October 2, 2019
Winter Park, Florida
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Doug Lackey of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- NXT Championship: Adam Cole (c) defeated Matt Riddle via the Last Shot
- Io Shirai defeated Mia Yim via moonsault
- Johnny Gargano defeated Shane Thorne via superkick
- NXT Women’s Championship: Shayna Baszler (c) defeated Candice LeRae
- Pete Dunne defeated Danny Burch via the Bitter End
- NXT Tag Team Championship: Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly (c) defeated The Street Profits via high/low combo
A drone shot over Full Sail University sails… Corey Taylor, lead singer of Slipknot, tells us… if you are looking for something more, welcome home. This is NXT.
Full Sail is rocking as Mauro Ranallo tells us that while this show is with limited commercial interruption, the first 30 minutes will be commercial free!
Adam Cole (c) vs. Matt Riddle
The lights come on, Riddle with a waistlock takedown of Cole. Twice… A third… he tries for the Fujiwara Armbar but Cole slips out to the ropes. Cole and Riddle lock up and corral to the corner. Cole with punches and kicks, the referee admonishes him away. Cole tries for a kick, Riddle counters with a sidestep into a waistlock… three successive gutwrench suplexes! The cover… kick out at 2.
Riddle kicks Cole down with every time he tries to stand up. Cole is now on the outside, Riddle tries to bring him in but eats an ensiguri sending him tumbling to the floor. Cole sends Riddle into the steel steps, then into the ring to the corner for more kicks to the midsection. Tussling between the two out of the corner leads to a vicious back elbow off the ropes by Cole! Swinging neckbreaker to follow… the cover… kickout at 2.
Riddle battles his way to his feet, but misses a kick! Ushigaroshi by Cole! Cover… another kickout at 2. Cole now wears down Riddle in the center of the ring with headscissors into a pin! Kickout at 2! Riddle pops up… Big boot by Cole!
Riddle battles back to his feet with a flurry of palm strikes. Cole is now in the corner, Riddle with two running forearms and an Exploder suplex out of it. Off the ropes, Riddle misses a Penalty Kick… misses a Moonsault but lands on his feet… hits a Senton… and NOW hits the Penalty Kick! Cover… kickout at 2!
Riddle has Cole set up for an Alabama Slam… Cole slides off. Cole tries to pull Riddle down for the cover, Riddle rolls back to his feet. Penalty Kick misses… Cole with a schoolboy pin try… Riddle to his feet… he hoists Cole up for a powerbomb… Cole floats around onto his feet… Cole misses with a clothesline, Riddle has his wrist… he pulls Cole in for a sick knee to the face! Still has the wrist clutched, hooks the leg, Fisherman’s Buster! Cover… Kickout at 2! Riddle gets up, deadlifts Cole from around the waist into a bridged German Suplex! Kickout at 2!
Riddle brings Cole up into a Fireman’s Carry, Cole with elbows to Riddle’s jaw to get out of it. On his feet from behind, Backstabber! Cole with the cover… kickout at 2!
Cole and Riddle battle on their knees then to their feet. Riddle continuously slapping the chest of Cole until Cole stomps on Riddle’s bare foot. Cole Superkick misses… Riddle boots Cole’s injured arm… Cole hits the Superkick but Riddle is still up… he charges in, Riddle floors him with a knee to the face! Cole on a knee, bounces up with an Ensiguri… but Riddle isn’t phased! Riddle with a waistlock… high arc German Suplex! Riddle brings Cole up for a Suplex float… Cole counters to an Ushigoroshi! Cover! Riddle kicks out at 2!
Cole has now rolled to the apron, Riddle meets him there separated by the ropes. Cole misses a lariat, Riddle hits with a kick to the temple. Riddle has Cole up in a Fireman’s Carry on the apron! Cole slides off back into the ring and boots Riddle off the apron to the floor. Cole leaps from the apron for an axehandle, eats a Riddle knee instead. Riddle rolls Cole into the ring, he’s climbing to the top rope… Corkscrew Senton… Cole gets the knees up! Cole races to the opposite corner, standing on the second turnbuckle waiting for a dazed Riddle… Panama Sunrise! Cover… Kickout at 2!
Cole brings down the kneepad trying for the Last Shot…but can’t get it off as Riddle collapses in a heap. Cole goes to the turnbuckle for another Panama Sunrise… Riddle catches him… floats to a Fireman’s… GO TO SLEEP! Follows it with a Powerbomb! Knee to the face! To the top rope… Corkscrew Senton! Cover! Kickout at 2….
Riddle climbs the top rope, Cole crotches him. Cole meets him there but is chopped off! Riddle slingshots from the apron into the ring, eats a Cole superkick! Another one to the back of the head! Cole to the second rope again… another Panama Sunrise! Cole off the ropes looking for the Last Shot… Riddle ducks! BROMISSION! DEAD CENTER! Cole slides out of it… FJUIWARA ARMBAR! Riddle brings him to the center of the ring… Cole writhes away into the corner… Riddle rushes in and BIG elbow to the face! LAST SHOT!!! 1… 2… 3!
WINNER: NXT Champion Adam Cole by pinfall
In-Ring: Finn Balor, Adam Cole
Adam Cole celebrates in the ring until… the music hits… FINN BALOR has come home!! Balor stares Cole down in the ring and says, “As of now, Finn Balor is NXT” to an enormous pop. His music hits and he poses with the crowd.
Segment: Velveteen Dream
Velveteen Dream is lying on a couch surrounded by lovely women, challenging Roderick Strong to an NXT North American Title match where he won’t have Undisputed Era there to help.
A video package airs hyping Lio Rush and his title match with Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak for next week’s NXT.
A video airs reminding us of Imperium’s intrusion on Kushida’s match two weeks ago, because next week, Kushida faces NXT UK Champion WALTER in a non-title match.
Io Shirai vs. Mia Yim
Io wants nothing of Mia’s sportsmanship-like handshake, but misses a dropkick. Yim with two arm drags and a dropkick sends Yim to the corner. Follows with a big boot! Cover… kickout at 2.
Yim brings Shirai up, atomic drop sends Shirai stumbling through the ropes to the outside. Baseball slide by Yim. Yim starts to chop Shirai around the ring perimeter. Shirai turns the tables with a Tiger Feint kick along the apron and then rolls Yim into the ring.
Back from the break, Shirai rushes into a Yim elbow from the corner. Shirai rushes again, catches Yim’s attempted kick, Dragon Screw Legwhip. Dropkick to a prone Yim… cover… kickout at 2!
Shirai and Yim battling with slaps and forearms on the mat. Shirai brings Yim up, off the ropes.. flapjack. Shirai handstands over Yim and drives her knees into Yim’s stomach! Cover… kickout at 2.
Shirai runs in for double knees in the corner, Yim rolls away. Shirai brings Yim up, double-underhooks her… Yim powers out with a back body drop… Shirai lands on her feet! Shirai off the ropes… overhead belly-to-belly throw by Yim!
Yim and Shirai battling back and forth, back and forth. Yim now kicking Shirai, but she begs for more! Yim off the ropes, hurricanrana by Shirai! Yim gets up, rushes to Shirai, drop toe hold onto the second rope… Tiger Feint Kick by Shirai! Springboard off the top rope, missile dropkick! Cover… kickout at 2!
Shirai brings Yim up… Yim kicks her in the stomach… CODE BLUE! Cover… kickout at 2. Shirai rolls to the outside… Yim meets her out there with a suicide tope!
Back from the break, Yim is scaling the top tope but Shirai is meeting her there. Superplex! Shirai slowly makes her way up, connects with am evil swinging low kick to Yim’s face. To the top… MOONSAULT! 1… 2… 3!
WINNER: Io Shirai by pinfall
WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash and Scott Hall are at ringside for tonight’s show!
Video: Tegan Nox
A video hyping the return of Tegan Nox airs, as she shows her battle from a debilitating knee injury.
Johnny Gargano vs. Shane Thorne
Gargano and Thorne exchange wristlocks and headlocks, leading to Gargano trying for a crucifix pin but Thorne slides out. Gargano trying for the Gargano Escape, Thorne scrambles to the ropes. BIG European uppercut by Thorne, follows it with a belly-to-back suplex!
Back from the break, Thorne sends another uppercut to Gargano’s grill. Tries for another belly-to-back, Gargano sends elbows and hits a knee as Thorne tries to lift him! Gargano is fighting back… a rolling kick sends Thorne to the outside. Gargano is off the ropes… eats a forearm from Thorne! Gargano is unphased, hits the Suidico Tope anyway! Rolls Thorne into the ring, Slingshot Spear! Cover… kick out at 2.
Gargano is on the apron waiting to connect the Thunderstruck DDT. He leaps over the ropes but Thorne has him in a Fireman’s. Gargano slides off, pushes him into the ropes. Hits the running double knees… but Thorne follows him to the opposite corner for a running leg lariat! A head of steam! CANNONBALL! Thorne hoists Gargano up… High Angle Powerbomb! Cover! Kickout at 2!
Thorne and Gargano hitting each other with strikes back and forth… hits and misses left and right, but Gargano eventually connects with a Reverserana! Gargano in the corner… superkick to the jaw. Cover… 1… 2.. 3!
WINNER: Johnny Gargano by pinfall
NXT Women’s Championship
Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Candice LeRae
The lights come on and Baszler has taken LeRae down, practically toying with her. But LeRae makes her way up, step-up Ensiguri sends Baszler to the apron. Baszler sits there and takes a dropkick from behind, sending her to the floor. LeRae on the apron, springboard crossbody to the outside!
Back from the break and LeRae is scaling to the top turnbuckle. Baszler pushes her leg out and hangs her up over the top rope, sending her to the floor. Baszler takes her time going to the outside and slings LeRae into the steel steps. Baszler weaves LeRae’s wrist into an opening of the steel steps… steps back… and kicks LeRae’s elbow!
LeRae leaps up, crying in agony, rolling back into the ring to escape Baszler. Baszler with a knee into LeRae’s face in the corner. Cover….. kick out at 2! Baszler begins to work and grind on LeRae’s mangled wrist. LeRae makes it to the ropes breaking Baszler’s clutches and finds respite sitting on the apron.
Baszler goes through the ropes, out of the ring to meet LeRae on the apron. She misses a lariat and LeRae is trying to German Suplex Baszler off the apron to the floor but Baszler is grabbing for dear life to the ropes! A back elbow breaks the hold but LeRae connects with a DDT onto the apron. LeRae off the ropes… TOPE!!! LeRae off the ropes for ANOTHER TOPE! A THIRD!
Baszler rolled back into the ring and LeRae scales to the top turnbuckle. Baszler is to her feet and kicks LeRae in the head, stunning her on the top rope. Baszler scales up to her, LeRae pushes her off but Baszler goes to her again, gutwrench suplex from the top rope!
Back from the break and LeRae just launched Baszler with a snap German suplex! Both are back to their feet, exchanging strikes, LeRaw missing… KIRAFUDA CLUTCH! But LeRae rolls backwards and out of it, and locks Baszler in a KIRAFUDA of her own! Baszler to her feet and slings LeRae off of her. Baszler tries to lock it in again but is backed into the corner. That doesn’t stop her, as she has LeRae in the Kirafuda standing on the second rope, hanging LeRae!
LeRae escapes, a big right hand stuns Baszler sitting on the top turnbuckle. LeRae scales to her, swinging neckbreaker from the top! Cover… kickout at 2! Baszler trying again for the Kirafuda, LeRae rolls backward again this time to pin Baszler’s shoulders. She rolls out! LeRae tries for a backslide, hits a Double-Arm DDT! LeRae for a springboard moonsault… Baszler moves out the way and locks in the Kirafuda! LeRae tries to get to her feet but can’t stand!… She tries scrambling to the ropes… but is forced to tap.
WINNER: Shayna Baszler by submission
Stephanie McMahon, Mark Henry and Alundra Blaze are in the crowd enjoying the show.
Pete Dunne vs. Danny Burch
A series of holds and counterholds is what were brought to… armbar counters…. crossface counters… BIG swings and BIG misses as Burch and Dunne stare down.
Locked up, Dunne sends Burch to the ropes… duck under… leapfrog… another duck under… and a MASSIVE clothesline sends Burch down.
Back from break and the referee is slipping on the latex gloves as Dunne kicks out of a Burch cover. The two to their feet exchange forearms back and forth. Dunne sent to the corner, he steps off the turnbuckle and flips over a charging Burch! Ensiguri to Burch’s temple, German suplex! Stomps on Burch’s hands! Kick to the back of the head! Hoists him up… Sit-Out Powerbomb! Kickout at 2!
Dunne grabbing Burch’s wrists, looking to stomp a mudhole in him! Burch pulls and rolls him for a schoolboy. Kickout at 2. The two collide shoulder-first looking for uppercuts. Dunne charges Burch, kicks off the turnbuckle again but Burch scouts it. Headbutt to the back of the neck! Burch sends Dunne to the ropes, Pop-up Powerbomb! A knee strike to follow! Burch hoists Dunne up, hanging him by the feet on the top rope, Hangman’s DDT! Cover! Kickout at 2!
The two battle each other up to their feet. Burch misses a right and Dunne has his fingers! SNAP!! Dunne sets him up… BITTER END. 1… 2… 3.
WINNER: Pete Dunne by pinfall
As Dunne celebrates, the lights go out except for a spotlight on him. Suddenly, Damian Priest appears attacking him from behind.
NXT Tag Team Championship
Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly (c) vs. The Street Profits
Results via Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com
Kyle and Dawkins start things off and they lock up. Dawkins with a front face lock but Kyle escapes a slam and Dawkins with a shoulder tackle. All four men are in the ring and then the champions go to the floor to regroup. Fish tags in and they lock up. Ford tags in and he applies a wrist lock and arm wringer. Fish with forearms but Ford with a knee. Ford sends Fish to the floor. Ford with a forearm and Fish fires back. They continue the exchange until Fish goes with kicks to the leg. Kyle tags in and he applies a side head lock and holds on when Ford tries to send him off the ropes. Kyle with a side head lock take down.
Ford with a side head lock and Dawkins tags in with a shoulder tackle. Kyle goes for an arm bar but Dawkins gets a near fall with a rollup. Fish tags in and Dawkins with a take down. Ford with a drop kick after a tag and he gets a near fall. Ford wit han arm bar. Dawkins tags in and he comes off the turnbuckles with a double sledge. Ford tags back in and he hits a leap frog splash to the arm. Ford with an arm bar. Fish tries to escape but Ford holds on to the arm bar. Fish with a knee to the back of the leg but Ford holds on to the wrist lock.
Fish with a forearm and an Irish whip. Ford floats over and hits a drop kick on Fish and Kyle. Fish misses a kick but hits a back elbow. Fish kicks Ford into the corner and he punches Ford. Kyle tags in and he kicks and punches Ford. Kyle with elbows and knees to the ribs. Kyle with more forearms after showing his dance skills. Ford with a near fall but Kyle with a leg sweep and Fish tags in and gets a near fall. Fish with punches and a snap mare followed by a slingshot senton and a near fall. Fish sends Ford into the turnbuckles and Kyle tags in and they hit a double suplex. Kyle gets a near fall. Kyle with forearms to Ford. Kyle with a knee to the midsection.
Fish tags in and he punches Ford but Ford with forearms to Fish and Kyle. Fish with a suplex and he holds on for a second one. Fish with a third suplex for a near fall. Kyle tags in and Ford fights off both men until Kyle and Bobby hit a round kick. Kyle with an abdominal stretch on Ford. Kyle sends Ford to the floor and Fish with a knee. Fish sends Ford into the guardrails. Fish with a chin lock and body scissors.
We are back from commercials and Fish with a waist lock on Ford. Ford with elbows and Fish with a round kick. Fish and Kyle with an Irish whip and Ford with an elbow to Kyle and a kick to Fish. Ford with a uranage to Kyle and both men are down. Fish pulls Dawkins off the apron and Kyle with rolling butterfly suplexes. Fish tags in and they hit an elevated Butterfly DDT and Fish with a German suplex for a near fall. Fish with punches and kicks. Kyle with shots to the midsection and Fish tags in. Fish with kicks and an abdominal stretch. Kyle adds pressure until the referee sees it. Kyle adds some pressure and support for Fish and the referee warns the champs. Kyle tags in and Ford floats over Kyle.
Dawkins tags in and he hits clotheslines on everyone. Dawkins runs through a double clothesline and clotheslines Kyle and hits a bulldog on Fish. Dawkins with a spinning splash on Kyle and then on Fish. Dawkins POUNCES Kyle into Fish. Dawkins with a spear to Fish. Kyle with a knee and kick but Dawkins with a forearm. Kyle with a rebound clothesline but Dawkins with a leg capture suplex for a near fall. Dawkins sets for a spear but Kyle with a knee to the head. Kyle blocks a kick and connects with punches in the corner. Fish with a dragon screw leg whip in the ropes. Dawkins back drops Kyle onto Fish on the floor. Kyle goes up top and hits a knee drop to the leg and applies a heel hook. Fish pulls Kyle into the center of the ring and Fish with forearms to Ford and a slap. Fish with a guillotine on Ford and Ford sends Fish onto Kyle to break up the hold.
Kyle with a kick to the leg while Dawkins with forearms. Dawkins with an enzuigiri and Fish tags in. Fish goes up top and Ford is tagged in and Fish misses a frog splash. Ford with a frog splash for a near fall. Dawkins gets Fish up and Kyle chop blocks Dawkins. Fish and Kyle try to escape. Dawkins with a punch and Ford with a plancha over the ring post onto everyone. Ford goes up top and Strong tries to stop Ford. Dawkins spears Strong on the apron. Fish knocks Ford off the turnbuckles. Kyle and Fish with a high low combination for the three count.
Winners: Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish (retain Championship)
After the match, Adam Cole makes his way onto the stage.
Tommaso Ciampa’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage and Ciampa circles Cole, then stares him down face to face as NXT goes off the air.