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WWE NXT Results
This week NXT continued to move us towards TakeOver: XXX. Those X’s stand for 30, by the way. Get your mind out of the gutter.
Last night’s action included a triple threat to earn a spot in the North American Title ladder match at TakeOver. It also featured Johnny Gargano versus Roderick Strong, and Mercedes Martinez in action. Here are the results:
- Io Shirai & Tegan Nox def. Candice LeRae & Dakota Kai
- Johnny Gargano def. Roderick Strong
- Mercedes Martinez def. Shotzi Blackheart
- Imperium def. Ever-Rise
- Isaiah “Swerve” Scott def. Jake Atlas
- Dexter Lumis def. Finn Balor & Timothy Thatcher to earn a spot in the North American Title ladder match at TakeOver
Keith Lee also called out Karrion Kross for attacking his friend Dominik Dijakovic last week. Lee is willing to give Kross an NXT Championship shot, but will Regal make it official? Seeing Lee with this level of intensity is always a treat, and Kross’s presentation has been damn near perfect so far.
As usual, Javier has recapped last night’s AEW Dynamite. Click here to read all about it.
WWE Bumpy Award Results
With half of the year gone by, WWE The Bump held their first ever Bumpy Awards on Wednesday. The awards were voted on by the fans, and it was very interesting to see what fans responded to during the year so far. Here are the winners of the announced categories, with full listing here on Fightful:
- Tag Team of the Half-Year: Sasha Banks & Bayley
- Rivalry of the Half-Year: A.J. Styles & The Undertaker
- In-Ring Match of the Half-Year: Edge vs Randy Orton, Backlash
- Cinematic Match of the Half-Year: Boneyard Match (A.J. Styles vs The Undertaker), Wrestlemania 36
- Superstar of the Half-Year: Drew McIntyre
Some miscellaneous wrestling injury notes from around the wrestling world:
Hiromu Takahashi is out with a left shoulder injury, according to NJPW (h/t PWInsider). He is expected back in time for his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship defense against Taiji Ishimori at the end of the month.
Kris Statlander of AEW posted a tweet of her recovering from knee surgery.
— Kris Statlander (@callmekrisstat) July 28, 2020
And in kayfabe injury news, WWE put out a release that Rey Mysterio’s optic nerve is intact (h/t Fightful). You mean to tell me we got all that and nobody lost an eye? This is just like A Christmas Story all over again.
One for the Road:
Happy 74th Birthday to movie star, former Governor of California and WWE Hall of Famer Arnold Schwarzenegger. Please enjoy this clip that includes him backhanding Triple H back to his Terra Ryzin days.