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WWE NXT Level Up results: Blade & Enofe vs. Legado del Fantasma

A Dusty Classic rematch headlined the third episode of NXT Level Up.
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Dante Chen defeated Javier Bernal

These two had a fine match. It opened with a playful headlock takedown back and forth. Dante Chen transitioned from a headlock into a suplex that left him in a strong position for some time. Javier Bernal turned the match around with a roll-up attempt, catching Chen off guard, and leading to an extended sequence on his end.

Bernal’s offense ended abruptly as Chen reversed a monkey flip into a pin, bringing the match to a close.

Tiffany Stratton defeated Erica Yan

Again, this match was fine.

The fact that Tiffany Stratton's character isn’t a 20-year-old act still blows my mind. It would feel dated in 2005, but here we are.

Erica Yan outplayed Stratton early, scoring a takedown before dragging her in circles by her ankle. Stratton fought back by slamming Yan into the middle turnbuckle and sitting on her. Stratton lost a lock of hair at some point, which she used to smack Yan.

Yan finally escaped a hammerlock and turned things in her favor. Yan tried for a suplex, but Stratton blocked it. Stratton followed up by tossing Yan to the mat and hitting a standing moonsault. To finish the match, Stratton hit a good looking spinning splash.

Legado del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde) defeated Malik Blade & Edris Enofe

This was a cute little match to close the show. I enjoyed the thematic leg work and its overall simplicity.

These two teams also faced off in this year's men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, with Malik Blade & Edris Enofe upsetting Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde in the first round.

Blade and Enofe gained an early lead by isolating Mendoza. The duo maintained their advantage as Wilde entered the fray. This lasted until Mendoza threatened Blade, providing Wilde with an opportunity to turn things around. Mendoza and Wilde took full advantage, connecting with ample double-team offense while working to sequester Blade.

Blade had his leg targeted for quite some time. When the hot tag finally came, Enofe ran through Legado del Fantasma. After scoring a near fall on Mendoza, Enofe locked in a single-leg Boston crab, delivering some just desserts. Enofe then climbed to the top, but he was distracted by Elektra Lopez before he could close the match. An enzuigiri brought Enofe back to the mat. Legado del Fantasma then hit Enofe with their held-in-place kick finish to bring this match to an end.