Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wrestling Lockup With Brandon 5/25/17: NXT Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

NXT is coming off of a great Takeover: Chicago show from this past Saturday night. All the NXT champions retained their titles and we even got an unbelievable and unexpected heel turn from Tommoso Ciampa. NXT continues to show the wrestling world why they are one of the best promotions right now.

** This Weeks Card **

- Aleister Black battled Curt Hawkins.
- "The Velveteen Dream" Patrick Clark makes his NXT debut battling Robert Anthony.
- Drew McIntyre battled Wesley Blake. 

** NXT **

- Aleister Black vs. Curt Hawkins: The match closes out with Black chasing Hawkins and getting shoved back first into the apron. Black counters a chin lock, springboards backwards and destroys Hawkins with the Black Mass Kick for the pinfall.
Winner: Aleister Black, by pinfall.

- We get a recap of the Authors of Pain vs. #DIY Ladder Match at NXT Takeover: Chicago. A recap on Tommoso Ciampa turning on Johnny Gargano after the match and an update that no new information has been given on Gargano's condition after the vicious attack.

- We get an update on Ember Moon. Ember says it was hard sitting out of NXT Takeover: Chicago, but time heals all wounds and battle scars last forever.

- We get a recap of Asuka retaining her NXT Women's Championship at NXT Takeover: Chicago. Asuka says no one can go toe to toe with her and the championship will be forever hers.

- We get a recap of Roderick Strong's match against Eric Young at NXT Takeover: Chicago. Strong says SAnitY made the mistake of bringing his family into things and once that happens there's no holding Strong back.

- "The Velveteen Dream" Patrick Clark vs. Robert Anthony: The match closes out with Clark hitting a springboard clothesline and a neck breaker on Anthony. Clark goes to the top rope and hits a flying Dreamy Elbow Drop to score the pinfall.
Winner: Patrick Clark, by pinfall.

- We get a recap of the WWE United Kingdom Championship Match at NXT Takeover: Chicago between Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne. Dunne says he said he'd win the title and he did just that.

- We get a recap of the NXT World Championship Match between Bobby Roode and Hideo Itami at NXT Takeover: Chicago. Roode says he proved Itami wasn't in his league and Roode is now going home to relax until he chooses who his next opponent will be.

- Drew McIntyre vs. Wesley Blake: The match closes out with Blake unloading chops and then crotches McIntyre on the ropes. McIntyre takes down Blake from the top rope and hits a head butt. McIntyre drills Blake with the Claymore Kick to score the pinfall.
Winner: Drew McIntyre, by pinfall.

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