WWE NXT 2.0 Quick Recap (August 23, 2022)

For those of you who want just the quick results and don’t want the details of matches, this is a quick recap of tonight’s show. There are spoilers for tonight’s show below. The full results can be found right here! I’m going to go ahead and disclaim this now–I’m working with wicked concussion, so if you spot any derpness, or perhaps see me going even slightly full-on-potato, feel free to yell at me in the comments section below! Y’all have a great week!

WWE NXT 2.0 Quick Recap for August 23, 2022


Matches Tonight: Six (times not recorded)
  • NXT UK Tag Team Championship Match: Briggs & Jensen(c) vs Gallus. Gallus won via count-out; Briggs & Jensen retained. Pretty Deadly (another NXT UK former championship team) and Lash Legend became involved, leading the champs up the ramp and causing the very, very stupid count-out loss.
  • Singles Match: Cameron Grimes vs “Big Body Javy” Javier Bernal. The Schism–Joe Gacy and the Dyads (fka the Grizzled Young Veterans, now known as Jagger Reid/James Drake & Rip Fowler/Zack Gibson). WWE heard you like new names so they put new names in your new names so you could get new names with your new names.
  • Singles Match: Blair Davenport vs Indi Hartwell. Davenport picked up the win and attacked Indi afterwards. The former Bea Priestley got on the mic, bragged about wasting Hartwell (one of “the best division has the offer) and declared herself the new dominatrix or mistress of NXT, something like that. She stated that she was the number one contender for the soon-to-be defunct NXT UK Women’s Championship, so she reckons she should be #1 contender to Rose’s title. She was confronted by Rose, who accepted the round-about challenge. The match lasted four minutes, the chat lasted longer.
  • Tag Match: the Dyads vs the D’Angelo Family. The Schism’s the Dyad’s fka’s Grizzled Young Veterans defeated Wilde & Del Toro in a fast-paced, exciting tag match. Wilde & Del Toro really impressed in the outing.
  • Singles Match: Tyler Bates vs Von Wagner. Short but solid match that saw Bates not only win, but also use the Bop & Bang.
  • Lights Out Main Event Match: Wendy Choo vs Tiffany Stratton. What’s a light’s out match, you say? Why, a black-light match! Blue lighting was bright enough to see, but gave it a slumber-ish look. Solid match that saw Choo win after putting Stratton through a single-sized bed set up at ringside. A bit difficult to see to report more details, apologies for that.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • The Grayson Waller Effect: Tonight’s debut-episode’s featured guest was Apollo Crews. Waller did it Carson/Leno-style, on an NXT budget, and questioned Crews about his disappearing garb/accent, change in character, and continuously provoked Crews until Crews slugged him. 8:30-8:40pm EST.
  • Reunited and it Feels So Good: After Indi Hartwell suffered a loss and seemed distraught…Dexter Lumis returned to the biggest NXT pop in ages! InDex is back and he carried her to the ring, gave her a drawing–and the as he was, yet again, taken away by the police, was saw the message in which Lumis told her goodbye (as he’s on the main roster) for now, and that he loved her. I’m not crying, you’re crying! 9:15ish-9:21ish pm EST.
  • Next Week’s Worlds Collide Go-Home Episode: Apollo Crews vs Grayson Waller. Six-person tag match between Briggs, Jensen & Henley vs Pretty Deadly & Lash Legend. Six-man tag match between the Diamond Mine w/ Roddy Strong and Gallus.
  • RIP NXT UK Champs: With NXT UK coming to an end to prepare for NXT Europe in ’23, the Worlds Collide premium live event will see the end of NXT UK. All current champions as of this writing should be considered the final NXT UK champions of their respective divisions, in history. The king is dead, long live the king.
  • Worlds Collide/NXT & NXT UK Unification: Worlds Collide, a week from Sunday on Peacock! The first match for the event, taking place in two week is NXT Champion Bron Breakker vs NXT UK Champion Tyler Bate in a unification match. The second announced match will see NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose vs NXT UK Women’s Champion Meiko Satomura vs Blair Davenport (fka Bea Priestley) in a unification match. NXT Tag Team Champions the Creed Brothers will face NXT UK Tag Team Champions Briggs & Jensen in a unification bout.


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