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WWE NXT
August 16th, 2022
Capital Wrestling Center
Orlando, Florida

Welcome to our live coverage of WWE NXT, tonight's episode of NXT will serve as the "Heatwave" special episode. Announced for tonight's show, Tony D'Angelo will battle Santos Escobar, Roxanne Perez will take on Cora Jade, Mandy Rose will defend her NXT women's championship against Zoey Stark, Carmelo Hayes will defend his NXT North American championship against Giovanni Vinci, and Bron Breakker will defend his NXT championship against JD McDonough. 

Match 1: North American title: Carmelo Hayes (c) vs Giovanni Vinci

- The match starts off with both men locking up, Giovanni then hits a shoulder tackle, Hayes then hits a springboard closeline on Vinci, Vinci then hits a crossbody on Hayes, Vinci then lands a series of chops to the chest of Hayes, Hayes and Vinci then closeline each other as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Vinci hit a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on Hayes, Vinci then hits a moonsault from the second rope to secure a nearfall, Hayes then hits a legdrop on Vinci through the ropes to secure a nearfall, Vinci then hits a brainbuster on Hayes to secure yet another nearfall, Vinci then hits a crossbody onto Trick and Hayes on the outside, Vinci then throws Hayes into Williams, Vinci then hits a powerbomb on Trick, Hayes then hits a rollup on Vinci to secure the pinfall victory.

Winner via pinfall and STILL North American champion: Carmelo Hayes at 12:04. 

- Diamond Mine make their entrance, Julius says that they got the opportunity to get trained by one of the greatest, Roderick Strong, Julius says that someone is trying to bring down and destroy Diamond Mine, Julius then accuses Roderick Strong, Strong says that he just wanted to give him guidance, Strong says that he would put The Creed Brothers against The Usos, Julius says that Strong will stab them in the back, Gallus then attack Diamond Mine from behind.

Match 2: Cora Jade vs Roxanne Perez

- The match starts off with Roxanne taking down Cora, Roxanne then hits a tope suicida on Cora, Roxanne then hits a dropkick on Cora, Cora then hits a suplex on Roxanne on the outside as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Cora stretching Roxanne, both women then punch and superkick each other, Cora then hits a DDT on Roxanne to secure the pinfall. 

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Winner via pinfall: Cora Jade at 11:42.

Match 3: Street Fight: Tony D'Angelo vs Santos Escobar 

- The match starts off with Santos landing a series of elbows to the back of Tony, Santos then hits a hurricarana on Tony into a steel chair, Santos then hits a jumping knee to the face of Tony, Santos then hits a crossbody from the top rope onto Tony, Tony then hits Santos in the head with a trashcan lid as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Santos hit a hurricarana on Tony, Santos then hits a tope suicida on Tony, Tony then accidentally runs into Elektra, Tony then hits Santos with a crowbar to secure the pinfall victory. 

Winner via pinfall: Tony D'Angelo 

Match 4: Women's championship: Mandy Rose (c) vs Zoey Stark

- The match starts off with Zoey landing a running elbow to the face of Mandy, Mandy then sends Zoey into the ring apron, Mandy then sends Zoey on top of the announce table as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see the referee sends Jacy Jayne and Gigi Dolin to the back, Nikkita Lyons then takes out Dolin and Jayne, Mandy then continues to work over the right knee of Starks, Stark then hits a sliding knee to the face of Mandy to secure a nearfall, Mandy then spikes Starks for a nearfall, Mandy then kicks away at the knee of Starks in the ropes, Mandy then hits a running knee to the face of Starks to secure a nearfall, Mandy then hits a knee to the face of Starks with a kneebrace to secure the pinfall victory.

Winner via pinfall and STILL NXT women's champion: Mandy Rose at 11:26.

Match 5: NXT championship: Bron Breakker (c) vs JD McDonough 

- The match starts off with both men locking up, Bron then takes down JD with an armlock, Bron then hits a suplex on JD, Bron then hits a belly-to-belly suplex on JD, followed by a standing moonsault to secure a nearfall, Bron then sends JD to the outside as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see JD hit a neckbreaker on Bron on the steel, JD then lands a series of elbow strikes to the chest of Bron, Bron then hits two shoulder tackles on JD, JD then sends Bron shoulder first into the steel post, Bron then hits a hurricarana on JD from the top rope, JD then hits a Spanish fly on Bron from the top rope, Bron then hits a spear on JD but JD rolls to the outside, Bron then hits another spear on JD but JD stands up with a bloody mouth, Bron then hits another spear on JD, followed by a powerslam to secure the pinfall victory. 

Winner and STILL NXT champion: Bron Breakker at 13:17.

- After the match, the NXT UK champion Tyler Bate comes out, Bate and Bron staredown as we go to commercial break.