WWE NXT 2.0 #1
Ort: Capitol Wrestling Center im WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, USA
First broadcast: September 14, 2021
Welcome to the colorful restart of WWE NXT and the beginning of a new era for the development brand of World Wrestling Entertainment. To underline this new beginning, a new NXT Champion will be crowned tonight after Soma Joe fell victim to the title’s curse and had to leave the NXT Championship due to injury. The show begins with an opening video for the NXT Championship Match, in which the four opponents LA Knight, Pete Dunne, Kyle O’Reilly and Tommaso Ciampa have their say. When it is the turn of the former Eli Drake towards the end of the hype compilation and underlines his title ambitions, someone suddenly stands next to Knight, who fortunately does not appear as Mojo Rawley, but as Bron Breaker (aka Bronson Rechsteiner, the son of Rick Steiner; Editor’s note). The new face is enthusiastic about the mood tonight and LA Knight wants to give him a rub as a welcome gift and orders Breaker to go to the ring. Then the new intro of the show runs on the screen before the usual trio around Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett and Vic Joseph greet us at the commentary desk and in the redesigned arena. The stage is now adorned with a central LED column with additional LED screens on the sides of this. The spectator stands also shine in new splendor and are reminiscent of those from talk or game shows from the evening program. This is NXT 2.0!
Bron Breaker won against LA Knight via pinfall after a Gorilla Press Powerslam.
Match time: 03:40
After a commercial break, the winner of the match is shown in the hallways of the arena, where he receives the congratulations from his colleagues.
Tag Team Match
Imperium (Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel) won against Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs via pin to Brooks Jensen after a top rope double underhook suplex by Fabian Aichner.
Match time: 04:00
Hit-Row can be seen in a recording studio and the baton members are holding a promo mainly aimed at B-Fab hype the lady in their ranks. The “B” stands for “Beautiful” and she has been trained by Olympic and World Champions. She could also rap, but today it is time to show her qualities in the ring.
B-Fab (w / Hit-Row) won against Katrina Cortez via pinfall after an inverted neckbreaker.
Match time: 01:20
After the match, the rapping lady holds a promo and says that nobody believed she could do it in the ring, but she has just proven otherwise. When she comes up with Legado Del Fantasma, she is interrupted by the South Americans. Elektra Lopez starts a personal war with B-Fab and the two suggest a match against each other tonight, but Santos Escobar holds Lopez back.
In the backstage area, Johnny Gargano, Cameron Grimes and Odyssey Jones, all in Dexter Lumis Cosplay, can be seen and are preparing for the wedding of Lumis and Indi Hartwell. Austin Theory comes along, according to the dress code, and has even brought a guest, because what would a wedding be without a priest (s) ?! Damien Priest walks through the door to everyone’s amusement and the crowd loudly shouts “Priest”.
Carmelo Hayes makes his way to the ring with Trick Williams and is greeted by Samantha Irvin after a commercial break in the same. The NXT Breakout Tournament winner claims to be full of juice, but since winning the tournament he has had a huge target on his back. But don’t worry, because he has his personal bodyguard Trick Williams with him, who will follow him every step of the way. After Trick tickles the motivation out of Hayes, the latter describes himself as the “chosen one”. When the two want to leave the arena, they are interrupted by Duke Hudson, who celebrates his entrance and gives the tournament winner a spell. Carmelo and Trick agree that this is over today, so they follow Hudson into the ring and take him apart.
Jacy Jayne and Gigi Dolin can be seen backstage showering Mandy Rose with compliments, who has apparently received a makeover. This is the real Mandy Rose, “New NXT, new Mandy Rose”, assure Dolin and Jayne. Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter celebrate their entrance before another break for promotional purposes. Back in the arena, the construction work for the wedding has already started and after another reminder of the upcoming wedding, Jacy Jane and Gigi Dolin celebrate their entry to the ring.
Tag Team Match
Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter won against Jacy Jane & Gigi Dolin via disqualification after Mandy Rose intervened.
Match time: 01:55
After the referee declared the match over, the three women attacked Carter and Catanzaro together, with Mandy Rose pulling her hoodie and beanie from her head and presenting a head of brunette hair. The heels are interrupted by Sarray, who takes on Rose directly. With a star down between Dolin, Jane and Rose on one side and Carter, Catanzaro and Sarray, we are again sent into the commercial break, during which the following match was scheduled.
6 Woman Tag Team Match
Mandy Rose, Jacy Jane & Gigi Dolin won against Sarray, Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter via pinfall to Carter by Mandy Rose.
Match time: 06:30
Behind the scenes, preparations for Index’s wedding are still in full swing. Indi Hartwell in her wedding dress, surrounded by Candice LaRae and her girls, is shown sitting in front of a mirror. Ridge Holland celebrates its move in before going back to advertising. After this, NXT General Manager comes up with a real hammer. After an attack by Pete Dunne and Ridge Holland, Kyle O’Reilly is not allowed to ring, but the title match will be played as a Four Way Match, as announced. O’Reilly’s place will be taken by the man who saved Kyle, Von Wagner.
Ridge Holland won against Drake Maverick (w / Grayson Waller) via a pinfall after the Northern Gritt.
Match time: 01:51
In the backstage area, Tomasso Ciampa is asked by McKenzie Mitchell about the events of the last few hours and says that today it is all about new stars and new opportunities for everyone, but he only has the title in mind. They have been separated for 908 days, but today he will get his retribution and get Goldie back. A promo video by and with Tony D´Angelo, whose arrival on NXT 2.0 is imminent, is being played. Dressed as a mafia boss stereotype, the gentleman speaks about his family’s lack of support for his wrestling career. You don’t make money with amateur wrestling, but NXT is different!
Tag Team Match
The Creed Brothers (Julius & Brutus Creed) (w / The Diamond Mine) won against two unnamed talents via pin after a clothesline by Julius.
Match time: 02:55
Malcom Bivens grabs a microphone after the match and introduces the newest addition to the Stable, Ivy Niall. When he finishes praising Ivy and wants to shake hands, NXT Cruiserweight Champion Kushida plays the music. The Japanese turns to Strong and says he is ready. Bivens, on the other hand, is calling for a championship match in the next week, which will be officially confirmed by the commentary team.
WWE NXT Championship – vakant
Four Way Match
Tommaso Ciampa won against LA Knight, Von Wagner & Pete Dunne via pin to LA Knight after the Fairytale ending. -> Title change!
Match time 10:50
The new NXT Champion celebrates on the ramp with Goldie before a video clip of the relationship between Dexter Lumis and Indi Hartwell is recorded. After this you can see how the stage is set up and the first guests in the person of Zoey Stark, Io Shirai, and The Grizzled Young Veterans take their seats. After the last commercial break of the evening, back in the hall, the wedding party has already gathered and the bride Indi Hartwell is led to the altar by Papa Johnny Gargano. The priest present wants to marry Dexter Gaylord Lumis and Indi Ophelia Hartwell and Johnny gives his consent. Panic breaks out when the wedding rings seem to be lost, but Austin Theory has deposited them with “his guy”, who presents them radiantly on the inside of his jacket. When the clergyman asks about objections, some of those present raise their hands, but they quickly lower them again when Dexter Lumis himself presents what he is wearing on the inside of his jacket, a hatchet. Indi Hartwell holds a long oath of loyalty and Lumis only shows the thumbs up. Since it seems incomprehensible to the priest, he picks up the question and finds himself in the bridegroom’s silencer. The crowd and now calls for William Regal, behind the questionable way a referee dressed as a zombie is driving, but the NXT General Manager declines with thanks. Now Beth Phoenix takes her chance and reveals that she has received her priest license and will conduct the wedding ceremony. When it is time to say yes, Lumis finally breaks his silence and says, “Yes, I do!”. The two kiss and Dexter carries his wife away. It is switched to the backstage area, from where Tomasso Ciampa follows the celebrations on a television screen. Bron Breaker arrives and Ciampa welcomes him to NXT 2.0. The two shake hands and have a star down. Today’s issue goes off-air with these images.
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