Sep 23, 2017

NXT Live In Bethlehem

NXT Live
Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA
The WWE developmental brand has been the hottest thing in professional wrestling for a few years now.  They performed to a sellout crowd at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem tonight, and I was fortunate enough to be in attendance.  Here are the results of the show:

Tag Team MatchThe Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) defeated Riddick Moss and Tino Sabbatelli

Singles MatchLars Sullivan defeated Oney Lorcan

Tag Team MatchPeyton Royce and Billie Kay defeated Dakota Kai and Liv Morgan

Singles MatchRoderick Strong defeated Hideo Itami

6-Man Tag Team Match

Sanity (Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe and Killian Dain) defeated The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)

Singles MatchJohnny Gargano defeated Raul Mendoza
(Mendoza was given a ton of support by the fans throughout the match, which was acknowledged after the match)

Singles MatchKairi Sane defeated Sonya Deville
(today is Kairi's 29th birthday, and the fans chanted Happy Birthday to her)

NXT Championship MatchDrew McIntyre defeated Andrade "Cien" Almas to retain the title.
(After the match, The Undisputed Era ran to the ring to attack McIntyre.  Sanity, The Street Profits, Johnny Gargano and Oney Lorcan ran out to the ring to fight them off and to celebrate with McIntyre to close out the show).

Here are some photos from the show:
The Street ProfitsAngelo Dawkins and Montez Ford

Peyton Royce and Billie Kay

Hideo Itami (the former Kenta in ROH)

Hideo Itami (the former Kenta in ROH)

Roderick Strong vs Hideo Itami - a match that could have easily headlined an ROH show ten years ago.

The Undisputed Era: Kyle O'Reilly, Adam Cole and Bobby Fish

Johnny Gargano

Johnny Gargano with what looks like a modified Lion Tamer on Raul Mendoza

Raul Mendoza was very impressive and had fans chanting for him throughout the match, which is a bit unusual since he was wrestling arguably the most popular star on the roster.

Kairi Sane wrestled tonight on her 29th birthday

Kairi Sane getting ready to drop the elbow on Sonya Deville

After the main event match, The Undisputed Era hit the ring to attack Drew McIntyre

The Street ProfitsJohnny Gargano and Oney Lorcan came to the ring to assist Drew McIntyre.  As The Undisputed Era made their escape, they ran into Sanity at the top of the entrance ramp.