NXT Heatwave 2024 Recap

Jul 7, 2024 - by Michael Riba

The opening credits roll, highlighting all of tonight’s matches. Booker T and Vic Joseph are on commentary from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Footage of Ethan Page and Trick Williams arriving to the arena earlier today airs.


NXT North American Championship Match
Oba Femi (c) vs. Wes Lee
Lee connects with a quick kick, but Femi takes him down immediately after. Femi backs Lee into the corner, but Lee delivers a quick shot. Lee follows with more shots and backs Femi into the corner. Femi tosses Lee into the opposite corner and goes for a kick, but Lee dodges it and delivers a roundhouse kick of his own. Lee delivers a shot to Femi’s neck, but Femi sends him to the apron. Lee comes back in, but Femi catches him and puts him up top. Femi sends Lee to the floor with a right hand, but Lee comes back in with a shot to Femi. Femi comes back with a body shot, and then throws Lee across the ring with an airplane throw. Lee kicks Femi in the face a few times, but Femi sends him to the outside. Femi chokes Lee on the announcers’ table, and then follows with a body shot before slamming him into the steel underneath the ring. Lee gets back into the ring at the seven count, but Femi delivers a back elbow in the corner. Femi follows with a back-breaker and drives his shoulder into Lee’s midsection in the corner. Femi stomps on Lee’s back and drops him with a right hand.
Femi delivers another back-breaker, and then tosses Lee across the ring. Lee comes back with a few body shots, but Femi clubs him across the back. Femi sends Lee into the corner and delivers a knee strike. Femi tries to send Lee across the ring, but Lee collapses. Femi hangs Lee upside down in the corner and charges, but Lee pulls himself up and sends Femi into the ring post. Lee sends Femi into the ring post again, and then sends him to the floor. Lee gets on the apron, but Femi drops him with a chop. Lee comes back with body shots, but Femi delivers another back-breaker. Femi stretches Lee over his knee and delivers a chop for a two count. Femi picks Lee up, but Lee comes back with a knee to the head. Lee follows with a couple of quick kicks, and then follows with rights and lefts. Lee delivers a pair of enzuigiris and drops Femi with a tornado DDT for a two count. Lee delivers a few diving forearm shots to Femi on the outside, and then sends him into the announcers’ table with a third dive. Lee gets Femi back into the ring and goes for a Meteora, but Femi catches him. Lee counters out and gets a jackknife cover for a two count.
Lee kicks Femi in the head again, and then delivers a Meteora to the back of Femi’s head. Lee goes for a springboard clothesline, but Femi counters with an uppercut for a two count. Femi puts Lee on his shoulders and climbs the ropes. Lee delivers a few elbow strikes and goes for a hurricanrana, but Femi holds on. Femi goes for a powerbomb, but Lee counters with a face-buster. Lee delivers the Cardiac Kick and goes for the cover, but Femi kicks out at two. Lee goes up top and connects with a frog splash. Femi pops right up, and they both tumble over the top rope. Lee holds onto the ropes and delivers a few kicks, but Femi pulls him down and delivers a shoulder-breaker. Femi gets Lee back into the ring, but Lee comes back with a kick and a double stomp to Femi’s back. Lee goes for the Cardiac Kick again, but Femi catches him. Lee delivers another kick and goes for the Cardiac Kick again, but Femi catches him and throws him across the ring this time. Femi delivers the Fall of Grace and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still NXT North American Champion: Oba Femi

Footage of Lola Vice and Roxanne Perez arriving to the arena earlier today airs.

The video package forthe match between Kelani Jordan and Sol Ruca airs.


NXT Women’s North American Championship Match
Kelani Jordan (c) vs. Sol Ruca
Neither woman gains an advantage early on, and then Roca trips Jordan up and applies a side-headlock. Jordan gets free and takes Roca down with a cross-body for a one count. Jordan gets another one count, and then Ruca delivers an X Factor for a two count of her own. Jordan comes back with a hurricanrana that sends Ruca to the outside, and then takes her out with a dive. Jordan gets Ruca back into the ring and slams her down for a two count. Jordan goes for a split-legged moonsault, but Ruca dodges and takes Jordan down with a pair of springboard cross-bodies. Ruca follows with a springboard flipping clothesline and goes for the cover, but Jordan kicks out. They exchange elbow strikes, and then Ruca delivers a few kicks. Ruca takes Jordan down, but Jordan comes right back and drops Ruca with a poison-rana. Jordan drops Ruca with a springboard moonsault on the outside and rolls back into the ring. Jordan goes back out doe Ruca, but Ruca delivers a shot and follows with a kick to the chest. Ruca drops Jordan with a moonsault of her own, and they both get back into the ring at the nine count.
They exchange shots, and then exchange roll-ups for two counts. Ruca delivers a powerbomb for another two count, and then puts her up top. Ruca goes for a suplex, but Jordan drops her with a few elbow strikes. Jordan goes for a 450 splash, but Ruca gets her knees up. Ruca goes for the Sol Snatcher, but Jordan counters and slams her down for a two count. Jordan delivers an enzuigiri and goes for another poison-rana, but Ruca delivers a reverse Alabama Slam into the turnbuckle. They go to the ropes, and then Jordan delivers an avalanche poison-rana. Jordan connects with One of a Kind and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still NXT Women’s North American Champion: Kelani Jordan
-After the match, Ruca holds Jordan’s hand in the air as Jordan celebrates the win.

Earlier today, Gallus took to X to address Tyriek Iwge and Tyson Dupont’s comments and tell them that they will see them on Tuesday.


Footage of the preshow match airs, in which Arianna Grace and Karmen Petrovic defeated Jacy Jayne and Jazmyn Nyx. Ava is with Grace and Petrovic backstage and congratulates them on their win. Grace says it was good that she was out there, and then Petrovic says she was the one who got the pin. Grace says they won’t team again, and then Petrovic says they can see who the better one is. Ava makes the match official for Tuesday.


NXT Tag Team Championship Match
Axiom and Nathan Frazer (c) vs. Chase University (Andre Chase and Duke Hudson) (w/Riley Osborne and Thea Hail)
Andre and Chase start the match. Axiom takes Chase down and applies a side-headlock, but Chase turns it into a head-scissors hold. Axiom gets free, but Chase rolls through and gets a one count. They both go for holds on the mat, but then stand at a stalemate. Chase delivers a right hand, but Axiom comes back with a kick to the face. Axiom delivers a dropkick and gets a quick one count, and then they exchange roll-ups before Chase gets a two count. Chase delivers a dropkick, and then Frazer tags in. Chase takes him down with an arm-drag, but Frazer gets up and back him into the corner. Frazer delivers an enzuigiri, but Hudson tags in. Hudson tosses Frazer with an overhead toss, and follows with a chop in the corner. Hudson delivers another chop and tags Chase back in. Chase and Hudson double-team Frazer for a bit, and then Chase gets a two count. Frazer comes back with an enzuigiri, and Axiom tags back in. Axiom and Frazer double-team Chase, and Axiom gets a two count. Axiom delivers a headbutt to Chase’s midsection, and then delivers a low clothesline for a two count.
Axiom applies a rear choke, but Chase gets to his feet. Frazer tags in, and he and Axiom deliver a double superkick to Chase. Frazer goes for the cover, but Chase kicks out at two. Frazer applies a rear chin-lock, but Chase gets free. Frazer trips him up and comes off the ropes, but Chase counters and slams him down. Axiom tags in and works over Chase’s ankle. Axiom takes Chase down, but Chase rolls through for a two count. Axiom goes back to Chase’s ankle and applies an ankle lock this time. Chase gets free, and Frazer and Hudson tag in. Hudson takes Frazer and Axiom down with a double clothesline, and then delivers right hands to both of them. Hudson delivers a double elbow strike and throws both of them across the ring. Hudson delivers a gut-buster to Frazer and goes for the cover, but Frazer kicks out. Frazer comes back with a quick shot and sends Hudston to the outside. Frazer goes for a dive, but Hudson connects with a shot and drops Frazer with a German suplex. Hudson goes for a Razor’s Edge into the turnbuckles, but Frazer counters with a hurricanrana as Axiom tags in.
Axiom drops Hudson with a hurricanrna, and then Axiom and Frazer dive onto Chase and Hudson on the outside. Axiom gets Hudson back into the ring and connects with a frog splash. Frazer tags in and connects with a springboard 450 splash for a two count. Frazer takes Hudson down with an arm-drag, and then kicks him in the face. Hudson comes back with a standing hurricanrana, and then slams Frazer down for a two count. Chase tags in and delivers a right hand to Frazer. Hudson tags back in and delivers a shot of her own to Frazer. Hudson climbs the ropes and goes for a superplex, but Frazer delivers a headbutt to send him down. Frazer delivers a missile dropkick, and then Axiom tags in. Axiom and Frazer put Hudson up top, but Hudson shoves Frazer down. Axiom delivers an enzugiri and follows with a phoenix splash. Frazer follows with a splash of his own and Axiom goes for the cover, but Chase breaks it up and delivers a Canadian Destroyer to Frazer. Axiom and Chase exchange shots, and then Chase delivers an enzuigiri. Frazer accidentally hits Axiom, and then Hudson sends Frazer to the outside. Chase gets a roll-up for a two count on Axiom.
Frazer dropkicks Hudson into the ring post, and then Chase takes Axiom down with a Russian leg-sweep. Chase stomps on Axiom and goes up top. Chase connects with a diving cross-body and goes for the cover, but Frazer breaks it up. Axiom gets free of Chase and tags in Frazer, but Chase kicks him in the face. Chase goes up top, but Frazer cuts him off and drops him with a suplex. Frazer delivers a brain buster as Axiom kicks Chase in the head after tagging in. Frazer dives onto Hudson on the outside, and then Axiom delivers the Golden Ratio to Chase for the pin fall.
Winners and still NXT Tag Team Champions: Axiom and Nathan Frazer

Wes Lee is backstage, and is frustrated about his loss earlier tonight. Lee says tonight was supposed to be his redemption, but he failed. Lee says Femi was the better man tonight and is at a loss for words. Lee says he needs some time to figure out what’s next.

A video package for Josh Briggs airs. He talks about his time in a team with Brooks Jensen and Fallon Henley, and then his decision to go out on his own.  Briggs says he may not know who exactly he is right now, but he is going to find out.

A video package for Carlee Bright airs. Bright says she is ready to be the bright spot of NXT.

A video package for Dante Chen airs. Chen says he is ready for whatever and whomever is next.

NXT The Great American Bash will take place on Tuesday, August 6 and will air on the SyFy channel.

Je’Von Evans and Shawn Spears are shown backstage getting ready for tonight’s main event.

The video package for the feud between Roxanne Perez and Lola Vice airs.


NXT Women’s Championship Match
Roxanne Perez (c) vs. Lola Vice
They lock up and Perez backs Vice into the corner. Perez slaps Vice in the face, and Vice shoves her down and applies a side-headlock. Perez comes back and sends her off the ropes, but Vice drops her with a shoulder tackle. Vice goes for an arm-bar, but Perez rolls her up for a one count. Perez works over Vice’s wrist, but Vice comes back and slams her down. Vice throws Perez across the ring and sends her off the ropes. Vice goes for the back fist, but Perez ducks to the floor. Vice takes Perez down on the outside and gets her back into the ring. Perez comes back and sends Vice throat-first into the middle rope. Perez delivers shots to Vice’s head and sends her into the corner. Perez chokes Vice with her boot and stomps on her face. Perez goes for the cover, but Vice kicks out at two. Vice comes back and slams Perez’s face into the turnbuckle a few times before getting a two count. Perez comes back and slams Vice down by her hair, and then wraps her up in the ropes. Perez sends Vice to the corner and delivers a back elbow. Perez drops Vice with a Russian leg-sweep and gets a two count.
Perez applies a rear chin-lock, but Vice comes back with a quick shot. Vice follows with a body shot and a pair of knee strikes, but Perez rolls her up for a two count. Vice comes back with shots, and then kicks Perez into the corner. Vice delivers a hip attack, and kicks Perez in the back for a two count. Perez comes back with a roll-up for a two count, but Vice comes back with a shot to the midsection. Vice applies a rear choke, but Perez rolls through and gets a two count. Vice goes back to the choke, but Perez pulls her to the floor and slams her into the announcers’ table. Vice comes back and goes for the back fist, but Perez ducks and Vice hits the ring post. Perez delivers another shot and slams Vice on the floor. Perez gets Vice back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Vice kicks out at two. Perez snaps Vice’s arm back and goes for another cover, but Vice kicks out again. Perez goes for a knee drop on Vice’s arm, but Vice gets free and kicks Perez in the face. Perez comes back with a belly-to-back suplex and goes for a springboard moonsault, but Vice dodges it. Vice goes for a triangle hold, but Perez rolls over and gets a one count.
Vice comes back with a back first, but Perez rolls to the floor as Vice grabs her injured hand. Vice gets Perez back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Perez puts her foot on the ropes. Vice connects with elbow strikes, but Perez comes back with shots to Vice’s arm. Perez slams Vice into the ring post and goes for Pop Rocks, but Vice comes back with a series of quick kicks and strikes. Vice goes for the back fist again, but Perez counters and delivers Pop Rocks for a two count. Perez tosses Vice to the floor and takes about the announcers’ table. Perez gets Vice on the table and delivers Pop Rocks again and gets her back into thering for a two count. Perez delivers shots Vice’s injured hand and locks in a cross-face submission. Vice gets to the ropes, but Perez rolls through and delivers three more Pop Rocks to get the pin fall.
Winner and still NXT Women’s Champion: Roxanne Perez

A vignette airs for Tony D’Angelo and the Family.

A video package for the ongoing saga of Brooks Jensen airs, in which Shawn Michaels invites Jensen to NXT this Tuesday to talk with Ava.

A video of Lexis King on X airs. He says he is going to take the NXT Heritage Cup from Tony D’Angelo this Tuesday. A video response from D’Angelo airs, in which he talks about King’s video. D’Angelo says it won’t be a walk in the park for King and tells Ava to set the match up.

The video package for tonight’s fatal four-way main event airs.


NXT Championship – Fatal Four-Way Match
Trick Williams (c) vs. Ethan Page vs. Je’Von Evans vs. Shawn Spears
Page ducks out of the ring, but Evans dives onto him and sends him into the barricade. Williams and Spears go at it in the ring, and Williams sends him to the outside. Evans delivers a shot to Page, but Page comes back with a shot of his own. Page and Spears get back into the ring, but they shake hands and then poke each other in the eye. Evans and Williams come back in and take them down. Evans takes Williams down and gets a couple of quick two counts. Evans takes Williams down with a hurricanrana and gets another two count. Williams comes back with a leaping clothesline and follows with a body slam. Spears comes back in with a chair, but Williams drops he and Page with spin kicks. Williams drops Page with a clothesline, and then drops Page and Spears with a double flapjack. Evans drops Page and Spears with a double cross-body, and then Williams slams Evans down for a two count. Spears sends Williams to the outside, and then Page hangs Spears in the ropes. Page suplexes Evans onto Spears, and then puts Evans up top. Page kicks Williams away, and then throws Evans onto Williams and Spears.
Page delivers a powerslam to Evans and goes for the cover, but Evans kicks out at two. Page goes up top, but Spears cuts him off and climbs as well. Evans comes over and cuts Spears off before climbing as well. Williams comes over and puts Evans on his shoulders. Page dives and takes everyone down, and then Page and Williams get a double two count on Evans and Spears. Page and Williams exchange shots, and then Spears hits them both with his chair. Evans comes off the ropes, but Spears hits him with the chair as well. Spears goes for the C4 to Evans through the chair, but Williams cuts him off. Spears delivers a shot to Williams and delivers C4 to him through the chair. Spears goes for the cover, but Williams kicks out. Evans comes back with a superkick to Spears, and then delivers one to Page as well. Spears delivers one to Page, Evans delivers one to Spears, Page delivers one to Evans, and then Williams delivers one to Page. Williams takes Page to the outside and takes apart the announcers’ table. Page comes back and slams Williams into the ring post. Page goes for Ego’s Edge, but Williams slams him into the ring post.
Evans leaps over the ring post and sends Williams through the barricade with a dive. Spears goes up top, but Evans comes back in and cuts him off. Spears catches him and delivers an avalanche C4. Page shoves Spears away and goes for the cover, but Evans kicks out. Page delivers right hands to Evans and goes up top. Spears cuts him off with a chop and climbs as well. Williams comes back and tumbles to the floor with Spears. Evans takes Page down with an avalanche Spanish fly, and then slams him down again. Evans goes for the cover, but Williams breaks it up. Evans and Williams exchange shots, and then Williams delivers an enzuigiri. Evans dodges a pump kick, and then they take each other down simultaneously. Spears cuts Evans off and drags him up top. Evans counters and drops Spears with a cutter from the top. Evans connects with a corkscrew splash and goes for the cover, but Williams breaks it up. Williams throws Evans through the announcers’ table, but Spears takes him down and applies a Sharpshooter. Page breaks it up and drops Williams with Ego’s Edge. Page goes for the cover, but Evans puts Williams’ foot on the ropes.
Page goes for the Ego’s Edge on Evans, but Spears makes the save. Williams delivers the Trick Shot to Evans and Page, but Page falls onto Evans for the pin fall as Williams can’t get there to break it up.
Winner and new NXT Champion: Ethan Page
-After the match, Williams is pissed on the outside as Page holds the title in the ring. Page smirks at Williams as Williams slaps the ring.

As the show comes to a close, Joe Hendry appears as the camera fades out.

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