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The John Report: WWE NXT 02/08/22 Review

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This week’s WWE NXT featured Mandy Rose defending the NXT Women’s Title against her rival Kay Lee Ray while the Men’s Dusty Cup semifinals took place as well.

Just like Raw on Monday, this week’s NXT episode aired on Syfy for those of you in the US. Next week’s NXT Vengeance Day episode will be on Syfy as well. Blame the Winter Olympics on USA Network for the two-week change.

This episode is taking place at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Follow me on Twitter @johnreport. My WWE NXT Review archive is here. Let’s get to it.

NXT started off with a match like it does most of the time.

Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic – Semifinals: Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake) vs. The Creed Brothers (Julius & Brutus Creed)

Julius hit Gibson with a dropkick, Brutus tagged in and then the brothers took turns delivering knees to the ribs of Gibson. Brutus with a waistlock suplex to send Gibson out of the ring. Drake grabbed the foot, the referee never saw it and Gibson delivered a forearm thrust to the chest. GYV did a double team catapult sending Brutus throat first into the steel structure that was under the ring. GYV made some quick tags as they worked over Brutus with Drake jumping off the ropes with a double axhandle to the back of Brutus. Gibson grounded Brutus with kicks to the body to keep him own, but then Brutus came back with an impressive suplex. Drake tried a sleeper on Brutus, then Brutus broke free and Julius cleaned house with a running shoulder tackle to Drake’s knee. Julius tried for a submission on the leg, Drake countered and Julius powered out of it with a gutwrench slam for two because Gibson broke it up. Gibson made the tag, he pulled Julius out of the ring and then Julius punched Gibson. While that was happening, Drake hit a suicide dive onto Julius, who bumped into the commentary table. The fans chanted “holy shit” for that. Gibson had Julius on the shoulders leading to Drake hitting a Doomsday Device clothesline for a two count. Julius avoided a charging Drake, so Brutus tagged in against Gibson. They exchanged forearms, Brutus with some forearms while on the mat and Gibson did a thrust to the chest again. Drake tagged in with punches on Brutus. Julius got back into the match and jumped over Brutus/Gibson attempting a move leading to Julius giving Drake a superplex. Julius hit a powerslam. Brutus decked Gibson with a hard clothesline on the mat for the pinfall win. The fans cheered for that. This went about 12 minutes.

Winners by pinfall: The Creed Brothers (Julius & Brutus Creed)

Analysis: ***1/4 A good opener with the Creed Brothers continuing to get better every week. This might have been their best tag team match so far. They have come a long way from a few months ago and I think GYV were the perfect opponents for them. The crowd was really into the match and supporting The Creed Brothers even though they have been heels. Maybe they’ll be more like faces moving forward.

The Creed Brothers move on to the Dusty Cup Finals next week on NXT. Diamond Mine celebrated by the trophy.

Cora Jade was interviewed by Mckenzie Mitchell, who mentioned Jade teaming with Raquel Gonzalez in the Women’s Dusty Cup tournament starting in two minutes. The team of Feroz & Leon interrupted the promo, then Raquel Gonzalez showed up as the teams exchanged words in Spanish. I don’t speak Spanish. They left. Jade wondered what they called her and the team left.

Wendy Choo and Amari Miller were shown earlier in the day with some bags to show that they went shopping since Wendy got Tiffany Stratton’s credit card last week. Choo threw the credit card in a trash can because she mentioned it was cancelled.

Tiffany Stratton vs. Wendy Choo

The fans were solidly behind Choo, who was wrestling in sleepwear again. Choo got a rollup followed by a dropkick into the turnbuckle. Choo hit a running kick followed by the pillow elbow drop for two. Choo hit an overhead suplex across the ring. Choo went for a handspring move, but Stratton was ready for it and knocked her down. Stratton sent Choo into the turnbuckle leading to Stratton hitting her own handspring move. Stratton with a corner dropkick and a spinning splash off the ropes for the pinfall win after three minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Tiffany Stratton

Analysis: *1/2 It was decent for the time given with Stratton showing off her athleticism in the ring. Choo is more of a comedy gimmick, so I don’t expect her to be pushed that much.

The commentary team of Vic Joseph and Wade Barrett were on camera.

They showed a video with Draco Anthony talking about being disappointed about his loss last week, so Joe Gacy and Harland told him that he didn’t have to do this all by himself. Gacy said he’s there to listen to not just actions, but his words.

Pete Dunne was interviewed by Mckenzie Mitchell about his steel cage match next week against Tony D’Angelo. Dunne said that he is going to end things with Tony in a Steel Cage next week. Draco Anthony told Dunne he respected him and wanted a handshake, but Dunne didn’t want to do that and said he’ll still snap his fingers.

Pete Dunne made his entrance with a cricket bat.

(Commercial)

Pete Dunne vs. Draco Anthony

They started the match during the break. Draco had Dunne grounded with a headlock as Gacy/Harland were shown watching the match. Draco with a shoulder tackle, then he tried a vertical suplex, Dunne fought it and Anthony hit the suplex. Dunne got back into it with a stomp on the fingers and a kick to the head. Dunne stomped on Anthony’s arm, Draco with forearms and Dunne decked him with a forearm to the head. Dunne worked over Draco with punches, Draco got back up and hit a clothesline. Draco with a corner clothesline, a jumping back elbow and lifting suplex where Draco sent Dunne into the mat face first on his stomach. Draco charged, Dunne moved, Dunne with a kick to the head and a knee drop on the left arm. Draco with an overhead suplex, Dunne was out of the ring, then Dunne kicked Draco and Tony D’Angelo tried to do a cheap attack, but Dunne was ready for him. Back in the ring, Dunne with a German Suplex and a Bitter End on Draco for the pinfall win after six minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Pete Dunne

Analysis: **1/4 The bigger name won with Dunne getting the clean win. Draco Anthony has an impressive look, his moves look crisp, he moves around the ring well and I think he’s got a very bright future for sure. It made sense for Dunne to win as the bigger name, but I do like Anthony’s potential a lot.

Post match, Tony D tried to choke out Dunne, but Dunne fought out of it by bending the fingers. Tony was in the aisle while Dunne threw chairs and weapons from a toolbox in the ring. Dunne said Tony will need more than a crowbar at Vengeance Day. Dunne wanted to attach weapons to the steel cage and have a Weaponized Steel Cage Match. Tony agreed to it. That’s on for next week.

Analysis: That’s cool. A steel cage match with weapons. It should be a lot of fun to watch. I think Dunne should win.

Io Shirai and the injured Zoey Stark (she had a knee brace) were shown talking. Stark said she knows Shirai wanted to regain the titles that they were never pinned for. Stark said because of her knee, they needed to find somebody that was just as crazy as Shirai is. Shirai said she’s in, she knows who to ask and didn’t tell Stark who it was.

LA Knight entered for singles action.

(Commercial)

Wendy Choo the sleeper was shown walking backstage where she walked up to Dakota Kai, who found Choo’s clothes that she bought. Kai told Choo they won’t buy her victories in the ring.

Sanga entered with Grayson Waller for Sanga’s NXT debut match. He’s a bigger guy from India. Auto correct wants me to change the name to Santa, but it’s going to remain as Sanga, pal.

LA Knight vs. Sanga (w/Grayson Waller)

Knight with punches, Sanga with a corner whip, Knight avoided a charge and Knight hit running forearms followed by a dropkick. Sanga came back with a corner splash. Sanga with an uppercut to the chest. Sanga knocked Knight out of the ring, Sanga followed Knight out of there and Knight drove Elway into the ring post. Sanga powered out of the move followed by an elbow drop for two. Knight bounced off the ropes with two clotheslines that led to Sanga staggering a bit until while Knight jumped off the top with a dropkick. Waller on the apron, Knight looked like he hit an eye rake, and Knight hit a neckbreaker for the pinfall win after about five minutes.

Winner by pinfall: LA Knight

Analysis: *1/2 It’s a bit of a surprise that they would pin Sanga in his first match, but everybody can’t win all the time. I just thought there might be a DQ or something cheap like that. They are building well to Knight’s eventual match with Waller.

Post match, Waller tried to attack Knight, but Knight was ready for him and hit the forward headlock driver into the mat.

Analysis: This should lead to a big match between Knight and Waller soon.

Duke Hudson was interviewed talking about how he was not worried about Dante Chen coming for him. Hudson also wished Indi Hartwell good luck next week while telling her to bring those titles home (they’re both Australian). Maybe it’s a tease to start a Hudson feud with Indi’s “husband” Dexter Lumis.

There’s an NXT Championship Summit up next.

(Commercial)

Santos Escobar and his Legado del Fantasma group were in the ring with Escobar seated in a chair. The NXT Championship Summit was being hosted by Wade Barrett. Bron Breakker made his entrance as the NXT Champion.

NXT Championship Summit: Bron Breakker and Santos Escobar

Breakker and Escobar sat on opposite ends of a table in the ring. Breakker was asked why he was sure he was going to walk out as the NXT Champion. Breakker said he respects Escobar, but he’s going to beat him and there’s not a damn thing Escobar is going to do about it. Breakker called it a contract signing even though it wasn’t, he wanted to flip the table over and start fighting. Escobar called Breakker new, young and naïve. Escobar said that he’s pulling all the strings and he has everything under control. Escobar said that while people are Breakker the future of WWE, Escobar is planning ways to end his career before it truly starts. Here comes Dolph Ziggler with the interruption.

Dolph Ziggler from Raw made his entrance in a black suit and the fans popped big for the WWE veteran, who has exchanged words with Breakker on social media and other interviews lately.

Ziggler sat in the chair Barrett was in. Ziggler said what a night, what a moment because the NXT Champion and challenger were there ready to throw down. Ziggler congratulated Breakker for knowing how to use Twitter while telling him to chase the cloud and Ziggler said he’ll hang onto his money and titles. Ziggler said he works Tuesday now while adding he got paid a bonus. Ziggler to Breakker: “Who the hell are you?” Breakker said he’s the NXT Champion and he’s the reason that Ziggler is down there, pal. Breakker said he’ll handle Ziggler after he’s done handling Escobar. Ziggler said that was an amateur moment looking past his opponent. Ziggler went over his title history in WWE with the fans cheering him for all of that. Ziggler said out of every 100 matches or so, 99 don’t go his way (heels lie), but we all know what he can do any every day of the week. The fans chanted “steal the show” at Ziggler. Dolph said he has all those accolades, but there is another title that he wants – the NXT Championship. The fans chanted “triple threat” at them. Ziggler said all he has to do is be in his head and with the littlest thumb to the eye…here’s Tommaso Ciampa.

Tommaso Ciampa got a big pop from the crowd. Ciampa said “what a moment” for Ziggler being in the NXT ring with Ciampa joining the guys in the ring. Ciampa said Ziggler as NXT Champion is a “hard pass.” Ciampa pulled up his chair to Ziggler, who he called “kid” and said he loved his spirit. Escobar spoke up wondering what the hell was going on. Escobar didn’t like Ciampa and Ziggler being there with Escobar telling Ziggler he doesn’t go there. Escobar asked why Ziggler is there, because of some mean tweets? Escobar said when he becomes NXT Champion he will take care of Ziggler and then Ciampa. That led to Ciampa firing back at Escobar and telling Breakker that he was next in line unless Ziggler had a problem with that. Ziggler ripped on the fans saying “the same few hundred Florida people come out and clap like seals” week in, week out, year after year no matter what Ciampa does and they will clap for him. The fans booed. Ziggler wondered when does it end? Ciampa replied with a kick to Ziggler’s face to knock Ziggler out of the ring. Ciampa and Ziggler had a brawl around the ringside area with Ziggler going to the back while Ciampa was following him. Back in the ring, Breakker was attacked by the Legado boys Wilde & Mendoza, but then Breakker fought back and cleared the ring of those guys. Escobar was alone with Breakker with Breakker trying a move through the table, but Mendoza & Wilde kicked Breakker to stop him. Mendoza & Wilde gave Breakker a spinebuster through the table. Escobar did a promo saying that everything happens on his time and this is his time. Escobar said he’ll see him next week. Legado stood tall to end it.

Analysis: That’s the best reaction that Ziggler has had in a long time. I don’t mean that as a slight on him, but since he is barely pushed on Raw, the reactions for him are small. When this enthusiastic NXT crowd sees a main roster veteran like him, they react to him in a big way. It’s a smart move to have Ziggler in a feud with Breakker to set up a match between them. It’s like how AJ Styles put over Grayson Waller and even though AJ won, it was good for Waller to be in there with somebody as talented as Styles. The same goes for whenever Breakker is in there with Ziggler. We know Dolph is great in the ring, he’s awesome at selling especially, so he’s going to make Breakker look powerful too. Getting Ciampa involved is also smart as kind of the leader of the NXT roster, so maybe they can do a Ciampa/Ziggler match and when Ziggler wins that, then he gets Breakker after that at some point. Anyway, Breakker should beat Escobar next week. The only thing I didn’t like about this is that it made Escobar look like too much of an afterthought.

Kay Lee Ray was featured in a backstage promo where she broke some glasses with her aluminum baseball bat.

Grayson Waller and Sanga were shown leaving the building. Waller said that LA Knight showed his true colors with a cheap shot. Waller said that Knight violated his restraining order. Waller said he’s not challenging him to a match, he said Knight is going to jail. Waller had a message for Knight: “Karma is a bitch.”

Sarray was shown walking for a match doing what she did last time where she’s dressed like a schoolgirl backstage, but when she’s in the arena, she is dressed in her wrestling gear.

(Commercial)

The match started during a picture in picture break. Sportsnet here in Canada does not show the picture in picture action. I don’t review that anyway on other shows, but just saying it’s not shown here.

Sarray vs. Dakota Kai

Sarray had Kai tied up in the ropes leading to Sarray going for the running dropkick, but Kai moved. Kai hit three running kicks to the face while Sarray was against the turnbuckle. Kai with more kicks, Sarray got back up with punches followed by a double stomp to the chest. Sarray jumped off the top with a missile dropkick for two. Kai with a kick to the head followed by a spinning neckbreaker for two. Sarray went to the middle ropes with a sunset flip for two and the two women did four pinfall spots for two counts in a row. Kai kicked Sarray in the head, then Sarray avoided a kick and Sarray hit a spin kick to send Kai into the ropes. Sarray hit a running dropkick against the turnbuckle followed by an overhead suplex dropping Kai on her head/neck for the pinfall win. It went about four minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Sarray

Analysis: **1/4 They are pushing Sarray while Kai is not being pushed much, so Sarray getting the win made sense. I think WWE should have put Kai on Raw or Smackdown months ago. They could put her in a tag team or something like that because they need more women on the main roster right now. Sarray getting a bit of a push is a good thing for sure.

They showed NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes with Trick Williams at the barbershop. Hayes claimed he had another date with Ollie Jayy. They talked about how Cameron Grimes has no chance against Hayes, who mocked Grimes for not winning anything for two years in NXT. Williams went over Melo’s credentials while saying the rise to the top has been meteoric. Hayes said that Grimes is relevant now because he’s against Grimes and Melo said he does numbers.

Analysis: Hayes vs. Grimes will be an excellent match next week. I think Melo keeps his title.

Indi Hartwell was shown talking to husband Dexter Lumis saying she’ll see him later for a bubble bath. Persia Pirotta showed up asking if it was Duke (Hudson), Indi said no, Persia noted Duke wished her good luck and not Persia. Indi didn’t know why. The NXT Tag Team Women’s Champions Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne showed up for some trash talk. Jayne wondered if Indi would be consoled by Dexter or Duke after they lose next week (Gigi had a photo of Duke with Indi). The women started fighting, so officials showed up to break it up. The camera focused on a photo of Duke and Indi to end it.

(Commercial)

A video aired about NXT newcomer Nikkita Lyons, who is a singer and also has MMA skills. She is coming soon to NXT.

The tag team of Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs were talking with Briggs told Jensen to just ask Kayden Carter out on a date. Brooks suggested that maybe they could hang out for Valentine’s Day next week. Kayden and Kacy Catanzaro said that sounds great, so they’ll see them next week. The girls left. Jensen gave Briggs $8 to take Kacy to the movies, Briggs said the movies are like $20 each and the money was sweaty for some reason. Jensen said he’s not made out of money.

Analysis: They like trying to do relationship stories in NXT. I don’t know if it’s going to work. Briggs also has a wedding ring on his left hand, but I guess we should ignore that. It’s about trying to show that Jensen has a crush on Carter.

It was time for the second Dusty Cup semifinal match with MSK entering first followed by Blade/Enofe up next.

Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic – Semifinals: MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) vs. Edris Enofe & Malik Blade

Lee started against Blade, Carter tagged in and hit a Bronco Buster on Carter. Enofe tagged in with a belly to back suplex for two. When Enofe went for a headscissors, Carter landed on his feet leading to a kick to the chest. Lee tagged in as MSK worked over Blade with kicks, then a double stomp to the back and Carter hit a running dropkick into the turnbuckle. They went to a picture in picture break.

(Commercial)

The match continued with Carter break free from Blade leading to Lee and Enofe tagging in. Lee with a snapmare followed by a dropkick to the back. Lee with a jumping kick to the back along with an overhead suplex across the ring. Lee with a running double knee attack on Enofe. Carter tagged in in with a double knee attack off the ropes with Blade making the save for his partner. Blade sent Lee out of the ring and hit a somersault dive over the top to the floor. Enofe got a rollup on Carter for two. That was close! Enofe with a clothesline on Carter. Enofe and Blade hit a double team suplex move. Enofe was the legal man on the top rope and he hit a Superfly Splash for two with Carter kicking out before the three with Lee showing up a bit late to break it up. Lee sent Blade out of the ring. Carter with a corner dropkick on Enofe, Lee got the tag, Carter held Enofe and Lee hit a Blockbuster off the middle rope for the pinfall win after about ten minutes.

Winners by pinfall: MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter)

Analysis: ***1/4 This was a pretty good match with the underdog team of Enofe/Blade looking very competitive against the former champions. I don’t think MSK can have a bad match as long as they get enough time. They always deliver. The last three minutes were outstanding with Enofe/Black coming close to winning a few times on that rollup and that splash. MSK was able to regroup and hit some double team moves to get the win.

That means that MSK moves on to the Dusty Cup Finals against The Creed Brothers in a match next week.

The Creed Brothers appeared in the ring to have a staredown with MSK while the Dusty Cup trophy was in the ring.

Analysis: I’m going with The Creed Brothers for the win. MSK won last year. They don’t “need” the win as much this year. It would boost The Creed Brothers to get the win and a title shot, so I think the Creed boys will win.

Cameron Grimes talked about coming from humble beginnings as they showed a clip from Cameron, North Carolina, which is where the Hardy Boyz are from. Grimes talked about how he has come from humble beginnings, how he has adapted and grown more than anyone in NXT. Grimes said he has come out the other side as a self made man. Grimes talked about the big house, the fancy cars and all that money in the bank. Grimes said he had everything except a championship, so next week is his chance to win the North American Championship in his match against Carmelo Hayes. Grimes said that 2022 was his year to go…to the moon.

Analysis: I like Grimes a lot. I think he’s definitely got a shot to beat Hayes for the NXT North American Title. I’m probably picking Hayes to retain, but it’s not a lock.

(Commercial)

Dakota Kai was shown walking backstage grabbing her head. Wendy Choo said it was not as easy as it looks and walked away with her bags.

Next Tuesday, February 15 on NXT Vengeance Day:

* Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals: MSK vs. The Creed Brothers

* NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship: Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne (c) vs. Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta

* NXT North American Championship: Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Cameron Grimes

* Weaponized Steel Cage Match: Pete Dunne vs. Tony D’Angelo

* NXT Championship: Bron Breakker (c) vs. Santos Escobar

Analysis: I know that normally the NXT Championship match goes on last, but I think the NXT North American Championship match will be the best of the night and if that goes last then that’s cool with me.

They showed Kay Lee Ray walking in the backstage area with her trusty metal baseball back. Mandy Rose and her Toxic Attraction friends were shown walking together. That’s when Pirotta and Hartwell showed up leading to a brawl between the ladies. Officials broke it up and Mandy was told to go defend her title now.

Kay Lee Ray made her entrance first as the challenger with her trusty aluminum baseball bat in her hands. Barrett wondered if Kay Lee Ray was the one that got Pirotta/Hartwell to attack. My favorite Mandy Rose was next as the NXT Women’s Champion without her friends around. Mandy was wearing some red/black attire looking incredible as usual. The ladies stood in the ring for the championship introductions.

NXT Women’s Championship: Mandy Rose vs. Kay Lee Ray

Rose went for a jumping knee attack, Ray avoided it and chopped Rose a few times. Rose with a slap to the face followed by a Thesz Press leading to punches. Ray came back with a clothesline, then some punches to the face and a Tornado DDT off the ropes for two. The fans were chanting for both women as Ray went up top, but Rose rolled out of the ring. Ray hit a suicide dive onto a standing Rose on the floor. Good move there leading to a two count for KLR in the ring. Rose blocked a kick attempt and then sent Ray back first into the turnbuckle. Rose avoided a clothesline attempt leading to a spinebuster. Rose applied a leg scissors around the ribs of Ray leading to Ray powering out of it. Mckenzie Mitchell said that Jayne/Dolin and Pirotta/Hartwell were no longer in the building. They exchanged pin attempts with Rose getting a backslide pin for two. Rose with a tilt-a-whirl slam for two. Rose applied an abdominal stretch submission while the fans continued to chant for both women as Ray did a hiptoss to break free. Ray with a clothesline followed by a dropkick and a jumping kick to the face. Ray hit a moonsault off the middle rope for two. Ray applied a submission around the head/neck of Rose, but Rose countered by going for a pin attempt. Rose countered a KLR Bomb with a sunset flip for a two count. Rose went for her double arm finish, Ray countered with a slam and wanted a superkick, but Rose got a rollup for two. Ray hit a superkick for a two count. Ray went up top, Jacy Jayne appeared on the apron to distract the referee and Gigi Dolin shoved Ray off the top. Rose hit the running knee to the face of Ray for the pinfall win after about eight minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Mandy Rose

Analysis: *** This was a competitive match that was pretty good especially in the last few minutes. I think the crowd was into the match since they were chanting for both women the whole time, but then they didn’t get into some of the nearfalls because they continued to chant the names of the wrestlers. It was a cheap win for Rose as usual since most of her wins are because of help from her friends, so that continued for her. I don’t think Ray is a natural face and they just put her in that spot due to not really anybody else ready right now. The story was fine over the last month. It just wasn’t the right person to take the title from Mandy, which is fine because I like the Toxic Attraction girls holding the titles.

Mandy Rose celebrated with the NXT Women’s Title while Dolin and Jayne were in the ring with her. Rose teased hitting Ray with the aluminum baseball bat, but then Io Shirai’s music hit. Shirai ran out to the ring to make the save. Shirai with an uppercut on Rose, a 619 kick on Dolin and Shirai hit a springboard dropkick on Jayne/Dolin. Rose went after Shirai, so Ray went into the ring to hit the KLR Bomb on Rose. Ray and Shirai stood together in the ring while Toxic Attraction retreated. That was the end of the show.

Analysis: That should mean that Shirai/KLR are going to be a tag team in the Women’s Dusty Cup and they could also have Io Shirai go after Mandy Rose for the NXT Women’s Title soon after that as well. I think Shirai/KLR could win the tag team tournament. It was also a way to end on a happy note so to speak with the faces standing tall in the ring.

 

Three Stars of the Show

  1. The Creed Brothers
  2. MSK
  3. Mandy Rose

 

The Scoreboard

This week: 7 out of 10

Last week: 6.75

 

Final Thoughts

This was a pretty good show with the three best matches all hitting around that three star level and other matches were solid too. I’m glad that The Creed Brothers got a huge win against GYV in a match given a lot of time. It was probably the best match the Creed boys have had so far. MSK was great as usual. I thought Mandy and Kay Lee Ray worked hard in the main event too. Cheap win, but it’s fitting for Mandy as a heel champion.

The promo segment with Breakker, Escobar, Ziggler and Ciampa was very entertaining. It was exciting in terms of building to next week’s Breakker/Escobar match and future matches for Ziggler against Ciampa as well as Breakker.

Next week’s Vengeance Day show is a big one with three title matches, the Dusty Cup finals and a steel cage match, so it should be fun to watch.

The NXT Vengeance Day episode is next week on February 15 with these matches announced:

* NXT Championship: Bron Breakker (c) vs. Santos Escobar

* NXT North American Championship: Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Cameron Grimes

* Weaponized Steel Cage Match: Pete Dunne vs. Tony D’Angelo

* NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship: Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne (c) vs. Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta

* Finals of the Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: MSK vs. The Creed Brothers

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