10/19/16 NXT Recap: Dusty Classic Continues, Roderick Strong Debuts
NXT opens with a video recap of the saga between Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura, including Joe’s recent beat downs of the NXT roster and Nakamura’s return on last week’s episode. We then see the usual NXT opening video and then go into the NXT Arena at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida where Tom Phillips and Corey Graves welcome us to the show.
We see that Shinsuke Nakamura will make a “Champion’s Address” later tonight.
Match #1: – Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament First Round Match: Rich Swann and No Way Jose vs. Tony Nese and Drew Gulak
Swann and Gulak start the match for their team. Some impressive work from both men and Gulak takes Swann down for a cover, but Swann kicks out. Gulak catches Swann and rolls him up again, but Swann gets free. Swann takes Gulak down with a dropkick and Jose tags in. Jose kicks Gulak in the midsection and then works over Gulak’s arm. Jose applies a wrist-lock, but Gulak gets free and tags in Nese. Jose takes Nese down and dances a bit. Nese charges at Jose, but Jose counters with a flapjack. Jose goes for the cover, but Nese kicks out. Nese comes back and delivers a big boot to the face and then a kick to the midsection. Nese slams Jose down and goes for the cover, but Jose kicks out at one. Nese picks Jose up, but Jose counters and takes Nese down with a delayed vertical suplex. Swann tags back in and Jose slams Nese to the mat. Jose slams Swann down onto Nese and Swann goes for the cover, but Nese kicks out at two. Swann delivers a chop and then stomps Nese down on the mat. Swann delivers a right hand, but Nese slams Swann into the middle rope and Swann goes to the outside. Nese slides to the outside, but Swann moves and decks him with a right hand. Swann takes Gulak down as well, but Nese comes back and slams Swann into the ring apron as we head to a break.
Back from the break, Gulak has Swann in a headlock in the middle of the ring. Swann fights to his feet and then he and Gulak take each other down with a double clothesline. Nese and Jose tag in and Jose takes Nese down with a sledge to the chest. Nese sends Jose to the corner and charges, but Jose moves and takes Nese down with a big clothesline. Jose goes for the cover, but Nese kicks out at two. Nese comes back with a jaw-breaker and tags in Gulak. Jose sends Nese to the outside and decks Gulak with a right hand. Jose goes for the cover, but Nese breaks it up. Swann takes Nese to the outside and springboards onto him. Jose slams Gulak down in the ring and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Rich Swann and No Way Jose.
After the match, we see the updated brackets and see that Jose and Swann will take on The Authors of Pain in the Second Round. Jose grabs a mic and says Gulak and Nese couldn’t handle them and Swann says there was no way they were losing in the first round. They says they are going after The Authors of Pain next.
Tom Phillips and Corey Graves mention Hideo Itami’s injury and say we will hear more information later tonight. We then take a look back at last week’s show when Bobby Roode left Tye Dillinger high and dry against SAnitY last week. We then see footage of the trainer checking on Dillinger. Dillinger says his issue is not with SAnitY and he will get to them soon enough, but his issue is now with Bobby Roode. Dillinger says he wants a match against Roode at TakeOver: Toronto on November 19th. We then see that William Regal has made that match official for the event. We see Bobby Roode warming up backstage, and he will be in action next.
We see Austin Aries backstage and he is asked about his partner in the Dusty Classic. He says everyone wants to know and the tournament isn’t for everyone. He mocks Itami for being injured and says that is proof enough. Aries says the one and only man who deserves to be his partner is going to help him win the tournament because only the greatest and the strongest survive.
Match #2: Bobby Roode vs. Sean Maluta
Maluta shoves Roode away and goes for a quick roll-up, but Roode kicks out. Roode comes back and drops Maluta with a big clothesline and then stomps away on him. Roode chokes Maluta over the middle rope and then delivers a couple of hard chops in the corner. Roode slams Maluta into the opposite corner and Maulta crumbles to the mat. Roode goes after Maluta and decks him with a right hand. Roode sends Maluta off the ropes, but Maluta comes back with a kick to the face and then a splash in the corner. Maluta sends Roode off the ropes, but Roode comes back with a glorious spine-buster and then drops Maluta with the Glorious DDT and get the pin fall.
Winner: Bobby Roode.
After the match, Roode says in five weeks he goes international and takes over Toronto. He says Tye Dillinger has been whining and complaining every day on social media and he doesn’t understand why. Roode says Dillinger begged him to be his partner in the Dusty Classic. Roode says he felt bad for Dillinger and tried to bring him out of his boring life and onto a level that is glorious. Roode says when you live a life like his, you eliminate the losers, but he is interrupted by Dillinger who rushes the ring. Roode beats him down for a bit, but Dillinger comes back and begins decking Roode with rights and lefts. Dillinger takes Roode down with a back body drop and then clotheslines him to the floor. Roode backs up the ramp as Dillinger’s music hits and as Dillinger is calling him back into the ring.
We take a look back at last week’s show and see footage of the match between Billie Kay and Liv Morgan, which was won by Billie after help from Peyton Royce. We go backstage and Liv Morgan is standing by for an interview, but she is beat down by Billie and Peyton. Billie and Peyton bring Liv to the stage and leave her lying. Billie says Liv was about to complain about being beat up, but he just got beat up again. Peyton says they are putting the women in NXT on notice, and that includes Asuka. They both say the women’s division belongs to them.
We see that Tucker Knight and Otis Dozovic will team up against Team Aries after the break.
Match #3: Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament First Round Match: Tucker Knight and Otis Dozovic vs. Austin Aries and Roderick Strong
Dozovic and Aries start the match for their teams. Aries goes for a test of strength, but then Aries outsmarts him and decks him with a right hand. Aries comes off the ropes, but Dozovic catches him and tags in Knight. Knight and Dozovic squash Aries, but Aries gets to the corner and Strong tags in. Strong delivers a couple chops and runs the ropes, but Knight takes him down with a dropkick. Dozovic tags back in and he and Knight delivers a double headbutt to Strong and then slam Aries down to the mat. They slam Strong down to the mat and then Dozovic goes to the ropes. Aries grabs his foot to stop him and Strong brings him down to the mat. Strong stomps away on Dozovic and delivers a chop in the corner. Strong delivers a series of right hands and then a big dropkick. Strong goes for the cover, but Dozovic powers out. Aries tags in and delivers a shot to the midsection of Dozovic. Aries beats down Dozovic against the ropes and Strong tags back in. Dozovic takes Aries down with a back-elbow and Strong goes for a sunset flip, but Dozovic holds on. Aries tags back in and drops an elbow on Dozovic. Aries goes for the cover, but Dozovic kicks out. Strong tags back in and he and Aries go for a double-suplex, but Dozovic suplexes both of them instead. Knight tags in and takes out Aries and Strong. Knight gets sent to the floor by Aries and Strong and then Aries launches out onto him. Aries tosses Knight back into the ring and Strong delivers a knee to the face. Aries delivers a right hand to the face and Strong delivers a dropkick and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Austin Aries and Roderick Strong.
After the match, we see that Aries and Roderick will take on TM-61 in the Second Round.
We take a look back to two weeks ago and see footage from the match between The Revival and the team of Cedric Alexander and Andrade “Cien” Almas, which was won by the Revival. We then see Almas turning on Alexander after the match. We see footage from earlier today with Almas speaking in Spanish, but Andrea D’Marco translates and says Almas says he had to take off his mask in order to be a part of NXT, but the respect has not been given to him. She says that Almas has worked all his life to get this respect and he has not gotten any even though he knows he deserves it. Almas stops her and says he is not worried about respect anymore. He is only worried about himself.
Match #4: Nikki Cross (w/Alexander Wolfe, Eric Young, and Sawyer Fulton) vs. Danielle Kamela
Cross attacks Kamela from the start and beats her down in the corner. Cross backs away and charges again, but Kamela moves and suplexes Cross down to the mat. Cross comes back with a neck-breaker and delivers a stunner suplex and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Nikki Cross.
After the match, Young, Fulton, and Wolfe get into the ring with Cross. Cross goes after Kamela again and beats her down on the mat. Young pulls her off, but Cross decks Young with a forearm and attacks Kamela again. Fulton pulls Cross off and we hear that decision has been reverses and that Danielle Kamela wins by disqualification. Young yells at the referee and then yells at Cross for costing herself the match. SAnitY’s music hits after Young calms Cross down and they all leave together.
We see that Shinsuke Nakamura will give his Champion’s Address next as we head to a break.
We see that Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa will take on Hoho Lun and Tian Bing, and T.J. Perkins and Kota Ibushi will take on Lince Dorado and Mustafa Ali in First Round matches in the Dusty Classic on next week’s NXT.
Shinsuke Nakamura’s theme hits and the NXT Champion makes his way to the ring. Tom Phillips announces that Nakamura will defend the title against Samoa Joe at NXT TakeOver: Toronto on November 19th.
Nakamura says he is not done with Samoa Joe. Nakamura says if Joe wants the title at NXT TakeOver, he can come get it. Nakamura says Joe can use all the cheap, dirty tricks but he doesn’t care. Nakamura says he will beat Joe with no mercy. Patrick Clark’s music hits and he interrupts Nakamura. Clark says we are gathered here today to get to this thing called NXT TakeOver: Toronto. Clark says the last time we saw Joe vs. Nakamura, Joe nearly ended his career, so he suggests we see Nakamura vs. Clark tonight. Clarks gets into the ring and Nakamura kicks him in the midsection and then in the head to lay Clark out. Samoa Joe emerges onto the stage and Nakamura sees him and Joe backs away. Nakamura lays Clark out again with Kinshasa and Nakamura’s music hits as he and Joe stare each other down as NXT comes to a close.