Tonight's edition of WWE NXT takes place from Full Sail University and features a pair of Tag-Team Title matches and is sure to have some great segments and matches mixed-in throughout.
Before the show begins, let's see what tonight's show has in-store for us!
- How Will NXT Champion, Adam Cole Respond To Karrion Kross and Scarlett's Ominous Message?
- WWE Women's Tag-Team Championships - Bayley and Sasha Banks (C) vs Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox
- NXT Tag-Team Championships - Imperium (C) vs Breezango
- Will NXT North American Champion, Keith Lee Accept Finn Balor's Challenge?
The show begins with the NXT Tag-Team Champions, Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner of Imperium making their way down to the ring as they prepare to defend their titles against Tyler Breeze and Fandango, better known as Breezango. Breezango comes down to the ring with a mockery of Imperium's entrance and they're known as "Emporium" for the balance of the entrance.
Match - NXT Tag-Team Championships, Imperium vs Breezango
Key Points - This was a fun match to kick the show off with and the teams traded off some nice back and forth for several minuted until Indus Sher and Malcolm Bivens came down to the ring but were taken out by Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch and it distracted Breezango and Imperium would pick up the win after the distraction.
Result - Imperium defeat Breezango, And STILL NXT Tag-Team Champions
Highlights (Imperium vs Breezango)
We then see Tom Phillips interviewing Velveteen Dream and Tom asks what is next for the Dream? Dream responds by showing a drawing of he and Dexter Lumis holding the NXT Tag-Team Championships and Dream says that picture means nothing to him and Dream is a solo act. Dream then walks off as Mauro Ranallo announces that Damian Priest will take on Killian Dain next and we go to a commercial break.
Match - Damian Priest vs Killian Dain
Key Points - Dain dominates the first few minutes of the match, laying into Priest with some heavy offense until Priest hits him with "The Day of Reckoning" for the 1-2-3 and the win.
Result - Damian Priest defeats Killian Dain
Highlights (Damian Priest vs Killian Dain)
Match - Xia Li vs Aliyah (with Robert Stone)
Key Points - Aliyah makes her way to the ring and she's holding Robert Stone up as he's unable to stand and looks like an absolute mess. Aliyah goes right after Xia as soon as the bell rings and Aliyah picks up the quick win.
Result - Aliyah defeats Xia Li
Highlights (Xia Li vs Aliyah)
We then see The Undisputed Era putting Roderick Strong through 'therapy' due to him being shaken up after Dexter Lumis kidnapped him and has seemingly been stalking him.
The longest-reigning NXT Champion of all-time, Adam Cole makes his way down to the ring. Cole says that Karrion Kross has been in NXT for 5-minutes and needs to do a lot more to earn a shot at the NXT Championship. Cole then calls out Keith Lee and says maybe he'll let Lee have a shot at the NXT Title but only if it's for Lee's NXT North American Championship, that way when he beats Lee, everyone can call him champ champ, bay bay. Lee then comes down to the ring and before he can speak, Johnny Gargano comes down to the ring. Gargano says he pinned Lee, last week and he wants the North American Championship...and then says why stop there and sets his eyes on Adam Cole and the NXT Championship. Gargano goes on to say he and Candice LeRae will make history as the first ever married couple to be NXT Champion and NXT Women's Champion. Lee says he cared about Candice's well-being, last week more than Johnny did and then Finn Balor comes out and interrupts the argument. Finn said he doesn't wait in lines, he cuts in front and then walks by Gargano and looks at Keith Lee and says he's taking Lee's title and then says he'll take Cole's right after. Finn calls Cole a transitional champion and then Cole says this is the story of Finn's career...Finn makes a mark in a company and then he takes his place and does it better than he ever did.
William Regal than pops up on the big-screen and says, next week, Keith Lee will defend the NXT North American Championship against Finn Balor and Johnny Gargano in a triple-threat match...and the winner will face Adam Cole in a winner-takes-all match for the NXT North American Championship and the NXT Championship on July 8th.
Match - Dakota Kai (with Raquel Gonzalez) vs Kayden Carter (with Kacy Catanzaro)
Key Points - Lots of outside interference from Raquel and Kacy in this short match and Kai picks up the win after making Kayden tap-out with a nasty looking arm-bar submission hold.
Result - Dakota Kai defeats Kayden Carter
Highlights (Dakota Kai vs Kayden Carter)
We then see Karrion Kross and Scarlett finding the broken hourglass that Kieth Lee destroyed...
Mercedes Martinez is making her return soon...
Match - Bronson Reed vs Leon Ruff
Key Points - Bronson Reed destroys Leon Ruff and picks up then win after drilling Leon with a top-rope splash to garner the pin-fall. After the match, Reed calls out Karrion Kross for a match, next week.
Result - Bronson Reed defeats Leon Ruff
Highlights (Bronson Reed vs Leon Ruff)
NXT Cruiserweight Champion, Santos Escobar makes his way to the ring, being flanked by Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza. Before he can say much, Drake Maverick comes out and then Escobar and his goons beat Maverick down and put him through a table onto the concrete floor and we head to a break. After the break, we see Drake Maverick being taken to a local medical facility while be ushered out of the arena on a stretcher with a neck brace on and being put into an ambulance.
Match - WWE Women's Tag-Team Championships, Bayley and Sasha Banks vs Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox
Key Points - This was an extremely fun match between the past and future of the NXT's Women's division. Shotzi and Tegan got some really nice offense in but the champs would reign supreme after Banks applies 'The Bank Statement' on Shotzi, who then taps-out.
Result - Bayley and Sasha Banks defeat Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox, And STILL WWE Women's Tag-Team Champions
Highlights (Bayley and Sasha Banks vs Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox
After the match, NXT Women's Champion, Io Shirai comes running down to the ring and takes out both Bayley and Sasha Banks and says this is HER NXT!
That's a wrap for tonight's edition of WWE NXT! Be sure to stay with WrestlingNewsWorld.com, (@WNWNews) on Twitter or myself on Twitter (@WNWFaria) for live-coverage of SmackDown, this Friday night starting at 8:00pm (Eastern)!
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