WWE NXT 08 05 2020

WWE NXT Results
August 5, 2020
Winter Park, Florida (Full Sail University)
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips, and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Doug Lackey of Wrestleview.com

“Then… Now… Forever…”

We’re given a recap of last week’s episode of NXT as we head to Takeover XXX.

Mauro welcomes us to the WWE Performance Center as Rhea Ripley makes her way to the ring. She has her sights set on Io Shirai’s NXT Women’s Championship, but that cannot be realized until she becomes the number one contender.

She’ll have to do that against one who believes she’s next in line as well… Dakota Kai, who enters the ring as well.

Number One Contender’s Match:
Dakota Kai v. Rhea Ripley

The two ties up and Ripley easily shrugs Kai to the corner. Kai gets up and goes for a side headlock. Ripley tries to lift her out of it but Kai brings Ripley to a knee and slaps her square in the face. Cocky at first, Kai sees Ripley get back to her feet. Clothesline after short-arm clothesline, and a dropkick sends Kai into the corner. Tough shoulder blocks into the corner from Ripley leave Kai staggering to the other corner. Kai travels corner to corner looking for respite but Ripley meets her forearms at each one. Ripley then hoists Kai up for a stalling vertical suplex. The cover… kick out at 2.

Kai sent into the ropes, rebounds and sidesteps to the other side. Ripley goes to the ropes as well, Kai with a leapfrog and sets up for a belly flip. Ripley off the ropes, takes her in a wheelbarrow and slams her face-first onto the mat. Cover… kick out at 2 again.

Ripley slams Kai down to the mat, just thoroughly dominating her. A handful of Kai’s hair brings her up an drapes her over the ropes for a kick to the stomach. Kai trying to fight back but Ripley is way too much, pulling her hair and slamming down to the mat over and over. Ripley then applies body scissors to Kai for a couple of minutes before flipping her over on her shoulders for a pin… another kick out at 2.

Kai staggers back up but Ripley flattens her with a clothesline! Another cover… another kick out at 2.

Ripley tries for another vertical suplex but Kai slips free. She suckers Ripley to the ropes and slips underneath them to the floor to pull Ripley’s legs out from under her… but Ripley ain’t budging! Ripley kicks Kai in the jaw and makes her way to the floor. Kai is up on the apron for a kick of her own, but Ripley sidesteps and sets her up in an electric chair… and drops her face first onto the apron! Ripley rolls her back in the ring… cover… kick out at 2!

*Commercial Break*

Back from the break and Kai now has the upper-hand in the ring, until Ripley tries for an Okada Roll… Kai kicks out at 2 and meets her up with a pump kick to the face! Kai for the cover… Kick out at 2.

Kai is wearing down Ripley in a side headlock and then rolls her to a pin… kick out at 2.

Ripley to her feet and Kai tries for the pump kick again but Ripley kicks her in the stomach. Ripley to her feet and has the momentum now…clothesline after clothesline… snapmare takeddown followed with a dropkick to the back of the head! Ripley has Kai up in that Electric Chair again… face first to the mat! Cover… 1… 2… kick out!

Ripley trying to bring Kai up but Kai helps herself and kicks Ripley in the head again to stagger her but Ripley retaliates with body blows to the stomach. She tries to go for the ropes but Kai has a handful of tights so Ripley slings a back elbow to Kai’s face for the stun. Kai bounces off the ropes and delivers a Scorpion Kick to Ripley sending her down. Kai screams she’s the Number One Contender… off the ropes… flap jack by Ripley! The cover… 1… 2… kick out!

Ripley’s got Kai up for the Riptide but Kai counters mid-air into a DDT! Cover… Kick out at 2! Ripley counters a Kai-ropractor and cinches Kai up for the Cloverleaf… and it’s on! Kai reverses it with her rolling momentum, sending Ripley face first into the second turnbuckle. Kai runs around the horn for a boot to the face! Ripley bringing Ripley up to the top rop from the outside for a potential SuperPlex… Ripley fighting back and forearms her down… but Mercedes Martinez leaps the apron and forearms her off the top off! Dakota Kai has Ripley up for the GTK! 1… 2… 3!

WINNER via pinfall and #1 Contender for the NXT Women’s Championship: Dakota Kai.

Martinez gets back in the ring and delivers an Air Raid Crash to Ripley rubbing salt in the wound.

Footage is shown of Undisputed Era making their way to the Performance Center.

*Commercial Break*

Footage is shown of Pat McAfee backstage at the PC before NXT’s taping talking it up with Shawn Michaels.

Back at ringside, Bronson Reed makes his way to the ring to show why he is a legitimate threat to win the Ladder Match for the NXT North American Title. But until that, he must face a fellow Aussie, Shane Thorne.

Bronson Reed v. Shane Thorne

The two ties up and Reed easily muscles Thorne to the corner only to back off. Thorne marches up to Reed and forearms him in the face… Reed ain’t budging! Another… and another… off the ropes for another… Reed shrugs them off and slaps Thorne in the chest.

Reed off the ropes, Thorne makes him eat a dropkick that sends him through the ropes to the floor. Thorne’s off the ropes… Suicide Dive! Thorne tries to muscle Reed up but Reed shrugs him off. Thorne misses with a forearm and Reed sends him crashing onto the apron with a Full-Nelson Slam.

Reed rolls Thorne back in the ring and ascends to the top turnbuckle. Thorne meets him up there and is trying for a… Butterfly Suplex? Reed shrugs him off… but Throne charges in with a dropkick draping Reed over the turnbuckle. Thorne coming in again… leaping Senton onto Reed’s back. Thorne charges in again for a Shining Wizard on a prone Reed! Cover… kick out at 2.

Thorne has Reed up but just can’t get his arms around him. Reed headbutts him and gorilla press slams him down… Big Senton follow-up! Cover… kick out at 2.

Reed has Thorne in a Fireman’s Carry but Throne slips out. Kicks… clotheslines…. the big man won’t go down! Thorne off the ropes for another clothesline but Reed unloads with one of this own! Reed has Thorne in the Fireman’s Cary… Death Valley Driver! Reed ascends to the top… TSUNAMI SPLASH! 1… 2… 3.

WINNER via pinfall: Bronson Reed

Earlier today, Breezango is making their way to the Performance Center… before they are ambushed by El Legado del Fantasma! Fandango is mugged and thrown into their SUV!

*Commercial Break*

Merceds Martinez, Aliyah and Robert Stone are walking through the PC Parking Lot and asked about their actions in the Number One Contender’s Match.
“Rhea may be done with the Robert Stone Brand,” says Stone. “But the Robert Stone Brand isn’t done with Rhea Ripley.

We’re taken back to last week’s Triple Threat Match to determine the second participant in the NXT North American Title Ladder Match later this month at Takeover XXX, where Dexter Lumis was victorious.

Damien Priest makes his way to the ring…
Oney Lorcan does likewise…
Ridge Holland makes his entrance & NXT debut…
Triple Threat match for the third participant is on!

Triple Threat Match:
Ridge Holland v. Oney Lorcan v. Damien Priest

All three trade blows but Priest is standing in the corner looking to knock Holland’s teeth out. All three end up in the corner again but Priest agin comes out on top delivering a Flatliner to Holland. Lorcan charges in to Priest but is met with repeated kicks to the stomach. Priest misses wildly with a forearm and Lorcan tries to cinch Priest up in a submission. Priest fights out of it to go behind the back, Lorcan ducks a charging Holland who forearms Priest out of the ring to the floor. Holland kicks Priest to make sure he’s out but Lorcan sends Holland out as well. Lorcan off the ropes… leaping senton over the top rope!

Lorcan sends Holland into the ring who staggers to the corner. Lorcan charges in with a back splash. He goes for another but Holland sidesteps away only to be met with a forearm out of the corner from Lorcan. Lorcan sitting on the turnbuckle leaps to Holland, who catches him and sends him flying with a head-shoulders suplex. Priest back in the ring and sends a barrage of strikes Holland’s way. It comes to halt though, as Holland catches both of Priest’s arms underneath him, headbutt to the chest… double-arm suplex sends Priest rolling for a breather to the outside.

*Commercial Break*

We’re back from break and Priest and Holland are trading lariats left and right until Lorcan leaps off the top rope crashing into both! Lorcan going corner to corner with back splashes! Priest and Holland stagger out… Double Blockbuster by Lorcan! Lorcan covers Holland… kick out at 2.

Priest tries a spinning heel kick but Lorcan catches him into a Single Leg Crab. Priest turns over and kicks Lorcan away, which sends Lorcan to the corner delivering a European Uppercut to an already dazed Holland. Lorcan charges out of it with a uppercut to Priest! Cover… kick out at 2.

Priest rolls away to the outside and Lorcan sees him. Lorcan off the ropes… Holland pounces him into oblivion! T-Bone Suplex on Lorcan! The cover… kick out at 2!

Holland trying to bring Lorcan to his feet but Priest is back in and has Holland cinched for The Reckoning. Holland slips out… headbutt… and hoists Priest up and drops him down for a Gutwrench Powerbomb! Cover… Lorcan breaks it up!

Holland and Lorcan back to their feet to trade chops and forearms. Lorcan chops… and chops… Holland’s chest is swollen red! Lorcan charging in with uppercut after uppercut that drops Holland to a knee. Lorcan tries for a third but Priest catches him in a chokehold… Lorcan swats it away, grabs a handful of Priest’s hair and starts swatting at Priest’s back! Lorcan off the ropes… Holland forcefeeds him a massive clothesline!

Priest gathers himself… Chokeslam on Holland!
Priest has Lorcan cinched… The Reckoning!
1… 2… 3!

WINNER via pinfall & advancing to NXT Takeover XXX: Damien Priest

Later Tonight: Keith Lee v. Cameron Grimes

*Commercial Break*

Later Tonight: Imperium defends their NXT Tag Team Titles against Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly of Undisputed Era.

The unfortunate pride of Burlington, North Carolina, Cameron Grimes, makes his way to the ring. We can only hope the scars don’t go too deep, because he faces the NXT Champion… Keith Lee.

Non-Title Match
NXT Champion Keith Lee v. Cameron Grimes

Lee slowly lumbers towards Grimes, who backs into the corner and out of the ring. Grimes in the ring, trying to lock up but Lee just lumbers him again to the corner and scrambling to the outside. Back in the ring, Grimes comes in with a kick but Lee catches it… so Grimes resorts to forearm shots to Lee… which only angers Lee.

Lee sends Grimes off the ropes, a simple shoulder block sends Grimes crashing down. Lee with Grimes’ foot, dragging him to the center of the ring but Grimes kicks Lee in the face with the other. Grimes off the ropes… another big shoulder block.

Grimes to his feet but Lee sends him to the corner hard. Lee lumbers to Grimes and sends him to the opposite corner and flying to the outside to the floor. Lee leaves the ring on the other side and comes charging in… but Grimes dropkicks Lee’s legs out of under him. Lee staggers up, Grimes sends him into the steel steps, his knees crashing into them. Grimes gets to the apron… Asai Moonsault from the middle turnbuckle!

*Commercial Break*

We’re back from the break and Grimes is walking into a flurry from Keith Lee! Off the ropes… diving crossbody from the big man! Cover… kick out at 2!

Lee has Grimes up for the Spirit Bomb but Grimes slips off. Tries to kick Lee but Lee catches him… Lee has him up… Big Bang Catastrophe… but Grimes rolls Lee up! 1… 2… Kick out!

Lee misses wildly with a clothesline, Grimes has a backslide on him with the ropes to help him! Kick out at 2!

Grimes forearms Lee but Lee shrugs it sends Grimes to the ropes! Lee comes in for the Pounce but Grimes nails the Enziguri! Grimes runs, leaps to the second rope, dives for a cross body… and Lee catches him like a sack of potatoes. Tries to for the Catastrophe again but Grimes slips away… the two go off the ropes… cross body collision but Grimes ends up on top of Lee! 1… 2… Kick out!

Grimes in the corner waiting for the Cave In… He charges in but Lee ducks and has him up for the Spirit Bomb. Grimes slips down and starts clubbing Lee in the chest… Lee stands there… and Grizzly Magnum! Lee brings Grimes up… short arm clothesline after short arm clothesline… Spirit Bomb! 1… 2… 3!

WINNER via pinfall: NXT Champion Keith Lee

The lights go out in the arena…
“Lee,” Karrion Kross’ eyes appear on the screen. “So I guess we’re doing this the hard way! I haven’t seen Regal around here once since he signed me. And since you’re the guy that can make things happen, and you haven’t! And all of this is on you!” The camera pans back to show him choking out a random NXT performer. “Tick Tock!”

Fish and O’Reilly are backstage preparing for their NXT Tag Title Match against Imperium.

*Commercial Break*

Commissioner William Regal informs us that Dexter Lumis suffered an ankle injury in his Triple Threat match and will be unable to compete in the NXT North American Title Ladder Match. In two weeks, there will be two singles matches to determine the final two entrants.
Johnny Gargano v. Finn Balor will be one of those matches.

El Legado del Fantasma is making their way to the ring… through a side entrance as they drag a beaten and bruised Fandango with them. Interim NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar speaks of the importance of Lucha Libre’s culture and how unfortunately groups like Breezango exist. Every week, they play dress-up and at Takeover they mocked Luche Libre and spat in the face of Escobar.

Tyler Breeze charges to the ring but Wilde and Mendoza dispatch of him in quick order.
“Anyone who can hear my voice,” Escobar says. “Swerve Scott! Speak my name again and this will be your future!”

A video package airs covering Undisputed Era’s dominance over NXT for the past calendar year.

*Commercial Break*

Damien Priest is in the parking lot recalling his victory in his triple threat match earlier. Bronson Ree, in the distance, congratulates him on his victory and looks forward to seeing him at Takeover. Priest walks up to Reed, telling him to get rid of any delusions of grandeur he may have from his fluke victory. The two will face each other next week.

Pat McAfee joins Tom Phillips at the commentary desk for the following match…

Tegan Nox v. Indi Hartwell

Hartwell starts to talk trash to Nox, who flattens her with a headbutt. European uppercuts send Hartwell to the corner until Hartwell hoists Nox up and down across the ring ropes. Hartwell with a Sidewalk Slam… cover… kick out at 2.

Rear chinlock on Nox but Nox gets back to her feet. Off the ropes, Nox eats a back elbow from Hartwell. Cover… kick out at 2 and Hartwell goes back to the chinlock. Nox slips out of it for a School Boy roll up but Hartwell kicks out at 1… Boot to Nox’s face! Quick cover! Kick out at 2 again.

Hartwell charges into Nox in the corner but is met with boots sending her down. Nox flies in with punches to the face… she starts stomping Hartwell in the corner… cannonball senton into Hartwell! Hartwell crawls away… Shiniest Wizard! 1… 2… 3!

WINNER via pinfall: Tegan Nox

Aichner and Barthel finalize their warm-ups as they are set to defend their Tag Team Titles next!

*Commercial Break*

Next week on NXT
Triple Threat Match to determine Entrant #3 for NXT Takeover:
Kushida v. Cameron Grimes v. A MYSTERY OPPONENT
Karrion Kross v. Danny Burch
Damien Priest v. Bronson Reed

With Pat McAfee still on commentary… It’s time for the Main Event…
And it’s for the NXT Tag Team Championships.
Fabian Aichner & Marcel of Imperium are in the ring…
Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly make their way, along with the rest of Undisputed Era Roderick Strong and Adam Cole.

NXT Tag Team Title Match:
Imperium (c) v. Undisputed Era

Aichner and O’Reilly start things off with a tie up and start trading strike for strike, boot for boot. O’ Reilly eventually gets the upper hand and punches Aichner into UE’s corner. Fish tagged in and continues the beat down. Aichner crawls to the opposite corner but Fish meets him with knee strikes. Fish with a side headlock but Aichner sends him to the ropes. Fish’s crossbody is caught by Aichner and replies with a backbreaker. Cover… kick out at 2.

Aichner with an armbar on Fish, keeping him from his corner. Fish fights out but pushes Aichner into a blind tag from Barthel. Aichner sends Fish to the ropes, Barthel with a deep arm drag into the same armbar from Aichner.

Fish fights out of the armbar and tags in O’Reilly. The double team begins, dueling kicks to Barthel. O’Reilly wearing Barthel down with more kicks, tags back in Fish… Senton Atomico over the top rope onto Barthel. Barthel is reeling and retreating to his corner. Fish tries to stop him but Barthel shoves him away… Aichner is tagged in.

Aicher with a stiff forearm… behind him, Barthel sends Fish to the ropes, Spinebuster from Aichner! PK follow from Barthel!

*Commercial Break*

Adam Cole glares at Pat McAfee behind the commentary desk as Fish tries to battle out of Aichner’s side headlock. Aichner sends Fish into his team’s corner, letting Fish flying forearm Barthel off the apron and onto the floor! Aichner turns to see this and charges in… Fish back body drops him over the ropes onto the floor as well! Fish is crawling slowly to O’Reilly for the tag but Aichner gets back in the ring cutting off his path with a front headlock… that Fish turns into another back body drop! Aichner tags in Barthel… O’Reilly with the hot tag!

O’Reilly ducks a Barthel clothesline to boot Aichner off the apron. A charging Barthel is met with a knee to the gut. O’Reilly with quick strikes to the sides of Aichner and finishes with a sweep of the leg. Aichner is woozy in the corner, O’Reilly charges in with a forearm. O’Reilly has Barthel’s left arm wrung up and hyperextends it over his shoulder… Aicher charges in but is knee struck in the stomach. Barthel catches an O’Reilly kick to the side but Kyle doesn’t miss with a slap to the face! O’Reilly sends Aichner again to the outside and kicks Barthel into the corner. O’Reilly drapes Barthel’s leg over the middle rope and Dragon Screws the inside leg!

O’Reilly runs in with a punt to the back of Barthel’s leg sending him down! O’Reilly climbs to the top turnbuckle… diving knee strike to the bad leg and cinches in a Knee Lock! Barthel is writhing in pain and rags himself to the bottom rope… but Fish falls from the top rope with a Diving Headbutt onto Barthel! O’Reilly drags Barthel back to the center of the ring for the Knee Lock… but Aichner leaps to the top rope and springboards with a moonsault onto O’Reilly!

With every down in the ring, Adam Cole thinks this is the opportune time to make his way to commentary table and confront McAfee. The tweets shown earlier today of the hatchet being buried may have been for naught, as Cole can hear everything McAfee is saying less than 20 feet away. McAfee says he’s just joking around and having a good time, Cole is telling him to knock it off. As Cole walks away, McAfee jokes under his breath. Cole hears it, marches back to the table and douses water on McAfee taunting him into a fight. Officials, Roderick Strong, Shawn Michaels and Triple H try to break up the confrontation while action is still happening in the ring…

O’Reilly is looking out to the tussle, distracted and is knocked off the apron! Fish tries to retaliate to Aichner clubs him in the back. Barthel to the middle rope, Aichner has Fish up… European Bomb! 1… 2… 3!

WINNER and STILL NXT Tag Team Champions: Imperium via Pinfall

Chaos continues behind the barricades as Pat McAfee tries to walk away… only to charge back into the fray.

“Nothing is ever going to change that for the rest of your life, you’re going to be a teeny, tiny, eensy, weensy little bitch!”

Cole is livid, crawling over the commentary table to get to McAfee… who kicks him square in the chest! Triple H goes square after McAfee, pushing him away forcefully. Michaels tends to a knocked-out Cole while McAfee gloats his way out of the Performance Center.