NXT Inquest for 7/3/19 (Strong vs Breeze)

We begin the latest edition of NXT Inquest with Aliyah and Vanessa Bourne in tow but will feature a main event between Tyler Breeze and Roderick Strong. The show starts off with a singles match between Yim and Aliyah.

Mia Yim vs. Aliyah

This match has a few weeks of build behind it. There has been a ton of criticism that Aliyah and Bourne have given towards Yim. Yim was open about her upbringing and the challenge that they were better than the HBIC. Fans are clearly behind Yim as the two women lock up in the middle of the ring or so we think as Aliyah avoids the lock up and take down. Aliyah screams that Yim doesn’t deserve the praise. With Aliyah on the ground Yim, drives into her, but then is wiped out by the Torontonian. Aliyah attempts to get the better of Yim who has an answer for her attack.

A kick to the back of Yim is what gives Aliyah the advantage. Yim then locks in a tarantula. Aliyah regains the advantage and is working on Yim. A rear chin lock on Yim turns into a submission attempt on the lower back of Yim. Aliyah attempts a couple of errant strikes but misses opening it up for Yim to regain control. Yim hits a belly to belly on Aliyah and is hit with a tope suicide on both Aliyah and Bourne. Back in the ring, Yim hits a fallaway slam. She gets Aliyah with a protect ya neck finisher and a pin for a three count and the win.

Winner: Mia Yim

After the match, Yim takes Vanessa Bourne and whips her into the steel steps. At the top of the rampway, Yim eyes the commentary area and comes up and delivers a message that she is coming for Shayna’s title and to whoop that a**.

We then get a replay of what took place after the steel cage match between Io Shirai and Shayna Baszler and how Candice LaRae tried to help her in the process. After the match, Shirai attacks LaRae and beat her with a chair repeatedly and a suplex on a steel chair. William Regal attempts to give an update on LaRae and doesn’t have much to share as the Forgotten Sons interrupt the interview with Cathy Kelly. Regal tells them that they can’t get an NXT tag team title match. Regal said that Burch and Lorcan will get a tag team title match against the Street Profits.

Cole shows up at the Gargano’s bakery that belongs to Johnny’s father. He picks up four pizzas and drops it off at the local training facility he trained in. Cole shared with them that Johnny Gargano is full of crap because when he showed up to the school to give them some false sense of hope that won’t ever happen to them. Cole then starts by reminding to leave the school, the city and to seek a new hero.

KUSHIDA vs. Jeff Parker

Parker had no build as he faced KUSHIDA in this matchup. When the two locked up, KUSHIDA worked him down to the ground and then used a handspring elbow to wipe out his opponent. He then locks in his hammerlock with his arm and legs it’s rather unique. KUSHIDA then locks in a sakamata lock to make his opponent tap out.

Winner via submission: KUSHIDA

Breeze is interviewed backstage about how everyone in the Undisputed Era wants to talk about them and that this was his home long before it was them. Up next is Isaiah Scott facing Cameron Grimes. We then see a Killian Dain vignette as he returns to NXT.

NXT Breakout Tournament

Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott vs. Cameron Grimes

Before the match, Scott shares his confidence going into this tournament. We then get Cameron Grimes shares how he can say that he’s the best wrestler in the world and that this is the biggest opportunity of his life. He is a former trainee under Matt and Jeff Hardy. The two lock up with both men trying up in the middle of the ring. Scott counters Grimes early in the middle of the ring while maintaining control early on. Grimes tries to follow up, but Scott counters him quickly. Swerve hits a back elbow to a seated Grimes on the mat and tried to cover him, but only for a count of two. Grimes drives a knee on Scott and tries to wear on him working him down in the middle of the ring.

With Grimes having an advantage, the fans attempt to get behind Scott, but only for Grimes to regain control. Grimes with a rear chin lock and tries to tie him up as well. Scott then catches a standing hurricanrana on Grimes who was on, the top rope. The two attempt to go at each other. Swerve then climbs into the ring and hits a flatliner. He covers him, but only for a count of two. Scott is on the top rope and leaps over Grimes and gets caught with a powerbomb and a pin, but only for a count of two. Grimes hits an array of kicks and then hits a reverse tope outside the ring. Scott then hits a knee strike on Grimes. Grimes then hits a double stomp on Scott off the rope and covers him for a count of three.

Winner: Cameron Grimes

Bianca Belair vs. ??

Belair didn’t show her opponent any respect and then just starts to beat her down from one end of the ring to the other. Bianca then screams to her opponent to get up and she drives her shoulder into the corner on her opponent. Belair is doing squats with her challenger pressed up in the air. Her opponent tries a hurricanrana but was caught with two powerbombs and a snake eyes in the corner. Belair hits her finisher and walks away with a three count and the victory.

Winner: Bianca Belair

We see Roderick Strong warming up backstage in preparation for his match against Tyler Breeze in the main event of the evening.

Matt Riddle is shown training using his array of MMA skills and his preparation in the gym. We then told that next week the Street Profits will defend their NXT Tag team championships against Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch.

Roderick Strong vs. Tyler Breeze

Strong makes his way out to the ring first and is then followed by Breeze. Tyler awaits the bell to ring as he and Strong are set to lock up. After the bell signals, the two men use a collar and elbow tie up. Strong gains the advantage of attempting a Boston crab only for Breeze to counter, but that is momentary. Strong regains control and ties up Breeze with a side headlock, but Breeze regains control and hits a swinging neckbreaker. Breeze is distracted and Strong blasts him with a kick. Strong then attempts a wrecking ball dropkick, but Breeze avoids it outside the ring.

Strong Breeze
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Breeze drives Strongs head on the steel steps but is then drives Tyler spine first into the steel steps and then the barricade. Breeze is favoring his back as Strong is relentless with his attack on the NXT OG. Breeze attempts to mount an attack, but Strong hits him with a solid dropkick to the head of Tyler. Strong locks in a bow and arrow like submission wrenching on the chin of Breeze in the process. Breeze avoids the attack by Strong and then hits him with an enziguiri. Breeze then hits a forearm smash the ring apron. Tyler then drives a forearm on Strong and then hits a backstabber variation of his own. Breeze then attempts a suplex on Strong who counters and then hits him with a kick.

While seated on the top rope, Strong and Breeze exchange strikes. Breeze drives punches on Strong who then hits a superplex on Breeze. Strong makes the over, but only for a count of two. Breeze then attempts to push off Strong to recover. Tyler ends up on the outside apron, but is caught with a fireman’s carry, but then hits a superkick, but not like he would have hoped. Both men are slow moving and Breeze attempts an unprettier, but the two exchanges fists in the middle of the ring until Tyler hits another enziguiri. Tyler attempts to climb the top rope until all of the remaining members of the Undisputed Era get involved. A distracted Breeze is hit with a suplex backbreaker and a three count for the win.

Winner: Roderick Strong.