Champions reign supreme as NXT UK crashes a wild NXT Heatwave
NXT UK made its presence felt as Tyler Bate stepped to NXT Champion Bron Breakker following a grueling title defense against JD McDonagh. Plus, The Gallus Boys attacked Diamond Mine, Carmelo Hayes and Mandy Rose retained their titles in a pair of thrilling matches, and Tony D'Angelo sent Santos Escobar packing on a monumental edition of NXT Heatwave.
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NXT Heatwave Results
Carmelo Hayes def. Giovanni Vinci to retain the North American Title
The self-described "A Champion" showed no hesitation in stepping right to the confident Giovanni Vinci, laying the "world-class athlete" out with a springboard clothesline. Vinci answered in kind with a springboard crossbody as the two evenly-matched Superstars attempted to one up each other.
Neither Hayes nor Vinci could gain the upper hand as they repeatedly countered one another in a fast-paced jaw-dropping match. Hayes rolled out of harms way until Vinci flattened both him and Trick Williams at ringside with a top-rope dive to the arena floor followed swiftly by a springboard moonsault. Williams rescued his friend once again by putting his foot on the ropes to secure a nearfall, but when Hayes looked to capitalize Vinci flipped him end-over-end with a thunderous clothesline.
Vinci set up for a powerbomb, but saw Williams attempting to intervene and instead launched Hayes into him before picking up Williams for a powerbomb of his own. Vinci went to deliver yet another powerbomb to Hayes, but Hayes was able to reverse it and roll Vinci up for the 1-2-3 to retain the North American Title.
The Gallus Boys attacked Diamond Mine
Cora Jade def. Roxanne Perez
Roxanne Perez made a beeline right for Cora Jade, jumping her former friend as the opening bell ring with back-to-back dives to the outside. Jade recovered from the initial flurry to drop Perez with an elbow to the back of the head before catching Perez with a right hand and a snap suplex on the arena floor.
Jade continued to dish out punishment on the woman she believes stole her spotlight until Perez rallied with a flurry of corner splashes. Perez went for a Pop-Rox, but Jade countered the attempt and caught Perez with a running knee and a facebuster for a two-count.
Jade picked up her kendo stick, but Perez dodged the swing and countered with a kick to the midsection to drop Jade. With kendo stick in hand, Perez looked to return the favor but decided against it throwing the weapon aside just as Jade blindsided her with a forearm. Jade quickly grabbed the stunned Perez for a double-arm DDT onto the kendo stick to record the pinfall.
Tony D’Angelo def. Santos Escobar
With the full force of Legado del Fantasma and "Stacks" watching from ringside, Santos Escobar and Tony D'Angelo went to war to decide the fate of Escobar and his familia. With a deep bag of underhanded tactics between the two Superstars, Escobar pulled out the first trick launching a steel chair at D'Angelo's head before the bell rang.
Escobar stayed on top of D'Angelo with a huricanrana onto the seat of the steal chair and a pop-up knee for a nearfall. As their right-hand men brawled outside the ring, Escobar continued to brutalize The Don until a momentary distraction by "Stacks" allowed D'Angelo to recover and catch Escobar with a trash can lid to the head.
D'Angelo wore Escobar down with the various weapons, targeting his arm, before delivering a backbody drop onto a pile of steel chairs. The Don berated Escobar, but that only fired up "The Emperor" who rallied with another huricanrana and a stunning dive through the ropes.
Both Superstars called for their signature weapons, but were unsuccessful as Cruz Del Toro laid out "Stacks" and D'Angelo accidentally barreled through Elektra Lopez. The only two left standing, D'Angelo and Escobar raced to grab the crowbar and brass knuckles, respectively, but D'Angelo was quicker on the draw smashing the crowbar across Escobar to secure the pin and send Escobar packing.
Mandy Rose def. Zoey Stark to retain the NXT Women’s Title
With nine months of pent up rage still inside her, Zoey Stark looked to end Mandy Rose early with a knee, but Rose quickly escaped and rolled outside the ring to catch her breath. Rose caught Stark and sent her flying over the announce table before smashing Stark's rehabilitated knee into the side of it.
Stark fought through the pain as Rose continued to target her knee. Stark looked to rally, but Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin tripped her up resulting in the referee ejecting the pair from ringside. Seeking retribution for her tag team partner, Nikkita Lyons stormed down the entrance ramp and threw hands with Jayne & Dolin as the trio brawled into the backstage area.
As action returned to the ring Stark fought off Rose on one leg to connect with a massive knee, but she did not have the strength to cover Rose as she wisely rolled out of the ring. After hanging Stark up in the ropes, Rose tagged Stark with her running knee for a two-count. Stunned and upset, Rose pulled Stark's knee brace off her leg and strapped it around her own to deliver another brutal running knee to keep Stark down for the 1-2-3.
Bron Breakker def. JD McDonagh to retain the NXT Title
A pair of brutal and heavy-hitting Superstars, Bron Breakker and JD McDonagh collided in a punishing showdown for the NXT Title. McDonagh quickly went for Breakker's shoulder, but The NXT Champion showed that his shoulder was just fine with a delayed backbody drop.
Breakker turned the tables and focused on McDonagh's shoulder with a hammerlock belly-to-belly suplex before delivering a standing moonsault for a two-count. The NXT Champion was in full control, looking for a top-rope Frankensteiner, but McDonagh slipped through his legs to drop Breakker onto the ropes before slamming Breakker across the ring post with a reverse neckbreaker.
With a sadistic smile on his face, McDonagh surgically targeted Breakker's shoulder and neck. Breakker got some separation with a spinebuster and lined up for a spear but McDonagh sidestepped the charging locomotive to send Breakker flying into the ringpost. Undeterred, Breakker fought through the pain to send McDonagh flying with a top-rope Frankensteiner, but The Irish Ace answered back with a top-rope Spanish Fly and a Brainbuster for a shocking nearfall.
Stunned, McDonagh quickly went for a top-rope moonsault, but Breakker rolled out of the way to deliver back-to-back spears. A bloody McDonagh stood up and egged Breakker on for a third spear and a monstrous Gorilla Press Powerslam for the pinfall. After having his hands raised, Breakker was stunned to see NXT UK's Tyler Bate stroll out to the ring and raise his title in Breakker's face as the show went off the air.