WWE NXT Quick Recap for 2/17/2021
Matches Tonight: 6
- Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart defeated The Way (Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell) in our opening tag match.
- Leon Ruff defeated Isaiah "Swerve" Scott by catching him off guard and rolling him up. Short, fast-paced match. Swerve was great.
- Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter defeated Jessi Kamea & Aaliyah.
- Kushida defeated Tyler Rust in an exciting match that saw both men exhibit their agility and technical prowess. Malcolm Bivens, Rust's manager, threw in the towel when Rust couldn't reach the ropes and refused to submit to an arm submission.
- In her NXT (singles) debut, Zoey Stark defeated Valentina Feroz in a short match.
- In our main event, Pete Dunne and NXT Tag Team Champions Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated NXT Champion Finn Bálor and the Undisputed Era's Roderick Strong and Kyle O'Reilly. When the ref was temporarily knocked out, Adam Cole hit the ring and took out Bálor before moving outside the ring to destroy O'Reilly, suplexing KOR across the steel steps while Strong was out. After the match, Cole attacked Bálor again and stood over the fallen champ with his title held high by Cole.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
- Our show opened with Kyle O'Reilly demanding to speak to Adam Cole. Roderick Strong came out, followed by Finn, and as the three were busy with each other, Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch attacked all three, setting up our main event.
- Austin Theory was returned to Gargano by way of a mystery van.
- After the KC's defeated Kamea & Aaliyah, Xia Li exchanged words with Catanzaro, setting up a match next week.
- The Dusty Rhodes celebration saw Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax, after a bunch of talking, challenge the women's Dusty Cup winner. They fight for the tag team titles in 3 weeks on NXT.
- Regal earlier ordered Santos Escobar, who left today instead of having his title match with Karrion Kross, to fight next week against Kross or he'll be suspended and his title stripped. Later in the show, Kross & Scarlett cut a solid promo informing Escobar that irregardless of what he chooses, Kross will destroy him.
Stay safe out there, and stay warm. See you all Friday for Smackdown.
Rajah News' Social Media Interaction* For late-breaking WWE & AEW news & rumors, follow the official Rajah News account on Twitter @Rajah_News
* Follow Rajah owner Rajah Kumar on Twitter @RajahNews
* Follow the official Rajah Instagram account at Instagram.com/RajahNews
* Follow the official Rajah Facebook page at Facebook.com/RajahWWF
* Follow the best play-by-play sports writer in the industry--and that is Undisputed, Mike Hogan (bay-bay!) on Twitter
* Join the official Rajah Forums by signing up at Forums.Rajah.com
* Chat with other fans about this article in the official Rajah Disqus feed below, or at Disqus.com/home/forums/rajahcom