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By Andres Santiago on 2015-01-16 09:15:08

WWE NXT Taping - Full Sail, Orlando Florida - January 15, 2015

Pre-Show Dark Match
- Jason Jordan vs Solomon Crowe
Crowe won with a splash rebounding off the inside of the ring ropes.

Episode airing January 21, 2015
Announcers: Jason Albert, Rich Brennan, Corey Graves

Before the opening video, William Regal appeared on screen to announce that the next Takeover special would be on Wednesday, February 11th and that we will have a tournament to crown a new number one contender. He also announced that tonight we will see Charlotte vs Sasha Banks, as a result of Sasha's victory in the tag match last week.

Match 1:
- Sami Zayn vs. Tye Dillinger.

This was a non-match.
Zayn immediately jumped Dillinger and tossed him out of the ring. He then grabbed a mic to call out Owens. Instead, William Regal came out. Zayn stated that he refuses to wrestle any matches until he gets a match with Owens. Regal said that he won't reward Owens behavior with a title match, but will make a non-title match of Zayn vs Owens for Takeover.

Match 2:
- NXT #1 Contender's Tournament First Round Match: Curtis Axel vs. Finn Bálor

Bálor won with the double stomp.

Match 3:
- NXT Women's Championship Match: Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks w/ Becky Lynch

Charlotte won by DQ when Lynch attacked her only a few minutes into the bout.
Bayley ran down to make the save. As Bayley was holding the Women's Championship, Charlotte snatched it from her hands. This led to Bayley laying her out with a Belly to Bayley. Regal then came to the stage and announced a Fatal Four Way for the Women's Championship at Takeover between Charlotte, Bayley, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks.

Match 4:
- Vaudevillians vs. Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy

Blake defeated English by pinfall. Before the pin, Blake did a schoolboy on English near the ropes directly into an enziguri from Murphy, who was on the floor.

Match 5:
- NXT #1 Contender's Tournament First Round Match: Tyler Breeze vs. Hideo Itami

Itami won by pinfall following a sequence of the KENTA combo, 3 Roundhouse Kicks, a Corner Hesitation Dropkick and a Running Single Leg Dropkick.

Episode airing January 28, 2015
Announcers: Jason Albert, Tom Phillips, Alex Riley

A video package on Owens was aired. This may have just been for the live crowd, I'm unsure.

Match 1:
- NXT #1 Contender's Tournament First Round Match: Adrian Neville vs. Tyson Kidd

Neville won with the Red Arrow.
After the match, Neville was interviewed in the ring. He was asked how he feels about his second round match being against the winner of Baron Corbin and Bull Dempsey. Neville said he is not afraid of facing either man, as he was the longest NXT champ and vowed to regain it again.

Match 2:
- Charlotte and Bayley vs. Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch

No Contest.
Charlotte and Bayley got into a fight after Bayley accidentally hit Charlotte when breaking up a pinfall. Banks and Lynch then attacked both of them, leading to the ref losing control and throwing the match out. A bunch of refs came down to break up the fight.

Match 3:
- NXT Tag Team Championship Match: Lucha Dragons (C) vs. Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy

Blake defeated Kalisto with a reverse jackknife pin. Blake had tagged into the match behind Kalisto's back and grabbed the pin immediately after Kalisto hit the S.D.S. on Murphy.

Match 4:
- NXT #1 Contender's Tournament First Round Match: Bull Dempsey vs. Baron Corbin

Corbin won with the End of Days in a quick match where he was in control for most of it.

Regal held a contract signing for Zayn and Owens' match at Takeover. In order to ensure that the signing didn't end up like every other WWE contract signing, Regal stipulated that the match would be cancelled if either man laid hands on the other. Owens wouldn't speak, so Zayn signed right away and then cut a promo about him and Owens' past. He spoke about how they traveled up and down the roads for 12 years, both teaming up and fighting against each other. Zayn said that in retrospect, he should have seen it coming. However, all the battles they went through was with the end of goal of "making it here". So, he never expected Owens to betray him on the night when both of them "finally made it". Owens refused to sign the contract because it was non-title. Regal reiterated that he would not reward Owens with a title shot, but Zayn and the crowd convinced him to make the change. After signing, Kevin threw the pen in Zayn's face to taunt him. Owens walked away as Regal stopped Zayn from attacking him.

Episode airing February 04, 2015
Announcers: Cory Graves, Rich Brennan, Alex Riley

Match 1:
- Carmella w/ Enzo and Big Cass vs. Emma

Carmella won with her Leg Headscissors submission.

Match 2:
- NXT #1 Contender's Tournament Semi-Finals Match: Adrian Neville vs. Baron Corbin

Neville won with the Red Arrow. At the end of the match, Bull Dempsey snuck out to ringside and tossed Corbin into the ring post, behind the ref's and Neville backs. Corbin was able to make it back into the ring before the 10 count, but Neville took control and soon hit the Red Arrow for the victory.

Match 3:
- Bayley vs. Becky Lynch

Bayley won with the Belly to Bayley.
Sasha Banks came down to ringside mid-match. Bayley was able to hit the Belly to Bayley following Banks rolling Lynch in the ring from the outside. After the match, Lynch and Banks got into an argument which resulted in Lynch shoving Sasha down to the mat. The segment ended with Charlotte's music hitting, her coming to the stage and all 4 of them having a stare down.

Match 4:
- NXT #1 Contender's Tournament Semi-Finals Match: Finn Bálor vs. Hideo Itami

Bálor won with the double stomp.
Before the match, Adrian Neville joined the commentary team.
After the match, both men embraced in the ring and the show ended with Neville shaking Bálor's hand on the stage.

Dark Match Main Event
- Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville vs. Tyson Kidd and Kevin Owens

No contest.
The ref threw out that match when Owens attacked Zayn, following a pinfall attempt by Zayn on Kidd. Owens then laid Zayn out with his pop-up powerbomb and the show ended with Owens standing over Zayn, taunting the crowd.

Line-up for Takeover on February 11th:
- NXT Championship: Sami Zayn (C) vs. Kevin Owens
- NXT Women's Championship: Charlotte (C) vs. Bayley vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks
- NXT #1 Contender's Tournament Semi-Finals Match: Adrian Neville vs. Finn Bálor

News / Notes

- There was no announcement of a Tag Title rematch or Corbin-Dempsey III for Takeover, but both seem likely.

- The taping was well paced. There were no episodes overpacked with matches, which allowed for a couple short matches and one or two decent length matches (similar to the format from this week's episode).

- The next taping dates are: Takeover on Wednesday, February 11th. TV the next night and TV again on Wednesday the 18th. The tickets for the second TV taping actually say Thursday February 18, so I asked one of the staff about it. They said that it was just a typo and that Wednesday is the new normal TV taping night.

- The crowd was really surprised at both victories by Blake and Murphy. Everyone either knew them as guys who lost all the time on TV and the house shows, or had never seen them before. In fact, Blake and Murphy didn't even have an entrance before their match with the Vaudevillians.

- While it didn't get the kind of time a match on Takeover would get, Bálor vs. Itami was Itami's best one on one match to date in NXT.

- I believe that both Banks and Lynch had new outfits tonight. They also had "Team B.A.E." shirts on when seconding each other for their singles matches.

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