WWE NXT 2.0 Results - September 21, 2021
A big spotlight on Bron Breakker
Following the rebranding of NXT last week as NXT 2.0, WWE's developmental brand once again placed a big spotlight on Bron Breakker, the son of Rick Steiner.
The September 21 show opened up with a promo from Tommaso Ciampa while he was surrounded by new talents Carmelo Hayes, Trick Williams, Brooks Jensen, Josh Briggs, Odyssey Jones, Joe Gacy and Bron Breakker. The new NXT Champion celebrated his win and claimed NXT will be WWE's A show in no time before a succession of interruptions from Cameron Grimes, LA Knight, and Pete Dunne and Ridge Holland.
Joe Gacy stood up to Grimes while Odyssey Jones mocked LA Knight's demands for a title shot. Dunne, meanwhile, insulted the new talent and a mass brawl broke out which ended with Ciampa and Breakker standing tall. As they had the ring all to themselves, Breakker and Ciampa challenged Dunne and Holland to a tag team match in the main event.
NXT 2.0 then came to an end with a nine-minute formulaic tag team match. Both teams fought back and forth but the babyfaces gained the upper hand after a returning Kyle O'Reilly decked Ridge Holland with a baton while the official wasn't looking. Tommaso Ciampa capitalised with a Widow's Bell to Dunne and Breakker followed up with a Powerslam to Holland for the 1-2-3.
The NXT Cruiserweight Championship also changed hands as Roderick Strong defeated Kushida to capture the gold. Diamond Mine may have been presented as an MMA-based faction during their early vignettes, but the group have quickly devolved into using the same heel tactics as everyone else on WWE TV and Strong defeated Kushida following interference from Ivy Nile and Malcolm Bivens with the End Of Heartache.
Strong was allowed to briefly celebrate before an interruption from Grayson Waller to set up a Cruiserweight Title match on next week's show.
Also on next week's episode are two more title matches as Raquel Gonzalez will defend the NXT Women's Title against Franky Monet, and Io Shirai and Zoey Stark will put the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship on the line against Toxic Attraction's Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne. Lash Legend will also be the host of a new talk show, 'Lashing Out.'
Beyond the title matches, NXT prioritised quantity over quality as the brand tried to showcase as many new talents as possible. Three-time CZW World Champion Joe Gacy debuted a new safe space gimmick ahead of his loss to Cameron Grimes, Andre Chase debuted Andre Chase University to kick off his feud with Odyssey Jones. Jones quickly answered by squashing Cary Millman and Darren Chiappetta in a Handicap Match. Xyon Quinn was also a chivalrous gentleman.
Elsewhere on the show, Kay Lee Ray picked up a win over Amari Miller, the debuting Dante Chen defeated Trey Baxter, Elektra Lopez squashed Anna Scheer ahead of her No DQ Match against B-Fab next week, Von Wagner worked out in his garden, Tony D'Angelo cut a promo from the streets of Chicago, and Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen explained they formed a tag team after fighting in a bar.
Check out the full results from NXT 2.0 below:
- Roderick Strong def. Kushida - NXT Cruiserweight Championship
- Kay Lee Ray def. Amari Miller
- Dante Chen def. Trey Baxter
- Cameron Grimes def. Joe Gacy
- Elektra Lopez def. Anna Scheer
- Odyssey Jones def. Cary Millman & Darren Chiappetta
- Bron Breakker & Tommaso Ciampa def. Pete Dunne & Ridge Holland