WWE NXT Recap & Results (7/17)

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Killian Dain Attacked Matt Riddle

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Matt Riddle squared off against Arturo Ruas to start off the show. Ruas took Riddle to the mat and applied a Headlock. Ruas transitioned into an Arm Bar in the middle of the ring. Riddle escaped and locked in an Arm Bar of his own. Riddle followed that up with a knee strike to Ruas’ face and then unloaded a ton of right hands for the TKO victory.

After the match, Killian Dain returned and attacked Riddle from behind. Killian hit Riddle with three Sentons in a row and launched him into the ring post. Dain hit Riddle with another Senton on the entrance ramp and then another one that sent them through the stage.

Bronson Reed Advanced In The Breakout Tournament

Dexter Lumis battled Bronson Reed in the NXT Breakout Tournament. Reed applied a Headlock to start things off and followed it up with a shoulder tackle. Lumis hopped right up and got knocked down once again.

Lumis battled back with an uppercut that sent Reed to the outside. Lumis flipped out of the ring but Reed got out of the way and Dexter landed on his feet. Reed hit a massive Crossbody and the action returned to the ring.

Dexter took control of the match and slammed Bronson to the canvas. Reed connected with a Powerslam but Lumis was the first superstar to his feet. Bronson hit a couple of Clotheslines and followed it up with a Back Body Drop.

Reed connected with a Senton and went for the cover but Lumis was able to kick out at two. Dexter planted Reed with a Belly to Back Suplex and a Leg Drop for a near fall. Lumis slowly made his way to the top rope and went for a Swanton Bomb but Reed rolled out of the way. Bronson slammed Dexter to the mat and made his way to the top turnbuckle. Reed connected with a Splash for the pinfall victory.

Kushida Tapped Out Apollo Crews

Kushida faced WWE superstar Apollo Crews tonight on NXT. Apollo got a great reaction from the crowd as he came down to the ring. A loud “welcome back!” chant broke out for Crews as the two superstars locked up in the middle of the ring.

Crews used his strength and brought Kushida to the canvas. Kushida went for a kick but Apollo ducked under it and Kushida let him now that he was close to connecting. Crews connected with a Dropkick and posed in the ring.

Kushida stumbled to his feet and Apollo sent him to the corner. Crews hit a Clothesline and sent him towards the turnbuckle again but Kushida slid out of the ring. Kushida rolled back into the ring and booted Crews in the face while he was on the apron.

Apollo hit Kushida with a Gutbuster and followed it up with a Suplex for a two count. Kushida connected with a kick to the midsection and unloaded a few strikes to his face. Kushida hit a back elbow and then a Hip Toss into a Basement Dropkick.

Kushida planted Crews with an awesome Tornado DDT for another near fall. Apollo hit three German Suplexes in a row and then a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Kushida connected with an STO that sent Crews into the turnbuckle. Crews rolled up Kushida for another near fall.

Crews and Kushida traded Enziguris and both superstars fell to the canvas as an “NXT!” chant broke out in the crowd. Apollo climbed to the top rope but Kushida caught him with a forearm to the face. Kushida joined Crews on the top rope but Crews knocked him down with a punch to the face.Kushida hopped right back up and brought Crews to the canvas. Kushida applied an Arm Bar and transitioned into the Hoverboard Lock for the submission victory.

Johnny Gargano Attacked Adam Cole

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NXT Champion Adam Cole came down to the ring to a great reaction from the NXT crowd. Cole stated that he has been traveling all across the globe to show all the morons in the NXT Universe what a true champion is. Adam said that there is an undisputed power switch happening in NXT and claimed that he was ready to put his title on the line against anyone. Cole announced that he was going to put his NXT Championship on the line tonight against Twan Tucker.

Cole told Tucker that he was giving him the opportunity of a lifetime and said that there will be no interference from Undisputed Era. Tucker stated that he didn’t come alone and Johnny Gargano joined him. Gargano marched to the ring and brawled with Cole in the middle of the ring. Johnny hit Cole with a Superkick and chased him through the crowd.

Adam through Cole into the barricade and tried to escape up the stairs but Johnny caught up to him. Gargano unloaded a series of punches and chops to Cole’s chest. Cole hit Johnny with an elbow to the face but Gargano shrugged it off and launched him through a barricade. Gargano beat down Cole some more before NXT officials broke it up.

Gargano hit a Crossbody off the entrance ramp and got in a few more punches as Cole retreated to the ring. Cole went for the Last Shot but Gargano hit him with two Superkicks. Johnny applied the Gargano Escape in the middle of the ring as referees desperately tried to pry him off Cole. Adam tapped but Gargano wouldn’t let go. Johnny finally released the hold and exited the ring to close the show.

Announced for next week:

  • Keith Lee vs. Damian Priest
  • Io Shirai vs. Kacy Catanzaro

William Regal Announced Gargano Will Face Cole At TakeOver: Toronto

NXT GM William Regal announced that Adam Cole will defend the NXT Championship against Johnny Gargano at TakeOver: Toronto in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match. Johnny and Cole will each pick a stipulation for one of the falls. If the match goes to a third fall, Regal will pick the final stipulation.