WWE NXT Results: Winners, News And Notes On June 8, 2021
WWE NXT’s go-home show for NXT TakeOver: In Your House advertised the return of Poppy, Ember Moon vs. Dakota Kai, Isiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Killian Dain and Austin Theory vs. Oney Lorcan.
Last week’s broadcast of WWE NXT was down considerably with 668,000 viewers.
June 1, 2021—668,000
May 25, 2021—698,000
May 18, 2021—700,000
May 11, 2021—697,000
May 4, 2021—761,000
April 27, 2021—744,000
WWE NXT—Key Competition
WWE NXT Total YouTube Viewership Last Week: 1,731,178 (Down from 2,435,104 views)
Most-Viewed: Adam Cole Comes Face-to-Face with Karrion Kross (384,311 views)
Least-Viewed: Franky Monet’s Debut (70,491 views)
Median Viewership: 116,072 views
WWE NXT Results—Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Oney Lorcan def. Austin Theory
WWE NXT has done nothing to make you want to care about Oney Lorcan, and Austin Theory is presented as a meatball comedy character who almost never wins, so though these two worked hard, the built-in insignificance of this match made it tough to really enjoy.
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Pete Dunne and Johnny Gargano brawling on the outside was probably done so this match had star power by proximity.
Isiah “Swerve” Scott def. Killian Dain
Santos Escobar is slowly starting to turn into a comedic character, which would be such a mistake if he went all the way in that direction.
NXT is really taking its time telling this story of Drake Maverick holding Killian Dain back. With Alexander Wolfe out of the picture, I wonder where they go with this.
Swerve Scott and Hit Row are a great heel act, but Swerve’s offense is just too pretty to hate.
I love Swerve Scott’s new finisher because it can come out of nowhere and be done to anybody, even a big man like Killian Dain.
Mercedes Martinez def. Local Competitor
Mercedes Martinez was attacked before her match yet still insisted on them ringing the bell and won her match. She’s officially tougher than Hangman Adam Page and Kevin Owens, who each recently lost matches after being attacked beforehand.
Cameron Grimes vs. LA Knight for Million Dollar Championship in a Ladder Match Announced
Both LA Knight and Cameron Grimes participated in MTV Cribs segments which made me think they let LA Knight write this segment.
WWE is building up this battle of oneupsmanship like Cameron Grimes and LA Knight are eventually going to be a strange bedfellow tag team.
Apparently, in order to qualify for a shot at the Million Dollar Championship, one must lose to Jake Atlas.
Grizzled Young Veterans def. August Grey and Ikemen Jiro
Ikemen Jiro might be the first wrestler I’ve ever seen who insists in wrestling in his jacket and it’s awesome.
This match just made me want to see moreof Ikemen Jiro.
Candice LeRae Calls Out Poppy
Candice went from telling Indi Hartwell that InDex is not a thing to saying “everyone knows InDex is a thing!” when she had a reason to call her out.
Given how dark and creepy her music is, Poppy and Dexter Lumis actually seem like a better fit.
This was a great rollout for Io Shirai’s return. NXT really used Poppy well throughout this show and even dropped her album during the broadcast. I don’t know who her publicist is, but that person deserves a raise.
Ember Moon def. Dakota Kai by Disqualification
Dakota Kai was moving 1,000 miles per hour in this match and looked great.
This match started with enough time to make it at least 20 minutes, and given how predictable the winner was going to be, a match this long may not be ideal for viewership.
This was a very good match between two very good wrestlers, but I can’t speak highly enough of Dakota Kai’s performance in this one.
Karrion Kross and Fatal 5-Way Participants Face Off
This show went long as the faceoff started at the 7 pm hour.
I was pleased to see another “Gas Station Weasel” reference made by Kyle O’Reilly.
Karrion Kross got the elusive honor of being able to call another WWE Superstar a “mark.”
Kross ran wild and suplexed everything in sight, which was awesome, but Adam Cole came off as the biggest star of the five.