It is not hard to be a thorn in the side of The Undisputed Era, and that is what the mysterious Dexter Lumis has become. In recent weeks, he has stalked them and even got involved in a tag team match where he was able to handle NXT Champion Adam Cole. Now, he is firmly on their radar and Roderick Strong will be the first man to face him, but would a victory here will put Lumis on the road to a title shot at NXT Takeover: In Your House?
Roderick Strong Can’t Figure Out His Opponent
Dexter Lumis as usual would not make the first move in the match, practically giving up his arm to Roderick Strong. Lumis would be able to counter out into an armbar of his own, with Strong being able to slip out into a side headlock. Regaining control of the arm, Lumis would be forced away with a rope break. Already frustrated, Strong would head to the outside of the ring before squaring up with Lumis again. Lumis would show more excellent technical ability, able to prevent the takedown from Strong before taking him down with a headlock takeover. Strong would once again head to the outside before coming into the ring to be hit with a flurry of strikes, followed by a scoop slam and a huge legdrop.
The calculated offense of Lumis would be interrupted by Strong who finally unloaded some strikes, finally showing signs of control over Lumis before being taken down again with a Running Bulldog. They would brawl on the outside, and Strong would use his surroundings perfectly as he would deliver a backbreaker onto the edge of the ring. Back in the ring, Strong would hit some stiff strikes including some running elbows before hitting a more traditional backbreaker. Applying an abdominal stretch, Lumis would show no sign of pain, with Strong being freaked out by the unyielding stare of Lumis. This caused Strong to let his hold go, instead going back to his hard strikes, with an Olympic Slam not far behind for a near fall.
Dexter Lumis Might Be Unstoppable
Once again shutting down the offense of Strong after countering a second Olympic Slam, before hitting a Lou Thez press and raining down punches. This would be followed by a huge back body drop, and a slingshot suplex for a near fall. Strong would once again try to chip away at Lumis with hard chops, but despite the chest becoming red, Lumis didn’t seem bothered by this. A big spinebuster would put Strong into the mat, but some quick thinking from Strong would allow him to get the quick pinfall with a rollup like maneuver.
Following this loss, Lumis would attack Strong on the outside causing Adam Cole & Bobby Fish to make their way down to make the save. Velveteen Dream would make his way to the ringside to help Lumis out. He would focus on Adam Cole, showing he isn’t quite done with him yet.
This is just the start of Dexter Lumis facing The Undisputed Era, and it showed that being crafty can beat him, but punishing him does not work. Will Lumis be able to avenge this loss? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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