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WWE NXT recap & results (8/23)

No Way Jose was dancing around ringside when Lars Sullivan attacked him. Sullivan beatdown No Way Jose and then slammed him into the ring apron. Sullivan then threw Jose in the ring and connected with a Splash in the corner. The crowd got behind Jose but the attack from Sullivan was too much for Jose to overcome. Sullivan slammed No Way Jose to the mat and then left the ring.

Johnny Gargano was interviewed about his loss to Andrade “Cien” Almas. Gargano stated that he knows a lot of people still believe in him and that he wants to prove those people right.

Backstage footage of NXT Women’s Champion Asuka was shown after her victory over Ember Moon at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III. Asuka was asked what was next for her in NXT. Asuka said that she doesn’t know but she will remain champion. Asuka suffered an injury during her match with Ember Moon and will be out for 6-8 weeks.

WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne and Wolfgang were interviewed backstage. Wolfgang said that he wants a shot at Dunne’s title after they win their tag match tonight. Dunne told Wolfgang to not get too far ahead of himself and to focus on their match tonight.

Sarah Logan vs Peyton Royce

Logan applied a Headlock but Royce battled out of it and applied a Headlock of her own. Royce then leveled Logan with a shoulder tackle. Logan wrestled Royce down to the mat and applied an Arm Bar. Royce got out of it and connected with a spin kick that knocked Logan to the mat. Royce bounced Logan’s head off the top turnbuckle and then beat her down in the corner.

Logan connected with a German Suplex as Billie Kay looked concerned ringside. The crowd got behind Sarah Logan as she connected with a right hand and a chop. Logan hit Royce with a couple of shoulder tackles and a Dropkick for a two count. Royce connected with a knee to Logan’s face and followed it up with a Fisherman’s Suplex for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Peyton Royce

Drew Galloway will address Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly attacking him after winning the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III.

Bobby Roode was interviewed earlier in the day. Roode said that he still has unfinished business in NXT. He wants to have his rematch for the NXT Championship and also embarrass Roderick Strong.

NXT cameras attempted to catch up with Aleister Black after his victory over Hideo Itami at TakeOver: Brooklyn III on Saturday but Black walked right past them and didn’t answer any questions.

Tyler Bate & Trent Seven vs Pete Dunne & Wolfgang

Dunne and Bate started off the match. Dunne dragged Dunne to the mat and applied a Headlock. Bate got out of it and both Superstars leaped to their feet at the same time and had a stare down as NXT went to a commercial break. When NXT returned, Bate connected with a Dropkick and tagged in Trent Seven.

Seven slammed Dunne to the mat and immediately tagged in Bate. Tyler leaped onto Dunne after bouncing off of Seven’s shoulders.

Seven was tagged back in and Dunne greeted him with a forearm to the jaw. Wolgang entered the match and immediately got planted with a DDT from Trent Seven. Seven argued with Dunne on the ring apron and then charged at Wolfgang. Wolgang was ready for him and powered him down to the mat for a two count.

Pete Dunne got back into the match and stomped on Seven’s hand in the ring. Dunne booted Seven down to the mat and locked in an Arm Bar and then bent Seven’s fingers back to inflict more pain. Wolfgang was tagged back in and he continued the beatdown of Seven. Wolfgang slammed Seven to the mat face-first. Seven got back to his feet and planted Wolfgang with a Dragon Suplex.

Bate and Dunne were tagged back in. Dunne leaped at Bate but Tyler caught him and launched him across the ring. Bate went for a German Suplex but Dunne landed on his feet. Bate then delivered a massive Clothesline. Bate lifted Dunne up on his shoulders and spun around several times in the ring before finally dropping him to the mat. Bate went for the pinfall but Wolfgang broke it up.

Seven and Wolfgang were then knocked out of the ring. Bate showed Dunne his right hand and then punched hi in the face with his left. Bate planted Dunne with a Powerbomb but Bate was unaware that Wolfgang had tagged himself in. Wolfgang immediately connected with the Howling (Senton Bomb) on Bate for the pinfall victory.

Winners: Pete Dunne & Wolfgang