NXT 2.0 notes: Santos Escobar returns, Rounds match on 8/9, Cora Jade declines Roxanne Perez’s challenge

Santos Escobar is back in NXT 2.0 and cost Tony D'Angelo another title match, Wes Lee & Trick Williams to run it back, Roxanne calls out Cora

The duo of Tony D’Angelo and Channing ‘Stacks’ Lorenzo challenged The Creed Brothers (Julius & Brutus Creed) for the NXT Tag Team Championships. D’Angelo and Lorenzo lost the match by way of the returning Santos Escobar who hit D’Angelo across the face with brass knuckles, costing him yet another title opportunity.

D’Angelo and Escobar agreed to meet one-on-one for the final time on August 9th.

Roxanne Perez issued a challenge to her former tag team partner Cora Jade for NXT Heatwave on August 16th. Jade declined the challenge and was then approached by NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose. Rose proposed that if Jade can take out Zoey Stark in their singles match next week, she can have Stark’s Women’s Title opportunity at Heatwave.

Scheduled for next week’s program is a Rounds match between Wes Lee and Trick Williams.

In the main event of the 8/2 show, Solo Sikoa bested Von Wagner in a Falls Count Anywhere match.

The reigning North American Champion Carmelo Hayes issued an open challenge and answering the call was Giovanni Vinci. As Vinci was walking to the ring, Nathan Frazer ran past him and took the title opportunity. Vinci ended up costing Frazer the match.

While Axiom was doing a backstage interview, he was targeted by Duke Hudson which eventually led to Hudson taking him out in the ring. When they had their sanctioned bout, Axiom scored a pin fall roll-up victory over Hudson.

On the August 9th show, Nikkita Lyons is taking on Kiana James.

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