Io Shirai & Candice LeRae Sent A Message
Candice LeRae and Io Shirai battled Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir on tonight’s episode. Duke missed with a kick to start off the match and LeRae capitalized with a roll-up for a near fall.
Shafir tagged in and LeRae greeted her with a Neckbreaker for a near fall. Candice hit Duke with a Baseball Slide Dropkick outside the ring and then rolled Shafir back inside. Candice climbed to the top rope but got distracted by Duke as Shayna Baszler watched on from the apron.
Marina booted LeRae to the canvas and tagged Duke back in. Jessamyn connected with a kick to Candice’s back for a two count and then tagged Marina back in. Shafir applied a submission hold but LeRae broke free with an Arm Drag.
Shafir booted Shirai off the apron and brought LeRae back to the corner. Jessamyn tagged in and stomped on LeRae against the turnbuckle. LeRae shoved Duke into Shafir and then leveled Jessamyn with an Enziguri.
Io finally tagged in and the crowd erupted. Shirai decked Duke with a couple of Clotheslines and followed it up with 619. Shirai connected with a Dropkick and then stomped on Duke’s elbow as Baszler got pissed off at the entrance ramp.
Shirai hit Duke with Double Knees and then made her way to the top rope. Shayna dragged Duke out of the ring and then turned around into a Moonsault from Shirai. Candice took out Duke and Shafir with a Suicide Dive as Shirai launched Shayna into the steel steps. The referee called for the bell as the brawl continued outside the ring.
Io threw Baszler over the barricade and then beat her down in the crowd. Shafir and Duke teamed up on LeRae and beat her down on the entrance ramp. Candice managed to fight back as Baszler launched Io into a steel barricade. WWE officials broke up LeRae, Duke, and Shafir as the crowd shouted: “let them fight!”. Io and Shayna battled all the way backstage to conclude the segment.
Kushida Tapped Out Drew Gulak
Kushida squared off against Drew Gulak in a Submission Match tonight on NXT. Gulak and Kushida went back and forth on the canvas. Kushida escaped and posed in the ring as the crowd chanted his name.
The two superstars locked up and Kushida took Gulak to the mat. Kushida applied a Hammerlock and then stomped on Drew’s shoulder. Gulak battled back with a punch to the ribs and then a chop in the corner.
Gulak applied a Headlock and then transitioned into an Arm Bar. Kushida escaped with a boot to the midsection and followed it up with a Dropkick. Kushida connected with a DDT and locked in an Arm Bar but Gulak got his foot on the ropes to break the hold.
Kushida got Gulak in an Ankle Locl but Drew countered into an Ankle Lock of his own in the middle of the ring. Kushida broke free and both superstars battled on the apron. Kushida hit Gulak with a Hurricrana and both men tumbled back into the ring.
Gulak and Kushida traded shots before Kushida took control. Kushida knocked Gulak to the canvas and applied the Hoverboard Lock for the submission victory. After the match, the two superstars shook hands.
Jaxson Ryker Interfered In The Main Event
Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan faced Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong in the main event of this week’s episode of NXT. Bobby Fish was ringside for the match. O’Reilly and Lorcan started the match off by trading strikes in the ring.
O’Reilly drove Lorcan to the corner but Oney battled back with a chop to Kyle’s chest that echoed throughout the arena. Lorcan hit a few more chops but O’Reilly battled back with a boot to the face. Lorcan connected with an uppercut and then another loud chop to Kyle’s chest.
Strong and Burch got into the ring and the two teams traded punches. Burch then tagged in and hit O’Reilly with a Clothesline in the corner. Lorcan tagged in and O’Reilly booted him to the canvas.
Roderick tagged in and lit up Oney with a flurry of chops in the corner. Strong followed it up with a Backbreaker and then O’Reilly tagged back in. O’Reilly hit Lorcan with a running knee before Strong tagged in.
Stong applied a Headlock as Lorcan desperately tried for a tag. Strong let go and knocked Burch off the apron before tagging O’Reilly back in. O’Reilly connected with a Knee Drop off the top rope and then applied an Abdominal Stretch in the middle of the ring.
Lorcan escaped and hit Kyle with an uppercut to the face. Oney knocked Strong off the apron and hit O’Reilly with a Blockbuster. Strong and Burch tagged in and Danny hit a Back Body Drop.
Burch leveled Strong with a Dropkick and followed it up with an Exploder Suplex. O’Reilly tagged in and Burch quickly applied a Crossface. Strong broke it up and O’Reilly hit Burch with a Lariat. Both teams traded strikes and then fell to the canvas as Jaxson Ryker marched down the ramp.
Ryker took out of a WWE official with a Chokeslam and Roderick Strong got distracted by it. Burch then rolled up Strong from behind for the pinfall victory.