9/4/19 WWE NXT Recap
The show opens with a recap of Jordan Myles winning the NXT Breakout Tournament and choosing to face Adam Cole for the NXT Championship in tonight’s main event. The opening credits roll. Beth Phoenix, Mauro Ranallo, and Nigel McGuinness are on commentary.
Match #1 – Tag Team Match: Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango) vs. Chase Parker and Matt Martel
Martel and Fandango start the match. Martel applies a wrist-lock and Parker tags in. Parker delivers a right hand and goes for a sunset flip, but Fandango counters with a right hand. Fandango delivers a leg drop and tags in Breeze. Breeze takes Parker down with a snap suplex and goes for the cover, but Parker kicks out. Breeze drops Parker with a shoulder tackle and delivers a right hand in the corner. Breeze applies a wrist-lock, but Parker counters with a right hand and tags in Martel. Breeze takes Martel down with an arm drag and applies a top wrist-lock. Martel gets free and tags in Parker. Martel slams Breeze’s face into Parker’s knee and Parker goes for the cover, but Breeze kicks out. Parker applies a top wrist-lock, but Breeze gets free. Breeze drops Martel with a forearm and drops Parker with an enzuigiri. Martel trips up Breeze and Parker applies a wrist-lock. Breeze gets free and tags in Fandango. Fandango delivers a few chops to Parker and then drops he and Martel with a power slam.
Fandango delivers a Falcon Arrow to Parker and tags in Breeze. Breeze and Fandango drop Parker with the Fashion Footprint and Fandango tags back in and gets the pin fall.
An interview with Jordan Myles airs. He is walking into the building with Keith Lee. Myles says he is nervous, but is confident that he can beat Adam Cole. Lee tells him to keep his chin up and he should have all the confidence in the world.
Up next: The Velveteen Dream vs. Kona Reeves.
Backstage, Io Shirai is attacking Candice LeRae with a kendo stick.
Cameron Grimes is backstage. He is going crazy about not winning the NXT Breakout Tournament. He said all he wanted was to be at the top and getting a title shot of his choosing, but he is now back at the bottom. He says his goal is to get to the top and to be the champion.
Match #2 – Singles Match: Kona Reeves vs. The Velveteen Dream
Dream applies a side headlock, but Reeves takes him to the corner. Dream shoves Reeves away and applies another headlock. Reeves sends him off the ropes, but Dream takes him down with a dropkick. Dream delivers an elbow, but Reeves comes back with a kick. Reeves delivers a pump kick and wraps Dream in the ropes. Reeves sends Dream off the ropes, but Dream comes back with a kick to the midsection. Dream connects with a double ax-handle, but Reeves sends Dream to the apron. Dream flips back in and goes for a sunset flip, but Reeves sits down and gets a two count. Reeves argues with the ref, but Dream delivers a couple superkicks. Dream drops Reeves with the Dream Valley Driver and gets the pin fall.
Winner: The Velveteen Dream
-After the match, Roderick Strong appears in the screen. Strong says he is more than ready to face Dream and asks Dream if he has Dream’s attention. Strong sets Dream’s couch on fire and walks away as Dream looks on.
Footage of the confrontation between Shayna Baszler and Rhea Ripley from last week is shown. They will go one-on-one next week.
Match #3 – Singles Match: Bianca Belair vs. Taynara
They lock up and Belair backs Taynara into the corner. Taynara shoves Belair away and takes her down with a monkey flip. Taynara goes for the cover, but Belair kicks out. Taynara goes for an arm-bar, but Belair blocks it and picks her up. Taynara rolls through and gets a roll-up for two. Belair drops Taynara with a shoulder tackle and goes for the cover, but Taynara kicks out at two. Belair delivers a dropkick, but Taynara sends her into the turnbuckle. Taynara grinds Belair’s face across the ropes and goes for the cover, but Belair kicks out at two. Taynara applies a headlock and then drops her with a Judo toss. Belair comes back with a roll-up for two, but Taynara delivers a bicycle kick. Taynara goes for the cover, but Belair kicks out at two. Taynara delivers double knees and then a knee strike, and then chokes her over the ropes. Taynara sends Belair to the floor and goes for a cross-body, but Belair catches her. Belair delivers a fall-away slam and both women get into the ring at nine.
Belair slams Taynara to the mat and delivers a series of strikes. Belair connects with the handspring moonsault and then delivers a forearm shot. Belair drops Taynara with the KOD and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Bianca Belair
Adam Cole is warming up backstage. The main event is up next.
Johnny Gargano returns to NXT next week to address his future.
William Regal is backstage. He says in two weeks, there will be a Triple Threat number one’s contender’s match, and the winner will challenge Shayna Baszler for the NXT Women’s Championship. That match will feature Bianca Belair, Io Shirai, and Mia Yim.
Match #4 – NXT Championship Match: Adam Cole (c) vs. Jordan Myles
They lock up and Cole backs Myles into the corner. Cole drops Myles with a side headlock take down, but Myles sends him off the ropes. Cole drops Myles with a shoulder tackle and takes him down and applies another headlock. Cole backs Myles into the corner and takes him down with another side headlock take down. Myles sends him off the ropes and takes him down with a hip toss. Myles applies an arm-bar, and turns it into a wrist-lock. Cole backs Myles into the corner and delivers a shot to his midsection. Myles comes back with a dropkick that sends Cole to the floor. Myles comes to the apron and goes for a kick, but Cole dodges it and slams Myles on the floor. Cole slams Myles into the ring post and tosses him back into the ring. Cole slams Myles into the corner and delivers a few right hands. Cole slams Myles into the opposite corner, but Myles fights back with shots to the midsection. Cole slams Myles into the ropes and stomps away on him. Cole drops Myles to the mat and drops a knee into his shoulder blades.
Cole delivers a series of right hands and applies a head scissors hold, but Myles makes it to the ropes. Myles and Cole exchange shots and Myles drops Cole with a big right hand. Myles trips Cole up and Cole rolls to the floor. Myles takes Cole out with a suicide dive and tosses Cole back into the ring. Myles connects with a cross-body and goes for the cover, but Cole kicks out at two. Myles delivers a German suplex and goes for the cover, but Cole kicks out at two again. Myles runs the ropes, but Cole takes him down with a pump kick. Cole goes for the cover, but Myles kicks out at two. Cole connects with an enzuigiri and delivers a backstabber. Cole goes for the cover, but Myles kicks out at two. Cole goes up top for the Panama Sunrise, but Myles dodges it. Cole kicks Myles in the head and then locks in the Figure Four, but Myles rolls to the ropes. Cole takes Myles to the corner and puts him up top. Cole delivers a forearm and climbs up. Myles shoves Cole back down and goes for a cross-body, but Cole kicks him in the face.
Cole slams Myles to the mat and goes for the cover, but Myles kicks out at two. Cole goes to the apron, but Myles kicks him to the floor. Myles delivers a penalty kick and tosses Cole back into the ring. Cole rolls right back out, but Myles takes him out with a suicide dive. Myles tosses Cole back into the ring and delivers the splash from the top. Myles goes for the cover, but Cole kicks out at two. Myles goes back up top and goes for the Midnight Star, but Cole dodges it. Myles delivers a superkick and goes back up top. Myles goes for the Midnight Star, but Cole gets his knees up. Cole goes for the Last Shot, but Myles dodges it and rolls Cole up for a two count. Cole comes back with a couple superkicks and then delivers the Last Shot and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still NXT Champion: Adam Cole