It’s the fallout from NXT Stand & Deliver!
And though they only just got the titles back, Raquel & Dakota defend them against Toxic Attraction! Will the first-ever TWO-TIME NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions end up repeating history?
- The Creed Brothers w/ Malcolm Bivens VS Imperium; The Creed Brothers win.
- Dexter Lumis w/ Indi Hartwell VS Duke Hudson w/ Persia Pirotta; Double Count-Out Draw.
- NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships: Raquel Gonzalez & Dakota Kai VS Toxic Attraction; Toxic Attraction wins and become the new NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions.
- Nikkita Lyons VS Lash Legend; Lyons wins.
- NXT Championship: Bron Breakker VS GUNTHER; Breakker wins and retains the title.
PLAY BY PLAY
The NEW NXT Champion is here!
The Big Booty Nephew may not have won this title at Stand & Deliver, but he was granted another chance on Raw and cashed in. The belt now has NXT rainbow ingrained in the gold, and Bron is finally THE guy! Bron gets the mic as fans bark it up, and he says, “Man, what a weekend. My first WrestleMania Weekend with a lot of ups and downs.” Fans duel, “We Want Ziggler!” “No, we don’t!” Bron says one of the greatest moments in his life was that he got to honor and induct his father and uncle, the Steiner Brothers, into the Hall of Fame. Saturday, Stand & Deliver, the biggest match of his life, and he failed. He did not get the job done, he won’t make an excuse.
But that very same day, he got to see WrestleMania for the very first time and saw stars like Bianca Belair, Becky Lynch, Kevin Owens and Stone Cold Steve Austin! And it got Bron thinking. One: Bron wants to headline Mania one day! And two: he wasn’t going to leave without “OUR NXT Championship.” So Bron picked himself up, dusted himself off, showed up to the biggest Raw of the year, challenged Ziggler again, and beat his ass in the center of that ring to bring this belt back to where it belongs! But wait! Here comes IMPERIUM! Gunther leads Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner to the ring, but Bron doesn’t budge.
Gunther gets a mic to tell Bron, “That was a nice little story you told all of us here. You had a great week, it seems, but nobody cares about that!” All Gunther wants is the NXT title and what it stands for! That title stands for being the best here in NXT. The issue is, Bron cannot call himself the best until he’s stepped to Der Ring General, GUNTHER! Bron says, “I’ve had a hell of a weekend, but if you want it, you got it! Right here, tonight!” Is that Bron saying he’ll put this belt on the line?! Is Bron going to break Gunther? Or will Gunther break Bron? Wait, here come the Creed Brothers! NXT goes to break, what’s about to go down?!
The Creed Brothers w/ Malcolm Bivens VS Imperium!
NXT returns and Julius RAMS Barthel into the corner! Tag to Brutus and he rams Barthel into Julius’ OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Brutus then bear crawls around as Barthel gets up. Brutus RAMS into Barthel, then drags him around in a facelock. Brutus gator rolls Barthel around, then CLUBS him on the back. And again! Brutus clamps back on with the facelock but Barthel wrenches out and forearms Brutus back! Tag to Aichner, they whip Brutus and arm-drag to an armlock! Brutus endures as Aichner cranks the arm. Fans rally but Aichner SPLASHES the arm! Aichner drags Brutus up and puts him in a corner.
Aichner ROCKS, uppercuts and CLUBS Brutus! The ref counts, Aichner lets off but Brutus fires back! Aichner scoops but Brutus elbows back. Brutus whips but Aichner ducks and doges to RAM Brutus! Aichner CLUBS Brutus down, stands him up, then whips again. But Brutus reverses, only for Aichner to run him over! Aichner taunts Julius, drags Brutus up and tags Barthel in. Imperium hands off the wrench and wristlock, but Brutus knees low! Brutus facelocks, gator rolls, then SWINGING NECKBREAKERS! Tag to Julius, gut wrench SPLASH with Brutus! Julius taunts Aichner back, then looms over Barthel.
Julius pushes Barthel around, and deadlifts Barthel, but Barthel wrenches out to SLAP Julius! Barthel tags Aichner, Aichner rushes in and gets around, but Julius switches and headlocks for a big throw! But Aichner turns it right around onto Julius! Julius fights up, powers out, and leaps, but into the fireman’s carry! ROLLING SENTON! Fans fire up and duel as Aichner dares Julius to get up. Aichner CLUBS Julius down, and CLUBS him again. Aichner gets Julius up but Julius throws body shots! Julius whips, Aichner reverses but Julius elbows back! Julius runs into a tilt-o-whirl BACKBREAKER!
Tag to Barthel, fans fire up as he runs in, but Julius TACKLES him first! Julius rolls Barthel around to KNEE in the side! Tag to Brutus, the Creeds KNEE Brutus around more. Brutus clinches but Barthel breaks free to ENZIGURI! Tag to Aichner, Imperium mugs Brutus but he hits back! Aichner kicks Brutus low, whips to ropes, but Brutus holds ropes to then TOSS Barthel! Aichner scoops and SLAMS Brutus into ropes! Fans fire up while NXT goes picture in picture!
Aichner paces about while taunting Brutus. Aichner then drags Brutus by his leg to drop an elbow on the knee! Aichner and Julius taunt each other again, but Brutus TACKLES Aichner! But the bad knee holds him back! Aichner stomps Brutus, gets the leg, but Brutus kicks at him! Aichner stomps Brutus more, tags Barthel, and Barthel runs to drop a knee on Brutus’ head! Barthel wipes the sweat off but Brutus fires EuroUppers! Barthel throat chops Brutus down! Barthel rains down fists on Brutus’ head, then drags Brutus up to uppercut! Brutus hits back, Barthel ROCKS and whips him to a corner.
Barthel runs in, blocks the boot, “NEIN!” GAMANGIRI to HALF HATCH! Cover, TWO! Brutus survives but Barthel talks trash on Julius. Barthel runs to PENALTY KICK Brutus! Barthel talks more trash to Julius, tags in Aichner, and Imperium mugs Brutus again. Aichner drags Brutus up to snapmare and then KNEE in the back! Aichner traps an arm and clamps on a top wristlock. Brutus endures and Bivens coaches him, and Brutus fights his way up. Brutus pries free and throws body shots, but Aichner trips him and drops an elbow on the knee! Brutus endures, grabs at Aichner’s head, and has a chinlock. Aichner cranks the hold more!
Aichner shifts the angle to pull on the leg but Brutus still endures. Brutus claws at Aichner, NXT returns to single picture, and fans rally up. Brutus kicks with his free leg and Aichner lets go. Aichner hurries to get Brutus up and go for the leg again, but Brutus OVERHEAD gut wrenches! Both men are down and fans rally! Brutus and Aichner crawl, hot tags to Julius and Barthel! Julius rallies on Barthel, dropkicks Aichner, then dodges Barthel to CHOP BLOCK! Fans fire up with Julius as he deadlift HALF HATCH SUPLEXES! Cover, Aichner breaks it! Brutus hobbles in but the ref keep shim back! Aichner CLOBBERS Julius!
Aichner goes back to his corner, fans rally and both Barthel and Julius slowly get up. Aichner taunts Julius and Barthel CLOBBERS him! Tag to Aichner, Julius is stuck in the ropes, Imperium dropkicks, but Aichner totally missed the mark? Is he not caring about this match anymore? Barthel has a bad cut, and now he’s all alone? Julius gets Barthel up, POWERSLAM! Tag to Brutus, gut wrench and SLAM! Tag back to Julius, the Creeds get Barthel up, HALF HATCH TORTURE RACK BOMB!! The straps come down, SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, Creeds win!
Winners: The Creed Brothers, by pinfall
What was the reason for Aichner abandoning Barthel? Is Imperium falling apart at the seams? The Creeds win either way, will they get back to the NXT Tag Team Championships? Wait! Those mystery men are here, and they attack the Creeds with chairs! The hoods and masks come off, it’s PRETTY DEADLY! Sam Stoker & Lewis Howley have moved over from NXT UK, and they “introduce” themselves. They’re now “Elton Prince & Kit Wilson,” but will a rose by any other name still have its thorns?
Backstage interview with Toxic Attraction.
Mandy Rose still has her NXT Women’s Championship, but Gigi & Jacy are former champions. Not that we should get used to that. If it wasn’t for the pajama wearing freak, Wendy Choo, splashing Gigi with soda, they’d still be champions! And it’s been a week since that reunion of Dakota & Raquel, and Jacy is sick of it! They just wanna vomit when seeing those two with Toxic Attraction’s titles. They will end Raquel and Dakota tonight! See what happens when you make them angry? Women get hurt. Mandy will still have her gorgeous title, and then Gigi & Jacy become two-time champions. Because Toxic Attraction is still THE attraction in NXT!
Cameron Grimes is here!
The NEW NXT North American Champion won perhaps the biggest ladder match in all of WWE history, and he has the mic to say, “LEMME HEAR YA!” Fans chant, “You Deserve It!” and Grimes says, “Guys. I just want to say… We did it. I made good on my promise, and I know my dad’s looking down, smiling ear to ear. Cuz his boy did it.” People in this business talk about climbing the ladder to success. At Stand & Deliver, Grimes did just that! standing atop that ladder, holding this title, Grimes would be lying if he didn’t say time stood still. But his father giving his blood, sweat and tears, and more importantly, his father as a single dad giving all that to raise Grimes into the man he is tonight.
For the past three years, Grimes has busted his ass cuz he needed to prove his dad was right that Grimes deserves to be a WWE superstar. So Grimes wants us to know that it is so awesome to say, “Cameron Grimes is your NEW North American Champion!” But he won’t be complacent. See, Grimes is gonna do everything he can to make sure that this title goes up, down, all around, multiple trips #ToTheMoon! But wait, here comes SOLO SIKOA! The Street Champion of the Island tells Grimes, “Hey man, listen. I just want to congratulate you. You made good promises to your dad, and brought a hell of a performance at Stand & Deliver.”
Everyone was saying Grimes was gonna do it, which is cool. But this is the hard part where Grimes has to hold on to it. Solo came here to face the best, and championships run through his bloodline. “So straight up, man to man, I’m asking you, a champion needs a challenger. And that challenger is me.” Grimes says he respects Solo. When he looks into Solo’s eyes, he sees a man that has fought every day to be right here in this moment. And if Grimes is what he says he is, then that means he has to beat people just like Solo. So, Uce, you’re on! Grimes offers a handshake, Solo takes it, and it seems the match is set!
But then Solo pulls Grimes in closer. Grimes laugh sit off, but he’s still taking Solo seriously. Will Grimes be able to hold onto the belt he fought so hard to get? Or will the Street Champion upgrade himself to a North American Champion?
Joe Gacy speaks.
“The world is a dark and awful place sometimes. But the one true beacon of light is found, through blood or bond, having someone you can trust as the most important thing in life. Someone that knows every side of you. Your deepest thoughts, your truest vulnerabilities, what makes you tick inside. It is imperative to success. And if you don’t have family, it only leads to self-destruction.”
Draco Anthony is watching Gacy speak.
Xyon Quinn walks in and tells Draco to not listen to that. But Draco doesn’t want Quinn telling him what to do. Hey, he’s just having his back. Well Draco doesn’t need that! No? Well what you need is to learn respect. Is Draco only isolating himself further? Or will Quinn get his words through to Draco with his fists?
Backstage interview with Tiffany Stratton.
McKenzie asks Tiffany why she wanted this time. Tiffany knows it was the most STUPENDOUS WrestleMania Weekend ever, but did everyone forget the travesty that happened to her? Hello, Sarray the schoolgirl cost her another match! Um, Warrior of the Sun Sarray. Ugh, correcting people is so unattractive. It doesn’t matter what she’s called, Sarray will never see the sun again after Tiffany breaks her and that necklace. Tiffany is not a loser, she’s a winner, and she’ll say it so even Sarray can understand, “I’m. Not. A. LOSER!” Tiffany huffs and puffs but will she be the one running left in the dark?
Dexter Lumis w/ Indi Hartwell VS Duke Hudson w/ Persia Pirotta!
#InDex won the Hotter Couple poll in a landslide over #Dusia, and naturally that didn’t sit well with the losers. Will Duke show everyone that what’s really hot is being able to manhandle anyone he wants? Or will Dexter prove looks can kill?
As #InDex makes their entrance, Indi makes eyes at Dexter, but makes sure he keeps his eyes on Duke. But then Persia locks her lips with Duke’s, and Indi wants to puke. Duke wipes Persia’s lipstick away, and the bell rings. Dexter turns around into a sucker punch! Duke RAMS Dexter into the corner and stomps away! Persia applauds but fans boo. Duke CLUBS Dexter, whips, but Dexter ducks and dodges to THESZ PRESS! Dexter rains down fast hands, then runs to drop ax handles! And then again! Fans rally behind Dexter as he pulls on Duke’s ears. Dexter whips, Duke reverses but Dexter stops when he sees Persia!
Duke runs in but Dexter dodges to roll him up! TOW, runs in, but Duke hits an URENAGE! Duke roars and Persia gloats, but Dexter sits up. Duke taunts Dexter, stomps him down, and fans chant, “Smells Like Dukie!” Duke whips and CLOBBERS Dexter, then covers, ONE!! Duke is furious and he digs his fingers into Dexter’s face! Then Duke rains down big rights! Persia taunts Indi and Duke storms about. Duke CLUBS Dexter down, then digs a knee into Dexter’s back. Duke clamps on a chinlock but Dexter endures. Fans rally, Dexter pries at the fingers but Duke clamps on tighter. Dexter fights up, but Duke SLAMS him down!
Duke wraps on a chinlock and he leans on Dexter. Persia continues to taunt Indi but fans rally. Dexter fights his way up, and Dexter throws body shots. Then he gets around to hit a BIG back suplex! Fans fire up while both men are down, but Dexter kips right up to drop the leg! Fans fire up and Dexter throws big haymakers! He DECKS Duke over and over then ROCKS him with an uppercut! Dexter frames the shot, corner clothesline and BULLDOG! Duke staggers around, Dexter hits him with a SPINEBUSTER! Fans chant “SEXY DEXY!” as he covers, and Indi slaps the ropebreak away! TWO, but Persia is upset.
Duke bails out, Dexter slithers in pursuit, and he ROCKS Duke with an uppercut. Dexter grabs at Duke through a corner, but Duke resists. The ladies help out, but then they lose grip and both men are POSTED! The ring count is 7! Then 8! IT’S TEN!!
Double Count-Out Draw
The men end up falling over on their ladies, and both Indi and Persia are shouting at each other that it’s the other’s fault! Will these former friends find a way to settle this?
Backstage interview with Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez.
McKenzie congratulates them on winning back these tag titles, but asks them how they respond to Toxic Attraction’s comments from earlier. Dakota says we all know they’ve done way more damage to each other than Toxic Attraction ever could. And we also know that when someone’s scared, they tend to make threats. That is what is going on here. Dakota & Raquel have been the most dominant females on this brand before Toxic Attraction, and now they are again here. Which is only going to continue. That’s just bad news for Gigi & Jacy. The frenemies are back on top, but will they be able to stay on top?
Barthel complains to Gunther.
Though it’s all in German and there are no subs, it is clear Barthel is furious and confused about Aichner leaving during the match. Gunther tells him to calm down. Barthel and Aichner need to straighten this out. Gunther is going to be challenging for THE NXT Championship tonight, he will restore the honor of this great sport. There can be no more distractions, got that? Barthel accepts that, but just what is happening within Imperium?
NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships: Raquel Gonzalez & Dakota Kai VS Toxic Attraction!
NXT returns and the NEW champions make their entrance. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see if Big Mami Cool & #CobraKai can Stand & Deliver all over again.
Raquel and Jacy start, they circle, and then tie up. Jacy gets around to CLUB away on Raquel, but Raquel just gets mad. Raquel shoves Jacy, but Jacy dodges the boot! Jacy hops on for a SLEEPER, but Raquel scrambles around. They end up on ropes, Gigi tags in, and Raquel THROWS Jacy away. Gigi CROSSBODIES, but Raquel catches her! Raquel pops Gigi up but Gigi slips out to fire off KICKS! Raquel shoves Gigi, scoops her, and swings her for a POWERSLAM! Tag to Dakota, and she runs in for the ASSISTED DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO! Dakota arm-drags Gigi around, then whips her to a corner.
Gigi reveres, runs in but Dakota goes up and over to roll up, TWO! Gigi get sup and Dakota dropkicks her! Cover, TWO! Dakota keeps on Gigi, Gigi throws body shots but Dakota CLUBS her. Dakota CLUBS Gigi more, but Gigi fires more body shots. Dakota shoves Gigi but Gigi RANAS! It wasn’t clean but Jacy tags in and she knocks Dakota down! Jacy fires off at the ropes, then taunts Raquel. Jacy tags Gigi back in, they mug Dakota then whip her into a LARIAT! Gigi KICKS Dakota down, body scissor clutch, TWO! Gigi hip drops Dakota down then taunts Raquel. Gigi snapmares Dakota then tags Jacy.
Toxic Attraction mugs Dakota, but Dakota hits Jacy back. Dakota ROCKS Jacy but Jacy whips Dakota to the corner! Jacy runs in to back body block, then she tags Dakota! Gigi stomps Dakota, fires off forearms, but lets off as the ref counts. Gigi tells Raquel to kiss this, but Jacy is choking Dakota! Gigi drags Dakota up, tags Jacy in, but Dakota ROCKS Jacy again! Dakota dodges, hot tag to Raquel! Raquel runs Jacy over again and again, then CLOBBERS her with an elbow! Raquel roars, scoops and FALL AWAY SLAMS! Raquel then steps on Jacy to go to the corner. Gigi rushes in, Raquel swipes at her, but Jacy CLUBS Raquel!
Jacy puts Raquel in the Tree of Woe, for a CANNONBALL! Raquel flops off the corner and clutches the bad leg! Toxic Attraction mock her pain while NXT goes to break.
NXT returns again and Jacy has Raquel in a Half Boston Crab. Raquel fights and endures and then rolls to throw Jacy out of the ring! Fans fire up, Raquel crawls on one good leg, but Jacy hurries back in! Tag to Gigi and Gigi runs in, but into a FLAPJACK! Dakota tags in and SCOPRION KICKS! Gigi shoves, Dakota gets around to ROCK Jacy! FLYING-MARE for Gigi! BOOT WASH! Fans fire up with Dakota, she goes Around the World to BOOT Gigi down! Cover, TWO! Dakota stomps Gigi, tag to Raquel, and Dakota goes up top! DOUBLE STOMPS! Raquel goes up, TWISTING VADER! Cover, but Jacy breaks it!
Raquel TOSSES Jacy right back out! Raquel snarls and drags Gigi up. She puts Gigi in the corner, tags in Dakota, and Dakota waistlocks. Gigi elbows free to switch, but Dakota switches back. Jacy tags in as Gigi denies the O’Conner! Dakota drop toeholds Gigi, but Jacy RUNNING CUTTERS! Jacy fires off hands, then she snarls and BOOTS Raquel! SUPERKICK for Dakota! Cover, TWO! Jacy is beside herself, and she tags Gigi back in. Jacy runs to CODE BREAKER Dakota, Gigi hits an STO!! Cover, Raquel breaks it in time! Jacy DECKS Raquel but Dakota blocks the kick, only for Jacy to ENZIGURI!
Raquel BOOTS Jacy down! All four women are down and fans are thunderous! Jacy and Raquel bail out, “This is Awesome!” as Dakota crawls over. Tag back to Raquel and she hauls Gigi up. Raquel scoops to POWER- NO! STUNNER from Gigi! But here comes Wendy! Only for Mandy to BODY her! And RAM her into steps! Dakota checks on her other friend, and Gigi says that’s what she gets! But then Raquel turns boot into CHINGON- NO! Mandy distracts and Jacy CHOP BLOCKS! The ref misses it all, SWITCHBLADE KICK! Gigi DECKS Dakota, tags Jacy, ROUNDHOUSE to TOXIC SHOCK! Cover, Toxic Attraction wins!
Winners: Toxic Attraction, by pinfall (NEW NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions)
Dakota & Raquel suffer a Toxic Screw Job! Mandy, Gigi & Jacy have all the gold again, and Mandy mocks how “cute” their run was. But is this only going to put those targets on their backs again?
Gacy speaks again.
“Chaos defines you as a person. What do you do when everything is going wrong and the panic button is pressed? Chaos erupts and you reach out to your family. Your father, your mother, your sister, your brother. You do your best to control that chaos. But what happens when you can’t control it? Chaos then controls you.” Just what will come from Gacy’s ominous messages?
NXT returns with AJ Galante in the ring.
Galante introduces himself, “the former president of the original bad boys of hockey, the infamous Danbury Trashers.” Don’t know who they are? Look ’em up. But it is his pleasure to introduce to us the man of the hour who we’re all here for: Tony D’Angelo! Galante steps aside to reveal a table, glasses of wine, and a ring on a velvet pillow and pedestal. Tony makes his entrance, gets in the ring, and hugs it out with Galante. Fans boo but Tony says, “How great was our Stand & Deliver, huh?” Everyone was cheering on Tommaso Ciampa, but everyone thought he was gonna walk right through Tony.
We all saw what happened! But what Tony did Saturday was unbelievable. Tonight, it gets even better. They’ll finish the ceremony. Galante says Tony on the table is a card with his blood, signifying Tony is ready to take The Oath of the Don. When his blood hit that card, he acknowledge and accepted the unbreakable oath. Tony entered this oath on his feet, and if he betrays it, he leaves on his back. Tony’s loyalty can never, ever be questioned. Galante tells the fans to shut up for this and show some respect. The code of silence can never be broken. And if it is, Tony’s soul will burn in hell. This is a thing of honor. Is Tony ready to accept?
Fans chant “BORING~” as Tony says yes. Galante puts the ring on Tony’s pinkie, and then gives him a kiss on the cheek. Ladies and gentlemen, Galante is honored to officially and formally present to us the Don of NXT, Tony D’Angelo! These two toast with the wine, and the graphic makes it legit. Tony is smiling ear to ear, but will he look to add gold besides that pinkie ring?
Backstage interview with MSK.
Wes Lee & Nash Carter are the NEW NXT Tag Team Champions, how did it feel to get the belts back? After five months of twists and turns, guidance and direction, the titles are back home! And they can say that first time, they didn’t appreciate the titles like they do now. There are a lot of hungry teams who want an opportunity, so MSK says come get it! The Creeds didn’t get pinned, so there’s that, but Pretty Deadly’s making some noise now. MSK told everyone they didn’t attack the Creeds, so they’re vindicated. But then Grayson Waller & Sanga walk in and, though his arm is in a sling, Waller says MSK didn’t make the most noise at Stand & Deliver, he did! Waller went viral!
Yeah, he made noise. When he bounced off that ladder, then cried in the locker room. But hey, Waller can remain a viral sensation all he wants, MSK is Gucci being the one thing he ain’t: a champion! Sanga says they won’t be champions for long! Waller says, “Yeah, what he said!” These two will take those titles from MSK real quick! Well sounds like they want this tonight. MSK can get ready right now. Uh, no, Waller isn’t 100%. But go call that shaman, cuz when Waller & Sanga get the belts, MSK goes back to square one where they belong!
MSK says they’ll call him anyway, just to party. But will the 21st Century Success Story and his massive henchmen become a tag team to be reckoned with?
Dakota is furious!
She kicks and throws things around backstage, even a ladder! “Mandy Rose! You’re not safe!” Has Toxic Attraction unleashed the venom inside #CobraKai?
Nikkita Lyons VS Lash Legend!
These two alpha females got at each other verbally from afar, and up close on Lashing Out. But now they’ll be throwing down in the ring! Will Lyons roar to another victory? Or will Lash prove she’s a legend in the making?
NXT returns and Lash makes her entrance. The bell rings and these two tie right up! They’re in a deadlock, but Lyons wrenches to wristlock. Lash pulls hair to throw Lyons down, but then Lyons sweeps Lash’s legs out! Both women kip up and fans cheer that. Lashl and Lyons talk some smack, Lyons blocks a kick to waistlock. Lash grabs the ropes, elbows back, but Lyons ROUNDHOUSES! Lyons runs to CLOBBER Lash! Lash flounders to a corner, and narrowly avoids another kick! Lyons hobbles now, Lash BOOTS her down! Lash talks trash, then runs to drop a BIG elbow! Cover, TWO! Lash is annoyed and she talks trash to Lyons’ face.
Lash dribbles Lyons’ face off the mat, then pulls her back in a chinlock stretch. Fans rally behind Lyons, Lyons endures but Lash thrashes her about! Lyons still gets up, but Lash KNEES her in the back, then CLOBBERS her point blank! Lyons is down, Lash goes to the corner. Lash runs in, handspring and MOONSAULT! She almost overshoots her target! Cover, TWO! Lyons gets to another corner but Lash runs in, into an elbow! Lyons dodges and Lash hits buckles now, Lyons GERMAN SUPLEXES! Both women are down, fans chant “SUPLEX CITY!” and Lyons roars as she rises up!
Lyons bobs ‘n’ weaves, fires off big shots, but Lash hits back! They go back and forth with big forearms, then Lyons KICKS and KICKS and ROUNDHOUSES! Fans fire up as Lyons then powers Lash to a corner, RAMS her shoulder in again and again, then hauls Lash up top. Lash hits back, but Lyons just hits Lash again! Lyons climbs, throws forearms, then brings Lash up. Fans fire up and Lyons hits a SUPERPLEX! Both women crash down, Lyons crawls over to cover, TWO! Fans fire up and Lyons roars again! Lash stands, Lyons goes after her but Lash trips to jackknife bridge! TWO! Lash is frustrated but Lyons is right after her with a BOOT! SPIN ROUNDHOUSE!
Lyons hits the SPLIT LEG DROP! Cover, Lyons wins!
Winner: Nikkita Lyons, by pinfall
The pride of Lyons is matched by her power! Will Lyons hunt down the title and become THE alpha female of NXT?
Tony and Galante head out.
What do they have for later? Galante’s dad and uncle have this thing set up, a whole feast. But then Legado del Fantasma walk over. Santos Escobar offers The Don a handshake of respect. He congratulates Tony on this honor. Tony appreciates that. Escobar is no stranger to being a boss, El Jefe, El Patron. So Escobar offers some advice: Tony needs to keep his business out of Legado’s business, and everything will be okay. Legado heads out, how will The Don respond to this veiled threat?
The Time Splitter tells Von Wagner, “You attacked me, but worse than that, you attacked my friend, Jiro. It wasn’t enough to just hit him. You tore his jacket and took away part of him. But I’m not afraid of you, Von Wagner. Your time is up!” Will the Super Junior be able to topple Robert Stone’s personal goliath?
Next week’s NXT is GOLDEN!
Not only is Cameron Grimes defending his North American Championship against Solo Sikoa, and not only is MSK defending the tag titles against Waller & Sanga, but Dakota Kai is getting her shot at Mandy Rose’s NXT Women’s Championship! Three titles, one night, what happens on one of the shiniest nights in NXT 2.0 history?
NXT Championship: Bron Breakker VS GUNTHER!
The Big Booty Nephew only just won this title 24 hours ago, but he doesn’t back down from fights! Will he continue to cement his own legacy in NXT? Or will Der Ring General be the first man to have the NXT UK and THE NXT Championship on his list of accolades?
NXT returns and Bron makes his entrance. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see just who is the breaker and who is the broken!
Gunther and Bron circle as fans rally and duel. They knuckle lock, but then break. They circle more, tie up collar ‘n’ elbow, but Gunther gets around to clinch. Bron tries to pry free but Gunther headlocks. Bron wrenches to a hammerlock, then headlocks. Gunther puts Bron on ropes, the ref counts and Gunther lets off, to ROCK Bron! Gunther headlocks and hits the takeover, but Bron headscissors. Gunther kips free, Bron headlocks for the takeover! Bron holds off the headscissors as he grinds the hold, but Gunther fights up. Gunther powers up but Bron holds onto the headlock. Bron grinds the hold but Gunther still endures.
Gunther throws body shots, powers out this time, and they collide shoulders! Gunther CHOPS then headlocks! Bron powers out, they collide again, but neither m an falls. Bron gets going, Gunther hurdles then BOOTS Bron down! Fans fire up as Gunther waits on Bron. Gunther tells Bron to get up, then looms over him. Gunther drags Bron up, CLUBS him down, and Bron gets to ropes. Bron stands but Gunther eggs him on. Gunther CLUBS Bron in the chest, then snapmares for a stomp! Bron gets to ropes and shakes out that arm, but Gunther EuroUppers! Bron tackles Gunther to the corner, then RAMS in!
The ref counts, Bron lets off but Gunther CLUBS him! Bron dodges the chop to fire off haymakers! Bron whips, Gunther reverses and hurdles, into the SPINEBUSTER! Fans bark for Bron and Bron winds up the arm. Bron runs in, but into a SLEEPER! Bron arm-drags free, and SPEARS Gunther down! Bron snarls and the straps come down! Bron drags Gunther up, choke grips and trophy lifts! But Gunther slips off, the bad arm hinders Bron! The ref checks the arm but Bron says he doesn’t want to quit, so Gunther CHOPS Bron out of the ring! Bron flops to the floor, Gunther goes out after him, and RAMS him into steel steps!
The ring count is climbing and Gunther stands tall as NXT goes picture in picture. Bron writhes, Gunther comes back and he brings Bron up. Gunther puts Bron in the ring, then drags him up. Gunther uppercuts the bad arm and Bron goes to a corner. Gunther snapmares Bron, gets the bad arm and drops a knee on it! Bron writhes more, and Gunther eggs him on. Gunther kicks Bron around, Bron tries to hit back but Gunther stays clear. Gunther drags Bron up, hammerlocks the bad arm and RAMS it into buckles! Bron drops to his knees, Gunther kicks at him again. Gunther stomps Bron, then goes after the arms with a motorcycle stretch.
Gunther digs his knee into Bron’s back but Bron still endures. Fans rally up, but Gunther cranks the arms and digs his knee in harder. Bron still endures, shaking his head as he refuses to quit. Bron fights up to his feet, powers up to turn the hold around, but Gunther just turns it back on him! Bron keeps fighting, but Gunther digs his forehead into Bron’s back now. They go around as they fight over the stretch, and NXT returns to single picture. Bron turns it around but only for a moment, and Gunther HEADBUTTS Bron! Gunther RAMS shoulders with Bron, then wrenches to RAM shoulders again!
Gunther wrenches but Bron throws a forearm! Gunther keeps on the wristlock but Bron keeps throwing forearms. Gunther CHOPS Bron! And CHOPS him again! But Bron stays up, until Gunther CHOPS him yet again! Bron flounders to a corner, Gunther runs in but Bron blocks the chop! Only to swing into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Gunther swings, but into Bron’s GERMAN SUPLEX! Bron forearms, Gunther LARIATS! Bron ROCKS Gunther again, then runs to LARIAT! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! Fans rally, Bron gets up and he drags Gunther into a facelock. Bron suplexes but the bad arm gives up!
Gunther wrenches and CLUBS that bad arm! Gunther has a double wristlock but Bron endures again! Fans rally, duel, and Gunther keeps on the wristlock. Bron fights up but Gunther knees him low! Gunther keeps pushing the arm but Bron still endures. Bron scoops Gunther for a SLAM! Bron slaps the bad arm, BOOTS Gunther, then hits an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Fans rally and bark, Bron runs corner to corner at Gunther, into a SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Gunther hauls Bron up to reel him in, GENERAL BOMB!! High stack, TWO!?! Bron survives and no one can believe it! Gunther just goes to the corner and climbs up!
GUNTHER SPLASH!! Cover, TWO?!? Again Bron survives and again no one can believe it! Gunther is frustrated but he drags Bron up. Gunther CLUBS away on Bron as fans chant, “This is Awesome!” CHOP to the back!! Gunther hauls Bron up, reels him in, LARIAT!! Cover, TWO?!?! Somehow Bron is still in this, maybe he’s a Genetic Freak! Gunther drags Bron to a drop zone and goes up the corner again. GUNTHER- SPEAR FROM BRON!! Bron manages to take Gunther out of the air, and now he hauls him up, for Gunther to CHOP him! Bron throws a haymaker, Gunther CHOPS! Bron haymakers, Gunther CHOPS again!
Bron is staggering, but he comes back to knee low. But Gunther has the SLEEPER! Bron endures, moves around, but he’s fading! Fans rally and duel, but Bron gets a second wind to JAWBREAKER! And LARIAT! Bron staggers up, Gunther stands, and Bron manages to trophy lift! BREAKKER SLAM!! Cover, Bron wins!!
Winner: Bron Breakker, by pinfall (still NXT Champion)
Somehow, someway, Bron broke through to keep this title from Der Ring General! But wait, his dad is on the tron! He’s proud of Bron, but wait! He’s someone’s hostage!? Gacy was saying all night that family is everything. “Let’s see if we can teach this old dog some new tricks.” Harland has a chain, what is he going to do to Rick Steiner?!
Well this was quite the post Mania episode for NXT. To be fair, some rather confusing things, too. Bad commercial cut as the Creeds came out to confront Imperium, but we got a pretty good match out of them. I’m rather surprised this is the moment they’re deciding to have dysfunction in Imperium. Aichner has definitely proven himself as a great wrestler, whether in tag or singles matches, but I’m just not sure he’ll be able to carry on as just himself. It was kinda why he joined up with Imperium in the first place. It will be interesting to see where this goes, if there will be a replacement or not, but I just hope they have a plan in place and not just winging it.
And as for the Creeds, of course Pretty Deadly makes their appearance here since they didn’t do anything on Stand & Deliver. I really wish they didn’t go and rename Sam & Lewis into Elton & Kit, but whatever, it’s the same BS Vince is pulling with “Butch” Pete Dunne, “Gunther” and “Doudrop” Piper Niven. I suppose in that same way, this won’t hold Pretty Deadly back too much, but that doesn’t take away how stupid it all is. MSK has a good promo backstage, and I really liked their reaction to Sanga talking, because it fits my reaction, too. Waller shifting to the tag titles for the moment is fairly clever, and it buys time while Creeds and Pretty Deadly fight stuff out.
Tiffany had a good promo that fit her character, and of course she’s preparing for a rematch with Sarray. Since Tiffany already used up jumping Sarray backstage, pretty sure Sarray will be full Warrior of the Sun in the match and will win to prove Tiffany is a loser. We got a good match out of Lyons and Lash, and it made a lot of sense for Lyons to win. She’s got the hot hand right now, building her way up in the women’s division, and it makes me wonder if NXT (or WWE in general) will ever introduce a women’s midcard title. I’m sure Lyons can get to the top title eventually, but it would be nice if there was another champion she could feud with on the way up.
Okay, more confusing stuff here: Dexter VS Duke was pretty good, until that double count-out. For one, the almost pratfall nature of both guys hitting the post and tumbling onto their respective lady friends was just too corny. But this has to end with the Mixed Tag, #InDex VS #Dusia. We got a great tag title match out of that Stand & Deliver rematch, and yes, it is very annoying and confusing that Raquel & Dakota lose the tag titles again so soon. Including their first reign, those two have been champions for roughly 80 hours, and like 79 of those hours was from this reign. I suppose it’s similar to Johnny Gargano or Sasha Banks having a hard time defending titles, but it still feels rough.
But Dakota throwing a fit backstage and then getting a title shot is awesome! Dakota is going to give Mandy one hell of a match, Raquel and Wendy can both hold off Gigi & Jacy, but who knows if Dakota finally gets that top title. I personally hope so, Dakota’s put in so much work, but it’s all about how Vince and his team see her and Mandy. Kushida’s message to Von Wagner was good stuff, but I’m thinking Von finds a way to win this first match, or else we can’t take him seriously. Okay, it’s already hard to take him seriously but losing the first match in the feud with Jacket Time would hurt his big, bad Heel image.
Grimes had a good promo to follow up his big title win, and it was great for Solo to come out and challenge him. This should be left as a Face VS Face, great sportsmanship but still hard hitting match. No one needs to turn, we just need something awesome. And I would think Grimes retains because he only just got this belt. Of course, I say that and look what happened with Raquel & Dakota. Galante and Tony had an okay segment, and I do agree with the fans it got boring. Galante wasn’t the best talker here, and honestly, it wasn’t the most creative thing they could do. If there was going to be the point of blood on a card and a vow, give us that. Always do more when it comes to the storytelling.
I will say, Escobar confronting Tony in the parking lot was an interesting next step. I don’t think NXT will succeed in turning Tony Face after he basically cheated to beat Ciampa, one of NXT’s all time favorite stars. Escobar, sure, the live fans already cheer Escobar and Legado no matter what. But once again, Vince is going to make a decision that is baffling and we just have to stomach it. I’m sure Tony and Escobar will have solid matches because both men are capable, but they’re running into the same problems they’ve had with overly pushing Roman and Cena during their rises.
And speaking of which, Bron Breakker was getting booed and fans were wanting Ziggler over him. On one hand, a lot of fans just like Ziggler. On another, as I’ve said before, Bron got to be a two-time NXT Champion really quickly. And considering the other examples are Finn Balor, Shinsuke Nakamura, Samoa Joe, Tommaso Ciampa and even Karrion Kross, all having established themselves before NXT, then established themselves in NXT, Bron is definitely facing the backlash of Vince’s support. But ignoring fan reaction, Bron had a good promo, he had a good exchange with Gunther, and a great match with Gunther, that of course Bron won because he’s Mr. NXT 2.0.
But what a wild twist with Gacy at the end! His promos were cryptic in a good way, and it did spark a reaction out of Draco and Quinn. But Gacy using this to get a title shot, not sure how fans are going to like this. I again cite Vince’s bad pacing. If this was Gacy in late 2021 before spinning his wheels with Odyssey Jones, Roderick Strong, and now Draco Anthony, he’d be at a title scene level. All that stuff of making 205 Live inclusive and wanting to remove the restrictions on the Cruiserweight title made him firmly midcard and that’s a bit of a shame. He’ll give Bron one hell of a match, but again Bron will win, and there’s a chance fans will go full Go Away Heat on Bron.
My Score: 8.2/10
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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