WWE NXT: The Great American Bash – 1st July 2020 Result And Review
Preview: The Great American Bash returns on NXT! Highlighting the action is a clash between NXT’s present and its past as NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai faces WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Sasha Banks in a non-title match. Additionally, Dexter Lumis is sure to finally get his hands on Roderick Strong when they face off in NXT’s first-ever Strap Match, Mia Yim, Tegan Nox, Candice LeRae and Dakota Kai battle in a Fatal 4-Way Match to determine the No. 1 Contender to the NXT Women’s Title, and much more.
Match 1: Dakota Kai vs. Mia Yim vs. Candice LeRae vs. Tegan Nox – Fatal Four-Way Elimination match to determine the number one contender for the NXT Women’s Championship.
Bell ring, Each woman is looking forward to their first reign with the NXT Women’s title but looks like all of them want their hands on it. Every woman heading into this match has a reason to fight and out the shine. The last two women who stood in the ring were Kai and Nox, they fought live this was their last chance for the gold. Nox did win the match after delivering Shining Wizard kick to Kai.
Winner: Tegan Nox.
Match 2: Oney Lorcan vs. Timothy Thatcher.
Bell rings, Thatcher has shown some painful teachings in his matches in the past, but Oney Lorcan scared of it. Both men square up in what promises to be a hard-hitting match. Thatcher dismantled Lorcan’s right hand as he taps out.
Winner: Timothy Thatcher.
Match 3: Rhea Ripley vs. Aliyah and Robert Stone – Handicap match.
Bell rings, The Robert Stone Brand still needs the biggest client yet, or will Ripley crush them? The Nightmare faces Aliyah & Stone in a Handicap Match where Ripley must sign with Stone Brand if she loses. Ripley did display her power and strength and won the match via submission by holding both Aliyah and Stone in a double Boston Crab.
Winner: Rhea Ripley.
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Match 4: Roderick Strong vs. Dexter Lumis – Strap Match.
Bell rings, as Strong has been running away from Lumis for weeks so now will no longer be able to run from his fears. Their psychological warfare will escalate to brutality in the NXT’s first-ever Strap Match. Lumis did win the match by holding Strong in Kata Gatame submission.
Winner: Dexter Lumis.
In the ring, NXT Cruiserweight Champion El Hijo del Fantasma comes out and talks about building an empire in WWE, hearing this Drake Maverick come out but was given a beat down by the champions bodyguards. Seeing this Breezango out to the rescue. And six-men tag team match was set for next week.
Match 5: Io Shirai vs. Sasha Banks (with Bayley).
Bell rings, NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai has declared that NXT is her playground, the former member of the NXT brand will prove that it’s not. Shirai squares up against Sasha Banks in a non-title match. Shirai won the match with some help from her old friend Asuka, as she sprayed the green mist on Bank’s face.