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The John Report: WWE NXT In Your House 2022 Review

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Welcome to the WWE NXT In Your House2022 Review featuring six matches, five of which were title matches.

I still miss using the Takeover names for these shows, but it is what it is with the NXT 2.0 brand that WWE started using last fall. The last NXT Premium Live Event was Stand & Deliver from WrestleMania 38 weekend, which was in Dallas. This event is at NXT’s home in Orlando. There was no Kickoff Show match.

WWE NXT In Your House
From WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida
June 4, 2022

The show started with former WWE announcer Todd Pettengill doing a rundown of what’s coming up at In Your House because Todd was part of the WWE during the mid-1990s IYH era. Joe Gacy ruined the house they were in while saying tonight they will change the world and In Your House is no more.

It was the same setup as NXT usually has on Tuesdays except they had some In Your House graphics. That’s pretty much it. The commentary team was Vic Joseph & Wade Barrett as usual.

The six-man tag team match was up first with Legado’s group making their entrance. Elektra told the referee to check the steel steps, so he did and found a crowbar that Tony D likely hid there. Tony D’s team was next with a video showing some of their history against Legado. They were shown walking the streets. Tony D’s crew made their entrance.

Legado del Fantasma (Santos Escobar, Joaquin Wilde & Cruz del Toro) (w/Elektra Lopez) vs. Tony D’Angelo, Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo, & Troy “Two Dimes” Donovan

The losing team must join the winning team’s family.

Wilde started with Dimes with Wilde hitting an impressive dropkick. Stacks tagged in against Cruz, who hit a shoulder tackle and Cruz hit a hurricanrana on Stacks. Nice job by Stacks coming back with an elbow off the middle rope. Cruz and Stacks each bumped to their corners, then it was time for Tony vs. Escobar, so the fans popped for it since they are the leaders. Escobar with a dropkick on Tony, then it turned into a wild brawl with all six guys. Once it settled down, Tony hit Escobar with a forearm to the left knee. Tony tagged out, then the Legado trio managed to isolate Dimes in the corner for repeated clotheslines and a twisting neckbreaker. Cruz with a forearm, then he went for a springboard attack and Dimes shoved Cruz over the top to the floor. Stacks, Dimes and Tony D all did quick tags leading to punches and kicks on Cruz in their corner. Dimes whipped Cruz into the knees of Stacks. That led to Stacks driving his knee into Cruz’s back for a submission. Tony D was back in with punches to the ribs followed by a double underhook suplex across the ring. Tony D held Cruz over his knee while Stacks went up top and hit an elbow drop on Cruz for a two count. Cruz fought his way free and Escobar tagged in to a big pop. Escobar kicked Tony, then a headscissors and a jumping kick to the face. Escobar jumped off the top with a double axhandle on Tony. Cruz and Wilde each hit dives off the top rope onto two guys on the floor. Escobar hit a suicide dive onto Tony D on the floor. The fans came alive for Legado there.

Back in the ring, Escobar hit a senton splash on Tony for a two count. Escobar worked over Tony with punches in the corner, then a jumping kick and Stacks was there to save Tony from a move off the top. Dimes was distracting the referee, so he didn’t see it. Cruz faces off against Dimes, who hit a corner forearm. Cruz hit a springboard dropkick. Cruz went for a move off the top, Dimes moved out of the way and hit a clothesline with Cruz selling it with a fist bump. Wilde sent Dimes out of the ring, Cruz hit a dropkick on Stacks and Legado hit a kick/legsweep combo for a two count when Dimes was there to break up the pin. All six guys were down in the ring while the crowd chanted “this is awesome” for them. The six guys got up at the same time, which led to another brawl in the ring. Tony and Escobar ran the ropes leading to a double clothesline. Lopez slid brass knuckles to Escobar while Stacks handed Tony a crowbar. Wilde saw the crowbar, then he hit Stacks with it and Tony kicked Escobar out of the ring. Tony got a hold of the brass knuckles, so he hit Wilde with them. Dimes pushed Stacks onto Wilde and Stacks pinned Wilde for the win at 12:47.

Winners by pinfall: Tony D’Angelo, Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo, & Troy “Two Dimes” Donovan

Analysis: ***1/2 This was a very good tag team match that was built up well and had some big spots throughout the match. I haven’t seen that much of Stacks & Dimes, but they did a nice job of hitting moves at the right time while also looking competitive throughout the match.

The win meant that the Legado del Fantasma group had to join Tony D’s “family” since Tony’s team won the match. Legado didn’t look thrilled about it.

A commercial aired for Miz & Mrs. wit ha new season of episodes starting this Monday after Raw.

There was a video about Alba Fyre (former Kay Lee Ray) talking about how she came from a long line of warrior woman from Scotland. Fyre said that she had to ignite the spirits of her ancestors. She ended it saying where there’s smoke there’s fire.

They showed Lash Legend talking to some other women with Lash trashing Alba Fyre and Tatum Paxley said if Lash won’t challenge Alba then Tatum will. Lash said she has issues.

They showed the NXT Champion Bron Breakker arriving earlier in the day.

It was time for another tag team match with Kayden Carter and Katana Chance dancing down the aisles on their way to the ring. It was like they’re in the club or something to that effect.

There was a video from earlier today that showed the Toxic Attraction trio arriving.

The NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship team of Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin made their entrance looking confident as usual.

NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships: Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin vs. Kayden Carter & Katana Chance

Carter and Chance hit were impressive early on with dives onto the champions on the floor. That was before the bell, so then the bell rang. Jayne was in control against Chance with a clothesline. Dolin back in with a double axhandle to the back followed by a kick in the heel champions corner. Jayne with a corner hip attack and a cannonball on Chance in the corner. Dolin with a roundhouse kick on Chance. When Dolin sent Chance into the corner, she jumped off Carter’s back and hit a move on Dolin. Carter tagged in against Jayne with Carter hitting forearms on both women. Carter with a corner dropkick leading into a splash. Carter with a superkick on Jayne for a two count. Jayne with a jawbreaker, then a forearm to Carter’s face and a German Suplex. Dolin back in with a kick for two. Carter broke free Jayne attempting a move, Chance tagged in and hit a double foot stomp off the top on Jayne for a two count. The challengers went for a double team move, so Dolin went over there and Chance/Carter hit a double superkicks. The challengers did a double team hurricanrana into a splash for a two count. Chance up top, Dolin pulled Carter out of the ring, Jayne with a kick and a slam off the top. Jayne with a high kick while Dolin did a low kick and Carter tackled Jayne onto Dolin’s pin attempt on Chance, so it was just a two count. Jayne and Carter battled on the apron, Carter hit a superkick and a Cutter on the ring apron. Dolin and Chance were alone in the ring while the referee was talking to both women likely giving them time cues. Chance with kicks to the body of Dolin and Chance tried a splash off the back, but she didn’t connect with it. Carter tagged in leading to a neckbreaker by Carter while Chance did a 450 splash and Jayne broke up the pin at two. Jayne slammed Chance onto the apron, but then Carter punched Jayne to knock her down. Carter rolled up Dolin for two, Dolin kicked her into the ropes, Jayne punched Carter while Carter was near the ropes and Dolin hit a nasty looking German Suplex for the pinfall win at 9:02.

Winners by pinfall: Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin

Analysis: **1/2 It was a solid match. I thought that a title change was very possible here, so when there were nearfalls I bought into them. The champions retaining doesn’t bother me because I like Jayne/Dolin a lot as well. I just figured this was the best chance for a team to beat them since Carter/Chance are an actual team that has great chemistry together. Good job with the finish by having Jayne punching Carter near the ropes and that led to Dolin hitting the German Suplex to win. Perhaps it could have been a more vicious finish, but I think it was booked well for the most part.

A video aired for Sunday’s Hell in a Cell promoting Cody Rhodes vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins in a Hell in a Cell match. It looked like the full video package.

They showed NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly getting ready in front of a mirror.

The Creed Brothers were shown grappling along with their Diamond Mine group watching them.

Carmelo Hayes was shown with Trick Williams, who told Melo it was time to get it back, which was a reference to Hayes getting back the NXT North American Title. Hayes made his entrance looking confident as usual.

Cameron Grimes made his entrance as the NXT North American Champion. The fans were strongly behind him as usual. Grimes was lowered from a platform that was lowered to the floor, so the idea was that he went “to the moon” since that is Cameron’s catchphrase.

NXT North American Championship: Cameron Grimes vs. Carmelo Hayes (w/Trick Williams)

This was my favorite match on the card. Hayes went for a headscissors, but Grimes managed to flip onto his feet. They did several spots in the first part of the match where they went for moves, but the other guy got out of them and they kept on countering eachother. Grimes with a backslide pin for a two count. Hayes with a shoulder tackle to the ribs, then went for more, Grimes went for the Cave In and Hayes avoided it by going into the turnbuckle. Grimes hit a running kick to the head followed by a kick to the chest. Grimes with a back body drop, then a running kick and that got a two count. Grimes slid under the bottom rope, then tripped up Grimes on the apron and Grimes came back with a jumping kick. Grimes jumped off the top with a cross body block for a two count. Grimes went for a kick on the apron, Hayes blocked it and swung the leg so that Grimes bumped on the apron. Melo came back with a leap over the top rope leading to a DDT. The camera found some guys in the crowd looking shocked after that move. Back in the ring, Hayes worked over Grimes with chops, then a hair pull and a kick to the back. Hayes blocked a superkick attempt, so Grimes drove him into the turnbuckle. Hayes turned Grimes around by the turnbuckle, then Hayes tried a move, but Grimes moved and Grimes went up top. Grimes jumped off the top, Hayes avoided it and Melo hit a springboard clothesline for two. Hayes choked Grimes by the middle rope, so then Williams tried to tie Grimes’s hand to the middle rope with a bandana, but Grimes fought it off. Hayes came back with a spinning armbar takedown for a two count. Hayes grabbed an armbar, Grimes got out of that, Williams grabbed the leg of Grimes again (the referee didn’t see it) and then when Melo went to the middle rope for a springboard move, Grimes met him there and Grimes hit an impressive Spanish Fly style move off the middle ropes. That was great. The crowd chanted “holy shit” for that.

The match kind of reset after that with both guys selling the big bump before getting back to their feet. They exchanged punches, Grimes ran off the ropes and hit two forearms. Hayes got his feet up to stop a charging Grimes, but then Grimes hit a snap hurricanrana. Grimes with a running kick to the chest while on the apron. Back in the ring, Grimes hit a spinning slam for a two count. Hayes with a back elbow to break free after Grimes tried a move, but then Grimes hit a superkick for a two count. Grimes went for a reverse rana, but Hayes held onto the ropes and Hayes jumped into the air with a double knee attack (like a Codebreaker) for a two count. Great sell by Grimes on that bump since he did a flip to sell it. Hayes went up top, jumped off with nothing because Grimes move. They ran the ropes and Grimes did the jumping cross body block into a pin for two. That’s a patented Grimes spot. The fans chanted “that was three” but it was only a two count. Hayes with a pump kick, Grimes with a kick to the head and Grimes hit a poison rana leading to Hayes going to the floor. Grimes hit a somersault dive over the top onto Hayes and Williams. It almost looked like Grimes jumped too far, but he did connect with their bodies enough. Grimes sent Hayes back in the ring, Williams interfered again and this time Grimes gave Williams the Cave In double stomp on the apron. Grimes charged in, Hayes launched him in the air and Grimes went face first into the top turnbuckle. Ouch. Great sell again. Hayes went up top, Hayes jumped off with a leg drop to the back of the head for the one…two…and three! Melo is the North American Champion again at 15:30.

Winner by pinfall AND NEW NXT North American Champion: Carmelo Hayes

Analysis: ***3/4 This was a great match as expected with Melo becoming a two-time North American Champion. The interference by Williams played a factor into the finish because Grimes had to take care of him with the Cave In stomp on the apron and that led to Hayes sending Grimes into the turnbuckle. That move that Grimes did off the middle rope was really cool. Hayes followed up with the top rope leg drop for the win. I thought it was booked well. I liked the way Grimes sells moves, does moves and makes it all look believable. Hayes is also great at those things. They have a lot of chemistry because I think they have a lot of trust as well. I thought Grimes would keep the title, but I don’t mind that there was a title change. Hayes is the kind of guy that makes a title seem more valuable because of how much he talks about it and how much it means to him.

Carmelo Hayes celebrated with the NXT North American Title. Grimes looked dejected at ringside.

Analysis: The win by Melo means that Grimes’ title reign ended after about two months as the champion.

Joe Gacy did a promo talking to his two hooded friends. Gacy said that Bron Breakker’s time as NXT Champion is numbered. Gacy said that they are going to tear down the hopes of building a new future. Gacy claimed that he’ll leave In Your House as a beacon of change and he’ll leave as the NXT Champion. Gacy did an evil laugh.

A commercial aired for Hell in a Cell promoting Bianca Belair vs. Asuka vs. Becky Lynch for Belair’s Raw Women’s Title.

There was a commercial for the WWE 2K22 video game. Hey, there’s Sasha Banks, I remember her.

There was a video from MVP (with Omos by his side) doing a rap about how MVP helped Lashley’s career. It promoted Hell in a Cell as well.

A video package aired for Mandy Rose’s NXT Women’s Championship match against Wendy Choo, who has been a thorn in Mandy’s side.

Wendy Choo made her entrance. She was sleeping on a bed, then they showed scenes of Wendy causing problems for Toxic Attraction so I guess that’s our way of seeing what Wendy was dreaming of including Wendy as new NXT Women’s Champion. Choo woke up because her alarm went off and she walked out to the ring with a giant pillow and cup.

Mandy Rose made her entrance as the NXT Women’s Champion. It’s always one of my favorite entrances in wrestling. Joseph said that it’s been over 220 days with Rose as the NXT Women’s Champion. Rose looked fantastic as usual.

NXT Women’s Championship: Mandy Rose vs. Wendy Choo

Choo tried to slingshot one of her toys at Rose, so Rose attacked Choo with punches. The referee separated them and the women exchanged punches. Rose hit a fallaway slam followed by a shoulder tackle in the corner. Choo got a backslide pin attempt, then Rose back up and Choo hit a dropkick. Choo hit a running kick to the head. Rose avoided a move leading to a dropkick along with punches with the fans booing Rose. Rose remained on offense with forearms to the chest along with a knee to the throat and Rose followed up with a suplex. Rose applied a leg scissors around the waist of Choo. After Choo broke free, she hit a jawbreaker, but Rose came back with a clothesline for two. Choo got an inside cradle for two, then Rose followed up with a forearm to the face and that got a two count. Choo got a rollup, Rose blocked a kick and hit a spinning slam for two. Choo with chops, then punches and Rose overpowered her with more punches. Rose applied an abdominal stretch. Choo got out of that and got a couple of nearfalls. Choo with punches, then a kick and a clothesline. Choo hit an impressive belly to belly suplex across the ring. Choo with a cartwheel into a corner splash and a naptime elbow drop led to Rose rolling to the floor. Choo hit a baseball slide dropkick knocking Rose down on the floor. Rose got a hold of Choo on the floor leading to Rose hitting a spinebuster in the aisle. Rose celebrated with her title while the referee was counting Choo down and Choo got back in before the ten count. Back in the ring, Rose hit another spinebuster for a two count. Rose got Choo’s pillow and ripped it apart, so the fans booed…pillow destruction. Sure? Choo with a dropkick followed by punches, then she had Rose on her shoulders and hit a sitout slam. Choo opened up her jumpsuit and she had a Toxic Attraction shirt on that had X’s on their head. Choo went for her naptime choke submission, but Rose rolled to the ropes and got her foot on the bottom rope to break the hold. Choo climbed up the ropes, Rose took her down and Choo hit a Full Nelson Slam style move. Choo went up top, but Rose pulled her down (by grabbing the jumpsuit) and Rose hit a running knee for the pinfall win at 11:08

Winner by pinfall: Mandy Rose

Analysis: **1/2 It was just an average match. It never really got to the point where I would call it an exciting matchup although they did work hard. It was just too silly at times like destroying a pillow for heat. It would have been more exciting if Choo got more offense. The one submission move that Choo did worked well as a near finish, but not much other than that. A lot of the match saw Rose on offense with Choo selling and then making the big come back with some nearfalls. Rose keeping the title is what I wanted to happen, so I’m glad Rose is still the champion.

Post match, Rose celebrated in the ring with her Toxic Attraction allies Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne. They still have all the gold.

A video aired promoting the six-person mixed tag team match at Hell in a Cell on Sunday.

Tiffany Stratton and Roxanne Perez were interviewed by Mckenzie Mitchell because Tiffany and Roxanne are in the finals of the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament. Tiffany was very rude while Roxanne said this Tuesday is the biggest opportunity of her life. Roxanne said she’s not walking out this Tuesday without that contract. Mitchell wrapped it up by promoting the match on Tuesday. Stratton called Mitchell the worst person of all-time.

Analysis: I think Roxanne Perez is going to win. My original pick was Nikkita Lyons, but she got hurt and replaced by Stratton. Perez is a fine choice as the winner.

There was a video about Diamond Mine members The Creed Brothers showing their success early in their life and now they are going for the NXT Tag Team Titles.

The Creed Brothers duo of Julius & Brutus Creed made their entrance. Their parents were at ringside.

NXT Tag Team Championships: Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson) vs. The Creed Brothers (Brutus & Julius Creed)

If you still don’t know about the members in Pretty Deadly, Prince has the white hair and Wilson has the black hair. Wilson with a chop on Brutus, but then Brutus powered him across the ring. Brutus got a waistlock takedown on Wilson along with a headlock while on the mat. Brutus tossed Wilson across the ring two times. Julius tagged in, Wilson ran away, then Wilson stomped on Julius a bit and Prince tagged in leading to Julius hitting a back body drop. Julius with a waistlock takeover into a suplex. Both Pretty Deadly guys were in the ring, so the Creeds each hit German Suplexes. The Creeds applied an Ankle Lock and a Stretch Muffler submission at the same time until Pretty Deadly managed to break free. Julius took down Prince with an armdrag into an armbar. Prince with a shoulder tackle, Julius got another takedown with an armdrag into an armbar. Julius slammed Brutus onto Prince. Pretty Deadly did a referee manipulation spot to send the Creeds out of the ring. Brutus tagged in, he exchanged Wilson and Brutus hit him with a forearm. Brutus with a clothesline on Wilson. Julius with a knee to the ribs of Wilson. Brutus was back in as the Creeds took turns with knees and elbows to the body for a two count. Prince tagged in with an elbow drop on Brutus for two. Julius tagged in with running dropkicks on both opponents. Wilson jumped onto Julius who powered out of it with a slam. Brutus slammed Prince off the top rope. PD bailed to the floor to escape the challengers. Prince managed to send Julius into the ring post and then PD hit a double team spinebuster on Julius on the bottom half of the steel steps. The referee was dealing with Brutus, so he didn’t see it. Back in the ring, that got a two count for Prince.

Wilson tagged in with a running back elbow on Julius against the turnbuckle. Wilson hit a suplex for two. PD hit a double suplex on Julius followed by Prince hitting some elbows to the back. Prince pulled back on the left arm of Julius. Wilson jumped off the top rope with an elbow drop to the back for a two count. Wilson applied a Boston Crab or Strong Hold used by Roderick Strong, but Julius was able to get his hand on the bottom rope to break free. Prince tagged back in, Julius managed to overpower him and Brutus got the hot tag. Brutus tagged in with clubbing forearms on Prince, then a huge forearm on Wilson and a gutwrench suplex on Prince. Brutus with a German Suplex on Prince. Brutus jumped off the top with a Brutus Ball (like a cannonball) attack on Prince for a two count because Wilson broke up the pin. That was a cool move by Brutus. Wilson back in and Brutus hit a belly to back suplex on the head/neck. Prince tossed a tag team title into the ring, Julius got his hands on it, looked over at his parents and gave it back to the referee. Brutus caught Wilson on the shoulder and slammed him down. Julius made the tag, he went up top and Julius hit a Shooting Star Press on Wilson! Wow, that was so great! Incredible moved that Julius nailed perfectly. Julius hit a running clothesline on Wilson while Brutus held Prince and Julius covered Wilson for the pinfall win! It went 15:19. Huge pop for the crowd!

Winner by pinfall AND NEW NXT Tag Team Champions: Julius & Brutus Creed

Analysis: ***1/2 They had a really good match here with a happy ending because the fans were strongly behind The Creed Brothers and loved seeing them win the titles. It was a classic tag team match with the heel champions working over Julius for an extended period of time while The Creed Brothers did a nice job of working like babyfaces that kept fighting back. That Shooting Star Press by Julius was such an impressive move. It was also the right way to win it because that was a spectacular move just like Brutus doing the Brutus Ball spot before that. Pretty Deadly tried to cheat a few times, but it didn’t work and the Creed Brothers managed to find a way to win. It was the right time for a title change. Big moment right there. I liked that a lot.

The Creed Brothers celebrated their NXT Tag Team Title win with the crowd and their parents at ringside. The fans loved it. It was cool to see the Creeds celebrating with their parents at ringside like that.

Analysis: I picked Pretty Deadly to win, but I got it wrong. It happens sometimes. I wanted the Creed Brothers to win and I’m glad that they did. I just thought Pretty Deadly might keep the titles.

A commercial aired for Hell in a Cell and the Cody Rhodes-Seth Rollins match.

A commercial aired for Broken Skull Sessions with Steve Austin hosting Jeff Jarrett as the guest.

There was another commercial for Hell in a Cell promoting Bianca Belair vs. Asuka vs. Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship. This was a longer video.

A video aired letting us know that there will be an NXT Great American Bash special on Tuesday, July 5th. I think I’m going on vacation that week.

This Tuesday on NXT:

* NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Finals: Tiffany Stratton vs. Roxanne Perez.

* Josh Briggs vs. Von Wagner.

* Tatum Paxley vs. Alba Fyre

A video aired about NXT Champion Bron Breakker defending the title against Joe Gacy, who has played mind games with Breakker over the past two months.

Bron Breakker made his entrance as the NXT Champion wearing an outfit that was a replica of uncle Scott Steiner’s gear at WrestleMania 9. That’s cool that Bron did that. Joe Gacy made his entrance as the challenger with two mysterious hooded men joining him at ringside.

NXT Championship: Bron Breakker vs. Joey Gacy

If Breakker is disqualified, then he will lose the NXT Championship.

Bron was aggressive early on, Gacy managed to fight back and hit a running kick. Gacy hit a backbreaker. Bron came back with an impressive clothesline followed by an overhead suplex. When Bron ran the ropes, Gacy tried a leapfrog and Bron hit a lifting powerslam. One of the men in the red outfits had a steel chair, Bron took it from him and Gacy shoved Bron into the ring post. Bron hit a kick to the head followed by a jumping neckbreaker for two. Gacy hit a running back elbow, then a clothesline and Gacy hit a running forearm to the head. Gacy hit a running senton splash on Bron on the apron for a two count. Gacy worked over Bron with hard chops to the chest. Gacy with corner clotheslines. Gacy applied a chinlock along with body scissors around the waist. Gacy hit a uranage slam for a two count. Gacy went upside down against the turnbuckle and then went after Bron with a DDT for a two count. The fans were chanting “Let’s Go Gacy/Gacy Sucks” as Joe went to the turnbuckle and Bron shoved him to knock him down to the floor.

They were back in the ring with Bron charging right into a clothesline by Gacy. It was headlock city time for Gacy as he had Bron trapped against the mat. Gacy with a headbutt followed by a belly to back suplex. The fans were chanting “Let’s Go Gacy/Gacy Sucks” again. Bron fought back with punches, a kick to the head and two shoulder tackles. Bron hit a spinebuster on Gacy, who bailed to the floor. Bron ram the ropes and did a somersault dive over the top onto Gacy on the floor. Bron to the apron, he brought one of the masked men in the ring and Gacy hit a steel chair to the mat. Gacy threw the chair at Bron, so the referee told Bron he was going to DQ him and another referee said that Bron didn’t d that. Gacy got a rollup for two. Bron ran over Gacy with a clothesline. Gacy was standing on the ring apron, so Braun gave him a shoulder tackle that broke the commentary table. Good spot there. Back in the ring, Bron hit a bulldog headlock on the commentary table. Gacy threw Braun a chair, he wanted Braun to him and Braun gave the title to the referee, so Gacy did a low blow for a two count. When Bron was back up, he hit one of the guys in a red costume with a chair and then Bron gave Gacy a Spear. Bron hit a lifting powerslam for the pinfall win. The match went 15:47.

Winner by pinfall: Bron Breakker

Analysis: **1/2 It was mostly a solid match although I don’t think it was that exciting for a major championship match. They teased the idea of Bron getting DQ’d to give Gacy to win, but in the end, Bron was smart enough to avoid that. There were a few minutes where it looked like Gacy might win although it was clear that they wanted to use this match to elevate Bron again. I think Bron needs better opponents moving forward.

Breakker celebrated with the NXT Title. That was the end of the show.

NXT In Your House had a runtime of 2:25:02 on WWE Network and Peacock.

 

Five Stars of the Show

  1. Carmelo Hayes
  2. The Creed Brothers
  3. Cameron Grimes
  4. Pretty Deadly
  5. Mandy Rose

 

Final Thoughts

It gets a 7.25 out of 10.

I think it was a good show, but not necessarily a great show. The two best matches were the title changes with Carmelo Hayes beating Cameron Grimes to win back the NXT North American Title. I also really liked seeing The Creed Brothers beating Pretty Deadly to become NXT Tag Team Champions. They really worked that as an old school tag team match with the Creeds isolated for a while until they got the hot tag and hit some big moves. Julius Creed hitting that Shooting Star Press off the top was incredible.

I think the other matches were okay or just average. Ready for Bron and Mandy to get some new opponents that are hopefully better rivals for them.

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