WWE NXT Results

WWE NXT Results 7/4/18
WWE NXT Results
August 21, 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.

A video kicks off the show hyping up tonight’s main event with Matt Riddle and Killian Dain.

The Undisputed ERA kicks off the show

The Undisputed ERA makes their way to the ring. NXT Champion Adam Cole says he did everything he said he would. Cole beat Johnny Gargano at TakeOver: Toronto and successfully defended his NXT Championship. An “Adam Cole” chant fires up. People are saying that he had the performance of a lifetime and now it is no longer a question: he is the greatest NXT Champion that has ever lived. If there was an NXT Mt. Rushmore, you wouldn’t find the faces of Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Shinsuke Nakamura, or Finn Balor. It would have Adam Cole’s face four times.

Roderick Strong says that would be beautiful, but all four of them should be standing here tonight draped in gold. The Undisputed prophecy should have been fulfilled, but they got screwed. Strong says Velveteen Dream did not pin him at TakeOver — he pinned Pete Dunne. That means Dream’s North American Championship run is on borrowed time. As soon as Dream stops ducking him, he’ll fulfill his part of the prophecy when he takes the North American Championship.

Kyle O’Reilly says that was well said. O’Reilly then says in order to win a tag team match, you have to pin the legal man. They have a replay shown of Bobby Fish tagging himself in at TakeOver: Toronto. O’Reilly says he rests his case. Fish says they did not lose to the Street Profits at TakeOver: Toronto. Fish says William Regal is a silly prat and need to do his job and make this thing right. Cole says it needs to be made right. What’s right for NXT is the Undisputed ERA draped in gold. O’Reilly and Fish are the greatest tag team in NXT history. It’s only a matter of time before they win the NXT Tag Team Championships. As for Strong, the North American Championship is his property. Cole says they are two steps away from fulfilling the prophecy, being draped in gold, and making NXT Undisputed.

The Undisputed ERA goes to leave, but Jordan Myles’ music hits. The winner of the NXT Breakout Tournament comes out to the stage with his contract in hand. That contract allows him to have an NXT title match of his choosing. A “Jordan” chant picks up. Cole says Myles must be joking. Surely Myles isn’t using that championship opportunity on him. Myles smiles and has a lot of energy, but if he challenges Cole for the title he’ll break the smile off his face. Myles should challenge Shayna Baszler or go to NXT UK or 205 Live. It’s not a knock, but they’re not on the level of Adam Cole, baby. Myles says nothing. Cole says he’ll talk slowly so Myles understands. There is nothing more damaging or detrimental to a young career by wasting an opportunity and challenging him. If Myles makes that mistake, Cole will make his career an undisputed failure. Myles simply extends the contract. Cole goes to grab it, but Myles drops it, smiles at him, and backs off.

Mike’s Thoughts: Good opening segment that puts over the Undisputed ERA’s continued gripes with NXT management and keeps their title feuds going… well for those pursuing a championship. Nice to see NXT Champion Adam Cole moving on a bit and getting a challenge from Jordan Myles. I like having Myles challenge. By winning that contract for a title opportunity against anyone, they had the opportunity to make yet another WWE Stupid Babyface® by challenging for a lesser title, but they actually made him a smart babyface by going for the big title. That was the only way that should have gone, and it worked.

Earlier this week, Bronson Reed was interviewed about being in the NXT Breakout Tournament. Shane Thorne makes fun of Reed for losing, so Reed challenges him to a fight. They’ll face each other later tonight.

Mansoor vs. Damian Priest

The bell rings, and Priest just reclines in the corner. They lock up, and Priest powers him to the corner and gives a clean break. Mansoor shoves him, so Priest shoves him to the corner. Mansoor boots him back and goes to the second rope, but Priest rips him off and whiplashes him onto the top turnbuckle. Priest big boots him and knees away at him. Priest clubs Mansoor down and kicks him in the head. Priest knees him and sends him over the top rope, but Mansoor hangs on. Mansoor slides through the legs and forearms him, but Priest viciously responds with a forearm of his own. Priest goes for a suplex, but Mansoor counters into an inside cradle for a two count. Mansoor dropkicks him, but Priest stays on his feet. Mansoor hits a bicycle kick, but Priest is still standing. Mansoor flips through a chokeslam and hits a step-up enzuigiri. Mansoor knocks him out of the ring and hits a summersault senton. Mansoor gets him in the ring and hits a slingshot neckbreaker. Mansoor goes for a tornado DDT, but Priest throws him off and turns him inside out with a clothesline. Priest hits a Crucifix Powerbomb and signals for the end. Priest connects with the Reckoning for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Damian Priest

Mike’s Thoughts: Good match for Damian Priest. The guy has the size and look for the main roster. Looks kind of similar to Baron Corbin when he had hair in NXT (and without the stomach flab). I can see them doing something with this guy somewhere down the line.

-Commercial Break-

The commentators talk about NXT going over to the USA Network starting on Wednesday, September 18.

Mia Yim vs. Vanessa Borne w/ Aliyah

The bell rings, and Borne kicks her down. Borne applies a side headlock, but Yim quickly turns it around on her. Borne whips her off, but Yim shoulder blocks her down. Yim hits the ropes and chops the throat. Yim hits the ropes, but Aliyah grabs the feet. Borne quickly drops Yim with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Borne gets Yim in the corner and kicks away at her. Borne gets her tied up on the ropes, but a sticker on her backside that says, “Lower,” and spanks her.

Borne talks trash and calls her a loser. Yim jabs her, so Borne slaps her in the face. Yim quickly tackles her and punches away at her. Yim chops her down in the corner and kicks her. Yim grabs her by the hair and throws her before connecting with a cannonball. Yim follows up with the Protect Ya Neck for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Mia Yim

NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler comes out to the stage. Half the crowd cheers her, half the crowd boos. Baszler says Yim is a badass. Yim fought her and took her to places no one else has brought her to. Baszler saw it in Yim’s eyes. She’s had to go to some dark depths to get to where she is. Baszler was thinking they don’t need to stand across from each other as enemies. Yim can stand right beside her. Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke get on the apron. Baszler says this is a cold business, but it’s nice and warm under the dragon’s wing. Baszler asks Yim if she’ll join her. Yim attacks Duke, so Shafir and Baszler double-team her. Referees run down and quickly separate the Horsewomen from Yim.

Mike’s Thoughts: I’m just not seeing it with Mia Yim. I don’t get the character and I feel like her in-ring work needs a lot of work. There was nothing about the TakeOver: Toronto match with Shayna Baszler that made me want to see that again, but it looks like that’s what they’re doing.

Later tonight, we’ll see Matt Riddle take on Killian Dain. Coming up next, Bronson Reed takes on Shane Thorne.

-Commercial Break-

Keith Lee will take on Dominik Dijakovic next week.

Video Package: Keith Lee’s rivalry with Dominik Dijakovic

Bronson Reed vs. Shane Thorne

The bell rings, and Thorne quickly kicks Reed in the leg a few times. Reed backs him to the corner, but Thorne kicks the leg and quickly gets out of the ring. Thorne gets back in the ring and goes for a kick, but Reed blocks it and takes him down. Reed sits on top or Thorne and poses. Reed then grabs the arm, but Thorne fights up. Thorne digs his boot into Reed’s face in the corner. Reed sends him into the ropes. Thorne goes for a leapfrog, but Reed counters into a sit-out spinebuster. Reed hits the ropes and boots Thorne in the face. Reed presses him up, but Thorne rakes the eyes. Reed drops him, so Thorne chop blocks him. Thorne punches away at Reed, hooks the face with his fingers, and delivers a stiff kick to the back. Thorne dropkicks him and hits a running kick. Thorne follows up with a cannonball in the corner for a two count. Thorne goes for a back suplex, but Reed elbows out. Reed uppercuts him and connects with a scoop powerslam. Reed makes a comeback with a bionic elbow and a Samoan Drop. Thorne quickly boots him back and charges, but Reed avalanches him before immediately following up with a senton splash. Reed avalanches him in the corner twice, and Thorne falls out of the ring. Reed grabs him and gets him in the ring. Reed goes to the top rope, but Thorne knocks him off. Thorne quickly follows up with a running kick to the face for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Shane Thorne

Mike’s Thoughts: Not a great match. Bronson Reed is just a little too big and looked a little sloppy at times. Perhaps he was too winded. Unless you’re big and versatile like an Otis, you’re probably not going to advance far in WWE. I don’t know if Reed, as it stands right now, is there. Good thing for him is there’s a lot of time to improve.

Velveteen Dream addresses Roderick Strong

NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream is rolled out onto the stage by two women as he’s laying on a couch. Dream holds up his t-shirt and says it is $30. His glasses are $10. Dreaming retaining the North American Championship by pinning Pete Dunne? Priceless. No matter what — two men, the whole locker room — Dream likes it on top because that’s where the spotlight is. The spotlight is on Roderick Strong. If you want a match against Dream, you’ll have to give Dream an experience he’ll never forget. Don’t take too long because if you do… Dream over.

Mike’s Thoughts: Velveteen Dream is awesome.

-Commercial Break-

In two weeks on NXT, Adam Cole will defend the NXT Championship against Jordan Myles. Next week, the NXT Tag Team Championships will be on the line as the Street Profits take on Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish of the Undisputed ERA.

Killian Dain vs. Matt Riddle

Matt Riddle comes through the crowd and attacks Killian Dain from behind. Riddle punches away at him before backing away. Riddle’s ribs are taped up.

The bell rings, and Riddle kicks away at Dain. Dain quickly hits the ribs and throws Riddle out of the ring. Riddle quickly gets back in the ring and punches Dain to the corner. Riddle knees him in the ribs before kicking him in the head. There seemed to be a moment of miscommunication there. Dain falls out of the ring, so Riddle jumps off the steps to take him down. Riddle gets him back in the ring and punches him back. Dain quickly elbows him in the head a few times, but Riddle gets away. Dain quickly hits a short-arm shoulder block and a running cross-body block. Dain gets him in the corner and viciously attacks Riddle’s injured ribs. Dain puts him in the corner and connects with a suplex for a two count. Dain applies an abdominal stretch to put more pressure on those injured ribs. Riddle gets out and chops away at Dain, but Dain quickly stops him. Dain gets him in the corner and digs his foot into the injured ribs. Riddle screams in pain. Riddle tries to fight back, but Dain knees him in the ribs and hits a gutbuster. Dain applies a submission, but Riddle gets out. Dain goes for a delayed vertical suplex, but Riddle knees him in the head. Riddle then catches Dain with a Bro Buster.

They trade punches before Riddle kicks him back and hits a quick snap kick. Riddle catches him with some running forearms before hitting an exploder. Riddle goes for a standing moonsault, but lands on his feet when Dain moves. Riddle quickly follows up with a Bro-ton. Riddle quickly kicks him in the face for a near fall. Riddle elbows away at Dain. Dain tries to roll out, but it looks ugly. Riddle punches away at Dain and tries to drag him to the center of the ring, but Dain holds the bottom rope. Riddle kicks his hands and pulls him in. Dain fights back, but Riddle hits a nice German Suplex to take him back down.

Riddle quickly knees him in the face, but Dain comes back with a dropkick. Dain follows up with a cannonball for a near fall. Dain cannot believe it. Dain picks Riddle up and hits a fireman’s carry slam. Dain goes for a senton splash, but Riddle counters into a Bromission attempt. Dain fights it, gets up with Riddle on his back, and pulls him off. Riddle quickly comes back with the Bro To Sleep before hitting an unreal powerbomb. Riddle quickly connects with the Final Flash knee strike for a near fall.

Riddle goes to the top rope for a twisting senton, but Dain gets the knees up. Dain throws him out of the ring and goes to sandwich him against the steel steps, but Riddle moves. Dain hits the steps hard. Riddle goes to powerbomb him onto the steps, but Dain counters into a back body drop that is taken horribly by Riddle, who almost spikes himself on the face and breaks his back. Dain lays him on the steps and hits a senton splash. Dain hits a Vader Bomb off the apron to the floor! Dain gets him in the ring and hits three Vader Bombs for the win. Riddle is bleeding from the mouth.

Winner by Pinfall: Killian Dain

Killian Dain celebrates and goes to walk off, but Matt Riddle charges him and jumps on his back as the show comes to an end.

Mike’s Thoughts: Yikes… that just wasn’t that great of a match. At times this just slogged along without any real heat despite the segments leading up to it being quite good. They looked out of sync at times and botch a few moves. The botch on the ring steps was pretty damn scary. This isn’t the end by a long shot I’d imagine, and I have to think it’ll get better than this.

Overall this was a pretty good episode of NXT, though the main event dragged quite a bit. Still, it’s only an hour long and easy to watch. I’m very curious to see what happens when this show goes to two-hours live on the USA Network in less than a month. It should be interesting. Until then, thanks for checking out the recap!


Quick Match Results

— Damian Priest def. Mansoor
— Mia Yim def. Vanessa Borne
— Shane Thorne def. Bronson Reed
— Killian Dain def. Matt Riddle

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