Going back to their days on the indies, JD McDonagh and Axiom have a history of putting on what McDonagh’s fellow Irishman Sheamus calls bangers. They were doing it again last night when JD went too far with a submission attack, leaving the referee & trainers with no choice to call off the match while color commentator Booker T exclaimed...
Just like they did a week ago with R-Truth, the medical team helped Axiom to the back while his heel opponent bragged about injuring him. Unlike that freak injury to Truth, there’s reason to believe Axiom’s could be a work. The extra viciousness from McDonagh refreshes him after a pair of high-profile losses to NXT champ Bron Breakker, and also could give Shawn Michaels & company a chance to get the former A-Kid out of his 2.0 era masked comic book-loving mathematician gimmick if they want.
Before too long, we should have an indication if the injury is legit (or covering for something else Axiom’s been working through). Then we can worry more about the kayfabe implications.
While we wait, check out this playlist of highlights from last night’s NXT:
- Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams call out Wes Lee
- Scrypts interrupts NXT
- Sol Ruca vs. Elektra Lopez
- Hank Walker vs. Stacks
- Kiana James makes an offer for Fallon Henley’s bar
- Alba Fyre ambushes Jacy Jayne at the mall
- Cora Jade tells Wendy Choo to think twice
- Ava Raine helps Joe Gacy take down Cameron Grimes
- NXT Deadline announcement coming next week
- Axiom vs. JD McDonagh
- JD McDonagh gloats over injuring Axiom
- Brutus Creed unleashes steel chair attack on Damon Kemp
- Bron Breakker and Von Wagner clash on “The Grayson Waller Effect”
- Duke Hudson throws in the towel for Andre Chase in clash with Charlie Dempsey
- Chance & Carter vs. Lyons & Stark — NXT Women’s Tag Team Title Match
- NXT will be brought to justice
- Elektra Lopez has a message for Indi Hartwell (Digital Exclusive)
- Carmelo Hayes’ presence is a present (Digital Exclusive)