NXT Results – April 20, 2021 – We are live from the Capitol Wrestling Centre as the returning Kyle O’Reilly makes his way to the ring.
Kyle says in life we face constrant struggles and challenges. At Takeover, I faced the toughest personal and physical challenge of my life. Kyle says he is in a great mood because he is nowhere near Adam Cole. He is behind him and he says he can be himself and he quotes Jim Carrey. He says he does not thrust himself into the spotlight because his actions in the ring speak for himself. Now that Adam Cole is behind him, it is time to move on.
What is next for Kyle O’Reilly? There is something he learned at Takeover. To succeed here, you need to have that killer instinct. That same killer instinct that Adam Cole had but I did not act on. You have to go to those extremes and you have to pay the ultimate sacrifice to acheive your goals. Are my next goals to prove that I am the best and win the ‘workhorse’ title, the North American Championship? Do I hunt down the most dominant force in NXT? I have plenty of time… I must be talking to you Karrion Kross. You have something…
Cameron Grimes interrupts and congratulates Kyle. He showed that he can stand and deliver. I made a killing on Draft Kings betting on you. They thought you were the underdog. You are more than that. You are a top dog or a big dog. Maybe if you had someone who could invest in you, we could do a lot. You have the Kool Kyle thing going. We can do Kool Kyle sunglasses or that jacket. Think about the moment you jumped off that top rope to destroy Adam, we can make that into an NFT. KO Koins. Think about it. We can go TO THE MOOOOOOOOON!
Kyle says yes, I love it and he calls Grimes a genius. He says the stonks are great. He thanks Cameron for the tip on Dogecoin. Kyle says he found out that he is cleared to compete. He says he saw his first opponent around here. Kyle looks around and he says it isn’t Cameron because they are business associates. Kyle puts on some glasses and tells Grimes it is him. Kyle punches Grimes.
— We take a look at Sarray’s arrival at the building and William Regal greets her. Zoey Stark shows up and introduces herself to Sarray. Zoey says she would love to face Sarray tonight. William Regal likes the idea and he asks Sarray if she would like to face Zoey tonight.
— LA Knight is in the ring and he says he was the highlight of Takeover. The people in the Gauntlet Elminator wanted to make sure he didn’t steal the spotlight. I am coming after all of you.
We go to commercial.
LA Knight vs. Dexter Lumis
Knight wants Lumis to hear the crowd before locking up. Knight sends Lumis into the corner and Knight with a clean break. Knight misses a punch and Lumis with punches. Knight with a shoulder tackle and jackknife cover for a near fall. Lumis with a punch. Knight kicks Lumis and Lumis with a clothesline. Knight with a shoulder tackle and Lumis goes for Silence but Knight gets to the floor. Knight tries to pull Lumis to the floor but Lumis pulls Knight to the apron. Knight drops Lumis on the top rope and hits a slingshot shoulder tackle. Lumis with a back body drop. Lumis forces Knight to crotch himself on the ring post and then Lumis follows with a punch.
Lumis misses a splash into the corner and Knight with a neck breaker. Lumis is sent to the floor. Knight goes to the floor and he kicks Lumis in the head and ribs. Knight sends Lumis into the apron. Lumis sends Knight into the apron. Lumis crawls into the ring to stop Knight’s return. Knight with an elbow to Lumis and he chokes Lumis in the ropes. Knight continues to kick Lumis against the ropes. Knight catapults Lumis’ throat into the bottom rope. Lumis with an elbow and suplex attempt but Knight lands on his feet and hits a neck breaker for a near fall.
Knight with knees to the back and a reverse chin lock. Knight with a knee to the midsection. Knight with a knee drop for a near fall. Knight runs into a boot and Lumis with a spinebuster. Lumis with punches and a bulldog. Lumis with a belly-to-back suplex followed by a leg drop and slingshot suplex for a near fall. Knight with a double thrust to the throat but Lumis sends Knight to the floor. Knight sends Lumis into the plexiglass. Lumis with a punch on the floor.
Lumis sees Indi on the other side of the plexiglass and then they get to the opening in the penalty box area and Indi trips. Knight hits Lumis from behind and he sends Lumis into the ring. Knight talks to Indi and Lumis with a pescado. Knight with an ugly snap mare driver as Lumis gets back into the ring for the three count.
Winner: LA Knight
After the match, Indi goes to the ring to check on Dexter.. Lumis approahces Indi and before they can kiss, Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, and Austin Theory stop her from going down that road.
— Leon Ruff is in the back and he asks Swerve if he enjoyed standing over him in the ring because I enjoyed standing over you when I sent you into these lockers three times. It is your time to make the move.
— We see Io Shirai getting ready for a sit down interview as we go to commercial.
— We are back and Beth Phoenix is with Io Shirai.
Beth asks Io about her victory at Takeover In Your House when she won the title. Io says that night was the biggest night of her life. She says she proved she was the best wrestler in the world. Beth asks about her match against Raquel Gonzalez at Takeover. She asks Io what was she feeling when she took that power bomb on the floor. She says she had no energy. She is asked about the end of her title reign. She says the reign was about challenges. Raquel was her biggest and toughest challenge. When the time is right, she will get her rematch. Beth asks what is next. Io says she is going to rest. She says her body needs time and she will come back to take on Raquel.
Franky Monet and her dog interrupt the interview. Franky congratulates Io on a monumental title reign. Franky says she is a huge fan of Beth’s. Franky says if Io is going to take some time off, she will take Io’s place at the top of the women’s division. Io says something to Franky in Japanese and Franky says she does not understand what she is saying. Shirai said she like cats while looking at Monet’s dog. Franky laughs and says someone is having a bad day.
Breezango vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans
We go back to the ring and Breezango’s Fandango and Tyler Breeze are out with a very British look and entrance, an apparent tribute to the UK, according to the announcers. Out next comes The Grizzled Young Veterans – James Drake and Zack Gibson. They are not impressed with the UK tribute. They also send a warning to NXT Tag Team Champions MSK and look ahead to winning the titles.
The Vets enter the ring and get ready to go but Breezango attacks and a brawl breaks out before the bell. They clothesline Gibson and Drake to the floor as both teams take their entrance gear off and get ready to start. The bell hits as Gibson and Breeze start things off now. Gibson unloads in the corner and beats Breeze around. Breeze turns it around and drops Gibson, then mounts him with right hands. Fandango tags in and rolls Gibson for a 2 count. Fandango catches a kick and delivers chops into the corner. Drake sacrifices himself in the corner so his partner doesn’t get whipped into the turnbuckles.
Gibson turns it around on Fandango and hits a suplex for a 2 count. Gibson grounds Fandango now. More back and forth now. Gibson and Drake end up on the floor. Breeze kicks them back through the ropes. Fandango runs the ropes and leaps out, taking Gibson and Drake down for a pop. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Fandango does a tit with Drake. Drake comes off the top and twists his knee. He goes down and the referee checks on him. Breeze comes over to see what’s going on, as do Gibson and Fandango. Gibson with a cheap thumb to the eye of Fandango while the referee is distracted by Drake’s knee. Drake is suddenly fine now as he goes too work on Fandango to boos from the crowd.
Fandango gets hit with an assisted double team dropkick for a 2 count by Gibson, and another. Back and forth between Fandango and Gibson now. Drake tags in and stops the tag but Breeze gets it. Breeze rocks Drake and then knocks Gibson off the apron. Breeze stomps away in the corner on Drake. Breeze drops Gibson as he runs in. Breeze takes out both opponents on the floor now. Breeze comes back in for more near falls between the two teams. Breeze doesn’t see the tag as they hit Ticket to Mayhem for the pin to win.
Winners: Grizzled Young Veterans
– McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with Indi Hartwell, who has requested time, apparently to speak about Dexter Lumis. She goes to speak but The Way interrupts and says this is not an interview, no one requested time. Bronson Reed interrupts and asks don’t they love, love? He believes Lumis would be a great addition to The Gargano Family. Reed makes it known he still wants Johnny Gargano’s NXT North American Title. Austin Theory steps to Reed and talks some trash. He says he spoke to General Manager William Regal and Reed won’t get another title shot unless he defeats Theory. Reed is up for it. He walks off and Gargano isn’t thrilled with what Theory has done.
— We go back to the ring and out comes Zoey Stark. We see Japanese star Sarray backstage now, walking through the tunnel to make her debut. Back to commercial.
— Back from the break and Cameroon Grimes is with McKenzie in the back. He’s angry about what happened earlier and says he’s going to put Kyle O’Reilly back in the hospital. Grimes reads a paper detailing how he won a bid on a recent NFT but it turns out that the winning bidder was WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase. Grimes is once again furious over The Million Dollar Man as he storms off.
Sarray vs. Zoey Stark
We go back to the ring and out comes “The Warrior of The Sun” – Sarray, the former Sareee from Japan. Stark looks on from the corner.
The bell rings and they shake hands to start. They go for a test of strength and Stark takes control. Stark with a quick 1 count. Sarray catapults Stark for a quick pin attempt. Sarray charges but Stark takes her down for another quick pin attempt. Sarray with a dropkick. Sarray steps on Stark’s back and double stomps her. Sarray with a leg submission in the middle of the ring now.
Sarray rallies the crowd while locking Stark in the hold. She bridges the submission but Stark makes it to the bottom rope to break it. Sarray ends up rocked with an elbow in the corner. Stark with a running low clothesline for a 2 count. Stark stomps and nails a suplex for a 2 count. Sarray fights from her knees but Stark elbows her back down. Stark with more elbows to the shoulders to keep Sarray down for another 2 count.
Stark takes it to the corner as fans do dueling chants. Stark works Sarray over. Sarray fights back but Stark rocks her. Stark takes Sarray back down and grounds her by her arms from behind. Sarray fights back to her feet but can’t get free. She rams Stark back into the corner but Stark slams her into the turnbuckles. Sarray ends up dropkicking Stark and knocking her off the apron to the floor. Stark comes back in and Sarray rocks her with forearms. Stark fights back. Sarray with more forearms. Stark drops her. Sarray shows some frustration and unloads with quick strikes now.
Stark meets Sarray with a knee to the gut. Sarray with a big dropkick. Sarray with another running dropkick while Stark is down, hitting her in the face. Fans chant “NXT!” now. Sarray with a Fisherman’s suplex in the middle of the ring for a 2 count. They both struggle to get up now. Stark with a big kick to the face and a Half & Half suplex. Stark kips up and nails her signature sliding knee to the jaw for a close 2 count in the middle of the ring. Stark can’t believe the kick out.
Stark goes to the top for the 450 but Sarray moves. Sarray rolls her for a close 2 count. Stark comes right back with a big heel kick to the head. Sarray kicks out at 2, and again as Stark shows more frustration. Sarray blocks and then counters a German. Sarray with a heel kick to the jaw and a big forearm. Sarray drops Stark on her head with a big suplex for the pin to win.
After the match, Sarray stands tall as her music hits. We go to replays. Sarray helps Stark to her feet and they hug as fans pop. Stark exits the ring but Toni Storm attacks out of nowhere as fans boo. Storm destroys Stark and leaves her laying at ringside, payback for the recent “Takeover: Stand and Deliver” Kickoff pre-show loss. Sarray comes out and checks on Stark as Storm looks down at them.
— Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai are with McKenzie Mitchell. Raquel says Io is a great champion and she will prove that she is a better champion than Io. Dakota says we beat Io so bad she will go on a vacation. McKenzie asks about the challengers for the title. Dakota says Mercedes Martinez wants a title match but Dakota wants to learn magic at Hogwarts. Raquel says everyone can line up for a title shot and she will knock them down one by one.
We go to commercial.
– We see Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell walking backstage. LeRae tells her to stop being distracted by boys. LeRae has a plan but Hartwell asks why don’t they just go see William Regal. LeRae says because he’s a saboteur. We see Dexter Lumis appear in the background. LeRae confronts NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart, and wants the titles. She talks some trash but Indi isn’t there to back her up. Indi has apparently ditched her for Lumis. The champs attack LeRae and beat her into a room to continue the beatdown.
NXT Cruiserweight Title Open Challenger: Oney Lorcan vs. Kushida
We get a video package on Kushida winning the NXT Cruiserweight Title from Santos Escobar last week. We go back to the ring and out comes new NXT Cruiserweight Champion, paying tribute to WWE Hall of Famer Jushin Thunder Liger again. Kushida takes the mic and says last week he won the title in an Open Challenge, so he will give the same opportunity this week.
Kushida raises the title in the air and asks who wants a shot. The music hits and out comes Oney Lorcan to boos. The bell hits and they lock up, going to the corner. Kushida no longer has boots on in the ring. Kushida takes Lorcan down to work on the leg. They tangle and Lorcan takes Kushida down with a leg scissors. Kushida with a surfboard submission now but Lorcan turns it into a pin attempt. Lorcan goes into an armbar now.
The back & forth on the mat continues. Lorcan claws at Kushida’s face but they get up and Kushida delivers a stiff kick. Lorcan dodges another kick and grounds Kushida with a headlock. They run the ropes and Kushida takes Lorcan down into a cross armbreaker. Lorcan quickly breaks it by getting the bottom rope. Lorcan goes to the top but Kushida kicks him, sending him to the floor. Kushida stands tall in the ring while Lorcan is down at ringside. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Lorcan has control of Kushida. Kushida fights free but Lorcan knees him. Kushida with kicks now. Lorcan ends up nailing a big charging uppercut for a 2 count. Lorcan drops Kushida with a big knee to the gut for another 2 count, and another. Lorcan shows some frustration now. Lorcan with an abdominal stretch in the middle of the ring now.
Kushida fights free with elbows. Lorcan with a running uppercut in the strike. He runs again but Kushida drops him. Kushida with a big shot to the jaw in the corner. Kushida unloads with more strikes in the corner. Lorcan runs into an elbow in the corner. Kushida goes to the top and delivers a knee to the elbows. Lorcan blocks the armbar and they tangle again. Lorcan with another big uppercut and a Blockbuster. Lorcan is slow to make the cover and Kushida kicks out at 2.
Lorcan with huge chops to the chest but Kushida just takes them. Kushida with a right hand, a hip toss and a cartwheel into a dropkick while Lorcan is down. Kushida with a big kick and more strikes. He applies the Hoverboard Lock and takes Lorcan to the mat with it. Lorcan taps out.
After the match, Santos Escobar makes his way down the ramp but Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza attack Kushida from behind. Wilde and Mendoza continue the attack by the announce table. MSK go after Legado del Fantasma and all six men battle in the ring. Kushida sends Escobar off the apron with a handspring kick.
— Mercedes Martinez tells Raquel she is waiting on her. She wants to know if Raquel is ducking her. You had a chance to say something, but you didn’t. Dakota did. You may be the champ, but you are in her shadow. She barks the orders and you are the good lapdog. I will take Dakota out and then nothing will stand between you, me, and that title.
We go to commercial.
— We are back and Johnny Gargano asks Austin what happened with William Regal. Austin says that he told Regal that if Reed wants a title match, he has to go through him. Candice shows up and Indi says she saw him and Indi says she talked to Mr. Regal and they got a tag title match.
Ever-Rise vs. Imperium
We go back to the ring and Ever-Rise is waiting in the ring – Chase Parker and Matt Martel. Out next comes Imperium – Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner with Alexander Wolfe. We get a pre-recorded video of Imperium cutting a promo on how they will continue to expand and dominate, continuing last week’s promo message from NXT UK Champion WALTER.
The bell hits and Aichner levels Martel with a big clothesline. He continues to unload and nails a belly-to-back suplex. Martel gets in a shot and then tags in Parker. Parker gets caught with a big fall-away slam by Aichner. Barthel tags in and he sends Parker face-first into the turnbuckle. Aichner tags back in and they hit the double running dropkicks to Parker while he’s upside down in the corner.
Killian Dain comes down and has words with Wolfe at ringside, distracting Barthel and Aichner, allowing Parker to roll Aichner for a close 2 count. Drake Maverick comes down to fight but Dain holds him back from Wolfe. Dain then carries Drake to the back. Barthel tags back in and Imperium hits the big double team uppercut from the corner to get the pin on Parker.
— We see Kyle O’Reilly walking backstage. He stops when he sees NXT Champion Karrion Kross and Scarlett standing there. They have a brief staredown and Kross smirks as O’Reilly keeps walking. We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event as O’Reilly makes his way out. Back to commercial.
— We are back and Dakota Kai faces Mercedes Martinez next week and Bronson Reed faces Austin Theory and if Reed can win, he gets a North American Title Match. We will also see Legado del Fantasma versus MSK and KUSHIDA.
Kyle O’Reilly vs. Cameron Grimes
O’Reilly waits in the ring as Cameron Grimes makes his way out next. The bell rings and Grimes taunts O’Reilly. O’Reilly sits on the mat and taunts Grimes. They lock up and trade holds now. Grimes takes O’Reilly down and works on the leg. O’Reilly drops him and applies a submission of his own. More back and forth now as fans do dueling chants. Grimes takes O’Reilly down and grinds a fist into his nose.
Fans chant “NXT!” to rally for O’Reilly but the submissions continue. O’Reilly with two takedowns for a pop. O’Reilly works on Grimes’ arm again. Grimes fights free and drops O’Reilly, then slaps him and talks some trash. O’Reilly with a big knee to the jaw and a slap to the face. O’Reilly drops Grimes with a DDT to the arm. O’Reilly with kicks now.
Grimes with chops to the chest. Grimes goes for a roll-up but O’Reilly of course goes into another armbar. Grimes gets the bottom rope to break it with his feet. They tangle some more and Grimes nails a big German suplex to finally inject some excitement into the match. O’Reilly ends up on the floor selling the suplex as we go to a picture-in-picture commercial with Grimes staying on him. Grimes slams O’Reilly face-first into the announce table and talks some trash to the announcers.
Back from the break and fans chant “NXT!” while Grimes has O’Reilly grounded in the ring now. O’Reilly fights out and they trade strikes. Grimes levels O’Reilly for another 2 count. Fans chant “this is awesome!” now but they must be watching something else. Grimes with kicks to keep O’Reilly in the corner. Grimes whips O’Reilly hard into the turnbuckles and he goes back down for a 2 count. Grimes shows some frustration now and O’Reilly clutches his neck.
Grimes grounds O’Reilly again in the middle of the ring, pulling back on the hurt neck. O’Reilly fights up and out but Grimes drops him with a shoulder. They run the ropes and O’Reilly nails a knee to the gut to bring Grimes down. O’Reilly unloads with strikes and takes Grimes down. O’Reilly with a running forearm into the corner. O’Reilly snaps the arm back and nails a suplex into a heel hook but Grimes gets to the bottom rope to break it. O’Reilly kicks Grimes’ leg out and he goes back down.
O’Reilly stalks Grimes some more but misses a kick, then eats an elbow. Grimes scoops O’Reilly but O’Reilly fights out and they tangle. O’Reilly fades Grimes with a hold and puts him to sleep on his knees. O’Reilly with a big knee strike. Grimes counters a move and drops O’Reilly in the middle of the ring with a tilt-a-whirl slam for another close 2 count. Grimes goes for another German suplex but O’Reilly fights back. O’Reilly goes for the heel hook again but Grimes reverses for a 2 count.
Grimes with a big knee strike. O’Reilly comes back with a knee to the jaw. Grimes with a forearm. O’Reilly with a knee to the gut and a kick that’s missed. They collide in mid-air as Grimes hits the crossbody and covers for a 2 count. Grimes can’t believe it. The Cave In is countered as they trade offense now. O’Reilly with a big clothesline and more strikes. O’Reilly with a Brainbuster in the middle of the ring. O’Reilly goes to the top and nails the knee drop to the back for the pin to win.
Winner: Kyle O’Reilly
After the match, O’Reilly stands tall as his music hits. NXT finally goes off the air with O’Reilly looking out at the crowd.
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