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Johnny Gargano survives – 3 Hits and 1 miss from WWE NXT 19 August 2020

Johnny Gargano faces off against Ridge Holland on NXT
Johnny Gargano faces off against Ridge Holland on NXT (WWE)

Johnny Gargano almost had a great fall on this week’s WWE NXT

Ridge Holland vs Johnny Gargano started off this week’s NXT in a brilliant match. The clash was for a place in the Ladder Match for the North American title.

Johnny Gargano survived a huge botch from Ridge Holland
Johnny Gargano and Ridge Holland on NXT (WWE)

However, it could have ended in horrible fashion for Gargano. The former WWE NXT Champion got it right in the end, and here are the hits and misses from this week’s show.

Misses

1) The main event

The main event of the evening was Velveteen Dream vs Finn Balor for a place in the Ladder match.

However, all hell broke loose as the other participants in that match interfered and that helped Dream win in the end.

Cameron Grimes kicks Johnny Gargano on NXT
Cameron Grimes kicks Johnny Gargano on NXT (WWE)

There was just too much going on in that time and it took away from what should have been a wonderful match between two of the best performers in WWE.

Hits

1) Gargano survives a great fall

As alluded earlier, Gargano was the victim of a horrific-looking botch where he landed on his neck/head.

There was a lot of concern for him after the move and there were genuine fears he had picked up a serious injury.

However, not only was he fine, but he also picked up the win over Holland. Gargano proved how strong he really is by even coming out in the main event and causing a ruckus.

2) McAfee can preach

Pat McAfee vs Adam Cole went up a gear after the former NFL star returned on NXT. This was his first appearance since kicking Cole in the head and he cut a mean promo.

Pat McAfee had a go at Adam Cole on NXT
Pat McAfee had a go at Adam Cole on NXT (WWE)

McAfee on the microphone was great to see and if he performs in a similar manner in the ring, we could be in for a brilliant match at TakeOver XXX.

The former NFL star might not have had a lot of training, but he seems capable of getting it right.

3) Gonzalez the X factor

Dakota Kai and Io Shirai will battle for the Women’s title but the X factor could be Raquel Gonzalez.

Raquel Gonzalez helped Dakota Kai destroy Io Shirai
Raquel Gonzalez helped Dakota Kai destroy Io Shirai (WWE)

She came out to destroy Shirai as the champion tried to take on Kai. Gonzalez is the beast to help Kai out and it will be interesting to see how Shirai deals with all this.

The champion is one of the best when it comes to taking on opponents in the ring. However, interference from Gonzalez could take the title out of Shirai’s hands.

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