November 27, 2019
Winter Park, Florida
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Nigel McGuinness, and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- NXT Tag Team Championship: The Undisputed Era (c) defeated Keith Lee & Dominik Dijakovic via High/Low on Dijakovic
- Mansoor defeated Shane Thorne via slingshot neckbreaker
- Candice LeRae defeated Dakota Kai by disqualification when Kai hit her with Tegan Nox’s knee brace
- NXT Cruiserweight Championship: Lio Rush (c) defeated Akira Tozawa via the Final Hour
- Xia Li defeated Vanessa Borne via kick to the head
- Finn Balor defeated Tommaso Ciampa via 1916 DDT after interference from Adam Cole
In-Ring: Undisputed Era, Tommaso Ciampa, Finn Balor, Keith Lee
The entire NXT roster comes out celebrating beating Raw and SmackDown at Survivor Series this past Sunday. They dance around ringside until The Undisputed ERA’s music hits. NXT Champion Adam Cole cannot believe they’re celebrating like they did something. The only reason NXT was successful this past weekend was because of the Undisputed ERA. The rest of the people around the ring did nothing, so they need to shut their mouths. Cole says they are their champions. They should be thanking them, but instead they’re shouting “We are NXT” with the people. None of them are NXT. The Undisputed ERA is NXT. It’s because of them that NXT… Cole is interrupted by a “You suck” chant. It’s because of them that NXT was successful. They dominated at WarGames and Survivor Series. They are the iron men of this brand. While a bunch of them would love to have the night off, The Undisputed ERA doesn’t. Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly will successfully defend their NXT Tag Team Championship because that’s what they do. The prophecy of the Undisputed ERA…
Tommaso Ciampa interrupts him. For four boys that had their asses whooped at WarGames, they sure sound confident. Ciampa says he feels like everyone sees whats going on except them. WarGames was the beginning of the end of the Undisputed ERA. They stand there today with all the gold, but the collapse will continue tonight. It continues when Dijakovic and Keith Lee take those Tag Team Titles. As for Roderick Strong, his days are numbered. Last, but not least, Goldie… Ciampa told Goldie that he would have to wait because Daddy is going to war. Now the war is over. Ciampa wants Cole to look him in the eye. If he didn’t find out at WarGames what he’s in store for, he’ll find out soon because there isn’t one man in the Undisputed ERA that can in his way. That’s undisputed, bay bay.
Finn Balor’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage and stands in between the Undisputed ERA. Balor then walks ahead of them. The crowd loudly boos Balor. Balor says he’s standing in Ciampa’s way. Ciampa says Balor mentioned that he doesn’t watch the business because the business watches him. That’s good because he wants the business watching as the prince found his king. Ciampa challenges him to a match tonight. A “YES” chant fires up. A “Ciampa’s gonna kill you.” Keith Lee says that’s a match he’s confident Ciampa will be victorious in. As for now, it’s basking season. The NXT Tag Team Championship match is next.
Tom Phillips is on commentary. Beth Phoenix says Mauro Ranallo will be back next week.
NXT Tag Team Championship
The Undisputed Era (c) vs. Keith Lee & Dominik Dijakovic
Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish double-team them at the sound of the bell. Lee soon fights them off, but they knee him. Fish and O’Reilly hit the ropes, but Lee drops down. They hold the ropes. Lee knocks O’Reilly out of the ring and press slams Fish out of the ring onto him.
We come back from the break to see O’Reilly and Roderick Strong double-teaming Dijakovic. Fish was removed from the match during the commercial break for medical reasons. Strong is in dress pants. This is still for the NXT Tag Team Titles. Dijakovic fights back and throws O’Reilly across the ring. Lee tags in, but O’Reilly hooks a side headlock. Lee fights up and shoulders O’Reilly before taking him down. Strong runs in, but Lee shoulder blocks him down. Lee applies a wristlock and lifts Strong. Lee knocks O’Reilly down and slams Strong onto him. Lee takes O’Reilly down. O’Reilly knees away at him before Lee takes him down. Strong runs in and chops the chest. O’Reilly attacks Lee from behind until Dijakovic runs in to take him down. Lee and Dijakovic then go face-to-face, reminding everyone of their rivalry. Strong and O’Reilly go for the attack, but Lee and Dijakovic take them down. Dijakovic slams Strong down, and Lee chops O’Reilly’s chest. Dijakovic slams O’Reilly onto Strong before giving Lee a suplex onto them!
A loud “NXT” chant fires up. Strong soon chop blocks the knee of Dijakovic and stomps away at it. Strong applies a leg lock. Dijakovic tries to fight him off, but Strong dropkicks him in the face for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see O’Reilly stretching Dijakovic’s knee. Dijakovic powers him off, so O’Reilly attacks Lee. Dijakovic then monkey flips O’Reilly. Strong quickly tags in and grabs Dijakovic’s knee. Dijakovic still powers over to tag Lee in.
Lee hits Strong and O’Reilly with shoulder blocks before hitting a double clothesline. Lee avalanches them in the corner before connecting with running forearms. Lee then throws O’Reilly into Strong.
Just announced: Finn Balor will take on Tommaso Ciampa tonight!
Lee grabs them both and hits a double suplex on them. They roll out of the ring, and Lee hits the ropes for a plancha but they move. Strong chop blocks Lee’s knee and sends him near the timekeeper. O’Reilly comes off the apron with a flying knee to Lee before getting him in the ring. Strong goes for a top rope splash, but Lee moves. O’Reilly comes off the top rope, but Lee head-butts him out of mid-air.
Dijakovic tags in, and he chops Strong. Dijakovic forearms Strong in the corner before throwing him across the ring. Dijakovic hits a jawbreaker and takes Strong down with a clothesline. Strong quickly attacks and tags Dijakovic in. O’Reilly tags in and counters a chokeslam into a triangle choke. Dijakovic powers him up with one arm. Strong runs in, but Dijakovic grabs him with the free arm. Dijakovic slams O’Reilly while giving Strong a chokeslam for a near fall. Dijakovic lifts O’Reilly for Feast Your Eyes, but Strong pulls O’Reilly down. Dijakovic kicks O’Reilly down and tries for Feast Your Eyes on Strong. O’Reilly quickly rolls Dijakovic up for a near fall. O’Reilly immediately kicks Dijakovic in the ribs.
O’Reilly and Strong roll to the outside. O’Reilly avoids a double clothesline from Lee. Lee goes to powerbomb O’Reilly, but Strong chop blocks him. Dijakovic then hits a springboard somersault plancha to the floor! Dijakovic gets them in the ring and hits a double chokeslam. NXT Champion Adam Cole runs down, but Lee absolutely LAUNCHES him into the crowd with a pounce!! WOW!! A loud “Holy Sh!t” chant picks up. Dijakovic is stunned. Strong and O’Reilly then hit the High/Low on Dijakovic for the win!
Winners and still NXT Tag Team Champions: Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong
Backstage: Candice LeRae
Photos are shown of Mia Yim being taken out on the NXT TakeOver Kickoff Show. Dakota Kai would be her replacement, but she later turned on Tegan Nox and walked off on the team. Kai was fined for hitting NXT General Manager William Regal. Nox is too banged up to be there tonight.
Cathy Kelley is backstage with Candice LeRae. She asks about Dakota Kai. LeRae says she had to watch someone who is like a sister in Tegan Nox be taken out by Kai. Kai was supposed to be her friend. Tonight, Dakota Kai isn’t going into the ring with her friend. She’s going in there with Tegan Nox’s pissed off big sister.
Shane Thorne vs. Mansoor
Footage is shown of Mansoor winning the biggest Battle Royal at WWE Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia. Then we see footage of him beating Cesaro a month ago at WWE Crown Jewel, again in Saudi Arabia.
They lock up, and Thorne takes him down. Mansoor fights up and hooks a side headlock. Thorne whips him off, but Mansoor slingshots over him and hits a tornado headlock takeover. Thorne quickly fights up and powers Mansoor to the corner. Thorne then elbows and chops him. Mansoor chops back, ducks another chop, and chops Thorne. Mansoor ducks a clothesline and hits a roll-up for a two count. Mansoor follows up with a standing moonsault for another two count. Mansoor dropkicks him out of the ring before trying a suicide dive, but Thorne kicks him and hits a swinging back suplex on the floor! Thorne gets him in the ring for a near fall.
Mansoor fights back, but Thorne hits another swinging back suplex for a two count. Thorne gets up and sizes Mansoor up. Mansoor hits an enzuigiri and superkicks him out of the ring. Mansoor then wipes him out with a suicide dive. Mansoor gets him in the ring and hits a slingshot neckbreaker for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Mansoor
Candice LeRae vs. Dakota Kai
Dakota Kai made her entrance holding the knee brace of Tegan Nox, which she ripped off her knee at NXT TakeOver: WarGames III this past Saturday.
The bell rings, and LeRae blocks a slap. LeRae ducks a kick and takes her down before hitting a low dropkick. LeRae punches away at Kai and goes for a monkey flip, but Kai takes her down. LeRae fights up and takes her down, but Kai gets out of the ring. Kai sweeps the feet, but LeRae gets away. LeRae hits a baseball slide and follows up with a suicide dive. LeRae gets her in the ring and hits a step-up senton splash for a near fall. Kai powers LeRae to the corner and shoulders her. Kai gets dropped on the apron, but she takes LeRae down and slams her off the ring post. Kai then slams LeRae’s face off the apron a few times before tying her in the ropes. Kai then big boots her in the face. Kai gets in the ring and covers for a two count. Kai slams LeRae’s face off the apron again before tying her in the ropes again. Kai connects with another big boot.
We come back from the break to see LeRae avoid a big boot. LeRae kicks away at her. LeRae goes for a hip toss, but Kai blocks it. LeRae goes for a hurricanrana, but Kai powerbombs her down for a near fall. Kai puts her on the apron, but LeRae shoulders her. LeRae goes to the top rope, but gets down on the apron when she sees Kai charging. LeRae blocks a strike and hits a back suplex that almost completely misses the apron!
Both women are down and being counted out. LeRae gets Kai in the ring before being counted out. LeRae chops the chest a few times before punching away at her. LeRae hits an avalanche in the corner and connects with a snapmare. LeRae comes off the ropes with a flying DDT for a near fall. LeRae hits the ropes, but Kai head-butts her. Kai follows up with a running big boot. Kai backs up and charges, but LeRae kicks her in the face. They’re both down again. LeRae goes to the top rope, but Kai cuts her off. LeRae goes for a sunset flip powerbomb, but Kai holds on. Kai reaches for Tegan Nox’s knee brace, but she drops it. LeRae powerbombs her for a near fall. LeRae goes for a springboard moonsault, but Kai moves. Kai connects with the Kai-Ropractor, but LeRae kicks out!
Kai kicks her and picks her up, but LeRae slides off and rolls her up for a near fall. LeRae then hits a head-scissor takeover into the Gargano Escape. Kai claws to the bottom rope but LeRae rolls her over. Kai gets out and slides out of the ring. LeRae is bleeding from the mouth. LeRae goes for a suicide dive, but Kai hits her in the face with Tegan Nox’s knee brace!
Winner by Disqualification: Candice LeRae
Kai sends LeRae into the steel ring steps before throwing her into the ring post. Kai sends her into the steps again and grabs the knee brace, but the referee pulls it away. Kai goes over and throws a guy out of his chair before grabbing it. Rhea Ripley runs down and kicks the chair out of Kai’s hands! Ripley grabs the chair, but Kai runs away. Loud chants for Ripley. LeRae appears to have her front tooth cracked.
Backstage: Tommaso Ciampa
Cathy Kelley is backstage with Tommaso Ciampa. She asks how he feels about facing Finn Balor tonight. Ciampa says he made the challenge. Balor can be the Demon or a Prince and is the longest reigning NXT Champion, but Ciampa made this an A-show. If Balor wants to stand in his way, this is what happens.
NXT Cruiserweight Championship
Lio Rush (c) vs. Akira Tozawa
They circle the ring and try for takedowns. Rush avoids a kick from Tozawa. Rush goes for a takedown, but Tozawa hooks a side headlock. Rush whips him off, but Tozawa shoulder blocks him down and poses. Rush kips up and soon shoulder blocks Tozawa down. Rush poses before hitting the ropes, but Tozawa hits a head-scissor takeover. Tozawa misses a senton splash, and Rush misses a splash. They’re at a stalemate.
They block kicks from each other before calmly putting them down. Tozawa ducks a right hand and puts Rush in the corner. Rush boots him back and goes to the top rope. Tozawa fakes a right hand before drilling Rush. They go outside the ring, and Rush gets on the apron. Tozawa holds the ankles, and they fight on the apron. Rush goes for a German Suplex off the apron, but Tozawa holds on. Rush goes for a powerbomb, but Tozawa blocks it and KILLS him with a senton splash across the apron!
We come back from the break to see Tozawa knock Rush out of the ring. Tozawa goes for a suicide dive, but Rush moves. Tozawa then hits a summersault senton off the apron! Tozawa gets him in the ring and connects with a missile dropkick, but Rush grabs the bottom rope. Rush avoids some right hands, quickly goes under him, and flips through a German Suplex. They then wipe each other out with stereo kicks.
The crowd chants, “This is awesome.” Rush attacks Tozawa before they fall to the apron. Tozawa hits a pump kick to the face and sets up for a German Suplex, but Rush fights it. Tozawa kicks him in the head and follows up with an INSANE German Suplex off the apron that turns Rush inside out! A “Holy Sh!t” chant picks up. Both men somehow get in the ring at the count of nine.
Tozawa goes for another German Suplex, but Rush counters into a roll-up for a near fall. Rush kicks him in the face, and Tozawa’s mouthguard falls out. Rush goes for the Come Up, but Tozawa is already down. Rush kicks away at Tozawa. Rush goes for a Come Up, but Tozawa counters into a German Suplex! Tozawa lifts him for a bridging German Suplex, but Rush kicks out. Tozawa goes to the top rope for a diving senton splash, but Rush gets the knees up! Rush goes to the top rope for a Final Hour to the back! Rush goes to the top rope again and connects with a second Final Hour for the win!
Winner by Pinfall and still NXT Cruiserweight Champion: Lio Rush
Backstage: Finn Balor
Cathy Kelley asks Finn Balor for his thoughts on facing Tommaso Ciampa. Ciampa is living in his world, and it’s a dark place. He already put Johnny Gargano in the hospital, and Matt Riddle found out at TakeOver. Ciampa, meet the Prince.
Video: Cameron Grimes
A vignette featuring Cameron Grimes aired.
Xia Li vs. Vanessa Borne
Photos are shown of Aliyah’s broken nose. Borne wants revenge.
Borne attacks Li and puts her in the corner. Borne goes for a shoulder thrust, but she hits the ring post when Li moves. Li rolls her up and powerbombs her down. All of a sudden, NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler walks out to the stag with Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke. Li quickly kicks Borne in the head for the win. Li never takes her eyes off the Horsewomen.
Winner by Pinfall: Xia Li
In-Ring: Shayna Baszler, Rhea Ripley
Li attacks Duke and Shafir before Shayna Baszler takes her down. Li punches back at her before whiffing on a kick that Baszler sells. Li takes Duke out before Baszler clotheslines her down. Baszler has Duke and Shafir pick Li up for a running knee to the face.
Baszler says everyone is trying to take credit for what happened over the weekend, but no one had a weekend like she did. She beat SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley and Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch all at the same time! Baszler brags about holding the NXT Women’s Championship for over a year in her second reign.
Rhea Ripley comes out to a huge ovation. Baszler, Duke, and Shafir simply leave the ring. Ripley says she has something to say to Baszler face-to-face. Baszler marches down to the ring and gets on the apron. Ripley goes face-to-face with her and congratulates her. She did beat Bayley and Becky, but when Baszler went face-to-face with her, Ripley beat her. Ripley says she’ll do it again, but next time it’ll be for the NXT Women’s Championship.
Ripley backs up, and Baszler gets in her face again. Ripley may be the nightmare, but she’s the reality. The reality is Ripley will be tapping or napping like the rest of them. Baszler walks off, and Ripley challenges her to the match right now. A loud “YES” chant fires up. Baszler just walks off. Ripley says Baszler knows she’d be dropped if she got back in the ring.
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Finn Balor
The bell rings, and they lock up. Ciampa puts Balor in the corner, but Balor turns him. Ciampa turns him around again before they break. Ciampa shoves him, so Balor takes him down with a headlock takeover. Ciampa whips him off, but Balor shoulder blocks him down for a one count. Balor goes right back to a side headlock, but Ciampa powers him to the corner. Ciampa attacks the midsection and bounces Balor’s face off the turnbuckle. Ciampa sends him into the ropes for a clothesline. Ciampa connects with a textbook suplex for a near fall. Ciampa goes for a sunset flip, but Balor rolls through and dropkicks him in the face. Balor applies a chin lock before throwing him out of the ring. Balor connects with a wrecking ball dropkick before going for a running kick, but Ciampa blocks it. Ciampa pulls him off for an over the shoulder piledriver on the floor, but Balor gets away. Ciampa hits a catapult into the ring post and poses.
We come back from the break to see Ciampa clothesline Balor down before hitting a knee off the apron into the barricade. Ciampa gets him in the ring and knees him in the face again for a near fall. Ciampa chops Balor in the corner and lowers his knee pad. Ciampa charges, but Balor counters him with a Sling Blade before knocking him out of the ring. Balor goes outside and hits a Woo Dropkick into the barricade. Balor sets up for the 1916 on the ramp, but Ciampa counters into an Air Raid Crash! A “Mamma Mia” chant fires up!
Ciampa gets in the ring. Balor gets in at nine, and Ciampa knees him in the face for a near fall. Ciampa follows up with Project Ciampa for a near fall! The crowd chants, “This is awesome.” Ciampa goes for a Fairy Tale Ending, but Balor sweeps the feet and hits a double stomp. Balor hits a Woo Dropkick into the corner and goes to the top rope. Ciampa cuts him off and goes for an Air Raid Crash. Ciampa connects, but Balor kicks out!
Ciampa shouts he’s doing this for Johnny Gargano. NXT Champion Adam Cole runs down, but Ciampa punches him down. Balor rolls him up, but Ciampa kicks out. Balor grabs the NXT Championship and goes to hit Ciampa, but the referee stops him. Ciampa rolls him up for a near fall. Balor hits a headlock elbow drop onto the title, but Ciampa kicks out again. Cole then kicks Ciampa in the face while the referee’s back is turned. Balor immediately follows up with the 1916 for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Finn Balor
Adam Cole smiles at the result before getting in the ring. Cole holds the NXT Championship and poses. Balor looks down at Ciampa and poses. Balor then hits Cole with an overhead kick to the face! A “Finn” chant picks up. Balor walks around Cole before leaving the ring.