Results by Richard Trionfo of pwinsider.com
Winter Park, FL – Full Sail Live
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Quick Match Results
- Jaxson Ryker defeated Mansoor via sitout spinebuster
- Drew Gulak defeated Eric Bugenhagen via GuLock
- Matt Riddle defeated Drew Gulak via Bromission
- Io Shirai, Kairi Sane, and Bianca Belair defeated Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke, and Marina Shafir via moonsault by Shirai on Baszler
In-Ring: Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Velveteen Dream
North American Champion Johnny Gargano makes his way to the ring. Garagano says he likes the sound of “Johnny Champion” and it feels so great to be standing here as NXT North American Champion. For years, we have been on this long and winding journey in NXT. Johnny says they deserve it. At Takeover, we were validated when he won this. He says he is your NXT North American Champion and he says Johnny Wrestling is back.
NXT Men’s Champion Tommaso Ciampa makes his way to the stage. Tommaso says he is not out here to take from Johnny’s moment. He is here to celebrate his moment. At Takeover, you showed the entire world what he already knew. You know how to listen and you followed the champ’s lead. Look at you in the ring with the North American Championship while Ciampa has the NXT Championship. They own the world. This is everything we used to talk about. This is the dream we talked about when we were trying to get into NXT. The sight of us standing side by side holding gold . . . we showed that this is our moment.
Johnny says no. There is no ‘our’ moment. The only reason he came out at the end of Takeover was to show you face to face that Johnny Gargano will never need Tommaso Ciampa.
Velveteen Dream’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage while Ciampa moves down the ramp. Dream says this is cute. DIY, champions once again. Let us not forget that tonight is not about your moment or Gollum and his precious Goldie. It is not about Johnny Badass. It is about the man who stole the moment at Takeover just by showing up. Let us not forget that while you were putting the final touches on your fairy tale ending, he was winning the Worlds Collide tournament. Dream says he has earned an NXT Championship opportunity of his choosing and guess who he chooses.
Dream walks up to Ciampa and tells him to back up because he sees the lust in your eyes for the Dream. Do you want to share the spotlight with the Dream again? The Dream is over . . . you. Dream says he does not want Ciampa. Dream walks into the ring and he says he wants Gargano.
Johnny asks Dream if he wants this. He says since Dream is so preoccupied with himself. While you were busy sitting in the crowd, Johnny was in the ring putting on another match of the year. He was winning the NXT North American Championship. The next night, he represented NXT in front of over 40,000 people in the Royal Rumble match. He is on top of the world and he is feeling a little dangerous. If you want to use your title opportunity on him, do it. Johnny says he wins.
Dream says he wants to know when they are face to face and it is Johnny Gargano versus Velveteen Dream, will it be Johnny Wrestling or Johnny Jackass? Dream tells Gargano his time is short while Gargano leaves the ring. Gargano looks at Ciampa and Goldie and Ciampa goes to the back.
Earlier Today: Drew Gulak
We see footage of Drew Gulak arriving at Full Sail because he is here to fix NXT.
Jaxson Ryker vs. Mansoor
— WWE (@WWE) February 7, 2019
They lock up and Ryker backs Mansoor into the corner and Mansoor with a wrist lock but Ryker with a clothesline and knees. Ryker puts Mansoor in the turnbuckles and connects with forearms to the chest. Ryker with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Mansoor comes off the turnbuckles but Ryker with a spear. Ryker with a sit out spinebuster for the three count.
Winner: Jaxson Ryker
After the match, Ryker brings Mansoor back into the ring and hits another sit out spinebuster.
Backstage: Ricochet, Undisputed Era
Ricochet is in the back doing a photo shoot and The Undisputed Era interrupt Cathy Kelley. Adam says Ricochet is a one trick pony and Cole is championship material. Cole says as far as the North American championship goes, you are at the back of the line. That title has his name all over it. Ricochet reminds Cole that he beat Cole for the title. Ricochet suggests that they meet to see who is the man to challenge for the title.
Cole accepts the challenge. Ricochet says it does not matter who he goes through, when he sees an opportunity, he is going back after his title.
We are told that Velveteen Dream gets his title match against Johnny Gargano in two weeks.
Next week, Ricochet faces Adam Cole.
Drew Gulak vs. Eric Bugenhagen
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) February 7, 2019
Gulak does not know what to make of his opponent after his pre-match actions. Bugenhagen with a waist lock take down but Gulak with a drop kick and kicks to the head. Gulak slam Bugenhagen into the ropes and then he chops Bugenhagen. Drew with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Gulak with a reverse chin lock. Bugenhagen with forearms and he sends Gulak into the turnbuckles and follows with shoulders and punches. Gulak goes for an abdominal stretch but Bugenhagen with an abdominal stretch and he windmills the ribs. Drew with a Northern Lights suplex followed by a Saito suplex. Drew with the GuLock and Bugenhagen taps out.
Winner: Drew Gulak
After the match, Gulak has something to say. Drew says he wrestles around the world representing 205 Live as the top submission specialist. He comes to NXT and he gets that? Drew says he has not been disrespected like that in his life. He is given Ben Stiller from Dodgeball? If there is someone in the back who wants to step to him, come out and get stretched.
Matt Riddle makes his way to the stage. Matt throws out a bro and asks if that is what you think of NXT. Everyone sets the bar day in and day out. How about you get out of that ring, get out of NXT, or he will come down there and tap you out of it. Drew tells Matt to take his flip flops off and make his day. Matt says that Drew has chosen wisely . . . BRO. Matt tosses off his flip flops and goes to the ring.
Matt Riddle vs. Drew Gulak
They lock up and Riddle pushes Gulak away. Riddle goes for the leg and takes Gulak to the mat. Riddle goes for a cross arm breaker but Gulak escapes. Gulak works on the leg and pulls the hair. Gulak with a waist lock and he rolls Riddle around the mat. Riddle with a take down but Gulak holds on to Riddle. Riddle with a cross arm breaker but Gulak blocks it. Gulak escapes and he goes for a cross face chicken wing.
Riddle gets to his feet and Riddle with a leg sweep and cover. Gulak with a leg sweep and cover. They get back to their feet. Riddle with a side head lock after a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock. Gulak with a head scissors. Riddle with an escape and kick to the chest. Riddle with a back senton. Riddle with a running forearm into the corner but Gulak with a drop kick as Riddle charges into the corner a second time. Gulak drop kicks Riddle into the ropes. Gulak ties up the arms and applies a head lock. Riddle with a rollup for a near fall.
Gulak with a side head lock and Riddle goes for a head scissors. Gulak with a shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall. Gulak with a hip toss and a near fall. Gulak with a reverse chin lock. Gulak with a surfboard and he manipulates the arms with a double arm bar. Gulak works on the wrist but Riddle is able to escape. Gulak with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Gulak with a hammer lock using the leg. Riddle with punches and palm strikes but Gulak fires back. Riddle with a suplex and both men are down.
Riddle with kicks to the chest. Gulak with a dragon screw leg whip to Riddle after blocking a kick. Gulak is sent to the apron and Riddle with a sleeper in the ropes and he pulls Gulak into the ring. Gulak with elbows and a waist lock. Riddle with a standing switch and German suplex for a near fall. Gulak with a Fujiwara arm bar and he twists the wrist in unnatural positions. Gulak with a cross face chicken wing attempt but Riddle blocks it. Riddle gets to his feet and he connects with elbows but Gulak with a knee. Riddle with a chop. Gulak with a forearm and Riddle fires back.
Riddle misses a kick and Gulak rolls up and gets a near fall. Riddle with a power bomb and jumping knee to the head for a near fall. Riddle with elbows to the chest and the Bromission. Riddle forces Gulak to tap out.
Winner: Matt Riddle
After the match, Gulak and Riddle shake hands.
Io Shirai, Kairi Sane, and Bianca Belair vs. Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke, and Marina Shafir
Baszler and Belair start things off. They lock up and Baszler with a wrist lock and she works on the arm. Belair goes for a slam but Baszler escapes. Belair works on the arm and shoulder. Baszler with an Irish whip and Belair floats over and then goes for a moonsault out of the corner but Baszler does not look impressed and she tags in Shafir. Belair with a drop kick. Duke tags in and she hits an Implant Buster. Sane tags in and Belair presses Sane over her head and drops her onto Duke with an elbow drop for a near fall.
Shafir tags in and she connects with kicks to the midsection. Sane with a chop and Shafir wants more. Sane with more chops and strikes. Shirai comes in and Sane with an elbow and Sane with another chop with some help from Shirai. Sane with a front face lock. Shafir backs Sane into the turnbuckles and puts Sane on the turnbuckles. Shafir goes up for a superplex but Sane pushes her off. Sane with a head butt and Baszler distracts Sane long enough to allow Shafir to recover. Baszler tags in and she gets a near fall. Shayna stands on the ankle and connects with a forearm to the upper back. Sane is sent into the turnbuckles and Duke tags in.
Duke with a knee to the midsection. Duke with a forearm to the back and then kicks Sane in the back. Duke gets a near fall. Duke sends Sane into the turnbuckles and Shafir tags in. Shafir with a judo throw and she tags Baszler into the match. Baszler with a kick to the chest. Baszler forces Belair to come in and the referee sends her back to the apron. Baszler with a forearm to the lower back. Baszler with a heel hook and she stomps on Sane’s head.
Shafir tags in and gets a near fall. Shafir with a dragon sleeper. Sane with forearms but Shafir keeps her from making the tag. Duke tags in and she stops Sane from making the tag. Sane sends Duke to the floor and Shirai tags in. Baszler tags in and Shirai with forearms and drop kicks. Shirai with a forearm to Shafir followed by double knee strikes to Baszler and Shafir. Shirai with a Tiger Feint Kick to Baszler followed by a springboard drop kick for a near fall.
Sane tags in and goes up top and hits the elbow drop but Shafir breaks up the cover. Belair tags in and she hits the KOD on Baszler but Duke and Shafir break up the cover. Shirai forces Duke and Shafir to the floor and Sane with a cross body off the turnbuckles. Shirai tags in and she goes up top for a moonsault for the three count.
Winners: Kairi Sane, Io Shirai, and Bianca Belair