Matt Riddle, Tyler Breeze & Velveteen Dream Interrupted Undisputed Era
NXT Champion Adam Cole and Undisputed Era kicked off this week’s show. Cole said that he told everyone that in 2019, Undisputed Era is going to be draped in gold and the NXT Championship is the start of fulfilling that prophecy.
Cole claimed that the show should start every week with just a video package of Undisputed Era highlights. Kyle O’Reilly joked that he put together that video package last night and the crowd chanted “thank you Kyle!”.
Adam stated that they are coming for NXT North American Championship and the Tag Team Championships and their power will become undeniable. NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream interrupted and said “Adam, no one can touch you? I’d like to touch you”.
Dream said Cole looks good with the gold but the Dream looks better. Roderick Strong said that Velveteen Dream doesn’t deserve to be the North American Champion. Matt Riddle joined the party and boasted about defeating Strong at TakeOver and beating Cole in the past.
Riddle said that he is insanely good looking and stallion. The crowd chanted “bro!” as Cole told Matt to shut up. Cole called Riddle a moron and claimed that Riddle was jealous because they have been champions and Matt has failed in every championship opportunity.
Cole suggested that Riddle should go back to writing online reviews for wrestlers from the Attitude Era. Adam added that era is over and Riddle’s era will never come because everyone is living in Undisputed’s era.
Tyler Breeze came down to the entrance ramp and said that he was just in the back talking to NXT GM William Regal. Breeze told Riddle that he was better looking than him and the crowd chanted “Breeze is gorgeous!”. Breeze pointed out that he built up NXT before any of the idiots in Undisputed Era were even here. Tyler announced that Regal took his suggestion and it will be Breeze, Dream, and Riddle versus any three members from Undisputed Era in tonight’s main event.
Damian Priest Picked Up A Win
Damian Priest (formerly Punishment Martinez) made his debut tonight against Raul Mendoza. Raul dominated early and Dropkicked Priest out of the ring. Mendoza went for a Suicide Dive but Damian caught him and slammed him on the apron. Priest then connected with a spin kick and then a rolling Cutter for the pinfall victory.
William Regal Announced The NXT Breakout Tournament
NXT GM William Regal announced the very first NXT Breakout Tournament. The superstar that wins the tournament will be granted a future title shot. The tournament will feature 8 NXT superstars that have yet to be seen on television. Regal announced that first round will begin next week and below are the 8 superstars in the tournament:
- Jordan Myles
- Cameron Grimes
- Isaiah “Swerve” Scott
- Dexter Lumis
- Bronson Reed
- Angel Garza
- Joaquin Wilde
Xia Li Defeated Taynara Conti
Taynara Conti squared off against Xia Li tonight on NXT. Conti threw Li down to the canvas to start off the match and taunted her a bit. Li got back up and connected with a flurry of kicks. Xia followed it up with a Dropkick and went for another kick but Taynara slammed her to the mat by her hair.
Conti said “Latinas do it better” and booted Li in the face for a two count. Taynara got pissed off that Li wouldn’t stay down and unloaded several kicks. Conti hit Double Knees in the corner for another near fall. Xia Li eventually was able to battle back and connected with a series of kicks for the pinfall victory.
Undisputed Era Closed The Show With A Win
Velveteen Dream, Matt Riddle, and Tyler Breeze battled Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, and Bobby Fish in the main event. Riddle and Cole started off the match. Matt slammed Riddle to the canvas and locked in a Knee Bar. Strong broke it up and Adam brought Riddle to the corner.
Fish and Strong took turns beating down Riddle until he was finally able to escape. Dream tagged in and Fish sent him to the corner. Dream connected with a Running Bulldog and then hit a sloppy looking Springboard Moonsault for a near fall.
Tyler Breeze and Cole then tagged in and Adam sent him to the mat. Tyler bounced back with a Dropkick and tagged Riddle back in. Riddle hit Cole with the Ripcord Knee and then an Exploder Suplex. O’Reilly hopped on the apron for a distraction and Fish hit Riddle with a cheap shot.
Roderick Strong tagged in and unloaded some chops to Riddle’s chest. Cole tagged in and applied a Chinlock in the middle of the ring. Cole knocked Dream off the apron and Riddle battled back with a couple of jabs. Cole stomped on Riddle’s foot but Matt dropped him with a knee to the face.
Breeze and Fish tagged in and Tyler hit him with a forearm to the face. Tyler connected with an Enziguri and then the Beauty Shot for a two count. Strong dragged Fish out of the ring and Dream tagged himself in.
Breeze got pissed off and started arguing with Dream. Cole hit Riddle with a Superkick and then Strong hit the End of Heartache on Velveteen Dream for the pinfall victory.