WWE NXT Results
October 16, 2019
Winter Park, Florida
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Doug Lackey of Wrestleview.com
WWE NXT is live tonight from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.
“Then… Now… Forever…”
A video package of last week’s episode of NXT airs.
Live from Full Sail University, Mauro Ranallo welcomes us to the studio as Tommaso Ciampa makes his return after neck surgery. Angel Garza makes his way to the ring as well for this opening match.
Tommaso Ciampa v. Angel Garza
Garza and Ciampa trade and counter kicks and punches, Garza offers a hand in sportsmanship, Ciampa turns it down and is greeted with an enziguri from Garza. Ciampa rolls to the apron, Garza attempts a baseball slide but misses and Ciamps sends him into the steps… slapping himself on the back as he sits on the apron.
Back in the ring, Ciampa tries a Fairytale Ending but Garza sends them both into the corner. After a dropkick to his knee, Ciampa rolls to the outside and Garza hurls himself throw the ropes with a Tope. Back in the ring, missile dropkick from the top! Garza takes off the Mexican Flag wrapped around his waist and throws it at a prone Ciampa in the corner. Ciampa tosses the flag aside and goes after Garza! Kicks into the corner… running knee-strike! Garza’s on the outside, Ciampa grabs the flag, drapes it on the turnbuckle and begins to stomp away at it.
Garza tries to get back in the ring, Ciampa tosses it in his face as he enters… Hangman DDT (Willow’s Bell)! 1… 2.. 3!
WINNER: Tommaso Ciampa by pinfall.
“SHOCK… THE SYSTEM…”
Adam Cole and the entire Undisputed Era appear at the top of the ramp and begin to circle the ring. As they walk down, Ciampa is sitting on a chair in the ring clutching onto his trademark crutch. As this is happening, Mauro is looking at his cellphone inquisitively and asks Nigel McGuinness if they should send ‘this’ to the truck. UE regroups and makes their way back up the ramp.
Later tonight, a message from Finn Balor and Keith Lee in action as well!
After the break,Mauro takes us to the footage he’s been given, and it is UE laying waste to Velveteen Dream sending a warning to anyone who plans on getting in UE’s way.
While we wait for Commissioner William Regal’s response to this attack, Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan make their way to the ring. Dvorak Symphony no. 9 plays throughout the arena as Alexander Wolfe, Fabien Aichner and Marcel Barthel make their way as well.
Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan v. Imperium (Fabien Aichner & Marcel Barthel w/ Alexander Wolfe)
Burch and Aichner start off this tag team match. Burch sends Aichner into their corner, Lorcan tagged in, Irish whip into the ropes, double back elbow. Burch tagged back in, they try it again, Aichner sidesteps Lorcan’s elbow, clubs Burch and boots Lorcan to oblivion. Aichner brings Burch into their corner and tags in Barthel. Barthel sends Burch into the opposite corner, attempts to whip but reversed. Barthel sitting on the turnbuckle and leaps… eats a headbutt from Burch! A fury of strikes… second-rope dropkick sends Barthel to his corner!
Aichner tagged in, misses with a clothesline but Barthel comes back in to send Burch shoulder first into their corner… tandem kicks by Imperium!
Back from the break and Barthel has Burch worn down in the middle of the ring. Burch fights out and IN COMES LORCAN! He sends all of Imperium to the outside, tags in Burch before he makes another dive! Aichner is rolled back in, German Suplex by Burch. Bell-to-back suplex setup from Lorcan to a waiting Burch who powerbombs him down! Jackknife cover… kickout at 2!
Burch tags Lorcan in, they try to set up Aichner again but Barthel runs interference. Burch sends him to the outside but he then drags Burch outside with him and slugs him a good right! Lorcan is in the ring fending off Aichner. Lorcan sends Barthel to the outside as he continues to fend Aichner. He misses a rushing shoulder into the corner and Barthel follows with one of his own. Brainbuster by Aichner, Barthel with a Tope wiping out Burch! DOUBLE SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT BY AICHNER!! Cover!!! Kick out at 2!
Lorcan and Aichner continue to trade chops but Barthel is tagged in. Lorcan tries to chop his way through both… off the ropes… Spinebuster by Aichner! PK Kick follow-up by Barthel! Barthel is on the middle turnbuckle… Aichner with the powerbomb setup… Barthel uppercuts Lorcan down! 1.. 2.. 3!
WINNERS: Imperium by Pinfall
A video package airs hyping Johnny Gargano. Dominik Dijakovic is prepping for his rubber match with Keith Lee. A video montage hyping Io Shirai airs, she will be in action next.
Io Shirai makes her way to the ring and is followed by her opponent making her NXT debut, Kayden Carter!
Io Shirai v. Kayden Carter
A series of Irish whips and pinfall escapes lead us to Carter connecting with a dropkick from a failed pinfall attempt. Shiria rolls to the outside, Carter’s kick from the apron is blocked and is sent facefirst into it by Shirai. Springboard dropkick by Shirai back in the ring! Kickout at 2.
Another series of missed kicks and pinfall attempts leads to Carter connecting with a springboard victory roll! Kickout at 2… She tries for it again but Shirai stops her momentum with a vicious German Suplex. She’s on the top… MOONSAULT. 1… 2.. 3.
WINNER: Io Shirai by pinfall.
She grabs the microphone. “Not Rhea… Not Bianca… Not Shayna… It’s Me!” Rhea Ripley’s music interrupts her rant and Ripley is heading to the ring, yanking the mic away from Shirai.
“Bianca decided to run her mouth and next week, I get to shut her up. If you ever spit my name out of your mouth again, I have no problem shutting you up too.” Shirai retreats.
A replay from last week shows Killian Dain’s assault on Boa. Boa is warming up for some retribution later tonight.
William Regal is interviewed by Kathy Kelley, telling us that Velveteen Dream will not be able to compete next week due to the heinous attack by Undisputed Era. However, Roderick Strong will still be defending his North American Title and it will be against the winner of the match between Keith Lee and Dominik Dijakovic!
After the break… the music has been played… the walks have been made… who will be the number one contender for the NXT North American Championship?
Keith Lee v. Dominik Dijakovic
The two big men size each other up and slam into each other in the middle! Off the ropes again and again until Dijakovic begins to clutch his left shoulder. Lee has Dijakovic by the wrist, Dijakovic misses a lariat and sent to the ropes. Lee leapfrogs and then shoulder tackles him down! A big splash onto Dijakovic’s arm… cover… kickout at 2.
Lee continues to wear down Dijakovic’s left arm but eats a big boot! Back elbows… with the bad arm?! Big lariat!! Cover…. kick out at 2.
In the ring, Dijakovic tries to wear Lee down but he fights back. Lee beats him down into the corner… runs in… Avalanche followed by a helacious Beal! A running elbow into the opposite corner… off the ropes… POUNCE! Cover… kick out at 2.
Lee has Dijakovic up on his shoulder but Dijakovic grabs his Lee’s throat. He has him up… Chokebomb! Kickout at 2!
Lee is in the corner and Dijakovic hoists him up to sit on the top turnbuckle. Dijakovic is setting up for a superplex. Lee blocks and slaps him down to the canvas. He stands up… Frog Splash onto the arm! Dijakovic is writhing, Lee brings him up… A MASSIVE POWERBOMB!! Dijakovic rolls to the outside… trying to regroup as best he can.
Lee meets him there and rolls him back in. Lee has him up in a Fireman’s Carry, Dijakovic breaks it up and goes to the corner. Lee sends another elbow his way… he goes off the ropes… but Dijakovic connects with a Cyclone Kick! Cover! Kickout at 2.
The two behemoths battling in the center of the ring again. Dijakovic sets Lee up… “TIME TO FLY!”… but he can’t get him up. Lee reverses… suplex! Cover! Kickout at 2.
Lee is climbing the ropes, Dijakovic hits a superkick stunning Lee. He has Lee in the Electric Chair! Lee reverses with a REVERSRANA!!! COVER!!! 1… 2… KICKOUT!!!
Lee climbs and sits on the top turnbuckle with Dijakovic lying prone on the ropes next to him. Lee pulls him up to him. Dijakovic fights Lee’s clutches and climbs on top of Lee’s shoulders trying a huracanrana… but Lee’s not budging! Roderick Strong runs into the ring and assaults the two with his North American Title…
WINNER: No Contest
“Very clever, Roderick Strong. But not clever enough, Sunshine!” William Regal bellows from the balcony. “You WILL defend the North American Title against both Keith Lee and Dominik Dijakovic next week in a Triple Threat Match!”
Pete Dunne is backstage warming up for his match with Damien Priest. But up next, Matt Riddle is in action.
Matt Riddle makes his way to the ring… and so does his opponent…
Matt Riddle v. Bronson Reed
Riddle and Reed trade of strikes on each other left and right but it inevitable leads to Reed prone in the corner and Riddle sending a knee strike off the parallel corner. And a forearm from the other! Exploder Suplex out of the corner… PK Kick follow up! Cover… Kickout at 2.
Riddle’s senton is met with Reed’s knees. Reed follows with a scoop slam and a BIG senton of his own. Cover… kickout at 2.
Reed misses with a strike and Riddle takes advantage with flurry of paintbrush strikes, a kick into the corner and a Bro to Sleep! Wait… Riddle has him up? POWERBOMB! Final flash knee to follow! Cover! 1… 2… Kick out!
Riddle is climbing the corner for a phoenix splash… Reed counters into a sit-out powerbomb! Kickout at 2. The straps are down and Reed is pumped! Reed has riddle up for a suplex, Riddle slips out and into a sleeper hold. Reed tosses him off. Reed misses a clothesline and hops the bottom corner ropes, Riddle catches him on his shoulder! Cradle Driver!! 1… 2… 3!
WINNER: Matt Riddle by pinfall
Riddle and Reed show sportsmanship before a video package airs hyping next week’s match between Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley. Tegan Nox makes her in-ring return from catastrophic knee surgery next!
After the break, photos are shown of Kushida with NXT’s training staff. Mauro and Nigel inform us he has reaggravated his wrist with a hairline fracture due to his match with WALTER last week.
Taynara makes her way to the ring but unfortunately a bigger entrance is following her, as Tegan Nox has returned from her nearly career-ending knee injury from last year’s Mae Young Classic tournament.
Nox showing no signs of wear and tear on her knees as she sends Conti down with dropkick after dropkick. A series of moves has Conti sending Nox to the outside with a vicious kick to the back. Conti meets her out there and rolls her back in.
Conti sends Nox down with a series of Judo arm drags and then into the corner for a double knee follow up. Cover… kickout at 2! Conti bringing Nox up for some trashtalk but Nox is fighting back with European uppercuts… and a chokeslam!
Running back elbow into the corner from Nox… Senton splash into the corner… climbs the top rope… flying crossbody!! Conti is trying to get up… but eats a Shining Wizard! Cover… 1… 2… 3!
WINNER: Tegan Nox by pinfall
Kathy Kelley is interviewing Nox at ringside, Dakota Kai runs down to hug and celebrate with her. Before Nox can say anything, Shayna Baszler along with her Horsewomen, Duke and Shafir make their way down.
“Let me guess,” Baszler says, “You wanna’ throw your name into the hat, huh? How about we ask your friend Dakota Kai what it’s like to be in the ring with me? Let’s be honest, you’ve run out of limbs to rehab…. (Nox screaming if she wants to hurt me so bad, give me a title shot.)… You haven’t earned a title shot! Why don’t you call me when you’ve done something worth talking about!”
Baszler and friends make their way to backstage. Damien Priest is backstage prepping for his match with Pete Dunne and Finn Balor has a message for the NXT Universe next.
“When your life comes to a crossroads, the only way to find a path to take is to revisit the ones you’ve walked before. How did you get here? Did your footsteps leave the world in a better place or did your missteps leave the world covered in darkness? Egos. Mistakes. Errors. Retrace your steps. Find your heart. I have. And next week, my future will be my past.” – Finn Balor
Boa has made his way to the ring, waiting to seek revenge on the man who assaulted him blindly last week, Killian Dain.
Boa v. Killian Dain
Boa explodes out of the corner with a series of kicks and forearm shots. He’s kicking Dain like mad against the ropes, a dropkick sends him to the outside. Boa runs to meet him from the side but eats a crossbody from the big man.
Dain rolls him back into the ring and rains down elbows drops. He brings Boa up and sends him to the corner to beat him down with kicks. A hard whip to the opposite corner leads to a failed pinfall attempt. A suplex by Dain followed by a very lackadaisical cover… Dain now tries to wear Boa down in the middle of the ring.
Boa fights back, forearm after forearm… off the ropes… a lariat by Dain silences the onslaught. Fireman’s Carry Slam is followed by a senton… Dain climbs up…. Vader Bomb from the middle turnbuckle. Another one…. and another one! Dain slaps on a half-nelson stretch on a helpless Boa… creating a tapout victory.
WINNER: Killian Dain by submission.
A video package airs reviewing Lio Rush’s Cruiserweight Title victory two weeks ago.
Pete Dunne is making his way to the ring but is met by Killian Dain. They have words for each other, Dain points at Dunne, Dunne grabs Dain’s finger and almost snaps it before Dain slips away to the backstage area. Dunne v. Priest, next!
Damien Priest makes his way down to the ring for our main event!
Pete Dunne v. Damian Priest
A series of hold exchanges sends Dunne off the ropes from a Priest send off and a leaping back elbow from Priest sends Dunne sprawling to the corner. Dunne fights back, sends Priest to the ropes, leapfrog and a BIG clothlesline rocks Priest but he stays on his feet bouncing back from the ropes. Dunne has his fingers! He’s wants to take a break! Instead, he manipulates Priest down to the mat, his wrist bent backwards… and stomps on his elbow nearly breaking Priest’s wrist.
Priest tries to make his way to the outside for a reprieve but Dunne catches his wrist, [ulls him back in for a quick kick to the elbow. Dunne meets Priest at the outside and stomps on Priest’s elbow again on the steel steps!
Priest writhing in pain back inside the ring, Dunne follows suit but Priest then goes to the apron on the adjacent side. Both men standing on the apron, exchanges of strikes but Priest sends Dunne crashing onto the apron and down to the floor with a kick. Priest rolls Dunne back into the ring. BIG right hand sends Dunne down in a heap!
From the break… Dunne sends Priest down with a Head-to-Shoulders Suplex from the top rope! Cover… Kickout at 2! The two battle to their feet, Priest sends Dunne to the corner, Dunne flips off evading a rushing Priest, ensuguri! Dunne to the middle rope, psyches Priest out with a dropkick to his knee!
Dunne has Priest in a waistlock but Priest sends him a back elbow. Priest misses a running clothesline and takes a gruesome snap German Suplex from Dunne! Dunne stomps his hands… kick for a stunned Priest sending Damian to the outside. Dunne climbs the outside turnbuckle, moonsault from the middle turnbuckle flattens Priest!
Dunne sends Priest back into the ring. Dunne climbing the top rope. Priest tries to meet him there but Dunne slides off to stand on the apron, kick to the head again and again! Dunne hoists Priest up from the turnbuckle… running powerbomb! Cover! Kickout at 2!
Dunne has Priest by the wrists and rains down the stomps, but Priest raises his leg up and peppers Dunne with kicks to the face! Priest tries to grab Dunne but Dunne grabs his arm and turns it into an arm bar. Priest rolls Dunne to his shoulders for a pin, uses the ropes for leverage, Dunne kicks out at 2!
Priest stands up, flat out kicks Dunne in the back of the head… sends him shoulder-first into the turnbuckle… Priest hoists Dunne up… Crucifix Powerbomb! Cover! Kickout at 2!
Dunne rolls to the outside… Priest runs in with a springboard somersault senton that nearly decapitates himself on the apron! He rolls Dunne back in the ring for an Exploder Suplex… Dunne lands on his feet and kicks a sitting Priest in the ear! Dunne’s climbing the turnbuckle, Priest meets him with a kick stunning him to a sitting position on the top. Priest climbs to the top… Frankensteiner! Priest then meets an absolutely stunned Dunne… Seated Chokeslam! Cover! Kickout at 2!
The two again battle and will themselves to their feet. They’re absolutely flailing with no thought of what’s in front of them. A right cross by Dunne… a BIG lariat by Priest sends Dunne inside out! Priest looking for The Reckoning… Dunne counters looking for The Bitter End… Priest slips out clapping Dunne’s ears. A kick to the head by Priest with a follow up Chokeslam? No! Ensiguri counter by Dunne! Spinning Roundhouse kick from Priest! He misses a springboard forearm and eats another forearm from Dunne! These guys are spent!
Dunne is climbing the top rope for a moonsault… he launches and eats the knees of Priest! Priest brings Dunne up for what looks to be a Hi-Jack Backbreaker but Dunne’s got the fingers! Make a wish…. but Priest has Dunne by the throat and leads him into the corner with the referee trapped between the two! As the referee crawls away from the melee… low blow by Priest! The Reckoning! 1… 2… 3!
WINNER: Damian Priest by pinfall.
Damian Priest remains undefeated in NXT, celebrating on the ramp as we fade to black