6/7/17 WWE NXT Recap: Heavy Machinery, Peyton Royce in Action; Hideo vs. Lorcan, Jose vs. Dain Main Event
NXT opens with a reminder of tonight’s announced matches: No Way Jose vs. Killain Dain and Hideo Itami vs. Oney Lorcan. We then see the NXT opening video and then go into the NXT Arena at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida where Tom Phillips, Percy Watson, and Nigel McGuinness welcome us to the show.
Match #1: Heavy Machinery (Tucker Knight and Otiz Dozovic) vs. Victor Andrews and Lars Sullivan
Knight and Sullivan start the match. Sullivan backs Knight into the corner, but Knight comes back with a side headlock. Sullivan tries to get free, but Knight keeps the hold applied. Sullivan sends Knight off the ropes, but neither man hits the mat when they counter shoulder tackles. Sullivan comes off the ropes and drops Knight with a clothesline this time. Sullivan sends Knight to the corner, but Knight counters with an elbow and then a dropkick. Knight runs the ropes, but Sullivan catches him and takes him down with a power slam. Andrews tags in, but Knight takes him down and then applies a bear hug. Dozovic tags in and Knight throws Andrews to him and he applies a bear hug. Andrews fights his way out, but Dozovic takes him down with a belly-to-belly suplex. Knight tags back in and he and Dozovic smash Andrews in the middle of the ring. Knight slams Andrews down to the mat and then smashes him in the corner as Dozovic tags in. Dozovic picks Andrews up and he and Knight drop him with the Compactor and get the pin fall.
Winners: Heavy Machinery.
After the match, Heavy Machinery celebrate in the ring and motion that they want the NXT Tag Team Championship. They leave the ring and Sullivan gets into the ring as Andrews is still down. Sullivan grabs Andrews and clubs hi across the face and then drives a knee into his midsection. Sullivan picks Andrews up and slams him back down to the mat. He picks him up and applies a modified Torture Rack submission before dropping him and leaving the ring.
We take a look back to last week’s NXT, which featured the return of No Way Jose during the main event between Roderick Strong and Kassius Ohno and SAnitY. We see an interview with SAnitY. Killian Dain says no one is safe, especially No Way Jose. We are reminded that Jose and Dain will go one-on-one later tonight, but up next Roderick Strong addresses the NXT Universe.
Roderick Strong’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. He says the past year has been a roller coaster for him. He says he is here in NXT, he has a beautiful family, and he told the NXT Universe his story and was accepted with open arms. He says when he came here he came here for one reason only, and that is the NXT Championship. He says he is thankful for everything he has, but the one thing he wants and needs is the NXT Championship. He says his family inspires him more than anything else to become the NXT Champion. Bobby Roode’s music hits and the NXT Champion interrupts. Roode comes to the stage wiping his eyes with tissues and mocking Strong’s story. Roode says Strong has a lot going for him and says he is finally winning matches and has an alright fiance and kid. Roode says Strong wants to be on the upper tier. Roode says it doesn’t work that way in NXT. Roode says title shots are earned. Roode says Strong is a good hand and tells him to stay in his lane. Roode says maybe one day they can take a selfie so he can show the picture to his kid. Roode tells Strong to not play the Bobby Roode lottery because he is not man enough to win.
We see Nikki Cross backstage. She calls out Asuka and Ruby Riot and says “Let’s play again” over and over while slamming her jacket on the ground. We see that Asuka will defend her NXT Women’s Championship against Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot on next week’s show. We are reminded that Hideo Itami and Oney Lorcan will go one-on-one later tonight.
We see a vignette with Paul Ellering talking about The Authors of Pain. He rips pages out of the book that represent all of the other tag teams in NXT. He tells the other tag teams to accept the dominance of AOP and that their fate is in AOP’s hands.
Match #2: Sarah Logan vs. Peyton Royce (w/Billie Kay)
They tie up and Royce slams Logan down to the mat. They tie up again and Royce backs Logan into the corner and delivers a kick to the midsection. Royce takes Logan to the opposite corner, but Logan counters and takes Royce down to the mat. Logan applies a shoulder bar, but Royce gets to her feet to get free. Royce sends Logan off the ropes and delivers a kick to the face. Royce goes for the cover, but Logan kicks out at two. Royce applies a rear chin-lock submission down on the mat, but Logan rolls through and gets a two count. Royce suplexes Logan twice and then delivers a running senton. Royce goes for the cover, but Logan kicks out at two. Royce smacks Logan in the back of the head a few times, but Logan fires up and delivers a headbutt to Royce. Logan dropkicks Royce into the corner and then delivers a few chops. Logan comes off the ropes and delivers a knee to Royce’s face. Logan goes for the cover, but Royce kicks out at two. Royce comes back with a spinning back elbow and then a kick to the midsection. Royce knees Logan in the face and then delivers the fisherman’s suplex and bridges into the pin fall.
Winner: Peyton Royce.
We take a look back to last week’s show when Cezar Bononi upset Andrade “Cien Almas. We then see Almas after the show last week and see that he wasn’t upset about the loss and was being accompanied by a few ladies. He gets slapped by one of them, Thea Trinidad, after she asked him if this is what he is and he answered “Yes.”
We see that Hideo Itami and Oney Lorcan will go one-on-one up next.
We see an interview with Hideo Itami and he is asked if he is going back to Japan since he lost against Bobby Roode. He says he worked hard to get here and one loss does not mean he is going back to Japan.
Match #3: Hideo Itami vs. Oney Lorcan
They tie up and Lorcan backs Itami against the ropes. The referee separates them and they switch waist-locks. Itami backs Lorcan against the ropes and slaps him across the face. Itami takes Lorcan down and goes for the cover, but Lorcan kicks out at two. Lorcan comes back and slaps Itami in the midsection a few times, but Itami takes him down with a knee to the midsection. Itami goes for the cover, but Lorcan kicks out at two. Itami kicks Lorcan in the back and then sends him to the corner. Itami charges, but Lorcan counters with a back elbow and a boot. Lorcan takes Itami down with a Blockbuster and goes for the cover, but Itami kicks out at two. Lorcan sends Itami to the floor and runs the ropes, but Itami counters with a kick to the back of the head. Itami kicks Lorcan again and goes up top. Itami connects with a forearm and goes for the cover, but Lorcan kicks out at two. Itami goes for a few back hands, but Lorcan rolls him up for a two count. Lorcan slaps Itami a few times and Itami fires up and catches him in GTS position. Lorcan counters and he and Itami exchange slaps and punches and everything in between. Itami gets the upperhand and hits Lorcan with a GTS. Itami doesn’t go for the cover, but hits Lorcan with a second GTS. Again, Itami doesn’t go for the cover and hits Lorcan with a third GTS. Itami doesn’t cover Lorcan, again, and grabs him for a fourth, but Kassius Ohno rushes the ring and gets in Itami’s face. Itami shoves Ohno, and Ohno shoves back and sends Itami to the mat. Itami and Ohno stare each other down before Itami rolls out of the ring. Ohno checks on Lorcan as the referee calls for the bell.
Match Result: No Contest.
We see that No Way Jose and Killian Dain will go one-on-one up next.
We see a vignette for Drew McIntyre and we see that he will be in action on next week’s show. We are reminded once more that Asuka will defend her NXT Women’s Championship against Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot in a Triple Threat Elimination Match next week as well. We see an interview with Ember Moon and she says after her loss against Asuka and her injury, she needed a timeout to reevaluate. She says she is going to address Billie Kay and Peyton Royce first, but she will be watching the Triple Threat Match next week. She guarantees that her next shot at the title will be THE opportunity.
Match #4: No Way Jose vs. Killian Dain
Jose connects with a few forearms, but Dain counters and takes him down with a shoulder block. Jose gets to his feet and clubs Dain in the back a few times. Jose applies a side headlock, but Dain backs him into the corner. Dain sends Jose to the other corner, but Jose goes over the top of Dain and connects with a few forearms. Jose goes up top and clubs Dain and then sends him through the ropes and to the floor. Dain stays on his feet and stares at Jose as we head to a break.
We’re back and Dain is in control and slams Jose down in the corner. Dain stomps away on Jose and the clubs him in the back. Dain drops an elbow on Jose and follows up with a few more quick elbow drops. Dain finishes it with a running elbow drop and then wrenches Jose’s neck down on the mat. Jose fights to his feet, but Dain catches him with a right hand. Dain powers Jose back down to the mat and wrenches his neck again. Jose fights to his feet again, but Dain sends him off the ropes and slams him down to the mat. Dain connects with a senton and goes for the cover, but Jose kicks out at two. Dain clubs Jose across the chest and connects with an elbow to the head. Dain takes Jose to the corner and picks him up, but Jose fights out and connects with a right hand. Jose connects with more rights and picks Dain up, but Dain gets free and sends Jose to the corner. Dain charges, but Jose moves and then connects with a clothesline. Jose picks Dain up and delivers a TKO. Jose goes for the cover, but Dain kicks out at two. Jose sets up for the discus clothesline, but Dain counters with a headbutt. Dain dropkicks Jose into the corner and then lifts him up and drops him with the Ulster Plantation and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Killian Dain.
NXT comes to a close with Dain standing tall in the ring as Jose looks on from the floor.