WWE held a set of TV tapings for the NXT brand on Wednesday night in Orlando, Florida at the Capitol Wrestling Center.
The reason for the tapings is due to the show being moved from the USA Network to Syfy for the next two weeks because of Olympics coverage. Here are the spoilers, courtesy of F4Wonline:
- Pete Dunne and Oney Lorcan defeated Timothy Thatcher and Tommaso Ciampa. Post-match, Ridge Holland returned from injury to help Dunne and Lorcan destroy Thatcher and Ciampa.
- Samoa Joe offered his resignation as an NXT authority figure to NXT General Manager William Regal as a way for him to fight NXT Champion Karrion Kross at Takeover 36. Regal wanted to fire Kross for last week’s attack, but he agreed to Joe’s deal and signed the paperwork to make it official. This sets up Joe vs. Kross for the title at Takeover 36 on Sunday, August 22.
- NXT Breakout Tournament, First Round: Carmelo Hayes defeated Josh Briggs.
- NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai came out for a promo. They talked about how dominant the champ has been as of late and as long as Kai has her back, there’s no one that can take the title. Kai turned on her and laid her out from behind with a kick.
- Kayden Carter and Kacy Catanzaro defeated Jessi Kamea and Franky Monet.
- Imperium’s Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner defeated Hit Row’s “Top Dolla” AJ Francis and Ashante “Thee” Adonis when Legado del Fantasma distracted Hit Row.
- Adam Cole defeated Bronson Reed. Post-match, Kyle O’Reilly attacked Cole with a steel chair.
- Ridge Holland defeated Ikemen Jiro. Pete Dunne and Oney Lorcan were at ringside for Holland. Post-match, Dunne cut a promo on Timothy Thatcher and Tommaso Ciampa.
- There was a backstage segment with Indi Hartwell receiving a drawing from Dexter Lumis. Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae were not happy with the gift. This set up Gargano vs. Lumis with the stipulation that Lumis must stop chasing Hartwell if Gargano wins.
- Roderick Strong defeated Bobby Fish.
- The Grizzled Young Veterans defeated Cameron Grimes and Million Dollar Champion LA Knight. Knight walked out on Grimes during the match. Post-match, WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase Sr. returned to console Grimes.
- NXT Breakout Tournament First Round Match: Trey Baxter defeated Joe Gacy.
- Hit Row’s Ashante “Thee” Adonis and “Top Dolla” AJ Francis defeated Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde of Legado del Fantasma via a DQ when Santos Escobar interfered with a steel chair. Post-match, Legado del Fantasma then attacked NXT North American Champion Isaiah “Swerve” Scott with a chair until Hit Row recovered.
- NXT Champion Karrion Kross came to the ring for a promo on Samoa Joe. Joe came out to confront him and ended up beating several security guards up.
- Love Her or Lose Her Match: Johnny Gargano defeated Dexter Lumis. An upset Hartwell kissed Lumis. Hartwell and Lumis made out and then left together.