In an action-packed episode of NXT, the WWE Universe witnessed thrilling clashes and unexpected twists. The night began with the highly-anticipated return of Becky Lynch to the NXT arena, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening of wrestling action.
Here’s a recap of the night’s events:
Tiffany Stratton Retains NXT Women’s Championship:
The night started with a fierce battle as Tiffany Stratton defended her NXT Women’s Championship against Kiana James. Stratton initially dominated the match, but James fought back with a series of spears and submission holds. However, Stratton’s resilience shone through, and she secured the victory with a crafty moonsault.
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Result: Tiffany Stratton def. Kiana James to retain the NXT Women’s Championship Grade: B
After the match, Becky Lynch appeared on the Titantron and issued a challenge to Stratton for a title match next week, promising an electrifying showdown.
Ilja Dragunov Triumphs Over Oro Mensah:
Ilja Dragunov clashed with Oro Mensah in a hard-hitting encounter. Mensah displayed early signs of dominance, but Dragunov countered with a relentless offense. In the end, Dragunov sealed the win with a powerful Torpedo Moskau.
Result: Ilja Dragunov def. Oro Mensah Grade: B-
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Wes Lee confronted Dragunov after the match, claiming his right to a title shot. The tension escalated as Dragunov asserted his readiness to challenge Carmelo Hayes.
Nathan Frazer Victorious Over Duke Hudson:
Nathan Frazer faced Duke Hudson in the Global Heritage Invitational match. Hudson initially controlled the bout, but Frazer fought back, securing the victory with a spectacular Phoenix Splash.
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Result: Nathan Frazer def. Duke Hudson Grade: C
Amidst the celebration, Diamond Mine had a backstage encounter with some unexpected guests, setting the stage for future confrontations.
Tyler Bate Triumphs Over Dabba-Kato:
Tyler Bate took on Dabba-Kato in a high-octane showdown. Bate unleashed his impressive athleticism, overpowering Kato with a diving splash to claim the victory.
Result: Tyler Bate def. Dabba-Kato Grade: C
Mustafa Ali’s Controversial Victory Over Dragon Lee:
Mustafa Ali squared off against Dragon Lee with Dominik Mysterio as the guest referee. The match witnessed intense back-and-forth action, culminating in a contentious finish. Ali seized the win following a series of dramatic events, leaving fans and Lee in disbelief.
Result: Mustafa Ali def. Dragon Lee Grade: B
Ali’s post-match attack on Dominik Mysterio added to the controversy and left an indelible mark on the evening.
Butch and Axiom Battle to a Time Limit Draw:
Butch and Axiom engaged in a Global Heritage Invitational match that captivated the audience. The intense contest showcased their resilience and determination, ultimately ending in a time limit draw.
Result: Time Limit Draw Grade: B+
Thea Hail Triumphs Over Gigi Dolin:
Thea Hail clashed with Gigi Dolin in a fierce encounter. Hail exhibited dominance, ultimately securing the win with the Kimura Lock. However, the match didn’t end without some outside interference from Blair Davenport.
Result: Thea Hail def. Gigi Dolin Grade: C
Backstage, Dana Brooke challenged Lyra Valkyria to a match for the upcoming week, and Tiffany Stratton accepted Becky Lynch’s title challenge.
Bron Breakker Prevails in No Disqualification Bout:
In a brutal No Disqualification match, Bron Breakker and Von Wagner delivered a relentless brawl. Wagner initially gained the upper hand, but Breakker fought back, ultimately spearing his opponent for the win. The shocking aftermath saw Breakker’s ruthless assault on Wagner, leaving a lasting impact.
Result: Bron Breakker def. Von Wagner Grade: B+
The NXT arena was plunged into darkness as Breakker’s vicious attack unfolded, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the fallout.