NXT returned last night (June 8) from the Capitol Wrestling Center (CWC) in Orlando, Florida. You can find the results on the live blog here.
Facing the five deadly ways!
Before we get out of this house and knock on a few new doors at Takeover, there are still things to deal with within the CWC. The five men who will fight for the NXT Championship on Sunday are scheduled for a “confrontation” on Tuesday, though. Even if it becomes less chaotic than last week, Scarlett’s warning certainly seems ominous.
Even though she had a deck of cards, Adam Cole handled it better. He let the other challengers All come down to the stage to show their case in front of Karrion Kross, then show up on Titantron to say he’s too smart to play the game. Especially when he defeated Kross last week (verbally). O’Reilly said that because Cole was too bad to be in the ring. So others have to show who they are. Cross: “So who are you?” I’ll answer that with another question for all of you: What do the five fingers tell your face? “slap”
Everyone quarrels as the security forces try and fail to calm things down, but when Kross defeats his enemies it gets better. Cole then sneaks into the Kross superkick and hits a floating knee from behind. He wore the belt while the show aired in a very nice teaser for Takeover on Sunday!
Austin Theory and Oney Lorcan decide the score.
Speaking of last week We should have our new No. 1 contender for the NXT title in the Triple Treat tournament that opened last week. But we got Adam Cole ran in. which leaves us with no winners and set the tone for the night of endless chaos This, as well as the controversy, turned into a fight when Austin Theory claimed that “Papa” Johnny Gargano would have won the tournament if it had not been for Cole, while Oney Lorcan said the same on behalf. “Bruiserweight” Pete Dunne The only way this type of debate can be resolved in professional wrestling is in the ring. But both sides got into a fight at the place before the show!
Here’s the physical stuff from open bells, uppercuts, chops, slams, and leg sweeps on the apron that led to the flat-top back bump theory. He got his revenge later after the commercial break by smashing Lorcan into the plexiglass barricade twice. At this point, both Pete Dunne and Johnny Gargano came down to the ring to take a look. And when their minions hit the clothesline twice to double down, Gargano and Dunne start arguing and have to be taken away. Safety!!
This distraction worked in Lorcan’s favor as he calmed and defeated Theory by smashing his face into the ring first. The match ended shortly after. giving us a strong opening this week.
Ember Moon vs. Dakota Kai
Fed up with Raquel González’s shameless Dakota Kai thwarting women’s champions, Ember Moon pledged to take matters into her own hands with a two-step plan — defeating NXT’s live Kai and heading straight for the title. where the shot at takeover Of course, her ability to progress to the second part of her master plan depends on her performance on Tuesday night. How is she? Not as good as they advertise
Moon finds her breaking the law and nearly falls shortly after we return from a break. As Kai rolls out of the ring to recuperate near her best friend, Ember Moon chases, and Raquel González wears big boots… Moon slapped her with a fist and wiped out both women with a suicide dive. She threw Kai into the ring to beat Eclipse, but González hit her with a boot in front of the referee to disqualify. Instead of making Moon look weak as a challenger by giving her a two-on-one hit before Sunday, Moon did better than González by blocking an arm bump and hitting González with an Eclipse instead! That’s how you create your competitors in the right way.
Killian Dain gets a “swerve”
After last week’s show car parking controversy that seemed to be out of nowhere. We’ve finally paid off in a war of words between Hit Row and Killian Dain’s team and Drake Maverick. You might expect this to lead to a tag match between opposing forces (I’m sure Top Dolla and Ashante “Thee” Adonis would be a good team) but we had a solo match in the last event before Takeover.
Before this match begins Even though we had Legado del Fantas on the ring for Santos. Escobar would have had a bad remark about his team losing last week with Bronson Reed’s intervention. Reed responded and taunted him by playing a video of Escobar being stuffed into it. in the crystal ball over and over An angry Escobar dared Reed into the ring and did it again – he said yes. MSK had run out of reserves for Legado, so Escobar’s next strategy was to challenge them to all the Takeover titles. One match on Sunday The winner will get all They accepted and The Row finally came out to match Swerve and Dain, but before they stared at the two groups as they wandered their way.
Hit Row used constant intervention to gain an advantage over Dain, but he continued to power up and control the match no matter what they did. As he was about to climb the rope to find himself at the finish line. Rowe tried to distract again, and Drake Maverick finally saw enough. He was blasted by “Top Dolla” AJ Francis for his trouble and Swerve kicked Dain in the head for a pin. This is one case that I don’t really care about for this match. Thanks to the constant chic But I really like what it does in terms of making the Hit Row complete and perfect. So I give this part a thumbs up. They also underlined by stepping over the remains of Maverick after Swerve’s win.
Ahead of In Your House, the battle between Ted DiBiase acolytes LA Knight and aspiring Cameron Grimes, “The Million Dollar Man” promises a priceless announcement for this week’s edition of NXT. What does the sly DiBiase have up his sleeve?
If you were expecting Mr. DiBiase to announce that his Million Dollar title would be between Grimes and Knight on Sunday, you’re absolutely right. To raise the stakes both figuratively and literally, he announced that they would fight for it in a ladder match!
Poppy is back in NXT.
Candice LeRae’s least favorite singer is back with a vengeance. Poppy made an impact on the NXT brand this year with a soundtrack. But no one knew before Tuesday night what she would do next. Or if half of the tag team champions can resist renewing their contract with the famous singer again?
To make the story short, Poppy “presses a button” on her phone while William Regal and Triple H stare at the release of her new album on Spotify and Apple Music right away.
She wasn’t done yet. Candice LeRae came down to the stage to complain about Poppy’s presence and blame her for ruining Indi Hartwell’s life by hugging Dexter Lumis earlier.
LeRae demanded satisfaction in sinking the ship identified as the sea. In-Dex Poppy came out with a microphone and said, “I didn’t wrestle But I know someone who fought.” Io Shirai is back! She took a two-leg takedown, a 6-1-9 hit and a drop-kick on the ropes, and LeRae took the powder from the flogging as Poppy and Shirai celebrated in the ring. That’s a fun way to use guest stars on wrestling shows, and it’s the perfect excuse to reintroduce Shirai after her absence. I wholeheartedly endorse this part!
What else do you need to know?
There were two unannounced squash matches in this show. Xia Li attempted to eliminate Mercedes Martinez before the match, but Martinez fired and slammed Li over the barricade and told the referee to ring the bell. Her poor opponent had never even been introduced before eating an Air Raid Crash in exchange for a pin. I think this tweet sums up my feelings well.
We also have veterans Grizzled Young having a tag team match against 205 live agents this week in August Gray and Ikemen Jiro. Here are just a few excuses for Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher to be watching from the edge. road Throw a chair on the stage after the match. and encourages the GYV to enter the fray. before the night is over It has been officially announced that both sides will have a tornado rule fight next week in NXT!
Ever-Rise also announced that they’ll be doing a pre-show on Sunday, so I’m not sure.
Like a dozen fresh eggs delivered directly from the grocery store This show was an A-level show from start to finish. If Ever-Rise wasn’t a waste of time, I’d give it a perfect A+. Every segment is reasonable. Every match has a valid ending. Everything was built perfectly for our takeover event on Sunday. Congratulations to everyone involved in making things happen. Back to normal this week, Karrion Kross told William Regal he didn’t use NXT and it was completely out of control. But ironically, that would be more true than last week instead. The show ran like a well-oiled machine for two hours in a row.
Get up from the seat next to the cage and mute the sound below. See you on Sunday!