13th Jun2024

‘WWE NXT’ Review (Jun 11th 2024)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this week’s review of NXT, right here on Nerdly. Let’s get straight into it and see what went down in this episode…

Match #1: Michin def. Jaida Parker

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After competing in the Women’s NXT North American Championship Ladder Match, Michin and Jaida Parker competed in what turned into a high-stakes singles matchup. Michin was determined to silence the newcomer Parker after all of the smack talk, but Ms. Parker quickly proved that she could back it all up by using her brutal strikes and innovative offense. Parker was in full control when Michin’s O.C. partners, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, appeared to provide some support. Parker went for a steel chair but she was thwarted by Anderson, allowing Michin to roll her up and score the win.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #2: Gallus def. Wes Lee, Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne

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Joe Coffey, Mark Coffey, and Wolfgang reaffirmed their status as the most dangerous group in NXT as they took down the team of Wes Lee, Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne. Gallus did what they did best and that was isolate and dominate as they singled out Bate, not allowing him to tag one of his partners. A surge of adrenaline lifted The Big Strong Boi to tag in Lee, and that’s when chaos ensued as New Catch Republic took out Wolfgang and Mark Coffey while Lee nearly pinned Joe Coffey. With the crowd in a frenzy, Joe Coffey nailed Lee with a huge Best For The Bells lariat to pick up the huge win for his team.

My Score: 3.5 out of 5

Match #3: Wendy Choo def. Brinley Reece

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Wendy Choo is back in NXT but she is nothing like how we last saw her. Brinley Reece expected a friendly competition against her old friend, but Choo came out with a demented look on her face and attacked the Brin-Active Superstar. Choo tormented Reece with her devastating offense and submitted her with a rear naked choke, putting her to sleep in impressive fashion.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #4: Singapore Cane Match – Lexis King def. Dante Chen

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Lexis King and Dante Chen engaged in a hellacious Singapore Cane Match and when the dust settled, only King was left standing. Before the match could even begin, Chen jumped King and beat him down with a Singapore Cane, much to the delight of the NXT Universe. King returned the favor as the two went back and forth trading huge blows, but King began to display an aggressiveness that hadn’t been seen by him before. Chen showed an incredible amount of resiliency and got his own licks in, but a low blow from King allowed him to hit Coronation to win the match.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #5: Eddy Thorpe def. Tavion Heights

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Eddy Thorpe returned to action with a bang as he defeated Tavion Heights in an incredible one-on-one match. Heights was impressive, using his incredible blend of athleticism and mat skills to keep Thorpe off balance, forcing the veteran to find a different path to victory. A series of combination strikes finally toppled Heights and Thorpe hit an Impaler DDT to get back in the win column.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #6: Shawn Spears def. Je’Von Evans

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After a brawl last week, newcomer Je’Von Evans battled with Shawn Spears, but he bit off more than he could chew against the veteran. Spears looked to make an example out of Evans, but The Young OG used his fantastic leaping ability to neutralize the aggression showed by Spears. Evans seemingly had the match won when he hit a remarkable flying Cutter followed by a pair of athletic splashes, but he crashed and burned when he landed on the announce table after Spears moved. Spears promptly followed that with a ring-rattling C4 to earn his biggest victory since his return to NXT.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Final Verdict: 3/5

A solid post-PLE show for NXT, continuing some of the plot threads laid out at Battleground and bringing us new feuds, storylines etc. Nice to see Wendy Choo back, even if it felt like she was mainlining Alexa Bliss’ after being influenced by Bray Wyatt. In terms of matches, that trios match was fantastic, with Gallus looking so on-point it had to hurt; then we got the main event, with Shawn Spears giving us one of his best performances in years – which should be in part also attributed to Je’Von Evans who put himself on the line, seemingly busting himself open in a hard-hitting spot that saw him faceplant onto the announce table! Whilst it delivered on the wrestling, this week’s show also delivered on the fun… which is something the other two WWE shows feel like they’re lacking sometimes!

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