NXT Coverage: Joe and Asuka Dominant as Ever

A plethora of squash matches almost ruined this week’s episode of NXT, but with the announcement of another Dusty Rhodes tag team classic, a great main event and more dominance from Samoa Joe and NXT is making the most of a thinner than usual roster.

Matches:

Tye Dillinger vs. Angelo Dawkins: A glorified squash as Dillinger got the easy win with the Tye-Breaker.

The Ealy Brothers: Gabriel and Uriel vs. NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival: Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder: This match never happened as Samoa Joe hit the ring and destroyed the Twin team before they match started.

Ember Moon vs. Mandy Rose: The debuting Rose had a solid first match, thanks to sharp strikes and an awesome Wheelbarrow Facebuster, but Moon was dominant and won with her Top Rope Stunner.

The Authors of Pain w/Paul Ellering vs. Jesus Vermette and Jonathan Cruz: Another squash as Akum and Razar got the win with the Lariat/Russian Leg Sweep Combination.

Liv Morgan vs. NXT Women’s Champion Asuka: Another squash that Asuka won with a modified Abdominal Stretch. Who can beat her?

Lince Dorado vs. Hideo Itami: Tons of counters and spots ensured this was a fun one. Although it was obvious Itami was going to win, Dorado made you think otherwise at times. After Dorado missed a Shooting Star Press, Itami hit the Big Boot and a Drop Kick in the corner, before the Helluva Kick in the Corner and the GTS for the win. After the match, Austin Aries hit the ring and beat on Itami to end the show.

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