Wednesday, August 26, 2020

NXT Results - August 26, 2020

NXT Results - August 26, 2020
Tonight's WWE NXT episode on the USA Network opens up with a look back at last Saturday's NXT "Takeover: XXX" event.


- We're live on a tape delay from the NXT Arena on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida as the unique entrance starts up for new NXT Champion Karrion Kross and Scarlett. The developmental trainees boo some from behind the Plexiglas barrier.

Kross says I told you again and again that I would become the NXT Champion and I warned you that on the way there, everyone would suffer. At Takeover, I kept good on my word when I ripped the NXT Title off Keith Lee's carcass like flesh from a bone. In war, you should expect casualties on all sides. My shoulder is separated and there is searing pain and I love it. I am a realist and I understand the reality of the situation. There is no way they are going to let me defend the title in this condition. So on the path, there are obstacles, but for me, the obstacles are the path.

Kross puts the title on the mat and Scarlett puts an hourglass behind it.

Let this be a warning. This changes absolutely nothing. Doomsday is coming. No matter where the time is tolled, everyone pays the toll. Pray for the obstacles in his path. Scarlett turns over the hourglass. Kross and Scarlett leave the ring.

- Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph, and Beth Phoenix welcome us to the show. Barrett says it is an honor to be back on NXT but the wind has been taken from his sails after the announcement by Karrion Kross.

NXT Tag Team Championships - Breezango vs. Imperium

We go back to the ring and out comes Breezango - Tyler Breeze and Fandango. Alicia Taylor does the introductions. We see how Breezango earned this title shot by winning the Triple Threat on Saturday's Takeover Pre-show. Out next are the NXT Tag Team Champions - Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner of Imperium.

Imperium poses but they're attacked from behind by Breezango before the bell hits. The referee restores order and the bell rings. Fandango starts with Aichner. They trade holds and in comes Barthel to take over on Fandango, grounding him by his arm. Fandango turns it around and waits for Barthel to get up as we go to commercial.

We are back and Barthel tags back in and kicks Fandango. Barthel with a European uppercut and back elbow for a near fall. Barthel with a reverse chin lock. Barthel with a forearm and Aichner tags in. Barthel with punches and Aichner with a forearm of his own. Fandango tries to get to his corner but Barthel with a European uppercut to the back and a clothesline from Aichner for a near fall. Aichner with a butterfly suplex for a near fall. Breeze tags in and Breeze super kicks Aichner off the apron. Breeze with forearms to Barthel. Barthel with a European uppercut but Breeze with a jumping knee.

Breeze avoids the referee but Barthel with a running European uppercut. Barthel with a suplex and he comes off the turnbuckles with a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Barthel avoids an Unprettier by backing Breeze into the turnbuckles. Barthel with elbows and a kick to the head. Barthel kicks Breeze away and Aichner tags in. Breeze kicks Aichner. Fandango tags and Breeze with a catapult into a forearm. Fandango with an elbow off the turnbuckles. Fandango with a suicide dive onto Barthel but Barthel and Aichner take care of Fandango.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Aichner with a chin lock on Fandango. Fandango goes to the turnbuckles but Aichner catches Fandango and hits a Finlay slam and moonsault for a near fall. Barthel sends Breeze into the plexiglass and hits a suplex. Fandango lands on his feet and hits a jaw breaker. Barthel tags in and Breeze is not on the apron. Aichner with a spinebuster and Barthel with an Air Raid Crash for a near fall. Barthel puts Fandango in the ropes and then Aichner tags in and they miss the double drop kick in the corner. Barthel helps Aichner into the ring and Breeze tags in. Barthel with a clothesline and they go for the European bomb but Breeze with super kicks.

Fandango tags in and he hits a double leg drop for the three count.

Winners and NEW NXT Tag Team Champions: Fandango and Tyler Breeze

Fandango and Tyler celebrate with Vic and Wade at the announce table.

Backstage:

Damian Priest is ambushed in the back by McKenzie Mitchell and he says he will answer all of the questions in due time, but the after party is still going on. Timothy Thatcher shows up and he says it is embarassing the way Priest acts as champion. Priest asks who Thatcher is and Thatcher says he should be the first person Priest defends the title against and he will show Priest all of his flaws.

- We see Triple H, Matt Bloom, Shawn Michaels, and William Regal meeting earlier today. We go to commercial.

Jake Atlas vs. Tommaso Ciampa

They lock up and Ciampa with a chop in the corner. Atlas pushes Ciampa and Ciampa with a head butt and kicks. Ciampa backs off and returns with more kicks. Ciampa with Willow's Bell for the three count.

Winner: Tommaso Ciampa

After the match, Ciampa sends Atlas into the apron and plexiglass. Ciampa sends Atlas into the ring steps. Ciampa with kicks to Atlas. Ciampa starts to go up the ramp but the referee's holding their arms up is not enough to stop Ciampa and Ciampa with a kick and then he sets to catapult Atlas into the bottom of the ring frame and then he grabs Atlas and does it. They get a stretcher for Atlas. Atlas is put on the stretcher but Ciampa pulls Atlas off and hits a hanging DDT off the stretcher.

- Wade and Vic talk about Ciampa's actions.

- We go to comments from Candice LeRae. She mentions meeting Tegan on the independents and Tegan reminded her of herself. Tegan took her to a castle when they were together in Wales. They did what close friends do. Candice says Tegan doesn't get her anymore. Where was Tegan when she needed someone? She is down the right path now and Tegan can go down that path too. She needs to open her mind and if she doesn't want to follow her path, get out of her way. Back to commercial.

- We are back and Bronson Reed is asked about Timothy Thatcher's comments. Bronson says he has beaten Damian Priest so he should have the next shot. Austin Theory stops by and congratulates Reed on what he has done and Theory points out that he made it to Wrestlemania at 22. Maybe you can be champion by the time you are 55. Reed with a huge slap to Theory.

- Robert Stone asks Mia if she really thought Mercedes Martinez was going to get into a ring with her... Shotzi Blackheart drives out and runs over Robert Stone again.

Mia Yim vs. Shotzi Blackheart

They lock up and Mia with a waist lock take down. Mia with a hammer lock. Shotzi with an elbow and take down. Shotzi with a leg drop to the midsection. Mia with a head scissors and MIa blocks a Codebreaker but Shotzi slides under a kick. Shotzi with a rana for a near fall. Mia with a body scissors take down for a naer fall. Mia and Shotzi go for kicks and both block them. They put the other's foot down and they bump fists and then MIa with a punch to the throat when Shotzi howls.

Mia with an Irish whip and Shotzi gets a boot up. Mia with a dragon screw and she pulls Shotzi from the ropes and gets a near fall. Mia with a snap mare and kick to the back. Mia goes for a bow and arrow. but Shotzi with a lateral press for a near fall. Mia runs into a boot and then Shotzi floats over and connects with a forearm in the corner. Shotzi with a spinning bulldog and knee. Shotzi with a rolling elbow and kick to the head.

Shotzi with a Saito suplex for a near fall. Mia with a Dragon suplex and Yakuza kick and she tries for a missile drop kick but misses. Shotzi with a back senton and then Shotzi goes up top and hits the back senton off the turnbuckles for the three count.

Winner: Shotzi Blackheart

- NXT General Manager William Regal is stopped coming out of his office, and asked about the NXT Title situation. Regal says he's headed to the ring to make an announcement. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez are asked about their tag match. Dakota says Rhea should have minded her own business after Takeover. Tonight will be a piece of cake because they are a team while Rhea and Io are not. Dakota says she deserves to be NXT Women's Champion and I will show it. Raquel says Rhea made a mistake by getting in her face.

William Regal is in the ring with the NXT Title belt. Regal says we witnessed an incredible main event at Takeover. We found out that the injury suffered by Karrion Kross was too severe so he relinquished the title. Regal wishes Kross best wishes on his recovery.

We have to decide who the next NXT Champion will be. The NXT Advisory board has come up with an idea. Four of the greatest superstars in NXT history, all former NXT Champions who can claim to be the greatest in this industry will compete in a four way match to determine the new NXT Champion.

Regal says these competitors have accumulated numerous accolades and they could claim to be the face of NXT. They are Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Finn Balor, and Adam Cole. One of these men will walk out as the NXT Champion. It will not be easy because it will be decided in a 60 Minute Iron Match.

Wade says there is no way he is missing that so he will be back next Tuesday night.

Isaiah Scott vs. Santos Escobar for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship

They lock up and Escobar with a wrist lock and Irish whip but Scott goes to the apron and Scott with a kick while in the wrist lock. Scott with a springboard arm drag and Escobar goes to the floor. Scott goes to the apron and Escobar backs up.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Escobar with a side head lock. Scott with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Escobar with a shoulder tackle and a snap mare but Scott avoids Escobar and connects with a head scissors. Scott rolls through and gets Escobar up for a suplex and a near fall. Scott get Escobar on his shoulders in a Gory Special and he gets a near fall on a backslide. Escobar with a back heel kick and punches. Scott with a leg lace take down but Escobar escapes.

Scott goes to the apron and Escobar tosses Scott into the plexiglass. Escobar drops Scott on the ring steps. Escobar gets a near fall. Escobar stomps on the arm. Escobar with a running double knee strike and Escobar gets a near fall. Escobar with kicks to the thighs and Scott goes to the ropes and Escobar joins him. Scott goes for a springboard rana but Escobar counters with a power bomb and he gets a near fall. We go to commercial.

We are back and Escobar with a reverse atomic drop and a running knee. Escobar with kicks to Scott and Scott blocks a kick and connects with punches. The referee warns Scott. Scott goes to the turnbuckles with a European uppercut to the back. Scott with a kick on the apron and a Fosbury Flop onto Escobar. Scott with a rolling flatliner for a near fall. Joaquin Wilde gets on teh apron and distracts the referee. Mendoza hits Scott and Escobar with a kick for a near fall. Breeze and Fandango come out to stop Wilde and Mendoza as they fight to the back.

Scott with a running knee for a near fall. Scott with a German suplex for a near fall. Scott with a kick to the back of the head for a near fall. Scott gets Escobar on his shoulders but Escobar gets to his feet. Scott with a JML Driver but Escobar gets his hand on the ropes to stop the count. Escobar puts on a mask and appears to have loaded it. Escobar with a head butt and he gets the three count.

Winner: Santos Escobar

After the match, Escobar grabs his title and heads to the back as the music hits. We go to replays. Escobar poses on the ramp with the title and the lucha mask, which may have been rigged. He poses while Scott is still laid out in the ring.

- We get a backstage promo from Johnny Gargano. He talks about his legacy and ruling NXT, and how he now has this golden opportunity to win back the NXT Title next week.

- Still to come, Kyle O'Reilly vs. Drake Maverick. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and we get a backstage promo from Finn Balor to hype his role in next Tuesday's NXT Title match.

Drake Maverick vs. Kyle O'Reilly

We go to the ring and out comes The Undisputed Era - Kyle O'Reilly with Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong. We see how The Undisputed Era attacked Drake Maverick and Killian Dain during their match last week. Drake is out next and he's ready to fight.

The bell rings and Drake unloads with strikes. Kyle tries to come back but Drake keeps the offense coming. Drake kicks O'Reilly's leg out and sends him flying to the floor. Drake goes to the top and flies out, taking out Strong and Fish as O'Reilly moves out of the way. O'Reilly returns to the ring and Drake eventually follows. O'Reilly drops Drake and mounts him with more strikes.

O'Reilly talks some trash while keeping Drake down. O'Reilly takes Drake back down and kicks him in the back. Drake jumps back up and takes O'Reilly down, then kicks him in the back. Drake rocks O'Reilly in the corner, then hits a bulldog and a senton for a pop. O'Reilly cuts Drake off with a knee to the gut. O'Reilly works on the arm now but Drake keeps fighting. They trade strikes in the middle of the ring and O'Reilly kicks his leg out.

O'Reilly catches a leg but gets dropped with an enziguri. More back and forth now with Drake's knee buckling again. O'Reilly takes him down into the knee submission. Drake tries to fight out of it but he eventually taps out.

Winner: Kyle O'Reilly

After the match, O'Reilly stands tall as the music hits. The Undisputed Era hits the ring for Drake but Dain eventually runs down to make the save. Dain ends up clearing the ring as Drake tries to get to his feet. Drake limps over to Dain as it looks like they're about to get on the same page but Dain drops Drake with a big right hand. Dain marches to the back as the crowd boos.

- We see what happened at Takeover with Rhea Ripley, Raquel Gonzalez, Dakota Kai and NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai. McKenzie stops Ripley backstage and asks why she's teaming with Shirai tonight. Ripley admits she wants the title but that won't get in the way tonight. At Takeover she sent the message to Kai and Gonzalez that Shirai is hers. Ripley has a few words for Gonzalez before walking off. Back to commercial.

- We are back and Adam Cole says he gets to make history next week as the Mount Rushmore of NXT battle in a 60 minute match to determine the next champion. Now he can focus on getting his title back. After holding the title for more than 400 days, he was called the iron man of NXT. It is something to be champion once, it is another ballgame to be a two time champion.

Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez

Rhea and Dakota start things off and they lock up and Rhea sends Dakota to the mat. Kai goes for a rollup but Rhea does not go down. Rhea kicks Kai and now she wants to face Gonzalez. Raquel tags in and they lock up and go to a stalemate. They lock up again and have the same result. Ripley with a head butt and Gonzalez pushes Io away. Io tags in and hits a head scissors off the turnbuckles that sends Gonzalez to the floor. Kai blocks Io's path and Io kicks Kai off the apron.

Raquel misses a punch but is able to take Io to the mat. Raquel with an Irish whip and Kai tags in. Kai with a wrist lock and Irish whip. Kai wraps the arm in the ropes. Kai sends Io into the turnbuckles. Gonzalez tags in and she works on the arm in the ropes. Raquel lifts Io up in the air by the wrist and sends her to the mat. Gonzalez with a shoulder tackle. Io gets a near fall. Kai tags in and runs into a boot from Io. Kai grabs Io by the hair. They have a stalemate in the center of the ring. Io with a Victory Roll into a double stomp. Ripley tags in and she knocks Gonzalez off the apron. Rhea with a drop kick to Kai and knees followed by a scorpion kick. Gonzalez with a tag and she grabs Rhea by the hair. Raquel and Dakota pull Rhea over the top rope to the floor. Rhea is sent into the apron. Raquel with a hard Irish whip.

Gonzalez gets a near fall. Kai tags in and punches Rhea and then gets a near fall with a rollup. Kai with an arm bar. Gonzalez tags in and kicks Rhea and Irish whips Rhea. Gonzalez runs into a boot and Rhea kicks Gonzalez away. Rhea with a round kick and Io and Kai tag in. Io with shoulder tackles and a flapjack. Io with a punch to Gonzalez. Io with an elbow to Kia and she sends Kai's boot into Raquel's face. Io sends Kai into the ropes and hits a running double knee to Gonzalez. Io with a Tiger Feint kick and a springboard drop kick for a near fall. Kai blocks a butterfly driver and hits a scorpion kick. Io with a knee to Kai's head. Io with a German suplex for a near fall. Kai and Gonzalez kick Ripley and Raquel takes care of Io.

Gonzalez tags herself in. Raquel gets Io up for a boot from Kai and Gonzalez with a power slam for a near fall. Io kicks Raquel in the head and Rhea tags in and the referee does not allow it because he did not see it. Gonzalez with shoulders to Io in the corner.

Mercedes Martinez pulls Rhea off the apron.

Raquel with a power slam for a near fall. Kai tags in and Raquel with an Irish whip. Kai misses a boot and Rhea tags in but Raquel with a boot to Rhea. Raquel with a choke slam to Rhea for the three count.

Winners: Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez

After the match, Gonzalez and Kai stand tall over Ripley as the music hits. We go to replays. Ripley and Shirai recover on the mat as Kai and Gonzalez talk trash from the stage. NXT goes off the air.

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