NXT ON USA/GREAT AMERICAN BASH: July 8 preview

Posted on 7/08/120 by Bob Magee



NXT Champion Adam Cole faces North American Champion Keith
Lee in a Winner Take All Match

The stakes will be at an all-time high when NXT Champion
Adam Cole meets North American Champion Keith Lee in a
Winner Take All Match on Wednesday, July 8, as The Great
American Bash continues on NXT.

Already the longest-reigning NXT Champion ever, Cole can
perhaps solidify his claim as the black-and-gold brands
greatest champion if he defeats Lee. The list of opponents
toppled by The Panama City Playboy during his year-plus
reign reads like a whos who of NXT Superstardom: Johnny
Gargano, Finn Blor, Tommaso Ciampa, Matt Riddle and more.

But Lee may represent Coles biggest challenge literally
and figuratively.

The Limitless Superstar first had to overcome Gargano and
Blor in a daunting Triple Threat Match to retain his title
and get here. And as he has done so often, Lee took care of
business against the two former NXT Champions. Lees reign
has been among the most distinguished in the history of the
North American Title, including victories over Damian
Priest, Dominik Dijakovic and Cameron Grimes. A win over
Cole would launch Lees star to even greater heights.

Who will leave their mark as the first double champion in
NXT history?

Mia Yim takes on Candice LeRae in a Street Fight at The
Great American Bash

For weeks, tensions between Mia Yim and Candice LeRae have
escalated not only in the ring, but all around the WWE
Performance Center. Its only appropriate theyll look to
settle things in a Street Fight at The Great American Bash.

LeRae took aim at Yim as her first target since her
unleashing her new, unapologetic demeanor. Envious of the
opportunities The HBIC received at what LeRae said was her
expense, The Poison Pixie ridiculed Yim for dropping the
ball.

Yim added fuel to the fire when she eliminated LeRae from
the Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match for an opportunity to
challenge NXT Womens Champion Io Shirai.

Their mutual contempt reached a boiling point in a backstage
brawl, and it wasnt the first time theyve tussled behind
the curtain.

Now, with Street Fight rules where anything goes, what will
these two bitter rivals have in store for each other?

Drake Maverick and Breezango face Legado del Fantasma in a
Six-Man Tag Team Match

Drake Maverick has tried to step to NXT Cruiserweight
Champion Santos Escobar and Legado del Fantasma by himself
with a perilous result every time. Can he flip the script
now that he has some reinforcements on his side?

Maverick will link up with Breezango to take on Escobar,
Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza in a Six-Man Tag Team Match
this Wednesday night at The Great American Bash.

Despite being slammed through a table with an elevated
Phantom Driver the last time he confronted Legado del
Fantasma, Maverick did so again last week, and again, things
began to play out familiarly with the numbers game.

That all changed when Tyler Breeze & Fandango burst onto the
scene and cleared house.

Now that he has joined forces with Breezango and is longer
at a three-on-one disadvantage, can Maverick finally get
retribution against Escobar?

Isaiah Swerve Scott to face Johnny Gargano

After a heated confrontation, Isaiah Swerve Scott and
Johnny Gargano will look to settle their issue in the ring
this Wednesday night at NXTs Great American Bash.

Gargano was with wife Candice LeRae for a backstage
interview following her loss in last weeks Fatal 4-Way
Elimination Match, but the situation quickly devolved into a
pull-apart brawl between LeRae and Mia Yim, who are set for
a Street Fight.

Also present was Swerve, whose attempt to break up the
brouhaha was met with scorn from Gargano. Soon, the two men
were involved in their own dustup as well.

The veteran Johnny Wrestling will likely look to teach Scott
a thing or too, but he shouldnt discount his opponent.
After an impressive showing in the NXT Cruiserweight Title
Tournament, Swerve has been reeling off victories left and
right on 205 Live. Can he obtain what would be the biggest
feather in his cap with a win over Gargano?









































































































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