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Je’Von Evans Wins Battle Royal, To Challenge Trick Williams For NXT Title At NXT Heatwave

Je’Von Evans has earned a shot at the gold.

On the June 18 episode of WWE NXT, 25 superstars competed in a battle royal where the winner would earn a shot at NXT Champion Trick Williams at NXT Heatwave. TNA’s Joe Hendry and Frankie Kazarian made surprise appearances in the bout. WWE main roster stars Dragon Lee, Angel, Berto, Apollo Crews, and Tyler Bate also competed.

Shortly after the match started, Oro Mensah ran in and brawled with Ethan Page, and they fought to the back. The match came down to Frankie Kazarian, Dragon Lee, Shawn Spears, and Je’Von Evans. Evans eliminated Kazarian. Spears then eliminated Lee. Evans ultimately scored the win by eliminating Spears. WWE then confirmed that Evans would challenge Trick Williams for the title at NXT Heatwave.

Order Of Elimination

The order of elimination is as follows:

  • Joe Hendry (Eliminated by Frankie Kazarian)
  • Edris Enofe (Tony D’Angelo)
  • Eddy Thorpe (Shawn Spears)
  • Malik Blade (Damon Kemp)
  • Charlie Dempsey (Damon Kemp)
  • Damon Kemp (Frankie Kazarian)
  • Myles Borne (Frankie Kazarian)
  • Apollo Crews (Angel)
  • Joe Coffey (Dragon Lee)
  • Luca Crusifino (Josh Briggs)
  • Dante Chen (Ridge Holland)
  • Tavion Heights (Ridge Holland)
  • Berto (Lexis King)
  • Lexis King (Angel)
  • Angel (Tank Ledger)
  • Tank Ledger (Tyler Bate)
  • Tony D’Angelo (Nathan Frazer)
  • Nathan Frazer (Dragon Lee)
  • Ridge Holland (Dragon Lee/Tyler Bate)
  • Tyler Bate (Shawn Spears)
  • Frankie Kazarian (Je’Von Evans)
  • Dragon Lee (Shawn Spears)
  • Shawn Spears (Je’Von Evans)

Ethan Page Complicates Title Picture

Later in the show, Ethan Page confronted Je’Von Evans and noted that he was never eliminated from the battle royal. Evans agreed to face him, and they clashed in the main event. Page scored the win, and Shawn Spears attacked Evans after the bell. Trick Williams made the save, but Page and Spears ganged up on him.

Evans saved Williams, and NXT ended with all four men surrounding the NXT Championship.

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