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NXT Recap & Review – Episode 399

Episode 399

Original Air Date: June 28, 2017
Event Date: June 23, 2017

City: Winter Park, FL
Venue: Full Sail University

Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Percy Watson, Nigel McGuinness
Ring Announcer: Mike Rome


Tonight, the unpredictable Nikki Cross will challenge Asuka for the NXT Women’s Title in a Last Woman Standing Match.

Intro Video
“Resistance” by Powerflo


Match 1
Velveteen Dream vs Hoho Lun
(referee: Tom Castor)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Velveteen Dream wins via pinfall with a diving elbow drop
Time: 1:53

Match Thoughts
This was kind of a squash. Dream looked like he was barely paying attention to Hoho Lun.


Outside the Venue
Earlier today, Nikki Cross attacked Asuka’s car as she arrived at the venue. Security held Cross back as Asuka got out of her vehicle.

William Regal informs Heavy Machinery and the Authors of Pain that there will be a tag title match between them next week. He also tells Paul Ellering that he should be prepared for what Heavy Machinery can do in the ring.


Match 2
Hideo Itami vs Oney Lorcan
(referee: Eddie Orengo)

Show/Hide Results

Result: the match is called off when Hideo Itami’s nose won’t stop bleeding
Time: 1:20

Match Thoughts
Lorcan rushed Itami as soon as the bell rang and hit him with a wild European uppercut that caught Itami in the nose. It seemed unclear if his nose was broken, but it wouldn’t stop bleeding to the match was called off.


A video package of Roderick Strong’s promos about his life and family, his desire to become NXT Champ, and his recent interactions with Bobby Roode.

Ring Area
Itami, with his nose plugged, heads back to the ring and motions for Oney Lorcan to come out. Lorcan obliges, and the two restart their match.


Match 3
Hideo Itami vs Oney Lorcan
(referee: Eddie Orengo)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Hideo Itami wins via pinfall after a GTS
Time: 3:31 (1 break)

Match Thoughts
A pretty good match. It was short, but the apparently inadvertent shot to Itami’s nose made this an interesting couple of segments. It helps build Itami’s drive and resilience more than even a normal hard-hitting match with Lorcan would.


Ring Area
Itami gets on the mic after the match and asks for Kassius Ohno to join him in the ring. He does, but before they can say anything to each other SAnitY attacks. Nikki Cross provides a distraction while Alexander Wolfe and Killian Dain attack and drive both Itami and Ohno out of the ring. Wolfe gets on the mic and talks about chaos and some sort of master plan that Eric Young is working on. The plan starts tonight with Nikki Cross battling Asuka.


Match 4
Last Woman Standing NXT Women’s Title Match
Nikki Cross vs Asuka (NXT Women’s Champ)
(referee: Drake Wuertz)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Asuka wins and retains the title when Nikki Cross can’t beat the ten count after Asuka suplexes her from a ladder through the announce table
Time: 18:50 (2 breaks)

Match Thoughts
Great match. I sometimes feel like las t man/woman standing matches are oddly paced because of the near-constant ten counts late in the match, but I think this matches was paced very well. This felt like the culmination of a longer feud than what it has been which is a good thing. Both women looked fantastic in this match, showing that they both can give and take a ton of damage. Some of the spots in this match were pretty brutal.


Show Impressions
This was a very good show. Half of the show was devoted to the women’s match, so obviously that was a big part of this show being so good, but the segments with Itami and Lorcan were more interesting than I expected as well.

Match of the Night
Last Woman Standing NXT Women’s Title Match
This week had female main events on RAW, SmackDown, and NXT, but I think this match is the best of the three.



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