May 6, 2020
Winter Park, Florida (Full Sail University)
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips, and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Johnny Gargano defeated Dominik Dijakovic via One Final Beat (slingshot DDT)
- Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Match: Akira Tozawa (1-0) defeated Gentleman Jack Gallagher (0-1) via diving senton
- Chelsea Green defeated Xia Li via I’m Prettier
- Karrion Kross defeated Leon Ruff via Cross Jacket
- NXT Women’s Championship: Io Shirai defeated Charlotte Flair (c) by disqualification when Flair hit Shirai with a kendo stick
- Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Match: Kushida (1-0) defeated Jake Atlas (1-0) via Hoverboard Lock
- Cameron Grimes defeated Denzel DeJournette via Cave In
- NXT Championship: Adam Cole (c) defeated Velveteen Dream via the Last Shot
Johnny Gargano vs. Dominik Dijakovic
Gargano peppers Dijakovic with some kicks, but Dijakovic blocks one and takes him down with a chop. Dijakovic punches him in the corner and forearms him in the chest. Dijakovic picks him up, knees him in the ribs, and wildly throws him for a two count. Dijakovic chops the chest before whipping him hard into the corner. Gargano elbows him back and comes off the second rope, but he tweaks his knee. Gargano hobbles before blindsiding Dijakovic with some strikes. Gargano punches and kicks Dijakovic in the corner before choking him with his boot. Gargano punches and does a spin, but Dijakovic wipes him out with a stiff clothesline for a near fall.
Dijakovic applies a front facelock and knees him. Dijakovic then hits a release suplex for another two count. Dijakovic clubs the back and stomps the midsection. Dijakovic forearms Gargano in the face before stomping him. Dijakovic elbows him in the head before putting him in the corner. Dijakovic clubs him in the corner and hits a backbreaker. Candice LeRae runs down and shouts at Dijakovic. Dijakovic yells back, so Gargano knocks him out of the ring. Gargano follows up with a suicide dive.
We come back from the break to see Gargano applying a chin lock to Dijakovic. Gargano punches away at him, but Dijakovic comes back with a big boot and pair of right hands. Dijakovic forearms him in the face, but Gargano blocks a kick and kicks the leg. Gargano hits the ropes, but Dijakovic hits a cyclone big boot for a near fall.
Candice LeRae grabs Gargano’s hands to pull him out of the ring, but Dijakovic drags him away. Dijakovic catches Gargano attempting a blindside and lifts him up for another toss, but Gargano counters with a roll-up for a two count. Dijakovic quickly cuts him off and goes for Feast Your Eyes, but Gargano gets out and clips the leg. Gargano superkicks him for a near fall. LeRae gets on the apron to distract the referee, so Gargano pulls the top turnbuckle pad off. The referee catches him before it totally comes off. Dijakovic then hits a sit-out chokeslam on Gargano for a near fall. Dijakovic goes to the top rope, but Gargano grabs the leg. Gargano attacks the knee and goes for a sunset flip powerbomb, but Dijakovic flips through, stunning Gargano. Dijakovic superkicks him for a near fall.
Dijakovic goes to lift him, but Gargano holds the corner. Gargano holds the top turnbuckle and rips the pad off before Dijakovic can powerbomb him. Gargano gets out of the powerbomb and hits a drop-toe-hold into the exposed turnbuckle! Gargano hits a slingshot DDT he’s calling One Final Beat for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Johnny Gargano
Footage is shown of Imperium attacking Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher last week on NXT.
Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel say they are destined to reign and issue a challenge for the NXT Tag Team Championship.
Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Match
Akira Tozawa (1-0) vs. Gentleman Jack Gallagher (0-1)
Gallagher charges him at the sound of the bell, but Tozawa sidesteps him. Tozawa quickly applies the octopus stretch. Gallagher gets out and head-butts the midsection. Gallagher hits the ropes and counters a leapfrog with a Samoan Drop. Tozawa quickly avoids an elbow drop and goes for an enzuigiri, but Gallagher ducks. Tozawa then annihilates him with a vicious German Suplex. Tozawa goes to the top rope, but Gallagher gets out of the ring. Tozawa goes for a suicide dive, but Gallagher forearms him. Gallagher kicks the spine and applies a surfboard stretch. Gallagher then stretches the arm. Tozawa fights up and counters a pop-up into a hurricanrana. Tozawa goes for a spin kick, but Gallagher applies a sleeper hold. Tozawa quickly drives him out of the ring. They fight on the apron before Tozawa chops the chest. Gallagher lifts him up, but Tozawa counters into a DDT on the apron. Tozawa goes to the top rope and hits a diving senton splash for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Akira Tozawa (2-0)
Akira Tozawa is asked about being the frontrunner in the tournament. Tozawa says El Hijo del Fantasma is his next challenge. He’s never faced him and doesn’t know him, but he will beat him.
Xia Li vs. Chelsea Green
Robert Stone introduces Chelsea Green as the complete package. Green throws her entrance costume at Li and attacks. Li avoids a strike and elbows her before hitting an arm drag. Green forearms out and hits the ropes, but Li clotheslines her before connecting with two kicks. Aliyah walks down to ringside and grabs Li’s leg. Li takes Green down, but stops to kick Aliyah off the apron. Green hits the I’m Prettier for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Chelsea Green
After the match, Robert Stone helps Aliyah up. She runs off. Stone and Green celebrate on the ramp.
Backstage: Velveteen Dream
Velveteen Dream is shown backstage. The time has finally come for Adam Cole. The minutes… the seconds… they have reached their moment for the NXT Championship. It is not a dream. It’s more than that. It’s Dream Over.
Karrion Kross vs. Leon Ruff
Kross is accompanied by Scarlett (Bordeaux). Kross immediately spikes him on his head with a Doomsday Saito Suplex! Kross hits another one before applying the Kross Jacket for the submission.
Winner by Submission: Karrion Kross
Backstage: Matt Riddle, Timothy Thatcher
NXT Tag Team Champions Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher are interviewed about Imperium’s challenge. Riddle says he’s game for the match, but it’s up to Tim. Thatcher says Riddle will knock him out while he’ll tap them out.
NXT Women’s Championship
Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Io Shirai
They lock up, and Flair applies a side headlock. Shirai whips her off, but Flair shoulder blocks her down. Flair hits the ropes and goes for a stomp, but Shirai moves. Shirai then does a matrix counter to a clothesline before kicking Flair back. Shirai taunts her, so Flair puts herself through the ropes to keep Shirai back. Flair kicks her in the midsection before hitting a snapmare. Flair applies a head-scissor before driving her head into the mat. Flair rolls to slam Shirai and cinches in the head-scissor submission. Flair kips up and drives her into the corner. Flair chops the chest and counters a sunset flip with a punch. Flair pulls her up, but Shirai forearms her back. Shirai stands on her in the corner before going for a slingshot dropkick, but Flair boots her back before hitting a clothesline.
We come back from the break to see Flair send her to the corner. Shirai avoids an avalanche and hits a kick to the head. Shirai then connects with a springboard dropkick. Shirai charges, but Flair connects with a back elbow to take her down. Flair goes to the second rope, but Shirai comes back with a kick. Shirai then hits a Frankensteiner for a near fall.
Flair gets up and connects with a backbreaker to take Shirai down. Flair goes to the top rope, but Shirai avoids the moonsault. Shirai takes her down into the ropes and hits a 619. Shirai hits running double knees in the corner for a near fall. Shirai goes to the top rope for a moonsault, but Flair gets the knees up. Flair immediately follows up with a big boot for a near fall. Flair goes for a powerbomb, but Shirai counters with a hurricanrana into the corner. Flair rolls out of the ring to recover. Shirai goes for a top rope moonsault to the floor, but Flair moves! Flair then hits her in the back with a kendo stick!
Winner by Disqualification: Io Shirai
Charlotte Flair retains the NXT Women’s Championship
Flair attacks the leg and slams it off the ring post. Flair goes to put her in a Figure Four around the ring post, but Rhea Ripley returns for the first time since WrestleMania 36. Ripley attacks Flair and puts her in the ring, but Flair gets out and runs off. Ripley shouts for Flair to come back. Shirai is not happy.
Backstage: Rhea Ripley, Io Shirai
Rhea Ripley is interviewed, but Io Shirai quickly interrupts. They brawl before referees break it up.
Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Match
Kushida (1-0) vs. Jake Atlas (1-0)
Kushida quickly jumps on him and goes for a test of strength. Kushida wrenches the arm, but Atlas gets out. Atlas quickly hits a nice arm drag and shoulder blocks him down. They crisscross in the ropes before Atlas does a handstand. Kushida kicks him in the arm and knocks him out of the ring. Kushida then goes to the top rope and hits a wild senton bomb to the floor!
Kushida gets him in the ring and hits a hip toss followed by a basement dropkick. Kushida palm strikes him in the corner. Atlas punches him in the midsection a few times before kicking him in the face. Atlas then hits a German Suplex followed by an enzuigiri for a two count. Kushida comes back with some kicks and punches him in the face. Atlas hits a neckbreaker, and Kushida rolls out of the ring. Atlas hits the ropes, but Kushida moves. Atlas redirects and hits a suicide dive. Atlas gets him in the ring and goes for a springboard, but Kushida counters into an arm bar for the submission!
Winner by Submission: Kushida (2-0)
Kushida says time will tell that he’ll win the Interim Cruiserweight Championship.
On-Stage: Finn Balor
Finn Bálor walks out onto the stage. Bálor says he used to think the biggest snakes in this place were in the office, but he’s not so sure anymore. Rule number one of wrestling is to attack they guy and get the big push. Music, lights, smoke, lasers… but then the bell rings. Now you’re in the ring with the Prince and there is nowhere to hide. Bálor is a patient man, but to whoever attacked him… the push they’re expecting won’t be a push. It’ll be a squash.
Straight from the office of GM @RealKingRegal, @SuperKingofBros & #TimothyThatcher will defend the #WWENXT #TagTeamTitles against @FabianAichner & @Marcel_B_WWE NEXT WEEK on @WWENXT! pic.twitter.com/dxOogEB2qx
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) May 7, 2020
Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher will defend the NXT Tag Team Championship against Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner next week.
Cameron Grimes vs. Denzel DeJournette
Grimes immediately goes for the Cave In, but DeJournette moves. DeJournette hits a pair of belly-to-belly overhead suplexes and waits for Grimes to get up. Grimes quickly stuns him with a Cave In for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Cameron Grimes
In-Ring: Cameron Grimes, Finn Balor
Cameron Grimes grabs a microphone. Time’s are a’changing around here. Grimes deserves better than this. Finn Bálor was out here and says if you want to be at the top, you have to come after him. Someone beat him to it. If Grimes came at Bálor, he’d stare at him in the face. Finn Bálor quietly walks down to the ring and gets in. Grimes doesn’t see him. Grimes says he would slap the taste out of his mouth. Grimes becomes worried when he sees Bálor. Grimes tries to shy away, but Bálor challenges him to slap him in the face.
Bálor quickly takes him down and hits a double foot stomp. Bálor follows up with a Sling Blade and sends Grimes running. There’s a snake in the back, but he’ll find him. The best way to kill a snake is to chop off its head.
Finn Bálor will take on Cameron Grimes next week on NXT.
Adam Cole (c) vs. Velveteen Dream
Cole stays away from Dream before powering him into the corner. Dream takes him down and knocks him out of the ring. Dream sends him into the ring steps and puts him in the ring. Cole quickly hits a pair of kick and tries for the Last Shot, but Dream counters with a spinebuster for a near fall. Dream punches him in the corner until the referee wans him. Dream puts Cole on the top rope and climbs to the second rope before lifting him. Cole fights off, but Dream snaps him off the top rope. Cole quickly rakes the eyes and tries for a Panama Sunrise, but Dream counters into Reverse STO/DDT combo for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Dream fight up from a chin lock and do the 10 punches in the corner. Cole gets out and clips the leg. Cole shouts that Dream is a fraud and a joke. Dream boots him back and hits a pair of clotheslines before connecting with a back elbow. Dream punches away at Cole before the referee backs him up. Dream hits a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Dream goes for a Dream Valley Driver, but Cole gets out. Dream superkicks him for a near fall.
Dream goes to the top rope and jumps, but he lands on his feet when Cole moves. Cole boots Dream and hits a backstabber for a near fall. Dream fights out of a fireman’s carry and clubs him. Cole connects with an enzuigiri followed by an ushigoroshi. Cole covers for a near fall. Both men are down and all you hear is huffing and puffing. Cole says Dream is a nobody. They trade punches from their knees before Cole drops him on the apron and punches him down to the floor. Dream quickly takes Cole down and goes to the top rope. Dream leaps, but Cole superkicks him out of mid-air! Dream falls on top of him for a near fall.
Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish walk down, but Dexter Lumis slides out from under the ring to stop them. Lumis attacks Strong and Fish before the referee is taken out. In the ring, Dream hits a Purple RainMaker, but the referee is down. Dream goes to the top rope and wipes out Strong and Fish with a plancha. Dream gets in the ring, but Cole superkicks him and connects with the Last Shot for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and still NXT Champion: Adam Cole