February 26, 2020
Winter Park, Florida
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com and Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Cameron Grimes defeated Dominik Dijakovic via the Cave In after Damian Priest attacked Dijakovic
- Xia Li defeated Mia Yim via roll up after a distraction from Dakota Kai
- Tommaso Ciampa defeated Austin Theory via the Fairy Tale Ending
- Killian Dain defeated Bronson Reed via Vader Bomb
- The Grizzled Young Veterans defeated The Forgotten Sons via Ticket to Mayhem on Blake
- Charlotte Flair defeated Bianca Belair via Natural Selection
We see a vehicle arrive at the building and Charlotte Flair rolls down her window and William Regal opens the door for her.
Dominik Dijakovic vs. Cameron Grimes
Grimes goes for the leg but Dijakovic with a side head lock. Dijakovic holds on when Grimes tries to send Dijakovic off the ropes. Dijakovic with a shoulder tackle. Grimes goes for a leap frog and Dijakovic catches him. Grimes goes for a sunset flip but Dijakovic stays on his feet and Dijakovic goes for a choke slam. Grimes goes for an O’Connor Roll but Dijakovic holds on to the ropes. Grimes with a drop kick and a knee. Grimes with punches and a rake of the eyes. Grimes rakes the eyes and Dijakovic with a cyclone kick for a near fall.
Dijakovic with forearms. Dijakovic with an elbow in the corner followed by a forearm and back breaker. Dijakovic with a twisting splash off the middle rope for a near fall. Dijakovic goes for a suplex but Grimes lands on his feet and connects with forearms to teh back followed by a rana. Grimes is caught by Dijakovic and Dijakovic with a knee and then he tosses Grimes over the top rope to the floor. Grimes is sent back into the ring and Grimes with a baseball slide and Dijakovic hits the apron. Grimes with a running kick.
Grimes with a forearm across the chest. Grimes stands on the side of the head. Grimes and Dijakovic exchange punches. Grimes chokes Dijakovic in the corner and then Dijakovic with a punch. Grimes with an enzuigiri. Dijakovic blocks an Irish whip and kicks Grimes in the arm. Grimes floats over when Dijakovic charges into the corner. Grimes gets a near fall. Grimes with crossfaces to Dijakovic. Grimes with an arm bar. Grimes gets Dijakovic back to the mat and he runs his forearm across the face. Grimes with a drop toe hold and he kicks Dijakovic.
Grimes with boots to the head and an arm bar. Grimes with a kick and Dijakovic with a forearm. Grimes with a forearm and punch. Dijakovic with forearms and Grimes fires back. Dijakovic with a kick and knee and he gives Grimes a suplex throw. Dijakovic with forearms and a facebuster. Grimes with a kick and Dijakovic with a super kick and clothesline for a near fall. Dijakovic goes for the throat but Grimes escapes and goes for a German suplex. Grimes with a forearm and back heel kick. Grimes with a German suplex for a near fall. Grimes goes for a baseball slide and Dijakovic leaps over Grimes. Dijakovic with a moonsault onto Grimes from the turnbuckles but Dijakovic favors his knee.
Damian Priest comes out and hits Dijakovic in the back of the leg with a slapjack but the referee did not see it and Priest goes into the crowd. The referee starts his count and Dijakovic powers up to get back into the ring but Grimes with the Cave In for the three count.
Winner: Cameron Grimes
After the match, Dijakovic is checked on in the ring by the medical staff.
Backstage: William Regal
William Regal is in the back and he is asked about the NXT Women’s Title Match at WrestleMania. William Regal announces that there will be qualifying matches to set up a Number One Contender’s Ladder Match at Takeover.
In-Ring: Finn Balor, Marcel Barthel, Fabian Aichner
Finn says he is not a moves guy. He is not an internet guy. He is not a sneaky stooge to the office politics guy. When the bell rings, he is THE Guy. I build brands. Japan… done it. Mexico… done it. Intercontinental Championship… done it. Universal Championship… done it. NXT Championship… done it.
It’s WrestleMania season and everyone in the business is trying to peak for WrestleMania. I’ve been at my peak for 20 years. The big question is, what is the next move for the Prince. Whose gonna get the Finn rub? Matt Riddle got it. Johnny Gargano got it. Even Ilja Dragunov got it.
The music for Imperium plays and Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel make their way to the ring. Marcel says there is something that you have not done. The ring surface belongs to the Ring General, the NXT UK Champion WALTER. He says WALTER would like to send you his regards.
Balor with a drop kick to Barthel through the ropes and he follows with a double stomp to Aichner. Balor sends Barthel over the ring steps and Balor gives Aichner Slingblade. Barthel with a forearm off the steps to stop Balor. Aichner and Balor is sent into the apron and ring steps. Aichner with a running knee to Balor against the ring steps.
Backstage: Bianca Belair
We see Bianca Belair arrive at the building and she is asked about facing Charlotte Flair. Bianca says Charlotte is woman enough to accept her challenge. Tonight she will give it to Charlotte.
The rest of the results via Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Xia Li vs. Mia Yim
The bell rings, and they shake hands. Yim doesn’t release and gets in Yim’s face. Li throws some kicks, but Yim backs up and begs her off. Yim then takes her down with a dropkick. Yim hits the ropes and rolls over Li. They hit the ropes and criss-cross. Yim takes her down and hits a low dropkick. Yim pulls Li to the center of the ring, but Li kicks her off. Yim quickly hits a big boot in the corner and digs it in her face. Yim backs up and misses a rolling senton in the corner when Li moves. Li punches Yim back and hits a clothesline. Li superkicks her down and connects with a push kick. Li hits a running forearm in the corner and hits the ropes. Yim avoids a dropkick and hits Protect Ya Neck.
All of a sudden, Dakota Kai’s music hits. She comes out with Raquel Gonzalez. Kai says Yim stole her spot at NXT TakeOver: WarGames III. Yim says it wasn’t her spot. Li then rolls Yim up for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Xia Li
Gonzalez gets in the ring and attacks Yim, big booting her down. Xia Li comes to Yim’s aid and hits Gonzalez. Gonzalez shakes her off and hits a clothesline. Gonzalez then kicks Li out of the ring. Yim jumps on Gonzalez’ back, but Gonzalez fights her off. Gonzalez knees her in the midsection before hitting a lifting powerbomb. Dakota Kai laughs on the ramp. Gonzalez leaves the ring.
Backstage: Velveteen Dream
The Velveteen Dream is shown backstage. Roderick Strong tried to break his back, but Dream beat him on NXT. That’s not enough. Dream wants it all. He wants everything. Next week… the Dream wants Roderick Strong to experience that Steel Cage!
Austin Theory vs. Tommaso Ciampa
The bell rings, and they lock up. Ciampa hooks a side headlock, so Theory whips him off. Ciampa shoulders him before sending him into the ropes. Theory shoulder blocks Ciampa down and punches him. Theory punches Ciampa against the ropes before sending him into them. Ciampa holds on and boots Theory. Ciampa sends him into the ropes for a back elbow. Ciampa punches him before hitting a headlock takeover. Theory tries to fight out, but Ciampa hits another headlock takeover. Theory gets out, but Ciampa avoids a dropkick. Ciampa sends Theory out of the ring. Theory pulls Ciampa out of the ring. Ciampa tries to send him into the barricade, but Theory puts the brakes on. Theory attacks and puts Ciampa in the ring. Ciampa sends him to the corner, but Theory slingshots over him. Theory then dropkicks him down. Theory covers for a near fall. Theory uppercuts Ciampa, but Ciampa soon elbows him and hits a neckbreaker off the top rope. Theory falls to the floor. Ciampa goes outside and sends him hard into the ring post.
We come back from the break to see Theory taking Ciampa down and hitting a standing moonsault for a two count. Theory applies an arm bar, but Ciampa fights up. Theory forearms Ciampa back and sends him to the corner, but Ciampa pops out with a clothesline. Ciampa punches away at Theory and kicks him in the face before hitting a trio of clotheslines. Ciampa follows up with a German Suplex before kneeing him in the face. Ciampa goes for the Fairy Tale Ending, but Theory gets out. Ciampa elbows him back. Theory goes for rolling thunder, but Ciampa knees him in the face for a near fall.
Ciampa chops the chest and puts him on the top rope. Ciampa chops him again and climbs the ropes. Ciampa sets up for an avalanche air raid crash, but Theory gets out. They trade punches in the center of the ring before hitting dual clotheslines. Theory hits a blockbuster before crushing him with Ataxia… but Ciampa kicks out! Ciampa soon fights back, and Theory elbows him. Ciampa stuns him with a knee to the face. Theory gets out of a Fairy Tale Ending and superkicks him. Theory hits a slam for a near fall. Ciampa rolls out of the ring, so Theory follows. Theory blocks a big boot and forearms him. Theory sends him into the barricade twice before putting him back in the ring. Theory goes for a slingshot, but Ciampa kicks him in the face. Ciampa hits a Willow’s Bell (hanging DDT). Ciampa follows up with the Fairy Tale Ending for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Tommaso Ciampa
Shortly after, Johnny Gargano gets in the ring and tries to blindside Ciampa. Ciampa fights back, but Gargano soon stomps him down in the corner. The crowd boos Ciampa. Ciampa comes back with a strike and punches away at Gargano in the corner. Austin Theory pulls Ciampa back, but Ciampa punches him, which Theory way oversells. Gargano takes Ciampa down and talks trash before superkicking him. Gargano sits next to a broken Ciampa on the apron and mocks his clap.
The NXT TakeOver: Tampa Bay logo is shown on the floor. Gargano pulls Ciampa off the apron and onto the logo before walking around him.
Backstage: Undisputed Era
The Undisputed ERA are shown backstage. Roderick Strong says he’s in agreement with Velveteen Dream. They should be in a Steel Cage. Strong is going to take him out. Bobby Fish says as for the BroserWeights, they got lucky in Portland and are going down. Kyle O’Reilly says he and Fish have won so many titles. They’re sharks in the water. Adam Cole says Fish and O’Reilly will concentrate on getting the Tag Titles back. After Strong eliminates Dream, he’ll get the North American Title back. They’ll get back to being the most dominant faction in NXT history.
Bronson Reed vs. Killian Dain
They lock up and shove each other. Reed lifts Dain, but Dain gets out and big boots him. Reed reverses a whip and dropkicks him out of the ring. Reed quickly follows up with a suicide dive! Reed gets Dain in the ring. Dain attacks him getting in the ring and hangs him over the second rope. Dain hits a guillotine leg drop off the second rope for a near fall.
Dain punches Reed in the corner before sending him hard into the opposite corner. Dain covers for a two count. Dain punches Reed back before taking him down and applying a seated abdominal stretch. Reed fights up and hits an inverted atomic drop. Reed avoids a running splash. They hit each other with running cross-body blocks and collapse to the mat. They soon get to their feet and exchange strikes before exchanging head-butts. Reed then clubs him down before hitting a scoop slam. Reed hits a swinging back suplex and gets pumped up. Reed hits a running hip attack in the corner. Dain gets out of a fireman’s carry and hits a Samoa Drop. Dain goes to the second rope for a Vader Bomb, but Reed gets the knees up. Reed goes to the second rope for a diving DDT! Reed hits a Death Valley Bomb for a near fall.
Reed drags Dain to the corner and goes to the top rope. Dain cuts him off and crotches him. Dain climbs the ropes and hits Reed with a massive superplex! Dain hits a trio of senton splashes before connecting with a Vader Bomb for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Killian Dain
The Grizzled Young Veterans vs. The Forgotten Sons
The Grizzled Young Veterans make their entrance. Zack Gibson shouts about the Forgotten Sons opitimizing the United States by being redneck, blue collar, white trash, and ignorant. It’s the total package. They’ve conquered all of Europe.
Zack Gibson starts against Wesley Blake. Gibson quickly shoulder blocks him down and applies a side headlock. Blake fights him off and applies a side headlock. Gibson whips him off, but Blake takes him down and hits some dropkicks before knocking James Drake off the apron. Steve Cutler tags in and picks up a two count. Cutler applies an arm bar, but Gibson fights up and pushes him to the corner. Cutler turns him around and punches away at him. Gibson quickly knees Cutler down and tags Drake in. Gibson helps Drake splash Cutler for a one count. Drake strikes away at Cutler for another one count. Drake applies a chin lock, but Cutler fights up. Drake takes him down before forearming him back. Gibson tags back in and avalanches him in the corner. Drake hits a spin kick for a two count. Gibson quickly applies a front facelock to Cutler. Drake tags in and hits a snapmare on Cutler before applying a chin lock.
Blake tags in and slams Drake for a two count. Drake rolls out of the ring and sees Ryker. Drake backs up. Blake attacks Drake at ringside. Blake takes Gibson and Drake down. Blake and Cutler hit a double-team hip toss on Drake and Gibson. They then press slam Drake out of the ring onto Gibson.
We come back from the break to see Drake attacking Blake. During the commercial, the Grizzled Young Veterans hit Blake with a double-team elbow drop/backbreaker to the floor. Gibson tags in and takes Blake down. Gibson cinches it in. Blake fights up and hits a neckbreaker. Drake tags in, but Blake hits a back body drop.
Cutler tags in and clotheslines Drake twice before hitting Gibson and Drake with belly-to-belly suplexes. Cutler turns Drake inside out with a clothesline. Cutler hits a double underhook backbreaker. Cutler applies a Boston Crab, but Gibson breaks it up. Cutler knocks Gibson out of the ring. Cutler hits a Buckle Bomb on Drake before hitting a fisherman driver. Gibson puts Drake’s foot on the bottom rope. Jaxson Ryker chases Gibson around the ring. Gibson trips. Drake quickly hits Ryker with a suicide dive before sending him into the ring steps. Cutler hits a diving clothesline on Drake while Blake hits a summersault senton on Gibson. The Grizzled Young Veterans quickly take over in the ring. Blake viciously chops Drake’s chest. Drake helps Gibson avoid a moonsault from Blake. The Grizzled Young Veterans hit Ticket to Mayhem for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Grizzled Young Veterans
Backstage: Tegan Nox
Tegan Nox is backstage and asked about facing Dakota Kai in a Steel Cage match. Nox says Raquel Gonzalez won’t be a factor so she can take her aggression out on Kai. It started in a cage and will end in a cage.
Another mysterious promo airs.
We’ll see Dakota Kai take on Tegan Nox in a Steel Cage Match next week on NXT. Velveteen Dream will also battle Roderick Strong in a Steel Cage Match on the same show.
Backstage: Damian Priest
Damian Priest is asked why he attacked Dominik Dijakovic. Priest says it’s nothing personal. Now Keith Lee knows what he wants.
Bianca Belair vs. Charlotte Flair
A loud “You don’t go here” chant fires up. They lock up, and Flair powers her into the corner and pushes her down. Dueling chants now fire up. Flair taunts the crowd and draws an imaginary line on the ring canvas. Belair steps up, Flair takes her down with a headlock takeover. Flair kips up, but Belair quickly takes her down. Flair sweeps the feet, but Belair quickly takes her down again. Flair gets out of a waistlock and applies it to Belair. Flair applies a front facelock and clubs Belair. Flair sends Belair into the corner, but she slingshots over her. Belair backflips over Flair and takes Flair down before taunting her.
Belair throws Flair by the hair before lifting her up and doing squats. Flair slides off and chops Belair back a few times. Flair hits a snapmare and connects with a running boot. Flair mocks Belair’s taunt.
We come back from the break to see Belair send Flair into the ring post headfirst. Belair gets her in the ring, but Flair attacks. Belair catches her with an inside cradle for a two count. Flair sends Belair hard into the corner and hits a neckbreaker. Flair applies a dragon sleeper, but Belair bends out. Belair uses the ropes to flip out of it. Belair hits a facebuster with a handful of hair. Belair hits a double chicken wing slam for a near fall. Flair soon counters an attack with a vicious kick to the ribs. Flair applies an abdominal stretch, but Belair fights out and puts it on Flair. Flair pulls on the long ponytail of Belair. Belair avoids a low dropkick and hits a handspring moonsault for a near fall.
Belair goes for a powerbomb, but Flair gets out and lands on her feet. Flair elbows her and hits a backbreaker before sending her into the turnbuckle headfirst. Flair steps on Belair and climbs the ropes. Flair goes for a moonsault, but lands on her feet when Belair puts the feet up! Flair immediately applies a Boston Crab, but Belair gets to the bottom rope. Flair hits a jackknife cover for a two count. Flair quickly goes to a stretch muffler, but Belair fights it. Flair powers her up and hits a sit-out powerbomb for another near fall. Flair cannot believe it.
Belair avoids a big boot from Flair and dropkicks her out of the ring. Belair sends Flair into the ring post, which doesn’t look great. Belair gets Flair in the ring and goes to the top rope. Belair jumps off, but Flair moves. Belair quickly follows up with a spear, but Flair gets up and spears her as well. Flair follows up with Natural Selection for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Charlotte Flair
Flair quickly goes out of the ring and grabs a steel chair. NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley makes her way to the ring and does her full entrance while Flair puts Belair’s leg in the chair and stomps on it. Ripley is still slowly making her way down the ramp as Flair puts Belair in the Figure Eight. Ripley gets in the ring and Flair immediately gets out.