Original Air Date: August 9, 2017
Event Date: July 12, 2017
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Ring Announcer: Mike Rome
“Resistence” by Powerflo
Nikki Cross is already in the ring, and she’s joined by Killian Dain and Alexandre Wolfe. Paul Ellering and the Authors of Pain come out and head towards the ring. As they walk down the ramp, Eric Young attacks them from behind and zip-ties Rezar to the barricade. SAnitY beats up Akam while Rezar struggles to free himself. Rezar makes it to the ring while dragging part of the barricade behind him, but he is quickly dispatched by SAnitY.
Earlier today, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce were recording themselves when Ruby Riot walked by. The mood was ruined, so Billie stopped the recording.
Metro Brothers vs Street Profits
(referee: Tom Castor)
Result: Montez Ford pins JC Metro after a diving frog splash
This was a squash, but it was a fine TV debut for the Street Profits. They worked well together and the finish was well done.
Last week after NXT was over, Hideo Itami attempted to attack Aleister Black.
Already in the ring, William Regal introduces Drew McIntyre and Bobby Roode. Roode has some security guards with him, which he says are there to protect the money involved in his match with McIntyre. He then describes to McIntyre why this is Bobby Roode’s NXT. McIntyre might have once been “the chosen one,” but Bobby Roode is simply “the one.”
McIntyre tells Roode that he is a “complete ass.” After a few brief words, Roderick Strong comes out to the stage. Strong wants it to be known that he isn’t done with Bobby Roode. Roode says that if he wants a fight, he’s got one. The only catch is that he has to go through Drew McIntyre first.
William Regal informs Roode that Roode doesn’t make matches, but McIntyre wants to face Strong regardless. Regal reminds McIntyre that this should all be about the title match at Brooklyn, but Roode pushes for the Strong/McIntyre match. Regal reluctantly agrees. The match will happen next week.
Kayla Braxton congratulates Johnny Gargano on his victory last week. Gargano feels good, but he doesn’t feel like he did when he became one-half of the tag champs. He wants that feeling again, and he wants a match at Takeover: Brooklyn III.
Oney Lorcan vs Danny Burch
(referee: Darryl Sharma)
Result: Danny Burch wins via pinfall with a rollup reversal to a Boston Crab
Time: 9:17 (1 break)
Good match. Basic and straightforward, but with some nice strikes and a good finish. Neither of these guys is flashy, but they’re both solid. This was another solid match from these two.
No Way Jose vs Andrade “Cien” Almas w/ Zelina Vega
(referee: Eddie Orengo)
Result: Andrade Almas wins via pinfall after La Sombra (hammerlock DDT)
A pretty good match, but it was surprisingly one sided. This was a good match for Almas and Vega as a team.
Zelina Vega gets on the mic and says that Almas deserves the spotlight. Therefore, if Gargano wants an opponent at Takeover, he’s got one in Almas.
This was an okay show, but it felt like a quiet week in NXT. Some matches were made, but nothing big happened on this show. It feels like they’re coasting into Takeover, but that’s fine since Takeover is shaping up quite nicely.
Match of the Night
Oney Lorcan vs Danny Burch
As stated above, this wasn’t spectacular, but it was good and I’d watch it again. The other two matches on this show were more about story and building characters than anything else, so Burch vs Lorcan wins the night.