NXT Results – August 3, 2021

NXT Preview - Love Her Or Leave Her Match, Breakout Tournament, More

NXT Results – August 3 – Tonight’s WWE NXT on Syfy opens up with a video package, looking at happenings on last week’s show and hyping tonight’s episode. We’re live on a tape delay as Vic Joseph welcomes us to the Capitol Wrestling Center at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. He’s joined at ringside by Wade Barrett and WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix.

Hit Row vs. Legado del Fantasma

We go right to the ring and out comes Hit Row – Ashante “Thee” Adonis and “Top Dolla” AJ Francis with NXT North American Champion Isaiah “Swerve” Scott and “B-Fab” Briana Brandy. Alicia Taylor does the introductions. Out next comes Legado del Fantasma – Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde with Santos Escobar. Escobar lead them to the ring as Hit Row waits. Wilde takes his lucha mask off before they enter the ring.

Top Dolla clotheslines Wilde over the top rope while Adonis sends Mendoza to the floor.  Adonis and Mendoza start things off and Adonis with forearms and an Irish whip followed by a shoulder in the corner.  Adonis with a forearm in the corner followed by another Irish whip and shoulders.  Adonis with a hard Irish whip.  Mendoza with a chop.  Adonis with a DDT and he goes to the turnbuckles but misses a cross body badly.  Mendoza with a kick and Wilde tags in.  Wilde kicks Adonis and punches him.  Adonis with a punch but WIlde with a kick.  Adonis with a neck breaker.  Dolla tags in and he works on the wrist.  Wilde with a chop but Dolla picks up WIlde by the wrist.  WIlde with punches to get back to the mat.  Dolla with a punch and then he puts Wilde on the turnbuckles and then sends Wilde to the mat with a wrist lock.

Dolla with a chop.  Adonis tags in and Adonis runs into an elbow and Dolla misses a splash.  Wilde with a head scissors attempt to Dolla but Adonis with a drop kick to Wilde for a near fall.  Adonis with clotheslines and a flapjack.  Escobar gets on the apron and so does B-Fab and Scott.  Mendoza pulls the ropes down and Adonis goes over the top rope to the floor.  Wilde sends Adonis into the plexiglass as we go to commercial.

We are back and Wilde and Mendoza with a double flapjack and a double drop kick for a near fall.  Wilde with punches.  Wilde with shoulders in the corner and a clothesline.  Mendoza tags in and he hits a clothesline in the corner.  Wilde with another clothesline into the corner.  Mendoza with a clothesline into the corner.  Wilde with another clothesline.  Mendoza and Wilde with a double suplex.  Mendoza with a quebrada for a near fall.  Mendoza with a chin bar.  Adonis with a sunset flip but Mendoza rolls through but misses a drop kick.  Adonis with a drop kick and Dolla and Wilde tag in.  Dolla with a clothesline and punch followed by a kick and knee lift to Wilde in addition to a splash to Mendoza.  Dolla with a splash and side slam to Wilde. 

Escobar hits Dolla with a chair and the referee calls for the bell.

Winners by DQ: Top Dolla and Ashante Thee Adonis

After the match, Escobar hits Dolla with the chair again and sends him into the ring steps.  Wilde and Mendoza hold Scott for Escobar as Escobar hits Scott with a chair.  Esobar takes Scott’s teeth and then they put the chair around Scott’s head.  Escobar goes to the turnbuckles but Dolla pulls Scott from the ring.

B-Fab hits Wilde with a chair while Dolla stares down  Legado.  Dolla with a double drop kick to Escobar and Mendoza and then Adonis with a spinebuster to Mendoza.  Scott hits a JML Driver on Mendoza.

— Samoa Joe is pacing in the back and William Regal shows up with security.  Regal tells Joe that he has to do his job.  He tells Joe that he will have security make sure nothing happens between Joe and Kross until Takeover.

— We take a look back at the return of Ridge Holland. Back to commercial.

— We are back and Dexter Lumis is drawing.

Ridge Holland vs. Ikemen Jiro

They lock up and Holland backs Jiro into the ropes and he applies a side head lock.  Holland with a European uppercut.  Holland with a snap mare and knee drop followed by a sleeper.  Jiro with palm strikes and then Holland catches Jiro and knocks him off the ropes to the floor.  Holland goes to the floor and he sends Jiro into the plexiglass.  Holland rolls what is left of Jiro back into the ring.  Holland with a head and arm suplex and then he takes off Jiro’s jacket and he kicks Jiro.  Holland with a knee drop and he sends Jiro’s jacket to the floor.  Jiro with forearms and Holland traps the arms and hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex.  HOlland with another arm trapped overhead belly-to0belly suplex.

Holland with a head butt and Emerald Frosion for the three count.

Winner: Ridge Holland

After the match, Holland throws Jiro to the floor.  Pete Dunne says everyone thinks they are bad until a real bad man steps into the room.  Tommaso Ciampa thought he was bad until Ridge Holland, Oney Lorcan, and the Bruiserweight stepped into the room.  Thatcher, Ridge Holland is back and he will break the rest of your teeth.  How will you pick him up with broken fingers.  We are the three most dangerous people in NXT.  Prove us wrong.

— McKenzie is with Franky Monet, Jessi Kamea, and Robert Stone.  Franky says the loss last week was due to Robert Stone.  You and Jessi are losers and I am not used to losing.  This group has to be rebuilt in Franky’s image and Franky’s way.  She tells them to take it or leave it.

— We have a video package for Strong versus Fish. We go to commercial.

Roderick Strong vs. Bobby Fish

They lock up and Strong with a wrist lock.  Fish with a reversal.  Strong backs Fish into the ropes and gives a clean break.  Fish locks up and he kicks Strong.  Strong blocks a kick and Fish with a side head lock.  Fish with a knee to the midsection and a shoulder tackle.  Strong with a knee to the midsection and a side head lock take down.  Fish with a rollup but Strong rolls through to keep his shoulders off the mat.  Fish backs Strong into the turnbuckles and connects with punches.  Fish with a suplex and then he applies a reverse chin lock.

Strong with a head lock and Fish backs Strong into the ropes.  Fish with a snap mare and kick to the back.  Strong with kicks and chops but they go back and forth with forearms.  Fish with a leg sweep and he chokes Strong in the corner.  Fish with a punch to the midsection followed by an Irish whip.  Strong floats over but Fish with a round kick to the chest.  Strong goes to the apron.  Strong takes care of Fish and they both stay on the apron.  Strong with knees and a chop.  Fish with forearms and Strong fires back.  Fish with a shoulder and Strong with a chop and he goes for a back drop driver onto the apron but Fish blocks it.

Fish goes to the floor and he kicks Strong in the leg and Strong lands face first on the apron.  Fish gets a near fall.  Fish with a front face lock and knees.  Fish with a forearm.  Fish with a belly-to-back suplex.  Strong blocks a kick and hits a cradle back breaker for a near fall.  Strong with elbows to the ribs and then he goes for a bow and arrow.  Fish with punches but Strong with a forearm.  Fish with forearms.  Strong and Fish exchange forearms and then Fish with kicks and punches.

Strong and Fish exchange forearms and punches.  Fish with a kick to the leg and Strong backs into the corner and the referee holds Fish back but Strong with a knee to Fish and he kicks Fish.  Strong with a kick to the back and he gets a near fall.  Fish with punches but Strong with a suplex for a near fall.  Strong with a rear chin lock.  Strong with a uranage back breaker for a near fall.  Strong with a back breaker and then he ties up Fish with a seated abdominal stretch.  Fish with a punch and forearms.  They go back and forth but Fish with a back elbow and kick to the chest.  Fish with a running knee into the corner followed by a kick to the leg and punches.  Fish misses a round kick but hits a back heel kick and a clothesline for a near fall.

Fish with knees to Strong and a kick to the leg.  Fish with a punch and he goes for a rear naked choke but Strong backs Fish into the corner.  Strong with elbows and a Saito suplex.  Strong with a chop and foerarm followed by punches.  Strong with running forearms to the head.  Strong with a running gourdbuster slam for a near fall.  Fish with a back heel kick and Strong goes down.  Fish gets a near fall.  Fish kicks Strong in the head and then he goes to the turnbuckles but Strong pushes Fish to the floor.  Strong sends Fish back in the ring.  Fish with a rollup for a near fall.  Strong with a jumping knee followed by End of Heartache for the three count.

Winner:  Roderick Strong

— Cameron Grimes shows up in LA Knight’s locker room and he has LA’s bands.  Grimes asks if he can get dressed but Knight says he is going to wrestle in the tux.  Knight tells Grimes he needs to worry about the Grizzled Young Veterans.  Grimes says he has Knight’s back tonight.  Grimes asks Knight if he has his back.  Knight says he has Grimes’ back.  Knight has Grimes clean his boots.

We go to commercial.

Cameron Grimes and LA Knight vs. James Drake and Zack Gibson

Before the match, James Drake asks if you can believe these idiots are cheering for him.  He is proof that you cannot polish a turd.  Gibson says he has some friendly advice.  You stay out of our way.  Our mission remains the same.  We are GRIZZLED Young Veterans, soon to be recognized as NXT Tag Team Champions.

Grimes and Gibson start things off and Grimes goes for the leg and then he applies a wrist lock.  Knight tags in and kicks Gibson and hits a back elbow.  Knight sends Gibson into the turnbuckles and kicks Gibson.  Knight with an Irish whip but Drake absorbs the impact and Gibson with a clothesline.  Drake tags in and hits a short arm clothesline for a near fall.  Drake with a forearm followed by a suplex attempt but Knight goes full Zack Ryder and lands on his feet and hits a neck breaker.  Grimes tags in and hits a cross body.  Drake with a side head lock.  Gibson tags in and Drake goes to the floor.  Gibson sends Grimes throat first into the ropes.  Gibson punches Knight off the apron and then he punches Grimes.

Drake tags in and they hit a double clothesline and Drake gets a near fall.  Gibson tags back in and Grimes sends Drake to the floor but Gibson with a sleeper.  Grimes with a back body drop and Knight leaps off the apron to avoid the tag.  Knight tells Grimes to do his job.  Grimes takes off his gloves and jacket.  Drake tags in and Grimes punches Drake and Gibson.  Grimes with a double rana and then he goes to the apron and kicks Gibson.  He drops Drake on the top rope.  Grimes goes up top and leaps over Drake and hits a flip cross body for a near fall.  Grimes sets for Cave In  but Gibson distracts Grimes.  Gibson tags in and they hit Ticket to Mayhem for the three count.

Winners:  James Drake and Zack Gibson

After the match, Ted DiBiase walks past Drake and Gibson and walks up to Grimes.  He tells Grimes that he knew that Knight would leave him hanging.  He tells Grimes to figure things out.

We go to commercial.

— We are back with a video package for Samoa Joe.  

— We take a look back at what Dakota Kai did to Raquel Gonzalez last week.

Dakota Kai says she needed someone to trust 18 months ago.  Then she saw Raquel Gonzalez breaking combine records.  Kai says if it wasn’t for her, Raquel Gonzalez would be nothing.  Early on, it was simple.  Stand behind me, watch, learn, and be there when I need you.  You ran through everyone in my way.  You became a star in your own right.  I let Raquel get those victories.  Let’s be real here.  We all knew who the leader was.  At Takeover, Stand and Deliver and Io picks Raquel?  She didn’t think to give me the opportunity after giving her everything?  I plucked her out of obscurity and she stole that opportunity from me.  With my help, she beat Io and became the NXT Women’s Champion.

That should have been me.  I should have had my hand raised.  I should have been in the ring with Bianca and Rhea.  I expected Raquel to help me regain the tag titles. She did not put her heart and soul into anything else.  From that point on, I was known as Raquel’s side kick.  I am no one’s side kick.  The only person’s back I should be having is my own.  The funniest thing about all of this is she didn’t see it coming.  You are so oblivious to see that the person next to you was going to kick your head off.  You said there was no one left, how about me?  I brought you into this world, now I will take you out of it when I become Women’s Champion.

— McKenzie is with Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae about Johnny’s match tonight.  Johnny says this match is up there with his biggest matches in NXT.  Candice says they know what is best for Indi.  Johnny says he will do everything to end InDex.

— Joe Gacy says people don’t like what they can’t control.  Me having this opportunity, I won’t be controlled until my hand is raised as the winner of the Breakout Tournament.

We go to commercial.

— We are back and Vic says that Adam Cole suffered a neck and spinal compression so he is not medically cleared to wrestle.

— We take a look back at what happened between Kyle O’Reilly and Adam Cole. There will be a face to face confrontation between Cole and O’Reilly next week.

Joe Gacy vs. Trey Baxter in a Breakout Tournament First Round Match

They lock up and Gacy with a clean break and Baxter with a waist lock.  Gacy sends Baxter to the mat.  Baxter wit a waist lock and Gacy picks up Baxter by the throat and tosses him across the ring.  Baxter wtih a kick and clothesline but Gacy with a clothesline for a near fall.  Gacy with a shoulder tackle and he misses a stomp to the body.  Baxter kicks Gacy away.  Baxter avoids a slam attempt and he drop kicks Gacy in the back and Gacy goes to the floor.  Gacy catches Baxter on a suicide dive and then Gacy sends Baxter into the ropes for a forearm.

They return to the ring and Gacy with a chin bar.  Gacy with a forearm to the back.  Baxter with a sleeper on Gacy but Gacy with a snap mare to escape and he kicks Baxter.  Baxter and Gacy exchange kicks.  Gacy with a head butt and forearms.  Gacy with clotheslines against the ropes.  Gacy with a suplex for a near fall.  Gacy misses a splash into the corner and hits a springboard drop kick.  Baxter with a suicide dive. Baxter with a plancha and then he returns to the ring and hits a Fosbury Flop onto Gacy.  Baxter wtih a springboard twisting splash for a near fall.  Baxter with a punch and he goes for a sleeper but Gacy runs Baxter into the turnbuckles and then hits a running cannonball into the corner.  Gacy puts Baxter on the turnbuckles.

Baxter drops Gacy on the turnbuckles and Baxter with a 450 double stomp for the three count.

Winner:  Trey Baxter

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