NXT results, March 1, 2017: Did #DIY win back their NXT Tag Team Titles?
The Authors of Pain’s NXT Tag Team Championship showdown against #DIY ended in chaotic fashion as the titleholders were pushed to the brink of defeat. Plus, “The Patrick Clark Experience” arrived, and NXT Women’s Champion Asuka put her title on the line against Peyton Royce.
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Patrick Clark def. Sean Maluta
ORLANDO, Fla. — “The Patrick Clark Experience” arrived to NXT and it didn’t disappoint.
The flamboyant Clark certainly proved he can put on a show for the crowd, but he also backed up his bravado with a smash-mouth attack.
It was by no means an easy contest for Clark, who started off slow against Sean Maluta. The former Cruiserweight Classic competitor had Clark on his heels early on, thanks to his versatile offense. Clark soon regained his footing, however, unleashing an array of emphatic strikes.
The one-time WWE Tough Enough participant eventually picked up the victory after hitting an impressive Famouser on Maluta.
NXT Women’s Champion Asuka def. Peyton Royce
If nothing else, the cunning Royce showed that she clearly belongs in the title picture after giving Asuka a run for her money in a captivating championship contest.
Despite making a costly mistake by taunting the titleholder, The Venus Fly Trap managed to weather Asuka’s fiery comeback and nearly pick up the pinfall on multiple occasions. In the end, Asuka won via submission after forcing her challenger to tap out to the Asuka Lock.
Even though Moon saved Asuka from further damage, there was no feel-good moment afterward, as both Superstars stared each other down in a tense, yet extremely enticing moment.
NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain def. #DIY by Disqualification
#DIY enacted their official rematch clause against NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain, coming for a fight against the towering titleholders.
Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa began the contest laser-focused as they jumped out of the gate swinging. The former titleholders’ momentum wouldn’t last long, though, as Akam & Rezar soon neutralized Ciampa and began to relentlessly brutalize the bearded bruiser.
Amazingly, Ciampa withstood the onslaught to tag in Gargano, who proceeded to electrify the NXT Universe with an array of moves on the monstrous Authors of Pain.
After a furious back-and-forth, #DIY planted the 300-plus-pound Rezar with a double powerbomb from the top rope. Rezar still somehow managed to kick out, leading to the Authors setting up their Super Collider maneuver.
Gargano & Ciampa remained one step ahead, reversing the devastating double-team move into dueling submission holds. Just when it seemed like #DIY were about to regain their NXT Tag Team Titles, The Revival interfered, causing a disqualification.