NXT Highlights: Gargano Returns, Bobby Fish Debuts, more…

Last night’s episode of NXT featured the return of Johnny Gargano. It was the first time the WWE Universe had a chance to hear from Gargano since being turned on by former tag team partner, Tommaso Ciampa.

The episode also featured the Authors of Pain defending their tag titles against Heavy Machinery.

NXT
July 12th 2017
Full Sail University

1. Aleister Black vs. Bobby Fish

  • No Highlights of this match were uploaded by WWE, though a post-match interview with Bobby Fish was.
  • Fish provided the most challenge for Black thus far, but in the end the dutch kickboxer hit his roundhouse head kick and picked up the win over the former ROH TV champion.

Winner: Aleister Black

2. Mae Young Classic Qualifying Match
Vanessa Borne vs. Jayme Hachey

  • The Mae Young Classic gets going later today from Full Sail University. At 630pm all of the participants, including the winner of this match, will be announced on WWE’s Facebook page.
  • Vanessa Borne picked up the win to move onto the MYC.

Winner: Vanessa Borne

Johnny Gargano Segment

  • Johnny Gargano talked about the shock and disappointment he felt at Takeover: Chicago, when he was attacked by former teammate, Tommaso Ciampa.
  • Gargano also mentioned he wants to compete at Takeover: Brooklyn, and he’s going back to being Johnny Wrestling again.

3. NXT Tag Team Championship Match
the Authors of Pain (c) vs. Heavy Machinery

  • The Authors of Pain came up victorious in what was built up as the largest (in total size) match in NXT history.
  • After the match however, members of Sanity appeared no on the stage and cackled as pieces of the Authors of Pain’s book fell from the ceiling.
  • The commentators speculated that this was all a ploy by Sanity’s leader, Eric Young.

Winners: Authors of Pain (retain titles)