NXT Champion Finn Bálor beat Sheamus. Match of the night with lots of back and forth, hard hitting action. Finn got the win and then he and Seamus shook hands afterward to a huge pop.
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Finn Bálor vs. Apollo Crews – NXT Championship
As soon as they lock up Crews rolls up Bálor for a two count. Crews is not wasting any time tonight. Crews puts Bálor in a side headlock. Bálor fights out and drives Crews into the ropes. Bálor whips Crews into the ropes, Crews goes to the mat, kips up, hops over Bálor then does a backflip before drop kicking Bálor. Not to be outdone, Bálor immediately drops kicks Crews. Crews picks up Bálor for a delayed vertical suplex for another two count.
Crews misses a jumping elbow drop. Bálor hits a penalty kick to a seated Crews for another near fall. Bálor locks in a cobra clutch, which Crews fights out of. Crews hits the ropes and Bálor sets up for a back body drop, but Crews reverse into a sunset flip. Bálor rolls out of the flip and dropkicks Crews in the face. Bálor puts on another clutch that Crews stands up in. Crews rolls through and kicks Bálor in the face. Crews sits on the top rope, but Bálor kicks him off the top with a enziguri. Bálor dives to the outside with a tope con hilo, which takes Crews off his feet.
After a short break Bálor is chopping Crews from corner to corner. Bálor almost hits the Bloody Sunday, but Crews reverse it into a tossing Samoan drop. Crews press slams Bálor, but Bálor slips out and hits the sling blade on Crews. Crews finally hit the gorilla press, but Bálor gets his knees up. Bálor hits the Bloody Sunday, but Crews kicks out. Bálor sends Crews flying across the ring after a running drop kick. Bálor ascends the top rope, but misses the Coup De Grâce. Crews hits an enziguri, but Bálor immediately hits a Pelé kick. As both superstars are on the mat, Baron Corbin hits the ring and destroys both Crews and Bálor, causing the match to be thrown out.
Winner- No contest
After the match Samoa Joe chases off Corbin. As Bálor gets to his feet Joe clotheslines him! Joe beats down Bálor before hitting the muscle buster to close the show.
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Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semi-Final Match: Finn Balor and Samoa Joe vs. The Mechanics
We go to the ring and out comes NXT Champion Finn Balor to a big pop. His partner Samoa Joe is out next to another pop.
Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder are out next. Joe unloads on Dash in the corner early on. Joe misses in the corner as Dawson provides an assist. Dash beats Joe down and tags in Dawson for some double teaming in the corner. Balor is back on the apron now. Dawson works over Joe in the corner and rakes his face over the top rope. Dash tags back in as they keep up the quick offense on Joe. Dash with a 2 count. Joe nails an enziguri in the corner.
Dawson comes in but Balor also gets a tag. He kicks Dawson in the head coming in. Balor with a clothesline and a kick to Dash. Finn with chops and another kick to Dash to knock him off the apron. Finn ends up diving out onto both Mechanics and taking them out to a big pop. Balor brings it back in and dropkicks Dawson into the corner. The Mechanics turn it around and beat Balor down as Joe looks on for a tag. They focus on Finn’s injured leg now.
Finn looks to finally be going for the tag but Joe gets pulled off the apron by Dash. Dawson with an elbow from the top for a 2 count. Dawson with more kicks to the leg. Finn gets stopped from tagging again but finally makes it. Joe unloads on Dash and nails a big boot, then the senton. Joe with a big powerslam for a 2 count. Joe misses in the corner but catches Dash with a big slam. Joe takes Dash up for a Musclebuster but Finn asks for a tag. Joe nails the Musclebuster and Finn follows up with the Coup de Grace. Joe nails Dawson as Finn covers for the win and the spot in the finals.
Winners: Finn Balor and Samoa Joe
– After the match, Finn sells the leg injury as Joe checks on him and we go to replays. Joe and Finn make their exit as we see the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Cup.
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Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals: Samoa Joe and Finn Balor vs. Rhyno and Baron Corbin
We go to the ring and Dusty’s daughter-in-law Eden is doing the announcing. Baron Corbin is out first followed by Rhyno. Samoa Joe is out next followed by NXT Champion Finn Balor.
Finn starts off with Rhyno. Balor with an early pin attempt. More back and forth as Corbin comes in. We’re off to a slow start until Corbin decks Finn. Finn comes right back with a dropkick. Joe tags in and unloads on Corbin. Joe with a chop, a kick and a knee drop for a 2 count. Joe with more strikes and offense until Corbin catches him for a 2 count. Corbin mounts Joe with right hands and a 2 count. Rhyno tags in for a bit of double teaming. Rhyno with chops and strikes in the corner. Rhyno keeps control and hits a belly to belly for a 2 count.
Corbin comes back in and keeps control of Joe for another 2 count. Finn finally gets the hot tag and has issues with his leg. He runs into a big boot. Finn still nails an enziguri. Rhyno comes over and takes out Finn’s bad knee on the apron while the referee is distracted. Corbin slams Finn’s leg into the ring post a few times. Corbin keeps control for another pin attempt. Balor nails a Slingblade out of nowhere as fans rally. Joe and Rhyno get the hot tags and go at it. Joe unloads and nails a big boot. Joe with the senton. Rhyno whips Joe into the corner but Joe slams him. Joe with a STO on Corbin. Joe turns around to a Gore from Rhyno but Finn breaks the pin up. Finn with a DDT on Cobin. Finn sends Corbin to the floor. Rhyno knocks Finn to the floor. Rhyno runs into a kick from Joe. More back and forth until Joe and Balor get the win.
Winners of the WWE NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: Samoa Joe and Finn Balor
– After the match, the Rhodes family comes in to present the cup to Joe and Balor. Cody Rhodes talks about remembering and respecting The Dream. Cody talks about how fans let Dusty into their homes for years and makes it official – everyone is a Rhodes tonight. Fans chant for Dusty as his theme music hits. Joe and Balor raise the cup as a “thank you Dusty” chant starts. Joe and Balor pose with the Rhodes family to end it.
Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe vs Enzo and Big Cass
Joe and Cass lock up, then exchange shoulder blocks. Joe starts his punch combo, but Cass knocks him to the outside. Enzo and Bálor tussle in the ring. Bálor tosses Enzo into the rope but instead of bouncing off Enzo dives through and take out Joe. Not to be outdone, Bálor dives over the top rope and takes out Cass.
After a short break Enzo hit a ddt on Bálor and dives to tag in Cass. Joe tags in and hits Cass with an STO. Cass responds with a big boot for Joe and Bálor. Diving elbow drop by Cass for a two count. Boss man slam by Cass. Enzo and Cass hit their finisher on Joe, but Joe kicks out, rolls through, and hits the muscle buster on Enzo. Bálor hits the coup de grâce for the win.
Winners: Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe
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Samoa Joe and Finn Bálor vs The Lucha Dragons
This Dusty Rhodes Tag Classic match actually took place before this week’s Smackdown taping. Bálor and Cara start off. Cara goes for a quick go behind that is quickly countered by Bálor. Bálor gets dropped into an arm bar, which Bálor flips out of before locking in an arm bar of his own. Cara gets out and runs the ropes, but runs right into a high dropkick by Bálor. Kalisto runs in but gets back dropped to the outside. Bálor sends Cara out after him. Bálor dives over the top rope taking out both Cara and Kalisto.
After a short break Joe is in the ring manhandling Cara. Joe traps Cara in the corner before tagging in Bálor. Bálor hit the ropes, but gets caught in a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Kalisto tags in with a diving splash into a pin, but Bálor kicks out. Cara monkey flips Kalisto onto Bálor, but once again Bálor kicks out. Bálor tags in Joe, who unloads on Cara. Sending him onto the turnbuckle and following that up with Joe’s signature falling enzguri. Kalisto tries to save Cara, but gets a big boot to his face for his troubles. If that wasn’t enough, Joe then crushes Kalisto with a senton. Cara takes this opportunity to dive off the second rope and send Joe crashing to the mat with a tornado ddt. Bálor breaks up the pin fall attempt. Care responds with a springboard Moonsault to Bálor. Joe grabs Cara on the top rope and attempts a muscle buster, but Cara wiggles out into a sunset flip for a two count.
Joe throws Cara into the ropes, but Cara blind tags Kalisto. Cara dives through the ropes to take out Bálor, as Kalisto sneaks up on Joe and almost pins him with a hurricanrana. Kalisto runs into a uranage suplex. Joe follows that with the muscle buster. Bálor comes off the top with the coup de gras for the win.
Winners: Samoa Joe and Finn Bálor
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Finn Bálor vs. Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship
The ladders are out as Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring to a mixed reaction but he definitely has fans in the crowd. Finn Balor is out next with another awesome Demon entrance as Owens looks on from a chair. We get formal ring introductions as the title is raised above the ring.
Owens talks trash to start and Finn unloads on him. Finn with a dropkick. Finn with a big chop and back and forth to the corners. They run the ropes and Owens drops Finn with an elbow. Owens with the senton. More back and forth. Owens hits the corner cannonball. They trade shots now as the “ole!” chants start up. We’re going past 11pm now as Balor hits the Slingblade. Finn charges and Owens escapes to the floor. He goes for a ladder on the ramp and Finn nails him from behind. Finn brings the ladder back to the ring but Owens follows. They do tug-of-war for the ladder and Owens uses it to ram Balor into the apron. Owens with another shot to the chest. Owens uses the ladder again and leans it up against Balor. He goes to run up it but stops and just nails a right hand to the face for a big pop.
Balor nails Owens with the ladder on the floor. Balor with a forearm now as they fight around the ring. Balor tosses Owens over the barrier but Owens pulls him over also. They fight near the crowd. Owens goes for a powerbomb on the floor but Balor backdrops him back over the barrier. Finn jumps off the barrier but Owens catches him in mid-air and rams him into the barrier. Owens launches Balor a good distance and over the announce table and into the barrier. He takes the top off the announce table and tosses it at Finn’s had. Owens stands on top of the announce table for a pop. Owens pulls a ladder from under the ring while Balor is still down. Owens turns around to Balor dropkicking him off the top of the announce table. The ladder hits Owens and also falls on Balor. Fans chant “holy s–t” now.
Fans chant for tables as Balor brings the ladder into the ring and looks up at the title. Owens pulls the ladder to the floor and Balor leaps out onto him. A big “NXT” chant starts now. Balor stands a ladder up and goes for the title now. Owens grabs his leg and pulls him down. Owens pushes Balor face first into the ladder and it falls over. Owens tosses Balor out of the ring and he hits another ladder. Owens positions a ladder and climbs up. Balor slides a ladder in and Owens comes down to stomp him. Balor tries to smash a ladder into Balor in the corner but he moves and sends Owens face first into a ladder that’s standing up in the corner. Balor goes across the ring to charge back but Owens blasts out of the corner with a clothesline. Owens with another nasty ladder shot as we get dueling chants for the two now. Owens jabs the ladder at Balor again and slams him on it. Owens hits the senton on top of a ladder. Owens yells, poses and looks up at the title but is wasting time. Balor fights back.
They trade shots. Owens goes to powerbomb Balor on a ladder but it’s reversed and Owens lands on the ladder bad. Fans chant “holy s–t” again. Balor gets up first and positions a ladder. Owens pulls him down and shoves him into a ladder in the corner. Owens goes to do the cannonball into Balor and the ladder but Balor moves and Owens cannonballs the ladder. Balor with a big dropkick. Balor goes to the top and hits the Coupe de Grace. Balor positions another ladder and climbs. Owens grabs him and powerbombs him from the ladder. Owens climbs up but Balor tips the ladder over and Owens lands in the corner. Owens rolls out to the floor after hitting hard against the turnbuckles. Finn goes for a ladder but Owens pulls him to the floor. Owens goes for a powerbomb on the floor but Finn jumps to the apron and kicks him in the face. Finn rolls through on a foot stomp from the apron. Owens nails the pop-up powerbomb on the apron.
Owens makes it back in the ring first. He climbs up for the title but Balor tips it over again. Owens lands on his feet and nails a kick to the jaw. Balor hits the ladder hard on his way down. Owens tells Balor to stay down and kicks him in the face again. Owens talks more trash and bridges a ladder from the bottom rope to the bottom rung of another ladder that’s standing. Balor gets up ad Owens drags him up the ladder. Owens goes to suplex Balor from up high on one side of the ladder to the ladder bridge underneath. Finn fights him off and Owens falls back onto the ladder bridge. The back of his head hits hard as Finn looks on from the top of the ladder but he’s dazed. Finn reaches but he’s away from the belt. Owens comes up but gets kicked back down. Finn still can’t reach the belt. He looks around in anticipation of leaping out. Finn goes to to the top of the ladder for a big Coup de Grace on Owens.
Finn repositions the ladder now and climbs up to grab the belt for the win.
Winner: Finn Balor
After the match, Finn poses on top of the ladder with the NXT Title as Owens tries to recover on the mat. We go to replays. We come back to Finn still celebrating on top of the ladder. Takeover goes off the air.