NXT Results – May 5, 2021 – We begin with a look back at last week’s episode of NXT and the build for tonight’s two title matches.
— We are at the Capitol Wrestling Centre and your announcers are Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph, and Beth Phoenix. We head to the ring where Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory wait in the ring for Theory’s opponents, Karrion Kross. Kross and Scarlett make their way to the ring and we are ready to go!
Austin Theory vs. Karrion Kross
Kross and Scarlett wrap their unique entrance as fans cheer them on. Theory and Gargano watch from ringside as Gargano cheers a scared Theory on. Theory hesitates but finally enters the ring and the bell hits. Kross misses in the corner and Theory goes to work but Kross shoves him to the mat. Theory with a dropkick but Kross eats it and fumes.
Kross with a big boot to the face in the corner, sending Theory down. Kross launches Theory across the ring with ease. Kross stares down Gargano and charges at Theory but puts the brakes on as Theory moves. Theory tries to capitalize with a clothesline but it does nothing. Kross levels him with a big clothesline of his own. Kross with big strikes in the corner and in the middle of the ring. Kross flattens Theory with another big boot. Kross uses the middle rope to choke Theory as the referee warns him.
Gargano tries to encourage Theory but Kross puts boots to him and taunts Gargano. Kross keeps control but runs into boots in the corner again. Kross catches Theory with a big Doomsday Saito suplex. He goes for another one but Theory rakes his eyes as Gargano distracts the referee from the apron. Fans boo. They go to the floor and Kross misses as he can’t see. Theory ducks a shot and sends Kross face-first into the barrier. Theory with a big DDT on the floor as the boos continue. Kross makes it back right at the 9 count. Theory stays on him and uses the ring post now. Theory brings it back in and keeps control, then mounts Kross with big lefts and rights as the boos continue, and Scarlett yells at Theory.
Kross fights back but Theory rolls into a big dropkick for a 2 count. Vic confirms Bronson Reed vs. Gargano with the title on the line for next Tuesday’s show. Fans rally now as Kross eats a running clothesline in the corner. Theory with a big Fall-away Slam from the corner. Gargano barks orders but Kross comes back with a huge Doomsday Saito out of nowhere, and another. Kross waits for Theory to get back up, and then nails the running forearm to the back of the head.
Kross mounts Theory from behind on the mat and unloads with strikes. He then applies the Straitjacket submission and the referee calls the match, while Kross keeps his eyes on Gargano.
Winner: Karrion Kross
After the match, Kross stands tall with the NXT Title as his music hits. Scarlett joins him as he stares Gargano down. We go to replays. Finn Balor suddenly appears next to Kross in the ring as fans cheer them on. Balor is tired of waiting, he wants his rematch. Kross wants it just as bad as Balor. Kross says let’s do this. They face off in the middle of the ring until Balor makes his exit, still staring Kross down. Kross’ music starts back up as we go to commercial.
— We are back and we see KUSHIDA arriving earlier today at the building.
— We see Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai arriving at the building.
— We see Leon Ruff interrupt an interview with William Regal and he wants to fight. William Regal says he will not let Leon fight tonight. Leon says that he is cleared to wrestle. Regal says he will not let him compete tonight. Leon wants to know what does he have to do.
Breezango vs. MSK
We go back to the ring and Breezango’s Tyler Breeze and Fandango waits as Alicia Taylor does the introductions. Out next comes NXT Tag Team Champions MSK for this non-title match – Wes Lee and Nash Carter.
Breeze starts off with Lee and they lock up. Breeze tosses Lee first, then poses on the top turnbuckle to taunt him for a pop. Lee charges but Breeze takes him down. Lee drops Breeze. They run the ropes again and Lee shows off for a pop. They counter suplex attempts and then superkick each other’s legs at the same time for a pop. Fandango tags in with Carter. They trade holds and Fandango nails a deep arm drag.
Carter comes back with a big dropkick and some taunting Fandango. Fandango with a knee to the gut. Breezango tags in for the double team attempt but Breezango collides with each other. The referee gets involved in the running of the ropes and does a leap frog of his own for a pop. Carter dropkicks Breeze for another pop. Carter and Breeze face off as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Breeze goes at it with Lee. Lee flips around but gets launched into the turnbuckles by Breeze. Breeze with a Falcon Arrow for a 2 count as Carter makes the save just in time. More back and forth now. MSK double teams Breeze in the middle of the ring. Carter covers for 2 as Fandango shoves Lee into them to break the pin up.
Both teams brawl in the middle of the ring now. Breeze superkicks both of the champs as Fandango waits for the tag. Fandango tags in and goes to the top. Carter leaps up and rocks him. Carter climbs up with Fandango now. Carter goes for the superplex but Fandango resists. Carter runs back up with a running knee to the jaw, knocking Fandango to the floor with Breeze.
Carter flies with a big moonsault, taking both opponents down at the announce table. Carter brings it back in and in comes Lee. Lee with a big launching dropkick to Breezango in their corner. MSK double teams Breeze now with two big moves. Lee covers Breeze for the pin to win in the middle of the ring.
After the match, MSK stands tall with the titles as their music hits. We go to replays. The two teams shake hands in the middle of the ring now. MSK talks some trash in the camera, warning the rest of the tag team division.
– Johnny Gargano storms into NXT General Manager William Regal’s office and he’s not happy about defending against Bronson Reed last week. Regal isn’t changing his mind but he wishes Gargano good luck. Gargano grabs Regal’s pencil and snaps it, then walks off.
– We see Pete Dunne and Oney Lorcan walking backstage. Back to commercial.
— We are back and we see Mercedes Martinez in the back preparing for her match against Raquel Gonzalez later tonight.
— We are told that NXT will have their next Takeover special on June 13th and it will be In Your House.
— Ever Rise are behind the announce table with their Ever Rise Live sign and coffee mugs.
— Pete Dunne is in the ring.
Pete says that Karrion Kross has chosen Finn Balor and he does not blame him. He tells Karrion to keep ducking him because sooner or later, that title is his. Dunne says he is the baddest man in NXT. He tells anyone else to come out and prove him wrong. He tells someone to step up. Leon Ruff attacks Dunne from behind and Ruff with a drop kick. We have a referee and it looks like it is time for an impromptu match.
Leon Ruff vs. Pete Dunne
Dunne with a take down and punches. Ruff kicks Dunne in the face. Ruff is sent to teh apron and then he uses the ropes to avoid Dunne. Dunne with a rollup and body scissors. Dunne pulls at the fingers and then punches Ruff in the back of the head. Dunne with a clothesline. Dunne kicks Ruff in the back. Dunne returns to the hand and he stomps on the chest.
Dunne slaps Ruff int he face. Dunne with another slap. Ruff with a slap and chops. Ruff moves in the corner and he kicks Dunne. Ruff with a missile drop kick. Dunne with an enzuigiri. Ruff with a rebound clothesline and he comes off the turnbuckles and is met with a forearm from Dunne. Dunne with a triangle and forearms to the head and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Pete Dunne
After the match, Dunne pulls at the fingers.
— Raul Mendoza says the NXT Universe will see who the true champion is. Joaquin Wilde says that KUSHIDA might have the belt now but Escobar will win tonight. Escobar says that KUSHIDA is still champion because he likes him but by the end of the night he will be the two time Cruiserweight Champion.
— We see Raquel Gonzalez in the back preparing for her match while Dakota Kai is giving her some motivation. We go to commercial.
— We are back and Franky Monet will make her ‘World Premiere’ in two weeks. Karrion Kross will also defend the NXT Championship against Finn Balor in two weeks.
Mercedes Martinez vs. Raquel Gonzalez for the NXT Women’s Championship
We go back to the ring and out comes Mercedes Martinez for the next match. NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez is out next with Dakota Kai. We get formal ring introductions from Taylor as they face off in the middle of the ring.
The bell rings and they unload with strikes. Martinez gets the upperhand and clotheslines the champ over the top rope to the floor. Martinez takes it to the floor and keeps control. Kai retreats over the barrier in fear. Martinez levels the champ at ringside and breaks the count. Martinez keeps pounding on Gonzalez against the barrier now.
Martinez brings it back in the ring as we go to a picture-in-picture commercial with Gonzalez fighting back and taking Martinez to the corner.
Back from the break and Gonzalez has been dominating. She levels Martinez with a clothesline for a close 2 count. Gonzalez with a running splash in the corner now, then a scoop slam in the middle of the ring for a close 2 count. The champ grounds Martinez but Martinez fights up and out. Martinez unloads with strikes, then tackles her and mounts her with more lefts and rights. Gonzalez dumps Martinez through the ropes to the floor. Martinez comes right back in and applies a Sleeper from behind.
Gonzalez stands up with Martinez on her back, ramming her into the turnbuckles. Martinez won’t let go of the submission. Gonzalez powers up with Martinez on her shoulders but Martinez slides free and rocks her with a forearm. Martinez misses in the corner but Gonzalez misses a big boot. Martinez with a big twisting neckbreaker from the top turnbuckle for a close 2 count.
Martinez charges with a big Spear on the apron. Gonzalez goes down on the edge of the apron as Martinez goes to the floor. Martinez brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Martinez continues to beat Gonzalez down with lefts and rights. Gonzalez powers up for a powerbomb but drops Martinez back neck-first into the top rope. Martinez rolls to the floor for a breather. Gonzalez follows and rams Martinez into the barrier. Gonzalez scoops Martinez and rams her at the ring post for a 2 count.
More back and forth now. Martinez drops Gonzalez and stomps away. Gonzalez meets her with a big clothesline for a 2 count. Gonzalez with a backbreaker for another 2 count. More back and forth with offense now. Martinez nails a big knee strike, then hits the Fisherman’s buster for a close 2 count. They tangle some more and Gonzalez levels Martinez with a big boot. Gonzalez delivers her big one-arm powerbomb in the middle of the ring for the pin to retain.
Winner: Raquel Gonzalez
After the match, Gonzalez stands tall with the title as her music hits. We go to replays. Kai joins Gonzalez and they stand tall to mixed reactions as the referee checks on Martinez.
– We see Isiah “Swerve” Scott, AJ Francis, Ashante “Thee” Adonis and Briana Brandy arriving outside in the parking lot. They knock the cameraman down and taunt him while entering the building. Back to commercial.
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