WWE NXT Quick Recap (2/10/2021)

For those of you who want just the quick results and don't want the details of matches, this is a quick recap of tonight's show. There are spoilers for tonight's show below. The full results can be found right here. Tonight saw several Semifinals matches, setting up the upcoming Finals at the next TakeOver event (currently: Vengeance Day) on February 14th! Tonight featured several good tag matches that were paced well with fast endings and didn't run too long.


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WWE NXT Quick Recap for 2/10/2021

Matches Tonight: 5
  • In a Dusty Classic Semifinals match, MSK defeated Legado del Fantasma to advance to the Finals at this Sunday's TakeOver: Vengeance Day. The match was great, especially the latter half.
  • In a very exciting Women's Dusty Classic Semifinals match, Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart defeated The Way (Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell) to advance to the Finals. They will face the team of Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez. Very, very good tag match.
  • In a squash match, Xia Li defeated an unnamed opponent. After the match, she attacked her former friends Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter at the silent order of Tian Sha (the creepy Mortal Kombat/The Ring looking figure who sits up the ramp.)
  • Kushida defeated Austin Theory in a non-title match. Kushida won by DQ when Gargano attacked him. Lumis appeared from under the ring in a neat segment and helped Kushida take down The Way. Yet another watchable match tonight.
  • In a Dusty Classic Semifinals--and our main event--match, the Grizzled Young Veterans defeated Timothy Thatcher & Tommaso Ciampa to advance to the Dusty Classic Finals. They'll face MSK this Sunday at TakeOver: Vengeance Day for the Dusty Cup!
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • In a great segment, Regal confronted The Way and called Gargano out for faking a broken arm that didn't allow him to walk (yes, you read that right). Regal gave Gargano an ultimatum to forfeith the North American Championship, or let Theory defend it for him. Kushida showed up and attacked Gargano and Theory. During the attack, the "injury" suddenly healed as Gargano was able to try to fight back.
  • Cameron Grimes has been repackaged into some kind of Million Dollar Redneck gimmick, tossing cash and driving a sports car while telling Regal, Lumis and everyone to kiss his "grits." Bonus points if you're old enough to remember the waitress who said "well, kiss my grits!"
  • Karrion Kross destroyed Legadeo del Fantasma and warned Santos Escobar that time's up.
  • Io Shirai, Toni Storm and Mercedes Martinez all cut promos ahead of their triple-threat championship match this Sunday.
  • It's confirmed that Johnny Gargano will defend his North American Championship against Kushida at TakeOver this Sunday and Regal is determined that Gargano will not weasel his way out of the match.

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