AEW & NXT Recap: Faction Warfare Is Too Sweet

The OC

Welcome to a new installment of our wrestling recap.We're going to talk results & storylines from the two warring wrestling shows: AEW and NXT. Find out what happened this week, including details on The OC's invasion of NXT, and Cody putting his championship future on the line.

Let's start with NXT. Here are this week's match results:

  • Pete Dunne vs. Damian Priest - Winner: Pete Dunne
  • Taynara vs. Santana Garrett - Winner: Taynara
  • Shayna Baszler w/ Shafir & Duke vs. Dakota Kai - Winner: Shayna Baszler
  • Angel Garza vs. Tony Neese - Winner: Angel Garza (Winner becomes #1 Contender for the Cruiserweight Championship)
  • Dominic Dijakovic vs. Isiah Scott - Winner: Dominic Dijakovic
  • Ciampa, Lee, & Riddle vs. The OC: Ended In a No Contest

The major highlight this week was the emergence of The OC (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, & Karl Anderson) on NXT. After the upstarts of the black & yellow brand invaded both Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown over the last week, the Styles led faction decided to fight back. It was interesting for a few reasons: First of all, it's the first MAJOR instance of "main roster" talent coming down to NXT to interact with the formerly developmental brand and roster. Also, it set up the storylines for Survivor Series in an even more interesting way, really emphasizing that faction warfare. And lastly, it set up a possible alliance between AJ Styles & Finn Balor, both of whom led the Japanese stable, The Bullet Club (which The OC is an offshoot of). This is really exciting for fans that have been dying to see the four guys finally capitalize on that major potential. Check out a clip below:

 
Cody

Here are the results for AEW Dynamite this week:

  • PAC vs. Trent? - Winner: PAC
  • Dark Order vs. Private Party - Winner: Private Party
  • Jamie Hayter & Emi Sakura vs. Shanna & AEW Women’s Champion Riho- Winner: Jamie Hayter & Emi Sakura
  • Brandon Cutler vs. Shawn Spears - Winner: Shawn Spears
  • Adam Page & Kenny Omega vs. AEW World Champion Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara - Winner: AEW World Champion Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara

The major story coming out of this episode is the fact that Cody declared something major for the future of his career: If he loses his upcoming match against Chris Jericho for the AEW World title, then he'll never challenge for the belt again. This is going to increase the drama for sure in what's already been an exciting feud. Check out that clip below:

 
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