8/23/17 WWE NXT Recap: Brooklyn Review, Peyton Royce vs. Sarah Logan; Wolfgang/Pete Dunne vs. Moustache Mountain Main Event
This week’s NXT opens with a video recap of this past Saturday’s NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III. We head into the Barclays Center for tonight’s show, where we see the main event will be Trent Seven and Tyler Bate and Wolfgang and Pete Dunne. We also see that Peyton Royce will battle Sarah Logan later tonight.
No Way Jose’s music hits and he comes out and leads a conga line with some fans from ringside. Lars Sullivan rushes out and lays out Jose from behind. Sullivan beats Jose down on the outside and then tosses him into the ring. Sullivan smashes Jose in the corner and then slams him down to the mat.
We see that we will see exclusive footage from the match between Bobby Roode and Drew McIntyre at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III as we head to a break.
Back from the break, we take a look back at the match between Andrade “Cien” Almas and Johnny Gargano from NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, which was won by Almas. We then see an interview with Gargano. Gargano says Zelina Vega’s interference is not an excuse. He says he has no excuses, he simply lost. He says he has to be better and a lot of people still believe in him. He says he promises them and himself that his loss was far from the end for Johnny Wrestling.
We now take a look back at the match between Asuka and Ember Moon from this past Saturday night, in which Asuka successfully defended her NXT Women’s Championship. We see an interview with Asuka. She says Ember is strong, but she is better than Ember. Asuka says Ember never had a chance and then she answers some questions in Japanese. Then the says she doesn’t know what is next, but she is keeping the championship. We then see that Asuka suffered a broken collarbone during the match and is expected to be out of action for six to eight weeks.
We see that Peyton Royce and Sarah Logan will go one-on-one after the break.
Back from the break, we see Wolfgang and Pete Dunne backstage. Dunne says when he won the WWE United Kingdom title at NXT TakeOver: Chicago, it was the beginning of the UK brand. He says every time he steps in the ring, the brand gets stronger and stronger. Wolfgang says he has been patiently waiting for a shot at the UK title and asks Dunne for a shot after they win tonight. Dunne tells him to not get too far ahead of himself and to focus on tonight.
Match #1: Peyton Royce (w/Billie Kay) vs. Sarah Logan
Royce applies a side-headlock, but Logan turns it into one of her own. Royce turns it back around, but Logan takes Royce down and applies an arm-bar. Royce gets free and applies another side-headlock. Royce takes Logan down to the mat an connects with a spinning heel kick. Royce slams Logan into the corner and then stomps away on her. Royce chokes Logan in the corner with her boot and then clubs her across the back. Royce raises a knee into Logan’s face and then applies a modifies tarantula submission in the ropes. Royce smacks Logan around, but Logan comes back with a release German suplex and both women are down.
Logan gets up and chops Royce a few times and then delivers a forearm shiver. Logan drops Royce with a few clotheslines and then delivers a dropkick. Logan goes for the cover, but Royce kicks out at two. Billie gets on the apron, but gets knocked down by Royce when Logan shoves her. They exchange roll-ups, but then Royce drops Logan with a fisherman’s suplex and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Peyton Royce.
We are reminded of tonight’s main event: Wolfgang and Pete Dunne vs. Tyler Bate and Trent Seven.
We see that we will see exclusive footage from the match between Bobby Roode and Drew McIntyre from this past Saturday night as we go to a break.
Back from the break, we see a recap of the match between SAnitY and The Authors of Pain from Saturday, in which SAnitY won the NXT Tag Team Championship and then the attack on both teams by Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly.
We now take a look back at the match between Bobby Roode and Drew McIntyre, in which McIntyre won the NXT Championship, but was then attacked by Fish, O’Reilly, and the debuting Adam Cole.
We see that Drew McIntyre will return to the show next week and he will address the aftermath of his match.
We see Bobby Roode after the match on Saturday and he says he doesn’t want to talk and yells at his assistant to get the car and all of his stuff. Roderick Strong walks up, blows Roode a kiss, and says, “See you soon.” We then see footage of Bobby Roode’s debut on Smackdown Live from last night. We then see an interview with Roode from earlier today and Roode says he never leaves behind any unfinished business. He says his first piece of unfinished business is with Roderick Strong. He says after he is done embarrassing Strong, he will get his rematch with Drew McIntyre. He says he will get his title back and then he will walk away and walk into Smackdown Live and make it glorious.
We see that the tag team main event is after the break.
Back from the break, we see a recap of the match from Saturday night between Aleister Black and Hideo Itami, which was won by Black. We see Black after the match and a lot of guys trying to interview him, but he ignores them all and leaves the arena.
Match #2: Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate and Trent Seven) vs. Wolfgang and Pete Dunne
Bate and Dunne start the match with a lock-up. Dunne goes behind and takes Bate down to the mat. Bate rolls over and gains control, but Dunne counters with a roll-up and gets a two count. Dunne and Bate both kick up and stare down as we head to a break.
We’re back and Bate drops Dunne with a dropkick. Seven tags in and he and Bate double-team Dunne for a bit. Bate tags in and the double-team continues. Bate goes for a cover, but Dunne kicks out at two. Seven tags in, but Dunne catches him with a forearm smash to the jaw. Dunne goes for the cover, but Seven kicks out at two. Wolfgang tags in, but Seven takes control and delivers a big chop in the corner. Dunne distracts Seven and Wolfgang drops Seven with a huge shoulder tackle. Wolfgang goes for the cover, but Seven kicks out at two. Dunne tags in and applies a hammer-lock to work over Seven’s shoulder. Dunne breaks the hold and then stomps down onto Seven’s shoulder. Dunne goes back to the hammer-lock and takes Seven down to the mat.
Dunne turns it into a wrist-lock and separates Seven’s fingers. Dunne goes for the cover, but Seven kicks out at two. Wolfgang tags back in and takes Seven down with a couple gut-wrench take downs. Wolfgang picks Seven up, but Seven elbows his way out. Seven takes Wolfgang out with a dragon suplex and both men are down. Bate and Dunne tag in and Bate drops Dunne with a side suplex. Bate goes for a German suplex, but Dunne lands on his feet. Dunne goes after Bate, but Bate counters with the exploder. Bate picks Dunns up and delivers a long airplane spin and then drops him down to the mat. Bate goes for the cover, but Wolfgang breaks it up at two. Seven clubs Wolfgang in the face and Dunne takes Seven out.
Bate smacks Dunne across the face and then kicks him in the face, but Wolfgang tags in. Bate drops Dunne with the Tyler Driver ’97, but Wolfgang gets into the ring and drops Bate with the Howling and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Wolfgang and Pete Dunne.