WWE NXT Results and Analysis (7/13/21): Kross vs. Gargano

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It was a big night on NXT as the Breakout Tournament officially started, a new NXT Women’s Championship contender came to light, and the NXT Championship was on the line. Here’s a look at the WWE NXT results with analysis and match ratings as well.

WWE NXT Results & Match Ratings (7/13/21)

— Dakota Kai vs. Ember Moon

Winner: Dakota Kai

Rating: 3.00 (***)

— Tyler Rust vs. Bobby Fish

Winner: Tyler Rust

Rating: 1.00 (*)

— Sarray vs. Gigi Dolin

Winner: Sarray

Rating: 2.25 (**1/4)

— Dexter Lumis vs. Santos Escobar

Winner: Santos Escobar

Rating: 2.00 (**)

— Breakout Tournament First Round: Ikemen Jiro vs. Duke Hudson

Winner: Duke Hudson

Rating: 2.00 (**)

— Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter vs. Aliyah & Jessi Kamea

Winner: Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter

Rating: 1.00 (*)

— NXT Championship: Karrion Kross (c) vs. Johnny Gargano

Winner: Karrion Kross

Rating: 3.25 (***1/4)

WWE NXT Results: In-Depth Match Analysis

NXT Championship: Karrion Kross (c) vs. Johnny Gargano with Samoa Joe as Special Guest Referee

Kross vs Gargano WWE NXT results
Credit: WWE

When Johnny Gargano made it known that he wanted an NXT Championship match by picking a fight with Karrion Kross, no one believed that Gargano would have what it takes to defeat the undefeated Kross. However, when Samoa Joe was announced as the special guest referee, an opportunity presented itself that maybe Kross and Joe’s tension would allow Gargano to capture a win.

Getting down to the match itself, it was a lot of domination by the champion. It was only when Joe stepped in as Kross was bending the rules that allowed Gargano to get the upper hand. The crowd was chanting loud for Gargano and at times it looked like he very well could win. “Johnny Wrestling” would hit the One Final Beat DDT on Kross for the best near fall of the entire match. Once this happened, Gargano was done for.

Kross would hit multiple Powerbombs on Gargano before hitting him with the elbow to the back of his head, knocking him out cold and ending the match once and for all. While the aftermath which saw Kross choke out Samoa Joe will be the talk of the town, this was a match that highlighted why Gargano remains one of the best when it comes to being an underdog.

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