Welcome to our live coverage of tonight’s episode of WWE NXT! This is the first show since NXT Takeover 36 aired on Sunday and could signify the start of a new era for the brand.
A number of matches have been announced for tonight’s show as well. The most heavily promoted of which has been the six-man tag match between Hit Row and Legado del Fantasma.
Here is the currently announced card for tonight’s WWE NXT:
- Samoa Joe Championship Address
- Hit Row vs. Legado del Fantasma
- Cameron Grimes Championship Address
- NXT Breakout Tournament Final – Odyssey Jones vs. Carmelo Hayes
- Ridge Holland vs. Timothy Thatcher
- Boa will be in Action
- Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne vs. Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter
Legado Del Fantasma def. Hit Row
Hit Row and Legado del Fantasma brawled before the bell. LDF triple teamed Top Dolla before Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott and Ashante Adonis pulled Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde out of the ring.
Top Dolla and Santos Escobar started before Wilde and Adonis tag in. Adonis hit a pair of big monkey flips and a flapjack on the outside as the show went to a break.
Back from the break, Wilde and Mendoza were double teaming Swerve in the corner. Each member of LDF took turns hitting moves on Swerve. They legit hit like ten moves. Escobar hit a vertical suplex and Wilde and Mendoza hit a double team splash.
They continued to get the heat on Swerve until he hit a discus lariat and a foot stomp on Escobar. Swerve got the hot tag to Top Dolla who ran wild on Escobar and hit a big side slam and an elbow drop for a nearfall.
Top Dolla managed to carry all three members of LDF and slam them down. Very impressive. Top Dolla and Adonis went for their finish but Escobar shoved Top Dolla into Adonis.
LDF then got some more heat on Adonis with Mendoza hitting a fisherman’s driver before Swerve hit the House Call.
Swerve and Escobar tagged in and Swerve hit a rolling flatliner and a 450 Splash for a nearfall. Escobar rolled outside and dropped Swerve on the apron.
B-Fab pushed Escobar into the ringpost when Elektra Lopez appeared at ringside and hit her with a pipe. She threw the pipe to Swerve which distracted the referee and Escobar rolled Swerve up for the pin.
Roderick Strong is in the Diamond Mine
Malcolm Bivens is talking to the camera as Roderick Strong spars with someone behind him. Bivens says next week Strong will issue an open challenge.
Johnny Gargano wants to call off the Wedding
Johnny Gargano is backstage with William Regal and he asks Regal to call off the Index wedding but Regal says no. They argue over the pronunciation of bananas when LA Knight barges in.
Knight argues about being attacked earlier and Regal kicks them both out.
Xyon Quinn def. Boa
Boa hit a chop and a series of knees to Xyon Quinn. He then hit a series of kick in the corner.
Mei Ying got out of her chair and Boa did a pose to acknowledge her but Quinn hit a running back elbow for the win. What.
Pete Dunne & Co Promo
Pete Dunne, Ridge Holland, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch are backstage and they all cut promos. Dunne says Joe knows he is the rightful number one contender.
Lorcan and Burch say they are the rightful NXT Tag Team Champions because they were champions when Burch got hurt.
Ridge Holland says he will do to Tommaso Ciampa what he did to Timothy Thatcher earlier tonight.
NXT Breakout Tournament Final - Carmelo Hayes def. Odyssey Jones
Carmelo Hayes stopped himself from running into the chest of Odyssey Jones and they have a staredown. Jones throws Hayes around early and catches a knee from Hayes.
Hayes managed to hit an enziguri but went for his springboard clothesline only to be slammed to the mat.
Back from commercial, Hayes is working over Jones’ knee in the ropes. Jones sets Hayes on the top rope and hits him with double ax handles. Hayes jumped on Jones’ back before transitioning to a front facelock.
Hayes tried to drop Jones with his springboard clothesline but he just staggers him. Hayes hits a series of kicks and knees before hitting La Mistica and an scissors kick for a nearfall.
Jones hit a big shoulderbreaker but Hayes rolled to the outside. Hayes managed to hit his top rope leg drop but Jones started getting up. Hayes missed a second one and Jones hit a big splash for a nearfall. Hayes then rolled Jones up with a crucifix for the win.
After the match, they both shook hands and William Regal presented Hayes with the contract for a title match of his choosing.
Hayes is asked which champion he will face and he says it is too early to decide but he shot his shot and when Carmelo Hayes shoots he doesn’t miss.
Kyle O'Reilly is a Dick
Kyle O’Reilly is asked about being attacked by Ridge Holland when Duke Hudson interrupts and says “rough couple days huh?” and Kyle slaps him for no reason.
They brawl backstage until they are broken up.
Cameron Grimes Gives the Million Dollar Title Back
Ted DiBiase and Cameron Grimes are leaving the building and Grimes says the Million Dollar Championship belongs with DiBiase.
DiBiase takes it and says he wants Grimes to have it but gives Grimes a replica belt before laughing and driving away.
Samoa Joe Calls Out His Challengers
Samoa Joe says he is now the first-ever three-time NXT Champion and says this should be a night of celebration but he isn’t here to celebrate.
He says being a three-time NXT Champion means he has experience and to be NXT Champion is to be king in the land of savages. He says the tension was more palpable in the back. The handshakes were colder and the stares were bolder.
He asks who will come and step up to him and Pete Dunne comes out. Dunne says he is the baddest in NXT and Joe needs to go find William Regal and make the match.
LA Knight comes out and says it took Joe forever to beat Karrion Kross when it would have taken him 43 seconds. He tries to get in the ring and Dunne says he will break each of his fingers if he takes another step.
Kyle O’Reilly is out next and says he won the Undisputed Finale and he earned a title match. He got attacked by Ridge Holland and a brawl broke out. Tommaso Ciampa brawled with Pete Dunne and LA Knight brawled with Samoa Joe.
Joe and Ciampa stood tall at the end of the segment and Ciampa was eyeing the championship.
Mandy Rose Recruits Dolin & Jayne
Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne are asked how they are dealing with their loss and Mandy Rose tells them to come with her if they never want to feel like this again.
Kay Lee Ray def. Valentina Feroz
Kay Lee Ray threw Valentina around with a front suplex early and continued to beat on her with strikes and body slams.
Eventually Kay Lee Ray won with a Gory Bomb in a total squash.
Odyssey Jones Interview
Odyssey Jones is being interviewed by Arash Markazi and says that his positivity comes from appreciating the good things in life when things are negative.
He says he always knew he would be in the WWE but he didn’t know he would ever get this much this soon. He says Carmelo Hayes is the biggest challenge he has faced so far.
Raquel Gonzalez is backstage
Raquel Gonzalez is backstage and says she has been waiting for Kay Lee Ray to come across the pond but says you don’t get to cut in line.
She is interrupted by Franky Monet who says she gets to cut in line because she is her. I guess this is the next match for Raquel.
Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter def. Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne
Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter faked out Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne with a dive to the outside early. The heels managed to cut off Catanzaro until she was thrown out of the ring and ran around to her corner to get the hot tag to Kayden Carter.
Carter ran wild on Dolin and Jayne, hitting a dropkick-splash combo in the corner before bringing Jayne over to her corner to hit the neckbreaker-450 splash combo for the win.
After the match, Catanzaro and Carter said they wanted a shot at the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship.
Index Wedding Date Revealed
Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis are backstage being interviewed and they reveal their wedding date will be September 14, 2021.
Carmelo Hayes Interview
Carmelo Hayes does an interview with Arash Marzaki where he says he doesn’t think he is an underdog but there is no way to prepare for someone like Odyssey Jones. He says he can’t think past this match and is taking things one match at a time.
Ridge Holland def. Timothy Thatcher
The two locked up and battled for control before exchanging European uppercuts. Timothy Thatcher managed to ground Ridge Holland before they fought to their feet again.
Holland hit a scoop slam in the ropes and beat on Thatcher before Thatcher fought back with kicks. Holland cut Thatcher down with a big back elbow but Thatcher got to his feet and hit a belly-to-belly suplex.
Thatcher tried to go for a submission but Holland avoided it and hit another suplex. Thatcher hit an uppercut to the back of Holland’s head but Holland turned around and hit a big clothesline.
Back from the break, they were exchanging strikes again before Thatcher locked in a single-leg crab. Holland fought out and swatted a kick from Thatcher away before hitting his elevated side slam for the win.
After the match, Tommaso Ciampa brawled with Holland and Pete Dunne before Oney Lorcan and the returning Danny Burch took him out. Thatcher tried to fight off Dunne but Holland hit him with his batton.
Cameron Grimes Celebration
Ted DiBiase and Cameron Grimes arrive at the building in a limo. They make their way to the ring and DiBiase says he came to NXT to find the next Million Dollar Champion.
He says that person needs to be strong of body, strong of mind, and most important strong of heart. He says Grimes has never quit as the fans chanted “You Deserve It”.
Grimes then says DiBiase drove him nuts at first but as he was scrubbing toilets he knew he couldn’t let that happen to DiBiase. So to make sure that didn’t happen he took care of LA Knight at Takeover. He asks DiBiase where he should go next and they both say To The Moon.
Dollar bills with Grimes’ face on them fall from the ceiling as DiBiase and Grimes laugh.
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