NXT is back In Your House, with extra guests!
NXT’s newest tradition, In Your House, is even bigger this year! A FATAL 5 WAY determines who’s on top of the brand! Tick tock, TIME’S UP! But for who?
- Special Bonus Match – Sarray & Zoey Stark VS The Robert Stone Brand; Sarray & Stark win.
- NXT North American & Tag Team Championships, Winners Take All: Bronson Reed & MSK VS El Legado del Fantasma; Reed & MSK win and retain the titles.
- Mercedes Martinez VS Xia Li w/ Tian Sha; Xia Li wins.
- Million Dollar Championship Ladder Match: Cameron Grimes VS LA Knight; Knight wins and becomes the new Million Dollar Champion.
- NXT Women’s Championship: Raquel Gonzalez w/ Dakota Kai VS Ember Moon; Gonzalez wins and retains.
- NXT Championship Fatal 5 Way: Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett Bordeaux VS Pete Dunne VS Johnny Gargano VS Kyle O’Reilly VS Adam Cole; Kross wins and retains the title.
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It’s the TakeOver Preshow!
Join Sam Roberts and Justin Barrasso in analyzing, discussing and predicting this nostalgia-filled throwback tradition!
Ted DeBiase arrives!
“Alright, gentlemen, let’s go.” He has extra security holding onto the briefcase that holds THE most lavish title in WWE history, the Million Dollar Championship! THE Million Dollar Man is ready to crown a new Million Dollar Champion with the proof of a true workhorse superstar. Who will win this priceless title and bring the most extravagant prize in pro-wrestling to NXT?
Kyle O’Reilly arrives at the Capitol Wrestling Center.
It’s a nice day for a fight, but then The Way interrupts. Things look to be starting early! Theory shoves Kyle, Kyle shoves Theory, Gargano shoves Kyle and Kyle shoves back! William Regal and security keep this from happening in the parking lot. Will #CoolKyle lose his cool and go after Johnny TakeOver at the bell?
Special Bonus Match – Sarray & Zoey Stark VS The Robert Stone Brand!
Cut for time on the original broadcast, this special deleted scene is part of the director’s cut! The Warrior of the Sun and the rising star team up to shine bright, but will they be able to overshadow Jessi Kamea & Aliyah?
The teams sort out and Aliyah starts with Sarray. Aliyah reaches out for a handshake but Sarray slaps it away! Aliyah swings a punch but Sarray blocks and ROCKS Aliyah back! Sarray whips Aliyah to ropes, but Aliyah throws Sarray down by her hair! Cover, TWO as Sarray slips out. Sarray dropkicks Aliyah down, then adds another! And another! Aliyah tags in Jessi and sics her on Sarray! Sarray and Jessi circle, Jessi pie-faces Sarray as fans duel. Sarray shoves back, Jessi shoves Sarray, but Sarray ROCKS her! Sarray whips, Jessi reverses but Sarray blocks the punch to springboard arm-drag! Sarray arm-drags Jessi again for an armlock!
Jessi fights up to her feet, Sarray wrenches to a wristlock, and Stark tags in. Stark and Sarray double whip Jessi for an assisted shotgun dropkick, and a double elbow drop! Fans fire up for Stark & Sarray, but Jessi knees Stark back! Jessi snapmares, Stark handsprings through then dodges to KICK and KICK and BUZZSAW Jessi down! Jessi avoids Stark’s knee and gets to an open corner. Stark runs in but Aliyah saves Jessi! Stark hits buckles and Jessi reels her in for a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO, and Jessi rains down rights! Jessi lets off to pace around, then she drags Stark up to whip her into the corner. Jessi hits a BIG splash, and tags in Aliyah!
Aliyah and Jessi work together, assisted HELLUVA KICK! Cover, TWO! Aliyah rains down rights on Stark, covers, TWO! Aliyah shrieks in frustration but Stone says she’s got control. Aliyah bumps Stark off buckles, tags Jessi, and they stomp away on Stark. Jessi drags Stark up, but Stark shoves her away! Jessi CLUBS and AX KICKS Stark! Jessi scoops Stark for a BIG slam! Jessi toys with Stark, waves to the fans and tells Stark to kiss this. Tag back to Aliyah, they work together, tilt-o-whirl SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Aliyah drags Stark to another cover, TWO! Fans rally up and Aliyah drags Stark to the corner. Stark RAMS Aliyah into buckles but Jessi tags in.
Aliyah KICKS Stark, Jessi KICKS Stark down! Cover, TWO! Another try, TWO! Jessi drags Stark up, whips her to ropes, but Stark sunset flips! Cover, TWO! Jessi dropkicks Stark down! Cover, TWO! Jessi clamps onto Stark with an armlock and chinbar. Fans rally as Stark fights up, but Jessi wrangles her down to another cover! TWO, but Jessi is right back on the arm. Fans rally, Sarray reaches out, and Stark throws forearms! Stark reaches but Jessi holds on! Stark ROCKS Jessi, goes under and HEEL KICKS! Jessi falls over and is in a daze as she sits back up. Hot tag to Sarray! Sarray dropkicks Jessi, BOOTS Aliyah, then fires off on Jessi!
Sarray whips Jessi corner to corner but Jessi reverses. Sarray goes up and back to ROCK Jessi again! Sarray reels Jessi in, FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Jessi KICKS Sarray back, then hurries to tag Aliyah! Aliyah runs in and gets Sarray up, only to get a SOBAT! And GERMAN SUPLEX! Another bridging cover, but Jessi breaks it! Stone is fired up as his team saves itself! The ref reprimands, Jessi goes after Sarray but Sarray throws her out. Fans fire up as Sarray builds speed, Stone stands in Sarray’s way! Aliyah rolls Sarray, TWO and Aliyah bumps into Stone! Sarray BLASTS Stone off the apron with a dropkick and his shoes go flying as he falls over!
Sarray has Aliyah set up, and she builds speed again, DROPKICK OF THE SUN!! Tag to Stark as Aliyah staggers to her feet, SPEAR! Stark hurries while Sarray watches Jessi closely, GO TO STARK!! Cover, Stark & Sarray win!
Winners: Zoey Stark & Sarray, by pinfall
The “rising upstarts” are no rookies! They can hang with the best of ’em and beat all the rest of ’em! Will Stark & Sarray stick together to climb up and go after the best?
Arash Markazi interviews Bronson Reed and MSK.
All there have worked so hard to get the titles they have, so why accept a Six Man Winners Take All? Well Reed is feeling stronger than ever, and MSK backing him up makes him unstoppable. Legado del Fantasma have been around together for a year, but they’ve faced them before. Reed will make it hard for Legado to get away with their usual tactics. Santos Escobar has every right to be confident, but he should’ve stayed in his lane. This is Reed’s first defense, but what does it mean to be on the other side of things at TakeOver? Reed feels he represents both his home country but also all those who believed in him.
Then what does In Your House mean to them? And what will they do tonight? This will be bigger than the International Incident. This will be COLOSSAL, #AllNightAndAllDay! Go from kaiju claw to MSK fingers! Nice, Markazi! They might invite him to the beach next time. But will this be a Championship Summer for Reed, Lee & Carter? Or will Escobar, Wilde & Mendoza truly take over?
Markazi also interviews Legado del Fantasma.
One year after becoming a trio, and they’re facing a trio that is in their first match together. They aren’t just going for one title or two, but three. Escobar says his hermanos were there for him when he won the Cruiserweight Championship. They’ve been together on this crazy ride to become the most dominant faction on NXT. This should’ve happened a few weeks ago, but guess what/ Bronson Reed decided he should make a cameo for that match. How amazing that Legado fooled those three into this match. This isn’t a team, they’ve never worked together. But Legado is familia
In Your House means a lot to a lot of fans. What can we expect from Legado tonight? Tonight is a huge night. They will flip two divisions upside-down in one match! And they’ll do it for tradition, lucha libre and each other. The special is “In Your House,” but the champs are in THEIR house! Legado will always look good, but imagine how much better they’ll look with all the gold? Escobar couldn’t say it better himself. Sangre, tradicion, familia, legado. That is what Legado del Fantasma stands for. In Your House is the perfect scenario for them to cement that legado. But will it be so easy against the powerful combination standing before them?
Take a seat, put a seat up, and make yourself at home!
Back by popular demand, it’s NXT TakeOver: In Your House 2021! Big Mami Cool is on a mission to prove her reign is not a house of cards! The Million Dollar Legacy is on the line and hanging high above in a Million Dollar Ladder Match! Four years of bitterness comes to a head as Xia Li looks to “purge” the #RuggedNThugged Mercedes Martinez! It’s an all or nothing Winners Take All for the North American AND Tag Team Championships! And hopefully you have room for more, because it is a FATAL 5 over THE NXT Championship! Kross, Gargano, Dunne, O’Reilly or Cole! Who will be the one atop the mountain?
In the homestretch of these hard times, Dok Hendrix says they will do their jobs and entertain the WWE Universe! There’s no place like home, and there’s no show like In Your House! Naomi Fox hypes up the CWC crowd with the In Your House 2021 theme song! Todd Pettengill is here to host In Your House again, and welcomes the largest crowd in the CWC yet! Speaking of large…
NXT North American & Tag Team Championships, Winners Take All: Bronson Reed & MSK VS El Legado del Fantasma!
It’s just as it sounds and just how it looks! Wes Lee & Nash Carter are joining forces with Auszilla to defend two divisions at once! But will these #MustSeeKaiju be able to crush Escobar, Wilde & Mendoza under their feet?
The introductions are made, all three belts are raised, and the CWC is fired up already as the trios sort out for this colossal start!
Lee dodges Mendoza’s boot, headlocks but Mendoza powers out. Lee runs him over, cover, ONE, Mendoza sunset flips, Lee jackknife covers, TWO! Backslide but Lee slips out to headscissor! Mendoza handsprings through and both men stand off, to which the fans cheer. Things speed up, Mendoza headscissors but Lee handsprings through now! Things keep moving, Le waistlocks and shoves but is put on the apron. Carter tags in, MSK rally but Mendoza dodges to tag Wilde. Wilde runs but into a roll up, ONE! Carter runs into a waistlock and ripcord, Wilde clubs and CHOPS, then goes and handsprings on the top rope to arm-drag!
Wilde does his dance then runs in but Carter dodges to KNEE him, and snapmare roll for a kick. Wilde ducks it to roll Carter, JAWBREAKER! Wilde runs but into a dropkick! Tag to Escobar and fans fire up! Escobar calls out Reed! Reed tags in and Escobar fires up, just to tag out. Mendoza and Wilde even wonder what he’s doing but Escobar says Mendoza can handle Reed. Mendoza runs but into Reed’s tilt-o-whirl! Mendoza lands out, kicks but Reed doesn’t flinch. Reed whips, Mendoza goes up and out and springboard sin, but his clothesline doesn’t even budge Reed! Reed flexes, Mendoza runs and slides under the boot then ducks and dodges, to run into a LARIAT!
Reed looms over Mendoza, fireman’s carries but Mendoza fights free! Escobar tags back in and Mendoza sunset flips. Reed SITS on him but Escobar basement dropkicks! Escobar fires off on Reed, reels Reed in and scoops, but falls over under Reed’s weight! Reed says nice try. Escobar scrambles away and tags out to Wilde. Wilde is surprised like Mendoza was but Reed eggs Wilde on. Wilde runs into a gorilla press and DROP! Reed tags Carter, Carter slingshots to senton! Tag to Lee, Lee knee-boards for a senton! Cover, TWO! Tag back to Carter, Lee WRINGS Wilde out, Carter tags Reed. They give Wilde a HAMMOCK SENTON! Cover, TWO!!
Wilde survives but Reed tags Carter back in. Reed whips Wilde, Carter tags Lee then hops onto Reed. BACKPACK ATTACK to a COLOSALL LEAP FROG! Cover, TWO!! Wilde is somehow still in this but Lee gets him up to RAM him into buckles. Tag to Carter, he and Lee get Wilde up for a snapmare. Carter wraps on a chinlock and squeezes tight. Fans rally as Wilde endures, and Wilde fights up to JAWBREAKER again! Wilde tags Escobar but Carter gets away to get around. Carter shoves, Escobar puts him on the apron then ROCKS him! Escobar builds speed but Carter trips him! Carter drags Escobar out, goes up and up and ARIHARA MOONSAULTS!
Carter sees Legado in the ring, Mendoza gives Wilde a boost to FLY! Direct hit with the super crossbody! But then Lee FLIES onto Wilde! Mendoza FLIES to take out Lee! Escobar hurries over and REED takes aim!? Reed builds speed, and COLOSSAL TOPES EVERYONE!! Escobar hits desk, the CWC is thunderous and Carter gets back in the ring with Escobar. Carter runs in to uppercut Escobar, Lee tags in, but Legado stops the Railgun! Escobar BLASTS Lee while Legado RAMS Carter into barriers! The ref reprimands but Escobar drags Lee up. Escobar taunts Reed and CUBS Lee down. Escobar CHOPS Lee in a corner but Lee hits back!
Escobar clubs away and puts Lee in a corner to whip corner to corner. Escobar runs in to DOUBLE KNEE! Escobar puts Lee up top, CHOPS him, then climbs up to SUPER STEINER! Cover, TWO! Lee lives but Escobar scowls as he pulls on the arm and leg in a modified bow ‘n’ arrow! Lee endures, Escobar drags him up and tags Mendoza. Mendoza taunts Reed before running corner to corner to clothesline Lee! Tag to Wilde, he does the same! Escobar tags in to clothesline! The endless clotheslines continue! Escobar ends the cycle as he gets Lee up for a BRAIN BUSTER! Tag to Mendoza and he tags Wilde. Wilde runs, DOUBLE HIP TOSS SPLASH!! Cover, TWO!!
Wilde fires off hands on Lee and wraps on a chinlock. Lee endures, fans rally up but Wilde CLUBS Lee down! Wilde whips but Lee denies the dropkick! Wilde trips Lee up before he could tag Reed! Lee kicks Wilde way, hot tag to Reed! Reed rallies on Wilde, whips him to ropes and BODY CHECKS him! Mendoza gets in but gets a BODY CHECK! Legado regroups in an open corner, Reed runs in to DOUBLE SPLASH! Reed puts Wilde up top then drags Mendoza over. A double stack for a DOUBLE SAMOAN DROP! Reed drags Wilde up and scoops him for a SWINGING SUPLEX! Reed glares at Escobar, and dares him to tag Wilde!
Fans rally for Escobar but he gets in without a tag! The ref stops him, Mendoza chop blocks Reed! NOW Escobar tags in, and he HITS A MICHINOKU DRIVER?!?! Cover but Carter mule kicks it apart! Wilde tags in, Carter tags in on his end! Carter dodges Wilde, fires off hands but misses the enziguri! Wilde reels Carter in, Carter standing switches. Wilde elbows Carter but runs into a knee! Wilde elbows again,. Mendoza tags in, LEGADO LEG SWEEP GMAANGIRI COMBO! Cover but Lee springboards in and breaks it up!! The fans are electric but Escobar is furious! Escobar grabs the North American Championship, but it isn’t his yet! Reed SPLASHES Escobar through the barriers!!
The straps are down as Lee tosses Wilde out! Carter KICKS Wilde, torture rack, Lee adds on< DOUBLE STOMP BURNING HAMMER!! Mendoza tightrope crossbodies into a SUPERKICK! MSK tags, MUST SEE BLOCKBUSTER!! Tag to Reed, and he climbs up, for the TSUNAMI!!! Cover, MSKAIJU WINS!!
Winners: Bronson Reed & MSK, by pinfall (still NXT North American & Tag Team Champions)
They trusted each other, and they stayed focused on taking out their common enemies! The champions roll on, but are they on to new challenges? Legado is left all over ringside, will they be in any shape to regroup and try again?
Todd Pettengill wants to watch back to the Mae Young Classic 2018.
Wait, he has the tape? McKenzie Mitchell does her best to explain VHS isn’t a thing anymore. The footage is just cued up from the truck. Mercedes beat Xia Li in the Mae Young Classic, and their careers diverged onto different paths. But now they meet again all these years later! Will Tian Sha’s human weapon get back at Mean Ms. Martinez?
Mercedes Martinez VS Xia Li w/ Tian Sha!
The bell rings and the two tie right up. They go around the ropes and FALL out of the ring! Xia is up fast to RAM Mercedes then fire off KICKS! Xia puts Mercedes in the ring, stalks behind her, and runs, but into a back drop! Mercedes roars and storms over to Xia to fore off forearms and CHOPS! The ref counts, Mercedes lets off to scoop Xia into a T-BONE SUPLEX! Xia flounders to the apron but Mercedes is after her. Xia hits back with forearms then turns Mercedes around to cobra clutch against the ropes! With body scissors! The ref counts, Xia lets off at 4, then drags Mercedes to the outside. Xia POSTS Mercedes!
Fans fire up and duel as Xia gets Mercedes back up. Xia RAMS Mercedes into the apron, pushes her into the ring, and then toyingly kicks her. Xia taunts Mercedes but Mercedes hits back. Xia stomps Mercedes into the corner! The ref counts, Xia tops it off with a JUMPING STOMP! Xia then goes outside to again bring Mercedes over. Xia pulls Mercedes into the post! The ribs take a lot of damage before Xia lets off. The ref has a ring count but Xia gets in at 3 of 10. Xia looms over Mercedes, talks more trash, but Mercedes hits her back. Mercedes gets up but Xia is on her again to RAM her into the buckles!
Xia RAMS Mercedes in another corner, then runs side to side to SHOTGUN DROPKICK Mercedes out of the ring! Xia goes out after Mercedes, Mercedes drags herself up but Xia aims. Mercedes dodges and the kick hits post! Xia falls over and clutches her leg! The ring count climbs and is at 5 of 10! Xia stands at 7, drags herself in and gets in at 9! Both women are down, Xia with a bad leg and Mercedes with sore ribs. Mercedes gets up but Xia is after her! Mercedes counter punches, Xia hits back low then KICKS her back! But the bad leg hurts her!
Mercedes fires off haymakers but Xia KNEES Mercedes low! Xia goes after an arm, pulls hair, and whips Mercedes, only for Mercedes to reverses! ROYAL BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Xia gets to a corner, Mercedes runs in but misses the splash! Xia runs in to go up, and ELBOW Mercedes down! Xia gets Mercedes into a PUMP HANDLE EXPLODER! Mercedes flounders to a corner while Xia grits her teeth and fights through the pain in her leg. Xia runs but Mercedes FLAPJACKS her onto buckles! Xia flounders up now and Mercedes CLUBS her on the back. Mercedes Electric Chair lifts Xia up top and CLUBS away on her back!
Mercedes has the Crucifix, to the AK 47!! Cover, TWO!! Xia survives the modified Cliffhanger, and fans are fired up! Mercedes gets Xia up for KNEE after KNEE after KNEE! Mercedes lines up a shot but Xia rolls under it! Mercedes avoids the roll-up to KNEE her down! But Boa bails Xia out! Mercedes goes out after them but Boa stands in her way. The ref tells Boa to move, but Xia runs in! Mercedes BACK DROPS her! Fans fire up again as Mercedes eggs Xia on! Mercedes gets Xia up and into the ring at 5 of 10! Mercedes drags Xia up and fireman’s carries, but Xia fights! Xia shoves Mercedes, to then SCREW HIGH KICK on the rebound! Cover, XIA WINS!
Winner: Xia Li, by pinfall
She has avenged her failure in the past! Xia tells Boa to get her something, and he brings out a chair! Boa hands the chair to Xia and Xia aims at Mercedes’ leg! Mercedes kicks Xia’s leg out! Mercedes avoids disaster, but will she go for revenge? Boa shouts to Xia as Mercedes gets the chair! Boa gets in, Mercedes SMACKS him! And then jams and SMACKS Xia! Boa gets back in but he gets another SMACK! Mercedes grins as she now has Xia cowering in a corner. “You wanna take me out? I’m gonna break your back!” Mercedes SMACKS Xia again! Xia crawls to the ramp, but Mei Ying’s anger stirs! Mercedes says she’s not scared! And she SMACKS Xia again!
But Mei Ying gets out of her chair! Mercedes says if she wants to go, then let’s go! Mercedes storms over, but Mei Ying meets her halfway. Mercedes stares Mei Ying down, fans are fired up, and then Mei Ying choke grips Mercedes! She has Mercedes down on her knees, but Mercedes hits back with the chair! Mei Ying stays up, and then choke grips Mercedes again! And TOSSES her into the barriers! Will Mercedes learn to fear the wrath of Tian Sha?
Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher speak.
TakeOver: In Your House is not how these two expected them to be represented. They wanted to be the NEW tag champions, but GYV took that away. This Tuesday, they break GYV’s limbs!! GYV wants to scrap in a Tornado Tag and show a side we haven’t seen? Well listen good! Take a look at them. Really look. You are looking at two grown ass men and in precisely 48 hours, they will show the world how dangerous they are at GYV’s expense! BOO! Toothless Timmy & Old Man Ciampa are ready, will Liverpool’s Number One and Mr. Mayhem SSSSOOOOON be recognized as the team that could’ve been the world’s number one, but got ripped in two?
Million Dollar Championship Ladder Match: Cameron Grimes VS LA Knight!
Fortune, fame, status and the ability to get the job done no matter the cost. The man who holds this title embodies that and so much more! Will the Carolina Cash Money Caveman take this title #ToTheMoon? Or will this be both LA Knight’s Game and LA Knight’s Title?
Ted DeBiase walks out on stage with that Million Dollar Laugh, and he has his security bring the guest of honor, THE Million Dollar Championship belt, to the ring. Knight makes his entrance, followed by Grimes. The introductions are made, the belt and its clear briefcase are hoisted high above, and we see who climbs the literal ladder of success to carry on the Million Dollar Legacy!
Grimes and Knight talk trash but the fans chant, “LA SUCKS! LA SUCKS!” Knight shoves Grimes, they tie up and go around! They end up in a corner, then onto ropes and around the way. Knight headlocks, Grimes powers out but Knight runs him over! Fans boo but Knight just dismisses them with a wave of the hand. But Grimes gets a leg, shoves Knight down, and tells him to #KissMahGrits! Knight gets up, Grimes ROCKS him and CHOPS him and ROCKS him again! Grimes whips then CLOBBERS Knight! Knight gets to ropes, Grimes gets him up and KICKS him to a corner! Grimes KICKS Knight in the corner, too!
Grimes keeps Knights on the ropes with haymakers, then whips him to ropes. Knight kicks Grimes away, then grins, before he runs into a RANA! Knight bails out, Grimes has the fans fired up and on his side, but Knight gets a ladder! Knight puts it in, and Grimes is right there to put it aside. Knight shoves Grimes out and Grimes falls onto the ladder as he goes! Knight gets the ladder up and TOSSES it, but Grimes dodges! Grimes gets in, Knight BOOTS and LARIATS Grimes down! Knight soaks up the heat from the “incels” and he mocks the #ToTheMoon catchphrase! Knight gets Grimes up and throws him out of the ring.
Knight hurries to get the ladder again, and puts it in. Knight sets the ladder up, starts climbing, but Grimes meets him at the top! Grimes ROCKS Knight but Knight yanks Grimes down! Knight DECKS Grimes, but Grimes avoids the ladder SLAM! Grimes flounders, ladders tumble, and the two tug-o-war with the main ladder. Knight drags Grimes into the ring, rushes him, but Grimes sends him out! Grimes takes a moment to catch his breath before he sets this ladder up. Knight gets his own ladder, and now we have a ladder fight! They CLASH and CLASH, but both men drop their ladders! Knight gets his up, swings but misses! Grimes BOOTS Knight out and has the ring to himself!
Knight grabs the ladder Grimes wanted to use and we have another tug-o-war! Grimes RAMS Knight into the barriers with the ladder! Grimes goes to the apron and takes aim as Knight flounders up. Knight turns around into a PENALTY KICK! Knight goes down in a heap and fans fire up for Grimes! Grimes goes down to the floor to get another ladder into the ring. Knight grabs Grimes’ hair but Grimes elbows him away. Knight RAMS Grimes into the boards! Grimes flounders up now, Knight SWINGS the ladder into him! Grimes goes down in a heap and Knight grins as he soaks up the heat from the fans.
Knight stomps Grimes down, and then mocks the fans, “You wanna meet him?” He RAMS Grimes into the boards, then bounces Grimes off the steel steps! Knight tells DeBiase that Grimes is NOT Million Dollar material. Grimes gets up to RAM Knight into boards! Things are even now and fans fire up as both men are down on the outside! Grimes gets up, hurries after Knight but Knight pokes Grimes in the eyes! Knight whips Grimes hard into barriers on the far side! The barrier somehow stays up but Knight gets one of the tallest ladders yet! Knight brings it over, makes a ladder bridge, and then he sees Grimes floundering into the ring.
Knight goes in after Grimes, but Grimes counter punches him! Grimes shoulders into a KNEE! Knight aims, slingshots and SHOULDER TACKLES Grimes down! Knight grins, paces about, and fetches a ladder that was still in the ring. Knight leans the ladder up against a corner, then he stands on Grimes’ head on the ropes! There are no disqualifications so Grimes can only suffer! Knight gets Grimes up, but Grimes blocks a ladder smack. Knight body shots, but Grimes waistlocks to GERMAN SUPLEX Knight into the ladder! Grimes is glaring as he RAMS Knight with the ladder! Grimes says here we go, but Knight jumps the low ladder shot!
Knight waistlocks, Grimes elbows and switches but Knight returns the favor. Knight RAMS Grimes into the post, then hits a NECKBREAKER across the ladder!! Grimes’ back gets wrecked but it seems Knight’s arm took damage, too! Fans rally as Grimes stirs but Knight is up and looking for more ladders. Knight finds another towering one and brings that into the ring. Grimes crawls and feebly grabs the ladder but Knight stomps him away. Knight stands the ladder up under the briefcase, but Grimes kicks him from between the legs! Grimes swing kicks Knight, then throws forearms and uppercuts! Knight staggers but RAMS Grimes into the rungs!
Knight takes his tall ladder, leans it against ropes, then stomps Grimes. Knight sets the other ladder on the top rope so that it juts out precariously! Knight wants to take Grimes “to the moon,” and whips! Grimes reverses and Knight COLLIDES with the corner ladder!! Fans are thunderous for Grimes as he gets up and he KICKS away on Knight against the ropes! Again and again and again and again! Grimes is fired up and the fans are, too! Knight staggers but YANKS Grimes down by his hair! Grimes crawls, Knight runs, but Grimes BACK DROPS Knight onto his tall ladder! Knight flops down off the rungs and fans rally up!
Grimes whips Knight out and Knight CRASHES onto the ladder bridge! Grimes shouts, “I WANT THAT GOOOLD~!” He wants the gold LADDER! THE Million Dollar Ladder that’s on the stage! Grimes fetches it, brings that bad boy over to the ring, and wants to do this like the Million Dollar Man would! Fans are fired up as Grimes stands the ladder up, and starts to climb! But as he reaches for the briefcase, Knight climbs up to anchor him! Knight and Grimes brawl at the very top of this ladder, and Grimes bumps Knight off the top! Grimes shoves Knight off, but Knight shoves the ladder over! Grimes HOTSHOTS on the top rope! Knight runs at Grimes, but into a COLLISION COURSE!!
“This is Awesome!” and far from over! Grimes and Knight stir, and while Knight goes to the apron, Grimes goes for the gold ladder. Grimes uses it to stand up but Knight hurries over. Knight stomps Grimes down, gets one of the other ladders, and as Grimes goes to the ramp, Knight shoves the ladder through ropes. Knight then fetches another ladder to SLAM it on Grimes’ back! Knight stands this new ladder up on the ramp, and he brings his other ladder over to wedge it into the other. Knight has a nasty looking bridge, but Grimes DECKS him, then PENALTY KICKS him from the ramp! Knight stumbles all the way to the other side of the ring!
Grimes hurries after Knight, leaning against barriers as he goes. Knight hides behind DeBiase’s security to then sucker punch Grimes! Knight drags Grimes up, whips him, but Grimes climbs a ladder that was nearby! Grimes mule kicks Knight, climbs more, but Knight shoves the ladder over! Grimes leaps to the girder! Grimes climbs up a little more to then SUPER CROSSBODY Knight down!! Fans are electric again as Grimes stands up first! Grimes has the gold ladder, stands it up, and climbs! Grimes paws at the briefcase but Knight drags him back for a POWER- NO! Grimes RANAS Knight out of the ring, then skins the cat!
Grimes hurries over to the gold ladder, shouts, “TO THE MOON!” then climbs again! Grimes has the case, but Knight tips the ladder again! Grimes FALLS THROUGH KNIGHT’S LADDER BRIDGE!! Knight resets the gold ladder, climbs it and grabs the case! He unhooks it, and wins!!
Winner: LA Knight (NEW Million Dollar Champion)
Whose title is it? L A Knight’s title! DeBiase gives this match, and the man who won it, a standing ovation! DeBiase takes the belt out of the case and gives it a kiss before handing it over to Knight himself. DeBiase raises Knight’s hand in victory! Knight is the NEW Million Dollar Champion, and that’s not bragging, that’s just a fact of life, dummy!
Hit Row talk with Todd Pettengill.
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A fight is breaking out backstage!
The Bruiserweight and Mr. Apocalypse are fighting already! Regal separates Dunne and Kross, but will this only explode once the Fatal 5 is under way?
NXT Women’s Championship: Raquel Gonzalez w/ Dakota Kai VS Ember Moon!
Big Mami Cool has proven she can beat some of the best in Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley. The Evolved Shenom wants to show she is on par with some of the best, such as Charlotte Flair and Asuka. Raquel made sure to wreck Shotzi Blackheart first, but that only lit a fire under the Prophecy of Flame. Will Ember Eclipse the champion and hit her where it hurts? Or will Raquel do what she does best and dominate?
The introductions are made, the title is raised, and we’ll see what happens when Ricky Desperado fights Ember’s Law!
Ember dropkicks Raquel right away! Ember runs, ranas and has Raquel in a corner for a back body block! Ember fires off fast hands but Raquel shoves her away. Raquel swings, Ember dodges and boots back. Ember runs but gets SWATTED! Raquel seethes and Dakota cheers her on. Raquel gets Ember up, but Ember avoids the bomb to headscissor Raquel into the POST! Ember goes to the apron, Dakota distracts, and Raquel avoids the knee! Ember hits post, then Raquel BLASTS her into the barriers! Dakota taunts Ember then forearm bumps with Raquel as she fetches Ember. Raquel TOSSES Ember into barriers!
Raquel eggs Ember on, CLUBS her down, then refreshes a ring count. Raquel scoops Ember to put her in the ring, then goes in after her. Cover, TWO! Raquel taunts Ember, “You really think you’re gonna beat me?” Ember hits back but Raquel bumps her off buckles. Raquel throws knees, lets off as the ref counts, then whips Ember hard into the corner! Ember bounces off buckles but Raquel drags her up for a scoop. Ember slips out, tilt-o-whirls but the sunset doesn’t work! Raquel gets Ember up, puts her in a corner, but Ember boots back! Ember hops up, leaps, but the code breaker is TOSSED! Raquel snarls as she YANKS Ember up into a SIDEWALK SLAM!
Raquel steps on Ember, climbs up the corner, and TWISTING VADER BOMBS! Cover, TWO! Ember survives and Raquel is annoyed with her. Raquel looms over Ember, drags her up, and reels her in for a gut wrench. Raquel uses the Canadian rack to torture Ember but Ember endures being bent. Ember pries at Raquel’s grip but Raquel gets it back. Raquel flips and SLAMS Ember, then covers, TWO! Raquel says, “That’s how it’s gonna be?” She taunts Ember in Spanish to get up but Ember kicks back. Raquel gets Ember up, Ember fires body shots! Raquel shoves Ember down, storms over and gets Ember up. Ember kicks back, Raquel yanks her up, but Ember SUPERKICKS!
Ember fires off more kicks then ENZIGURIS! Raquel wobbles and Ember runs, but the lariat isn’t enough! Raquel reels Ember in but gets another SUPERKICK! ROLLING ELBOW takes Raquel down! Ember fires up and hops on, for a CODE RED! Cover, TWO!! Ember gives shoutout to Shotzi but Raquel is too tough for that! Dakota coaches Raquel but Ember is after the leg! Modified figure four, and then a pull of the hair and hook of the face for a modified Queen Angelito stretch! Dakota helps with the ropes and Raquel gets the ropebreak! The ref reprimands but still counts Ember, and Ember lets go at 4.
Dakota gets Raquel out of the ring, but Ember builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit and Raquel hits desk!! Fans are thunderous for Ember as she scares Dakota off. Ember fetches Raquel up and bounces her off the desk! Ember glares at Dakota again, then gets Raquel into the ring. Ember runs and BASEMENT COMPLETE SHOTS! Cover, TWO!! Raquel lives but Ember keeps her focus. Ember climbs but Dakota distracts! The ref reprimands but Raquel gets up top in an instant! SUPERPLEX! Cover, TWO!! Raquel can’t believe it but Ember still lives! Raquel sits Ember up, brings her around, and hooks her up, CHINGAN- NO! Victory roll, TWO!!
Ember gets up and Raquel BOOTS her down! Cover, TWO!! Ember is still in this and fans rally up. Raquel fumes as she drags Ember back up. Raquel suplexes, holds Ember up but Ember hits STUN-DOG MILLIONAIRE! Raquel wobbles after Ember, Ember ROCKS her with a forearm! Ember wants the corner but Raquel keeps her away. Ember hits a JAWBREAKER, climbs up the corner, and leaps, FLYING CODE BREAKER! Ember hurries back to the corner, and to the very top! Raquel rises, Ember aims, ECLIPSE!!! Cover, Dakota puts Raquel’s leg on the rope!! The ref sees only the ropebreak but Ember knows better.
BUT SHOTZI IS HERE! Shotzi chase Dakota to RAM her into barriers! Shotzi fires off hands on Dakota, Dakota runs away to the ramp! Shotzi catches up to her, and they brawl right up to the house! Dakota gets tossed into the potted plants! Shotzi chases Dakota backstage while Ember stalks Raquel. Raquel kicks to avoid the leg lock, but Ember POSTS her! Ember goes out to join Raquel and climbs up top. Ember gets Raquel in position, for a TORNADO DDT TO THE RAMP! Ember drags Raquel’s dead weight to the ring but that is on easy task! Cover, TWO!! Raquel survives again, but Ember’s rage is boiling up.
Ember climbs a corner again, Raquel stands back up, ECLIP- NO!! Raquel shoves Ember away, scoops her, tilt-o-whirl, and back around, to SNAKE EYES! Ember staggers into a waistlock, pop-up, CHINGONA BOMB!! Cover, Raquel wins!!
Winner: Raquel Gonzalez, by pinfall (still NXT Women’s Champion)
The “human insurance policy” that is Dakota Kai comes through again! Ember would’ve had this if not for her, and Raquel will have to make it up to her. Will anyone be able to get past #CobraKai to take this title from Big Mami Cool?
Todd Pettengill is having a hard night.
All the “you’re old” jokes and someone even took his Walkman! But at least he gets to play Karate Fighters! With Dexter Lumis? So, Lumis, how’s the love life lately? Not the thing to say, Todd! Lumis grabs Todd’s action figure and Todd declares Lumis the winner. Will Lumis do better in all things love and warfare?
The Great American Bash is coming back!
Get ready for Tuesday, July 6th, as the black ‘n’ gold celebrates the red, white ‘n’ blue!
NXT Championship Fatal 5 Way: Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett Bordeaux VS Pete Dunne VS Johnny Gargano VS Kyle O’Reilly VS Adam Cole!
It doesn’t matter when the time is tolled, everyone pays the toll. So why waste time crossing off the defiant challengers one by one? Doomsday comes for FOUR contenders at once! But will Kross have to admit his time is up? Or can he thwart the Bruiserweight, Johnny TakeOver, #CoolKyle and Adam Cole BAYBAY all at once?
Gargano walks by the madness that is Shotzi and Dakota brawling, with Raquel standing with Dakota. He shrugs that off and makes his way to the ring. Then Kyle makes his entrance, followed by Dunne, then Cole, then lastly the champion himself, Karrion Kross. The introductions are made, THE belt is raised, and we see who will #FallAndPray!
The bell rings and all five men look to each other. Dunne spokes Cole and Kyle BOOTS him! Dunne and Gargano brawl, Kyle is after Cole on the outside! Dunne throws Gargano out and has Kross to himself now! They tie up, go around, Kross shoves Dunne away but Dunne KICKS his leg! And again! Kross blocks a kick, shoves, but Dunne leaps for a guillotine! Kross grins as he powers through to SNAP SUPLEX! Dunne rolls out of the ring and Kyle rushes in, having dealt with Cole. Kyle and Kross test the waters with kicks while feeling out the grapple. Kyle fires hands but Kross clinches to shove and BOOT Kyle! Kyle stays up to BOOT back!
Kyle kicks, Kross blocks and ROUNDHOUSES Kyle! Kross waistlocks, Kyle blocks to drop toehold! KNEEBAR!! Kyle has Kross caught but Kross powers up and pries Kyle off for a GERMAN SUPLEX! Kyle bails out, Gargano slingshots and kicks! Gargano taunts Kross, fires off boxing elbows, then tilt-o-whirls to go for the arm! Kross resists, powers up, and tosses Gargano, only for Gargano to chop block! Kross choke grips, Gargano kicks the leg and gets free to rolling elbow! Kross stays up but Gargano RANAS! Gargano runs in at the corner but Kross catches him for an EXPLODER! Cole gets in and dropkicks the leg out!
Cole fires off forearms on Kross then pie faces him. Cole talks trash, Kross waistlocks but Cole breaks free to PELE! Cole runs, Dunne trips him and traps him in the apron skirt! Dunne, Gargano and Kyle mug Cole! But Kross storms over to drag Cole up and TOSS him into the ring! Kross runs at Cole in a corner for a clothesline! And elbow! And DISCUS! But Kross turns around into Dunne’s forearms! Kross BOOTS Dunne, BOOTS Gargano, and BOOTS Kyle! Dunne gets up, but gets a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Roll through, Dunne and Gargano work together, but Kross DOUBLE BACK DROPS them! Kross gets Kyle for a POINT-BLANK LARIAT! Cover, TWO!
Kyle survives and every other challenger is down! Kross snarls as he drags Kyle back up. Kross reels Kyle in, Kyle slips out and fires off kicks! Kyle gets the leg, Kross blocks the takedown and hits a SAYANAGI! Kross gets Kyle up but Kyle escapes the bomb to fire off a strike fest! KICK after KICK, then leg sweep! Kyle BOOTS Dunne! And KNEES Gargano! And kicks Cole, to fire off knees! Kyle wants to hurt Cole as much as he does anyone, and he grounds ‘n’ pounds with elbows and palm strikes! Cole blocks the armbar, but Dunne gets Kyle for an ARMBAR! Cole gets away, Kyle rolls but Dunne hammerlocks!
Gargano gets after Dunne but Dunne adds him to the hold! FINGER TORTURE! But Kross gets Dunne up to POWERBOMB him into Gargano and Kyle! And then Kross shouts, “YOU!” at Cole! Cole dares him to bring it! They’re not done and they’re fighting on the ramp! Kross catches Cole and gets him up! Cole rakes eyes and escapes! Gargano CHOP BLOCKS, and Dunne PENALTY KICKS Kross! Kross goes after Gargano but Dunne BOOTS him! Gargano SUPERKICKS Kross, then Gargano and Dunne RAM Kross through the front door!! The CWC fans lose their minds as all three of those men are down!
Cole returns to the ring, and that means going after Kyle! Cole runs, SHINING WIZARD! Fireman’s carry, for an USHIGORISHI! Cover, TWO! Kyle survives and Cole smirks. Cole goes to a corner and climbs up. Gargano returns and Cole punches him away! Kyle ducks under the Sunrise but into a GAMANGIRI! Cole dodges Gargano to clothesline Kyle but Gargano ENZIGURIS Cole! Gargano has Kyle and Cole in the corner, the Tree of Woe trapping them both! Gargano stomps a mudhole, then goes corner to corner, into Dunne’s roll up! TWO, and Dunne shifts to pump handle! BITTER- FINAL BEAT!
Gargano scoops Dunne to LAWN DART him into Cole and Kyle!! Gargano covers Dunne, TWO!! Gargano can’t believe it as the Bruiserweight survives! The fans rally and duel in all sorts of directions as Gargano throws hands on Dunne. Gargano stomps and kicks Cole, no love lost there. Gargano calls upon the DIY powers but runs into a fireman’s carry! Cole BOOTS, Kyle CLOHTESLINES! Cole BOOTS Kyle, Dunne ENZIGURIS Cole but DOUBLE CLOTHELINES take out Kyle and Dunne! Cole crawls to cover Gargano, TWO!! The CWC is thunderous as all four men stand back up. Kyle and Cole brawl, Gargano DECKS Dunne!
Cole hits, Kyle hits back, repeat, faster and faster! 52 FAKE OUT! Then SUPER- NO! Kyle blocks to an ANKLE LOCK!! Cole kicks him away, Kyle yoyos into KROSS’ arms! Kross RAMS Kyle into the barrier, then gives Cole an EXPLODER! Kross tosses Cole so he can join Kyle, and then he CATCHES Gargano’s tope! TWO HAND SLAM on the apron! Dunne jumps but into Kross’ arms! Kross TOSSES Dunne onto Cole and Kyle! Kross puts Gargano in the ring, reels him in and scoops, for a pop-up to the fireman’s carry, and an F5 HUNDRED! Cover, TWO!! Gargano survives! Kross is surprised by Gargano’s superhuman heart.
Cole returns but Kross ROCKS him! Gargano kicks and kicks Kross, and uses Cole to boost for the TORNADO DDT! Kross bails out, Cole is in a corner, and Gargano DIVES onto Kyle! Kyle hits announce desk, Gargano CANNONBALLS Kross from the steps! Gargano gets in to TOPE TORNADO DDT Dunne!! Fans love “Johnny Wrestling!” but Cole SUPERKICKS him! Then BLINDSIDE SUPERKICKS! Then LAST- NO! Gargano ducks the wizard to get the GargaNO Escape! Cole does escape, though, but Gargano boot shim away. Cole puts Gargano on the apron, Gargano slingshots into a SUPERKICK!
Cole goes up, PANAMA- NO!! Gargano makes it a CRUNCHY!! Cover, TWO!!! Fans are loving this as all five men are down! Dunne rises and gets back in the ring, as does Kyle. Gargano is in the middle of the ring, he sees he has targets in the corners. Gargano runs to clothesline Dunne, then goes for Kyle. Kyle dodges, ROCKS Dunne, but Gargano schoolboys Kyle! DOUBLJE KICK from Gargano and Dunne but Dunne ENZIGURIS Gargano! Gargano and Cole get Dunne with a SUPERKICK POISON RANA! Kyle and Gargano get Cole with SUPERKICK FISHERMAN BACK SUPLEX! Bridging cover, Gargano STOMPS it apart! “This is Awesome!” and it’s still going!!
Kross returns and unleashes clotheslines on each and every corner! Kyle dodges and lariats but Kross stays up! Dunne tries, no. Cole tries, no. Gargano tries, YES! Everyone trades forearms, DOUBLE CLOHTESLINE for Cole! Kyle fires off on Gargano and Dunne, Dunne hits back, Kyle yoyos! Gargano SUPERKICKS, Kyle yoyos for a DOUBLE LARIAT! Kross runs in, runs through the roundhouse and CLOBBERS Kyle! Fans are electric as all five men are down! The rally builds and Kross stands first. Kross talks Kyle, reels him in and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Kyle flops away but Kross gets Cole for a GERMAN SUPLEX!
Kross stalks Gargano, GERMAN SUPLEX! Kross soaks up the heat as he embodies The Beast and he stalks Dunne! GERMAN, but Dunne lands on his feet to BUZZSAW! PENALTY KICK from Kyle! Kross bails out, Gargano SUPERKICKS Kross on the apron! Cole SUPERKICKS Kross, too! Kross leans on ropes, and though they’re enemies now, Cole and Kyle remember back to their Undisputed Era days! DOUBLE POWERBOMB onto the announce desk! The desk does not break but perhaps Kross’ back just did! Cole and Kyle join Gargano and Dunne in the ring, and the fists start flying!! Fast and furious all four ways, DOUBLE SUPERKICKS take out Gargano and Cole!
Kyle and Dunne get each man in a GUILLOTINE! Double submissions, who gives in first? Kyle and Dunne spare Cole and Gargano to fire off on each other! Fans duel as Kyle ROCKS Dunne! Kyle KNEES Dunne, gets him up, but Dunne turns suplex into BODY SCISSOR KIMURA!! Kyle throws body shots, gets free and drags Dunne down! Dunne turns that into a TRIANGLE! Kyle gets Dunne up, Gargano SLINGSHOT SPEARS them both!! Cole throws Gargano out, gets Kyle up, GHOSTBUSTER!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Kyle survives and Cole can’t believe it! Dunne returns, Cole gets him up, and he throws forearms. Dunne CHOPS back and we have a new brawl!
Cole blocks a kick but ducks and the ENZIGURI hits Gargano! Dunne goes up and up into DOUBLE USPERKICKS! Cole throws Gargano out again, covers Dunne, TWO!! ONE FINAL BEAT for Cole!! Gargano covers both Dunne and Cole, TWO!!! Wait, DOUBLE GargaNO Escape?!? But Kyle gets in to KNEE Gargano down! Kyle saves Cole and Dunne but also his own chances! Fans are hoping these guys “Fight Forever!” at this point but it has to end somehow. Kyle and Gargano brawl, Kyle KICKS but Gargano jumps the sweep to BUZZSAW! Gargano runs into a KNEE! Kyle KNEES Gargano again, gets him up, BRAIN BUSTER!!
Kyle roars and goes to a corner. Kyle climbs, Cole SHOVES him down! Cole climbs, aims, PANAMA SUNRISE!!! Cover, Dunne drags Cole off! For a BRAIN BUSTER to the FLOOR! But Kross rises?!?! Dunne dares him to get in the ring then! Fans are fired up for the Bruiserweight but Kross grins as he gets in. Dunne fires off fast hands from all sides! Kross puts up a guard, then gets under Dunne to GERMAN SUPLEX! Dunne gets back up?! And side steps to SNAP GERMAN! Pump handle, BITTER END!!!! Cover, TWO?!?!? Dunne doesn’t question it, he just puts on a TRIANGLE! And throws elbow after elbow after elbow!
Kross is fading, Dunne wants to keep on, but Cole, Gargano AND Kyle break it up! They save Kross just to save their own chances! “This is Awesome!” is an understatement as everyone resets. Dunne STOMPS hands, and BUZZSAWS Kyle, then BUZZSAWS Gargano! Cole goes to low blow but Dunne blocks it! Dunne has the fingers, but Kross has Dunn AND Cole! DOUBLE DOOMSDAY SAIDO!!! Cole stagger sup into the APOCALYPSE ELBOW!! Kross vows to end this now, and he has Dunne for the KROSSJACKET!! Dunne is fading, but he gets a second wind! Dunne has the fingers! Dunne SNAPS ‘EM!! But ONE FINAL BEAT FOR DUNNE!
Kross gets Gargano in the KROSSJACKET! Gargano fights, uses the corner, pushes back and has a cover!! TWO!?!? KROSSJACK- NO! Gargano is moving around, Kross is on him, but LAST SHOT SHINING WIZARD!! Kyle gives Cole AX ‘N’ SMASH!! Kyle aims at Kross as he climbs, KING KONG KNEE DROP!!! Cover, Cole SUPERKICKS Kyle!! And SUPERKICKS Gargano! And SUPERKICKS Dunne! Cole aims at Kyle, for- NO! Kyle ducks, trips Cole, HEEL HOOK! Cole kicks and kicks but Kyle just adds that other foot! DOUBLE HEEL HOOK!! Cole flails, shouts “NO!” and KROSS gets Kyle with a KROSSJACKET!!! Cole is still caught, Kyle could still do this! But Kyle is fading, too!!
Kyle lets Cole go and Kross smothers him!! Kyle is OUT, Kross wins!!!
Winner: Karrion Kross, by submission (still NXT Champion)
Kyle falls right at the finish line and Kross takes the win! The chaos and the carnage was Kross’ bread and butter, and now he solidifies his place atop the NXT mountain! Is there no end to the apocalypse
Backstage interview with William Regal.
As he heads for the door, McKenzie wants Regal’s thoughts on In Your House 2021. Regal walks out to the parking lot. It has been seven years since he became GM of NXT, and he’d never seen such bedlam and madness. “I think it’s time for a change.” What? What does he mean by that? Where is Regal going?!
WHOOOOA! What an amazing TakeOver! Best one of the year so far, as far as I’m concerned. The only thing that would’ve made it better is if the Peacock didn’t suck from having no livestream pause and skip-back abilities. That Six Man Tag was amazing, but I am 111% sure I missed some details at the beginning because of no pausing or replaying. I am so glad that Reed & MSK won, and not just because Escobar’s Heel heat borders on Go Away Heat with me. Though c’mon, he literally used the chicken shit strategy in that match, how can you be okay with that? Reed annihilating him through a barrier was the best, though. Reed VS Escobar 1v1 has to happen next before Hit Row moves in.
Mercedes VS Xia Li was very good, and it makes sense for Xia to win. Mercedes beating her and Boa up is fine because then we got interaction between Mercedes and Mei Ying. I am definitely hoping Mei Ying’s first match, aka Karen Q’s return to the ring, is against Mercedes in a great match that doesn’t rely on the supernatural stuff. WWE Raw isn’t doing the best with supernatural characters fighting without their powers, so NXT can show them a thing or two here. The Million Dollar Ladder match was awesome stuff. Knight wins so that that the Face can chase, and Grimes proving he has the fortitude to come back will be great for his character over the summer.
We got a really good promo from Ciampa & Thatcher to hype up their tornado tag with Grizzled Young Veterans, though I feel like it could’ve been put in the preshow. That match is going to be great stuff, though. The many Todd Pettengill moments were great, though, especially with Hit Row and Dexter Lumis. We got another great Women’s Championship match in Raquel VS Ember, but I just knew Dakota would get involved and Shotzi would return to go after her. Shotzi VS Dakota has to be set for this Tuesday already. To be fair to my judgment of Escobar, I should question if Raquel really needed help to retain the title if she’s to stay strong. Maybe her next challenger can be someone she actually does defeat on her own.
Everything with the NXT Championship Fatal 5 tonight was great. The parking lot confrontation of Kyle and The Way, then the backstage one with Dunne and Kross all keeps with how the go-home was chaotic and tense. The Fatal 5 itself was an amazing match, really giving us every bit of story between the five, and I am really surprised Cole didn’t take the loss here. It was great drama for all the multi-submissions, and for Kross taking the win away from Kyle like that. I wonder if we’re getting reverse psychology: Kyle takes the loss so that he’ll be the one to take the title from Kross one day.
Regal implying he’s stepping down as GM is the big shocker, though. All the stuff tonight and last week does lend towards why his character would feel that way, but I’m not sure how to feel about that. Who could possibly replace Regal after seven years? Now that is an end of an era.
My Score: 9.7/10
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (9/21/21)
Is Kushida’s time up?
The NXT Cruiserweight Championship takes center stage!
It may be a new era for NXT, but the Cruiserweight Championship still belongs to Kushida! Will Roderick Strong break the reign and take over the division?
- NXT Cruiserweight Championship: KUSHIDA VS Roderick Strong w/ The Diamond Mine; Strong wins and becomes the new NXT Cruiserweight Champion.
- Kay Lee Ray VS Amari Miller; KLR wins.
- Dante Chen VS Trey Baxter; Chen wins.
- Cameron Grimes VS Joe Gacy; Grimes wins.
- Elektra Lopez w/ Legado del Fantasma VS Anna Scheer; Lopez wins.
- 2v1 Handicap Match: Cary Millman & Darren Chiappetta VS Odyssey Jones; Jones wins.
- Tommaso Ciampa & Bron Breakker VS Pete Dunne & Ridge Holland; Ciampa & Breakker win.
PLAY BY PLAY
NXT opens with a lot of new stars in the ring.
Carmelo Hayes, Trick Williams, Odyssey Jones, Bron Breakker, Joe Gacy, Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen are waiting as the NEW NXT Champion walks out! Tommaso Ciampa, Goldie in his arms, fires up the CWC and he joins these new guns in the ring. Fans are fired up for the champ and he says, “908 days, man, and on day 908, I reclaimed my spot at the top of the mountain and took back the title that I never lost in the first place! It has been a long, long journey,” and from neck surgery to tonight, “it was worth every damn second!” This moment here makes it worth it. Ciampa gets to say to each and every man in the ring, fan in the arena and fan at home that once again, Ciampa is YOUR NXT Champion!
Fans chant “Daddy’s Home!” but Ciampa hushes everyone. “I missed you, too.” Ciampa loves what’s going on with NXT 2.0! The energy is contagious, there are fresh faces, and fans like this, too. These young men and women are busting their asses day in and day out, ready to show the world just how damn good they are! Ciampa looks at Melo, “when Melo shoots, he don’t miss.” Odyssey Jones, Bron Breakker, the list goes on and on. Then there’s Ciampa, and we already know he is, was and always will be Mr. NXT! Now they can all give themselves a fresh coat of paint and put on “2.0” but one thing that hasn’t changed is the passion.
Ciampa looks around, Alicia is NXT, Barrett is NXT, and everyone in the ring is NXT! And of course, there’s the fans. They are the heartbeat and the soul of this place! The fans are the reason Ciampa gets to do what it is he does. Ciampa is so damn happy to have fans back and holding the title to represent this brand! With Ciampa holding the title, NXT 2.0 just became THE A-SHOW! So do Ciampa a solid: tell the world, and make them hear you and feel you, “WE ARE! N! X! T!” But here comes Cameron Grimes! “All this energy has got ol’ Cameron Grimes fired up!” And that fire will build with that championship, and he’ll go TO~ THE~ MOON~!
But Joe Gacy asks “Mr. Grimes” that as charitable that would be for Ciampa to give Grimes a shot- LA Knight interrupts. “Lemme talk to ya!” He’s looking at a heap of happy hot garbage when all the incels know they should be chanting “You Deserve It!” to Knight. But Odyssey tells Knight, “Last week, you lost twice in the same day! What’re you talking about, man? Shut up!” But here comes Pete Dunne and Ridge Holland! The Bruiserweight and Northern Grit storm right up to the ring, but they have Briggs & Jensen in their face. “So here we are, NXT 2.0. All these fresh new faces. SO let me give you all a piece of advice that I got: make a name for yourself.”
But Dunne says the problem is, he looks and sees “a bunch of geezers who are scared to throw the first punch.” Ciampa throws a forearm! And a brawl breaks out! Grimes stomps Gacy, Holland goes after Breakker, other superstars rush out to get them some! Hudson is after Trick, Grayson Waller and the Grizzled Young Veterans grab at who they can, and the ring clears aside from Breakker, Ciampa, Dunne and Holland. Ciampa ROCKS then TOSSES Dunne, Breakker does the same to Holland! The champion stands tall, as does the brightest of the new wave. Will they be the ones to give Dunne & Holland the fight they want?
Meanwhile, the women’s division is heating up backstage!
Elektra Lopez and B-Fab are jawing, but Amari Miller isn’t backing down from Kay Lee Ray! The shoving begins and turns to scrapping! Security hurries to break this up before it gets any worse, but the brawling continues in the ring, too! Breaker and Ciampa again DECK and eject Dunne & Holland, but then Breakker asks, “Where ya going?” The fans want to see this fight continue, so how about the two bitches grow balls and face Breakker & Ciampa TONIGHT?! Fans like the sound of that! Will NXT General Manager, William Regal, make it happen?
NXT Cruiserweight Championship: KUSHIDA VS Roderick Strong w/ The Diamond Mine!
The Time Splitter and the Savior of the Backbreaker have waited for this long enough, so they’re going to keep the energy of the night going by opening the card! Will the Super Junior still be champion? Or will the Diamond Mine finally strike gold?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who cracks under the pressure!
Strong rushes in but Kushida avoids the knee. Kushida drops down to throw kicks but Strong stays just out of reach. Kushida stands back up, they tie up, fight for control, Strong blocks a takedown to get a takedown, but Kushida fights the lateral press. Strong facelocks, gator rolls, but Kushida gets a toehold. Strong fights back with a chinlock but Kushida fights free of that. Strong wants an arm but Kushida gets away and fans cheer as the two reset. They tie up with knuckle locks and have a test of strength, but Kushida gets a takedown. Strong fights the press so Kushida throws down hands. Kushida still goes in but Strong turns it around with a clinch.
They fight up, Strong headlocks and shifts, but Kushida powers up and out, only for Strong to run him over. Things speed up, Kushida hip tosses to an ARMBAR! Strong fights to get up and make it a cover, ONE! Kushida has a short arm scissor and turns it into an ARM TWIST! Kushida keeps the omoplata, gets the other arm and falls back to SNAP! Strong bails out and is furious as NXT goes to break.
NXT returns and the two clinch again. Strong knees low and puts Kushida in a corner, but Kushida kicks back. Kushida runs in after an arm but Strong turns that to an OLYMPIC- NO! Kushida arm-drags Strong away! Strong comes back but Kushida WRINGS out the arm! Strong gets to his feet, Kushida dodges him to SHOTEI! And SHOTEI! Atomic drop and a whip to a hip toss! Cartwheel basement dropkick! Fans fire up and Kushida winds up, FASTBALL! Strong is down, but he dodges the Penalty Kick to CHOP back! Kushida ends up in a corner, Strong hurries over and puts Kushida up top. Strong climbs but Kushida gets the arm for a KIMURA! FALLING ARMBAR DDT!
Fans are fired up as Kushida and Strong slowly rise. Kushida aims from the corner, PENALTY KICK to the bad arm! Strong staggers about, but he BOOTS back from the ropes! Strong hurries to bring Kushida in, BACKBREAKER, to the OLYMPIC SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Kushida is still in this and Strong grows frustrated. The Diamond Mine coaches him up, fans are rallying and dueling, Strong runs to give forearm after forearm. But the bad arm makes things worse! Kushida kicks, Strong fires off CHOP after CHOP, then another forearm! Back suplex, but Kushida arm-drags out of the slam to get the KIMURA! Not quite the Hoverboard as Strong moves around to change leverage!
But Kushida throws Strong over! Strong keeps moving, he gets up, but Kushida gets the body scissors! HOVERBOARD!! Strong is down, Bivens helps him get the ropebreak!! The ref sees it, he calls it and Kushida lets off. Kushida already suspects Bivens! The ref is busy with Bivens as Kushida runs, but the Creed Brothers drag him out! And Ivy Niles hits a SUPERWOMAN PUNCH! The brothers put Kushida back in for Strong’s KNEE! END OF HEARTACHE!! Cover, Strong wins!
Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (NEW NXT Cruiserweight Champion)
The Diamond Mine might as well have all their names on that belt with all the assists Strong just got! But now that they have a taste of gold, how long until Julius, Brutus and Ivy all get something for themselves?
But wait, here comes Grayson Waller! “Hey, chill, chill. Let’s hear it for the new champ, yeah?” Waller says after what happened to his boy, Drake Maverick, he’s starting to realize that NXT 2.0 is a jungle. But if anyone was built to survive in the jungle, it was Grayson Waller. So instead of just sitting in the back and waiting, Waller’s here to take one. So what does Strong say to a match with him for the title next week? Bivens says, “How dare you interrupt the champion’s celebration?” If we’re talking next week… Oh, gotta check in with daddy first? Bivens mocks Waller’s taunt, then talks with Strong.
Decision made! Next week, Diamond Mine shows Waller why they run NXT! Will Waller be baller and make it a slam dunk on his first try?
NXT hears from Tony D’Angelo.
He talks about the years spent on the docks, watching his uncles make some handshake deals. Some “business arrangements,” if you will. The family made many investments up and down the Atlantic, and his Uncle Paulie always told Tony, “There’s two things we take seriously: business, and family.” When it comes to sports, they were dead serious. Add a new item to that list: Tony’s success in the WWE. D’Angelo is on his way, will any wise guys try to start something with him?
NXT hears from Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen.
Big bad Briggs first met Brooks at Johnathan’s Pub the same night Briggs lost in the Breakout Tournament. Briggs was just trying to blow off some steam. He got three deep when some idiot, aka Brooks, bumps into him and so they start swinging. They got black eyes, loose teeth, and there’s still some blood somewhere on the bar. Brooks’ hands are like bricks, so Briggs learned to respect him. Brooks says if you can knock him onto a pool table and beat him down off it, you’ve got his respect, too. From where these boys are from, you throw hands, shake hands, and become friends. They love to fight and love to drink.
In the 2.0 era, it doesn’t matter if it’s a street fight, bar fight or dog fight, you fight these two, you’re in for a bad night. If you start something, Briggs & Jensen are going to end it! Will they fight until they end up contending for the tag titles?
Kay Lee Ray VS Amari Miller!
The Scary Queen of Scots isn’t letting that confrontation with the new girl go, and now it’s going down in the ring! Will KLR show Amari and everyone else in the NXT Women’s Division why she was NXT UK Women’s Champion for so long?
NXT returns and Amari makes her entrance. The all star athlete from KC, MO is all smiles now, feeling the vibe, but will she learn why KLR is a killer? The bell rings, Miller dodges KLR then eggs her on as she fires forearms. KLR shoves Miller away but Miller elbows back. Miller reels KLR in for a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Miller gets KLR up and whips, but KLR reverses and ROCKS Miller with a forearm! KLR whips, dropkicks Miller down, then stomps Miller around. KLR covers, ONE! KLR drags Miller up, CLUBS her down, then gets her up again for a GOURD BUSTER! KLR scowls as she kicks Miller to a corner.
KLR eggs Miller on now, drags her up to CLUB her down again, and fans rally up. Miller throws body shots, KLR CLUBS her again. KLR brings Miller around, but Miller jawbreakers free! KLR blocks the heel kick to the Gory Especial, GORY BOMB! Cover, KLR wins!
Winner: Kay Lee Ray, by pinfall
And that is why KLR is here in NXT prime! Will she keep climbing the ranks until she’s the one facing Raquel Gonzalez for the title?
Backstage interview with Bron Breakker.
McKenzie asks Bron about his huge tag team match alongside Ciampa. How is he feeling? Oh, tonight’s huge! He’s getting in the ring with the top three guys in the world! Bron heard what Ciampa said, and those words hold a lot of weight. Ciampa walks over to say it’s sink or swim. Ready to get in the deep end, big fish? Hell yeah! Bron’s ready to kick some ass! And who better to do it with than the champ? Bron gives Ciampa a smack on the shoulder, but will he watch where his eyes drift in regards to Goldie?
Xyon Quinn walks into the CWC.
He talks with a few female superstars about their training, and they ask him the next time he’ll be in the ring. He’s hoping very soon. They note how good he looks in the ring and he thanks them. He gets the door as a gentleman, but someone tries to cut them off. Quinn has the guy wait, ladies first. Chivalry’s dead, bro. Yeah? Quinn SMASHES the guy into the door! Quinn is a gentleman but also a warrior, will this be a lesson to everyone else?
Dante Chen VS Trey Baxter!
The first Singapore superstar in the WWE makes his debut as the 2.0 era ushers in more new names! But will #AllHeart rain on the parade as he still tries to make a name for himself?
The bell rings and Chen ties up with Trey. They go around, Chen powers Trey to a corner and fans duel. Chen lets off, Trey BOOTS him and then gets around to a BACKBREAKER to HALF ‘N’ HALF! Trey hurries to a corner and up top, but Chen anchors a foot. Trey kicks at Chen but Chen holds on. Trey gets Chen to let go but has to leap over him. Chen turns around into a cradle, TWO! Chen dead lifts Trey for a SIT-OUT CRADLE DDT! Cover, Chen wins!
Winner: Dante Chen, by pinfall
Trey may be all heart but Chen won in the blink of an eye! Will this young star take NXT by storm?
NXT has a message from “Chase University.”
Andre Chase welcomes students to day one of a place of higher learning. They’ve chosen his course to get ahead in the careers. The first lesson is on Odyssey Jones and how he failed to get ahead by losing the finals of the Breakout Tournament. Roll film. Chase didn’t take kindly to Jones embarrassing him at the #InDex Wedding, but look at how embarrassing this weak cover was. Carmelo Hayes easily rolled Jones up, and there is the face of a loser. Chase teaches the fundamentals: a lateral press with all the weight on the shoulders. Lights, please, there’s a question. Didn’t Jones beat Chase in the first round?
What’s your name again? Steve. Well, Steve, who did you ever beat?! WHO THE F DID YOU EVER BEAT!? Get the F out of here! Don’t you disrespect him! Chase throws chairs around, is class going to be canceled?
NXT has a medical update on Kyle O’Reilly.
His ribs are reinjured and he will be week to week on whether or not he can compete.
NXT also has an update on Triple H!
The Game tweeted himself that he has been “blown away by the outreach and support from so many people.” HHH is recovering, doing well and so very grateful for all the love in his life, especially from the NXT crew. Also, Steph and the girls loved the snacks they sent. HHH hopes to see us soon, and we hope to see him again, too.
NXT returns and Joe Gacy is in the ring.
“Tonight, this ring is a safe space. NXT 2.0 is full of conflict, from the smallest microaggression to the most heinous grudges. This is a place where we settle our differences.” Gacy comes to us tonight with a mindset of conflict resolution, where he doesn’t need to use “male privilege” to get what he wants. Gacy understands that life isn’t fair. But he believes we can achieve unity and tolerance for us all. Gacy can be the man that will show us we can achieve peace in this safe space. That starts tonight!
Cameron Grimes VS Joe Gacy!
The Carolina Cash Money Caveman is ready to take 2.0 #ToTheMoon, but will he have to resolve this conflict he started with Gacy? Or will Gacy’s old wild man antics find their way back to the surface?
The bell rings, the two circle and grapple. Grimes gets a leg, Gacy facelocks but Grimes wrenches and has a wristlock. Gacy powers Grimes to ropes, lets off with the ropebreak, but Grimes ducks the sucker punch! Pacifist, huh? Grimes arm-drags Gacy down, grinds the armlock, and wrangles Gacy down. Gacy headscissors, Grimes kips free and says #KissMahGrits! Gacy laughs that off, but then swings on Grimes again. Grimes waistlocks but Gacy bucks the O’Conner Roll, only to run into a BOOT! Fans fire up as Grimes runs in but into a boot from Gacy! Gacy whips Grimes in, corner splashes to a BIG Urenage! Gacy works to keep his cool but fans rally for Grimes.
Gacy wraps on a chinlock, grinds Grimes down, but fans rally up behind Grimes. Grimes fights up, throws body shots, then powers out. Gacy runs in but only gets buckles, Grimes runs to rally with forearm smashes! Grimes eggs Gacy on but Gacy dodges, handsprings and LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Grimes survives and Gacy is surprised. Gacy fires up, gets Grimes up but Grimes evades the powerbomb to ROUNDHOUSE! Gacy comes back to BOOT! Grimes stays up so Gacy runs to forearm smash! Gacy keeps moving, but runs right into a CAVE-IN! Cover, Grimes wins!
Winner: Cameron Grimes, by pinfall
Gacy didn’t find peace or victory tonight and Grimes has the momentum he wants! But then Gacy stands up, and offers a handshake. Grimes says no thanks, so Gacy hugs him! Gacy leaves it at that, is he going to keep preaching conflict resolution while Grimes goes for the gold?
NXT hears from Von Wagner.
“Last week didn’t go my way. You can either bitch ‘n’ moan, or you can put in the work.” He’s an unconventional man with unconventional methods. His journey in NXT has only just begun, will this towering man find his way back up to the top of the mountain?
Elektra Lopez w/ Legado del Fantasma VS Anna Scheer!
Santos Escobar, Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza accompany Elektra to the ring. Despite the scuffle with B-Fab in the back, that beef’s being put on the back burner for now. Will Anna be the one paying the price for the fire B-Fab’s lit inside Lopez?
The bell rings and Lopez takes her time with her jacket. She circles with Scheer, then kicks hard and CLUBS her down! Lopez CLUBS Scheer, runs and runs her over, then runs to do it again! Lopez drags Scheer up, throws her by her pigtails, then tells her, “You are nobody!” Lopez throws Scheer down by her hair, then looms over her. Lopez scoops and SLAMS Scheer, but Scheer throws forearms back! Scheer runs and leaps, but into Lopez’s arms! SWINGING SIDE SLAM! Lopez hauls Scheer back up to snap suplex! Roll through, wrench and BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cover, Lopez wins!
Winner: Elektra Lopez, by pinfall
Scheer felt the sheer dominance of Lopez, but Escobar gets a mic to speak. “Class. Elegance. Sophistication. Fuego! And raw power to command silence and respect. And all of this under the umbrella of one word: familia!” Escobar tells Lopez that she completes Legado del Fantasma. Lopez takes the mic to speak now, saying, “What I did here tonight was just a little taste of what the First Lady of Legado del Fantasma, Elektra Lopez, La Madrina, is going to unleash on B-Fab and NXT 2.0.” Fans like the sound of that! Lopez tells B-Fab that she can keep talking, “but we all know that that’s all it is.” And if B-Fab doesn’t like, then she can get her skinny ass out to the ring!
But speaking of Hit Row, here they come! But B-Fab isn’t with the boys. She rushes in from the crowd to scrap with Lopez! Lopez turns things around but B-Fab comes back! Hit Row and Legado separate the two but fans want to “Let Them Fight!” B-Fab says it’s cool, but then she fires off on Lopez again! Hit Row and Legado get B-Fab and Lopez to back down, but this has to explode some time! When will these two finally get to have it out in the ring?
Cora Jade checks in on Trey Baxter.
She gives him a big hug and asks what’s wrong. What, she didn’t see? Well how long have they been together? He knows she still loves him. Chen came in looking like a superhero but whatever. Chin up, Trey. Then she gives him a big kiss to cheer him up. Trey does have a reason to smile, and then thinks on “superhero.” Will #AllHeart show he can be super in the 2.0 Era?
The Franky Monet Brand walks backstage.
Franky and Jessi want Rob Stone to stop jabbering as they head for Mr. Regal’s office. As they round the corner, Raquel Gonzalez is in their way. The NXT Women’s Champion says she already took care of this. They finally get their match next week. Aw, well, in that case, enjoy your last week, Chingona. La Wera Loca is ready, but then someone new walks by. She congratulates Franky on her big title match, but it won’t be as big as her talk show’s debut! Lashing Out with Lash Legend begins next week, and that is something to talk about. Wait, who and what now? Will #BougieBad feel like lashing out against Ms. Legend?
2v1 Handicap Match: Cary Millman & Darren Chiappetta VS Odyssey Jones!
Sound the alarm! Though he called out the Million Dollar Megastar, and though Andre Chase has been barking at him, Jones is more than ready to step up his game against two young and hungry opponents. Will it be a two-for-one special on squash tonight?
The bell rings, Jones is fired up and fans are fired up with him. Cary & Darren flank Jones, get an arm each, but he blocks the double whip to double shoulder tackle them! Darren & Cary regroup, coordinate, and circle with Jones again. Cary gets a leg, Darren gets a headlock, but Jones TOSSES Darren away, then drags and throws Cary! BACK SPLASH for Cary, FRONT SPLASH for Darren! Fans fire up but Chase walks out and talks trash. Jones says he’ll break Chase soon enough, but he gets Darren up first. Cary CLUBS Jones and Darren goes after the leg! They mug Jones but Jones shoves them both away! Darren & Cary come back, Jones breaks the clothesline to DOUBLE CROSSBODY!
Jones is feeling it and the fans are fired up, too! Jones gets Darren up, scoops him, and gives him a SHOUDLER BREAKER! Darren ends up in a corner but Cary jumps on for a sleeper! Jones just RAMS Cary into Darren! Jones has them both stacked on the mat, and Jones goes to the corner to climb up! DOUBLE FROG SPLASH! Cover, Jones wins!
Winner: Odyssey Jones, by pinfall
Chase may have to rethink his classes, because we just saw one be greater than two! Chase gets in with a chair, but Jones blocks it and the chair falls apart! Jones steps and Chase bails out! Will Chase’s big brain tell him that he can’t take on all that power?
Grayson Waller talks with other superstars backstage.
Baller Waller is feeling good about his chances against Strong, and they tell him these chances don’t come along very often as it is. But then Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams walk in, and Melo says he would congratulate Waller, but he wouldn’t mean it. His Breakout Tournament contract guarantees that even if Waller won the title next week, he could lose it in the same night to ya boi, Melo. So we’ll just wait and see. Right, Trick? Yeah, keeping the options open! Waller says Melo can go ahead and do that. Waller heads out, will he be ready to pull a double header just in case?
As for Melo and Trick, the #ToxicAttraction of Mandy Rose, Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne walk by to say hey. Well, damn! They fine! And they’re heading to gorilla position!
NXT hears from Ikemen Jiro.
The Handsome One welcomes us to his #Ikemansion! His collection of jackets and other merchandise is just the beginning. “When you think of Japanese superstars, you think of Strong Style. But when you think if Ikemen Jiro, you think of Style Strong!” A lot of people asks what “ikemen” means, and it means “handsome man.” Jiro is a handsome man, and a handsome man needs handsome jackets! From fruits to floral to shadowy black, Ikemen Jiro is always in style. But will his strong style get him closer to the always fashionable Cruiserweight Championship?
Toxic Attraction goes to the ring!
Mandy leads the way, we’ll hear from this newest trio in the NXT Women’s Division after the break.
NXT returns and Mandy speaks first. “When I came to NXT 2.0, I came here to be your gift, your golden goddess. I realized that this division was in desperate need for a woman like me! A woman that you people will never be with, but love to look at.” Then it took a little turn. Where were the fans when her face was battered and beaten?! What did they do!? NOTHING! It’s disgusting, really. The fans ridiculed her! She was a gif replayed over and over, just yesterday’s news. But that’s when she realized that they treated her the way they were treating Gigi & Jacy. The only difference, these two don’t give a damn about what the people think!
All the guidance and advice she can give, in return Gigi & Jacy showed that behind her beauty, a beast is ready to be unleashed! This is what the future of the women’s division in NXT 2.0 looks like! They’re ready to take over their precious “greatest women’s division of all time,” with these two baddies by her side. Gigi, your turn. “The pain of my past has always fueled my aggression.,” Gigi knew that if they could bring that out of Mandy, nothing would stand in their way. But they also needed Mandy’s guidance. “Because chaos without direction is just an accident waiting to happen.” Mandy’s experience gave them purpose. And that makes them unbeatable and will lead them to the top!
Mandy dares fans to go, “What?” if they don’t think they’re the hottest things alive. Jacy says they’re more than just the prettiest faces in the crowd. And if you thought for one second that they were going to sit in the back and wait like the rest of these broads, you’ve got another thing coming. “What Toxic Attraction wants is the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships!” Io Shirai, Zoey Stark, you’ve got an ass kicking waiting for you! And trust Jacy when she says you don’t want to keep them waiting. Speaking of which…
Backstage interview with Io Shirai & Zoey Stark.
McKenzie knows they were listening in, so what are their thoughts? Shirai doesn’t like Gigi & Jacy, so if they want a shot, they’re on! Uh, shouldn’t this be a conversation between the two of them first? As a team? Does Stark disagree? No, but it’s the principle of the matter. So Stark likes Toxic Attraction? No, Shirai knows she doesn’t. Then okay, match made. But Persia walks in and says Gigi & Jacy aren’t the only ones who want a chance. When Indi is back from her honeymoon, the two best friends are ready to go for the gold. So uh, good luck against Toxic Attraction. Stark and Shirai wonder what’s up with that, but will they make it through the thorny Gigi & Jacy first?
NXT is going to be BIG next week!
Not only is there the NXT Cruiserweight Championship match, Strong VS Waller, and the NXT Women’s Championship match, Gonzalez VS Monet, but the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships ARE on the line! Shirai & Stark will take on Gigi & Jacy, but will they make it through to take on the best friends, Indi & Persia? Plus, after all the jawing and jumping, B-Fab VS Lopez finally happens under No Disqualifications! Who will be left standing to have the last laugh after these ladies go all out?
Tommaso Ciampa & Bron Breakker VS Pete Dunne & Ridge Holland!
The Psycho Killer and the biggest and brightest new star are ready to take the fight to the Bruiserweight and Northern Grit! But will they prove they’re not just a couple of “geezers” against the self-proclaimed baddest men in NXT today?
NXT returns and Bron makes his entrance, quickly followed by the champ. Ciampa and Dunne start and the hands fly at the bell! Ciampa headlocks, Dunne powers out and things speed up. Ciampa sees the knee coming and he backslides but Dunne rolls through. Ciampa underhooks, Dunne wrenches out to get a takedown. Ciampa boots Dunne away and trips Dunne, but Dunne boots back. Ciampa ducks the enziguri, Dunne avoids the knee and fans fire up as the two stand off. Fans rally and duel but Ciampa and Dunne back down to tag in Breakker and Holland. Bron circles with the big man and they tie up. Bron shoves Holland away and is fired up!
They go again, Holland waistlocks, spins Bron and EuroUppers! Holland headlocks, Bron powers out but Holland runs him over! Holland headlocks again but Bron pries free of the hold to headlock back. Holland powers out but Bron runs him over! Bron stays fired up, he sees the drop down and waistlocks to a roll and SLAM! And then a dead lift and SLAM! Dunne runs in, Bron hurdles then catches Dunne for a POWERSLAM! Fans fire up but Holland ROCKS Bron with a right! Holalnd whips, Bron reverses and clotheslines in the corner! Tag to Ciampa and Bron whips Ciampa in for a big clothesline! Ciampa feeds Holland to Bron’s atomic drop, then adds a BULLDOG!
Ciampa brings Holland around to a chinlock and he grinds Holland down. Holland endures, fights up and throws body shots. Ciampa CHOPS back, whips but Dunne tags in. Holland reverses to SPINEBUSTER then Dunne adds a basement dropkick! Dunne glares at Bron, gets Ciampa up and grinds the arm, then he drops knees on the shoulder. Dunne bends the arm at the elbow, twists the wrist and tortures the fingers! Ciampa endures but Dunne isolates the arm to drop knees again. Dunne keeps punishing Ciampa’s arm from elbow to finger to then stomp Ciampa in the ribs! Dunne wrenches but Ciampa throws forearms! Dunne wrenches, snapmares and hooks up the arm for a SNAP!
Dunne keeps after Ciampa’s left arm, pulling on the hand and elbow. Another wrench, then Dunne ROCKS Ciampa with a forearm! Tag to Holland, Dunne DECKS Bron, but Ciampa shoves Dunne into Holland! Ciampa slides to trip Dunne up, then he dodges Holland to BOOT him! Ciampa RAMS Holland into steps, then he TOSSES Dunne over the announce desk! Ciampa claps and pats himself on the back and fans cheer along, but Holland POUNCES Ciampa over the desk! Northern Grit storms in to get Ciampa back up and around into the ring as NXT goes to break!
NXT returns once again and Dunne gives Ciampa some Danielson Stomps! Fans boo but Ciampa kicks from below! Dunne staggers and tags Holland, and Holland drags Ciampa. CIampa kicks but Holland spins him for clubbing crossface forearms. Holland hauls Ciampa up but Ciampa fights the suplex. Ciampa fights again, tries to suplex, and it happens on the second time! Fans fire up for Ciampa’s strength as he and Holland are down! Hot tags to Dunne and Bron! Bron rallies on Dunne with big shoulders, then he dodges Holland to hit a BIG shoulder tackle! Bron shoves Holland away, clinches Dunne and Belly2Belly suplexes! Then he clinches Holland for a BIG Belly2Belly!
Fans fire up with Bron as he brings down the straps! Bron gets Dunne in a STEINER RECLINER!! Dunne endures but Bron bends him back! Dunne gets his arms free, slips out the back and gets Bron’s fingers! Dunne JAMS the fingers into the mat! Then he bends them back even more, isolates the arm and STOMPS it! Tag to Holland, and the boys get Bron up for a ROUNDHOUSE to ALABAMA SLAM! Cover, Ciampa breaks it! Fans are thunderous as Dunne goes after Ciampa and they fire off big forearms! Ciampa KNEES Dunne, runs in and clotheslines Dunne in the corner! He keeps going but Dunne ROCKS him with a right! Ciampa comes back to forearm!
Ciampa keeps going, Dunne sidesteps but Ciampa still ROCKS him with a forearm! But then Holland gets Ciampa for an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! But Bron does the same, giving Dunne an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Fans fire up as Bron and Holland lock eyes again. They stand off, fire up and fire clotheslines point blank on each other! Again and again and again, but then Bron ducks and runs, DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES take them down! Fans fire up for “2 point 0! 2 point 0!” Ciampa sees Dunne getting in and takes away Holland’s Billy club! But Dunne ENZIGURIS Ciampa out! Bron gets Dunne, trophy lifts, but Holland HEADBUTTS Bron down!
Holland goes out to get his club as fans chant, “This is Awesome!” Wait a minute! Is that Kyle O’Reilly!? He snatches the club away to SMACK Holland with it! Kyle puts Holland in while the ref was busy with Dunne! Ciampa gets Dunne for WILLOW’S BELL! Bron gets Holland up in the trophy lift! POWERSLAM!! Cover, Bron & Ciampa win!
Winners: Bron Breakker & Tommaso Ciampa, by pinfall
The young stud stands tall alongside the champion! Bron has the belt, though, and he hands it over to Ciampa. Ciampa pats him on the shoulder, but it’s clear what Bron is hungry for. How long will he have to wait before he has his chance at the championship?
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (9/21/21)
Never was a cloudy day~!
Universal Studio stays Dark!
Ba-dee-ya~! September gets Dark but there are plenty of stars ready to shine! Who builds momentum going into AEW’s Grand Slam week?
- Santana & Ortiz VS Chaos Project; win(s).
- Joey Janela w/ Kayla Rossi VS Dillon McQueen; wins.
- Lee Johnson & Brock Anderson VS Luke Curtis & Cameron Stewart; win.
- Tay Conti VS Marina Tucker; wins.
- Ryan Nemeth & Peter Avalon w/ The Wingmen VS John Silver & Alex Reynolds w/ The Dark Order; win.
- Colt Cabana w/ The Dark Order VS JD Drake w/ The Wingmen; wins.
- Wardlow VS JDX; wins.
- Daniel Garcia w/ 2point0 VS Alan Angels w/ The Dark Order; wins.
- Lance Archer VS Marcus Kross; wins.
- The Bunny w/ Penelope Ford VS Xtina Kay; wins.
- Six Man Tag: The Factory VS Darian Bengston, Cole Karter & Sean Maluta; win(s).
- Eddie Kingston VS Bear Bronson; wins.
- Big Swole VS Allie Katch; wins.
- FTR w/ Tully Blanchard VS Stallion Rogers & Anthony Greene; win(s).
AEW is pumping up Dark again, but this is a pretty big week for them being in New York for Dynamite and Rampage and paving the way towards the anniversary and the start of “season three.” Great to see a lot of fresh match-ups just within the established roster, such as the various Dark Order matches. Garcia VS Angels is probably going to be a show stealer in and of itself. Kingston VS Bear Bronson sounds like another great one, and I like that former WWE Cruiserweights are showing up somewhere. Curt Stallion & August Grey deserved better chances than WWE’s Prick Khan gave them, so maybe Tony Khan can at least find them a place to be within the various partnerships, even if it’s with Impact or NWA.
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