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- After our opening theme, Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness & Beth Phoenix welcome us to Full Sail Live. After the camera pans an excited crowd, it’s time to Shock... The System.
- NXT champion Adam Cole is out with Bobby Fish, Roderick Strong & Kyle O’Reilly. An “Adam Cole” chant is followed by a few boos, and the champ says “I told you so”. His new belt is just the start of Undisputed ERA being draped in gold. TUE takes what they want and takes out anyone who gets in their way. Cole kicks it to a video he says should start the show every week... a re-worked intro that is nothing but highlights of the group.
O’Reilly says it was just something he threw together last night, which gets a “thank you, Kyle” chant. He tells the current North American and Tag champs should shine up their belts real pretty for KOR, Roddy & Bobby. And once they have those, no one - not Mr. Regal, not Triple H himself, will be able to touch them.
- That brings out NA champ Velveteen Dream. He says he’d like to touch Cole. The NXT Experience is due to one factor - Dream Over. Adam looks good with gold, but he looks better. And the NXT title would look amazing paired with his belt. Strong says when it comes to Velveteen holding the NXT title, it’s Dream Over. He doesn’t think Dream deserves the North American title...
That brings out Matt Riddle, bro. He says he beat Roddy, and he beat Cole. The NXT champ says Riddle is talking about something he knows nothing about, but Matt interrupts him and says he knows he’s good looking, and a stallion. Cole shuts that down, saying Riddle is jealous everyone in the ERA has held gold, and he’s come up short in all his opportunites. Cole says Bro should stick to writing reviews of wrestlers from the Attitude Era (which gets a “Goldberg” chant).
THAT brings out Tyler Breeze! He was in the back talking to Misssster Reeegal (I missed that), so he missed the arguments about who’s better looking - it’s him, by the way. But he’s tired of hearing Cole & company take credit for the success of a brand he created. The GM took his suggestion, however, and tonight’s main event will be Riddle, Dream & Breeze against three members of the ERA!
- The announcers hype that up, and remind us about next week’s steel cage match between Shayna Baszler & Io Shirai for the Women’s title. Their rivalry gets a video package.
- Damien Priest def. Raul Mendoza via pinfall with a rolling cutter
The former Punishment Martinez gets a cool entrance, where he’s spotlighted at different spots on the stage, then shoots an “arrow” to light up his name in flames on the ‘tron. Priest blasts Mendoza with a straight kick at the bell, which he follows with punches and a whip-into-clothesline. Mendoza punches back, and then counters a charge with a kick in the corner. The smaller man uses his agility to stay out reach, ending a flurry with an enziguri. When that still doesn’t take Priest off his feet, he walks the top rope for a drop kick that sends Damien out of the ring. He gets caught on a follow-up tope, however, and thrown back first into the apron. He does the arrow gimmick again, the delivers a spin kick to set up his finisher.
- From his office, William Regal announces that due to the unprecedented amount of talent at the Performance Center, he’s holding a single elimination tournament with the winner getting a shot at the title of his choosing. He introduces the eight competitors, shows the bracket and says the Breakout Tournament starts next week.
Per @RealKingRegal, the #WWENXT #BreakoutTournament begins NEXT WEEK! pic.twitter.com/dXMyaIdKtP— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) June 20, 2019
- Mia Yim gets a video package detailing her upbringing and indie background. She’s the HBIC because she’s here to fight the people who need fighting and protect the people who need protecting. She’s coming for Shayna, and she’s the hell and the high water.
- Xia Li def. Taynara Conti via pinfall after a spinning back kick
The announcers play up the women’s background in the Mae Young Classic, being pioneers from their respective countries and training in martial arts. Hand shake at the start. Conti with several judo takedowns, then Li backs her off with a series of kicks. One of those misses, so Taynara kicks Xia’s hamstring and starts heeling it up, slamming Li to the mat by the hair and screaming “Latinas do it better”. Double knees in the corner and a monkey flip sets up a full mount pin attempt. Conti transitions into a shoulder stretch, from which she kicks Li in the back of the head and then blasts her into the turnbuckle to release the hold. Li sweeps the leg to start her comeback. She dodges a corner attack and leaps up the ropes to pop over, then connects with her kicks to get the win.
- Angelo Dawkins welcomes us to the first championship edition of Street Talk. Montez Ford is surprised to hear that next week they’ll be taking on the Forgotten Sons. Even though he knows the grind doesn’t stop, he still accidentally knocks his crown off. Dawkins is shocked, and then we see footage of the Street Profits own mini-championship parade.
- Next week will also see Jaoquin “DJ Z” Wilde against Angel Garza “Jr” in a Breakouts tournament first round match.
- Undisputed ERA (Adam Cole, Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish) vs. Matt Riddle, Tyler Breeze & Velveteen Dream via pinfall (Strong on Dream following End of Heartache)
The babyfaces argue a bit about who will start, and it ends up being Riddle. He locks up with Cole and gets a couple hard takedowns and then a knee bar! Roddy breaks it up, and that allows the NXT champ to make the tag. Quick tags as they keep Riddle in their corner, but suplexes on Strong gets Matt close enough to his corner for Dream to tag himself in. Drop kick and more, but the NA champ showboats a bit too long on an axehandle from the top, and Roddy meets him with a chop. Fish in, and he ends up catching a knee to the head on a quebrada from Dream. The referee checks on him while TUE taunts Velveteen from the corner. Back elbow from Bobby when the official tells Cole & company to back off. Roddy in with a flurry of chops and a backbreaker as the King of Bros is the face in peril.
TUE tag in and out while working Riddle over. Cole gets a nearfall of a lungblower after Matt tried to fight back, and Fish gets a cover off a senton, but Riddle is under the ropes. The NXT champ knocks Dream off the apron, but Riddle capitalizes on the focus being off him to land a series of palm strikes. Breeze is in hot, just as Fish gets the tag for the heels. Prince Pretty wipes out Bobby & Roddy, then knocks Cole off the apron as things break down. Beauty Shot on Fish could end it, but Strong pulls his partner out. Tyler goes to dive onto them, but Dream with the bling tag. The TakeOver opponents argue. Cole superkicks Riddle to the floor, then turns into a pair of kicks to the face from Dream and Breeze. That leaves them open to Roddy, though, and a high knee takes out Tyler, and leaves the NA champ open for Strong’s finisher.
- The losing team jaws at one another while the ERA poses on the ramp