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NXT LIVE EVENT REPORT
AUGUST 12, 2017
VENICE, FLA. AT THE VENICE COMMUNITY CENTER
REPORT BY GREG PARKS, PWTORCH COLUMNIST
The crowd was perhaps the biggest in Venice of the shows I’ve attended there.
(1) Demetrius Bronson defeated Chad Lail at 5:45 by reversing a suplex attempt into a small package.
(2) Raul Mendoza beat Brennan Williams w/Ealy Brothers at 4:56 with a springboard twisting splash.
(3) Adrian Jaoude defeated Marcel Barthel by disqualification at 3:18 when Barthel refused to break a the referee’s five count. Barthel attacked Jaoude after the match and Jaoude ended up pinning him anyway with the referee registering the pinfall.
(4) Cezar Bononi fought Kona Reeves w/Gu Guangming to a no contest when Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake interfered and attacked both men. They made an open challenge to any team in NXT.
(5) The Street Profits beat Blake & Cutler at 8:09 when Dawkins pinned Cutler with the Sky High.
(6) Shayna Baszler defeated Zeda by submission at 3:03. Taynara Conti then came out and trash talked Baszler on the mic, which led to a match.
(7) Shayna Baszler submitted Taynara Conti at :49.
(8) The Velveteen Dream beat Nick Miller at 15:16 with a roll-up, using the tights for leverage. Pretty easily the match of the night.
(9) Kairi Sane & Macey Evans beat Billie Kay & Peyton Royce at 11:28 when Sane pinned Royce after an elbowdrop off the top rope.
Biggest Pops: Street Profits, Nick Miller, Adrian Jaoude
Most Heat: Cutler & Blake, Kay & Royce, Velveteen Dream
For a more detailed report of this event, check out Greg’s column in next week’s edition of the Torch Newsletter.
NOW CHECK OUT THIS RECENT REPORT: 8/11 NXT in San Jose, Calif. (2nd report): Drew & Ohno vs. Sabbatelli & Moss, Riot & Logan vs. Rose & Deville, Sullivan vs. Lorcan