Edris Enofé & Malik Blade def. Bronco Nima & Lucien Price
Though each scuffled in their early days as singles competitors, Edris Enofé and Malik Blade have seen their careers skyrocket ever since joining forces as a tag team.
In their most recent bout on NXT Level Up, however, they needed to be on their toes against towering newcomers Bronco Nima and Lucien Price, former gridiron stars who used their size and strength advantage. Nima’s power was on display when he clocked Blade with a boot to the face, backed him into the corner and unloaded with several menacing strikes.
The highflying duo regained control when Blade made a diving tag to Enofé, who soared off the top turnbuckle to land the Enofé Elbow on Price. Moments later, Enofé and Blade teamed up to level Price with the Climax, and Blade scored the pinfall.
Kiana James def. Amari Miller
Sporting a giant handbag – which the announcers presumed was full of her advanced analytical charts – Kiana James scoffed at Amari Miller at the opening bell and mocked her by feigning to wipe tears when she scored the first takedown.
Miller, who cites SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan as one of her inspirations, taunted her opponent right back by blowing her kisses, then let her in-ring skills do the talking when she blasted James with a nasty spinning roundhouse kick and planted her face-first into the mat.
When Miller hoisted James above her head, however, James grabbed hold of the top rope to free herself, hit a back elbow to the jaw and dropped Miller with the decisive facebuster.
Nathan Frazer def. Ikemen Jiro
Highflying Nathan Frazer clashed with Ikemen Jiro in his inaugural voyage to NXT Level Up, and the WWE Universe is probably hoping it won’t be his last.
In a fast-paced bout with Ikemen Jiro, who entered the bout with a 4-0 record in singles matches on WWE’s newest brand, Frazer brought the NXT Arena to a fever pitch by overwhelming “The Originator of Style Strong” with his speed and a picture-perfect springboard dropkick from the top rope.
Frazer, who took Gunther to the limit in a title bout when The Ring General was in the middle of his 870-day reign as NXT UK Champion, shook off a series of Jacket Punches from Jiro and secured the win with a breathtaking corkscrew. After the match, Frazer offered a handshake, and Jiro accepted and hugged the victor before giving the ring to Frazer as NXT Level Up concluded.