WWE NXT Results
February 5, 2020
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.
Footage is shown of all the highlights from last week’s episode of WWE NXT, including the BroserWeights winning the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. On this past Monday’s Raw, Rhea Ripley challenged Charlotte Flair to a match for the NXT Women’s Championship at WrestleMania.
The BroserWeights drive into the arena in a modified golf cart with the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Trophy on the back. Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne get in the ring to a good reception. Riddle says they are the Dusty Rhodes Classic champions. The celebration continues tonight. Riddle mentions the trophy on the new BroserWeight-Mobile. Dunne says the last thing he ever thought he’d do is be in a tag team with Riddle. Riddle says it was meant to be. Dunne says they have the trophy and at TakeOver: Portland they’ll become the new NXT Tag Team Champions. Riddle has one question: how are the three of us…?
NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish interrupt them. O’Reilly says they’re not acknowledging them as a team. The only thing they’ve done as a team is disrespect the legacy of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. They don’t want to wait for Portland. Roderick Strong runs down and talks them out of charging the ring. Bobby Fish says they’d love to end the celebration, but they’ve got the “loser-weight mobile” in the ring. They have bigger fish to fry tonight.
Riddle loves that Bobby Fish just said “fish.” Dunne isn’t laughing. Riddle asks, “Riddle me this: how much fish could Bobby Fish fry is Bobby Fish could fry fish?” Dunne tells him to not worry about how much fish Bobby Fish could fry fish. Riddle says it’s a thing and gets the arena to chant it. The crowd is loving this and chants, “Bro!” Dunne says all that matters is at TakeOver the BroserWeights will smoke the Undisputed ERA.
Later tonight we’ll hear an exclusive interview with Johnny Gargano and Finn Balor.
Angel Garza makes his way to the ring. Replays are shown of him attacking Rey Mysterio and giving him a Hammerlock DDT on the concrete floor.
Angel Garza vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott
Garza charges, but Scott avoids him. They whiff on a bunch of stuff and wind up in a stalemate. Scott kips up, but Garza wraps the arms under him. Garza begins to attempt something complicated on the ropes, but Scott leaps onto the ropes and hits a head-scissor takeover! Garza avoids a shot on the apron, but Scott sweeps the legs and superkicks him. Scott goes for a handspring plancha, but Garza superkicks him on the way out. Garza smiles and appears to be bleeding from the mouth as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Scott give Garza a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckle. Scott goes for a head-scissor, but Garza hits a sit-out facebuster to counter. Garza rips off his pants to a big ovation. Garza superkicks Scott for a near fall. 2-5-20 pops up in the corner of the screen. Garza goes for a slingshot inverted suplex, but Scott lands on his feet. Scott hits a German Suplex followed by a flatliner for a near fall.
Scott slaps Garza before kicking him into the ropes. Scott punches him in the face. Garza drops him on the apron, but Scott kicks him back. Scott goes for a slingshot maneuver, but Garza superkicks him out of mid-air. Garza has blood on his forehead. Garza and Scott trade chops from their knees. Garza head-butts away at Scott before going for a slingshot, but Scott counters into a sit-out slam for a near fall! Wow!
Scott goes to the second rope, but Garza rolls away. Scott follows and goes to the top rope. Garza hits a step-up enzuigiri and climbs the ropes. Scott pushes him off, but Garza flips through and lands on his feet. Scott dives off the top rope, but Garza throws his pants at him. Scott connects with the House Call for a near fall! The crowd is chanting, “This is awesome!” Scott goes for the end, but Garza powers him to the corner. Scott takes him down and goes for a springboard. Garza quickly crotches him on the ropes before hitting the Wing Clipper for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Angel Garza
Garza grabs a microphone. There is blood on his chest. Garza says he just beat Swerve and took out his cousin Humbert Carrillo on Monday. He also took out Rey Mysterio. Garza says he didn’t lose his title. Garza wants his NXT Cruiserweight Championship back. He knows Jordan Devlin is in the building is back tonight. Garza will be watching.
We go backstage to see The Undisputed ERA attacking some stagehands. They’re looking for Tommaso Ciampa. They bother a guy randomly getting a haircut backstage. Roderick Strong walks over, grabs the clippers, and shaves off part of the guy’s hair! They go outside looking for Ciampa.
A video package plays for Mercedes Martinez.
WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter is shown at ringside. TEN-HUT!
Dominik Dijakovic vs. Killian Dain
Footage is shown from earlier in the day of Dijakovic and Dain getting into a confrontation at the WWE Performance Center. Dain says Dijakovic is in his way.
Dain tackles Dijakovic into the corner. Dijakovic fights out, but Dain punches him back. Dain whips him to the opposite corner, but Dijakovic avoids the avalanche. Dijakovic punches him before hitting an elbow to the neck. Dain pushes him before hitting a sloppy snapshot on the top rope. Dain then clotheslines him over the top rope. A “Shave Your Back” chant fires up. Dain scoops Dijakovic up, but Dijakovic slides off and sends him into the steel steps. Dijakovic hits a cannonball off the steel steps. Dijakovic gets him in the ring and sizes him up. Dijakovic goes for a discus clothesline, but Dain wipes him out with a running cross-body block.
We come back from the break to see Dijakovic make a comeback with a release suplex. Dijakovic grabs him by the throat and hits a sit-out chokeslam for a near fall. Dijakovic goes to the top rope, but Dain cuts him off. Dain crushes him with a fisherman’s superplex. Dijakovic nearly landed at a bad angle. Dijakovic soon boots Dain back, but Dain absolutely smokes him on the back end with a kick. Dain hits the ropes, and Dijakovic wipes him out with a big boot. Dijakovic goes to the top rope for a moonsault, but Dain moves. Dain hits a big dropkick followed by a senton splash. Dain goes to the second rope for a Vader Bomb, but Dijakovic grabs the ankle. Dijakovic kicks him and hits Feast Your Eyes for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Dominik Dijakovic
Dominik Dijakovic will face Keith Lee for the NXT North American Championship at NXT TakeOver: Portland. Keith Lee walks out onto the stage and has a face-off with Dijakovic. They stare at each other before shaking hands.
We’ll hear an exclusive interview with Finn Balor and Johnny Gargano, next.
The Undisputed ERA are backstage. They find Kushida and asks him where Tommaso Ciampa is. They then assault him and slam him into a garbage can. Bronson Reed comes up and says they have a problem with him. They quickly wipe him out and keep walking.
Finn Balor and Johnny Gargano are shown on split screen. Mauro Ranallo will interview them. Balor immediately cuts him off and says this was supposed to happen at WarGames, but Gargano wasn’t cleared for three months after he dropped him on his head. Gargano says he’s been counting down the days to meet the Prince. Balor has been counting down the days for four years to get to him. All he’s heard about is Gargano. Everyone will find out that Gargano isn’t the next Finn Balor. Gargano says he is the first and only Johnny Gargano. He’s the first Triple Crown winner in NXT history and has more TakeOver main events than anyone. Gargano wants to beat the longest reigning NXT champion of all time to solidify his legacy.
Gargano says Balor needs this match as much as he does. Balor says he doesn’t need a Match of the Year. He doesn’t get paid by the hour. Gargano says this is the Balor he wants at Portland. Gargano says he wants NXT Balor, not Raw and SmackDown Balor who lost to Bobby Lashley 17 weeks in a row. Balor says that guy is dead long ago, but Gargano will wish he was still around. Balor is here to have the last match of Gargano’s life. Gargano says he will take the NXT flag Balor left and shove it through his heart. Balor says he doesn’t have a heart.