NXT taped three weeks of television tapings tonight at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. The taped episodes will take us through February 5th, with another two-hour live special on February 11th.
Tye Dillinger is in the ring for a match, but Sami Zayn runs down and beats the hell out of him before the bell even rings. He demands a fight with Kevin Owens, but William Regal answers instead. Zayn tells Regal to make the match. He says it can be non-title if that’s what he has to do; he doesn’t care he just wants to fight. Regal understands how much it means to the champ, so he announces NXT Takeover for February 11th and the main event will be Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens in a non-title match.
(1) Finn Balor def. Curtis Axel in a quarter-finals tournament match.
(2) Charlotte (c) def. Sasha Banks to retain the NXT Women’s Championship. Becky Lynch got involved, causing a disqualification. Bayley made the save to even the odds, then turns on Charlotte and hits her with the Bayley-to-Belly. William Regal comes out and books a 4-way title match for NXT Takeover.
(3) Buddy Murphy & Wesley Blake def. The Vaudevillians. This was sort of an upset win given that they were just in title contention a few weeks ago. Blake rolled up English for the win.
(4) Hideo Itami def. Tyler Breeze in a quarter-finals tournament match.