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WWE NXT TV taping spoilers: Finn Balor vs. Apollo Crews, #1 contender's three-way dance

Finn Balor

From Winter Park, FL:

They opened with two matches taped for a show called WWE Kids. The idea is that Corey Graves announces with two kids and that kids handle the interviews and ring announcing.  One of the ring announcers was Izzy, the Bayley fan who had been featured on TV during her matches the last several months.

  • Becky Lynch beat Natalya
  • Big Show beat Heath Slater

NXT for January 13, 2016:

William Regal announces a battle royal with the winner getting a shot at Bayley's championship. Sami Zayn came out, not to enter the battle royal, but to challenge Finn Balor for the NXT title. Samoa Joe came out so this set up Zayn vs. Joe. Baron Corbin then came out and it set up a three-way for the next title shot.

  • Tommaso Ciampa beat Danny Burch
  • Dash & Dawson beat The Ascension
  • Elias Sampson beat Corey Hollis
  • Carmella won the battle royal. Eva Marie stayed outside the ring and they teased she had won, but Carmella was never eliminated and threw her out. Bayley and Carmella celebrated after the match.

NXT for January 20, 2016:

  • Sami Zayn beat Adam Rose
  • Apollo Crews beat Tye Dillinger.  Crews then issued  challenge to Finn Balor, saying he just wanted a match with him now and  it's not about the title.
  • Baron Corbin pinned Rich Swann with the End of Days
  • Bayley & Carmella beat Alexa Bliss & Emma.  They celebrate like best friends (which they are in real life)
  • Samoa Joe beat Johnny Gargano

NXT for January 27, 2016:

  • Chad Gable & Jason Jordan came out with the new name American Alpha. they beat Blake & Murphy with the double team back suplex.
  • Nia Jax beat Liv Morgan.  Nia Jax & Eva Marie are together as a unit.
  • Alex Riley (first match back after knee surgery) beat Bull Dempsey
  • Elias Sampson beat John Skyler
  • #1 contender's match: Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe vs. Baron Corbin saw Zayn put Corbin the sharpshooter and Joe put Corbin in the crossface. Corbin tapped out, but the question was who did he tap out to, which will lead to a Zayn vs. Joe singles match for the shot.

NXT for 2/3

  • The Vaudevillains beat Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder
  • Carmella beat Emma
  • Enzo Amore & Big Cass beat ?
  • Asuka beat Santana Garrett
  • NXT Champion Finn Balor beat Apollo Crews in a non-title match.