July 4, 2023
Orlando, FL – NXT Arena (WWE Performance Center)
Commentary: Vic Joseph and Booker T
Results via Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com
Quick Match Results
- Blair Davenport defeated Roxanne Perez via Knee Strike (pinfall)
- Mustafa Ali defeated Tyler Bate via 450 Splash (pinfall)
- Kelani Jordan defeated Tatum Paxley via Slumdog Millionaire (pinfall)
- NXT Underground match – Eddy Thorpe defeated Damon Kemp via Ref Stoppage
- Lyra Valkyria defeated Jacy Jayne via Spinning Heel Kick (pinfall)
- Javier Bernal vs. Von Wagner went to a No Contest
- Loser Leaves NXT match – The Dyad defeated The Creed Brothers via Double Team Codebreaker (pinfall)
Blair Davenport vs. Roxanne Perez
Perez attacks her from behind and sends Blair into the ringside barrier. They fight through the smoke and they get into the ring and the match is started.
Perez with a Thesz Press and punches. Perez with a suicide dive. Perez punches Blair on the floor. Perez with a shoulder from the apron and Blair sends Perez face first into the mat. Blair goes for a suplex but Perez gets to her feet. Blair holds on to the ropes on an O’Connor Roll attempt. Perez with a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Blair blocks a back heel kick and connects with a clothesline and a sliding kick to the head for a near fall. Blair with an Irish whip and an elbow in the corner. Blair with a snap mare but she misses a round kick. Perez with a rollup for a near fall. Perez with a drop kick and a running uppercut into the corner.
Blair with a European uppercut and they exchange forearms. Blair sends Perez into the turnbuckles but Perez blocks a second attempt. Perez kicks Blair away and Roxanne goes to the turnbuckles but Blair pushes Perez to the floor. Blair with a double stomp to the back off the apron. Blair runs Perez into the apron. Blair sends Perez into the ring post. Blair kicks Perez in the head and sends Perez back into the ring. Blair gets a near fall. Blair chokes Perez in the corner. Blair with a forearm to the midsection followed by a neck breaker for a near fall. Blair chokes Perez in the ropes. Blair with a cravate. Perez tries to escape with a snap mare but Blair holds on. Perez tries again but Blair continues to hold on.
Perez with a rollup for a near fall. Blair with a forearm to the back. Perez with a chop and she goes for a bulldog but Blair blocks it and hits a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Blair with a chin bar and arm bar combination. Perez with punches and she goes for a monkey flip and sends Blair into the corner. Blair blocks an uppercut and she puts Perez on the turnbuckles and follows with a kick. Blair goes for a belly-to-back superplex but Perez adjusts her positioning and counters with a lateral press. Perez with a forearm and Blair fires back. They continue the exchange. Blair gets a near fall. Perez with a back heel kick and she tries for Pop Rox but Blair sends her into the turnbuckles. Perez with a cross body for a near fall. Perez with forearms to the back.
Perez sends Blair over the top rope and Perez goes to the apron but misses a kick off the apron but does not miss with a clothesline. Blair sends Perez into the ring steps and Blair with a running knee to the head. Perez gets back into the ring before the ten count. Blair goes for a Falcon Arrow and hits it for a near fall. Blair with a Bea Trigger and a second one for the three count.
Winner: Blair Davenport via Pinfall.
Backstage: Ivy Nile, Tiffany Stratton
Ivy Nile is with McKenzie and Ivy is asked about the Creeds’ match. Ivy says Julius and Brutus are more focused. She says that Schism is a dangerous group and . . .
Tiffany Stratton interrupts and asks why is McKenzie talking to Ivy instead of her for defending the title successfully last week. Ivy points out that everyone saw Tiffany tap out. Tiffany says the referee didn’t see it. Ivy says that if she was in the ring, everyone would have seen Tiffany tap. Tiffany asks if Ivy has somewhere to be and she says she does.
After Ivy leaves, Tiffany asks if Ivy leaves if The Creeds lose and McKenzie says it is just the Creeds or Dyad who leave.
Video: Baron Corbin
We are back with comments from Baron Corbin. He did not walk out of there as NXT Champion and now he is embarrassed and pissed off. He tthought the nostalgia of the Lone Wolf was enough. He says he has it all. The money, the fame, and the family. He does not have the reputation. He says he wants to be feared and respected. He wants people to ask who’s next for Corbin, not for Corbin who’s next. He has to kill the past. He does not need anyone to bow down to him or any authority. He does not need pockets or a manager. He has worked eight years to not have to go back to the beginning. Burn all ships. No gimmicks and no bulls***.
Mustafa Ali vs. Tyler Bate
They lock up and go to a stalemate. They go for a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock and Ali bridges but Bate is able to get a near fall. Ali with a straitjacket choke and Tyler escapes and reverses. Ali with a snap mare and a crucifix for a near fall. Bate with a rollup for a near fall. Ali with a wrist lock and Bate with a reversal. Ali uses the ropes for a reversal and he turns it into a side head lock. Ali puts his foot in the ropes to stop an Irish whip. Bate gets Ali up but Ali holds on to the side head lock. Ali with a shoulder tackle and he mocks Bate. Ali with a back slide for a near fall. Bate avoids a single leg take down and he gets a series of near falls. Ali with a back slide for a near fall. Bate with another rollup for a near fall.
Ali with a head scissors and Bate escapes. Ali with a crossface. Bate escapes and applies an ankle lock. Ali kicks Bate away. Ali runs Bate into the corner and Ali with a back elbow. Bate with a chop and uppercut. Ali with a forearm and Bate with a European uppercut. Ali with chops. Bate with an Irish whip and Ali flips over Bate but Bate with a drop kick. Bate with a forearm in the corner and a corkscrew back elbow off the turnbuckles. Bate clotheslines Ali over the top rope to the floor. Bate with a running European uppercut on the floor. Bate sends Ali back into the ring and Ali with a swinging neck breaker when Bate comes through the ropes.
Ali with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Ali with an Irish whip that sends Bate sternum first into the turnbuckles followed by a neck breaker for a near fall. Ali with a rear chin lock. Bate backs Ali into the corner but Ali with a European uppercut and Irish whip. Ali misses a drop kick into the corner when Bate moves. Bate with a rollup for a near fall. Ali with a DDT for a near fall. Ali with a cravate. Ali with a front face lock but Bate with a rolling kick and both men are down. Bate with European uppercuts to Ali followed by a back body drop. Ali with a kick to Bate and Ali goes for a slingshot rolling neck breaker but Bate with a punch and he gets a near fall. Ali escapes a Tyler Driver 97 and gets a near fall. Ali with an STF.and he turns it into a chin lock. Bate gets to his feet and he has Ali up for an airplane spin but before Bate can land the plane, Ali with a tornado DDT for a near fall.
Bate sends Ali over the top rope to the floor and Bate with a plancha. Bate sends Ali back into the ring but Ali with a kick and a suicide dive to Bate. Ali sends Bate back into the ring and Bate with a rebound clothesline for a near fall. Bate with a series of slams and Bate goes to the turnbuckles. Bate misses a Spiral Tap when Ali moves. Ali goes up top but Bate stops Ali. Bate goes to the apron and he goes up top as well. Bate with a head butt and Ali with a head butt as well. Bate balances himself on the top rope and then Ali pushes Bate and Bate lands in an uncomfortable place. Ali with a 450 splash for the three count.
Winner: Mustafa Ali via Pinfall.
Ali challenges Wes Lee for a North American Title Match at The Great American Bash.
Backstage: Joe Gacy, Ava
McKenzie is with Joe Gacy and Ava. She asks why did Joe put the Dyad in this match. Joe says he would never put anyone in a match where their hearts aren’t in it. Ava says the Creeds will go. Joe says the right team will win and it will strengthen them. Joe says tonight, we eliminate a problem from NXT forever.
Tatum Paxley vs. Kelani Jordan
They lock up and Tatum with a side head lock. Tatum with a knee and Jordan blocks a second knee and gets a near fall with a rollup. Tatum with a wrist lock. Jordan with a drop kick and an arm drag into an arm bar. Tatum with a shoulder tackle. Jordan with a Tiger Feint arm drag and another arm drag into an arm bar. Tatum with a back elbow and a back breaker. Tatum with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Tatum with a rear chin lock and forearms. Tatum with a reverse chin lock and a forearm to the head. Tatum with kicks and she goes for a suplex but Jordan counters with Stundog Millionaire for the three count.
Winner: Kelani Jordan via Pinfall.
After the match, Cora Jade comes out
She congratulates Kelani on her first victory in NXT. You must be doing something right if Dana is in your corner. Gymnasts sticking together, how cute. A friend of Dana Brooke is an enemy of hers. She does not need friends or mentors.
Jordan stops Cora and she suggests that they have a match right here and right now. Dana asks Cora for an answer.
Cora tells them not to tell her what to do, and she goes to the back.
Video: Andre Chase, Thea Hail, Duke Hudson, Chase University
We go to Chase University.
The class is excited for Andre’s return.
Thea says she missed Andre so much.
Chase says he wants to recognize a few people. Duke Hudson stepped in for him when he was away and the school thrived. Duke has someone get out of ‘his seat’. Andre mentions the ‘uncrowned NXT Champion’. He says Thea would be champion if it wasn’t for the two clowns who are trying to poison the minds of Chase U. He says he couldn’t take it any more.
Andre is asked if Drew and Charlie won’t be guest lecturing any more.
Duke steps in for Andre to yell at the student. Duke says him and Andre will give them a Chase U Ass Whooping.
NXT Underground Match
Eddy Thorpe vs. Damon Kemp
The ring is being set up for NXT Underground.
Eddy with a kick to the leg and another kick. Damon blocks a kick and he takes Eddy to the mat and connects with forearms. Damon with a take down and more forearms. Damon with a uranage and a rear naked choke and a body scissors but Eddy escapes. Damon with forearms to Eddy and Eddy turns over. Damon with a rear naked choke but Eddy escapes and he punches Damon and connects with forearms. Damon with forearms and Eddy with some forearms as well. They roll to the floor and Damon punches Eddy and they go around the ring. Eddy with a forearm and then Damon pulls someone in front of Eddy and Damon with a forearm. Damon with more forearms to Eddy.
Damon sends Eddy into the ringside barrier. Damon and Gable stand face to face and Kemp sends Eddy over the ringside barrier. Eddy with a triangle but Kemp picks up Eddy and power bombs him on the edge of the apron. Damon pulls Eddy back into the ring and he applies a waist lock and turns it into a dead lift German suplex. Eddy with a head butt to the midsection and Damon with a punch and a take down. Damon with a rear naked choke. Eddy escapes and gets to his feet. Eddy with kicks to the head and a German suplex. Eddy with a waist lock and Kemp misses an elbow. Eddy with a Saito suplex. Damon with a forearm to the head and both men are down again.
Eddy with a knee to the chin. Kemp with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex from the ring to the floor. The referee checks on Eddy and Gable does as well. Gable tries to get Eddy to use the power of the gold medal. Damon with a shoulder tackle to someone standing around the ring. Damon runs into the ring post when Eddy moves. Eddy with a German suplex on the floor. Eddy with a waist lock and Kemp gets back into teh ring. Damon kicks Eddy away. Eddy with a triangle but Damon with a power bomb to try to escape. Eddy holds on and he adds elbows to the head.
Winner: Eddy Thorpe via Ref Stoppage.
After the match, Kale Dixon comes into the ring and he looks at Gable’s gold medal. Kale misses a punch and Gable with a German suplex. He gives Tavion Heights a German suplex. Another person gets a German suplex. Gable gives another person an overhead belly-to-belly suplex.
Backstage: Carmelo Hayes, Trick Williams
Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams are in the back. Hayes says they appreciated sending Mami down here and he knows that Priest has the briefcase. Hayes invites all of THE Judgment Day to come to NXT to prove themselves. They are the judge, jury, and executioners.
In-Prison: Stacks, Tony D’Angelo, Joe Coffey
We are back and Channing Lorenzo is with Tony D’Angelo. Tony wants to know what happened and Stacks thinks it is about the tag titles. Tony asks about the tapes. Channing says he made a good deal and Joe Coffey sits next to him. Channing says he would not betray Tony. Lorenzo says it will be Joe versus him and if he wins the charges are dropped and they get a tag title match. Joe says if he wins, you stay in jail until trial and you will be in jail for a long time because you will probably be convicted.
Joe says it is Stacks’ decision.
Tony says he can’t win in a three on one situation.
Lorenzo says business has been good since Tony has been in jail.
Tony says he cannot believe that Stacks has been doing this to him.
Lorenzo says it is his decision and Tony will have to live with it.
Joe tells Tony good bye before leaving.
Tony breaks the phone.
Jacy Jayne vs. Lyra Valkyria
They lock up and Jacy with a knee and forearm to the back. Jacy with punches in the corner. Lyra floats over and goes for a sunset flip and gets a near fall. Lyra with an arm drag into an arm bar. Lyra with a shoulder tackle and an arm drag into an arm bar. Lyra with a wrist lock and she elevates Jacy into the air and then applies an arm bar. Jacy with a head scissors. Lyra tries to bridge to escape but Jacy holds on to the head scissors. Lyra blocks a kick and Jacy with a punch. Lyra with a rollup out of the corner for a near fall. Lyra with a drop kick to the back to send Jacy to the floor. Jacy catches Lyra on a drop kick through the ropes and Jacy with a wheelbarrow gourdbuster into the apron. Jacy sends Lyra into the apron and then back into the ring.
Jacy with a forearm to the back and an Irish whip. Jacy with a snap mare and kic tot he back for a near fall. Lyra with a kick to the back. Jacy with a kick to the midsection. Jacy with a rear chin lock. Lyra with an elbow and Jacy with a knee to the midsection. Jacy gets Lyra on her shoulders and Lyra counters and gets a rollup for a near fall. Jacy with a cannonball and she gets a near fall. Jacy with a rear chin lock. Lyra with a jaw breaker but Jacy with a thrust kick for a near fall. Jacy with a Boston Crab. Lyra escapes the hold and send Jacy to the mat. Lyra with a victory roll for a near fall. Lyra with a sunset flip for a near fall. Jacy with a thrust kick to the head.
Jacy tries for a cannonball and misses when Lyra moves. Lyra with clotheslines and kicks followed by a shoulder to the midsection. Lyra with a kick to the back of the head. Lyra is sent to the apron and Lyra with a forearm. Lyra with a slingshot leg drop for a near fall. Jacy rolls to the floor and Lyra with a drop kick through the ropes. Lyra sends Jacy back into the ring and Lyra goes up top but Jacy pushes Lyra away on a leg drop. Jacy with a back senton for a near fall. Jacy misses a cyclone kick and Lyra with a flying kick to the head. Lyra with a spinning back heel kick for the three count.
Winner: Lyra Valkyria via Pinfall.
After the match, Jacy with a clothesline and she punches Lyra. Jacy takes Lyra’s wings and rips the feathers off.
Backstage: Noam Dar, Meta-Four
Noam Dar is in the back and he talks about how perfect something looks and how much he misses this thing. Dar says he dreams about it every night. Dar says he is going crazy. Dar says he needs it back in his life. He says it completes him and he looks at a photo of the Heritage Cup.
Lash, Oro, and Jakara talk about how they can fix this.
Video: Kiana James
Kiana James walks to her office and she talks to someone about putting a new coat of paint on Gigi.
Kiana sees a wet paint sign on the door and she enters the office and it has been vandalized. There is a note that says you cannot outrun your past.
Kiana says the gloves come off.
Javier Bernal vs. Von Wagner
We see Von Wagner attacking Javier Bernal. Wagner sends Bernal into the ring steps and then the ringside barrier. Wagner sets for a power bomb onto the announce table but Stone tries to stop him. Stone tells him to do it in the ring. Wagner presses Bernal over his head and Stone tells him to stop. Von looks around and he adjusts the announce table and he gives Bernal a power bomb through the table and candy goes flying.
Video: Lucien Price, Bronco Nima
We go to the latest from Bronco Nima and Lucien Price. They say NXT isn’t ready for them as they drive away. Bronco says they are going to run through the tag team division because there is no one like them. Price says they are brothers, not by blood, but by heart. Bronco says they have a new place to let out this anger. Nima says every team has to be ready because no one is safe. They will be on NXT next week.
Loser Leaves NXT Match
The Dyad (Rip Fowler & Jagger Reid) vs. The Creed Brothers (Julius & Brutus Creed)
Jagger and Rip attack before the match starts. Jagger and Rip double team Brutus. Jagger goes up top and Brutus runs Rip into the corner. Julius with a superplex and then Rip is sent to the floor. Brutus with a slingshot cannonball.
The referee starts the match and Julius hits a shooting star press and Joe pulls Jagger out of the ring.
The referee sends Gacy to the back.
Gacy tells Rip and Jagger they will be okay before he makes the long walk to the back.
Rip tells Jagger something and Rip tags in. Julius with a waist lock and Rip with a standing switch and snap mare but Julius lands on his feet and he hits a drop kick. Julius floats over on an Irish whip and Brutus tags in and he hits a double sledge as Julius goes to the floor. Brutus gets Rip on his shoulders and drops him to the mat before hitting a moonsault. Brutus and Rip exchange forearms. Brutus gets Rip up for a delayed vertical suplex and hits it.
Jagger tags in and he pulls Brutus into the ring post and he follows with punches. Jagger with an elbow drop to the back. Jagger works on the shoulders and applies a wrist lock. Jagger with a punch to the throat and another punch. Rip tags in and Jagger with an elbow to Brutus followed by a clothesline from Rip and a drop kick from Jagger. Rip gets a near fall. Rip with an arm bar. Brutus with a forearm and Rip with a forearm to stop him. Rip with a double wrist lock and Brutus tries to power his way to his corner but Rip takes Brutus to the mat with a double wrist lock divorce court for a near fall. Rip with a punch and boot to the head. Rip with a short arm clothesline and he gets a near fall.
Brutus with forearms but Rip with a knee to the midsection. Brutus blocks a suplex and he counters with one of his own. Jagger and Julius tag in and Julius with overhead belly-to-belly suplexes to Jagger and Rip. Rip with a forearm to the back and Julius leaps over a double clothesline and he sends Rip and Jagger over the top rope to the floor. Julius with a drop kick through the ropes and then he pulls himself back into the ring and he hits a pescado onto both men. Jagger grabs Julius by the foot and that allows Rip to get a near fall with an inside cradle. Julius kicks Rip into the ropes and Brutus tags in and they hit a jumping knee and spinebuster combination for a near fall.
Julius tags in and he applies a front face lock. Jagger kicks Brutus and Rip with a rollup for a near fall. Jagger tags in and he goes for a crucifix. Rip with a double thrust to the throat and Jagger with a crucifix bomb for a near fall. Jagger with a punch to Julius. Julius with forearms and a power bomb but Rip with a chop block to break up the cover. Julius holds his knee and then he connects with forearms to Rip. Jagger with a chop block of his own. Rip sends Julius knee first into the ring steps. Rip with an atomic drop of the knee onto the ring steps. Julius is sent back into the ring and he hits a suplex into the ropes. Jagger tags in and kicks Julius in the back of the leg. Jagger with more kicks to the leg and he ties the lower leg in the ropes.
Jagger with punches and he tags in Rip. Jagger puts Julius in the tree of woe and Rip with forearms to the knee. Rip with a kick to the head. Rip slams Julius into the ropes. Jagger tags in and he kicks Julius in the injured leg. Jagger with boots to the knee and the head. Rip knocks Brutus off the apron and Rip with a forearm to Julius. Rip with a single leg crab on Julius. Julius reaches for the ropes and then he rolls over and kicks Rip to get out of the hold. Brutus tags in and he clotheslines Rip and then knocks Jagger off the apron. Brutus with forearms to Rip. Brutus with a clothesline into the corner and he hits a muscle buster. Brutus goes to the apron and hits a springboard 450 for a near fall. The straps come down.
Brutus with an ankle lock. Rip thinks about tapping but he kicks Brutus to get free of the hold. Rip with a double thrust to the throat followed by a Codebreaker off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Jagger tags in and the wrist tape comes off. Jagger with punches and forearms to Brutus. Julius tells Brutus he loves him and tells him to keep fighting. Jagger with punches and Brutus BROTHERLY LOVES UP. Brutus with a clothesline and Julius tags in. Julius gets Jagger on his shoulders but Rip grabs Brutus and Jagger with a forearm. Jagger with elbows to Julius and Jagger with a suicide dive Doomsday Device on the floor. Julius punches Jagger and Rip and then he hits a double Northern Lights suplex.
Julius goes up top and hits a double moonsault. Ava gets in the ring and Ivy stops Ava and she punches Ava. A masked man head butts Julius and goes back into the crowd. Rip tags in and they hit a double Codebreaker for the three count.
Winner: The Dyad via Pinfall.
We see the masked hooded man in the top of the bleachers.
Backstage: Finn Balor
We are back and Finn Balor says you ain’t sweating the Judgement Day. You are sweating all of his ring. You get in their business, you get the rub. There won’t be any happy endings. Finn says he will see you next week.
Next Week Show Card Rundown
Next week, Joe Coffey faces Channing Lorenzo to determine Tony D’Angelo’s fate. Ivy Nile faces Tiffany Stratton next week. Andre Chase and Duke Hudson face Drew Gulak and Charlie Dempsey.
Video: The Creed Brothers, Ivy Nile
We go back to what happened after the match when the crowd showed their appreciation for The Creeds.
In-Ring: Bron Breakker, Ilja Dragunov
Bron Breakker makes his way to the ring.
Bron says in case some of you live under a rock, he competed in the biggest match in NXT history on the most watched NXT show in over two years because he called out Seth Rollins. Bron says they battled and had a war. The kicker was not one of you believed that he had a shot . . . until he speared Seth in the middle of the ring and he heard the energy in this arena drop. Seth would go on to prove how good he is, but Bron says he was close to winning the World Championship. He was a fraction of a second away from winning gold after 78 matches in his career. Seth has had more pay per view matches than Bron has in his career. Bron says he did not have the luxury to do this in front of no one. He did it on live TV. Bron says on his first night on the job, he beat LA Knight.
Bron says he is 25 years old and he proved that he can hang with the best in the business. He says he is that damn good. Bron says he has a lot more people to beat and championships to win. People ask what is next for the most intense superstar in WWE. What is next for the badass Bron Breakker?
Ilja Dragunov’s music plays and he asks Bron if he would like to know what is next in line for Bron. It is him. He wanted to confront Bron like a man and not from behind or in the middle of a match. He wanted to do it face to face. Between him and the NXT Title, there is only one person, you. Ilja says he came out to eliminate Bron. It is funny that you talk about danger. You are standing int he ring with the most dangerous person in NXT.
Ilja with a kick to Bron and then they exchange punches while referees come to the ring. Bron with a double leg take down.
The locker room comes out and Bron takes care of them. Bron with an uppercut to Ilja and Ilja with an enzuigiri. Ilja with a flying forearm to knock Bron off the apron. More people come out and Ilja takes care of them as he looks for Bron. They continue to fight as we go to credits.