NXT Recap: July 29th 2015

Another week, another stacked card for NXT, where tag team wrestling was the focus of the show. Three tag team bouts filled this show, demonstrating that this division in developmental is in a far better place going forward than on the main roster at the moment. The main event was the most pivotal of these contests, as the NXT Tag Team Championships were defended by Blake & Murphy against the Vaudevillains. The champs have held the titles since the start of the year, and with Alexa Bliss in their corner, would be determined to continue their lengthy reign against the manly pairing.

In the other two tag team battles, Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady are in action opposite The Mechanics Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder, and later on one of the newest alliances on the NXT roster, Jason Jordan & Chad Gable, look to build on their impressive first outing with a victory over Elias Sampson & Levis Valenzuela.

As for the remainder of the show, Kevin Owens competes in his first match at Full Sail University since losing the NXT Championship, as he is “challenged” by Martin Stone. Baron Corbin has another squash match on his hands against Jesse Sorensen, whilst Charlotte accepts the challenge of Dana Brooke from last week’s edition.

Quick Results

  • The Mechanics defeat Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady
  • Baron Corbin defeats Jesse Sorensen
  • Jason Jordan & Chad Gable defeat Elias Sampson & Levis Valenzuela
  • Charlotte defeats Dana Brooke
  • Kevin Owens defeats Martin Stone
  • NXT Tag Team Champions Blake & Murphy defeat The Vaudevillains

The Mechanics vs Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady

After missing out on the opportunity to challenge Blake & Murphy for the NXT Tag Team Championship a few weeks ago, Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady were forced to start from the ground up to earn another shot at the belts. However, the Mechanics of Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder have been becoming a more solid unit in the past couple of months, and definitely won’t be SAWFT as the Jersey tandem would like them to be.

Highlights

Great comedic moment when Big Cass confronts both Dawson and Wilder, whilst Enzo shouts taunts from behind his giant partner

Excellent hang time in the cross body from Enzo

Dawson and Wilder targeted the arm of Enzo effectively, including a Northern Lights Suplex onto that limb by Dawson

Big boot by Cass onto Wilder on the apron looked really realistic

Crowd Reaction

Great to see Cass get a strong crowd reaction when it’s usually preserved more for the plucky Enzo

The audience so loud in support of Enzo when under attack, and burst when the hot tag is finally made

Low Points

Not much wrong with this match at all, very solid encounter

Finish

The Mechanics combine with the Shatter Machine to pin Enzo.

Whenever Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady enter the arena for a match, the electricity in the crowd is tangible, and that is a quality many tag teams today lack. Whilst Enzo’s in-ring skills are still fairly limited, their charisma will shoot them to the top of WWE’s tag division one day. The Mechanics could easily find themselves there as well, as their work as a heel combination was impressive, as well as their Shatter Machine finisher which is visually fantastic.

Rating – 3/5

Baron Corbin

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