NXT Level Up results: July 1, 2022
Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo def. Hank Walker
Perhaps realizing that keeping Tony D’Angelo happy is undoubtedly in his best interests, Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo competed with desperation in the first singles bout of his WWE career, overwhelming the debuting Hank Walker with a fierce knee to the midsection and a reverse elbow from the middle rope that caught his foe in the jaw.
Walker, a powerful new competitor, embraced the lightning-quick pace set by “Stacks” and fired back with a ring-rattling hip toss and a running crossbody in rapid succession.
But just when it seemed like Walker was close to scoring the win, “Stacks” flipped the script with a right hand, a kick to the knee and an unforgiving boot to the face for the 1-2-3.
Amari Miller def. Sloane Jacobs
Despite missing more than a month due to an injury, Amari Miller didn’t show the slightest sign of ring rust in her clash with Sloane Jacobs.
After some impressive mat grappling in the early goings that concluded with nods of respect and the two Superstars slapping hands, Jacobs landed a crossbody and launched herself belly to belly into Miller, who appeared to have the wind knocked out of her and narrowly kicked out at two.
Clearly still favoring her midsection after the rough collision, Miller absorbed a savage kick to the face, but the ever-popular competitor dug deep to land a pair of mean kicks before bouncing off the ropes and catching Jacobs with a boot to the face. Seconds later, Miller hit the match-ending Kansas City Knockout, dropping Jacobs face-first into her knee.
Duke Hudson def. Javier Bernal
In a foul mood after coming up short in his title fight with NXT Champion Bron Breakker, Duke Hudson took out his fury on Javier Bernal -- before, during and after the match.
Hudson feigned attacking Bernal before the bell and made sure to trash-talk his foe when he landed several clubbing blows to the back and a pair of scoop slams.
Bernal battled back and connected with a series of kicks and an elbow to the face, but Hudson ended the fight with a Razor’s Edge. After the bell, Hudson continued barking at his downed foe and grabbed him by the face before the referee separated the two.