Thursday, July 6, 2017

Wrestling Lockup With Brandon 7/6/17: NXT Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

NXT returned this week with NXT World Champion Bobby Roode finally defending his title against Roderick Strong. Can Strong pull off the upset and dethrone the champion? Will Bobby Roode cruise to yet another GLORIOUS title defense? Hideo Itami and Kassius Ohno look to finally put their misunderstandings aside and battle SAnitY in tag team action. All that and alot more!

** This Weeks Card **

- Kassius Ohno and Hideo Itami battled SAnitY.
- NXT World Champion Bobby Roode defended his title against Roderick Strong.

** NXT **

- Kassius Ohno and Hideo Itami vs. SAnitY: The match closes out with Itami working over Wolfe with no intentions of tagging Ohno in. Itami hits a Falcon Arrow on Wolfe, but Dain makes the save. Ohno finally runs in and cleans house then demands Itami to explain his actions. Itami with a running kick to Wolfe. Dain blind tags in as Itami hits the Go To Sleep on Wolfe. Dain hits a running cross body on Itami and scores the pinfall.
Winners: SAnitY, by pinfall.

- At the Performance Center, Ember Moon says beating Asuka for the NXT Women's Championship is her ultimate goal. Ruby Riot interrupts, says Ember already had her shot and Ruby has yet to get hers. Ember says she has no problem defeating Ruby before going after Asuka.

- Backstage, Drew McIntyre says he's looking forward to tonight's NXT World Championship Match and wants to join the list of past NXT World Champions that have set the world on fire. 

- Billie Kay and Peyton Royce are interviewed. They are interrupted by Andrade "Cien" Almas and Thea Trinidad arguing in the background.

- "NXT World Championship Match": Bobby Roode (c) vs. Roderick Strong: The match closes out with Strong hitting a gut buster for a near fall. Roode trips Strong and slams Strong's leg against the ring post. Strong hits an enziguri that knocks Roode off the ropes, slams Roode in the corner and then corner attacks Roode. Strong almost hits the referee, allowing Roode to hit the Glorious DDT for a near fall. Roode starts to taunt Strong's wife and family at ringside and then gets run down by a Strong knee and a back breaker. Strong covers and almost gets the pinfall as Roode just gets the foot under the ropes. Strong didn't realize and starts celebrating, thinking he won the title. Roode takes out Strong's knee from behind, hits another Glorious DDT, scores the pinfall and retains his title. After the match, Roode celebrates as Strong gets consoled by his family to end the show.
Winner: Bobby Roode, by pinfall, to retain the NXT World Championship.

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