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WELLS’S NXT TV REPORT
JULY 22, 2020
LIVE(?) IN ORLANDO, FLA. AT FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY
AIRED ON USA NETWORK
REPORT BY KELLY WELLS, PWTORCH CONTRIBUTOR
Announcers: Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix, Tom Phillips
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-William Regal welcomed us to NXT and teed up some time for Keith Lee, who invoked the name of his trainer, “Killer” Tim Brooks, who died earlier in 2020. He said when opportunity struck, he became NXT Champion. He said although he is limitless, he doesn’t want to limit the opportunities of others, so he’ll be relinquishing the North American Championship. He said he wants as many people as possible to have the opportunity to win the championship. Regal said it was a noble idea, and starting tonight, there will be a series of triple threat matches, and the winners will advance to a ladder match at TakeOver to crown a new champion.
(1) DEXTER LUMIS vs. KILLIAN DAIN
This match resulted from Dain being upset about one of Lumis’s drawings (seriously). Lumis got his usual creepy entrance and Dain was fired up as he entered second. Robert Stone got this match for Dain, so the story is that Dain might be a future member of the Robert Stone Brand.
Dain charged for a collar-and-elbow. Rope run and Dain body-blocked Lumis to the mat. Repeat. Dain went for a third but Lumis freaked him out with a pose. Dain tossed Lumis from the ring, but Lumis slipped back in as Dain exited. Dain dragged Lumis out, but Lumis blocked and threw rights. Irish whip, reverse, and Lumis floated over the steps to avoid trouble. Dain hopped off the steps for a splash. Dain broke the ref’s count, then went back out and tossed Lumis’s face into the Plexiglass. He rubbed Lumis’s face against it, then smashed it in again. The action went back to the ring, where Dain hit a guillotine legdrop on a draping Lumis for two. The match went to split-screen commercial.