WWE NXT Results
October 21, 2020
Orlando, Florida (Capitol Wrestling Center)
Commentary: Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph, and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Triple Threat Match
Kushida vs. Velveteen Dream vs. Tommaso Ciampa
Tommaso Ciampa attacks Velveteen Dream as he makes his entrance. Ciampa sends him into the plexiglass around the ring. Ciampa puts Dream in the ring and double-teams him with Kushida, who was already in the ring. Ciampa sends Dream out of the ring and focuses on Kushida. Ciampa then gets out of the ring and continues to attack Dream. Kushida cuts him off, but Ciampa sends him into the barricade. Ciampa takes Dream’s injured wrist and slams it off the commentary table. Ciampa then knees Kushida in the head and attacks Dream again.
Ciampa gets Dream in the ring, but Kushida gets in as well. Kushida gets some offense in, but Ciampa knocks him back. Ciampa stomps on Dream’s wrist, which is wrapped in a purple cast. Kushida sends Ciampa into Dream and rolls him up for a two count. Kushida sends Ciampa into the ropes, but Kushida lowers his head. Ciampa hooks the head and takes Kushida down. Ciampa goes for a DDT on Kushida, but Dream grabs Kushida. Ciampa then hits a DDT on Kushida and Dream, who was hanging on the ropes, also (sort of) takes a DDT. Ciampa tries to cover both, but they kick out.
Ciampa twists the injured wrist of Dream and takes him down. Ciampa attacks Kushida in the corner, but Kushida reverses a whip to the opposite corner. Kushida avalanches him and goes for an arm bar, but Ciampa holds the ropes. Ciampa then thumbs him in the eye. Dream tries to cover Kushida, but Ciampa breaks it up. Ciampa gives Dream a suplex before grabbing Kushida and twisting his arm. Kushida fights up, but Ciampa sends him into the ropes. Kushida comes back with a sunset flip for a two count. Kushida puts Ciampa in the corner, but Dream attacks Kushida. Dream punches Ciampa and stomps Kushida. Dream sends Kushida into Ciampa and gyrates. Ciampa takes Dream down and chops the chest. Ciampa punches Kushida back and sandwiches him in the corner with Dream. Ciampa chops Kushida, and Dream, who is behind him, sells it too. Ciampa then starts actually chopping Dream. Kushida fights back and goes for a handspring back elbow on them, but they catch him. Dream hits a Dream Valley Driver on Kushida. Ciampa then hits Dream with a knee that sends him out of the ring.
We come back from the break to see Kushida knock Ciampa back from the apron before hitting Dream with a seated senton off the apron. Kushida applies a cross arm breaker to Dream at ringside and Dream taps out. Ciampa then attacks Dream while he’s tapping before stomping Kushida. Kushida comes back with an arm breaker on the floor on Ciampa and gets him in the ring. Kushida sends Ciampa into the ropes and hits a hip toss into the arm bar. Ciampa locks his hands to prevent the hold from being applied. Dream hits a Purple Rainmaker on Kushida from out of nowhere, but Ciampa breaks up the pin.
Ciampa goes for a Fairy Tale Ending on Dream, but Dream twists out and nearly hits the referee attempting a superkick. Ciampa rolls Dream up with a handful of tights for a near fall. Dream then stuns Ciampa with a superkick and hits the Dream Valley Driver. Dream covers Ciampa, but Kushida breaks it up.
Dream starts to gyrate while taunting Ciampa and Kushida. They fight him back before fighting each other. Ciampa big boots Dream, and Kushida knocks Ciampa out of the ring. Kushida hits a somersault senton on Dream before hitting one on Ciampa. Kushida gets in the ring and hits Dream with another somersault senton. As Kushida gets in the ring, Ciampa hits him with Willow’s Bell. Dream kicks Ciampa back and goes for Dream Valley Driver on Kushida, but Kushida counters into a roll-up for a near fall. Ciampa knocks Dream out of the ring and attacks Kushida. Ciampa goes for a Willow’s Bell on Dream, but Kushida attacks. Kushida knocks Ciampa into Dream. Dream hits Ciampa with his cast, knocking him loopy. Dream also falls off the apron. Kushida then hits a German Suplex with a bridge on the unconscious Ciampa for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kushida
The Undisputed ERA is backstage with Adam Cole on a screen. Cole isn’t medically cleared to compete still. The titles are coming home tonight and that is undisputed.
“Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal” returns on NXT Halloween Havoc next Wednesday.
Video Package: Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez at NXT Halloween Havoc
They lock up, and Moon takes her down before taunting her. Moon takes her down again, so Kamea fights back at her with some running back elbows. Kamea gets a one count and pats her on the head. Kamea applies a neck vice, but Moon flips out of it. Moon talks a little trash, hits the ropes, and hits a dropkick. Moon kicks her in the knee and hits a dropkick before hitting a running stomp. Moon connects with a standing moonsault for a two count. Moon applies a crossface, but Kamea won’t tap. Moon lets go and attacks her before applying an inverted single leg crab. Kamea rolls through and drives her into the corner. Moon tries to follow up with a senton splash, but Kamea moves. Kamea splashes her and hits a spinning heel kick. Kamea hits a springboard splash for a near fall.
Moon blocks a whip to the corner, but Kamea still sends her into it. Moon comes off the second rope with a double knee facebuster. Moon then applies an inverted sharpshooter into a chin lock for the submission.
Winner by Submission: Ember Moon
As Ember Moon celebrates, Dakota Kai attacks her. Kai says Moon isn’t going to come back and steal her spotlight.
We go backstage to see Bobby Fish down. Fish says he didn’t see what happened. Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly hold Fish up. Fish’s knee is injured.
Austin Theory vs. Bronson Reed
Theory pushes Reed at the sound of the bell and puts himself through the ropes to keep him back. Theory applies a side headlock.
We’re hearing from McKenzie Mitchell. Bobby Fish is not medically cleared to compete tonight. Kyle O’Reilly was cleared this morning, so Mr. William Regal is having him replace Fish in the main event. The NXT Tag Team Championship match is still on.
Reed sends Theory to the corner, but Theory slingshots over him and dropkicks him. Theory attacks Reed, but Reed punches him back. Theory slides out of a body slam and chop blocks him. Theory then applies a modified chin lock. Reed powers up, but Theory takes him back down and keeps the modified chin lock applied. Reed punches out and reverses a whip before hitting a nice scoop powerslam. Reed follows up with a senton splash. Reed goes to the top rope, but Theory cuts him off. Theory goes for a superplex, but Reed fights it and knocks him off. Theory runs back, but Reed punches him down again. Reed hits a huge big splash off the top rope for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bronson Reed
Theory grabs a microphone and says he is the future of NXT and WWE. He’s only 23 and has done more in his career than Reed has in 15 years. Theory isn’t leaving until he beats Reed.
Austin Theory vs. Bronson Reed
Theory attacks Reed getting in the ring, but Reed quickly fights back at him. Reed crushes him with a Samoan Drop to defeat Theory a second time.
Winner by Pinfall: Bronson Reed
McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with Xia Li and Kacy Catanzaro. Li thanks Catanzaro for accepting the match and says she needs to win. Catanzaro understands. Mitchell asks why Li has put so much pressure on herself. Li says this match is important and she needs this win. Catanzaro says, “May the best woman win.”
The 6-Man Tag Team Match is next.
6-Man Tag Team Match
Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Jake Atlas, and Ashtane “Thee” Adonis vs. Legado Del Fantasma (NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar, Raul Mendoza, and Joaquin Wilde)
The bell rings, and Legado Del Fantasma gets out of the ring and taunts them. Legado Del Fantasma surrounds the ring, but Scott gets in Escobar’s face. Scott brawls with Escobar at ringside and sends him into the barricade. In the ring, Adonis and Atlas brawl with Mendoza and Wilde.
Atlas and Wilde are apparently legal. Atlas hits a snapmare and kicks him in the spine. Atlas punches away at Wilde and talks some trash. Adonis tags in. Adonis and Atlas send Wilde into the ropes. Adonis hits a flapjack for a two count. Adonis clubs Atlas a few times and chokes him on the ropes. Atlas tags in and clubs Wilde’s chest. Atlas hits the Three Amigos on Wilde for a near fall. Atlas kicks Wilde in the ribs and slaps him in the head. Atlas clubs Wilde’s back and hits another snapmare. Wilde slides a bit and accidentally crotches himself on the ring post. Atlas punches him and climbs the ropes for an arm drag. Atlas stands on the top rope and jumps over Escobar. Atlas kicks Escobar in the face and hits a flying arm drag on Wilde while hitting Mendoza with a head-scissor takeover. That’s another old Eddie Guerrero move. Adonis tags in and fakes a dive onto Legado Del Fantasma. Scott then runs in and hits a spinning plancha to the ground that overshoots Legado Del Fantasma. Scott landed on his tailbone and is trying to hide the pain. Legado Del Fantasma went down anyway.
We come back from the break to see Wilde stretching Adonis. Escobar tags in and stomps Adonis before tagging Mendoza in. Mendoza and Escobar hit Adonis with a double-team back elbow. They then slam Mendoza onto Adonis. Mendoza hits a standing moonsault for a near fall. Mendoza stomps Adonis and soon tags Wilde in. Wilde attacks Adonis before tagging Escobar in. Escobar levels Adonis and taunts Scott and Atlas. Mendoza applies an arm bar right in front of Atlas and Scott. Adonis fights out and tags Atlas in.
Atlas hits everything that moves, wiping out Legado Del Fantasma. Scott tags in and attacks Escobar, who is also legal. Scott hits a rolling thunder flatliner for a near fall. Mendoza blind tags in, so Scott hits him with a back body drop. Scott gets on the apron and kicks Escobar back. Mendoza punches Atlas off the apron. Scott goes to the top rope, but Mendoza pulls him down. They brawl on the apron before Scott kicks him off. Mendoza then pulls Scott off the apron. Wilde goes for a somersault senton, but Atlas tries to catch him with a Spanish Fly to the floor onto everyone halfway through. Atlas didn’t rotate and nearly spiked himself on his head off the apron.
Scott gets Mendoza in the ring and goes for a JML Driver, but Mendoza gets out. Scott slams Mendoza, but the pin is broken up. Adonis tags in, and they go for a double-team on Mendoza. Mendoza hits a hurricanrana to send Adonis into Scott. Mendoza then gets Scott out of the ring. Escobar hits a stiff suicide dive on Scott and celebrates. Atlas then hits a cartwheel DDT off the commentary table on Escobar. In the ring, Wilde and Mendoza hit a kick to the face/side leg sweep combo for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Legado Del Fantasma
The Garganos are at their house spinning a sample wheel. Johnny Gargano flips out after spinning to a Buried Alive Match and then a Casket Match. Candice LeRae spins to a Trick or Street Fight and is happy. Their actual spins will be revealed next week.
Drake Maverick and Killian Dain will team, next.
Drake Maverick has upbeat music for his entrance with Killian Dain, and Dain is absolutely not happy about that at all.
Drake Maverick and Killian Dain vs. Ever-Rise (Chase Parker and Matt Martel)
Maverick starts against Chase Parker. Parker powers him to the corner and tags Matt Martel in. They double-team Maverick and make frequent tags. Parker avalanches Maverick and Martel drops an elbow. They taunt Dain, but Dain scares them back. Dain tags in and attacks Parker before bringing Martel in. Dain clubs Martel down and sends Parker into the ropes for a Divide. They chop block Dain twice and apply a single leg crab. Martel shouts at Maverick that Dain is a loser like him. Maverick angrily fights back, but Martel sends him into the timekeeper’s area. Maverick hits Martel with a chair, gets in the ring, and hits Parker with the chair. The referee throws the match out.
Winners by Disqualification: Ever-Rise
Maverick wipes out Ever-Rise with chair shots until they retreat. Dain looks stunned. Maverick is pumped up until he realizes he ruined the match for them. Dain then slaps him in the chest and says that was awesome. Dain is proud of him and heartily slaps him, knocking Maverick down. Dain asks where this guy was. Their campy music plays, and Dain accepts it.
We go backstage to see Roderick Strong unconscious.
Mr. William Regal is backstage. Breezango, Danny Burch, and Oney Lorcan are there as well. O’Reilly says he can’t compete and Burch and Lorcan should get the shot. They disagree, saying they were beat fair and square. O’Reilly insists and walks off. Regal asks if there are any objections, and Breezango are in agreement.
Kacy Catanzaro w/ Kayden Carter vs. Xia Li
They lock up, and Li applies a side headlock. Catanzaro whips her off, but Li shoudler blocks her down. Li rolls her up for a two count. Catanzaro slingshots over her and takes her down for a dropkick. Catanzaro hits a spinning splash for a two count. Li powers Catanzaro to the ropes and punches her. Li sends her into the ropes for a hip toss. Li chops the chest and starts to knee her in the head. Li kicks her down and picks up a two count. Li keeps trying to cover to no avail. Catanzaro fights back, rolls under a clothesline, and punches away at her. Li shoves her back, but Catanzaro hits a corner clothesline followed by a flipping leg drop. Catanzaro rolls her up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kacy Catanzaro
Li angrily attacks her from behind and shouts that she should have won. Kayden Carter runs in, but Li kicks her back. Li then stomps away at Catanzaro in the corner. Raquel Gonzalez all of a sudden runs in and attacks Li. Gonzalez presses Catanzaro up and throws her at Carter. Gonzalez then slams Carter with one arm and stands tall in the ring.
Gonzalez calls out Rhea Ripley. Gonzalez says she’s bigger and badder than her. At Halloween Havoc, she’ll be the devil in her nightmare.
Cameron Grimes is backstage. He’ll be facing Dexter Lumis next week, but he didn’t know it would be a Haunted House of Terror Match. Grimes is terrified. Lumis is watching from afar.
Video Package: Io Shirai says she can beat Candice LeRae in any match
Timothy Thatcher is in the ring for a live Thatch-As-Thatch-Can. Thatcher demonstrates some moves on a student before taking a double wristlock too far. The student, named Anthony, is angry and gets Thatcher in trouble with a front facelock. Thatcher is impressed and tells the referee to get in the ring.
Timothy Thatcher vs. Anthony
Thatcher forearms Anthony at the start of the match. Thatcher viciously knees him in the ribs and strikes away at him. Thatcher takes him down and submits him with a single leg crab.
Winner by Submission: Timothy Thatcher
Video Package: Damian Priest vs. Johnny Gargano at NXT Halloween Havoc
NXT Tag Team Champions Breezango make their entrance. The main event is next.
NXT Tag Team Championship
Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango) (c’s) vs. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch
Fandango starts against Oney Lorcan. They lock up, and Lorcan arm drags him. They lock up again, and Fandango applies a side headlock. Lorcan tries to whip him off, but Fandango holds on. Lorcan finally does whip him off and goes for an arm drag, but Fandango counters into a side headlock. Lorcan whips him off, but Fandango shoulder blocks him down. Fandango hits the ropes and counters a leapfrog. Fandango chops the chest and goes for a roll-up, but Lorcan rolls out and applies a single leg crab. Fandango quickly gets to the bottom rope. Lorcan uppercuts him, so Fandango punches back. Danny Burch tags in, and they chop Fandango. Burch hits an arm breaker, but Fandango quickly comes back with a backslide pin for a two count.
Tyler Breeze tags in and attacks Burch. Breeze hits a suplex for a two count. Breeze applies a chin lock and clubs the back. Burch punches back at him, but Breeze powers him to the corner and shoulders him. Breeze stomps him down. Burch fights back and gets him out of the ring. Burch sends Breeze into the barricade before getting him in the ring. Breeze quickly takes Burch down and slams his knee off the post.
We come back from the break to see Lorcan roll Fandango up for a two count. Burch tags in, but Fandango fights them off. Both teams brawl at ringside. Lorcan gets in and goes for a suicide dive, but Breeze kicks him as he jumps. The camera angle shows Breeze completely whiffed on that. Fandango hits Burch with a falcon arrow in the ring followed by a top rope leg drop for a near fall. Breeze tags in, but Lorcan and Burch take him down. They apply a single leg crab/crossface combo. Fandango runs in to break it up.
Burch gets up and is shaking feeling into his injured knee. Breeze takes him down and viciously attacks the knee. Breeze goes to the top rope, but Burch cuts him off. Burch hits a hanging cutter off the top rope. Burch covers, but Fandango tackles Lorcan onto them to break up the pin. Breezango hit stereo superkicks on Lorcan and then Burch. Fandango goes to the top rope, but a masked person knocks him off to the floor. The referee is confused. Burch low blows Breeze while the referee is distracted. Lorcan and Burch hit a double-team DDT on Breeze for the win!
Winners by Pinfall and new NXT Tag Team Champions: Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch
The masked person gets in the ring and celebrates with Lorcan and Burch. The person unmasks… it’s Pat McAfee! McAfee says Lorcan and Burch are the new Tag Team Champions… and that is UNDISPUTED!