WWE NXT 03 25 2020

WWE NXT Results
March 25, 2020
Winter Park, Florida (Full Sail University)
Commentary: Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

Triple H will have Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano in the ring tonight to try to finish their rivalry.

Due to NXT TakeOver: Tampa Bay not taking place, matches scheduled for that event will begin happening on April 1.

Austin Theory vs. Tyler Breeze

They circle the ring and lock up. Theory backs him into the ropes, but Breeze pushes back. Theory turns him around and gives a clean break. Theory says this is his ring and he is the future. Breeze is the past. They lock up and tussle against the ropes. Theory pushes him against the ropes again before mocking him. They lock up, but Breeze quickly hooks a side headlock. Theory gets out and applies a side headlock of his own. Breeze whips him off, but Theory shoulder blocks him down. Breeze quickly comes back with a dropkick and does his pose in the corner.

Breeze teases a Supermodel Kick and hits some clotheslines. Breeze has a whip reversed, but Theory lowers his head and eats a kick. Breeze takes him down and charges, but Theory boots him back. Theory then hits rolling thunder into a blockbuster. Theory kicks him in the ribs before clubbing him. Theory talks trash and hits a snap suplex for a near fall. Theory applies a chin lock and talks some trash. Breeze tries to get out, so Theory takes him down and applies a chin lock. Breeze hits a. jawbreaker to get out and drops him on the apron. Theory quickly snaps him off the top rope and dropkicks him down.

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We come back from the break to see Breeze kick Theory down. Breeze hits a running forearm in the corner before backing up and hitting a second one. Breeze backs up a third time and charges, but Theory moves. Theory catches him trying a springboard and hits a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Breeze rolls out of the ring to recover, so Theory follows him out. Theory clubs him and viciously whips him into the barricade. Theory gets in and looks for a count-out, but Breeze gets in at the 8 count.

Breeze counters a powerbomb into a roll-up for a near fall. Breeze then knees him in the face. Theory quickly comes back with a Buckle Bomb and goes for a rolling thunder, but Breeze hits a Supermodel Kick for a near fall. Breeze attacks and goes to the top rope, but Theory shakes the ropes, pulls him off, and hits an ushigoroshi for a near fall. Theory continually stomps Breeze and is upset he said he was a flash in the pan. Theory takes Breeze’s cellphone and says he wants Breeze to remember this night forever. Theory lifts Breeze up, but Breeze gets out and hits the Beauty Shot for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Tyler Breeze

We’ll celebrate NXT Champion Adam Cole later tonight.

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Killian Dain vs. Tehuti Miles

The bell rings, and Dain shoves him to the corner and talks trash. Miles soon sidesteps him and laughs at Dain. Miles says he’s too quick for Dain. Miles sidesteps him again and hits some shoulder blocks. Miles avoids a boot as Dain hits the ropes. Dain catches him, but Miles gets out and shoves him to the corner. Dain puts him on the apron, but Miles hits a forearm shiver. Dain then big boots him off the apron. Dain then sends him headfirst into the steel steps. Dain drops him on the barricade and puts him in the ring. Dain punches and stomps him down in the corner before the referee makes him back up. Dain hits a back suplex and covers for a near fall. Dain rips at the face and goes for another back suplex, but Miles flips through and (sort of) lands on his feet. Miles avoids him, and Dain hits the ring post shoulder-first. Miles forearms Dain a few times before Dain shoves him. Miles kicks him in the face and hits a dropkick. Dain quickly forearms him down. Dain hits a fireman’s carry slam followed by a senton splash. Dain hits the Vader Bomb for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Killian Dain

Triple H will address Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa later tonight.

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Cameron Grimes vs. Tony Nese

The bell rings, and they lock up. Nese powers him into the corner before posing. Grimes shoves him before putting himself through the ropes. Nese applies a waistlock and takes him down. Grimes quickly applies a side headlock and cinches it in. Grimes takes him down and applies a wristlock, but Nese rolls out and takes him down. Nese applies an arm bar and does La Magistral for a near fall. Nese quickly takes him down and puts the arm bar back on. Grimes quickly backs him into the ropes and clubs him down. Grimes sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Grimes quickly flapjacks him onto the top rope for a near fall. Grimes applies a neck vice before going to an arm bar. Grimes rips at the ear of Nese. Nese punches and chops to get out. Grimes reverses a whip and clotheslines him down for a two count. Grimes tries for a powerbomb, but Nese fights it. Nese goes for a back body drop, but Grimes counters into a sunset flip. Nese rolls through and kicks him in the head. Nese punches him before hitting a facebuster. Nese then kicks him in the face to take him down. Nese hits the ropes before jumping over the top rope to snap the neck. Nese follows up with a springboard moonsault for a near fall. Nese lifts Grimes, but Grimes fights it. Grimes gets away and hits a Superman Forearm. Nese quickly knocks him down. Grimes hits another Superman Forearm before hitting the Cave In for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Cameron Grimes

Xia Li will face Aliyah in a Qualifying Match for the NXT Women’s Championship No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal.

-Commercial Break-

Footage is shown of Xia Li breaking Aliyah’s nose four months ago on NXT.

Xia Li does not come out when he entrance music hits. We go backstage to see Xia Li holding her knee. She is crying.

Greg Hamilton says Xia Li is not medically cleared for the match tonight. Someone else is medically cleared: Io Shirai!

Aliyah vs. Io Shirai

The bell rings, and Shirai immediately dropkicks her down. Shirai takes her down and chokes her with the boots. Shirai hits a slingshot knee attack before trying for a double underhook facebuster. Aliyah gets out and takes her down. Aliyah stomps away at her before Shirai uppercuts her. Shirai hits a double underhook backbreaker before going to the top rope for her Moonsault to pick up the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Io Shirai

Io Shirai joins Chelsea Green, Tegan Nox, and Mia Yim in the NXT Women’s Championship No. 1 Contender’s Ladder Match. There are two spots left.

NXT North American Champion Keith Lee will be out, next.

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A creepy video package hypes up Dexter Lumis.

NXT North American Champion Keith Lee is in the ring for an interview. It is mentioned that Lee beat Cameron Grimes to retain the title. Afterward, he was attacked by Damian Priest and accidentally attacked Dominik Dijakovic in retaliation. Lee says he does owe Dijakovic an apology.

Dominik Dijakovic comes out to the ring. Dijakovic doesn’t give a damn about the apology. Lee should have known he’d never attack him from behind. The reality of the situation is Lee did attack him and take the food off his family’s plate. Damian Priest interrupts and says neither one of them are him. Priest sarcastically asks about Dijakovic’s knee before saying Lee’s back must hurt. Priest’s eyes are on the title. It’ll give him what he wants: more money, more women, more fame, and more legacy. Priest’s name will live forever, but he needs the title. Lee says Priest wants to live forever, but who he attacked makes sure he won’t live forever. The champion is in the ring no matter what. Priests says it’s maybe time Lee doesn’t stand anymore.

Dijkaovic shoves Lee out of the way and attacks Priest as he gets in the ring. Lee gets away and attacks Priest outside the ring. They brawl before Dijakovic hits a springboard summersault plancha on both men. Dijakovic stands tall and walks off.

NXT Champion Adam Cole will be shown next.

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NXT Champion Adam Cole is shown poolside “on vacation.” Adam Cole says he was flustered by his confrontation with the Velveteen Dream. Then he figured why should he be flustered? He’s the first ever winner of WarGames, first North American Champion, and the longest-reigning NXT Champion. Dream has done nothing to earn a shot at him or the title. The Undisputed ERA would love to get a crack at the experience. Bobby Fish wants some. When Dream loses to Fish, he’ll prove that he’s a loser. The Dream is over. That is Undisputed.

Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs. Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink

Brendan Vink starts against Danny Burch. They lock up, and Vink shoves Burch down. Burch looks surprised by the strength. They lock up, and Vink shoves him off again. Vink taunts him, and Burch does not look impressed. Burch hooks a side headlock, but Vink shoves him off and shoulder blocks him down. Shane Thorne tags in and clubs Burch. Burch twists out of an arm bar and stomps the hand. Oney Lorcan tags in, and they chop Thorne. Vink quickly tags in and hits Lorcan with a one-armed slam for a near fall. Thorne applies a rear chin lock. Lorcan fights up, so Thorne tags in and attacks. Lorcan comes back with an elbow and turns Thorne inside out with a clothesline.

Burch tags in, as does Vink. Burch punches and clubs Vink before hitting a cutter. Burch kicks him in the face and hits a missile dropkick. Burch applies a crossface to Vink, and Lorcan applies a single leg crab to Thorne. Vink and Thorne both submit.

Winners by Submission: Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch

Coming up next, Candice LeRae will face Kayden Carter in a Qualifying Match for the NXT Women’s Championship No. 1 Contender’s Ladder Match.

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Candice LeRae vs. Kayden Carter

This is a Qualifying Match for the NXT Women’s Championship No. 1 Contender’s Ladder Match.

They lock up, and LeRae takes her down with a headlock takeover. Carter gets out and hits a waistlock takeover. LeRae fights up and hits a snapmare followed by a shoulder block for a one count. LeRae hits the ropes and sends Carter into the ropes for an arm drag. LeRae keeps the arm bar applied, but Carter fights out. Carter takes her down for a one count. They take each other down before going for dropkicks. They’re at a stalemate.

They trade pin attempts for near falls. Carter soon dropkicks her in the face for a near fall. Carter sends her to the corner and charges, but LeRae sidesteps her. LeRae elbows her, hits a snapmare, and a rolling neck snapper. LeRae does a jackknife pin for a near fall. LeRae applies a front facelock. LeRae goes for the senton splash, but Carter moves. Carter hits a pair of clotheslines and kicks her down. Carter hits a running boot to the face for a near fall. LeRae soon avoids her and hits a senton splash. LeRae goes for a springboard moonsault, but Carter moves. LeRae avoids the shining wizard and takes her down before applying the Gargano Escape for the submission.

Winner by Submission: Candice LeRae

Candice LeRae joins Chelsea Green, Mia Yim, Tegan Nox, and Io Shirai in the Ladder Match with one spot left open, which will take place in two weeks on the USA Network. It was originally slated for NXT TakeOver: Tampa Bay.

Matt Riddle faces Roderick Strong, next.

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Matt Riddle vs. Roderick Strong

They lock hands before Riddle takes him down. Strong rolls through and applies a front facelock, but Riddle gets out. They get to their feet and backup in a stalemate. Riddle goes for a takedown, but Strong gets out. Strong takes him down, but Riddle soon mounts him. Strong applies a front facelock, but they roll to the ropes. Strong takes him down again and applies a front facelock. Riddle gets up and backs him into the ropes. Riddle goes for a takedown and hits a gutwrench suplex instead. Strong soon comes back and clubs him down before chopping the chest. Strong forearms him back, but Riddle fights back. Strong knees him in the midsection and goes for an Olympic Slam, but Riddle gets out. Riddle lifts him up, but Strong gets out and hits an enzuigiri before hitting a front suplex on the top rope.

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We come back from the break to see Strong applying a camel clutch to Riddle. Riddle fights out, but Strong elbows him. Riddle kicks him down twice, but Strong hits some stiff forearms. Riddle quickly comes back with a Pelé Kick before forearming him in the corner and hitting an exploder suplex. Strong counters a PK into a Boston Crab, but Riddle fights out. Riddle kicks him back and hits a Bro To Sleep followed by a German Suplex for a near fall.

Strong gets out of the Bro Derek and hits an Olympic Slam for a near fall. Riddle avoids a knee strike and grabs him, but Strong knees him in the face. Strong hits some running forearms, but Riddle comes back with the Bro Derek for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Matt Riddle

All of a sudden, two large men with long hair and beards attack Riddle. It’s Rinku Singh and Gurjar Saurav. They kick away at him. Riddle tries to fight back, but he’s overwhelmed. The one splashes Riddle while the other one kicks him down. They hit a backbreaker/flying elbow drop combo.

Malcolm Bivens walks out to the stage. Bivens says Pete Dunne is stuck halfway across the world. Bivens figures now is the perfect time to introduce Riddle to the future of the NXT Tag Team Division. They all stand over Riddle.

Triple H will address Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa, next.

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Velveteen Dream will take on Bobby Fish next week. We’ll also see a Second Chance Gauntlet Match for the final spot in the Women’s Ladder Match. Finally, we’ll see Keith Lee defend the NXT North American Championship against Dominik Dijakovic and Damian Priest.

Triple H is in the ring. In the history of NXT, there has been no greater rivalry or personal issue more intense than what’s happened with Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. It’s a rivalry that has sparked…

Tommaso Ciampa comes out to the ring. Ciampa says he’s been here five years. Everything that can be said has been said and what’s been done has been done. Ciampa demands Johnny Gargano get out here. Triple H says there will be no physicality tonight, but he does have Gargano come out.

Gargano comes out to the stage. Gargano says the psychopath in the ring tried to kill him the last time they met. It’s not his fault the Performance Center got destroyed and he’s getting fined. Ciampa started it. Ciampa threw the weights at the mirror and tried to dive through the window. Triple H says the only reason they weren’t fired by William Regal is because of him. There will be no touching.

Gargano gets in the ring. Triple H says he understands what’s going on with them from a professional standpoint. It happened with him and Shawn Michaels. Eventually they’ll realize there’s more than the ring. Still, it’s got to end. Triple H can’t have them tearing up buildings and endangering other people. This should end on the biggest stage there is. Gargano stops Triple H. This was supposed to end last year, but Ciampa broke his neck. Gargano laments not breaking the neck himself. Ciampa says bigger things have been going on in his life in the past year. Ciampa broke his neck and gave away his life. This needs to end between the two of them.

Triple H says after everything they’ve been through, this deserves to be on the biggest stage. Gargano says they don’t need that. Just give them a ring and a referee. Ciampa says Triple H and Shawn know this better than anyone. Gargano says he’s the heart and soul of NXT. He’ll make Ciampa realize what kind of monster he is. Triple H says if they don’t need a crowd or an arena, he’ll give them the opportunity. When do they want it? Now? Gargano says he’s not ready now after the beating he took. He needs two weeks and they’ll finish this once and for all. Triple H says he’ll find an empty building, put a ring in it, give them a referee just there to say it’s over, but when it’s over, it’s over. Two of them will walk into the building when he finds one and only one will walk out. Then it’s done. If it continues after that, then neither of them will be in NXT. They won’t have to worry about being the heart and soul of NXT because NXT will carry on without them. In two weeks, they’ll get a message with a location. They will go there.

Ciampa says in two weeks, NXT will go on without Johnny Wrestling. Gargano says he is the better man, wrestler, and everything. All of a sudden, a video saying, “The end is near,” appears on the screen. Killer Kross is shown. The show ends.