WWE NXT results: July 12, 2022
Giovanni Vinci def. Apollo Crews
In a battle to prove who is the more talented Superstar, Apollo Crews and Giovanni Vinci left everything on the mat in a thrilling showdown as the two Superstars countered and one-upped each other. Following a series of brutal chops, Vinci sent Crews tumbling to the outside floor before dropping him onto the ring barrier.
Crews turned the tide by catching Vinci in mid air with a stunning dropkick and a clothesline as the two powerhouses went back-and-forth. After Crews dropped Vinci with an enziguri and a powerbomb, Vinci rolled out of the ring to recover. Crews flung Vinci back into the ring, but before he could re-join the fray Xyon Quinn jumped over the barricade and hammered Crews in the back of the head. Quinn rolled Crews back in the ring and into the waiting arms of Vinci who flattened Crews with a sit-down powerbomb for the 1-2-3.
JD McDonagh interrupted Cameron Grimes
Tatum Paxley def. Kayden Carter
With Ivy Nile watching on Tatum Paxley looked to show off what she had learned inside the Diamond Mine Dojo against Kayden Carter. After weathering an early storm from Carter, Paxley turned things around with a reverse neckbreaker and a standing senton for a nearfall. Carter attempted to rally, but after flinging Paxley off the ropes the newcomer was able to hang on to Carter for a small package roll up to steal a quick pinfall.
Sanga def. Duke Hudson
Still upset over being on the receiving end of a cannonball from Sanga at the Great American Bash BBQ, Duke Hudson looked to take his frustrations out on the towering Superstar. Hudson drubbed Sanga in the corner until Sanga caught Hudson with a massive splash.
After a chop block and a DDT took Sanga off his feet, Hudson rained down right hands before Sanga powered out to drop Hudson with a sidewalk slam and an elbow. Hudson looked to swing the momentum back to his corner with a big boot, but Sanga took it in stride and put Hudson away with a massive chokeslam to earn the victory.
Solo Sikoa vs. Von Wagner ended in a no contest
The animosity between Solo Sikoa and Von Wagner was on full display as "The Street Champion" marched up the entrance ramp to greet Wagner with a right hand as he made his way to the ring. The two bruisers fought their way through the ropes, staring each other down as the match was finally started.
After a back-and-forth start, Sikoa earned the upper hand with a powerslam and standing splash until Wagner turned the tide with a monstrous elbow to the head. Sikoa did not stay down for long, though, as he fired up to plant Wagner with a Samoan Drop and a corner splash. Wagner wisely rolled out of the ring, but Sikoa followed him as the two Superstars continued to exchange blows outside the ring. Wagner and Sikoa fought their way up the entrance ramp ignoring the referee's count of 10 for a double count out.
Not caring about the official result, Sikoa and Wagner continued to brawl into the backstage area, fighting throughout the arena and into the parking lot until Sofia Cromwell and NXT officials managed to separate the two. Mr. Stone then threatened Sikoa before "The Street Champion" grabbed Wagner's manager and hurled him into a nearby dumpster.
Indi Hartwell def. Lash Legend
Indi Hartwell looked to put an end to Lash Legend's trash talk in their one-on-one showdown, sending Legend over the ropes with a huge forearm. The vocal Superstar smashed Hartwell into the ring apron then sent her back into the ring to hang Hartwell up in the ropes.
Hartwell created some space with a side slam, but Legend sent her face first into the turnbuckle. Legend set Hartwell up on the top rope when Alba Fyre appeared above the ring to grab Legend's attention. Thanks to the distraction, Hartwell knocked Legend to the mat and delivered a ring-shaking spinebuster. After Hartwell missed an attempted flying elbow, Legend went for the pin but Hartwell managed to roll her over to record the 1-2-3.
After the match, Fyre descended on Legend nearly knocking her for a loop with a baseball bat if not for Legend's quick reflexes to escape up the entrance ramp.
Tony D’Angelo & Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo def. Edris Enofé & Malik Blade
Edris Enofé & Malik Blade used their speed to take it to Tony D'Angelo & Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo in the opening moments, but "Stacks" put a quick end to their rally with a boot across the chest of Enofé. "The Don" and his right hand man picked apart Enofé, but he was able to escape and tag in his partner Blade who fired up to flatten "Stacks" with a leg drop and a spinebuster.
Blade continued to roll until he saw D'Angelo launch Enofé into the steel steps, allowing "Stacks" to take advantage by dropping Blade face first onto the turnbuckle and tagging in D'Angelo. "The Don" put the final nail in the coffin with his swinging suplex for the pinfall victory.
As D'Angelo stood victorious he ordered Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde into the ring to continue the punishment. Legado del Fantasma begrudgingly beat down Blade as D'Angelo ridiculed his opponent.
Mandy Rose def. Roxanne Perez to retain the NXT Women’s Championship
With Roxanne Perez seemingly down for the count after being attacked in the parking lot earlier in the night, NXT Women's Champion Mandy Rose took to the ring to remark on what a shame it was. Rose offered Perez a chance to hobble out to the ring, but was instead greeted by the other half of the NXT Women's Tag Team Champions: Cora Jade.
After verbally cutting down Rose, Jade was ready to step in to replace her friend until a battered Perez made her way down to the ring. Jade tried to talk Perez out of the match given her condition, but the up-and-comer would not be deterred.
Perez showed some fire as the bell rang, but Rose targeted her injuries to immediately quell Perez's momentum. Rose repeatedly drove Perez's injured ribs into the ring apron before planting her with a spinebuster for a nearfall.
The NXT Women's Champion continued to pummel Perez until the rising Superstar caught Rose with a top-rope crossbody splash. Fighting through the pain, Perez put it all on the line with a dive through the ropes and a Pop-Rox to Rose on the outside floor. As Jade spurred Perez on to get Rose back into the ring, Jade struck Perez with her Tag Team Title to the shock of the entire NXT Universe in attendance. The betrayal opened the door for Rose to level Perez with a running knee for the pinfall and retain her title.
Afterwards, Jade berated Perez claiming that she is selfish before breaking her skateboard across Perez's back.