WWE NXT recap & results (8/30)

NXT opened up this week with SAnitY surrounded by security as Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly appeared to have attacked them outside. Percy Watson states on commentary that he believes Cole, Fish and O’Reilly were behind the attack. Nigel McGuinness then defended his fellow ROH veterans and stated that this is America and you are innocent until proven guilty.



NXT Champion Drew McIntyre comes down to the ring. McIntyre raised the title and said that this was the culmination of his career, but he is aware that he now has a target on him. McIntyre said that if Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly or anyone else in the NXT locker room want a shot at him, they should come down to the ring and face him like a man.

Roderick Stong then came out and said that he doesn’t care about McIntyre being attacked at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III. All he cares about is himself, his family and the NXT Championship. Strong stated that when he is finished with Bobby Roode tonight, he is coming after that title. Drew McIntyre said that this is what he is talking about. Strong stepped up like a man and asked for a shot. McIntyre said that he hopes that Strong is ready to get knocked out like a man as well.

Peyton Royce vs Ruby Riot

Royce controlled the match early and connected with a knee to Riot’s face before throwing her outside the ring as NXT went to a commercial break. When NXT returned, Royce was still in control and had Riot in a Chin Lock in the middle of the ring. Riot escaped and connected with a Dropkick. Riot then hit a Powerbomb for a two. Riot tried to pick up Royce but Peyton grabbed the ring apron. The referee then started shouting at Royce, which allowed Billie Kay to boot Riot in the face while the referee was distracted. Peyton Royce then hit the Fisherman’s Suplex for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Peyton Royce

NXT GM William Regal was interviewed in his office backstage. Regal discussed the attack on SAnitY that opened up the show but was quickly interrupted by Kassius Ohno. Kassius said that he wanted another shot at Itami and he wants it to be a NO DQ match. Regal made the match official for next week.

Heavy Machinery vs Camian Awield & Edwin Negran

This was a squash match. Heavy Machinery hit The Compactor quickly for the victory.

Winners: Heavy Machinery

Lars Sullivan was shown in William Regal’s office. Regal stated that Sullivan has attacked three men recently and that his actions have consequences. Regal announced a 3-on-1 Handicap match for next week. Sullivan smiled and walked away.

Roderick Strong vs Bobby Roode

The match opened up with the Full Sail crowd chanting “thank you Bobby” as Roode’s time in NXT is coming to an end. Roode shouted at Strong that he was a failure and that NXT will always be his. Roode went to pose in the ring but Strong shoved him down. Strong started out in control and connected with a series of chops. Strong then hit two Backbreakers in a row on Strong as the crowd started to boo Roderick.

Roode and Strong battled on the ring apron. Roode got the upper-hand and sent Strong flying back-first into the steel steps next to the ring. Roode then planted strong with a Spinebuster as NXT went to a commercial break. When NXT returned, Roode was back in control of the match. Roode took a break from beating down Strong to pose in the ring as the crowd cheered.

Strong battled back and leveled Roode with a Clothesline. Roode responded by knocking Strong out of the ring and then planting him with a Neckbreaker when he tried to get back into the ring. Roode went for the Glorious DDT but Strong escaped and connected with a running knee for a two count.

Roode and Strong battled on the top rope. Strong gets knocked down to the mat but quickly got back to his feet and connected with a kick to the side of Roode’s head. Strong then hit the Suplerplex but Roode was able to kick out at two.

Both Superstars made their way back to their feet as the crowd cheered. Roode and Strong then traded punches. Roode got the official in the way and then capitalized by hitting the Glorious DDT.

Roode went for the pinfall but Strong was able to get his foot on the bottom rope. Roode started insulting Strong which wound up costing him. Strong pumped himself up and connected with a flurry of knees to Roode. Strong then hit a Backbreaker, blew Roode a kiss and then planted him with another Backbreaker for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Roderick Strong

After the match, NXT Champion Drew McIntyre made his way to the ring. He pointed at Roderick Strong and then raised the title. As McIntyre was posing, Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly attacked him from behind. They knock down a few security guards as well before NXT GM William Regal arrives on the scene. Cole, Fish and O’Reilly taunted Regal before exiting the arena.

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