Below are the results and reaction from this week’s NXT, held in Toronto, Canada:
Rich Swann vs. Kona Reeves
Reeves kicks off the match with a kick to Swann. He pushes Swann into the corner, but Swann comes back and dances. Reeves catches him with a Samoan drop. Reeves whips Swann into the corner and takes over the match. Swann mounts a comeback with forearms, but Sanity’s music hits. Sanity comes down and beats down Reeves and Swann. Swann tries to come back but Sanity dominates him.
Rich Swann vs. Kona Reeves ends in a no contest.
Eric Young cuts a promo and runs down today’s world. He says that this generation will be revered and that Sanity are going to take everything.
No Way Jose checks on him friend Rich Swann and challenges Eric Young to a match there and then. Young gets in the ring and the two fight. Jose has the advantage until the rest of Sanity get involved to beat him down.
“A decent segment to open the show. The match was really getting going, and Sanity ruining it is good for them to get heat. Jose standing up for his friend is noble, and I’m looking forward to seeing Jose and Young in a proper match.”
Highlights from the Dusty Tag Team Classic final are shown. Paul Ellering says that AOP has been a team of destiny, which was chapter one. Chapter two was them unleashing pain. Chapter three of AOP is coming soon.
Billie Kay and Peyton Royce are interviewed. They announce their partner for later tonight is Daria Berenato. They say that everyone wants to sit at the cool table with them, but they invited Daria. Daria shows off some boxing moves, which scares the Aussies.
Highlights from Roode/Dillinger. Dillinger is interviewed after the match, and he says his loss was disheartening. He is gutted that he couldn’t finish the job in front of his family and fans. He insists that he’s still a perfect 10 and he won’t come up short again.
Highlights from DIY/Revival. Gargano and Ciampa are interviewed backstage. They talk about their victory and how hard it was to get there. They say they love each other and discuss their friendship.
Highlights from Mickie James/Asuka. Mickie talks after the match, and she is trying not to cry. She says her return was amazing, and she thought she had Asuka beat. She says that Asuka is a great talent, but is disrespectful for not shaking hands with her.
Highlights from Nakamura/Joe. They try to interview Nakamura as he’s going to his car, but he just says he wants his rematch with Joe ASAP.
Liv Morgan, Aliyah, Ember Moon vs. Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Daria Berenato
Liv and Billie start the match. Morgan dodges a clothesline and hits a dropkick. Aliyah tags in and arm-drags Kay into Kay’s corner. Daria tags in. Aliyah tries to attack, but Daria takes her down. The heels make quick tags, with Royce and Kay hitting a double suplex. Daria knees Aliyah in the back before locking her in a body triangle. Aliyah hits an enziguri and tags in Ember. Moon takes everyone out, before being sent to the outside. Morgan with an STO on Royce. Billie Kay boots her in the face and rolls Daria in the ring. Daria is baffled, and gets hit with Ember Moon’s finisher. Moon pins Daria and the face team celebrate to end the show.
Liv Morgan, Aliyah, Ember Moon def. Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Daria Berenato
“A fun match to end the show. It is clear who needs work in the ring and with their character, but I think this feud has done well to help that. Royce and Kay are very good bitchy heels and Ember is brilliant in the ring, so they really kept up the interest for this match. I’m not sure if the Aussies threw Daria in the ring because she’s tough or because they knew they were going to lose, but it was fitting of their character. A nice match to end a highlight-filled show.”
“It’s hard to judge this episode since most of it was highlights of NXT TakeOver: Toronto. I’ll say that all of the interviews were interesting, and the matches we saw were decent. But this episode was easily skip-able. The only real development was Sanity/No Way Jose. We did get some alright action, even though there wasn’t any must-watch television. 6.5/10.”
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