11/16/16 NXT Recap: Final Build for Toronto, Liv vs. Peyton , Elias Samson Returns, Almas vs. Alexander Main Event
This week’s NXT opens with the usual NXT opening video, and then we go into the NXT Arena at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, where Corey Graves and Tom Phillips welcome us to the show.
Match #1: Liv Morgan vs. Peyton Royce (w/Billie Kay)
They tie up and exchange right hands. Peyton slams Liv down to the mat and then drives her knee into Liv’s midsection. Peyton delivers a headbutt and then puts Liv on the apron. Peyton delivers a knee to Liv’s face and then locks her in a vice submission in the ropes. Peyton delivers a right hand, but Liv fights back with rights of her own. Peyton sends Liv into the corner, but Liv hops to the top rope and jumps over Peyton. Liv goes for a quick roll-up, but Peyton kicks out. Liv delivers a dropkick and then converts a bulldog. Liv slams Peyton down to the mat an knocks Billie off the apron. Liv applies a guillotine submission to Peyton, but Billie interferes and attacks Liv, and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner via disqualification: Liv Morgan.
After the match, Peyton and Billie attack Liv more until Aliyah gets into the ring to even the odds. Aliyah goes after Peyton, but Peyton and Billie take control. Liv gets sent to the floor and Peyton slams Aliyah face first into Billie’s knee. Peyton and Billie go to the floor and slam Aliyah into the ring apron. They toss Liv back into the ring, but Ember Moon’s music hits and she rushes to the ring to make the save. She takes both of them down with a cross-body and then kicks them both into the corners. Ember connects with a knee to Peyton’s face and clotheslines Billie in the corner. Liv and Ember double dropkick Peyton and Billie out to the floor. Ember and Liv stand tall in the ring as Peyton and Billie retreat up the ramp.
We take a look back to NXT from last month and see Andrade “Cien” Almas attacked Cedric Alexander after they lost in the first round of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament. We see that Almas and Alexander will battle in tonight’s main event and then we see that “The Return” is next as we head to a break.
We are reminded that Parkway Drive’s “Devil’s Calling” is one of the official theme songs for NXT TakeOver: Toronto, which is this Saturday night. We then are reminded that The Authors of Pain will battle TM-61 in the finals of the Dusty Classic, with Paul Ellering suspended in a cage above the ring. We then take a look back at some of the highlights of this year’s Dusty Classic.
“The Return” is confirmed to be Elias Samson.
Match #2: Elias Samson vs. Nathan Cruz
They tie up and Samson backs Cruz into the corner. Samson applies a wrist-lock and then slams Cruz to the ground. Samson keeps the wrist-lock applied, but Cruz counters with a roll-up. Samson kicks out, but Cruz connects with an arm-drag to take Samson down to the mat. Samson gets to his feet and drapes Cruz over the top rope. Samson beats down Cruz and stomps away on him. Samson slams Cruz onto the apron and then delivers a running knee to Cruz’s head. Back in the ring, Samson delivers an elbow drop and goes for the cover but pulls Cruz up at the two count. Samson slaps Cruz across the face, but Cruz fights back. Samson sends Cruz into the corner and then connects with a neck-breaker and gets the pin.
Winner: Elias Samson.
We go backstage and see Aliyah, Liv Morgan, and Ember Moon. Aliyah says the arrogance of Billie Kay and Peyton Royce brought them together. Ember says she couldn’t let the fire of Aliyah and Liv extinguish and she is glad to help. Liv challenges Billie and Peyton to find a third person and then come find them as we go to a break.
We are reminded that Shinsuke Nakamura will defend the NXT Championship against Samoa Joe at NXT TakeOver: Toronto, and we will take a closer look at this match later. We are then reminded that The Revival will defend the NXT Tag Team Championship against #DIY in a Two-Out-of-Three Falls Match. We then take a look back at the first match between The Revival and #DIY back at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn.
We are reminded of tonight’s main event between Andrade “Cien” Almas and Cedric Alexander and then that Beartooth’s “Hated” is one of the official theme songs for NXT TakeOver: Toronto. We then see the remainder of the NXT TakeOver: Toronto card: Asuka vs. Mickie James for the NXT Women’s Championship and Bobby Roode vs. Tye Dillinger. We then take a closer look at the feud between Roode and Dillinger.
We are reminded of the last theme song for NXT TakeOver: Toronto, Turnstile’s “Come Back for More.”
Match #3: Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Cedric Alexander
Almas backs into the ropes as the bell rings and then keeps doing so as Alexander closes in on him. Alexander connects with a chop in the corner, but Almas comes back with a side headlock. Alexander sends Almas off the ropes, but Almas takes him down with a shoulder tackle. Almas runs the ropes, but Alexander leaps over him. Almas applies the side headlock again, but Alexander gets free and goes for a clothesline. Almas ducks under and poses down on the mat as Alexander goes after him again. Almas comes back and connects wiht a knee to the midsection and then sends Alexander into the corner. Alexander moves out of the way of an Almas charge and takes Almas down with a dropkick. Alexander delivers with a series of right hands and then chops Almas in the corner. Alexander slams Almas into the opposite corner and goes for more chops, but Almas ducks under and goes for his own chops. Alexander ducks and nails Almas with a huge chop and then stomps Almas down in the corner. Alexander chops Almas against the ropes again and then slings him to the other side of the ring, but Almas ducks under the ropes. Almas turns his back on Alexander, but Alexander takes him down with a baseball slide dropkick. Alexander slams Almas into the ring apron and then tosses him back into the ring. Alexander stomps down onto Almas’ face and goes for the cover, but Almas kicks out at one. Almas comes right back with a poke to the eye and then takes Alexander down. Almas takes Alexander to the corner and chops him down to the mat. Alexander comes back and sends Almas into the corner. Alexander delivers a series of right hands and then delivers a big chop. Almas comes back, but eats a big boot from Alexander. Alexander comes off the top rope, but Almas counters with a standing dropkick as we head to a break.
We’re back, and Almas is still in control. Almas comes off the ropes with a dropkick down on the mat and goes for the cover, but Alexander kicks out at two. Almas stomps down on Alexander and then takes him to the corner. Almas delivers a chop and then chokes Alexander over the middle rope. Almas delivers a knee to the face and then a big boot in the corner. Almas goes for the cover, but Alexander kicks out at two. Almas sends Alexander off the ropes, but Alexander counters with a roll-up. Almas kicks out at two and then delivers a huge right hand to Alexander’s midsection. Almas takes Alexander down with a suplex and goes for the cover, but Alexander kicks out at two. Almas slams Alexander shoulder-first into the turnbuckle and then works over Alexander’s arm down on the mat with an arm-bar submission. Alexander gets free, but Almas slams him down to the mat. Almas applies a triangle submission in the ropes and then goes for a cover, but Alexander kicks out at two. Almas slams Alexander into the turnbuckles again and then uses the ropes to wrap up Alexander’s arm. Almas applies another arm-bar on the mat, but Alexander gets his foot on the bottom rope. Almas kicks away at Alexander’s arm and then backs away. Almas charges, but Alexander counters with a dropkick to Almas’ knee. Alexander delivers a forearm shiver in the corner and then connects with another. Alexander connects with an enzuiguri that sends Almas to the floor. Alexander launches himself over the top rope and takes Almas out with a tope suicida. Alexander tosses Almas back into the ring and goes up top. Alexander connects with an elbow drop and goes for the cover, but Almas kicks out at two. Alexander picks Almas up and connects with a rolling senton. Alexander goes for a senton, but Almas gets free and slams Alexander down to the mat. Almas goes for the cover, but Alexander kicks out at two. Almas stomps away on Alexander in the corner and goes for the double-knee in the corner, but Alexander counters with the lumbar check. Almas rolls to the ropes and grabs them and then decks Alexander and drapes him over the middle rope. Almas drops Alexander with the DDT and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Andrade “Cien” Almas.
We take a look at the “Championship Preview” for the NXT Championship Match a NXT TakeOver: Toronto, between the champion, Shinsuke Nakamura, and the challenger, Samoa Joe as this week’s NXT comes to a close.