WWE NXT Results
August 21, 2019
Winter Park, Florida
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show hyping up tonight’s main event with Matt Riddle and Killian Dain.
The Undisputed ERA kicks off the show
The Undisputed ERA makes their way to the ring. NXT Champion Adam Cole says he did everything he said he would. Cole beat Johnny Gargano at TakeOver: Toronto and successfully defended his NXT Championship. An “Adam Cole” chant fires up. People are saying that he had the performance of a lifetime and now it is no longer a question: he is the greatest NXT Champion that has ever lived. If there was an NXT Mt. Rushmore, you wouldn’t find the faces of Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Shinsuke Nakamura, or Finn Balor. It would have Adam Cole’s face four times.
Roderick Strong says that would be beautiful, but all four of them should be standing here tonight draped in gold. The Undisputed prophecy should have been fulfilled, but they got screwed. Strong says Velveteen Dream did not pin him at TakeOver — he pinned Pete Dunne. That means Dream’s North American Championship run is on borrowed time. As soon as Dream stops ducking him, he’ll fulfill his part of the prophecy when he takes the North American Championship.
Kyle O’Reilly says that was well said. O’Reilly then says in order to win a tag team match, you have to pin the legal man. They have a replay shown of Bobby Fish tagging himself in at TakeOver: Toronto. O’Reilly says he rests his case. Fish says they did not lose to the Street Profits at TakeOver: Toronto. Fish says William Regal is a silly prat and need to do his job and make this thing right. Cole says it needs to be made right. What’s right for NXT is the Undisputed ERA draped in gold. O’Reilly and Fish are the greatest tag team in NXT history. It’s only a matter of time before they win the NXT Tag Team Championships. As for Strong, the North American Championship is his property. Cole says they are two steps away from fulfilling the prophecy, being draped in gold, and making NXT Undisputed.
The Undisputed ERA goes to leave, but Jordan Myles’ music hits. The winner of the NXT Breakout Tournament comes out to the stage with his contract in hand. That contract allows him to have an NXT title match of his choosing. A “Jordan” chant picks up. Cole says Myles must be joking. Surely Myles isn’t using that championship opportunity on him. Myles smiles and has a lot of energy, but if he challenges Cole for the title he’ll break the smile off his face. Myles should challenge Shayna Baszler or go to NXT UK or 205 Live. It’s not a knock, but they’re not on the level of Adam Cole, baby. Myles says nothing. Cole says he’ll talk slowly so Myles understands. There is nothing more damaging or detrimental to a young career by wasting an opportunity and challenging him. If Myles makes that mistake, Cole will make his career an undisputed failure. Myles simply extends the contract. Cole goes to grab it, but Myles drops it, smiles at him, and backs off.
Earlier this week, Bronson Reed was interviewed about being in the NXT Breakout Tournament. Shane Thorne makes fun of Reed for losing, so Reed challenges him to a fight. They’ll face each other later tonight.
Mansoor vs. Damian Priest
The bell rings, and Priest just reclines in the corner. They lock up, and Priest powers him to the corner and gives a clean break. Mansoor shoves him, so Priest shoves him to the corner. Mansoor boots him back and goes to the second rope, but Priest rips him off and whiplashes him onto the top turnbuckle. Priest big boots him and knees away at him. Priest clubs Mansoor down and kicks him in the head. Priest knees him and sends him over the top rope, but Mansoor hangs on. Mansoor slides through the legs and forearms him, but Priest viciously responds with a forearm of his own. Priest goes for a suplex, but Mansoor counters into an inside cradle for a two count. Mansoor dropkicks him, but Priest stays on his feet. Mansoor hits a bicycle kick, but Priest is still standing. Mansoor flips through a chokeslam and hits a step-up enzuigiri. Mansoor knocks him out of the ring and hits a summersault senton. Mansoor gets him in the ring and hits a slingshot neckbreaker. Mansoor goes for a tornado DDT, but Priest throws him off and turns him inside out with a clothesline. Priest hits a Crucifix Powerbomb and signals for the end. Priest connects with the Reckoning for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Damian Priest
The commentators talk about NXT going over to the USA Network starting on Wednesday, September 18.
The bell rings, and Borne kicks her down. Borne applies a side headlock, but Yim quickly turns it around on her. Borne whips her off, but Yim shoulder blocks her down. Yim hits the ropes and chops the throat. Yim hits the ropes, but Aliyah grabs the feet. Borne quickly drops Yim with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Borne gets Yim in the corner and kicks away at her. Borne gets her tied up on the ropes, but a sticker on her backside that says, “Lower,” and spanks her.
Borne talks trash and calls her a loser. Yim jabs her, so Borne slaps her in the face. Yim quickly tackles her and punches away at her. Yim chops her down in the corner and kicks her. Yim grabs her by the hair and throws her before connecting with a cannonball. Yim follows up with the Protect Ya Neck for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Mia Yim
NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler comes out to the stage. Half the crowd cheers her, half the crowd boos. Baszler says Yim is a badass. Yim fought her and took her to places no one else has brought her to. Baszler saw it in Yim’s eyes. She’s had to go to some dark depths to get to where she is. Baszler was thinking they don’t need to stand across from each other as enemies. Yim can stand right beside her. Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke get on the apron. Baszler says this is a cold business, but it’s nice and warm under the dragon’s wing. Baszler asks Yim if she’ll join her. Yim attacks Duke, so Shafir and Baszler double-team her. Referees run down and quickly separate the Horsewomen from Yim.
Later tonight, we’ll see Matt Riddle take on Killian Dain. Coming up next, Bronson Reed takes on Shane Thorne.
Keith Lee will take on Dominik Dijakovic next week.
Video Package: Keith Lee’s rivalry with Dominik Dijakovic
Bronson Reed vs. Shane Thorne
The bell rings, and Thorne quickly kicks Reed in the leg a few times. Reed backs him to the corner, but Thorne kicks the leg and quickly gets out of the ring. Thorne gets back in the ring and goes for a kick, but Reed blocks it and takes him down. Reed sits on top or Thorne and poses. Reed then grabs the arm, but Thorne fights up. Thorne digs his boot into Reed’s face in the corner. Reed sends him into the ropes. Thorne goes for a leapfrog, but Reed counters into a sit-out spinebuster. Reed hits the ropes and boots Thorne in the face. Reed presses him up, but Thorne rakes the eyes. Reed drops him, so Thorne chop blocks him. Thorne punches away at Reed, hooks the face with his fingers, and delivers a stiff kick to the back. Thorne dropkicks him and hits a running kick. Thorne follows up with a cannonball in the corner for a two count. Thorne goes for a back suplex, but Reed elbows out. Reed uppercuts him and connects with a scoop powerslam. Reed makes a comeback with a bionic elbow and a Samoan Drop. Thorne quickly boots him back and charges, but Reed avalanches him before immediately following up with a senton splash. Reed avalanches him in the corner twice, and Thorne falls out of the ring. Reed grabs him and gets him in the ring. Reed goes to the top rope, but Thorne knocks him off. Thorne quickly follows up with a running kick to the face for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Shane Thorne