The 05/29/19 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 #506 of NXT by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Bianca Belair vs. Mia Yim
Bianca Belair was rolling early on in this match. She planted Mia Yim with a delayed vertical suplex (during which she squatted a few times while Yim was in the air… crazy impressive) but decided to taunt her instead of going for the cover. Bad idea.
That left the window open for Yim to get back into the match, and she did, quickly locking up Belair with a Tarantula submission hold in the ropes. She followed that up with a weird (but cool) pinning combination, but Belair cut her off with a beautiful dropkick.
Belair is one of, if not the most explosive athlete in all of NXT. She can do some fantastic stuff. But seeing her mix in something like the classic “rake the eyes across the top rope” spot in this match brought me great joy. She’s got this pro wrestling thing all figured out.
These two continued to go back and forth for a bit, even on the outside at points, until we got the closing sequence. Belair went to powerbomb Yim, but Yim grabbed ahold of her hair, got out of it, and then hit her with the Protect Ya Neck to get the win.
You may remember, Belair has a win over Yim via shenanigans involving her hair already. And now she has a loss from the same thing. Good stuff here all around, and a really creative finish with a nice callback.
Winner: Mia Yim
Drew Gulak vs. Kushida
Spoiler alert: I’m not going to break this one down move-by-move. These two guys just wrestled for like 10 minutes, and it was awesome, and I don’t want my words to make it sound less than it what it was.
After a slow, back-and-forth start, Drew Gulak locked on a single leg Boston Crab onto Kushida’s left leg. Kushida wiggled out and responded with a crossface, and then an abdominal stretch, from which of course Gulak escaped.
These two kept it up, exchanging crazy holds for the entirety of this match, with only two or three strikes ever thrown. Kushida got the win via Gedo Clutch, but again, go watch this one. It ruled hard.
NXT TakeOver: XXV Hype
NXT TakeOver: XXV is this Saturday, June 1st, so of course this week’s episode of NXT featured plenty of awesome video packages hyping the show. If you’re out of the loop, you can read about our thoughts on the NXT TakeOver: XXV card here.
Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan vs. The Forgotten Sons
This match quickly ended in a DQ when the Street Profits ambushed the Forgotten Sons. The Undisputed Era got involved, too, and actually stood tall (atop a ladder) to close out the show.
ICYMI: The Forgotten Sons, the Street Profits, the Undisputed Era, and Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan meet this Saturday at TakeOver: XXV in a Fatal 4-Way Ladder Match to determine the NEW NXT Tag Team Champions. That match is going to rule, so don’t miss it.