WWE NXT Results
January 29, 2020
Winter Park, Florida
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Doug Lackey of Wrestleview.com
“Then… Now… Forever.”
A highlight reel runs from last week’s Worlds Collide/Royal Rumble go-home episode of NXT. We get hyped for the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic as The Grizzled Young Veterans face the Bro-serweights, Pete Dunne and Matt Riddle.
We are joined by Mauro Rinallo, Nigel McGuinness and a very somber Beth Phoenix as she scolds the actions of Randy Orton on her husband, Edge, on last Monday’s “Raw”. The music hits and Finn Balor is making his way to the ring. Earlier this afternoon, he viciously attacked Trent Seven in the parking lot, which has brought us to this match. Trent makes his way down the ramp, showing a nasty bruise on his left cheek. Footage of the attack graces us before the match gets underway.
Finn Balor v. Trent Seven
Trent, in the middle of his ring entrance about to roll under the bottom rope into the ring, is met with a baseball slide dropkick from Balor before the bell rings. Trent gingerly makes his way into the ring, the bell sounds and Balor bumrushes Seven in the corner. Raining down stomps left and right throughout the ring is Balor. Seven rolls to the outside and Balor meets him there with another dropkick through the ropes. After a few forearms, Balor brings Seven back into the ring and wears him down with a chinlock.
Seven begins to fight back but a double-leg takedown and a stomp to the chest halts that. A cover, a kickout at 2. Balor continues to stomp down. A quick bodyslam, elbow off the ropes to follow, a cover…. kickout at 2. Balor brings Seven back to his feet… small package by Seven! 1… 2… kick out! Balor leans off the ropes, Sling Blade. Balor pours on the stomps and kicks as we go to commercial.
We’re back from commercial and nothing has changed, Balor continues to have the upper-hand on Seven. But it seems Seven is fighting back again, chops to the back and chest sending Balor reeling. Seven off the ropes, Balor drops for a backbody drop but Seven sees it and gives a DDT. Seven chops Balor corner to corner and ends it with a ripcord lariat (Rainmaker)! Balor tries to find haven on the outside but Seven dives out with a Tope! Seven is climbing to the top rope but Balor clips the legs and sends him crashing down.
Balor with a dropkick, sending Seven into the turnbuckle. Balor ascends… Coup de Grace. Balor has Seven set up… 1916. Cover… 1… 2… 3!
WINNER: Finn Balor via pinfall.
Balor looks into the hard camera. “Gargano… I’m coming for you! And I don’t miss.”
Backstage, Cathy Kelly interviews Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne regarding their Dusty Rhodes Classic Finals match.
A video package airs recapping the feud between Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox as they’ll be meeting later tonight.
We return from break and an ominous screen fades in. 5 glowing rings, 3 of them housing the numbers 5, 20, and 2. Your guess is as good as mine.
Shotzi Blackheart is riding a tank and screaming her way to the ring…
Deonna Purrazo is walking and waving her way to the ring also.
Deonna Purrazo v. Shotzi Blackheart
The two lock up and exchange the typical matwork. Wristlocks… armlocks… hammerlocks… combination locks. Shotzi off the ropes, slides under a Deonna clothesline and a step-up enziguri. Shotzi trying for a springboard armdrag but Deonna’s having none of it and slams her legs in-between her arm. Deonna brings some short-arm clotheslines that preceded some brief arm work. Cover… 1… kick out at 2.
Shotzi is fighting back. Jawbreaker is followed by a swinging neckbreaker. Shotzi makes her to the corner, leapfrogs a Deonna bum rush. Shotzi avalanches Deonna into the corner, bulldog to follow! Knee strike, discus elbow, nasty kick to the side of the head! Cover… 1… 2… kick out.
Bicycle kick by Purrazo… Codebreaker from Shotzi… Shotzi’s climbing the ropes, BIG SENTON SPLASH! Cover… 1… 2… 3!
WINNER: Shotzi Blackheart via pinfall
Shotzi hops back on her tank and drives away victorious.
A video package airs showcasing Keith Lee’s North American Title win over Roderick Strong and he’s showing up next!
A drone shot of Full Sail University brings us back and a recap package of Worlds Collide does as well.
“BASK IN HIS GLORY!”…NXT North American Champion Keith Lee makes his way to the ring, gets the mic and helps conduct the NXT Universe in a ‘Bask in his glory’ chant. “Greetings and salutations! My name is Keith Lee and I am your limitless North American Champion!”
“Let me paint a picture for you. A couple months ago, I spoke to four men about which title would I like to take first. And with this on my shoulder, not only am I a moment maker, not only am I the ONLY game-changer, but I am also a prophecy ender. And next on Keith Lee’s agenda…”
The lights go out, Damien Priest’s music hits and Priest makes his way to the ring with mic in hand.
“Keith, I don’t know if you know this about me but… I really really like take things. Things that are meaningful to me. Now that could be a group of women… or a prized possession… but right now what I want is that right there. All I need to know is how you’re gonna’ give that to me.”