NXT Results – Mar. 25, 2020 – Ciampa & Gargano, Riddle vs. Strong

Results via Richard Trionfo – PWInsider.com

March 25, 2020
Winter Park, Florida (Full Sail)
Commentary: Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton

Quick Match Results

  1. Tyler Breeze defeated Austin Theory via Beauty Shot
  2. Killian Dain defeated Tehuti Miles via Vader Bomb
  3. Cameron Grimes defeated Tony Nese via the Cave In
  4. #1 Contender Ladder Match Qualifying Match: Io Shirai defeated Aliyah via moonsault
  5. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated Shane Thorne & Brendan Vink via crossface by Burch on Vink
  6. #1 Contender Ladder Match Qualifying Match: Candice LeRae defeated Kayden Carter via Gargano Escape
  7. Matt Riddle defeated Roderick Strong via Bro Derek

Austin Theory vs. Tyler Breeze

They lock up and they go into the ropes and Theory with a break. Theory tells Breeze that he is the future and Breeze is the past. They lock up and Theory with another break. Theory relaxes on the turnbuckles to mock Breeze. They lock up and Breeze with a side head lock. Theory with a reversal and shoulder tackle. Breeze with a drop kick and he relaxes on the turnbuckles and tells Theory that is how it is done. Theory ducks a super kick but Breeze with forearms and a clothesline. Theory with a kick and rolling blockbuster. Theory with a kick to the back and a front face lock and suplex. Theory gets a near fall.

Theory with a chicken wing and cross face followed by a knee and forearm to the back. Theory with a rear chin lock and a knee in the back. Breeze with a jaw breaker and he sends Theory to the apron but Theory drops Breeze on the top rope and then Theory hits a rolling drop kick as we go to commercial.

We are back and Breeze with a thrust kick and another kick to Theory. Breeze with running forearms into the corner. Theory avoids a forearm and he catches Breeze on his shoulders and he hits Three Seconds Around the World for a near fall. Theory kicks Breeze to the floor and he connects with a forearm. Theory sends Breeze into the guardrails. Theory returns to the ring and the referee restarts his count for Breeze. Theory with a kick when Breeze returns to the ring. Breeze with a rana for a near fall followed by a jumping knee.

Theory with a buckle bomb and Breeze sends Theory to the floor and then Breeze with a super kick for a near fall. Breeze with a front face lock and forearms. Breeze with a kick from the apron. Breeze goes up top and Theory hits the ropes to crotch Breeze. Theory with an ushigoroshi for a near fall. Theory punches Breeze followed by kicks to Breeze. Theory gets Breeze’s phone and he records a message for Breeze. Theory gets Breeze on his shoulders but Breeze with a Beauty Shot for the three count.

Winner: Tyler Breeze

Killian Dain vs. Tehuti Miles

They lock up and Dain with a break. Miles avoids Dain and shows a little attitude and says he is too quick for Dain. Dain sends Miles into the turnbuckles and Miles escapes. Miles with shoulders in the corner and Dain catches Miles on a cross body attempt. Dain sends Miles to the apron and Miles with a forearm. Dain with a bicycle kick to knock Miles off the apron. Dain sends Miles into the ring steps. Dain sends Miles into the guardrails. Dain with a forearm and head butt. Dain kicks Miles and chokes him in the corner. Dain with a belly-to-back suplex and he gets a near fall.

Dain goes shoulder first into the ring post when Miles moves. Miles with forearms. Miles with a drop kick and Dain stays on his feet. Dain with a forearm and accordion slam and back senton. Dain goes to the turnbuckles for a Vader Bomb and the three count.

Winner: Killian Dain

Cameron Grimes vs. Tony Nese

They lock up and Nese backs Grimes into the corner and gives a clean break. Grimes has some words for Nese but he goes back into the ropes to stop Nese. Nese with a waist lock take down. Grimes with a side head lock and arm bar. Nese with an arm drag into an arm bar. Nese with a rollup for a near fall. Nese with an arm drag into an arm bar. Grimes with a forearm and Nese with a kick but Grimes with a hot shot. Grimes gets a near fall. Grimes with an arm bar and chin bar. Grimes pulls at Nese’s ear. Nese with chops but Grimes with a clothesline and he gets a near fall.

Grimes sets for a power bomb but Nese blocks it. Nese blocks another power bomb attempt and Nese with a back body drop but Grimes with a sunset flip. Nese rolls through to hit a back heel kick. Nese with punches and a facebuster followed by a kick and spinning heel kick. Nese with a running back elbow into teh corner but Grimes gets Nese up. Nese goes over the top rope to the floor and drops Grimes on the top rope. Nese with a double jump moonsault for a near fall.

Grimes with a sunset flip and Nese misses a back heel kick. Grimes with a forearm but Nese with a super kick. Grimes with a forearm and Cave In for the three count.

Winner: Cameron Grimes

#1 Contender Ladder Match Qualifying Match
Io Shirai vs. Aliyah

Aliyah was scheduled to face Xia Li.

We see footage of the injury that Aliyah suffered at the foot of Xia Li from months back.

We see Xia Li down in the back and she is holding her knee. An official calls Steve Corino over to check on Xia. They try to find out who did it.

Aliyah is told that Xia is not medically cleared to compete tonight, but someone else is… Io Shirai.

Io with a drop kick and forearms. Io chokes Aliyah in the corner. Io with a hesitation double knee strike. Io with a double underhook but Aliyah escapes and Aliyah with a clothesline. Aliyah with kicks. Aliyah with a hip toss but Io lands on her feet and she punches Aliyah. Io with a butterfly back breaker and then Io goes up to for the moonsault and gets the three count.

Winner: Io Shirai

Video: Dexter Lumis

Dexter Lumis is coming.

In-Ring: Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic, Damian Priest

NXT North American Champion Keith Lee makes his way to the ring and Jon Quasto is in the ring with him. Keith is asked about his defense against Cameron Grimes and the attack by Damian Priest and his response against Dominik Dijakovic. Keith says he had a competitive match against Cameron Grimes. He won, then he raised his hand and title in the air but he was attacked from behind. Little did he know that person was Damian Priest. When he raised his head, he saw the man he thought attacked him holding the title. Keith says he owes Dominik Dijakovic an apology.

Dominik Dijakovic makes his way to the ring. Dominik tells Keith he doesn’t give a damn about the apology. All he cares about is that title. He says he would never attack Keith from behind because he has more respect for Keith than Damian. You did attack me and took food off my family’s plates.

Damian Priest makes his way out and he asks Dijakovic how is the knee. He says a nightstick to a back the size of yours still hurts. Damian says his eyes are on that prize because it is going to give him what he wants. More money, more women, more legacy, and more fame. We know that his name will live forever but he needs that title.

Keith says that Damian wants to live forever, but the person you attacked means that you won’t live forever. You can both quarrel over the title but the fact is that the champ is right here.

Damian says it is time you don’t stand any more.

Lee is pushed out of the way and Dijakovic goes after Priest. Lee sends Dijakovic to the mat and then Lee goes after Priest but Dijakovic with a plancha onto Lee and Priest.

Segment: Adam Cole

Adam Cole says he is on vacation, poolside, but he has been thinking about the altercation with the Velveteen Dream. He got flustered but then he wondered how could he get flustered. He won the first WarGames match in WWE. He was the first North American Champion. Now he is the longest reigning NXT Champion. Velveteen Dream, you have done nothing to earn a title match. Adam says Bobby Fish wants a piece of you so why not face Bobby. When you lose, Adam says he will prove that you are a loser.

Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs. Shane Thorne & Brendan Vink

Vink and Burch start things off and they lock up. Vink sends Burch to the mat. They lock up and Vink sends Burch into the corner. Burhc avoids Vink and applies a side head lock, Vink with a shoulder tackle. Thorne tags in and he connects with elbows to Burch and applies a wrist lock into an arm bar. Burch with a wrist lock and take down followed by a boot to the hand. Lorcan tags in and they chop Thorne. Lorcan with more chops. Thorne with a boot to Lorcan and Vink tags in and he hits a uranage in the corner. Vink with a rear chin lock.

Thorne tags in and punches Lorcan. Thorne with a running European uppercut but Lorcan with one of his own. Thorne and Lorcan with elbows to each other followed by a flying forearm from Lorcan. Burch and Vink tag in and Burch with punches and a European uppercut. Burch with a cutter and clothesline into the corner. Burch with a kick and he goes to the turnbuckles and hits a missile drop kick. Burch with a crossface and Burch with a single leg crab on Thorne and Vink taps out.

Winners: Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan

#1 Contender Ladder Match Qualifying Match
Kayden Carter vs. Candice LeRae

They lock up and Candice with side head lock and take down. Carter with a waist lock and take down. Candice with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Candice with an arm drag into an arm bar. Carter with a wrist lock take down and Carter gets a near fall. Candice with a leg sweep and near fall. Both women go for drop kicks at the same time. They shake hands and Carter with a single leg take down. Candice goes for a sunset flip but Carter counters and gets a near fall. Carter gets another near fall.

Carter with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall. Carter with a drop kick for a near fall. Carter with an Irish whip and she misses a splash into the corner. Candice with an elbow and snap mare followed by a leap frog neck snap. Candice with a jackknife cover for a near fall. Candice with a front face lock and forearms to the back. Candice misses a step up back senton and Carter with clotheslines. Carter with kicks followed by a running boot to the head for a near fall.

Candice with chops and forearms followed by a snap mare and she goes for the GargaNo Escape but Carter with a rollup for a near fall. Candice with a step up back senton and then she misses a quebrada. Carter misses a Shining Wizard and Candice with a rollup for a near fall. Candice with the GargaNo Escape and Carter taps out.

Winner: Candice LeRae

We are told that the ladder match will happen in two weeks.

Matt Riddle vs. Roderick Strong

They lock up and Strong goes for the leg and Riddle tries to escape and he applies a front face lock. Strong escapes. Riddle goes for the legs but Strong with a front face lock. Riddle gets a near fall. They lock up and Riddle with a take down but Strong with a front face lock. Strong goes for the leg and he applies a front face lock. Riddle tries to escape but Strong stays on top until Riddle backs Strong into the ropes. Riddle with a gutwrench suplex. Strong goes into the ropes to stop Riddle. Strong with a waist lock and Riddle blocks it. Riddle with a wrist lock but Strong with a forearm to the back followed by a chop. Riddle with a chop and Strong chops back. Strong with a forearm and Riddle with a forearm.

Riddle with forearms and Strong with a knee. Riddle gets Strong on his shoulders and Strong with a series of kicks and he drops Riddle on the top rope.

We are back and Strong with a camel clutch on Riddle. Riddle bites the hand and Riddle with punches but Strong with an elbow. Riddle with kicks to the chest but Strong with forearms and elbows. Riddle with a Pele Kick. Riddle with an Exploder and he goes for a running kick but Strong counters into a Strong Hold. Riddle with Bro 2 Sleep and German suplex for a near fall. Riddle goes for Bro Derek but Strong escapes. Strong with a knee and Olympic Slam for a near fall.

Riddle escapes a knee attempt and Strong hits the jumping knee followed by a series of running forearms but Riddle hits Bro Derek for the three count.

Winner: Matt Riddle

After the match, two men attack Matt Riddle. Riddle fights back with kicks but they are too much for Riddle. They hit a splash and kick to Riddle. They hit a back breaker and elbow drop combination.

Malcolm Bivens comes out and he says that while you are one half of the tag team champions, your partner is half way around the world. Malcolm says it is time that you meet the future of the tag team division.

Next Week

Bobby Fish will face Velveteen Dream next week. There will be a second chance Gauntlet for the final spot in the ladder match. We will see Keith Lee defend the NXT North American Championship against Dominik Dijakovic and Damian Priest.

In-Ring: Triple H, Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano

Triple H is in the ring and he says in NXT, there has been no greater rivalry than Johnny Gargano versus Tommaso Ciampa. It is a rivalry that has sparked…

Tommaso Ciampa’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Ciampa says he has been here for five years and everything that had to be said has been said and what has been done has been done. He wants Johnny to come out.

Hunter says that there will be no physicality tonight. Hunter tells Johnny to come out.

Johnny says Hunter has lost his mind if he thinks he is going to get into the ring with Ciampa after what he did. Johnny says he does not know why he is being fined because of what Ciampa did.

Hunter asks Johnny if nothing was his fault. He says if it was up to Regal, he would have fired both of you. There will be no physicality tonight. He is not asking Johnny to get into the ring, he is telling him. He tells Tommaso not to touch Johnny and Johnny repeats the order. Hunter says this has gone on long enough between the two of you. He can understand where you are. He has done it with Shawn. There will come a time in your life when all of that will be put aside. You will realize there is more in your life than what happens in the ring. It has to end. He can’t have you tearing up buildings or endangering people. You are right where it should end. It should happen on the biggest stage.

Johnny says this was supposed to end last year but you broke your neck. Johnny says he wishes he was the one to break his neck.

Ciampa says bigger things have been going on in his world. He broke his neck and he gave away his life. He is telling them that THIS needs to end.

Hunter says after everything you have done, it deserves to be on the biggest stage.

Johnny says all they need is a ring, a referee, and a camera guy.

Ciampa says this is about who is the face of NXT. Johnny says it is him. He will make Ciampa realize what kind of monster he is.

Hunter says if you don’t need a crowd or an arena, he will give them the opportunity. When do you want it?

Johnny says Ciampa put him through a table. Johnny says he needs two weeks.

Hunter says in two weeks, he will find an empty building and put a ring in there with a referee to say when it is over. Two will walk into the building, but only one will walk out. If it continues after that, then neither of you will be here. You won’t have to worry about being the heart and soul of NXT because NXT will go on without you. You will get a message in two weeks where to go.

Ciampa says in two weeks, NXT goes on without Johnny Wrestling.

Johnny says you will know that Johnny Gargano is the better man, the better wrestler, and the better everything.


We see a series of images on the big screen (apparently of Killer Kross) as we go to credits.