1/22 NXT Taping News – the “Huge Surprise” SPOILER, Dark Match, DeMott, more


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The following are news & notes from Friday night’s WWE NXT TV taping on-campus at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

– Full SPOILER RESULTS from the TV taping HERE.

– The “huge surprise” teased by Triple H before the taping was the NXT debut of former TNA star Austin Aries.

WWE announced that Aries’s arrival will air on the March 2 edition of WWE NXT on WWE Network.

2016 is just getting started…… #WeAreNXT https://t.co/sg6Xrl7zUk

— Triple H (@TripleH) January 23, 2016

– The pre-taping Dark Match featured La Sombra (unmasked) vs. Rich Swann.

La Sombra beat Rich Swann with double knees in the corner. Nice athleticism in the match.

Dark match for NXT: La Sombra versus Rich Swann! pic.twitter.com/BorgXVcuCq

— Benjamin Tucker (@BTuckerTorch) January 22, 2016

– Former NXT head trainer Bill DeMott was in the crowd. PWTorch specialist Ben Tucker tweeted out the photo below.

Bill DeMott watching the show in the crowd @PWTorch pic.twitter.com/I6JvytW7JF

— Benjamin Tucker (@BTuckerTorch) January 22, 2016

– Triple H ran the taping behind the scenes, as usual.

Tonight @WWENXT makes its debut @CFEArena at the University of Central Florida… #AnotherFirst #WeAreNXT pic.twitter.com/I5T7ylNR6Y

— Triple H (@TripleH) January 22, 2016

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