WWE NXT Results
August 7, 2019
Winter Park, Florida
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
NXT Tag Team Championships Contract Signing
The NXT video plays, and we go into the arena to see the NXT General Manager William Regal in the ring. Regal is here to officiate the NXT Tag Team Championships contract signing for NXT TakeOver: Toronto this Saturday.
NXT Tag Team Champions The Street Profits make their way to the ring. The crowd waves around red solo cups. Regal then goes to introduce the Undisputed Era, but Angelo Dawkins stops him. Dawkins says he means no disrespect, but they can give this team a proper introduction. Montes Ford introduces them as the next tag team to get their asses handed to them by The Street Profits, The Undisputed Era.
Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish of The Undisputed Era make their way to the ring. Bobby Fish sarcastically says they are so funny, but he forgot to laugh. Kyle O’Reilly says he chose not to laugh because it wasn’t funny. Fish says the truth hurts, therefore if they’re feeling sensitive today then they should cover their ears. The Street Profits aren’t on their level, but for the first time of their careers their autographs are in demand. Let’s get the contracts signed because at TakeOver, they have no chance of leaving with the NXT Tag Team Championships in their position.
Fish says not only are they better than the Street Profits bell-to-bell, they’re also funnier. Fish has O’Reilly tell a joke. O’Reilly says The Street Profits are the NXT Tag Team Champions. That’s the joke. Fish does an obnoxious laugh. The crowd chants for Kyle O’Reilly.
The Street Profits pretend to laugh, but then they get serious. Dawkins says they have shocked the system since they came to NXT. They’ve been on nearly every episode of NXT, had multiple title reigns, and been on every TakeOver. They’ve beaten every team in NXT like AOP, Sanity, even Moustache Mountain. They’re probably the best tag teams ever. Ford asks what makes them think that now that the crowd sees and feels The Street Profits, what makes them think that losing is an option. Ford says there’s only one option: win. Ford says it over and over again. Dawkins says at TakeOver: Toronto, they will beat that ass. That is undisputed. The Street Profits sign the contract, and The Undisputed Era soon follows. The Street Profits walk off to the back.
Regal says it is official. At NXT TakeOver: Toronto it will be The Undisputed Era taking on the NXT Tag Team Champions The Street Profits.
Mike’s Thoughts: Good contract signing. They didn’t overbook it. It was simple and to the point. I loved the fire from The Street Profits in their promo. They show a ton of charisma on RAW, but we haven’t seen them do much there yet. This was a nice preview of what is coming to the main roster.
Video Package: NXT North American Triple Threat Match at NXT TakeOver: Toronto
Matt Riddle will take on Killian Dain in tonight’s main event.
One of the members of Slipknot talks about having their song used as the theme of NXT TakeOver: Toronto.
Video Package: Shayna Baszler vs. Mia Yim for the NXT Women’s Championship at NXT TakeOver: Toronto
Coming up next, Joaquin Wilde takes on Shane Thorne.
Joaquin Wilde vs. Shane Thorne
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. Thorne pushes him into the ropes and talks some trash. Wilde quickly rolls him up for a two count. Wilde applies a waistlock, but Thorne elbows him in the face and applies a side headlock. Wilde takes him down and rolls over him before taunting him. Thorn wrenches the arm, but Wilde fights back. Thorne twists out, but Wilde counters the wrench. Wilde takes him down and applies an arm bar. Thorne takes him down, but Wilde once again takes him down and poses for the crowd. Thorne goes to the corner to recover. Wilde hits an arm drag and applies an arm bar. Thorne quickly sends him to the corner, but Wilde elbows him back. Wilde grabs the arm and scales the ropes to hit an arm drag. Wilde dropkicks him down for a two count. Wilde goes for a guillotine choke, but Thorne counters into an impressive brainbuster.
Thorne doesn’t go for the cover and instead waits for Wilde to get up. Thorne uppercuts him down and kicks him. Thorne talks a little trash and uppercuts him down again for a two count. Thorne wrenches the arm, but Wilde fights up. Wilde punches him back, but Thorne drops him on the apron. Thorne hits the ropes, but Wilde flips into the ring and clotheslines him down. Wilde hits a jawbreaker and jumps off the second rope with a back elbow. Thorne reverses a whip to the corner, but Wilde slingshots over him. Thorne elbows him back and goes to the second rope, but Wilde powerbombs him to the canvas for a two count. Wilde goes for a guillotine, but Thorne fights him off and chops the chest. Wilde chops him back, but Thorne uppercuts him hard. Wilde then hits him with a pop-up double boot to the face that knocks Thorne out of the ring. Wilde gets on the apron, but Thorne runs away. Wilde then hits a suicide dive through the turnbuckles to get him. Wilde gets in the ring and takes him out with a summersault senton!
Thorne gets in at the count of nine before rolling out to recover some more. Wilde goes to grab him, but Thorne pulls him out of the ring. Thorne throws him around ringside, including into the ring steps. Thorne beats him down on the ramp and sends him chest-first into the ring apron. Thorne gets him in the ring and connects with a vicious running knee to the face for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Shane Thorne
Mike’s Thoughts: Decent match with both guys working hard and looking good. Joaquin Wilde, the former DJZ, looked particularly impressive. Since he was taking the loss, Wilde had a lot of time to shine in this before losing in the end. Thorne also looked good some some power moves.
Video Package: Io Shirai vs. Candice LeRae at NXT TakeOver: Toronto
Matt Riddle will take on Killian Dain in the main event.
Video Package: The life of Harley Race: 1943-2019
Matt Riddle vs. Killian Dain
While Matt Riddle is making his entrance, Killian Dain wipes him out. Riddle tries to fight back, but Dain punches him down. Dain has him against the ring steps and hits a cannonball. Dain walks off while referees help Riddle up. Riddle is writhing in pain. This match will not take place.
Mike’s Thoughts: Good way to stretch this feud out some more and leave the crowd wanting to see it. Successful angle. Would love to see this on a TakeOver… maybe this Saturday?
Video Package: The NXT Breakout Tournament
We’ll take a look at the rivalry between NXT Champion Adam Cole and Johnny Gargano, next.
A replay is shown of Fandango returning to help Tyler Breeze avoid a beatdown from The Forgotten Sons last week on NXT.
Cathy Kelly interviewed Breezango after Fandango’s return. Tyler Breeze asked where Fandango has been. Fandango says they were so busy policing everyone else’s fashion sense, but there weren’t policing themselves. Their own fashion sense was whack. Fandango says Breezango needs a makeover. Fandango says they’ll be Breezango reimagined.
Next week on NXT, Breezango will take on The Forgotten Sons.
Video Package: Adam Cole defends the NXT Championship against Johnny Gargano in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match at NXT TakeOver: Toronto
Mike’s Thoughts: This was an episode of NXT that was light on action, but heavy on the promotion of the TakeOver event this Saturday. This wouldn’t work well on broadcast television, but it’s fine for the WWE Network. The video packages were extremely well done and has me excited to see TakeOver this Saturday.
Quick Match Results
* Shane Thorne def. Joaquin Wilde
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