NXT Results and Reactions 06.10
Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae defeated Keith Lee & Mia Yim.
This is one of the best-mixed tag team matches as of late. Fast-forward to the end, Yim got knocked off by Lee's maneuver indirectly. Then, Gargano DDTed Lee on top of LeRae. Lee realizing what had happened tried to come to aid for LeRae. Gargano caught Lee in a roll-up and got the three count.
Reaction: Regardless if this match should have happened or not, Gargano showed his true colors. He demonstrated his indifference on caring for his wife after being squashed by Lee. This scenario resembles Rey Mysterio and Andrade feud when Rey ignored the match to aid Zelina Vega in WWE Raw.
Does this match get Gargano back in the picture and match up against Lee again? It is hard to tell what the plans are for him. Gargano is the first triple crown winner in NXT. However, he has a new gimmick with his wife LeRae. Could Gargano and LeRae find themselves moving to the main roster?
Indus Sher won their match.
The new tag teams are back in the picture. Indus Sher (Rinku and Saurav), managed by Malcolm Bivens, were set to take on the Broserweights for the tag team titles. With the pandemic causing turbulence on the roster, the match was never created. Could they be next to take on the winner between The Imperium and Breezango for the NXT Tag Team Titles?
Finn Balor defeated Cameron Grimes.
Balor sought retribution after losing to Grimes. He has finished him off and is heading in another direction.
Reaction: After the match, Balor announced that he never held the North American Champion title. He called out Keith Lee as his next opponent. For Lee, he previously had an eye on the NXT Championship. That wish will be on hold as Lee is not the type of person to back down on a challenge. There is one obstacle in the way. How or what will Johnny Gargano do since he pinned Lee in the mixed tag team match?
Gargano did lose to Balor and Lee. Therefore, it would make sense for Balor and Lee to clash, leaving Gargano out of the picture. The Prince vs. The Limitless One on the next NXT Takeover sounds AWESOME!
Dakota Kai defeated Kacy Catanzaro.
Kai needed a win to justify herself as a top contender. With Io Shirai as the new NXT Champion, it is not determined if Kai will get a shot at the title. Shirai is a fan favorite and Kai is the top heel in NXT. It would make sense for both to square off. They were once tag team partners that took part in five matches throughout their NXT careers. That would be a great storyline to fulfill with Raquel Gonzales as Kai's sidekick.
Fantasma reveals himself and the truth behind the abductions.
Drake Maverick congratulated El Hijo Del Fantasma for being the Cruiserweight Champion. However, the unexpected happened. Two masked men and Fantasma stomped on Maverick finishing him off with the Phantom Driver. The two masked men were identified as Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza. The Cruiserweight Champion took his masked off and revealed himself as Santos Escobar.
It is not clear if NXT will keep Maverick in the picture after a beatdown he was given. But, the cruiserweight division has been put on notice.
Adam Cole defeated Dexter Lumis.
Lumis came so close to put an end to Cole's vanish and trash-talking persona as being the Undisputed. Bobby Fish distracted the referee while Roderick Strong hit an enzuigiri that allowed Cole to do his finisher and end the match.
Reaction: Dexter Lumis can be that guy to put an end to Cole's titleholder reign. However, there is a Tik Tock for every champion.
Next week: The winner of the women's tag team championship match at Backlash PPV will square off against Tegon Nox and Shotzi Blackheart in a Tag Team Championship Match.
And, The Imperium match up against Breezango for the NXT Tag Team Championship.
What are your thoughts on this NXT segment?