Wednesday, January 29, 2020

NXT Results - January 29, 2020

Tonight's WWE NXT episode opens up with highlights from last Wednesday's episode and Saturday's WWE Worlds Collide event.


We also get a plug for the finals of the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, featuring comments from the late WWE Hall of Famer himself.

- We're live on the USA Network from the NXT Arena at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida as Mauro Ranallo welcomes us. He's joined by Nigel McGuinness and WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix. Mauro mentions Beth's Royal Rumble return and we go to the ring.

Finn Balor vs. Trent Seven

Finn Balor makes his way out first for tonight's opener. NXT UK Superstar Trent Seven is out next. We see video of Balor attacking Seven in the parking lot on Tuesday night, warning he and Tyler Bate to stay out of his business after Bate saved Johnny Gargano from a backstage attack at Worlds Collide on Saturday night.

Seven goes to enter the ring but Balor immediately kicks him to the floor. Balor unloads as fans go wild. Balor comes back in the ring as fans cheer. The referee talks to Balor as Seven recovers on the outside. Seven comes in and tosses his towel as the bell rings but Balor goes right to work on him. Balor beats Seven back down and stomps away.

Fans try to rally for Seven but Balor dominates him. Balor with another dropkick through the ropes, sending Seven into the barrier. The referee counts as Balor sends Seven into the apron and then the barrier. Balor with a chop and more offense before bringing it back in. Balor keeps Seven grounded in the middle of the ring now. Seven fights out and chops Balor but Balor drops him and nails a double stomp for a close 2 count. Balor keeps control and slams Seven, then drops an elbow for another close pin attempt. Balor goes for 1916 but Seven rolls him up with a small package out of nowhere for a close 2 count.

Balor comes back with more chops and nails a Slingblade to bring Seven down. Balor works on Seven's neck while he's down and the referee warns him. Balor drops Seven with another big shot to keep control. We go to commercial with Seven in pain on the mat.

Back from the break and Seven is mounting offense. Seven avoids a back-drop and drops Balor with a DDT. Fans rally for Seven now as he takes Balor to the corners. Seven runs into double boots but comes right back with a snap back suplex. Seven with a big back-fist and a lariat for a close 2 count. Seven sends Balor out and then nails a suicide dive, sending Balor into the barrier for a big pop.

Seven brings it back into the ring and goes to the top, still clutching his throat. Balor knocks Seven from the top to the mat. Balor sends Seven face-first into the turnbuckles, then nails the dropkick back into the turnbuckles. Balor goes to the top for a Coup de Grace and he nails it. Balor follows up with the 1916 DDT for the pin to win.

Winner: Finn Balor

After the match, Balor stands tall as his music hits. We go to replays. Balor stares at the camera to send a warning to Johnny Gargano ahead of their "Takeover: Portland" match.

- Cathy Kelley is backstage with Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne. They're both confident about winning the 2020 Dusty Classic finals tonight.

- The announcers Dakota Kai vs. Tegan Nox and we get a video for the match. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and we get some sort of teaser. The numbers could indicate something for 5/2/20, which could be May 2, 2020. The numbers were shown inside flaming circles with two more empty flaming circles that were sort of blue.

Shotzi Blackheart (with her tank) vs. Deonna Purrazzo

They lock up and Deonna with a hammer lock and wrist lock and arm bar. Shotzi with an arm drag and she slides under Deonna's clothesline and hits an enzuigiri. Deonna blocks an arm drag and hits a Divorce Court. Deonna with a snap mare and leg drops to the arm. Deonna with a knee drop to the arm. Deonna with a short arm clothesline and she hits a second one for a near fall. Deonna gets another near fall. Shotzi with a chin breaker followed by a swinging neck breaker. Blackheart floats over when Deonna charges into the corner. Shotzi with a splash and bulldog followed by a knee and rolling elbow. Shotzi with a kick for a near fall. Deonna with a bicycle kick and Shotzi with a Codebreaker and she goes up top.

Shotzi with a back senton for the three count.

Winner: Shotzi Blackheart

After the match, Blackheart celebrates as her music hits

- We take a look back at last week's North American Championship Match. We go to commercial.

- Back from the break and we see highlights from WWE Worlds Collide.

In the Arena:

We go to the ring and out comes new NXT North American Champion Keith Lee to a big pop. Fans start chanting his name after the music stops.

Keith says greetings and salutations and then he introduces himself as your limitless NXT North American champion. Keith says he wants to paint the picture for you. He told four men which title he was deciding to take first. With this on his shoulder, not only is he a moment maker, not only is he the game changer, but he is also a prophecy ender. Next on his agenda . . .

Damian Priest interrupts and makes his way to the ring.

Priest tells Keith he doesn't know if he knows this about him, but he really likes taking things. That could be a group of women, or a priceless possession. He usually gets what he wants and he wants that title. All he needs to know is how is Keith going to give it to him.

Dominik Dijakovic makes his way to the ring.

Dominik tells Keith they have been through some battles and if anyone deserves that championship it is Keith. Keith agrees. Dominik says if anyone is going to be the first to challenge him, it will not be bootleg Marilyn Manson, it will be him. Keith says he will leave them to their debate. Dominik grabs Keith and Damian grabs Dominik. Priest with a forearm to Dominik.

Dominik Dijakovic vs. Damian Priest

Priest with an Irish wihp and splash. Dominik with an Irish whip and elbow. Dijakovic with a back breaker and a twisting splash from the ropes for a near fall. Priest with a kick and a crucifix bomb on the apron.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Dijakovic with an elbow and he gets Priest up for a suplex throw into the ropes. Priest stops the chokebreaker and Priest boxes the ears and hits a forearm followed by a clothesline. Priest with a flatliner for a near fall. Priest blocks Feast Your Eyes but Dijakovic with a choke bomb for a near fall. Priest goes to the floor and Dijakovic goes to the apron. Dijakovic with an Asai Moonsault. Priest is sent into the ring and Priest grabs Dijakovic by the throat on a springboard move and hits a choke slam for a near fall. Priest with a springboard plancha onto Dijakovic. Dijakovic and Priest both go down as they each hit cyclone kicks. Priest goes up top and Dijakovic with a super kick.

Dijakovic gets Priest on his shoulders on the turnbuckles and Priest with elbows. Priest with a Super Poisonrana for a near fall. Dijakovic avoids the Reckoning and Priest is sent into the turnbuckles. Dijakovic with Feast Your Eyes for the three count.

Winner: Dominik Dijakovic

- We see the Grizzled Young Veterans in the back getting ready as we see their path to the finals.

- Cathy Kelley is with Tommaso Ciampa and she mentions William Regal's announcement about Adam Cole's comments. Ciampa says in Portland, Goldie is coming home and tonight, daddy is making sure.

We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and we see Roderick Strong, Kyle O'Reilly, and Bobby Fish down in a line outside the building. Tommaso Ciampa walks out and he drops the pipe and walks inside.

Ciampa walks through the back with his shirt ripped. Ciampa takes a table with him and he goes onto the stage and brings it to the ring. Ciampa sets up the table in the ring. Ciampa has some spray paint and puts an X on the table.

Adam Cole is out back and he wants to know who did this and he is told it was Ciampa. Cole walks through the back and Adam Cole makes his way to the ring. Cole wants to know who Ciampa is. He asks if we are supposed to feel sorry for him because he had an injury. Do you think you can attack people like a coward.

Ciampa says he is the guy who never lost the NXT Title. He is Goldie's daddy. Ciampa says you are going to walk your ass down that aisle, go up these steps, enter the ring, and then I am going to kick your ass. Then I am going to pick you up and power bomb you through the table. X marks the spot. He will sign a contract and get his title back in Portland. He gets his life back in Portland. Goldie comes home.

William Regal comes out and he does not care who he faces at Portland and Cole has already signed the contract.

Cole takes the contract from William Regal. He tells Ciampa whether you like it or not, he is the NXT Champion. Cole says he is going to walk up those steps and go into the ring. Cole hits Ciampa with the contract but Ciampa with a boot to the head and CIampa power bombs Cole through the table. Ciampa takes the contract and he asks for a pen. Ciampa signs the contract over Cole and then he marks it with his own blood. Ciampa bleeds all over Goldie as he looks at the title belt.

- We have a video package for Bianca Belair and her performance at the Royal Rumble. Bianca and Rhea Ripley will be face to face in the ring on next week's show. We go to commercial.

Dakota Kai vs. Tegan Nox

Nox throws her knee brace at Kai as the bell rings. Nox with punches and shoulders in the corner. Kai with a back elbow and she sends Nox into the turnbuckles. Kia with a running boot into the corner. Nox with a running senton into the corner and Kai goes to the floor. Kai pulls Nox to the mat and Kai with a kick to the head. Kai kicks Nox in the leg and then Kai tries to send Nox into the bleachers but Nox sends Kai into the bleachers. They fight through the crowd and then back into the ringside area. Nox breaks the referee's count and returns to the floor.

Kai with a kick to the head. Kai takes a chair and tries to hit Nox with it but Nox with a kick. Nox sends Kai into the ring post. Nox picks up the chair and she thinks about thaking it into the ring. Kai takes the knee brace and misses when she swings. Nox with a release German suplex. Nox goes for a suicide dive and Kai with a forearm. Candice LeRae takes the chair from Kai and almost hits Kai with it. The referee deals with LeRae and does not see Nox hit Kai with the knee brace. Nox with a Shiniest Wizard for the three count.

Winner: Tegan Nox

- We go to Pete Dunne and Matt Riddle in the back getting ready for the finals. We take a look at their path to the finals.

- We are back and the 2, 5, and 20 line up as the other two circles go away.

Chelsea Green (with Robert Stone) vs. Kayden Carter

Carter with a drop kick when the bell rings and Green sends Carter into the ropes and she chokes Carter in the ropes and kicks Carter in the head. Green with a drop kick for a near fall. Carter with an Irish whip but Green with a boot in the corner followed by an Irish whip that sends Carter face first into the turnbuckles. Green with a surfboard and then she kicks Carter into the turnbuckles. Green chokes Carter in the ropes. Green kicks Carter in the corner. Green with a snap mare and reverse chin lock.

Green sends Carter to the mat. Green goes for the Unprettier but Carter escapes and gets a near fall with a rollup. Carter with an O'Connor Roll for a near fall. Carter with a super kick and a victory roll into a thrust kick and a near fall. Green with a bicycle kick. Green is a little too arrogant and Carter with an inside cradle for the three count.

Winner: Kayden Carter

We go to commercial.

2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals: The BroserWeights (Matt Riddle, Pete Dunne) vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake, Zack Gibson)

Back from the break and it's time for tonight's main event. Out first comes The BroserWeights for the finals of the 2020 Dusty Classic Tag Team Classic tournament. Pete Dunne stops and checks out the Dusty Classic Cup trophy on the stage. Matt Riddle is out next and they head to the ring together. They also pose together in the middle of the ring. Out next are NXT UK Superstars James Drake and Zack Gibson - The Grizzled Young Veterans.

The bell rings and we get formal ring introductions from Taylor. Dunne and Drake start things off, locking up and trading holds. Dunne goes right to work on the arm and the hand, bending the fingers back to take Drake down. Dunne keeps control and tags in Riddle for the double team as they work on both hands now, then deliver stomps to the back of the head. Drake turns it around on Riddle but Riddle goes for an ankle lock. Drake grabs the ropes to break it, then nails a back elbow. Gibson tags in for the double team on Riddle.

Gibson unloads on Riddle in the corner now, beating him down. Riddle turns Gibson around in the corner and unloads with kicks. Riddle with a big gutwrench suplex for a pop from the crowd. Dunne tags back in for double teaming on Gibson. Drake tags right back in and they run the ropes. Dunne clotheslines him down. Dunne goes to the apron. Dunne knocks Drake back and then moonsaults onto Gibson on the floor. Drake rocks Dunne to the floor. Dunne gets leveled on the floor by both opponents as fans boo. Dunne grabs at his shoulder as Drake brings him back in for a close 2 count.

Dunne fights Drake off with a bunch of chops. Drake rocks him back into the ropes. Drake sends Dunne shoulder-first into the ring post. Dunne falls out to the floor as the boos continue. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Gibson hits a big German on Dunne. Dunne comes back and finally tags in Riddle. Riddle unloads on Gibson and knocks Drake off the apron. Dunne with forearms and an Exploder suplex to Gibson as fans cheer him on. Riddle goes on and hits the Broton, then the big kick to the face. Riddle with a German suplex to Gibson for a 2 count in the middle of the ring.

Gibson comes back with a jawbreaker to send Riddle back. Drake tags in but Riddle levels him with a Spear. Riddle with a BroHammer to Gibson as fans chant his name. Dunne tags in and they double team Drake. Dunne and Riddle with a powerbomb from Dunne into Riddle's knee. Dunne covers Drake for a close 2 count. Riddle comes back in off a tag as Drake sends Dunne over the top to the floor. Gibson tags in but Riddle nails a double jumping knee. Gibson comes back with another powerbomb variation for a 2 count. More back and forth now. Gibson drives Riddle into the mat with another big suplex for a 2 count. Riddle slaps from his knees. Gibson slaps back and talks trash. Riddle slaps back. Gibson unloads. Riddle counters a move and they trade holds. Drake tags in and they double team Riddle some more. Drake dropkicks Dunne from the apron to the floor. Drake with an enziguri to Riddle. They double team Riddle again but Dunne makes the save and they drop the NXT UK Superstars. Riddle with a powerbomb and Final Flash to Gibson for a close 2 count in the middle of the ring.

Riddle with a Broton and a Fisherman's buster to Drake but he still kicks out. Riddle kicks Drake and nails another Broton, and another in the middle of the ring. Drake counters Riddle and hits a DDT in the middle of the ring. Gibson and Dunne tag in at the same time. They unload with strikes in the middle of the ring as fans cheer them on. Dunne with a German suplex and a double stomp on the fingers. Gibson rolls Dunne and they trade attempts Dunne with the ankle lock submission. Riddle runs in to stop Drake from charging at Dunne to break the ankle lock. Riddle now has the ankle lock on Drake while Dunne has the same hold on Gibson. The NXT UK Superstars counter at the same time, sending their opponents out to the floor. Gibson and Drake recover on the mat as fans boo the reversal. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Gibson tries to put Dunne away. Riddle comes up to the apron but Gibson rocks him. Drake also stops Riddle. Drake leaps to take Riddle out and down on the floor. Gibson comes off the top with a Ticket to Ride, taking Dunne down for another close 2 count. Gibson grounds Dunne with a submission now. Riddle comes in to break it but Drake mounts Riddle's back with a submission, both submissions locked in at the same time. Riddle breaks them both and all four competitors are down as fans pop.

Drake leaps off his partner's back but Dunne and Riddle catch him in mid-air powerbombing him on top of Gibson's back. Dunne and Riddle double team Drake again for another close 2 count in the middle of the ring. Riddle scoops Drake for the Tombstone and Dunne goes to assist off the second rope, but Gibson shoves Dunne off. Drake drops Riddle for a close 2 count. Drake with a big enziguri to Riddle. Drake dropkicks Dunne on the apron, sending him into an Electric Chair on Gibson, who is on the floor. Drake runs the ropes and leaps out, taking Dunne off Gibson's shoulders to the floor. Fans chant "holy s--t!" now.

Riddle rocks Gibson but Drake assists with the double team. Gibson drops Riddle and Drake flies off the top rope. Gibson covers but Riddle still kicks out at 2 as fans go wild. Gibson and Drake go for another double team but Dunne comes back in. Dunne and Riddle hit the Bro Derek on their opponents at the same time. Dunne takes Gibson down on the floor with a big moonsault as Riddle hits a Floating Bro on Drake in the ring. The finish sees another double team as Dunne hits an enziguri to the head while Riddle connects with Bro To Sleep on Drake for the pin to win.

Winners of the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic: Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne

After the match, The BroserWeights celebrate in the ring as we go to replays. We come back to the confetti falling and sparks going off next to the trophy in the middle of the ring. Riddle and Dunne celebrate as NXT General Manager William Regal stands in the ring and applauds them. Riddle and Dunne vs. The Undisputed Era is official for Takeover in Portland. NXT goes off the air with Dunne and Riddle continuing their big celebration as fans cheer them on.

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