Welcome to our live coverage of tonight’s episode of WWE NXT! This week’s show follows last week where Karrion Kross assaulted William Regal in the closing moments of the show.
This week we will see Samoa Joe respond to Kross’ actions. We will also see a number of matches that were announced last week.
Here is the currently announced lineup for tonight’s episode of WWE NXT:
- Adam Cole vs. Bronson Reed
- Timothy Thatcher & Pete Dunne vs. Oney Lorcan & Pete Dunne
- NXT Breakout Tournament Match – Carmelo Hayes vs. Josh Briggs
- Samoa Joe addresses the NXT universe
- Raquel Gonzalez addresses NXT women’s division
Adam Cole def. Bronson Reed
Bronson Reed got the advantage early, hitting his chest bump on Adam Cole. Cole tried to go for a sunset flip powerbomb in the corner but settled for a superkick.
Back from commercial, Cole is working on Reed’s leg. Reed does manage to power up and muscle Cole around but Cole hit a leg lariat. Reed hit what looked like Buddy Murphy’s finisher for a nearfall.
Cole hit the Panama Sunrise for a nearfall. Reed got back up and hit a powerbomb before going for the Tsunami but missing. Cole then hit a superkick and the Last Shot for the win.
After the match, Kyle O’Reilly attacked Adam Cole from behind with a chair before hitting the brainbuster on the steps. This was a very fun episode of NXT.
Grizzled Young Veterans interrupt Grimes & Knight Golfing
The Grizzled Young Veterans interrupt LA Knight and Cameron Grimes while they golf. The two teams make a bet to see whether Grimes or Knight could sink their next ball. Knight hits it into the water and Grimes pulls out a gold ball and hits Knight low with the club, hits him in the head, then sinks the shot.
Indi gets a gift from Dexter
The Way is backstage and Indi Hartwell gets a delivery. It’s a drawing of Dexter Lumis as part of The Way. Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae are upset and refuse to give Dexter a chance.
Indi says next week they should have a match where if Dexter beats Johnny they can be together and if Johnny wins they will drop it. I know which one I’m cheering for.
Imperium def. Hit Row
Ashontee Adonis started with Marcel Barthell and hit a huge dropkick before Barthell hit a chop and a modified side slam. Fabian Aichner tagged in and Adonis hit a neckbreaker. Aichner laid out Adonis as Top Dolla tagged in.
Top Dolla caught Aichner and went for his finish before hitting a leaping knee. Adonis tagged in and hit a dropkick-Saito suplex combo. Barthell tagged back in and got the heat on Adonis before Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott distracted the referee and B-Fab got on the apron to distract Barthell.
The timing seemed off on this but Adonis got the advantage back as they went to a break. Back from the break, Imperium went for their finish on Adonis but he countered with a hurricanrana. Aichner dropped an elbow on Adonis to regain control.
Imperium worked over Adonis but he sent both men to the outside before making the tag to Top Dolla. Top Dolla ran through Barthell and Aichner before hitting a big side slam and an elbow drop for a nearfall.
Adonis tagged back in and hit a flapjack. Legado del Fantasma took out Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott at ringside and Top Dolla took them out before walking up the ramp to chase Santos Escobar.
While distracted, Imperium hit their finish on Adonis for the win. After the match Hit Row collected themselves in the ring.
Wade Barrett sits down with Bivens & Strong
Wade Barrett sits down with Malcolm Bivens and Roderick Strong.
Strong says he was unable to break through until he got a call from Malcolm Bivens. Bivens says no one saw this group coming least of all William Regal.
Barrett asks if there is a money match in the making between Strong and Bobby Fish.
Bivens says whoever said money can’t buy happiness was a liar and was broke. He says there is a lot of money to be made in a match between Strong and Fish.
Strong says next week he will finish Fish and then this is over.
Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter def. Franky Monet & Jessi Kamea
Jessi Kamea tries to use her size on Kayden Carter but Carter is able to grapple her to the ground and tag in Kacy Catanzaro for some unique offense.
Franky Monet tagged in and elevated Carter’s leg and hit a nasty DDT. Monet hit her running double knees before tagging in Kamea. Kamea worked on Carter’s arm and tagged in Monet.
Monet was in control and Robert Stone got on the apron and threw his shoe at Monet. This distracted Monet and Carter and Catanzaro hit their neckbreaker-450 splash finish for the win. Robert Stone gonna be kicked out of this clique.
Mandy Rose is networking
Mandy Rose is talking with Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne and they notice the camera and tell the camera operator to leave.
Adam Cole backstage promo
Adam Cole is backstage saying people keep trying to attach themselves to him. He says Kyle O’Reilly can’t keep Cole’s name out of his mouth and now Bronson Reed wants to climb the mountain at Cole’s expense.
He says he is at the top of the mountain and will push Reed off because Reed is not good enough. This was another good promo.
Dakota Kai turns on Raquel Gonzalez
Raquel Gonzalez said that she has run through everyone in the NXT women’s division and now she asks who is next. She says to keep them coming.
Dakota Kai says 18 months ago Raquel debuted and she has been the most dominant woman in NXT history. More than Charlotte, Asuka, and Shayna. She asks who will step up to face Raquel and says no one will step up to her.
Kai says as long as she is behind Raquel no one will beat her. They play Raquel’s music and she celebrates before Dakota Kai turns on Raquel with a boot in the corner. Dakota holds the title and places it on Raquel.
Knight and Grimes are still Golfing
LA Knight is still golfing and Cameron Grimes is doing live commentary. This distracts Knight and he hits the ball into the water. Grimes laughs but Knight makes him to get the ball out of the water.
Grimes takes his cowboy boots off and gets the ball when Ted DiBiase drives up and asks what Grimes is doing. Grimes says he is a man of his word but DiBiase says Grimes should never give up his pride and says he wasn’t born to be a butler.
This is very good stuff.
Franky Monet talks Possibilities
Franky Monet talks about the possibilities she has with the Robert Stone Brand and one of them was teaming with Jessi Kamea and going for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship.
She is interrupted by Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter who say that you can’t just throw together this type of chemistry. They say Monet needs to get to the back of the line.
Monet then says that she used to think their spunk was cute but now they’re just annoying.
NXT Breakout Tournament Match - Carmelo Hayes def. Josh Briggs
Josh Briggs muscled Carmelo Hayes around early as Hayes tried to evade his offense. Hayes went for a springboard but Briggs caught him and threw him to the ground. Hayes worked Briggs into the corner and hit a knee before being thrown to the floor.
Hayes continued to fight as Briggs would cut him off. Back from the break, Briggs has Hayes in a chinlock. Duke Hudson is now on commentary.
Briggs hit a big side slam and a big splash for a nearfall. Hayes reversed a powerbomb attempt into a hurricanrana and then hit a dropkick and a springboard clothesline to knock Briggs off his feet. Briggs went for a chokeslam but Hayes landed on his feet and hit a Codebreaker.
Hayes hit a Helluva Kick but Briggs came out of the corner with a massive big boot. Briggs hit another big boot in the corner but Hayes fought out with two La Misticas and John Cena’s top-rope legdrop for the win. Very fun match.
LA Knight and Cameron Grimes go Golfing
LA Knight and Cameron Grimes are golfing. First Grimes is washing Knight’s balls (heh). Then, Grimes doesn’t know what the clubs are called. Then he keeps talking during Knight’s backswing and Knight eventually hits his ball into the trees and tells Grimes to go get it. This was a very funny segment.
Samoa Joe resigns as management
Samoa Joe says he knows Karrion Kross is too much of a coward to be in the building and asks for William Regal to come to the ring.
He says Regal was going to fire Kross tonight but he has a better way. He tenders his resignation as NXT management and asks Regal to reinstate him as a member of the NXT roster. Regal agrees and signs his new contract.
Joe says he is not done yet. He asks Regal to give him an NXT Championship match with Karrion Kross at NXT Takeover 36. Regal agrees again and the match is set.
Hit Row backstage
Hit Row is backstage and they all cut their promos on Legado del Fantasma, some of them are in Spanish but they all rock. Top Dolla gets top marks from me especially. This was great stuff.
Pete Dunne & Oney Lorcan def. Timothy Thatcher & Tommaso Ciampa
Pete Dunne starts with Timothy Thatcher and they do some awesome grappling early. Dunne eventually goes for a triangle choke and Thatcher countered with a single-leg crab.
Tommaso Ciampa and Oney Lorcan tag in and they trade chops before Ciampa sends Lorcan to the floor. Thatcher tagged back in and he and Ciampa worked over Lorcan’s hand until Dunne tagged in. Dunne and Ciampa were in the ring and Dunne hit a big clothesline.
Thatcher and Ciampa hit their stereo clubbing forearm shots and everyone brawled to the outside as Thatcher and Ciampa threw their opponents into the barricades.
Back from the break and Dunne and Lorcan are in control. Lorcan hit chops as Dunne trapped Thatcher’s limbs. Thatcher fired up and hit a jumping enziguri on Lorcan before Ciampa got the hot tag. Ciampa hit his double forever clotheslines on Lorcan and Dunne.
Everyone traded clotheslines until Dunne and Ciampa were left in the ring. Dunne went for the Bitter End but Ciampa transitioned into an armbar.
Thatcher and Lorcan fought on the floor when Ridge Holland attacked Thatcher.
Back in the ring, Dunne got to his feet and hit the Bitter End on Ciampa for the win.
After the match, Ridge Holland joined Dunne and Lorcan and beat on Thatcher and Ciampa.
Welcome to our live coverage of tonight’s episode of NXT! Make sure you let us know on Twitter who you think is advancing in tonight’s NXT Breakout Tournament match!