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NXT results, live blog (June 26, 2019): Shayna Baszler vs. Io Shirai in a steel cage

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- The TakeOver: XXV Women’s championship match and Io Shirai’s post-loss snap is recapped along with Shirai & Shayna Baszler’s entire program to get us ready for tonight’s main. Then we’re reminded the NXT roster isn’t our kind, and Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness & Beth Phoenix welcome us back to Full Sail. We start with the Breakout Tournament!

- Angel Garza def. Jaoquin Wilde via pinfall after a butterfly stunner to advance to the second round of the Breakout Tournament

The former DJ Z appears in his LED helmet and vest. He gets an inset promo with Wilde talking about his health scare in 2017 and how that’s inspired him to make the most of his WWE opportunity. Humberto Carrillo’s cousin is next. He kisses the NXT grandma’s hand on his way to the ring. His promo plays up his good looks and his experience.

They show-off their speed and acrobatics in an early standstill. Garza works in some taunts and offers a hand, which he uses to land a cheap shot. Wilde actually gets the first nearfall off the following exchange, but the third generation luchador gets the next one off a tilt-a-whirl, then sexily rips off his pants to reveal trunks. Garza flips Wilde into a facebreaker, but lackadaisically covers. Jaoquin kicks out of another cocky pin off a dropkick, then it’s a straight jacket, but Wilde reverses. A flurry ends with some innovative Eat D-Feet variants, and follows with a dive to the ramp when Garza tries to collect himself after kicking out. Wilde climbs, but gets caught with kicks. Jaoquin fights off the superplex, but takes a Spanish Fly from the top rope! Wilde somehow kicks out, and almost rolls up a stunned Garza. That’s the motivation the Mexican Superstar needs to finish it.

- Kushida gets a hype video where he talks (in Japanese) about how excited he is to find out who his new opponents in NXT will be. Over highlights of his early run, he says in English that he’s here because the best are here, and he’s going to prove he’s the best.

- Faceless interviewer guy tried to catch up with Damien Priest after his win last week, but Priest sends him away saying we haven’t seen anything yet.

- Street Profits def. Forgotten Sons via disqualification when Jaxson Ryker interferes

Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins spend some time celebrating with the crowd, since it’s their first time back in Full Sail as NXT Tag champs. Nigel reminds us this non-title as Wesley Blake & Steve Cutler enter with Jaxson Ryker.

Ford with a mic, and asks Dawk if he can hear that chatter? That the Sons think they can win the tag titles, but that’s not how the Profits are living. Tez says they’re in luck, because they’re handing out free smoke. Angelo says he wants to put the belts on the line, but even the announcers are confused about whether or not it’s a title match.

At the bell, the Sons quickly isolate Montez and stomp him down in the corner. They employ quick tags and a tandem neckbreaker to get two. Cutler tries to take out Dawkins, and that allows Ford to slip out of a second neckbreaker attempt. The Curse of Greatness is in hot and cleans house, and a tag and a Frog Splash from Ford looks like it might end this quickly, but Ryker pulls Montez out.

- Jaxson and company get the best of the post-bell brawl, but Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch run in for the save! They send the Sons to the ramp, and Ryker pulls his boys away. Back in the ring, the Brit-Am Brawlers have the tag titles in hand. Lorcan yanks one back from Tez, but then Burch hands Dawkins his back, telling the champs they owe he & Oney.

- We see someone watching film in a dark room (Killian Dain, I think). Then we hear from Aliyah & Vanessa Borne from “earlier today”, mocking Mia Yim’s life story video from last week. They say it was touching, but they can’t relate. They’re “highers” and Mia is a “lower”. Aliyah faces Yim next week.

- Keith Lee def. Nykos Rikos via pinfall following the Limit Breaker

Rikos chops the Limitless One at the bell, and gets pounced off the ropes and into unconsciousness for his effort. That’s it.

- After a reminder about Aug. 31’s NXT UK TakeOver, we catch up with NXT champ Adam Cole’s celebration tour. He takes a private jet back and forth to Download Fest. When he gets back, he calls Roddy from the limo to make sure he “put that order in”. A SUV limo takes him to Garagano’s and he heads inside the pizza/sandwich shop, and we have to tune in next week to see what happens.

- Also next week, Tyler Breeze vs. Roderick Strong, and the Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Cameron Grimes 1st round match in the Breakout Tournament.

- Shayna Baszler def. Io Shirai via escape to retain the Women’s title in a steel cage match

The cage is down as both competitors enter on their own. The lights are lowered for the full title match introductions. Crowd reaction is pretty evenly split, surprisingly.

Io charges at the bell, and gets caught with leg kicks and punches. That sets up some grappling, where neither woman can sustain a hold for long. Baszler considers a knee bar, then opts to stomp Shirai in the head and try for an escape, but Io catches up to her. She puts the champ down with a drop kick, but then sells a neck injury from the stomp. Io climbs, but Baszler catches her and starts throwing her into the cage head and back first. Then Shayna slows things down, working the neck while Mauro & Nigel talk about how sadistic she is. The champ tries a cover after a penalty kick, but gets rolled up when returning to the neck crank. That only gets two, and pisses off the Queen of Spades, who whips Shirai into the cage and pins her there with body shots. Shayna considers leaving, and could have, but heads back to inflict more punishment. Io finally dodges a charge that sends Baszler into the fence, and follows that up with a pair of drop kicks that sends the champ to the mat. Double knees, and a bridging German for two. Shirai has to release her next suplex due to the neck damage. She climbs instead, and gets caught, first for a Kirifuda Clutch, then to be slammed to the mat. But Io bounces back quickly to stop Shayna’s escape attempt and German her off the top rope! Both women are down, but Shirai starts to crawl first. Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir run down to shut the cage door, and beef with the outside referee. A drop kick takes the interlopers and the official out. A double stomp to Shayna, but no one can open the door. Io climbs, but Shafir meets her at the top and smashes her head into the steel. Here comes Candice LeRae! She takes out Shafir, and then heads to the top. Candice dives, but Duke rolls the champ out of the way and takes the move! Baszler recovers, but just in time to take a moonsault from the top by Io! Everyone is down, as the Genius of the Sky again starts to crawl, but he champ recovers! They take turn pulling the other back and punishing the other. Io hits a suplex and look like she’ll make it out, but the champ catches up and locks on her submission finisher through the bottom rope. Shirai recovers enough to smash the door on Shayna’s head, but Baszler falls to the floor!

- The Horsewomen help the champ up the ramp, and LeRae goes to console Io, but Shirai snaps! A forearm puts Candice down, and kicks follow. Io looks conflicted and rolls out, but she’s just getting a steel chair. A shot to the gut, then Shirai wears the chair out on Candice’s back. She sets it up in the ring as she screams at LeRae in Japanese, then she drops Candice on the chair from a delayed vertical suplex. Shirai laughs as (most of) Full Sail boos. From the ramp, Io says she doesn’t need friends. She mocks the crowd as she leaves, telling them she doesn’t care that they hate her. We see the ref checking on LeRae as the episode ends.

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