NXT Level Up results: July 15, 2022
Ikemen Jiro def. Quincy Elliott
A clash between two of WWE’s most eccentric Superstars was everything it was cracked up to be.
Quincy Elliott, who claims he “is the spotlight,” danced his way to the ring and made certain to blow multiple kisses to Ikemen Jiro after claiming the early advantage.
Jiro, who took Elliott’s antics all in stride, fired back with a series of Jacket Punches and a win-clinching rollup. After the bell, the two competitors embraced, and Elliott raised Jiro’s arm.
Kiana James def. Sol Ruca
Riding high after winning each of her last two singles matches against Indi Hartwell and Brooklyn Barlow, Kiana James sneered at the WWE Universe from the second she stepped through the curtain and rolled her eyes during the first note of Sol Ruca’s entrance music.
The debuting Ruca, who boasts an eye-opening athletic and gymnastics background, frustrated her more experienced foe in the early goings, showing impressive quickness and clobbering James with a reverse elbow and several stiff shoulder blocks.
James suddenly caught fire, however, landing a kick to the face and a knee to the midsection before planting Ruca with a flatliner for the three-count.
Andre Chase & Bodhi Hayward def. Javier Bernal & Myles Borne
Backed by an electric student section, Chase University received a hero’s welcome when they sought their fourth straight win as a unit against the intriguing combination of Javier Bernal and Myles Borne.
Though Bernal and Borne got off to a solid start, making some timely tags and keeping Bodhi Hayward isolated, the match soon unraveled for the first-time tag partners. In the waning moments, Bernal held Andre Chase in place for a dropkick, but Chase’s attempt instead struck Bernal when Chase dodged.
Moments later, Borne attempted to tag out of the match, but Bernal was still holding his face at ringside.
Chase, who vowed before the match that there would be a “teachable moment,” made good on his promise when he and Hayward teamed up for their unique tandem maneuver on Borne that sealed the victory. Bernal seemingly had enough time to interrupt Hayward’s cover of Borne, but he curiously never reentered the ring to do so.