NXT Results – 8/26/20
NXT Results – 8/26/20
Full Sail University
Commentary Team: Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett & Beth Phoenix
Scarlett sings a sling-wearing NXT champion to the ring. She takes the belt from Karrion Kross and hands him a microphone. He told us, again and again, that he’d become champ. And he warned us that on his way there, everyone would suffer. He made good on his word at TakeOver: XXX when he ripped the belt from Keith Lee’s carcass. But in war, there are casualties. He knows there’s no way they’ll let him defend the title in his condition. His pain fuels him, but he’s a realist. With that, he lays the belt down in the ring. Scarlett puts the hourglass next to it.
Kross says this changes nothing. Doomsday is still coming. Tick tock. Scarlett turns over the hourglass as they leave the ring.
Wade Barrett joins Vic & Beth for commentary tonight, Mauro is still in Canada with his family to the best of my knowledge
NXT Tag Team Championship
BREEZANGO VS IMPERIUM:
Breezango take it to the Champs before the bell rings, Imperium with a Northern European Uppercut/Lariat combo on Dango for a 2 count, Aichner with a Spinebuster for a 2 count, Breeze with a Supermodel Kick to Aichner, Barthel with a European Uppercut, Half-Hatch Suplex, up to the second, but Breeze hits The Beauty Shot, but only gets a near fall, Unprettier blocked, Breezango with the Fashion Faux Pas then follow with The Last Dance, Aichner pulls Breeze to the floor, Dango with a Tope con Hilo Barthel with European Uppercut then Aichner drops him with a German Suplex on the floor, Aichner with a Finlay Roll followed by a Moonsault from the second rope for a near fall, Spinebuster/Penalty Kick combo then Barthel follows with an Air Raid Crash for a near fall, Imperium go for the Knee/Baseball Slide combo, but Dango avoids it & Barthel hits Aichner, Imprium go for The European Bomb, but Breeze blocks and hits a pair of Supermodel Kicks, Dango up top & hits a Double Last Dance into a cover on Aichner to win the NXT Tag Titles
WINNERS & NEW NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: BREEZANGO
McKenzie Mitchell catches new North American champion Damian Priest as he enters the building. The Archer of Infamy says the party is still going on. Timothy Thatcher walks up, and says Priest is already a disgrace to the title. He should get the first shot to show him what a real skilled technician can do. The champ laughs it off and walks off.
We see Triple H, William Regal, Matt Bloom and Shawn Michaels meeting in a conference room about the NXT title situation
JAKE ATLAS VS TOMMASO CIAMPA:
Ciampa with a Headbutt to Atlas, sadistic stomps, Willow’s Bell & into a cover to pick up a quick win
WINNER: TOMMASO CIAMPA
Ciampa isn’t done is continuing to beat the shit out of Atlas, he sends him into the steps, ground and pound refs call him off Atlas, Ciampa with a Runnign Knee, Decavitator with Atlas under the ring, they bring a stretcher in for Atlas, he’s still not done & hits a Willow’s Bell off the stretcher to the floor & after that attack it’s safe to say The Psycho Killer is back
Video package with LeRae talking about her friendship with Tegan Nox. She’s always had Tegan’s back, but she’s not sure Nox has had hers. She’s on the right path now, and Tegan can join her, but she’s done looking out for anyone but herself. If she doesn’t want to do things The Gargano Way that Nox should just stay out of her way. C’est la vie
Mitchell asks Bronson Reed how he feels about Thatcher calling his shot at the NA title. He starts to talk about his win over Priest when he’s interrupted by a returning Austin Theory. Theory says he finds Reed’s pursuit of glory inspiring, and he thinks if he keeps it up, he might be a champ by the time he’s 55. Reed slaps him for the comment.
Robert Stone & Aliyah stroll down the ramp. Stone says he’s not sending Martinez out here, and her comes Shotzi Blackheart to run him over with a tank… again. (Sticks & stones may break my bones, but tanks can never hurt me) She’ll take Mercedes spot.
MIA YIM VS SHOTZI BLACKHEART:
Shotzi with a Double Legdrop, Hurricanarana for a 2 count, Yim with a Leg Scissors into a pin for a 2 count, Yim stacks Shotzi up for a 2 count, Football Kick, Bow & Arrow, but Shotzi turns it into a pin for a 2 count, Inverted Slingblade, Rolling Elbow, Switchblade Kick, Backdrop Driver for a 2 count, Yim with a Release Dragon Suplex, Yakuza Kick, Shotzi avoids the Missile Dropkick, Standing Senton, up top, wolf claw primed & The Senton Bomb connects for the win
WINNER: SHOTZI BLACKHEART
Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez are interviewed. They’re not worried about their tag match tonight because they’re an actual team. Io Shirai has something Rhea Ripley wants, and she should still be #1 contender anyway
The General Manager heads out to the ring. He puts over Kross, then reveals that they’ve decided to have a 4Way on next week’s special Tuesday edition of NXT to crown a new champ. All former champs – Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Finn Balor and Adam Cole. That’s not all… it will also be a 60 minute Iron Man match!
NXT Cruiserweight Championship
ISAIAH ‘SWERVE’ SCOTT VS SANTOS ESCOBAR:
Swerve with a Suplex for a 2 count, Gory Special turned into a Backslide for a 2 count, he looks for The Key to Swerve City, but Escobar goes to the floor, Swerve follows, but Escobar launches him into the plexiglass, Snake Eyes on the steps, he sends Swerve back in for a 2 count, Escobar with a Running Meteora for a 2 count, Swerve goes for a Hurricanrana off the ropes, but Escobar counters into a Sit-Out Powerbomb for a near fall, Escobar spits right in Swerve’s face, Swerve with a Penalty Kick form the apron, Fosbury Flop, Barrel Roll Complete Shot gets a near fall, Wilde distracts the ref, Mendoza grabs Swerve’s leg, Escobar with a Superkick for a near fall, Breezango fight off Wilde & Mendoza, Swerve with a Running Knee for a near fall, Deadlift German Suplex for a near fall, House Call connects, but only gets a near fall, Calamity Trigger connects, but Escobar grabs the rope, he slides to the floor & dons a Lucha mask & delivers a Headbutt & has knocked out Swerve to retain
WINNER & STILL NXT CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION: SANTOS ESCOBAR
It appears Escobar used a loaded mask
Johnny Gargano gets a promo. Last week he thought his career might be over, but that would leave his promise of a new NXT unfulfilled. Next Tuesday, he gets another chance in the Fatal 4Way Iron Man
The Prince rises. The four cornerstones of NXT go at it, and when it’s done, we’ll know he’s not a cornerstone. He’s the centerpiece. He’s gonna give the marketing department, the network, and the guy watching on the internet what they want
KYLE O’REILLY W/Undisputed ERA VS DRAKE MAVERICK:
Drake avoids Ax, he sends KOR to the floor, up top, Somersault Senton wipes out Fish & Roddy, Drake with a Bulldog then a Senton, Drake tries the Acid Drop, but KOR counters into The Achilles Lock then turns it into the dreaded Heel Hook & Drake taps out
WINNER: KYLE O’REILLY
ERA continues to put the boots to Drake, KOR tries to call them off, but they’re not listening, Fish grabs a chair, Killian Dain makes the save & drives ERA off, Drake thanks Dain & gets a Lariat for his trouble
Adam Cole gets a chance to talk next week’s Iron Man. He says it will feature the Mt. Rushmore of NXT, and now that he put Pat McAfee in his rearview, he’s ready to win the belt a second time.
IO SHIRAI & RHEA RIPLEY VS DAKOTA KAI & RAQUEL GONZALEZ:
Rhea with a Cravat Knees to Kai, Kai & Raquel flip Rhea to the floor, Raquel sends Rhea hard into the turnbuckle, Kai with a rollup for a 2 count, Io with a Flapjack on Kai, she uses Kai’s feet to take down Raquel, Bullet Train to Raquel, Tiger Feint Kick to Kai then a Springboard Missile Dropkick for a near fall, Kai witha Scorpion Kick, Cut-Throat Lungblower countered into a Kamigoye then a Deadlift German Suplex, but Raquel makes the save, Kair & Raquel with a Pumpk Kick/Powerslam combo for a near fall, Mercedes drags Rhea off the apron and sends her face into the steps, Raquel with a Tour of the Islands for a near fall, Kai goes for a Yakuza Kick, Rhea shoves Io out of the way, Raquel with a Mafia Kick then finishes Rhea with a One-Arm Powerbomb for the win
WINNERS: DAKOTA KAI & RAQUEL GONZALEZ