WWE NXT “Super Tuesday” Results
September 1, 2020
Winter Park, Florida (Full Sail University)
Commentary: Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph, and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
In memory of “Bullet” Bob Armstrong: 1939 – 2020.
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Footage is shown of Karrion Kross relinquishing the NXT Championship due to a separated shoulder. We also see footage of Breezango defeating Imperium for the NXT Tag Team Championship, Rhea Ripley and Mercedes Martinez coming to blows, and Santos Escobar retaining his NXT Cruiserweight Championship against Isaiah “Swerve” Scott.
Tonight, we’ll see a 4-Way, 60-Minute Iron Man Match with Johnny Gargano, Finn Bálor, Tommaso Ciampa, and Adam Cole going for the vacant NXT Championship.
6-Man Tag Team Street Fight
Legado del Fantasma (NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar, Joaquin Wilde, and Raul Mendoza) vs. NXT Tag Team Champions Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango) and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott
Escobar quickly throws Mendoza up in the air to dropkick Breezango off the apron. Escobar and Mendoza then throw Wilde out of the ring with a summersault senton on Breezango and Scott. Legado del Fantasma grabs some weapons at ringside. Mendoza boots all three opponents in the face before sending Fandango into the barricade. Escobar attacks Scott’s arm with the ladder. They set up a table at ringside. Escobar is soon sent into the ladder. Mendoza continues to stomp Fandango before sending him into the plexiglass around ringside. Breeze is also sent into the plexiglass. Fandango makes a comeback. Escobar is dropped groin-first on the ladder.
In the ring, Mendoza wedges a chair in between the top and middle turnbuckle. Scott reverses a whip into the chair, but Mendoza puts the brakes on. Scott dropkicks him into the chair. Breeze gets in the ring and hits a modified backstabber on Wilde. Scott kicks Mendoza. Elsewhere at ringside, Escobar punches Fandango back. Breeze drops Wilde on the barricade. Fandango throws Escobar into a ladder. Scott hits Mendoza with a garbage can lid. Fandango puts a ladder on his shoulders and does the old helicopter trick, taking out Legado del Fantasma.
Breezango have Mendoza and Wilde in the ring. Mendoza takes Breeze down and stands over him. Fandango catapults Breeze into Mendoza’s groin! Scott takes Mendoza down in the ring and picks up a two count. Scott quickly attacks Escobar after he gets in the ring. Fandango goes under the ring and grabs a fire extinguisher. Breeze takes the extinguisher and sprays Legado del Fantasma down.
We come back from the break to see Fandango laying in the wreckage of the table at ringside. During the break, Legado del Fantasma hit a WILD triple trash compactor on Breeze. Mendoza then dropkicked Fandango off the apron through the table.
Back to live action, Scott jumps over Wilde and Mendoza and fights them off. Scott boots Wilde and elbows Mendoza. Mendoza elbows him, but Scott comes back with a Fire Ladder (rolling thunder reverse STO). Scott boots Mendoza out of the ring. Escobar then punches Scott off the apron. Escobar then hits Scott with a big suicide dive over the barricade.
Wilde and Mendoza double-team Breeze at ringside. Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel then run down and attack Breeze. They team with Wilde and Mendoza to assault Breeze. It’s 4-on-1. Imperium puts Breeze in the ring. Legado del Fantasma and Imperium surround Breeze in the ring. Scott and Fandango are missing. All of a sudden, Fandango and Scott are driven up on a raised forklift. They hit stereo summersault sentons off the forklift to the opponents below!
Fandango and Scott clear the ring of Legado del Fantasma and Imperium. Breeze and Fandango go to the top rope, salute, and hit bellyflops on the opponents at ringside. Scott is left alone in the ring with Escobar. Scott hits Escobar with the JML Driver and pins the NXT Cruiserweight Champion!
Winners by Pinfall: NXT Tag Team Champions Breezango and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott
Breezango and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott celebrate big time.
Johnny Gargano is seen pacing backstage. We also see Finn Bálor preparing.
A video plays as WWE recognizes Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.
Video Package: Tegan Nox talks about her friendship with Candice LeRae and wanting to fix the issues between them.
Candice LeRae vs. Kacy Catanzaro w/ Kayden Carter
Catanzaro applies a waistlock at the sound of the bell, but LeRae elbows her in the face. Catanzaro soon grabs the arm and throws LeRae down. LeRae applies a waistlock, but Catanzaro elbows her in the face and hits a head-scissor into the ropes. Catanzaro charges, but LeRae avoids her and hits a neckbreaker off the ropes. LeRae then dropkicks her out of the ring. Kayden Carter checks on Catanzaro. LeRae shoos Carter away and puts Catanzaro in the ring. Catanzaro attacks and rolls her up for a two count. LeRae quickly comes back with a back elbow for a near fall. LeRae throws her to the corner and hits an avalanche. LeRae follows up with a snapmare and a rolling neck snapper for a two count. LeRae clubs Catanzaro down and whips her to the corner. LeRae charges, but Catanzaro gets the knees up. Catanzaro stomps LeRae down before the referee makes her back up. Catanzaro hits a Miz Corner Clothesline and hits a leg drop for a two count. LeRae counters a dropkick, ties up the legs, pulls on the arms, and hits a curb stomp for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Candice LeRae
LeRae stares at Catanzaro and Carter as they leave the ring. LeRae grabs a microphone and says seeing Catanzaro and Carter made her a little jealous. It reminds her of the friendship she used to have with Tegan Nox. LeRae says, “Tegan, you say you want to talk it over, hash things out, well I do, too.” LeRae invites Nox to dinner at her house.
Rhea Ripley is backstage. She says she’s sick and tired of Mercedes Martinez and the Robert Stone Brand getting in her business. She thought Martinez got the message when she powerbombed her on concrete. Now she’ll have to rip her limb from limb and do it in a Steel Cage Match!
Bronson Reed vs. Timothy Thatcher
The bell rings, and they lock up. Thatcher immediately goes for the arm, but Reed applies a waistlock and takes him down. Thatcher gets to his feet and circles him. They lock up, and Reed applies a side headlock. Thatcher fights out and applies a hammerlock. Reed backs Thatcher into the ropes. Thatcher uppercuts him, but Reed punches him back. Thatcher responds with a knee to the midsection. Reed shoves Thatcher away and avalanches him down. Reed clubs away at him, but Thatcher responds with an uppercut. Reed quickly strikes him down. Thatcher tries to kick him in the knees from the ground, but Reed responds with a senton splash.
Reed rips at the ear and lifts him, but Thatcher slides off. Reed quickly clotheslines him down and sends him to the corner. Thatcher reverses a whip and slams Reed down on his shoulder. Thatcher picks up a two count. Thatcher goes after the injured arm and knees him in the back. Thatcher applies an overhead wristlock. Reed fights up, so Thatcher uppercuts him. Reed punches back and hits a discus forearm that floors Thatcher. Reed connects with a springboard elbow drop. Thatcher rolls out of the ring to recover. Reed sizes him up and connects with a suicide dive! Reed gets Thatcher in the ring and shakes some feeling into his arm. All of a sudden, Austin Theory hits Reed with a bulldog on the floor!
Theory puts Reed in the ring, and Thatcher applies an arm bar. Reed fights him, but Thatcher turns it into a Fujiwara Arm Bar. Reed has no choice but to tap out.
Winner by Submission: Timothy Thatcher
The NXT Championship 4-Way 60-Minute Iron Man Match is next!
Mercedes Martinez loves fighting. Next Tuesday, she accepts Rhea Ripley’s challenge to a Steel Cage Match!
All four men make their entrance. The Iron Man Match for the vacant NXT Championship is next!
NXT Championship – 4-Way 60-Minute Iron Man Match
Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole vs. Finn Bálor vs. Tommaso Ciampa
The bell rings, and the Iron Man Match begins. Gargano gets out of the ring. Bálor takes Cole down, and Ciampa viciously stomps Bálor in the corner. Ciampa attacks Cole in the corner. Bálor blindsides Ciampa and kicks Cole. Ciampa reverses a whip on Bálor and hits a back elbow. Ciampa then throws him out of the ring. Gargano tries to sneak up on Ciampa, but Ciampa catches him, sends him to the apron, and knees him to the floor. Ciampa then knees Bálor off the apron. Ciampa hits a flying knee on Bálor through the barricade before hitting Gargano with one.
Ciampa punches Cole around ringside and bounces him off the apron. Bálor attacks Ciampa and sends him into the steel steps. Bálor then sends Cole into the plexiglass. Ciampa attacks Bálor as he gets in the ring and chops the chest. Ciampa hits a snapmare and knees Bálor in the back before applying a rear chin lock. 3 minutes have passed in the match. Ciampa lets go and stomps Bálor’s hand before reapplying the rear chin lock. Bálor fights up and knees Ciampa in the midsection. Cole throws Ciampa out of the ring. Bálor kicks Cole in the midsection and boots him in the head. Bálor chokes Cole on the middle rope and chops him to the corner. Bálor shoulders Cole in the corner and covers for a one count. Bálor runs over and forearms Gargano off the apron. Bálor stomps Cole, but Cole fights back. Cole has a whip reversed, but he comes back with a sunset flip attempt. Bálor rolls through and dropkicks him.
5 minutes have passed. Gargano gets in the ring and stomps Bálor and Cole. Gargano chokes Bálor in the corner and chops the chest. Gargano connects with a neckbreaker and mocks Bálor’s taunt. Gargano punches Ciampa off the apron and hits Cole with a snapmare and a dropkick to the head. Gargano covers Cole for a near fall. Gargano hits Cole with an over-the-shoulder arm breaker and attacks the arm. Gargano goes for a half nelson, but Cole gets to the ropes. Gargano stomps him and mocks the Undisputed ERA’s taunt. Gargano then kicks Cole in the elbow. 53 minutes remain in the match. Gargano shouts that this is his world. Gargano applies a neck vice to Cole, but Cole punches him in the quadricep to get out. Gargano sends Cole into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Cole connects with a pair of clotheslines followed by a neckbreaker. Cole grabs his injured arm in pain.
Bálor gets in the ring, but Cole takes him down and knees him in the back. Cole knocks Gargano off the apron and applies a rear chin lock to Bálor. Bálor fights up, but Cole connects with a neckbreaker for a two count. 9 minutes have passed in the match. Cole punches Ciampa down and stomps him out of the ring before he can really enter. Cole sends Bálor to the corner and charges, but Bálor boots him back. Bálor forearms him down. Cole reverses a whip, but Bálor comes back with a running forearm and a double stomp. Ciampa runs in, but Bálor hits him with a hammer drop for a two count. Bálor applies a chin lock to Ciampa. 10 minutes have elapsed in this match as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Gargano checking his mouth before punching away at Cole. Gargano wrenches the arm, but Cole reverses a whip to the corner. Gargano tries to catch him with a roll-up, but Gargano slides off. Cole quickly hits a pump kick and connects with an ushigoroshi for a near fall. Cole clubs away at Gargano’s back and goes to the second rope. Cole goes for a Panama Sunrise, but Gargano moves. Bálor grabs Cole, but Gargano hits an enzuigiri on him. Cole quickly superkicks Gargano down. Ciampa runs in and blocks a superkick from Cole, but Ciampa quickly responds with a vicious knee to the face.
All four men are down. 18 minutes have elapsed in this match. An “NXT” chant picks up. Ciampa is first to his feet and grabs Cole. Cole kicks Ciampa in the knee and goes to the second rope. Bálor shoves Ciampa into Cole and stomps him out of the ring. Bálor attacks Cole and kicks away at him. Bálor punches away at Cole’s knee and tries for a superplex. Ciampa runs in and powerbombs Bálor while Bálor gives Cole a superplex. Gargano sweeps Ciampa’s feet and pulls him groin-first into the ring post. Gargano quickly pins Bálor for a near fall. Gargano then goes for Cole, but he kicks out as well. There are no falls in this match yet.
Gargano punches Bálor to the corner. Gargano chops the chest and shoulders him in the midsection. Gargano continues to shoulder Bálor and has slowed the pace down. Gargano lifts him up, but Bálor slides off and hits a Reverse Bloody Sunday for a near fall. Bálor angrily punches Cole off the apron and hits a Sling Blade on Gargano. Bálor hits a Woo Dropkick on Gargano into the corner. Bálor goes to the top rope and tries for the Coup de Grâce, but Gargano moves. Ciampa runs in and hits an Air Raid Siren on Bálor for a near fall!
We come back from another break to see Ciampa and Gargano attacking Cole and Bálor. There are still no falls in this match. Gargano and Ciampa bump into each other and stare at each other. Cole and Bálor throw them out of the ring. They circle the ring before doing the TOO SWEET handshake. Bálor then attacks him and sends him out of the ring into Gargano. Bálor then hits Gargano and Cole with a summersault senton. Bálor then CRUSHES Ciampa with a Woo Dropkick into the timekeeper’s area. Bálor then measures them up and hits a Woo Dropkick on Gargano into Cole. Bálor gets Cole in the ring and hits a Coup de Grâce for the first fall!
Bálor looks at both sides of the ring and sees Gargano and Ciampa on both sides of him. Bálor attacks Gargano getting in the ring and stomps Ciampa. Bálor viciously chops the chest of Gargano before hitting a scoop slam. Bálor drops an elbow for a near fall. Bálor cinches in a chin lock on Gargano.
32:30 are left in this match. We’re nearly halfway through! Ciampa runs in to break it up, but Bálor sends him into Gargano. Bálor viciously stomps Ciampa before stomping Gargano. Bálor goes back and forth stomping them both. Gargano rolls out of the ring in pain. Bálor punches and shoulders Cole off the apron.
Back from commercial, we see Ciampa standing alone in the ring. Ciampa goes outside and attacks Cole. Ciampa pulls the apron up and goes to catapult Cole into the metal beams of the ring. Bálor quickly hits a baseball slide on Ciampa before he can do it. Bálor stomps away at Cole and puts Ciampa in the ring. Ciampa quickly hits Bálor with Widow’s Bell and follows up with a Fairy Tale Ending. Gargano runs in, throws Ciampa out of the ring, and covers Bálor for a fall!
Gargano covers Bálor for a second fall, but he kicks out. Gargano sets up for One Final Beat, but Ciampa pulls him off. Ciampa kicks Gargano into the guardrail. Cole hits Ciampa with a Pump Kick and hits the Last Shot for a near fall! Cole sets up for the Last Shot, but Ciampa turns him inside out with a clothesline. Ciampa sets up for a Fairy Tale Ending, but Cole gets out and hits a superkick. Bálor quickly hits Cole with a Sling Blade and sizes him up, but Cole superkicks him. Cole superkicks Gargano and hits him with a Panama Sunrise for the fall!
Cole grabs Garagno and sets him up for the Last Shot, but Ciampa attacks him from behind. Ciampa attacks Gargano for a near fall. Ciampa gets Gargano up, but stops to attack Cole. Ciampa has both Gargano and Cole on the apron. Ciampa hits Cole and Gargano with a double Widow’s Bell. Ciampa follows up with a Fairy Tale Ending on Cole for a fall. Everyone has a fall.
We’re almost 40 minutes into this match. 22 minutes are left. Everyone is down at the moment. Replays are shown of what has happened so far. Gargano gets to his feet, but immediately collapses. They all pull themselves up and stare at each other. They start throwing weak punches at each other. Bálor tees off on Cole, while Gargano and Ciampa fight. Bálor hits Cole with a boot that sends him out of the ring. Ciampa gets Gargano out of the ring. Ciampa and Bálor trade forearms in the ring. Cole and Gargano punch each other at ringside. Bálor hits the ropes and forearms Ciampa back. Ciampa responds with a forearm, and they take each other out with a double clothesline. At ringside, Cole and Gargano wipe each other out with double superkicks.
Ciampa slowly gets up and sends Bálor hard into the corner. Ciampa covers him a few times for near falls. Bálor quickly goes to the apron. Ciampa chops Bálor and hits a running knee in the corner. Ciampa grabs Bálor and hits him with another vicious running knee to the face of Bálor. Cole gets on the apron, but Ciampa knocks him down to the floor. Ciampa grabs Gargano and sends him hard into the plexiglass. Ciampa grabs Cole and sends him into the plexiglass as well. 17 minutes remain in this match. Nearly 3/4 of the way through this. Ciampa grabs Cole and gets him on the apron. Ciampa goes to lift him, but Cole fights it. Cole boots him back and knocks him into the ring. Cole looks around and heads to the top rope. Ciampa cuts him off and chops the chest. Ciampa punches Cole and goes for a super air raid siren. Cole slides off and superkicks Ciampa in the knee! Ciampa collapses to the mat and clutches his knee in pain.
15 minutes left as we go to commercial.
We come back from commercial to see Bálor put Gargano in the corner and chopping him. Bálor chops Cole as well before going after Ciampa. Bálor chops him. It’s a 4-way tie, 1 a piece. Bálor continues to chop and kick everyone. Bálor whips Gargano to the corner and hits another running chop. Bálor connects with a snap suplex on Gargano for a two count. Bálor boots Cole off the apron and chops Ciampa. Bálor whips Ciampa, but he collapses on his injured knee. Bálor stomps away at Gargano and kicks him out of the ring. Bálor grabs Ciampa and applies a single leg crab. Ciampa screams in pain, but he gets to the bottom rope to break the hold.
There’s only 10 minutes remaining in this match! Bálor knocks Cole away and hits Ciampa with a Woo Dropkick in the corner. There’s 9 minutes left as Bálor goes to the top rope. Gargano cuts Bálor off, but Bálor kicks him away. Bálor goes for the Coup de Grâce, but Ciampa moves. Cole and Gargano double superkick Bálor out of the ring. Gargano then superkicks Cole down. Cole rolls out of the ring. Ciampa also rolls out. Gargano is all alone in the ring. Gargano hits Ciampa with a suicide dive, gets back in the ring and hits Cole with a suicide dive. Gargano uses the barricade to keep himself up. Gargano gets in the ring and looks exhausted. Gargano goes for a suicide dive on Bálor, but Bálor counters into a 1916 attempt! Gargano fights it and hits a tornado DDT on Bálor on the floor!
We come back from the break to see Gargano go for a superkick on Cole, but Cole blocks it. Cole hits Gargano with two superkicks and goes for a Last Shot, but Gargano ducks. Gargano takes him down and applies a Gargano Escape to Cole! Cole screams in pain, but he fights it. Gargano rolls through and keeps the hold applied. Ciampa pulls Gargano and Cole out of the ring by Gargano’s legs. Ciampa stomps and punches Bálor, Gargano, and Cole. Ciampa sends Bálor into the plexiglass and chops Cole’s chest. Ciampa chops Gargano down. Ciampa grabs Cole and hits a suplex on the floor! Ciampa grabs Bálor and sends him into the plexiglass again. Gargano drives Ciampa into the apron. Ciampa and Gargano then trade punches. Ciampa puts Gargano under the ring and hits a catapult into the steel beams on the ring!
It’s the 2 minute warning! Ciampa gets Gargano in the ring and covers, but Cole pulls Ciampa out of the ring. Ciampa punches Cole away. Ciampa gets in the ring and covers Gargano again, but Bálor pulls Ciampa out. Ciampa punches Bálor away. Ciampa gets in the ring, but Gargano catches him with an inside cradle for a near fall! Ciampa attacks Gargano and chops him in the corner.
There is 1 minute left! Ciampa puts Gargano on the top rope and chops away at him. Ciampa punches him with 45 seconds left. Ciampa hits an Air Raid Siren on Gargano off the second rope! Ciampa covers, but Bálor hits him with the Coup de Grâce for the fall!
Bálor is sitting on his knees in the ring with 15 seconds left to go. It appears he is going to be the new NXT Champion… but Cole hits him with the Last Shot! Cole turns him over and covers with 3 seconds left. 1… 2… 3… Cole scores a fall before time elapses!
The referee is confused as to what to do. More referees run down to help out. NXT General Manager William Regal is holding the NXT Championship. Next week on NXT Super Tuesday II, Finn Bálor and Adam Cole will face each other for the NXT Championship. It’ll be one-fall to the finish!
This match ends in a draw with Finn Bálor and Adam Cole both having 2 falls