WWE NXT 2.0 Results: June 21 Winners, Numbers, Reactions & Highlights |  Bleacher report

WWE NXT 2.0 Results: June 21 Winners, Numbers, Reactions & Highlights | Bleacher report

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    Tony D’Angelo built his family in WWE NXT 2.0 with the goal of taking over the brand. On the June 21 edition, he had the chance to complete that journey by defeating Carmelo Hayes for the NXT North American Championship.

    Solo Sikoa and Grayson Waller both have ambitions to become the North American title holder, but first they would fight each other to get ahead.

    Alba Fyre tries to rebuild herself, but Lash Legend has challenged her in hopes of kick-starting her own career.

    Cameron Grimes challenged Edris Enofe to work harder, and he took the chance to prove himself against The Richest Man in NXT. Brooks Jensen finally wanted to get revenge on Von Wagner for injuring him in April.

    NXT 2.0 continues to advance, building stories that set the stage for bigger competitions with young, hungry stars.

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    Grayson Waller spoke a big game before the match, but Solo Sikoa rushed him into the ring and quickly silenced him.

    Sikoa might have had the most control over the fight, but Waller outsmarted him. The heel sent his opponent into an exposed turnbuckle, then hit a returning rolling cutter to win.

    Sikoa may not be a veteran based on experience, but he works like one in the ring. It helps elevate its opponents to compete at the main roster level. He told a complete story with Waller while staying within the expected WWE style.

    It may not have been the most exciting of things, but this was a much better televised match than usual for NXT 2.0. Waller got to show off his reach in the ring and he took a surprise win over a potential title contender.

    As long as this helps launch Waller into the title race, the result makes sense. Both men will soon be interesting contenders for Carmelo Hayes and even Bron Breakker.



    remarkable moments

  • Waller dodged an attacking Sikoa and then placed him with a leg lasso.
  • Waller fought out of one Samoan drop, then jumped straight into another while trying to make a returning rolling cutter.

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    Katana Chance and Kayden Carter moved quickly to take a quick win, but Yulisa Leon and Valentina Feroz refused to go down easily. It took an increased 450 splash/neckbreaker combo to take the win.

    This was better than it looked on paper. Two of the most established women’s tag teams took advantage of their familiarity with each other to pull off a solid sprint.

    The result was a foregone conclusion, but Leon and Feroz looked better than ever together. The latter, in particular, looked strong in her hot tag streak. Hopefully one of these teams will help straighten out the women’s division.



    remarkable moments

  • Chance flipped out of a double suplex and hit both opponents with a double neckbreaker.
  • The former Jordan Devlin promised that he would be coming to NXT 2.0 soon as JD McDonagh.

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    Stacks and Two Dimes came out ahead of Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro to watch this match up close.

    However, after Damon Kemp was knocked out, Two Dimes accidentally tripped Del Toro. This caused Roderick Strong to hit a running knee to win.

    Kemp has been an ideal complement to Diamond Mine. He is an explosive athlete, who benefits from working with Strong. He often stood out in a competition with a lot of talent. That said, everyone looked great with the limited time.

    No one in the D’Angelo Family has been well lately. This makes for a solid story in the short term, but it can ruin the momentum for everyone involved if they don’t break up soon.



    remarkable moments

  • Strong slapped Kemp in the face, which startled him. He suplexed both members of Legado del Fantasma around the ring and then laid in forearms on the mat.
  • In the ring, Wes Lee spoke about his pain and the need to prove himself. Trick Williams interrupted to mock him for leaving his tag team partner and then refused a match with him.
  • In a pre-recorded interview, Tiffany Stratton called Wendy Choo tragic and promised to ruin her.

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    Mandy Rose, Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne called the win of Roxanne Perez, Cora Jade and Indi Hartwell last week a fluke.

    Perez and Jade interrupted each other to challenge Toxic Attraction for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships. Katana Chance and Kayden Carter took offense and started a brawl between the teams.

    This could have happened in a backstage segment. Instead, Toxic Attraction extended their promos while saying the same as most weeks. Perez struggled with the WWE style of promo here and took way too long to challenge for the tag titles.

    The content was fine, but it didn’t feel like it should have lasted that long. It also made little sense that, after losing clean, Chance and Carter would take offense at Jade getting a title shot she deserved. However, the match between the teams must be good.



    remarkable moments

  • Dolin got a chant of his own when Toxic Attraction reached the ring.
  • In an interview, Giovanni Vinci promised to classify NXT, but Ikemen Jiro challenged him.
  • NXT showed another Apollo Crews video pack wondering how he can do better.

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    Edris Enofe tried to prove himself to Cameron Grimes and took his best shots. However, after missing a 450 splash, Grimes planted him with a uranage and the Cave-In to win.

    This was too short to be really good, but the two worked hard with limited time. Enofe is extremely talented and will soon impress. This was the shortest example of that potential.

    The richest man in NXT still plays the face, but leans more on the heels. He will play the same role against Bron Breakker. He could then go all out or continue as a fan favorite. Both ways work, although it would be a shame to turn Grimes around again.



    remarkable moments

  • Enofe demanded that Grimes continue to kick him in the chest and refused to go down.
  • After the match, Grimes shook hands with both Enofe and Malik Blade.
  • Breakker congratulated Grimes, who promised to beat the champion at the Great American Bash.

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    Brooks Jensen found himself vastly outdone against Von Wagner. Trying his best, he dove right into the arms of Wagner, who slam a firefighter to win.

    This was a good sprint between two great men who got the chance to show more than they have for the past few weeks. Jensen mainly had his best performance to date as a solo act. He told the right story here as he was always outmatched but never discouraged from continuing to fight.

    Now that Wagner has beaten Jensen, he will likely be looking for his win over Josh Briggs. Hopefully round 2 will get more time than its predecessor.



    remarkable moments

  • Wagner used the ropes and turnbuckle to injure Jensen’s right arm and fingers.
  • Jensen hit a running clothesline and explosive DDT for a near fall.

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    Lash Legend used her power to dominate, but she lacked a big shoe to prime Alba Fyre for a Gory Bomb. The legend dodged the senton bomb and hit Fyre with a baseball bat, resulting in a disqualification.

    This was a weak end to arguably the best work of Legend’s career to date. Fyre was selling well for her all the time and forcing her to get better. It ended up being a taste of a full match.

    Fyre will be stuck in this feud with Legend for at least a few more weeks. Hopefully NXT will let the veterans remain dominant. She is currently the rare star to be well protected since her rebrand.



    remarkable moments

  • In a pre-recorded interview, Nikkita Lyons warned that she was done waiting and would return next week.
  • Joe Gacy told The Dyad that the success they would find after that would be sweeter than all the gold they had won before.

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    The D’Angelo family tried to get involved early on, and Trick Williams realized he had been outdone. The distraction allowed Tony D’Angelo to take over from Carmelo Hayes. However, when it mattered most, Santos Escobar passed brass knuckles to Melo, who used them to win.

    With all the hype, this could have lasted longer. Melo and D’Angelo still have chemistry to explore. Still, it was a good game from start to finish with the right man winning. Escobar costs The Don and protects D’Angelo from a future title attempt.

    For now, The A Champion will go to one of the many possible challengers. D’Angelo vs. Escobar continues, and there must be at least one final match between them.



    remarkable moments

  • Backstage, early in the night, D’Angelo reminded Escobar to help him win. Later, Melo promised to beat The Don and The D’Angelo Family in the main event.
  • D’Angelo relied on his strength, but Melo dodged him and sent him into the turnbuckle, followed by a lung blower for a near fall.

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