NXT & CWC video highlights: Akira Tozawa vs. Jack Gallagher

July 18, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

NXT Video Highlights —

Hideo Itami vs. Mustafa Ali

Still without a TakeOver match after returning a couple weeks ago, Hideo Itami made quick work of Cruiserweight Classic competitor Mustafa Ali in his second televised match back from injury.

With the full TakeOver card announced, it would seem likely that Itami will wrestle on the TV taping before the main card this Saturday.

The NXT roster is ready to TakeOver New York City

A video aired with much of the NXT roster hyping their matches in Brooklyn and talking about how special New York City is.

Carmella, Liv Morgan & Nikki Glencross vs. Alexa Bliss, Many Rose & Daria Berenato

With Carmella and Alexa Bliss being called up to the main roster last month, they had their final televised match on NXT TV last night. And the match also featured some of the NXT women’s divisions new blood in Nikki Glencross, Mandy Rose, and Daria Berenato.

Ember Moon debuts this Saturday

Prior to her debut at TakeOver, the final vignette hyping Ember Moon’s arrival aired.

Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura sit down for an interview

With their main event NXT Championship match just days away, Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura sat down with Byron Saxton to talk about their rivalry.

Nakamura noted that this is his first big show main event in WWE, while Joe ranted about his frustrations with William Regal. The segment ended with security pulling Joe away.

Cruiserweight Classic Video Highlights —

Akira Tozawa vs. Jack Gallagher

The second round continued on last night’s episode of the CWC with one of the round’s most anticipated matches kicking off the show.

Akira Tozawa withstood Jack Gallagher targeting his leg and picked up the win with a deadlift German suplex. Tozawa advances to the next round to take on Gran Metalik.

Noam Dar vs. HoHo Lun

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Both Noam Dar and HoHo Lun entered this round with something to prove, and it was Dar who came out on top after submitting Lun with the kneebar. Dar will face either Zack Sabre Jr. or Drew Gulak in the next round.

Tony Nese vs. Brian Kendrick

In last night’s main event, Brian Kendrick continued his journey of redemption with a win over Tony Nese. Kendrick will hope to have similar success when he faces Kota Ibushi in the next round.

Akira Tozawa feels the effect of Jack Gallagher’s offense

Still selling the leg damage from earlier, Tozawa did an interview after the match. Tozawa said his experience in Dragon Gate has him prepared for Gran Metalik. And Tozawa was flattered at Daniel Bryan complimenting his German suplex.

Jack Gallagher quotes Ernest Hemingway

In typical Gallagher fashion, he summarized last night’s loss with an Ernest Hemingway quote.

Noam Dar wants Zack Sabre Jr.

Dar was asked who he wants to face in his next match. He noted his history with Zack Sabre Jr. and said he wants to face his friend in the next round.

HoHo Lun vows to shine again

Despite losing earlier, Lun said the experience was unbelievable and he vowed to come back again.

Brian Kendrick is ready for Kota Ibushi

After picking up a big win earlier, Kendrick said he was ready to move on to Ibushi and will enter that match with the mindset of victory.