9/6/17 WWE NXT Recap: Ohno vs. Itami No DQ; Asuka Says Goodbye

Sep 6, 2017 - by Michael Riba

NXT opens with a video hype package for the feud and the match tonight between Hideo Itami and Kassius Ohno, which will be a No Disqualification Match. We see the NXT opening video and then go into the arena where Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, and Percy Watson welcome us to the show. They remind us of the match between Itami and Ohno and we see that Asuka will address her future later tonight.

Match #1: Andrade “Cien” Almas (w/Zelina Vega) vs. Cezar Bononi
They lock up and Almas backs Bononi into the corner and delivers a big slap across the chest. Almas drives his knee into Bononi and then drops him with a back elbow. Almas delivers a dropkick and then delivers a few knee shots. Almas delivers a right hand, but Bononi comes back with a big clothesline. Bononi chops Almas in the corner and then takes him down with a dropkick. Bononi rolls Almas up with a small package, but Almas kicks out at two. Almas comes right back with a back elbow and then drops Bononi down with a back-breaker. Almas grabs Bononi and drops him with the underhook DDT and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Andrade “Cien” Almas.

We take a look back to last week’s show and the ending where Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and Kyle O’Reilly beat down NXT Champion Drew McIntyre on the stage. We go backstage and see William Regal. Regal says Cole, Fish, and O’Reilly need to understand that there will be no more jumping people from behind. He says if they want to be a part of NXT, they will do their fighting in the ring. We take a look at Kassius Ohno and Hideo Itami warming up for their match backstage as we head to a break.

We see the new backstage interviewer standing outside of Asuka’s locker room, but The Velveteen Dream walks up. He says watching NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, he was compelled. He says he will speak again very soon.

Match #2: 3-on-1 Handicap Match – Lars Sullivan vs. Three Local Competitors
Before the match starts, Sullivan tells the referee he wants all three of his opponents in the ring at once. He powers his way through all three men and slams them all down to the mat. He clubs one guy in the corner and drives a knee into another one. He splashes all three men in the corner and then slams them down to the mat again and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Lars Sullivan.
After the match, Sullivan continues the attack on all three men, but No Way Jose’s music hits and he makes his way to the stage. Jose says Sullivan attacked him from behind in Brooklyn. Jose gets into the ring and says Sullivan is tough, but he wants to see how tough he is when his back isn’t turned. Jose gets face-to-face with Sullivan and decks him with a right hand. Jose sends Sullivan off the ropes, but Sullivan takes him down with a shoulder tackle. Sullivan beats down Jose with a series of cross-face strikes and then slams him down to the mat.

We see an interview Johnny Gargano. He says wrestling in Brooklyn was cool and Zelina Vega did not play a factor in his loss. He says he lost focus and it won’t happen again. Riddick Moss and Tino Sabbatelli walk up and take credit for breaking up DIY. Gargano challenges them to get into the ring with him and they laugh at the idea and walk away.

We see a video hype package for Sonya Deville, who will be in action after the break.

Back from the break, we take a look back to the beginning of last week’s show when SAnitY and a bunch of security guards were laid out by Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and Kyle O’Reilly. We see a video from SAnitY and they say they want to personally welcome Cole, Fish, and O’Reilly to NXT. Young says they are going to look back at TakeOver and realize that they made a huge mistake. Young says they don’t care about Cole, Fish, and O’Reilly because the only thing they care about his chaos.

Match #3: Zeda vs. Sonya Deville
Deville takes down Zeda, but Zeda gets a roll through for a two count. Deville goes behind again and takes Zeda down again. Zeda fights out with back elbows and comes off the ropes, but Deville crushes her down to the mat. Zeda rolls to the floor, but Deville grabs her and tosses her back into the ring. Deville kicks Zeda in the face with a roundhouse kick and then locks in an arm-bar and Zeda taps out.
Winner: Sonya Deville.

We are reminded once again that Asuka returns to NXT tonight to address her future, but coming up next is the No Disqualification Match between Kassius Ohno and Hideo Itami.

We see footage of Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch working as a team in the WWE Performance Center as William Regal is looking on, impressed. Ruby Riot walks in and asks for a Handicap Match against Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, but Regal says he can’t do that. He tells her to find a tag team partner and she will have a tag match against them.

Match #4: No Disqualification Match – Kassius Ohno vs. Hideo Itami
Itami rolls to the floor as soon as the bell rings. He gets back into the ring and Ohno takes him down. Ohno drops Itami with a body slam and then connects with a leg drop. Ohno delivers a chop and then suplexes him down to the mat. Ohno goes for the cover, but Itami kicks out at two. Ohno kicks Itami in the face and then delivers another chop. Itami comes back and sends Ohno to the apron and then slams him into the ring post and Ohno crashes onto the stairs on the outside. Itami goes out after him and slams him into the stairs again. Itami does it again and then stands on Ohno’s head against the steps. Itami gets Ohno back into the ring and delivers a series of kicks to the chest. Itami kicks Ohno in the face in the corner and then delivers a hesitation dropkick. Itami goes for the cover, but Ohno kicks out at two.Itami goes to the outside and grabs a steel chair from under the ring. Ohno grabs the chair and kicks Itami in the midsection. Ohno goes for the rolling elbow, but Itami grabs the chair and Ohno’s elbow smashes into the chair as we head to a break.
Back from the break, Itami is still in control. Itami kicks Ohno in the face down on the mat, but Ohno fires up. Ohno comes back with a kick to the face and then drops Itami with a few clotheslines. Ohno delivers a shining wizard and then connects with a senton splash. Ohno goes for a neck-breaker, but Itami counters with an arm-breaker to Ohno. Itami goes for the GTS, but Ohno fights out and connects with the rolling elbow and Itami rolls to the floor. Ohno goes out after Itami and stomps on him on the entrance ramp. Ohno connects with another elbow shot and then puts his boot in Itami’s face. Ohno goes for a suplex, but Itami counters into one of his own on the ramp. Itami tosses Ohno back into the ring and the puts a chair on top of his in the corner. Itami connects with another hesitation dropkick and goes for the cover, but Ohno kicks out at two. Itami gets in Ohno’s face, but Ohno slaps him. Itami comes back with a poke to the eye, but Ohno connects with a low blow. Ohno delivers another rolling elbow and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Kassius Ohno.

We see that Asuka will return to NXT after the break.

We see that Ruby Riot and a partner of her choice will take on Billie Kay and Peyton Royce on next week’s show. We also see that Pete Dunne will defend the WWE United Kingdom Championship against Wolfgang.

William Regal is in the ring and he introduces the NXT Women’s Champion, Asuka. Asuka says she has been in NXT for almost two years and has fought so many great Superstars. She says she loves NXT and she grew so much and is grateful for NXT. Regal says since becoming the NXT Women’s Champion, she has done nothing but defend the title with honor. Regal says she has been willing to risk everything to defend the title and she is one of the greatest champions in WWE history. Regal says everyone already knows that, but other people are starting to notice as well. He says he and Asuka have begun negotiations with Kurt Angle and Daniel Bryan and that’s a bittersweet moment because Asuka will be stepping down as NXT Women’s Champion. Regal says the rest of the world will know what we already know and that is… Asuka picks it up and says, “No one is ready for Asuka!”

The NXT women’s roster comes to the stage and claps for Asuka with the NXT Universe. The rest of the roster joins the women on the stage as does the same. Asuka says wherever she goes, NXT goes with her. Ember Moon appears at the front of the crowd and then gets into the ring. Ember extends her hand for a handshake and Asuak goes to accept, but Ember pulls her hand back. Ember then pulls Asuka end and they share a hug. Ember raises Asuka’s hand in the air and then they embrace again.

Triple H appears and gets into the ring. He presents Asuka with the celebratory roses and they embrace as well. Triple H asks for the NXT Women’s Championship belt and then raises Asuka’s hand in the air. Triple H says one last time, he gives us the undefeated 523-day reigning NXT Women’s Champion, the Empress of Tomorrow, Asuka.

Asuka bows to the crowd as the crowd chants “Thank You, Asuka,” and Mauro Ranallo closes out the show.

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