WWE NXT Results
April 29, 2020
Winter Park, Florida (Full Sail University)
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips, and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Footage is shown from last week’s episode of WWE NXT. Tom Phillips welcomes Mauro Ranallo and Beth Phoenix back.
Interim Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Match
Isaiah “Swerve” Scott (0-1) vs. El Hijo del Fantasma (1-0)
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. Fantasma rolls him up for a quick two count. Fantasma lets Scott know he almost had him. Fantasma takes him down and catches him with the La Magistral cradle for another two count. Fantasma taunts him, and Scott looks frustrated. Fantasma takes him down, but Scott takes him down as well. Scott hits a head-scissor takeover before kicking him and hitting a dropkick out of the ring. Scott goes to the apron and moonsaults off, but he lands on his feet when Fantasma moves. Fantasma floors him with a step-up enzuigiri. Fantasma gets Scott in the ring and kicks him. Fantasma chops the chest, but Scott puts him on the top rope. Scott takes a while to set up the spot and hits a springboard frankensteiner for a two count.
Scott punches away at Fantasma and applies a half nelson. Fantasma elbows out, slingshots over him, and hits a running hurricanrana. Fantasma goes for a baseball slide, but Scott moves and kicks him in the face.
We come back from the break to see Scott applying an arm bar. Fantasma fights up and drops him on the apron. Scott quickly goes to the top rope and hits a diving sunset flip, but Fantasma rolls through and hits a low dropkick. Fantasma hits some running knees in the corner and chops the chest. Fantasma puts him on the top rope and hits a frankensteiner. Fantasma hits a frog splash for a near fall.
Scott shoves him off, and they trade chops and forearms. Fantasma stuns him with some stiff chops, but Scott comes back with a straight punch. Scott twists the leg and hits a deadlift German Suplex. Fantasma quickly rolls out of the ring to recover. Scott goes for a Fosbury Flop, but he lands on his feet when Fantasma moves. Fantasma then gets in the ring and hits a suicide dive. Both get in the ring, and Fantasma lifts him. Scott counters out, and they tussle a bit before Scott pins him.
Winner by Pinfall: Isaiah “Swerve” Scott (1-1)
Scott says he has so much respect for Fantasma, but he needed this more than him. Scott will not be denied. When the game is on the line and they need the last shot, give the ball to him and he’ll get it done.
NXT Champion Adam Cole will be out to address a title match against the Velveteen Dream.
Coming up next, Candice LeRae will be in action with Johnny Gargano in her corner.
Dominik Dijakovic is shown walking outside. Dijakovic talks about Johnny Gargano having no respect for the establishment that put him in a ton of TakeOvers. We’ll see if Gargano can back up his words against Dijakovic next week.
During the commercial, El Hijo del Fantasma was again attacked by the masked men. Fantasma fought them off, and they ran away.
Candice LeRae w/ Johnny Gargano vs. Kacy Catanzaro
They lock up, and LeRae powers her to the corner before giving a clean break. LeRae tells her not to be scared. LeRae goes for a test of strength and powers Catanzaro back. Catanzaro gets out and hits LeRae with a head-scissor takeover. LeRae avoids an avalanche, hits a snapmare, and connects with a rolling neck snapper. Catanzaro comes back with a snap off the top rope and hits a springboard senton for a two count. Catanzaro hits a drop-toe-hold and goes for a splash, but LeRae gets the knees up.
LeRae hits a sidewalk slam for a near fall. LeRae quickly goes to the chin lock. Catanzaro fights up, but LeRae slams her down for a two count. Catanzaro goes for a wheelbarrow bulldog, but LeRae counters with a slam. LeRae slowly goes for a Gargano Escape, but Catanzaro counters into a roll-up for a two count. LeRae angrily takes her down and clubs away at her. LeRae hits a Wicked Stepsister (Curb Stomp) for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Candice LeRae
Candice LeRae goes to walk off with her husband, but she angrily gets back in the ring and applies the Gargano Escape. Catanzaro taps out, and Gargano looks so proud.
Damian Priest says his time has arrived. He knows it must be hard for Keith Lee to take a deep breath. When the night is over, Lee will bask in the glory of the new North American Champion, Damian Priest.
NXT Tag Team Champions Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher come out to the stage. Riddle says he and Pete Dunner were a real team, but they’re going to see how good a team he is with Thatcher on the Newly-Bros Show.
Byron Saxton comes out to host complete with campy theme song, over the top attitude, and laugh track playing. Saxton says Thatcher and Riddle have to guess each other’s answer to a question. Thatcher is asked what Riddle had for breakfast, and he has no idea. Riddle doesn’t know either, so that gets a point. They’re asked about TV shows and where’s the craziest place Thatcher has ever “done it” (wrestled). Both were answered correctly. Riddle says the universe has big things in store for them.