25 June 2020 04:41
Grimes tkes the mic and talks about Damian Priest, also brags about his recent win over Finn Balor. Grimes charges as the bell rings and Priest rocks him with a big right hand. - Rhea Ripley is outside being interviewed when Robert Stone walks up, still looking disheveled. We see what happened with NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar, Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde taking out Drake Maverick last week. Atlas keeps control and grounds Escobar in the middle of the ring as Mendoza and Wilde look on from ringside.
Escobar ducks but Atlas hits a big springboard arm drag out of the corner. Strong gets in and NXT Champion Adam Cole shuts the trunk on him. - Back from the break and we see what happened after NXT Tag Team Champions Imperium retained over Breezango last week, with Indus Sher plus Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. Kross talks some trash and drops Reed in the middle of the ring as Scarlett looks on. - McKenzie is backstage with NXT Champion Adam Cole, asking who he would prefer to face in the "Winner Takes All" match on July 8.
Back from the break and Lee launches Gargano into the corner hard and he goes down. Balor charges but Lee grabs him, then grabs Gargano at the same time. Lee rocks Balor in the corner and whips him across the ring. Gargano applies a leg submission while Balor is on Lee's back. Lee still manages to slam Balor and then break Gargano's submission.
Lee gets Balor in the Electric Chair but he fights out and into a Sleeper in the middle of the ring. Gargano goes to the apron and hits the big slingshot DDT to Balor for a close 2 count but Lee makes the save. Lee powers up and drops Balor using Gargano. Gargano hits them and rolls Lee for a 2 count using his feet on the ropes. Lee scoops Gargano on his shoulders and hits the Big Bang Catastrophe for a close 2 count as Balor breaks it up with a Coup de Grace. Lee counters Gargano and hits the Big Bang Catastrophe in the middle of the ring for the pin to retain. - After the match, the music hits as Lee sits up on his knees and is handed the title. Lee will now face NXT Champion Adam Cole in a "Winner Takes All" match on July 8. He verbally disses Priest for missing the biggest match of his career, especially since Grimes faced Balor last week with a "broken jaw." He wants a forfeit win but Priest hits the ring anyway. William Regal announces that next week, Tegan Nox, Mia Yim, Dakota Kai, and Candice LeRae will meet for a shot at Io Shirai's NXT Women's Title. Johnny fights back and superkicks Lee as he gets up outside, followed by the slingshot spear inside for two on Balor. He covers and Finn wants the Coup de Grace but Lee gets up and Gargano takes it. Adam Cole hits the ring to pose with his title face to face with Lee, who hoists his up as the graphic for the match appears on the tron behind them. It's a Triple Threat match for Keith Lee's NXT North American Championship. Keith Lee, Johnny Gargano, and Finn Balor are all looking to become the first WWE Superstar to hold both titles at the same time. Keith Lee defending his North American Championship against Finn Balor and Johnny Gargano will headline tonight's episode of NXT. Grimes said he wrestled Finn Balor with a broken jam after Priest punched him several weeks ago. NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar (with Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde) defeated Jake Atlas in a non-title match McKenzie Mitchell in an interview backstage asked NXT Champion Adam Cole which challenger he would like to face out of the triple threat match later on. Rhea Ripley defeated Aliyah (with Robert Stone) NXT North American Champion Keith Lee defeated Finn Balor and Johnny Gargano in a triple threat match to retain his title Lee pinned Balor to retain in the exciting conclusion of a great triple threat match. The fight spilled outside the ring, and Balor struck with sling blade to Lee on the floor. Balor and Gargano were fighting in the ring as the show returned from the break. Gargano jumped in to strike Lee, which also crotched Balor. NXT Champion Adam Cole had a staredown with Lee after the match where each held up their respective title belts.