Original Air Date: June 4, 2019
Event Date: June 1, 2019
(available on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Beth Phoenix
Ring Announcer: Alicia Taylor
Clips from Takeover XXV.
“All Out Life” by Slipknot
Keith Lee vs Kona Reeves
(referee: Darryl Sharma)
Result: Keith Lee wins via pinfall after the Limit Breaker
This was a very fun match. It was one of Kona Reeve’s best performances as he got a convincing advantage over Lee partway through the match. Lee dominated early with his size and strength, but Reeves managed to get Lee down on the mat. Unfortunately for Reeves, he tried to strike Lee and maybe toy with him a little. That didn’t work out well for Reeves, but it was fun to watch Lee get a surge in speed and offense. I think this was a very good match for both men.
Clips of the NXT Women’s Title match (and the post-match attack from Io Shirai) from Takeover XXV.
From Takeover, Io Shirai says she isn’t done with Shayna Baszler. Candice LeRae walks behind Shirai.
Clips of the NXT Tag Title ladder match from Takeover.
From Takeover, The Street Profits celebrate their victory with one of the cameramen.
Clips of the North American Title match between Velveteen Dream and Tyler Breeze.
From Takeover, Tyler Dream says his match could have gone either way. Breeze thinks both he and Dream have gained some new respect for each other. Breeze also says that he is back in NXT, and he isn’t going anywhere.
A video promo for Damian Priest.
Mia Yim vs Bianca Belair
(referee: Drake Wuertz)
Result: Mia Yim wins via pinfall after a second-rope Protect Ya Neck
Very good match. It wasn’t always the prettiest fight, but it was definitely a good fight. Both women looked great in this, and I’m really happy with how all three of their matches have been handled. I think it elevates both women. I do think this was the best of their three-match series.
Outside the Venue
Last week after NXT, Cathy Kelley asked Drew Gulak about losing to KUSHIDA. Gulak says KUSHIDA insulted him when he took the easy route and pinned him. Gulak challenges KUSHIDA to a submission match.
A recap video of the NXT Title match between Adam Cole and Johnny Gargano from Takeover XXV.
This was a recap show for Takeover XXV, but the matches were quite good. So yeah, I liked the show fine for what it was.
Match of the Night
Mia Yim vs Bianca Belair
I’m very happy with this rivalry.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/2019-06-05