NXT 1/27/2021


MSK (Nash Carter & Wes Lee) defeated Drake Maverick & Killian Dain to advance in the Dusty Classic tournament

***1/4

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Carter pinned Maverick, and MSK advances to the semifinals.


Raquel Gonzalez & Dakota Kai defeated Jessi Kamea & Aliyah (with Robert Stone) to advance in the Women's Dusty Classic

**1/2

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Gonzalez pinned Kamea in this first round match. Gonzalez & Kai move on to the quarterfinals.


Tyler Rust (with Malcolm Bivens) defeated enhancement talent

**1/4

Rust won via submission. The match was mostly all Rust, except when he became distracted by his own manager. Rust quickly came back with a Rings of Saturn to submit someone possibly named Rios.

Bivens took a selfie after the match.


Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake and Zack Gibson) defeated Leon Ruff & Kushida to advance in the Dusty Classic

***

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GYV won?! that's bullshit


Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory attacked Kushida & Ruff after the match. The Way jumped them, and Kushida was laid out by Gargano. Dexter Lumis appeared at ringside, and that frightened Theory.


Curt Stallion was supposedly attacked backstage. William Regal asked him what happened, and Stallion blamed El Legado del Fantasma. The match for the NXT Cruiserweight title is now off. Champion Santos Escobar was being interviewed backstage when Regal confronted him. Regal said Esobar will defend against Stallion next week, and if Stallion is attacked again there will be "serious consequences" for the rudos.

Toni Storm during an in-ring promo talked about NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai. Storm wanted to become the first person to win the Women's Dusty Cup, but Shirai took that from her (when Shirai attacked her in a match last week). Stormed vowed revenge, and she also is looking to become the champion.


Shirai came to the ring to confront Storm. Shirai said she will fight her anywhere, and Shirai said she did not like Storm. They started to brawl, and Shirai knocked Storm out of the ring. Mercedes Martinez in a sneak attack jumped Shirai. Martinez with a tree slam, but Shirai made a comeback with springboard missile dropkick.

The brawling continued, and Storm delivered several hip attacks on Shirai. She grapped the belt, and Storm posed with it while Shirai was down selling.


Undisputed Era were interviewed backstage about their tournament tag match next week. Adam Cole & Roderick Strong were very confident they will defeat Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher.


Oh and they showed a clip of Thatcher and Ciampa showing each other respect and subsequently a logical explanation as to why they are now a team. So thumbs up for that and I forgive you, Was that so hard?


Bronson Reed defeated Isaiah "Swerve" Scott

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Reed pinned Scott after a splash off the top.


NXT Champion Finn Balor & Kyle O'Reilly defeated NXT Tag Team Champions Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan in a non-title match

***1/2

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O'Reilly submitted Burch to win the match. A brawl erupted after the match when Pete Dunne showed up.


Overall: Thumbs Up

Dynamite was better though