Keith Lee vs Kona Reeves. I got to say, the crowd may not like Reeves, but he definitely gets a reaction from EVERYBODY out there. Anyways, Reeves would fake a knee injury early in the match to get a cheap shot in and take the upper hand for a moment. But other than that, Lee would take over for the most part. In the end, Lee would win with the Limit Breaker.
After that was a backstage segment with Tyler Breeze that took place after his TakeOver match with the Velveteen Dream. He said that match could’ve gone either way and respects Dream and feels he got his respect too. He also added that he is back with NXT.
There was a lot of recap of TakeOver XXV during the show so I’ll quickly wrap up the results here:
- Matt Riddle defeats Roderick Strong
- The Street Profits win the NXT Tag Titles in a four-way ladder match
- Velveteen Dream retains the North America title against Tyler Breeze
- Shayna Baszler retains the Women’s Championship against Io Shirai
- Adam Cole defeats Johnny Gargano to win the NXT Championship
- The main event of the show was Mia Yim vs Bianca Belair. This was a pretty long match and a good one as well. It was well paced with neither one having the advantage throughout. During the match, Belair would chime in that she is still un-de-fea-ted. Which, you know, isn’t the case since she has already lost to Baszler and Yim before. With that said, Yim would again get another victory over Belair by delivering a Protect Ya Neck from the middle turnbuckle.
Following this was a segment with Drew Gulak. He makes fun of Kushida’s Back to the Future look and adds that Biff is the hero, not Marty McFly. Gulak would then challenge Kushida to a submission match for next week.
And that wraps it up for this week’s NXT. Next week we have three matches already scheduled with Io Shirai and Candice LeRae vs Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs the Undisputed Era, and Drew Gulak vs Kushida in a submission match. Thanks for reading and long live wrestling!