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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (4/25/23)

It’s Spring Breakin’ 2!

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It’s make or break for Spring Breakin’!

The NEW NXT Champion, Carmelo Hayes, has his first defense against Grayson Waller! It’s a battle for the top title and the top spot, who will be… HIM?

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Trunk Match: Tony D’Angelo & Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo VS Pretty Deadly; Tony & Stacks win.
  • Bron Breakker VS Andre Chase w/ Chase U; Bron wins.
  • Lyra Valkyria VS Cora Jade; Cora wins.
  • NXT Championship: Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS Grayson Waller; Melo wins and retains the title.
  • Mixed Tag: Josh Briggs & Fallon Henley VS Brooks Jensen & Kiana James; Briggs & Fallon win.
  • Oba Femi VS Oro Mensah; Oba wins.
  • NXT Women’s Championship Triple Threat: Indi Hartwell VS Roxanne Perez VS Tiffany Stratton; Indi wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

The party is on!

The superstars and prospects of NXT had a Spring Breakin’ Picnic! Hank is on the phone with Tank, telling him he’s missing the party of the year! Tank knows, but that can’t really be true if Hank ‘n’ Tank aren’t both there. Hank understands that. But now, to the party! Touch football, “Malik the Freak” scores big! Katana Chance says okay, but who they think gets dunked in the trunk? Tony D & Stacks or Pretty Deadly? Edris says their boys, Tony & Stacks, have this. Pretty Deadly’s getting trunked. Kayden says sure, but Pretty Deadly is craft. Either way, it’s a good thing she and Katana aren’t in that kind of match.

Then there’s Ivy whooping people in arm wrestling! The undisputed champion of Spring Breakin’ Arm Wrestling, IVY NILE! But will we hear “AND NEW” champion for Waller? Boo! Or maybe #AndStill for Melo? Javi says he could’ve won arm wrestling without arms. But he wants the last burger. Not with Dabba-Kato in his way! And then the ladies talk Jensen’s new look. It’s a good look, but he’s still not their type. Kiana got that boy wrapped around her finger, though. Briggs, Jensen & Fallon were a great trio, but tonight, Briggs & Fallon make Jensen regret his decision. Lash says, “Gurlll~! Kiana means business, and tonight, that girl’s gonna teach her a lesson, okay?”

The others are playing some good ol’ Cornholing, aka beanbag toss. Nathan Frazer explains the game to Wendy Chu and Valentina Feroz. Seems almost impossible to get it perfect, kinda like the impossibility of Andre Chase beating Bron Breakker. Frazer says just give it a shot, cuz you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Well, okay. Wendy tosses, and score! Maybe Chase does stand a chance! … Nah! And at the water fountain, the N XT Women’s Tag Team Champions, Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn, talk the Triple Threat. There is so much delusion in this division! Starting with the champ, Indi Hartwell!

Not one challenge tonight, but two? Alba senses that title could be slipping away from Indi already. “But who will walk away with the glory? Universe, send us a sign!” In comes Javi! Dabba TOSSES him into the water! Well, not quite what Isla meant. But while Javi cools off, will things only heat up in the ring?

 

Trunk Match: Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo VS Pretty Deadly!

The Don & The Underboss are ready to take this to how things are done back home! Will this historic and brutal match go their way? Or will Kit Wilson & Elton Prince make them fogedaboutit?

Tony & Stacks don’t wait for Pretty Deadly to get in the ring, they go after them at the ramp! The bell rings as the brawl goes down! Kit kicks Tony low, UPPERCUTS him, and Elton RAMS Stacks into the apron! Kit RAMS Tony into the apron, too! Then holds him for Elton to FOREARM! Elton holds Stacks for Kit to UPPERCUT! Fans boo as Pretty Deadly take the chairs Tony & Stacks brought. They put those in the ring, and then bring out a chain! Kit ROCKS Stacks, Pretty Deadly put him in the ring, but Tony YANKS Elton into ropes! Fans duel. Stacks & Tony turn things around for double hockey scrums!

Fans rally, the boys trade and keep up the hockey fight! Elton & Kit stagger around, but then DUOBLE SLAP the Family! That just gets them more haymakers! Stacks rips Elton’s shirt off, and then flosses his junk with it! Tony ROCKS Kit, then clotheslines him out of the ring! Stacks runs in at Elton to UPPERCUT in the corner! Elton sits, Tony helps Stacks for the HIP TOSS CANNONBALL! Fans fire up with the Family while Pretty Deadly regroups outside. Tony & Stacks go out in pursuit, and they wanna go to the car! They make their way around the back but Elton hits back with body shots! Kit claws Tony’s eyes!

Pretty Deadly CLUB Stacks down, then return to ringside. They grab trash can lids while fans are torn. Stacks & Tony hit first! Stacks takes a lid to VAN DAMINATOR Elton! Tony just SMACKS Kit in the gut, then SMACK him on the back! Fans fire up again, and Tony looks under the ring. They bring out a TABLE! The fans are thunderous as the table is set up at ringside. Tony gets Kit, Stacks has Elton, they both scoop, but Pretty Deadly slips out to POST each of them! Pretty Deadly says NO tables, and they take it all the way to the back! Fans boo but Pretty Deadly doesn’t care. Stacks CLOBBERS Kit!

Elton goes after Stacks, but then Tony CHOP BLOCKS Elton with a wheelbarrow! Stacks SMACKS Kit with that boogey board! Stacks holds Kit against the steel steps, while Tony brings out the CROWBAR! Tony aims, but Kit gets away! The crowbar smacks steel! Elton CLOBBERS Tony! Stacks ROCKS Elton! Kit ROCKS Stacks! Tony ROCKS Kit! Tony TACKLES Kit, rolls through, and then TOSSES Kit onto Elton! They fall into the ball pit! Fans fire up, and Stacks BOOGEY BOARD SENTONS! The fans are thunderous again as NXT goes picture in picture!

Tony & Stacks storm around, then they rain down fists! They SMACK away with the boogey board, then TIP the ball pit! Pretty Deadly falls out, balls and all! Stacks drags Elton up and into the ring, he and Tony storm in. Elton begs for mercy, but Tony DECKS him instead! Tony stands Elton up, scoops him, and Stacks goes up. BACKBREAKER ELBOW DROP COMBO! Stacks & Tony talk what to do next, but Elton anchors Stacks’ foot. Kit CLOBBERS Tony! Kit throws Tony out then CLOBBERS Stacks! Kit rains down fists, then talks trash. Pretty Deadly drag Stacks up, but he fights back, only for Elton to tackle him!

Elton turns Stacks over into a BOSTON CRAB! Kit has a chair, and he puts it around Stacks’ head! Fans say “NO! NO!” but Kit goes up! Tony rushes in to ROCK Kit first! Tony TOSSES Kit away! Stacks fights free of Elton, DECKS him, and then Tony sits the chair up. Stacks pushes Elton to a corner, and Tony whips Elton, drop toehold into the chair! Kit runs up, atomic drop on the chair! Elton swings, but into an atomic drop on the chair! Pretty Deadly’s yes boys are no more! Elton hits back but Stacks CLUBS him down. Stacks wedges the chair into a corner while Pretty Deadly goes to the apron.

Tony & Stacks drag Pretty Deadly up, but get DOUBLE HOTSHOTS! Pretty Deadly rushes in as NXT returns to single picture, and they toss Stacks out. Kit CHOPS Stacks on the back! Elton gets a football! Kit holds it in place for Elton, and Elton KICKS Stacks! “It’s good!” Fans boo but Tony runs up to DOUBLE LARIAT! Fans fire up with Tony as he drags Kit up. Stacks gets Elton, they put them back in the ring, and Tony brings out more chairs! Stacks and Tony SMACK away on Pretty Deadly’s backs! Elton flounders out of the ring but Kit gest another SMACK to his back! And another smack! Kit goes to a corner, HIP TOSS CANNONBALL only gets chair!!

Stacks writhes and Tony panics, but Elton SILVER DOLLAR DECKS Tony! That’s more than two dimes. Wonder where he got that idea from. Elton fireman’s carries Stacks, and Kit hits the ASSISTED GUTBUSTER! Pretty Deadly talks trash on Stacks, and Kit throws down fists. Pretty Deadly mug Stacks, then bring him to a corner. They hoist Stacks up into a Tree of Woe! They stomp away on Stacks, then get a chair. Kit SMACKS Tony! And SMACKS him again! Stacks can only watch upside-down as Tony writhes. Elton brings a trash can in, he and Kit drag Tony up, double suplex onto the trash can!!

Fans lose their minds over that one, and they boo Pretty Deadly. Stacks gets free and he fires off hands! Elton DECKS Stacks then TOSSES him out. Pretty Deadly goes out, they pick Stacks up, SPILT MILK to the floor! Kit drags Stacks up, he and Elton carry him around the way, and they shove him into the car trunk! They close the trunk to keep Stacks there, and then they go for Tony. Tony rushes in but Kit DECKS him! Elton opens the trunk, to get BLASTED by the fire extinguisher! Stacks puts out Elton’s fire, then he ROCKS Kit! Tony CROWBARS Kit in the face!! Kit falls into the trunk, and the Family grabs the blinded Elton!

Tony & Stacks haul Elton up, BADA BOOM through a table!!! Tony & Stacks haul Elton up, put him in next to Kit, and the trunk is closed! The Family wins!

Winners: Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo

Vittoria per la famiglia! That is to say, the family wins! They drive off into the night, what will happen to Pretty Deadly now?

 

Pulling into NXT is Tiffany Stratton.

“Tonight, I give the NXT Universe a break, because the Center of that Universe claims her rightful spot at the top of the Women’s Division. Crybaby Roxanne Perez, ‘I’ve never been beaten for the title~.’ Well tonight, I’m gonna change that. Roxanne, you’re so 2022, and we’re in Twenty-Twenty-Tiff. As for Indi Hartwell, your 15 minutes of fame are over. The cutesy little underdog story you got going on is so boring. After tonight’s Triple Threat, you can go right back to moping around with that booboo face everywhere you turn. Sorry ladies, but I have ‘it.’ And tonight is Tiffy Time.”

 

Duke Hudson talks with Andre Chase backstage.

Duke asks what Mr. Chase is doing when his match is up next. Chase says he’s lost in his thoughts. What? But it’s time for action! Well, okay, Duke dismissed the class for tonight, it’ll just be the two of them, the two “Pillars of Chase U” out there tonight. Because it could get ugly. Bron is an animal. He’s a wrecking ball. Some would even say he’s the most dominant champion in NXT history. But guess what? You’re Andre Bloody Chase! He is a beacon of hope to thousands of students, including the MVP! So stand up! Duke makes Chase stand up! Chase, you need to stand up for the students, the faculty, and the entire institution!

Chase says that’s right! He gives Bron an Andre Chase University sized ass whooping! Chase is ready to do it for the black ‘n’ red, but will he end up nothing but black ‘n’ blue against the Big Booty Nephew?

 

Dijak and Dragunov have a war of words on Twitter.

Dijak told Dragunov he “made a big mistake last week.” He even told Dragunov to take this week off. Dragunov would respond with, “Thanks for the unsolicited advice, Dijak. But I like what I do, especially when I leave a mark. BTW, how’s your chest doing? You can tell me on Tuesday.” Will Hard Justice and the Czar clash physically again this week?

 

Bron Breakker VS Andre Chase w/ Chase U!

The student section is roaring, but Chase still has to do this by himself. Will this be a #TeachableMoment for everyone? Or will we see Bron take a bite out of this Pillar of Chase U?

The bell rings and Chase fires right off on Bron! fans fire up as Chase CHOPS and forearms and stomps away in the corner! The ref counts, Chase lets off, and Bron grabs Chase! Bron trophy lifts but Chase slips free to UPPERCUT and kick! But Bron then RAMS Chase into a corner! Bron RAMS into Chase again and again, lets off as the ref counts, then he whips Chase corner to corner. Bron runs in to RAM Chase again! Chase sputters, fans boo but plenty still bark for Bron. Bron whips and RAMS Chase again! Fans duel, Bron hauls Chase up but Chase fires hands! Bron DECKS Chase, then hauls him back up. OVERHEAD Belly2Belly!

Bron grins and tells the booing fans to shut up. Bron hauls Chase up to whip him into a corner again. Bron runs in but Chase dodges! Bron POSTS himself! Duke cheers Chase on as he DROPKICKS Bron into buckles! Bron staggers, Chase runs in, but Bron puts him on the apron. Chase HOTSHOTS Bron’s arm! Chase runs back in, gets around, RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Time to spell it out! C! H! A! But Bron stops him there! And he CLOBBERS Chase! Fans boo, they wanted to spell! Bron drags Chase up, trophy lifts, BREAKKER SLAM! The straps come down, for the STEINER RECLINER!! Chase taps, Bron wins!

Winner: Bron Breakker, by submission

The professor could not teach Bron anything, he already knows all he needs to be #MeanerThanEvil. Will nothing stop Bron from storming his way back up to the top of NXT?

 

Backstage interview with Ilja Dragunov.

McKenzie catches The Czar as he enters the building, but then DIJAK BOOTS Dragunov right down!! Dijak says Dragunov is done sticking his nose in Dijak’s business! But then Dragunov starts throwing forearms! Dijak RAMS Dragunov into a ladder, and then again, and then again! Dijak TOSSES Dragunov into even more ladders!! Dijak asks if Dragunov feels alive now, as he dribbles Dragunov off the floor! And then he grabs the garage door! Dijak starts bringing it down, but Dragunov blocks it with a leg! Dijak KICKS that leg out, then drives the door further down! Dragunov bench presses it away!

Dijak STOMPS Dragunov, then SLAMS the door down! Refs rush in to shout at Dijak but he stomps away on Dragunov! Producers and trainers rush over, they get Dijak to back off, and then they get the garage door open for Dragunov to get free. Did Dijak just sideline UNBESIEGBAR? Or will he be the one facing the consequences for his actions?

 

Lyra Valkyria VS Cora Jade!

The Morrigan has been daring the #GenerationOfJade to step up and back up her words, and this showdown finally goes down! Will the Punk Rock Mean Girl prove she’s the Savior of the NXT Women’s Division? Or will she be proven as a false prophet?

The bell rings and the two circle. Cora rushes in, Lyra dodges and kicks! Lyra fires off palm strikes and haymakers, and Cora goes to a corner. Lyra stomps away on Cora, whips her corner to corner, but Cora reverses. Cora runs in but into a BOOT! Cora runs back in, Lyra goes up and over, and Lyra hip tosses Cora down! Fans fire up, Lyra speeds things up, and she CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO! Lyra looms over Cora as NXT goes picture in picture.

Lyra stomps Cora to a corner, stomps her more, then whips her corner to corner hard! Cora sits down, and Lyra digs her boot in. The ref counts, Lyra lets off and she gives Cora space. Cora goes to ropes, Lyra kicks her then whips her to ELBOW her down! Cover, TWO! Lyra keeps on Cora with a wristlock, wrench and snapmare, to a KICK! Cover, TWO! Cora is hanging tough but Lyra drags her up. Lyra trips Cora, steps over and La Magistrol, TWO! Cora rushes up to body shot! Lyra BOOTS in return! Lyra brings Cora up, UPPERCUTS, then UPPERCUTS again! Cora staggers, Lyra whips and ELBOWS Cora down again!

Lyra toys with Cora, pie faces her around, but Cora smirks. Cora comes back, but into a scoop. Cora slips free, shoves Lyra way, but Lyra ducks ‘n’ dodges and slides, then keeps going, only for Cora to trip her at the ropes! Cover, TWO! Lyra goes to a corner but Cora grins as she stomps Lyra down. Cora digs her boot in, the ref counts, but Cora lets off at 4. Cora drags Lyra up to SLAM her back down! Cora paces, then she IMPLODER STOMPS! Cover, TWO! Cora keeps on Lyra with a cravat and snapmare, then a KICK to the back. Cover, TWO! Cora is annoyed but she storms up on Lyra. Cora whips Lyra to a corner but Lyra reverses!

Cora hits buckles, Lyra rolls her up, TWO! Cora CLOBBERS Lyra! Cover, TWO! Cora grins as she keeps close. Cora SMACKS Lyra’s head off the mat! Cora then gets the arms for a motorcycle stretch! Lyra endures as NXT returns to single picture. Fans duel, “CORA SUCKS!” “NO!” Lyra endures, fights up, but Cora wrangles her down. Lyra keeps fighting, fans rally, and Lyra spins, but Cora spins it back! Lyra flips, kips and arm-drags Cora! Lyra runs in but Cora dodges to SHINING WIZARD! Cover, TWO! Cora keeps that cocky grin as she drags Lyra up. Cora SLAPS Lyra, but that just angers Lyra!

Cora stands Lyra up, winds up, but Lyra blocks to SLAP back! And SOBAT! And KICK! HEADBUTT! AX KICK! NORTHERN LIGHTS! Roll through, and NORTHERN LIGHTS again! But another roll through! Fisherman, but Cora wrenches out to KNEE Lyra away! Fans boo as Cora runs in, but Lyra blocks the wizard to DUMP Cora out of the ring! Lyra snarls, fans fire up, and Lyra builds speed! Lyra WRECKS Cora with a dropkick! Fans fire up more as Lyra hurries to bring Cora back into the ring. Lyra climbs a corner, fans rally up, and Lyra leaps to MISSILE DROPKICK! Lyra aims, ROUNDHOUSE!

Cora staggers, Lyra reels her in, FISHERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Not quite perfect as Cora survives! Lyra keeps focus, but then Cora gets her for a cradle! TWO!! Lyra escapes, Cora blocks her kick and FLIPS her, to then reel her in! FUTURE- NO, Lyra fights out and runs to handspring and GAMANGIRI! It wasn’t the smoothest but Lyra hit hard! And she aims again, but Cora runs away from the heel kick! Lyra hurries after Cora but Cora HOTSHOTS her away! Fans boo but Cora grabs her kendo stick! Cora aims, but the ref stops her! Cora says okay, she’ll put it down. Lyra runs in, Cora dodges the heel kick again!

Cora JAMS Lyra’s knee! FUTURE SHOCK!! Cover, Cora wins!

Winner: Cora Jade, by pinfall

Cora grins as she snatches victory away from Lyra! Will Cora continue to snake her way to the top of the Women’s Division?

 

Tony & Stacks are driving along.

What a night for the Family! They represented tonight! And Stacks, you were unstoppable! Anything that came his way, he was right on it. Wait, what’s that noise? It’s coming from the trunk, of course. Tony pulls over, Stacks checks it out. Stacks opens the trunk to tell Pretty Deadly that if they wanna start trouble, here’s this! And that! And this! Stacks beats the boys back into place then slams the trunk closed. Stacks gets back in the car, says it was nothing, and they head back on the road. “Pretty Deadly my ass!” But if the road trip is still going, where will it end?

 

NXT Championship: Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS Grayson Waller!

The A Champion is finally THE Champion after Stand & Deliver in Hollywood, but the 21st Century Success Story wants to prove he is the star of this show. Will Waller win the belt to then celebrate with his Shoey? Or will nothing stop the HIM Era?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who IS, and who ain’t!

The bell ring, the two tie up, and Waller waistlocks. Melo switches, Waller switches back, but then Melo switches back. Waller trips Melo, kicks him, then things speed up. Melo hurdles, ducks and DROPKICKS! Then he trips Waller, has the leg and talks some trash as he spins Waller around. Waller kicks but Melo rolls through and things speed up again. Melo gets Waller down for a later press but Waller quickly makes it a crucifix, TWO, and Melo wants the crossface! Waller scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! Melo lets off fast and he applauds Waller. Waller “dribbles the ball,” then says “SUCK IT!”

Waller kicks, Melo blocks! Waller JABS Melo, whips, but Melo ducks and springboards to FLYING LARIAT! Fans fire up as Melo brings Waller right up to snap suplex! Waller goes to a corner, Melo runs in but he blocks the boots. Melo puts Waller in the ropes, ENZIGURIS, then he springboards, but Waller avoids the Fade Away! Waller grabs Melo but Melo spins to get up the ropes, JUMP PLEX! Waller flounders, Melo goes up, but Waller hits the ropes to trip Melo! No three pointer just yet as Waller snapmares. Melo gets an arm and he wrangles Waller down, but Waller scrambles away to the outside!

Waller goes looking under the ring! Waller tosses a chair into the ring, but Melo catches it with ease! Waller has another chair, but he JAMS Trick! And SMACKS him on the back! Fans boo as the assist man gets assassinated! Waller then dodges Melo to CLOBBER him on the outside! Fans boo as Waller taunts Melo and NXT goes picture in picture.

Waller kicks Melo aside, pushes Trick down, then puts Melo back in the ring. Waller storms up but Melo throws body shots. Waller CLUBS Melo, follows him to a corner, and fires off haymakers. Waller puts Melo in a Tree of Woe and he KICKS away on Melo’s legs! Melo falls right out of the Tree and the ref has Waller back off a moment. Waller storms up and grabs at Melo but Melo grabs the ropes. Waller KICKS Melo, drags him from the ropes, then steps through for a standing toehold. Melo endures as Waller squats to put on the pressure. Melo throws hands on Waller’s leg, but Waller drops an elbow on Melo’s leg!

Waller stalks Melo to a corner, but Melo throws body shots. Melo CHOPS, ROCKS and CHOPS again! Waller BOOTS from the corner! Waller then runs to dropkick the legs out! Melo writhes, but he kicks from below. Waller stomps away on Melo, grabs at the legs, and he drags Melo to the apron! The ref reprimands but Waller SLAMS the leg on the edge! Melo writhes, Waller grabs the leg again and SLAMS it back on the edge! Melo flounders away but Waller storms in. Melo gets Waller’s leg to trip him up! Waller BOOTS Melo away with the other, then looms over Melo. Waller suplexes, Melo cradle counters, TWO!

Melo CHOPS Waller! Melo storms up but Waller kicks the bad leg out! Waller drags Melo up again, and ROCKS him! Melo goes to a corner and Waller storms up. Waller CLUBS Melo, brings him out to snap suplex, and then covers, TWO! Melo hangs tough but Waller keeps his cool. Waller drags Melo by the bad leg, and turns him for the HALF CRAB! Melo endures as Waller sits deep, and NXT returns to single picture. Fans duel, “Waller Sucks!” “NO!” Melo powers up, turns back over, and he kicks away on Waller! Waller staggers around, but he still kicks Melo’s bad leg! Waller fireman’s carries, but Melo slips off!

Melo rams Waller into the corner, puts him in the ropes, and this time hits the FADE AWAY! Fans fire up but Melo hobbles with the bad leg. Melo drops to his knee, and Waller storms up to ROCK him with a right! And another! “I don’t miss!” Another haymaker! Melo throws body shots but Waller kicks the leg again. Waller swings, but into the KNEE SMASH! Melo runs to BOOT, but Waller blocks the Superkick! Waller spins Melo to ROLLING ELBOW, but Melo rebounds to SUPERKICK! Waller rebounds, DOUBLE LARIATS take both men out! Waller reaches out to make a cover, TWO!!

Fans are thunderous for “NXT! NXT!” while both men stir. Melo hits his bad leg into working while Waller rises. Waller stalks Melo to the ropes, gets the bad leg, and reels Melo in. Melo fights the lift, trips Waller, and Waller begs for mercy. Melo just stomps and YANKS the leg! Melo CHOPS, KICKS, CHOPS, KICKS, and Waller falls! Waller staggers up, Melo dodges his back hand to SWEEP the leg! Another BOOT, and then the FADE AWAY DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Waller survives getting postered, but Melo goes to a corner. Melo climbs, Waller stands, but then Waller hurries to the far corner.

Melo hops down, hobbles after Waller, but Waller swings! Melo blocks to ROCK Waller! Waller goes to the apron, Melo tries the jumper again, but Waller slips free to DECK Melo! Waller lines up his shot now, somersault and- CODE- NO! Waller blocks Melo’s counter to then LEG LARIAT! And then fireman’s carry, to the WIDOWMAKER! Cover, TWO!! Melo survives Waller pulling out a new one, but “This is Awesome!” Waller stands Melo up, Melo dodges to ELBOW! Melo runs, springboards, into the SOMERSAULT STUNNER!! But Melo flounders all the way out of the ring!! Melo survives again!

Fans fire up again as Waller goes out to fetch Melo. Fans rally for “MEL~O!” but Waller clears the announce desk! Waller puts Melo on the desk, dumps Booker’s drink, and then goes up the corner! BALLER ELBOW through the desk!!! Fans lose their minds as Waller risks it all just to go viral! Waller puts Melo in the ring, covers, TWO!!!! Melo survives and shocks everyone! Fans rally as hard as they can, the Melo fans overpowering the Waller fans. Waller fireman’s carries, WIDOW- CODE BREAKER!! Melo turns things around on Waller, but Waller flounders out of the ring. Fans hope they “Fight Forever!” but this has to end somehow!

Melo crawls after Waller, but Waller HOTSHOTS him! The ref reprimands as Melo sputters, but Waller somersaults, flounders, and Melo SUPERKICKS him! Waller clutches his leg, Melo goes up a corner, and Melo takes aim! NOTHING BUT NET!!! Cover, Melo wins!!!

Winner: Carmelo Hayes, by pinfall (still NXT Champion)

Both men gave it their all, but one miscalculation in the Grayson Waller Effect cost him! No Shoey for Waller, will the HIM Era be one for the history books?

As Trick returns to celebrate, Melo gets the mic to say, “He’s wearing all black. He’s dropping bodies left ‘n’ right. Bron Breakker, I’m talking to you. Let’s do this. NXT Battleground, Sunday, May 28th! I don’t care if you want it, I want you! My neck of the woods! Let’s talk about it!” Trick tells Bron to come on out, and both he and Melo wait. Bron’s music hits, here comes the dog! But from BEHIND! Trick pushes Melo aside to take the SPEAR!! But then Bron picks Melo up, BREAKKER SLAM! And then STEINER RECLINER for Trick!! The assist man suffers again and Bron lets go once he taps!

Bron grins as he goes out and aims at Melo. Melo stands up, into a SPEAR through a wall!! Fans lose their minds as Bron storms back out! Refs and medics hurry out and get a stretcher for Melo. Bron has just broken Trick Melo Gang and even part of the arena, will nothing be left standing at Battleground?

 

Roxanne Perez speaks.

“Growing up, my friends found themselves in Disney princesses and Barbie dolls, and I was kinda into that stuff, but I never wanted to be like them. It wasn’t until I saw WWE for the first time and I was starstruck. I watched Bayley and Lita, AJ Lee, the Bella Twins. And I thought to myself, ‘That’s what I wanna do. That’s who I want to be.’ And I see all the little girls in the crowd now with the same look on their face that I had. So these bows in my hair, they’re for each and every single one of them. They represent them. Because I remember being that seven year old fan who wore the Chuck Taylors, wore the pink stripes in her hair, wore the spikey belts.

“They looked like me, and I wanted to be like them. Tonight, I have the chance to win back the NXT Women’s Championship. And it feels like I’m not just doing it for me, but for every single little girl out there who needs to feel sane. And for the little girl in me who dreamt of doing this her entire life.” Will the Prodigy come through for everyone who’s supported her in tonight’s main event?

 

Joe Coffey is on the phone.

The Iron King tells Mark & Wolfgang to get him a large one. See you later. But then Joe turns around and sees Gacy. Gacy assures Mr. Coffey that it is just the two of them. Right, like Coffey trusts Gacy. Gacy says he’s an honest man! Just like Joe Coffey is the most intelligent and rational member of Gallus. The Schism has a proposal for him. Ava Raine walks up and Coffey asks what happened to it being just the two of them. Ava says The Schism wants a fair tag match for the tag titles, seeing as Gallus pinned the Creed Brothers, not The Dyad. Well, yeah, but Coffey fails to see how that’s his problem.

Gacy senses the tension. Coffey wants to punch him in the face, doesn’t he? Good instincts. Well, Gacy will give Coffey that chance, next week. And if Gacy beats Coffey 1v1, then Gallus must give The Dyad a rematch. And what’s in it for Gallus? If Coffey wins, The Dyad will never get another shot as long as Gallus are the champions. Coffey likes that. The match is made, but Ava tells Gacy not to forget about getting his. Gacy says all in due time. Is The Schism luring Gallus into a trap? Or will all the Gallus Boys be on top?

 

Mixed Tag: Josh Briggs & Fallon Henley VS Brooks Jensen & Kiana James!

The drama of this romcom come to life finally reaches its end. All the things Briggs & Fallon did to help their brother in arms may have blown up in their face, but can they show him the light at the last possible moment? Or is there no going back now that Jensen is doing things Kiana’s way?

The teams sort out and Briggs starts against Jensen. The boys circle, tie up, and go around. Jensen CLUBS away on Briggs, puts him in a corner and fires off more hands. Jensen lets off and Briggs is a bit dizzy already. Briggs shakes it off, they tie up again, and Jensen CLUBS Briggs again. Jensen smirks while Briggs scowls. Briggs swings but Jensen counter punches! Jensen headlocks, Briggs powers out but Jensen RAMS shoulders with him. Jensen SLAPS Briggs and eggs him on! And then again! Jensen shoves, but Briggs runs him over! Things speed up, Briggs catches Jensen for an atomic drop!

Briggs tells Jensen to snap out of it, then he whips. Jensen reverses to ROCK Briggs, then he whips Briggs to a corner. Jensen runs in to CHOP LARIAT! Fans boo but Jensen smiles as he whips corner to corner. Briggs hits buckles hard, then Jensen runs in. Briggs TOSSES Jensen out! Jensen flounders back up, Briggs grits his teeth, and Jensen paces around. Briggs waits on Jensen, fans chant “We Want Fallon!” Jensen slides in, and Kiana tags in. That means Fallon comes in, and YEEHAW! THESZ PRESS! Kiana shoves Fallon away then knees low! Kiana whips Fallon, Fallon reverses to back elbow!

Kiana still waistlocks but Fallon switches. Fallon sits Kiana down, but Kiana avoids the kick! The two stare down on the mat, then stand up to cat fight! They both pull hair, Kiana knees low again, and she TOSSES Fallon to a corner! Kiana RAMS into Fallon again and again, then lets off to say that’s how a professional does it. But then Fallon CLOBBERS Kiana! And CALF KICKS! Fans fire up and Fallon says this is what Kiana wanted! Fallon slides out, but Jensen stands in her way! Fallon asks what is wrong with him, but then Briggs WRECKS Jensen with a dropkick! And Fallon DECKS Kiana!

Fans fire up with Fallon & Briggs, and Fallon hurries in. But Jensen CLOBBERS Briggs from behind! Fallon puts Kiana on the apron, DECKS her, but Jensen catches Kiana. Kiana says she’s okay, and Jensen helps her BOOT Fallon! Briggs is on the apron, he FLYING SHOULDERS Jensen down! Fallon FLYING SHOULDERS Kiana down! Fans fire up again as Fallon & Briggs roar, and NXT goes picture in picture.

Fallon & Briggs wait on Kiana & Jensen. Those two regroup, but Fallon goes out to CLUB Kiana. Fallon puts Kiana in the ring, tells Jensen off, but then Kiana swings. Fallon dodges, waistlocks, but Kiana runs to ropes! She HOTSHOTS Fallon away, then throws her down by the hair! Kiana stomps away on Fallon, talks some trash, then taunts Briggs. Kiana drags Fallon up, whips her to the corner, and Fallon hits buckles hard. Kiana SLAPS Fallon down! Kiana talks more trash, brings Fallon up again and bumps her off buckles. Kiana stomps away, then brings Fallon out. Kiana whips but Fallon uses that to BLAST Jensen!

Fallon BOOTS Kiana, fires off haymakers and forearms, but Kiana keeps her from tagging Briggs! Briggs still reaches out, but Jensen trips him up! Jensen POSTS Briggs! Kiana RAMS Fallon into the corner! Kiana pie faces Fallon, stomps away on her, then RAMS into her again! Jensen tags in so Kiana TOSSES Fallon out. Jensen goes after Briggs with haymakers, body shots, and trash talk. Jensen pushes Briggs into the ring, CLUBS him down, then pushes him to a cover. TWO, but Jensen grabs Briggs’ arm. Briggs endures, rolls and ROCKS Jensen! Jensen CLUBS Briggs down! Jensen hip drops Briggs, then swaggers about.

Jensen paces around Briggs, drops an elbow into Briggs’ head, then clamps claws into the shoulders. Briggs endures, fights up, and throws body shots. Jensen KNEES low, then KNEES Briggs down! Cover, TWO! Jensen drags Briggs up, talks more trash, and then throws forearms. NXT returns to single picture as Jensen talks more trash. Jensen throws haymakers but Briggs hits Jensen back! Fans rally as the shots go back and forth! Briggs gets the edge, Jensen wobbles, but he BOOTS in return! Briggs comes back to BOOT! Jensen returns, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Both men lean on each other to stay up!

Briggs and Jensen stand up on their own, and DOUBLE FOREARMS send them both teetering! Tag to the ladies and fans fire up! Fallon rallies on Kiana with forearms and CHOPS! And a SOBAT! KICK! Kiana ducks the roundhouse but not the ENZIGURI! Fallon runs in at the corner but Kiana sends her into buckles! Kiana KNEES Fallon in the back! Kiana fireman’s carries but Fallon fights free. Fallon shoves, runs and RUNNING FACEBUSTERS! Fallon drags Kiana up but Kiana JAWBREAKERS! Kiana then hoists Fallon up, FLAPJACK off the buckles! Tag to Jensen and Kiana… wants him to hit Fallon!?

Jensen says he’s sorry, but this is just business. But it’s not allowed by the rules! But Briggs POUNCES Jensen! And then fires off SLAP after SLAP after SLAP! Briggs runs but Jensen grabs his wrist. Briggs BOOTS back, Jensen staggers into the SIDEWALK SLAM and SPLASH! Fans fire up with Briggs, and he brings Jensen in. Briggs powers up his arm but Kiana shouts at him that no matter what happens here, Jensen belongs to her! Briggs is distracted until Fallon slides in and TRIPS Kiana up! And she RAMS Kiana into the steps! But Briggs turns around into the WHEEL KICK!! Both men are down and dazed and fans rally back up!

Briggs and Jensen crawl, go forehead to forehead, and forearm for forearm! Jensen CHOPS, Briggs CLUBS! The brawl gest fast ‘n’ furious, but Jensen CHOPS! And LARIATS! Briggs wobbles, Jensen brings him up but Briggs throws hands! And an AX KICK! Jensen is dazed now and Briggs hauls him up. But Jensen JUMP FOREARMS! And CHOPS! Jensen swings but Briggs falls under the lariat. Jensen is annoyed, and he BLINDSLIDE LARIATS Briggs!! But still not enough, Jensen short arm LARIATS! And BRAINBUSTERS!! Cover, TWO!?!? Briggs survives and Jensen can’t believe it!

The fans rally, and Fallon coaches Briggs. But Kiana SMACKS her off the apron! Fallon falls and Kiana slides the handbag to Jensen! The ref reprimands but Kiana tells Jensen to finish this now! Jensen runs in, but Briggs ducks! Jensen not only misses with the bag, but hitting the ropes knocks Kiana to the floor! Jensen freaks out, turns around, and into Briggs’ LARIAT!! Cover, Briggs & Fallon win!

Winners: Josh Briggs & Fallon Henley, by pinfall

Kiana is fuming, but it was her own fault. She tried to change Jensen and it blew up in her face. Will this all knock some sense back into Jensen? He crawls to Kiana and says they still have each other. But Kiana goes to slap him!? Jensen blocks it but is still stunned. She was going to hit him? He thought she loved him. She NEVER loved him!! Kiana storms off, and now Jensen has nothing. But Briggs walks up to pat Jensen on the shoulder. Briggs says he’s still here. The two hug it out and fans cheer! Can the Country Strong rebuild stronger than ever?

 

Backstage interview with Dragon Lee.

McKenzie is with the Wonder Boy and says he’s been off to a great start in NXT. But what did he think of Noam Dar’s NXT in-ring return last week? Dragon says Dar made a point of watching Dragon’s first match, so Dragon did the same thing. Dar lived up to his reputation, and we saw just a little of what Dar can do. But what really interests Dragon is what Dar carries: the Heritage Cup. Dragon understands heritage, tradition and honor. But he will make sure he and Dar cross paths again. When and where will we see these two top level superstars battle to be at the “tippy top?”

 

SCRYPTS speaks.

“Dear Axiom, I do not lurk in the shadows to intimidate. My riddles are questions to educate. I have crawled under your mask, into your mind, polluted your thoughts and made you blind. Pay attention, please. Next week, everyone will learn for sure, which one of us believes in himself more. Sincerely, Scrypts.”

 

Oba Femi is only growing stronger.

He finishes throwing around kegs, chairs and basically anything else he can get his hands on. Will he start throwing around NXT superstars? His in-ring debut is next!

 

Indi Hartwell speaks.

“It’s been the longest journey to get here. Moved across the world to follow a dream. This is all I’ve ever wanted. They can say what they want. All I did was climb the ladder. I only won because I had help. That I’m apparently beatable. I fought and fought and fought to get this at Stand & Deliver. It wasn’t just some lucky victory. This was the result of years of dedication in the ring. Battling through injuries. Always believing in myself that one day, I would hold this title. One day, I would become NXT Women’s Champion. It could all come undone in just three seconds. Not tonight.” #IndiWrestling is ready, but will that help her overcome the odds?

 

NXT Anonymous is still watching.

Whoever this is spotted Sol Ruca and Dani Palmer hugging it out, and then Sol heads off to be jumped by someone! They drag her into a conference room with the obscured windows and beat her down! Anonymous hides as the mystery attacker opens the door, and then pops back up to watch as Dani finds Sol. Who is this watching everyone from the shadows? And who is it that is attacking female superstars again and again?

 

Oba Femi VS Oro Mensah!

Another superstar is ready to level up their NXT career! One of the biggest and strongest on the roster today, will this be a debut for the history books?

The bell rings and the two tie up. Oro wrenches to a wristlock but Oba just shoves him right down! Oba wrenches and wristlocks but Oro fights up. Oro rolls, kicks from below, but Oba wrangles him back down! Oro kips up but Oba stomps him down! Oro goes to a corner, Oba corners him, but Oro throws a forearm! And a CHOP! And a kick! And an UPPERCUT! Oro whips but Oba blocks to reverse. Oro goes up but not over as Oba catches him! Oba throws Oro down, waistlocks, but Oro throws elbows. Oba RAMS Oro into the buckles, then TOSSES him! There’s that shotput power! Oba then lines it up, and runs in to UPPERCUT!

Oro flops down but Oba drags him back up. Oba runs Oro over with a shoulder, then another shoulder! Oba straight arm levers and holds Oro up! Oro elbows free, CHOPS, CHOPS, but Oba runs him over again! Oba throws off the elbow pads and he brings Oro up. Oba whips Oro hard into the corner, runs in, but into BOOTS! Oro goes up, but Oba UPPERCUTS him to the floor! Oro stands up, but Oba drags him back into the ring! Oba hoists Oro up but Oro fights with more elbows! Oro CHOPS, bobs ‘n’ weaves, and he throws body shots, kicks and a forearm! Oro runs to forearm again! Oba stays up!

Oro runs to forearm again, but still Oba stays up! Oba blocks the kick, flips Oro, but Oro AX KICKS! Oro goes to the ropes, springboard RIDER KICK! Cover, ONE?!? Oba has strength to spare, but Oro PENALTY KICKS the arm! Oba snarls, Oro runs in, but into a choke grip! Shove and DISCUS ELBOW!! Fans fire up with Oba as Oro flounders around. Oba POP-UP POWERBOMBS Oro!! Cover, Oba wins!

Winner: Oba Femi, by pinfall

Oba almost bombs Oro through the ring with that one! Will this be nothing but the first of many massive victories?

 

Gigi Dolin gets on commentary to speak.

“Jacy Jayne, I know you’re watching. You didn’t hog up enough of my spotlight last week, so you had to go and run your mouth about my crummy family and what I chose to do so that I can give my brother the life he deserves! You wanna run me outta NXT? I’m not going anywhere! I’m going to spend everyday making your life a living hell! Starting next week. And since you wanna involve my family so bad, my baby brother will be sitting ringside, to watch me cave your face in!” The Toxic Avenger has spoken, will she finally end this with the Toxic Traitor?

 

Backstage interview with Drew Gulak & Charlie Dempsey.

McKenzie says the NXT Universe wonders why Gulak attacked Wes Lee after the match with Dempsey. Dempsey says no one remembers who wins the first battle, only who wins the war. Gulak says Wes is an incredible athlete, but he just uses all his skills completely wrong. They already knew about the inferiority complex, and Dempsey exposed Wes’s wrestling weaknesses in the ring. Sorry, what complex? Dempsey says Wes has been defending that title at a record fast pace, and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon, which is great for them.

Gulak says HE is going to put a stop to Wes, dead in his tracks, when he beats Wes down, breaks him, and becomes the NEW NXT North American Champion. “This game is a marathon, kid, not a sprint.” Will the Philly Stretcher tear the title out of the Cardiac Kid’s hands?

 

Tyler Bate talks with Wes Lee backstage.

The Big Strong Boi hopes the Cardiac Kid has time for a chat. Of course! Wes was just about to watch the main event anyway. Bate says Wes has been operating at peak levels, but he’s just worried Wes is gonna wear himself out. What? Well, after what happened last week, Bate feels Wes could use a hand. Wes says he’s good, though. And next week, in the title match, Gulak’s gonna take a one-way trip to the Wes Side and find out how they really do it, nah mean? Bate understands, but he has as suggestion. He wants to be in Wes’s corner to bring some balance to the situation. Wes appreciates that. Dempsey on the outside, Wes has no idea what that guy will do.

Exactly! And before hand, how about a pre-match meditation? Wes says he is down for all of that! So, staying to watch this? Of course! Who you got?

 

NXT Women’s Championship Triple Threat: Indi Hartwell VS Roxanne Perez VS Tiffany Stratton!

They say all champions are created equal, but you… Aw, you know the rest! Each superstar said their piece, but now it is time to back up words with actions! Will the champion continue to be #Impressive? Or will Spring Breakin’ have a heartbreaking end?

NXT returns and Roxie makes her entrance, followed by Indi’s. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is… HER!

The bell rings and Tiff gets in Roxie’s face, and then Indi’s. But then Indi ROCKS Tiff! Roxie ROCKS Tiff! They pinball Tiff around with forearms, then Indi rolls Tiff up! But Roxie sunset flips Indi! But Tiff ghost pins Roxie! Indi breaks that and all three stand off as fans cheer and NXT goes picture in picture.

Indi watches her challengers and they watch each other. The three approach, feel things out, and we have a triple knuckle lock! They all fight for control, and Roxie drops to a knee as she’s the smallest. But then Tiff kicks Indi low! Tiff headlocks Roxie, but Roxie powers out, sending her into Indi! Things speed up, Roxie drops then sends Tiff through, but Indi shoves Roxie away to hip toss Tiff! Indi then goes to hip toss Roxie but she counters to go up and over and whip, only for Indi to block! Indi sends Roxie to a corner, then dodges Tiff. Indi kicks low, whips her to a corner, and then runs in to clothesline!

Indi turns around into body shots from Roxie! Indi knees low, whips Roxie to a corner, but Roxie dodges. Indi stays up as Roxie tries to roll her up! Indi fireman’s carries Roxie to SNAKE EYES! Indi then runs, but Roxie and Tiff both dump her out! Tiff and Roxie circle now. They tie up collar ‘n’ elbow, go around, and Tiff TOSSES Roxie away! Roxie goes to ropes, Tiff storms up, and Tiff talks trash before she smacks Roxie off the mat! Roxie staggers away to a corner, Tiff stomps her down, but Indi returns. Tiff DECKS Indi! Indi goes back out, and Tiff CHOKES Roxie on ropes! Tiff lets off when she’s done, covers, TWO!

Tiff grabs Roxie’s arm to grind her down and NXT returns to single picture. Fans rally up, Tiff CLUBS the arm and wristlocks. Roxie rolls, kips up, wrenches back and has the wristlock. Tiff reaches for ropes, but Roxie keeps her away. Tiff rolls, wrenches and wristlocks but Roxie throws body shots! Roxie handsprings to headscissor, into a EURO CLUTCH! TWO, Roxie staggers to ropes but Indi is there! Roxie still sweeps Indi’s legs, and DROPKICKS her back down! But Tiff knees Roxie low. Tiff headlocks, grinds Roxie, but Roxie powers up. Tiff holds tight to keep Roxie in the hold!

Fans rally, Roxie throws body shots, and she powers out again. Roxie then follows, RANAS, but Tiff handsprings through! Fans cheer the athleticism, and things speed up. Roxie wheelbarrows, Indi returns to CLOBBER her and Tiff! Fans rally as Indi brings Roxie up. Scoop SLAM, then Indi goes to Tiff. Scoop SLAM, and Indi goes back for Roxie. Scoop, but Roxie pops up to victory roll! TWO! Roxie fires hands on Indi, then ROCKS her with a forearm! Indi storms up but into a wrench and wristlock! Roxie CHOPS, then mule kicks Tiff! Roxie knuckle locks Tiff, too! Roxie runs to the ropes to go up and up and ARABIAN ARM-DRAG!

Fans fire up as Tiff and Indi both stagger up. Roxie runs, dodges Tiff, but Tiff ALLEY-OOPS Roxie onto Indi! Roxie rains down fists on Indi, but Tiff drags her away. But Roxie TOSSES Tiff out first! Roxie takes aim, she builds speed and DIVES to take out Indi at the ramp! Fans fire up and Roxie keeps moving, she builds speed to DIVE and take out Tiff at the desk! Roxie gets back in the ring, builds speed again, and she DIVES into Indi again! Roxie is all fired up and the fans are loving it! Roxie drags Indi up and into the ring. Indi crawls, Roxie climbs, and Roxie CROSSBODIES! Cover, TWO!

Tiff returns but Roxie DECKS her! Roxie goes back for Indi, wrenches and reels her in, hops on and has the GUILLOTINE! Indi stays on her feet as fans rally up. Indi powers Roxie into a suplex! But Roxie makes it a cradle! TWO!! Indi escapes, Roxie runs in to wrench and RUSSIAN- NO, Indi throws Roxie down! Indi drags Roxie back up, fans rally and duel, and Indi short arm LARIATS! Indi stands Roxie up for another short arm LARIAT! And then again, but Roxie gets around! Sunset flip, Tiff STOMPS Roxie down!! Cover, TWO!! Roxie survives but Tiff stomps her out of the ring!

Tiff runs to DOUBLE- NO, Indi dodges the stomps! Roll-up, TWO! Tiff SHOTGUNS Indi out of the ring! Tiff goes up the corner as Indi and Roxie stand, SUPER CANNONBALL!! Direct hit and Tiff does a spin. Fans are loving “NXT! NXT!” for this main event as Tiff watches both opponents stir. But the medics hurry out as Indi is clutching an ankle. Tiff puts Roxie in, this could be the chance for these two. Tiff stomps, whips, and then runs in to clothesline! Tiff whips corner to corner, runs and LARIATS Roxie down! cover, TWO! Fans are worried for Indi but Tiff wraps Roxie in a chinlock. Roxie endures and fans rally back up.

Roxie fights up, but Tiff wrangles her back down! Tiff leans on the hold, Roxie fights up again, and Roxie JAWBREAKERS! Tiff staggers, storms back up, but into body shots! Tiff knees low, headlocks again, then whips Roxie to a corner. Tiff runs in but into an elbow! Tiff comes back, but into a BOOT! Tiff tries again, but Roxie clinches and turns things around to fire forearm after forearm! Fans fire up with Roxie and she runs in, but Tiff puts her on the apron. Roxie ROCKS Tiff back! Roxie climbs, leaps, CROSSBODY! But Tiff rolls through! Tiff picks Roxie up to a fireman’s carry! But Roxie fights free to roll her up! TWO!!

Tiff escapes, Roxie gets space, then Roxie rushes up to throw forearms. Roxie CHOPS in the corner, and fans rally behind her. Roxie hoists Tiff to the top rope then climbs up after her. Tiff throws forearms but Roxie returns them! They brawl back and forth, Roxie CHOPS and CHOPS and CHOPS! Roxie stands at the very top and fans fire up, SUPER STEINER!! Cover, TWO!!! Fans fire up for NXT again as Roxie drags Tiff back up. Roxie ROCKS Tiff, but Tiff ROCKS Roxie! Roxie ROCKS Tiff again, but Tiff ROCKS Roxie again! Roxie forearms, but Tiff kicks low! Tiff suplexes, but Roxie cradle counters! TWO!!

Tiff hurries up, Roxie SOBATS her back down! Roxie drags Tiff around, fans rally behind her, and Roxie wrenches. RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Cover, TWO! Roxie grows frustrated, but INDI IS BACK!? Indi breaks Roxie’s cover!! Fans are thunderous as Indi covers, TWO!! Indi is showing heart as she covers Roxie, TWO! Fans rally for Indi and she puts Tiff on the apron. Indi puts Roxie on the apron, too, to UPPERCUT and BOOT! Indi UPPERCUTS and BOOTS Tiff! Indi hobbles, but she manages the SPINEBUSTER! High stack, Roxie breaks it!! All three women are down and the fans rally up even harder!

Indi hobbles but that ankle is really bothering her. Tiff storms up after Roxie, brings her up and scoops to SLAM! Tiff hurries to a corner, BEST MOONSAULT WHATEVER!! Cover, but Indi drags her off!! Indi saves the match, runs the ropes, IMPRESSIVE FOREARM! Cover, INDI WINS!!!

Winner: Indi Hartwell, by pinfall (still NXT Women’s Champion)

What was that about easily beatable?! Indi just won on one good leg! If odds and injury can’t stop her, will nothing stop #IndiWrestling from running NXT? As for Roxie and Tiffany, when and where will either challenger get another shot?

 

Tony & Stacks arrive at the docks.

They dump Pretty Deadly into the water, they’re sleeping with the fishes now. Those who want respect take respect, and that is what these two did tonight. But while Pretty Deadly are history, it ain’t a mystery what is next for The Family: the tag team titles! And Gallus better get smart. If they ain’t ready, they’ll end up like Pretty Deadly. Now that The Don & Underboss took care of business, now it’s time to celebrate! Is this truly the last we’ve seen of Kit Wilson & Elton Prince?


My Thoughts:

A great Spring Breakin’, and a few surprising outcomes, even. The Trunk Match was a great opener, and I figured Tony & Stacks would win. As we just saw at the end there, Tony & Stacks still want to be tag team title contenders, but we also got a good promo from Joe Gacy and Joe Coffey. Now, the newest news is that Rip Fowler & Jagger Reed, aka The Dyad, aka the Grizzled Young Veterans, aka Zack Gibson & James Drake, were DENIED their release, mostly because HHH still really likes them. Maybe Coffey wins to deny The Dyad their chance, and the WWE Draft is used to call Gibson & Drake up to RawDown.

And speaking of, I guess Pretty Deadly is dead? They got thrown in the river, tied up somehow, presumably never to be seen again. Maybe they return as almost undead Pretty Deadly, or maybe they also show up via the Draft to be part of RawDown. Honestly, if they were being called up, I would’ve preferred to see Tony & Stacks drop Pretty Deadly off on Friday for “Boss Haitch.” But either way, Tony & Stacks VS Gallus is definitely a great possibility for Battleground, or the Summer. And with that feud, I’d love if they played up all the mafia/mob movie stuff, even though we already had Stand & Deliver: Hollywood.

Of course Bron won against Chase, but I’m not sure “Meaner Than Evil” fits him. Sure, it’s a great quote from Yellowstone the series, but that seems like an odd thing for Bron to reference. But after we got a great match from Melo VS Waller, which of course Melo was winning, I did like that Melo called Bron out. Bron claimed he didn’t want the title, but obviously him Spearing Melo through a wall says otherwise. It’s hard to say if Bron is being called up any time soon, especially now that he’s getting to explore his Heel side, but I don’t see him winning the title back after only two months for Melo. As for Waller, maybe he’s getting called up? He’s already a complete character, and it isn’t unheard of for someone to be called up without winning a title.

Good match for Lyra VS Cora, though not so thrilling that it needed to wait for a special occasion. Cora’s cheating didn’t even really make sense. She moved the steel steps aside to get her kendo stick, but then those didn’t come into place, and I’m not sure why a weapon distraction was needed just to jam Lyra’s leg. But surely this is just the first match, maybe we’ll get a rematch at Battleground. Good promo from Dragon Lee calling out Noam Dar, good promo from Gigi Dolin calling out Jacy Jayne, and good promos from Gulak & Dempsey and then Wes & Tyler. All great matches set up, can’t wait to see them all play out.

Decent promo from Scrypts, though the audio kinda normalized at the end, letting Reggie’s voice through. But after Axiom has punked Scrypts out physically and verbally, Scrypts just comes off as trying too hard. I hope the match is great, though, because if Scrypts loses now, he’s just done. Meanwhile, NXT Anonymous was so close to figuring out who this female assailant is, but hid just so they wouldn’t be exposed. What NXT Anonymous should expose is where Oro Mensah’s push went. Oba Femi had a great debut, and Oro did get some stuff in, but of course Oba wins. Oba could be really big, as he has size and ability. We just need to see if he has charisma on the mic.

Really good stuff in the Mixed Tag match, but I was surprised the Faces won. I thought Jensen & Kiana were gonna win to keep their story going, and then he’d inevitably cost her the top title and that’d break them up. But I guess with the loss at Stand & Deliver, the loss after Stand & Deliver, and then this loss here, she had it and decided to quit now. Jensen returns to the fold, but I’m not sure what happens with them now. And then, after really good promos from each, we got a great Triple Threat for the NXT Women’s title. That was very scary when Indi went out for a moment because of her leg, but apparently she wasn’t so hurt that she couldn’t finish the match.

And Indi winning was the surprise in itself. I thought this was the time to send Indi up to RawDown, but maybe she’s sticking around a little longer. I suppose the Draft could still bring her up and force her to vacate the title, in a similar move to when Paige debuted and won the then Diva’s Championship. But either way, this does compel Roxie and Tiffany, but mostly Roxie, to figure out what’s next.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (7/17/24)

EPISODE 250!

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AEW is going big for this milestone Dynamite!

Dynamite has reached its 250TH episode, and it opens with Will Ospreay VS MJF for the AEW International Championship!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • AEW International Championship: Will Ospreay VS MJF; wins and
  • AEW TBS Championship: Mercedes Mone VS Nyla Rose; wins and
  • Swerve Strickland VS Kazuchika Okada; wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (7/16/24)

Who’s the real MVP?

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Time to make an impact on NXT!

The Rascalz make their NXT in-ring debut while Duke Hudson challenges Oba Femi one on one for the North American Championship!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Six Man Tag: The Rascalz VS Gallus; The Rascalz win.
  • Je’Von Evans VS Brooks Jensen w/ Josh Briggs; Je’Von wins.
  • NXT Championship: Ethan Page VS Dante Chen; Ethan wins and retains the title.
  • Izzi Dame VS Tatum Paxley; Tatum wins.
  • Lola Vice VS Jacy Jayne w/ Jazmyn Nyx; Lola wins.
  • Mixed Six Tag: The OC VS OTM; The OC wins.
  • NXT North American Championship: Oba Femi VS Duke Hudson w/ Chase U; Oba wins and retains the title.

PLAY BY PLAY

The Rascalz walk ‘n’ talk.

Wes Lee says you are not imagining things. This is happening right now. Trey Miguel says the gang is back together, time to blow everyone’s minds! Zachary Wentz says let’s get it!

Gallus also walks ‘n’ talks.

Markus says The Rascalz are gonna have the shortest reunion ever! Wolfgang says he hates everyone in TNA, especially these three. Joe says yes, them and that walking meme. “Oh, they broke the internet!” Well Gallus is about to break The Rascalz! The battlelines have been drawn, which trio stands tall when it is all said and done?

Six Man Tag: The Rascalz VS Gallus!

The trios sort out and Trey starts against Mark Coffey. The bell rings, the fans rally up, and the two tie up. Mark powers Trey back, throws him away, then smirks. Trey gets up, dodges Mark, then slips through ropes to RAM into Mark and HOTSHOT the arm! Trey rolls into KICK the arm, wrench it, and then TWEAK it! Trey then reaches up to RANA! The fans fire up and Trey tags Wentz. They double whip, atomic drop and dropkick the leg! Then chancery DROPKICK! Cover, ONE!! Wentz stays on Mark, but Mark fights up to ROCK Wentz! Tag to Wolfgang and he UPPERCUTS Wentz down!

The fans boo but Wolfgang stomps away on Wentz. Wolfgang then hauls Wentz up to snap suplex! Cover, ONE!! Wolfgang drags Wentz over, tags Joe and they mug Wentz. The fans rally for the Rascalz as Joe whips Wentz. Wentz BOOTS back, goes up, and FLYING RANAS! Wenz then KNEES Joe, tags Wes, and MSK snapmare to KNEE-BOARD SENTON! The fans fire up and Wes headlocks. Joe powers up and out, Wes sunset flips over, then rolls back to SWINGING RANA! The fans fire up again while Joe staggers around, into another RANA! Cover, TWO! Joe escapes but Wes stays cool. Wes headlocks but Joe fights up.

Joe back suplexes, Wes lands out to headlock again. Joe powers up but Wes holds tight. Wolfgang tags in as Joe gets free, and Wolfgang CLOBBERS Wes! Wolfgang UPPERCUTS Wes, scoops and SLAMS him, then covers, TWO! Wes toughs it out but Wolfgang drags Wes up. Wes grabs ropes so Wolfgang HOTSHOTS him instead! Wes sputters, Wolfgang drags him up, but Wes fires body shots. Wolfgang knees low, facelocks, and Mark tags in. Gallus mugs Wes, then Joe tags in. The Coffey Brothers double wrench to DOUBLE CHOP! Tag to Wolfgang, the mugging continues, and Wolfgang warns the rest of the Rascalz.

Tag to Mark, the mugging continues but Wes ENZIGIRIS back! Wolfgang UPPERCUTS! Trey gets in, Wolfgang CHOPS him down! Trey kips up to ENZIGIRI Wolfgang! Joe runs in to CLOBBER Trey! Wentz runs in, dodges, handsprings, and JUMP KNEES! Mark POLISH HAMMERS Wentz! Wes DOUBLE KNEES Mark! The fans fire up as all six men are down! And then as Vic Joseph mentions him, HERE COMES JOE HENDRY! The fans are thunderous as you know who makes his way down to the ring. Gallus’ worst nightmare is coming true while NXT goes picture in picture.

Hendry waves to the fans while they sing his song, and he joins commentary! Mark and Wes are in the ring, and Wes fires off hands! Wes bobs ‘n’ weaves, headlocks, but Mark powers up and out. Wolfgang tags in, and he FLAPJACKS Wes! Wolfgang kicks Wes to the apron then the floor, right at Hendry’s feet! Joe runs up to stomp Wes right in front of Hendry! Hendry wants no beef with Coffey, so Coffey puts Wes in the ring. Wes fires body shots and haymakers but Joe knees low. Joe whips Wes to a corner, whips him in again, then scoops for a BACKBREAKER! Joe then goes up and up to VADER ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO!

Joe is frustrated with Wes but drags him back over. Tag to Wolfgang, he fires hands on Wes, then wrenches an arm. Mark tags in. Wolfgang CHOPS Wes, then Mark FLYING SHOULDER TACKLES! Cover, TWO! Wes stays tough but Mark stomps him down! Mark drags Wes up, but Wes fires body shots and forearms! Mark ROCKS Wes, whips him to the Gallus corner, then tags in Joe. The Coffey Brothers mug Wes, then Joe taunts the Rascalz. Joe runs in but Wes BOOTS him! Wes fires hands on Wolfgang and Mark, then fires hands on Joe! Joe shoves Wes back, Wes runs back up, but Joe catches him to TOSS him down!

Joe tags Wolfgang, the mugging continues, and then Gallus drops a knee on Wes’s head! Cover, TWO! Wolfgang drags Wes right over to tag Joe back in. The mugging still continues, and then Joe clamps on a REAR BEARHUG! Wes endures, fights around, and NXT returns to single picture. The fans rally for Wes, even as Joe leans on the hold. Wes fights up, throws some elbows, but Joe CLUBS him! Tag to Mark, Mark reels Wes in to whip him back to the corner. Wolfgang steps in, Mark runs in but Wes DUMPS him! Wes dodges Wolfgang, dodges Joe and UP KICKS him! Then hot tag to Wentz!

The fans fire up as Wentz dodges Joe, SUPERKICKS Wolfgang, then runs in at the corner. Joe puts Wentz on the corner, but Wentz GAMANGIRIS! Wentz goes up to DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICK! The fans are thunderous as Wentz CHOPS joe then whips. Joe reverses but Wentz YANKS him outta the air! SNAP GERMAN, but Mark tags in! Wentz dodges to UPPERCUT! Trey tags in and he gest moving to UPPERCUT Joe! He gives Wentz the boost, RAILGUN DROPKICK for Joe! RAILGUN DROPKICK for Mark! Clinch, SCORPION KICK then LIGHTNING SPIRAL! Cover, Wolfgang breaks it!

The fans boo but Wolfgang hauls Trey up. Trey DROPKICKS Wolfgang away then tags Wes. Wes tags Wentz, and MSK give Trey a boost, for the TRIPLE DROPKICK!! The fans fire up as Gallus regroups outside! They run back in, Wes & Wentz ROCK Wolfgang & Joe while Trey DIVES onto Mark for a TORNADO DDT TO THE FLOOR! Then MSK fires off on Wolfgang and Joe! DOUBLE STOMP on Joe, DOUBLE STOMP on Wolfgang! Gallus regroups outside again, and Wentz PENALTY KICKS Mark! The fans are thunderous as Wes helps Wentz with the LATERAL MOONSAULT! The fans fire up again as Wes now takes aim!

Wes builds speed and he FLIES onto all of Gallus! The fans are thunderous, Hendry applauds and even Booker T is being won over. The Rascalz get Mark in, hoist him up and tuck him in, DOUBLE CHEEKY NANDOS! Tag to Wes, and now it’s a double torture rack! DOUBLE STOMP BURNING HAMMER!! Cover, The Rascalz win!

Winners: The Rascalz, by pinfall

The fans are thunderous as this #NXTNA crossover takes the win! But will NXT & TNA soon belong to The RSCL?

 

Backstage interview with Chase U.

Kelly Kincaid is with Andre Chase, Riley Osborn, Thea Hail & Ridge Holland, but she also brings up that Roxanne Perez will be speaking later tonight. Thea asks if Kelly really just mentioned Roxie. She did. Thea has to go! Whoa, wait, what? Thea takes off, Ridge hurries after and Chase says it’ll be up to Ridge to keep an eye on her. But that means Chase & Riley take the interview. Kelly says this is a big night for Chase U as Duke Hudson will challenge Oba Femi for the North American Championship. Chase says when Duke is on his A Game, very few superstars in the WWE can stop him. And Duke understands opportunities don’t always come around, so he has to cash in tonight.

Chase says tonight, the MVP of Chase U shows up, shows out, and becomes the NEW NXT North American Champion. Riley says he was worried before, but he knows Duke’s been proving the haters wrong. Duke is going to beta the unbeatable, do the unthinkable, and bring home that title to Chase U! Kelly thanks them for their time, and says Oba VS Duke is our massive main event tonight. Will Duke put it all on the line to take home the gold? Or will no one ever dethrone The Ruler?

 

Ethan Page talks with Ava Raine in her office.

All Ego says he sure did enjoy last week, because now we are officially one week into the Era of Ego. And he has some very valid complaints! Their champion feels this is an unsafe work environment, and wants to know what Ava is doing- OH NO here comes Oro Mensah! Ava keeps Oro from getting his hands on Ethan, and she tells him to stop! They are not doing this in her office. This is what Ethan is talking about! How is he to defend the championship with dignity and honor when he has to deal with this!? Oro tells Ethan to shut his mouth and defend it against Oro tonight! Oh, yes, let’s reward terrible behavior!

Ethan tells Oro’s little fantasy of getting a shot at this title will NEVER happen. And Oro has no chance in Hell of EVER pinning Ethan 1-2-3! Ava tells them both to stop. Oro is not in the title picture now because he just keeps attacking Ethan. Oro says fine, fine. The longer Ethan runs away, the worse it will get for him. Ava says okay, hold on. If Ethan wants to defend his title so bad, then he’ll defend it tonight. O-Okay. Great idea! And it’ll be against someone with honor and dignity, aka NOT ORO. It’ll be… Uh… DANTE CHEN! Ava likes that idea. Oro says he hopes Dante kicks Ethan’s ass then.

Ava has Oro move on, but perhaps Ethan just stepped in it. Is he taking the Singapore Warrior too lightly? Or can All Ego put his money where his mouth is instead of his foot?

 

The Great American Bash returns!

Not only that, but it will be a TWO WEEK SPECIAL EVENT, on the SyFy Network! Tuesday, July 30th and Tuesday, August 6th, tune in for NXT’s biggest Summer tradition.

 

Roxanne Perez is here!

The fans are torn as The Prodigy struts her way out, NXT Women’s Championship on her shoulder. She steps into the ring, grabs a mic, and asks, “So what’s it gonna take for everyone to start treating me like the champion I am? Last Sunday, I defeated the biggest badass NXT has, retained my title, added another name to the resume, and you’d think that because of that, I’d be receiving my flowers. I mean, the WWE Universe is literally witnessing greatness before their eyes, and what do they do? They give Lola Vice, the LOSER of the match, a standing ovation. Hello? It should’ve been me!

“You guys don’t deserve to watch a once in a lifetime performer like me. You really don’t. At 22 years old, I am just so damn good. And I haven’t even hit my prime yet. How untouchable am I gonna be in five years? Because I’m not competing against anyone inside that locker room, I’m competing with the history books. And uh, speaking of history, because I sure know mine… 13 years ago tomorrow, charlotte Flair had her very first NXT TV match. And 13 years later, she’s a 14-TIME World Champion, The Queen, a future Hall of Famer. But guess what? I’m on pace to shatter all of her records!

“Bayley’s, Asuka’s, Rhea’s… But uh, y’know what really, really pisses me off? It’s the fact that all the talk online is, ‘When Giulia comes to NXT, Roxanne is in trouble~! When Stephanie Vaquer comes, she’s gonna run through the NXT Women’s Division! Well y’know what? Why don’t you go ahead and roll out the red carpet for them. Matter of fact, roll out the red carpet for any talent around the world, because when they step inside the ring with me, no one compares to The Prodigy. Which is why I find it quite laughable that Thea Hail is my next opponent. I mean, c’mon, she has a good of a chance at beating me as Duke Hudson has of beating Oba Femi.”

But here comes Thea! Thea tells Roxie that seriously, no no no. Roxie’s problem is that she comes here, acts like people owe her respect, but in reality, nobody owes her anything. And honestly, Roxie barely escaped Heatwave with that title. And while their paths have never really crossed, Thea honestly used to look up to Roxie. She and Roxie seemed so alike. The fact that Roxie even comes out here and says it is laughable, Roxie should know what it is to be underestimated, to have people doubt you! So go ahead, Roxie. Doubt Thea. Thea has broken doubters’ noses! She has fractured doubters’ arms! She has defeated the doubters that she was never supposed to beat.

So at Great American Bash, let’s open that history book Roxie wants to rewrite, and then hand Thea the pen so that Thea can write, “Thea Hail: One of the Youngest NXT Women’s Champions!” The fans fire up but Roxie is amused. Aw, Thea, how brave coming out here without the chaperones. But Roxie isn’t underestimating Thea. She just knows that as long as Roxie has the title, it won’t be Thea’s time, or anyone else’s time. So here is some free advice: Thea is not ready. Coming from someone that knows, Roxie knows what it is to lose out on this title. How it can make you spiral, lose control. Let’s not forget when Mr. Chase threw in the towel…

Thea is getting worked up as Roxie says the title is for “big girls,” not children. Thea can say she’s “a grown ass woman,” but she’s really just a little girl. That sets Thea off, but Roxie is ready! Roxie kicks low, fires off hands, but so does Thea! Roxie wrangles Thea into a CROSSFACE! Thea rolls through to get the KIMURA! The fans fire up as Roxie pops free to crossface, but Thea rolls to KIMURA!! Roxie flails, but Ridge gets in to stop Thea. Roxie runs away, title in hand. The fans fire up for Thea, will she prove The Prodigy isn’t a prodigy anymore?

 

Backstage interview with Kelani Jordan.

Kelly Kincaid says the inaugural North American Women’s Champion is still North American Women’s Champion after an incredible match with Sol Ruca at Heatwave. Kelani says Sol is amazing, she had to pull out some crazy moves to win. But when one challenge ends, another begins. Kelani did just hear names like Giulia and Stephanie Vaquer, so this women’s division is only getting stronger. And as a champion, Kelani will keep upping her game. Wait, what’s Kelly looking at? Kelani turns around and there’s Wendy! And she’s holding onto the beheaded Barbie doll Tatum Paxley left behind last week…

Wendy eyes the title, then moves on. That was weird… But it was a clear message, too. Will Wendy put Kelani’s reign to bed and start a reign of terror?

 

Backstage interview with Lola Vice.

Kelly now talks with the Mayor of Vice City on how she fell short of the NXT Women’s Championship. But she also proved that she belongs in the title scene. Lola says she left it all in the ring. She fought through the pain, nearly broke her hand, and still Roxie could not tap her out. She took FIVE Pop Rox, but next time, it won’t be enough. Fallon Henley walks in with Jacy Jayne & Jazmyn Nyx and says this is exactly what they’ve been talking about! New girl had her title shot, and lost. Jacy has an idea: Lola should just go back to MMA, since she made a bigger name while being here.

Jacy says American Top Team would probably welcome her back with open arms! And NXT will sure miss her~. Because clearly, rookie- Oh, keep saying that, but what about Jazmyn? Lola ain’t going anywhere. Jacy says Jazmyn’s different. She is with them. The exception to the rule and all. But hey, if Lola’s a fighter, then she should go and fight. Lola says yeah, that’s true. She is a fighter, and she’s looking at her next opponent. Jacy gets a little worried, but will the Latina Heat burn down all of this toxic element?

 

Je’Von Evans VS Brooks Jensen w/ Josh Briggs!

The Young OG was supposed to be in last week’s main event match alongside Trick Williams, but the rather unstable and unpredictable second generation superstar “made an impact” but taking him out! Will Je’Von return the favor by bouncing Brooks right out of NXT? Or will Jensen just finish the job he started?

NXT returns and Jensen makes his entrance. Jensen tells Briggs he doesn’t need Briggs out here. Briggs counters by bringing up how he stuck his neck out for Jensen, he is responsible for him now. Jensen goes to the ring, and Je’Von wants to get right in his face. The ref keeps them back, the bell rings, and Je’Von runs in! Jensen picks him up to RAM him into the corner! Jensen RAMS into Je’Von, whips corner to corner, but Je’Von goes up and over. Je’Von fires haymakers, runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges then RANAS Jensen into ropes !Jensen rebounds into a DROPKICK! Jensen bails out, Je’Von storms over, but Jensen trips him up.

Jensen drags Je’Von out but Je’Von ROCKS him first! And again! And again! The fans fire up, Jensen shoves Je’Von back. Je’Von runs back in, but Jensen pops him up to FLAPJACK him on barriers! Those bad ribs bother Je’Von, but he still ELBOWS Jensen away. And SUPERKICKS him down! The fans fire up and Je’Von snarls. Je’Von then goes up and up to QUEBRADA! Down goes Jensen and the fans fire up! Je’Von puts Jensen in, runs to rebound and SPIN KICK! Cover, TWO!! Jensen survives but Je’Von keeps cool. Je’Von goes corner to corner, but Jensen dodges the splash! those ribs suffer more damage, but Je’Von still CHOPS!

Jensen LARIATS Je’Von down! Jensen rains down fists, drags Je’Von out, and GOURD BUSTER on the desk! Je’Von sputters, Jensen mockingly says this boy is bouncy. Then Jensen goes to the apron, to FLYING LEG DROP to the desk!! Jensen mocks Je’Von while Je’Von struggles to breathe, and NXT goes to break.

NXT returns and the two are throwing hands against ropes. Je’Von whips, Jensen reverses and kitchen sink KNEES! Je’Von sputters but Jensen shakes off those shots. Jensen then digs a knee into Je’Von’s back and pulls him with a chinlock. Je’Von endures, the fans rally up, and Je’Von fights up! Je’Von throws body shots, but Jensen gut wrenches to THROW Je’Von! Je’Von flounders to a corner, Jensen runs in, but Je’Von dodges now! Jensen ELBOWS Je’Von, goes up, but Je’Von goes up to get him! SUPER STEINER! The fans fire up as Je’Von huffs ‘n’ puffs and rises up. Jensen runs back in, Je’Von dodges and LEAPING LARIATS!

Je’Von rallies with elbows, then whips, but Jensen reverses. Jensen runs in, blocks a boot, but Je’Von traps Jensen’s foot! Je’Von ROCKS, CHOPS, and then SMACKS Jensen off buckles. SPIN KICK, and then Je’Von goes to the apron. Springboard and CROSSBODY! Cover, TWO! Jensen is showing toughness but Je’Von stays focused. Je’Von springboards, but into a Gory Especial! Je’Von flips up and over but into a GOTCH NEUTRALIZER! Cover, TWO!! And now Shawn Spears makes his way out here? We know he doesn’t like Je’Von much but why is he out here? Briggs steps in Spears’ way, but Jensen hurries out to tell Briggs not to waste his time on Spears.

Briggs stands down, but Je’Von FLIES onto Jensen! The fans fire up again and Je’Von puts Jensen in. Je’Von goes up and up and SUPER O G CUTTER~! Cover, Je’Von wins!

Winner: Je’Von Evans, by pinfall

And that is payback served! The Young OG shows he can grit it out and come away with the win, but will- OH NO, Jensen attacks Je’Von! Jensen’s a sore loser! Briggs runs in there to stop Jensen and asks what the hell! Jensen continues to cross the line, is his second chance about to be his last chance?

 

The D’Angelo Family is playing cards backstage.

Then someone says, “Psst!” We look over to see it’s Charlie Dempsey. The Family is confused, but Tony tells Stacks not to look at his cards. Stacks asks who Tony thinks he is, but Rizzo does keep an eye on Stacks. Tony walks over to Dempsey and asks what this is about. You don’t “Psst” at The Don. Dempsey says forget about that. But the uh, you know what, right? Oh yeah, the D’Angelo Trunk Tactic, yeah. Myles was telling him. Myles did what? Oh yeah, he won’t shut up about it. Joking! Tony’s just busting Dempsey’s balls. The Don knows everything that goes on around here. But hey, to be honest, Tony didn’t think Dempsey had it in him, so he’s impressed.

Dempsey won’t be sweet talked, he’s still coming for the Heritage Cup. Does the sun rise in the morning? Of course Dempsey is, Tony knows. But what’s this breaking news Dempsey has? Well, Dempsey found himself in a bit of a situation and needs some advice. What kind of situation? Hypothetically speaking, let’s say a witness saw him. Then take him “for a swim.” Hypothetically, let’s say it wasn’t a him but a her. Oh… Well, Dempsey is going to take care of this on his own. But doesn’t Tony take care of things? Not this one. Dempsey’s still stuck, what is he to do about Wren Sinclair?

 

Backstage interview with Dante Chen.

Sarah Schreiber asks the Singapore Warrior about his NXT Championship opportunity. Dante is extremely surprised. But this is exactly why he gets up early in the morning to train like an animal, why he goes for runs during the day when it’s 100+ degrees, and why he studies film every night. And he’s no fool, Ethan Page thinks Dante is an easy first defense. Dante has learned that when you get your moment, you gotta make the most of it. Dante heads out, will he be able to take advantage of All Ego’s arrogance?

 

Trick Williams vents backstage.

He worked so damn hard for the NXT Championship, and while a title doesn’t define a man, looking at himself without it, he doesn’t recognize himself. He has to get back to being himself and doing his own thing. On the phone is Ilja Dragunov! And the Mad Dragon tells Trick this is simply a journey of redemption. When Ilja lost that title, is world changed. He got drafted, so his new goals became based on his new surroundings. He seeks to conquer new worlds, but the question for Trick is… What does Trick want? He wants that title back! But Ethan won’t just give him a rematch.

Ilja wishes he could help Trick more, but these are two very different situations. Just hang in there, Trick. Trick ends the call, and he spots Pete Dunne watching him. Trick asks Dunne from some advice, but Dunne just tells him, “Figure it out.” The Bruiserweight leaves Trick confused, but will Trick figure out how to earn his shot at the top title?

 

NXT Championship: Ethan Page VS Dante Chen!

Speaking of the top title, the threat of Oro coming for him rattled All Ego into just spitting out a name. Now the Singapore Warrior has his own shot at this championship, and his whole world could change, too! Will Dante make this a one and done to reach the top? Or will Ethan be able to back up all the talk and hold onto the gold?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who is really ready for this moment!

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally hard for Dante but Ethan headlocks. Dante powers up and out but Ethan runs him over! Ethan taunts Dante, saying this is his chance. Dante stands up, they tie up, and Ethan powers Dante to a corner. The ref counts, Ethan lets off with a pat on the head, but that just upsets Dante. Ethan grins at the cameras, but Dante rolls him up! TWO!! Ethan is mad now, but Dante dodges him to ROCK and CHOP and repeat! Dante whips but Ethan blocks. Ethan ROCKS Dante, headlocks, but Dante powers up and out. Dante hurdles, drops, and ELBOWS Ethan, to then UPPERCUT and CHOP!

Dante sits Ethan up to SUPERKICK him down! Cover, TWO! Ethan survives but Dante stays cool. Dante gets moving, but Ethan TOSSES him up and out! Dante staggers up but Ethan FLYING SHOULDER TACKLES! Down goes Dante but Ethan puts him in fast. Ethan rains down fists while the fans boo. Ethan lets off, storms around, then stands Dante up. Ethan whips Dante, ELBOWS him down, then scoops him to POWERSLAM him! Cover, TWO! Dante stays in this but Ethan wants a better count. Ethan scuffs Dante, talks trash on him, then pie faces him! Dante fires body shots and jabs in return!

Dante CHOPS, ROCKS, and repeat! Ethan knees low, scoops, but Dante slips free! Dante ENZIGIRIS Ethan and the fans fire up! Dante runs in, Ethan puts him on the apron, but Dante RAMS in! Slingshot sunset flip! TWO! Ethan escapes, swings, but Dante counter punches! Dante fires CHOPS and palm strikes! Dante UPPERCUTS, whips, and LARIATS! Dante rallies with more shots, then an atomic drop! Dante runs but Ethan dodges the boot! Ethan kicks low, reels Dante in, but Dante cradle counters! TWO!! Ethan escapes again, but Dante gets around to backslide! TWO! Ethan staggers up into a BOOT!

The fans fire up as Ethan falls! Dante grits his teeth, vows to end this, and he takes aim. Dante DOUBLE CHOPS Ethan down! Cover, TWO!! Dante grows frustrated but he hurries to a corner. Dante goes out to the apron, springboards back in, but Ethan dodges! Dante staggers up, and Ethan BOOTS him down! Ethan is mad, and he drags Dante up. Canadian Rack, for the EGO’S EDGE! Cover, Ethan wins!

Winner: Ethan Page, by pinfall (still NXT Champion)

All Ego sarcastically shakes Dante’s hand, but then ORO RUNS IN! The fans fire up as Main Man Mensah gets shots in, but then Ethan kicks low and DDTS! Ethan taunts Oro with the title. “Not on your best day, Oro!” The fans boo but Ethan just grins and leaves Oro behind. Only for Oro to pursue! The brawl goes up the ramp, then back to ringside! Oro puts Ethan in and LARIATS him down! And again! Then he SUPERMAN PUNCHES! Ethan blocks a kick, but not the ROLLING KICK! The fans are thunderous as Oro MURAMASAS Ethan in a corner! Oro covers, and he counts it! That’s three right there! Did Oro just prove he is worthy of the gold?

 

Duke Hudson speaks.

“What started as a gambler… grew into the MVP. Tonight, I become the NXT North American Champion.” Duke promises the biggest Andre Chase University style ass whooping, but will he be able to dethrone the Ruler? Or will he go broke trying?

 

NXT has BIG events coming!

Sunday, September 1st, the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado will host No Mercy 2024! And then on Sunday, October 27th, Hershey, Pennsylvania’s Giant Center hosts Halloween Havoc 2024! Get your tickets starting July 24th, and be ready for big nights in NXT history!

 

Gallus regroups backstage.

Mark says any other night, they would’ve battered those three. Wolfgang says yeah, the “shiny new toys” had their 15 minutes of fame, so now they can go back to TNA. And Joe asks the boys if they saw “that clown” looking at him? If Joe hears the name “Joe Hendry” one more time- Wait. The music plays, and clap clap, Hendry steps in! Don’t be mad at him, Coffey just said his name. Wolfgang doesn’t care, just go back to Scotland. Hendry says he understands, he’d be just as mad, too. They’ve been working for years, and then someone just strolled in to become the most talked about star in all of NXT. But the reality is, Hendry’s sticking around, he likes it here.

Coffey says the thing is, Joe Hendry, no one here actually likes him! Oh, really? Yeah! Cuz when they think of Scotland, they think of Gallus. They think of Drew McIntyre! They do NOT think of some flash in the pan. Well maybe they’d feel just a little bit better if they believed in The Answer to All Life’s Problems, Joe Hendry. Hendry leaves, and Joe Coffey swears, if he sees that guy one more time…! But will Gallus ever learn to accept Joe Hendry?

 

Izzi Dame VS Tatum Paxley!

The “It Girl,” the volleyball ace, has gotten the attention of a rather twisted individual. But will Izzi show Tatum that obsession is bad for your health? Or will Tatum break the mean girl mentally and physically?

Speaking of, Tatum creeps Izzi out by crawling right under her! Izzi asks what the hecc! Izzi stomps, Tatum dodges, the bell rings and Tatm RAN- NO! Izzi stops the rana to go for ropes. But Tatum uses that to HANGING HEADSCISSOR! Tatum then BOPS Izzi, Izzi staggers away, and Tatum goes up to springboard MISSILE DROPKICK! The fans fire up as Tatum watches Izzi flounder around. Tatum then runs in to BODY CHECK from behind! Then Tatum schoolgirl KICKS Izzi down! Cover, TWO! Izzi staggers up, Tatum runs in and leaps, but into Izzi’s arms! Izzi runs to BACKBREAKER!

Izzi hauls Tatum back up to SLAM her down! Tatum flounders now, and Izzi storms up to stomp away! The ref counts as Tatum is on the ropes. Izzi lets off to drag Tatum back and drop an elbow! Cover, TWO! Izzi smirks and she pushes Tatum around. Izzi says Tatum wanted this fight, so she’s got it. But then Tatum fires body shots! Izzi scoops again, but Tatum slips free! Tatum whips, Izzi blocks! Tatum’s back bothers her but Izzi whips her to a corner. Then Izzi whips corner to corner! Izzi runs, slides, and trips Tatum! Izzi pulls Tatum back against the post! Tatum endures being bent, the ref counts, and Izzi lets off.

The fans boo but Izzi storms back in. Izzi scoops Tatum for another BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Izzi is frustrated but she reels Tatum in. Canadian Rack, and a backbreaker torture rack! Tatum endures, but Wendy is waling out here? Tatum flails, kicks off ropes, and flips free! Izzi runs up but Tatum dodges to then block a kick! Tatum grins, then DRAGON SCREWS! And CHOP BLOCKS! Tatum BOOTS Izzi, ENZIGIRIS her, then KNEE SMASHES! ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Izzi survives but Tatum hauls her up. Tatum pump handles, Izzi fights free and HOOK KICKS! Cover, TWO! The fans rally, and Wendy is watching like a hawk.

Izzi drags Tatum up, Canadian Racks again, but Tatum slips free. Tatum hobbles to a corner, Izzi runs in, but Tatum dodges! Izzi POSTS herself, then Tatum hooks her up! PSYCHO TRAP! Cover, Tatum wins!

Winner: Tatum Paxley, by pinfall

As Izzi says, it is what it is, and Tatum twists her around for her own victory! Tatum then spots Wendy. Tatum has the doll’s head, Wendy has the body, will these two unite as one to take over NXT?

 

Thea and Ridge regroup backstage.

Thea asks why Ridge stopped her! She was gonna rip Roxie’s arm off! Ridge says then that means there’s no title shot. Oh, smart! The rest of Chase U walks over and Duke asks what’s up with them. It’s only the biggest night of Duke’s career is all, and they’re going on about nonsense. Kidding! Hah. But yeah, he is being serious. They all say he’s got this, and Duke thanks Ridge for this match. Ridge says it’s all good, just bring the belt back to Chase U. Duke says Oba is incredible, but he is still a man. And a man can be beaten. Chase says F yeah he can! Hands in! On three! One, two, three, Chase U~!!

 

Cedric Alexander and Ashante THEE Adonis walk ‘n’ talk backstage.

PRIMED Alexander says the talent pool here in NXT is loaded with opportunities! But Ashante seems to see something else with potential. Cedric tells Ashante to focus. They can finally show the world what they’re all about. But then Lash Legend & Jakara Jackson walk by, and Ashante’s gone. He says, “Excuse me.” Lash says no thanks, bye. Ashante says pause, rewinds, this ain’t Chase U. This is “Chase Him.” Plus, he was here to talk with Jakara anyway. Oh, okay~! But then Oro Mensah walks in and asks what this is about. Oro will not let this happen like Lash and Trick. Ashante can just moonwalk on out of here.

Ashante tells Oro that take it down a notch. And secondly, he is sure Miss Jackson doesn’t mind getting to know THEE Hottest New Attraction. Ashante offers a hand, Jakara reaches out, but Oro says no touchy touchy. Cedric has everyone calm down, and Lash says they don’t need this. Meta Four moves on and Cedric says Ashante’s gonna get himself in trouble again. Yeah but Cedrick knows Ashante loves trouble. Is a new summer romance about to start up in NXT?

 

Lola Vice VS Jacy Jayne w/ Jazmyn Nyx!

The Mayor of Miami Vice put the Toxic Phantom of the Opera on notice, and now she looks to put more body parts in braces! Will Lola take out her anger on the arrogant “veteran” superstar? Or will things only get worse for her after being burned at Heatwave?

NXT returns as Jacy makes her entrance, “The Exception” by her side. The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Jacy waistlocks but Lola headlocks. Jacy wrenches to headlock, Lola powers up and out but Jacy runs her over. Jacy mocks Lola’s Latina Heat then says shove it. Lola blocks a kick, gets around, and SLAMS Jacy down. Lola says this is how you do it! The fans fire up for that, but Jacy runs up. Lola body shots, kicks, and SPIN KICKS! Jacy ducks a roundhouse, rolls Lola and SUPERKICKS! Lola flounders, Jacy grabs the bad hand and STOMPS it! The fans rally up but Jacy KICKS the bad arm.

Jacy wrenches that arm, WRINGS it out, then drags Lola around again. Jacy SLAMS the bad hand on the mat, then clamps on again. Jacy SLAMS the hand, grabs at it again, then steps over for a DISARM-HER! Jacy bends the fingers, but Lola endures and fights up. Jacy wristlocks and swings, but Lola dodges to KICK! And KICK! And KICK! Then she fires LIGHTNING KICKS! The fans fire up with Lola and she AX KICKS Jacy! Jacy crawls to a corner, Lola says “I’m a Latina~!” And then HIP ATTACK! Cover, TWO! Jacy survives but Lola facelocks. Jacy fights up, JAWBREAKERS, and then BOOTS Lola down!

Jacy runs, but Lola dodges the discus to URAKEN!! Cover, Lola wins!

Winner: Lola Vice, by pinfall

That was a knockout to be sure, but then Fallon Henley CLOBBERS Lola from behind! The Toxic Cowgirl has Jazmyn get in and they mug Lola. But Lola fights back! BODY SHOT for Fallon, but Jacy DECKS Lola! But here come Karmen Petrovic and Sol Ruca! Sol DOUBLE LARIATS Fallon & Jazmyn! Sol then dodges Jacy for Karmen to ROUNDHOUSE! Lola SUPERKICKS Fallon, Karmen LARIATS Jazmyn! Then SUPERKICKS send them all tumbling! Jacy returns, but gets DOUBLE SUPERKICKS and a ROUNDHOUSE! The toxic trio just found these “rookies” aren’t pushovers. Will Fallon, Jacy & Jazmyn soon be humbled by this new wave of talent?

 

Tatum plays around backstage.

Kelani says hi, and that it looks like she found the rest of Wendy’s doll. Wendy was looking for the rest of it earlier so good for Tatum. Tatum says it was her doll. Does Kelani wanna play? Aw, that’s sweet. But aren’t they a little old to be playing with dolls? Kelani leaves, and Tatum brings out a Barbie that looks a bit like Kelani… Has Paxley found a new, unwitting “playmate?”

 

NXT Media catches up with Ethan Page.

The reporter asks if he is upset with how tonight played out. First off, that is “Your NXT Champion,” Ethan Page. And upset? About what? He defended his title tonight, but then “Maniac Mensah” tried to ruin it, much like NXT Media just did so thank you for that. Ethan wants to leave but the reporter asks about Oro’s “pin” on him. STOP. Oro did not pin Ethan, that does not count. Ethan is still NXT Champion, and for the record… None of this bothers him. It wasn’t a pin! While Ethan’s ego grows, his temper seems to be getting shorter. Will he have no choice but to give Oro the shot he wants?

 

Mixed Six Tag: The OC VS OTM!

These trios have gone back and forth, but nothing has been settled! Will Michin & The Good Brothers prove that they are Just Too Sweet? Or will Bronco Nima, Lucien Price & Jaida Parker prove they’re the ones who run these streets?

NXT returns and The OC make their entrance. The trios start talking trash and pushing each other, and then the brawl is on! The fans fire up, the ref wants order, but while Nima and Price DECK Gallows & Anderson, Mia fires off on Miss Parker! And then the Good Brothers drag Nima & Price out! The bell rings, Mia CHOPS and ROCKS and RAMS into Jaida again and again! Mia whips corner to corner, runs corner to corner, but Jaida dodges the boot! Mia stomps her, puts her back in the corner, and she goes again. Jaida dodges again and Mia POSTS herself! Jaida puts Mia in the ropes, then CHOPS her!

Jaida gets space, runs up, and DROPS IT LIKE IT’S HOT! The fans are torn but Jaida talks trash on Gallows & Anderson. Jaida runs, but Mia avoids the leg drop! Mia taunts Nima & Prince, but Jaida picks her up! SPINEBUSTER, and then high stack, TWO! Mia is still in this but Jaida is still talking smack. But then Mia GERMAN SUPLEXES Jaida! And SHOTGUNS her down! Jaida hurries to tag Price, so in steps Big LG! Gallows kicks Price, fires hands, then UPPERCUTS! Gallows runs to BOOT! Price wobbles, Gallows runs, but into an URENAGE! Price roars, but Anderson runs in!

Price BOOTS Anderson, runs up, and he LARIATS Anderson right up and out! Mia checks on Machine Gun but Price runs in to LARIAT Gallows! Price brings Gallows over, tags in Nima, and Nima fires hands on Gallows. Gallows kicks back, UPPERCUTS, but Nima body shots. Nima HEADBUTTS Gallows, CHOKES him on ropes, but the ref counts. Nima lets off to run and STRADDLE ATTACK! Nima talks smack, throws down forearms, then tags Price. Price & Nima mug Gallows, then Price has Gallows in a corner. Gallows kicks again, and throws hands, only for Price to RAM him into the corner! Price RAMS in again and again, then TOSSES Gallows!

The fans rally as Nima tags in. OTM mugs Gallows, and Nima CLUBS Gallows down. Cover, TWO! Nima clamps on with a neck wrench and he grinds Gallows down. The fans rally, Gallows fights up, and Gallows throws body shots. Nima CLUBS Gallows again! Then Nima ELBOWS Anderson down! But Gallows fireman’s carries! FLAPJACK! Both men are down, hot tag to Mia! Jaida runs in but Mia rallies on her! YAKUZA KICK, then DROPKCIK! Clinch and EXPLODER! Jaida flounders up, Mia fires palm strikes and kicks! SOBAT and PELE! Jaida falls, Mia covers, TWO! Mia grows frustrated, but Jaida GERMAN SUPLEXES her!

The fans fire up while both ladies are down. Jaida crawls, hot tag to Nima! Anderson jumps in and he dodges Nima to CHOP! And CHOP! And then dodges again, to mule kick! UPPERCUT! Nima goes to a corner, Anderson runs up, but Nima catches him first! Nima TOSSES Anderson to the corner, but Anderson BOOTS back! Anderson goes up, FLYING NECKBREAKER! Tag to Gallows and the Good Brothers get Nima up! BACK SUPLEX NECKBREAKER COMBO! Cover, Price breaks it! Anderson gives Price a SPINEBUSTER for it! But the TEARDROP HIP ATTACK takes Anderson out! Michin TOSSES Jaida!

Mia then gets Nima and wrenches him, EAT DA FEET! Then Mia DIVES onto Jaida! Gallows and Nima rise up, BUZZSAW for Nima! Tag back to Anderson, and the Good Brothers hit the MAGIC KILLER!! Cover, The OC wins!

Winners: The OC, by pinfall

OTM put up quite the fight, but they couldn’t stop the OC once they got rolling! Will Mia, Gallows & Anderson all head for some big opportunities in the near future?

 

Charlie Dempsey regroups with the No Quarter Catch Crew.

Tavion Heights asks if Charlie is okay. With everything going on, is he able to- Wren walks in! It spooks them and she says yeah, about “that.” She wants in on the crew. What? No no no, that’s not happening. Oh, well, okay then. She’ll just go tell everyone what she saw. Oh like they’re gonna believe her. Maybe, but what would Charlie’s dad say if she told him. Charlie says it doesn’t matter, she isn’t joining the NQCC. Oh c’mon, she isn’t the only one who saw. Wait, really? Who else did? They all lean in, and she says she was just kidding. Not funny! And then Wren starts trying to grapple with Myles?

Dempsey says this isn’t funny. He CHOPS Myles and Myles says she started it. Wren says one way or another, she’ll wrestle her way into that cold little heart of Dempsey’s, and get in the group. Wren leaves, leaving NQCC rather perplexed. Should they just take Wren up on her offer and squash the whole beef? Or will Dempsey find a way around this bit o’ blackmail?

 

Eddy Thorpe holds another concert.

The music is pumping, the people are jumping, but Lexis King has to ruin the fun! They get to fighting, security rushes in, and the Drama King warns The Alpha Wolf he’s going to pay! But will Lexis really rock Eddy’s world? Or will Eddy drop Lexis like he drops the beat?

 

NXT North American Championship: Oba Femi VS Duke Hudson w/ Chase U!

The Ruler has dominated ever since coming to NXT, and even the Chase U MVP admitted he’s incredibly powerful. But Duke also said that Oba is only a man, and any man can be beat. Then will Duke be the man to beat that man? Or will no man end Oba’s reign?

NXT returns and Oba makes his entrance. The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and in a battle of big meaty men, we will see who is the biggest and the baddest!

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans rally and duel as the two tie up, and they go around in a deadlock. Oba pushes Duke to a corner but Duke gets away. They tie up again, go around, and Duke headlocks. Oba powers up and out, and they RAM shoulders! The fans fire up as Oba eggs Duke on. Duke runs to RAM Oba, and then runs again. Oba ELBOWS Duke first! Oba headlocks, Duke pries at the hold, and Duke wrenches out to headlock back! Oba powers up and throws body shots! Oba then UPPERCUTS Duke, whips him, and he runs Duke over! The fans fire up while Chase U coaches their MVP.

Duke stands in a corner while Oba grins. The fans duel, Duke takes the headband and shirt off so he can really let loose! Oba runs in, Duke dodges and then RANAS! Duke ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Oba! The fans fire up with Duke as he kicks and DDTS! Oba stagger sup, Duke runs in to LARIAT Oba up and out! The fans fire up, as does Thea, and Duke stands tall while NXT goes picture in picture.

Oba snarls but he’s also a bit amused. Oba gets up on the apron and steps back inside. The two circle, feel out a knuckle lock, and go shoulder to shoulder in a Test of Strength. Both men stand their ground, but Oba powers Duke to his knees! Duke fights up, and he powers Oba back! But Oba knees low! Oba then CHOKES Duke on ropes! The ref counts, Oba lets off at 4, and Chase U coaches Duke. Oba RAMS Duke into the corner! And again! And again! The ref counts, Oba lets off to bring Duke around, and he goes to suplex. Duke blocks that, being as equally big. Duke RAMS Oba into the corner now!

Duke RAMS Oba more, lets off as the ref counts, and then he ROCKS Oba with a right! Duke whips, Oba reverses and Duke hits buckles chest first and hard! Duke falls back, the ref checks him, and Duke is okay to continue. Oba throws down hands, but Duke reaches up. Oba knocks him back down, KICKS him in the side, then has him in a corner. Oba drags Duke to center for a BIG elbow drop! Oba then clamps on a chinlock and grinds Duke down. The fans rally with Chase U as NXT returns to single picture. Oba leans on the hold but Duke fights up again! Duke pries the hold open as he rises to his feet, but Oba CLUBS him on the back!

Oba KICKS Duke in the side, CLUBS him more, then fires more knees. Oba CLUBS away in the corner, lets off as the ref counts, and then whips Duke right back in. Duke drops to his knees, and Oba stomps away! Oba whips Duke into the corner, scoops, and SIDEWALK SLAMS! Cover, TWO! Chase U rallies as hard as they can but Oba clamps on with another chinlock. Duke fights to his feet again, throws some body shots, then JAWBREAKERS free! Oba staggers, Duke whips him, but Oba reverse and clinches, URENAGE BACKBREAKER! Oba snarls, drags Duke up and BACKBREAKERS again! Cover, TWO!!

Duke shows that MVP toughness but Oba stays on him. Duke rises, Oba scoops, and Oba hits SNAKE EYES off the corner! Oba then reels Duke in, BACK- CROSBODY! Cover, TWO!! Oba escapes, runs up and UPPERCUTS! Oba goes corner to corner to UPPERCUT again! Oba keeps moving, but Duke BOOTS him down! The fans are thunderous while both men are down! They both rise, and Duke fires body shots! Duke fires fast hands and an UPPERCUT! Duke whips and LARIATS! Duke then JABS! JABS! JABS! Flip, flop and “U~!” BIONIC ELBOW! The fans fire up, Duke sees Oba bail out, and so he PLANCHAS!!

The fans are thunderous as Duke actually hits that! Duke puts Oba in, RAMS into him, and SLINGSHOT GERMAN SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO!! Oba survives but Duke has the hot hand. Duke puts Oba in a corner, hauls him up top, then goes up after him! The fans fire up, but Oba fires body shots. Oba HEADBUTTS Duke and Duke stumbles back. But then Duke runs and rolls, STRATUSFACTION! The fans are thunderous as Duke storms up on Oba. Duke reels Oba in, but Oba back drops! Duke sunset flips, but Oba clamps onto Duke’s neck! Oba drags Duke up to a fireman’s carry, but Duke shifts for a crucifix takedown! Cover, TWO!!

Duke and Oba rise, and Oba grabs Duke! CHOKE SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Duke survives and even Thea can’t believe it! Oba huffs ‘n’ puffs and puts Duke up top now! Oba climbs, the fans are thunderous, “This is Awesome!” Duke fights back, and he tucks Oba in! SUPER SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO?!?! No one can believe it, and Oba bails out! Duke pursues, and he headlocks, only for Oba to SHOTPUT Duke onto the desk!! Duke bounces off, Oba drags him back over! Oba puts Duke in, lines up his shot, and Duke staggers into the POP-UP BOMB!! Cover, Oba wins!!

Winner: Oba Femi, by pinfall (still NXT North American Champion)

Chase U is devastated by Duke’s #FallFromGrace, but he pushed Oba as close to defeat as we’ve seen him yet! The Ruler still sits on the throne, but will he ever be defeated?

 

Jensen storms out of the building, Briggs following.

We see a lot of other superstars hanging out in the parking lot, too, like The Rascalz talking with Axiom & Nathan Frazer. Briggs again asks Jensen what in the hell was he doing with Je’Von. Jensen says who cares? Briggs is why Jensen lost! Oh, Jensen is definitely lost, and it’s not even funny. Jensen says it’s not like he hasn’t heard that before. Jensen then dares Briggs to take him on 1v1. Jensen is just proving Briggs’ point for him. The last time they went a round, Briggs beat Jensen pretty good. Briggs won’t put Jensen through that again. Then make it No Disqualifications. Then Jensen leaves in a car someone else is driving.

Who is it that’s on Jensen’s side other than Briggs? Is this person the bad influence that’s causing Jensen to go down this dark path?


My Thoughts:

This was a great episode for NXT, though once again rather stuffed full. Great walk ‘n’ talk promos to open while leading into the opening match, which was some awesome stuff. They also did a perfect job cueing up Joe Hendry’s entrance right as Vic Joseph mentioned him. Great win for Rascalz, and great promo of Gallus with Hendry after. If nothing else, this has to be leading to Joe Hendry VS Joe Coffey for Great American Bash in a couple weeks. And Great American Bash 2024 being two weeks this year is pretty cool, they’ll definitely make the most of those nights for being A) on Syfy and B) competing with the Olympics because that’s the whole reason they’re on SyFy.

Very good promo from Ethan Page with Oro Mensah that then gave us the NXT Championship match. Dante Chen gave a great performance tonight but naturally, Ethan won. Oro is definitely getting a shot at Great American Bash, though, as he continues to get on Ethan’s nerves. Oro also stopping Ashante THEE Adonis from talking up Jakara is definitely getting a match between the two. That promo segment was good, but I was a little disappointed that they didn’t reference how Cedric and Ashante had their “Callbacks” to NXT separately yet coincidentally at the same time. But oh well, I’m sure we’ll see them both get into the tag division soon enough.

Very good promo from Kelani with Wendy, then with Tatum after Tatum gets a good win off Izzi. Wendy and Tatum may or may not be a tag team soon, but Kelani is definitely facing Tatum for that title up next. Maybe Tatum wins with Wendy’s help? Or what if Great American Bash being two weeks, Kelani has back to back defenses, Tatum first and then Wendy after. Lola Vice had a good promo with the new toxic trio, and Lola got a great win off Jacy to rebound from Heatwave. But of course Fallon attacked and the trio tried to beat Lola down. Sol and Karmen coming to the rescue was a bit of a surprise, but Sol, Karmen and Lola is a great trio in itself.

Very good promo from Trick with Dragunov and Dunne, and I appreciate there’s some of that saltiness of Bruiserweight Dunne carrying over from Raw. I think Trick was spotted at the end of the show talking with Cedric, too, but I couldn’t be sure. Trick’s story definitely should be about him racking up wins against guys like Pete Dunne, Cedric Alexander, etc. to earn his rematch in time for No Mercy in September. Jensen VS Je’Von was a great match, though I feel like Je’Von got too many moves in given he’s got kayfabe bad ribs. But Spears and Briggs being why Jensen lost to Je’Von was a good detail, and Biggs VS Jensen in No Disqualifications, that is just screaming “Spears interferes” and we see Spears is Jensen’s new mentor, aka the guy Jensen just left the parking lot with.

And speaking of the NXT parking lot, I liked seeing Axiom & Frazer talking with The Rascalz. Axiom & Frazer VS MSK for the tag titles would be awesome just on the “too fast for the naked eye” nature of all their moves. And also in relation to the NXT parking lot, I liked Dempsey turning to Tony for advice on how to handle doing the mafia stuff, but I’m conflicted on Wren wanting to join NQCC. Shouldn’t Dempsey be blackmailing her into joining instead? He could threaten getting rid of her as a bluff, but instead she apparently wants to be NQCC because I guess even in this situation, male superstars can’t hurt female superstars.

Speaking of, we got a great Mixed Six with Jaida getting to hit Anderson and Mia getting to hit Nima before The OC won out. The OC was a bit surprising, though, I thought this was going to be OTM finishing off the feud and heading for title opportunities of their own. Then just a random and quick confrontation of Lexis and Eddy at Eddy’s “concert,” that was only okay. I would’ve rather we got a full talking moment where Lexis confronts Eddy for DJ’ing the Heritage Cup match, and then we still get them pushing, shoving and brawling.

And Chase U made for a great throughline tonight, akin to Bloodline on SmackDown or Judgment Day on Raw. Great promo from Thea and Roxie to set up a title match there, and I really liked Roxie namedropping Giulia and Stephanie Vaquer, hinting at those two spending a moment in NXT, if only just to get used to how WWE films things since we know they’re both top tier talent. Roxie surely retains against Thea, but who knows how it goes with Stephanie and Giulia. Duke VS Oba was an awesome match, one of Duke’s better singles matches, but I figured Oba would retain. No hints at Ridge doing this just to hurt Chase U, so who knows what the endgame for this story is, but hey, maybe Ridge tries to use this as reason to make him the top title guy, not Duke or Chase.

My Score: 8.8/10


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