8/28/19 WWE NXT Coverage

Aug 28, 2019 - by Michael Riba

Tonight’s main event: The Street Profits defend the NXT Tag Team Championship against Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly. The opening credits roll. Beth Phoenix, Mauro Ranallo, and Nigel McGuinness are on commentary.

Match #1 – Singles Match: Io Shirai vs. Cami Fields
Shirai dropkicks Fields into the corner and beats her down. Fields comes back with a forearm shot, but Shirai delivers a knee strike. Shirai delivers a palm strike and double knees in the corner. Shirai connects with the moonsault and goes for the cover, but pulls Fields up at two. Shirai locks in Harajuku Clutch and Fields taps out.
Winner: Io Shirai
-After the match, Shirai grabs a kendo stick from under the ring, but Candice LeRae rushes the ring and beats Shirai with a kendo stick of her own. Shirai flees the ring and LeRae stares her down.

Fish and O’Reilly are shown warming up backstage.

Later tonight, an exclusive interview with Pete Dunne will air.

A video hype package for Kushida airs.

Match #2 – Singles Match: Keith Lee vs. Dominik Dijakovic
They lock up and Dijakovic backs Lee into the ropes. Dijakovic delivers an uppercut, but Lee comes back with body shots. Lee drops Dijakovic with a shoulder tackle and slaps him across the chest. Lee comes off the ropes, but Dijakovic drops him with a boot to the face. Dijakovic delivers shots on the mat, and takes Lee to the corner. Dijakovic delivers a forearm shot and goes for a suplex, but Lee fights back. Lee delivers elbow shots and sends Dijakovic to the corner. Lee charges, but Dijakovic sends him to the apron. Lee slams Dijakovic into the turnbuckle and connects with a cross-body. Lee goes for the cover, but Dijakovic kicks out at two. Lee drops Dijakovic with a lariat and goes for the cover, but Dijakovic kicks out again. Lee takes Dijakovic to the apron, but Dijakovic connects with a few chops.
Lee comes back and slams Dijakovic down onto the apron. Lee tosses Dijakovic back into the ring, but Dijakovic meets him with a forearm shot. Lee comes back for a right hand, but Dijakovic dodges and kicks Lee in the head. Dijakovic launches over the ropes and tkes Lee down on the outside. Dijakovic tosses Lee back into the ring and goes up top. Dijakovic goes for a cannonball, but Lee catches him. Lee goes for a power bomb, but Dijakovic rolls through. They exchange shots and Dijakovic delivers a back elbow. Dijakovic slams Lee to the mat and goes up top. Dijakovic connects with a moonsault and goes for the cover, but Lee kicks out at two. Dijakovic goes back up top, but Lee cuts him off. Lee climbs as well and delivers elbow shots. Lee delivers an avalanche Spanish fly from the top and goes for the cover, but Dijakovic kicks out at two.
Lee goes up top, but Dijakovic cuts him off. Dijakovic goes for a back suplex, but Lee elbows him back to the mat. Lee sets up for the Doomsault, but Dijakovic kicks him in the knee. Dijakovic delivers Feat Your Eyes and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Dominik Dijakovic

A video highlighting the NXT career of Johnny Gargano airs. Shane Thorne comes to the announce table and wonders why the past is still being talked about instead of him. He says Gargano is nothing.

Footage of the confrontation between Mia Yim and Shayna Baszler from last week airs. Then, footage of William Regal telling Yim that she already had an opportunity and walking away is shown.

Baszler, Marina Shafir, and Jessamyn Duke make their way to the ring. Before Baszler can speak, Rhea Ripley interrupts. Ripley takes the mic away from Baszler and says she knows what Baszler is going to say. Ripley says Baszler is going to say that she has beaten everyone in NXT, but then Ripley says she hasn’t beaten her and calls her a bitch.

An interview with Pete Dunne airs. He says rules don’t apply to him and he goes wherever he wants whenever he wants. He says he isn’t done with NXT UK, but he has everyone on notice. He says if he sees something that he wants, he is coming to take it. He says if TakeOver knocked him to the back of the line, bring it on. He says he will break the fingers and spirits of anyone who wants a piece of him.

The Street Profits warm up backstage. The main event is up next.

Next week: The Velveteen Dream will go one-on-one with Kona Reeves. Also, Adam Cole will defend the NXT Championship against Jordan Myles.

Match #3 – NXT Tag Team Championship Match: The Street Profits (c) (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) vs. The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly)
Ford and Fish start the match. Fish applies a wrist-lock, but Ford gets free. Ford applies one of his own, but Fish takes him to the mat. Fish applies a side headlock and O’Reilly tags in. O’Reilly applies a side headlock and takes Ford to the mat. Ford fights back and Dawkins tags in. Dawkins drops O’Reilly with a shoulder tackle and then slams him back to the mat with a scoop slam. Fish tags in, but Dawkins drops him as well. Ford tags back in and delivers a dropkick to Fish. The Profits drop O’Reilly with a double flapjack and then Dawkins slams Ford on Fish and O’Reilly. Ford goes for the cover, but Fish kicks out. Ford applies a wrist-lock, but Fish backs him into the corner. Fish delivers a few shots, but Ford counters and sends him to the corner. Ford kicks O’Reilly to the floor and takes Fish down with a cross-body. Ford goes for the cover, but Fish kicks out.
Ford drops Fish again and runs the ropes, but O’Reilly knees Ford in the back. O’Reilly tags in and delivers knee strikes to Ford in the corner. Fish tags back in and delivers strikes of his own. O’Reilly tags back in and wraps Ford’s leg around the ropes. O’Reilly delivers a shin-breaker and takes Ford’s leg out from under him. O’Reilly goes for an STF, but Ford blocks it. O’Reilly slams Ford’s knee into the mat, and Fish tags back in. Fish kicks Ford in the knee and drops him with a snapmare. Fish connects with a Banzai Drop onto Ford’s knee and tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly wraps up Ford’s knee and tags in Fish. Fish connects with a forearm shot and goes for the cover, but Ford kicks out. Fish delivers more shots, but Ford escapes and tags in Dawkins. Dawkins takes out Fish and O’Reilly with a double clothesline and then drops Fish with a suplex.
Dawkins sends O’Reilly to the mat and then splashes he and Fish in the corners. Dawkins drops Fish with a spear and goes for the cover, but Fish kicks out. O’Reilly tags in as Dawkins suplexes Fish. O’Reilly drops Dawkins with a chop block and then Dawkins gets dropped with Taste of the Dragon. O’Reilly goes for the cover, but Dawkins kicks out. Ford gets into the ring and drops Fish onto O’Reilly and Dawkins. All four men brawl in the ring and Fish and O’Reilly send Ford back to the mat. Dawkins sends Fish to the floor and goes after O’Reilly, but O’Reilly locks in a triangle hold. Dawkins slams O’Reilly in the corner and Ford tags in. Ford slams O’Reilly to the mat and Dawkins delivers a frog splash. Ford goes for the cover, but Fish pulls O’Reilly to the floor. Ford takes out Fish and O’Reilly with a suicide dive and tosses them into the ring. Fish and O’Reilly take advantage and hit the High-Low on Ford and O’Reilly gets the pin fall.
Winners and new NXT Tag Team Champions: The Undisputed Era
-After the match, Adam Cole and Roderick Strong celebrate with Fish and O’Reilly as the show comes to a close.

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