The show opened with Dexter Lumis walking into the Capital Wrestling Center soundstage. He is the host, but he said nothing. He turned on the house lights on and off, and then he saw this lever. So he pulled the lever, and the arena was magically filled with lights and a crowd. Lumis was also known wearing a sports coat.
Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) defeated Damian Priest
Kross pinned Priest clean,
Hager & Wardlow had a better version of this same match on the other channel
NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar (with Legado del Fantasma) defeated Gran Metalik (with Lince Dorado) to retain his title
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Um.....How many writers does WWE have?....20? and not one of them can gave any exposition on why the Lucha Dragons who are signed to RAW can just appear on both RAW & NXT and challenge for the NXT Cruiserweight Title. They don't care enough to do that, so fuck them. I don't care enough to watch this match. And just when I was praising them and beginning to like them.
Xia Li defeated Katrina Cortez
Xia li and Boa seemed to have been rescued and reintegrated back into wrestling and society.
Li pinned Cortez in an enhancement match. Li has a new entrance alongside Boa and the mysterious figure that trained them.
Cortez wore a lucha-style mask, but she used a full name. That is odd. Anyway, this was a showcase match for Li.
Li showcased her kicks, and she tried to look like a killer. Li with jumping knee strike, and then a high kick to score the pinfall.
Raquel Gonzalez defeated Rhea Ripley in a Last Women Standing match
Ripley and Gonzalez seemingly tried to recreated the infamous bump with Shane McMahon and Kurt Angle, and Gonzalez suplexed Ripley into the video board.
Gonzalez chokeslammed Ripley through a gimmicked section of the stage. Gonzalez was able to break the count, but Ripley was unable to answer the ten count. Gonzalez was awarded the match. Ripley did a stretcher job
The Way had a police excort the building in a motorcade.
NXT North Amercian Champion Johnny Gargano was celebrating the breaking of his curse. He was joined by his wife, Candice LeRae, and their cohorts, Austin Theory and Indi Hartwell.
LeRae gave Gargano a plaque. Theory and Hartwell has a present too. They unveiled a picture they supposedly drew of the stable. Gargano announced he and Theory would be a team in the Dusty Classic.
Shotzi Blackheart in her tank interrupted their celebration. Theory went out to confront, but he was shot in the groin by a the tank. Blackheart then went to attack LeRae and Hartwell. Blackheart cleared the ring, and Kushida came out to watch her back.
Dexter Lumis rang the bell, implying this is now an impromptu tag match. Teddy Long had far better announcements. At least he spoke. Lumis never said a word.
Shotzi Blackheart & Kushida defeated Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano in a mixed tag team
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This match was never announced so therefore it never happened. Fast forward.
I'm not.......I'm done with this "Oh it's wrestling/Oh wrestling fans are dumb, they won't question it" mindset the WWE writers have. It's insulting and it's why your numbers suck. Constantly on the decline for a decade. There's plenty of good wrestling that makes sense and is fun to watch. Knock it the fuck off WWE!
BTW wtf happened to Vince & WWE? Because whether it was WWF/WWE or anywhere else if you had the "Oh it's wrestling/Oh wrestling fans are dumb, they won't question it" mindset you weren't around long.
So WWE get your shit together
NXT Champion Finn Balor defeated Kyle O'Reilly to retain his title
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Good match, but what's next?
Let me do a Stewie Griffin compliment sandwich
Something good: Everything that made sense and had exposition wasn't bad
Where They Need Improvement: Everything else.....jk even though it's true.
More exposition, do a better job hyping up the next show,
suggestion: Have Balor bring back the Demon
Something Good: Though Dynamite was the better show this would have been a thumbs up if not for all the crap.