WWE NXT Results
October 23, 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 recaps the havoc caused by the Undisputed ERA last week on NXT.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. Ripley turns her in the corner, but Belair powers right out. Dueling chants fire up from the crowd. They lock up again, but both are equally matched power-wise. Belair goes for a takedown, but Ripley takes her down. Belair kips up and trips Ripley. Ripley turns out, so Belair kicks her in the midsection. Belair slingshots over her, does a handspring, and shoulders Ripley in the corner. Belair then taunts her. Ripley viciously boots her down, and a “Rhea” chant picks up. Belair gets up and hits a waistlock takedown, but Ripley quickly powers up. Belair counters a whip, ducks two kicks, but Ripley superkicks her. Belair quickly sidesteps an avalanche and sends her headfirst into the corner. Belair goes for a suplex, but Ripley counters. Ripley then comes through with a delayed vertical suplex. Ripley charges, but Belair pulls the top rope down to get her out of the ring. Ripley gets on the apron and elbows Belair. Ripley pulls her to the top rope, but Belair fights off. Belair then slams her off the top rope. Belair stomps Ripley and covers for a one count. Belair applies a full nelson, but Ripley fights up. Belair then connects with a delayed vertical suplex for a two count.
Belair clubs the back and pulls her down by the hair for another two count. Belair applies an abdominal stretch, but Ripley fights out. Ripley throws her a few times, but Belair eventually lands on her feet. They then take each other down by the hair.
We come back from the break to see Belair punching away at Ripley in the corner. Ripley boots her back and hits the ropes. Belair leapfrogs her and goes for a second, but Ripley boots her out of midair. Ripley blocks a right hand and hits a snapmare before dropkicking her in the head for a near fall. Ripley hits a pair of short-arm clotheslines. Belair ducks a third, but Ripley quickly comes back with a dropkick. Ripley now applies an inverted cloverleaf. Belair gets out of the ring to escape, so Ripley crushes her with a summersault senton off the apron!
Ripley puts Belair in the ring. All of a sudden, Io Shirai attacks Ripley with a Tiger feint kick. Shirai gets Ripley in the ring. Belair spears Ripley for a near fall. Belair cannot believe it. Shirai is furious at ringside. Candice LeRae runs down and pulls Shirai off the apron. Ripley gets out of a hold and hits the Riptide for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Rhea Ripley
Footage is shown of Roderick Strong viciously taking out the Velveteen Dream last week.
The NXT North American Championship is on the line as Roderick Strong defends against Keith Lee and Dominik Dijakovic.
Cathy Kelley catches up with Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate. She asks Dunne about Damian Priest. Dunne says Priest did what needed to be done, but he’ll get even. She asks about Killian Dain, but Dunne says he doesn’t care about him.
Video Package: The return of Tommaso Ciampa to in-ring action
Tyler Bate is shown at ringside.
Matt Riddle vs. Cameron Grimes
Riddle immediately ducks a Cave-In. Grimes then avoids a Final Flash. Mauro Ranallo channels the late Denny Green saying, “They are who we thought they were.” Riddle takes Grimes down and keeps a waistlock applied. Grimes turns it on him, but Riddle fights up. Grimes rolls him up, but Riddle kicks out and tries for a Bromission. Grimes gets out and covers for a two count. Grimes elbows him back, but Riddle comes back with some stiff kicks to the chest. Riddle hits a running flying forearm in the corner twice before hitting an exploder suplex. Riddle goes for a penalty kick, but Grimes ducks. Grimes avoids a standing moonsault, but he can’t avoid the Broton. Riddle connects with a penalty kick for a near fall.
Riddle takes Grimes down and picks up a two count. Riddle connects with Goldberg’s Jackhammer for a near fall! The crowd lets out a gasp and chants “Riddle” in the cadence of “Goldberg.” Riddle kicks away at the chest of Grimes for a two count. Riddle goes for a cross arm bar, but Grimes fights it. Riddle kicks him in the ribs and spine before kicking him in the face. Grimes ducks a kick, backflips over him, and hits a bridging German Suplex for a near fall!
We come back from the break to see Riddle viciously kick Grimes and hit a Ripcord Knee. Riddle follows up with a Bro To Sleep and a German Suplex, but Grimes manages to kick out. Riddle pulls Grimes into the ring and hits a Broton. Grimes kicks him in the face, but Riddle comes back with a penalty kick. Riddle scoops him up, but Grimes counters into a twisting sidewalk slam for a near fall. Grimes goes to the top rope, but Riddle catches him with a superplex for a near fall. Riddle is furious.
Riddle goes to the top rope and goes for a Floating Bro, but Grimes gets the knees up. Riddle goes for a powerbomb, but Grimes gets out. Grimes eats a Final Flash Knee, but he comes back with a superkick. Grimes then hits a backflip powerslam for a near fall! The crowd is chanting, “NXT.” Riddle counters a Cave-In into a powerbomb. Riddle hits the Final Flash followed by BroDerek for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Matt Riddle
Matt Riddle celebrates in the ring while the crowd chants, “Riddle” to the tune of Goldberg’s chant. Riddle finds Tyler Bate at ringside and fist bumps him. Riddle also fist bumps the Tye Dye Guy. Grimes pushes Bate and gets his top hat. Bate then punches Grimes in the face with a big left hand!
Footage is shown of The Forgotten Sons viciously attacking Breezango two weeks ago.
Breezango and a mystery partner will take on The Forgotten Sons.
Dominik Dijakovic is shown warming up backstage. Dijakovic says his bloodline means everything to him. He promised his family he’d become a champion, but that got sidelined with an injury six months ago. Tonight, he’ll keep his promise.
Earlier today, NXT General Manager William Regal booked Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai against Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke. The winners will face The Kabuki Warriors in a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship match next week on NXT.
Breezango makes an entrance channeling the classic movie “Top Gun.”
Breezango and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. The Forgotten Sons
Tyler Breeze starts against Jaxson Ryker. Ryker shoves Breeze down a few times off a lockup. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott tags in and applies a waistlock to Ryker. Ryker pulls him off, so Fandango tags in. Fandango rips off his t-shirt and locks up with Ryker. Ryker shoves him down. Fandango hooks a side headlock, but Ryker shoulder blocks him down. Steve Cutler tags in and hits a headlock takeover. Fandango fights up and counters a sunset flip with a gyration and a leg drop. Fandango clotheslines him out of the ring. The Forgotten Sons regroup at ringside.
We come back from the break to see Ryker beating up Breeze. During the break, Ryker slammed Breeze on the apron. Wesley Blake comes in. Ryker suplexes Breeze, and Blake picks up a two count. Blake applies a chin lock. Breeze fights up, but Blake gets Ryker in. Ryker floors Breeze and clotheslines him down for a two count. Cutler tags in, but Breeze gets him out of the ring. Breeze also gets Ryker into the ring post. Blake tags in, but Breeze gets away and tags in Fandango.
Fandango chops away at Blake and clotheslines him down twice. Fandango sends him into the ropes, but Cutler tags in. Fandango powerslams Blake. Cutler kicks Fandango and hits a suplex. Scott tags in and hits a cross-body block off the top rope for a near fall. Cutler hits a big backbreaker, and Ryker tags in. Blake hits a super hurricanrana. Cutler and Ryker hit stereo flying head-butts on Scott, but Breeze and Fandango break it up. Blake takes Scott down. Cutler tags in, but Scott takes them out. Scott hits a Flatliner and gets the other out of the ring. Ryker blind tags in. Scott knocks him to the floor. Scott goes to the top rope, but Ryker cuts him off. Ryker goes for a superplex to the floor, but Scott gets out. Scott knocks him to the apron and jumps on Ryker to hit a moonsault to the floor on Cutler and Blake! An “NXT” chant fires up.
Ryker catches Scott in the ring with a suplex attempt, but Scott gets out. Breeze tags in, but he quickly tags Fandango. They hit stereo superkicks on Ryker, but Cutler and Blake break it up. Fandango trades shots with Ryker. Ryker hits the ropes, but Fandango cross-body blocks him over the top rope. Cutler tags in and turns Scott inside out with a clothesline. Blake tags in, but Scott takes him out with a kick to the back of the neck for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Breezango and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott
NXT North American Champion Roderick Strong is warming up with the Undisputed ERA backstage. Strong says the Undisputed ERA has fulfilled their prophecy, but it’s not enough. He knows William Regal is trying to screw him. When the lights are on, he’s at his best. He’ll prove it tonight.
NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush makes his way to the ring. He’ll be on commentary for the Cruiserweight Match, next.
Killian Dain is shown by a fire with his fingers taped up. Dain says Pete Dunne tried to break his fingers, so he will break Pete Dunne.
NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush is on commentary for the next match.
Angel Garza vs. “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher
The bell rings, and they circle the ring Angel Garza goes for a handshake. Gallagher goes for the handshake, but Garza pulls back. Garza takes him down, but Gallagher gets up and twists the arm, “shakes” hands with him, and takes him down. Garza applies a side headlock, but Gallagher takes him down. Garza floors him, and they both trade pins for no counts. They’re wildly rolling around the ring for pins, but nothing comes of it. Gallagher grabs him, but Garza’s pants rip off. Garza dropkicks him down and hits a slingshot inverted suplex. Garza kicks him in the face for a near fall. Gallagher blocks a suplex and clubs away at him. Gallagher hits an impressive delayed vertical suplex for a near fall. Garza blocks a cross arm breaker and gets to the ropes. Garza then takes him out with a monkey flip over the top rope. Gallagher covers up for a plancha, so Garza stops and slaps the back. Gallagher gets out of a suplex in the ring and viciously head-butts him. Garza avoids a running kick and slams him down. Garza hits a springboard moonsault for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Angel Garza
Angel Garza signals that he wants the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. Lio Rush looks at him from the commentary table.
Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai will take on Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke in a #1 Contenders Match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship, next.
#1 Contenders Match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles
Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox vs. Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke w/ NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler
Jessamyn Duke immediately kicks Dakota Kai in the face for a near fall. Marina Shafir tags in, and they punch Kai down. Shafir knees Kai in the midsection twice before hitting a judo throw for a two count. Duke tags back in. Shafir and Duke hit a knee to the face/gutbuster combo for a near fall. Duke kicks Kai in the back and tags Shafir back in. Shafir applies an arm bar, but Kai fights up. Kai knocks Duke off the apron, but Shafir keeps her back. Kai kicks Shafir in the face.
Tegan Nox and Duke are tagged in. Nox clotheslines Duke twice and chokeslams both Duke and Shafir. Nox avalanches Duke in the corner and hits a diving cross-body block for a near fall. Kai hits Shafir with a bicycle kick to get her out of the ring. Duke rolls Nox up for a near fall. Nox comes back with the Shiniest Wizard for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors appear on the screen. They speak Japanese before saying they will beat Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai. Kairi Sane says they have no chance.
Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox will take on The Kabuki Warriors for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship next week on WWE NXT.
Keith Lee is warming up backstage. Lee says he’s been chasing an opportunity since arriving in NXT. Lee will do everything in the fiber of his being to seize it when he becomes NXT North American Champion. This match is next.
Cathy Kelley promotes the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship being defended by The Kabuki Warriors against Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai. We’ll also see Tyler Bate take on Cameron Grimes, as well as Io Shirai against Candice LeRae.
NXT North American Championship
Keith Lee vs. Dominik Dijakovic vs. Roderick Strong (c)
Lee and Dijakovic corner Strong at ringside. Strong runs into the ring, and Lee floors him with a shoulder block. Strong rolls out of the ring. Dijakovic gets in the ring and kicks Lee. Dijakovic elbows Lee in the corner and charges, but Lee viciously slams him down.
We come back from the break to see Lee and Dijakovic duking it out in the center of the ring. Strong comes in and clubs Lee, so Lee throws him across the ring. Lee puts Dijakovic on the top rope and climbs, but Strong pushes him off to the floor. Strong hits Dijakovic with a superplex for a near fall. Strong stomps Dijakovic and rips at the face. Strong chops the chest and knocks Lee off the apron. Dijakovic comes back with some kicks and an elbow on Strong. Dijakovic superkicks Lee, and Strong knees Dijakovic. Strong hits Lee with a leaping knee strike. Dijakovic hits Strong with a backbreaker before suplexing Lee onto him! Dijakovic covers Strong for a near fall.
An “NXT” chant fires up. Dijakovic drags Strong to the corner and climbs the top rope, but Strong rolls away. Dijakovic gets down and goes for a summersault senton off the apron on Lee, but Lee catches him! Lee goes for a powerbomb, but Strong dropkicks him, which allows Dijakovic to hit a seated senton on Lee. Strong gets on the apron and leaps, but Dijakovic catches him and punches him in the face. Dijakovic gets Strong in the ring as another “NXT” chant picks up. Dijakovic puts Strong on the top rope and punches. Dijakovic goes for a superplex, but Lee cuts him off. Lee powerbombs Dijakovic while Dijakovic gives Strong a superplex. That was slightly mistimed and probably the scariest Tower of Doom spot I’ve ever seen!
We come back from the break to see Lee double suplex Strong and Dijakovic. Yet another LOUD “NXT” chant fires up. All three men trade shots until Strong starts hitting both with chops. Strong hits Dijakovic with a backbreaker before hitting some running forearms on Lee. Strong knees Lee in the face and hits an Olympic Slam for a near fall. Strong knocks Dijakovic off the apron. Lee comes back with a double chop to the chest of Strong. Strong pulls the ropes down to get Lee out of the ring. Strong goes for a wrecking ball dropkick, but Lee and Dijakovic catch him. Dijakovic hits Strong with Feast Your Eyes on the floor and goes face-to-face with Lee.
Lee and Dijakovic get in the ring, and the crowd absolutely erupts. They trade shots before Lee head-butts Dijakovic down. Lee goes to the top rope and pulls Dijakovic up. Lee head-butts Dijakovic again, but Dijakovic backflips off the top rope, superkicks Lee, and hits a discus boot. Dijakovic puts Lee on the second rope and hits an avalanche choke bomb for a near fall! Lee rolls out of the ring. Dijakovic goes for a Fosbury Flop on Lee, but he hits Strong instead! A “Mamma Mia” chant fires up. Lee hits the ropes and KILLS Dijakovic with a summersault senton to the floor!! Lee gets Dijakovic in the ring as a well deserved “Holy shit” chant fires up. Lee pulls Dijakovic up to the top rope and hits a sit-out powerbomb! Strong immediately follows up with knee to Lee’s face for the win!
Winner by Pinfall and still NXT North American Champion: Roderick Strong
The Undisputed ERA celebrates with Strong in the ring before attacking Keith Lee. They punch him out of the ring and pose with the titles.
Tommaso Ciampa all of a sudden comes to the ring dragging his crutch behind him. Ciampa gets in the ring and squares off with the Undisputed ERA. A “Daddy’s Home” chant picks up. Johnny Gargano soon makes his entrance and joins Ciampa’s side. A “DIY” chant picks up. Finn Balor’s music then hits, and the crowd erupts as he makes his way to the ring.
It’s still 4-on-3 in favor of the Undisputed ERA. An “NXT” chant picks up. Balor all of a sudden hits Gargano with a vicious overhead kick! The Undisputed ERA viciously assaults Ciampa as Balor watches on. The crowd is absolutely stunned! NXT Champion Adam Cole looks at Balor before kneeing Ciampa in the back of the neck. Balor gets out of the ring and viciously dropkicks Gargano into the barricade, knocking it over onto some “fans” at ringside. Balor grabs Gargano hits the 1916 on the ramp! The Undisputed ERA powers toward Balor, and Balor points down at Gargano. Balor looks at the Undisputed ERA before turning and walking off. Balor smirks as he heads to the back.