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WWE NXT 2.0 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from August 23

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    Credit: WWE.com

    WWE NXT 2.0 is facing an invasion. NXT UK talent have begun appearing on the show, and on the August 23 edition, talent from both brands clashed.

    Gallus made a significant impact by attacking Diamond Mine in the group’s NXT debut. Wolfgang and Mark Coffey looked to keep their momentum by capturing the NXT UK Tag Team Championships for another time, challenging Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen.

    NXT UK champion Tyler Bate planned to prove his talent against among NXT’s biggest men, Von Wagner, just one single week after getting back in the facial skin of the NXT champion Bron Breakker.

    Among NXT’s most heated feuds reached its end this week. Tiffany Stratton and Wendy Choo fought in a Lights Out match.

    Elsewhere, Grayson Waller debuted his talk show “The Grayson Waller Effect” with guest Apollo Crews.

    With changes arriving at NXT 2.0 and NXT UK, this show continued that clash of talent which could ultimately result in a fresh NXT Worlds Collide event.

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    Bron Breakker called out Tyler Bate to obtain answers for his arrival the other day. The NXT UK champion challenged the NXT champion to a unification match at NXT Worlds Collide.

    This is not just a surprising announcement given the recent news concerning the end of NXT UK, especially after Bate arrived to confront Breakker the other day. This likely indicates all the NXT UK titles will undoubtedly be unified at Worlds Collide.

    It’ll be a shame to start to see the NXT UK Championship retired since it is a spectacular title when it comes to legacy and appearance, but WWE wants a brand new focus on NXT Europe. Bate will probably give Breakker the match of his career up to now at World Collide.

    Really the only shame is that Ilja Dragunov is passing up on all this. While Bate is suitable because the first and last NXT UK champion and also the only man to carry the title twice, this spot must have been directed at the person who took the torch from Gunther.

    Grade

    B

    Notable Moments

  • Both men put over JD McDonagh as an excellent competitor, despite the fact that the match the other day felt largely one-sided.
  • Bate didn’t sound all that at ease his side of the promo, but luckily the crowd was respectful.
  • Later, McDonagh cut a promo hanging ugly, promising another more threatening than before.

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    While Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen challenged Wolfgang and Mark Coffey physically, neither team got near a finish before Pretty Deadly got involved. The champions brawled with Elton Prince and Kit Wilson to the trunk, getting themselves counted out.

    This is an uninspired finish to a match that never really got going. Both teams could possibly be good together, nonetheless it was hard to inform. It would have already been better with the non-finish to just end the match sooner.

    Briggs and Jensen have felt awkward as NXT UK champions since winning the gold. While an excellent tag team, they ought to not function as last NXT UK tag champions. Hopefully, the program is for Gallus or Pretty Deadly to take the gold prior to the titles are retired.

    Result

    Gallus def. Briggs and Jensen by countout; the champions wthhold the NXT UK Tag Team Championships.

    Grade

    D

    Notable Moments

  • NXT showed a vignette on Gallus’ history in NXT UK and vision for NXT.
  • Fallon Henley and Lash Legend brawled backstage, leaving the champions without their biggest supporter for the match.

  • Following the match, Diamond Mine stormed the ring, brawling with Gallus until officials broke it up.
  • Pretty Deadly mocked Gallus backstage, establishing a likely match between your teams.
  • Diamond Mine and Briggs and Jensen spoke backstage after it had been announced The Creed Brothers and Damon Kemp would fight Gallus in a few days. There is tension for another title unification match.

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    “The Grayson Waller Effect” debut started with Waller making clear his talk show was about him. He presented Apollo Crews and antagonized him before former WWE intercontinental champion punched him in the mouth.

    This is fine, nonetheless it must have felt more heated. Regardless of the history already built between your two men, they threw insults at one another enjoy it was their first meeting. Crews held their own but at exactly the same level as his rival on the mic.

    Both need something more to obtain this feud going. At this time, it creates little sense why both haven’t wrestled one-on-one in the months of these conflict.

    Grade

    C

    Notable Moments

  • Crews called Waller a low-budget Miz. That has been a tired insult already.
  • Waller raised Crews’ former accent. Crews used it one final time while calling himself still a proud Nigerian warrior.

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    Javier Bernal walked in confident but was completely outmatched by Cameron Grimes. The former NXT UNITED STATES champion hit the Cave-In on Big Body Javy to win.

    Grimes has been around NXT much too long to require a squash match, but at the very least he is picking right up wins again. This is about continuing the story of Grimes wanting to forge their own path while Schism watches closely.

    Bernal didn’t get plenty of time showing anything, further solidifying how little NXT Level Up momentum matters to the primary show.

    Result

    Grimes def. Bernal by pinfall.

    Grade

    C-

    Notable Moments

  • Joe Gacy told Grimes “all the best” prior to the match from the stage.
  • After his loss, Big Body Javy yelled at a female in catering until a security guard warmed him to cool off.

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    Indi Hartwell had little response to Blair Davenport, who put her away with a brainbuster. Davenport called out the NXT women’s champion, getting both Mandy Rose and Meiko Satomura. This create a triple threat unification for NXT Worlds Collide.

    Indi Wrestling waited until everyone cleared out, questioning what she would do next. Dexter Lumis returned and carried her away. He gave her an email, affirming his love, before he was arrested again by police.

    Hartwell vs. Davenport was an ugly match. Both could not can get on exactly the same page, so that it all fell apart. It had been not just a great introduction to Davenport, especially since she was immediately inserted into a significant title match.

    While Davenport’s inclusion could make sure both champions are protected, Rose vs. Satomura was an improved match in some recoverable format. Still, this will be considered a strong women’s title match for Worlds Collide.

    The return of The Tortured Artist was a thrilling surprise, giving some NXT closure to InDex and establishing the story for future years. Hartwell adds a pastime wrinkle to the unique story WWE is telling with Lumis.

    Result

    Davenport def. Hartwell by pinfall.

    Grade

    C+

    Notable Moments

  • NXT showed a vignette for Davenport before her match.
  • Davenport caught Hartwell time for the ring, DDTing her on the bottom rope, establishing a technical assault of Indi Wrestling.
  • Kayden Carter and Katana Chance spoke with Wes Lee, promising they might undertake every challenger.

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    Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro cannot find their ideal mindset after last week’s events. While they fought hard, The Dyad put them away with a double-team lungblower.

    Given backstage action afterward, this is the finish of Legado del Fantasma in NXT. The group should find new lease of life on Raw or SmackDown. In classic fashion, Wilde and Del Toro had yet another memorable sprint before leaving.

    Jagger Reid and Rip Fowler certainly are a great tag team within their own right and can continue to reap the benefits of a brand new spotlight.

    Result

    The Dyad def. Wilde and Del Toro by pinfall.

    Grade

    B

    Notable Moments

  • The Don told Wilde and Del Toro they had a need to win regardless of what tonight.
  • Cameron Grimes watched this match from the stage.

  • The former members of Legado del Fantasma stormed outside afterward to meet up Santos Escobar, who told his family to leave NXT with him.

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    Tyler Bate refused to remain down long against a solid opponent in Von Wagner. As the big man was problematic for him to get for the Tyler Driver, the NXT UK champion improvised, hitting a corkscrew senton to win.

    This felt enjoy it may have gone doubly long, but Bate presented the very best in Wagner. The focus was to place on the NXT UK champion as he looks to challenge NXT’s most dominant man in Bron Breakker.

    It had been a shame, though, that Wagner had to reduce momentum to greatly help Bate along. He’s got looked unstoppable sometimes in NXT, but he was beatable with this night.

    Result

    Bate def. Wagner by pinfall.

    Grade

    B-

    Notable Moments

  • NXT showed a video package on the annals of Bate in NXT UK. Wagner responded by promising to be sure Bate didn’t ensure it is to Worlds Collide.
  • Bate landed on his feet off a back body drop but walked right into a fallaway slam.

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    Tiffany Stratton found an early on edge, arrogantly dominating Wendy Choo. However, because of some clever usage of unconventional weapons, Choo found a large win, ending it with a Vader bomb.

    This is an awkward version of a Lights Out match, dimming the lights in order that it was hard to check out the entire action. Both women made probably the most of the limited visibility and especially the opportunity to use every weapons to market their rivalry.

    Both women brought everything to create this feel very special, also it was easily the strongest match of the night time because of the effort. It just could have been nice to see their work more clearly in better lighting.

    Choo got a required big make an impression on Stratton, ending this feud on a higher. Both women emerge from this as bigger deals, because of this memorable main event conclusion.

    Result

    Choo def. Stratton by pinfall.

    Grade

    B+

    Notable Moments

  • Stratton was looking beyond Choo before their match, promising to challenge the winner of the NXT Women’s Championship unification match.
  • Choo attemptedto smash Stratton with a bed that she had brought on her behalf entrance. The mattress was removed before Choo sent Stratton through it with a uranage.
  • Choo used a pillow packed with Legos then placed them on to the floor. Stratton took over and body slammed her rival on the blunt objects.

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