NXT ON USA: June 8 results (F4Wonline)


Posted on 6/09/121 by Bob Magee




Tonight's NXT is the final stop before TakeOver: In Your
House.

Sunday's TakeOver event will be headlined by Karrion Kross
defending his NXT Championship against Kyle O'Reilly, Pete
Dunne, Johnny Gargano, and Adam Cole in a fatal five-way
match. Tonight, Kross and his challengers will take part in
a face-off segment.

Ember Moon is challenging for Raquel Gonzalez's NXT Women's
Championship at TakeOver. As part of the final build to that
match, Moon will face Gonzalez's tag team partner Dakota Kai
tonight.

Ted DiBiase is set to make what WWE is hyping up as a
"Priceless Announcement" on tonight's show. The announcement
will relate to Cameron Grimes and LA Knight's match at
TakeOver. Grimes and Knight are each vying for DiBiase to
choose them to be the wrestler to carry on his Million
Dollar legacy.

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Also on tonight's NXT, Isaiah "Swerve" Scott will face
Killian Dain, Oney Lorcan will take on Austin Theory, and
music artist Poppy will make an appearance.

Our live coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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The show opened with a grudge match. Johnny Gargano & Pete
Dunne got in a brawl earlier today, and their stablemates
also got into it. Thus, the opening match tonight on NXT.

Oney Lorcan defeated Austin Theory

Lorcan pinned Theory after a uranage. Theory was distracted
by Dunne & Gargano brawling at ringside. Good match with a
finish that was very WWE.

Both had a lot of fire at the start. Not sure who the fans
are supposed to cheer for, but shades of grey I guess. The
match itself was action-packed with Theory doing some cool
moves, and Lorcan being vicious in return.

Hard chops during the match. When the fight spilled outside,
they again traded chops. Lorcan tripped Thoery, and Theory
bumped on the apron. Pete Dunne soon walked down to ringside
as the show cut to a commercial break. Lorcan worked over
Theory's back during the break, and Lorcan seemed still in
control as the show returns. Theory suddenly popped up to
deliver a blockbuster, which began to turn the tide.


Theory clothesloned Lorcan out of the ring. Lorcan in return
threw Theory outside the ring a moment later. Theory fired
up at ringside, and he explodes with offense. In the wildest
move of the match, Theory springboarded into a Spanish Fly.

Johnny Gargano came to ringside, and he brawled with Dunne.
Officials poured out to separate them. Theory was distracted
by the melee, allowing Lorcan to smash Theory's head into
the top turnbuckle. Lorcan then gave Theory a uranage slam,
and Lorcan covered him for a pinfall.

A vignette featured LA Knight basically doing a spoof of MTV
Cribs. For us older fans, this was similar to the Million
Dollar Man segment on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
Here in 2021, Knight was at a big house on the beach, and
two women were hanging with him in a hot tub. They laughed
at his jokes, even when he was far from funny. Knight cut
promos on Ted DiBiase, and then Knight drove away in a
sports car.

Dok Hendrix (Michael Hayes) was back on WWE television to
run down an In Your House card like it was 1995. Dok, here
in 2021, looked like he borrowed a hat from Cameron Grimes.
Running down the card for TakeOver: In Your House, Dok
plugged the following matches (in order as he listed them):

NXT Women's Championship: Raquel Gonzalez vs. Ember Moon
Cameron Grimes vs. LA Knight
Mercedes Martinex vs. Xia Li
Fatal Five Way for the NXT Championship: Karrion Kross (with
Scarlett) vs. Adam Cole vs. Pete Dunne vs. Johnny Gargano
vs. Kyle O'Reilly
Another match for TakeOver was set up in the next segment.

El Legado del Fantasma were in the ring for a promo. Santos
Escobar was very angry with NXT North American Champion
Bronson Reed, so Reed came out to interrupt him. Reed joked
about squashing Escobar last week with a splash, and Reed
had a replay shown on a video screen. Reed got in the ring
to confront him, and NXT Tag Team Champions MSK ran down to
back up Reed.

Escobar challenged Reed and MSK to a trios match where all
the champions titles are on the line. Both the North
American and the Tag Team titles are on the line in a
"winner takes all" six-man tag match at TakeOver. Reed and
MSK quickly agreed to the match, and then Reed threw to the
clip of Escobar getting squashed by the splash.

Hit Row entered the scene for a match. They walked past
Legado del Fantasma, and the two factions glared at each
other.


Isaiah "Swerve" Scott (with Hit Row) defeated Killian Dain
(with Drake Maverick)

Scott pinned Dain after Dain was distracted by Hit Row.
Another good match with another lame distraction finish.
Very on brand for WWE.

Dain was getting the better of Scott, until Scott powdered
outside. Top Dolla caused a distraction, which allowed Scott
to jump Dain with a sneak attack. Dain fought back to drop
Scott with a lariat. Hit Row created another distraction.
This time B-Fab distracted Dain, and Scott capitalized to
work over Dain.

Dain hulked up to trade strikes with Scott. Dain began to
manhandle him. Scott springboarded on the ropes, flipped
upside down, and he landed on his feet. Dain then met Scott
with a flying crossbody for a two count.

Scott went on to counter Dain, and Scott delivered a
flatliner and a jumping kick. Dain came back with power
moves. Ashante "Thee" Adonis tried to interfere, but
Maverick made a save to stop him. Top Dolla then grabbed
Maverick, and Top Dolla dropped Maverick on the apron with a
Death Valley Driver.

Dain was distracted by Maverick being attacked, and Scott
struck after measuring Dain. Scott with a leaping kick, and
then he covered Dain for a three count.

Poppy arrived at the building. Candice LeRae was not happy.
She was vocalizing her anger over Poppy alongside her NXT
Women's Tag Team Championship partner, Indi Hartwell. While
LeRae was angry with a singer, Hartwell was sure Dexter
Lumis was still in love with her. Hartwell ran off to find
Lumis.

Cameron Grimes in a vignette made his case for why he sould
carry on the legacy of the Million Dollar Man. He was at a
big house like Knight was earlier, but Grimes was way more
entertaining during his MTV Cribs segment. He vowed to take
the Million Dollar Man's legacy to... the... moon.


Mercedes Martinez won a squash match

Xia Li attacked Martinez before the match. Li and Martinez
brawled at ringside until they were separated by officials.
Martinez rolled into the ring to face an unnamed opponent.
She charged towards Martinex, and she ran into an knee
strike by Martinez. Followed by an Air Raid Crash, Martinex
scored a pinfall.

Breezango cut a promo on Imperium. Looks like a tag team in
the making soon enough.

Triple H and William Regal were backstage with Poppy. The
two executives were gushing over Poppy and her music. Triple
H asked when Poppy's album drops? Poppy said "right now"
before she pulled out her cellphone. Poppy tapped a button,
and the album was dropped on the WWE Universe. Triple H was
amazed at technology. Then things got weird.

Dexter Lumis approached Poppy with a picture he had drawn of
her. Poppy was so happy with the picture she gave Lumis a
hug. Indi Hartwell walked just in time to see Lumis and
Poppy embracing with a hug. Hartwell was very upset by this,
and she ran away in tears.

"Priceless Announcement" by The Million Dollar Man

Camreon Grimes and LA Knight arrived the building for their
segment with Ted DiBiase. They did a lot of comedy, with
each trying to upstage the other. They entered the CWC to
join DiBiase in the ring.

DiBiase said this Sunday was an ultimate test, and it was
time for them to "climb the ladder of success." DiBiase
laughed his evil laugh as a ladder painted gold was lowered
into the ring from the ceiling. DiBiase indictaed there
would indeed be a ladder match.


Knight cut a promo running down Grimes, and Grimes responded
with a promo of his own. Grimes grew more animated before he
ripped off his sports jacket, and he took off his fancy
watch. Grimes climbed the ladder, and he vowed to go TO THE
MOON!

Grimes asked what he was reaching for, and a briefcase was
brought into the ring by guards. Inside the case was the
Millon Dollar Championship belt. So, Grimes vs. Knight is
now a ladder match for the Million Dollar Championship.

Ever-Rise annnouced they are hosting the pre-pre-show,
whatever that is.

Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) defeated
August Grey and Ikemen Jiro

Gibson pinned Grey to win the bout. This was basically an
enchancement match. Jiro wrestled in a sports coat, which
you don't see every day. Gibson tried to rip off the jacket,
and Jiro fired up. Not for long, as Grizzled Young Veterans
went to work targeting a Jiro's leg.

Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher came down to ringside with
folding chairs. They sat down to watch the match. Grey was
able to catch the Vets slipping while they were distracted
by the guests at ringside.

Grey was soon cut off, and he was given a Ticket to Mayhem.
Gibson then covered Grey for a pinfall.

Grizzled Young Veterans exchanged words with Ciampa &
Thatcher. This sets up a Texas Tornado match for next
Tuesday on NXT.


Bobby Fish has his sights set on Oney Lorcan.

Io Shirai returns

Candice LeRae storms into the ring still upset by Poppy
being there tonight. LeRae cut a promo on Poppy. Notably,
LeRae in her speech acknowledged Hartwell and Lumis as a
couple, referring to them was "In-Dex" in doing so. Putting
heat on Poppy, LeRae blamed her for Hartwell leaving the
building tonight.

Poppy entered the CWC, and she got a full entrance like she
was wrestling superstar. Poppy said she doesn't wrestle, but
she knows someone who does. Cue the theme music of Io
Shirai, and she returns to NXT!

Shirai rushed into the ring, and she attacked LeRae. After a
Tiger Feint Kick, Shirai delivered a missile dropkick that
sent LeRae rolling out of the ring. Shirai stood tall
alongside Poppy as LeRae backpedaled out of the arena.

Dok Hendrix is back with a "Slam Jam Update" talking abou
the new matches announceded for TakeOver on Sunday. Dok ran
down the full card.

Ember Moon defeated Dakota Kai (with NXT Women's Champion
Raquel Gonzalez) via disqualification

Gonzalez interfered for the DQ. Good match, but very lame
finish.


Evenly matched at the start until Kai gained an advantage
with an underhanded tactic. Kai twice with a face wash, and
Moon was in peril. Moon soon hulked up, and Moon proceeded
to clean house on Kai ahead of a near fall.

Kai cut off Moon, and Moon was rammed into the ring post
before a commercial break. Moon sold throughout the
commercials, but Moon was making a comeback when the show
returned from the break. Moon was running wild on Kai, but
Kai fought back with kicks.

Moon with a wickedly cool version of a modified stunner. Kai
countered with a Bladerunner for a two count. Kai with a
Kawada kicks and a face wash for another near fall. Moon
countered Kai to deliver a powerbomb for count of two and a
half.

Gonzalez at ringside tried to attack Moon, but Moon rocked
the champ with a punch. Moon with a tope suicida won both
Gonzalez and Kai. Moon followed up by climbing the
turnbuckles, seemingly going for her finisher. Gonzalez
jumped into the ring, and she booted Moon off the ropes. The
referee called for a DQ as Gonzalez checked on Kai.

Once again Gonzalez saved Kai from near defeat, which
continues a developing backstory for down the road.

Fatal Five Face-Off Go-Home

NXT Champion Karrion Kross & Scarlett cut a promo ahead of
the closing segment. After a commercial break, the champion
is in the ring with William Regal for a face-off segment.

Regal was trying to lay the law down with Kross, but Kross
was having none of it. Kross said NXT has been out of
control for a long time. Kross said he was not leaving until
"the four of them" (meaning his challengers at TakeOver)
come down to "get their asses kicked."


Kyle O'Reilly was the first to answer the call. O'Reilly cut
a promo that concluded with him saying, “It’s a matter of
time before a guy like me walks down here and takes that
title from you."

Johnny Gagrano appeared at ringside sarcastically saying
those were some "sick burns" by O'Reilly. Gargano made fun
of O'Reilly blue jean jacket. Gargano stood on the announce
table to cut a promo on Kross. Somewhere in this all, Kross
called Gargano a "mark."

Out next is Pete Dunne to interrupt. Dunne said he was sick
of all the talking, and he was tired of waiting around. Adam
Cole appeared on the video scree, and he called the rest of
them "chumps." Cole cut another harsh promo on Kross for the
second week in a row.

O'Reilly called Cole a "bitch" for not being there in
person. O'Reilly said that was not himself. Kross asked
O'Reilly who he is, and O'Reilly responded by slapping Kross
in the face. A brawl erupted as the always inept security
detail tried to break up the fight.

Kross suplexed everybody like he was Taz in 1996. Security
grabbed Kross and held him, which allowed Gargano to
superkick him. Dunne also attacked Kross. O'Reilly jumped
into the melee, and he stood tall for a few seconds. Kross
mowed down O'Reilly with an forearm strike from behind.

Standing tall with the title belt held overhead, Kross was
celebrating when he was blindsides by Adam Cole. He was in
the building after all. Cole superkicked Kross, and then
Cole delivered a Last Shot on the champ.

Cole picked up the NXT title belt, and Cole held the belt
over his head. Cole once again stands tall, but who will
leave TakeOver as the champion?

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