9/20/17 WWE NXT Recap: Gargano/Sabbatelli, Belair/Evans, Sullivan/Jose; Moustache Mountain vs. O’Reilly/Fish Main Event
We see the NXT opening video and then Nigel McGuinnes, Percy Watson, and Mauro Ranallo welcome us to the show. We see that the main event will be Moustache Mountain vs. Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish, and then are reminded that Aleister Black will speak to the NXT Universe for the first time ever later tonight.
Match #1: Johnny Gargano vs. Tino Sabbatelli (w/Riddick Moss)
They lock up and Sabbatelli backs Gargano into the corner. Sabbatelli pie-faces Gargano in the corner and tells him he got lucky last week. Gargano comes off the ropes and delivers a few chops. Sabbatelli comes back and slams Gargano into the turnbuckles and then delivers a sidewalk slam. Sabbatelli goes for the cover, but Gargano kicks out at two. Sabbatelli applies a rear chin-lock down on the mat. Gargano counters with an arm-drag and then Sabbatelli goes shoulder-first into the corner. Gargano delivers a series of lefts and then delivers an enzuiguri. Gargano charges at Sabbatelli, but Sabbatelli puts him on the apron. Gargano comes over the top rope, but Sabbatelli catches him and slams him down to the mat. Sabbatelli grabs Gargano and yells at him, but Gargano counters with a superkick and then locks in the Gargano Escape and Sabbatelli taps out.
Winner: Johnny Gargano.
We see William Regal in his office. Roderick Strong walks in and says he feels like he has done enough for an opportunity at the NXT Championship. Regal says he is correct and the match will take place in two weeks time.
We see that No Way Jose will go one-on-one with Lars Sullivan later tonight, but up next is Lacey Evans vs. Bianca Belair.
Back from the break, we take a look back at Asuka’s farewell to NXT from two weeks ago. We see an interview with Sonya Deville. She says she and Asuka have never been in the same ring because Asuka knew that her undefeated streak would come to an end. Deville says the NXT Women’s Championship is as good as hers now.
Match #2: Lacey Evans vs. Bianca Belair
Belair backs Evans into the corner and delivers a slap across the face. Belair backs Evans into the ropes, but Evans counters with a chop. Belair takes Evans down to the mat and then delivers a shoulder tackle when Evans gets back to her feet. Evans comes back with a leg sweep and goes for the cover, but Belair kicks out at two. Belair comes back and tries to send Evans off the ropes, but Evans holds on. Belair applies a double chicken wing and then slams Evans down to the mat. Belair goes for the cover, but Evans kicks out at two. Belair puts Evans on the apron and pulls her back against the ropes with a standing surfboard submission. Evans comes back with another leg sweep and then delivers an elbow drop. Evans goes for the cover, but Belair kicks out at two. Belair comes back with a standing suplex and goes for the cover, but Evans kicks out at two.
Belair slams Evans into the corner and then stomps away on her. Evans comes back with a right hand and drops her with a clothesline. Evans delivers the Bronco Buster in the corner and then drops her with a swinging neck-breaker. Evans goes for the cover, but Belair kicks out at two. Belair comes back with a right hand to the midsection and then whips Evans with her hair. Belair delivers a modified face-buster and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Bianca Belair.
We are reminded of tonight’s main event: Moustache Mountain vs. Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish. We then see that Aleister Black will speak to the NXT Universe after the break.
Aleister Black’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Black says fifteen years ago, he started a journey that led him to NXT. He says he has put all of his experiences on his skin in the form of his scars. He says his journey is far from done and he knows now what he needs to do. The Velveteen Dream’s music hits and he makes his way to the stage. Dream says everything that fades to black must come into the light. Dream says Black’s light is about to be put out by the Velveteen Dream. He says he doesn’t see the scars that Black is talking about. Dream says he only sees a man who is hurt and is in pain. Dream says the pain is scribbled on Black’s skin like lies. Dream says Black’s biggest problem is fear. Dream says Black looks afraid and seems afraid to show emotion. Dream says Black is afraid of the light and that his heart is in the wrong place. Black goes for the Black Mass and kicks the microphone out of Dream’s hand and sits down in the ring. Dream drops to his knees and gets into Black’s face before slithering out of the ring.
We take a look back to the past month and see the issues between No Way Jose and Lars Sullivan as we head to a break.
Back from the break, we see a promo from Dakota Kai. She says she is new, but everyone will get to know her. She says she is the captain of Team Kick and is not afraid to kick heads in to win the NXT Women’s Championship.
Match #3: No Way Jose vs. Lars Sullivan
Jose goes right after Sullivan, but Sullivan turns it around and powers Jose down to the mat. Sullivan drives his knee into Jose’s midsection and then tosses him to the floor. Sullivan backs Jose into the ring apron and then drops him with a big clothesline. Sullivan tosses Jose back into the ring and continues the beat down. Sullivan applies a neck-wrench submission down on the mat, but Jose fights back. Sullivan keeps control with a knee to the midsection, but Jose comes back with a headlock. Sullivan backs Jose into the corner, but Jose comes back with rights and lefts. Jose comes off the ropes with clotheslines, but Sullivan comes back with a shoulder tackle. Sullivan comes off the top rope with a diving headbutt and then power slams Jose down to the mat.
Winner: Lars Sullivan.
We see Trent Seven and Tyler Bate walking backstage. They are in action against Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish up next.
Back from the break, we are reminded that Drew McIntyre will defend the NXT Championship against Roderick Strong in two week’s time.
Match #4: Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) vs. Kyle O”Reilly and Bobby Fish (w/Adam Cole)
Bate and O’Reilly start the match and they lock up. Bate goes behind with a waist-lock, but O’Reilly turns it into a wrist-lock. Bate gets free and delivers a dropkick. Seven tags in and drops O’Reilly with a fireman’s carry take down. Seven goes for the cover, but O’Reilly kicks out quickly. Fish tags in and Seven keeps control until O’Reilly provides a distraction. Fish bulldozes over Seven and then delivers a series of knee strikes. Fish delivers a snapmare and then a rolling senton. O’Reilly tags back in and they double-team Seven in the corner. They delivers a double suplex and O’Reilly goes for the cover, but Seven kicks out at two. Fish tags back in and they continue the double-team on Seven. They slam him down again and Fish goes for the cover, but Seven kicks out at two. Fish goes for a wrist-lock, but Seven fights out and delivers a few chops and eventually drops him to the mat. O’Reilly tags in and kicks Bate down to the mat and beats down Seven on the mat.O’Reilly goes for the cross arm-breaker, but Seven escapes the hold. O’Reilly sends Seven to the outside and Fish spears Seven into the barricade as we go to a break.
Back from the break, Fish is still in control of Seven back in the ring. Fish backs Seven into the corner, but Seven comes back with the Seven-star Lariat. Bate and O’Reilly tag back in and Bate drops O’Reilly with a European uppercut. O’Reilly comes back with a back elbow and charges at Bate in the corner. Bate catches him and slams him down to the mat. Bate goes for the cover, but Fish breaks it up. Seven sends Fish to the outside and Bate and Seven double-team O’Reilly down to the mat. Bate goes for the cover, but O’Reilly kicks out at two. Seven takes Fish down on the outside and O’Reilly comes back with a guillotine choke on Bate. Fish kicks Seven down off the apron on the outside and then takes out Bate in the ring. Fish kicks Bate in the face as O’Reilly delivers a fisherman’s suplex. O’Reilly goes for the cover, but Bate gets his foot on the ropes to break the hold.
Bate slams O’Reilly into Fish and tags in Seven, who delivers chops to both of them. O’Reilly comes back and goes for the cross arm-breaker on Seven, but Seven counters into a half-crab. Fish kicks Seven in the back of the head and Cole superkicks Bate on the outside. Fish tags in and he and O’Reilly double-roundhouse kick Seven and then they deliver a high-and-low and Fish gets the pin fall.
Winners: Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish.
After the match, O’Reilly, Fish, and Cole stand tall in the ring, but Drew McIntyre’s music hits and and charges to the ring. Cole, Fish, and O’Reilly bail from the ring. SAnitY appears behind Cole, O’Reilly, and Fish and all six men begin to brawl. Eric Young tosses O’Reilly into the ring and McIntyre lays him out. Cole, Fish, and O’Reilly escape again as SAnitY and McIntyre look on from ringside as NXT comes to a close.