January 29, 2020
Winter Park, Florida
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Doug Lackey of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Finn Balor defeated Trent Seven via 1916
- Shotzi Blackheart defeated Deonna Purrazzo via senton splash
- Dominik Dijakovic defeated Damian Priest via Feast Your Eyes
- Tegan Nox defeated Dakota Kai via Shiniest Wizard
- Kayden Carter defeated Chelsea Green via schoolboy
- Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals: Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne defeated Grizzled Young Veterans via Bro 2 Sleep by Riddle on Drake
We are joined by Mauro Rinallo, Nigel McGuinness and a very somber Beth Phoenix as she scolds the actions of Randy Orton on her husband, Edge, on last Monday’s “Raw”.
Finn Balor vs. Trent Seven
The music hits and Finn Balor is making his way to the ring. Earlier this afternoon, he viciously attacked Trent Seven in the parking lot, which has brought us to this match. Trent makes his way down the ramp, showing a nasty bruise on his left cheek. Footage of the attack graces us before the match gets underway.
Trent, in the middle of his ring entrance about to roll under the bottom rope into the ring, is met with a baseball slide dropkick from Balor before the bell rings. Trent gingerly makes his way into the ring, the bell sounds and Balor bumrushes Seven in the corner. Raining down stomps left and right throughout the ring is Balor. Seven rolls to the outside and Balor meets him there with another dropkick through the ropes. After a few forearms, Balor brings Seven back into the ring and wears him down with a chinlock.
Seven begins to fight back but a double-leg takedown and a stomp to the chest halts that. A cover, a kickout at 2. Balor continues to stomp down. A quick bodyslam, elbow off the ropes to follow, a cover…. kickout at 2. Balor brings Seven back to his feet… small package by Seven! 1… 2… kick out! Balor leans off the ropes, Sling Blade. Balor pours on the stomps and kicks as we go to commercial.
We’re back from commercial and nothing has changed, Balor continues to have the upper-hand on Seven. But it seems Seven is fighting back again, chops to the back and chest sending Balor reeling. Seven off the ropes, Balor drops for a backbody drop but Seven sees it and gives a DDT. Seven chops Balor corner to corner and ends it with a ripcord lariat (Rainmaker)! Balor tries to find haven on the outside but Seven dives out with a Tope! Seven is climbing to the top rope but Balor clips the legs and sends him crashing down.
Balor with a dropkick, sending Seven into the turnbuckle. Balor ascends… Coup de Grace. Balor has Seven set up… 1916. Cover… 1… 2… 3!
WINNER: Finn Balor via pinfall.
Balor looks into the hard camera. “Gargano… I’m coming for you! And I don’t miss.”
Backstage: Matt Riddle, Pete Dunne
— WWE (@WWE) January 30, 2020
Backstage, Cathy Kelly interviews Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne regarding their Dusty Rhodes Classic Finals match.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 30, 2020
We return from break and an ominous screen fades in. 5 glowing rings, 3 of them housing the numbers 5, 20, and 2. Your guess is as good as mine.
Deonna Purrazzo vs. Shotzi Blackheart
The two lock up and exchange the typical matwork. Wristlocks… armlocks… hammerlocks… combination locks. Shotzi off the ropes, slides under a Deonna clothesline and a step-up enziguri. Shotzi trying for a springboard armdrag but Deonna’s having none of it and slams her legs in-between her arm. Deonna brings some short-arm clotheslines that preceded some brief arm work. Cover… 1… kick out at 2.
Shotzi is fighting back. Jawbreaker is followed by a swinging neckbreaker. Shotzi makes her to the corner, leapfrogs a Deonna bum rush. Shotzi avalanches Deonna into the corner, bulldog to follow! Knee strike, discus elbow, nasty kick to the side of the head! Cover… 1… 2… kick out.
Bicycle kick by Purrazzo… Codebreaker from Shotzi… Shotzi’s climbing the ropes, BIG SENTON SPLASH! Cover… 1… 2… 3!
WINNER: Shotzi Blackheart via pinfall
Shotzi hops back on her tank and drives away victorious.
In-Ring: Keith Lee, Damian Priest, Dominik Dijakovic
“BASK IN HIS GLORY!”…NXT North American Champion Keith Lee makes his way to the ring, gets the mic and helps conduct the NXT Universe in a ‘Bask in his glory’ chant. “Greetings and salutations! My name is Keith Lee and I am your limitless North American Champion!”
“Let me paint a picture for you. A couple months ago, I spoke to four men about which title would I like to take first. And with this on my shoulder, not only am I a moment maker, not only am I the ONLY game-changer, but I am also a prophecy ender. And next on Keith Lee’s agenda…”
The lights go out, Damian Priest’s music hits and Priest makes his way to the ring with mic in hand. “Keith, I don’t know if you know this about me but… I really really like take things. Things that are meaningful to me. Now that could be a group of women… or a prized possession… but right now what I want is that right there. All I need to know is how you’re gonna’ give that to me.”
The music hits… and Dominik Dijakovic comes to the ring. “Keith, you and I, lord knows we’ve been some damn good battles. If anyone deserves that title, it’s you. But if anyone is gonna’ be the first to challenge you, it sure as hell ain’t bootleg Marilyn Manson, it’s me!”
“Well,” Keith says after Priest gets in Dominik’s face, “looks like you two have a lot to talk about so I’ll see you all later.”
Keith Lee gets turned around by Dijakovic but Priest turns him around and drops him with a forearm. Lee is out of the ring… a ref is in there… and we have a match!
Damian Priest vs. Dominik Dijakovic
Priest lays knees and elbows into Dijakovic. Dominik soon ends up sending Priest to the ropes, side slam. Cover… 1… Kick out. The two are on the outside… Priest has him up… CRUCIFIX BOMB ON THE APRON!
We’re back from break and it’s time to fly! Damian Priest goes sailing! Dominik going for a choke bomb, Priest claps the ears. Kick after kick, big right forearm, bigger lariat sends Dominik down. Priest has him up, Flatliner! Cover… 1… 2… kick out.
Priest waiting for Dominik to get up but is jawjacking with the crowd. The distraction cause Dominik to get Priest up for Feast Your Eyes… Priest lands on his feet… but Dominik gets him in the Choke Bomb. Cover… 1… 2… Kick out.
Priest goes to the outside… Dominik makes his way to the apron… springboard moonsault from the middle rope! Dominik sends him back in the ring, he leaps to the top rope for another springboard, but Priest meets him with a Choke Slam! Dominik rolls to the outside, Priest with a step-up somersault plancha! The two in the ring… dueling kicks take both men down.
Priest is climbing the ropes, Dominik meets him with a superkick. Dominik meets Priest on the top, fireman’s carry but Priest fights out. Priest straddles the shoulders… Avalanche Poisonrana! 1… 2.. Kick out!
Priest going for The Reckoning… Dominik slips out… Dominik has him up… FEAST YOUR EYES! 1… 2… 3!
WINNER: Dominik Dijakovic via pinfall.
In-Ring: Tommaso Ciampa, Adam Cole
Cathy Kelly is with Tommaso Ciampa in the back asking about Adam Cole’s supposed next challenger. Lead pipe in hand, Ciampa says he’s going to make sure it is him.
We return from commercial to see the three members of Undisputed Era not named Adam Cole laid out in a dark alley outside of the arena. Ciampa gingerly walks to the entrance ringside… dragging a table behind him… he slides it into the ring and sets it up dead center. He takes yellow spray paint, spraying a giant X on the table. “OH ADAM COLE!!”
Adam Cole makes his way to the stage. “Who the hell… you think just because you got injured we’re supposed to feel sorry for you?! Who the hell do you think you are?!”
“Who the hell do I think I am?! I’m the guy that never lost that NXT Title! I’m Goldy’s Daddy! I’m going to tell you what’s going to happen tonight! You’re gonna walk your ass down that aisle. You’re gonna walk up these steps, get into this ring and I’m going to whip your ass! And then I’m going to powerbomb you through this table! X marks the damn spot! In Portland I’m taking back mine! I’m taking back my life! Goldy comes home!”
Commissioner William Regal walks out with the title match contract. “While all this carnage happened, I was in the office with Adam Cole! He’s already signed it and I was going to give you the opportunity…”
“Hold on.” Adam grabs the contract. “I got this. Because THIS is who I am. I am Adam Cole! Whether you like it or not, I’m the NXT Champion of the World! Whether you like it or not! So I’m going to walk up these stairs… and I’m going to….” Cole slugs an incoming Ciampa with the microphone. He tries to go after Ciampa with the belt but takes a boot to the gut. Ciampa has him up… Powerbomb through the table!
Ciampa takes the contract, signs it, and wipes the blood from the top of his head on it.
Dakota Kai vs. Tegan Nox
Tegan Nox is pacing in the ring… a black and white montage of Dakota’s assault on Nox at WarGames last November airs on the screen… and Kai emerges onto the stage. Their in the ring… the bell sounds… Nox flings her knee brace at Kai’s face… and IT’S ON!
Shoulders into the corner, but Kai fights back. Kai with a running kick into the parallel corner. Kai slowly walks back to the other side of the ring but Nox sends her into the corner, cannonball!
The two are outside of the ring, ignoring the ref’s count and just laying waste to each other. They make their way through the crowd, back to ringside and Nox breaks the count only to eat a boot from Kai! Kai makes to the timekeeper’s area and grabs a chair! She makes for Nox but Nox kicks in the stomach and sends her back in the ring.
Nox in to meet her, Kai has the knee brace, swings and misses wildly. Nox with a nasty German Suplex. Kai rolls to the outside, Nox looking for a suicide dive but Kai catches her with a forearm. Kai is making for the chair on the outside but Candice LeRae runs down and takes it away. Kai gets back in the ring while the ref admonishes LeRae to stay away. With the ref distraction, Nox nails Kai with the knee brace! Shiniest Wizard! 1… 2… 3!
WINNER: Tegan Nox via pinfall
The odd image from earlier in the show appears with the ringed numbers rearranging forming the date ‘2.5.20’…. next week! Curious.
Chelsea Green vs. Kayden Carter
The Robert Stone Brand introduces us to the NXT Singles Debut of Chelsea Green…
Kayden Carter makes her way as well.
The bell rings and Carter wit ha dropkick out of the gate! But Green halts an oncoming attack and wraps Carter on the middle rope. Chelsea out of the corner dropkicks Carter in the side. More repeated dropkicks from Green. Carter reverses a whip into the corner but eats another boot from Green. Green takes out of the corner and slings her into the middle turnbuckle. Green has her in her clutches and just a nasty curbstomp into the bottom turnbuckle.!
Green continues to rain stomps on Carter but then with a chinlock in the center for a grind down. Carter battles back with a sunset flip, an Okada roll, pinfalls only grab a 1 and a half. Carter tries to keep Green on the ropes but a big boot from Green halts it in its tracks. Green gloating in front of the crowd…. Carter with a Schoolboy! 1… 2.. 3!
WINNER: Kayden Carter via pinfall
The crowd is stunned! Robert Stone bolts into the ring pleading for the ref to restart the match. Chelsea Green is livid! Kayden Carter just got her first win on NXT TV at Chelsea Green’s expense!
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals
Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne vs. Grizzled Young Veterans
Results of this match via Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com
Drake and Dunne start and they lock up. Dunne with a wrist lock and then he stomps on the elbow. Riddle tags in and they both stomp on the shoulder. Riddle with a kick to the chest and he sends Drake to the apron. Drake with a kick and sunset flip but Riddle rolls through and applies an ankle lock but Drake is in the ropes and he elbows Riddle. Gibson with a clothesline after tagging in. Gibson with kicks but Riddle with kicks of his own. Riddle with a gutwrench suplex and Dunne tags in.
Dunne flips Riddle onto Gibson for a senton. Drake tags in and Dunne with a clothesline. Dunne gets sent to the apron and Dunne with a moonsault off the apron onto Gibson on the floor. Drake with a forearm to knock Dunne off the apron. Drake with a pescado while Gibson hits a back breaker on the floor. Drake gets a near fall. Dunne with chops to Drake as he stands on Drake’s foot. Drake with a forearm and he sends Dunne into the ring post.
We are back and Gibson tags in. Gibson with a German suplex but Dunne lands on his feet. Dunne with an elbow and Dunne flips over Gibson and tags in Riddle. Riddle with a kick to Gibson and he clotheslines Drake to the floor. Riddle with a forearm into the corner followed by an Exploder. Riddle with a back senton followed by a kick. Riddle with a German suplex for a near fall. Drake tags in and Riddle with a spear. Riddle with a jackhammer to Gibson. Dunne tags in and Riddle with a knee while Dunne hits a forearm. Dunne power bombs Drake onto Riddle’s knees for a near fall.
Drake with an elbow and Gibson tags in. Drake and Gibson with a power bomb and neck breaker combination for a near fall. Gibson stomps on Riddle’s hand and then Gibson with a Saito suplex for a near fall. Riddle with a chop and Gibson with a slap. Riddle slaps Gibson and Gibson slaps back. Gibson with a kick and he goes for a suplex but Riddle lands on his feet. Drake tags in and Drake with a kick to the leg and Gibson with a drop kick. Drake drop kicks Dunne off the apron. Drake with an enzuigiri but Dunne and Riddle with jumping knees. They kick Gibson. Riddle with a power bomb and jumping knee to Drake for a near fall.
Riddle with a back senton followed by a fisherman’s buster for a near fall. Riddle with a kick to the back and a back senton to the back. Riddle with another back senton. Drake with a DDT and both men are down. Dunne and Gibson tag in and they exchange punches and Dunne with a German suplex and he stomps on the hand. Gibson with a sunset flip but Dunne rolls through and applies an ankle lock. Riddle with an ankle lock to Drake. Gibson kicks Dunne away and Drake sends Riddle to the floor.
Dunne chops Gibson on the floor and then hits an X plex on the apron. Drake sends Riddle face first to the apron when Drake hits a pescado. Dunne goes to the turnbuckles and Gibson with a double thrust to the throat and a clothesline for a near fall. Dunne and Gibson exchange strikes from their knees. Drake tags in and he connects with a forearm. Drake with a boot to the midsection. Drake with a chin lock. Drake with an Irish whip and Dunne goes face first into the turnbuckles. Gibson tags in and he gets Dunne on his shoulders and Dunne stops a Doomsday Device. Dunne with a victory roll for a near fall. Gibson with a forearm and then he knocks Riddle down on the apron.
Drake kicks Dunne when Dunne tries to flip out of the corner. Drake is sent onto Riddle on the floor. Gibson with Ticket to Ride for a near fall. Gibson with Shankley’s Gate. Drake pulls the ropes away from Dunne as Dunne tries to go to the ropes. Drake stops Riddle from breaking up the hold but Riddle spears Gibson with Drake on his back. Drake and Riddle tag in and Drake comes off Gibson’s back and Riddle and Dunne catch Drake and drop him on Gibson. They work on the fingers and then they hit the Bitter End combination for a near fall. Gibson knocks Dunne off the turnbuckles and Drake with a jackknife for a near fall. Drake with an enzuigiri and then he kicks Dunne off the apron and Drake with a suicide dive into a Doomsday Device.
Drake tags in and he hits a running drop kick. Gibson with a brainbuster and Drake with a 450 splash for a near fall. Drake picks up Riddle but Dunne and Riddle both hit Bro Derek on Gibson and Drake. Riddle with a twisting senton onto Drake as Dunne goes for a moonsault. Dunne with an enzuigiri as Riddle hits Bro 2 Sleep and they get the three count.
Winners: Pete Dunne and Matt Riddle
Pete and Matt celebrate in the ring with the trophy and William Regal.