Samoa Joe def. Apollo Crews

Apollo Crews vs. Samoa Joe: WWE NXT, April 20, 2016

Apollo Crews looks to carry his hot streak from Raw and SmackDown over to NXT when he takes on a furious Samoa Joe. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Furious that he did not leave TakeOver: Dallas with the NXT Championship, Samoa Joe declared that Apollo Crews was the next victim in his war to become the best. However, Crews has been riding high since debuting on Raw and SmackDown following WrestleMania. The leader of the Apollo Nation gained the early advantage, wearing Joe down with a headlock, but the veteran slipped out and dazed Crews with a flurry of right hands.

The two Superstars traded control, going back and forth, until Samoa Joe exerted his well and got the upper hand on Crews. The veteran pummeled Crews into the canvas, but that only fired up his opponent. Crews took Joe down with a suplex, put him on the mat with a big clothesline and followed it up with a picture-perfect moonsault, but could not put the submission specialist away.

Crews tried to capitalize with a big boot and his spinning powerbomb, but ran right into a big slam out of the corner by Joe. The submission specialist responded by unleashing on Crews with a series of punches before locking the Coquina Clutch on, forcing Crews to tap out.


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