Update on the NXT Breakout tournament

Aug 11, 2021 - by Staff

Odyssey Jones has earned his spot in the finals of the 2021 WWE NXT Breakout Tournament.

Last night’s NXT episode on the USA Network saw Jones defeat Trey Baxter in the first semi-finals bout.

Next week’s NXT show will feature Carmelo Hayes vs. Duke Hudson in the second semi-finals match. The winner will meet Jones in the finals, possibly at the Takeover 36 event on Sunday, August 22.

Baxter took to Twitter after the match and apologized for the loss.

“I tried… I’m sorry. I’ll get em next time. @oshow94 might need some ice after that kick though. #NXTBreakout @WWENXT,” he wrote.

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels took to Twitter after last night’s match and gave props to both competitors.

“@TreyBaxterWWE showed determination and ingenuity in this #NXTBreakout tournament, but @oshow94 used his size to punch his ticket to the finals!!! #WWENXT,” Michaels wrote.

Hayes also tweeted after Jones vs. Baxter and said he will probably see Jones in the finals.

“Congrats @oshow94, first man to the finals [clapping hands emoji x 2] See you there probably! #NXTBreakout,” Hayes wrote.

Below is an updated look at the NXT Breakout Tournament brackets, along with photos and videos from last night’s match, and the tweets from Michaels, Baxter and Hayes:

Duke Hudson defeated Ikemen Jiro
Carmelo Hayes defeated Josh Briggs

Odyssey Jones defeated Andre Chase
Trey Baxter defeated Joe Gacy

Duke Hudson vs. Carmelo Hayes
Odyssey Jones defeated Trey Baxter

Duke Hudson or Carmelo Hayes vs. Odyssey Jones

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