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Advertised for tonight from the WWE Performance Center: All the fallout from last week’s special Heatwave episode, starting with Gallus’ follow-up to their attack on Diamond Mine... reclaiming the NXT UK Tag titles from Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen! Plus, Tyler Bate looks to make a statement when he takes on Von Wagner, Grayson Waller invites Apollo Crews to his new talk show, Tiffany Stratton & Wendy Choo try to put their issues to bed in a Lights Out match, and more!
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the NXT live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. A running record of everything that happens will be below this line here.
Enjoy the show!
WWE NXT RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR AUG. 23
Take everything you said harder than we should. We wanted more than to try to sell you out, you won. You try to say we can’t, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for these folks.
The show opens with a recap of the events of Heatwave last week.
Bron Breakker makes his entrance and gets on the mic.
He asks Orlando where his dogs are and says JD McDonagh proved last week that he’s one of the very best in the world, and after the match, NXT UK Champion Tyler Bate made his presence felt, so he figured Bate didn’t fly all the way across the world for the sky miles, so c’mon down and talk.
Enter Tyler Bate.
He thanks Bron for the kind invitation and congratulates him on his win last week, big respect. He’s correct in that he’s not here for the air miles, and NXT UK has been host to some of the best this business has to offer, and he is proud to bear the flag of NXT UK as the first and the last NXT United Kingdom Champion.
With NXT Europe right around the corner, he can’t see a better way to kick it off than by unifying their titles. Bron says he knows how great Bate is what a threat he is, and when he thinks of NXT UK, he thinks of Tyler Bate. But this isn’t NXT UK, this is *the* NXT, where the best stars in the world are.
Breakker agrees that there should be just the one NXT Champion, so in two weeks at Worlds Collide, he wants to make history. Champion vs. champion, title for title.
They shake on it and how their respective title belts up at each other.
A hype reel for Gallus follows.
Gallus make their entrance, and we cut to Briggs and Jensen pulling Fallon Henley out of a brawl to send us to break.
Briggs and Jensen (Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs) (c) vs. Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) (NXT UK Tag Team Championship)
Wolfgang pulling Briggs into the corner, beating him down, quick tags, Josh pulls him into the corner, tag to Jensen, laying him out with shoulder blocks. Running bulldog, Brooks ends up on the wrong side of town for a big but makes a tag to Briggs, they clean house and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Gallus in control and working Jensen over, hot tag, Briggs lighting ‘em up, Lash Legend comes down to cheapshot Fallon Henley, Pretty Deadly join the fray, referee counting as the champs get caught up in the action...
Gallus win by countout.
Post-match, Diamond Mine attack and lay Gallus out!
Grayson Waller is yelling backstage to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we get a Chase U vignette wherein he brought in a guest trainer from NXT UK who roughs up his students and leaves them with a note to look up Billy Robinson.
Grayson Waller is in the ring to host the Grayson Waller Effect.
He says NXT’s been aching for a show like his and he knows he’s going to be the buzz of all of WWE. He shrugs off Johnny Wrestling chants and says this show is about him and he introduces his guest tonight a former Intercontinental and United States Champion who is here in NXT to take opportunities from everyone, Apollo Crews.
It should be noted there’s a picture-in-picture camera pointed at Waller’s face at all times.
Enter Apollo Crews.
He’s impressed with the set and the fan interaction and sits down, but has to adjust his chair to be the proper height. Waller asks him how it feels to be a clout chaser and he gets it, everybody wants to steal from the Grayson Waller hype train. Crews says he’s here because he was born in NXT and he found something missing in himself.
He came back here to find out what that was, and nauturally he knew some people would hate it and be jealous, like Waller. Grayson asks him what happened to his accent and his native Nigerian garb, and Crews does the accent for a second before telling him not to get it twisted, he’s still a Nigerian warrior and he’s proud of his heritage.
The thing is he got too caught up in his past and that’s part of why he’s here in NXT. Waller takes a question from Instagram, asking him what the visions are about, and Crews says he’s a huge visual thinker and there’s no greater force than knowing yourself.
Grayson mocks him as a fortune teller, they get up and stand in front of the desk and Waller asks how it feels to know he’s gonna get run out of NXT. Crews says he’s not getting run out and asks Grayson how it feels to be a low-budget version of the Miz.
Waller takes it as a compliment and asks Apollo how it feels to go home and tell his kids he couldn’t cut it on Raw and SmackDown. Crews says he tells them their dad was a champ on Monday, he was a champ on Friday, and he’s soon to be a champ on Tuesday.
He lays Waller out and says that’s the Apollo Crews effect.
Gallus are walking backstage with a security escort when they run into Pretty Deadly.
Pretty Deadly mock them and say they’re gonna take their titles back first and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a Tyler Bate hype reel.
Von Wagner and Robert Stone are interviewed backstage.
Stone runs Bate down and Wagner says Tyler’s the Big Strong Boy, well he’s a Big Strong Man, and Bate won’t make it to Worlds Collide.
We get a website video of Javier Bernal bragging about how he’s gonna knock Cameron Grimes off in his debut this week.
Cameron Grimes vs. Javier Bernal
Joe Gacy gets on the mic and wishes Grimes luck before the bell.
Collar and elbow, Bernal protesting a bit too much, a knee, right hands, whip reversed, Cameron drops him with a kick! Javier trying to put offense together but soon enough Grimes cuts him off with an upkick and a back body drop. Off the ropes, shoulder blocks, whip across, kitchen sink knee!
Sliding kick, Grimes lines him up...
Cameron Grimes wins by pinfall with Cave-In.
We get a hype reel for Blair Davenport.
Indi Hartwell makes her entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a video promo from Alba Fyre calling Lash Legend out.
Blair Davenport vs. Indi Hartwell
Collar and elbow, into the ropes, clean break, right back on it, into the corner, dirty break with a shove from Davenport! Hartwell returns one, nearfall, headlock takeover, shoulder block, another takeover! Blair gets a Cobra Clutch, Indi counters with a senton!
Spinebuster gets a deep two, passing Davenport to the apron, running boot, Hartwell up in the turnbuckles but Blair trips her to the mat... NOPE! Small package, no, Davenport with a kick, suplex lift...
Blair Davenport wins by pinfall with a short brainbuster.
Post-match, Davenport hits a Kamigoye on Indi for good measure!
She gets on the mic and says the most menacing mistress of NXT UK has arrived and just wasted one of the best this division has to offer. She was #1 contender in the UK, so she figures the NXT Women’s Championship will do just fine, and she’s the rightful heir to the title.
Enter Mandy Rose.
She introduces herself and explains that she’s the most dominant women’s champion around and you can’t just come here and call shots.
MEIKO SATOMURA IS HERE!
She gets on the mic and explains that Mandy isn’t the most dominant women’s champion, that’s her. Rose admits she’s a legend but says she can’t think of a better way to put respect on her own name than to beat a legend like her. Satomura challenges her to meet the final boss at Worlds Collide.
Davenport screams about being forgotten about as #1 contender, and Meiko goes with it, accepting a triple threat!
Tiffany Stratton is interviewed backstage.
She says whoever walks out of Worlds Collide as champion will have to deal with her, and after she beats Wendy Choo she won’t even be able to show her face around here.
Tony D’Angelo lectures the Legado del Fantasma remnant about their actions last week but says he’s a forgiving guy and the past is the past, and the future starts tonight when Joaquin Wilde and Cruz del Toro win for the D’Angelo Family.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial we get a JD McDonagh video package about how he sacrificed himself at Heatwave and he’d do it again, because you’re never truly challenged if you run away from uncomfortable situations, and he wishes Bron luck at Worlds Collide and says he’ll see him on the other side.
Wes Lee, Katana Chance, and Kayden Carter are shown watching backstage and being grossed out about JD’s weird training methods. Chance and Carter say they’ll take on all comers as NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Indi Hartwell is on the apron moping about feeling like rock bottom.
She talks about how great Blair is and how she’s always the problem and four months ago she looked in the mirror and said she was gonna be better and stand on her own two feet, but her she is in the same spot she was in after Stand and Deliver, it doesn’t make sense!
Dexter Lumis appears on the far side of the ring and she turns to see him! They slide in the ring together and embrace! They kiss! Dex slides out of the ring and holds the ropes open for her before carrying her off in his arms!
We see the happy couple reach the doors to the building and Lumis gives her a folded piece of art and a kiss before walking out the doors to get arrested by waiting police. Indi opens the page and reads a note saying “Goodbye Indi (for now) I ❤ you forever” and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Cora Jade is interviewed backstage.
She mocks Roxanne Perez at length and mocks her fans as losers who’ve never dated a girl.
Legado del Fantasma (Cruz del Toro & Joaquin Wilde) vs. the Dyad (Jagger Reid & Rip Fowler)
Wilde and Reid to start, tags made, match breaks down, stereo suicide dives from the Legado boys gets them yelled at by Tony D’Angelo to quit with the dives and win the match already. Springboard from Del Toro, Rip kicks out, whip across, boot up, Jagger in with an enzuigiri and a dropkick, Fowler with a dive!
Knocking Cruz to the floor, working him over with double-teams, the Schism hug and then take action back into the ring. Del Toro with an enzuigiri, tag to Wilde, la casadora arm drag takes Reid out, a tornado DDT follows, Joaquin running hot, corner lariat into a tag!
Double running suplex, cover but Fowler breaks it up! Joaquin rolls through, crucifix pin for two! Backed into the ropes, wheelbarrow into a running dropkick, get him up...
The Dyad win by pinfall with Ticket to Mayhem on Joaquin Wilde.
Post-match, Gacy stands tall with his boys and extends an arm to Cameron Grimes waiting in the crowd.
Tony D’Angelo berates Wilde and Del Toro for losing.
Javier Bernal runs into a lady backstage and yells at her to show him some respect. A security guard walks up and tells him off, and he says he can do whatever he wants, he’s Big Body Javi. The guard tells him he can’t talk to women like that no matter who he is.
Tyler Bate makes his entrance to send us to break.
Legado del Fantasma storm out of the arena frustrated by the way Tony treated them.
An SUV rolls up and the window rolls down revealing Santos Escobar!
He says he wasn’t going to leave without them, and familia stays together! They drive off together.
Tyler Bate vs. Von Wagner
Wagner picks him up and throws him into the ropes, Bate with a side headlock, shoulder blocks from Von, elevated wristlock, big right hands from the Big Strong Boy! A dropkick puts Wagner on one leg, another one, mounted punches in the corner, throwing him off as Bron Breakker watches in the back!
Corner lariat, clubbing blows, military press drop and Bate is in a bad way! Sleeper hold applied, wringing it in, body blows, duck a lariat, Tyler throwing punches to get back into it! Underhooks, back body drop counters, catch the crossbody, ribbreaker into a fallaway slam!
Bate writhing in pain, Von stalking him with right hands, a military press, Tyler slips out and cracks an elbow across his face! Dropkick sends Wagner crashing to the floor, Bate dives on him, back inside, charging uppercut, Von with elbows! Powerbomb lift, Tyler fights out with punches, short-arm punch from the big man... NOPE!
Raining punches down, dropping a knee, fireman’s carry, more elbows from Bate, sidestep a boot, rebound lariat! Another lariat attempt, Von blocks with a goozle, Tyler flips out, big bolo punches, fired up, rolling Koppu Kick! Exploder suplex, Bate perches up top...
Tyler Bate wins by pinfall with a corkscrew senton atomico.
Diamond Mine are chatting backstage and the Creeds tell Roderick Strong they don’t trust him, and Briggs and Jensen roll up to challenge winner and posture about being the best team in NXT. Creeds accept the challenge!
Tiffany Stratton makes her entrance to send us to break.
Tiffany Stratton vs. Wendy Choo (Lights Out Match)
Slugging it out from the jump, to the floor, Stratton brings a tennis racket into it but Choo takes it from her and whacks her with it! Grabbing a trash can, she dumps it out on Tiffany’s head and puts it on her, whacking the can with the racket! Back in the ring, shoulder block, wedging a trash can in the ropes, Choo draws Stratton up and whips her at it but she stops short!
Wendy also stops short of it, whip across, belly-to-belly suplex, to the floor and Tiffany throws her into the steel steps to send us to break.
Back from commercial, snap scoop powerslam from Stratton, up top, moonsault but Choo blocks with a chair! Tiffany choking, sheerdrop brainbuster puts her down... NOT ENOUGH! Using a turnbuckle to choke Stratton, she crawls and gets her purse from under the ropes and sprays hairspray in Wendy’s face!
Whacking Choo with the trashcan, powerbombing her into the trash can, cover for two! Tiffany goes for the Vader Bomb, Wendy rolls out of the way, gets a body pillow and whacks Stratton with it! She opens the pillow up and pours LEGO out on the mat! Full nelson, blocked, Tiffany wants a German suplex, blocked, fallaway slam not quite into the LEGO!
A slam puts Choo right into the LEGO, a running stomp... NOPE! Stumbling to her feet, Stratton gets her purse and boots Wendy out of the ring. She pulls a pot of loose face powder out and dumps a handful out... CHOO KICKS THE POWDER INTO STRATTON’S FACE! Full nelson slam through the bed at ringside,
Wendy Choo wins by pinfall with a Vader Bomb.
We see Meiko Satomura, Blair Davenport, and Mandy Rose signing the contract for their title match at Worlds Collide.
The camera pans across the table to reveal that Tyler Bate and Bron Breakker are also signing their contract now too.
That’s the show, folks.