NXT Review and Reaction


Keith Lee relinquishes North American Title 

William regal announced that a tournament will be established to crown the new North American champion.  The title ladder match will be on Saturday, August 22. at NXT TakeOver XXX.  Several triple threat matches will happen each week.  The superstars are chose at random.

Dexter Lumis defeated Killian Dain

It was an average match that ended with Lumis hitting the kata gatame finisher.  

Breezango defeated Ever-Rise

Breezango's entrance is always epic.  This time they came out in Mountie Gear and applied superkicks for the win.  

Shotzi Blackheart defeated Aliyah

This was an easy victory for Blackheart.  However, she never noticed the kick as Mercedes Martinez booted her out of the tank.  

Later on, Martinez and Robert Stone arranged an agreement.  She is now Stone's client with stipulations.  Expect Blackheart and Martinez to tangle in weeks to come.  

North American Championship Qualifier

Johnny Gargano, Roderick Strong, and Bronson Reed squared off.  The triple threat match was an outstanding match.  Reed was the better wrestler tonight and deserved to advance to the ladder's match at Takeover XXX.  

*There will be a new champion at Takeover.  Expect superstars who never held the title to win their triple threat match to advance.  Gargano and Strong held the title before and walked away losers. 

Timothy Thatcher defeated Oney Lorcan

A rematch with the same outcome.

Karrion Kross defeated Dominik Dijakovic 

The match was even for the first half.  Later, it was Kross who dominated after he threw Dijakovic into the steel steps.  Keith Lee walked out towards the ring to witness Dijakovic getting punished.  At the end, Kross applied the Korss Jacket for the win.

The match could had been stopped before Lee showed up.  Even though it is wrestling, realistically, the referee should had stopped the fight.  There was a moment when Dijakovic was knocked out.   

Keith Lee will have to prepare in whats to come his way.  Kross is not an easy opponent.  Although Dijakovic did more than Tommaso Ciampa, he still had no answer to come close to pinning him.   Lee will have to strategically find a way to defeat Kross or he will end up a Kross victim.  

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