WWE NXT Results – January 31, 2018

January 31, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Nikki Cross vs. Lacey Evans 

Cross starts things off with a Running Crossbody Block to Evans. Cross transitions into a Ground and Pound Attack. Evans drops Cross with a Leaping RoundHouse Kick. Cross rolls herself out of the ring. Cross drives Evans face first to the apron. Cross gets Evans trapped in the ring skirts. Cross delivers multiple haymakers. Evans knocks Cross off the second rope.

Evans with the lateral press for a two count. Evans is mauling Cross in the center of the ring. Evans connects with a Rebound X-Factor. Evans goes for a MoonSault, but Cross ducks out of the way. Cross regains momentum with two forearm smashes. Cross follows that with another ground and pound attack. Cross plants Evans with The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Nikki Cross via Pinfall 

Second Match: TM61 vs. The Ealy Brothers 

Nick Miller and Uriel will start things off. Uriel with a quick knee strike to Miller. Uriel delivers a clubbing blow to Miller’s back. Miller fires back with two knife edge chops. Miller tags in Throne. TM61 decks Uriel with Stereo Elbow Strikes. TM61 hits their Standing MoonSault/Fist Drop Combination. Uriel rolls himself out of the ring.

Miller levels Gabriel with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Throne follows that with a Fosbury Flop to the outside. Thorne rolls Uriel back into the ring. TM61 is mauling Uriel in the corner. The Ealy Brothers does twin magic behind the referee’s back. Gabriel drops Miller with a Big Boot. The Ealy Brothers are cutting the ring in half. Gabriel knocks Thorne off the ring apron.

The Ealy Brothers drives Miller’s head to the canvas. Gabriel with the cover for a two count. Miller kicks Gabriel in the jaw. Miller follows that with a Uppercut. Miller explodes out of the corner with a Running Lariat. Miller makes the hot tag to Thorne. Thorne clears the ring. Thorne uppercuts Gabriel in the corner.

Thorne side steps Uriel into his brother. Throne lands a Double Dropkick. Throne connects with the Running Cannonball Strike. Thorne with a Belly to Back Suplex to Uriel. Thorne tags in Miller. Miller fires off a MoonSault for a two count. Throne dropkicks Uriel out of the ring. TM61 plants Gabriel with Thunder Valley to pickup the victory.

Winner: TM61 via Pinfall 

Third Match: Roderick Strong vs. Tyler Bate in a WWE United Kingdom Championship Number One Contender’s Match 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Strong is working on the left arm of Bate. Bate with a wrist lock takedown to Strong. Strong dives over Bate. Bate dropkicks Strong. Bate follows that with the AirPlane Spin. Strong launches Bate to the ring apron. Bate rams his shoulder into the midsection of Strong. Strong drops Bate with a Double UnderHook BackBreaker for a two count.

Strong kicks the back of Bate’s head. Strong and Bate are trading back and forth knife edge chops. Strong with an Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Strong decks Bate with a Big Boot. Strong applies a front facelock. Bate with multiple boydshots to Strong. Strong throws Bate back first into the turnbuckles. Strong with the lateral press for a two count.

Coming out of the commercial break, Strong has Bate in a rear chin lock. Bate gets back to a vertical base. Strong locks in a Reverse SurfBoard Submission Hold. Bate with a series of European Uppercuts to Strong. Bate levels Strong with a Big Boot. Bate decks Strong with a Knee Lift. Bate with a German Suplex for a two count. Bate hits an Exploder Suplex.

Bate follows that with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Bate and Strong are fighting for position on the top rope. Bate sends Strong crashing back to the canvas. Strong lands another BackBreaker in mid-air. Strong goes for a PowerBomb, but Bate counters with a Hurricanrana. Bate drops Strong with a Rolling Kick.

Strong responds with a Leg Lariat. Bate with a Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Bate connects with the HandSpring Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Bate fights out of the Boston Crab. Bate rolls Strong over for a two count. Strong staggers Bate with two Leaping Knee Strikes. Strong plants Bate with The End of HeartAche to pickup the victory.

Winner: Roderick Strong via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez