Show: WWE NXT
Location: Winter Park, FL
Welcome to WWE NXT. William Regal welcomes everyone to this week’s episode with some never before seen footage and exclusive matches. Welcome to the Best of NXT 2017.
Your hosts are Kayla Braxton and Mike Rome.
We will see the NXT title match from San Antonio when Drew McIntyre defended the title against Adam Cole with Shawn Michaels as referee.
We start off with a look at Shinsuke Nakamura defending the title against Bobby Roode at Takeover in San Antonio.
They met again at Takeover in Orlando during Wrestlemania weekend.
We look at highlights from the NXT Title Match between Nakamura and Roode with Roode focusing on Nakamura’s leg. Roode gets the win with a Tornado Glorious DDT.
We have a video package for Shinsuke Namakura.
We take a look back at Nakamura’s farewell from NXT in April.
We see Drew McIntyre in the crowd at Takeover in Orlando.
We have a Drew McIntyre video package.
We will see footage from Drew McIntyre versus Bobby Roode from Takeover Brooklyn.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at Drew McIntyre versus Bobby Roode at Takeover Brooklyn, the night that Drew won the title.
We also see the debut of Adam Cole, who joined Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly to attack McIntyre.
Kayla and Mike talk the debut of The Undisputed Era and what they did in their time in NXT.
We have a video package for Adam Cole.
We take a look at highlights from the Tag Title Match that saw Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish win the Tag Titles.
We take a look at some tag teams to look out for in 2018.
First, it is the current champions, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly. Next, we have the Street Profits. The next team is Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss. Next is Heavy Machinery. The next team is TM61.
We will have a feature on TM61 in two weeks.
We have a video feature on Aleister Black and Velveteen Dream.
We take a look at their match from Takeover War Games.
rew McIntyre versus Adam Cole for the NXT Championship with Guest Referee Shawn Michaels
Cole with a waist lock but Drew with a standing switch and he sends Cole to the mat. Drew tells Cole to come after him. They lock up and Cole with a side head lock. Drew with a shoulder tackle and Cole goes to the floor and he is fanned by O’Reilly while Fish discusses strategy. Cole returns to the ring and Drew blocks a kick. Cole with a forearm and jaw breaker. Fish and O’Reilly grab Drew’s leg and Shawn sees it. Shawn calms them down and then he tells Fish and O’Reilly that they are out of here.
All three members of the Undisputed Era are pissed off and Drew with a crotch chop to the ejected Fish and O’Reilly. Cole argues with Michaels and Drew stands around. Shawn has a few words for Cole. Cole turns around and Drew with a clothesline and chop. Drew with an Irish whip and back body drop. Drew picks up Cole and powers Cole up for a suplex. Cole pie faces Drew and Drew with punches in the corner. Drew pushes Shawn away and Drew with kicks. Shawn pulls Drew out of the corner and they have some words.
Cole clips Drew while Drew continues to talk to Michaels. Cole with punches. Drew with a chop but he misses a shoulder into the corner and hits a ring post.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cole picks up Drew and sets for a suplex but Drew blocks it and he tries for Future Shock and Cole escapes. Cole misses an enzuigiri and Drew with a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Cole spits in Drew’s face and Drew with a head butt. Drew goes up top and he has Cole on his shoulders for a Super Schwein and he hits it. Drew gets a near fall because Cole gets his foot on the rope.
Cole with a kick to the knee followed by a Shining Wizard and a second Shining Wizard but Drew kicks out. Cole argues with Michaels over his count. Cole sets for Sweet Chin Music and Shawn is not happy. Drew blocks it and Drew with a kick and Future Shock for a near fall. Cole with a super kick but Drew moves and he hits Shawn Michaels instead. Drew with a Claymore but the referee is down and cannot make the count.
When he makes the count, Fish and O’Reilly pull Shawn out of the ring. Fish and O’Reilly attack Drew. Shawn pulls the rope down and Fish goes into the ropes. Drew throws O’Reilly away and he lands on Shawn Michaels. Shawn gets back to his feet and he staggers around. Shawn says something to Cole and then he tunes up the band for Sweet Chin Music on O’Reilly. Cole misses Sweet Chin Music on Michaels and Drew with a swinging Future Shock and the Claymore for the three count.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
We take a look at the finish of the NXT title match at Takeover War Games when Andrade Almas defeated Drew McIntyre to become the new and current NXT Champion.
We are reminded of Drew’s injury after that match.
Zelina Vega comments on Almas’ first defense against Johnny Gargano and she chuckles. Everyone was so happy until Gargano came face to face with the champion. They are taking Johnny very seriously but it will be Andrade Almas victorious again. Almas says he is preparing to retain the title and he is preparing for his future.
Zelina says that Johnny is a broken man. She know how to take advantage of Johnny. Almas says he is Tranquilo and he is always tranquilo. Zelina says that Almas is keeping the title. Just because Johnny beat seven incompetent men, it does not mean he deserves the title. Almas will win at Takeover.
We go to commercial.
We have a video package for Asuka.
Mike and Kayla talk about the night that Asuka relinquished the NXT Title at Full Sail.
We take a look at some of the women in NXT who may challenge Ember Moon. We see Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Lacey Evans, Kairi Sane, Bianca Belair, Vanessa Borne, Shayna Baszler, and Nikki Cross.