Results by Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com
Winter Park, FL – Full Sail Live
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Quick Match Results
All four matches were round one matches in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament. The tournament winners will face War Raiders for the NXT Tag Team titles at TakeOver.
- Ricochet & Aleister Black defeated Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel via Black Mass by Black on Aichner
- The Forgotten Sons defeated Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch via reverse DDT by Blake on Lorcan
- Moustache Mountain defeated Street Profits via Burning Hammer by Seven on Dawkins
- Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa defeated Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish via super kick and running knee doubleteam on Fish
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic – Round 1
Ricochet & Aleister Black vs. Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel
Black and Aichner start things off and they lock up. Aichner with a wrist lock and he takes Black to the mat. Aichner with an arm bar but Black with a side head lock. Aichner with a shoulder tackle and forearms to the back. Aichner sends Black into the corner and Barthel tags in and kicks Black. Barthel with a European uppercut and Black with a boot to the chest and a knee to the midsection. Black with a drop kick for a near fall. Black with an arm drag into an arm bar.
Black kicks Barthel away and then Aichner distracts Black. Black comes off the turnbuckles and into a European uppercut for a near fall from Barthel. Aichner tags in and he punches and kicks Black in the corner. Barthel tags in and he punches Black. Aichner tags back in and they both stop Black from making the tag. Aichner with a spinebuster and Barthel with a knee. Ricochet is knocked off the apron and Aichner gets a near fall. Aichner with a rear chin lock and he has Black turned away from his corner. Black with an arm drag and boot to the head. Aichner with a back elbow to stop Black. Aichner goes after Ricochet and Black with a leg sweep. Barthel and Ricochet tag in.
Ricochet with a boot to Barthel and a head scissors to Aichner. Barthel is sent into the turnbuckles. Ricochet kicks Barthel and he sends Aichner into Barthel for a neck breaker and DDT combination. Ricochet with a running European uppercut to Barthel and then he sends Barthel into the ropes and hits a Tiger Feint Kick. Ricochet with a springboard European uppercut and shooting star press for a near fall. Ricochet gets Barthel on his shoulders but Barthel escapes. Ricochet with elbows to Barthel and Aichner. Barthel with an enzuigiri and then Barthel tosses Ricochet to Aichner for a brainbuster.
Barthel with a suicide dive onto Black while Aichner hits a double jump moonsault for a near fall. Aichner sets for the spinning sit out power bomb but Ricochet gets to his feet and he kicks Aichner away and hits a running drop kick. Aichner with a springboard tornado DDT for a near fall. Barthel tags in and they punch Ricochet. Ricochet with chops and forearms. RIcochet with a kick to Barthel and he sends Aichner to the floor. Black tags in and he hits a springboard Meteora but he misses a round kick. Black is sent into the ring post and Aichner tags in. Aichner and Barthel with a double drop kick to Black. Aichner sets for a power bomb but Black escapes and hits a double stomp. Ricochet with a springboard Frankensteiner to Barthel. Ricochet with a suicide dive onto Barthel on the ramp.
Black goes for a quebrada but Aichner catches him and gets a near fall. Black with Black Mass for the three count.
Winners: Ricochet and Aleister Black
Earlier: Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic
We take a look back at last week’s match between Keith Lee and Dominik Dijakovic that ended with a double count out.
We see Keith Lee at the Performance Center earlier this week and Dominik Dijakovic shows up and he wants to finish this since Keith is in the ring.
They will meet in two weeks.
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic – Round 1
The Forgotten Sons vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch
Wesley Black and Steve Cutler were accompanied by Jaxson Ryker. Burch and Cutler start things off. They lock up and Cutler with a chop. Burch with a side head lock and Burch with a leg pick. Lorcan tags in and they work on the arms and chop and Lorcan with a side head lock. Blake tags in and hits a back breaker. Blake with a forearm to the lower back. Cutler tags in and he drops a knee to the back. Cutler with a hard Irish whip. Blake tags in and they hit a double uranage back breaker for a near fall. They hit a double back breaker and Cutler gets a near fall. Blake tags in and Cutler hip tosses Blake into Lorcan on the turnbuckles and Blake gets a near fall.
Blake with a knee in the back while he applies a rear chin lock. Lorcan escapes the chin lock and Burch tags in. Burch with clotheslines. Burch with a drop kick that sends Cutler into the ropes. Burch with a waist lock and Blake tags in and Burch hits the German suplex on Cutler and then Blake. Burch with a drop kick to Cutler. Lorcan tags in and Lorcan cannot hold Cutler up. Blake sends Burch to the floor and Lorcan with forearms. Lorcan with a running European uppercut followed by a plancha to Blake. Lorcan with a running European uppercut to Cutler. Cutler with a clothesline followed by a Tiger Back Breaker for a near fall. Cutler with a Boston Crab. Lorcan tries to get to the ropes but Cutler pulls Lorcan into the center of the ring. Burch with a head butt to Cutler.
Burch tags in and Cutler with a forearm and Blake tags in. Blake goes up top and they hit a missile drop kick and flatliner combination but Burch kicks out. Cutler tags in and Burch gets to make the tag. Lorcan with chops to Cutler and Blake. Lorcan with a running hip strike on both men. Blake is sent into Cutler by Lorcan and Lorcan with a double blockbuster. Burch tags in and they set up Cutler for the elevated DDT but Blake makes the save. Lorcan sends Blake to the floor. Lorcan goes to the turnbuckles and Burch tries to hang Cutler on the ropes. Blake stops Burch and Blake power bombs Lorcan into Cutler’s knees. Cutler with a double stomp while Blake hits a reverse DDT for the three count.
Winners: Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake
Segment: Velveteen Dream, Matt Riddle
— WWE (@WWE) March 7, 2019
The NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream makes his way to the announce table. Dream gets on the announce table and he has something to say. Dream says this is not a speech, just a reminder that he is your North American Champion. The Dream has another reminder for you…
Before he can say anything, he is interrupted by Matt Riddle. Matt says he came out just to say hi… and congratulate you on your recent title victory. But, real talk, I want to get a closer look at that North American Championship. Now that he has, I can’t help but wonder what it would look like around my waist… BRO.
Dream says you must really be on cloud nine today. The Dream is not your bro. Here is another reminder. The spotlight (and we get a spotlight on Dream) belongs to him. Dream Over.
Backstage: Io Shirai, Kairi Sane
We are back with comments from Io Shirai and Kairi Sane. Io says that Bianca is good, but she has not beaten Shayna while she has. Kairi says they both want the title and she believes in Io. Io can beat Bianca. Io says her destiny is to become the champion.
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic – Round 1
Moustache Mountain vs. Street Profits
Bate and Ford start things off. They lock up and Ford with a side head lock and take down. Bate with a head scissors and Ford escapes. Bate with a side head lock and take down. Bate holds on when Ford tries to send Bate off the ropes. He does it a second time. Ford powers out of the hold and Bate with a monkey flip and Ford lands on his feet. Dawkins makes the blind tag and he hits a shoulder tackle. Dawkins with a waist lock and he gets a near fall. Dawkins with an Irish whip and Bate goes through the legs and hits an enzuigiri. Seven tags in and Seven with an accordion slam and Bate with a knee drop. Seven gets a near fall.
Dawkins with a shoulder tackle and he backs Seven into the corner. Ford tags in and they kick Seven. Ford with a snap mare and kick to the back. Ford with a kick to the midsection and he gets a near fall. Ford with a cravate followed by a snap mare. Ford holds on to the cravate. Seven gets back to his feet and he chops Ford. Seven with another chop and Ford misses a chop. Ford flinches and Seven hits a DDT. Bate tags in and so does Dawkins. Bate with punches and a knee to the head. Bate with a flying European uppercut from the turnbuckles followed by a running European uppercut followed by a suplex.
Bate with a standing shooting star press but Ford breaks up the cover. Ford is sent over the top rope to the floor. Dawkins with a punch but Bate with a rolling kick. Dawkins with a spear for a near fall. Ford with a plancha onto Seven. Bate with a jab and he sets for the Tyler Driver 97 but Dawkins with a back body drop. Ford makes the tag and Dawkins with a spine buster and Ford with a frog splash but Bate kicks out. Dawkins tags in and he gets Bate on his shoulders. Seven stops Ford and hits a Dragon suplex on the apron. Bate with a deadlift German suplex to Dawkins.
Seven tags in and he gets Dawkins on his shoulders and Bate with a double stomp while Seven hits a Burning Hammer for the three count.
Winners: Trent Seven and Tyler Bate (Advance to face The Forgotten Sons)
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic – Round 1
Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish vs. Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa
Gargano and Fish start things off and Fish with punches and Gargano with a float over and rollup into a round kick but Fish blocks the kick. Fish with a kick to the thigh and he gets Gargano up. Fish with a back heel kick but Gargano with an arm drag. Fish with a kick and he tags Kyle in. Gargano with an arm drag into an arm bar. Ciampa tags in and he applies an arm bar into a wrist lock. CIampa slams the arm into the mat. Kyle with a kick and Fish tags in. Ciampa with punches in the corner and then he kicks Fish. Gargano tags in and Ciampa with a snap mare and Gargano with a drop kick. Gargano gets a near fall. Fish runs Gargano into his corner and Kyle tags in.
Ciampa makes a blind tag and Gargano tags Fish and clotheslines Fish over the top rope. Ciampa with a running knee to Kyle to knock him off the apron. Gargano with a suicide dive to Kyle and Ciampa with a neck breaker for a near fall. Gargano tags in and Kyle is sent into Gargano’s boots. Kyle sends Gargano to the apron and Kyle with a neck breaker and Fish tags in. Fish with a leg sweep when Gargano goes for the slingshot DDT. Fish sends Gargano back into the ring and Fish with a suplex and he gets a near fall.
Fish with a knee and Kyle tags in. Kyle and Fish with knees to Gargano and then Fish kicks Gargano over Kyle and Kyle with a knee bar. Gargano gets to the ropes and Fish tags in an hits a slingshot senton for a near fall. Fish with a forearm. Fish with punches and kicks in the corner. Kyle tags in and he kicks Gargano in the corner. Kyle with another kick. Gargano with forearms but Kyle with a take down. Gargano kicks Kyle away but Kyle knocks Ciampa off the apron. Kyle with rolling butterfly take downs. Fish with a wheelbarrow DDT and wheelbarrow suplex for a near fall. Fish with a body scissors.
Gargano leans back to get a near fall. Fish with a rear chin lock with a fish hook. Gargano with a chop but Fish with elbows to the back of the head. Kyle tags in and they work on both arms and then Gargano avoids a double kick. Gargano with a tornado DDT to Kyle and he kicks Fish to the floor. Fish pulls Ciampa off the apron but Ciampa takes care of Fish on the floor. Ciampa makes the tag and he connects with running double thrusts. CIampa with a kick to Kyle and a knee to knock Fish off the apron.
Kyle with kicks and punches but Ciampa with a jumping knee drop to the back of the neck. Ciampa with a clothesline into the corner followed by a running knee. Ciampa with Tower of London for a near fall. Kyle with back elbows to escape but Ciampa with forearms to the back of the head. Kyle goes for the leg but Ciampa counters into a deadlift German suplex and he holds on for a second one. Ciampa goes for a third but Fish holds on to Kyle. Gargano kicks Fish and then hits a cannonball. Ciampa with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Gargano tags in and Kyle kicks Ciampa. Gargano with a forearm and Kyle sends Gargano to the apron. Gargano kicks Fish when he tries to interfere. Gargano goes for a slingshot spear but Kyle catches him in a guillotine.
Gargano gets to his feet and Ciampa with a running knee to Kyle and Gargano gets a near fall. Kyle with a forearm and Gargano fires back. They continue the exchange and Kyle with a kick to the back of the head but Gargano with an enzuigiri. Gargano with a super kick and Kyle rebounds off the ropes for a clothesline and both men are down. Ciampa and Fish tag in and Ciampa with a forearm to Fish and they both go to the apron. Ciampa tries for a German suplex off the apron but Fish gets back into the ring. CIampa with an elbow and he goes up top. Fish stops him and goes for a superplex.
Ciampa pushes Fish to the mat and Kyle sends Gargano into the ringside barrier. Fish kicks Ciampa and Kyle tags in. Fish goes for a superplex and decides to hit a super Falcon Arrow and Kyle with a knee for a near fall. Kyle goes for the cross arm breaker and Fish with a head butt to allow Kyle to apply the cross arm breaker. Gargano pushes Fish into Kyle to break up the hold. Kyle sends Gargano to the floor and Kyle with a running knee off the apron onto Ciampa. Ciampa with a DDT and Gargano tags in and hits a slingshot DDT for a near fall. Ciampa kicks Fish to the floor. Gargano with the super kick and Ciampa with the running knee for the three count.
Winners: Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano (Advance to face Ricochet and Aleister Black)
The NXT Tag Team Champions, the War Raiders make their way to the stage while Ciampa and Gargano celebrate in the ring.