Tonight’s episode of NXT 2.0 was the go-home show for the Heatwave special on USA Network next week. Multiple additions were made to the card including Santos Escobar versus Tony D’Angelo in a Street Fight. If D’Angelo wins, Santos must leave NXT 2.0, but if Santos wins, Legado Del Fantasma (Escobar, Cruz Del Toro, Joaquin Wilde & Elektra Lopez) is free from the D’Angelo Family.
It is official that at Heatwave, Carmelo Hayes will be defending his North American Championship against Giovanni Vinci.
The 8/16 Heatwave program will also see former NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Cora Jade and Roxanne Perez clash in a singles match.
Coming off his win over Von Wagner in a Falls Count Anywhere bout, Solo Sikoa was informed by a doctor that he has a sprained PCL and will be out 4-6 weeks.
An alliance between Lash Legend and Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson) was formed. Legend stood in unison with the duo after she ambushed Fallon Henley, who was ringside with NXT UK Tag Team Champions Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen.
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Zoey Stark and Nikkita Lyons are teaming up in the WWE Women’s Tag Team Title tournament. WWE aired a backstage interview with Lyons and Stark promoting their appearance in the tourney.
In the main event of the 8/9 NXT 2.0, Stark picked up a win over Cora Jade as she heads to Heatwave to challenge Mandy Rose for the NXT Women’s Championship.
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There was a British Rounds match on tonight’s program that saw Wes Lee beat Trick Williams 2-1.
Apollo Crews went one-on-one with Roderick Strong and got the win over the Diamond Mine leader.