NXT puts up three title matches on one night!
Will Dakota Kai finally become THE NXT Women’s Champion? Or will Mandy Rose keep things toxic? Plus, there will be NEW NXT Tag Team Champions!
- NXT North American Championship: Cameron Grimes VS Solo Sikoa; Grimes wins and retains the title.
- KUSHIDA w/ Ikemen Jiro VS Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone; changed to…
- Ikemen Jiro VS Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone; Wagner wins.
- NXT Women’s Championship: Mandy Rose VS Dakota Kai; Mandy wins and retains the title.
- Draco Anthony VS Xyon Quinn; Quinn wins.
- Five Team NXT Tag Team Championship Gauntlet: Pretty Deadly wins and become the new NXT Tag Team Champions.
PLAY BY PLAY
NXT North American Championship: Cameron Grimes VS Solo Sikoa!
The Carolina Caveman finally has gold, but he’s already putting it on the line! Will Grimes still take this title #ToTheMoon? Or will the Street Champion of the Island become a champion here in NXT?
The two men are already in the ring and the introductions are made. The belt is raised, and we open with our first of THREE title matches!
Fans rally with “UCE! SO!” for Solo as he and Grimes circle. Fans rally up as the two tie up, and Solo fireman’s carries! Grimes slips off and gets to a corner. He manages to smile and shake that off as he and Solo reset. The knuckle lock, Grimes gest a leg, but Solo gets to ropes. The ref counts, Grimes lets off but Solo shoves him. Grimes comes back and gets around, O’Conner Roll, TWO! Grimes rebounds but Solo ducks the kick to roll up! TWO, and the two stand off. Fans cheer as Solo says it was that close, and that he is getting that belt. Solo and Grimes go again, Grimes gets the waistlock but Solo fights the lift.
Solo elbows but Grimes ducks! Grimes arm-drags and has the armlock. Solo endures the cording hold, fights to get a headscissor, and he holds Grimes down. Fans rally, Grimes kips free, and then he arm-drags Solo again! Grimes has another armlock, but Solo endures. Solo fights up, fans rally, and Grimes wrenches the arm. Solo shoves Grimes to a corner but Grimes goes up and over, to arm-drag again! Grimes grinds that arm, fans rally up again, and Solo gets up. Solo scoops but Grimes fights that and puts more pressure on the shoulder. Solo endures, Grimes reaches and gets a chinbar.
Solo fights up as fans rally again, and Solo powers out. Solo runs Grimes over and fans fire up! Solo runs, Grimes gets up but gets run over again! Solo goes again, Grimes stays low, so Solo drops a SENTON! Fans rally behind Solo as he stalks Grimes. Solo fireman’s carries but Grimes sunset flips! TWO, and Solo avoids a Cave-In! The two stare down and fans fire up again. Grimes offers a handshake, and Solo takes it. Grimes says he respects Solo, and fans like that, but then Grimes says Solo’s bloodline can kiss Grimes’ grits! Grimes and Solo fires forearms and haymakers, fans rally and duel, and Grimes kicks to bump Solo off buckles!
Solo just glares, but Grimes bumps him again. Solo kicks back, bumps Grimes off buckles in return, and then more buckles! Solo clotheslines Grimes out of the ring! Fans fire up with Solo and he goes out after Grimes. Solo puts Grimes in, but Grimes comes back to ENZIGURI! Solo tumbles down, Grimes goes out to the apron, PENALTY KICK! And then CANNONBALL! Direct hit and down goes Solo! Grimes grits his teeth and fans cheer for “NXT! NXT!” as NXT goes picture in picture.
Grimes shakes out his arms, gets to his feet, and drags Solo into the ring. Grimes has Solo on the apron to BOOT him in! Grimes then hurries back in, keeps his eyes on Solo, and Solo sit sup. Grimes KICKS Solo, mocks the “UCE! SO!” cheer, and then fires off KICK after KICK after KICK! Solo blocks a kick, SLAPS Grimes, then trips him up! Solo stomps away on Grimes, KICKS him down, then mocks Grimes’ “To! The! MOON!” Solo KICKS and KICKS and KICKS Grimes down! Fans fire up as Solo paces around Grimes. Solo then covers, TWO! Grimes crawls to a corner but Solo stays focused.
Solo storms up to throw haymakers, whips him corner to corner hard, and Grimes bounces and tumbles off the buckles! Solo raises the finger, then drags Grimes to a cover, TWO! Grimes is still in this, but Solo looms over him. Solo stomps Grimes, says he’s the champion, and then runs to SENTON! Cover, TWO! Solo keeps cool, and he gets Grimes’ arm for an armlock. Solo is returning the favor from earlier as he grinds the shoulder down and even adds a chinbar. Grimes gets up to fight with body shots. Solo keeps Grimes from ropes with an arm-drag! NXT returns to single picture as Grimes now endures.
Fans rally, Grimes fights his way up, and he arm-drags Solo away! Solo gets up but Grimes fires a forearm! Solo gives a forearm back, so Grimes throws another. They go back and forth, but then Solo HEADBUTTS! Grimes flounders to a corner, Solo runs in to back body block! Grimes sits down, Solo goes corner to corner, but Grimes dodges the hip attack! RANA! Solo clutches his head and Grimes grits his teeth. Fans rally, Grimes runs, and Grimes rallies with forearms! Grimes gets around to waistlock, GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO! Solo survives but Grimes keeps focus. Fans rally up for Solo but Grimes grits his teeth again.
Grimes aims from a corner, wants Solo to stand, and Grimes runs in, only for Solo to hip toss him into the corner! Grimes tumbles, Solo fires up! HIP ATTACK! Cover, TWO!! Grimes survives and shocks Solo! Solo gets up, he watches Grimes get up, and he fireman’s carries, but Grimes blocks! Grimes fires elbows, then forearms! Solo ROCKS Grimes with a haymaker, Grimes SUPER FOREARMS! Solo SUPERKICKS and Grimes goes to a corner. Solo runs in, but into BOOTS! Grimes goes up and out then climbs the corner, but Solo ducks under the flying stomp! Solo comes back, into a COLLISION COURSE!! Cover, TWO!!
Grimes can’t believe it but the fans are thunderous! Grimes drags himself to a corner and takes aim again. “TO! THE! MOON!” and- SAMOAN DROP!! Cover, TWO!?! Grimes survives but Solo just goes up top! Fans are thunderous again but Grimes hurries up after Solo! Grimes fires off forearms, but Solo HEADBUTTS! Is that Trick Williams?! As Grimes falls onto the ref, Trick trips Solo! But Solo SUPERKICKS back! And then SPLASHES Trick on the floor! Solo hurries back in, into a CAVE-IN!! Cover, Grimes wins!!
Winner: Cameron Grimes, by pinfall (still NXT North American Champion)
Grimes retains but it was thanks to Trick! Why did Trick help Grimes? Well Carmelo Hayes is here and he attacks Grimes! That’s why! Melo rains down fists on Grimes but Solo gets up to DECK Melo! So Trick CHOP BLOCKS Solo! Trick POSTS Solo, then stomps Grimes! The former A Champion and his right hand man mug Grimes, take turns stomping and raining down fists, then they haul Grimes up for the SPRINGBOARD SLINGBLADE! Fans boo, and it is clear what this was all about. Melo picks up the North American Championship and holds it up, before putting it on Grimes. Melo’s his shot at become a TWO-TIME “A Champion,” but will he hit the mark?
Grayson Waller speaks.
He interrupts Vic Joseph & Wade Barrett hyping up tonight’s Tag Gauntlet, saying he can take it from here. No one wants to listen to them, anyway. “Let’s be real. This Gauntlet match shouldn’t even be happening. We should be handed the tag team titles on a silver platter, but now we gotta go against four other teams in a gauntlet match. And that has riled Sanga up. He is PISSED. And what that means is tonight, he is going to shred those four other teams. In fact, that’s gonna be our method. Big man’s gonna earn his keep, and I’m gonna stand on the apron, looking handsome like only I can.
“And when the smoke has cleared, he’s gonna hand me those tag team titles. Good chat, morons. Back to you. Sincerely, your new NXT Tag Team Champions.” The 21st Century Success Story is confident he and his bodyguard will have success, but will that really be the way it goes with such a stacked line-up?
The Creed Brothers and Malcolm Bivens speak.
Bivens says Pretty Deadly attacked the Creeds from behind, hit them with chairs, destroyed the Diamond Mine dojo, and proved that they’re really pretty stupid. This isn’t NXT UK, the Creeds will beat their ass! Brutus says tonight, they kill two birds with one stone. They’ll get revenge, and those NXT Tag Team titles. This gauntlet will show their physicality is unmatched, their pace unrivaled, and that Brutus & Julius are savages. In the ring, bodies are gonna fly and heads are gonna roll. Julius says pressure either makes you or breaks you, but check the track record, look where they stand.
They don’t break, they break others. They don’t feel pressure, they apply it. They’ll right the wrongs of Stand & Deliver and prove they’re the best tag team in NXT. And Julius doesn’t mean now, he means of all time! Pretty Deadly will be equalized. The Creeds will tax their asses, and Bivens adds that Pretty Deadly and those three other teams find out why it is Diamond Mine forever!
In a tag gauntlet lottery earlier today, the Diamond Mine found out where Julius & Brutus will start. They don’t say the number, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. Will the Creeds be opening or closing the most grueling tag title match in NXT history?
Bron Breakker heads to the ring!
The NXT Champion made it through Der Ring General in last week’s title match, but the celebration was cut extremely short when Joe Gacy revealed he had abducted Rick Steiner! Bron gets the mic to say Joe Gacy wanted to send a message and get his attention. Well, he’s got it! Dad’s home now, safe and sound, but Gacy has some nerve pulling that crap last week! No one messes with Bron’s family! Bron’s father gave 20 years to this business, he is a WWE Hall of Famer and a legend in the business! Fans cheer and bark for Rick, but Bron says, “How ’bout it, Joe? How ’bout you come out here and get in the ring, and we’ll see who the real tough guy is when you’re standing in front of me?!”
Bron wants Gacy to bring his ass out to the ring, but Gacy instead speaks on the tron by a roaring bonfire. Gacy “apologizes” for not being here in person, it was a pleasure meeting Bron’s dad. And through getting to know Rick, he understands Bron a lot better now. “For example, I know why you’re so tough. Because your father took his beating like a man. We set your dad free, but he left one memento behind.” The WWE HOF ring!! Gacy says this ring represents “the sacrifices your father made for your family, Bron.” Those sacrifices made it possible for Bron to stand in the ring right now.
All the miles his father traveled, all the birthdays that he missed, and the hard work that put food on the family table. This ring is their family’s life’s work. Their family can only be tested by fire. And so, Gacy puts the ring in the fire! Gacy laughs as he watches the ring burn. But will Bron make sure it is Gacy who burns for this?
McKenzie Mitchell interviews Toxic Attraction.
She joins Mandy Rose, Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne in the Toxic Lounge as Gigi & Jacy celebrating becoming the NEW NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions. Jacy wants everyone to see how beautiful and shiny the belts are! Gigi adds that they’re two-time champions. Mandy asks McKenzie, “How good does it feel to be sitting with the ladies who hold all the gold in NXT? It’s nice, right? Y’see, Toxic Attraction called their shot last week, and Gigi & Jacy are right back where they belong: as champions. And that Dakota Kai, she has a lot of voices going on in her head, but none of them are whispering to her that she has a chance of taking this title from me.”
Mandy says she will go out there, beat Dakota Kai, and make sure everyone knows they are not just the attraction of NXT, but the measuring stick that no one can reach! The brains, the beauty, the gold, and the beast. But will the Toxic Goddess be brought back down to earth by #CobraKai?
Ikemen Jiro hypes up Kushida.
The Time Splitter is preparing to get vengeance on Von Wagner, but as the two head for gorilla position, Von Wagner BLINDSIDES Jiro! Then he CLOBERS Kushida and fires off knees and haymakers! He stomps Jiro for good measure, then he hauls Kushida up for a JACKKNIFE POWERBOMB over road cases!! Robert Stone walks in and says, “Looks like there’s no match tonight.” Jacket Time just got jacked up! Will they have to admit this is Von Wagner’s World?
NXT Media catches up with Bron Breakker backstage.
The NXT Champion was in no mood after what Gacy did to his dad’s ring. He told them to get the camera out of his face, he has nothing for them! Then he got in his car and drove off into the night. Is Bron going to try and hunt Gacy down?
Robert Stone & Von Wagner are in the ring.
Stone has a mic and he’s watching his watch. “I mean, wow! It looks like Jacket Time has ran outta time. And believe me, what this man just did to those two, you are never gonna see them again. Because this is Von Wagner’s World, and you’re just living in it!” But wait, Jacket Time still makes an entrance? It’s just Jiro! He wants to avenge Kushida now! Von storms over, into a shoulder! Jiro dodges then ENZIGURIS Von out of the ring! Jiro chases Stone, he runs for it! Stone wants Von to wait, but Jiro says “Ikemen is PISSED! So Ikemen gotta kick your ass! RIGHT NOW!” Jiro wants to take Kushida’s place, and the bell rings! It’s happening!
Ikemen Jiro VS Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone!
Jiro fires off shots, but Von knees low! Von scoops, Jiro slips off and ENZIGURIS again! Von staggers to a corner, Jiro runs in but Von blocks the monkey flip! So Jiro rains down fists! Von FLAPJACKS Jiro at 6 to then run and LARIAT! Fans boo but Von dribbles Jiro off the mat, then rains down rights and big elbows! Von then drags Jiro up to whip him into a corner hard! Jiro staggers into a scoop, and FALL AWAY SLAM! Fans boo harder but Von roars and looms over Jiro. Jiro sits up but Von hauls him up. Jiro hits back with haymakers! Von shoves, and he gets Jiro for a BEARHUG! Jiro endures, fans rally up, and Jiro fights with elbows!
Von lets Jiro go to knee him low again. Von reels Jiro in, but Jiro slips out of the back suplex to KICK away on Von’s leg! Von swings, misses, JACKET PUNCH! And again! And again! Jiro DISCUS JACKET PUNCH, but Von blocks the whip! Jiro reverses the whip to SHOTGUN KNEE! Fans fire up with Jiro and he runs in, SUPERKICK! Jiro hurries up top, SWANTON BOMB! Cover, TWO!! Von is still in this and Jiro is shocked! Jiro manages to kip up, Stone distracts him but Jiro swipes. Only to run into a BOOT! Von hauls Jiro back up, fireman’s carries, and DEATH VALLEY NECKBREAKER! Cover, Wagner wins!
Winner: Von Wagner, by pinfall
Von viciously takes out Jiro once again, but Stone wants to finish this! Wait, what is Von looking at? Oh, it’s their new “business associate,” Sophia Cromwell! And she says for Von to finish Jiro. So Von picks Jiro up, military presses and TOSSES Jiro to the crowd!! Fans lose their minds as Jiro crashes down! What wont
Backstage interview with Nikkita Lyons.
Nikkita got the biggest win yet over Lash legend. They’ve been going back and forth, but did she prove a point to Lash? Well, Lash talks trash and is athletic as hell, but Nikki doesn’t need to prove herself to anyone but the fans. She can make waves in the division, whether it’s against- LASH BOOTS NIKKITA! Lash asks what’s being proven now! Lash tells McKenzie that if she wants to interview someone, it should be Lash Legend! Lash then storms off, but will Nikkita drag Lash back into the Lyons den?
Pretty Deadly speaks.
Sam Stoker is Kit Wilson, and Lewis Howley is Elton Prince, but they’re still the “most extravagant, flamboyant, eccentric and tastiest team in NXT.” They conquered NXT UK for over a year, so they thought they’d come over America. What better way than to attack the biggest and baddest team in the Creeds? Typical meatheads with their cauliflower ears and lack of style. No uh, je ne sais quoi. But this is a gauntlet, so let’s have it! No one has won the NXT Tag Team Championships in their very first match here, but Pretty Deadly is gonna make history! #YesBoy!
And in their tag gauntlet lottery, Stoker/Wilson and Howley/Prince were feeling good. They used their Pretty Deadly magic on the pick, held hands as they picked their number, and #YesBoy! They were very excited to have whatever number they got, are they in the best position to become the NEW NXT Tag Team Champions?
NXT Women’s Championship: Mandy Rose VS Dakota Kai!
Toxic Attraction took back the tag titles rather underhandedly, all thanks to Mandy. #CapKota was furious and vowed Mandy would no longer be safe in NXT. But will Dakota make sure Mandy is no longer champion in NXT? Or will things stay toxic in the NXT Women’s Division?
NXT returns as Toxic Attraction makes their entrance. The introductions are made, the singles title is raised, and we see if Toxic Attraction can keep a hold on all the gold!
Dakota and Mandy tie right up and go around. Dakota puts Mandy in the ring, dribbles her off buckles, but lets off as the ref counts. Fans rally and Mandy is upset, but Dakota rushes in. Mandy uses ropes as defense. kicks Dakota away, then tackles her to fire off hands! Dakota gets up, but Mandy pushes her down. Dakota hits back, Mandy reels her in to scoop and SLAM! Mandy soaks up the cheers and jeers, Gigi & Jacy applaud, and Mandy drags Dakota up. Mandy bumps Dakota off buckles, stomps away on her, then lets off. “Who do you think you are?! We run this division!” Mandy then scrapes Dakota’s face on ropes!
The ref reprimands, Jacy & Gigi taunt Dakota, and Mandy scoops. Dakota slips off, slips around and hits a crucifix takedown! TWO, but Dakota CLUBS Mandy down. Mandy whips Dakota, Mandy runs in but Dakota goes up and over to roll up, TWO! Dakota runs in to arm-drag Mandy around! Dakota dropkicks Mandy down, and she fires up! The fans rally and Dakota drags Mandy up. Dakota whips, Mandy reverses, and Jacy swipes at Dakota! Mandy rushes in, but is put on the apron! Dakota BOOTS Mandy down and Toxic Attraction regroups. Dakota goes up to CROSSBODY them ALL down!
Fans are fired up as Dakota gets back up and roars, while NXT goes to break!
NXT returns and Mandy has Dakota in a body scissor squeeze! Dakota endures, fans rally up, but Mandy thrashes Dakota around. Mandy adds a chinlock, but Dakota pushes back to a cover! ONE, but Dakota is free! Mandy knees low, whips her, but Dakota ducks and redirects. Mandy follows but Dakota hurdles and rolls back to headscissor, only for Mandy to make it a FACEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Mandy is growing frustrated, but she drags Dakota up by her hair and whips her to a corner. Dakota bounces off buckles, Mandy digs his knees in but the ref counts. Mandy lets off at 4, and she drags Dakota up.
Mandy snapmares and puts Dakota in a chinlock. Dakota endures as Mandy leans on the hold. Fans rally up, Dakota fights up, but Mandy wraps her in the body scissors again! Mandy adds the chinlock again, but Dakota pries at the hold! Dakota is free of the chinlock but Mandy rolls to the cover! TWO, and Dakota is in the corner. Mandy runs in, but Dakota dodges! Mandy hits buckles, then Dakota boots her! Dakota counter punches Mandy, ROCKS her, then SCORPION KICKS her! Dakota snapmares and DOUBLE STMOPS Mandy! Fans fire up but Toxic Attraction is worried. Flying-mare, and then Mandy is in the corner! BOOT WASH!
Fans fire up as Dakota aims again. Mandy swings but Dakota spins her, INVERTED DDT! Cover, TWO! Fans rally behind Dakota and she snarls at Mandy. Dakota fireman’s carries, but Mandy fights off that and CHOP BLOCKS! Dakota hobbles up, Mandy runs in, but Dakota dodges the knee! Mandy ducks a kick, shoves Dakota, and pops her up for a SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO! Mandy is growing further frustrated, and Toxic Attraction are getting worried. Mandy talks trash and pie faces Dakota, but Dakota drags her into a cradle! TWO!! Mandy escapes, but Dakota HEADBUTTS! And kicks out a leg to then hop on, KAI-ROPRACTOR!!
But Dakota can’t make the cover! She has to crawl away while Mandy goes to a corner. Mandy stands, but Gigi distracts! Dakota spots Jacy in the ring and BOOTS her down! Dakota picks up the title belt, but Mandy hits a KNEE FROM A ROSE!! Cover, Mandy wins!
Winner: Mandy Rose, by pinfall (still NXT Women’s Champion)
Give Toxic Attraction the big assist! The pawns help the queen stay on the board, but wait! Is that Wendy Choo? And she uses SUPER SOAKERS to shoot cold water on this toxic celebration! The champions are all upset, but will they make sure not to sleep on Wendy Choo?
Joe Gacy speaks.
“We are a society that lives through social media and emotion. The world is run by the court of public opinion, not by the rule of law. Truth is what people believe, not what people know. Poeple don’t know what they want until you give them exactly what they need. Bron Breakker can’t carry the weight of this brand on his back. I’m the only one that can guide NXT. Bron Breakker is too emotional, too easy to manipulate. Look what I did to him over the course of two short weeks. I made him angry in one moment, and helpless in the next. Bron, I can control your every move. And when I’m done, I will tear down everything in your life. Except I may hang on to one thing.”
Gacy gets tongs to bring out that burnt Hall of Fame ring. And while it’s still hot, he puts it on his finger! Gacy endures the pain, but will that be nothing compared to what Bron’s going to put him through?
Santos Escobar talks with Legado del Fantasma.
He says it doesn’t matter if it’s one team, two teams, three, four, they run the bingo! But Tony D’Angelo walks in and tells Escobar he’s sorry to interrupt. But these two, they had a bit of a misunderstanding last week. No disrespect, but if things don’t go Legado’s way this week, here’s just a taste. A peace offering, if you will. Tony hands Escobar an envelope full of money, but Escobar hands it back. The respect of Legado is worth much more than that. Legado heads out, and Tony has to go back to the drawing board. Will The Don of NXT have to find another way to make the Emperor of Lucha Libre respect him?
Cora Jade heads to the ring!
Though she didn’t win the NXT Women’s Championship Fatal 4 Way, #GenerationJade is still optimistic. She gets the mic to say, “WrestleMania Weekend was the most important weekend of my entire life. And the best part about it was, it was bigger than I could’ve ever imagined. But the best part was that my parents got to sit in the second row and watch me. I’m working on front row, guys, I’m working on it. But y’know, through all of that, through the biggest, most important week of my life. I got in there with three incredibly talented women and I held my own in that ring.”
Yes, she came up short. And she truly felt she was leaving Stand & Deliver as NXT Women’s Champion. But as she’s learning, life doesn’t always work out how you want, and that sucks. She thought she wanted to be champion. After coming so close in Dallas, she knows she NEEDS to become champion! And if you think this is just some other promo about redirecting focus, it’s not. The goal remains the same, because when she was eight years old, she wrote in her notebook that she’d become champion in WWE, and she meant it! Fans cheer her own as she say she’ll work her ass off and bust her ass to get to that reality, hold that title in the air, and her name becomes synonymous with those she grew up with!
Cora wants to be like AJ Lee, Sasha Banks, Natalya, Bayley, Paige, and on and on and on! One day, Cora’s name will be with theirs, and she’ll hold that title up, and the Generation of Jade- Wait! Natalya is here?! The Queen of Harts returns to NXT and fans are loving this! Cora is star struck! Natty then joins Cora in the ring and Cora just waves shyly. Natty gets a mic and seems just as touched that fans are losing their minds! Natty thanks them for that, because she loves them, too! And she’d be lying if she didn’t say this building doesn’t bring back so many memories. Cora, Natty is so good to finally meet you. Most people know her as Natalya.
Cora knows! Natty’s the BOAT, the best of all time, and she doesn’t understand! Cora’s first ever favorite was Natty! Her first action figure! This is surreal right now! Cora doesn’t even care she’s having a freak out, like… Okay, she’ll calm down. Cora remembers messaging Natty on Twitter, she was like 10 years old, and it was a live event at in Hammond, Indiana, and Natty pointed at her! It was so crazy! Natty does remember that SmackDown. And the night Cora debuted in NXT, Natty remembers DM’ing her. And going back to that message from 2011. And it just blows Natty away to know she inspired Cora that way. That Natty pointed to the right girl that night.
Natty says destiny is always chasing. And she sees Cora now, sweet and humble, genuine and kind, and more than anything… Well, gorgeous, yes, but more than anything, Cora has passion for this! Natty loves that! Cora is stunned that Natty would say that. She could pass out and die happy now. Natty puts a hand on Cora’s shoulder and says to trust her: she has mentored, trained and competed against some of the greatest women in WWE history. Natty looks around backstage at that NXT Women’s Locker Room, sees the landscape right now, and says CORA is the future of this division! But the future is bleak! And then she SLAPS Cora!
And then Natty trips Cora and puts her in the SHARPSHOOTER!! Cora taps and Natty smiles! Cora’s hero is her villain! Natty lets go as referees rush out, and the Queen of Harts has just put “the future” on notice. Is the saying right about never meeting your heroes? Can Cora recover from this dream turning into a nightmare?
Josh Briggs, Brooks Jensen & Fallon Henley speak.
They’re all fired up, and Briggs says, “Tonight is not about fun, Brooks! Tonight, we need to focus, baby!” Brooks know it is not fun, it is a gauntlet! Every team they gotta go through to become NXT Tag Team Champions! Fallon says tonight, let’s kick some ass! … HELL YEAH, FALLON! YEAH! Will these good ol’ boys bring that gold home in the pickup?
NXT hears from NXT UK’s Nathan Frazer.
The British Prodigy made a name for himself competing against the best in the UK, but now he has a one-way across the Atlantic to show NXT what he’s all about.
Draco Anthony VS Xyon Quinn!
The One Man Army didn’t like Gacy telling him how to live, but he also got annoyed with the advice coming from someone just trying to be a friend. Will the Warrior Gentleman get that through Draco’s head? Or will Draco isolate himself even further than before?
The bell rings and the two tie up. Draco gets around and dropkicks Xyon to rope! Xyon shrugs that off and circles with Draco again. They tie up, Draco headlocks, but Xyon powers out. Draco jukes then returns, but Xyon runs him over! Xyon offers a hand to help Draco up, but Draco slaps it away and gets to his feet on his own. The two go again, Xyon gets the arm and wrenches. Draco powers Xyon to a corner but the ref counts. Draco lets off at 4, and CHOPS Xyon. Xyon just TOSSES Draco to the corner and RAMS his shoulder in! Then he TOSSES Draco across the way! Fans rally, Xyon runs corner to corner, but Draco leaps over Xyon to come back and LARIAT!
Draco wrenches Xyon’s arm, hammerlocks, and RAMS Xyon’s shoulder into buckles! Then he hits an EXPLODER! Draco grins, he SLAPS Xyon, and mocks his Siva Tao! Xyon’s mad now and he RAMS Draco into a corner and fires off haymakers! Xyon hauls Draco up to TOSS him again! Draco staggers up into a LARIAT! And then a back elbow! Xyon fireman’s carries for the SWINGING SAMOAN DROP! Fans fire up with Xyon and he aims at Draco. RUNNING FOREARM! But he’s not done with Draco, as he hauls him back up and DECKS him with a forearm! Xyon drags Draco up and fans want that “One More Time!”
Xyon runs to CLOBBER Draco again! Cover, Xyon wins!
Winner: Xyon Quinn, by pinfall
Xyon could’ve ended this with that first shot, but he wanted to teach Draco a lesson. Will Draco be humbled enough to accept advice the next time it’s given?
Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter talk backstage.
They’re both excited to see tonight’s tag gauntlet, but they get out of the way as Natty struts in. Tatum Paxley walks up to her and says she’s been trying to prove herself to Diamond Mine and the division. If she has to step up to the Best Of All Time, so be it. Alright, fine. As for the rest of the women here, the BOAT is here and they’re all on notice! Will Tatum be the first example made out of the NXT 2.0 roster?
Indi Hartwell, Persia Pirotta, Dexter Lumis & Duke Hudson are all watching NXT together.
Indi and Persia can’t wait. Persia’s money is on the Creeds. Speaking of winning, if the match between Dexter and Duke had continued, Indi’s sure Dexter would’ve won. Uh, no, Dukie would’ve won. Don’t say, “Dukie.” But y’know, Dexter’s great, Duke’s great, if they were in this gauntlet, they would win. Indi agrees! Their men should be a team! No way, Duke doesn’t want to team with Dexter. Why not? Just look at him. Indi does all the time. Dex would team with Duke, right? Dexter shakes his head. Oh, c’mon! Duke might be a creep- Hey! Right, just kidding.
But Dex, Indi is sure that if they teamed up, they’d have a real shot at becoming tag team champions. Persia tells Duke that Indi has it right. Fine, Duke will do it. Nice! And Dexter, what do you say? Dexter looks at Duke, then at Indi, then back at Duke, and then gives a thumbs up. Then tag titles, here we come! Persia and Indi give their guys kisses on the cheek, but will this new odd couple tag team really make it work?
Five Team NXT Tag Team Championship Gauntlet!
The titles were vacated as MSK is no more, so this is anyone’s match to win! The lottery is all done with, and the first ones out… are the Creed Brothers! Julius & Brutus were more than happy about it, but will they be able to win on the hardest difficulty? Or will another of the four teams take them out and take those titles?
NXT returns and the Creeds find their opponents are Legado del Fantasma! Will Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza feel the pressure of Diamond Mine? Or will they break Julius & Brutus from the jump?
The Creed Brothers w/ Malcolm Bivens VS Legado del Fantasma w/ Elektra Lopez!
The teams sort out and we begin with Brutus and Mendoza. They tie up, Brutus waistlocks then whips Mendoza, but he uses that to GAMANGIRI Julius right down! Mendoza then dumps Brutus out and GAMANGIRIS him, too! Tag to Wilde, Wilde builds speed and gets a boost, CROSSBODY onto the Creeds! Wilde points to the titles, he says those are Legado’s! Wilde puts Brutus in, covers, ONE! Wilde KICKS Brutus, runs, but into a BIG elbow! Tag to Julius, he rallies on Wilde but Mendoza gets clear. Wilde corner clotheslines then tags Mendoza! Mendoza clotheslines and tags back, then Wilde clotheslines and tags again.
Mendoza GAMANGIRIS, then tags Wilde! Mendoza hits ANARCHY, then Wilde springboards to SOMERSAULT SEATED SENTON! Cover, TWO! Wilde grows frustrated already, but he stomps Julius and scrapes soles off his face. Tag to Mendoza, Legado coordinates, NECK TWIST SLINGSHOT SENTON COMBO! Cover, TWO! Mendoza stomps Julius, tags Wilde, and Wilde boots Brutus down! Wilde stomps some more, but Julius keeps getting up. Julius blocks a kick, rolling leg pick to an ANKLE LOCK! Wilde endures, flails, reaches, but Julius stands on Wilde! Mendoza runs in but Brutus CLOBBERS him first!
Brutus gets Mendoza for an ANKLE LOCK! Fans fire up as Legado endure double holds! Mendoza and Wilde reach for each other, hold hands, and then use each other to pull forward and roll! The Creeds collide and stagger! Mendoza swings, but into a waistlock! GERMAN SUPLEX! Julius tags Brutus, Brutus FLAPJACKS Wilde! Brutus then CLOBBERS Wilde with big hammers, then BLASTS Mendoza off the apron! Brutus clubs away on Wilde like a gorilla, then he gut wrenches to a Canadian Rack POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO! Wilde keeps Legado in this but Brutus stalks him. Brutus KNEES Wilde to the corner, tag to Julius.
Julius hauls Wilde up, back suplex, but Wilde lands on his feet and JAWBREAKERS! Tag to Mendoza and he kicks Julius to CHOP him against ropes! Mendoza whips, Julius reverses and runs in at the corner, but Mendoza dropkicks the legs out! Julius hits buckles, Mendoza runs in but is put on the top rope! Mendoza lands clean to missile dropkick back! Tag to Wilde and he goes up, 450 SLASH! Cover, Brutus breaks it! Mendoza returns and dropkicks Brutus out of the ring! Legado hurry to get Julius up, but Brutus trips Mendoza and drag shim out! Julius then gets Wilde with an OLYMPIC SLAM!
Tag to Brutus, Julius hauls Wilde right up for Brutus’ SPINEBUSTER! SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, Creeds ELIMINATE Legado! And Bivens is loving it! But testing that stamina they touted is team number three, Briggs ‘n’ Jensen! Will the bar brawlers break through the refined wrasslers of Diamond Mine? Wait, as Fallon and Lopez cross paths, Lopez pie faces Fallon! Fallon wants after her, but the men keep them apart! Will Fallon be able to focus on cheering her guys on?
The Creed Brothers w/ Malcolm Bivens VS Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen w/ Fallon Henley!
Briggs ‘n’ Jensen offer fist bumps and the Creeds accept. Then they start brawling! Briggs is after Julius while Brooks has Brutus, and the ref wants this to sort out, so NXT goes to break!
NXT returns and Julius gut wrench SLAMS Brutus onto Briggs! Cover, TWO! Briggs sputters but Brutus tags Julius. Brutus stalks Briggs with a bear crawl, then runs in, only to be tossed out! Julius runs in but misses, Briggs runs to LARIAT! Then Briggs coordinates with Brooks, and they SANDWICH Brutus! Briggs pushes Brutus towards the announce desk, and commentary clears out! Briggs ‘n’ Brooks pop Brutus up for a POWERBOMB through the announce desk! Just like Big Boss Man & Bull Buchanan! Fans lose their minds while Brutus is down! Briggs ‘n’ Brooks are all fired up but the ring count is climbing!
Briggs hurries gets in but Julius CLOBBERS him! Fans rally up but Briggs ROCKS Julius with haymakers! Briggs scoops but Julius fights off to dropkick! Brooks tags in, Julius runs in to whip Briggs, but Briggs reverses! The good ol’ boys double shoulder tackle! Then they run, slide out and DOUBLE HAYMAKER Julius! They DOUBLE HAYMAKER Brutus, too! Brooks slides in, he drags Julius into a chinlock stretch! Julius endures, fans rally for the Creeds, and Julius gets up. But Brooks facelocks and brings him over to tag in Briggs. They whip, then ATOMIC DROP BOOT COMBO! There’s some dysfunction on the cover, though!
Briggs tags Brooks back in, they get Julius up for the same BIG BOSS BOMB like on Brutus! Cover, TWO!! Briggs DECKS Brutus off the apron, but Brooks is frustrated. He drags Julius up, tags Briggs back in, and they try another double team. Briggs hauls Julius up, Brooks is up top, FLYING KNEE DOMINATOR! Cover, Brutus barrels in to break it! Brutus saves his brother and this round continues! Brooks is after Brutus but Brutus throws Brooks out! Briggs BOOTS Brutus! Briggs hurries to tag Brooks back in, and they get Julius for a double whip. Julius yoyos in the ropes and Brutus tags in!
Brooks ‘n’ Briggs get Brutus first, double hip toss! They haul Brutus up, they run, but Julius trips Briggs and drags him out! Brutus avoids the leg sweep then SLIDING LARIATS Brooks! Cover, Creeds ELIMINATE Briggs ‘n’ Jensen!! What a comeback! But they’re only halfway through, because here comes team number four! The 21st Century Success Story may have only one arm, but he also has a whole Sanga! Will this be where the Creeds crumble?
The Creed Brothers w/ Malcolm Bivens VS Grayson Waller & Sanga!
Sanga gets in the ring, Julius dodges his clothesline but not that BOOT! Sanga roars, “NAMASTE” and covers, TWO! Waller is trying to anchor Brutus but Brutus kicks at him. Waller hurries away to his corner, Sanga hurries to haul Julius up. Sanga ROCKS Julius with a EuroUpper! Then another! Sanga choke grips and talks trash, but Julius slips out! Julius fires off haymakers, but Waller is too busy talking trash to notice! Sanga shoves Julius away, and with how Waller is sitting on the ropes, Julius falls out of the ring! The ref notices and Waller says he was just sitting here! Wait, Waller tags in?
Waller clutches the arm in a sling, but then slips it out to ROLLING ELBOW Brutus down! He’s 100% after all! And he stomps Julius down! Fans boo but we all fell for it! And now Waller is rubbing it in with shadowboxing and jumping jacks while NXT goes picture in picture.
Waller gloats and talks trash, then he drags Julius up and into the ring. Waller throws off his vest, swaggers about in the ring, then knees Julius down. Waller stomps Julius, then talks more trash. But Julius gets him down with a leg pick! Julius can’t do much more than that, though, and Waller CLUBS him away. Waller puts Julius on ropes, tags Sanga, and then holds Julius out for Sanga to BOOT down! Sanga stomps Julius, drags him up, and CLUBS him down! Sanga stomps Julius more, keeping him form Brutus, and then scoops to SLAM! Tag back to Waller, and Sanga scoops Waller to SLAM him onto Julius! Cover, TWO!
Waller drags Julius up and has a facelock, but Julius BACK DROPS Waller away! Fans rally while both men are down, and Bivens coaches Julius. Waller crawls, Julius does, too, hot tags to Sanga and Brutus! Sanga CLOBBERS Brutus right away, then tags Waller back in. Waller pushes Brutus down for an elbow drop! Cover, TWO! Waller clamps onto Brutus with a chinlock and grinds him down while NXT returns to single picture. Fans rally as Brutus endures, but Waller thrashes him about. Brutus still fights to his feet, and back suplexes Waller high and hard! Fans fire up, Brutus crawls over, hot tag back to Julius!
Waller turns around and wants to run to Sanga, but Julius gets right between them to CLOBBER Waller! Julius rallies with big forearms, and he dropkicks, only for Sanga to avoid it! Julius crashes down and Sanga talks trash, but Julius still avoids Waller to CHOP BLOCK the leg! Julius hurries to facelock Waller, Brutus tags back in, but Waller JABS Julius! Tag to Sanga but Brutus shoves and CLOBBERS Waller! Sanga kicks Brutus low and clamps on shoulder claws! But Brutus gets under for a GOTCH LIFT SUPLEX!! Fans are thunderous as Brutus crawls again, hot tag back to Julius!
Julius gets Sanga up for himself, for a ROLLING SPINEBUSTER! SLIDING LARIAT!! Cover, The Creeds ELIMINATE Sanga & Waller!! Another win while coming back from behind, but that just leaves one last team!
The Creed Brothers w/ Malcolm Bivens VS Pretty Deadly!
Whether they’re Sam Stoker & Lewis Howley or Kit Wilson & Elton Prince, the former NXT UK Tag Team Champions are here to make some history! But will they make it by winning THE NXT Tag Team titles their first try? Or by being the last stepping stone in the story of Julius & Brutus?
Pretty Deadly rush in wearing their powder blue ‘n’ yellow, and they stomp away on the Creeds! Prince throws Brutus out, then he helps Wilson mug Julius! Fans boo and the ref reprimands but Julius then flops out of the ring. Wilson goes out to fire off on Julius and put him in the ring. Prince wants right at him but the ref wants to make sure Julius is up for this. Julius says he’s gonna fight, so the final round begins! And Prince RAMS Julius right into the corner! Prince rams his shoulder in again and again, then whips Julius to ropes. Prince CLOBBERS Julius, then covers, TWO! Prince CLUBS Julius, sits him up with a chinlock, but fans rally for the Creeds.
Tag to Wilson, Pretty Deadly mug Julius. Wilson stomps but Julius grabs the foot! Wilson grabs Julius’ foot in return, gets around and drops an elbow! And then another elbow! Tag to Prince, Pretty Deadly mug Julius again. Fans still rally behind the Creeds but Prince drops an ax handle. Cover, TWO! Julius still has fight and the fans still have their backs! Julius CHOPS but Prince EuroUppers! And again! They clinch, Julius fires hands but Prince CLUBS him! Julius resists the suplex, and uses a leg trip! But Prince hurries to get up and tag Wilson! Wilson drops an elbow on Julius, covers, TWO!
Bivens and the fans rally but Wilson runs to KNEE Julius down! Tag to Prince, and Pretty Deadly double suplex, only for Julius to fight! Pretty Deadly throw body shots but Julius still resists! Pretty Deadly powers through to suplex up and over! Prince covers, TWO! Prince gets Julius’ arm for a top wristlock but Julius endures. Fans rally, Julius fights up, but Prince keeps him on his knees. Prince cranks the arm, but Julius fights up to JAWBREAKER free! Prince staggers but he comes back to CLOBBER! Tag to Wilson, and Pretty Deadly mugs Julius again! EuroUpper and Julius ends up in a corner!
Wilson mocks Brutus and he back elbows Julius! Tag to Prince, but Julius avoids the elbow! Prince hurries to get Julius up for more EuroUppers, but Julius manages to fire back! They go back and forth, forearm for uppercut, and then they clinch. BELLY2BELLY from Julius! Fans fire up, hot tag to Brutus! Brutus shoulders Prince away, but Prince tags Wilson. Prince RAMS Brutus into the corner and Wilson follows, BIG back elbow! Pretty Deadly coordinate, fireman’s carry to a GUTBUSTER DROP! Prince even RAMS Julius into steel steps! Wilson covers, TWO!?! Fans are thunderous for the Creeds as they’re still in this!
Wilson storms about, and grabs at Brutus, but Brutus drags him to a cradle! TWO!! Wilson KNEES Brutus back down! Tag to Prince and he brings Brutus up. They work together, BOOSTED CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO!?! Brutus survives and Pretty Deadly is freaking out! Prince hurries to haul Brutus up, then he tags Wilson. Prince runs in but Brutus POSTS him! Only for Wilson to KNEE Brutus down! But Julius is there to CLOBBER Prince! Wilson elbows Brutus, “This is Awesome!” as Brutus HEADBUTTS Wilson down! The ref keeps Julius out, he’s not the legal Creed. But Julius protests because Prince has been in there as the illegal Pretty Deadly!
Brutus is in a corner, he aims at Wilson, but Prince BOOTS Brutus down! The ref misses it because he’s too busy arguing with Julius! Wilson then DECKS Julius! Wilson goes to the corner, tags in, and now Pretty Deadly give Brutus SPILT MILK!! Cover, Pretty Deadly win!!
Winners: Pretty Deadly, by pinfall (NEW NXT Tag Team Champions)
By hook AND by crook, Pretty Deadly make history! First try and they’re NXT Tag Team Champions, and they’re only the second team ever to have been both NXT UK and NXT Tag Team Champions in their careers! Will everyone be crying over Spilt Milk?
This was a great episode of NXT! Though, I will say I’m disappointed in the next step in the InDex Dusia story. There should’ve been InDex VS Dusia in a Mixed Tag Match, but instead, we skip right past that to shove Dexter and Duke together to be a tag team. I can only hope that breaks down quickly and we get the Mixed Tag Match. At the same time, it’d be pretty cool if Persia & Indi become Women’s Tag Team Champions while Duke & Dexter get the men’s titles. They’d be honoring The Way by being a “family” of champions. And I should’ve known Lash would attack Lyons to prompt a rematch. Just kind of filler here that could’ve happened any time.
Grimes VS Solo was a great opener, and I guess Melo & Trick having a hand in the finish was to keep Solo strong in his loss. I sense a tag match of Grimes & Solo VS Melo & Trick, and then somehow that gives us Grimes VS Melo for the North American Championship. We got some pretty good segments from Bron and Gacy, though it was almost a letdown that Gacy let Rick Steiner go so easily. Though I guess that’d end up bringing in authorities, even in kayfabe. But putting the ring in fire wasn’t really gonna destroy it, so I guess the whole point was Gacy showing how crazy he is by putting a red hot ring on his finger. Bron VS Gacy for the title is going to be pretty intense.
Tangentially, Draco VS Xyon was a great match, but no real mention of Gacy in it. Though I will say Draco enraging Xyon was a pretty good way for Xyon to go off on him and get the win. This could end up pushing Draco closer to Gacy’s side. Frazer having a “one way” ticket is a bit upsetting, though. Why can’t he just continue in NXT UK? Though, at the same time, there aren’t enough people not in a story for him to feud with to build towards the NXT UK Championship. Maybe moving over to NXT USA is a way for him to get noticed by the WWE fans and build his power level so that one day, he can face Dragunov again.
Cora and Natty had an incredible promo segment tonight. For one, fans are really supportive of Cora, and then they loved seeing Natty show up. Cora did great being star struck in kayfabe, and Natty really reeled me in with how emotional she was getting, and then she did a 180! Obviously, Natty is working with Cora because what she said about the passion Cora has is true, and also by being the Heel, Cora as Face will really gain a lot out of this so that one day, she will become NXT Women’s Champion. Natty is also going to really get the other new recruits going, such as Tatum Paxley. Maybe Tatum’s showing against Natty impresses Diamond Mine.
And speaking of, Mandy VS Dakota was… Well, it got good but then was brought back down because Toxic Attraction cheated. Wade Barrett on commentary was pushing kayfabe a little too hard, Mandy is not a 10-outta-10 in technique. Mandy’s lack of sharpness really stands out against someone as sharp as Dakota. I feel like there was half a dozen miscues in this first segment alone. But whatever, Vince wants her to be his Heel champion so here we are. Dakota stays strong because the cheat is what beat her, and just as I thought it up, Wendy Choo appeared to basically stake her claim as Mandy’s next challenger. Mandy will surely cheat to win there, too, so that’s annoying.
We got great stuff out of the NXT Tag Division tonight. The issues between Nash Carter and Kimber Lee killed MSK just as they were getting going again, but NXT was able to adapt with awesome execution. Great promos from all the teams, even with some story overlapping, such as Tony D’Angelo trying and failing to pay off Escobar into being pals, and Lopez and Fallon still hating each other’s guts. The Creeds had an awesome performance, and if they weren’t big names in NXT before this, they are now. They had a great first round with Legado, and an equally great one with Briggs ‘n’ Jensen. Didn’t even know Jensen was Bull Buchanan’s son until it was alluded to on commentary.
Waller with the bad elbow swerve was great stuff, it really adds to his Heel heat. The Creeds getting to throw Sanga around really built their power level, too, but I had a feeling that Pretty Deadly was going to capitalize as the last team in the gauntlet. The name change for Stoker & Howley into Wilson & Prince is still confusing, and going to be hard to get used to. I kept wanting to just type Stoker and Howley like with Gunther/Walter, but whatever. Also, apparently Mendoza is becoming “Raul Del Toro” outta nowhere and for no damn reason. But anyway, Pretty Deadly definitely deserve to make some history, they did great work in NXT UK. And as Natty said herself, destiny is always chasing. The Creeds are going to get their moment on whatever next big NXT special is coming, and that’ll be awesome.
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.
PLAY BY PLAY
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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