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Advertised for tonight: Sasha Banks & Bayley return to the brand they helped make famous so they can defend their WWE Women’s Tag Team titles against Shotzi Blackheart & Tegan Nox while Breezango try to shock the world and take the NXT Tag belts from Imperium. Plus, Adam Cole sweats the threat of his many potential challengers, and more!
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WWE NXT RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JUNE 17
After a recap of last week and hype for our tag title matches, we see Bayley & Sasha Banks arriving. The Men’s championship match kicks off the show!
Imperium (Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel) vs. Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango)
The challengers entrance mocks the champs, down to the Emporium logo and Fabio and Marsupial tracksuits. Dango wore a long blonde wig, because he was Fabio.
Imperium didn’t like that at all, and attacked at the bell. Aichner controlled Breeze until Prince Pretty was able to pull down the top rope and send them both to the floor. Unfortunately, that didn’t help for long, as Barthel helped his partner launch Tyler into the plexiglass while the referee was distracted by Fandango pointing out the treachery. He kicked out of a cover back in the ring, but continued to sell for the German after a tag.
Dumping the heel worked better for Breeze a second time, as he made the tag after lowering the rope for Barthel. Dango comes in hot as both teams switch, and ends up hitting a tope onto both Imperium members as we get our first commercials.
Breeze gets two on Barthel after a suplex as we see Marcel take tandem kicks to the face while draped over the ropes during the break. The Fashion Police’s advantage doesn’t last long, as Dango has to make the save after his partner takes a tandem maneuver from the champs. The Gorgeous One hits an enziguri while the German talks trash, then slingshots him into a forearm from his partner. Tag, Faux Paux, but Aichner breaks up the pin and rocks Fandango in the process. The ensuing scramble ends with a Last Dance leg drop, but the cover’s broken up.
Things break down with Breeze and Aichner on the outside. Malcolm Bivens leads Indus Sher in, but Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch attack. While that’s happening, Fandango rolls up Aichner, but the Italian isn’t the legal man! Barthel slips in with a DDT and that’s it.
Imperium def. Breezango via pinfall to retain the NXT Tag Team titles
Everyone’s hot afterwards, and the announce team talks up all three teams as potential challengers.
Tom Phillips interviews Velveteen Dream, who deflects when asked about how he’s dealing with being unable to challenge Adam Cole for the NXT title again, doing his “Dream has no memory of that” schtick. Dexter Lumis sneaks up behind his couch and drops of a caricature showing the two of them with the tag titles. But Velveteen says that’s a misunderstanding. They each helped each other last week, but he’s a solo act.
Damian Priest drives up as we go to more ads.
We get some highlights of Cole vs. Dream from In Your House after the break, then Damian Priest enters.
Damian Priest vs. Killian Dain
We’re reminded of these hosses’ history as they lock-up. Priest’s back seizes up early and the Irishman goes right after it. Dain hits it with a guillotine leg drop, then stretches the Archer of Infamy. Priest elbows free, but Killian is back with two belly-to-back suplexes and a sitout facebuster for a nearfall. Damian manages to evade a charge into the corner, then they’re trading strikes. Priest gets the better of that, and puts Dain down with a lariat. Springboard forearm gets two. After taking a pair of running elbows, Dain launches a crossbody that gets two. After a roll-up, Dain hits the cyclone kick and The Reckoning.
Damian Priest def. Killian Dain via pinfall
Santos Escobar gets a quick video. He erased his legacy and started a new one. He rewrites the history of lucha libre - starting tonight.
During the break, we see that a frustrated Dain smacked the plexiglass and knocked a drunken Robert Stone to the ground.
Xia Li vs. Aliyah
Aliyah goes to check on the passed out Stone when she sees him during her entrance. She helps him up and brings him to her corner.
Early takedown by Aliyah is answered by kicks and chops from Li. She’s in charge when Stone hops on the apron and spews in the ring, so (after an awkward sequence) his prospective client picks up the win.
Aliyah def. Xia Li via pinfall
Timothy Thatcher is running a “thatch-as-thatch-can class in a video. He’s shoots on Eric Bugenhagen with a couple holds, then tells the group that next time the real work begins.
We get an off-site segment with the Undisputed ERA. Cole and Bobby Fish are in a limo talking about Roderick Strong. They’re gonna get him help, but do it the UE way... in house. Roddy gets in the car, but they can’t get him pumped up like normally. They take him to a therapist, which Kyle O’Reilly in disguise with a weird accent. He takes Strong through a Rorschach test that when they turn it upside down looks exactly like the trunk of a car. They then decide they need to do some exposure therapy and take him to the trunk of their limo. Roddy acts like he’s going to go along, then busts out in a full spring away from them. Cole thinks it went pretty well, but now they need to go pick him up.
Back to the studio, and McKenzie Mitchell is interviewing Cole. She asks what Scarlett was trying to tell him with the hour glass. The champ says we’ve seen this movie before and it always ends the same - with him as champ. Keith Lee walks up and asks for a moment with Cole. The North American champion says Cole’s time is running out, but it won’t be Karrion Kross who takes the belt. It’ll be him. He smashes the hour glass and says “Tick Tock”. Cole laughs and walks off.
More commercials, then the NXT champ is out. He’s marking 381 days with the belt, which is why it’s mind boggling to him that people think they can just come up to him and call their shot. It doesn’t work that way, Karrion Kross. He turns his attention back to Lee, saying maybe he wants to become NA champ. And when he does, maybe he’ll hold that title for 381 days, too. Then we’ll have to call him champ champ BAY BAY.
Lee makes his entrance, but only has time for some gesturing and a staredown when Johnny Gargano’s music hits. He talks about pinning Keith last week, and the Garganos goal of being the first husband & wife champs in NXT history. Lee asks about Candice, and says when he picked her up last week she thanked him for giving her the most action she’s had in a year. Johnny is pissed, and here comes Finn Balor.
Now that he’s here, everybody can stop being marks for themselves and be a mark for him. He cuts off Johnny and says he doesn’t wait in line. He reminds Lee about his challenge from last week, and says it’s a promise. He says he hasn’t forgotten about Cole, calling him a transitional champion, which prompts the Panama City Playboy to say they have a pattern of Finn being king somewhere for a short time then he comes in and walks over his memory.
General Manager William Regal pops up on the big screen and says he loves this. That’s why next week, we’ll get a NA title Triple Threat between Balor, Lee, and Gargano. And the winner gets Cole in a winner takes all match on July 8.
More ads, then Mitchell tries to get a word with Lee. That’s cut off by LeRae, who’s interrupted by Mia Yim. They brawl as we cut back to the arena and our next match.
Kayden Carter vs. Dakota Kai
Kacy Catanzaro is out with Carter, and of course Raquel Gonzalez is with Kai. It’s all Kayden at the start, but a distraction by Gonzalez finally creates an opening for the Kiwi. The advantage doesn’t last long though, as the Filipina is on fire. Roll-up nearfall, and another off a neat knee spike DDT. Raquel looks to get involved again, and Catanzaro tries to help but gets dropped face first on the apron. That lets Dakota go for the roll-up. She doesn’t get that, but locks on a crossface and steals a win.
Dakota Kai def. Kayden Carter via submission
The picture goes to grainy black and white for a look backstage. We see Scarlett examining the broken hour glass, and a nice loafer steps into the shot, crushing some glass.
Hype video for Mercedes Martinez, then back to action.
Bronson Reed vs. Leon Ruff
Ruff is confident during his entrance, but runs right into a clothesline. Senton and splash off the top rope and that’s it.
Bronson Reed def. Leon Ruff via pinfall
Auzilla with a mic. He calls out Karrion Kross, and wants to face him again next week! Reed then carries Ruff out.
We swing out back, and Priest is pissed because his tires are slashed. Cameron Grimes rolls by and laughs, asking if he needs an uber.
Escobar, Mendoza & Wilde make their entrance after a break. Santos says El Hijo del Fantasma was known as the best lucha libre practitioner. But he knew when he got to NXT it was time to end that and start a new legacy on a worldwide platform. His father El Fantasma always told him he was a leader, and he vows to show Raul Mendoza and Jaoquin Wilde how to be leaders. Together, they are Legado del Fantasma.
Out comes Drake Maverick. He tips his hat to Escobar for fooling everyone, then says that people tell him he has more heart than brains. He attacks, and does pretty well, but the numbers game gets him on the floor. Santos gets him up, and hits the Phantom Driver him off one table through another onto the concrete floor!
We see Maverick being stretchered out after another break.
Tegan Nox & Shotzi Blackheart vs. Bayley & Sasha Banks
The Boss starts with Nox. They trade pinning predicaments, and the NXT babyfaces are the first to make a tag. Blackheart gets another cover, then lets Sasha tag in Dos Straps. Shotzi and Bayley work a similar pace, but right before a break the champ catches Blackheart with a knee and mocks her wolf call as we get more commercials.
Shotzi is a house afire when we return, and she suplexes Sasha on her shoulders and neck to get a cover. The Boss kicks out, and quickly takes control with a meteora off the apron to the floor. But by the time she gets her back in the ring, Blackheart kicks out. Malfunction at the junction leads to Banks crashing knee first into the corner, and allows the faces to take charge. Dual cannonballs in the corner, then Nox chokeslams Bayley off the apron onto The Boss, then Shotzi flies and takes them out.
The Boss breaks up the cover, and everyone is down. Tegan and Sasha are legal and fists fly. Banks evades a tandem maneuver but takes a drop kick for Blackheart. Banks transitions into a Bank Statement, but Shotzi reverses into cattle mutilation! Bayley in with a chair to break it up, but Nox stops her. The referee sees Tegan with the chair, and that lets the Role Model break it up. The Boss goes back to her submission finisher, and this time Shotzi has to tap.
Bayley & Sasha Banks def Tegan Nox & Shotzi Blackheart via submission to retain their WWE Women’s Tag Team championship
The Golden Role Models are celebrating, and her comes Io Shirai! The NXT Women’s champ takes out both women, sending them to the floor after double knees. She feints a dive, then stands up for NXT and sends the heels packing!
Phillips runs down next week’s card (Reed vs. Kross, Priest vs. Grimes, and the North American championship Triple Threat)