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NXT Recap & Review – Episode 512

Episode 512

Original Air Date: June 19, 2019
Event Date: June 12, 2019
(available on the WWE Network)

City: Winter Park, FL
Venue: Full Sail University

Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Beth Phoenix
Ring Announcer: Alicia Taylor


Intro Video
“All Out Life” by Slipknot

Ring Area
All four members of the Undisputed Era, including the new NXT Champ Adam Cole, head to the ring. Cole says, “told you so.” Cole told everyone that the Undisputed Era would be draped in gold this year, and the NXT Title is the beginning of fulfilling that promise. Cole plans to remake the NXT universe into an undisputed image. He shows a new intro video for the show featuring only clips of the Undisputed Era.

As Cole talks about his plans for gold, Velveteen Dream interrupts. Dream thinks it’s adorable that Cole thinks Undisputed Era is the reason for NXT’s rise. Dream says Cole looks good with gold, but The Dream looks better. The NXT Title would look good around his waist along with the North American Title.

Roderick Strong doesn’t think Dream deserves to be champ, nor does he deserve to be in the presence of the Undisputed Era. Matt Riddle interrupts Strong. Strong wonders how hard he hit Strong. Riddle reminds everyone that he beat both Strong and Cole. Cole says Riddle is jealous of him and Strong. Riddle is jealous because Riddle has lost the title opportunities he’s had. Cole tells Riddle to go back to writing online reviews for wrestlers from the Attitude Era, because Riddle’s era will never come.

Tyler Breeze interrupts Cole. Breeze doesn’t care what’s undisputed, and he doesn’t care who’s better looking (because Breeze is), but he does care about Undisputed Era taking credit for building a brand that Breeze built before any of them were even here. Breeze tells everyone that Regal has made a six man tag match for tonight’s main event featuring the team of Breeze, Riddle, and Dream versus any three members of the Undisputed Era.

A look at the rivalry between Io Shirai and Shayna Baszler.


Match 1
Raul Mendoza vs Damian Priest
(referee: Jessika Carr)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Damian Priest wins via pinfall after a rolling cutter
Time: 2:13

Match Thoughts
Raul Mendoza looked good. He got in some strikes, and some impressive and agile moves (including a rope-walk dropkick), and he managed to avoid most of Priest’s offense. Priest stood straight up the entire match and hit a few moves at the end. I liked half of this match.


William Regal announces the NXT Breakout Tournament, a single elimination tournament for performance center trainees where the winner gets a championship match of their choosing. The competitors will be: Jordan Myles, Boa, Cameron Grimes, Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Dexter Lumis, Bronson Reed, Angel Garza, and Joaquin Wilde.

A look at Mia Yim and her history. Mia Yim says she is coming for Shayna Baszler.


Match 2
Taynara Conti vs Xia Li
(referee: Eddie Orengo)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Xia Li wins via pinfall after a wheel kick
Time: 4:32

Match Thoughts
Good match. They started maybe a little slow, but once they got into it (which didn’t take long) the match got quite good. Conti used some nice throws and takedowns, but Li’s strikes and kicks gave her the advantage late in the match. I liked the blending of styles here, and I think both of these women are just going to get better and better.


The Street Profits celebrate their recent title victory with the fans outside Full Sail Arena.


Match 3
Matt Riddle & Tyler Breeze & Velveteen Dream (NA Champ) vs Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish & Adam Cole (NXT Champ) w/ Kyle O’Reilly
(referee: Drake Wuertz)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Roderick Strong pins Velveteen Dream after End of Heartache
Time: 9:15

Match Thoughts
Very good match. Undisputed Era was the better team tonight, and that was the difference in the match. The action very entertaining as we would expect, and the finish definitely set the stage for a future title match.


Show Impressions
This was a good show. It definitely felt like the first real episode after Takeover, but while the show was more about building towards the future rather than paying anything off, the matches were still good.

Match of the Night
Six Man Tag Match
I liked the women’s match as well, but the main event was more exciting.


Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/2019-06-19



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