Welcome to our live coverage of tonight’s episode of WWE NXT! NXT has been thrown into a bit of disarray after last night’s Raw with Karrion Kross losing in under two minutes. Now we will see if the acts of the main roster will affect tonight’s show.
Tonight’s episode will also feature a number of matches, including an NXT Women’s Championship match.
Here is the current lineup for tonight’s episode of WWE NXT:
- NXT Women’s Championship Match – Raquel Gonzalez (c) vs. Xia Li
- Bobby Fish & Kushida vs. Roderick Strong & Tyler Rust
- Samoa Joe addresses Karrion Kross attack
- Franky Monet competes
- Kyle O’Reilly vs. Austin Theory
- NXT Breakout Tournament Match – Odyssey Jones vs. Andre Chase
- LA Knight w/ Cameron Grimes vs. Drake Maverick
Karrion Kross has killed William Regal
Samoa Joe comes to the ring and demands Karrion Kross come down to the ring so he can beat his ass.
Karrion Kross is on the tron and says Joe isn’t in control here and pans down to show he has beaten up William Regal.
Joe runs out to the parking lot but Kross drives away.
On the whole this was a fairly bland episode of NXT. There were good moments but there wasn’t a ton to this show.
NXT Women's Championship Match - Raquel Gonzalez def. Xia Li
They did a good sequence early as they grappled with Xia Li trying to hit a sunset flip but Raquel Gonzalez grabbed her and threw her into the corner. Raquel lawn darted Xia into the post on the outside. She went to do more damage but Xia ducked a boot and wrapped Raquel’s leg around the post.
Back from the break, Xia is working over Raquel’s leg. Raquel powers up and hits a fallaway slam and a clubbing blow to Xia’s back before hitting a big dropkick.
Xia fought back with a spinning kick to Raquel’s back for a nearfall. Raquel hit a very cool twisting Vader Bomb for a nearfall. The doctor was checking on Xia after the move and it looked like she really got the wind knocked out of her.
Raquel immediately picked her up and hit the choke bomb for the win.
Samoa Joe is still pissed
Samoa Joe assaults a driver in the parking lot asking where Karrion Kross is. He is in the building somewhere.
Drake Maverick def. LA Knight
LA Knight wants Cameron Grimes to hold up the Million Dollar Championship at ringside.
Drake Maverick would get his offense in when Knight was distracted. Knight went for an electric chair but Maverick reversed it into a hurricanrana.
Knight kept getting distracted and Maverick rolled him up for the win. Unbelievable.
After the match Knight attacked Maverick and demanded Grimes to hit him too. Grimes was reluctant but eventually did hit him.
Dunne & Lorcan want a fight
Pete Dunne and Oney Lorcan say they want a scrap with Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher. That was the whole segment.
Imperium interrupt MSK
MSK was being interviewed and they were asked what MSK stands for when the feed was interrupted by Imperium saying they will bring respect to their profession and stuff.
The feed then cut back as they finished saying “and that’s what MSK stands for” which is funny but doesn’t make much sense if you think about it.
NXT Breakout Tournament - Odyssey Jones def. Andre Chase
Andre Chase runs into Odyssey Jones who is quite massive. Chase sends Jones to the outside and goes for a crossbody but Jones tried to catch him and dropped him on his head. Very scary.
Jones picked him up and dropped him on the announce table. Chase pushed Jones into the post but Jones got back on offense quickly hitting a corner splash and a messed up running crossbody.
Jones hit a modified side suplex for the win.
William Regal talks to Samoa Joe
William Regal asks Samoa Joe to be peaceful with Karrion Kross. Samoa Joe says he will be the first to greet Kross.
Mariachi Madness Musical
Santos Escobar tells his masked mariachi men to leave the ring. Escobar says he was going to show the world the best music in the world but now he’s not going to. He is not going to lower himself to entertaining these people.
He says he is not going to vomit a few lines and embarrass himself and his hermanos. He wants to be NXT North American Champion and Hit Row comes out.
B-Fab talks trash before Top Dolla drops a few lines and Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott wraps it up saying last year it took a Legado to keep him from winning Escobar’s title so he got a group of his own.
The two groups square off and Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza brawl with Ashontee Adonis and Top Dolla. Escobar and Swerve have a staredown and Escobar tries to hit him with a guitar but B-Fab stops him. Swerve drops Escobar with a punch and then breaks the guitar over the back of Wilde. This was the best segment of the night so far.
Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai interview
Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai are backstage and Raquel basically says she isn’t scared of Mei Ying and will beat Xia Li tonight. Not much to it.
Kyle O'Reilly def. Austin Theory
Kyle O’Reilly and Austin Theory grappled around with each other until Theory worked O’Reilly into the corner and kicked him. O’Reilly fought back with knees and they continued grappling until O’Reilly decided to slap Theory.
Theory was angry but O’Reilly sent him to the floor as the show went to a commercial. Back from the break and Theory hit a blockbuster. O’Reilly caught Theory in a heel hook but Theory got the ropes. Theory hit a stomp and lifted O’Reilly into a suplex.
O’Reilly fought back and hit a butterfly suplex into an armbar before transitioning into an ankle lock. Theory got the ropes but O’Reilly stomped on the arm. O’Reilly hit a back elbow but O’Reilly hit one of his own. Theory hit a torture rack power bomb for a nearfall.
Theory then hit a crazy neckbreaker for a nearfall before both men wrestled to the outside. Theory tried to expose the bottom steps but O’Reilly fired up and hit a series of stiff strikes.
O’Reilly hit the Kawada kicks and beat Theory down with more strikes. O’Reilly hit the diving knee drop to Theory’s legs and then locked in the heel hook for the win. O’Reilly held onto the hold after the match and had to be pulled away by the referee.
Bronson Reed interview
Bronson Reed talks with Wade Barrett and says he worked 14 years to become champion and then in an instant he lost it.
Barrett asks if it is wise to challenge Adam Cole and Reed says who better to face to test himself than the best. He said last week Cole ran his mouth and he shut him down. Reed says the same thing will happen next week.
Kyle O'Reilly challenges Austin Theory
Johnny Gargano is being interviewed backstage and says he has been better after last week’s loss to Karrion Kross. Kyle O’Reilly walks up and confronts Austin Theory for talking smack last week. They agree to wrestle later and Gargano lets Theory know he has to do this one alone.
Franky Monet def. Jacy Jayne
Jacy Jayne was able to get some brief offense in before Franky Monet dodged a cannonball in the corner. Monet got back on offense as Mandy Rose sat on the announce table.
Franky Monet hit the Glam Slam for the win, this was very quick.
LA Knight and Cameron Grimes Arrive
LA Knight and Cameron Grimes arrive with Knight telling him he would have gotten them there faster if they didn’t listen to the GPS.
Knight tells Grimes to get his bags out of the trunk and there’s like four bags. Drake Maverick offers to help and gets in an argument with Knight. They set up their match for later tonight as Grimes apologizes for Knight’s behaviour.
Kushida & Bobby Fish def. Roderick Strong & Tyler Rust
Bobby Fish and Kushida attacked Roderick Strong and Tyler Rust from behind during their entrance. They brawled until the show went to commercial.
Back from the break and the match has started. Fish and Strong grappled until Kushida tagged in and worked over Strong’s arm. Fish tagged back in as Rust tags in as well. There is a lot of ground work and grappling in this match.
Fish tags back in and hits a hilo on Rust. Strong and Kushida tagged in and Strong hit a very strong chop in the corner. Strong slammed Kushida and continued to work him over until Kushida got the hot tag to Fish. Fish went through his comeback against Rust but Strong interfered when Fish went for a suplex.
Strong tagged in and hit a side suplex on the apron. Back from the break, Strong and Rust continued to work over Fish. Rust locked Fish in an armbar until Fish hit an spinebuster and tagged in Kushida.
Kushida ran wild on Strong, eventually hitting an armbreaker. Strong tagged in Rust who hit a gutwrench powerbomb. Kushida went for the hoverboard lock but Rust transitioned into the ankle lock. Rust hit a flipping facebuster type move but Fish broke up the pin.
Kushida went up top and hit a knee drop on the elbow of Rust. Rust tried to fight him off but Kushida locked in the Hoverboard Lock for the win.
Xia Li pre-recorded promo
Xia Li says tonight she will do to Raquel Gonzalez what she did to Mercedes Martinez and become the first-ever Chinese NXT Women’s Champion.
Samoa Joe opens the show
Samoa Joe says he is out to smash Kross’ clock.
William Regal comes out and says this is not what they had agreed to. Joe says last week he was provoked and Regal said he was attacked as a referee and not management. What a stupid statement that is.
Joe argues with Regal over semantics. Regal tells Joe that Kross is on his way to the building and this must end peacefully. Joe says someone is getting put to sleep tonight.
Welcome to our live coverage of tonight’s NXT! Make sure to let us know on Twitter who you think will win tonight’s NXT Women’s Championship match.