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WWE nXt Results- May 10, 2017 (Itami vs. Strong for #1 Contender)
By JCool
May 11, 2017 - 12:41:42 AM

WWE nXt Results
May 10th, 2017

On commentary tonight, at Full Sail University, are Tom Phillips, “Showtime” Percy Watson, and Nigel McGuinness

Opening Segment

Singles Match: Aleister Black vs. Cezar Bononi

Bononi is from Brazil, background in many different fighting styles.

The two stare each other down. Black connects with a high kick to begin. Bononi escapes the ring as Black sits cross-legged. He rushes in, misses a clothesline attempt but delivers an atomic drop and a dropkick to knock Black down. Can’t get a pin though.

Bononi clubs Black. Black responds with a high knee to the face. It’s not long before he connects with Black Mass. Bononi’s out cold.

Winner: Aleister Black via pinfall in 2 minutes

One cool point for Bononi who lasted longer than the previous opponents of Black. The guy has some potential. Hope we see him again. One cool point for Black’s striking prowess. Does he get a match at Takeover: Chicago?

Recap: We see highlights from last week’s #1 Contender’s Battle Royal for the
Women’s Championship. Remember, Asuka interfered in this one and booked her into a Fatal Four-Way. GM William Regal is shown telling Asuka she’ll face all 3 women she disrupted in the ring.

However, Ember Moon is out for 4-5 weeks with a shoulder sprain. Moon says she’s out for Takeover: Chicago. When she gets back, she’ll be better than ever.
That leaves us with a triple threat at Takeover between Nikki Cross, Ruby Riot and the champ, Asuka.

Second Segment

There’s a new theme song for Takeover: Chicago and it’s called “Over-Throne” by Hacktivist.

Official news: Pete Dunne will challenge United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate at Takeover: Chicago.

Promo: We see a highlight and interview package for Pete Dunne.

Promo: We see a highlight and interview package for Ruby Riot. This one focuses on her love of tattoos amd the sacrifices she’s made in her wrestling career to get to nXt.

Backstage, Nikki Cross is about to be interview. She attacks the guy who tries to clip the mic on her. She plays with the boom mic above her as the crew tries to ask her about Takeover. She yells out, looking for Asuka, and then throws her chair down. She walks towards the camera and asks where her championship is. It’s all pretty weird and, thus, appropriate for Cross. The segment ends in darkness because Cross is covering the camera with her body.

Backstage, Drew McIntyre is asked about the #1 contendership match tonight. He says it will be a great match even though he’s not in it. He’s learned, though, that if something’s not happening for you, you make it happen.

Wesley Blake, former nXt Tag Team Champion, wanders in and says if anyone knows about second chances, it’s him. McIntyre intimidates him to leave.

Promo: A new wrestler will be debuting soon in nXt: Velveteen Dream.

Third Segment

#DIY make their way to the ring and the crowd chants their name.

Ciampa and Gargano say they never had a fair one-on-one championship reamtach with the Authors of Pain. The line to them starts behind #DIY.

Suddenly, new theme music hits and it’s Riddick Moss and Tino Sabbatelli.
They arrive to the ring and say it’s not about big giants. They say the line starts behind them, actually. Ciampa says if there was a line, y’all have crossed it, and they attack the new team.

Phillips hears word from GM Regal that this match will happen and it starts now.

Tag Team Match: #DIY vs. Riddick Moss and Tino Sabbatelli

Moss and Ciampa start out. A few reversals from each man. They run the ropes. Moss catches Ciampa in the air and connects with a fallaway slam. He unloads punches on him in the corner and tags in Sabbatelli.

Sabbatelli punches him a bunch of times. Moss tags in and spears him into the turnbuckle. Sabbatelli’s back in. Ciampa bounces off the ropes right into Sabatelli. Sabatelli takes the offensive for a few minutes before tagging Moss back in for a back elbow to the face. 1 count.

Another quick tag to bring Sabatelli in. Side headlock aims to wear Ciampa down but the fans cheer him to his feet. He leaps up, rolls over Sabatelli. His opponent goes for a suplex. Knee to the head and Ciampa reverses it. Quick tag to Gargano. Sabatellli tags out, too. Gargano’s on fire. Neckbreaker on Moss.

Gargano spears Moss. 1-2- Sabatelli breaks up the count. Both men take their time getting up. Gargano connects with an outside dive, through the ropes on Moss. Ciampa attacks Sabatelli.

Back inside the ring, double kicks to the head on Moss. Ciampa pins him for the 3 count.

Winners: #DIY via pinfall in 4 minutes

One cool point for the counter and reversal of the vertical suplex by Tommaso Ciampa on Sabatelli. That's all.

Post-match, GM Regal says congratulations. There’s only one team that deserves to challenge for the nXt Tag Team Titles. AOP Manager Paul Ellering and his team interrupt. Ellering says his team of dynasty will end the careers of #DIY

Regal says it’s a chance he’s willing to take. Ellering says that’s on you.
Regal says he has a stipulation in mind for this match at Takeover: Chicago. It’s gonna be a LADDER MATCH!

Kassius Ohno is backstage and he’s wearing a suit. He says he fell down against Bobby Roode. He fell down 3 years ago when he was released but he’s been working hard to build himself back up. He lists a few names who are impressing in nXt until Andrade “Cien” Almas shows up.

Ohno calls Almas out for squandering his opportunities and caring more about the post-match partying than the match itself. Ohno challenges him to a match next week. Almas accepts.

Final Segments

Guess who finally made the Takeover theme song LIST? “Judas” by Fozzy will be one of the theme songs for Takeover: Chicago.

Promo: We see a highlight and interview package for UK Champion Tyler Bate.

Backstage, Roderick Strong is asked about his mindset. Strong says this is why he’s here and it’s time. His music hits and he’s heading out to the ring…

Hideo Itami is also interviewed right before he comes out to the stage. He says Strong will go to sleep.

nXt Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Hideo Itami vs. Roderick Strong

Both men jockey for position from the get-go. They get nowhere and reset. Itami has the side headlock on Strong. They bounce off the ropes but Itami drags Strong down to the mat. , Hideo gets a waistlock but Roddy picks the arm and they fall to the mat, jockeying for position. Itami gets a facelock briefly but Strong gets away and we have a stalemate.

Each guy lunges towards the other, missing a knee or kick. Itami manages to get Strong on his shoulders but can’t complete his finishing “Go To Sleep” manoeuvre. Strong rushes away and out to the floor below.

Commercial Break

On the return, Itami forces Strong into the corner. Strong reverses the Irish whip. He leaps on to the apron; shoulder thrusts through the ropes. Itami responds with kicks to the chest. Back elbow connects on Strong for a 1 count. He applies a reverse chinlock to slow down the match.

Itami employs some of his trademark offense, including the fakeout bootscrape. He punches him in the gut and goes for a vertical suplex. Strong blocks it and hangs Itami on the ropes with a Gordbuster! Strong follow this up with some truly vicious slaps to the chest.

Strong locks on a kneeling armbar, attacking Itami's damaged shoulder. Hideo tries to escape but that turns into a pumphandle tilt-a-whirl backbreaker from Strong! 2 count.

Strong puts Itami into a submission where he has his head and left arm locked between his arms. Itami’s able to create some separation. Giant dropkick, with hangtime, by Strong to Itami’s head. No pinfall tet. Strong’s got him in the bodyscissors. Itami reverses a pin and he’s fighting hard to make this match his. Strong’s on the outside of the ring and he yanks him off the apron…backbreaker into the apron!

Commercial Break.

Strong is back to the rear chinlock and wearing Itami down. Itami musters up the energy to get to his feet as Strong changes to a sleeper submission. Stunner counter. They run the ropes and…double clothesline! Both men are down.

They both use the ropes to get back to their feet. Clothesline by Itami. High kicks to the torso of Strong. Vertical suplex. Itami’s on a roll. Reversal into the ropes. Itami counters with a knee to the face. He goes for a tornado DDT from the turnbuckle and bounces Strong’s neck off the top rope. Itami connects with a top rope clothesline on Srong, 1-2- no!

Strong kicks Itami in the face a few times and then an Olympic Slam on Itami! 1-2- kickout by Itami. Close call. Strong drags Itami to his feet. He connects with forearms and elbows to the head. Both men collide in the middle of the ring. Itami runs at Strong. Strong catches him for a nasty backbreaker…the pinfall attempt is not successful.

Itami’s seated on the top rope turnbuckle. Strong tries to lift him onto his shoulders. Itami breaks free with elbows to the head. They punch each other back and forth. Itami climbs up again and connects with a top rope Falcon Arrow! 1-2-…noooo. Strong kicked out somehow.

The fatigue is visible on the faces of both men as they draw closer to the end. Punches and slaps are traded, sharp ones, too. Big windup from Strong and a leaping high knee to the head! 1-2- kickout by Itami. Whoa. That looked dangerous.

Jumping knee strike by Itami takes out Strong. Strong’s rolling on the mat in pain as Itami takes a few moments to regain his energy. The two men help one another to their feet. Strong lifts Itami but has to drop him.

Itami hits some high-flying kicks on Strong, including the hesitation dropkick. Strong pushes Itami in the chest, goes to punch him and gets nailed with the GTS.

Winner and new #1 Contender:Hideo Itami via pinfall in 16 minutes

One cool point for the amount of energy exerted by Roderick Strong to reverse or counter Itami’s attempts to kick him or knee him. Strong put in the work tonight and had a great match. He did a lot to help himself get fan support. The mutual respect both men showed one another at the end of the match helped, too.

One cool point for Itami because while some people solve problems with their minds or hands, he uses his feet. Effective offense and the right choice to face Roode. He has unfinished business thanks to the injuries he’s faced the past few years. There doesn’t seem to be any health concerns now so a match against Roode should be win/win for wrestlers and fans alike.

Looking forward to your thoughts and cool point suggestions for tonight’s show.