We’ll see the fallout from NXT TakeOver:In Your House. Also what is next for Drake Maverick?
We started the show with a recap of what happened at NXT TakeOver. The recap featured fan and WWE Superstar reactions.
After Mauro Ranallo welcomed us to the show, the Undisputed Era’s music hit. The NXT Champion Adam Cole was with Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish! After the scare Sunday, ya know Strong and Fish being kidnapped by Dexter Lumis, they are safe and sound.
Cole gets the mic and said that the Era of Adam Cole will continue. According to him, no one in their right mind thought Velveteen Dream was going to beat him. Even though Dream may have proven he is one of NXT’s best, he just isn’t Adam Cole, BAY BAY!
Cole doesn’t care who is next for him. No one can touch him. With Dream out of the picture, Cole is shifting his focus to Dexter Lumis. Roddy seemed terrified just at hearing his name. He hates being stuffed in trunks apparently. As Bobby Fish was talking about what happened Sunday, Roddy kept seeing Dexter Lumis in the crowd. Unfortunately when Fish and Cole looked, Lumis was no where to be found.
Cole said tonight he will send Lumis back to the drawing board where he belongs. And That’s Undisputed boys and girls. As Undisputed Era posed on the ramp, Roddy once again saw Lumis. He ran away as we went to commercial.
Mia Yim and Keith Lee ran into Undisputed Era when we came back from commercial. Lee said if Cole is wondering what is next for him, the North American Champion has an idea. Cole shuts that down quick and heads off.
Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae defeated Keith Lee and Mia Yim via Pinfall (Rollup)
Shenanigans helped start the match, but didn’t work out for the Garganos at first. Before the bell, LeRae was in Lee’s face and Yim in Johnny’s. The Yimitless duo seemed to have had the match figured out, but then things started getting a bit crazy. LeRae hit a move on Keith Lee. Mia Yim beat up Johnny and then, after a DDT from Gargano, Lee landed on LeRae.
We got a recap of Finn Balor versus Damian Priest from Sunday. An interview Priest had given after the match was shown, he said the match was about the next step of his name living on forever.
Then Cameron Grimes was interviewed by McKenzie Mitchell. He kept interrupting McKenzie, but made sure to say he’s not a loser like Damian Priest. Although he doesn’t understand why William Regal booked this rematch, he said he might as well beat Finn Balor again.
Damian Priest must have been near by the interview because he interrupted. He punched Grimes in the face, laughed a little and then we went to commercial.
We saw a recap of Io Shirai becoming the new NXT Women’s Champion after returning from commercial. A video played of fans reacting to her victory from home, Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka sending their congratulations.
Indus Sher (w/ Malcom Bivens) defeated Mikey Delbrey and Mike Reed via Pinfall
There’s not too much to say about this one, it was quick. Like Beth Phoenix said Indus Sher is a powerful and intimidating tag team.
Backstage McKenzie Mitchell attempted to get an update on Cameron Grimes. She found Drake Wuertz on a video call with William Regal. Regal was not thrilled about Grimes faking a broken jaw to get out of a match and wanted to speak with him right away. We headed to commercial with Drake and McKenzie in search of Grimes.
When we came back from commercial Drake found Grimes attempting to flirt with Kayden Carter and another woman. Finally when Drake could get his attention, Grimes spoke with Regal. Regal told him to get warmed up because if he could talk to the women, he could wrestle Finn Balor.
Tom Phillips then gave us an intro for an in depth video about Breezango. Tyler Breeze and Fandango start by listing off costumes they have worn to the ring. Then they said when they were doing Fashion files they got too caught up in handing out fashion violations and became the punchline of Smackdown.
Breeze gave a shoutout to Fandango for being able to get it done in the ring, mentioning his first match being Wrestlemania. Fandango talked about Breeze being apart of NXT’s foundation. Breeze said on Smackdown they lost focus, but in NXT they have to kick it into high gear. They changed the game plan last week and look where it got them? An NXT Tag Team Championship opportunity.
Next week Imperium will defend the championships against Breezango.
Then we got a recap of Karrion Kross versus Tommaso Ciampa. After we saw a network exclusive of Ciampa leaving Full Sail this past Sunday. He answered no questions and just got in his car and left.
Back from commercial, Rhea Ripley is being interviewed about what is next for her. She was interrupted by Robert Stone though. Turned out he wants to recruit her for the Robert Stone Brand. Rhea didn’t seem very interested in having him as a manager. In fact she told him the chances of her joining the brand were one in a million; which he took as a chance.
Rhea wound up tossing him in a trash can. So it’s definitely a no.
Finn Balor defeated Cameron Grimes via Pinfall (1916)
Grimes talked a lot of smack in this match and at times almost backed it up, but he forgot his opponent was Balor I think. Balor evened up the score between Grimes after a pretty hard fought match.
After the match, Balor looked into the camera and said that while he has one a lot of championships, he has not won the North American Championship. He told Keith Lee after he is done playing house to come see him.
Dakota Kai defeated Kacy Catanzaro via Pinfall (GTK)
After a disappointing TakeOver, Kai seems to be back on track with this victory. Catanzaro gave it a solid effort, but Kai was just super agressive.
After Kai’s victory, she made it clear she was coming for the NXT Women’s Championship. Then Kai and Raquel Gonzalez attacked Catanzaro. Luckily Kayden Carter attempted to make the save. She got the two women to leave Catanzaro alone, but Gonzalez made quick work of her. Kai and Gonzalez stood tall as we went to break.
Back from break, we got a promo video from Timothy Thatcher. It seems next week Thatcher will be giving a training school next week.
After the video, the new Cruiserweight Champion, El Hijo Del Fantasma made his entrance. Fantasma didn’t get a chance to speak, when Drake Maverick made his entrance.
Maverick came out to congratulate Fantasma and thank him for the match last week. He said everyone last week should have been talking about Fantasma’s story and that he deserves to be champion. Maverick then said if his head was clear, things may have been different last week.
He said he knows he can defeat Fantasma if given another chance. Fantasma agreed to it. While Fantasma had his hand out, the two masked men came out. Maverick and Fantasma looked like they would take them on together, but that wasn’t the case…Fantasma looked to be the leader of the two masked men.
Maverick got beat up and the masked men were revealed to be Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde. Then Fantasma took off his masked and said he was Santos Escobar, the NXT Champion and no one can touch him.
We went backstage to see the Undisputed Era in their locker room. Roddy again had a minor freak out that Lumis had been in their locker room because of a drawing left their. Cole and Fish told him not to sweat it, but of course when Roddy went back for something Lumis was staring in the room.
Adam Cole defeated Dexter Lumis via Pinfall (Last Shot)
Lumis actually got in a ton of offense, he definitely wasn’t going to make it easy for Cole. Roddy and Fish at one point went after Lumis, only to discover Lumis went under the ring. Lumis tried to sneak behind Cole to gain an upper hand, which helped for a bit til Roddy got involved again. Roddy kicked Lumis in the head, which led to Cole gaining the victory.
After the match Cole wanted to gloat a little more in his victory. This turned out to be a mistake, Lumis got back up and put Cole in a submission. Roddy and Fish had to get back in the ring to help Cole get out of harms way.
This made it time for the Velveteen Dream to make his presence known. He went after Fish and Lumis scared Roddy off.
Cole somehow was the last person left standing. He held his championship up when the lights suddenly went off. Scarlett appeared at the top of the ramp. She made her way towards the ring and left an hourglass. Tick Tock.