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WWE NXT results (11/11): Why, Joe, Why?

Dash & Dawson

The Big News: Samoa Joe not only explained why he laid out Finn Balor last week, but he did it again this week.

The Medium Sized News: Dash & Dawson became either the 8th or 9th NXT Tag Team Champions (more on the number confusion below)

The Little Beaver Sized News: Eva Marie and Nia Jax may be forming the oddest pairing in wrestling history.

-- The match between Tye Dillinger and Baron Corbin never got started.

It is time for NXT and it is time for the Perfect 10! Tye Dillinger to kick things off this week in singles competition. I hope Sawyer Fulton and Angelo Dawkins are sitting somewhere, realize that Tye Dillinger is not better off once he broke up with Jason Jordan and find a way to keep the team together. Baron Corbin was introduced as from Kansas City. I don't know if he has always been announced from Kansas City, but it doesn't sound appropriate.

Before the match could even start Apollo Crews ran in and attacked Baron! Crews is quite upset that Corbin cost him the championship last week and tore apart Baron! Corbin tried to make a comeback, but Apollo tore him apart and Corbin fled.

-- NXT Women's Champion Bayley & Hype Bros defeated Alexa Bliss, Blake & Murphy

It's time for a nice, random, 6-person tag team match. Bayley got a healthy reaction coming out, but not quite the same level she had a month ago. It didn't help that the Hype Bros got some pity applause, which is at least better than silence. It's hard to believe that it was almost a year ago when Blake and Murphy were the designated jobber tag team on NXT.

Just as the match began a fire got lit under the butts of the audience as they got very loud in their chants for the babyfaces. The babyfaces ran wild for quite a while until the heels cut off Zack Ryder and got the heat. Mojo got the hot tag and went crazy on both Blake and Murphy. He had the match won, but Alexa broke up the pin, so Bayley attacked her. Alexa then stole the NXT Women's Championship and ran off with it. Blake and Murphy tried cheating and using the ropes for leverage, but Bayley kicked their hands apart. Murphy had a problem with this, so Bayley gave him the Bayley to Belly and the faces won with the Assisted Rough Ryder.

-The Ascension were backstage and accepted Jason Jordan & Chad Gable's challenge to a tag team match.

-Nia Jax was walking backstage when Eva Marie walked up and pulled her aside for a meeting.

-They showed the cover of Weekly Pro Wrestling in Japan, which had Asuka on the cover.

-Apollo Crews cut a promo and was quite irate about what happened. He wants to get his hands on Baron Corbin and vows to break him.

-- Nia Jax destroyed Deonna

Deonna is one of those girls that looks exactly the same, so they are completely interchangeable. You could tell me it's the same girl every single week doing jobs with different names and I would believe you. Nia Jax got to NXT for the third time in six weeks after being unable to find the arena for 2 months.

Nia destroyed Deonna with a bodyslam into a Samoan Drop, which would make a much better finisher than her actual finisher. Deonna then got destroyed with a corner splash and a running hip attack before being beaten with the standing spinebuster and legdrop. Seriously why does Nia Jax use set up moves that are much cooler than her actual finish?

During the commercial break, I assume someone came out with a shovel to get Deonna off the mat.

-Next week: Nia Jax vs Carmella. Poor Carmella.

-They made note of the neck surgery of Mr. Regal. I hope he gets better.

-Bayley caught up with Alexa Bliss, who was taking photos with her championship. Alexa ran away, so Bayley got her belt back. However when Bayley left the area she walked into Nia Jax. Nia just stared at her, which gave Alexa the chance to attack Bayley from behind and lay her out!

Alexa bent over to take the championship, but instead Nia picked it up. Alexa ran away and Nia...dropped the belt on Bayley and walked away smiling.

-- Dash & Dawson became the 8th NXT Tag Team Champions by defeating The Vaudevillians.

To be fair, Dash & Dawson is either the 8th or 9th Tag Team Champions depending on if you consider Adrian Neville & Bo Dallas a different title reign than Neville & Oliver Grey. What happened was Grey got injured (credited to the Wyatt Family) and Bo took over as champion for about 2 weeks, before they lost the belts. This was also only the second title change on a “normal” NXT show since the Network started.

So about two weeks ago I was reading the results of an NXT house show and it not only listed Samoa Joe as a heel, but Dash & Dawson as champions. Since this was before this match was even booked I was all “What the what is this person talking about?”

The challengers scored an upset win in the 2nd round of the Dusty Rhodes Classic back in September and they were poised to win 2 in a row. They got the heat on Aiden English by working on the knee, including slamming the knee into the ring post.

English went to the Ricky Steamboat School where he kept doing something to show he was still in it, but he just couldn't drag himself to the corner for the tag. Dawson hit a really nice Slingshot Suplex, but it was just for a 2 count. Somewhere Tully Blanchard is smiling.

Gotch got the hot tag and went all gentlemanly on his foes. He made the foolish move of tagging English in too quickly, but Aiden got chop blocked and sending Gotch out of the ring and into the steps. Dash & Dawson Pillmanized Aiden's knee just without a chair. Finally Gotch slapped on a kneebar. Aiden scratched and clawed to get to the ropes....but he just couldn't get there and he had to tap out!

The kings are dead! Long live the new kings of NXT!

-After a commercial break. Dash & Dawson cut a promo saying they have been fighting for this for 12 years. Interesting since they have been teammates for barely a year.

-Next week is the Jordan & Gable vs The Ascension match, as is Bayley vs Alexa for the Women's Championship.

-The actual main event of the show was a Samoa Joe promo!

Last week, Joe appeared to make the save for Finn Balor, but instead he stabbed the NXT Champion in the back! Joe said that he did things like a man. He had earned a title match for being undefeated for 3 months, but instead of going for the belt, he agreed to be Finn Balor's partner in the Dusty Rhodes Classic. Joe proved he was a man of action by destroying the competition by winning the tournament.

Joe then asked for a title match and he was insulted by being put in a battle royal. Finn had agreed to the match, but allowed Mr. Regal to make a battle royal and, thus, put no action behind his words. Samoa Joe stated that when he entered NXT he was such a star that he should have been automatically given a title shot.

This brought out Finn Balor and a bunch of referees. The refs kept them apart until Joe literally threw one of the referees into Finn and in the confusion Joe got through and choked Finn out with the Koquina Clutch. Joe dropped the NXT Championship belt on his foe before walking out.

That does it from NXT -- another good show on the way to London. Until next week, remember to say your vitamins and take your prayers!