** SPOILERS ** WWE NXT Tapings For May And June

– Check out the the following WWE NXT spoilers from tonight’s tapings at Full Sail University:

May 31st:

* Percy Watson, Tom Phillips and Nigel McGuinness came out for commentary and Percy got more boos than usual

* Tommaso Ciampa comes out on crutches to “why?” chants. He invites Johnny Gargano to the ring but says he’s not here tonight. Ciampa acknowledges the injury he suffered the Thursday before Takeover and when they lost, he knew he was going to be out for a while. He figured Gargano would replace him and he would become an afterthought, so he couldn’t let that happen. He said Takeover was supposed to be DIY’s moment but it turned out to be his own moment. Ciampa says he IS professional wrestling. Ciampa puts every one on notice and says he will be the most dangerous man in pro wrestling when he returns

* WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne defeated Danny Burch (Martin Stone). Dunne cut a promo after the match and ran down Tyler Bate

* Cezar Bononi defeated Andrade “Cien” Almas with a roll-up out of nowhere. Thea Trinidad was brought to ringside to watch Almas from the crowd

* Roderick Strong and Kassius Ohno defeated Eric Young and Alexander Wolfe after No Way Jose returned to help fight off the triple team from SAnitY. Nikki Cross was not there

* Dana Warrior comes out to present a WWE Hero award to a teacher from Orlando for her charity work

June 7th:

* Tucker Knight and Otis Dozovic defeated Lars Sullivan (Dylan Miley) and his partner, an enhancement talent. Heavy Machinery got a good reaction. Lars attacked his partner after the match

* Peyton Royce defeated Sarah Logan (Sarah Bridges, Crazy Mary Dobson) with Billie Kay at ringside

* Hideo Itami vs. Oney Lorcan is next. The match ends in a No Contest when Itami destroys Lorcan and hits three GTS in a row. Kassius Ohno runs down to stop Itami and they have words. Itami slaps Ohno and Ohno shoves him back. Itami leaves as officials come out to help Lorcan to the back

* No Way Jose vs. Killian Dain is next. Eric Young and Alexander Wolfe came out with Dain but no Nikki Cross. Dain looked strong and won with his finisher

* Roderick Strong comes out for a serious talk with the fans. He’s now focused on the NXT Title and says it’s no longer Roddy vs. The World, it’s Roddy and his new family. He goes on but NXT Champion Bobby Roode interrupts with fake crying. Roode runs him down with one of Roode’s best promos since coming to NXT, telling him he has to earn a shot in his NXT

June 14th:

* Drew McIntyre defeated enhancement talent Rob Ryzin

* Ember Moon returned to action and defeated Peyton Royce in a really good match

* NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain defeated enhancement talents Beastly Brody and his partner. WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering cut a promo on Heavy Machinery after the match. Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight came out for a face off with The AOP but the champs backed down and left

* The Velveteen Dream vs. Raul Mendoza is next. The former Patrick Clark gets the win with a flying elbow. Dream is on his way to having a strong fanbase at Full Sail

* Ruby Riot vs. Nikki Cross vs. NXT Women’s Champion Asuka in a Triple Threat Elimination Match is up next.

Props: WrestlingInc

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Major Heel Turn Happened at Tonight’s NXT Taping

A fan report revealed there was a major heel turn at tonight’s WWE NXT taping at Full Sail Live in Winter Park, FL. Below is the recap of tonight’s heel turn:

“Hideo Itami vs. Oney Lorcan. Itami gives Lorcan 3 Go To Sleeps, Ohno out to talk some sense into him, Itami slaps Ohno, Ohno pushes Itami, Itami leaves. Ohno checks on Lorcan, match appears to be a no contest, they call out refs to help Lorcan to the back.”

#NXTFSLive @KassiusOhno saves Oney and shoves down Hideo… no contest pic.twitter.com/H410s4nC2L

— JJ Williams (@JJWilliamsWON) May 26, 2017

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Tye Dillinger On WWE’s Strength And Conditioning Coaches

– WWE Superstar Tye Dillinger recently took part in a Q&A with Muscle & Fitness and discussed a wide variety of topics, check out the highlights below:

On his time spent in WWE:

“This is my second time signing with WWE and I have been around for six and half years in total. The second time around is much different. We have strength and conditioning coaches and on-site medical staff. WWE has gone to great expense to bring the best fitness experts in, all to ensure the talent’s safety, progress, and growth.

“Right now we have a great strength and conditioning coach in Sean Hayes. He’s accessible any time. I have messaged him questions about health and nutrition at 2 a.m. and he has responded three minutes later.”

“From Sean, I have learned from a wide range of disciplines. He knows how to go about packing on muscle if you want to, or even ease off if you are going too hard. I owe the WWE Performance Center a lot for getting me ready for shows like WrestleMania.”

On the busy schedule::

“I feel awesome at the moment. In terms of the schedule, that’s what you sign up for and I welcome it with open arms. I have dedicated over 15 years of my life to this industry and the right to wrestle for the number one wrestling company in the world. I feel good, I’m excited, and I’m ready.”

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WWE 205 Live in Jeopardy of Being Cancelled

205 Live has struggled to capture an audience on the WWE Network since launching in November. This week’s show failed to land in the top twenty most watched shows on the network, ranking behind a three-month old episode of Ride Along and WCW Halloween Havoc 1998.

It’s a rare site to see 205 Live rank in the top 10, which is very bad considering it’s a live show on WWE Network and gets promoted on RAW. WWE officials have been concerned with the shows failure to develop a fan base and it’s unsure at the moment if it will live past the end of the year.

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Latest on Pete Dunn and Tyler Bate Moving Up, AJ Styles New Shirt

– Pete Dunn and Tyler Bate match at NXT Takeover: Chicago received rave reviews backstage but there are still no plans to move either wrestler to the main roster.

– AJ Styles promoted his new “Untouchable” t-shirt on Twitter yesterday. The shirt is available in the WWE Store for $24.99.

Y’all know I represent team blue but when #SDLive comes to the ATL, it’s time to ROCK. THE. RED. @WWEShop https://t.co/l2K7Bl8yHx pic.twitter.com/3x6HMwnipY

— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) May 24, 2017

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Nigel McGuiness Talks UK Talent, Commentating RAW Or SmackDown, More

– Tom Feaheny recently interviewed NXT commentator Nigel Guinness, check out the highlights below:

Working with WWE:

“It was just something that happened. One day I was told you can do it, I wasn’t so sure but when I was given the chance, I’m now just grateful. I knew when I retired I may be given those chances, to do different things and I am glad that is what has happened.”

UK talent given the opportunity succeed:

“Some of these guys, like Pete Dunne has been there and done it already, this isn’t their first rodeo. We are seeing them rewarded, I couldn’t be prouder of them. I’ve been there going to small venues, wondering if it will pay off, I’m so glad to see it has worked for them all.”

On commentating Raw or Smackdown in the future:

“I’d be open to anything. In WWE you are given chances, if you respond well, you are given more opportunities. I will just keep doing my thing and see what happens.”

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Shane McMahon On Entering The ‘Family Business’, Steve Austin, More

– SmackDown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon recently appeared on the ‘Steve Austin Show’ podcast, check out the highlights below:

On always knowing he wanted to enter the family business in WWE:

“Well, [Vince] knew that’s exactly what I wanted to do. The requirements were I had to graduate college. Boston University, I graduated from there. I got a B.S. in Mass Communications/Public Relations. Bachelors of Science. I was like, ‘okay, let me just field this’ knowing full well I wanted to get completely into the [professional wrestling] business.

“I graduated ring crew and all the other stuff and that’s when I started refereeing. Well, the original ring crew was Joey Marella, Mike Chioda, and Tony Chimel. Those were the three. Yes, [sadly, Joey Marella is no longer with us]. So I was the kid and so, Joey and I, because his dad was Gorilla Monsoon, and my dad, so what we’d do, and he was probably six or seven years older than me, so we were drinking beers under the stands, just complaining about our dads.”

On Steve Austin walking out on WWE:

“Austin was the guy that was drawing the houses and everything was built around [Austin]. So when you have that much equity at stake and you have your number one player in there and that’s the one who draws money all of a sudden say, ‘I’m out,’ well, it’s very devastating, obviously, to everyone else underneath and everyone felt it, just like, ‘wow’, so [Austin] specifically, you let a lot of people down.

“Vince was hurt professionally and personally because you guys had been building a good relationship. If you guys did have a disagreement, you’d settle it quickly and talk about it. But at the end of the day when it got down to ‘alright, this is the vision we’re going with when I said we’d paint the room blue, well, you didn’t want to paint the room blue at that time, so you took your paint and went somewhere else.’ So that was a big blow personally as well because, again, it’s the machine and we all put effort into building ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, and the company, and everything else around it. And when that cog leaves, it’s like, ‘oh wow! Jeez, that didn’t feel good!’ It didn’t make any of us feel good. [Austin] let us down, man.

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Chris Jericho on His WWE Status; Will He Return?

Chris Jericho spoke to Dan Gelston of AP News about his future with WWE and comparing his status with the company with his band Fozzy.

“WWE, it’s the brand name. I’m just a cog. An important part of it, people like it. But this is our band. People are here to see us. That to me, is a little more of a rush. It’s not under the auspices of another name. It’ll be a long time before I go back,” he said. “If I ever do go back, if I never go back, it’s fine. If I never wrestle another match, it wouldn’t bother me.”

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