Location: Winter Park, FL
Date: July 8, 2015
Commentators: Rich Brennan and Corey Graves
The WWE Universe witnessed the crowning of a new NXT Champion in Finn Bálor over the weekend. The other NXT championship pictures became clearer this week, as new top contenders emerged for both the NXT Women’s and Tag Team Championship.
NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks and Charlotte defeated Emma and Dana Brooke
After Sasha Banks challenged Emma and Dana Brooke to a match last week, many wondered if The Boss would be able to find a partner for the tag team showdown. It looked as if the NXT Women’s Champion was about to go it alone, until Charlotte shocked the NXT Universe by joining forces with Banks!
The former BFFs instantly clicked, forcing Brooke and Emma to resort to dirty tactics to take control. Though she was trapped in her foes’ corner, Charlotte stayed resilient and slipped out of Brooke’s grasp, tagging Banks in. The Boss clobbered Dana and trapped her in the Bank Statement to get the submission win while Charlotte neutralized Emma with the Figure Eight.
After the bout, Charlotte said The Boss owed her one, and challenged her to an NXT Women’s Title Match next week. Banks was happy to accept, setting the stage for a huge championship battle!
Solomon Crowe defeated Marcus Louis
Looking to establish himself in the NXT Championship picture, Solomon Crowe strode into battle against the unusual Marcus Louis. Though the frightening Frenchman unleashed his aggression, clawing at Crowe’s midsection, the hacker battled back and picked up the victory by submission, forcing Louis to tap out in the Crowebar.
The Vaudevillains defeated Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady (NXT Tag Team Title No. 1 Contenders’ Match)
With a future NXT Tag Team Championship Match hanging in the balance, both teams came out of the gates aggressive. The Vaudevillains used quick tags to control the bout, keeping Amore on his toes. Though the NXT Universe rallied behind Enzo, English and Gotch dominated the bout, keeping him in their half of the ring.
Amore eventually evaded a clothesline from English and tagged in Big Cass, who manhandled The Vaudevillains. Amore and Cassady looked to be on the verge of victory with Enzo hitting a cross body block off the top rope on English. However, English rolled through and covered Amore for the three-count, earning The Vaudevillains a chance to challenge NXT Tag Team Champions Blake and Murphy!