NXT Results – July 29, 2020 – Balor vs. Lumis vs. Thatcher

Results by Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com

July 29, 2020
Winter Park, FL – Full Sail Live
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips, Beth Phoenix

Quick Match Results

  1. Io Shirai & Tegan Nox defeated Candice LeRae & Dakota Kai via moonsault by Shirai on LeRae
  2. Johnny Gargano defeated Roderick Strong via slingshot DDT
  3. Mercedes Martinez defeated Shotzi Blackheart via Air Raid Crash
  4. Imperium (Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel) vs. Ever-Rise via European Bomb on Parker
  5. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott defeated Jake Atlas via JML Driver
  6. North American Title Qualifying Triple Threat Match: Dexter Lumis defeated Finn Balor and Timothy Thatcher via The Silence on Thatcher

Io Shirai & Tegan Nox vs. Candice LeRae & Dakota Kai

Dakota Kai attacks Io Shirai as she makes her way tot he ring and Tegan Nox comes to Io’s aid. Candice LeRae goes after Nox. The referee has to hold both teams back to start the match.

Nox and LeRae start things off and lock up. LeRae tries to reverse a wrist lock but LeRae with a take down and she gets a series of near falls. LeRae sends Nox into the turnbuckles but Nox with a shoulder. LeRae with a snap mare and she gets a near fall. LeRae with punches. Nox with punches and Kai tags in. Io tags in and Kai with a leg sweep. Io with knees and a snap mare followed by a kick to the back. Io goes through the ropes and hits an arm drag followed by a drop kick.

Kai with a monkey flip to Io that sends her into the ropes. Kai with more kicks and she gets a near fall. Kai sends Io into the turnbuckles and Candice tags in. Candice with a snap mare and kick to the back for a near fall. Kai tags in and she gets a near fall. Kai with a knee to the back and a full nelson in the ropes. Kai with a suplex for a near fall. Io with a flapjack to Kai and she applies a surfboard. Io with a Lotus Lock and Candice with a kick. Nox sends Candice to the floor. Nox tags in and they go for a double suplex. Kai tries to send Nox into Io but they stop short. Candice pulls Io to the floor and Kai kicks Nox to the floor.

Candice sends Nox into the ring steps. Candice gets a near fall on Nox and then sends her into the turnbuckles. Kai kicks Tegan in the corner and chokes her. Kai with forearms to the back and she gets a near fall. Nox with a rollup for a near fall. Kai with a clothesline and she gets a near fall. Kai with a seated abdominal stretch. Nox with forearms to the midsection and she gets a near fall. Kai with a bicycle kick to Nox and she gets a near fall. Kai sends Nox into the turnbuckles and Candice tags in.

Kai chokes Nox in the ropes while the referee is not looking and Candice gets a near fall. Kai tags back in and Nox with forearms to get out of the corner. Nox with a fallaway slam and Candice tags in. Candice tries to keep Io off the apron and Nox with a head butt and both women are down. Io and Kai tag in and Io with shoulder tackles and a drop kick. Io with a pendulum kick in the corner and she gives Candice a palm strike on the apron. Io with a springboard drop kick for a near fall. Kai blocks a Tiger Driver but Io goes up top and Kai stops her.

Kai with forearms to the back. Kai is dropped on the turnbuckles and IO with a double thrust to the throat and Kai hangs in the tree of woe. Io with a double stomp. Io gets a near fall. Kai tags Candice in and Candice is shocked at the arrangement and Io with a Tiger Feint Kick to the back followed by a springboard drop kick. Io with a running double knee strike into the corner. Io with a suicide dive to Kai. Nox with a Shiniest Wizard when the referee was not looking. IO with a moonsault for the three count.

Winner: Io Shirai and Tegan Nox

Tom Phillips mentions what happened when Adam Cole appeared on the Pat McAfee Show. We see what happened. We also see Triple H’s appearance.

Johnny Gargano vs. Roderick Strong

They lock up and Strong with a front face lock. Strong gets a near fall. Gargano with a rollup for a near fall. Gargano goes for the GargaNo Escape but Strong rolls through. Strong goes for the Strong Hold and Gargano escapes. Strong pushes Gargano and Gargano pushes back. Strong with a take down and a chin lock. Gargano with an arm bar and he goes for a head lock. Gargano gets a near fall. Gargano with a side head lock and take down. Gargano with a side head lock. Gargano floats over and hits a head scissors take down. Strong is sent to the apron and Strong pulls Gargano to the mat. Strong goes for a back breaker but Gargano escapes and sends Strong to the mat with an arm wringer.

We are back and Gargano with an octopus and Strong tries to escape and he hits a back breaker. Strong with chops and forearms. Gargano with a wrist lock but Strong with a forearm and a gourdbuster. Gargano floats over but Strong catches Gargano. Gargano gets to the apron and hits an enzuigiri. Strong blocks the slingshot DDT and hits a back breaker for a near fall. Strong chops Gargano and puts him on the turnbuckles. Strong with a forearm. Gargano with a tornado flatliner for a near fall.

Gargano with kicks to the arm and Strong with a chop and kick. Strong goes for an Olympic Slam but Gargano counters into an arm drag and he applies the GargaNo Escape. Strong with a rollup for a near fall. Gargano kicks Strong when Strong goes for a Strong Hold. Strong kicks Gargano in the head. Strong with a chop and Gargano with a forearm. Gargano with an enzuigiri. Strong with a kick and enzuigiri. Strong blocks a super kick but Gargano with a knee. Strong goes for the double knee gutbuster but Gargano counters with a rana. Gargano with a head scissors that sends Strong into the guardrails and then Strong is sent into the ring post.

Strong is sent into the plexiglass a few times. They return to the ring and Gargano with the slingshot DDT for the three count.

Winner: Johnny Gargano

Backstage: Dakota Kai, Rhea Ripley

Dakota Kai is in the interview area and she is asked about walking out on Candice LeRae. She is not a team player and she is not going to be part of matches to determine who is the number one contender. Dakota demands Io Shirai.

Rhea Ripley shows up and she is happy that Dakota is not a team player. Dakota is not next for Io and Rhea says she will go through anyone who thinks otherwise.

Backstage: Timothy Thatcher

We are back and Timothy Thatcher is asked about his match later tonight. Thatcher says two men will get schooled in Thatch as Thatch Can. Thatcher says the only push he knows is pushing his shoulder into Balor’s knee cap. He says Lumis is not a tortured artist until he steps in the ring with Thatcher.

Backstage: Undisputed Era

Undisputed Era is walking in the back and Kyle O’Reilly shows up and he says he is sick of the BS and excuses. They have run this place from the second they entered this place. They are back in business and it is time to change the freaking business.

Shotzi Blackheart vs. Mercedes Martinez

Shotzi with forearms and Martinez sends Shotzi over the top rope to the floor. Martinez hits Shotzi from behind while Stone and Aliyah distract Shotzi. Martinez with a wheelbarrow onto the apron. Martinez with forearms and punches. Shotzi counters the fisherman’s buster with a rollup. Shotzi with an enzuigiri and drop kick. Shotzi is put on the turnbuckles but Shotzi with a kick and Code Red for a near fall. Shotzi with a spinning bulldog. Shotzi with a knee and rolling elbow.

Shotzi with a switchblade kick. Shotzi with the cannonball into the back for a near fall. Martinez with a spinebuster for a near fall. Martinez with forearms. Shotzi escapes a suplex and Shotzi goes for a shiranui but Martinez puts Shotzi on the turnbuckles and connects with forearms across the upper chest. Martinez with forearms to the back and a hanging German suplex. Martinez with a fireman’s carry into a running Schwein for the three count.

Winner: Mercedes Martinez

Video: Ridge Holland

Ridge Holland says growing up in Yorkshire, you get out or go to jail. They said I was too violent. Ask anyone he has been on the field with or in the ring with. NXT, this is your warning. Ridge Holland is coming for the North American Championship.

In-Ring: Keith Lee, Cameron Grimes, Scarlett, Karrion Kross

Keith Lee makes his way to the ring. Keith says let’s get something straight. We can talk all day about Dijak telling me no and saying that he wanted it. Dijak is a grown man and he is going to be fine. On the other hand, this man that seems to think that the sound of sound of sand is the sound of a clock. Kross, you have clearly made it a point that you want my attention and you want this title. You have done all this extra bulls***. All of your extra bulls*** means nothing when you can’t come to me face to face. I am doing something you don’t have the balls to do. That is face to face, man to man. Karrion Kross, I am calling you out.

Cameron Grimes makes his way to the stage and he says Keith Lee should be talking about him. You gave away that North American championship before I take them both. I am going to take that NXT Title and I am going straight to the moon. Cameron asks Keith if he can hear him and look him in the eyes.

Keith grabs Grimes by the throat and brings him into the ring. Lee with a splash into the corner.

The lights go out and then a spotlight appears on the stage. Scarlett shows up on the stage.

Grimes tries to sneak attack Lee and Lee hits a Spirit Bomb.

Karrion Kross asks what man makes a choice and does absolutely nothing while his friend suffers. You did that and you have to live with that. I will present you with two more choices. The easy way. You give me my shot at the NXT Championship. OR the Hard Way and you don’t want to know what that is because everyone will suffer. Tick Tock.

Keith says you want to talk about choices. Kross, pick the time and place and I will whoop that ass.

Scarlett dramatically turns around and leaves.

Imperium (Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel) vs. Ever-Rise

Martel and Barthel start things off and Barthel with an arm drag after a break. Barthel with an arm bar and AIchner tags in and gives Martel an arm drag into an arm bar. Martel with a boot and Parker tags in. Martel with a leg sweep and Parker with a slingshot elbow. Parker with punches to Barthel and a forearm to Barthel. Aichner catches Parker and hits a spinebuster onto Martel’s back. Barthel tags in and he hangs Parker in the ropes and they hit a double running drop kick. Barthel punches Parker and Aichner tags in.

Aichner with a spinebuster and Barthel with a knee. They hit the European Bomb for the three count.

Winners: Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel

After the match, Barthel says the standard bearers of the tag team division have returned. The Undisputed Era come to the ring and attack Imperium. Cole with a super kick and Strong with a knee to Barthel. Fish and Kyle hit No Man’s Land on Aichner. Cole says they are the ones who run this place.

Video: Bronson Reed

We take a look at Bronson Reed. He says the street art and graffiti remind him of his home town. Bronson says he had a lot of friends who were passionate about street art while he was passionate about wrestling. His journey to NXT started with his wife. She gave him the money to go to a wrestling camp. He traveled to 13 different countries to get her. He faced Dexter Lumis in his NXT debut. Some want it to happen and some wish for it to happen and some make it happen. He was the underdog last week and he had something to prove. That proved to the whole world that he is a player in NXT. Nothing is going to stop him in this ladder match. No one else has 320 pounds of fury. No one else has his fighting spirit. The Thicc Boy Dream comes true at Takeover.

Segment: William Regal

William Regal has responded to the situation surrounding Karrion Kross and Keith Lee. Regal says that in light of the situation, he tells both men that he will not be bullied into making championship matches. Those opportunities will be earned in NXT.

Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Jake Atlas

Jake Atlas says he is back on the road to the title and it starts with Isaiah Scott. He mentions coming close against Santos Escobar.

They lock up and Atlas with a snap mare but Scott escapes and hits a head scissors. Atlas goes for the leg and Scott blocks it. Atlas with a leg sweep and he walks on his hands and Scott tries to kick Atlas. Atlas misses a kick and then Atlas with a drop kick. Scott pushes Atlas and Atlas with an arm drag from the turnbuckles but Scott avoids a drop kick. Scott with an Oklahoma roll for a near fall. Atlas with chops. Atlas with more chops and forearms. Atlas with kicks but Scott blocks a kick and hits a jumping side kick and Atlas goes down.

Atlas with a shoulder into the corner followed by a springboard blockbuster for a near fall. Atlas with a side head lock but Scott with an uppercut. Scott goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Atlas lands on his feet. Scott with an uppercut. Scott rolls through but Atlas with a kick followed by a snap mare driver for a near fall. Altas with chops and forearms. Scott with a rollup and he holds on and hits a German suplex. Scott with a rolling flatliner for a near fall. Scott lifts Atlas but Atlas kicks Scott away. Atlas and Scott go to the ropes and Atlas with a chop. Scott with a punch and Atlas with a spinning Death Valley Driver off the turnbuckles. Atlas goes for the cartwheel DDT but Scott escapes. Scott with a kick that has Atlas hanging from the rope. Scott with a House Call.

Scott with the JML Driver for the three count.

Winner: Isaiah Scott

Backstage: Damian Priest

Damian Priest is asked about his match against Oney Lorcan and Ridge Holland next week. Priest says his thoughts have not changed now that he knows his opponents. He will walk out of Takeover as the champion. Oney is tough and Ridge looks tough. There will not be any upset next week.

Next Week

Rhea Ripley faces Dakota Kai in a Number One Contender Match next week.

Imperium will face Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly next week for the Tag Titles.

And Damian Priest vs. Oney Lorcan vs. Ridge Holland.

North American Title Qualifying Triple Threat Match
Dexter Lumis vs. Finn Balor vs. Timothy Thatcher

Balor and Thatcher lock up and Thatcher with a European uppercut. Balor with a kick and he pulls Thatcher to the floor. They return to the ring and Lumis with uppercuts to Thatcher and Balor. He sends both men to the floor. Lumi flips over the top rope and lands on his feet and he punches Balor and Thatcher. Thatcher with a kick and European uppercut to Lumis. Balor with a front face lock and punches to Thatcher. Lumis with a double clothesline. Lumis with an uppercut followed by a belly-to-back suplex to Balor for a near fall. Lumis sends Thatcher over the top rope to the floor. Balor with a knee and forearms. Balor kicks Lumis’ ankle. Balor sends Lumis into the turnbuckles.

Thatcher with a running European uppercut to Balor. Thatcher with European uppercuts to Lumis. Thatcher with a belly-to-belly suplex to Lumis for a near fall. Thatcher with a double wrist lock to Lumis. Thatcher with European uppercut but Lumis hot shots Thatcher. Balor with a kick to Lumis. Thatcher knocks Balor off the turnbuckles. Thatcher with knees to Lumis and he works on the ankle with a heel hook. Balor kicks Thatcher and Lumis with a rollup on Thatcher for a near fall.

Balor kicks Thatcher from the apron. Lumis clotheslines Balor on the apron. Lumis punches Thatcher. Thatcher with a head lock suplex to Lumis and a running European uppercut to Balor in the corner. Thatcher with a Cobra Clutch and he takes Balor to the mat. Balor with a jaw breaker to escape the hold. Lumis misses a drop kick when Thatcher moves. Thatcher with a European uppercut and Balor with an inside cradle for a near fall. Thatcher with a European uppercut to Balor. Thatcher with a European uppercut to Balor followed by a knee to the ribs. Lumis is sent to the floor. Thatcher with knees to the ribs and he goes for a rear chin lock but Balor goes for the fingers.

Thatcher with a slam to Balor followed by an elbow drop for a near fall. Thatcher with a knee to knock Lumis off the apron. Balor and Thatcher exchange forearms. Balor with a running forearm and Thatcher is down. Thatcher with a forearm and Balor with a kick. Balor with a running forearm and a double leg take down. Lumis punches Thatcher and hits a bulldog. Lumis with an uppercut to Balor but Balor with a Pele Kick. Balor chops Lumis and hits an elevated elbow drop to Thatcher.

Balor with slingblade to Lumis. Balor is tripped by Thatcher and Balor is pulled into the ring post and the leg is slammed into the post as well. Thatcher with a knee bar but Lumis with an uppercut. Lumis with a spinebuster to Thatcher. Thatcher with a kick to Lumis and a dragon screw leg whip to Balor in the ropes. Thatcher with a double underhook but Lumis with a sit out uranage. Balor with a Coup de Grace to break up the Silence. Balor gets a near fall on LUmis. Thatcher with an ankle lock on Balor. Thatcher with a grapevine on the leg. Lumis crawls up behind Thatcher and applies The Silence on Thatcher. Thatcher passes out and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Dexter Lumis