Tonight’s NXT is jam-packed with FIVE MATCHES, including the continuation of NXT’s Breakout Tournament. Also in the Main Event “Prince Pretty” Tyler Breeze looks to gain a measure of revenge over The Undisputed Era, but we kick off the night with The Blasian Baddie on the NXT Recap
The NXT Recap
MIA YIM GETS SOME PAYBACK ON ALIYAH AND VANESSA BORNE
This match was set up a few weeks ago when Aliyah and Borne cut on Yim. Aliyah dominated the majority of the early action with hard-hitting strikes, rest holds, and a little bit of help from Vanessa Borne.
One little slip, or trip in this case, for Yim to take control. Aliyah attempted to retreat to the outside, but this backfired as Yim wiped out both Aliyah and Borne with a suicide dive.
Once back in the ring Yim hit her Protect Your Neck Neck finisher, and that was all she needed to get the three count. Post-match Mia tossed Borne into the steel steps as payback for her interference. She then made her way over to the commentary team, to deliver a message to Shayna Baszler. She is not just coming for the tile, but also to, “Whoop that ass!’
KUSHIDA CONTINUES HIS CLIMB UP THE NXT RANKINGS AND KILLIAN DAIN IS COMING
Kushida faced off against Scott Parker in what was a complete showcase for his technical prowess. Kushida dominated from the start with his mat wrestling, and while Parker did get in a dropkick that was really his only offense of the match. After a few hard-hitting strikes, Kushida locked in the newly named Sakuraba lock for the win.
We did get a vignette for the soon to be re-debuting Killian Dain. Dain was depicted watching footage from a war zone, narrating how everything he had was taken from him and now he takes what he wants.
CAMERON GRIMES MAKES IT PAST ISAIAH “SWERVE” SCOTT
This Breakout Tournament continued to do a tremendous job of introducing new talents (I almost forgot it was WWE), as Isaiah Scott (FKA Shane Strickland) met Cameron Grimes (FKA Trevor Lee).
The two debuting stars regularly traded control of this match, Scott controlling with his high flying style with some innovative strikes mixed in. While Grimes used his more powerful, hard-hitting, and very opportunistic offense.
It was that opportunistic offense that would pay off, as Grimes took advantage of both superstars colliding to nail his Running Double Stomp finisher. I will say though Swerve firmly justified the hype he has been receiving prior to his debut.
BIANCA BELAIR OBLITERATES PRISCILLA ZUNIGA
The wrestler formerly known as Diamante made her NXT debut against”The EST of NXT”, and tried to make an impression by shoving Bianca.
Unfortunately, that would be the most notable thing she would land, as Belair bulldozed through her. Belair nailed her with a series of hard hitting punches, forearms, and shoulder thrusts. A series of bombs followed by the KOD ended the match.
RODERICK STRONG BESTS NXT’S OG TYLER BREEZE
Tyler Breeze continued his war on Undisputed Era as he faced off with “The Messiah of the Back-breaker” Roderick Strong. While both men’s veteran instincts were on display, with Breeze being motivated by his heart and desire to prove he can still hang with the new generation of NXT stars; Strong using his viciousness and dirty tactics to gain any edge he can.
Breeze was forced to work from a disadvantage from early on as Strong dropped him back first onto the steel steps, but Breeze was still able to keep the match even with various strikes including his signature Super Model Kick.
Sadly though fellow UE members Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish made their way down to the ring, and that was the beginning of the end. Strong took advantage of Breeze’s laser focus on his cohorts, nailing him with an enzuguri followed by End of Heartache for the three count. The show closed with Strong celebrating with Fish and O’Reilly, further establishing his case for a shot at the North American Championship.
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