Monday 3 August 2015

NXT July 29 2015 Recap By: Jeromme Graham

Kevin Owens vs Danny Burch

1. Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Dash & Dawson

First match of the night is Enzo & Cass vs. Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson. As always the crowd goes wild for Enzo & Cass, chanting every word of their entrance spiel. Dash & Dawson are a team that is only appears on NXT TV sporadically, but they are favourites of the live event audience. Later in the match, Cass had the momentum in his favor, using a boot to knock Wilder off the ring apron and hitting Dawson with a swinging side slam. Carmella pumped Enzo up on the outside and the fun loving tag team seemed poised to hit the Rocket Launcher, but Dash & Dawson fired back. Dash & Dawson finished the match with The Shatter Machine, essentially a pop-up Codebreaker. This was a really solid match. It was surprising to see Enzo & Big Cass take the loss, but it served as a great way to establish Dash & Dawson and add new depth to the tag division.

We then get a backstage interview with Jason Jordan and Chad Gable talking themselves up and explaining why they are above the other teams in NXT.

We're also treated to a video package recapping the feud between Dana Brooke and Charlotte.

2. Baron Corbin vs. Jesse Sorensen

Baron Corbin makes his way out to the ring for the next match. In a cool surprise, his opponent is former TNA talent Jesse Sorensen. There's not much to say as this was your run of the mill Corbin squash. Knee to the gut, End of Days and the match is over. At this point, it would be nice to see Corbin doing something new.

Backstage, Tyler Breeze begs William Regal for some competition. Regal says he'll go the ends of the Earth to find an opponent for Prince Pretty and that he should be careful for what he wishes. Ominous.

3. Chad Gable and Jason Jordan vs. Elias Samson and Levis Valenzuela Jr.

Right off the bat, it's clear to see that pairing Jason Jordan with Chad Gable has done wonders for him. They play off each other well and it genuinely seems like both guys are having a ton of fun. Jordan wasted little time in taking down Valenzuela, which sent him scrambling to tag in Samson. Samson made it known that he wanted to square off against Gable. Gable displayed his technical prowess on Samson, transition into different holds and reversals. Towards the end of the match, Jordan hit a huge belly-to-belly on Valenzuela. Jordan and Gable finished the energetic Dominican off with the move they call the Grand Amplitude, an aided bridging high angle belly to back suplex.

In the back, Dana Brooke is flanked by Emma and tells Devin Taylor that she's going to take over NXT and that she'll be serving Charlotte an eviction notice tonight. Dana teases not patting Devin on the head, but ultimately does it. It seems inevitable that we'll see Devin eventually face off against Dana Brooke.

We then get a video package of Bull Dempsey's miserable attempts to get in shape or "Bull-fit" as he calls it. The former "Last of a Dying Breed" seems to be on track to becoming NXT's lovable rotund comedy babyface.

4. Charlotte vs. Dana Brooke

The feud between Charlotte and Dana has been going on for a couple of months now, but this match didn't feel like it had any steam behind it all. With Charlotte firmly being on the main roster, it makes sense to have her tie up any loose ends in NXT, but a three minute match that largely had Charlotte in control isn't beneficial to Dana. Charlotte knocked Emma off the apron as she attempted to interfere. The finish came when Charlotte hit the Natural Selection on Dana after levelling her with a spear.
Samoa Joe is backstage, cutting a promo the camera. He says he wants the NXT Championship and calls out Rhyno for a match next week.

William Regal is wondering whether or not Kevin Owens intentionally meant to hit him. Owens walks up and apologizes in a matter that seems genuine. As Owens walks off, Regal says he can't wait to see Owens get beaten down in Brooklyn.

From there, we get a Rhyno vignette.

Devin Taylor is in the back with Eva Marie. Eva Marie says that she feels her hard work is starting to pay off and that she's got her eyes on the NXT Women's Championship. She tells Sasha Banks to watch out, which I'm sure will rile up smarks everywhere. 

5. Kevin Owens vs. Danny Burch

The next match up sees Kevin Owens taking on a returning Danny Burch. It's great to see Burch (Martin Stone) back in an NXT ring and it's clear that the Full Sail crowd felt the same way as the chanted Burch's name throughout the match. Burch barely got any offence in and was finished off with a pop-up powerbomb.

From there, we get right into the main event.

6. NXT Tag Team Championship Match: Blake and Murphy (with Alexa Bliss) vs. The Vaudevillains

This was a really fun match between two stand out NXT tag teams. The action went back and forth. Towards the end of the match, Aiden English was able to dodge out of the corner, sending Wesley Blake into the ringpost. Murphy tagged himself in and English was able to tag in Simon Gotch. Gotch house like a house on fire and stunned Murphy with a jumping double-knee strike. The Vaudevillains had Murphy in position for the Whirling Dervish, but Alexa Bliss interfered and grabbed English's foot, which led to him rolled up by Murphy for the win.
After the match, The Vaudevillains were able to fight off Blake and Murphy. They had Alexa Bliss surrounded, circling her. Being that they are chivalrous gentlemen, they ultimately held the ropes open for Bliss to leave the ring of her own accord. Bliss slapped both English and Gotch and left to join her boys on the ramp.

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