We see the usual intro, then go to the opening match.
“Prince Pretty” Tyler Breeze vs. Angelo Dawkins
Dawkins with an amateur takedown early. Breeze with then sends Dawkins into the corner and stomps away at him. Breeze sends Dawkins to the outside, then sends him into the barricade. Back in, Breeze with a series of forearms & elbows.
Beauty Shot by Breeze for the win.
Winner: “Prince Pretty” Tyler Breeze by pinfall (The Beauty Shot)
Afterwards, Breeze sends Dawkins to the outside and grabs a mic. Breeze says that match was annoying. I didn’t even plan to have a match, I just came out here to show you this. We see video from last week when Tyler Breeze cost Adrian Neville a win against Rusev. Breeze says that was hilarious, poor Neville. I actually have a huge, no, monumental announcement for you all. I’m even gonna give all of you “uggo’s” time to pull out your cell phones, tweet about it, you’re gonna want to because it’ll be trending worldwide. You’ve all been wanting and clamoring for it and finally I have…………….submitted by music video for Oscar nomination in the documentary category! Thank you! “Thank you Tyler” chants by the crowd. Breeze goes to show off his music video again, but instead, the music of Adrian Neville hits and he has a mic. Neville says he has a secret to tell Breeze. He doesn’t want to watch his music video, but I do wanna ask you a question and that question is that when are you gonna stop delaying the inevitable, which is me, defending my NXT Title and beating you around the ring? Breeze asks if Neville really thinks he is gonna beat him. Breeze says he is getting a call from the director of the Hobbit, it looks like Neville is needed back on set. Neville says that its funny Breeze mentions that because that happened just before I got a Snapchat from your Mom! It turns out that you’re not the only member of the Breeze family that likes sending out selfies. Breeze goes after Neville, but Neville with a series of spinning back kicks. Neville goes for a sliding dropkick, but Breeze rolls out of the ring and goes up the ramp. The two stare each other down as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, commentary announces a #1 Contender Tag Team Tournament starting next week to determine who will face the Ascension for the NXT Tag Team Titles.
Ring announcer Eden Stiles announces that Tyler Breeze has left the building.
NXT Women’s Champion “The Dirtiest Diva in the Game” Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch
Lynch comes out to new rock music. Charlotte throws Lynch down early. Lynch with a leg sweep for a 1 count. Lynch avoids a leg sweep, but Charlotte with a snapmare. Charlotte goes for a cover, but Lynch bridges out. Lynch blocks a hiptoss, flips over and hits a side headlock takeover. Charlotte quickly gets out, but Lynch kicks her off. Charlotte with a gut kick, but Lynch avoids a corner charge and hits a savate kick in the corner. Charlotte blocks an Irish whip and hits a forearm. Charlotte catches a kick by Lynch and drops Lynch’s leg across her own shoulder. Charlotte with a Dragon Screw, followed by a series of kicks to the leg. Charlotte drops her body weight across the leg multiple times, then applies a bridging leglock. Charlotte switches to a standard leglock, with her knee driven into Lynch’s knee. Lynch with a series of kicks to get free, but Charlotte goes back to the leg, hitting a chopblock. Charlotte stakes Lynch’s legs across the middle rope in the corner and hits a series of knees to the hip area. Back club by Charlotte for a nearfall. Rolling leg snap by Charlotte, followed by another back club. Charlotte stakes Lynch’s leg across the bottom rope and drops her body weight across the leg. Charlotte goes for it again, but Lynch counters with a roll-up for a nearfall. Lynch avoids a clothesline and hits 2 clotheslines, followed by a dropkick and a legdrop for a nearfall.
Charlotte with another shot to Lynch’s leg, followed by Bow Down to the Queen for the win.
Winner: NXT Women’s Champion “The Dirtiest Diva in the Game” Charlotte by pinfall (Bow Down to the Queen)
Charlotte celebrates her win afterwards.
NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) vs. Mac Miles and Steve Cutler
Cutler & Viktor start. Cutler with a gut kick and a side headlock. Viktor with a back elbow. Konnor in, series of shoulder tackles to Cutler. Viktor in and the Ascension with a double flying shoulder tackle. Viktor with a series of chops and uppercuts to Cutler in the corner. Konnor in, second rope flying clothesline to Cutler. Viktor in, knocks Miles off the apron.
Fall of Man by the Ascension for the win.
Winners: NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension by pinfall (The Fall of Man)
Afterwards, the Ascension have a mic. Viktor says that we are the longest reigning champions in NXT history. And now, they are holding a tournament to find us #1 Contenders. I believe we all now what those victims fate is destined to be. Konnor says it will be total annhi”Yah”lation!!! “Yah” chants by the crowd for the Ascension.
We see video on CJ Parker’s rivalry with Xavier Woods.
Mojo Rawley & “The New York Nightmare” Bull Dempsey vs. The Mechanics (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
This is the Mechanics’ NXT TV debut and Dawson’s return to NXT TV after being out for several months with a knee injury. Dawson & Bull start. Bull throws Dawson down early. Bull backs Dawson into his corner. Mojo tags in and Bull is surprised by it. Mojo works over Dawson’s arm, going shoulder-to-shoulder with him multiple times. Dawson comes back with a forearm. Wilder in, gut shot to Mojo. Dawson in, gut kick and a right hand to Mojo. Wilder in, double knees to the arm of Mojo for a nearfall. Keylock applied by Wilder, crowd wills on Mojo. Mojo gets out and drives Wilder into the corner. Mojo with an avalanche in the corner, Bull tags in. Mojo with another avalanche to Wilder in the corner, while Bull knocks Dawson off the apron.
Bulldozer by Bull to Wilder for the win.
Winners: Mojo Rawley & “The New York Nightmare” Bull Dempsey by pinfall (The Bulldozer)
Bull & Mojo celebrate their win afterwards.
Backstage, Rich Brennan interviews Bayley. Bayley says that she hates to be a Debbie-Downer or a lemon, like Adam Rose, but I was pretty happy to see the BFFs break-up because they’ve been mean to me. Did you know that I have beaten Charlotte? Just a few weeks ago, I pinned her in the middle of the ring. Bayley pinned the NXT Women’s Champion, Ric Flair’s daughter. Now, could you imagine, if I had a title shot against the champion and I can beat her……
Charlotte walks in and says that Bayley is so adorable, isn’t she? Just because you stole one, one, victory off the NXT Women’s Champion, you actually think you’re ready for a title shot? I mean, its not like you are gentically superior or anything? I actually kinda pity you, did you not just see me out there? I don’t wanna humilate you, Bayley, so it’d be in your best interest to not utter my name again.
Main Event: Adam Rose vs. Tyson Kidd w/”The Queen of Harts” Natalya
“Nattie’s Husband” chants by the crowd to Kidd. Rose with a leg sweep for a 1 count. Rose with a side headlock, then works over Kidd’s arm. Kidd uses the ropes to get free, but Rose stops him. Rose heads outside and hands Natalya a lollipop, which she accepts. Kidd goes outside and is upset at Natalya for accepting Rose’s lollipop. Back in, Kidd with a gut kick and unloads with gut shots and forearms to Rose in the corner. Rose fires back with right hands in the corner, followed by a series of mule kicks. Snap suplex by Rose for a 1 count. Series of elbow drops by Rose, followed by a legdrop for a nearfall. Kidd rolls outside to regroup, but misses a clothesline and Rose hot-shots Kidd across the apron. Back in, Rose with a head of steam and wipes out Kidd with a baseball slide.
Back from commercial as Kidd sends Rose face-first into the ringpost multiple times. Kidd talks trash to Rose and gets back in. Kidd gains a nearfall. Kidd chokes Rose in the ropes with his knee, then hits a slingshot legdrop when Rose was draped across the apron. Kidd gains another nearfall. Chinlock applied, crowd wills on Rose. Rose fights back, then locks in a Sleeper, but Kidd counters out with a jawbreaker that sends Rose to the outside. Kidd with a stomp off the apron to Rose. Back in, Kidd places Rose in the tree of woe and hits a series of knees to the ribs. Kidd goes outside and pulls at Rose’s neck while he is still in the tree of woe. Kidd knocks Rose out of the tree of woe with a chest kicks. Kidd presses down on Rose’s head with his boot, then hits a back elbow for a nearfall. Chinlock re-applied. Ref checks Rose’s arm, but Rose still shows signs of life. Rose counters out with a back suplex. Rose kicks Kidd off and hits 2 knockdowns. Kidd misses a clothesline and Rose peppers him with a series of jabs, followed by a big right hand. Rose does the “Choo-Choo” motion and hits a clothesline in the corner. Kidd with a spinning back kick, but Rose with a spinebuster for a nearfall. Natalya cheers on her husband from the outside as Rose sets for the Party Foul. Rose goes for it, but Kidd rolls through and goes for the Sharpshooter. Rose gets to the ropes, but Kidd guillotines him throat-first across the middle rope, sending Rose to the outside. Kidd goes onto the apron and hits the running apron kick. Kidd gets Rose back in, then Natalya has words with him. Kidd grabs the lollipop and continues to berate her about accepting Rose’s lollipop earlier.
Kidd goes to grab Rose, but Rose surprises Kidd with an inside cradle for the win.
Winner: Adam Rose by pinfall (Inside Cradle)
Natalya goes to check on Kidd afterwards, but Kidd shoos her away, acting like its her fault he lost as the show closes.
7/31 WWE NXT Pros & Cons
* Love me some Ascension squashes, promo afterwards was short, but to the point, so was good for what it was.
* Promo exchange between Neville & Breeze was fun, although Neville came off a little heelish having to resort to “Yo Momma” jokes on Breeze. Breeze’s squash was fine to continue to get over the Beauty Shot as an “out-of-nowhere” finish.
* Solid main event from Rose & Kidd. Love Kidd’s new demeanor on his control sections, very rabid, but focused control work from him, impressive. Rose got to bust out more of the moveset here and it looked fine. Nice continuation with the angle between Kidd & Natalya at the end with Kidd letting something as a little as Rose handing a lollipop to Natalya get to him and now use that as a way to blame Natalya for the loss. Good stuff all around.
* Solid match between Becky Lynch & Charlotte. Lynch’s revamp in character, going from the stereotypical Irishwoman to having more of a rock-based edge worked out well for the entrance and the presence she brought out in the match. Charlotte’s control work was more centered this time and it played nicely into hitting her finish. Good stuff from the Divas this week.
* Backstage promo exchange between Charlotte & Bayley was not that good. First off, Bayley seemed to deliver the promo in a way that was completely unlike her character, talking pretty much in a normal tone, not the usual tone we have seen from Bayley promos. Then, Charlotte’s content was solid, but her delivery again was very montonus and robotic. Hate to say, but Charlotte, on promos at least, is becoming the female version of Randy Orton where once in a while, you’ll see that intestity and delivery needed to cut good promos, but most of the time, the promos, like has been Orton’s norm throughout his career, is very plodding. Here’s hoping Charlotte does not become that, but right now, its not looking good for her sake.
* Tag match was OK, but completely random. Yes, there is a tournament next week and yes, the pairing of Mojo & Bull was straight out of the “Odd Couple 101” playbook, but to throw out the Mechanics with no rhyme or reason, especially Dawson, coming off an injury and was used pretty well prior to injury last year, was head-scratching to me. Mechanics looked decent as a team, but they didn’t show enough to warrant a clear analysis of them.