NXT Coverage: Ole or KO?

Five matches, more drama in the Women’s and Tag Team divisions and a solid main event capped off a much-needed rebound episode of NXT.

With a new #1 contender for the NXT Women’s title and Kevin Owen’s continued dominance, NXT proved it can still be entertaining.

Matches:

Finn Balor vs. Tye Dillinger: In an otherwise vanilla match, Balor hit all of his signature offense before finishing off Dillinger with the Coupe De Grace for the win.

#1 Contender’s Match for NXT Women’s Title: Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley vs. Becky Lynch: Flair and Lynch separately worked on Bayley’s knee and Lynch almost got the win before Flair naked her with the Natural Selection for a near-fall of her own. Soon enough, Flair and Bayley combined for a Powerbomb /Elbow Smash on Lynch, but Bayley ended up getting another Near-Fall with the Belly-to-Bailey on Lynch. Flair then latched on the Figure-Four on Bayley, but Lynch was able to simultaneously pin Bayley for the win.

Hideo Itami vs. CJ Parker: This match lasted a lot longer than many expected as Parker hit Itami with a decent amount of offense. But after signature strikes and the turnbuckle dropkick, Itami got the win with the Shotgun Kick.

Rhyno vs. Nameless Competitor: Belly-to-Belly Suplex and Gore= Game Over.

NXT Champion Kevin Owens vs. Alex Riley: Owens got the win thanks to the Cannonball and Pop-Up Powerbomb and after the match he went to take Riley out for good. Thankfully for Riley, Sami Zayn made the save, beginning another feud between the former best friends. With the entire NXT locker room breaking up the fight, Zayn hit a top rope Somersault to take everyone out.

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