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NXT Recap & Results, August 2, 2017: A new face fades to black

Did Johnny Gargano return on a winning note? Also, a surprise debut gave Aleister Black another tougher test.

Squash Night

Since Johnny Gargano’s new theme is still fresh in our ears, let us not dwell on his return match anymore as he defeated Raul Mendoza anyway. Lets continue marking out to Johnny Wrestling’s new theme sung by Hope Vista the same way the NXT Universe does whenever they hear the first notes on Chrome Hearts (#DIY’s theme).

Though MMA Fighter turned Professional Wrestler Sonya Deville had a big challenge in front of her in the name of Jenna Van Bemmel, who calls herself on social media as Jenna Van Muscles, it wasn’t a long night for the newcomer as no amount of biceps can outpower the Triangle Armbar that Deville locked in deep. After tonight’s quick finish we might just play the guessing game now of “who’s next?”.

Assaulted Champions

Just as NXT Women’s Champion Asuka was answering Ember Moon’s challenge from last week while still telling everyone that nobody in the NXT Women’s Division is ready for her, Moon went down and confronted The Empress of Tomorrow and after a brief scuffle, the sun was rising no more as the champion as Moon hit her with the Eclipse. 

Speaking of champions being on the receiving end of an attack, Bobby Roode talked about his newest challenger, Drew McIntyre and their match at TakeOver: Brooklyn III when he was blindsided not by the current but the former challenger Roderick Strong who hasn’t forgotten how the NXT Champion disrespected his family. Will the Messiah of the Backbreaker prove to be a thorn in the back of the Glorious one?

A New Face Fades To Black

We used to talk about indie guys doing indie things on a WWE level which is why when Kyle O’Reilly surprisingly made his WWE debut, the whole NXT Universe were ecstatic to see one of their cult favorites challenge the undefeated Aleister Black. Before Black could even trade strikes with his new challenger, Hideo Itami came out of nowhere to confront the Dutch striker thus earning himself a sole to the face as he was hit with the Black Mass.

O’Reilly’s was on a bid to avenge his former tag partner in the indies Bobby Fish’s loss to Black two weeks ago as he traded blows and grapples with the undefeated superstar. Black did not take long to get the hang though as he finally found an opening to land the Black Mass which sent O’Reilly out for the three count.

After putting up a good fight, it is interesting to see what else is in store for Kyle O’Reilly’s WWE career in the future.

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NXT Recap & Results, August 2, 2017: A new face fades to black

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