WWE NXT Recap: September 4, 2019

A.K.A The One Where Jordan Smiles Challenges For The NXT Championship

This episode of NXT is jam-packed with action, as four matches are slated to take place, including an NXT Championship match. The first is. Breezango taking on Chase Parker & Matt Martel. The second is the Velveteen Dream in a non-title match against Kona Reeves. Bianca Belair is going one-on-one with Taynara Conti in the third match. The main event of the evening is the NXT Championship match between Adam Cole and NXT Breakout Tournament winner Jordan Myles. All of that and more, tonight on WWE NXT.


  • Breezango def. Chase Parker & Matt Martel
  • Velveteen Dream def. Kona Reeves
  • Bianca Belair def. Taynara Conti
  • Adam Cole (c) def. Jordan Myles
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Match of the Night: Adam Cole def. Jordan Myles

The underdog story built here was starting to scare me. Commentary, Cathy Kelley, Keith Lee, and even Myles himself talked up how big of an underdog Jordan Myles was entering the title match. I figured he’d stupidly beat Adam Cole. Thank goodness I was wrong.

Adam Cole started the match by putting Jordan Myles in a headlock for what felt like ten years. Myles broke free and hit good-looking dropkick but when he got too fancy and tried to kick Cole on the apron, he was dropped. Cole abused him around the ring a bit and hit a vicious throw into the middle rope on a whip. Cole kept grinding down Myles and talked too much trash, urging Myles to give him his best, something Cole is surely regretting.

Myles went on the offensive and showed his incredibly athletic offense, flying all over the ring and hitting a Deadlift German Suplex. Myles did a bit too much again, however, as on a Suicide Dive attempt Adam Cole came back into the ring and nearly decapitated him with a boot. Cole just kept talking to him. He tried to hit a Panama Sunrise but ended up turning Myles’ counter into a Nando’s Kick and then a Figure-Four Leg Lock.

Myles went on the offensive and hit a huge Frog Splash that was a super believable two-count. Cole countered the 450 Splash by putting his knees up. Myles moved out of the Last Shot and tried an Okada Roll for a two-count. Cole countered Myles and hit two Superkicks to the back of the head and then a Last Shot for the win.

Three Thoughts:

Follow The Law

NXT opened with Breezango taking on two Canadian jobbers named Chase Parker and Matt Martel. The match was actually rather competitive and I genuinely thought about making it the match of the night because of how much I enjoyed it. Anyways, Breeze and Fandango came out with a new entrance theme that was mostly a police siren and it made me miss their meshed themes of old. The black leather pants are also something that I greatly enjoy from the duo. I still have mixed feelings about their new finisher, the Fashion Faux Pas. Feel free to let me know on Twitter or down below what you guys think.

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Strong Message

Velveteen Dream had a non-title match against Kona Reeves that isn’t noteworthy in the slightest. Nothing against Dream but Kona Reeves is just a jobber with a character. The part that matters came after the match. Roderick Strong came on the big screen and you could see that something was on fire―the Dream even inaudibly mouthed it to Strong. Strong talked about how Dream said the spotlight was on him and he had to show the Dream something to catch his attention. Strong walked forward and revealed that he was burning the Dream’s couch.

All signs point to these two having a match and with the comments made by Pete Dunne post-Takeover: Toronto, you have to believe there is a combustible moment waiting to happen there. Ultimately, I see Strong winning the belt and then getting challenged by Dunne. Fun times ahead for the NXT North American Championship.

Queen of Belair

Bianca Belair had a really fun and brutal match against Taynara Conti. I’ve praised Conti in the past for her more recent work on NXT and how much she has improved in the ring and as a character. It was very evident in this match as the two just battered each other inside and outside of the ring. Belair picked up the win in the end, establishing herself as a possible contender for the NXT Women’s Championship.

Grade: B

NXT was fun this week. Two matches that seemed like straight-up squash matches ended up becoming really fun. Breezango had a really entertaining match with the two Canadian jobbers. Bianca Belair had a really, really fun match against Taynara Conti. Roderick Strong’s promo was badass and definitely the best of his career. Adam Cole and Jordan Myles had a great match. The outcome was never really in doubt but they somehow convinced me that Jordan freakin’ Myles could beat Adam Cole and become NXT Champion. As always, NXT gets a great grade and you need to watch it. Class dismissed.

One More Thing:

NXT General Manager William Regal announced that in two weeks there would be a triple-threat match number-one contender’s match for the NXT Women’s Championship. The three participants are Mia Yim, Bianca Belair, and Io Shirai. All signs point to Mia Yim winning the match. Io Shirai was shown beating Candice LeRae with a kendo stick in the parking lot on this episode and that means that Candice is going to cost her the match. Mia Yim has an ongoing storyline with Shayna Baszler and Bianca Belair just needs more time away from the title scene to establish herself as a player again.

Javier Melo is a writer of Pro Wrestling for Full Press Coverage and an Assistant Sports Editor for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Follow Javier @JMeloSports on Twitter.

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