Overall, this was a good episode of NXT 2.0. The arrival of NXT UK superstars was featured throughout the show. Several title unification matches were scheduled with Bron Breakker set to face Tyler Bate and Mandy Rose facing NXT UK women’s champion Meiko Satomura and Blair Davenport. The main event did not disappoint, as Wendy Choo defeated Tiffany Stratton in a Lights Out Match. Choo demonstrated she is more than just a silly character as the match had some great action. This episode loses points for being good but not great across most matches and not being the greatest episode ever. Nevertheless, it was a very entertaining show that set up a lot to look forward to.
Tonight on NXT 2.0: Briggs and Jensen defend the NXT Uk Tag Titles against Gallus. Will the Brits take their belts back or will Briggs and Jensen retain the titles? NXT UK Champion Tyler Bate takes on Von Wagner. Will Wagner have enough strength to take down the Big Strong Boy? Grayson Waller debuts the Grayson Waller Effect with guest Apollo Crews. And Wendy Choo takes on Tiffany Stratton in a Lights Out Match. This and much more ahead of NXT Worlds Collide!
GOOD Bron Breakker and Tyler Bate:
Bron Breakker gave credit to his previous opponent and then invited Tyler Bate to come and explain why he came to NXT 2.0. Bate explained that with the end of NXT UK, he came to the US to unify the NXT UK Title with the NXT Title. Breaker agreed to have a title unification match at NXT Worlds Collide.
Matt Cookson WR Star Rating – 3 stars
ABOVE AVERAGE Gallus vs Briggs and Jensen for the NXT UK Tag Team Championship:
Brooks and Jensen had the early advantage, forcing a frustrated Wolfgang and Mark Coffey out of the ring to regroup. Josh Briggs got some momentum but was distracted when Lash Legend attacked Fallon Henley outside the ring. Briggs and Jensen brawled with Pretty Deadly outside the ring, causing Gallus to win via count out. In the aftermath, Diamond Mine showed up to attack Gallus.
Results: Gallus by Countout
Matt Cookson WR Star Rating – 2.75 Stars
The students of Chase U received a lesson on submission moves from Charlie Dempsey.
GREAT Grayson Waller and Apollo Crews:
Grayson Waller introduced Crews as coming to NXT to take opportunities from others. He also asked Crews about the accent he no longer has. Waller also accused him of being in NXT because he couldn’t make it on Raw or Smackdown. Crews responded by saying that he was a champion in each of those places and will soon be one on NXT. Apollo Crews punched Grayson Waller in the face to end the promo.
Matt Cookson WR Star Rating – 3.5 star
Gallus and Pretty Deadly trash talk back and forth about their rivalry.
ABOVE AVERAGE Javier Bernal vs Cameron Grimes:
Joe Gacy wished Grimes good luck before the match starts. Bernal used trickery early in the match to get some shots in on Grimes. Cameron Grimes was able to recover and block out the distraction of Joe Gacy. Grimes won this match on a Cave In.
Results: Cameron Grimes by Pinfall via Cave In
Matt Cookson WR Star Rating – 2.75 Stars
GOOD Blair Davenport vs Indi Hartwell:
Davenport had an early advantage, holding Hartwell in a sleeper hold. However, Hartwell broke out of it and responded with a spinebuster. Indi Hartwell tried to go for a move from the corner but Davenport stopped it. A brainbuster from Blair Davenport allowed her to pick up a victory in her first match on NXT 2.0. After the match, a triple threat unification match is announced for Worlds Collide between NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose, NXT UK Women’s Champion Meiko Satomura, and Blair Davenport.
Results: Blair Davenport by Pinfall via Brainbuster
Matt Cookson WR Star Rating – 3.5 Stars
JD McDonagh tells Bron Breakker he isn’t ready to be done with him yet. He does the whole video package while upside down.
Katana Chance and Kayden Carter announced they are prepared to take on any tag team at Worlds Collide.
After briefly lamenting her recent streak of losses, Indi Hartwell is reunited with Dexter Lumis. The two hugged and kissed in the ring before Lumis carries her out of the ring. Lumis got arrested as soon as he exited the PC.
Cora Jade called out Roxanne Perez and her fans.
GOOD The Dyad vs Legado Del Fantasma:
Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro executed tandem suicide dives before being scolded by Tony D’Angelo. Wilde and Del Toro continued with the high-flying offense, landing a DDT and a tandem suplex. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Dyad finished off LDF with a Double-Knee Facebreakker.
Results: The Dyad by Pinfall via Double-Knee Facebreakker
Matt Cookson WR Star Rating – 3 Stars
As they leave the Performance Center, Legado Del Fantasma hopped into a car driven by Santos Escobar.
GOOD Tyler Bate vs Von Wagner:
Tyler Bate had Wagner wobbling with a few dropkicks but Wagner responded with a Big Boot. Later, Wagner nearly picked up the victory with a big clothesline. Later, Bate turned things around with a series of punches and a suplex. In the end, a Corkscrew Senton bomb allowed Bate to win.
Results: Tyler Bate by Pinfall via Corkscrew Senton Bomb
Matt Cookson WR Star Rating – 3.25 Stars
The Creed Brothers tell Briggs and Jensen they will have a match after the Creeds face Gallus.
GREAT Wendy Choo vs Tiffany Stratton in a Lights Out Match:
Choo placed a trash can on Stratton and started hitting her with a tennis racket. Choo nearly got the victory after she suplexed Tiffany Stratton onto a chair. Later, Stratton broke out of a submission hold by spraying Wendy Choo in the eyes with hairspray. Tiffany Stratton then powerbombed Choo onto a trashcan. Wendy Choo emptied legos out of her pillow but was bodyslammed and double stomped onto the lego pile by her opponent. After she slammed Tiffany Stratton through a bedframe outside the ring, Choo finished her off with a Moonsault.
Results: Wendy Choos by Pinfall via Moonsault
Matt Cookson WR Star Rating – 3.75 Stars
Overall, this was a good episode of NXT 2.0. The arrival of NXT UK superstars was featured throughout the show. Several title unification matches were scheduled for World Collide with Bron Breakker set to face Tyler Bate and Mandy Rose facing NXT UK women’s champion Meiko Satomura and Blair Davenport. The main event did not disappoint, as Wendy Choo defeated Tiffany Stratton in a Lights Out Match. Choo demonstrated she is more than just a silly character as the match had some great action. This episode loses points for being good but not great across most matches and not being the greatest episode ever. Nevertheless, it was a very entertaining show that set up a lot to look forward to.
Matches: 0.5/1 Stars
Show Structure: 0.5/1 Stars
Atmosphere: 0.75/1 Stars
Storytelling: 0.75/1 Stars
Production/Theme: 0.75/1 Stars
Overall Rating. 3.25/5 Stars
Photo Credit: WWE
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