Angel Garza Advanced In The Breakout Tournament
Joaquin Wilde squared off against Angel Garza in the first round of the NXT Breakout Tournament. The winner of the tournament will be awarded a championship match of their choosing.
Wilde and Garza went back and forth to start things off and then posed in the ring as the crowd applauded. Garza sent Wilde to the corner and hit him with a series of chops. Wilde battled back with a boot to the face and Arm Drag.
Garza connected with a Spinebuster and a pop-up knee strike to Wilde’s face. Garza ripped off his own pants to reveal ring trunks and the crowd went bananas. Angel planted Wilde win an X-Factor for a two count.
Angel Garza connected with a Dropkick and went for a cover but Wilde quickly kicked out. Wilde connected with a Clothesline, an Atomic Drop, and then a boot to the face for a near fall.
Garza retreated out of the ring and Garza hit him with a Suicide Dive through the ropes. Wilde climbed to the top rope but Garza connected with an Enziguri. Garza joined Wilde on the top rope and went for a Superplex but Wilde blocked it.
Angel planted Wilde with an awesome Spanish Fly off the top rope and went for the cover but Wilde somehow kicked out. Garza connected with a Butterfly Stunner for the pinfall victory and advanced in the Breakout Tournament.
Burch & Lorcan Saved The Street Profits
NXT Tag Team Champions Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) faced The Forgotten Sons (Wesley Blake & Steve Cutler). Jaxson Ryker was ringside for the bout.
Before the match, Street Profits mocked The Forgotten Sons for believing that they could become the champs. Street Profits suggested that they put on the titles on the line right now and the crowd chanted “no!”.
Cutler and Ford started the match off and Steve leveled him with a shoulder block. Blake tagged in and stomped on Ford in the corner of the ring. Ford escaped and tagged Dawkins into the match.
Angelo hit Cutler with an Exploder Suplex and followed it up with a Splash to Blake and Cutler. Ford tagged in and hit a Frog Splash. Montez went for the cover but Ryker dragged him out of the ring.
Jaxson leveled Montez with a Clothesline and the match ended in a DQ. After the match, The Forgotten Sons beat down the Street Profits until Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch rushed the ring to make the save. Dawkins leveled Ryker with a Spear and The Forgotten Sons retreated up the entrance ramp.
Burch and Lorcan grabbed the NXT Tag Team Championships and held them for a bit. They handed the belts to the Street Profits and told them to remember that they owe them.
Keith Lee Dominated
Nikos Rikos had the unfortunate task of facing Keith Lee tonight on NXT. Rikos hit Lee with a chop but Keith shrugged it off. Lee hit Rikos with a gigantic shoulder tackle and Nikos flew across the ring and into the ropes. Lee picked Rikos up onto his shoulders and connected with the Limit Breaker Powerslam for the easy pinfall victory.
Shayna Baszler Retained, Io Shirai Turned Heel
Shayna Baszler put the NXT Women’s Championship on the line in a Steel Cage Match against Io Shirai in the main event of this week’s NXT. Dueling chants for both superstars broke out before the match began.
Io went right after Shayna but Baszler caught her with a series of kicks. Baszler knocked Io the canvas and stomped on the back of her head. Io battled back with a Dropkick and then sold the injury sustained from the stomp.
Shirai started climbing up the cage but Shayna brought her back down and launched her into the steel. Baszler connected with a Penalty Kick to Io’s back and went for the cover but Shirai kicked out at two.
Baszler launched Io into the cage again and unloaded a flurry of body shots. Shirai escaped and hurled Baszler into the steel cage. Io hit two Dropkicks in a row and followed that up with Double Knees. Shirai connected with a German Suplex for a near fall.
Io climbed up the cage but Baszler caught up to her and locked in the Kirifuda Clutch before throwing Shirai to the canvas. Io hopped right up and planted Baszler with a German Suplex off the top rope.
Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir rushed down to the ring and prevented Io from escaped out of the cage door. Io swung the door open and took out Duke, Shafir, and a referee.
Shirai climbed to the top of the cage once again but Marina Shafir met her up there. Marina slammed Io’s face into the steel as Candice LeRae sprinted down the ramp. LeRae dragged Shafir to the floor and climbed to the top of the cage. LeRae leaped off the top of the cage and leveled Shayna with a Crossbody.
Shayna stumbled to her feet, only to be taken down again courtesy of a Moonsault from Io off the top of the steel cage. Shirai desperately tried to crawl towards the cage door but Shayna caught her in the Kirifuda Clutch on the apron and against the ropes. Io used the door and bashed Shayna in the face with it several times to knock her out. Baszler released the hold but tumbled to the floor outside the cage to win the match and retain her NXT Women’s Championship.
After the match, Candice LeRae went over to Shirai in an effort to console her after losing another title match. Shirai snapped and leveled Candice with a forearm to the face. Shirai made it seem like she instantly regretted her actions and got out of the ring. Instead of making her way to the back, Io grabbed a steel chair and attacked Candice with it.
Io then set up the chair in the ring and delivered a Brainbuster to LeRae on top of it. Shirai walked up the entrance ramp with a smile on her face as the crowd booed her out of the building. Io stopped at the top of the ramp and said “I don’t care” to the crowd as NXT went off the air.