Overall the fallout from NXT In Your House showed us the direction the show is going for a bit longer. Apollo Crews made a surprising Return and In RIng Return to NXT tonight and looks to be next for the NXT Champion Bron Breakker. Roxanne Perez officially won the Women's Breakout Tournament after a great match that made both her and Tiffany Stratton look great as the future. Santos Escobar might start to go on a losing streak after being beaten by Nathan Frazer with Tony Critiquing everything he did in the ring. Solo Sikoa might not be next for the North American championship since Carmelo doesn’t want to keep the promises that Cameron made. NXT continues to be an entertaining brand.
Tonight the aftermath of NXT In Your House contains the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Finals between Roxanne Perez and Tiffany Stratton. We also have Tatum Paxley taking on the challenge of Alba Fyre and Von Wagner Vs Josh Briggs as Josh looks to end the reign of terror of Von Wagner.
GOOD Carmelo Hayes Promo: Carmelo makes her way to the ring with Trick Williams by his side. Trick says how things are back to normal in the world. Saying the Golden State Warriors are about to beat the Boston Celtics. Hayes receives boos from the crowd and thanks them. He said the best side of Grimes had shown up at In Your House. Hayes goes on about being the best North American champions. Solo Sikoa’s theme hits as they serenade him by chanting Solo, and chanting you got next. Solo says he wants less talking and more fighting. Carmelo says how Cameron was going to give him the shot but he didn’t say he was. Grayson Waller shows up saying he doesn’t care about Solo Sikoa blood type. Solo shuts up Grayson as he says he isn’t solo because he has the audience with him. Solo starts the brawl with them but the numbers game is too much for the street fighter. Grayson, Trick and Carmelo leave the ring. (Summary By Coby)
Clark Taylor and Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 3.00 Stars
ABOVE AVERAGE Von Wagner with Mr. Stone and Sofia Cromwell Vs Josh Briggs with Brooks Jensen and Fallon Henley: Briggs is already in the ring accompanied by Brooks Jensen and Fallon Henley. Von enters second and is booed, he’s accompanied by Sofia Cromwell. The match starts quickly with big right hands, these are two big dudes. They trade right hands and while it looks like Von is in control, Briggs hits a shoulder block to flip the momentum. Von kicks Briggs in the gut to take back control, but this is really mostly a stiff striking back and forth match. Briggs kicks out of a pin attempt and Von stays on him with even more right hands. Back on their feet Wagner is hit with a big boot and rolls to the outside. He attacks Brooks Jensen’s injured right hand, but Jensen wiggles off the cast and slips it to Josh Briggs while the referee is distracted. Briggs uses the cast of Von Wagner’s head and then drills him with a clothesline for the victory. (Summary by Clark Taylor)
Results: Josh Briggs by Pinfall via Running Clothesline
Clark Taylor and Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 2.75 Stars
GREAT Santos Escobar Vs Nathan Frazer: Nathan Frazer makes his entrance first before going to commercial. Tony D’Angelo comes out and Santos Escobar has to come out to his theme behind the D’Angelo Family. Santo gets a waist lock on Nathan but Nathan uses the ropes to make Santos go away. Santos gets an arm drag working on the arm/shoulder, hitting a monkey flip on Nathan. Santos gets a waist lock and picks up Nathan slamming him down as he works on Nathan on the mat. Nathan struggles to escape. Tony tells Santos to do something else but Nathan takes advantage doing a top rope moonsault and a running hurricanrana with his very fast movement speed. Santos rolls out of the ring and Nathan goes for a Tope. Santos gets back in the ring and almost gets a tilt a whirl backbreaker. Santos guides Nathan onto the apron and gets a nice enziguri to Nathan. Santos then runs from the corner and hits a beautiful dive to the outside. Tony gets mad at Santos being his athletic self, before Santos goes back into the ring as they go to commercial. They get back and Santos is in control of Nathan in the corner, he then gets a nice tilt a whirl backbreaker. Santos then gets the surfboard as he lets Nathan go, pinning him for a near fall. Santos slams Nathan down as he sets up for a double legged Boston crab, Nathan crawling to the ropes but Santos brings him back into the idle of the ring. Nathan crawls to the ropes successfully this time as Tony continues to heckle Santos from the announce table. Nathan lands on his feet and brings the fight back to Santos, getting a nice running forearm. Nathan gets the comeback with a clothesline, back elbow, moonsault into a final cut elbow drop and a running standing moonsault. Nathan misses the phoenix splash and Santos gets a nice jumping knee and a superkick. The superkick sends Nathan out of the ring and Santos is slid a crowbar from Troy Donovan. Nathan gets Santos with a kick and gets the better phoenix splash for a big victory. (Summary By Coby)
Results: Nathan Frazer by Pinfall via Phoenix Splash
Clark Taylor and Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 3.50 Stars
GOOD Bron Breakker Promo: Bron addresses both Joe Gacy and the NXT crowd. He follows by talking about how special he thinks NXT is. Apollo Crews is the guy who decides to take the open challenge for the NXT Championship. The crowd chants welcome back for Apollo and he addresses them first. This is a babyface Apollo Crews, he’s permanently back in NXT for the time being and he said last time he left NXT way too soon. He said that now he’s back to make history, and change history. Then he says that sooner or later he’d like to make history with Bron Breakker. (Summary by Clark Taylor)
Clark Taylor and Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 3.00
GREAT Tiffany Stratton Vs Roxanne Perez – NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Finals: Tiffany is shown walking through backstage as Roxanne is preparing with Cora Jade and Indi Hartwell as they go to a commercial. Tiffany enters first walking by the Breakout contract. Roxanne enters after. Tiffany and Roxanne get separate introductions in the ring as well, the crowd is easily behind Roxanne. Tiffany uses her strength to start the match off. Tiffany then gets multiple athletic counters before Roxanne dropkicks Tiffany into the corner and takes control. Roxanne has a wrist lock on Tiffany as Tiffany counters and gets her own wrist lock on Roxanne. Tiffany stops Roxanne from taking control, working on Roxanne’s fingers and wrists bending it in similar P. Dunne fashion. The crowd are working to get Roxanne back in the match as she gets an arm drag. Tiffany gets Roxanne in position for a powerslam but Roxanne counters it. Roxanne uses her speed to take control of Tiffany, but Tiffany counters a wrist held move, bringing her arm down onto top rope, Roxanne is in pain on the outside of the ring holding her arm before they go to the commercial break. Tiffany has a fujiwara arm bar as they go to commercial, Roxanne reverses it for a roll up getting a nearfall. Tiffany gets right back in control throwing Roxanne to the mat shoulder first, locking in the fujiwara once again. Roxanne tries to fight out of it again getting a roll up again but Tiffany takes control right back. Tiffany gets the handstanding backsplash before getting a double foot stomp like meteora. Roxanne ends up getting a dive to the outside and then a russian leg sweep in the ring for a near fall. Roxanne hits a corkscrew moonsault but lands on her arm so she can’t capitalize. Tiffany gets a roll up but gets a nearfall. Tiffany ends up getting a powerbomb for a nearfall. She then tries for the rotation splash but Roxanne grabs her boot. Roxanne is kicked away as Tiffany goes for nearly a picture perfect springboarding moonsault but Roxanne gets the Pop Rox for the victory. Awesome finals match! (Summary By Coby)
Results: Roxanne Perez by Pinfall via Pop Rox (Code Red)
Clark Taylor and Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 3.75 Stars
Cora Jade celebrates with Roxanne Perez before Toxic Attraction comes out to confront the winner of the contract. Mandy starts trying to intimidate Cora and Roxanne before a brawl is engaged. Indi Hartwell comes to the rescue as Roxanne, Indi and Cora stand tall after the brawl.
SQUASH Pretty Deadly, Kit Wilson and Elton Prince Vs Andre Chase and Bodhi Hayward: Pretty Deadly are no longer the champs and their bounce back match is against Andre Chase and Bodhi Hayward. Chase starts the match hot and goes right after Prince. Bodhi Hayward is not out here with Chase and unfortunately the numbers game catches up to him. Wilson and Prince tag in and out while they stomp on Chase in the corner. They send him up for a fireman’s carry into a double knee as Bodhi finally starts to crawl out to the ring. Thea Hail gets on the ring apron instead as if she might join the match but she has yet to be tagged in. Prince is tagged in and they hit Spilled Milk for the victory. (Summary By Clark)
Results: Pretty Deadly by Pinfall via Spilled Milk
SQUASH Tatum Paxley Vs Alba Fyre: Ms. Fyre enters with her flaming bat as they go to commercial. Tatum has already entered. They lock up as they trade wrist locks, then tatum rolls her up. Fyre takes control and slams her down as Fyre/Tatum have a stare down. Tatum gets the a nice little run of offense before Fyre takes control and not too long after he gets the gory bomb. Tatum rolls away from the front flipping senton but Fyre shrugs and gets the farther jump. After the match they shake hands in respect as Fyre is going to the back, Lash Legend hits Fyre with a big pump kick. (Summary by Coby)
Results: Alba Fyre by Pinfall via Front Flipping Senton.
Diamond Mine are trading their celebration as Edris Enofe and Malik Blade challenge the Creed Brothers. Brutus says they accept a challenge for next week. Roderick then critiques the Creeds for just giving a title shot like that.
GREAT Solo Sikoa and Apollo Crews Vs Grayson Waller and Carmelo Hayes: Waller and Carmelo Hayes enter first and as of now this appears it will actually be a handicap match. He brings Apollo as his partner and it looks like this isn’t going to be a handicap match. They start by clotheslining both Waller and Hayes out of the ring. A small portion of the crowd actually chants for Grayson Waller. He is able to hit Skikoa with a right hand but then is immediately dropped by a shoulder block. When Crews is tagged in he puts Grayson up for a 30 second count stalling suplex.Solo and Crews have been in control of Waller since the beginning of the match but when Hayes is finally tagged in he hits a couple of moves to get the team back on track. Waller is brought back in and now he works on a grounded Apollo. A little later Hayes is back in and he stares down Solo Sikoa in the corner. Crews is able to score a hot tag to Sikoa and he lays in shots on not only Grayson Waller but Carmelo Hayes as well. We head to a commercial break with Sikoa and Crews in full control. Through the picture in picture Sikoa works Waller’s neck and back from break has him in a chin lock. Waller is able to fight out but he catches a headbut when they stand back up and Sikoa throws Grayson at Hayes who is inadvertently tagged in. Solo finally gets his hands on Carmelo Hayes but Trick Williams causes a distraction and Hayes is able to take advantage and tag in Waller. Grayson hits an elbow drop and then hammers Sikoa in the back of the neck. Hayes is brought back in and he catches a massive right hand but is able to keep Sikoa from tagging in Apollo. The hot tag is definitely a hot one as Apollo clears the ring then hits a flying clothesline. Sikoa and Hayes spill outside the ring. Crews hits his The Chariot Spin Out Powerbomb on Waller for the win. (Summary By Clark)
Results: Apollo Crews by Pinfall via The Chariot, Spinout Powerbomb
Clark Taylor and Coby Galenzoski WR Star Rating – 3.50 Stars
Overall the fallout from NXT In Your House showed us the direction the show is going for a bit longer. Apollo Crews made a surprising Return and In RIng Return to NXT tonight and looks to be next for the NXT Champion Bron Breakker. Roxanne Perez officially won the Women’s Breakout Tournament after a great match that made both her and Tiffany Stratton look great as the future. Santos Escobar might start to go on a losing streak after being beaten by Nathan Frazer with Tony Critiquing everything he did in the ring. Solo Sikoa might not be next for the North American championship since Carmelo doesn’t want to keep the promises that Cameron made. NXT continues to be an entertaining brand. Oh Yeah, Fabian Aichner is no more, he is now Giovanni Vinci.
Matches: 0.50/1 Stars
Show Structure: 0.75/1 Stars
Atmosphere…: 0.75/1 Stars
Storytelling: 0.50/1 Stars
Production/Theme: 0.75/1 Stars
Overall Rating. 3.25/5 Stars
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