NXT Results – 7/29/20

 

 

 

 

 

 

NXT Results – 7/29/20
Orlando, Florida
Full Sail University
Commentary Team: Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips & Beth Phoenix

We start with a montage that covers Keith Lee’s relationship with Dominik Dijakovic, and what Karrion Kross did to Dijakovic last week set to the old “The End is Here” theme that they’ve used for several shows over the years most notably InVasion and Armageddon

IO SHIRAI & TEGAN NOX VS DAKOTA KAI & CANDICE LERAE:

Kai jumps Io before she could make it out, Nox makes the save & Candice is out too

Candice with a Double Wrist pin for a 2 count, Basement Forearm for a 2 count, ground and pound, Kai takes Io’s legs out, but Io with Muay Thai Knees, Tiger Feint Dodge then a Basement Dropkick, Kai with a Point-Blank Superkick for a 2 count, Candice with a Football Kick for a 2 count, Kai with a Snapmare for a 2 count, Snap Suplex for a 2 count, Io with a Lotus Lock, but Candice makes the save, Pump Kick to Nox, Candice sends Nox into the steps, Nox with a Headbutt to Candice, Io with a Shotei then a Springboard Dropkick on Kai for a near fall, Release German Suplex, up top, but Kai cuts her off, Io ties Kai to the Tree of Woe, Double Stomp connects for a near fall, Kai tags Candice and rolls to the floor, Io with a Tiger Feint Kick then a Missile Dropkick, Bullet Train then a Plancha wipes out Kai, Shiniest Wizard to Candice & Io finishes Candice with The Moonsault for the win

WINNERS: IO SHIRAI & TEGAN NOX

Kai leaves Candice to fend for herself

Video package on Adam Cole’s meltdown on the Pat McAfee Show

JOHNNY GARGANO VS RODERICK STRONG:

They both go for their signature submissions, but they each have a counter for it, Gargano with a Double Underhook Crossface then turns it into a pin for a 2 count, Arm Wringer into Divorce Court on the floor, Roddy with a Backbreaker then lights up Gargano with Chops, Standing Gourdbuster, Death by Roderick blocked, One Final Beat countered into a Cradle Backbreaker for a 2 count, Roddy sets Gargano up top, but he blocks & hits a Diving Complete Shot for a near fall, Roddy ducks the Rolling Kick, Gargano counters the Olympic Slam into the Garga-No-Escape, Roddy turns it into a pin for a near fall, Strong Hold, but Roddy isn’t able to hold it due to the damage to the arm, Death by Roderick countered into a Hurricanrana, Superkick, Roddy goes to the floor, Headscissors into the plexiglass then sends Roddy into barricade, back in & finishes Roddy with One Final Beat for the win

WINNER: JOHNNY GARGANO

McKenzie Mitchell interviews Dakota Kai, asking her about leaving Candice in the ring after the loss. She says she’s not a team player any more, and she’s tired of having to jump through hoops for a title shot. In comes a bleach blonde Rhea Ripley, who says Dakota isn’t next for Io – she’ll have to go through her first. Kai says she’s going to go talk to General Manager William Regal about doing just that. The Nightmare looks forward to it

Mitchell is interviewing Timothy Thatcher. Finn Balor and Dexter Lumis are going to get lessons in Thatch is Thatch Can Wrestling tonight. He says last week Balor talked about pushes, but the only push he knows is when he pushes his shoulder into Finn’s knee. And Lumis has a thousand yard stare, but if he thinks he’s a tortured artist, wait until he gets in the ring with him. We see Dexter standing in the corner as Thatcher walks off, and McKenzie looks scared.

Adam Cole, Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish are walking backstage, trying to figure out why they’re on a losing streak. Kyle O’Reilly comes into the picture, and tells them to remember who they are – the guys who run this brand and change the business. Cole says he’s right and they follow KOR out of the picture.

SHOTZI BLACKHEART VS MERCEDES MARTINEZ W/ROBERT STONE & ALIYAH:

Mercedes with a Face Eraser on the apron, ground and pound, Bull Run countered into a Small Pacakge for a near fall, Step-Up Enzugiri, John Woo Dropkick, Sunset Flip out of the corner for a 2 count, Inverted Slingblade, Rolling Elbow, Switchblade Kick, Imploding Senton for a 2 count, Mercedes with a Spinebuster for a near fall, Mercedes blocks the Shiranui, Forearms, Spider German Suplex, then finishes Shotzi with an Air Raid Crash for the win

WINNER: MERCEDES MARTINEZ

Hype video for Ridge Holland (Luke Menzies) who will be here next week and says he’s coming for the North American title

Keith Lee says that Dijak’s a grown man and will be fine. Then he turns his attention to someone who thinks the sound of sand is a sound of a clock. He’s tired of Karrion Kross’ bullshit, so he’s calling him out.

Instead, he gets Cameron Grimes. Grimes says Keith gave away the North American title before he could take it, but he needs to be worried about him taking the NXT title. When he gets to the apron, Lee turns around and slams him into the ring. While that’s happening, Scarlett makes her way to the stage. Grimes uses that opportunity to go for a Cave-In, but Keith catches him for a Spirit Bomb. He turns his attention back to Scarlett, and Kross appears on the Titantron.

Karrion asks what kind of a man stands by and watches his friend get tortured. He’s here to give Lee 2 different choices: The easy way – give him his NXT title shot, or the hard way – and you don’t want to even know what that is because everyone suffers. Tick Tock. The champ tells him to name the time and place and he will “whip that ass”.

IMPERIUM VS EVER-RISE:

Aichner Spinebusters Parker into Martel, Stereo Dropkicks, Spinebuster/Penalty Kick combo then they finish Parker with The European Bomb for the win

WINNERS: IMPERIUM

Barthel gets a mic, but before he can get more than a few words out, Undisputed ERA storm the ring. All four men put the boots to Aichner & Barthel, Superkick to Barthel then Total Elimination to Aichner and leave Imperium laying while Cole reminds the cameras this is their NXT & they are far from done

Bronson Reed gets a video package building off his big win last week. He puts over how important his wife’s support is to his career. He doesn’t care who else is in the North American title Ladder Match. No one has his size or his fighting spirit. Shawn Michaels once made the boyhood dream come true. At TakeOver: XXX, he makes the Thicc Boi dream come true.

The GM sent in a response regarding the Kross/Lee situation. He wants to remind both men he will not be bullied into making title matches. Those are still earned around here.

ISAIAH ‘SWERVE’ SCOTT VS JAKE ATLAS:

Swerve with a Crucifix Pin for a near fall, Atlas with a Springboard Blockbuster for a near fall, Atlas with a Headlock Driver for a near fall, Swerve with a rollup into a German Suplex then a Barrel Roll Complete Shot for a near fall, Space Jam blocked, they both battle up top, Atlas with an Avalanche Twisting Samoan Drop gets a near fall, back up, Swerve blocks the Rainbow DDT, Superkick sends Atlas to the floor, House Call on the floor, back in then finishes Atlas with The JML Driver for the win

WINNER: ISAIAH ‘SWERVE’ SCOTT

McKenzie asks Damian Priest about his spot in next week’s Triple Threat, and she informs him he’s competing against Oney Lorcan and Ridge Holland. He knows not to underestimate Lorcan, and he doesn’t know much about Holland but he seems legit. It doesn’t matter, there won’t be an upset next week. Then it’s smooth sailing to TakeOver where his reign of infamy begins.

We learn there will be a #1 contender’s match between Dakota Kai and Rhea Ripley next week. The winner gets Io Shirai at TakeOver. reDRagon challenge Imperium for the Tag titles next week

DEXTER LUMIS VS TIMOTHY THATCHER VS PRINCE BALOR:

Thatch & Balor go at it while Lumis watches before nailing both of them with Uppercuts, Tope con Hilo they evade, but he lands on his feet, Backdrop Driver on Balor for a 2 count, Balor goes after Lumis’ ankle, Thatch with a Belly to Belly Suplex for a 2 count, Kimura, he releases when he sees Balor, Lumis with a Stungun on Thatch, Balor up top, but Thatch shoves him off, Thatch deflects a Dropkick, Balor with a Small Package on Thatch for a 2 count, Thatch with Ultimate Knees, Elbow Drop for a 2 count, LUmis with a Bulldog on Thatch, Balor with a Pele on Lumis, Final Cut on Thatch, Slingblade to Lumis, Thatch posts Balor, Heel Hook from the floor, but Lumis breaks the hold, Spinebuster on Thatch, Thatch fights out of the Sambo Suplex, Dragon Screw on Balor, Thatch blocks the Butterfly Suplex and hits the Sambo Suplex, Silence is on, but Balor breaks it with Coup de Grace, Thatch breaks the pin, Ankle Lock & grapevines the leg, but Lumis is there & grabs Thatch in The Silence & Thatcher passes out

WINNER: DEXTER LUMIS

Lumis advances to the ladder match at TakeOver XXX