Who takes the NXT Championship to Stand & Deliver?
It’s WrestleMania season, but NXT has one last stop! Breakker, Ciampa, Ziggler, an NXT Championship Triple Threat will open a path to Stand & Deliver!
- Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinals: Cora Jade & Raquel Gonzalez VS Dakota Kai & Wendy Choo; wins and advances to the finals.
- Tiffany Stratton VS Fallon Henley; Henley wins.
- Last Man Standing: LA Knight VS Grayson Waller w/ Sanga; Waller wins.
- Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinals: Kacy Katanzaro & Kayden Carter VS Io Shirai & Kay Lee Ray; Shirai & KLR wins and advances to the finals.
- NXT Tag Team Championships: Imperium VS
The Creed Brothers w/ Malcolm BivensMSK; MSK win by disqualification and Imperium retain the titles.
- NXT Championship Triple Threat: Bron Breakker VS Tommaso Ciampa VS Dolph Ziggler; Ziggler wins and becomes the new NXT Champion.
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Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinals: Cora Jade & Raquel Gonzalez VS Dakota Kai & Wendy Choo!
Toxic Attraction is watching from their lounge again, which now has butlers attending to them, but all eyes will be on this ring! Who moves on
Cora starts against Wendy and fans rally up. Cora shows off the muscles and ties up, but Wendy trips her up for a sleepy chinlock. Cora fights up, powers out and headlocks back. Wendy powers out and things speed up. Wendy rolls around then takes a nap! Cora says shush, she’s tagging in Raquel. Raquel drops an elbow but misses! Wendy gets a headlock but Raquel power out. Raquel fireman’s carries and airplane spins! She goes around and around, then goes the other way! Raquel swings Wendy for a SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Raquel keeps on Wendy with an armlock while Mandy Rose gets a refill on her drink.
Raquel whips Wendy to the corner, digs her into the buckles then tags in Cora. Raquel ROCKS Wendy, whips Cora in and Cora uppercuts! Cora snapmares Wendy for a cover, TWO! Cora keeps on Wendy with a facelock but Wendy powers her to the corner! Dakota tags in, she and Wendy crisscross the arms to whip Cora back into the buckles! Wendy goes side to side to BOOT! Dakota goes side to side to BOOT WASH! Cover, TWO! Dakota bumps Cora off buckles, but Gigi & Jacy have disappeared. Dakota snapmares Cora to a cover, TWO! Dakota AX KICKS Cora on the back, then SWITCHBLADE KICKS her! Cover, TWO!
Dakota bumps Cora off buckles, tag to Wendy, and they stomp and forearm away. Dakota tags back in for more stomps then digs her boot in. The ref counts, Dakota lets off, but Cora hits back. Dakota ROCKS Cora, then stomps her. Dakota keeps on Cora but lets off as the ref reprimands. Cora hits back but Dakota CLUBS her down! Dakota gets the arm for a top wristlock and fans rally as Cora endures. Wendy tags in, she and Dakota double whip. They sweep the legs, MULKE KICK and SLEEPY ELBOW! Cover, TWO! Wendy drags Cora up but Cora fights the suplex. Wendy throws body shots then RAMS Cora into buckles.
Wendy headlocks hits the takeover, but Cora keeps her shoulders up. Cora pushes Wendy into the headscissors but Wendy fights out of that. Fans rally, Raquel reaches out and Cora fights up. Cora throws body shots, Wendy CLUBS her and then suplexes, but Cora fights it! SO Wendy cradles, TWO!! They roll, Wendy has it again, TWO! They roll and roll and roll and roll, and roll, and roll, Wendy has it again, TWO!! Cora stagger sup, into a dropkick! Cora bails out but Wendy WRECKS her with a dropkick! Wendy goes out but Cora RAMS her into the apron! Fans rally and chant, but here comes Raquel!
Raquel and Dakota stare down and talk trash, but Toxic Attraction attacks Raquel! The ref is too busy with Cora and Wendy as Jacy SLAMS Raquel’s leg into the post! Mandy applauds her girls and Dakota tries to tune it all out as NXT goes to break.
NXT returns and Dakota has Cora in a straitjacket stretch. Fans rally as Cora endures. Dakota leans on the hold but Cora fights up and arm-drags free! Cora then dodges in the corner, rolls Dakota up, TWO! Cora BOOTS Dakota from the corner, then hops on for a sunset flip, TWO! Dakota gets up into a dropkick from Cora! Raquel struggles to stand at her corner but Dakota tags in Wendy. Wendy runs in, Cora dodges and rallies with clotheslines and elbows! Cora ENZIGURIS Wendy to a corner! Cora runs in to SHINING WIZARD! The Second City Saint would be proud of that one. And then Cora adds METEORA!
Fans rally and Cora covers, TWO! Cora drags Wendy up, hooks the arms, but Wendy wrenches out and full nelsons for a SLAM! Tag to Dakota and they get Cora up for a DOUBLE FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Cora drags herself to a corner and Raquel manages to get on the apron. Dakota runs in, Cora CLOBBERS Dakota! Hot tag to Raquel! But how is the leg? Raquel rallies on one leg! Scoop and POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO!! Dakota survives and fans fire up! Raquel hobbles over to drag Dakota up but Dakota SCORPION KICKS! And then hops on, KAI-ROPRACTOR! Dakota sees Raquel in the corner, she runs Around the World but then hesitates!
Dakota tries to get past the past, and she runs in to BOOT, but is blocked! CHINGONA- NO! The leg! Dakota DDTs Raquel down! Dakota resets and now she runs Around the World to BOOT! Wendy tags in and goes up top! Dakota tags back in before the VADER BOMB! Dakota is up top, DOUBLE STOMPS!! Cover, #KaiChoo wins!
Winners: Dakota Kai & Wendy Choo, by pinfall (advance to the Women’s Dusty Cup Finals)
Toxic Attraction made sure Ricky Desperado & Generation Jade wouldn’t make it through, and now the newest odd couple is moving on! Will Dakota & Wendy surprise even themselves and take that Dusty Cup? As for Toxic Attraction, will they feel the wrath of Raquel & Cora?
“Tonight, I become a three-time NXT Champion. That is a legacy that I am very, very proud of. But this one feels a little bit different.” Maybe it’s Ziggler tearing down the brand Ciampa’s given his heart and soul to. Or is it the respect Ciampa has for Bron? Who knows. But this is so much more than the NXT title. Ciampa didn’t think he’d ever say that, because for so long, that title has been his life. But a win tonight means he is champion, and he is going to the biggest stage and in the main event. It is the ghost he continues to chase because it is a feeling he can’t describe.
So Bron and Ziggler can fight over being 2A and 2B, but never before has there been this big of a gap between who is number one and number two, and you are looking at number one! TOMMASO CIAMPA! SOON TO BE… Three-time NXT Champion. Ciampa heads out, but will going to Dallas as the top dog?
Tiffany Stratton takes selfies.
The Spoiled Rich Girl is heading to gorilla for her next singles match, but Sarray is lurking just behind. Will the Warrior of the Sun get payback for Tiffany’s bullying?
Someone attacked the Creed Brothers?!
Julius & Brutus are down but they’re furiously trying to get back up. Malcolm Bivens asks what happened and who did this to them? Did Imperium make sure they’re going to still be NXT Tag Team Champions tonight?
NXT returns and the medics attend to the Creeds in the trainer’s room, and Raquel is brought in next. Will any of these teams be okay moving on towards Stand & Deliver?
Tiffany Stratton VS Fallon Henley!
Daddy’s little rich girl doesn’t like people telling her no, and that’s what set her off against Sarray last week. Will she make sure Fallon doesn’t say no to letting her win?
The bell rings, they tie up, and Fallon wrenches, Tiffany handsprings through, then wrenches back. Fallon arm-drags, but then Tiffany blocks the next one to fireman’s carry! Fallon slips off, shoves and dropkicks Tiffany down! Fans fire up but Tiffany YANKS Fallon into ropes! Tiffany runs to HIP ATTACK Fallon down, then boots her into ropes! Tiffany sits on Fallon but lets off as the ref counts. Tiffany slams Fallon down, covers, TWO! Tiffany drags Fallon up to facelock but Fallon fights up. Fallon wrenches out and CHOPS! Then blocks a haymaker to punch back! Fallon gets around, BACKBREAKER to ripcord LARIAT!
Fans fire up with Fallon as she back elbows Tiffany! And then BULLD- NO! Tiffany powers out, catches Fallon and pops her to a SAMOAN DROP! Tiffany catches her breath while… a bunch of smoke appears at the stage! SARRAY dropkicks from the crowd side! The Warrior of the Sun distracted Tiffany, Fallon hurries to SHINING WIZARD! Cover, Fallon wins!
Winner: Fallon Henley, by pinfall
Payback on the bully complete! Fallon benefits from that, Briggs & Brooks are even here to celebrate with her! Will this momentum help Henley hone in on bigger and better?
Welcome to Andre Chase University.
Andre Chase says that at Chase U, you perform like you practice. When they rehearsed, it was smooth. But in actuality, these dumbasses sucked. It knocked Chase off his game. They didn’t just drop the ball, they let the whole team down. But they can turn negatives into positives. The beacon of light as Bodhi Hayward. He took one for the team. Anything for Mr. Chase! But that eye looks bad. Shouldn’t he get it checked out? Oh, sorry, Jamie, when did you graduate and become a damn doctor? Bodhi, how many fingers is Chase holding up? One, sir! And Jamie, how many is Chase holding up now? It’s the middle finger…
Chase tells Jamie not to disrespect him or he’ll beat the hell outta him! Then he pegs Jamie with the basketball! Any questions?
Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams are back in the barber shop.
Trick says don’t worry about the social media. But Strong missed. Grimes missed. And Dunne shoots worst than Westbrook. They all came up short against the A Champ. Melo doesn’t keep score, he keeps scoring. But it ain’t easy making all these suckers relevant. But here’s what he came up with: The Golden Rules. He’s got the gold, so he makes the rules. Melo don’t miss. He pulls up like Steph from the logo. Melo has climbed rung by rung to the top, so let’s run it back in the match this title was introduced in: a ladder match! The boys are goin’ to Dallas. But who are the opponent? Oh, like one? Two? Nah, bro. Three? NO!
How about ten? What? No, there’s not even 10 on the level below him. But make it four, and they all have to qualify. Numbers don’t lie. Check the stats, analytics. Why is it a ladder match? People get hurt in those! But they’re doing this cuz Melo can. The mission is to Stand at the top and Deliver the performance of a lifetime to prove he is the GREAETST North American Champion ever. And that’s all it is, and that it’s gon’ be. Melo is built for this, but is he building a stacked deck without even knowing it?
NXT presents an all-new Lashing Out.
Lash Legend is back with her show, and tonight’s guest says she wants to talk ’bout it. So please welcome Nikkita Lyons. Settle down, now. So, Lyons, Lash heard her journey is amazing. Rockstar dad, groupie mom? Was she following Lyons’ dad or just everyone’s groupie? Lyons’ mom is a free spirit who taught her not to be judgmental. Lash says Lyons has everyone else fooled, but Lyons thinks she’s all hot. We know why Lyons is worldwide. And Lash wasn’t done talking, okay? Look whose show you’re on. Don’t put your finger in her face. Oh? Then what is she and those butt implants gonna do?
Lyons says the only thing natural about Lash is the crap she’s full of! Lash says that’s all the time they have, play the music. These two argue as we cut away, will they look to settle this in the ring?
Backstage interview with Imperium.
McKenzie talks with Barthel & Aichner about the attack on the Creeds. They would never taint the honor of this great sport by resorting to such tactics. It is a great shame that the Creeds got attacked before Imperium got their hands on them. Aichner says Creeds can talk about heritage and pedigree, but that didn’t protect them, did it? They weren’t ready. But then MSK steps up! Lee & Carter see what’s going on here. If the Creeds can’t, MSK will take that spot, take back the titles, and then give the Creeds the chance Imperium denied them. They all argue, but it sounds like we have a deal! Will the Men’s Dusty Cup runner-ups run it back and get back on top?
Briggs & Brooks celebrate with Fallon more.
She’s thankful but do they know what happened to the Creeds? Legado del Fantasma walk over and the boys remember, it happened in the parking lot. It had to be Legaod, right? Santos Escobar asks what these clowns are talking about. With all due respect, Legado’s make the NXT parking lot the most dangerous place on earth> Mendoza says when Legado attacks, they make sure everyone knows. And Wilde says didn’t the Creeds beat Brooks & Briggs? Brooks says Elektra had to be the one. Elektra says he can’t be mad at her that Brooks can’t get laid. He’s working on it!
Fallon asks if Briggs & Brooks really did it. Briggs makes sure Brooks understands, she doesn’t mean “it.” But no, they wouldn’t attack the Creeds. They’re good guys. But then, whodunnit?
Last Man Standing: LA Knight VS Grayson Waller!
The Million Dollar Megastar and 21st Century Success Story look to finish this once and for all, YEAH! But will Knight be standing at the end of the night? Or will Waller and his giant insurance policy make cheating a fact of life?
NXT returns as Waller makes his entrance, and Knight CLOBBERS him on the ramp! Knight takes advanteage of Sanga being banned from ringside at the moment to throw Waller around! SNAKE EYES off the barriers! And then a HAYMAKER! Knight bumps Waller off the apron, then he brings out a trash can lid. No, not good enough. The trash CAN is good enough! But Waller kicks low! Waller bumps Knight off the barriers, then whips him, only for Knight ot reverse! Waller hits steel steps! Fans fire up for Knight as he stands over Waller. Knight puts Waller in the ring, CLUBS him on the apron, then gets back in.
Fans fire up already, Knight gives Waller a ROPE GUILLOTINE CATAPULT! Knight then bumps Waller off buckles to stomp a mudhole in. Some fans actually chant for Waller but they’re drowned out by the “YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!” from the fans cheering Knight on! Knight goes corner to corner, BIG knee! The count begins but Waller flounders up at 3 of 10. Knight throws hands, whips him to ropes but Waller reverses to FLAPJACK HOTSHOT! The count starts on Knight but he gets up so Waller knees him down. Waller CLUBS Knight on the back, then CLUBS him against the ropes. Waller stomps as fans chant he sucks!
Waller CLUBS Knight, cravats and throws knees. Knight falls and Waller wants the count. Fans boo as the count climbs, Knight is up at 4 of 10. Waller LCUBS him, whips, but Knight reverses to put Waller on the apron. Waller ducks the haymaker to HOTSHOT again! Somersault STUNNER! Waller wants the count again and it begins. Waller makes sure he’s standing at 3 of 10, Knight slowly stirs. Knight gets up at 7, Waller brings him around. Waller fireman’s carries, pops him but Knight lands on his feet! Knight kicks but Waller denies the BFT to CLOBBER Knight! Waller pie faces Knight around then whips him to a corner.
Knight reverses, runs in but into a BOOT! Waller goes up the corner, only for Knight to get up there and SUPERPLEX! Both men are down and fans fire up as the count climbs! Knight sees Waller get up at 5 so he hits the B F T!! Waller is down and the count begins again. Fans add “YEAH” after every count, but Waller slips out at 7. Knight drags Waller back up, and CLUBS him in the chest! And then CLOBBERS him! Waller gets back up, Knight storms over, Waller SMACKS Knight with a trash can! Knight flounders as NXT goes picture in picture.
The count begins but Knight is getting up. Waller has the trash can lid and SMACKS him down! And again! Knight gets to ropes, Waller SMACKS him again! Waller makes Knight take a seat, then he puts the can on his face to STOMP it in! Knight writhes and flounders away, but Waller stalks him to another corner. Waller goes to the apron, CLUBS Knight down, then goes looking under the ring. Waller brings out a TABLE! Waller sets that up by the ring, sees Knight by commentary, and he runs into a haymaker! Knight fires off, then reels Waller in. Waller back drops free and Knight hits the floor hard!
The ref starts the count and Waller soaks up all the heat. Knight slowly gets up, Waller throws body shots. Waller CLUBS Knight on the back, then gets the trash can lid. Knight blocks the shot to kick back and SMACK Waller! And SMACK again! They end up going around the back of the stands and Knight brings Waller to the stairs. Knight makes Waller go up, throws hands on him to keep him going, and then smacks him off railing. They reach the top, near the perch. Knight stomps Waller, throws hands, but Waller knees back. Waller CLUBS Knight, Knight throws more haymakers as NXT returns to single picture!
Knight scoops, but Waller slips off! Waller tries to throw Knight over but Knight fights back! Now Knight tries to throw Waller! Waller clings to the scaffolding, Knight throws hands! Waller falls!! Where’d he go!? Fans are fired up with Knight as the ref is counting! Sanga has Waller! So Knight gets a chair to SMACK Sanga! Sanga just roars! Sanga choke grips Knight, to APRON CHOKE SLAM him! Waller has cuffs now?! Waller couldn’t get Knight arrested so he’s going to do this himself! But he misses the cuff fist drop! Knight then POSTS Sanga, and uses those cuffs to trap Sanga! And now Waller is alone for real!
Fans fire up and Waller wants mercy but Knight CLOBBERS him! And again! Knight whips Waller hard into a corner, then hits a JUMPING NECKBREAKER! Fans fire up and Waller staggers up. Knight scoops him, SLAMS him, and fans want to use that table! Knight waits on Waller to rise up again, but Waller thumbs him in the eye to deny the BFT! Waller bails out, somersaults in, but no stunner! Knight TOSSES Waller over and Waller crashes through the table! Fans lose their minds as the count begins! Waller is still down at 8, but he drags himself at 9! Waller survives by a mere second!
The count restarts as Waller falls over, but Knight gets him up to ROCK him with a haymaker! Waller leans against barriers, Knight throws more haymakers! Fans echo the “YEAH!” as Knight brings Waller around. Knight has the chair and Waller wants mercy again. Knight says for all this time, he’ll put the chair down. So that he can BOOT Waller! Then he puts the trash can on Waller to SMACK it with the chair!! And again! And again! And again! That can is dented all over the place! But Knight sees Sanga standing up, so Knight SMACKS Sanga! And again! And again! And again! Knight throws the chair down as fans fire up!
Knight sees the announce desk. Knight pulls the hood off, moves things aside, and even though Waller is down, he is stirring. So Knight just drags Waller up at 6 to bring him to the desk! Knight says this will end it! But Waller CLOBBERS Knight with a blackjack! Waller must’ve gotten that from Sanga somehow! Waller goes up the corner, ELBOW DROP through the announce desk!!! Fans lose their minds all over again! Both men are down in the wreckage, and the count begins! Waller flounders around but both men are still on the floor at 5 of 10! They’re getting up, Sanga picks Waller up! Waller wins!!
Winner: Grayson Waller, by pinfall
That insurance policy comes in handy after all! Knight miscalculated the lengths Waller would go to,
The Creed Brothers have not been medically cleared, they will NOT have their shot against Imperium tonight. So as agreed, MSK is taking their spot! Will Lee & Carter finally take those titles back?
Bron Breakker speaks.
“I walk into this Triple Threat as the NXT Champion. But as the underdog. See, Ciampa and Ziggler, they have all the experience, all the accomplishments, all the notoriety. Me? I’m just a guy who shows up on a daily basis and busts his ass in the film room, in the weight room, in the practice ring, because I love this business!” When Bron looks at the title, he thinks about the number of days that he’s held it. The guys who held it before, all that pain and hard work it takes to earn the title. it is what drives Bron to keep the title! If tonight is his last Roadblock on the way to Stand & Deliver, then he will run right through it! Will Breakker make this his true breakthrough moment?
Tony D’Angelo speaks.
He is having dinner right now, at his cousin Mikey’s restaurant. Mikey used to be a silent partner. Then the craziest thing happened. When things started going, the owner gets outta the biz. When that happened, Tony asked the guy why. That guy had a change of heart. Mikey is going places, just like Tony. AT Stand & Deliver, Tony reaches the top. WrestleMania is huge, people come from all over to see it. They will witness Tony D become the Don of NXT.
Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinals: Kacy Katanzaro & Kayden Carter VS Io Shirai & Kay Lee Ray!
KC Squared have been a tag team for a long time, but they’ve yet to reach the top of the mountain. However, the Evil Genius and Scary Queen of Scots have reached the top before in their singles careers, and look to do the same as a duo. Now, we see who is greater between KC Squared and Shirai + KLR! Who do we see facing off against Dakota & Wendy in the finals?
NXT returns and KC Squared make their entrance. They have the T-Shirt guns, they have the LED gear, but will they have the cup? Mandy is still watching from the lounge, but Gigi & Jacy still haven’t returned. Wait, is that Malik Blade & Edris Enofe as the butlers? They took out the guys Mandy had so THEY could be her manservants?! Malik offers her wine and grapes, she doesn’t even notice. KLR and Kayden start, they tie up, KLR puts Kayden on ropes. They let off as the ref counts, and they go again. Kayden arm-drags but KLR gets up to see Kayden mocking her dance move. So KLR mocks Kayden’s twerking!
Kayden blocks the superkick but KLR deflects Kayden’s to CHOP! KLR wrenches, CHOPS again, but Kayden dodges to CHOP back! KLR waistlocks, O’Conner Rolls, but Kayden turns it around! TWO, Kayden springboards to dropkick! Cover, TWO! Kayden keeps on KLR and tags in Kacy. They double whip, trip and basement dropkick! Kacy adds the slingshot senton! Kacy brings KLR up but she gets away to tag in Shirai. Fans rally up and Shirai eggs Kacy on. Kacy dodges, handsprings around and headscissors, but Shirai rolls through. Shirai wags her finger, things speed up and Kacy wheelbarrows right up and over!
Shirai pops Kacy, Kacy ranas to a cover, TWO! Shirai hurries to La Magistrol! TWO! Kacy tries a handspring headscissor takedown, TWO! The partners get in, they all argue, then Kacy & Kayden dropkick Shirai & KLR! Kayden MULE KICKS KKLR, Kacy WRECKS Shirai! Kayden CROSSBODIES KLR, Kacy TORNILLO PLANCHAS Shirai! And only now does Mandy notice Malik is her butler. KC Squared fires up as NXT goes to break!
NXT returns again and Shirai has Kayden down with a chinlock. Fans rally and Kayden fights up to arm-drag free. Kayden gets run over by a shoulder, but she avoids Shirai’s elbow drop! Fans fire up as Shirai runs in but Kayden dodges! Shirai hits buckles, but she swings on Kacy first! Kayden swings but Shirai blocks to scoop, only for Kayden to DDT out of it! Fans fire up as both women are down! Hot tag to Kacy! She rallies on Shirai and KLR, DDT for Shirai again! Kacy fires off forearms and body shots! Shirai shoves her away but Kacy hits an A-List Lariat! Kacy shoves Shirai and rolls, to a FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!
Kacy keeps her focus, fans rally up behind her, and she brings Shirai up to whip. Shirai reverses, Kacy holds ropes and BOOTS back! Kayden tags then HEEL KICKS Shirai! Table top, and then wheelbarrow back suplex splash onto knees! Shirai crawls, but Kayden runs over! Shirai drop toeholds her to the rope! Dial it up, 619! Shirai hurries up top and Kayden stands, BIG missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Shirai grows frustrated but fans are loving this! Shirai brings Kayden up, tag to KLR. Kayden breaks free to SUPERKICK KLR! Shirai SHOTEIS Kayden but Kacy BOOTS Shirai! KLR gets in to get Kacy, GOURD BUSTER!
Kayden runs in, springboard BULLDOG for KLR! Cover, TWO!! “This is Awesome!” as all four women are down! Kayden drags herself up the ropes while Shirai and Kacy bail out. Kayden brings KLR up, but KLR CHOPS her! Kayden runs in to SUPERKICK! Kayden tags Kacy and gets KLR up, but KLR fights out to shove Kayden into Kacy! Shirai gets in, she and KLR go up to get Kacy. But Kacy fights the double superplex and Kayden shoves Shirai down! Kayden Electric Chair Lifts KLR, Kacy climbs up, SUPER POISON RANA!!!! Cover, Shirai shoves Kayden onto the pile! Fans go nuts as Kayden throws Shirai out!
Kayden fires off on Shirai, whips, but Shirai reverses to send Kayden into steel steps! Kacy kicks Shirai abut gets fed to a SUPERKICK! KLR gets Kacy up, K L R BOMB!! Tag to Shirai and she goes right up top! OVER THE MOONSAULT!! Cover, Shirai & KLR win!
Winners: Io Shirai & Kay Lee Ray, by pinfall (advance to the Women’s Dusty Cup Finals)
Mandy isn’t pleased, but she couldn’t screw out everyone. Will the Scary Geniuses take the Dusty Cup? Or will #KaiChoo smash?
Wait, Cora goes after Mandy! Revenge for Raquel! Malik & Edris do their best to separate them but fans want to “Let Them Fight!” Will Cora get after Mandy one way or another?
Indi Hartwell watches last week’s loss.
But then Persia finally shows up. She and Duke Hudson had a great weekend, dinner by the water, so romantic. Up to his old tricks, huh? Duke has no idea what she means. Does Persia care that they lost? Yes, but Duke helped keep her mind off it. Persia says she carried this team, supported Indi’s relationship with Dexter, Indi can’t complain. What was that?! Persia said she supported her relationship. No, she said she carried this team! Well someone had to. So that was why Indi was champ without Persia first? They argue about who is the better tag partner, but Duke has them calm down. Don’t even, Duke! Don’t talk to Duke like that, Indi!
Indi tells Duke to shut up. They’re going to find out who the better woman is once and for all! Duke says Persia will need a training partner. Why wait? They make out right in the locker room! Will the friendship fall apart, just as Duke wants?
Backstage interview with Tiffany Stratton.
But she doesn’t want McKenzie to talk. Last week, she tried to do Sarray a favor by helping her with her wardrobe. Sarray said no, and NO ONE says no! Tiffany won’t just break Sarray’s necklace, she’ll break her face! Will the Warrior of the Sun have to pay for the payback she got on Daddy’s Little Rich Girl?
NXT Tag Team Championships: Imperium VS MSK!
Did Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner attack Julius & Brutus? Did they get someone to do it for them? These are questions still to be answered, but first we’ll see if they can stay tag team champions this close to WrestleMania! Will Wes Lee & Nash Carter make these belts must-see again? Or will these titles, and the mat, stay sacred?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who will be heading to Stand & Deliver!
Barthel and Carter circle, tie up, and Barthel has the chinbar. Carter slips through but Barthel headlocks and hits a takeover. Carter headcissors but Barthel gets the leg to go for a Half Crab! MSK kicks and kicks but Barthel shifts to an ANKLE LOCK! Carter rolls to throw Barthel off but Barthel puts him up top. Carter blocks the gamangiri to FLYING RANA! Barthel gets up, runs in, but Carter handsprings to sweep the legs! Basement dropkick! Fans fire up, Carter CHOPS Barthel and whips. Barthel reverses but Carter duck sand dodges, only to get CLOBBERED with a EuroUpper! Barthel eggs Carter on and then kicks him around.
Barthel pushes Carter around, clamps on a chinlock and stretches him back. Carter endures, fights up, then JAWBREAKERS! Tag to Lee, MSK fires off on Barthel! ENZIGURI to DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO! Lee throws hands and kicks on Barthel, keeps on the leg, but Barthel CHOPS back! Barthel drags Lee up, CHOPS him again, then tags Aichner. Aichner swings but Lee ducks to kangaroo kick! SCHOP and boot but Aichner catches the leap to SLAM Lee into ropes! Lee clutches his legs but Aichner grabs at him. Lee holds ropes, Aichner stomps him down! Aichner drags Lee to drop an elbow on the leg!
Aichner clamps on a toehold, Lee endures and kicks back. Aichner drops a knee on the knee then pulls on the leg. Cover, TWO! Aichner drags Lee up, scoops him, but Lee slips off to CLUB and fire off on Aichner! SCREW HIGH KICK! Lee drags Aichner, tag to Carter. Leg sweep to Chancery and basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Carter drags Aichner up but Aichner CHOPS back! Aichner EuroUppers, Carter forearms, repeat! Carter gets a backslide, TWO! Carter kicks, whips, but Aichner reverses. Aichner blocks the boot to reel Carter in for a LARIAT! Tag to Barthel and Imperium mugs Carter.
Barthel clamps on a cobra clutch and he grinds Carter down. Carter fights up, throws body shots, but Barthel ripcords, only for Carter to KNEE Barthel down! Both men are down, Carter drags Barthel over. Barthel digs his heel sin to whip Carter but Carter DECKS Aichner! Carter dodges, hot tag to Le! Lee CLOBBERS Barthel, SUPERKICKS Aichner, then fires off on Barthel! Snapmare and basement dropkick! Lee runs in to ROCK Barthel with a forearm, then ENZIGURI and QUEBRADA! Barthel bails out, Lee tags Carter and Carter CANNONBALLS Barthel to the ramp! They’re both down, Aichner pops Lee up for a BACKBREAKER!
But wait! Here come the Creeds! They CLOBBER Barthel and Carter, then go after Aichner and Lee!
Winners: MSK, by disqualification; Imperium retain the titles
OVERHEAD Belly2Belly for MSK, then some for Aichner! Julius CLOBBERS Barthel, Brutus CLOBBERS Aichner! The Creeds
Draco Anthony finishes up a workout.
He sees Harland is lurking behind him. Draco storms over and Joe Gacy says they come in peace. They didn’t mean to interrupt him. Gacy is sure Draco has thought about this. He should open up and let others into his life. But Xyon Quinn walks over and tells Gacy that Draco is hi sown man. Draco, don’t let them get into your head. Live your own life. Gacy wants that for Draco, too, as opposed to living a lie. Gacy says Draco can have more time to think. They’ll be waiting. Draco thanks Quinn for that. Will these two
Dolph Ziggler speaks.
“You think you got WrestleMania weekend all figured out, but ol’ DZ is about to screw it all up! No whit my music, the good one!” The Show-Off is going right to the ring, because it’s time for the main event! Will Ziggler steal the show and the NXT Championship?
NXT UK’s A-Kid speaks.
He is the first ever Spanish WWE superstar, started his career 10 years ago, and he worked hard to get signed by NXT UK. He competed against the best talent in the world, became the inaugural Heritage Cup Champion, and now he’s coming to NXT! He can’t wait to test himself against the best talent here and show them what he is all about!
Jacket Time reacts to this news!
Ikemen Jiro is very excited to see A-Kid coming! A-Kid is one of the best in-ring performers. Kushida says he’s just good. Oh, Kushida thinks he’s better? He’s better than good. Jiro is excited for that! Will we see the Super Junior of Japan and the Spanish Sensation battle it out in the ring?
North American Championship qualifiers begin next week!
Cameron Grimes VS Santos Escobar will be the first of the four, who gets a second chance at the “A Title” through Stand & Deliver
NXT Championship Triple Threat: Bron Breakker VS Tommaso Ciampa VS Dolph Ziggler!
NXT returns and Ciampa makes his entrance first. Then Bron makes his entrance, but doesn’t smash up anything like he has for his other big title match entrances. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who stands tall to move on to Stand & Deliver!
Bron and Ciampa keep their eyes on Ziggler, Ziggler fakes superkick but then bails out. Ciampa and Bron go to pursue but then Ciampa turns Bron around to DECK him! Roll up, Ziggler breaks it up! Ziggler rains down fists on both guys, then brings Bron up to whip. Bron reverses and Ziggler hits buckles hard! Ciampa CLUBS away on Bron, whips him to ropes, but Bron ducks and dodges, only to miss the shoulder tackle! Fans fire up as Ciampa runs at Ziggler to CHOP him in the corner! Ciampa runs to CHOP Bron! Ciampa runs, redirects Bron but Bron hurdles. Things speed up, Ziggler jumps in, into a SPINEBUSTER!
Bron CLOBBERS Ciampa and fans bark for him. Bron drags Ciampa up, then gets Ziggler. Bron double suplexes Ziggler and Ciampa! Bron stomps Ziggler, stalks Ciampa to a corner, and Bron fires haymakers. Bron puts Ciampa up top, climbs up to join him, but Ciampa slips out and trips Bron up! Ziggler shoves Bron down for good measure, then dodges Ciampa’s boot! Ciampa stops the superkick, fakes chop, but Ziggler trips Ciampa before the double underhooks! Jackknife, TWO! Ciampa gets around, spins Ziggler and ROCKS him! Ciampa trips Ziggler but Ziggler kicks free of the catapult!
Ziggler fires off in the corner, whips corner to corner but Ciampa comes back to LARIAT! Ciampa drags Ziggler by his legs, to CATAPULT him at the corner! Ziggler hits buckles hard then falls, and Ciampa keeps moving to FLY out onto Bron! Fans cheer as Ciampa claps and pats himself on the back! The Pulse of NXT drags the Big Booty Nephew back into the ring and then he gets the Show-Off in, too. “Ciampa’s gonna kill~ you” as he goes corner to corner to give them clothesline after clothesline! He keeps going, dodges their clotheslines, but Ziggler DROPKCISK Ciampa down! Bron CLOBBERS Ziggler!
All three men are down as NXT goes picture in picture. Bron stirs and Ziggler crawls. Ciampa shakes out the cobwebs and he stomps Ziggler out of the ring! Ciampa goes out after him, brings him up, and SMACKS Ziggler off the desk! Bron flops out of the ring, Ciampa gets him up to whip, but Bron reverses! Ciampa hits steel steps hard! Ciampa clutches the back of a thigh, Bron catches his breath, and Bron heads over to Ciampa. Bron gets Ciampa up and in, but Ciampa kicks low! Bron throws haymakers for that, but Ciampa hits back! Ciampa CHOPS Bron, Bron flops against ropes but Ciampa brings him around to bump off buckles.
Ciampa throws haymakers, sits Bron down, but Ziggler kicks Ciampa and bumps him off buckles! And more buckles! Ziggler stomps a mudhole into Ciampa, then climbs up to talk trash. Ziggler BITES Ciampa’s head! Then rains down fists! NXT returns to single picture as Ziggler goes way past 10! Ziggler swivels the hips, but Ciampa stops him before 20! Atomic drop! Bron is there, he OVERHEAD Belly2Belly suplexes Ziggler! Ciampa kicks Bron, whips him, but Bron reverses. Ciampa comes back into a FLAPJACK! The straps come down, Bron gets Ciampa in the STEINER RECLINER!! Ciampa endures and fans rally up!
Ziggler gets in to put on a SLEEPER! Bron does his best to hold onto Ciampa but he loses his grip! Ciampa is free, Ziggler becomes a backpack! Bron stays on his feet, but then drops back onto Ciampa! All three men are down again and fans rally up! Ziggler hurries over to bring Bron up with a facelock. Ziggler throws forearms but Bron gives them back. Ziggler ROCKS Bron, Bron ROCKS Ziggler! Ciampa ROCKS Bron! Bron and Ziggler hit Ciampa, Ciampa hits them back! Ciampa haymakers, CHOPS, and repeat between the others! Bron ROCKS Ciampa again, but Ziggler fires off on Bron!
Ziggler has Bron tumbling out of the ring, Ciampa runs in to KNEE Bron down! Ziggler rolls Ciampa, TWO!! FAMOUSER!! ZIGZAG!! Cover, TWO!!! Ciampa survives and no one can believe that! Ziggler waits for Ciampa to get up and then he tunes up the band. Fans fire up, Bron choke grips Ziggler! Ciampa BOOTS Bron, Ziggler SATELLITE DDTs! Ciampa gets Ziggler with a KNEE! And then powerbomb lift! Bron rushes in but misses! before PROJECT CIAMPA! Cover, TWO!! Ciampa can’t believe it, but fans rally up. Ciampa gets Ziggler up, underhooks, but Bron SPEARS the Fairy Tale Ending down!
Ziggler SUPERKICKS Bron! ZIG- NO! Bron bucks Ziggler away to SPEAR him down!! Bron fires up, gets Ziggler up in the trophy lift, for the BREAKKER SLAM!! Cover, Roode drags the ref out! The Dirty Dawgs work together again! Bron DECKS Roode at the ramp! Bron hurries back but into WILLOWS BELL!! Ciampa gets Bron up, underhooks and FAIRY TALE ENDING!! But Ziggler bodies Ciampa! Cover on Bron, TWO!!! Ziggler throws a fit but Ciampa tosses him out! Ciampa brings down the kneepad! But Roode saves Bron! SUPERKICK from Ziggler!! Cover, Ziggler wins!??!
Winner: Dolph Ziggler, by pinfall (NEW NXT Champion)
Bron can’t believe it! He and Ciampa are on the losing end of a GLORIOUS screw job! The Show-Off literally does steal this title! What does this mean for Stand & Deliver?
What a exciting and shocking Roadblock edition of NXT! Great stuff from the Women’s Dusty Cup here, putting RawDown’s Women Tag Division to shame. Dakota & Wendy continue to work together well, and I should’ve figured Toxic Attraction would screw Raquel & Cora over. They fear Raquel and they basically sideline her, but then it was awesome for Cora to attack Mandy in the lounge. Also, it was great for Malik & Edris to replace those butler bodyguard guys. KC Squared VS Shirai & KLR was awesome stuff, and I figured KLR & Shirai advance. Scary Geniuses VS #KaiChoo is going to be a really fun finals match, I would love seeing either team take on Gigi & Jacy.
I was a bit surprised they had an attack angle for the men’s tag titles, but it did add some intrigue to things throughout the night. For one, it gave Brooks & Briggs more of a reason to get involved with Legado. That should be a good match for like, the WrestleMania week go-home. Imperium VS MSK was as great as before, but the fans really wanted the Creeds in this. Creeds going after both teams could just be because they don’t know who attacked them and therefore don’t trust any of them, or it is a tease that MSK did the attack. That’d be very Johnny Gargano attacking Aleister Black. Also, WWE sets up another Triple Threat Tag. They surprisingly seem to like tag wrestling these days.
That Last Man Standing was some great stuff, YEAH! But of course, Waller being the Heel, he has a sidekick help him win. I will say, though, Waller leaning on Sanga and Sanga helping him stand was a very clever way for it to work. Sarray got some good payback on Tiffany and they’re obviously having a match. That is definitely go-home material. I do like that Fallon got a win off that and is all but part of a trio with Brooks & Briggs. Duke Hudson has successfully broken up Indi and Persia, they’re having their match, that is going to be pretty good stuff, and I really hope we get the Mixed Tag of Duke & Persia VS #InDex.
We got a decent segment out of Xyon, Draco, Harland & Gacy, that is definitely going to be a tag match for the go-home. A-Kid coming to NXT is interesting just on the timing. That kinda takes some power out of the NXT UK roster, right as he is getting into story with Die Familie. Maybe AK has recorded all the material he has with Die Familie and is able to do this while those segments play out. Plus, I like that promo we got out of Jacket Time. Kushida VS A-Kid is going to be a technical masterpiece to say the least.
Andre Chase has another hilarious promo Tony D’Angelo has a good promo but it’s hard to be sure what the message was. Still no clue as to who he is aiming for, but maybe he just gets in on the North American Championship ladder match. They’re going with just five guys, not six, but I do like that we’ll be getting qualifiers. Grimes VS Escobar is going to be great, either one can get in, and I look forward to seeing who else gets in.
And then while we got good promos from each guy, that Triple Threat main event was awesome! Yes, Bron did botch tackling Ciampa the first time but they redid the spot so he could nail it before the end. And in the biggest twist, Ziggler wins! Granted it was thanks to Roode, but I still didn’t think it’d happen. I’m sure Bron somehow gets his rematch at Stand & Deliver, it’ll give fans just learning about him after seeing him on Raw a chance to see him climb back up, but I’m surprised he’s going to join the two-time champion club so quickly. He’s already going to be on par with Ciampa, Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura and Finn Balor just on that, but I suppose this is the power of a Vince McMahon push.
My Score: 8.8/10
Andrew’s IMPACT Results & Match Ratings: 6.30.2022
The Go Home to Against All Odds with the main event of Battle of the Futures Redux! TNA vibes and hype in the Asylum!
Against All Odds is tomorrow, and the one thing IMPACT has excelled with are the quick turnaround angles. Plus we also HOPEFULLY get a real finish to the Battle of the Futures 2022 edition. Frankie Kazarian and Chris Sabin have a main event that could definitely be something special.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 1, 2022
- Fatal 4 Way: Steve Maclin vs Trey Miguel vs Laredo Kid vs Chris Bey: Trey wins via Meteora – ***
- Rosemary vs Gisele Shaw: Gisele wins via Knee Strike – ** ¼
- Savannah Evans w/Tasha Steelz vs Jordynne Grace: Jordynne wins via Muscle Buster – **
- IMPACT Tag Team Championship: The Good Brothers (c) w/James Storm vs Vincent & PCO w/ Honor No More: Karl retains via Roll Up – ** ½
- Ace Austin w/Chris Bey vs Alex Zayne: Ace wins via The Fold – ** ¾
- Battle of the Futures Redux: Frankie Kazarian vs Chris Sabin w/Alex Shelley: Sabin wins via Cradle Shock – *****
Fatal 4 Way: Steve Maclin vs Trey Miguel vs Laredo Kid vs Chris Bey
Early on the smaller men gang up on Maclin, which of course is the smart thing to do. Trey and Bey trade a few shots, Laredo tries to interject himself but Maclin comes back in and starts taking over. Wipes out most of the guys then they start trickling in for pinfall saves and each guy chopping at the bigger man. Trey does however go for a John Woo, misses and Tree of Woes himself to set up for Maclin’s Caught in the Crosshairs corner spear.
Action continues to be pretty fluid, Trey takes out Maclin, Bey looks for an Asai Moonsault, but turns it into the 5 Hole Dive that MCMG do when Laredo Kid dives through Bey’s legs. Then Bey hits the Asai Moonsault and Bey brings Laredo into the ring and tries to find a winning angle. Pop Up Cutter from Bey, but Trey saves it. A little back and forth, Trey goes to the top, misses the Meteora, but lands on his feet and manages a Running Meteora for the pinfall victory.
Trey beat Speedball before Slammiversary, so Speedball has some payback in his mind.
Check out what @theraveneffect had to say about @TheMooseNation and @TheSamiCallihan going to war in his creation..The Clockwork Orange House Of Fun Match TOMORROW NIGHT at #AgainstAllOdds!#IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/VEN90fmA44
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 1, 2022
Rosemary vs Gisele Shaw
Madison Rayne and Tenille Dashwood are at the commentary desk for this match since Gisele did offer to fill in for an injured Madison for the Knockouts Tag rematch.
Rosemary controls Gisele early and then bends her backwards and bites her forehead. Gisele almost starts taking back over, but then Rosemary gets out of a headlock the Crazzy Steve way. Rosemary takes some control early until Gisele powders and tries to find a way back into the match. Commercial break brings us to Gisele taking Rosemary’s head off with a Lariat.
Now Gisele is in control, throws Rosemary into a corner and starts pandering for a photo op and posturing to The Influence. Gisele strings together a lot of corner attacks, whips her into the corner again and lays her out with a Flying European Uppercut. Gisele tries to hit the knee in the back of the head, but Rosemary moves and starts her comeback. Big Suplex from the corner and Rosemary keeps her down for 2. Rosemary is in control until Gisele hits and Oscutter out of nowhere for 2. Reverse DDT from Rosemary for another near fall and then The Influence is on the move. They ambush Taya, Rosemary tries to go for her Spear anyway and Shaw kills Rosemary with a great Knee Strike. Rosemary is out, Gisele wins.
A small beat down, and then The Influence pause in the ring for a little, before posing with Gisele and seemingly giving their mark of approval on her being in The Influence now.
Savannah Evans w/Tasha Steelz vs Jordynne Grace
Savannah bulldozes Jordynne into the corner, but the power game is pretty even here. Savannah has some height, but Jordynne is quicker. Jordynne manages to turn the tables on Savannah, up and over in the corner and whips her into the ropes while setting up behind her causing Evans to trip and fall. Savannah powders, Jordynne tries to break up the discussion, but after a quick flurry, Savannah hits an Apron Chokeslam and takes over.
After some back and forth, Jordynne takes back over and then Muscle Buster on Savannah Evans and its over!
IMPACT Tag Team Championship: The Good Brothers (c) w/James Storm vs Vincent & PCO w/ Honor No More
Karl and Vincent start things off, and corner to corner we see the Machine Gun in control, but a thumb to the eyes and quick strike give Vincent the chance to tag in PCO. French Canadian Frankenstein starts beating on Karl, throws him into the ropes, Vincent kicks him and it just pisses off Karl. But Karl getting distracted gives PCO the ambush chance and Karl is just getting rocked. Vincent tagged back in, quick strikes including a corner Facewash with the elbow, sliding Flatliner and PCO is back in.
PCO goes Splash into dropping DDT before hitting the middle rope Guillotine Leg Drop. LG has gotten no action while Karl is getting killed. Deanimator set up looks to take out Karl even further, and it hits! Vincent tags in, and finally Anderson Spinebuster gets LG a hot tag. Big Boot takes out PCO on the apron, Superkick and flying Big Man flattens Vincent, tag to Karl, Magic Killer set up…but PCO with the save. Satellite Russian Leg Sweep from Vincent, RedRUM misses and Karl scoops the Small Package for the win.
Immediately Honor No More attacks. Chris Harris slides in and Honor No More choose to jaw and tease him instead of attacking immediately. HEATH’s music hits before they can attack Harris, and he comes loaded with pipes. Harris and Heath lay out Honor No More with pipes, Wake Up Call from Heath, Pump Kick, Gun Stun and then only Taven is left. Last Call Superkick sends Taven to sleep.
Ace Austin w/Chris Bey vs Alex Zayne
Zayne tries to start immediately, but Ace takes a page from the Jay White book and powders right away. Ace stays a step ahead until a nice Flipping Bodyscissors out of the corner keeps Ace rolling and eating some kicks. Ace tries a top corner move and Zayne flips into a Headscissors for the advantage before commercial. Coming back Ace is in control after driving Zayne into the post.
Ace and Zayne trade, we see Zayne finally get the best of the situations. Cinnamon Twist or Crunchwrap Supreme are hinted at, but Ace rolls away. Zayne tries to get Ace in position for his Taco Driver, but Ace has all the answers. Big kicks and strikes, Ace goes for the Outside/In Avalanche Headscissors, but Zayne mostly flips the through it, but eats a Triangle Kick for his attempted counter. The Fold – gets countered with a Sauce Trigger! Ace powders, Moonsauce to take out Bey and Ace, but Bey grabs his foot before he can get back in, Ace keeps the referee distracted…THE FOLD as soon as Zayne is back in the ring and Bullet Club wins!
Battle of the Futures Redux: Frankie Kazarian vs Chris Sabin w/ Alex Shelley
If this is as good as I anticipate…I may forget how to type. So fair warning if I get sucked in, this could be a short review.
We saw both men had a plan, Sabin went after Kaz’s legs early and often, where Kaz focused on the neck. There were great callbacks, classic moments, even the feint with the Flux Capacitor which is how Kaz won the original Battle of the Futures.
This was Brian Hebner’s final match, and hot damn was it a classic. Everything about this was great.
Overall Score: 9/10
Starting out hot with the X Division match, 2 solid Knockouts matches and a main event that could’ve easily been on any PPV over the last 20 years. This set the stage well for tomorrow’s Against All Odds and could’ve been one of the best Go Home episodes from any company in recent memory. Also it was really awesome getting the Raven vignette to hype the Clockwork Orange House of Fun.
My review of Against All Odds will be a little late since I had prior engagements because Fridays aren’t usually PPVs, but I’ll get to it on Saturday. Watch it live yourself, catch the run down Saturday, either way IMPACT is killin it with that TNA vibe. Maybe its time we go back to a certain 3 letters…a 6 sided ring, or hell, just announce Lethal Lockdown. Bring that back from the dead dammit!
Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (6/30/22)
WHY, SEVEN, WHY?!
Artful Dodger or dastardly coward? You decide!
Last time he was on NXT UK, Trent Seven gave us crocodile tears and betrayed Tyler Bate! What will Seven say this week about what he’s done?
- Blair Davenport VS Angel Hayze; Davenport wins.
- Emilia McKenzie VS Fallon Henley; Henley wins.
- Wolfgang VS Sha Samuels w/ Noam Dar; Wolfgang wins.
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Blair Davenport VS Angel Hayze!
NXT UK beware, it’s the return of the heir! The gothic gladiator is back after that freak accident during her NXT UK Women’s Championship match with Meiko Satomura. Will Blair prove that nothing will stop her from taking the throne this time? Or will Angel leave her in a haze in her first match back?
The bell rings and the two circle. Blair and Angel tie up, go around, and Blair puts Angel on the ropes. The ref counts but Blair lets off fast. Blair and Angel reset, tie up, and Blair shoves Angel down! Fans rally up as Angel and Blair reset again. They tie up, Angel gets around to waistlock, Blair arm-drags free and Angel flounders to a corner. Blair runs in but Angel goes up and over, TWO! Angel boots Blair’s punch away, sobats then runs, to SHOTGUN Blair down! Cover, ONE!! Fans rally, Angel drags Blair up and reels her in, but Blair fights the suplex. Blair powers up, wrenches out and WRINGS the arm!
Fans rally as Blair snarls and stalks Angel. Blair runs in at the corner, Angel goes up and over again, but runs into a CHOP BLOCK! Blair DROPKICKS Angel in the back! Blair pushes Angel over to CLUB her on the back. Blair pushes Angel around, kicks her, and Angel gets to a corner. Blair is after her already and throws a heavy body shot! Angel hits back but Blair CLUBS her down again. Blair hauls Angel up, whips her to ropes and runs her over! Cover, TWO! Blair clamps onto Angels with a chinlock and she grinds Angel down. Fans rally as Angel endures, but Blair thrashes her around. Blair cranks the hold but Angel fights up to her feet.
Angel throws body shots, Blair CLUBS her again! Blair hauls Angel up to whip her to a corner. Blair runs in and GAMANGIRIS! Blair shoves Angel onto ropes, then runs side to side, SLIDING KICK! Cover, TWO! Angel survives and Blair is annoyed but the fans rally up. Blair shoves Angel to a corner, but Angel hits back. Blair CLUBS Angel, stands her up and whips her corner to corner. Blair runs in but Angel dodges and Blair hits buckles! Angel returns with a forearm smash! And then a back elbow! Angel keeps moving, she evades the lariat to fire off forearms and a ROLLING ELBOW! Angel runs again, SLINGBLADE! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally as Blair goes to a corner. Angel runs corner to corner but into a BOOT! Blair hops up and leaps to missile dropkick! Blair drags Angel up, reels her in, but Angel wrenches out to reel Blair in! GUILLOTINE! Angel has Blair in the body scissors, too! Blair endures, stays up, CLUBS Angel and powers out with a BIG suplex! Fans fire up, Blair hauls Angel up for the FALCON ARROW! Cover, Blair wins!
Winner: Blair Davenport, by pinfall
And the heir gets right back on track! Blair gets the mic to say she is back! And she is here to crush all of your hopes. Is that key word a message to a certain someone? Or is it a message to everyone who would dare defy the heir?
NXT UK Media caught up with Sid Scala.
The Assistant General Manager returns to his office, and Kenny Williams is there waiting! Kenny says it’s about time Sid showed up! Kenny’s been working all night, as we can see by the conspiracy web taking over Sid’s office, and Kenny claims he has finally figured it out! Tiger Turan has to be none other than… Sid says Kenny needs to stop, this isn’t why Sid asked to meet with him. This is about next week, a match between Kenny and Tiger Turan! And just as Sid says that, Tiger steps in. Kenny says this is just who he was looking for. But here’s what will happen. Kenny will win, knock Turan out and take off his mask to reveal it’s Amir Jordan!
So right now, Tiger Turan can clean up this mess while Kenny prepares. Is the Scum of the Earth on to something? Is Tiger Turan obsessed with Kenny because it’s Amir Jordan, the man Kenny banished from NXT UK over a year ago? Or is he going to lose this match along with his mind?
Noam Dar & Sha Samuels enter the NXT UK Performance Center.
The Scottish Supernova isn’t sure why they’re here, but the East End Bookie/Butcher promises it is for good reason: they’re going to make some big money. Dar then sees the ring and the training session Mark Coffey is helping with. Dar & Sha taunt them and Mark walks over to ask, “What’s wrong? Run out of ways to cheat?” Dar says he never needs to cheat, and certainly not to beat Mark. Dar didn’t need to cheat to beat “Dog Man” Wolfgang, or to beat big brother Joe and run him out of town. Mark points out Dar only won because of his bookie at ringside. Mark guarantees that if Sha isn’t around, Mark wins the cup.
Sha says no way, Dar is the best ever! Mark says they can bet on it. Sha takes that bet! 100 to 1, Dar still beats Mark! Sha puts money on it quite literally, and says the market is open! Everyone else swarms Sha, wanting to put money on this, too! Dar looks worried with just how many want to join in. Are they betting all on Mark? Dar is a bit upset by that, but will he prove Sha right and take everyone, including Coffey, to the cleaners?
Emilia McKenzie VS Fallon Henley!
#SuplexMillie is still Meiko Satomura’s protégé, but she might be feeling the pressure as of late. The Final Boss demands the best out of her disciple, but will those expectations be met? Or will the Cowgirl rope herself a big win just like Briggs & Jensen did?
The bell rings and the two tie up. They go around, end up in a deadlock, but Millie shots around to waistlock. Fallon pries at the hold, standing switches, and SLAMS Millie down. Millie slips out to hammerlock and fans rally for Millie as she cranks the hold. Fallon fights to sit up, rolls out and has the wristlock. Millie slips through, wristlocks back, but Fallon pries at the hold. Fallon slips through, hammerlocks Millie now, but Millie works on the hold. Fallon rolls Millie up, TWO! Fans applaud the opening exchange as the two stare down. Fallon and Millie reset, tie up with knuckle locks, and they have a test of strength!
Millie wrenches the wrists, kicks an arm, rolls and trips Fallon to have a standing toehold! Fallon endures, uses her free leg to kick free, but Millie cartwheels through. Fans applaud again, and even Fallon offers a handshake. Millie accepts and fans cheer the sportsmanship, and the two tie up again. Millie powers Fallon back but Fallon turns it around to arm-drag Millie away. Fallon shoots in but Millie sits on the cover, ONE! Fallon sunset flips, ONE! Millie tries a jackknife but Fallon rolls through it, TWO! Millie has the sunset, TWO!! Fans fire up for that exchange and the two reset again.
They tie up, Millie headlocks, but Fallon powers up. Millie holds tight, Fallon pries the hold open and turns it around onto Millie! Millie endures, powers out but Fallon runs her over! Fallon does a two step then runs, but Millie keeps up with the drop, sidestep, but Fallon counters hip toss with a hip toss! Fallon arm-drags Millie away and Millie takes a moment to catch her breath. Fallon is on her but Millie EuroUppers! Millie kicks low, CLUBS Fallon on the back, and has her on the ropes. Millie CLUBS Fallon again, has her in a corner now and kicks her low. Fallon throws shots back but Millie CLUBS Fallon, into the TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally and Millie clamps on a chinlock. Millie shifts to have almost a bully choke but Fallon endures. Fans rally again as Fallon fights up. Fallon throws elbows, body shots, but Millie EuroUppers! Fallon catches on to hooks and a backslide, TWO! Fallon rolls Millie again, TWO! Millie CLOBBERS Fallon! Cover, TWO! Millie is on Fallon again, going after the arms. Fallon fights but Millie still gets a COBRA CLUTCH! Fallon endures, resists, and fans rally as Millie still tries to lock this on! Fallon fights, Millie might just have it! Fallon is fading as Millie bends her backwards!! But Fallon gets a second wind and pries free to arm-drag Millie away!
Millie comes back to ROCK Fallon, Fallon ROCKS Millie! They throw hands, and Fallon DECKS Millie! Fallon fires up to back elbow Millie in a corner! And then a RUNNING FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Fans fire up as Millie survives! Fallon drags Millie up, fireman’s carries, but Millie slips off and shoves to then LARIAT! And again! Millie shoots around to get Fallon up for a BIG bag suplex! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and Millie snarls as she hauls Fallon up. Fallon fights the German Suplex, pops free to switch, but Millie elbows Fallon. Millie whips Fallon to a corner but Fallon goes up and over. Fallon’s leg tweaks! Millie shows no mercy, CHOP BLOCK!!
Millie stomps away on Fallon’s leg and fans fire up! Millie drags Fallon up, reels her in, SHIN BREAKER! And then another SHIN BREAKER! Fallon hobbles, Millie gets her again, but Fallon sunset flips! FALLON WINS!
Winner: Fallon Henley, by pinfall
Millie showed her killer instinct, but maybe she let it get the better of her! Will this be the exact opposite of what Meiko wanted for Millie?
NXT UK Media catches up with Oliver Carter.
They ask him if he’s been keeping in contact with Ashton Smith while he’s out with injury. Of course! Oliver has Ashton on speed dial. They are brothers, that’s never gonna change. But then Teoman and his Die Familie “brothers,” Rohan Raja and Charlie Dempsey slither in and say hi to “Oli.” They sit with him and they feel like this is deja vu. Oliver’s alone, no Ashton Smith, no titles. Oliver needs a family to watch out for him. It is a dangerous place out there. Join them! It’s in his best interest. They’ll let him think about it, and take their leave. Is there anything to think about? Or will the Hottest Superstar Under the Sun actually consider their invitation?
NXT UK Media catches up with Sarray.
The Warrior of the Sun is about to get in a set of squats as they ask her how she feels after her NXT UK debut. Sarray says it was very good. She got a win over Nina Samuels, and she- “Aww~, look!” Xia and Eliza return to mock Sarray for simply training in the UK PC after her first win. It’s so cute. But has Eliza heard the good news? Sarray’s sticking around for a bit. Oh, is she? But then Meiko and Millie step up to back the bullies down. Eliza tells Sarray that she better just play by their rules, or they’ll be more than happy to teach Sarray a few things.
Meiko tells Eliza that she talks too much. If Eliza & Xia want a match with Meiko and Sarray, then Eliza & Xia will be the ones being taught a lesson. Millie seems a bit surprised Meiko didn’t choose her, while Xia & Eliza storm off, Xia complaining about who is teaching who lessons. But with that, Sarray finishes putting up the weights for Meiko to take a turn. Will Final Boss & Warrior of the Sun prove to the bullies the power of Joshi Strong Style?
Wolfgang VS Sha Samuels w/ Noam Dar!
The Last King of Scotland heard the East End Butcher talking some smack like he wouldn’t hear it. But since he did, it’s time for Sha to put his money where his mouth is! Will Wolfgang get a big win and cash in? Or will Sha find another way to weasel out another victory?
The bell rings and the two circle. Sha gets some last minute pointers from Dar. They say they can frustrate Wolfgang and get the edge. But then Dar needs to give Sha another pointer. The ref insists they get this started already, and Wolfgang rushes in. Sha dodges, then dodges again. Sha goes back to Dar for that last pointer but Wolfgang throws Sha out of the corner! Wolfgang fires off haymakers, then an arm-drag! Wolfgang keeps on the arm with a wristlock, then stands Sha up to RAM shoulders. And again! And then a straight arm lever and SLAM! Fans fire up and Wolfgang drags Sha up again to RAM shoulders again.
Wolfgang wrenches, and hits a straight arm suplex! Cover, ONE! Dar is upset but Wolfgang keeps on Sha’s arm. Sha ROCKS Wolfgang with his free arm, then bumps Wolfgang off buckles. Sha bumps Wolfgang off more buckles, then throws heavy back elbows. Sha runs in to SPLASH Wolfgang. Wolfgang shoves Sha away, runs in, but Sha sends Wolfgang into buckles! Fans boo but Dar wants to throw up the X. Sha grabs the bad arm for an ARMBAR DDT! Sha CLUBS the bad arm, uppercuts it, then hip drops on it! Wolfgang clutches that arm, tries to get it working, but Sha drops an elbow on it!
Sha clamps onto the arm, Wolfgang fights the cobra clutch and throws body shots. But Sha wrenches and WRINGS the bad arm! Dar offers a drink but Sha says no, he has to keep working. Sha throws down elbows into the bad arm, then stands on Wolfgang to say, “ON THE MONEY~!” Sha KICKS the bad leg, then shouts out “EAST~!” Sha stomps Wolfgang but fans chant, “You’re a Mug! You’re a Mug!” Dar says yeah, Wolfgang’s the mug! But that’s not who they mean. Sha RAMS Wolfgang into the buckles, stomps away on the bad arm, then runs in to stomp it again! The ref backs Sha off, and Dar SMACKS Wolfgang around with the papers!
Wolfgang gets mad and he CHOPS Sha! And CHOPS again! And counter punches! Wolfgang suplexes Sha, but Sha fights to get to the apron. Sha HOTSHOTS the bad arm! Wolfgang staggers away and Sha gets in to run and LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Wolfgang is still in this, and Dar offers another drink. Sha says no, and he drops elbow after elbow on Wolfgang! Sha then goes up a corner, and leaps for a FLYING ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Wolfgang is still in this and fans rally up. Sha stalks Wolfgang, CLUBS him at the ropes, then pulls on the bad arm. Wolfgang ROCKS Sha and gives him a kitchen sink knee! BASEMENT SENTON!
Dar is worried as Wolfgang suplexes Sha for the CAB- NO, no toss! Sha slips off, CLUBS Wolfgang and has a top wristlock on the bad arm! Fans rally as Wolfgang endures, fights up, but Sha wants the arm! Wolfgang arm-drags free! Wolfgang goes to the corner, Sha runs in but Wolfgang sends him into buckles! Wolfgang bumps Sha off buckles, fires off haymakers, then keeps Sha cornered to CHOP! Wolfgang whips corner to corner, then runs in, into an uppercut! Wolfgang snarls, shoves Sha back in, and SPLASHES in the corner! Sha flops and Wolfgang is on the apron, working on the bad arm.
Wolfgang climbs but Dar distracts! The ref reprimands but Wolfgang leaps, into a SPINEBUSTER from Sha! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally for Wolfgang while Sha is furious! Sha hauls Wolfgang up, reels him in and whips, but Wolfgang slips off the scoop to POINT-BLANK SPEAR!! But the bad arm holds Wolfgang back from making the cover, and Sha crawls away to his corner. Dar fans Sha, but fans rally for Wolfgang. Wolfgang grabs at Sha on the apron, hauls him up the corner, but Sha throws body shots. Sha HOTSHOTS the bad arm again! Wolfgang is stuck up top and Sha ROCKS him with haymakers! Sha DECKS Wolfgang!
Sha climbs up again, for the FROG SPLASH onto knees! Wolfgang saves himself but both men are down and writhing. Fans rally up again and Wolfgang grits his teeth as he gets back up. Wolfgang rallies on Sha with the one good arm! Wolfgang whips Sha to then back drop him! Fans fire up, Sha gets to a corner and Wolfgang runs in to fire off forearms! Wolfgang howls and runs, to SPLASH again! Dar is up on the apron but Wolfgang BOOTS him down! Fans cheer and Wolfgang SLINGSHOTS to SPEAR!! Cover, Wolfgang wins!!
Winner: Wolfgang, by pinfall
Fans cheer as the Last King of Scotland stands tall! This Gallus Boy is on top, but will Mark Coffey be on top in two weeks after he gets one more shot at Dar and the Heritage Cup?
Trent Seven heads to the ring.
And what a strange thing, for all the fans to boo this Founding Father of NXT UK. He gets a mic and “thanks” us all for that reception. Seven heard the chant of “Why, Trent, Why?” Good question! He will use visual aids to explain just exactly why. The tron shows Trent giving Tyler Bate that truly underhanded low blow uppercut. Trent gets teary eyed as he says it is just beautiful. “It’s the best low blow ever. That’s what it is.” Just look at his positioning! A work of art, really. And more importantly, it represents a turning point. “That right there is the most important moment in British Sports.” Fans chant, “No it’s not! No it’s not!”
But he says yes it is, and we all know it is, “because it’s the moment that Trent Seven saved the industry.” Fans boo but Seven asks they listen. It is the truth “because this place was dead! This studio was a ghost town! And now look at you all! Now look at you all back! The largest crowd in NXT UK BT Sports history is here because Trent Seven is on top!” Fans boo more but Seven says, “It’s a fact. This is where I like to be. Right here. Right at the top, right in the middle, the CENTER of attention!” Fans chant, “We Want Tyler!” and Seven is annoyed. “Tyler Bate is done. Now I am the center of attention, and we were the center of attention as British Strong Style! And as Moustache Mountain.”
Seven goes on about how they were touring the world, selling out every arena, and promotors were begging them to even be on the shows. “Please~! We need you~!” Yes, they did. And that is why fans need to understand it isn’t Seven who changed, it’s Tyler who changed. Seven never lost the killer instinct, he never stopped doing what was needed to win, but it was Tyler who lost his nerve. That will to win is gone, because “it’s all that rubbish, sitting in a field, hugging a tree.” But Bate isn’t coming back, and we know he won’t because he won’t fight Seven! Fans chant, “Yes, He Will!” Seven says no, he won’t, because Bate lost his fighting spirit.
“Tyler Bate is the Little Weak Boy. And I am NXT UK! I am this brand! I am NXT! I am British Strong Style! Come here! Come here! I am Moustache Mountain!!” Fans boo as Seven sets down the mic, and Seven says everyone knows he’s telling the truth. Is he telling the truth about the future of NXT UK? Or will Tyler Bate prove Trent Seven is a liar and make a heroic return?
Wait, a fan gets really heated about Seven saying Tyler is weak and afraid. So much so, friends and security are trying to get him to calm down. But the fan jumps the barrier instead! Security rushes in to stop this man from getting closer and Seven says, “We’ve got a live one!” And then he LOW BLOW KICKS the fan!! Referees rush out and say Seven is out of line! Seven says the fan is the one who got up in Seven’s face. Is there nothing Seven won’t do just to make himself feel like the bigger man?
A very good episode of NXT UK with some good set-up for the summer episodes. Blair Davenport gets a good return match win, with Angel Hayze still looking very good in the loss. And Blair emphasizing “hope” at the end of her promo has to be her setting up something with Amale before moving on to the title again. Kenny and Sid had a good interaction to set up Kenny VS Tiger Turan. But sadly for me and my theories, if Kenny also thinks Amir Jordan is Tiger Turan, then that must mean it isn’t because they wouldn’t do that. They can’t let Kenny be right about this, right? It’d be pretty wild for Kenny to win and be right about who Tiger Turan is under the mask.
Millie VS Fallon was a very good match, but I feel like they could’ve played up more of Millie struggling to be aggressive before it backfired on her. But Millie losing does help build her story of disappointing Meiko and herself. Millie also had a very good bit of character work showing her surprise and bit of hurt feelings when Meiko chose Sarray to be her tag partner against Xia & Eliza. But that’s still going to be an awesome match with Sarray and Meiko side by side. Meiko & Sarray will surely win and that will surely set up Meiko VS Sarray for an awesome NXT UK Women’s Championship.
We got a decent interaction from Oliver Carter and Die Familie. I would think Carter rejects Die Familie’s invitation, and he could easily team up with other superstars who don’t like Die Familie, like Mastiff & Starz or even A-Kid. And we got a pretty good promo with Sha, Dar and Mark Coffey about how we’re getting that 100 to 1 betting odds Heritage Cup match. If Mark is getting one more shot in what Dar claims should be his “retirement” match, does that mean Mark wins? Someone from Gallus should get something more, and Dar losing will be his own reason for “not retiring.” Plus, if Mark wins, and Joe Coffey comes back, I’d love seeing Mark VS Joe for the cup.
Wolfgang VS Sha was a great main event match, and I figured Wolfgang would win to get Gallus back up. I don’t know what’s next for Wolfgang, but he’s always been a solid character and in-ring worker. And then, we closed with a very good promo from Seven, with him playing off the crowd’s chants and booing very well. That final bit with “the fan” was quite a surprise but it sure adds to Seven’s Heel heat. But obviously, Bate is coming back and he is going to have one hell of a match with Seven. Can’t be sure who wins that, but it’d make a lot of sense if Seven cheated to win, and then somehow, Seven uses that to go after Ilja Dragunov and the UK Championship.
My Score: 8.5/10
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