The June 10, 2020 episode of WWE NXT aired live on the USA Network from Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. The show was headlined by Adam Cole vs. Dexter Lumis.
WWE NXT Results (6/10)
- Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae def. Keith Lee & Mia Yim.
- Indus Sher (Rinku & Saurav) def. Mike Reed & Mikey Delbrey
- Finn Balor def. Cameron Grimes
- Dakota Kai (w/Raquel Gonzalez) def. Kacy Catanzaro
- Adam Cole (w/Bobby Fish & Roderick Strong) def. Dexter Lumis
Here are the takeaways from this week’s show:
Adam Cole Addresses His Previous Dream
In a different way to start the show, Adam Cole walked out to the ring with Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong for a promo. Cole talked about how The Velveteen Dream isn’t anywhere near him because there’s only one Adam Cole. He stated that now he’s done with Dream, he’s looking forward.
Cole said that it doesn’t matter what’s next for him because he’s run through all that NXT has to offer and nobody has held the title more than anyone and no one can beat him.
Cole said that he doesn’t know what Dexter Lumis’s problem is. Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish brought up their past problems. They think Loomis is scared of them. We then see Loomis in the crowd but when Fish turns around, he disappears.
Cole later hyped his match with Loomis and stated that he would send Lumis back to the drawing board where he belongs.
Of course, Lumis interfered in the Backlot Brawl between Cole and The Velveteen Dream from this past Sunday’s NXT TakeOver: In Your House special to take away Fish and Strong in his car.
Now, Cole is done with his program with Dream due to the stipulation that went along with this contest. As noted, Dream can’t challenge for the NXT Title if Cole is the champion.
Keith Lee & Mia Yim vs. Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae
The first match of the night was a tag team match that saw Keith Lee and Mia Yim vs. Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae.
It was a fun match with some entertaining spots. The finish was interesting as Yim was knocked to the floor while LeRae was laying in the ring and Gargano hit a springboard DDT to Lee, who landed on LeRae. Gargano rolled up Lee, who was holding LeRae, for the win.
Of course, Lee successfully retained the NXT North American Title over Gargano this past Sunday at NXT TakeOver: In Your House.
Yim and LeRae worked a singles match last week on NXT and then a six-woman tag team match at TakeOver as well.
Finn Balor Against Cameron Grimes
WWE went back to the feud between Finn Balor and Cameron Grimes. The company had hyped how Balor was looking for retribution against Grimes as their first match last month took place and saw Grimes score a win over the former NXT Champion.
However, earlier in the night, Damien Priest hit Grimes in the face. Thus, WWE claimed that Grimes wouldn’t compete due to this. However, WWE later did a segment where William Regal dismissed Grimes’ broken jaw claim.
Balor went over in the contest. After the match, he issued a challenge to Keith Lee for the NXT North American Title.
At the time, it was an interesting booking decision on the part of management due to Balor, a bigger star than Grimes, in addition to Balor being in a feud with Damien Priest.
Adam Cole Took On Dexter Lumis
Fresh off his latest title defense, Cole took on Lumis in a non-title match on this show. It was the biggest match promoted in advance.
The contest saw Cole go over and rightfully so. After the match, Cole went to attack Lumis further, but Lumis popped up and was jumped by Fish and Strong. This led to Dream running out to make the save and run them off.
Cole was left in the ring with the lights being deemed. We see Scarlett walk out to the ring and place an hourglass in the ring then there was a Karrion Kross logo placed on the screen. Scarlett stared at Cole, who was looking at her while clutching at the NXT Title.
It seemed too early for Lumis to be challenging for the NXT Title. However, WWE is clearly behind Kross and the rocket has been boosted to that man. A very good cliffhanger of an ending.
El Hijo del Fantasma Unmasks
El Hijo del Fantasma came out to the ring for a promo about winning the Cruiserweight Title last week. Drake Maverick came out to the ring and said that last week shouldn’t have been about him. Instead, it should’ve been Fantasma.
Maverick said that he had a lot on his mind last week but now that he’s under contract again, he knows he can win the title and beat Fantasma. He challenged him to a title match, which Fantasma accepted.
Two masked men came out to the ring and surrounded them. Fantasma attacked Maverick before the two men jumped in.
Fantasma confirmed his alliance with the masked men who reveal themselves to be Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde. Fantasma unmasked himself and said that he’s Santos Escobar and no one can touch him. Wilde and Mendoza then hit a double splash off the top rope.
A very well done segment and heel turn.