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NXT Houston, TX, live results: Nakamura & Dillinger vs. Roode & Joe

Image: @WWENXT. Report submitted by reader Nick Heidecker.

- No Way Jose defeated Elias Samson with a pop-up punch.

The Drifter came out first and ran down Houston. He sang his version of "Wanted Dead or Alive" and got booed like crazy. Jose was over with most of the crowd. 

- SAnitY defeated Cedric Alexander & Heavy Machinery after Eric Young hit a wheelbarrow neckbreaker on Tucker Knight.

SAnitY's entrance is very cool live. They didn't get many boos as everyone loves EY. The match was decent with some big man spots between Otis Dozovic and Damo. Otis is surprisingly short. 

- Roderick Strong defeated Wesley Blake after hitting a Sick Kick.

Not much to the match. Blake tried to get cheap heat by running down Houston. Roddy wasn't very over here, but he did fine in the match. 

- NXT Tag Team Champions DIY defeated The Revival to retain their titles with Johnny Gargano submitting Scott Dawson.

The Authors of Pain jumped DIY before the match and attacked Gargano's arm/shoulder. He sold it all match. Dash Wilder got a roll-up pin on Gargano, but the ref reversed the decision because Dawson was the legal man.

Another typical great match between these teams. It was easily the best match of the night. Authors of Pain came out again after the match, but DIY was ready, so they backed down. 

- NXT Women's Champion Asuka defeated Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, and Nikki Cross in a fatal four-way match to retain her title after submitting Kay with the Asuka Lock.

Very sloppy match. They have a lot to work on before Saturday. 

- Andrade "Cien" Almas defeated Akira Tozawa with a hammerlock DDT.

Great match that was back and forth. Almas is more over now that he is a heel than he ever was as a face. 

- NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura & Tye Dillinger defeated Samoa Joe & Bobby Roode after Nakamura hit a Kinshasa on Joe.

Great, fun main event where everyone shined. Lots of Royal Rumble chants and posing afterward.