WWE NXT Results and Analysis (6/15/21): KUSHIDA Open Challenge


NXT was an eventful one, to say the least, as the announcement of William Regal‘s change for the brand took center stage at the beginning of the night while tag team action was the major theme for the matches. Here are the WWE NXT results for Tuesday, featuring in-depth match analysis and match ratings.

WWE NXT Results & Match Ratings (6/15/21)

Samoa Joe returns

— Breezango vs. Imperium

Winner: Breezango

Rating: 2.25 (**1/4)

— NXT Cruiserweight Championship: KUSHIDA (c) vs. Trey Baxter


Rating: 3.25 (***1/4)

— Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez vs. Kayden Carter & Kacy Catanzaro

Winner: Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez

Rating: 2.50 (**1/2)

— Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher vs. Grizzled Young Veterans in a Tornado Tag Team Match

Winner: Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher

Rating: 3.25 (***1/4)

WWE NXT Results: In-Depth Match Analysis

NXT Cruiserweight Championship: KUSHIDA (c) vs. Trey Baxter

Credit: WWE

KUSHIDA has been the perfect choice for NXT Cruiserweight Champion and his open challenge has been a blessing for NXT fans. The first was answered by Oney Lorcan while the second saw the debuting Carmelo Hayes take him on. Anything was possible with this open challenge and once again another man decided to step up. This time, it was Trey Baxter (formerly known as Blake Christian). His athletic prowess was not only impressive, but it gave KUSHIDA something to think about from beginning to end. Baxter gave a great effort, showing off with a Spanish Fly on KUSHIDA, and even channeled Will Ospreay on a handspring kick to the skull of the champion. There was a real chance here for Baxter, but the champion managed to lock in the Hoverboard Lock to win the match.

It was another showing that allowed KUSHIDA to show the world he is one of the best in the world and that the Cruiserweight Championship is not going anywhere any time soon. Baxter is going to be a fantastic fixture moving forward on both 205 Live and NXT with potential that has no limit.

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