Samoa Joe is back at NXT
Samoa Joe returned to NXT as the obvious die-hard assistant to NXT CEO William Regal. When NXT champion Carrion Cross ridiculed Regal for his discouragement over his recent embarrassment at the NXT, Joe was not afraid to face Cross, setting the decisive tone for his return to the black and gold brand.
Brizango def. Imperium
WALTER will probably not be happy with Imperium’s performance as Briznago took the win out of nowhere thanks to Tyler Breeze’s inner cradle against Fabian Eichner. However, Eichner and Marcel Barthel were the last to laugh, throwing the Imperium flag on their opponents after the post-match attack.
William Regal announces Cole-O’Reilly II for NXT Great American Bash
Regal continued the eventful night with the blockbuster announcement that Kyle O’Reilly and Adam Cole would face off in “live wrestling” at the NXT Great American Bash. Since the guards could not separate the rivals behind the scenes, Joe quickly became aware of his presence, applying a clutch to the shell rock on Cole until he was neutralized.
NXT Heavyweight Champion Kushida def. Trey Baxter
Trey Baxter performed impressively in his NXT debut, but he failed to surpass Kushida’s technical prowess. Resident time splitter NXT blocked Hoverboard Lock for a submission win, providing another successful title defense.
O’Reilly watched the ring for most of the match before fighting Kushida after the fight, challenging Kushida to a match next week as he hoped to test himself against the best the world has to offer.
LA Knight attacked Ted DiBias
The coronation of the new million dollar champion ended in an unexpected way: LA Knight brutally attacked the “Man in a Million”. Cameron Grimes rushed out to battle Knight, but not before he appeared to have caused significant damage to the WWE Hall of Fame.
Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai won. Kayden Carter and Casey Catanzaro
Kaidan Carter and Casey Catanzaro nearly scored a goal on several corners, especially after an impressive surge of 450 Catanzaro. Dakota Kai kicked Katanzaro away with a kick to take her away and earn the victory for the powerful duo.
Zoe Stark and Io Shirai fought off Candice Leray and Indy Hartwell
Former NXT women’s champion Io Shirai, who had just returned with Poppy last week, came to the Capitol Wrestling Center not to talk, but was quickly interrupted by Candice Leray. Lera was soon joined by partner Indy Hartwell to stage a two-on-one battle in The Genius of the Sky. However, Shirai received timely support from Zoe Stark, and the two fought off the Path to stand up straight.
Tommaso Champa and Timothy Thatcher def. Gray-haired young veterans in a tornado match
These four superstars have staged one of the most chaotic skirmishes in recent memory for the NXT Universe. GYV seemed to be on the fast track to victory after dropping Tommaso Champa with a devastating Doomsday Device on the outside of the ring. They then hit Timothy Thatcher with a Mayhem ticket, but Champa ducked back into the ring to make a save, leaving no time. The Blackheart rallied with an air raid on Gibson on the announcement table, then joined Thatcher to blast James Drake with a stereo slap before earning the victory with a combined ankle lock and Fujiwara wrist applied simultaneously.