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WWE NXT recap & results (8/16)

NXT General Manager William Regal came down to the ring to kick off this week’s episode of NXT. Ember Moon and Asuka came down to the ring for a contract signing for their match at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III. Ember Moon complimented Asuka on being undefeated but then accused Asuka of taking shortcuts with her. Ember that said Asuka injured her and prevented her from competing at NXT TakeOver: Chicago.

Ember stated that Asuka made the biggest mistake of her life and that she will become the new NXT Women’s Champion on Saturday. Ember Moon then signed the contract and Asuka did the same. Asuka then shouted at Ember Moon and raised the title as the two had a stare down in the ring.

Lars Sullivan was backstage with William Regal. Sullivan begged for a tag match and promised not to hurt his own tag partner in the ring. William Regal said that Lars has one more chance.

Lars Sullivan & Chris Silvio vs Street Profits

Lars asked Silvio to get on the ring apron but Silvio didn’t listen. Montez Ford beatdown Silvio for a bit and then punched Sullivan on the ring apron but Lars was unfazed. Dawkins planted Silvio with a Powerbomb and then Montez connected with a Frog Splash for the victory.

After the match, Lars Sullivan got in the ring and he was very pissed off. Lars then carried Silvio on his shoulder backstage. Lars brought Silvio outside and threw him into the fence outside. Lars then slammed Silvio into a dumpster.

Winners: Street Profits

Ruby Riot vs Billie Kay (w/ Peyton Royce)

Billie Kay spent the first minute of the match avoiding Ruby and mocking her. Billie took control of the match and stomped on Ruby in the corner. Billie Kay connected with a kick for a two count and Peyton Royce screamed when Ruby Riot kicked out. Ruby Riot connected with a Dropkick and then kicked Peyton Royce off the ring apron. Ruby Riot connected with an overhead kick to Billie Kay for the victory.

After the match, Peyton Royce called Ruby Riot gross and a loser. Royce added that Ruby Riot will never be iconic.

Winner: Ruby Riot

Drew McIntyre vs Roderick Strong

McIntyre controlled the match early and slammed Strong to the mat. Roderick battled back and connected with a kick for a one count. McIntyre booted Strong in the midsection and then Suplexed him to the mat. Strong connected with two Dropkicks that sent McIntyre outside the ring.

Strong and McIntyre traded punches outside the ring. Strong then charged at McIntyre but got launched into the ring post. Strong connected with a kick to McIntyre’s head and then slammed his back into the ring apron as NXT went to a commercial break. When NXT returned, Strong was still in control of the match and stomped on McIntyre in the corner. Strong planted McIntyre with a Backbreaker for a two count.

McIntyre fought his way out of an Abdominal Stretch but Strong once again beat him down in the corner. McIntyre connected with a massive Clothesline and both Superstars fell to the mat. Both got back to their feet and McIntyre unleashed a flurry of punches and then climbed up to the top rope and clubbed Strong across the face.

McIntyre planted Strong with a reverse Alabama Slam for a two count. McIntyre went for the Claymore but Strong countered it and kneed Drew in the face. Strong hit a Backbreaker for a two count. Strong climbed to the top rope but McIntyre headbutted him and then hit him with a chop across the chest. Both Superstars were on the top rope. McIntyre was hung up on the top rope and Bobby Roode sprinted to the ring. Roode shoved Strong off the top rope and then beat the hell out of Drew McIntyre.

Roode slammed Strong into the steel steps surrounding the ring. Roode then brought the NXT Championship into the ring and then slammed McIntyre with the Glorious DDT. Roode then raised the title on the turnbuckle and taunted Roderick Strong as the crowd chanted “you suck!”. Roode then raised the title over Drew McIntyre in the ring and shouted “my NXT!”.