Jordan Myles def. Cameron Grimes in the NXT Breakout Tournament Finals
Myles’ hard-fought victory earned him a guaranteed title opportunity against any NXT champion of his choosing — a coveted prize, to be sure, and one that Grimes did everything in his power to try to attain.
The Technical Savage dished out an offensive that was both scientific and vicious. Grimes ran Myles face-first into the turnbuckle at high speed, like a race car whose brake line was cut. He bruised Myles with strikes, snapped a ring rope into the Texan’s pearly whites and launched him through the air with a rarely seen, and incredibly debilitating, Orange Crush slam. But when Grimes went for a leaping double-foot stomp — the same move that earned him victories in the tournament’s first and second rounds — Myles dodged out of the way. Upon landing, Grimes reaggravated his left leg, the same limb that Myles had targeted in the bout’s opening minutes.
After the misfire, Grimes attempted to jam Myles into the turnbuckle once again, but that effort was blocked. Myles then picked up steam from there, dropping Grimes on his head with a brainbuster before leaping off the top rope with the Midnight Star 450 splash for the pinfall.
It may have taken Myles more than a decade to scratch and claw his way to WWE, but after his performance in the NXT Breakout Tournament, the high-flying dynamo must now be considered one of the black-and-gold brand’s most powerful Superstars. How Myles chooses to wield that power, however, remains to be seen.