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NXT TV Taping Results For March: Finn Balor Returns

WWE held a set of NXT television tapings at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida on Wednesday evening. Below are complete results of the taping courtesy of JJ Williams and F4WOnline.com.

Dark Match

– Ruby Riot (the former Heidi Lovelace) defeated Kimber Lee

Riot hit a step-up enzuigiri of sorts for the quick win.

NXT TV Tapings

– A video promo for SAnitY aired talking about Tye Dillinger.

– Elias Samson started playing a song but he was interrupted by Kassius Ohno. Ohno challenged him to a loser leaves NXT match tonight.

– Tye Dillinger vs. Eric Young never happened as SAnitY destroyed Roderick Strong on the ramp, then No Way Jose made an effort to make the save but he was destroyed by SAnitY as well.

– Andrade “Cien” Almas defeated HoHo Lun

Almas picked up a fast win after hitting the keylock DDT.

– Kassius Ohno defeated Elias Samson in a loser leaves NXT match

The crowd was behind Ohno early in the match but The Drifter took control and slowed the pace. Ohno hit the Death By Elbow for the win and The Drifter was carried off by security. The fans chanted “You Deserve It” and Ohno broke Samson’s guitar to a big reaction.

– Ember Moon defeated Billie Kay (w/ Peyton Royce)

Moon pinned Kay after a top rope stunner. The move kept Kay down after the match. She looked shaken up and needed to be helped to her feet by trainers.

– The Revival vs. The Ealy Twins never happened as The Authors of Pain destroyed the twins and Revival bailed fast.

– Heavy Machinery defeated QT Marshall & Johnny Vandal

Otis Dozovic slammed Tucker Knight onto Vandal as the finish.

– Nikki Cross defeated Macey Estrella

Cross used multiple swinging neckbreakers before the pin. Dillinger and No Way Jose ran down to attack SAnitY but were no match and got laid out again.

– Andrade “Cien” Almas defeated Oney Lorcan

Great match. The crowd got into it for the finishing sequence, where Almas won with the keylock DDT.

– NXT Women’s Champion Asuka defeated Priscilla Zuniga (aka Angel Rose)

Asuka took the mic and said this was Ember Moon’s fate. She proceeded to destroy Zuniga with kicks and the Asuka lock, taking her time while doing so. Asuka yelled in Japanese after the match.

– NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain defeated The Ealy Twins

The twins called out AOP before the match and then got destroyed. The Authors used a double powerbomb and the hold-up lariat for the finish. Paul Ellering cut a promo on The Revival after the match, which was interrupted by DIY and then The Revival.

William Regal came out and made the tag title match at NXT TakeOver: Orlando a triple threat elimination match.

– SAnitY vs. Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong & No Way Jose ended in a DQ

Nikki Cross was on Dillinger’s back when Ruby Riot made the save. The faces sent SAnitY packing.

– Dash Wilder defeated Johnny Gargano and Akam in a triple threat match

Scott Dawson held Akam’s feet, allowing Wilder to steal the pin on a downed Gargano.

– NXT Champion Bobby Roode defeated Kassius Ohno to retain his title

As expected, this was a good and long match. There were many deep two counts. Ohno removed his elbow pad and was going for the Death By Elbow but Roode sent him into the ropes and hit his DDT for the clean win.

– Shinsuke Nakamura defeated TJ Perkins

This was an entertaining match to get Nakamura back on TV. There were fun and games early with Nakamura dabbing on Perkins. TJP got the upper hand for most of the match after this, working Nakamura’s knee. Finally, Nakamura hit a Kinshasa for the win.

Finn Balor Returns

Bobby Roode came to the ring to trash talk about winning the title from Nakamura. He then said that he has friends, as Andrade “Cien” Almas ran in to rough up Nakamura. Finn Balor made the save and got physical, cleaning house to leave just Nakamura and Balor.

They talked about NXT. Balor claimed he is not cleared to wrestle but will be soon, then said he had to say something important, that Friday is Shinsuke Nakamura’s birthday! We all YeaOh’d with them and they did a Too Sweet to send everyone home happy.


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