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WWE NXT Television Taping *SPOILERS* for Shows Airing in January and Early February

Tonight, NXT taped the next several weeks of television at Full Sail University at Winter Garden, FL.  The following are spoilers for the next three weeks of broadcasts.  If you want to find out what happened tonight, click on that “Continue Reading” link.  Spoilers are courtesy

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They taped an NXT “Kids Show” first.  Bailey “superfan” Izzy comes out to a huge reaction, along with other kids.

  • Becky Lynch def. Natalya in a quick easy match with a roll-up
  • Big Show def. Heath Slater with a leg drop.  Izzy interviewed Big Show afterward.

January 13 NXT Broadcast:

  • William Regal announced a battle royale to determine the next number one contender to Bayley’s NXT Women’s Championship.  He then brings out Sami Zayn, who said he wants to be the first two-time NXT Champion.  Samoa Joe interrupts and they have words, then Baron Corbin interrupts.  Sami fights off Joe, then Corbin just backs away.
  • Tomasso Ciampa def. Danny Burch by submission.
  • The Mechanics (Dash and Dawson) def. The Ascension in a non-title tag match.
  • Elias Sampson def. Corey Hollis.  Sampson’s finisher is much like the Cross-Rhodes.
  • Carmella won the battle royale to become the new #1 Contender to the NXT Women’s championship.  They did a false finish where Eva Marie hung out around ringside, sort of hidden, then teased that she won, but Carmella dumped her over the ropes to win.  Bayley hugged her afterward.

January 20 NXT Broadcast:

  • Sami Zayn def. Adam Rose by submission.
  • Apollo Crews def. Tye Dillinger.  After the match, Crews challenged Finn Balor, and said it didn’t have to be a title match.
  • Baron Corbin def. Rich Swann.  This was his NXT debut,  and he got a great reaction.  The match was said to be good.
  • Carmella and Bayley def. Alexa Bliss and Emma.  Carmella got the submission, and Bayley hugged her afterward.
  • Samoa Joe def. Johnny Gargano by submission.

January 27 NXT Broadcast:

  • Chad Gable and Jason Jordan def. Blake and Murphy.  Gable and Jordan now go by the team name “American Alpha.”  They won with their assisted German suplex.
  • Nia Jax def. Liv Morgan.  Eva Marie accompanied Jax.
  • Alex Riley def. Bull Dempsey.  This was Riley’s return, and he was aggressive.
  • Elias Sampson def. John Skyler
  • Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe vs. Baron Corbin in a triple threat match for the #1 Contender to Finn Balor’s NXT Championship ends with Corbin tapping out while Sami has the sharpshooter on and Joe has him in the crossface simultaneously.  That brought out William Regal but no definitive answer to the winner.

February 3 NXT Broadcast:

  • The Vaudevillains def. The Hype Bros (Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley).
  • Carmella def. Emma
  • Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady def. two enhancement wrestlers
  • Asuka def. Santana Garrett
  • Finn Balor (c) def. Apollo Crews in a non-title match.  Balor hit the Bloody Sunday DDT for the win in what was said to be a great match.
About Bill Wentz (1561 Articles)'s Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at

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