WWE NXT Results - June 8, 2021: Final Build To TakeOver: In Your House
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While Monday Night Raw continues to showcase the worst of WWE, NXT continues to be the company's best offering and this week's show was another solid edition of the black and gold brand ahead of NXT TakeOver: In Your House on Sunday.
Oney Lorcan def. Austin Theory
This week's edition of NXT opened with Oney Lorcan vs. Austin Theory as their respective friends/mentors get ready for the NXT Title match at TakeOver: In Your House.
The NXT Title picture quickly reared its head in the contest as Pete Dunne headed to the ring just before the first commercial break and Johnny Gargano made his own way to the ring after the broadcast returned.
The TakeOver opponents couldn't keep their dislike for each other in check and they ended up brawling at ringside before officials pulled them apart. This ultimately cost The Way the win as Theory was distracted by the brawl and Oney Lorcan took advantage, first throwing the former EVOLVE Champion into the ring post before he followed up with a Uranage Slam for the win.
The first match was followed by a vignette of LA Knight at his mansion trying to impress Ted DiBiase.
The broadcast then headed back to the ring and another match was booked for NXT TakeOver: In Your House.
Legado del Fantasma were in the squared circle and Santos Escobar promised to make Bronson Reed pay for what he did to his faction last week. This quickly brought out the NXT North American Champion and he repeatedly played the clip of him crushing Escobar before he headed to the ring with MSK.
Legado del Fantasma then scampered to the floor, but they made their challenge short and sweet. Escobar suggested a winners take all six-man tag team match at TakeOver: In Your House which was promptly accepted by the champions.
Hit Row then headed to the ring while all six men were still at ringside and they glared at both groups ahead of the next match.
Isaiah "Swerve" Scott def. Killian Dain
This match took place because Hit Row and Drake Maverick got into a confrontation ahead of last week's show and Dain felt the need to defend his tag team partner.
Unfortunately for Dain, his concern for the former Rockstar Spud cost him the victory. Ashante "Thee" Adonis tried to grab The Beast Of Belfast's leg down the stretch and Maverick defended his partner with a Senton to the Hit Row man. Spud got caught by Top Dolla, though, and he decked Maverick with an Attitude Adjustment on the apron while Killian Dain watched on.
This distraction allowed Swerve to take advantage and he decked Dain with a Dropkick in the corner for the 1-2-3.
Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell were interviewed next on the show and The Poison Pixie continued to complain about Poppy. Indi was distracted during the chat and she ran off to find Dexter Lumis because she believes In-Dex could still be on the cards.
It was then Cameron Grimes' turn to impress Ted DiBiase with his own vignette. Grimes celebrated at his mansion in a pretty funny clip in which he tried to live the high life but secretly hated the expensive whiskey, cigars and massages.
Mercedes Martinez def. Amari Miller
Mercedes Martinez headed to the ring following the vignette, but she was decked on the ramp by Xia Li ahead of their scheduled match at NXT TakeOver: In Your House. Li initially had the upper hand but Martinez drove her off and the 20-year-veteran was well enough to go one on one with debutant Amari Miller.
Within 19 seconds, the official had counted the 1-2-3 after Martinez decimated her opponent with an Air Raid Crash.
Next up was a comedic backstage interview with Breezango about Imperium.
The comedy continued after a break and Triple H and William Regal were backstage with Poppy. The two older men gushed over how good she is at the whole music thing. Triple H then asked when the new album would be released and Poppy said "right now", which absolutely amazed the older gentlemen. Dexter Lumis then popped into the shot and showed Poppy the drawing he had done for her. She hugged Dexter to thank him just as Indi Hartwell ran in to profess her love, leading to another roadblock for In-Dex. Oh, when will these lovers finally be united?
Ted DiBiase's Priceless Announcement
The Million Dollar Man made his priceless announcement next on the show as Cameron Grimes and LA Knight flanked him.
DiBiase announced The Technical Savage and Knight's TakeOver match would be a Ladder match for the Million Dollar Championship.
Grizzled Young Veterans def. August Grey and Ikemen Jiro
205 Live tag team August Grey and Ikemen Jiro made their first appearances as a team on NXT next against Grizzled Young Veterans.
Grey and Jiro got in some offence early but GYV quickly gained control and dominated their opponents. Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher then sat at ringside and this allowed the 205 Live team to briefly gain the upper hand again.
It didn't take Gibson and Drake long to regain the advantage, though, and they put August Grey away with Ticket To Mayhem.
Ciampa & Thatcher then jawed back and forth with GYV after the bell and a Tornado Tag Team match was set up for next week's edition of NXT.
A clip of Bobby Fish training was shown next and the former Undisputed ERA man set his sights on taking out Oney Lorcan following the BritAm Brawler's attack on him a couple of weeks ago.
Candice LeRae then headed to the ring and said she was so sick of hearing about Poppy. She also acknowledged Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis were a couple and revealed Indi had left the CWC in tears after seeing The Tortured Artist hug Poppy. LeRae demanded Poppy come to the ring to answer for her transgressions and the Grammy-nominated artist obliged.
Poppy said she doesn't wrestle, but she knows someone who does... Io Shirai. The Genius Of The Sky made her return to NXT moments later and she sent Candice LeRae scurrying backstage following a 619 and Missile Dropkick.
Ember Moon def. Dakota Kai by Disqualification
It was then time for the final match of the show and Ember Moon went one on one with Dakota Kai ahead of The War Goddess' NXT Women's Title match against Raquel Gonzalez on Sunday.
Both women had another solid 12-minute match but the finish left much to be desired. Raquel Gonzalez tried to take out Ember Moon with a Big Boot on the outside while the referee was distracted by Dakota Kai. Moon dodged it, though, and she followed up with a Suicide Dive to both Gonzalez and Kai.
The former NXT Women's Champion then went for the Eclipse on Kai but Raquel Gonzalez charged into the ring and caught Moon with a Big Boot to draw the disqualification.
The War Goddess hopped straight back to her feet after the bell and she ended the segment standing tall after she countered Gonzalez's One-Arm Powerbomb into a Stunner and followed up with the Eclipse.
Fatal Five-Way Face-Off
The black and gold brand ended the show by hyping up the main event of NXT TakeOver: In Your House.
Karrion Kross was in the ring with William Regal and the NXT General Manager scolded The Herald Of Doomsday for daring to think he is the one who runs NXT. Kross snatched the microphone out of Regal's hands in anger and told the general manager he doesn't run anything and pointed out NXT has been out of control for a long time.
Kross then said he wasn't going anywhere until his four challengers came to the ring and had their asses kicked.
This brought Kyle O'Reilly, Johnny Gargano and Pete Dunne at regular intervals over the next few minutes and each got in some "sick burns" about their opponents.
Adam Cole then appeared on a video screen and he continued to antagonise Karrion Kross. The former Undisputed ERA leader wouldn't be involved in the upcoming brawl, though, he claimed.
Kyle O'Reilly climbed into the ring first and bitch slapped Karrion Kross. This led to a brawl with the four men at ringside and we had another segment of people trying to take down The Herald Of Doomsday before he appeared to stand tall.
Similar to a month ago, though, Kross was attacked from behind, this time by Adam Cole, and the former NXT Champion left Kross out for the count following a Superkick and Last Shot.
Adam Cole "Bay Bay" then ended the show standing tall with the NXT Championship in his grasp.