For a third week in a row, the NXT Breakout Tournament yielded two breakout performances from debuting Superstars. This week, speed demon Jordan Myles overcame a hard-edged onslaught by dangerous martial artist-turned-Superstar Boa to advance to the Semifinals, and, for the most part, Myles did it with a smile on his face.

The self-described “Athletic Anime Hero” kept his buoyancy at the outset of the match, while he bounced around Boa with an evasive backflip that preceded a sharp dropkick, but his sunny demeanor turned overcast once Boa started wedging knee strikes into Myles’ ribcage. The Chinese Superstar rattled his more-experienced opponent with Muay Thai techniques and an axe kick that nearly left a hole in Myles’ chest, but he began to show signs of frustration after being unable to put Myles down for the count.

That’s when Myles found his next gear and a smile returned to his face. The Texas native retaliated with a rapid-fire campaign of kicks and unleashed a “Destructo Disc” spinning clothesline in the corner before scoring the pin off a dazzling 450 Splash that he calls “The Midnight Star.”

With the threat of Boa now behind him, Myles looks ahead to battling Mexico’s Angel Garza in the next round.
Article source: WWE.com

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