WWE NXT results, Feb. 1, 2017: Jose and Samson leave the song and dance behind in brutal battle
On the first post-TakeOver: San Antonio edition of NXT, Ember Moon continued to make her case for a championship opportunity, WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate made his NXT debut, and No Way Jose and Elias Samson let their fists do the talking.
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Ember Moon def. Aliyah
SAN ANTONIO – With NXT Women’s Champion Asuka successfully defending her title in a Fatal 4-Way Match at TakeOver: San Antonio, is it now Ember Moon’s time to step up and challenge for the coveted championship?
The rising young Superstar has made it known that she has her sights set on The Empress of Tomorrow’s title and she took another step toward proving she is worthy of a championship opportunity by defeating Aliyah in a hard-hitting showdown in The Lone Star State.
To her credit, Aliyah did not go down without a fight, delivering some vicious strikes against Moon. In the end, however, Moon reigned supreme after hitting the Eclipse, her spectacular corkscrew stunner from the top rope.
WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate def. Oney Lorcan
The Boston native didn’t hold back in unleashing his trademark striking offense, pummeling the 19-year-old Brit with emphatic blows. The Dudley, England, native —who outlasted 15 of the United Kingdom’s top Superstars to become the first-ever WWE United Kingdom Champion — showcased remarkable resilience though, storming back behind his crowd-pleasing airplane spin. After a spirited comeback, Bate would eventually nail the Tyler Driver ’97 on Lorcan to pick up an impressive debut victory.
No Way Jose def. Elias Samson
After their confrontation last week, No Way Jose and Elias Samson looked to settle their differences in front of a rowdy NXT Universe in San Antonio. The two foes fought inside and outside the ring, taking turns unleashing a barrage of high-impact maneuvers.
Despite The Drifter’s impressive offensive arsenal, it was Jose who walked out the victor after catching his opponent with a mid-air forearm to the jaw.