Will Generation Jade sink the BOAT?
The Queen of Harts believes she can pass judgement on NXT’s current crop. But will Cora Jade show her former hero she’s been wrong this whole time?
- NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships: Toxic Attraction VS Wendy Choo & Roxanne Perez; Toxic Attraction wins and retains the titles.
- NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Opening Round: Sloane Jacobs VS Fallon Henley; Henley wins and advances to the next round.
- Alba Fyre VS Amari Miller; Fyre wins.
- Mixed Tag Match: Sarray & Andre Chase w/ Bodhi Hayward VS Tiffany Stratton & Grayson Waller; Sarray & Chase win.
- NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Opening Round: Nikkita Lyons VS Arianna Grace; Lyons wins and advances to the next round.
- Natalya VS Cora Jade; Natty wins.
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NXT shares what Joe Gacy did after losing.
Two druids in red masks attacked Bron! They used a chair and an assisted DDT to take him out! Then they stretchered Bron out of the arena, and kidnapped him! Gacy says there are many forms of victory. This is not how their story ends. Gacy had his henchmen drag Bron out and Gacy says this is Bron’s moment to feel all alone. They left Bron out in the middle of nowhere! Will the NXT Champion be able to find his way back?
NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships: Toxic Attraction VS Wendy Choo & Roxanne Perez!
Mandy Rose, Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne did not like any of the pranks pulled by Wendy & Roxie for Spring Breakin’. But will they get their revenge by sending those two to the back of the line? Or will insult be added to injury when they lose the titles?
But wait, where is Wendy? Roxie points to a corner and Toxic Attraction turns around. Wendy is up top! TRIPLE CROSSBODY! She gets all three! Then Roxie reinforces Wendy and they go after Gigi & Jacy! Roxie DECKS Jacy while Wendy CLOBBERS Gigi! The teams regroup, Gigi starts against Wendy and the bell rings. Gigi runs in but Wendy drop toeholds her! Tag to Roxie and she hops up to ax handle Gigi down! Roxie wrenches an arm, tags Wendy, and Wendy goes up to ax handle Gigi for herself! Wendy wrenches Gigi, tags Roxie, and they double wrench to double mule kick! Gigi staggers, Roxie arm-drags her around!
Roxie ducks, dodges and tilt-o-whirls to roll Gigi up! TWO, but Roxie reels Gigi into a waistlock. Jacy tags in before the roll-up to then hit a NECKBREAKER! Jacy rains down rights then howls to fire up the fans. Jacy rains down elbows, taunts Wendy, then KICKS Roxie down. Cover, TWO! Fans rally and duel, Jacy whips Roxie hard into the Toxic corner. Jacy drags Roxie, tags Gigi, and they stomp Roxie down. Gigi pulls hair to KICK Roxie in the back. Gigi taunts Wendy, drags Roxie up and whips her to the corner again. Tag to Jacy, Toxic Attraction digs their boots in but let off as the ref counts.
Jacy taunts Roxie as she stalks her. Jacy gets Roxie’s arms but Roxie resists. Jacy still gets the motorcycle stretch but Roxie endures. Fans rally, Roxie fights up, Mandy gets annoyed, and Roxie goes to arm-drag but Jacy uses that to swipe at Wendy! Wendy avoids it, and Roxie ducks under to tag her in! Wendy fires off hands and kicks and CLOBBERS Jacy! Wendy whips to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Fans fire up and Wendy handsprings to forearm smash! Wendy dodges Gigi’s cheap shot to DECK her! Then Wendy tosses Jacy out to join Gigi! Wendy holds the ropes open for Roxie to DIVE! Direct hit times two at the ramp!
Fans are fired up as NXT goes picture in picture. Roxie and Wendy fetch Jacy into the ring. But Mandy grabs at Wendy! Wendy swipes at her but Jacy CLOBBERS Wendy! Jacy tags Gigi, they mug Wendy, and then Gigi whips Wendy to ropes to ROCK her! Gigi laughs then whips but Wendy gets around to roll her up! TWO, and Gigi hits an STO! Cover, TWO! Gigi drags Wendy up, dribbles her off the mat, then pulls on the pigtails! The ref reprimands, Gigi lets off at 4, and then hip drops! Gigi drags Wendy up to bump her off buckles, and tags Jacy. Toxic Attraction mugs Wendy, then Jacy snapmares to KICK Wendy! Then SENTON! Cover, TWO!
Jacy stays on Wendy by pulling the pigtails and ramming a knee into Wendy’s back! And again! Cover, TWO! Jacy stomps Wendy but Wendy keeps crawling to Roxie. Jacy whips Wendy away, runs in and back body blocks! Tag to Gigi, and Jacy feeds Wendy to a LARIAT! Gig taunts Wendy and Roxie, then stands on Wendy’s pigtails while she pulls the arms! The ref counts, Gigi lets off to kick Wendy while she’s down. Gigi drags Wendy up to throw her by her hair! The ref reprimands but Gigi just taunts Wendy while kicking her. Tag to Jacy and Jacy stomps away. Jacy drags Wendy up but Wendy throws body shots!
Wendy backs Jacy down, reaches for Roxie, but Jacy KNEES Wendy down! Jacy smiles as she sits Wendy up for a straitjacket stretch! Wendy endures and NXT returns to single picture. Fans rally, Wendy fights up, but Jacy ripcords to LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Jacy grows frustrated and she sits Wendy up for a cobra clutch. Wendy endures again, fights up, but Jacy ripcords again. Wendy gets out, waistlocks, but Gigi tags in! Wendy’s ready this time and she DECKS Gigi! JAWBREAKER for Jacy! Hot tag to Roxie! Roxie CLOBBERS Gigi, rallies with forearms, then dodges to THESZ PRESS! Roxie rains down fast hands and fires up!
Fans rally as Roxie body blocks then rolls to UPPERCUT! Roxie runs and tilt-o-whirls into a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Cover, TWO! Roxie keeps on Gigi as she drags her around and stomps her down. Tag to Wendy before Roxie drops a SENTON! SLEEPY ELBOW! Cover, Jacy SENTONS it apart! But Roxie throws Jacy out! Roxie then goes back to her corner, Wendy tags her in! Roxie gets Gigi back up, whips her to a corner but Gigi reverses. Gigi runs into a BOOT! Roxie hurries up top, but Mandy gets in the ring! Mandy helps Gigi up, and they get under Roxie’s dropkick! Wendy SPEARS Mandy and fires off!
Roxie kicks Gigi, hops on, but Jacy SUPERKICKS!! The ref misses that from getting Wendy and Mandy out of the ring! Gigi covers, Toxic Attraction wins!
Winners: Toxic Attraction, by pinfall (still NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions)
But Wendy is pissed! She fires off on the tag champs! But then Mandy CLOBBERS Wendy with the belt! Toxic Attraction all stomp away and mug Wendy! Mandy says Wendy will never look like her! She’s just a loser! But without Mandy, Gigi & Jacy would’ve been losers. Will Wendy and Roxie get revenge on Toxic Attraction soon enough?
Grayson Waller and Tiffany Stratton went on a shopping date.
He thanks her for this. He needed to unwind. Shopping is the best form of medicine. Especially after him losing to Nathan Frazer. Frazer got lucky! Stupid airhorn from Chase U! Those colors are so tacky. They’re a school of losers! And Bodhi’s a dork. But Grayson Waller gets his revenge on Andre Chase 1v1. The teachable moment will be that you don’t mess with the Grayson Waller Effect. But will the 21st Century Success Story be the one learning a little thing about respect and humility?
Roderick Strong is training in the Diamond Mine dojo.
The Creeds walk over and want to talk. Well, please tell him they’re not upset. They got the win! But Strong knew those guys were undefeated in NXT. But that match is tainted. It was supposed to be a test, right? But when the moment came, Strong interjected himself. It isn’t even about winning, but how they win. No more shortcuts! They’ll give the Viking Raiders a rematch, but they’ll do it the right way. Strong says he believes in them. He’ll bring in someone who has been wanting to join Diamond Mine. This guy will help the Creeds make it to those tag titles. Winner of Pan-American games, Division I Freestyle competitor, from the University of Minnesota, it’s DAMON KEMP! This guy is going to make you so much better.
Uh, new members were supposed to be a group decision. They’ll talk about Kemp later. But will Strong even hear his team out?
Joey Gacy heads to the ring.
But he isn’t going alone. His red druids who kidnapped and stranded Bron Breakker are with him. Gacy stands with them in the ring and he gets the mic. Fans chant, “Gacy Sucks!” but he says, “Bron Breakker, as I left you in the wilderness last week, I told you now you must face the next chapter of your journey all alone. My personal journey started in NXT months ago. I opened the door of inclusion to everybody. Anyone, no matter who they are, could be a part of real change. But two men separated themselves from the pack, and the rest are no more. These two proved their worth to me, and to themselves.”
Gacy says these men went above and beyond and committed themselves to his cause but taking that extra step. Fans tell Gacy to “Shut the Hell Up!” but Gacy says his message has been received. These two are the faces of change. Their expansion has begun! Change takes place one person at a time. So, he would like to appeal to NXT Champion, Bron Breakker. Consider this Bron’s personal invitation. Bron doesn’t have to do this alone. Join Gacy’s group and be part of his movement. Be part of the change. The result is eternal joy! And affliction and hardship awaits those who resist. But just who are these who joined Gacy’s side?
Bodhi Hayward coaches up Andre Chase.
If Grayson Waller wants to go viral, Chase will make him go viral. But then Sarray rushes in and brings up what Grayson and Tiffany had to say. Sarray can’t stand those two! She wants to team up with them to make it a mixed tag match! Please? Uh, Chase doesn’t know Japanese. Bodhi translates: she wants to turn the singles match into a mixed tag. Oh, that’s a great- Wait, Bodhi knows Japanese? Yes, he’s in Mr. Miller’s Japanese 202 class on Mondays and Fridays. Oh, nice. But the idea is, Sarray cannot forgive Tiffany or Waller, so she wants to tear them apart! Chase gets that one. They’re gonna go make that match happen! And Sarray says that’s a teachable moment!
Ivy Nile holds a fitness challenge!
Time to separate the men from the boys. If they can’t go, then they’ve gotta go. Drop down and give her as many push-ups as you can! They go all the way to 40, then 80. We start seeing some dropping out, and she promises that by the end of the night, she better not be the only one standing. Will any of these guys be able to keep up with the Female Titan?
The NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament entrants are introduced!
Nikkita Lyons, Arianna Grace, Roxanne Perez (still sore from earlier), Kiana James, Lash Legend (though she’s been here a minute), Tatum Paxley, and the two in the ring!
The NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament: Sloane Jacobs VS Fallon Henley!
For the first time ever, NXT offers a Breakout Contract to the Women’s Division! Will the winner of this match go all the way to win it all?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Fallon powers Sloane back then arm-drags her away. Fallon hurries to get Sloane with a waistlock, SLAM her down, and hold her down. Fans duel, Sloane fights up but Fallon headlocks. Sloane drags Fallon down to a cover, ONE! Sloane rolls Fallon up, ONE! Sloane leg cradles, TWO! Fallon dropkicks Sloan down and fans fire up. Fallon headlocks and grinds Sloane down. Sloane powers out but Fallon runs her over! Things speed up, Fallon avoids the dropkick and does a two step. Then Fallon runs in, gets around and whips. Sloane goes up and over, drops as Fallon comes back, and dropkicks her this time! Cover, TWO!
Sloane keeps on Fallon but Briggs & Brooks show up to cheer Fallon on. Fallon powers up with body shots, but Sloane redirects to BOOT Fallon down! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Fallon shoves Sloane away, BOOTS her then FACEBUSTESR! CALF KICK! Fans fire up and Fallon runs to slide and ROCK Sloane at the ropes! Briggs & Brooks high-five, then Fallon hurries in to cover. TWO, but Fallon clamps onto Sloane’s arm for a top wristlock. Sloane endures, fans rally up, and Sloane gets to her feet. Fallon CLUBS her, trips her, then gets the top wristlock back. Sloane still endures and fights while fans rally.
Sloane arm-drags free, JAWBREAKERS, then whips. Fallon reverses, back elbows, and runs, into DOUBLE FACEBUSTERS! Both women down and fans fire up. Sloane rolls away to a corner but Fallon runs in, into BOOTS! Sloane goes up to FLYING RANA! Sloane fires up, CLOBBERS Fallon then CLOBBERS her again! Sloane spins Fallon around to a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Fallon is still in this and Sloane grows frustrated. Sloane hauls Fallon up, fireman’s carries, but Fallon fights free. Cobra Clutch BACKBREAKER to a ripcord LARIAT! Fallon aims from a corner, runs, SHINING WIZARD! Cover, Fallon wins!
Winner: Fallon Henley, by pinfall (advances to the next round)
The boys celebrate with the Cowgirl as she puts her mark on the tournament! Will Fallon be able to rope that title match contract?
Backstage interview with Legado del Familia.
McKenzie was sure they came to a peace agreement with Tony D’Angelo, but then they kidnapped AJ Galante. What went wrong? When you live in Escobar’s world, disrespect is squashed swiftly. AJ Galante shouldn’t have been there at all, but when he arrived, he should’ve shown respect and was fair games. Galante can’t survive on Legado’s streets. And Tony is learning the hard way that you shouldn’t interfere with Legado’s business if you want to walk away, let alone walk at all.
Cruz Del Toro fetches the Legado car.
But as he gets in, surprise! Tony D is in his way. Cruz sighs, but then Stacks is IN the car! He and Two Dimes beat up Cruz and drag him out of the car! Tony says his boss did this to him, not Tony. The mugging continues, then they put Cruz in the trunk! They’re sending a message back to Legado! Stacks drives as the Don and his crew peel out. Will things only escalate the gang warfare?
Alba Fyre VS Amari Miller!
Kay Lee Ray rises like the phoenix, and has a new name to go with this new chapter in her career. Will she blaze a trail to the NXT Women’s Championship? Or will the Vibe of St. Louis stay cool in her return to the ring?
The bell rings and the two circle. Fans rally for Fyre as she ties up with Amari. Fyre throws Amari down, ghost pins, TWO! Alba keeps on Amari with a wrench but Amari headlocks back. Alba powers up but can’t power free. We get a glimpse of Ivy’s fitness challenging continuing into burpees while Alba keeps working on the headlock. Alba drops, rolls Amari, TWO! Alba whips, Amari turns hip toss into arm-drag and press, TWO! Amari storms up but Alba CHOPS her! Alba brings her around but Amari blocks that next chop to knee low! Amari knuckle locks, goes up and up and FLYING ARM-DRAGS Alba away!
Amari runs in, waistlocks, ripcords, and NECKBREAKERS! Cover, TWO! Alba gets to a corner and Amari runs in to go after her with forearms. Amari goes corner to corner but Alba dodges and Amari hits buckles. Alba blocks the boot but Amari kicks with the other leg. Amari whips, Alba reverses to wrench and SUPERKICK! Then TORNADO DDT! Amari is dazed, Alba SUPERKICKS her down! Cover, TWO! Alba drags Amari up and fans rally up. Amari throws body shots, Alba ROCKS her! Amari ROCKS Alba back, but Alba fires elbows and forearms! Amari hits back, gets the edge, and winds up, but runs into a Gory Especial!
Amari fights free, sunset flips, TWO! Alba rushes in, Amari gets around and whips to table top! PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO! Fans rally, Amari drags Alba up and cravats but Alba fights out! Amari blocks superkick but gets the GLASGOW KISS! Gory Especial, FYRE BOMB! Alba goes up top, SWANTON BOMB! Cover, Alba wins!
Winner: Alba Fyre, by pinfall
Alba gets the victory and there’s a spark! Will Alba set the division on fire?
Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams pull up.
They feel good, they look good, they’re ready- Oh. Solo Sikoa is there and he locks the door?! Oh no he didn’t! They’ll get in one way or another. But will Melo & Trick be left out in the cold?
Backstage interview with Cora Jade.
McKenzie says Cora is in the main event against Natalya. Is she nervous to face a hero? Of course she is! She’s up against a legend. But Natty isn’t facing some little girl she DM’d a year ago, or that she cheap shotted a month ago. Cora is ready. Natty thinks she can be the gatekeeper of the WWE Women’s Division, but Cora is going to bust the gate down and prove she belongs, and can even hang with a future Hall of Famer.
Solo Sikoa heads to the ring.
The Street Champion may not be North American Champion, but he made sure Melo & Trick won’t get in to ruin this moment. Solo hears the fans chant his name, and he has a mic to say, “Yo, you damn right. You see, this was supposed to be Carmelo’s and Trick Williams’ time. Because it’s my time now.” Fans chant “UCE! UCE! UCE!” Everyone comes out talking about the North American Championship, but y’all already know what happened last week. Fans cheer Solo on, and Solo says if we’re talking about that title, Solo will be watching. Solo will let the whole world know, in the locker room know, and everyone in the crowd know, he’s got next!
It doesn’t matter if it’s Grimes or Melo, they both can get it! But speaking of, here comes Cameron Grimes! Grimes wants Solo to hold on. Grimes respects Solo just like the fans respect him. Solo wants another shot at the North American Championship, but at In Your House, it will be Grimes VS Melo. Fans chant, “You Got Lucky!” at Grimes but Grimes says have no fear. After he beats Melo, Solo has Grimes’ word that if Solo wants a shot at the North American Championship, then he has it! They shake on that, and fans chant, “You Got Next!” But then Melo and Trick attack Grimes! They got in after all!
Solo doesn’t even know? They set Grimes up for the SPRINGBOARD SLINGBLADE! Solo looks back as Trick gets a chair and puts it around Grimes’ neck! Melo goes up, but Solo gets in! Solo CLOBBERS Melo, SUPERKICKS Trick, and fans fire up as he has targets in opposite corners! HIP ATTACK for Trick! Melo realizes what’s coming and he gets out before Solo gives him one! Fans rally behind Solo, even as he helps Grimes up. Solo picks up the title, and Grimes takes it from him. But will Grimes hold onto that belt through In Your House 2022 to give Solo that shot?
The rest of Legado wonder where Cruz went.
But then they see the car left where it was! Where is Cruz? He’s not here, what happened? Escobar understands, and makes the call. Escobar calls Tony D’Angelo. Tony asks who this is, and Escobar says it’s him. Who? You know who! Oh, hey, how’s it going. Not good! Whoever did this to Cruz is in trouble. Oh, interesting. Why you telling Tony? Oh like he knows nothing! Well, same could be said about Galante. Maybe they ended up in the same place. Doubtful. Word is, Galante is in rough shape. Tony says if Escobar lays one more finger on Galante, he’s done for! SO how about this, wise guy? Legado lets Galante go, Tony pops the trunk, and then Tony and Escobar meet in the ring.
Fine, but Tony has sealed his fate. Sealed his fate? The Don makes threats, not Escobar. Tony will beat Escobar so bad, his own mother won’t recognize him! You understand him? You even still there?! Escobar says yes. And by the way, Tony, F U! Escobar hangs up and Tony tosses the table! Stacks is upset that his solitaire game is ruined. But will The Don and his boys rough up Legado once and for all?
Backstage interview with Nathan Frazer.
The British Prodigy is excited for the 200th episode of NXT UK, and after his win over Waller, he’s on cloud nine. And ew know who he is choosing for the mixed tag. But then Xyon Quinn walks over to say hi to the new guy. If Frazer keeps his head down and runs it straight, he’ll do great. Well thanks for the advice, but what does that mean? Wes Lee walks in and says it’s a shocker that on one knows. Quinn already put Lee in his place. Don’t make him do the same to Frazer. Frazer was being genuine, though! He thought it was like an American thing or something. Frazer leaves, but Lee says he’ll go through that again. Quinn wants him to reconsider, but Lee doesn’t
Mixed Tag Match: Sarray & Andre Chase w/ Bodhi Hayward VS Tiffany Stratton & Grayson Waller!
The Warrior of the Sun and the head of Chase U are looking to teach Buff Barbie and Cocky Ken what really makes a great competitor in NXT! Will Sarray and Andre take Tiffany and Grayson to school? Or will this be another viral moment for Tiffany’s and Grayson’s social media?
NXT returns and Sarray makes her magical girl transformation! It even affects Chase’s sweater into going sky blue and… Bodhi ends up with the pigtails? Well, that aside, the teams sort out, and Chase starts with Waller. Waller and Chase circle, tie up, and Chase wrenches the arm and chinbars. Then Chase wrenches to ELBOW BREAKER and wristlock. Waller rolls, handsprings, and WRINGS Chase out! Then Waller shows off with drop steps, and tells the U to SUCK IT. Chase and Waller tie up, Waller wrenches the arm, but Chase rolls and kips up to WRING Waller! Fans fire up but Waller rushes in.
Chase headlocks, Waller powers out but Chase runs him over! Things speed up, Waller hurdles but Chase turns hip toss into hip toss! And then he does the drop steps! Then a headlock takeover! Fans fire up as Chase has Waller down. Fans rally, Waller fights up, and Waller wrenches out to ROCK Chase with a right. Then he tags out to Tiffany. Sarray comes in and chases Tiffany around the outside! Tiffany gets in the ring and runs Sarray over! Tiffany wrenches, wristlocks, but Sarray wrenches and drop toeholds! Then she SPANKS Tiffany, before tying up the legs for a DEATHLOCK! Fans rally as Sarray bridges for the MUTA LOCK!
Tiffany endures, pulls hair, and then drags Sarray up. Sarray breaks free to CHOP Tiffany off her feet! Waller runs in but Chase DOUBLE CHIPOS him! They stomp out “CHASE U!” Sarray does the U with Chase, and they both say, “That’s a teachable moment!” Tiffany and Waller regroup at the ramp while NXT goes to break.
NXT returns again and Waller has Chase down with a chinlock. Fans rally, Chase fights up and throws body shots. Chase is free but Waller keeps him from Sarray to DECK him with a right! Tag to Tiffany and she CLOBBERS Sarray! Then ASSISTED MOONSAULT onto Chase! Tag back to Waller and he goes up. Fans boo as Waller mocks the U, BALLER ELBOW! Cover, Sarray breaks it! Waller complains but he just got away with co-ed with Tiffany. Chase gets Waller in a cradle, TWO! Waller gets Chase’s leg then ducks the enziguri, to get a SLEEPER HOLD! Chase flails, fights up but Waller thrashes Chase around!
Fans rally, Chase fights up, and Chase throws body shots. Chase powers out to put the SLEEPER on Waller! Waller powers out to get the SLEEPER! Chase hits a BIG back suplex! Fans fire up as both men are down! They crawl, hot tag to Tiffany and Sarray! Sarray TOSSES Tiffany! Then fires off forearms! She DECKS Tiffany, runs and dropkicks! Fans fire up as Sarray dropkicks her again! Sarray runs but Tiffany CLOBBERS her at the ropes! Tiffany blows a kiss, runs, but into a DROPKICK! Fans fire up with Sarray and she goes again, but Tiffany bails out. Waller check son Tiffany, then rushes in. But Chase trips Waller, and sets him up, SUNRAY DROPKICK!!
Waller flops out of the ring in a daze, but Tiffany CLOBBERS Sarray! Tiffany scoops, SLAMS Sarray into a drop zone, then goes up, TWISTING VADER! Cover, Bodhi uses the airhorn! Tiffany is pissed, and Sarray gets a ropebreak. Tiffany PLANCHAS Bodhi! “That’s a teachable moment!” But Sarray rolls Tiffany up, and wins!!
Winners: Sarray & Andre Chase, by pinfall
Tiffany & Waller just tasted some karma! Will they have to go on another shopping spree to get over this?
Ivy Nile’s challenge continues.
They’ve moved on to lunges with Bulgarian weight bags on their shoulders. There’s only four men left, but that quickly drops to just two. Ivy says they’re far from done, will anyone last the nigh?
Backstage interview with Von Wagner & Robert Stone.
Recently, Von Wagner has intentionally injured his opponents, but can he explain himself? Robert Stone says their actions are simple: if you step to Von Wagner, you get tossed like Jiro, hurt like Brooks Jensen, and so on. But then Jiro comes back for revenge! They brawl, Von throws Jiro down but security and stuff break this up! Vicious Von and Ikemen Jiro want to throw down, but will either man be standing when it’s all said and done?
Indi Hartwell checks her phone and sighs.
Toxic Attraction say they’re not here to cause trouble, but they know she’s going through a lot. They want to check on her because they can’t imagine what she’s going through. Oh, thanks. She feels like she’s lost all control, because she lost everything. No, they can’t imagine because no man has ever left Mandy Rose. Maybe Indi should find Wendy Choo crying somewhere? Misery loves company. Bye, loser. Indi scowls, but will she join Wendy and Roxanne against Toxic Attraction?
NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Opening Round: Nikkita Lyons VS Arianna Grace!
Fallon Henley lassoed herself a spot in the semifinals, but it’s time to see who else is moving towards history! Will the Lyons’ pride carry her through? Or will Lyons have to learn how to lose with Grace?
The bell rings and Lyons offers a handshake. Grace goes to accept, then she sucker punches Lyons! Lyons kicks, Grace goes after a leg, but Lyons turns things to a backslide. TWO, and Grace shoots in again. Lyons facelocks, gator rolls, but Grace slips free to go after the arm. Lyons gets free but Grace avoids the kick! Fans rally as the two circle again. They tie up, Lyons tackles Grace and rains forearms but Grace gets the arm! ARMBAR! Lyons powers to a stack, deadlifts Grace, but Grace lets go to get up and hammerlock the arm. Grace RAMS Lyons into the buckles, then wraps the arm around ropes!
The ref counts, Grace lets off and then CLUBS the arm down. Grace CLUBS the arm again, digs knees into the arm, then drops a knee on the shoulder! And then another! Fans rally but Grace SLAMS the arm on the mat. Grace pushes Lyons to then get a top wristlock clutch! Lyons endures, fights up, throws hands and knees but Grace cranks the clutch! Lyons fights up, powers up, but Grace CLUBS her in the back. Grace hammerlocks and whips but Lyons reverses to send Grace into buckles! Lyons gets away but Grace rushes her. Lyons blocks whip to send Grace to the corner, and hit a BIG back body block!
Lyons ROUNDHOUSES Grace, ROUNDHOUSES her again, then roars! Lyons GERMAN SUPLEXES Grace across the way! Fans fire up and duel, HEEL KICK for Grace! Lyons drops the LYONS DEN! Cover, Lyons wins!
Winner: Nikkita Lyons, by pinfall (advances to the next round)
Lyons did roar, and Lyons did win! Will she keep that same energy as she is poised to take on Fallon in the semis?
Ivy Nile’s challenges are still going!
The ropes are whipping, but Ivy tells the finalists to not stop. Sorry, one does. It’s all down to one man, but Ivy tells him to keep going until he can’t go any longer. The last challenge is pull-ups with chains on their neck! Ivy gets up, the guy doesn’t. Ivy just rolls her eyes. Will she ever find someone on her level?
The Viking Raiders speak.
Erik says “Julius & Brutus Creed. We respect you for not wanting to accept a tainted victory. It’s hard to find men with honor and respect in this business.” Ivar says that when the bell rings, respect and honor are put aside. Tainted or not, they have never defeated in NXT, and they never will again! Next week, the raid is back! And it won’t matter who or how many there are, Ragnarok awaits!
Natalya VS Cora Jade!
The Queen of Harts, the most winningest woman in WWE history, thinks she has the right to say who is and isn’t the future of this industry. She says things look bleak with #GenerationJade as the face of the new wave, but will that new wave capsize the BOAT? Or will Cora and her board be left adrift at sea?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Natty puts Cora on the ropes. The ref counts, Natty lets off and then she shoves Cora. Fans rally and duel while Cora laughs that off. Natty headlocks and hits a takeover, but Cora fights to get a headscissor. Natty kips free and soaks up the heat, but Cora nods some respect. Then Cora gets around, headlocks and hits a takeover. Natty headscissors, Cora kips free and asks what’s wrong. They reset, tie up, and Natty kicks low. Natty wrenches, wristlocks, fans duel and Cora uses ropes to flip through. Cora then wrenches and wristlocks back. Natty rolls, handsprings, and she wrenches to fireman’s carry.
Cora fights off to arm-drag Natty away! The fans cheer that exchange, and Natty seems a bit surprised. Natty and Cora circle again, tie up, and Natty waistlocks. Cora switches around, Natty elbows and whips, but Cora goes up and over. Cora waistlocks, Natty switches to O’Conner Roll, TWO as Cora rolls her! TWO, and Cora rains down fists! Natty gets the arm but Cora slips away quickly! Cora wags her fingers, it won’t be that easy. Natty and Cora reset, they tie up again and Natty kicks low. “You wanna play, huh?” Cora arm-drags Natty away, throws forearms, then springboards to FLYING RANA!
Fans fire up and Cora gets legs! Cora wants to steal Sharpshooter?! Natty gets to ropes and Cora lets off. Natty gets out and Cora says she knows her that well. NXT goes picture in picture as Cora backs off.
Natty gets upset at the fans, then she gets back in. Natty swings but misses and Cora rolls her, ONE! Natty hurries away to a corner, Cora runs in but only gets buckles! Natty soaks up heat, then tells fans to shut up. Natty storms after Cora to bring her around for a snap suplex! Natty taunts the fans and Cora, then wraps on a chinlock. Cora endures, Natty thrashes her around, but Cora fights up. Cora throws body shots but Natty throws her down! Natty then steps on Cora, but Cora rolls her up! TWO, and Natty CLOBBERS Cora! Natty cools off and smiles, then she prances around Cora. Natty kicks Cora, CLUBS her, then SPANKS her!
Natty drags Cora up, CLUBS her, then wraps on a cobra twist! Cora endures, even as Natty puts on a leg. Natty taunts Cora and the fans, and Cora fights out to put Natty in the twist! Natty endures now as NXT returns to single picture! Fans rally as Cora twists Natty! Natty powers out with a TOSS! Natty hobbles over, dribbles Cora off the mat, and the fans duel as Natty hooks up the legs. Natty SLAPS Cora to get the arms, ROMERO SPECIAL! Cora endures the floating surfboard and gets her arms free! Cora rolls free, then basement dropkicks! Cora wants Natty to get up, and then drags her up, only for Natty to shove her down!
Cora gets up to SLAP Natty! Natty kicks low, whips, but Cora goes up, under, but gets caught! Canadian Rack, but Cora arm-drags free! Fans fire up and Cora grits her teeth. Cora ROCKS Natty with haymakers, then goes up the ropes to rebound and arm-drag! Fans fire up more as Cora SHINING WIZARDS Natty against ropes! Cora reels Natty in, TORNADO DDT! Cover, TWO!! Natty survives and Cora is seeing why she’s the most winningest woman in WWE! “This is Awesome!” as Cora puts Natty in a drop zone. Cora goes up the corner, Natty ROCKS her first! Natty climbs up after Cora, but Cora fights back!
They brawl with body shots, Cora shoves Natty away! Cora adjusts, jumps and rolls, but Natty stops Sliced Bread to roll up! ONE, into SHARP- NO! Cora kicks free, rolls Natty, TWO! DISCUS from Natty! Cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous and Natty is shocked! Natty runs in to fire off haymakers! The ref counts, Natty lets off, but then gets Cora up for a snap suplex into buckles! Natty soaks up the heat while Cora drags herself up. Natty CHOP BLOCKS the leg! Natty drags Cora back to center, gets the leg and GROUND DRAGON SCREWS! Cora clutches the leg but Natty drags Cora up and bumps her off buckles.
Natty stomps the bad leg, but Cora kicks back. Natty goes outside, drags Cora to the post, and SLAMS the bad leg against the steel! Natty gets the leg again to SLAM it into the post again! Cora clutches her knee while Natty soaks up heat and refreshes the count. Natty gets the legs to tie it around the post. But Cora fights free and then YANKS Natty into the post! Cora crawls away while Natty clutches her arm. Natty gets in the ring and hobbles after Cora. Natty drags Cora up, Cora cradles! TWO!! Natty SLAPS Cora, scoops, but Cora slips out! Cora kicks out Natty’s leg then ENZIGURIS! Fans are thunderous again as Cora hobbles and runs, IMPLODER STOMP! Cover, TWO!
Cora shakes out the bad leg, drags Natty up in a cravat, SLICED BREAD!! But Cora has to drag herself to a cover, TWO!! Natty is still in this, but Cora drags her to center. Cora shakes out her bad leg, and jackknife, TWO! Sunset flip, TWO! Cora gets those legs again, and she steps through! She STEALS SHARPSHOOTER!! Natty endures her family’s legacy leglock, fans are dueling, and Cora’s bad leg gives up! Cora hobbles to a corner, Natty runs in, but into a BOOT! Cora goes up and leaps, only for Natty to catch her! Natty uses the SHARPSHOOTER!! Cora endures, crawls for ropes, reaches out, but Natty drags her away!
Natty sits deep but Cora still fights! Cora reaches out again, but Natty drags her back again! Natty has it deeeep, but Cora is trying to turn over! Cora is caught, she is fading, but she PASSES OUT! Natty wins!!
Winner: Natalya, by submission
The BOAT smiles, but even she is a bit surprised it went this far. Cora’s fighting spirit was more than her body could support, and Natty respects that. Natty offers a hand, and Cora takes it. Fans applaud as Natty and Cora hug it out. Even in defeat, did Cora turn the tide? Is the future of NXT looking a little brighter to Natty now?
Another great NXT, and it seems this starts the road to NXT In Your House 2.0. Solo locking out Trick & Melo, though it didn’t keep, was a very clever move from him. I feel like this is how they wanted, or should have, set Solo up against the North American Champion before just making it a Triple Threat at Spring Breakin’. Grimes VS Melo is going to be a great match, and I almost felt even here tonight, Grimes is poised to go back to being the brash, loudmouth Heel. Heel Grimes VS Face Solo is a natural move, because fans love Solo and are not liking how Grimes has become since becoming champion.
Glad to see we got to see the “post show” shenanigans of Gacy and his goons going after Bron. Gacy has a good enough promo to set up the next phase of this, but I wish we’d gotten to know the names of these “faces of change.” Maybe that’s coming once they know who those two will actually be. Bron is of course not going to be lost for long, but I wonder if he’ll get back-up in taking on Gacy and his goons. Steiner Brothers having #OneLastMatch? Then we got a good promo from Frazer, Quinn and Lee, and Quinn VS Lee Round 2 is going to be a lot of fun. Quinn won the first, so maybe Lee finds a way to win the rematch.
Good return for KLR now that she’s “Alba Fyre,” and for that matter, a pretty good return for Amari Miller after getting hurt in her match with Lash Legend months ago. The biggest thing is that Alba has a very theatrical entrance, perfect for RawDown. Maybe KLR gets one last shot at the NXT Women’s Championship, maybe she loses it because of another Heel finish from Mandy, and then KLR can go to RawDown. I also liked the Ivy Nile Fitness Challenge. They should’ve thought to do something like this with her earlier, but better late than never. I don’t know where this will go, but it’ll be fun character stuff for Ivy while it lasts.
And speaking of Diamond Mine, Strong adding a new member was a great move. We’re already seeing him start to phase out the Creeds for when they as Faces get away from Strong as a Heel. However, I think wires are crossed having Damon Kemp be the one to join when he’s trying to be Face on NXT UK. Unless Kemp oddly ends up Face and sides with the Creeds. That’d be hilarious. But for now, expect Kemp to be out there with the Creeds against the Viking Raiders in the rematch, and possibly cost them with his overcoaching and distracting. Then we can get Strong & Kemp VS Creeds for the fate of the faction.
I really liked what we got out of Grayson, Tiffany, Sarray and Chase U. The Heel Heat is strong in Waller & Stratton as a super Heel couple, and I like that Sarray suggested they make it a Mixed Tag Match tonight. I also thought it was genius for them to kayfabe other teachers and classes being at Chase U, and that Bodhi knew Japanese thanks to one. The Mixed Tag was good stuff, and I almost feared Tiffany was going to cheat another win. But Bodhi countering her with another airhorn was great, and Sarray gets payback on Tiffany. It doesn’t quite feel like a blow-off, that would probably be if Frazer gets involved again.
Great stuff out of Legado and Tony D’Angelo’s guys. Good promo from Escobar, good parking lot attack from Tony and his guys, and good “phone call” between Escobar and Tony. I guess we’re not getting the Six Man, though, with Cruz taken captive. But there will surely be shenanigans in Tony VS Escobar, because this feels like something that only ends on a special episode or “Premium Live Event.” Tony VS Escobar for In Your House would be a great match, especially if it’s a No Disqualification stipulation. And maybe on the side, we see Wilde & Del Toro VS Stacks & Two Dimes just so they aren’t left out.
Toxic Attraction VS Wendy & Roxie being a tag title match was a surprise, because I do not remember it being advertised that way. It was a very good match, but of course Mandy interferes. The Heel Heat is strong here, too, I definitely want to see them lose those titles. Toxic Attraction picking on Indi was one, a great way to further plug the horrible release of Dexter and Persia, and also a way to get Indi going after Mandy and that singles title. As the last member of The Way in NXT, Indi becoming NXT Women’s Champion to follow up being tag champion would be great for her. And maybe Wendy sticks with Roxie and they get another try at the tag titles, assuming Roxie doesn’t win the Women’s Breakout Tournament.
Speaking of which, we’ve got a great bracket for the tournament, and we got some really good opening round matches. I knew Lyons VS Grace was going to go Lyons’ way, she is one of the frontrunners for the finals for sure. Fallon VS Sloane was one I saw going either way. Fallon has her story with Briggs, Brooks and by extension, Legado, but it seems they’re moving on from that while Legado is feuding with Team D’Angelo. So therefore, great stuff for Fallon to win and move on, she’ll surely put Lyons over. But even in defeat, Sloane and Grace showed good in-ring work, they’ll definitely support the future of NXT these next few years.
And of course, what a main event! Cora Jade probably had her best singles match in NXT, which I knew Natty would bring out of her. That finish was also amazing, and a great nod back to Bret Hart VS Stone Cold where Steve Austin chose to pass out, not tap out. That kind of finish shows that WWE is building Cora up with the right pacing, and we’ll see her be a top champion soon enough.
My Score: 8.5/10
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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