The 06/19/19 edition of WWE NXT, out of the Full Sail Arena in Winter Park, Florida, just wrapped up. We’ve got the match results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #511 of NXT by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
The Undisputed Era Begins
NXT Champion Adam Cole and the rest of Undisputed Era made their way to the ring to kick off the show. Cole said that him winning the NXT Championship was step #1 in their plan to capture all the gold in 2019.
Cole said that they are going to make NXT and the NXT Universe Undisputed before the year is up. They then played a version of the NXT intro, but it only included Undisputed Era clips, which was pretty funny.
Cole warned all the other champions on the rost that they were coming for them, and once they had all the gold, no one (not even Triple H) could touch them.
At this time, NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream joined the party. He said that Cole wasn’t untouchable and that he wanted to touch Cole, garnering a big reaction out of the crowd. Roderick Strong then grabbed the mic and started jawing with The Dream, so expect to see a title match between those two in the near future.
Matt Riddle, who defeated Strong at TakeOver: XXV, decided he needed to interject at this point. He pointed out the fact that he’s beaten both Cole and Strong recently, and deserves a title shot over anyone else.
Finally, Tyler Breeze decided he would also get involved in the discussion. He claimed that everyone here talks about making NXT what it is, but he helped build NXT to what it is before any of them were even signed.
Breeze also brought with him an announcement from General Manager William Regal. It’ll be Breeze, Dream, and Riddle versus three members of Undisputed Era tonight in the main event.
Raul Mendoza vs. Damian Priest
This was one of those short-but-fun squash matches that NXT does so well. And Raul Mendoza might be the king of awesome 2-minute matches. Seriously, he’s had a bunch of these in NXT over the years.
Priest got the win via some sort of rolling cutter. Expect big things from Priest going forward. He’s got an awesome look, a badass entrance, and moves incredibly well for a man of his size.
Winner: Damian Priest
NXT Breakout Tournament Announced
General Manger William Regal announced a tournament featuring new NXT Superstars who have never appeared on NXT TV. The tournament, entitled the NXT Breakout Tournament, sill start next week.
The 8 participants are as follows:
- Angel Garza (Humberto Garza)
- Cameron Grimes (Trevor Lee)
- Dexter Lumis (Sam Shaw)
- Jordan Myles (ACH)
- Bronson Reed (Jonah Rock)
- Isaiah “Swerve” Scott (Shane Strickland)
- Joaquin Wilde (DJZ)
Taynara Conti vs. Xia Li
Xia Li and Taynara Conti had a very karate-heavy match. Li is absolutely amazing to watch. She moves so well and appears to be having a great time when she’s in the ring.
Li got the win over Conti. The finish was pretty neat. She went for a spinning roundhouse kick, and Conti ducked, but she just kept spinning and landed a heel kick to score the pinfall. You can see it in the GIF above.
Winner: Xia Li
Undisputed Era vs. Tyler Breeze, Velveteen Dream & Matt Riddle
Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and Roderick Strong represented the Undisputed Era for this match. Kyle O’Reilly sat this one out but did rock that sweet new yellow Undisputed Era shirt while doing so.
Matt Riddle was dealing early on in this one. He took out both Cole and Strong with some basic mat wrestling, and then some brutal-looking gut wrench suplexes. Velveteen Dream was up next, and he nearly crushed Fish’s head with a Lionsault.
Thankfully Fish was okay, or so it appeared.
Cole and Riddle then went back at it again, but this time Cole fared much better, thanks to Fish blindsiding Riddle with a shoulder tackle. The UE then took turns attacking Riddle’s back, which is Strong’s specialty, so of course, he shined here.
Cole went for the Panama Sunrise on Riddle, but it was countered with a knee strike to the face. Breeze then got the hot tag and landed the Beauty Shot on Fish, but Strong pulled Fish out of the ring during the pinfall attempt.
Dream then tagged himself into the match, upsetting Breeze. The two argued about it for a second, and that was all Strong needed to get the win for his team. Strong pinned Dream, the North American Champion, after the End of Heartache.
Winner: Undisputed Era