— The following are spoilers from night one of the NXT TV tapings:
NXT kicked off two straight nights of television tapings at Full Sail University on Wednesday. The tapings are building to NXT’s SummerSlam weekend TakeOver special in Toronto.
Pre-show match —
– Rinku Singh defeated Sean Maluta
NXT TV taping spoilers —
– There was an in-ring segment with The Undisputed Era and a new TV introduction was shown that only features them. Adam Cole said him winning the NXT Championship is only the beginning.
Velveteen Dream, Matt Riddle, and Tyler Breeze each interrupted, and Breeze said that William Regal has made a six-man tag for tonight with three members of Undisputed Era facing Breeze, Riddle & Velveteen Dream.
– Damian Priest defeated Raul Mendoza
This was the TV reintroduction of the former Punishment Martinez. He has a new entrance featuring spotlights and his logo on the tron.
– Xia Li defeated Taynara Conti
A spinning kick got Li the win.
– The Undisputed Era (NXT Champion Adam Cole, Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish w/ Kyle O’Reilly) defeated NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream, Tyler Breeze & Matt Riddle
Strong caught Dream with The End of Heartache after some distractions and miscommunication with Breeze.
– Mr. Regal announced a Breakout tournament for Performance Center wrestlers who haven’t had many opportunities yet. The winner of the eight-man tournament will receive a future title shot.
The bracket for the tournament has Jordan Myles (formerly known as ACH) vs. Boa and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott (formerly Shane Strickland) vs. Cameron Grimes (formerly Trevor Lee) on the left side. The right side has Bronson Reed (formerly Jonah Rock) vs. Dexter Lumis (formerly Samuel Shaw) and Angel Garza (formerly Garza Jr.) vs. Joaquin Wilde (formerly DJZ).
– Angel Garza defeated Joaquin Wilde in a Breakout tournament first round match
This was excellent. The crowd was into the match and elevated for the finish where Garza hit a cradle sit-down slam. Garza won over the crowd as a top guy in one match.
– NXT Tag Team Champions The Street Profits defeated The Forgotten Sons (Wesley Blake & Steve Cutler) by DQ
Jaxson Ryker interfered and caused the disqualification. After the match, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch made the save but also took a long look at the Tag Team titles.
– Keith Lee defeated Nykos Rikos
The crowd loved Lee. He got the quick win here.
– Mia Yim defeated Aliyah (w/ Vanessa Borne)
Yim got the decisive victory and then went to the commentary desk, seemingly to ask for stronger competition.
– Kushida defeated Jeff Parker
Kushida submitted him with the Hoverboard Lock.
– Cameron Grimes defeated Isaiah “Swerve” Scott in a Breakout tournament first round match
This had good back-and-forth action, with Grimes using a double stomp to the chest to get the win.
– Bianca Belair defeated Priscilla Zuniga
The former Diamante from Impact Wrestling was making an appearance here and took the fall after Belair hit the K.O.D.
– Roderick Strong defeated Tyler Breeze
Good match that got plenty of time before O’Reilly and Fish ran down and caused just enough of a distraction to allow Strong to hit the End of Heartache.
– Jordan Myles defeated Boa in a Breakout tournament first round match
Malcolm Bivens (the former Stokely Hathaway) was ringside watching this match to scout Myles. Myles won with a 450.
– Damian Priest defeated Blanco Loco
This was a quick match to show the dominance of Priest.
– Bronson Reed defeated Dexter Lumis in a Breakout tournament first round match
A big splash got Reed the win.
– NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler defeated Io Shirai in a steel cage match to retain her title
Great match. The Horsewomen got involved and ran a distraction, taking out the outside referee and locking the door. Candice LeRae ran down to even the odds and allowed Shirai to hit a moonsault from the top on Baszler. The finish saw Baszler apply the Kirifuda Clutch as Shirai was halfway out the door. Shirai slammed the door behind herself, allowing Baszler to tumble to the outside and retain her title.
After the match, Shirai seemingly blamed LeRae for the loss and destroyed LeRae with a chair. Officials took their time removing LeRae from the cage as tonight’s tapings ended.
Dark Match: Rinku Singh def. Sean Maluta.
– Undisputed Era comes out. Adam Cole says, with his championship, they will mold NXT in their Undisputed image. They air a re-cut version of the NXT open using all Undisputed Era footage. Adam Cole says they will have all the gold by the end of 2019 and no one will be able to stop them, not even William Regal or Triple H. Velveteen Dream comes out and says the NXT championship would look good with his North American title. Matt Riddle then comes out to remind Cole that Riddle beat him. Tyler Breeze walks out and says William Regal made a match with Breeze, Dream and Riddle versus any 3 members of the Undisputed Era tonight.
– Damian Priest def. Raul Mendoza.
– William Regal announces an 8 Man Breakout tournament featuring talent that haven’t been featured on NXT tv much if at all.
– Xia Li def. Taynara Conti.
– Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, and Bobby Fish def. Velveteen Dream, Matt Riddle and Tyler Breeze.
– NXT Breakout tournament: Angel Garza def. Joaquin Wilde.
– NXT Tag Title Match: Street Profits def. Forgotten Sons by DQ when Jaxson Ryker interferes.
Post match: All three Forgotten Sons attack the Profits. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burchake the save, but confront the Street Profits afterwards.
– Keith Lee def. Nykos Rikos.
– Mia Yim def. Aliyah (w/ Vanessa Bourne.)
Post match: Mia Yim goes over to the commentary table and yells something at the camera.
– Kushida def. Shane Matthews.
– NXT Breakout Tournament: Cameron Grimes def. Isiah “Swerve” Scott.
– Bianca Belair def. Priscilla Zuniga (AKA Diamante from Impact Wrestling.)
– Roderick Strong def. Tyler Breeze.
– NXT Breakout Tournament: Jordan Myles def. Boa. Stokely Hathaway was seated ringside for this match.
– Damian Priest def. Blanco Loco.
– NXT Breakout Tournament: Bronson Reed def. Dexter Lumis.
– NXT Women’s championship: Shayna Baszler def. Io Shirai to retain in a steel cage match. During the match, Jessamyn Duke, Marina Shafir, and Candice LeRae all get involved.
Post match: A frustrated Io Shirai attacks and lays out Candice LeRae.
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