NXT Results – 7/15/20
NXT Results – 7/15/20
Full Sail University
Commentary Team: Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips & Beth Phoenix
Mauro Ranallo welcomes us to the show, then Alicia Taylor introduces the champ-champ!
Lee basks in the “Oh, Bask in his Glory” chant, then asks Taylor to introduce him again. The Limitless One says we’ve all been through pain and losses, and he knows it better than anyone. But there’s something special when he stands there in the ring, with those belts. He stands there not just as North American champion, but also NXT champion. He’s celebrated, but now he’s back in reality. He knows there’s a locker room of people who want the same opportunity he managed to earn. He didn’t do this on his own, he’s not a self-made man… there’s no such thing. He has to acknowledge that Tim Brooks (his trainer who died a couple weeks ago) was there for him. The NXT Universe was there for him.
He’s celebrating not just for himself, but for the WWE and NXT Universes. And there’s a man backstage he’s celebrating for… his frenemy Dominik Dijakovic. The champ-champ calls out Dijak for a talk. The supposed Raw call-up congratulates him and says it’s about him, so what does Keith have to say. Lee puts over how important Dijak was to his rise, so he talked to General Manager William Regal and he wants offer the first shot at both his belts to Dijakovic. And he wants to do it tonight!
Dijak hesitates, and Lee tells him to just say “yes”. The crowd chants, so he eventually does
DAMIAN PRIEST VS CAMERON GRIMES:
Grimes charges and runs right into a big boot, Priest with Muay Thai Knees, Leaping Back Elbow, Running Spinkick, Grimes with a Flying Forearm takes Priest off the apron, Baseball Slide, Slingshot Complete Shot for a 2 count, Dropkick for a 2 count, Priest with the bell clap, cavalcade of crushing kicks, Shotei, Grimes blocks the Chokeslam, but Priest catches him with a Forearm then a Razor’s Edge on the apron, back in, Grimes ducks the Tornado Kick, O’Connor Roll for a 2 count, Priest with the Lifting Complete Shot for a near fall, Reckoning countered into a Small Package for a near fall, Grimes hits The Collision Course for a near fall, Priest avoids the Cave-In and hits a Northern Tornado Kick then finishes Grimes with a Draping variation of The Reckoning for the win
WINNER: DAMIAN PRIEST
The Archer of Infamy shouts out Dijakovic & Lee, saying he’ll have his eyes on who comes out as champ-champ
Thatch as Thatch Can” lesson Timothy Thatcher explains that a tap is education, and making your opponent cry in pain is sheer satisfaction – just ask Oney Lorcan
SHOTZI BLACKHEART VS INDI HARTWELL:
Now this is interesting as Indi is a former tag team partner of Tessa Blanchard
Shotzi with a Victory Roll for a 2 count, Indi with a Draping Dropkick to the back, Indi with a Back Elbow for a 2 count, Sidewalk Slam for a 2 count, Surfboard Stretch, Shotzi fights out, Inverted Slingblade, Rolling Elbow, Switchblade Kick, Draping Senton, RObert Stone comes down, Shotzi with a Step-Up Knee followed by a DDT, up top, but Stone has the ref distracted as Aliyah shoves Shotzi off the top & Indi connects with a Mafia Kick for the win
WINNER: INDI HARTWELL
McKenzie Mitchell talks to Tegan Nox. Even though Nox believes Io Shirai is the best wrestler in the world, Tegan thinks tonight is her night.
Phillips kicks it to a video of Legado del Fantasma. Santos Escobar toasts Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde for their first win as a trio. They celebrate the end of Drake Maverick, who only has a job because he cried online. Mendoza & Wilde say not to forget Breezango, who mocked lucha libre. They talk up their background and one another, saying they’ll tear down the cruiserweight division to build it back up.
NXT & North American Championship
DOMINIK DIJAKOVIC VS KEITH LEE:
Dijak with a Overhand Chop, Lee answers with Grizzly Magnum, up to the second, Dijak looks for the kill, but Lee escapes Feast Your Eyes, Lee blocks Time to Fly, he hits the Pounce to send Dijak to the floor, he tries it on the floor, but Dijak evades, Lee stops himself before he hits the plexiglass, back in the ring, Dijak with a Sidewalk Slam for a 2 count, Rolling Lariat countered into a Draping Spinning Complete Shot for a near fall, he sets Dijak up top, Dijak fights Lee off & hits a Blockbuster for a near fall, Cyclone Kill for a near fall, up to the second, elbow pad off, but Lee catches him with Grizzly Magnum, Thrust Spinebuster then finishes Dijak with The Big Bang Catastrophe to retain
WINNER & STILL NXT & NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPION: KEITH LEE
Lee celebrates and goes to help his frenemy up when the lights go down and a spotlight hits the stage. Scarlett slowly walks to the ring. She throws the broken hourglass in the ring, and picks up a handful of the sand that was in it and drops it as Keith smiles. She walks off and smiles from the stage as the champ-champ glares at her.
McKenzie Mitchell is talking to Dijakovic about the match when Karrion Kross steps to him. After a staredown, Kross manhandles him with an Exploder Suplex backstage and walks away with “Tick Tock”.
TIMOTHY THATCHER VS DENZEL DEJOURNETTE:
Thatch grabs the arm and takes Denzel down, Denzel grabs the ehad, but Thatch picks the leg, Denzel tries to kick him off, but Thatch turns a Half Crab into the Dreaded Heel Hook and Denzel taps out
WINNER: TIMOTHY THATCHER
Thatch reapplies the hold, but Oney Lorcan charges the ring to break the hold & drives Thatcher back
We hear about Rhea Ripley’s plans to move on from Robert Stone and re-enter the Women’s title picture.
We see Stone earlier talking to faceless interviewer guy. Killian Dain walks up and Stone tries to make peace with the big man. Aliyah runs in with one of Dexter’s caricatures, and Stone is upset because he doesn’t even own a suit like that. Dain grabs the picture and demands Stone get him a match with Lumis next week.
Ranallo runs down next week’s card, which does feature Lumis vs. Dain, as well as Kross vs. Dijakovic.
NXT Women’s Championship
TEGAN NOX VS IO SHIRAI:
Nox with a pair of flash pins for 2 counts, Io blocks the Penalty Kick from the apron and sends Nox face first into the apron, Io with a Diving Crossbody, but Nox counters into a Bridging Fallaway Slam for a 2 count, Io with a Slingshot Shinkansen Knee Attack for a 2 count, Io goes after the fingers, Nox with a rollup for a 2 count, Nox with an Oklahoma Roll for a 2 count, Io with a Handstand Double Knee Drop for a 2 count, Nox with a Headbutt, but walks into a Flapjack, Io into a cover for a near fall, Nox avoids the Slinshot Double Stomp, Io sends Nox into the steps, Shinkansen Knee Attack avoided & Io hits the steps hard, back in the ring, Io hits the Butterfly Backbreaker, Nox with a flash pin for a near fall, Io with a Bridging German Suplex for a 2 count, up top, but Nox ties her to the Tree of Woe, Shoryuken followed by a Cannonboar, but Io grabs the rope, another Cannonboar, up top, Diving Crossbody connects for a near fall, Lady Kane gets a near fall, Io with a German Suplex into the turnbuckle, Shinkansen Knee Attack, Tiger Feint Kick, up top, Missile Dropkick gets a near fall, Nox with a Superkick to the knee, Sit-Out Gourdbuster, up top, Molly Go Round gets a near fall, she looks for the kill, but Io counters the Shiniest Wizard with the Shotei, up top & hits The Moonsault to retain
WINNER & STILL NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPION: IO SHIRAI
Io celebrates on the ramp, she turns around & gets blasted by a Yakuza Kick from Dakota Kai. Kai stands over the downed Champ as the show ends