Asuka def. Eva Marie
The new Women’s Champion and Ms. All Red Everything, Eva Marie kicked things off. Eva getting the usual jeers from the crowd. Surprisingly, Eva was getting some cheers as a “Let’s Go Eva! Eva Sucks!” chant started. I want to believe the Let’s Go Eva chants were ironic but you never know, maybe she’s finally growing on people. Not me because she sucks in the ring. At least she gets a reaction. As for Asuka, I’m shocked the match went long as it did. These tapings were still in Texas during Wrestlemania so the crowd still seemed shocked she is the new champ. The end of the match, Nia Jax and Asuka had a stare down. Would assume that’s the next hyped up Woman’s NXT Title match.
If you’ve been living under a rock, Samoa Joe defeated Finn Balor for the NXT Title at a house show in Lowell, Massachusetts. Where does that leave Finn Balor? Hopefully we’re in for a surprise at Payback or we’ll just have to deal with more of his trolling.
The Revival def. Matt Lee and Jeff Parker
Squash match. The cut a promo saying they are the best tag team on the planet. Get in line, Revival. Most likely they’ll get their rematch against American Alpha at the next Takeover.
Hype Bros def. Blake and Murphy
From winning the IC Title to being back on the Hype Bros (I know this was recorded before he won the title). Poor Bro. Also didn’t know Blake and Murphy were still a tag team. After the Hype Bros won, they were attacked by The Revival. Again, Poor Bros. No Chix tonight.
Carmella def. Aliyah
A fast but an impressive showing by Carmella and newcomer, Aliyah.
Shinsuke Nakamura def. Elias Sampson
YeaOH! The King of Strong Style wins again! Could Shinsuke be next in line to be Number one contender? Who cares if he just got here but who else is a worthy opponent for new champ, Samoa Joe?
And that’s this week’s NXT!
See you for Smackdown!