Tuesday night was another important episode of NXT as the build to the Great American Bash has made tensions rise in all title hunts. Not only has it been a good build in that, but makes everything a must-see on the show. The massive main event was one worth being excited for and delivered to expectations. Here are the WWE NXT results followed by match analysis and ratings.
WWE NXT Results & Match Ratings (6/22/21)
— Adam Cole vs. Carmelo Hayes
Winner: Adam Cole
Rating: 3.25 (***1/4)
— Zoey Stark & Io Shirai vs. Aliyah & Jessi Kamea
Winner: Zoey Stark & Io Shirai
Rating: 2.50 (**1/2)
— Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory vs. Pete Dunne & Oney Lorcan
Winner: Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory
Rating: 3.50 (***1/2)
— Franky Monet vs. Elektra Lopez
Winner: Franky Monet
Rating: 1.00 (*)
— Ever-Rise vs. Hit Row (Ashante “Thee” Adonis & Top Dolla)
Winner: Hit Row
Rating: 1.25 (*1/4)
— KUSHIDA vs. Kyle O’Reilly
Winner: Kyle O’Reilly
Rating: 4.00 (****)
WWE NXT Results: In-Depth Match Analysis
KUSHIDA vs. Kyle O’Reilly
A grappling technical beauty. When it was announced that KUSHIDA and Kyle O’Reilly would be running back their classic from NJPW on NXT, people were excited. Seeing that the NXT Cruiserweight Champion has found himself this year and O’Reilly is establishing himself as a singles star, it felt like the perfect time to do the match. In a match of respect, these two had a physical battle that anyone would welcome in any company. KUSHIDA was not only on the same level as O’Reilly, but as the match went on, he was more and more in control. The spot of the match saw KUSHIDA hit a picture-perfect Bridging Suplex to O’Reilly on the apron. This saw them both crash to the floor.
KUSHIDA managed to lock in the Hoverboard Lock but O’Reilly managed to roll KUSHIDA up out of nowhere for the pin and the victory. These two embraced after the hellacious battle as not only was it a sign of respect but clearly just the beginning for their battles in NXT. A great showing by both individuals.
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