The NXT Women’s Champion face an impressive opponent!
Indi Hartwell may not have The Way, Persia or “Sexy Dexy,” but she still has fire inside! Will she take down the NXT Women’s Champion and shut her up?
- Channing Lorenzo & Troy Donovan w/ Tony D’Angelo VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe; Lorenzo & Donovan win.
- Wes Lee VS Sanga; Sanga wins.
- Alba Fyre VS Elektra Lopez; Fyre wins.
- NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Semifinal: Roxanne Perez VS Lash Legend; Perez wins and advances to the finals.
- Mandy Rose VS Indi Hartwell; Mandy wins.
- NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Semifinal:
Nikkita LyonsTiffany Stratton VS Fallon Henley; Stratton wins and advances to the finals.
- Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone VS Ikemen Jiro; Wagner wins.
- Bron Breakker VS Duke Hudson; Hudson wins, by disqualification.
PLAY BY PLAY
Tony D’Angelo and his guys get ready.
The Don, Stacks & Two Dimes call out Legado. They must’ve thought they were real cute last week. Santos Escobar couldn’t get it done like a man so he sucker punches Tony with brass knucks. This ain’t over, not by a long shot! Tonight, Legado better pay close attention. What Stacks & Two Dimes do to their opponents will just be a sample of what’s coming for them. It’s time to take care o’ bidness! “You’re getting your faces smashed in!” But Santos was lurking just behind them! Will the Emperor of Lucha have something to say about all that?
Channing Lorenzo & Troy Donovan w/ Tony D’Angelo VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe!
Stacks & Two Dimes didn’t like Malik & Edris making fun of The Don, though they probably thought the Escobar cosplay was funny. But will there be no laughing when these two get through with the wise guys? Or will the bracket busters get another big upset win here tonight?
The teams sort out, Stacks and Edris start, and Stacks sucker punches Edris! Stacks and Edris brawl, Stacks powers Edris into the corner and Two Dimes tags in. Tony’s boys mug Edris, double whip, then double back elbow! Dimes brings Edris around to cover, ONE! Dimes scoops, SLAMS Edris, then covers again, TWO! Dimes drags Edris up, Stacks tags in, and they mug Edris some more. Stacks ROCKS Edris, whips him to ropes, but Edris gets around to waistlock, Stacks elbows free, things speed up and Edris leaps to then dropkick! Edris rallies, gets an arm, and he drags Stacks over. Tag to Malik and he goes up to drop ax handles!
Fans fire up as Malik & Edris double back suplex! Cover, TWO! Malik keeps on Stacks’ arm, grinds the shoulder, but Stacks fights up. Stacks throws hands, whips Malik but Malik goes up and FLYING ARM-DRGS! Then he dropkicks Stacks down! Fans fire up, Malik tags Edris, and Malik rolls Stacks for Edris to whip into buckles! Malik trips and Edris tiger feints Stacks down! Tony distracts Edris but Stacks runs in! Edris shoulders into Stacks, but then slingshots into an uppercut! Fans boo, Dimes tags in, and Dimes whips Edris hard into the apron! Dimes puts Edris in, KICKS Edris in the side, then looms over him.
Dimes KICKS Edris back the other way. Dimes drags Edris up, whips him into the Don’s corner hard, and Edris bumps off buckles. Dimes CLUBS Edris, tags Stacks and Stacks stomps Edris. Stacks clamps onto Edris with a grounded abdominal stretch and he digs knuckles into the ribs. NXT goes picture in picture to show Legado meeting backstage. Escobar trusts La Madrina has her business handled, yes? Sabes que si. Then Escobar and the boys are going to head out. Where to? Ringside. Back to single picture, Edris endures and fights up as fans rally. Edris throws body shots but Stacks knees him low.
Stacks SLAPS Edris, Edris SLAPS back! The hands start flying, Edris fires off the one two but Stacks gives it back and fans fire up! Edris ROCKS Stacks, Stacks uppercuts back! Edris elbows Stacks, then springboard KNEES! Fans fire up while both men are down, and Edris crawls for his corner! Hot tag to Malik! Springboard FLYING LARIAT! Not the cleanest but Malik rallies! Dimes rushes in but Malik gets around to clothesline him out! Malik dodges Stacks, and again, to CLOBBER Stacks! Fans fire up, he CLOTEHSLINES Stacks at the ropes! Malik goes up to CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Malik grits his teeth and gets Stacks back up!
Stacks throws body shots, but Malik slips around to backslide, TWO! Malik leaps to sunset flip! TWO, but Malik LEG LARIATS! Fans fire up as Malik goes to the corner, but Dimes drags Edris down to POST him! Malik escapes the back suplex but Stacks CLOBBERS him! Both men are down, Tony shouts at his guys, but Legado walk out on stage! Fans fire up as Tony spots Santos, Cruz & Wilde! HE wants his guys to finish this, Dimes stags in. Wrench and DOUBLE HAYMAKER! DOUBLE BOOT! The Bada Bing combo! Cover, Tony’s guys win!
Winners: Channing Lorenzo & Troy Donovan, by pinfall
Tony gets the mic and shouts at Legado, “Hey, listen! We already know how this goes! Get your ass in here, let’s do this!” Legado obliges and the brawl is on! Tony and Santos, Dimes and Wilde, Stacks and Cruz, it’s chaos! The fans want to “Let Them Fight!” but security and officials break it up. This turf war is only getting more heated, what will it take to finish it?
Backstage interview with Wes Lee.
McKenzie can’t believe he is still standing after Von Wagner tossed him out of the ring and onto the announce desk. Why did he pick a fight with Sanga, one of the biggest men on the roster? Wes says he was running on pure adrenaline when he encountered Sanga. After the pain went away, you think he’d realized his mistake. But no, he only felt disrespected. He stands by his challenge. McKenzie tries to defend Sanga, but Wes says this in the nicest way: this is something he has to do. He has to face guys like Sanga to prove to everyone, especially himself, that he can. But will Wes find that there is a point where size does matter?
Wes Lee VS Sanga!
NXT returns as Wes makes his entrance. The bell rings and Lee rushes in, gets around and headlocks. Sanga picks Lee up but Lee sunset flips. Sanga stays up, hauls Lee up, and blocks the kick to put Lee in a corner. Sanga then TOSSES Lee across the ring! Sanga gets Lee back up, then HEADBUTTS him down! Fans want that toss “One More Time!” but Sanga shoves Lee to ropes and CLOBBERS him! Sanga stands on Lee on the apron, but the ref counts. Sanga lets off at 4, then goes out and drags Lee through ropes. Sanga uppercuts Lee hard, and then brings him around to CLUB him! Lee flops to the apron but Sanga shoves him back in.
Sanga gets in, but Lee kicks Sanga’s leg! Sanga kicks Lee, but Lee hits back. Lee scurries under but runs into a knee! Sanga deadlifts Lee in a waistlock, and squeezes with a rear bearhug! Sanga thrashes Lee around but fans rally up. Lee endures, pries at the hold, throws elbows, and gets free! Sanga rushes in but Lee kicks and throws shots on the leg. Lee bobs ‘n’ weaves, CLUBS and KICKS and HEEL KICKS! Sanga stays up, Lee runs, ROLLING LIGER KICK! Sanga tumbles out and fans fire up! Lee KICKS from the ropes, then HEEL KICKS again! Lee aims, slingshots and DOUBLE STMOPS Sanga on the back! But Sanga’s still standing!
Lee runs and SHOTGUNS Sanga into steel steps! Then BOOTS him! The ring count is climbing, Sanga CHOPS Lee down! Fans want that “ONE MORE TME!” Lee BOOTS from the corner, then ENZIGURIS! Lee dropkicks Sanga down, then goes up the corner! Lee leaps but Sanga avoids the double stomps! Sanga CLOBBERS Lee! Then he dead lifts and choke grips, for a CHOKE SLAM!! Cover, Sanga wins!
Winner: Sanga, by pinfall
The towering tree throws Lee all around, but then Xyon Quinn appears? Quinn applauds Sanga before he gets in the ring. Quinn looks at Lee and walks over. Quinn says he told Lee that he has to run it straight. But then Sanga gets in between Quinn and Lee! Lee staggers up and Sanga helps him. Fans applaud Sanga for showing his respect for Lee and backing down a jerk like Quinn. Will Sanga show Quinn what it means to #RunItStraight in NXT?
Cora Jade talks with Roxanne Perez backstage.
It’s the semifinals of the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament! Roxie’s got this! Just two more wins, and Roxie is ready, but Lash Legend is twice her size. But remember that time she faced Gemma Waters? Gemma took their stuff, threw it out of the locker room, but Roxanne got pissed and took the fight to her. That’s what she can do to Lash. Yeah but Cora also hit Gemma with her skateboard. No one gets to talk crap about then, not even Elektra. Elektra has a match up next, right? Wanna watch it backstage? Cora wants to watch ringside. Roxie isn’t sure Cora will behave, but Cora says she’ll just watch with a box of popcorn like the fans. Cora heads out, but will she really just watch?
Bron Breakker walks backstage.
Guru Raaj says he saw Joe Gacy’s hooded guys go into Bron’s locker room. Seriously? Bron appreciates them looking out. Bron then busts in, but no one is there. Except they left a picture of Bron and his family from when he was a kid. How did Gacy get his hands on that? Is this just another mystery steeped onto the pile?
Alba Fyre VS Elektra Lopez!
The flames of Scotland transformed Kay Lee Ray, and now she’s ready to blaze a trail in NXT! But will La Madrina put out the fire already? Or will Lopez get burned for playing with Fyre?
Cora is sitting ringside with popcorn, just as she promised. The bell rings and Fyre and Lopez tie up. They go around, fans rally, the two tumble out of the ring and Lopez pushes Fyre against the desk. Fyre pushes Lopez against the apron but Lopez RAMS her into the apron! Lopez puts Fyre in the ring, hurries in but Fyre elbows her., Lopez LCUBS Fyre, whips her, but Fyre reverses to dropkick! fyre forearms Lopez in the corner, rolls with her and PENALTY KICKS! Cover, TTWO! Fyre CHOPS Lopez, and again, but Lopez blocks the third shot. Lopez WRINGS Fyre out, drags her up and wrenches to a hammerlock. Lopez RAMS Fyre into buckles!
Lopez goes to the apron, pulls the arm through and YANKS her into the post! Cora boos, but eats popcorn. Lopez gets in but Fyre kicks her. Lopez stomps Fyre to ropes then YANKS her into the ropes! Fyre staggers up, throws an elbow from the corner, then dodges Lopez. Lopez comes back but into a CHOP! Lopez knees low, whips, but Fyre reverses the HOOK KICK! Fyre hooks Lopez but the arm gives up! Lopez hits an ARMBREAKER DDT! Fyre staggers to a corner, Lopez hits a HIP ATTACK! Lopez stalks Fyre, drags her up, and whips her, but Fyre reverses to roll Lopez up! TWO, SUPERKICK! Lopez staggers, into a HEADBUTT!
Lopez is down, Fyre climbs up top! SWANTON BOMB! Cover, Fyre wins!
Winner: Alba Fyre, by pinfall
Fyre rises up and fights through the pain to get the win! Will she make her way to the title? Lopez glares at Cora and SLAPS the popcorn bucket away! Cora says Lopez is just a sore loser. Will Lopez look to go after Cora as a way to vent her frustrations?
Damon Kemp is on the phone.
He says it is what it is, but when he knows, he’ll text them. Have a good day. The Creed Brothers and Ivy Nile walk in and ask what’s going on, where’s Roderick Strong and where is Kemp’s gear? Kemp says it’s not going to happen, Strong rolled an ankle. What? How? They were sparring. Then why didn’t he tell them? So that’s it? Pretty Deadly gets off easy? Strong’s ankle better by hanging on by a thread, that is no excuse. This is Diamond Mine, that’s not how they do things here. Tape it up, lace it up, and go out to perform. Brutus almost blew his knees out with that cannonball, but Brutus would go out again anyway, right? Right! That’s the Diamond Mine way!
Kemp says he won’t get in the middle of anything, he’ll just do what’s asked of him and earn his spot. He’ll go get an update on Strong. Brutus says Pretty Deadly got lucky. That’s fine, because at In Your House, their luck runs out. Will Strong’s ankle be as bad as it seems? Will Julius & Brutus sharpen their edges and be ready to personally crush the NXT Tag Team Champions?
Backstage interview with Fallon Henley, Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen.
McKenzie says breaking news: Nikkita Lyons suffered an injury and she cannot compete in the Women’s Breakout Tournament. How does Fallon feel knowing she has a bye into the finals? Well it is bittersweet. She wanted to step in the ring with Lyons. Briggs says injuries happen, and Lyons’ happened as a freak accident during training. But some injuries, like Brooks’ hand, is on purpose. Tiffany Stratton says is Fallon really taking the easy road? Rhetorical question, because Tiffany knows who Fallon really is! The “nice country girl” act may full redneck Dumb & Dumber, but it doesn’t fool Tiffany. Fallon didn’t earn her spot.
Uh, you do not talk to Fallon or her boys like that. Fallon earned everything she has. If Tiffany wants to get at her, then yeehaw, bitch! Fallon will come right back at you! Tiffany can meet her in the ring tonight! Then it’s on! Will the Cowgirl hogtie Daddy’s Little Rich Girl and shut her up once and for all?
NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Semifinal: Roxanne Perez VS Lash Legend!
One step away from history, the Gamer already got past the Calculator, Kiana James, and the WNBA star crushed the powerlifter, Tatum Paxley. Will Roxie be able to topple the towering Lash? Or will Lash’s legend grow as she goes to the finals?
The bell rings and Lash rushes in! Roxie dodges, wheelbarrows, but Lash tosses her away! Roxie comes back, waistlocks, but Lash trips her and drags her around. Roxie kangaroo kicks, but the arm-drag is blocked! Roxie tries the other angle, but Lash blocks to inverted suplex! Lash holds Roxie up for five before the SLAM, and the kip up! Fans duel, Lash kicks Roxie and covers, TWO! Fans rally, duel, Lash gets Roxie up to a Canadian Rack! Roxie pries free, but Lash CHOPS her! Lash knees low, hauls Roxie up to underhook, and she lifts Roxie for a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Lash pushes Roxie onto ropes and stands on her but the ref counts.
Fans duel as Lash steps off and hauls Roxie up again. Another Canadian Rack but Roxie slips around to a SLEEPER HOLD! Lash reaches out but Roxie thrashes around! Lash stays on her feet, and she RAMS Roxie into buckles! Rosie still holds on but Lash rams again! Roxie BOOTS Lash, then dropkicks the leg! And again! And then a KICK! Lash swings, Roxie dodges and returns to CLOBBER Lash! THESZ PRESS and fast hands! Lash throws Roxie away but Roxie fires up! Fans fire up with her and she runs to uppercut in the corner! And another! Roxie keeps moving, but into a tilt-o-whirl! Lash stops the takedown to throw Roxie down!
Lash hauls Roxie up, fans duel, and Lash reels Roxie in. Lash gets Roxie up, but Roxie turns it into POP ROX! Cover, ROXIE WINS!!
Winner: Roxanne Perez, by pinfall (advances to the finals)
Lash can’t believe it! She just got dunked on, and now Roxanne Perez is going to the finals!! Is Roxie going to breakout and have her name immortalized?
Toxic Attraction speaks.
Mandy Rose says, “Indi Hartwell, calling me out, honey, was one of the worst decisions of your entire career. Do you wanna put your big girl panties on now?” Jacy Jayne says Indi’s “venturing off into the big blue world all by herself.” Gigi Dolin says Indi has no tag partner, no life partner, but then KC SQUARED attacks! Kayden Carter’s after Gigi, Katana Chance is after Jacy, Mandy tries to help fight them off but security and officials rush in! Mandy has to face Indi alone by herself! Does this feel familiar to anyone? And will Indi be able to capitalize now that it’ll be truly 1v1?
Mandy Rose VS Indi Hartwell!
The Toxic Goddess is without her sidekicks, will she be able to actually win this now? Will NXT be reminded just how impressive #IndiWrestling can be?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Mandy headlocks, Indi powers out and runs her over! Indi drags Mandy up, wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER, then YANKS the arm again and again. Indi RAMS shoulders with Mandy, and again, and again! Indi clamps onto the arm with a cording hold but Mandy reaches out. Mandy gets through the ropes, then cheap shots Indi away! Mandy knees low and throws Indi by her hair! Cover, ONE, but Mandy storms up on her. Mandy wrenches, CLUBS the arm, then YANKS it. Mandy wrenches, CLUBS, and whips Indi, then runs in to BOOT Indi in the corner!
Mandy snapmares and KICKS Indi, then pushes her down to cover. TWO, but Mandy drags Indi back up to bump off buckles. Mandy stomps away, the ref counts, but Mandy lets off at 4. Fans rally, Mandy RAMS into Indi, and again, and again! Mandy digs her shoulder in, lets off, and whips corner to corner. Indi reverses, then fireman’s carries to SNAKE EYES! Short arm LARIAT! And another! Fans rally and duel, Mandy gets around and wiastlocks but Indi bucks Mandy away. Indi scoops for a SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Indi hurries after Mandy but Mandy gets away, and NXT goes picture in picture!
Mandy wants a timeout to fix her hair and catch her breath. Indi chases Mandy around the way, back into the ring, but she avoids the elbow drop! Indi then runs in at the corner to clotheslines and- No, Mandy pulls hair to deny the bulldog, then she RAMS Indi into buckles! Cover, TWO! Mandy is frustrated but she drags Indi up and puts her in the corner. Mandy fires body shots, stomps her then fires more forearms. Indi shoves Mandy back but Mandy kicks her down. Mandy snapmares Indi and wraps on a body scissors! Indi endures the squeeze, pries at the hold, pushes back to a cover, ONE!
Mandy still squeezes tight, Indi works to move around, throws elbows, and backs up to another cover. TWO, Mandy lets Indi free, but Indi elbows her away. Indi BOOTS from the corner, rolls Mandy up, TWO! Mandy knees low and Indi goes to ropes. Mandy SLAPS Indi down, then chokes her on the ropes! The ref counts, Mandy lets off, and Mandy CLUBS away on Indi’s chest! Mandy brings Indi out, snap suplexes, then soaks up the heat. Indi drags herself up the ropes, Mandy digs her knee into Indi and chokes her again! The ref counts, Mandy YANKS the ropes to throw Indi down. Mandy drags Indi up but Indi blocks the suplex!
They go around, Indi snap suplexes Mandy! Mandy staggers up, dodges in the corner and she stomps a mudhole into Indi! The ref counts, Mandy stops at 4, then brings Indi out to CLUB the arm! Mandy hooks Indi up, CLUBS her, and has the OCTOPUS STRETCH! NXT returns to single picture as Indi endures. Mandy drives elbows into the ribs but Indi still endures. Indi powers up and gets an arm free to hip toss Mandy away! Mandy runs in, Indi scoops but Mandy slips out to DECK Indi! Cover, TWO! Mandy is shocked but she talks trash on Indi. Mandy drags Indi up, pie faces her, then brings Indi up again.
Indi hits Mandy back! Mandy and Indi throws forearms, then Indi counter punches! And again! Indi starts to rally with lariats and elbows! Indi blocks a kick, throws Mandy down, kicks low and CLUBS her, then ROCKS her again! Indi fireman’s carries, but Mandy slips off as the back gives up! Mandy goes to the apron, but Indi drags her in for uppercuts! And a BOOT! Cover, TWO! Indi is beside herself but she drags Mandy back up. Mandy JAWBREAKERS, kicks a leg out, and Oklahoma Rolls! TWO! Mandy hurries up, Indi ducks to SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO! But here comes Jacy & Gigi! They got away from KC Squared, but then KC Squared rush out and CLOBBER them!
Kayden & Katana beat up Gigi & Jacy more! Gigi shoves Kayden away but Kayden hits a THESZ PRESS! Jacy and Katana get in the ring! Jacy DECKS and TOSSES Katana, but Indi BOOTS Jacy! Only to turn around into a KNEE FROM A ROSE! Cover, Mandy wins!
Winner: Mandy Rose, by pinfall
Once again, Toxic Attraction finds a way to help each other out! Mandy gets the win, but she can’t believe how hard KC Squared are going after Gigi & Jacy! Those four brawl tot he back, but will they be brawling all the way to In Your House? But wait, Wendy Choo sneaks up behind Mandy and BLAM! She hits Mandy with a pillow case full of basketballs?! Wendy holds up the NXT Women’s Championship, is she coming for the Toxic Goddess In Your House?
Backstage interview with Bron Breakker.
McKenzie asks him about the strangeness of Gacy’s goons leaving that photo in his locker room. Is he finally getting under Bron’s skin? Bron admits that was strange. But Gacy’s just trying to push Bron’s buttons. Bron’s focus will not be thrown off. But then the television screen plays footage of a football game. It’s Bron Breakker playing football in high school, running back a kick for an 85 yard touchdown. Bron remembers that game because his dad promised to be there, but missed it because he was in Japan wrestling. Is Bron okay? Yeah, he’s good. These mind games won’t work. But will that still be true the closer we get to In Your House?
Pretty Deadly speak.
The NXT Tag Team Champions are here, and Elton Prince says, “Another week, another Diamond disappointment.” Strong’s lame excuse in an injury, Kit Wilson says there’s trouble in paradise. All is not well down in the Diamond dojo. Hey, remember when they wrecked the place? More like remodeled. But they never did thank Pretty Deadly for that. And they won’t pull through at In Your House, either. Another match that the rough ‘n’ tough Creed Brothers will sample the two tastiest snacks in NXT.
You mean the team so unified that they’re two bodies, one mind? #YesBoy! The team whose locks flow in the wind like thoroughbreds running in the open field? #YesBoy! And the team that is synonymous with tag team greatness? #YesBoy! The NXT Tag Team Champions, Pretty Deadly.
NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Semifinal: Tiffany Stratton VS Fallon Henley!
Nikkita Lyons is out with injury, so Daddy’s Little Rich Girl gets this spot after egging on the Cowgirl. Will Tiffany win something she didn’t earn? Or will Fallon buck her right out of the bracket and head to the finals?
NXT returns and Fallon makes her entrance, her boys seeing her off. The bell rings and Fallon circles with Tiffany. They tie up, Fallon headlocks, but Tiffany wrenches out and whips. Fallon reverses, Tiffany goes up and over and handsprings to show off. Fans cheer the athleticism, but Fallon headlocks her. Tiffany pulls hair and puts Fallon on ropes, to CHOP! Fallon CHOPS back! Fans fire up, Fallon headlocks again, Tiffany powers out, but Fallon runs her over! Fallon does a two step, then runs. Things speed up, Tiffany hurdles but Fallon ROCKS her! Tiffany pulls hair to keep Fallon from running again, then SLAPS her!
Tiffany blows a kiss, but Fallon SLAPS her back! Tiffany kicks low, whips, but Fallonr everses and back elbows to then mule kick and run. Fallon CALF KICKS Tiffany down and fans fire up! Fallon runs, slides, and ROCKS Tiffany from the apron! Fallon tips her cap and gets back up, but Tiffany rushes her! Fallon shoves her away, but Tiffany gets the arm for a DRAPING DRAGON SCREW! Fallon staggers in, Tiffany runs in to HIP ATTACK at the ropes! Tiffany KICKS the bad leg, then KICKS it again! Fallon falls, Tiffany goes up and out to slingshot and KNEE-BOARD SENTON! Cover, TWO!
Tiffany is frustarted but she gets Fallon’s leg to SMASH it! Tifany talks trash, SMASHES the leg again, but Fallon kicks her from below! Fans rally up, TIffany sunset flips but Fallon stays up! Tiffany slips around to CHOP BLOCK the leg! Fallons taggers to a corner, Tiffany handsprings and back elbows! Tiffany keeps moving, DOUBLE STOMP! Tiffany says she’s going to the finals, and she covers, TWO!! Tiffany is upset but she gets Fallon’s bad leg for a standing leglock, and a BRIDGE! Fallon endures, reachesout, Tiffany blows more kisses, but Fallon SLAPS Tiffany in the stomach! The bridge is broken, Fallon is free, but Tiffany puls her hair!
Tiffany thrashes Fallon, Fallon throws Tiffany down! Fallon gets around, short arm lariat! And forearm, CHOP, repeat! Fallon whips, Tiffany reverses but Fallon hits a FACEBUSTER! Fans fire up, Tiffany is in a corner, she rushes in but into a back drop! Fallon fires up, Tiffany wants the leg, but Fallon DECKS her! Fallon hobbles to a corner, runs corner to corner at Tiffany, but the leg gives up! Fallon is in the corner, Tiffany runs in for a SWINGING DROPKICK! Tiffany puts Fallon in a drop zone, TWISTING SENTON!! Cover, Tiffany wins!
Winner: Tiffany Stratton, by pinfall (advances to the finals)
Speaking of a twist, this is like a plot twist in the story of the Women’s Breakout Tournament! Grayson Waller celebrates with Tiffany, will they be celebrating In Your House, too?
Backstage interview with KC Squared.
Kayden & Katana told everyone to stop mistaking kindness for weakness. Toxic Attraction keeps dodging them so they hunted those girls down, and they found out these two won’t be denied. It doesn’t matter if this is 1.0 or 2.0, they are fed up and won’t stop until they get what they want. If Toxic Trash wants to do something about this, then they can bring their asses to In Your House, put the tag titles on the line, and we’ll see what happens. Wendy slides in and likes the sound of that. And she likes the sound of her sack o’ balls hitting Mandy upside the head. Um… Okay. But the title does look good on Wendy. Aw, thanks!
Well maybe at In Your House, Toxic Attraction enters with all the gold, but Kayden & Katana leave with the tag titles and Wendy leaves the NEW NXT Women’s Champion. She has plenty of room for the title in her pillow. Will Toxic Attraction survive as these three come after their gold?
Thea Hail speaks.
Her high school graduation is tomorrow, and she’s so excited! She and all her friends will accept their diplomas, but while her friends go off to be teachers, doctors, and executives, Thea’s going into the WWE. She studied her ass off, got accepted into some of the best colleges in the United States, but she’s up for the challenge of attending both college and train at the Performance Center. Next week, she makes her decision.
Bron Breakker is on the phone.
He isn’t sure how Gacy got footage of his high school game, but the Steiner family has to be careful. Bron has to get ready, but in walks Duke Hudson. Duke says he didn’t do any of the things going on tonight. Bron knows that, this is all Gacy. But Duke says he’s ready for tonight’s main event, so Bron better be, too. A man is dangerous when he has nothing to lose. Oh yeah? Well see you out there. Duke says he doesn’t care if Bron has daddy issues, he just needs to grow a pair. Bron shoves Duke into the locker! Duke smirks, and says Gacy was right about his predictable emotions. Bron lets Duke go, but will he show just how predictable he is in the ring?
Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone VS Ikemen Jiro!
Vicious Von thought he’d put away the Handsome One for a long, long time after tossing him into the crowd, but Jiro came back around like retro fashion! Jiro wants revenge, but will he get it? Or will he just find this is Wagner’s World, and he’s just living in it?
Jiro rushes into the ring right away, he dodges Von and handsprings to back elbow him down! Fans fire up and the ref has the bell ring! Jiro fires off haymakers but Von knees low! Von gets Jiro up, Jiro fights and he manages to slip off the bomb! Jiro fires more hands, but Von shoves him and catches the crossbody for a POWERSLAM! Von shakes his head to get rid of the stars, then he drops elbows over and over on Jiro! Von drags Jiro up to SLAM him down! Jiro gets to a corner but Von fires off clotheslines! Von hauls Jiro up, SPINNING BACK SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Fans chant, “Wagner Sucks!” but he watches Jiro get up.
Jiro dodges the boot and dropkicks the legs out! Jiro whips but Von blocks to reverse. Jiro elbows from the corner, goes up, but Von gets the leg! Von YANKS Jiro down and Jiro hits buckles! Fans boo, Von looms over Jiro, and Von waistlocks to drag Jiro into a rear bearhug! Jiro endures, fans rally, but Von SLAMS Jiro down! Von squeezes Jiro, fans rally, and Jiro endures, even as Von thrashes him around! Von drags Jiro up but Jiro throws elbows! Von SLAMS Jiro again! Jiro goes to the apron, he shoulders in, GAMANGIRIS, then springboard missile dropkicks! Jiro JACKET PUNCHES again and again and again!
Von staggers, but he whips Jiro. Jiro handsprings again but into a back suplex! Jiro lands on his feet to ENZIGURI! Von tumbles out of the ring and fans fire up with Jiro! Jiro WRECKS Von with a dropkick, then ASAI MIOONSAULTS! Direct hit at the ramp and Jiro is right back up! Jiro puts Von in the ring, hurries up top, and he FLYING DDTs!! Cover, TWO!! Von survives and Jiro can’t believe it! But Jiro hurries to take aim and SUPER- NO! Von blocks the kick, throws Jiro down by his jacket, and then gives him some hockey fight punches! Von rips the jacket over Jiro’s head, fireman’s carries, DEATH VALLEY NECKBREAKER! Cover, Von wins!
Winner: Von Wagner, by pinfall
Sophia Cromwell appears, and points to the desk. Von scoops Jiro but BRIGGS shows up! Briggs throws hands on Von for what he did to Brooks! Briggs clotheslines Von out, but Cromwell has Von stay back! Will the good ol’ boy whoop some Wagner ass on behalf of Brooks?
NXT Media catches up with Tony D’Angelo and his crew.
The Don says he has no time, though. Stacks & Two Dimes won, but this thing with Legado has gone too far. It has to end at In Your House. Santos thinks he’s a businessman, but how about this? Tony isn’t asking but demanding one last meeting. As a sign of good will, the last time, Legado had to go to Tony’s turf. This time, Tony goes to Legado’s. Two Dimes asks if that’s a good idea, and Stacks says that didn’t go so well with AJ Galante getting nabbed. Tony says it’s fine, he has something in his back pocket. Plus, he’ll make Santos an offer he can’t refuse. They head out, but just what will happen with this next parley between the families?
The Robert Stone Brand regroups backstage.
Stone fumes about Josh Briggs, but says forget it! Von has pissed off a lot of people in NXT. Jiro is done, that is great. But there’s Nathan Frazer, Wes Lee, Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen. They need eyes in the back of Von’s head! Do they even have a game plan? Sophia tells Stone to relax. If they want to get noticed, they ruffle feathers, and that is what Von’s doing. Trust her, Von can handle anything that comes his way. Stone says she’s right, but will Von really be able to establish dominance?
Mandy Rose interrupts Vic Joseph.
Just as Vic and Wade Barrett were hyping up In Your House, Mandy says she wants everyone to shut up and listen. Wendy Choo is DONE. The pajamas, the slippers, the stupid pillows, and now a shot at the title? The thought of Wendy carrying this, let alone touching it, makes Mandy so sick, she’ll throw up all over Wendy’s onesie. If Wendy wants to play practical jokes on Mandy, well, Wendy, you’re the joke! Mandy says Wendy is a grown up kid, but Mandy is a grown ass woman! Jacy says KC Squared thinks they’re the only real tag team here. But let’s be real: KC Squared can’t compete with Toxic Attraction, they’re both two feet tall!
At In Your House, Toxic Attraction sends them all to little Munchkin Land with all the other Oompa Loompas. There’s a big difference between having the ball, and running with it. Toxic Attraction makes it look easy, and even with their Ninja Warrior skills, they can’t keep up. That’s because Wendy, Kayden & Katana are “insecure.” They saw how fast Toxic Attraction rose to the top, but they’ve been struggling to even get a taste. So if they want their chance, they’ve got it! But Toxic Attraction walks in as champions, and walks out as champions. Next week, they make it official! But Wendy, Kayden & Katana don’t have the balls to get the job done!
Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams visit the barbershop.
Cut Wiz is A Champion HQ as he brings up In Your House. He needs to get his title back by any means necessary. The event is called In Your House, but Trick’s been in Melo’s house. He has gold chains, gold watches, but he needs gold back around his waist. Melo hasn’t been walking right since he lost it, not talking right, he can’t recognize himself in the mirror. Take it easy, Melo, you’re still that man. Trick has a game plan: jump it twice, third time’s the charm. Grimes- shows up!? Watch out now! Uh, what’s he doing here? Grimes just wants to talk, no need to get hot. He just walks in and asks what’s wrong. Did Melo expect Grimes to jump him from behind or something?
Grimes says he wants to talk man to man, eye to eye. Last week, right before Grimes and Solo absolutely crushed Melo & Trick, Melo said he was lucky. He is lucky! The whole world might’ve been happy to see him win, but not Melo. Melo says Grimes doesn’t deserve that title. Grimes might be great in the ring, but not like Melo. He doesn’t rock that title the way Grimes does. And Grimes sure as hell ain’t The A Champion! Well, maybe he doesn’t deserve it, but he damn sure earned it. Melo was The A Champion, but that’s all: a champion. Melo says Grimes is a title holder. Well this title holder won’t run his mouth.
See, there’s this new guy from who came over from NXT UK. Some are saying he’s faster than Melo, might even be better than Melo! So how else can Grimes get ready for Melo than to beat the better Melo? Grimes VS Frazer, and then at In Your House, Grimes proves that he is better than Melo. See you then. Melo says he has nothing to prove, but will he be watching Grimes very, very closely?
Joe Gacy talks to his hooded henchmen.
Tonight, they have done a fabulous job. Clearly, they’re getting to Bron. And in the main event, they’ll make sure it sticks. Just what does Gacy have planned as his final masterpiece of manipulation?
NXT hears from a coming superstar.
In Italian, they say, “People attempt to live their ‘best life,’ and then there’s my life. Dayton on the Miranda in Venice, and when the sun goes down, the nightlife in the heart of Rome. Time is the most valuable currency in life. So why not live life in the fast lane? Status is only a negative word to those who can’t achieve it. Style is a way to speak without saying a word. Fashion is a representation of who you are. With all of my success, I am thirsty for more. Dreams are for dreamers. Goals are for achievers. Veni Vidi Vici.” Giovanni Vinci is on his way, will he live his best life in NXT?
Bron Breakker VS Duke Hudson!
The NXT Champion might be on edge after what Joe Gacy’s pulled tonight. But will Bron use that edge to cut down big bad Duke? Or will Bron end up breaking down before making it to In Your House?
NXT returns and Duke makes his entrance. The bell rings and Duke circles with Bron. Bron keeps glancing at the perch, and yes, Gacy and his hooded minions are there! Duke sees them, too, but tells Bron to focus on him. They tie up, Duke puts Bron on ropes, but the ref counts. Duke pushes Bron to a corner, throws knees, then whips him to ropes. Duke reverses and waistlocks but Duke elbows free. Bron scoops and SLAMS Duke! Bron then whips Duke to ropes and RANAS him outta nowhere! Bron then clinches Duke for an OVERHEAD Suplex! Fans bark it up, but Duke ROCKS Bron back!
Duke CLUBS Bron, stands on Bron’s leg, but the ref counts as they’re in the ropes. Duke lets off to throw Bron down and cover, TWO! Another cover, ONE! Duke rains down fists on Bron, gives him body shots and even kidney shots! Duke stomps Bron, hauls him up and whips to ropes. Bron reverses and things speed up. Bron hurdles, then gator rolls Duke out of the drop down to deadlift suplex! Bron SLAMS Duke down, and fans fire up! Duke bails out but Bron kips up! Bron dares Duke to get back in, but then he goes out after Duke. Duke CLOBBERS Bron, having suckered him in!
Duke gets Bron up and into the ring, pushes him to a cover, TWO! Duke is annoyed but he looms over Bron. Duke hauls Bron up to OVERHEAD Suplex him in return! Duke mocks the barking and fans boo, but Duke scuffs Bron with his boot. Bron gets to ropes, Duke slaps him around, but Bron shoves back. Duke BOOTS Bron down, then drags him back up. Fans rally, Bron throws body shots but Duke ROCKS him! Duke JABS Bron in the corner, follows him along ropes, but Bron throws more shots. Duke CLUBS Bron, whips him corner to corner, then runs in but into a BOOT! Fans duel, Bron runs, dodges Duke, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men down!
NXT goes picture in picture while both men stir and Gacy grins. Duke sits up first, he goes over to Bron and throws a forearm. Bron throws a haymaker, but Duke throws another forearm. Bron hits back again, they stand up and Bron throws more haymakers! Duke staggers, kicks low, and he throws body shots. Bron staggers away, Duke whips Bron corner to corner hard, and Bron bounces off buckles to hit the mat. Duke dusts off his hands, then taunts Bron while he looms over him. Duke clamps on with a chinlock and digs a knee into Bron’s back. Bron endures, fans rally up, and Bron fights his way up.
Bron throws body shots, but Duke DECKS him with a shot! Bron goes to a corner, Duke hoists him up to the top rope. Duke climbs up after Bron but Bron hits back. Duke CLUBS Bron, brings Bron up, SUPERPLEX! Duke crawls to a cover, TWO! Duke seethes, puts Bron back in the corner and hoists him back up. NXT returns to single picture as Duke climbs up again. Fans rally, Bron CLUBS Duke down, and keeps raining down hands! Duke ROCKS Bron back, Gacy and his goons have crept up to ringside. Duke goes up, Bron throws body shots and shoves Duke down! Bron adjusts but Duke TOSSES Bron onto the ropes!
Bron tumbles down to the floor and the minions look down on him. Duke goes out to fetch Bron, and he RAMS Bron into steel steps! Gacy grins while the ring count climbs. Duke puts Bron in at 7 of 10, and gets in right after to stomp Bron down. Duke stomps Bron over and over, CLUBS him down with big forearms to the face, then covers, TWO! Duke snarls and he stands over Bron again. Duke clamps onto Bron but Bron resists the camel clutch. Duke throws big crossface forearms, then gets the arms hooked. But Bron slips out the back! Bron hooks Duke up, but Duke fights and THROAT CHOPS!
Bron sputters, the ref reprimands but Duke gets Bron up and reels him in. Bron blocks the lift, and he back drops Duke away! Fans fire up and bark for Bron but Gacy is still pleased. Bron runs and rallies with big shoulders! Bron ducks and scoops to POWERSLAM! The straps come down, and Bron clotheslines Duke and himself out of the ring! Bron stands up and he stares the hooded minions down. Fans rally for Bron as he gets Duke up and in the ring at 6 of 10. But then the goons attack Bron fights them off, then gets back in the ring. Duke has a chair?! Bron kicks Duke, takes the chair, and he sees the goons get in!
Bron CLOBBERS the one, then CLOBBERS the other! Then he TOSSES one out, and Gacy gets on the apron! Bron swings that chair, but Gacy dodges! Duke turns Bron around, Bron SMACKS him with a chair!!
Winner: Duke Hudson, by disqualification
Gacy grins, because it was all according to his plan! Gacy asks Bron if these are games, or if it’s just his natural impulse. Either way, Bron can’t control himself. If Gacy pulls off the same tricks at In Your House, he’ll win the belt! Can Bron learn to control himself before he loses hold of the title?
A very good episode here, with a lot more built up towards In Your House. A shame about Nikkita Lyons, as she was a favorite for the Women’s Breakout Tournament finals. But at the same time, it seemed predictable that she and Lash would meet in the finals, and then it felt rather predictable that Lyons would win. No offense to Lash, but she’s still not quite at title contention level yet, so Roxanne getting that win was the logical move. Roxanne VS Lash was a great match, though, and Lash is improving. Tiffany getting in Fallon’s face was a rather clever way to get her into the tournament, and of course Tiffany wins that. With all the champions currently Heels, I feel like Roxie will win to get that great honor of being the first Women’s Breakout winner.
And speaking of those champions, great stuff out of Toxic Attraction and their new round of challengers. Great sneak attack from KC Squared, very good match from Mandy VS Indi, though I should’ve known Mandy would win the way she always does: Toxic Attraction distraction. T A D fits because it’s been done a tad too much. But Wendy hitting Mandy with her “ball sack” was hilarious, I loved it. Mandy VS Wendy, Jacy & Gigi VS Kayden & Katana, all great stuff, and their “championship summit” contract signing segment will be fun. I hope In Your House is where Toxic Attraction loses it all, that needs to be the next chapter in that faction’s story.
We got other good stuff from the women’s division tonight. Good promo with Cora and Roxie, and Cora being ringside for Lopez’s match was a nice detail. Fyre wins, and Lopez gets in Cora’s face, we’re definitely getting Lopez VS Cora and that’ll be a great match. Good promo from Thea Hail to hype up her appearance, but I would think she goes to a college in Florida since that’s where NXT is headquartered. Wait. Wait. What if she enrolls at Chase U!? That’d be amazing if all of this was just a way to introduce Chase U’s first official female faction member! Then if Sarray sticks around Chase U long enough, Sarray and Thea can be a tag team.
Tony D’Angelo and his guys had an okay promo to kick things off right before their match. The match was good, and I figured Stacks & Two Dimes would win. But instead of just jumping to the Six Man Tag, we’re supposedly getting another promo segment where these two factions sit together. That one better break down and set up the Six Man Tag I’ve been expecting, and that Six Man Tag better be No Disqualification since we know these guys all like to be sneaky. Then whoever comes out of this the winner can start as a faction towards multiple title feuds.
Strong being hurt is certainly more for story, and it feels like Strong is closer and closer to getting kicked out of the faction. Pretty Deadly had a good promo to harp on Strong being out, and this adds a bit of heat towards the tag title match, and I feel like Pretty Deadly retains so that Creeds can feud with Strong and Kemp. Good stuff out of Sanga VS Wes Lee, as well as Sanga getting in Quinn’s way of going after Wes. I won’t say “New tag team,” but Sanga VS Quinn would be a great match, and then maybe Wes finally gets his rematch with Quinn.
Great stuff out of Von VS Jiro, but of course Jiro was going to lose that. Sophia looks to be the actual brains of the new new Robert Stone Brand, but that seems typical for the Robert Stone Brand. Briggs stepping up for both Jiro and Brooks was great, Briggs VS Wagner will be a great hoss match. Grimes interrupting the barbershop talk was a nice twist, and I like that he’s bringing back the swagger he had before becoming champion. Grimes VS Frazer is going to be a lot of fun, and I’m sure Grimes wins to have momentum going into In Your House, but I feel it’s still anyone’s match for the North American Championship.
And with THE NXT Championship story, Gacy getting his hands on Steiner family memories was actually the most compelling stuff Gacy’s done since this feud started. Duke pushed buttons, too, and Bron naturally lost his cool, just as Gacy knew he would. And I will say, after a very good match out of Bron VS Duke, they found a very clever way to disqualify Bron and hammer home the No Champion’s Advantage point of the story. I’m sure they’ll try a very similar play at In Your House, but Bron will see through it, maybe find a way to turn it around on Gacy, and somehow survive to keep the title. Also, it seems the fans have already figured out Grizzled Young Veterans are the minions, I’m pretty sure they were chanting “Gibson Sucks!” as things went off the air.
My Score: 8.4/10
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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