Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 1.29.16: NXT Japan Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you this week's NXT recap.

This week's NXT was a special taped two hour event from NXT's live show in Osaka, Japan. Andrade "Cien" Almas battled Oney Lorcan in a one on one match. Liv Morgan and Aliyah teamed up to battle Billie Kay and Peyton Royce in Women's Division tag team action. Gargano and Ciampa defended their NXT World Tag Team Championship against Tajiri and Akira Tozawa. Asuka defended the NXT Women's Championship against Nia Jax. In the main event, Samoa Joe defended the NXT World Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura.

** NXT Japan **

- Andrade "Cien" Almas vs. Oney Lorcan: The match closes out with both men trading shots. Lorcan hits an exploder suplex and nails Almas twice with punches. Almas counters a third attempt and gets a near fall after hitting double knees in the corner. Both men end up on the top rope where Lorcan delivers a Super Exploder suplex on Almas and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Oney Lorcan, by pinfall.

- Liv Morgan and Aliyah vs. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce: The match closes out with Billie hitting a suplex and a head butt on Aliyah. Aliyah counters a double suplex and hot tags Liv. Liv unloads drop kicks and hits a cross body, as Peyton makes a blind tag. Peyton lays out Liv with a bulldog face first onto Billie's knee and scores the pinfall.
Winners: Peyton Royce and Billie Kay, by pinfall.

- "NXT World Tag Team Championship Match": #DIY (c) vs. Tajiri and Akira Tozawa: The match closes out with Gargano spearing Tozawa through the ropes. Tajiri comes in and locks in the Tarantula. Ciampa tags in, and hits two german suplexes on Tozawa. Tozawa goes to return the favor with a dead lift german suplex on Ciampa, but Gargano makes the save. Ciampa and Gargano plant Tozawa with their double team finisher and score the pinfall to retain the titles.
Winners: #DIY, by pinfall, to retain the NXT World Tag Team Championship.

- "NXT Women's Championship Match": Asuka (c) vs. Nia Jax: The match closes out with both ladies taking the fight outside. Nia sends Asuka into the apron and then back into the ring. Asuka lands stiff shots, a hip attack and then locks in a triangle choke submission on Nia. Asuka counters a power bomb and Nia counters the Asuka Lock submission. Nia plants Asuka with a power slam and gets a near fall. Asuka lands a spinning back fist and then drops Nia with a german suplex. Nia dares Asuka to bring more. Asuka delivers on the dare, kicking Nia's head off and scores the pinfall to retain the title.
Winner: Asuka, by pinfall, to retain the NXT Women's Championship.

- "NXT World Championship Match": Samoa Joe (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: The match closes out with Joe going for the Muscle Buster. Nakamura escapes, but eats an enziguri from Joe. Outside, Nakamura counters going into the steel steps and unloads on Joe with elbows. Back in the ring, Joe and Nakamura trade shots. Nakamura hits two straight kicks on Joe, goes for the pickup, but Joe's weight collapses Nakamura. Nakamura lands a knee into Joe off the top rope and then hits Kinshasa to score the pinfall and win the title.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura, by pinfall, to win the NXT World Championship.

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