Three Title Matches Took Place Live at Wwe Nxt Heatwave
Three Title Matches Took Place Live at Wwe Nxt Heatwave: Tonight’s special Heatwave episode of NXT features title battles and grudge matchups. Tonight’s main event will determine who wins the NXT Championship, the NXT Women’s Championship, and the NXT North American Championship.
The NXT Championship will be on the line as Bron Breaker defends his championship against JD McDonagh, Zoey Stark challenges Mandy Rose for the NXT Women’s Championship, and Carmelo Hayes faces Giovanni Vinci for the NXT North American Championship.
Tonight marks the first time that Roxanne Perez and Cora Jade, two former NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions, will square off against one another. Jade’s betrayal of Perez last month robbed Perez the chance to compete for the NXT Women’s Championship.
A potential conclusion to the feud between the D’Angelo family and Legado del Fantasma will also be revealed tonight. Tonight, Santos Escobar and Tony D’Angelo will fight on the streets. If Escobar is victorious, the D’Angelo family will have no control over any part of Legado del Fantasma. Assuming D’Angelo prevails, Escobar will be kicked out of NXT.
Starting off the show, a video package is shown in which Paul Heyman describes the Supercard that will take place later on in the evening. Since Heyman presided over multiple “Heatwave” super cards in ECW in the late ’90s, his voiceover of the show’s start makes sense.
It’s the same soundstage we see every week, with slightly altered graphics. The live studio audience, however, exudes an incredible amount of vitality, turning the event into something closer to a Supercard than the actual location may suggest. From the get-go, the crowd is enthusiastic.
A championship bout will kick off the evening. This battle pits two antagonists who are typically seen as villains against one another, making for a more nuanced tale.
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Carmelo Hayes Successfully Defends His Nxt North American Championship With the Help of His Tag Team Partner, Trick Williams
The attempt at interference by Williams backfires, as Hayes ends up pinning Vinci. The event got off to a great start with this opener.
As soon as they begin, the pace and intensity increase, bringing the crowd to its feet. You’d better double down before the broadcast goes to commercial. Trick During the pause, Williams is able to divert Vinci’s attention so that Hayes may take over.
The highlight of Vinci’s routine is when he performs a rolling fireman’s carry slam into a springboard moonsault. Hayes does a backflip into a guillotine legdrop at one point.
Vinci is much brighter and has more dazzling high points. Vinci executes a flying crossbody off the top rope to the floor, where Hayes and Williams are waiting for him. Vinci does a second, even more spectacular, double springboard into a moonsault press.
When Vinci tries to cover, Hayes is rescued by Williams, who puts his foot on the rope. Shortly after, Vinci turns Hayes inside out with a short-arm clothesline, and the latter attempts a powerbomb.
Williams once again steps in to cause trouble. Powerbombing Hayes, Vinci follows up with a powerbomb to Williams. The Italian then tries to powerbomb Hayes a second time, but Hayes blocks it. After Hayes hits Vinci with a hurricanrana spike, he hooks Vinci’s leg for the pin.
After arriving at the venue, the best singles players have a meeting in the parking lot. NXT Champion Bron Breaker and NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose, who are both accompanied by Toxic Attraction, collide. After tonight, supposedly, we’ll know who the champion is.
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Gallus Jumps Diamond Mine in Surprise Attack
Online promotion featuring Julius Creed suggests that tonight’s episode of Diamond Mine will have some sort of action. The group meets in the center of the arena for a summit. Champion Tag-Team Performers on NXT Roderick Strong and Damon Kemp have joined the Creed Brothers.
At first, Julius on the house mic pushes Strong up by saying that the players leaped at the chance to have him as their coach. However, Julius claims that, as of late, someone has been working to destroy Diamond Mine, and he wishes to name and shame them.
Then, Julius confronts Strong, who claims he was the group’s inspiration. Positive language is used to promote the Creeds. He says they’re up there with the best tag teams in WWE. I think they could hold their own against the Usos if they were to face off. They are the future, he says.
If you ask Julius, they are not the future; they are “today.” They will be betrayed by Strong, Julius adds. Brutus asks Julius whether he is certain, and Julius confirms that he is. Brutus then declares his support for his sibling. Thus, the Creeds will be on one side, opposite Strong and Kemp.
Strong caution Julius to watch his language. Then Julius plays a clip from a three-week-old video of an eight-man tag featuring Diamond Mine. According to Julius, the video evidence proves that Strong deliberately lost the game for them.
Strong becomes enraged and begins to yell at Julius. In an unexpected attack on Diamond Mine, the group known as Gallus rushes in. Joe Coffey, Mark Coffey, and Wolfgang make up the NXT UK trio known as Gallus. The four people at Diamond Mine get beaten severely and are left lying on the ground.
Over the ruins of the Diamond Mine, Gallus poses to the tune of their theme song. Until NXT 2.0 is released, the implosion of Diamond Mine will have to wait.
In This Match, Cora Jade is Victorious Over Roxanne Perez
After an intense battle over a kendo staff, Jade manages to pin Perez. As soon as the bell rings, the grudge match erupts into a brawl as Perez charges into the ring and immediately attacks Jade. Although Perez initially displays a great deal of fervor, Jade quickly silences her.
As the broadcast goes to commercial, Perez’s babyface status increases. After a commercial break, we come back to see Jade hard at work on Perez. They continue to struggle until Perez finally gives up.
They begin trading blows with one other and then progress to exchanging near-misses. Jade picks up the kendo stick she now carries around like The Sandman. Jade swings and misses with her kendo, so Perez picks it up.
Perez raises the stick to smack Jade, but she takes a moment to consider the situation. She, being the baby that she is, changes her mind and drops the stick. She gets jumped by Jade, who then hits her with a Cactus Jack double arm DDT. The commentators made it sound like the motion was completed on the stick. When Jade slams Perez to the mat, she gets a three count.
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Gallus challenges Brooks and Jensen to a match for the NXT UK Tag Team Championship after a skit on the backstage stage. It appears that next week’s NXT will feature the tag team championship match.
Good luck in tonight’s championship fight, Bron Breaker, from Apollo Crews. Crews stop to admire the NXT Championship belt before he leaves. Crews were examining the belt, and Breaker picked up on it. In a street fight where both men were willing to give their all, Tony D’Angelo (using Stacks) prevailed against Santos Escobar (using Legado del Fantasma).
D’Angelo wins a great match by pinning Escobar. D’Angelo’s greatest opponent to date and Escobar did quite well as well.
Escobar takes the initiative by leaping at D’Angelo just before the bell. Just as the ring announcer is about to call for the bell to start the match, Escobar throws a folding chair at D’Angelo. D’Angelo hits the chair with a hurricanrana, and Escobar has some early near-falls. In the early going, Escobar is dominating the contest.
Stacks’ apron dive into the senton on Legado del Fantasma happened at an inopportune moment that diverted attention away from the match. A few seconds later, Stacks uses the clothesline on the ground as a receipt.
After D’Angelo knocks Escobar out with a trash can lid, the show goes to commercial. D’Angelo is now in the driver’s seat offensively. As the show returns from commercials, D’Angelo has Escobar’s arm caught behind the ring steps after having worked over him during the break.
D’Angelo aims for a certain arm. In addition, he suplexes Escobar on a floor full of folding chairs. D’Angelo keeps working over Escobar and starts slapping him. He is also teased by D’Angelo. The insult infuriates Escobar, prompting him to return fire on D’Angelo.
After lighting himself on fire, Escobar takes to the air. Escobar shoots through the ropes like a torpedo and lands in a tope suicide. Outside, Stacks went in search of a crowbar that had been hidden, but the Legado del Fantasma beat him to it. Escobar reached for his brass knux, but he accidentally dropped them on the floor.
Escobar walks out to the arena to ask Elektra Lopez for the crowbar. After colliding with D’Angelo, she feels a slight jolt. When Escobar sees Lopez, he becomes enraged and hits Lopez, but it’s a low blow.
After getting back in the ring, they decide to double down. The crowbar and the bronze knux were placed on opposite sides of the ring. Both of them give each other death glares while looking down at their respective weapons. Both of them hastily reach for weapons. D’Angelo gets the crowbar, while Escobar takes the brass knux.
D’Angelo hits first, and it’s the knockout blow. While Escobar is swinging his knux, D’Angelo smacks him with the crowbar. Next, D’Angelo submits Escobar with a cover. Because of a loser-leave-town clause, Escobar is now required to depart NXT 2.0.
Backstage, Indi Hartwell receives a gift of art attributed to Dexter Lumis. Bea Priestley’s Blair Davenport takes the artwork and tears it to shreds. While making her first appearance on NXT 2.0, Davenport boldly claims she will become the next NXT Women’s Champion.
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The QR code on the screen takes you to a photo of Zoey Stark hoisting the women’s title belt high over Mandy Rose as she towers over her. What may that mean?
Mandy Rose Successfully Defends Her Title as Nxt Women’s Champion Against Zoey Stark
Rose puts Stark in a chokehold by turning Stark’s own knee brace against her. With Rose working a leg, the match pauses for a commercial. As Rose works Stark over, she focuses on the knee. Nonetheless, Stark puts up a resistance.
While the battle rages on, Stark keeps selling the leg. Stark tries to finish Rose off with her modified GTS, but Rose rolls out of the ring and avoids the pin. When Stark tries to execute a wrecking ball dropkick, her damaged knee becomes entangled in the ropes. While Stark is pinned between the ropes, Rose kicks at his knee. Rose then makes an effort to remove Stark’s knee brace.
After Starks counters Rose and nearly falls, the two continue trading near falls. Rose lands a flying knee on Starks, but Starks counters with a kick. Then, Rose adjusts Stark’s knee brace to fit her own knee.
Rose, her braced knee from Stark, leaps, and lands a knee strike. The referee counts three before Rose can cover Stark, and Rose keeps her championship. Quincy Elliott released an advertisement in which he called himself “The Super Diva.”
In a heated backstage interview, Grayson Waller and McKenzie Mitchell argue with one other. There is a disagreement over Apollo Crews. Waller proclaims that his new chat show, The Waller Effect, will premiere on NXT next week. Waller has asked Crews to be his first dinner guest.
Bron Breaker Successfully Defends His Nxt Championship by Defeating Jd Mcdonagh
As a result of a break, McDonagh is defeated. Following the match, NXT UK Champion Tyler Bate challenges Breaker. To make his grand entrance, Breaker smashes a box with the initials “J.D.” painted on it. The champion’s latest grand entrance falls short of expectations. Just like the contest, the drama is little. It seems like the whole point is to boost Breakker’s reputation at McDonagh’s expense.
We started off with some chain wrestling. When Breaker picks up McDonagh, he executes a delayed vertical suplex on him. After a short game of cat and mouse, Breakker successfully captures his target. Breaker lands a standing moonsault for a two count.
Breaker roughs up McDonagh, and the latter responds with a lariat. He causes problems, and the champion quickly asserts himself before the show goes to commercial. During the time off, McDonagh fixes his dislocated shoulder, it seems.
During the commercial break, McDonagh also silences Breaker, giving him complete authority. As the show returns from the commercial, Breaker is raring to go, but McDonagh keeps cutting him off.
McDonagh goes for Breakker’s throat, but the latter starts to fight back quickly. Breaker unleashes a barrage of shoulder tackles and then slams his opponent to the ground like Rick Steiner.
When Breaker charges into a corner, McDonagh sidesteps him and Breaker posts himself. McDonagh follows up with a crossface, but Breaker is able to escape to the ropes.
Fangs of Frankensteiner Proportions Crack the two and a half. In response, McDonagh performs a Spanish Fly from the top rope. After that, McDonagh uses a mind-bending twist to bring things dangerously close to crashing to the ground.
A failed moonsault by McDonagh sends him rolling, where Breaker is waiting to spear him. The breaker takes a second spear to the target and measures its distance. When Breaker releases his singlet’s straps, the game is over.
However, McDonagh is not finished. There’s blood coming out of his lips as he gets to his feet. McDonagh smiles evilly, showing blood on his fangs. McDonagh spreads his arms wide, inviting a third spear to pierce his body.
The obedient Breaker allows it, and McDonagh takes the third spear from Breaker. In this scene, Breaker picks up McDonagh for a military press, then powerslams him down. Breaker successfully defended his title with a pinfall after three counts.
Tyler Bate, the current champion of NXT UK, makes an appearance after the bout and enters the ring to challenge Breaker. As the program comes to a climax, Bate raises his championship belt and Breaker raises his championship belt for a final showdown. It would appear that the NXT UK community is infiltrating the NXT 2.0 space.
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- 5 Bron Breaker Successfully Defends His Nxt Championship by Defeating Jd Mcdonagh