Dante Chen def. Javier Bernal
Having a ringside fan distract Javier Bernal only to get removed by Hank Walker seemingly working security probably wasn’t in the gameplan for Dante Chen, but he was nevertheless quick to capitalize on the bizarre scene and earn his third straight victory on NXT Level Up.
“Big Body Javi,” the nickname that Bernal essentially gave himself and adorned on his jacket, caught his supposed friend by surprise by clocking him with a right hand to the jaw when Chen went for a handshake early in the bout.
After Bernal was distracted by the fan, however, he jumped back into the ring and right into a fist to the face from Chen. Moments later, Chen unloaded on his foe with an atomic drop, a boot to the jaw and a powerful double thrust strike for the three-count.
Ivy Nile def. Arianna Grace via Submission
It would be very difficult to make the argument that anyone other than Ivy Nile has been the most successful Superstar in the brief history of NXT Level Up.
Despite Arianna Grace basking in her own presence and taking the microphone to gloat about her recent win over Thea Hail on NXT 2.0, a completely indifferent Nile cut Grace’s address short and overwhelmed her opponent with some textbook mat-grappling and a wicked kick to the face for a two-count.
With chants of “Ivy” echoing through the NXT Arena, Grace got back on the attack and slammed her foe face-first into the canvas, but The Pitbull of Diamond Mine suddenly fought out of a suplex attempt and locked Grace in the Dragon Sleeper to force a quick tapout and improve to 8-0 on WWE’s newest brand.
Axiom def. Xyon Quinn
Going up against someone with the size and strength advantage of Xyon Quinn was nothing new for Axiom, who has claimed that he’s been dealing with bullies his whole life.
Quinn scoffed at the fans as well as his opponent from the second he stepped through the corner, and he backed up his arrogance by annihilating his high-flying foe with boot to the chin that sent Axiom flying out of the squared circle to the ringside floor.
The monstrous Quinn seemed to have the match in hand, but Axiom quickly caught fire, blitzing Quinn with a dropkick to the face, sending him throat-first into the top rope, landing a springboard clothesline and hitting the Gold Ratio (a thunderous kick to the jaw) to secure the win.