Randy Orton vs. Luke Harper

Highlights include: Harper landing a suicide dive to Orton on the floor then delivering a back suplex to Orton on top of the announce table. Orton got the advantage back by delivering a powerslam on the ground. Orton then delivered a superplex to Harper and followed up with a draping DDT then set up for the RKO. But Harper countered with back-to-back super kicks but Orton kicked out. Harper then delivered a sit-out powerpomb for another near fall. Finish came with Harper attempting a discus clothesline but Orton blocked and delivers the RKO for the win.

Winner: Randy Orton

Second best match on the show. WWE made Orton look strong heading into WrestleMania but Harper had some great moments in the match.

Smackdown Women’s Championship match: Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi

Highlights include: Naomi connecting with a blockbuster for a two-count. Bliss then runs into the Rear view for another near fall. Bliss lands a forearm then connects with a DDT but Naomi kicks out. Bliss goes for a roll up and uses the ropes for leverage but gets caught by the referee. Finish came with Bliss attempting the Twisted Bliss but Naomi gets her knees up and then delivers the split-legged moonsault and pins Bliss.

Winner: Naomi new Smackdown Women’s Champion.

Naomi got a good reaction from the crowd as the chanted “You Deserve It” as she seemed touched by the reaction and started to cry.

WWE Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship: John Cena vs. A.J. Styles vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin vs. The Miz

Cena and Styles started the match as the crowd was electric from the start. Cena delivered the Code Red on Styles and then attempted the 5 Knuckle Shuffle but the clock began to tick.

Ambrose entered the match next and attacked Cena right away and ran him into the chain link fence. Styles was dropped onto the floor then Ambrose delivered a flying elbow to Cena off the chamber pod.

Bray Wyatt entered the match next. Styles and Cena scaled the fence. Styles then dropped Cena to the ground then Ambrose joined Styles on top of the pod as they rammed each other into the sidings. Ambrose delivered a powerbomb to Wyatt while tossing Styles of the top of the pod who came crashing down.

Baron Corbin entered the match next and delivered the End of Days to Styles, Cena then applied the STF but Corbin countered and delivered a End of Days to Cena. The Miz is the final entrant as Corbin is waiting for him leave his chamber pod. Ambrose comes from behind and rolls up Corbin with a school boy and eliminated him from the match.

Corbin attacks Ambrose after getting eliminated and runs Ambrose straight through the pod. Then delivered the End of Days to Ambrose as Corbin leaves. Miz enters the match and eliminates Ambrose from the match.

Miz attacks Cena, Styles, and Wyatt with Daniel Bryan like running dropkicks in the corner then counters Wyatt on the floor and then delivers the Skull Crashing Finale.

Cena rolls through on a Miz crossbody and delivers the Attitude Adjustment and eliminates Miz from the match. Styles and Wyatt double team Cena. Cena delivers the AA to Wyatt, then Styles delivers the Styles Clash to Cena for a great near fall. Styles then attempted a phenomenal forearm but Cena countered and delivered an AA to Styles for a terrific near fall.

Cena delivered a cross body and took out both Styles and Wyatt. Cena attempted another AA but Wyatt countered and delivered a Sister Abigail and pined Cena.

Wyatt and Styles are the final two in the match. Both exchange near falls, Styles then connected with a 450 springboard splash but Wyatt kicked out. Styles then when for the phenomenal forearm but Wyatt countered and delivered a Sister Abigail and pinned Styles.

Winner: Bray Wyatt new WWE Champion.

This match was excellent and was very well booked.

Overall: A thumbs up show. A terrific main event and I also enjoyed Orton and Harper too.

NXT TakeOver San Antonio Recap: The ‘Glorious’ era of NXT is upon us as Bobby Roode is champion

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NXT Takeover took place from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. Charly Caruso and Corey Graves hosted the NXT pre-show. Biggest news to come out of pre-show was Graves announcing that this was his final broadcast on NXT and introduced Nigel McGuinness as his new replacement, and will join Tom Phillips and Percy Watson to call NXT each week.

Tye Dillinger vs. Eric Young

Dillinger came out and received a huge reaction. Young came out to the ring with Killian Dane and Alexander Wolfe. Highlights include Dillinger scaling to the top and suplexes Young off the top and but only gets a two-count. Dillinger hits the Tye Breaker on Wolfe, then superkicks Dane. Dillinger hits the Tye Breaker on Young but Wolfe puts on the bottom rope to stop the count. Dillinger dives to the floor and takes out both Dane and Wolfe. Dillinger attempts to spin-the-cat but Young counter and connects with the wheelbarrow neck breaker and gets the win. 

Winner: Eric Young 

Roderick Strong vs. Andrade Cien Almas 

Almas worked on the left arm of Strong. But Strong comes back with a Gord Buster and a running knee in the corner. Almas went back working on the arm of Strong and applied a modified Fujiwara armbar but Strong gets to the bottom rope. Strong blocks the hammerlock DDT and hits a flying knee, a suplex onto Almas’ chest and then lands the Sick Kick and pins Almas.

Winner: Roderick Strong

NXT Tag Team Championship: Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa vs. The Authors of Pain

Highlights include: Gargano and Ciampa connecting with suicide dives to both on opposite sides of the ring. Ciampa delivered German suplexes to both Akim and Rezar and to a big reaction. Gargano and Ciampo both speared Akim through the ropes into the ring. The Authors connected with a combination of a sit out powerbomb / reverse neck breaker to Ciampa but he kicked out. 

Ciampa applies the armbar to Akim, Rezar returns and Gargano applies the crossface to him for the double submission attempt (playing of the NXT TakeOver: Toronto finish with The Revival) Rezar powers out and slams Gargano on top of Ciampa to break out of the submission. Ending comes with the Authors, countering the double knees who catch them and powerbomb into each other and then hit the Last Chapter to Ciampa for the win.

Winners: The Authors of Pain are the new NXT Tag Team champions

Seth Rollins calls out Triple H 

NXT TakeOver came to a halt as Seth Rollins ran into the ring and demanded that Triple H comes out and faces him (crowd went crazy) Triple H eventually came out from the back and sent security to escort Rollins out. Rollins attacks security but was eventually taken away. This angle was terrific which sets up the build for their WrestleMania match. 

NXT Women’s Championship: Asuka vs. Billie Kay vs. Peyton Royce vs. Nikki Cross

Highlights include: Asuka connecting with a double German suplex on both Kay and Royce for a big reaction. Cross nailed Asuka with draping spinning neck breaker off the apron to the floor. Cross connected with a crossbody off the top to Kay and Royce to the floor. Cross, Kay and Royce brawled near the announce table as both Royce and Kay vertical suplex Cross through another table. Kay and Royce, ran back to the ring and continued to double team Asuka as Royce nailed the Widow’s Peak but Asuka kicked out. Finish came with Asuka nailing spinning wheel kick to both Kay and Royce for the victory.

Winner: Asuka retains the NXT Women’s championship

NXT Championship: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bobby Roode 

Bobby Roode came down to the ring with eight women in gowns. While, Nakamura came down to the ring on a small platform. Crowd went insane for Nakamura entrance. Crowd was super hot for the match. 

Highlights include: Nakamura hitting Roode with a running knee from the floor then drops a knee to the back of the head. Nakamura then connected with a running knee in the corner then had Roode set up for the Kinshasa. But Roode played possum as he rolled up Nakamura and then with a back stabber. Nakamura attempted another Kinshasa but Roode countered with a roll up and used the ropes for leverage but the referee caught him. 

Nakamura mounts a comeback with with knees to the head and stomps and then into a flying armbar into a triangle. Nakamura finally connects with the Kinshasa but doesn’t get all of it and Roode kicks out. Roode was on the edge of the apron as Nakamura connects with another Kinshasa as both wrestlers were on the floor. Nakamura returns to the ring and connects with another Kinshasa but is favouring his knee from the injury he suffered on the floor as Roode is laid out. 

The trainers checked on Nakamura’s knee but insists on continuing with the match as Roode takes advantage and hits the Glorious DDT for a terrific near fall. Roode then applied a half-crab to the injured leg but Nakamura counters and attempted a triangle but couldn’t apply the hold because of the injury. Roode hit another Glorious DDT on Nakamura and gets the win.

Winner: Bobby Roode is the new NXT champion. 

Overall: Nakamara and Roode had the best match of the night. DIY looked great in the loss and Asuka continues to impress and remains undefeated. 

After loosing to Young, looks this this maybe Dillinger’s swan song from NXT and Samoa Joe who was seen chilling in the crowd and may also be on his way to the main roster and could make his debut at the Royal Rumble. 

NXT TakeOver: San Antonio was a pretty good as TakeOver never doesn’t disappoint despite the lack of the superstars compared to the main roster. But the quality of wrestling on NXT remains solid thoughtout the roster.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

UFC207 Results: Nunes vs. Rousey

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UFC 207 marks the return for the former UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey as she faces Amanda Nunes and looks to recapture the championship she lost to Holly Holm at UFC 193.

Below are the results from UFC 207 main card that took place from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

UFC 207 Results:

Amanda Nunes def. Ronda Rousey via TKO (punches) at 0:48, Round 1. Nunes retains UFC Women’s Bantamweight title.

Cody Garbrandt def. Dominick Cruz via unanimous decision (48–46, 48–47, 48–46). Garbrandt wins UFC Men’s Bantamweight title.

T.J. Dillashaw def. John Lineker via unanimous decision (48–46, 48–47, 48–46)

Dong Hyun Kim def. Tarec Saffiedine via split decision (27–30, 29–28, 29–28)

Ray Borg def. Louis Smolka via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–26, 30–26)