NXT 2.0 Archives

NXT 2.0 Recap 9/20: Ilja Dragunov Has Arrived In America
Since NXT UK was essentially absorbed by NXT 2.0 weeks ago, we've seen several European stars make their way to the United States to make a name for themselves  One notably absent star was recent NXT UK Champion, "The Mad Czar" Ilja Dragunov  Well, that's an issue no more as Dragunov made his presence felt on last night's NXT 2.0,[...]
NXT 2.0 RIP: It Appears NXT Will Be Evolving Yet Again Very Soon
Last night marked one full year since WWE's NXT developmental brand big farewell to the familiar black and gold color scheme, and with it, a reliable spot for quality wrestling and instead welcomed in the NXT 2.0 relaunch, complete with a loud rainbow-splattered look and a focus on silly gimmicks and lousy comedy  Well, just one[...]
NXT 2.0 Preview 9/13: A Tag Team Title Match Inside A Steel Cage
 So how will NXT 2.0 celebrate its first anniversary?  How do a couple of Championship matches and a Cage Match sound? Pretty Deadly will defend the Tag Team Titles against The Creed Brothers inside a Steel Cage tonight on NXT 2.0, courtesy of WWE. After unifying the NXT UK and NXT Tag Team Titles, Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly will face a[...]
NXT 2.0 Recap 9/6: Worlds Have Collided, Now What?
 NXT: Worlds Collide gave us solid matches top to bottom and indeed collided the worlds of NXT 2.0 and the now extinct NXT UK, leaving us with Unified Tag Team Champions (Pretty Deadly), a Unified Women's Champion (Mandy Rose), and a Unified Heavyweight Champion (Bron Breakker)  So what now?  NXT 2.0 answered that question while hitting the ground[...]
NXT 2.0 Recap 8/30: WWE Stars Invade Ahead Of World Collide
This Sunday night's NXT Worlds Collide event on Peacock was built on the promise of the NXT UK brand facing the stars of NXT 2.0, in some cases unifying the corresponding titles from the two brands  But something we weren't anticipating was that the stars of Raw and SmackDown would get involved with the event and as it turns out[...]
NXT 2.0 Preview 8/30: A Six-Man Tag Match Before Worlds Collide
Worlds are set to collide both literally and titularly this Sunday night on Peacock when NXT Worlds Collide gets underway and the rosters of NXT UK and NXT 2.0 do battle for NXT supremacy  This year's event is especially interesting as it will serve as a swan song of sorts for the NXT UK brand, which will be restructured into NXT Europe[...]
NXT 2.0 Recap 8/23: Things Just Got Very Interesting For Next Week
 Between the announcement of a 2023 evolution into NXT Europe and the debut of numerous NXT UK stars on NXT 2.0 over the past couple of months, it would appear that Triple H and his team are high on bringing these stars to the United States and seeing if they can make a name for themselves with a wider[...]
NXT 2.0 Recap 8/9: A New Challenger For The North American Title
Many wrestlers from the black & gold era of NXT that survived the transition over to the rainbow-splattered era of NXT 2.0 have found themselves in either an entirely new position or as an entirely new character  One talent who has survived the brand's evolution and come out of the other side relatively unscathed, if not even[...]
NXT 2.0 Preview 8/9: Yet Another Tony D & Escobar Confrontation...
 These are all intriguing developments as Triple H continues to remold the WWE empire in his vision, but one show where the difference hasn't quite been as evident yet is in The Game's former brainchild, NXT 2.0  Could that change tonight now that we're starting to see a footing take hold on the other big two[...]
NXT 2.0 Recap 8/2: We Have New NXT Women's Tag Team Champions
 Unlike the main roster, NXT was quick to act in finding a new team to hold the belts and last night on NXT 2.0 they held a Four-Way Match to name the new champs. We have new NXT Women's Tag Team Champions after a Four-Way battle last night on NXT 2.0, courtesy of WWE. This week's NXT 2.0 opened with[...]
NXT 2.0 Preview 7/26: Is It Time To Play "The Game" Again?
 With Triple H now the chief mastermind behind all of WWE, what does this mean for his initial creation, NXT?  Will the rainbow-splashed neon nightmare begin to wash away to reveal the original black and gold underneath?  Will the asinine characters, goofy gimmicks, and silly backstage skits wash away with it to go back to a[...]
NXT 2.0 Recap 7/19: A Returning Star Wins The Women's Battle Royal
 On this week's NXT 2.0 there was a 20-woman Battle Royal to determine who would be next in line to challenge Rose for her title and a surprising entrant came away with the win. The 20-Woman Battle Royal headlined this week's NXT 2.0, courtesy of WWE. 20-Woman Battle Royal To Determine The Number One Contender The best women[...]
NXT 2.0 Preview 7/19: A 20-Woman Battle Royal For A Title Shot
Everything looked set and ready last week on NXT 2.0 for Roxanne Perez to become the first woman in nearly a year to finally defeat Mandy Rose for the NXT Women's Championship  That is until Perez was betrayed by her best friend Cora Jade, who just so happens to be the co-holder of the NXT Women's Tag Team titles with her[...]
NXT 2.0 Recap 7/12: A Surprising Heel Turn In The Main Event
To quote Caddyshack's Carl Spackler, young NXT 2.0 star Roxanne Perez has been on a real Cinderella story of a run since her debut in the brand only a short time ago  In her small sample size, she has impressed everyone by winning the inaugural NXT Women's Breakout Tournament and followed that up by winning the NXT Women's Tag[...]
NXT 2.0 Preview 7/12: Roxanne Perez Will Cash In Against Mandy Rose
Former indies star Roxanne Perez has hit the ground running since debuting in NXT 2.0 only a short time ago  So far, she has won the inaugural NXT Women's Breakout Tournament and along with her friend Cora Jade, won the NXT Women's Tag Team titles  Now tonight, she's looking to climb the tallest mountain in NXT when she will cash in[...]
NXT Great American Bash Recap: Who Escaped With The NXT Title?
In the NXT 2.0 era, the brand doesn't get too many "Premium Live Events" on Peacock or the WWE Network With the NXT TakeOver days seemingly long behind us, now we have these regular weekly episodes on steroids with a special throwback name and everything  That brings us to last night's NXT Great American Bash on the[...]
NXT Great American Bash Preview: Breakker vs Grimes For The Title!
 Did Grimes tap into something that will allow him to capture the brand's biggest prize at NXT Great American Bash?  Let's see what WWE.com says. Cameron Grimes isn't looking for sympathy after losing the North American Title, he's ready to get back in his rocket and shoot straight for the moon by challenging Bron Breakker for the[...]
NXT 2.0 Recap 6/28: They Actually Killed A Guy Off!
 And then there was last night's episode of NXT 2.0. NXT Champion Bron Breakker found out how dangerous Cameron Grimes can be on last night's NXT 2.0, courtesy of WWE. First, let's cover some of the action that went down on last night's NXT 2.0 on the USA Network. Cora Jade & Roxanne Perez defeated Kayden Carter & Katana Chance to become the Number[...]
NXT 2.0 Preview 6/28: The Women's Tag #1 Contenders Will Be Decided
The youthful duo of Cora Jade and her buddy, the inaugural NXT Women's Breakout Tournament Champion Roxanne Perez, have proven to be a pretty legit team in the NXT 2.0 Women's Tag Team Division as of late  They decided to make it official last week when they demanded a shot at Toxic Attraction's titles, but they were instead cut off[...]
NXT 2.0 Preview 6/21: Tony D Looks To Win His First Title In NXT
 Along with facing and defeating some of the best in the brand, he also established himself as "The Don" of NXT 2.0 by defeating Santos Escobar and Legado del Fantasma, leading to his absorbing them into his "family"  Now, Tony D has his sights set on gold and is looking to gain his first title since arriving in NXT tonight[...]
NXT 2.0 Recap 6/14: Did The Creeds Survive Their 1st Title Defense?
 Let's see what else went down on this week's episode of NXT 2.0 on the USA Network! Were The Creed Brothers successful in their first title defense? Courtesy of WWE. The Creed Brothers vs Edris Enofé & Malik Blade – NXT Tag Team Championship The Creed Brothers vs Edris Enofé & Malik Blade for the NXT Tag Team titles on[...]
NXT 2.0 Preview 6/14: The Creed Brothers' First Title Defense
 That was until the brothers immediately accepted the challenge of Edris Enofé and Malik Blade for their first title defense on this week's NXT 2.0 on the USA Network, a move that sent Strong into a rage as he criticized the Champions for giving a shot to anyone  Can the Creeds get back in Strong's good[...]
NXT 2.0 Recap 6/7: A WWE Raw Star Returns To NXT For A Fresh Start
 Did that man present himself on this week's NXT 2.0 on the USA Network?  Let's take a look. A Raw star and former NXT star returned to the brand on last night's NXT 2.0, courtesy of WWE. We kick things off with the new NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes hitting the ring with Trick Williams at his side[...]
NXT 2.0 Preview 6/7: The NXT Women's Breakout Tournament Finals
This past Saturday night saw NXT hold a Premium Live Event on Peacock in the form of NXT In Your House and with that in the rearview mirror now, tonight on NXT 2.0 on the USA Network, we'll get our first taste of where the brand and its Champions are heading next  While NXT Champion Bron Breakker and NXT Women's Champion Mandy Rose were[...]
NXT In Your House Preview: What's On Tap For Tonight's Peacock Event
In the NXT 2.0 era, it appears opportunities for the brand to get its own Premium Live Event on Peacock are few and far between  Well, tonight is one of those opportunities and we're getting NXT In Your House tonight at 8 pm on Peacock  Will the brand put on an attention-grabbing show that we became accustomed[...]
NXT 2.0 Recap 5/31: The Last Stop On The Road To In Your House
 Oh well, I guess they just had so much great stuff on the card for this week's NXT 2.0 that they couldn't fit it in, right?  Right? Will North American Champion Cameron Grimes be ready to defend his title this weekend after his match on this week's NXT 2.0? Courtesy of WWE. We open with Diamond Mine backstage as[...]
NXT 2.0 Preview 5/31: Women's Tournament Champion Will Be Crowned
Over the past few weeks, NXT 2.0 has featured matches from the inaugural NXT Women's Breakout Tournament where the brand's best up and coming women have competed to be crowned the first-ever tournament Champion and earn a title shot of their choice out of the whopping two titles on the brand that they can choose between[...]
NXT 2.0 Recap 5/24: Joe Gacy Keeps Getting In Bron Breakker's Head
 But before that, he had to face a disgruntled Duke Hudson looking to make a statement on this week's NXT 2.0  Did Breakker make it through Hudson to focus on Gacy, or did the situation get more complicated than the Champ imagined?  Let's take a look. Joe Gacy turned up the heat on Bron Breakker on this week's[...]
NXT 2.0 Preview 5/24: Both Champions In Singles Action Tonight
 And such is the case on tonight's episode of NXT 2.0 on the USA Network when both Champions will be in action against a couple of plucky young stars looking to make a name for themselves. Bron Breakker vs Duke Hudson on NXT 2.0, courtesy of WWE. Duke Hudson took umbrage with Bron Breakker last week when the[...]