The next two WWE NXT episodes were taped Wednesday night at the Capitol Wrestling Center at the Performance Center in Orlando, FL. Due to the USA Network’s upcoming coverage of the Olympics, both episodes (July 27 and August 3) will air on Syfy.
WWE NXT for Tuesday, July 27
– Pete Dunne and Oney Lorcan defeated Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher
Ridge Holland returned after the match to help Dunne and Lorcan destroy Ciampa and Thatcher.
There was an in-ring segment with Samoa Joe offering his resignation as an NXT authority figure to be able to have a match with Karrion Kross for the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver 36 on Sunday, August 22. William Regal, who initially wanted to fire Kross, agreed to Joe’s deal and signed the paperwork.
– NXT Breakout Tournament First-Round Match: Carmelo Hayes defeated Josh Briggs
NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai came out to the ring. Gonzalez and Kai both said how dominant Gonzalez has been and then went on to say that, as long as Kai has Gonzalez’s back, no one is taking the title.
When Gonzalez turned away to pose with the championship, Kai laid her out with a kick and then held the title up herself.
– Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter defeated Franky Monet and Jessi Kamea (w/ Robert Stone)
– Imperium (Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner) defeated Hit Row (Top Dolla & Ashante “Thee” Adonis)
Hit Row lost the match due to Legado del Fantasma causing a distraction.
– Adam Cole defeated Bronson Reed
Post Match: Kyle O’Reilly attacked Cole with a steel chair.
NXT for Tuesday, August 3
– Ridge Holland (w/ Pete Dunne and Oney Lorcan) defeated Ikemen Jiro
Dunne cut a post-match promo on Ciampa and Thatcher.
There was a backstage segment in which Indi Hartwell received a drawing from Dexter Lumis. Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae were not happy about it.
It was announced that Gargano would face Lumis later in the show. If Gargano wins, Lumis has to stop chasing after Hartwell.
– Roderick Strong defeated Bobby Fish
The Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake) defeated Million Dollar Champion LA Knight and Cameron Grimes
Knight walked out on Grimes during the match. Ted DiBiase returned and to consult with Grimes after his loss.
– NXT Breakout Tournament First-Round Match: Trey Baxter defeated Joe Gacy
– Hit Row (Top Dolla and Ashante “Thee” Adonis) defeated Legado del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde) by DQ
The disqualification came when Santos Escobar used a steel chair. Legado del Fantasma then attacked Isaiah “Swerve” Scott with a chair until Hit Row recovered.
NXT Champion Karrion Kross cut a promo. Samoa Joe came out to confront him. Joe beat up several security guards, as Kross bailed.
Love Her or Lose Her match: Johnny Gargano defeated Dexter Lumis
Hartwell was upset and started to leave after the match, but then she ran in the ring and kissed Lumis. Hartwell and Lumis made out and then left together.