Friday, February 5, 2016


 Photo Courtesy of Minglewood Hall Facebook

The beautiful Dasha Fuentes kicked off the SOLD OUT NXT live event in Memphis by welcoming everyone and then picking our brains with a little trivia about some of the NXT Superstars

Asuka defeated Emma with the Asuka Lock in an incredibly physical opening contest

American Alpha, Jason Jordan & Chad Gable, defeated Blake and Murphy with their pop-up suplex combo in a very entertaining tag match.  Jordan & Gable was over big time in Mempho!

Alexa Bliss defeated Billie Kay with the Sparkle Splash

Next match was a real treat for the Memphis wrestling fans as Samoa Joe locked up with Sami Zayn.  Both experienced grapplers were cheered on by the audience.  At the end of this intense battle, Joe locked in the Coquina Clutch to get the win.  Following the match, Sami Zayn offered a handshake, but Joe flipped him off then jetted out of the ring to a raucous reaction from the crowd.

NXT Tag Team Champions Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson retained by defeating Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano with their flapjack/double knee finisher.  Lots of Johnny Wrestling chants.

NXT Women's Champion Bayley defeated Nia Jax with the Bayley-to-Belly suplex to successfully retain.  Awesome experience witnessing Bayley live and the reaction she gets from all her fans (especially the little ones) in the crowd.  She took time before and after the match to hug, sign and take photos with them.  Great stuff!   During the match, the fans started the always popular, "Whoop that trick" chant.  Vintage Memphis.

Main Event-NXT Championship-NXT Champion Finn Balor defeated Baron Corbin with the Coup de Grâce to retain.  Finn Balor's entrance is a sight to behold.  Baron Corbin got tons of heat.  After the match, Finn Balor sang his rendition of "Walking in Memphis" as the show came to an end.

Epic wrestling event.  Insane crowd that was hot all night.  The smaller venue really gave you more of an indie show feel which was great for fan interaction.  NXT is a must see if you get the chance to see them in a town near you.  Hope they come back soon.  Good Call!

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