Report by Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com
November 11, 2020
Orlando, FL – Capitol Wrestling Center
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett
Quick Match Results
- NXT North American Championship: Leon Ruff defeated Johnny Gargano (c) via crucifix bomb to become the NEW champion
- NXT Cruiserweight Championship: Santos Escobar (c) defeated Jake Atlas via butterfly facebuster
- Candice LeRae defeated Toni Storm via rollup with help from the ropes
- Timothy Thatcher defeated Dexter Lumis via crucifix pin
- NXT Tag Team Championship: Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch (c) defeated Breezango via elevated DDT by Burch on Fandango after interference by Pat McAfee and Pete Dunne
NXT North American Championship
Johnny Gargano (c) vs. Leon Ruff
NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano is in the ring and he welcomes everyone to his Wheel of Challengers. He says he made history when he became a Two Time North American Champion. Johnny says he lost his title in his first title defense. He won the NXT Title and then the title went bye-bye. He says he is cursed. With help from a special friend, the wheel, we reverse the curse. With one spin, someone will get the opportunity of a lifetime. Where there is a wheel, there is a way.
The wheel eventually moves onto Leon Ruff’s name, the only one that was hand written on the wheel.
Gargano tells Ruff to fix his knee pad and Gargano with kicks to Ruff. Gargano with a kick and he gestures that he knocked this out of the park. Gargano with a chop. Gargano with an Irish whip and Ruff with a kick and he slides under Gargano and hits a drop kick. Ruff with a splash into the corner but Gargano blocks a springboard move and Gargano sends Ruff into the ring post and ring steps. Gargano sends Ruff into the ringside barrier.
Gargano sees Damian Priest behind the fencing and he sends Ruff back into the ring and Gargano mocks Priest but Priest moves from behind the fencing and it freaks out Gargano. Ruff with a rollup for a near fall. Gargano with a clothesline. Gargano picks up Ruff for a lawn dart and connects. Gargano says it is so easy. Gargano misses a super kick and Ruff with a crucifix bomb for the three count.
Winner: Leon Ruff (new Champion)
After the match, Priest celebrates with Ruff on the stage while Gargano is shocked at what happened. Ruff heads to the back and almost trips when the belt falls from his waist.
Backstage: Leon Ruff, Damian Priest, Johnny Gargano
After commercials, Leon Ruff is with McKenzie and he is asked how he feels. Damian Priest tells Leon that Johnny is pissed and he will come after you so get into my car and get out of here.
Gargano runs through the back while Priest says it was incredible. Gargano blames Priest for the loss. Officials have to hold Johnny back. Gargano wants Regal to do his job and he wants to know what idiot came up with that idea. Gargano says he hates wheels and he never would have come up with that. Priest tells Gargano to go watch Wheel of Fortune.
NXT Cruiserweight Championship
Santos Escobar (c) vs. Jake Atlas
Earlier today, we see Jake Atlas in the parking lot and he says he is sick and tired of the numbers game and he goes after Wilde with a bat and he says he has one to go.
Atlas goes for an O’Connor Roll but Escobar holds on to the ropes. Atlas with a drop kick that sends Escobar to the floor. They return to the ring and Escobar with a kick and forearms. Escobar works on the neck. Escobar with a kick to the chest. Atlas with a chop and Escobar chops back. They continue the exchange and Escobar with forearms and a snap mare. Escobar with a kick to the back and a kick to the midsection. Escobar with a side Russian leg sweep into a head scissors into a Koji Clutch.
Escobar with forearms to the back and a chop. Escobar with punches. Atlas goes for a head scissors but Escobar counters and sends Atlas face first to the mat. Escobar with kicks to the chest. Escobar with punches and kicks in the corner. Escobar with forearms and a kick. Escobar with a chin lock with the arm trapped in a top wrist lock. Atlas with punches and he backs Escobar into the corner. Atlas sends Escobar into the turnbuckles and continues with chops and forearms. Atlas with a snap mare and forearm.
Atlas is sent to the apron but Atlas sends Escobar into the turnbuckles. Mendoza tries to use a pipe but hits the post and then he stops Wilde from interfering. Atlas hits Wilde and Mendoza with the pipe and then he punches Escobar and hits a springboard blockbuster for a near fall. Escobar rolls to the floor.
We see footage from the commercial break when Wilde and Mendoza tripped Atlas and the referee sent them to the back.
Back to live action and Escobar chokes Atlas in the corner and kicks Atlas in the leg. Escobar with more kicks in the corner and a splash into the corner. Escobar with an Irish whip and running knees into the corner. Escobar puts Atlas on the turnbuckles and punches him. Escobar with a Frankensteiner. Escobar goes up top and hits a frog splash for a near fall. Atlas with a head scissors take down and drop kick. Atlas with a German suplex and round kick to the temple for a near fall. Atlas with punches to Escobar. Atlas with a wrist lock and he chops Escobar and goes to the ropes but Escobar pushes Atlas off the top rope and Atlas hits the announce table when he lands on the floor.
Escobar sets for a dive but Atlas is still down. Escobar slides to the floor and Atlas with a forearm. Escobar sends Atlas into the ring steps. The referee makes his count and Atlas is sent into the ring steps again. Atlas drops Escobar on the top rope and then he hits a suicide dive but he does not completely hit it because he got his feet caught in the ropes. Atlas with a victory roll for a near fall. Atlas with an inside cradle for a near fall. Escobar sends Atlas throat first into the ropes and Escobar gets Atlas on his shoulders but Atlas gets to his feet. Escobar with a leg lariat for a near fall.
Atlas gets Escobar up and hits a Finlay Roll and knee and a moonsault for a near fall. Atlas goes for the Rainbow DDT but Escobar blocks it and hits a butterfly facebuster for the three count.
Winner: Santos Escobar (retains championship)
Backstage: Dexter Lumis
We go to the back where Dexter Lumis is doing a caricature of Cameron Grimes and the Zombie referee.
Video: Shotzi Blackheart
We are back with a look back at what happened last week with Shotzi’s tank. Shotzi says Candice didn’t destroy that tank, she destroyed a part of her. It is a part of her life. That tank represents freedom and family he has in the military. Now she wants to say we are even. We are way past even. Do you want to send me a message? Here is one right back. I am not looking for payback or revenge. I am looking to kick your ass.
In-Ring: Boa, Xia Li, Raquel Gonzalez
Boa makes his way to the ring before Xia Li makes her way to the ring for her match. Boa bows and says that Xia is not here tonight so she cannot have a match with Xia. Boa says he is real sorry.
Raquel kicks Boa in the head as he leaves the ring. Gonzalez sends Boa into the plexiglass and fencing. Raquel punches and kicks Boa. Raquel sends Boa into the plexiglass again. Boa goes into the ring and Raquel follows. Raquel with a boot to the head. Raquel with a choke slam.
Gonzalez goes to the back and the lights go down and a dragon appears on the matrix board and the HHHTron.
A man who may or may not be David Lo Pan walks to the ring and hands Boa an envelope and he places a mark on Boa’s hand.
Backstage: August Grey, Timothy Thatcher, Dexter Lumis
August Grey is asked about why he attacked Timothy Thatcher last week. Before Grey can say anything, Thatcher attacks him from behind and drags him through the back. Thatcher with a guillotine and Grey is down. Thatcher sends Grey into the caricature from earlier as officials tell him to back off.
Dexter Lumis shows up with William Regal and Thatcher says he has no problem with Lumis and leaves.
Toni Storm vs. Candice LeRae
Candice LeRae had comments earlier today. She says she can still hear the popping noises when she ran over the tank. When you get in my way, I run you over. Just like I will run over that punk rock poseur Toni Storm.
They lock up and LeRae with a side head lock and she holds on when Storm tries to send her off the ropes. Storm with a side head lock and take down. LeRae with a rollup for a near fall. Storm with a wrist lock and LeRae tries to escape but Candice is sent to the mat. Storm with a wrist lock and LeRae with a reversal. Storm with a reversal and take down. LeRae with a wrist lock and Storm tries for a reversal but LeRae takes her down and gets a near fall. LeRae with a side head lock and take down. Storm blocks a suplex and hits a suplex of her own.
Storm avoids a drop down and hits a drop kick followed by a reverse atomic drop and kick. Storm with a kick to the chest. LeRae goes to the floor and Storm follows. Storm misses a running hip strike against the ring steps when Candice moves. Candice breaks the referee’s count and then sends Storm back into the ring.
Candice with a running elbow into the corner but she misses a second time when Storm moves. Storm gets a near fall. LeRae with a rear chin lock. Candice gets a near fall. Candice with kicks to the back and she stands on Toni’s back. Candice with a snap mare and leap frog neck snap for a near fall. Candice with a rear chin lock. Storm with a slam for a near fall. Candice with a jaw breaker and a reverse chin lock. Candice with a lungblower. Storm with a head butt and both women are down.
Storm with forearms and Candice goes for an elbow but Storm blocks it and hits a German suplex. Storm with a running hip strike and a sliding clothesline against the ropes. Storm with a running clothesline in the center of the ring followed by a fisherman’s suplex for a near fall. Storm goes up top and LeRae stops Toni. Candice goes to the turnbuckles and Storm knocks Candice to the mat. Storm misses a leg drop from the turnbuckles and LeRae with a kick for a near fall.
Storm kicks Candice into the corner and Candice sends Storm into the turnbuckles and Candice with the three count on a rollup with help from the ropes.
Winner: Candice LeRae
After the match, Storm attacks LeRae and then Ghostface attacks Storm and Candice chokes her. Shotzi punches Candice and then she kicks Ghostface. Ghostface with a running boot to Shotzi. Candice with a curb stomp to Shotzi.
Ghostface pulls off the mask to reveal that it is Indi Hartwell.
Fandango says it took five years but we did it. Breeze says they worked too hard to have the titles stolen by Pat McAfee. Fandango says McAfee is not a wrestler. Breeze says it won’t be fun Breezango tonight. They did it before and they can do it again. They will become two time champions.
Timothy Thatcher vs. Dexter Lumis
Lumis with a Thesz Press and punches and Thatcher goes to the floor. Thatcher returns to the ring and he goes for the ankle but Lumis moves out of the way. Thatcher with a European uppercut and he takes Lumis down with a single leg. Lumis kicks Thatcher away. Thatcher with an ankle lock. Thatcher with a cravate and knee to the ribs. Lumis with a punch and Thatcher with a belly-to-belly suplex. Thatcher with a front face lock on Lumis. Lumis backs Thatcher into the ropes and Thatcher with a European uppercut. and knee to the midsection.
Thatcher with an ankle lock and Lumis with a reverse chin lock. Thatcher with a hammer lock and he goes for a bow and arrow. :Lumis with crossfaces to Thatcher. Lumis with a kick and punch in the corner. Lumis with a spinebuster but Lumis cannot capitalize. Lumis with a drop kick. They lock up and Lumis with a knee and he sends Thatcher over the top rope to the floor. Lumis goes to the floor and Thatcher with a kick and European uppercut. Thatcher wtih a forearm and Thatcher breaks the count and connects with a forearm to the back. Lumis with knees and punches. Lumis is sent into the ring post shoulder first.
We are back and Thatcher with a double wrist lock as he works on the injured right arm. Thatcher with a European uppercut followed by a butterfly suplex for a near fall. Thatcher gets another near fall. Thatcher with the double wrist lock. Thatcher gets a near fall. Thatcher with a wrist lock on the good arm and then he slams the good arm into the mat. Thatcher with boots to Lumis. Thatcher goes for a butterfly suplex but Lumis blocks it. Lumis with a belly-to-back suplex. Lumis with a leg drop to Thatcher. Lumis with punches and uppercuts. Lumis with a clothesline into the corner followed by a bulldog. Lumis goes up top and Thatcher stops him. Thatcher sets for a superplex and Lumis tries to block it. Lumis pushes Thatcher off the turnbuckles and gets back up but is sent to the mat again. Lumis with a swanton.
Lumis goes for Silence but Thatcher sends Lumis into Grimes on the apron. Thatcher with a crucifix for the three count.
Winner: Timothy Thatcher
After the match, Grimes attacks Lumis. Lumis sends Grimes over the top rope to the apron and puts a sack over Lumis’ head and sends him to the floor. Grimes tells Lumis to look him in his eyes. Lumis gets a chair and swings wildly. Grimes kicks Lumis and hits him with a forearm. Grimes with a Cave in.
Backstage: Johnny Gargano
McKenzie ambushes Johnny Gargano outside of William Regal’s office and wants to talk to him calmly about what happened. Johnny says the match should be thrown out and the decision should be reversed. Regal tells Johnny it was his idea and there is no reason to reverse it. Johnny says he rigged the wheel. It was a goof. Everyone knows I am still the North American Champion. Regal says the curse is still alive and Leon Ruff is the North American Champion.
Backstage: Tommaso Ciampa
Tommaso Ciampa says he is approaching 16 years in this industry and he has run into some tough guys. He remembers training with Killer Kowalski and Harley Race. They never took liberties or told you how tough they were. They didn’t have to. You just knew. Times have certainly changed. I look around the locker room and apparently, everyone is tough. Just ask them and they will tell you how tough they are. Maybe it is the world we live in. Complain and get rewarded. Bark loud enough and long enough and people will be afraid of your bite. Actions without consequences. Maybe I am a bit old school. I never thought I would be the last of a dying breed, but I told you two weeks ago and I will tell you again. This 2020 locker room culture is going to change. Tommaso Ciampa is that change.
Video: Rhea Ripley, Io Shirai
We take a look at Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley. Rhea says walking into Raymond James Stadium feels like a lifetime ago. Twenty-three years old in front of her biggest crowd at Wrestlemania. Instead, no crowd, no emotion, and I lost the title.
We see Io Shirai win the NXT Women’s Championship. She says when you are a disciplined champion, you do not have emotions or setbacks. I do not look back. Every challenger has learned and every opponent has realized that I stop momentum. I defeat the best. Rhea, it has taken you months to recover from WrestleMania. I am not afraid of nightmares.
Rhea says everyone thought that loss defined me and thought I was a quitter. I do not quit. Mercedes, Dakota, Raquel, and now Io. I don’t care what she thinks. Rhea says in one week, Io says you will go into the same emotional low again. Rhea says she will take back her title whether Io likes it or not.
In-Ring: Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan, Danny Burch
Pat McAfee makes his way to the ring with Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan, and Danny Burch.
Pat says it should be recognized that Pete Dunne has been an absolute terror to this plan. Kyle O’Reilly and then Killian Dain. You are looking at the best four man group in the history of professional wrestling. Pat says he traveled on his private plane and I got tweets from Tom Brady and found out my business was worth $150 million. My plane almost crashed because of the Tropical Storm.
Backstage: Cameron Grimes
We are back and Cameron Grimes is in the back during the commercial break. He says he ain’t afraid of no ghost, ghouls, or zombies. He can say that he was afraid of Dexter Lumis because of those eyes. I covered them up. I have somewhere to be . . . TO THE MOON!!
Finn Balor will be back next week.
NXT Tag Team Championship
Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch (c) vs. Breezango
All four men brawl as the bell rings and Burch with a European uppercut to Breeze on the floor followed by a punch. Lorcan with a chop to Fandango. Fandango with a back body drop to Lorcan on the floor. Breeze with a double leg take down and a catapult into the fencing. Burch is sent into the ring and Fandango with punches. Breeze tags in and he kicks Burch in the corner. Breeze with a front face lock and suplex for a near fall. Lorcan tags in and kicks Breeze and goes for a suplex but Breeze blocks it and runs Lorcan into the corner.
Fandango tags in and hits a European uppercut. Fandango with a back elbow. Fandango goes for a suplex and Lorcan blocks it. Lorcan stomps on the foot and kicks Fandango. Burch tags in and Fandango punches Burch and chops him. Fandango puts Burch on the top rope and Breeze tags in and they hit a double boot to send Burch to the floor. Lorcan with a back elbow to Fandango and Breeze punches Lorcan and sends him into Dunne and McAfee.
Breeze sends Burch back into the ring and someone grabs Breeze as he enters the ring and that allows Burch to attack him from behind. Burch with kicks. Lorcan tags in and they chop Breeze. Lorcan with a back breaker and he gets a near fall. Lorcan with a hard Irish whip and he tags Burch back in. Burch punches Breeze and knocks Fandango off the apron. The referee keeps Fandango from getting involved and Burch with a suplex and he tags Lorcan back in. Lorcan with a Boston Crab. Breeze gets to the ropes and Burch tags in. Breeze catapults Burch into the turnbuckles. Lorcan and Fandango tag in.
Fandango with a forearm to Burch and a clothesline to Lorcan followed by a punch. Fandango wit a suplex to Burch and chops to Lorcan. Fandango wit a facebuster and clothesline to Lorcan. Fandango with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Breeze with a super kick to Burch. Breeze goes for a pescado but Dunne pulls Burch out of the way. Fandango with a flip dive onto Burch and Dunne. Fandango goes up top and Lorcan hits the ropes to crotch Fandango. Lorcan sets for a superplex and Fandango blocks it and goes for a sunset flip power bomb.
McAfee jumps onto the apron and distracts the referee. Drake Maverick with an enzuigiri to Lorcan. Fandango with a leg drop for a near fall. Dunne with a running forearm to the back of the head of Maverick. Dunne sends McAfee into the ring so Dunne can knock Breeze off the apron. Burch tags in and Fandango chops Lorcan. Burch with a head butt and the elevated DDT for the three count.
Winners: Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch (retain championship)
After the match, Drake Maverick with a forearm off the turnbuckles to Lorcan. Dunne, Lorcan, and Burch attack Maverick and send him to the floor. They suplex Maverick onto the announce table. Fandango goes after Dunne, Burch, and Lorcan but the numbers are too much. Breeze is sent onto the announce table. McAfee with a kick to Breeze.