NXT opens up with the new NXT Champion Bron Breakker, as he addressed the NXT Universe following his victory over Tommaso Ciampa.
Breakker starts off his promo by giving props to Ciampa. Breakker keeps it short and simple by saying he will prove why he deserves to be called NXT Champion every week!
Santos Escobar approaches the ring. There’s a brief stare-down between Escobar and Breakker.
After that, Xyon Quinn makes his entrance. That means it’s now time for Quinn vs. Escobar (Elektra Lopez leaves with the winner).
Quinn is dominant in the early stages of the match. We get a picture/picture break thingy and I’m not going to lie, that sucks.
It’s hard to concentrate on the match when you’re being advised to go pick up pizza from Dominoes, you know? Don’t get me wrong, I understand why it’s done. They have to pay the bills, but jeez man
Anyway, remember how Quinn was dominating at the start, well as you may have guessed The rest of Legado del Fantasma get involved.
Quinn shifts the tide back in his favor after Santos runs into a brick wall aka Quinn’s anatomy.
At first, it seems like Lopez is on Quinn’s side, but sike! She leads him on, kicks him in his manhood, and Escobar wins.
Next up is Cameron Grimes vs Damon Kemp.
Malcolm Bivins appears to be scouting for new talent. Despite the reason for Bivins’ appearance, it’s Grimes who wins this one. Grimes claims this will be his year.
Will it? Only time will tell.
Malik Blade and Edris Enofe vs. Joe Gacy and Harland (Dusty Cup Classic Qualifier).
Gacy takes it to Enofe for a hot minute, then Enofe tags in Blade. Then Enofe tags back in and Harland is just standing there looking like he smells a 10, 000 pound back of dog crap.
Harland enters the match. Harland gets DQ’d and It seems like neither Harland nor Gacy gives a crap… they just look like two sick puppies who love to inflict pain on others for no explicable reason.
Tony D’Angelo vs. Pete Dunn is up next
Dunn is still selling the fact that D’Angelo injured his hand with the crowbar during his entrance. Nice attention to detail!
Dunn was looking to get the bar early, but unfortunately, he ran into a forearm. After the break, a ladder and kendo stick have been pulled from outside of the ring. Still no crowbar though.
We get a bit of vintage Pete Dunn, as he goes to town on D’Angelo’s arm.
D’Angelo eventually pulls the crowbar down, but as you could expect, the possession of the weapon changes hands on multiple occasions.
Long story short, Tony D is your winner.
Indi Hartwell, Persia Pirotta, and Wendy Choo vs. Kacy Catanzaro, Kayden Carter, Amari Miller
Wow. Talk about a cavalcade of personalities, huh?
Wendy appears to be taking a nap on the top turnbuckle for a minute… Then she gets tagged in… then, she tags Miller multiple times. Then things start to break down. Persia is tagged back in, she does damage. Then, in comes Indi.
Indi picks up the win for her team and she’s awesome, but the real MVP is Wendy.
Solo vs. Boa is next
After weeks of build-up, we finally get Boa/Solo and after weeks of anticipation, the match ends via double count in a mere couple of minutes.
AJ Styles vs. Grayson Waller
Waller begins with some strikes, including a shin kick. It has little effect. A side headlock is soon applied by Styles before it’s countered with a Waller side headlock.
Styles skips the rest of the feeling out process and proceeds to leg kick the albatross of the wrestling world known as Grayson Waller.
Somewhere after that, we see vintage Styles, as he delivers a knee drop directed at Waller’s head with that old-school TNA flare.
Waller takes AJ’s head off with a clothesline just before we get hit with the dreaded picture/picture break. Waller takes it to Styles for pretty much the entire break.
Styles appears to get his second wind following a phenomenal blitz. He soon goes for a Styles Clash but Waller rolls to the outside. There, Styles’ forearm meets Waller’s face with an assist from the top rope.
Styles rolls Waller into the Calf Killer… Or crusher if you insist.
Waller doesn’t tap, but Styles smells blood and goes for Waller’s leg. Waller counters with a pin attempt. Styles kicks out.
Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm, but no dice, Waller rolls out and answers with a stunner.
1… 2… No 3.
While nobody likes Waller, you got to give it to the guy, he put up a hell of a fight. It wasn’t enough tonight, as he would ultimately fall victim to the phenomenal forearm.
Styles pays Waller a little respect. “You’re good, but not phenomenal”, he says. Then he intrudes Waller to someone he’s quite familiar with.
LA Knight is back! That’s how the show ends.
Hey, this next portion is dedicated to anyone who has a short attention span like me.
Here’s the rest of this week’s show in a nutshell.
Toxic Attraction does the thing where they’re talking about how beautiful they are and gloating about their success. You know, heel things.
Kay Lee Ray trashes Team TA’s photoshoot with a baseball bat. And no, for anyone wondering Kay Lee wasn’t mad because she couldn’t be in the shoot. No, she doesn’t have anger management issues.
She wants a piece of Mandy.
Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams pull up in something nice. Hayes attempts to pour out a little liquor for Roderick Strong’s title reign, but the bottle is empty. Cameron Grimes makes it clear he wants that North American Title.
Also, Boa and Solo battle so more backstage. Boa turns into his alter ego.