The fallout from Worlds Collide takes place on tonight's edition of NXT.
Five matches have been announced for the episode. Nathan Frazer and Axiom will begin their best-of-three series, Wes Lee takes on JD McDonagh, Meiko Satomura faces Roxanne Perez, Ricochet will be in action against Trick Williams, and Doudrop & Nikki A.S.H. team up against Toxic Attraction's Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne.
Three unified champions were crowned at Sunday's Worlds Collide special. Bron Breakker defeated Tyler Bate to unify the NXT Championship with the NXT UK Championship. Mandy Rose won a triple threat match to unify the NXT Women's Championship with the NXT UK Women's Championship. And Pretty Deadly became the unified NXT Tag Team Champions by winning a fatal four-way match.
NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes and NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Katana Chance & Kayden Carter both fended off challenges on Sunday. Hayes defeated Ricochet, while Chance & Carter defeated Doudrop & Nikki A.S.H. Interference in those matches set up Ricochet and Doudrop & Nikki A.S.H.'s bouts for tonight.
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The show opens with a monologue from Tyler Bate, just days after he lost the unification match to NXT Champion Bron Breakker.
Bate thanks the fans from the bottom of his heart. The live studio audience thanks him with a chant. Bate thanks everyone that backed NXT UK from the beginning.
Bate goes on to thanks Breakker, putting him over as the unified NXT Champion. Despite the loss, Bate says they created magic, he was grateful for that.
Bate notes his name will remain in the history books as the first and last NXT United Kingdom Champion. Bate attempts to continue speaking, but he is interrupted by the Gallus faction.
Those in Gallus feel that Bate should be apologizing instead of thanking people. He should apologize to everyone back home in Europe. Gallus thinks he let everyone down by losing the unification match last Sunday.
Bate responds by noting that Gallus did not hold their end of the bargain either. Gallus failed to win the NXT Tag Team Championship at Worlds Collide.
Gallus surround Bate with a three-on-one advantage. They attack Bate and beat him down. Breakker runs down for a save, and Breakker clears the ring. Breakker then grabs the house microphone to say he will join with Bate for a fight tonight. Looks like this sets up a tag match for later on.
NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly are backstage admiring two sets of tag title belts they won on Sunday. In comes Lash Legend, who tells Pretty Deadly some gossip that gets them angry.
A "digital exclusive" skit shows Cora Jade challenging Meiko Satomura to a match tonight, but Satomura informs her she is already booked in a bout against Jade's rival -- Roxanne Perez. An angry Jade storms off, clearly upset by again being upstaged by her rival.
The first match airing on tonight's card was set up at Worlds Collide, when Toxic Attraction interfered in the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship match. That interference went on to cost Doudrop & Nikki A.S.H. their chance for a fair shot at the tag titles.
Doudrop & Nikki A.S.H. defeat Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolan & Jacy Jayne)
Doudrop pins Dolan to win the match.
Nikki & Doudrop gained control early on in the match, until Jayne shoves Nikki off the top rope. Nikki falls to the floor, and Jayne follows up with a somersault senton off the apron. Doudrop also gets dropped with a soccer kick. The main roster duo is in peril as the show cuts to its first commercial break.
Part of the story in the match plays on Doudrop & Nikki having wrestled in three matches in the last several days. That includes traveling to and from Monday Night Raw.
Toxic Attraction work over Nikki. Hot tag brings in Doudrop, and she sandwiches both Jayne & Dolan with a senton. Doudrop goes on to clean house, leading to a cannonball in a corner. Vader splash by Doudrop for a near fall.
Jayne makes the save to break up the pinning attempt, and a melee breaks out as Nikki is fired up. Nikki traps Jayne in the ring skirt, and Nikki waffles her.
For the finish, Doudrop delivers a Michinoku Driver, and Doudrops follows with a running splash. A three count makes it official. Doudrop had a bloody nose she suffers sometime in the closing minutes.
Apollo Crews is writing in his journal, and he is reflecting on his feud with Grayson Waller. Crews is upset that Waller poked him in the eye last week on NXT in their match. Crews' eye is reddened, but Crews vows to push on ahead. A return match between the two is near.
JD McDonagh defeats Wes Lee
McDonagh pins Lee after The Devil Inside in a really good match.
The match goes through a commercial break. Lee does an impressive flip dive over the ropes just before the show cuts to commercials. McDonagh cuts off Lee during the break, and McDonagh targets an arm.
McDonagh continues to work the arm. Lee fights back and he fires up on him. McDonagh tries to powder, but Lee sails through the ropes. Lee knocks McDonagh over the announce desk.
Back in the ring, Lee gets a near fall on McDonagh. Lee is on fire, but McDonagh tries to cut him off. They trade headbutts, and both fall to the mat.
Lee gets another near fall, but McDonagh kicks out. McDonagh maintains wrist control on the arm he targeted earlier in the match. He then rocks Lee with head kicks. McDonagh executes The Devil Inside finisher (which is sort of a short-arm Saito suplex). McDonagh then scores a clean pinfall on Lee.
In a backstage skit, Pretty Deadly runs into Tony D'Angelo & Stacks. D'Angelo insinuates that Pretty Deadly convinced Damon Kemp to turn on his Diamond Mine stablesmates. Pretty Deadly is aghast at the thought. D'Angelo chuckles at them.
Meiko Satomura defeats Roxanne Perez
Satomura pins Perez in a fun and hard hitting match. Great grappling throughout as well. Cora Jade attacks Perez after the match with a sneak attack.
There is grappling from the outset. Chain wrestling transitions into running some spots. Counters and reversals as they continue to grapple. Builds to Perez leaping through the ropes with a dive.
Cora Jade is watching the match from a backstage monitor. She storms off as the show cuts to a commercial break. The match continues in the ring.
Satomura has Perez grounded when the show returns from the commercial break. Perez soon fires up on Satomura, only for Perez to eat a kick. Perez fights back with a counter for a close near fall. Some more nice grappling moves.
Perez takes a spinning wheel kick from Satomura. They fight while perched on the turnbuckles, setting up Perez executing a Super Frankensteiner for a near fall.
They trade strikes, and Perez eats another kick. Satomura delivers her Scorpio Rising finisher, and she covers Perez for a pinfall.
Jade runs in after the match, and Jade blindsides Perez by hitting her across the back with a shot from a kendo stick. Satomura comes back to the ring to run off Jade.
Bron Breakker and Tyler Bate are in the locker preparing for their tag match later tonight. They seem to be on the same page.
A video package recaps the implosion within Diamond Mine. Damon Kemp turned on the Creed Brothers at World Collide.
The Dyad cut a promo putting over The Schism. They offer a happy face pin to Kiana James and her secretary. She takes the pin, then she throws it in the trash. This then turns into a bad skit where James and Arianna Grace argee to team up.
Ricochet defeats Trick Williams
Ricochet pins Williams after a shooting star press.
NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes is at ringside providing guest commentary. Williams is knocked out of the ring at the outset, right near Hayes at the announce desk. Hayes offers an impromptu prep talk.
The rest of the match takes mostly takes place in the ring. Ricochet is great enough that it helps to elevate Williams, in what is arguably Williams' best singles match so far in his NXT run.
Williams mocks Ricochet, just before Ricochet begins a comeback. Rally by Ricochet as he runs through a series of high spots. Recoil (codebreaker) by Ricochet, and he stares at Hayes while climbing the turnbuckles.
Ricochet motions towards Hayes just before Ricochet nails a shooting star press. Ricochet covers Williams for a three count, and Ricochet smirks at the North American Champion.
Cameron Grimes once again turns down an offer to join Tony D'Angelo's family. They begin exchanging words, leading to D'Angelo and Stacks putting Grimes through a table.
An ad plugs NXT trading cards, and that absolutely amazes me to known trading cards are still a thing.
Sol Ruca is a surfer that will soon arrive in NXT, according to a teaser clip.
The Creed Brothers are being interviewed by McKenzie Mitchell, and they are furious about Damon Kemp. NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly interrupt to challenge the Creeds to a match where the fans pick the stipulation. The Creeds accept the challenge. So, looks like a tag title match is set for next week with some sort of stipulation added to it.
Axiom defeats Nathan Frazier in the first match of a best-of-three series
Axiom wins an exciting fast paced match, putting Axiom up one match ahead to begin their series
The match goes through a commercial break. The pace remains quick as they trade near falls.
Although there was a stunt show full of high spots, this wasn't a spot fest. Axiom in the storyline has an injured leg, and Frazier targets it. However, Axiom is able to strike with a leg lariat, and Axiom scores a pinfall.
Hank the security guard, who was featured on the show last week, has a confrontation with Javier Bernal in a backstage skit. Hank was with the rest of a security detail assigned to watch over Gallus. Bernal chides Hank for being a lowly security guard, and Hanks gets in Bernal's face. This sets up a match between the two for next Tuesday.
"The Super Diva" Quincy Elliot debuts next week on NXT.
McKenzie Mitchell interviews Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams. Mitchell reveals that Hayes' North American title is on the line against a challenger chosen by the fans. This is part of a celebration commemorating the one-year anniversary of the NXT 2.0 reboot.
Announced so far for next Tuesday on NXT:
- NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly defend their titles against The Creed Brothers in a match where fans vote to decide the stipulation
- Cameron Grimes and a mystery partner in a tag match against Tony D'Angelo & Stacks
- NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes defends his title against a challenger decided by fan voting
- Zoey Stark & Nikkita Lyons vs. Kiana James & Arianna Grace
- Hank Walker vs. Javier Bernal
NXT Champion Bron Breakker & Tyler Bate defeat Gallus (Mark & Joe Coffey with Wolfgang)
Bate scores a pinfall to win the match. Somewhat of an anti-climatic main event after all of the other great wrestling on the show, but the match itself was decent enough.
The match goes through a commercial break. Just before the break, Bate & Breakker pay tribute to the Steiner Brothers. They pose after cleaning house.
The heels turned the tide after the break. They underhandedly gain an advantage on Bate. Gallus goes on to isolate Bate, as they cut the ring in half.
Bate eventually creates some separation, leading to a hot tag. Breakker mows downs Gallus, and he tosses them around them suplexes.
Breakker pulls down the straps down on his singlet, signaling for the finish. Breakker tags Bate, and they execute a Doomsday Device in tribute of the Steiners. Bates leaps off the top with a flying bulldog, but it was only a near fall.
Breakker with a further assist, as he lands a shoulder tackle. Bate then executes a Tyler Driver '97, and Bate scores the deciding pinfall.