The June 20, 2018 Edition of NXT is a Professional wrestling television show of the WWE, which took place at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois on June 16, 2018, before NXT TakeOver: Chicago II aired live on the WWE Network.
Dakota Kai gained immeasurable confidence by finally standing up to the bully of the NXT Women’s division, champion Shayna Baszler. Yet, even a reinvigorated Captain of Team Kick could not halt the momentum of the division’s fastest-rising competitor, Bianca Belair.
The kick-loving Kiwi dug deep into her arsenal to batter The EST of NXT with strikes. A world-traveled veteran, Kai also exploited the few discernable holes in Belair’s game, taking advantage of her arrogance and inexperience. Yet, despite Kai’s smart strategy, Belair’s physical dominance proved to be too much.
After avoiding Belair’s blistering hair whip late in the match, Kai threw a roundhouse kick, but Belair ducked the strike, leveled Kai with a forearm shiver and disposed of her with a torture rack into a facebuster to extend her impressive winning streak.
Can The EST of NXT be stopped?
After proclaiming that all other teams in NXT (including War Raiders) would fall to them, The Mighty were anything but timid heading into action against the undefeated Rowe & Hanson. Shane Thorne & Nick Miller even dared to sucker-punch them before the match, which only infuriated the bearded brawlers.
Once the bell rang, War Raiders made The Mighty pay for their insolence, firing off a series of big hits. Thanks to a few clever, if underhanded, tricks, Thorne & Miller turned the tide, and for the first time since arriving to NXT, War Raiders found themselves on defense. The Mighty scored with finely-tuned tandem offense, and Thorne lit up Rowe with a textbook dropkick.
Hanson took over upon tagging back in, sending Thorne into the rafters with a huge back drop. He and Rowe then brought Thorne crashing to the mat with a pop-up powerslam, but Miller broke up the near-fall. After Hanson took out Miller with a gigantic suicide dive, he and Rowe regrouped to take down Thorne with the Fallout, dealing The Mighty a painful defeat.
The Mighty’s nasty tactics gave War Raiders a run for their money, but there appears to be no end in sight for Hanson & Rowe’s war path.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Bianca Belair defeated Dakota Kai (6:05)
- War Raiders (Hanson & Rowe) defeated The Mighty (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne) (4:28)
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