This week’s NXT 2.0 had the final two first-round matches of the inaugural NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament. The two matches had Lash Legend taking on Tatum Paxley while Roxanne Perez challenged Kiana James.
Lash Legend defeated Tatum Paxley
In the first match, Legend took on Paxley and the two had a solid fight between them. In the final moments of the match, Paxley hit a suplex before delivering a standing corkscrew splash. She gripped her knee during this which was a focal point from Legend throughout the match.
Paxley attempted a second electric chair of the match but Legend countered out of it with a pump kick to get the pin and the victory. Legend advances to the semi-finals.
You can view Legend’s words after the match below.
Roxanne Perez defeated Kiana James
The second match between Roxanne Perez and Kiana James was a well-paced match that witnessed the first look at the latter’s new gimmick. Formerly known briefly by her real-name Kayla Inlay, has only shown off her new look a couple of times on NXT: Level Up.
The final moments of the match had Perez and James exchanging strikes. Perez hit a Thesz Press on her opponent and a Russian leg sweep for a near fall. James hits a side slam on Perez to get a near fall of her own. Perez gets in a Code Rok in the corner of the ring to end the match with a pinfall.
Perez will face Legend in the semi-finals. The other semi-finals match determined last week is Nikkita Lyons vs. Fallon Henley.
After the match, Perez was seen celebrating backstage. She was joined by her real-life best friend Cora Jade who urged her to try out for NXT. They were interrupted by Elektra Lopez who said Perez won’t beat Legend in the semi-finals. She declares that she will be facing Alba Fyre next week.
The updated brackets appear as follows –
Other notable women’s moments of the night include an introduction promo for Thea Hail. Hail is an 18-yo talent who recently made her WWE debut on NXT: Level Up. Still searching for her first win, she will be soon making her debut on NXT 2.0.
Her promo can be viewed below showing that before she officially gets her NXT career moving she has to graduate high school still and balance her future college education. She graduates next week.
Last week, Mandy Rose mocked Indi Hartwell’s recent troubles by rubbing it in her face. Hartwell cut a promo on this week’s show saying that she is solo for the first time in her career. No tag team partner, no life partner. Just her. She gets a non-title match against Rose next week!
Toxic Attraction is seen backstage where Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin are watching the video from last week where Kayden Carter & Katana Chance made a bold statement on becoming tag champs. The NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose joined Jayne & Dolin and commented on Indi Hartwell’s message to her. The trio claim they are not getting enough respect.
NXT: Level Up – May 20
- Ivy Nile vs. Yulisa Leon
NXT 2.0 – May 24
- Elektra Lopez vs. Alba Fyre
- Mandy Rose vs. Indi Hartwell
- NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Continues
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