Tonight, two friends will battle for the biggest prize among the women in NXT. Who will walk out of tonight’s show as the NXT Women’s Champion . . . Carmella or Bayley?
We are in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Corey Graves and Tom Phillips.
Match Number One: Baron Corbin versus Johnny Gargano
The crowd is clearly behind Gargano and he tells Corbin. Gargano with a punch to Corbin as he stays away from Baron. Gargano avoids Corbin again and punches Corbin a few more times. Corbin misses a punch and Gargano with more punches. Corbin sends Gargano to the apron and then Gargano tries for a sunset flip but he stays on his feet. Gargano gets away and he climbs the turnbuckles to punch Corbin. Gargano runs into a punch from Corbin.
Corbin with forearms and he sends him into the turnbuckles. Corbin with a clothesline and he chokes Gargano in the ropes. Corbin with an Irish whip and Gargano with a Michaels flip in the corner. Corbin puts his shin across Gargano’s throat. Gargano with punches but Corbin with knees and kicks in the corner. Corbin punches Gargano and the referee warns Corbin.
Corbin with a modified Cobra Clutch. Gargano gets out of the hold and connects with elbows. Corbin with a knee to the midsection. Gargano with a rear naked choke on Corbin but Corbin backs Gargano into the corner to get out of the hold. Corbin runs into boots and Gargano with a rollup into a round kick. Corbin sends Gargano to the apron and Gargano with a slingshot spear for a near fall.
Gargano runs into Deep Six and then Corbin stands over Gargano and poses. Corbin picks up Gargano but Gargano with a super kick for a near fall. Corbin goes to the floor and he struggles to get back to his feet. Gargano follows after Corbin on the floor and punches Corbin. Corbin gets back into the ring and Corbin with End of Days for the three count.
Winner: Baron Corbin
After the match, Tom and Corey talk about Baron Corbin’s frustration and we see footage from the number one contender match two weeks ago when Zayn and Joe both had Corbin in a submission hold as Corbin tapped out.
Sami Zayn is in the back and Alex Reyes asks Zayn about having to face Joe again. Sami says he is disappointed because he thought he won the match, but he understands Regal’s decision. He feels that it is just another obstacle. He is used to that. It was difficult to get the title the first time and he does not expect it to be that easy to become a two time champion. He is looking forward to facing Joe next week in their first ever one-on-one match. He says that he will beat Joe to become the number one contender.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder versus Corey Hollis and John Skyler
Skyler and Ryder start things off and they lock up. Ryder with a wrist lock into a hammer lock. Skyler with an elbow and a forearm to the back. Ryder with a drop kick. Ryder sends Skyler into the turnbuckles and he tags in Rawley. Rawley Irish whips Ryder into the corner and Ryder returns the favor for a Rawley clothesline. Hollis tries to interfere and Rawley with a hip toss. Rawley clotheslines both men over the top rope to the floor.
Ryder with a baseball slide to Skyler and Hollis on the floor. Ryder sends Skyler back ito the ring and Ryder with a knee. Ryder kicks Hollis off the apron. Skyler with a forearm and Hollis tags in and kicks Ryder. Skyler tags back in and he kicks Ryder. Hollis tags in and he elbows Ryder. Skyler tags back in and Hollis is Irish whipped into knees. Rawley tags in and he hits a series of shoulder tackles on Skyler. Rawley with a Stinger Splash followed by a POUNCE to Skyler. Rawley with HyperDrive to Hollis. Ryder with a Broski Boot.
Ryder tags in and Rawley picks up Skyler for the HypeRyder for the three count.
Winners: Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder
Rich Brennan is in the interview area with Bayley and Carmella. Bayley says the only thing harder than winning the championship is keeping the title. She has had to face Sasha Banks, Eva Marie, and Nia Jax. She says she is not giving up the title.
Carmella says this is the biggest match of her career and she does not know if she will get another title match.
Carmella says that Bayley is her best friend, but when the bell rings and the title is on the line . . .
Bayley interrupts and says may the best woman win.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we are reminded that Samoa Joe will face Sami Zayn next week to determine who is the number one contender.
Match Number Three: Alexa Bliss (with Buddy Murphy and Wesley Blake) versus Cameron
They lock up and Cameron with an arm drag and she poses. They lock up again and Bliss with an arm drag and she poses. They lock up one more time and they go to the mat and then into the corner. The referee forces a break and Cameron obliges. Alexa misses a punch and Cameron with a punch and she chokes Alexa in the ropes. Cameron with a double knee strike to the back.
Cameron with a running split kick to Alexa. Alexa goes to the floor and Blake and Murphy check on her. Alexa drops Cameron on the top rope and then Alexa punches Cameron and gets a near fall. Alexa with a forearm to the back and then she sends Cameron face first into the mat. Alexa stomps on Cameron’s head while on the ropes.
Cameron with a kick and punches to Alexa. Cameron sends Alexa into the turnbuckles and kicks Alexa. Cameron with a splash into the corner followed by a face buster for a near fall. Alexa with an inside cradle for a near fall. Cameron with a kick and she hits a leaping snap neck breaker for a near fall.
Alexa with a knee to the midsection and then she sends Cameron to the mat. Alexa walks across Cameron’s chest and then she hits a handspring into a double knee drop. Alexa goes up top for the Sparkle Splash and the three count.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
We go to commercial with Carmella stretching in the back and she puts on her head band so she is officially ready.
Colin Cassady tells Dash and Dawson that they are not done with them. They are the NXT Tag Team of the year in 2015. They will go back to back.
Chad Gable and Jason Jordan enter the interview area. Jason says they are not going back to back. Chad says this is an Olympic year and you know what that means.
Enzo says that it will be your year since it is an Olympic year.
Jason says they will be fighting back to back next week against Dash and Dawson and Blake and Murphy.
Chad says they will be ready . . . willing and . . .
Match Number Four: Elias Samson versus Jesse Sorensen
Samson with a knee to the midsection and he sends Sorensen into the turnbuckles and kicks him. Samson with knees to the midsection and then he connects with a forearm. Samson with a chop and clothesline. Samson with knee drops and then he chokes Sorensen with his knee against the face. Samson with a leaping elbow drop. Samson blocks Sorensen’s breathing path while arguing with the referee. Samson with a leaping knee strike.
Samson wants everyone to be quiet and he hits a swinging neck breaker for the three count.
Winner: Elias Samson
We go back to last week’s main event between Finn Balor and Apollo Crews.
Apollo Crews is with Alex Reyes and he is asked about last week’s match. Apollo says he has no regrets. He stood toe to toe with the NXT Champion and he gave everything he had. It did not end the way he wanted. He knows what it takes to get to the top. Actions speak louder than words. The next time you will see him in the ring, you will see a new Apollo Crews.
Bayley gets ready for her match and she starts to walk in the back as we go to commercial>
We are back and Carmella does her promo on her way to the ring.
Match Number Five: Carmella versus Bayley for the NXT Women’s Championship
Bayley and Carmella hug before locking up. Bayley with a side head lock. Carmella with a side head lock. Bayley takes Carmella to the mat and Bayley with an arm bar and she works on the wrist. Carmella with a waist lock and Bayley escapes and applies a side head lock. Carmella with an Irish whip but she runs into an elbow. Bayley with an arm drag from the turnbuckles. Carmella avoids a punch and hits an atomic drop.
Both women go for drop kicks at the same time and neither connect. Bayley with a waist lock but Carmella with a wrist lock. Bayley with a waist lock and rollup for a near fall. Bayley into a front face lock. Bayley with an Irish whip and a forearm into the corner followed by a snap mare and a clothesline. Bayley with a leaping knee drop and she gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bayley with a wrist lock as she extends the arm in a position that is not normal. Carmella gets back to her feet and Carmella with a rollup for a near fall. Carmella with a monkey flip and a Thesz Press. Carmella sends Bayley into the turnbuckles and she hits a tornado rana. Bayley with a clothesline out of the corner.
Carmella with an inside cradle for a near fall. Bayley with a shoulder into the corner followed by elbows in the corner. Bayley sets for a power slam and she hits it and gets a near fall. Bayley is stopped o the turnbuckles and Carmella pushes Bayley off the turnbuckles to the floor. Carmella sees Bayley down on the floor and she does not know what to do. Carmella with a suicide dive onto Bayley and then she dances around on the floor. Carmella stands outside the ring instead of trying to get Bayley into the ring to pin her. Carmella returns to the ring while the referee resumes his count. Carmella with another suicide dive and this time she sends Bayley back into the ring and Carmella gets near falls.
Carmella moonwalks before hitting a Bronco Buster. Carmella with a flatline and Bayley with a rollup for a near fall. Carmella with a near fall. Bayley with a near fall. Carmella with a sunset flip for a near fall. Bayley with a counter into a cover for the three count.
After the match, Carmella and Bayley hug in the ring.
Carmella leaves the ring and we see Eva Marie and Nia Jax attacking Carmella. Bayley goes to help Carmella and Nia with a head butt. Nia brings Carmella back into the ring and Nia with a series of leg drops. Nia picks up Carmella for Eva and Eva with kicks to the midsection.
Asuka comes to the ring and Eva and Nia realize that something bad is going to happen so they stop the attack on Carmella.
Asuka slowly moves to the center of the ring and Eva tells Nia that they have had enough fun tonight so they need to go.
Bayley enters the ring and Asuka realizes that the champion is in there with her. Asuka looks at Bayley with the smile that only Asuka can deliver and she gestures to the belt.
Asuka leaves the ring.
Samoa Joe is in the back and he says that he never thought Sami Zayn was an ungrateful person but that is not the case. He says he saved his career and his life, but now he has to take it away. There is no triple threat. It will be face to face. When you look into my eyes, you will see the inevitable. He will be the next NXT Champion.
We go to credits.