Wednesday, March 4, 2020

NXT Results - March 4, 2020

NXT Results - March 4, 2020
Tonight's WWE NXT episode opens up on the USA Network with a video of highlights from last Wednesday's episode, narrated by Mauro Ranallo.

- We're live from the NXT Arena at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida as they show a quick promo for tonight's Steel Cage matches. Fans chant "NXT!" as we see the cage already down around the ring. Mauro welcomes us and he's joined by Nigel McGuinness. WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix is not here tonight due to the RKO from Randy Orton on Monday's RAW. Mauro wishes her the best.

Steel Cage Match: Dakota Kai vs. Tegan Nox

We go right to the cage and out first comes Tegan Nox to open the show. Dakota Kai is out next with Raquel Gonzalez as Alicia Taylor does the introductions. Kai slowly enters the cage as Nox stares her down.

The bell rings and fans do dueling chants. They meet in the middle of the ring to talk trash. Kai swings first but Nox blocks it and goes to work. The brawl continues as Nox blocks a DDT and takes Kai down, mounting her with lefts and rights. Nox blocks more shots and drops Kai with a big knee as Gonzalez watches from ringside. Kai blocks a Shining Wizard and turns it around. Nox blocks strikes and ends up coming off the second rope. Nox with more offense on the mat for a close 2 count.

Nox with more offense out of the corner for a 2 count. Kai turns it around on the mat as the dueling chants continue. Kai puts boots to Nox's throat in the corner as fans boo her. Kai stomps away on Nox while she's down in the corner now. Kai keeps control and sends Nox into the corner, driving her face-first for a 2 count. Gonzalez argues with the referee. Kai keeps Nox down with a boot to the neck as Gonzalez taunts her through the cage.

Nox turns it around from the corner and levels Kai for a 2 count. Nox with several running uppercuts in the corner, dropping Kai. Nox with the Cannonbore in the corner. Kai immediately counters and launches Nox face-first into the steel. Kai stands tall as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Nox is unloading, launching Kai back and forth from steel to steel.. Gonzalez looks on concerned as fans chant "NXT!" now. Nox stomps away with boots while Kai is down. Nox with another takedown for a close 2 count. Nox with a fall-away into a pin for another close pin attempt. Nox goes for the cage door and the referee unlocks it. Gonzalez is waiting. Kai stops Nox for going for the door, nailing a Scorpion Kick. Kai goes on and levels Nox again with a modified Destroyer backbreaker. Kai covers for a 2 count.

Nox goes on and rolls Kai up out of nowhere for a close 2 count after we get a knee brace shot. Kai comes right back with a stiff headbutt to send her back down. Nox climbs the cage but Kai quickly comes and meets her at the top. Nox is standing on the top rope now. She brings Kai back down to the top with her, holding her by the throat. Nox with a big chokeslam from the top rope to the mat. Fans pop big for Nox. Kai comes right back with aggressive kicks. They trade big running shots into the corners. Nox with another Cannonbore for a close 2 count.

Nox climbs to the top of the cage again. Gonzalez talks trash from down below. Nox stands on top of the cage and leaps down, nailing a huge crossbody to Kai in the middle of the ring. Fans pop and chant "NXT!" as we get a replay from the big leap. Gonzalez is worried at ringside now. Fans chant "this is awesome!" as Nox crawls for the cage door as the referee holds it open. Gonzalez comes over and slams the door shut. Kai goes for a big running kick to Nox but Nox ducks and Kai accidentally kicks the door, sending Gonzalez flying back to the ground. Kai is shocked. Nox capitalizes with a Shiniest Wizard in the middle of the ring but Kai somehow kicks out at 2.

Fans chant "one more time!" for another Shiniest Wizard. Gonzalez enters the cage and stands on the apron to get Nox. Nox ends up kicking her. Gonzalez is dazed but still blocking the door. Nox decides to climb out of the cage instead. She climbs up and over but Kai quickly gets to the top to stop her. Nox counters at the top of the cage and sends Kai crashing down to the mat. Gonzalez looks on from the floor now.

Nox climbs down to the floor but Gonzalez tries to drag Kai out of the cage door to give her the win first. Nox kicks the door shut on Kai to stop them. Gonzalez comes right back and pins Nox against the cage wall using the door, keeping her stuck there with the door. Nox fights and tries to get free but she's trapped behind the door. Kai takes advantage and escapes out the open door for the win.

Winner: Dakota Kai

After the match, the music hits as Gonzalez helps Kai up and to the stage to make their exits. We go to replays. Kai and Gonzalez look on from the stage as a disappointed Nox recovers at ringside.

- Nigel sends us to a video package with a pre-recorded message from Finn Balor. He's always made the first move but he wants to thank NXT UK Champion WALTER for forcing his hand this time, by sending Imperium members Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel last week. Balor says WALTER is not going to like his reaction. Balor says he will see WALTER sooner than he thinks.

- Still to come, a preview for Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 36. Back to commercial.

- Video Package: Rhea Ripley visits Raymond James Stadium, the site of WrestleMania 36, and talks about her match against Charlotte Flair for the NXT Women’s Championship

Robert Stone says Chelsea Green is the face of the women’s division.

Shotzi Blackheart vs. Chelsea Green w/ Robert Stone

This is a qualifying match for the Women’s Ladder Match at NXT TakeOver: Tampa Bay. The winner will face the NXT Women’s Champion.

The bell rings, and Green quickly applies a waistlock. Blackheart whips her off and takes her down, but Green kicks her away. Blackheart takes her down, talks trash, and hits a double leg to the midsection. Blackheart hits the ropes, but Green hits an arm drag. Blackheart hits an arm drag before wiping her out with a step-up enzuigiri. Blackheart goes for a splash against the ropes, but Green moves. Green hits a backstabber for a two count. Green takes Blackheart down for another two count. Blackheart fights out and punches Green back. Blackheart puts Green on the top rope, but Green kicks her back. Green hits a missile dropkick that sends Blackheart to the apron. Green pulls her into the ring and hits the I’m Prettier for the win.

Winner: Chelsea Green

After the match, Stone hits the ring to raise Green's arm as her music hits. We go to replays. Green has advanced to Takeover to compete in the Ladder Match to determine a new #1 contender to the NXT Women's Title.

- Back from the break and we get another teaser video, like the ones that started airing last week. Speculation has been on these being for the debut of Killer Kross, but that's not confirmed.

- Keith Lee makes his way to the ring. The crowd sings to him, and Lee just soaks it all in. Lee say, “Greetings and salutations, you are now conversing with The Limitless One, Keith Lee.” Ever since he’s become NXT North American Champion, many men have invoked his name. Men like Dominik Dijakovic that want to fight forever and men that want to live forever like Damian Priest.

Cameron Grimes’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Grimes says Lee doesn’t need to be talking about Priest or Dijakovic. Lee needs to be talking about Cameron Grimes. Did Lee see when he Caved In Dijakovic last week? The crowd chants, “No one likes you.” Grimes says he likes himself. The crowd loudly boos him down. Lee says Grimes has made the gravest mistake of his career. Grimes says it took Lee 20 minutes to beat Dijakovic. The crowd is loudly booing Grimes. Lee is laughing. Lee says he wants to hear what Grimes has to say. Grimes says some would even say that the match at TakeOver was a 5 star match, but next week William Regal gave him an opportunity to wrestle Lee for the North American Championship. Lee shoves him out of the ring! Lee says Grimes will get an equal opportunity ass whooping next week. Grimes is furious.

- Footage is shown from a video recorded earlier today. Austin Theory says he’s one of the greatest in NXT history at only 22 years old. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott cuts him off and is laughing. Scott says Theory has confidence, so how about they face each other tonight in Swerve’s house? Theory tells him to ask Regal about it.

- Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish are warming up. NXT Champion Adam Cole and Roderick Strong are watching. Cole says Fish and O’Reilly will teach Lorcan and Burch a lesson. Strong will also take out Velveteen Dream.

Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and Mauro gives a shout-out to former NXT stars The Street Profits for capturing the RAW Tag Team Titles from Murphy and Seth Rollins on Monday night.

Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish vs. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch

We go back to the ring and out comes Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish of The Undisputed Era. They hit the ring and pose in the corners. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch are out next.

Lorcan starts off with Fish and they trade holds. They trade big strikes in the middle of the ring now. Fish rocks Oney into the corner. Oney with a cheap shot to O'Reilly as he comes in. The two teams both face off in the middle of the ring and have words. They brawl with each other now. Lorcan drops O'Reilly and sends him out. Fish gets double teamed and sent out. Lorcan follows and nails a double Blockbuster from the steel steps, taking Fish and O'Reilly down on the floor at the same time. Fans pop for the move as we go back to commercial.

We come back from the break to see Fish slapping away at Lorcan, who is getting fired up. Lorcan angrily fights back, but Fish knees him in the midsection. Fish hits a snapmare and goes to the apron. Fish goes for a slingshot senton, but Lorcan gets the knees up. O’Reilly tags in and stops Lorcan from making a tag. Lorcan eventually does make the tag.

Burch runs in and hits O’Reilly with some uppercuts and a cutter. Burch approaches O’Reilly, but O’Reilly pulls him out of the ring. Fish tries to attack, but Burch knocks him back. O’Reilly gets kicked back, but Burch is soon taken down. Fish tags in and attacks Burch before tagging O’Reilly back in. O’Reilly drops a knee for a one count. O’Reilly quickly knees and kicks Burch back. Fish comes in and viciously takes Burch down. O’Reilly takes Burch down and peppers him with strikes. Fish tags in and kicks Burch in the midsection. Fish takes him down and applies a rear chin lock with a body scissor. Burch fights out, so O’Reilly tags in and stops him from making a tag. O’Reilly hits a back suplex and tags Fish in. Burch quickly takes Fish down. O’Reilly tags in and catches Burch before he makes a tag. Burch eventually makes the tag.

Lorcan chops away at O’Reilly before hitting a running uppercut. Lorcan chops Fish back before hitting a half and half suplex on O’Reilly. Lorcan takes Fish out and connects with a blockbuster on O’Reilly. Lorcan then annihilates Fish and O’Reilly with a wild summersault plancha. Lorcan puts O’Reilly in the ring and gets the crowd fired up. Lorcan hits some running back elbows before the Undisputed ERA hits him with the High/Low out of nowhere for the win!

Winners: Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish

After the match, Fish and O'Reilly stand tall in the middle of the ring with mics. They brag on winning and being back in their winning ways. Something is weird, something is missing - the NXT Tag Team Titles. Fish says the titles are with an undeserving, loser tag team - The LoserWeights. Fish says their patience has run thing. NXT Champion Adam Cole is taking care of business tonight and Roderick Strong will shut the mouth of The Velveteen Dream, then all that's left is... the "Bro!" interrupts as the music hits and out comes The BroserWeights - NXT Tag Team Champions Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne. Riddle and Dunne are down to give The Undisputed Era a rematch. Riddle says the fans also want to see the rematch but they're not too thrilled. Riddle says all that's left is NXT General Manager William Regal to grant the rematch. The Grizzled Young Veterans, James Drake and Zack Gibson, suddenly attack the champions from behind on the stage. Fish and O'Reilly watch from the ring. Gibson takes the mic and says he doesn't care about O'Reilly and Fish getting a rematch. Gibson says as far as the titles are concerned, it's out with the old and in with the Grizzled Young Veterans, soon to be recognized as the world's #1 tag team. Fans continue to boo them as the music hits.

- Still to come, Mauro's sitdown interview with Johnny Gargano where he revealed why he turned on Tommaso Ciampa again.

- We get brief video packages on Austin Theory and Isaiah "Swerve" Scott. That match will take place tonight. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and we see The Velveteen Dream backstage warming up for the main event.

Isaiah "Swerve" Scott vs. Austin Theory

We go back to the ring and out first comes Isaiah "Swerve" Scott. Austin Theory is out next.

The bell rings and they face off as fans chant "Swerve's house!" to start. They lock up in the middle of the ring and trade holds as fans continue different chants. Theory drops Scott first with a big shoulder. Theory shows off some as Swerve smiles back at him. They lock up again and trade holds. Scott blocks a shot out of the corner and takes Theory down with scissors. Scott with another kick and a dropkick for a pop. Theory looks to capitalize on Scott turning his head, but Scott rams him back into the corner. They tangle some more until Scott nails a big jumping back kick to the face. Theory goes down in the corner as Swerve stands tall. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Theory levels Scott with a big dropkick for a 2 count. Fans try to rally for Swerve as Theory works him around the ring. They trade strikes in the middle of the ring now. Scott with a huge right hand and a clothesline for a pop. Scott drops Theory in the corner and then flies out of the corner with a big uppercut to the back while Theory is down.

Scott with a kick to the chest, and another stiff kick to the injured left elbow. Swerve unloads with more kicks. Scott rolls into a Flatliner for a close 2 count in the middle of the ring. Swerve can't believe Theory kicked out again. Fans try to rally for Swerve again with more "Swerve's house!" chants. Theory blocks a suplex and takes Scott down. Theory blocks a hurricanrana and powers up, nailing a big Buckle Bomb.

Theory capitalizes with the RP1, dropping Scott over his knee. Scott still kicks somehow and Theory is disappointed. More back and forth in the middle of the ring now. Theory fights in from the apron and rolls into a big takedown by Swerve, into an arm submission in the middle of the ring. Theory tries to power out but Scott keeps the hold applied. Scott with a big kick to snap Theory's arm back. Theory yells out and rolls around in pain as Mauro sells the snap. Theory ends up turning it around with a rake to the eyes in the corner, sending Scott to the mat. Theory follows and immediately hits the ATL, the Austin Theory Launch, and covers for the pin tow in in the middle of the ring.

Winner: Austin Theory

After the match, Theory stands tall as his music hits. We go to replays. Theory continues to sell the injured arm as he celebrates the win.

- Still to come, Johnny Gargano speaks and our Steel Cage main event. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and we get another mystery teaser.

- It's time for Mauro Ranallo's sitdown interview with Johnny Gargano at the WWE Performance Center. Mauro keeps asking Gargano why he's turned on Tommaso Ciampa and why he's doing the sneak attacks. The interview falls apart as Gargano starts yelling at Mauro, calling him a liar and running him down. Mauro says he's uncomfortable and doesn't feel safe. Mauro turns to the film crew but Gargano continues to yell at him. Mauro finally leaves as Gargano continues his tantrum. Gargano turns to the camera to address Ciampa and issues a warning for next week's episode from the Performance Center, saying they are going to do things his way, the Johnny Gargano way.

- We get more hype and a video package for tonight's main event. The steel cage is lowered around the ring as we go back to commercial.

- Back from the break and the announcers confirm two title matches for next week's special episode from the PC - Grimes vs. Lee plus O'Reilly and Fish vs. The BroserWeights.

Steel Cage Match: The Velveteen Dream vs. Roderick Strong

We go to the cage for tonight's main event and out first comes The Velveteen Dream. Dream enters the cage as fans chant his name. Roderick Strong is out next and he's all business as Dream taunts him.

Strong rushes into the cage and immediately attacks as they begin to brawl. Strong blocks a shot into the cage wall and goes back to unloading on Dream. Dream leaps up the cage wall but Strong grabs his leg. Dream flies through the air and takes Strong down from up on the cage wall. Dream works Strong over in the corner now.

Fans do dueling chants as Strong blocks a Dream Valley Driver. Strong unloads with more strikes. Strong goes on and sends Dream face-first into the steel as he continues to dominate. Strong mounts Dream with more strikes on the mat, while talking trash. Dream rocks Strong out of the corner but Strong with a backbreaker. Strong takes off his shirt and throws it at Dream. Strong with more offense and some trash talking, telling Dream he started all this. Strong runs the ropes several times and nails big strikes to the head. Strong ends up sent into the cage, falling in between the ropes and the steel.

Strong's wife Marina Shafir runs down to ringside and slides a kendo stick in while Strong is down against the steel. Shafir heads back up the ramp as Strong grabs the stick. Strong and Dream slowly recover as we go to commercial with a split screen. We see Dream get the stick first and use it but Strong turns it around.

Back from the break and we see Dream stopping Strong from climbing over the top of the cage. Strong gets sent to the mat with a low blow. Dream leaps down and applies a Boston Crab. Strong grabs the bottom rope but that does nothing in this match. Strong turns it around and applies the same hold, known as the Stronghold now. Dream eventually gets free and goes for a Dream Valley Driver but it's blocked. Dream dropkicks Strong into the cage twice. We get more dueling chants from the crowd.

Dream superkicks Strong in the face now, sending him against the cage wall once again. Dream calls for the cage door to be opened. Strong drops Dream to stop him from advancing. Strong grabs the kendo stick again but Dream blocks it. Dream looks to capitalize but Strong nails a kick to the face. Strong uses the stick to nail a big backbreaker over his knee. Strong climbs the cage but Dream comes from behind and pulls his pants down, exposing Strong's backside. Fans chant "asshole!" now.

Strong and Dream are both standing on the top rope now. They trade shots. Dream tries to climb over the top of the cage but Strong stops him. Strong nails a massive Olympic Slam from the top of the cage to the mat. Strong is slow to crawl over and make the cover and Dream kicks out at 2. Dream tries to crawl out of the cage door again but he's stopped. They tangle some more. Strong tries to crawl out of the door now. Dream stops him and ends up hitting the Dram Valley Driver. Dream with another DVD right after that one.

Dream goes to the top of the cage again as fans pop. Strong is laid out in the middle of the ring. NXT Champion Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish come down with weapons. Dream jumps back to the mat but lands hard. Dream swings with the kendo stick and then right hands as The Undisputed Era members try to enter the cage. O'Reilly gets knocked to the floor. Cole is inside the cage now but Dream launches him from the top to the floor. Strong is close to escaping through the door now but Dream stops him again. Dream shoves Strong from the door to the floor in a surprising move out of nowhere. Strong lands on the floor and wins the match.

Winner: Roderick Strong

After the match, it's now clear why Dream shoved Strong out of the cage. Dream shuts the door and locks himself in with Cole. Dream unloads on Cole now. Dream launches Cole into the cage wall, knocking Fish off from climbing. Dream unloads on Strong with kendo stick shots as he tries to climb back in. Dream takes Cole down again. Strong is on the top turnbuckle now. Dream drops Cole and catapults him into Strong on the top, turning him upside down in a Tree of Woe now. Dream levels Cole with a big superkick as fans cheer him on. Dream grabs the NXT Title and raises it for another pop. Dream taunts Cole and Strong with the title, then drops Cole with a big belt shot to the face. Dream stands tall over Cole now as his music starts up. We go to replays. Dream is sitting on top of the cage now. NXT goes off the air with Dream posing with Cole's NXT Title belt on top of the cage.