7/24/19 WWE NXT Recap

Jul 24, 2019 - by Michael Riba

The show opens with a recap of the ending of last week’s show, which saw Johnny Gargano return to brawl with Adam Cole all around the arena. William Regal’s announcement that they will battle in a Two-Out-of-Three Falls Match at NXT TakeOver: Toronto II is also shown.

The opening credits roll. Beth Phoenix, Mauro Ranallo, and Nigel McGuinness are on commentary. Cole and Gargano will announce their chosen stipulations for their match later tonight.

Tonight’s main event: Keith Lee vs. Damian Priest.

Match #1 – NXT Breakout Tournament Semifinals Match: Jordan Myles vs. Angel Garza
Myles goes for a handshake, but Garza moves out of the way. They lock up and Myles applies a waist-lock. Myles drops Garza to the mat, but Garza gets free. They exchange wrist-locks and then Garza takes advantage. Myles comes back with an arm-drag and then applies an arm-bar. Garza gets to his feet, but Myles takes him back down with a dropkick. Myles kicks Garza through the ropes and goes to the apron, but Garza pulls the ring skirt and Myles falls face-first onto the apron. Garza slams Myles into the steps and then into the barricade. Myles gets back into the ring, but Garza connects with a kick. Garza delivers a series of rights and then delivers a double under-hook back-breaker. Garza goes for the cover, but Myles kicks out at two. Garza applies a modified Camel Clutch and then goes for a double stomp, but Myles counters and gets a roll-up for two.
Garza delivers a superkick and goes for the cover, but Myles kicks out at two. Garza stomps on Myles in the corner and tries to slam him into the turnbuckle, but Myles counters and does it to Garza. Myles delivers a series of kicks to the chest and then drops Garza with a clothesline. Myles trips Garza up and then kicks him in the face. Myles delivers a discus clothesline in the corner and goes up top. Garza rolls out of the way, but Myles comes off the top anyway. Garza counters with a dropkick and goes for the cover, but Myles kicks out at two. Garza comes off the ropes, but Myles counters with a kick to the face. Myles connects with the discus clothesline in the corner again and goes up top. Myles delivers a German suplex and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Jordan Myles
-After the match, Shane Thorne goes to the commentary table. He says there is no point in debuting eight new Superstars when he has already been here for years. He says he doesn’t need a tournament to break out, because he is going to break out all on his own.

Next week: the other NXT Breakout Tournament Semifinal Match between Bronson Reed and Cameron Grimes.

Up next: Bianca Belair vs. Xia Li.

Johnny Gargano is backstage. He says Adam Cole made things personal when he involved Gargano’s family. Gargano said he accomplished his goal in New York, but in Toronto he is going to another level. Gargano says the stipulation he chooses is a Street Fight.

Match #2 – Singles Match: Xia Li vs. Bianca Belair
Belair backs Li into the corner and drives her shoulder into Li’s midsection a few times. Belair clubs Li across the back and slings her around the ring. Belair tosses Li into the corner and then slams her down to the mat. Belair connects with a handspring splash and then slams her to the mat again. Li comes back with an elbow shot and goes for a cross-body, but Belair catches her and delivers a fall-away slam. Belair goes for a delayed vertical suplex, but Li gets free and delivers a series of kicks to Belair. Li comes off the top, but Belair dodges and takes her down with a shoulder tackle. Belair delivers the KOD and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Bianca Belair

A vignette for Killian Dain airs. He says he wasn’t going to attack anybody from behind, but Matt Riddle isn’t just anybody. Dain says Riddle is somebody and may be the toughest in his world. Dain says in his world, there is no discipline, no weight class, and no rules. Dain says Riddle caught a glimpse of his world when he put him through the stage. Dain says he can’t wait to show Riddle everything.

Security footage from the Performance Center is shown. In it, Mia Yim attacks Jessamyn Duke after Duke’s training session.

The Velveteen Dream’s music hits, and the NXT North American Champion makes his way to the ring. Dream says the only way he will ever step down as champion is the day when the experience dies. He says when it dies, he wants to go straight to hell because that is what it will feel like without the title. He says Roderick Strong is one hell of a man, but he will get the experience he is asking for and will know that Strong is not big enough to ride the ride. Dream says maybe there is someone out there who is big enough and calls anyone out. The Undisputed Era’s music hits and Strong comes to the ring. Strong says he doesn’t believe that Dream believes anything that he just said. Strong says Dream is scared because Strong is the most deserving challenger and the real deal. Strong tells Dream to give him what he wants, which is a match at TakeOver: Toronto II. Strong says the experience will die, and that is undisputed. Pete Dunne’s music hits and the Bruiserweight comes to the ring. He snaps the fingers of Strong and Strong leaves the ring. Dunne looks at the title and then at Dream and smirks. Dream leaves the ring and holds the title up as Dunne stares him down.

Strong is backstage and goes into William Regal’s office. He wants to know what Dunne is doing in NXT and why he is sticking claim to the title opportunity against Dream. Regal says he was talking to the NXT UK General Manager, Johnny Saint, and Dunne is going to be a part of NXT for a while. Regal says at TakeOver: Toronto II, it was going to be Dream vs. Strong for the title, but now Dunne is added to the match. Strong says he wants Dunne next week, and Regal says he will consider it.

Match #3 – Singles Match: Kacy Catanzaro vs. Io Shirai
Shirai drops Catanzaro with a dropkick and then smashes her in the corner. Shirai delivers a double under-hook back-breaker, but Candice LeRae rushes the ring and attacks Shirai and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner via disqualification: Io Shirai
-After the match, LeRae sends Shirai to the floor and takes her out with a suicide dive. LeRae grabs a chair, but Shirai escapes and walks up the ramp.

Adam Cole is backstage. He says, once again, NXT Management is screwing over The Undisputed Era. He says Strong will get the job done regardless at TakeOver: Toronto II. He says The Street Profits somehow thought it was a good idea to accept the challenge from Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly. Cole says The Undisputed Era will be draped in gold at the end of TakeOver: Toronto and announces his stipulation as a straight up, one-on-one wrestling match.

Next week: Tyler Breeze vs. Jaxson Ryker, and Pete Dunne vs. Roderick Strong.

Match #4 – Singles Match: Keith Lee vs. Damian Priest
Priest applies a wrist-lock, but Lee turns it into a waist-lock. Priest counters into a side headlock, but Lee shoves him away. Priest goes for a shoulder tackle, but Lee doesn’t budge. Priest connects with a few kicks and then each man dodges the other’s attacks and they stand at a stalemate. Lee drops Priest with a shoulder tackle and then applies a wrist-lock. Priest fights back with a forearm shot and then sends Lee into the corner. Priest delivers body shots and then kicks Lee to the mat. Priest rams Lee’s face into the turnbuckle and delivers a discus clothesline. Priest goes for the cover, but Lee kicks out at two. Priest applies a rear chin-lock on the mat, but Lee gets free. Priest delivers a forearm shot, but Lee sends him to the corner. Priest goes to the apron and then takes Lee down with a cross-body. Priest goes for the cover, but Lee kicks out at two.
Priest delivers more right hands, but Lee fires up. Lee drops Priest with a few lefts and then delivers a forearm in the corner. Lee delivers a running lariat and goes for the cover, but Priest kicks out at two. Lee connects with an elbow shot, but Priest delivers one of his own. Priest kicks Lee in the face and then delivers a Falcon Arrow. Priest goes for the cover, but Lee kicks out at two. Lee comes back with a discus elbow and then connects with the Pounce. Priest rolls to the floor, but Lee goes out after him. Lee tosses him back into the ring, but Priest delivers a knee strike. Priest goes for a suicide dive, but Lee catches him and goes for a power bomb. Priest lands on his feet and kicks Lee into the steps. Priest uses the referee as a shield and then connects with the Cyclone Boot on Lee. Priest delivers the Reckoning and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Damian Priest

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