WWE NXT Results: Winners, News And Notes As The Diamond Mine Debuts
WWE NXT advertised the debut of The Diamond Mine, which was revealed as Roderick Strong, Tyler Rust and a third star who was not addressed on commentary. The trio was led by Malcolm Bivens.
Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly against handpicked opponents, with Cole taking on Carmelo Hayes while O’Reilly challenged Kushida. NXT also advertised Io Shirai and Zoey Stark vs. The Robert Stone Brand, an encore performance from Franky Monet.
Last week’s broadcast of WWE NXT with Samoa Joe’s return garnered 695,000 viewers.
WWE NXT Total YouTube Viewership Last Week: 4,103,468 (Up from 2,288,171 views)
Most-Viewed: Samoa Joe Chokes out Adam Cole (1,424,661 views)
Least-Viewed: Santos Escobar Vows to Regain NXT North American Title (44,619 views)
Median Viewership: 115,297 views
WWE NXT Results—Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Adam Cole def. Carmelo Hayes
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WWE NXT rookies are treated like young boys where they constantly lose out the gate. Unfortunately, in the culture of North American wrestling (especially in WWE), fans write off wrestlers who are slotted as losers.
Hayes sold the Panama Sunrise better than anybody has. If NXT continues to notice he’s this good at selling they might be incentivized to continue to have him lose.
The Way Calls Out Pete Dunne
Pete Dunne vs. Johnny Gargano could be a lot of fun, but the Dunne-Lorcan vs. Gargano-Theory tag team feels like overkill.
William Regal demanded The Way face Dunne and Oney Lorcan immediately, which created another potential scenario where Gargano was going to have to wrestle in his street clothes.
Lacey Stark and Io Shirai def. The Robert Stone Brand
Beth Phoenix hilariously pointed out that Robert Stone looked like he was wearing a training bra under his suit and he absolutely did.
The brawl during this segment was very well done as it came off as very wild and eccentric.
As hard as she worked, Io Shirai somehow didn’t break a single sweat.
Fans were excited to see Samoa Joe, but I must say it was quite jarring to see the intimidating big man desperately scream for security.
Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory vs. Pete Dunne and Oney Lorcan
Gargano and Theory did end up being able to wrestle in full gear, however they were still getting changed on their way to the ring.
Vic Joseph asked why Pete Dunne is “keeping Oney Lorcan around” and Wade Barrett took so much exception to it I thought he was going to come out of retirement just to slap Joseph upside the head.