WWE NXT Taping Spoilers for February 20th Episode – Shotzi Reportedly Suffered Injury, Main Roster Tag Team Surprise Appearance

WWE held a double set of television tapings on Tuesday at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

The first taping was for Tuesday’s live episode of NXT while the second taping was held right afterwards and will be for the February 20th episode.

The reason for the double set of tapings is due to WWE staff and talent will be traveling to Australia next week ahead of their Elimination Chamber 2024 event in Perth. NXT staff will also be heading to Australia for a new set of tryouts in Australia next week as well.

In regards to notable moments from the second taping, Fightful Select reported that Shotzi suffered a knee injury during her match against Lyra Valkyria for the NXT Women’s Championship. Shotzi reportedly suffered the injury following a spot where Shotzi took a fall to the outside and hit her knee against the side of the ring during a planned spot for a commercial break. Shotzi reportedly was not able to continue the match resulting in the match being stopped and Shotzi receiving medial treatment and helped to the back. Fightful’s Corey Brennan reported that his sources stated that this was not a storyline injury and instead a legit injury and Shotzi was not able to put weight on her injured knee. Brennan also reported that NXT officials were stated to have been very concerned for Shotzi’s well being. It was reported that following Shotzi’s injury, NXT general Manager Ava came out and changed the match to an open challenge match for Valkyria’s title, which was answered by Lash Legend and won by Valkyria.

In regards to surprise appearances, SmackDown brand talents The Good Brothers (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) made a surprise appearance during the taping. The Good Brothers attacked Nathan Frazer, Axiom, and Chase U’s Andre Chase, Duke Hudson, and Riley Osborne following a #1 Contender’s match for the NXT Tag Team Championship.

Full results from WWE’s NXT tapings on February 13th:

  • NXT North American Championship – Oba Femi (c) defeated Lexis King by pinfall via Pop-up powerbomb. During the match Mr. Stone came out and watched from the entrance stage. Later in the match, King went to the floor and took out Stone leading to the ending sequence for Femi’s victory.
  • Roxanne Perez defeated Wren Sinclair by submission via Crossface
  • Josh Briggs defeated Brooks Jensen by pinfall via Lariat. Following the match, Briggs hugged Jensen and spoke to him.
  • NXT Tag Team Champions Baron Corbin and Bron Breakker gave an in-ring promo featuring the Dusty Cup being in the ring with them. Corbin and Breakker had some friendly banter including Corbin reflecting on beating Breakker at NXT No Mercy and Breakker reflecting on him being the one who won them their tag titles. Corbin and Breakker was then interrupted by Chase U’s Andre Chase and Duke Hudson who stated that they were owed a tag title shot from Tony D’Angelo and Stacks which put them in the front of the line. Nathan Frazer and Axiom then came out and made their case why they should get the title shot instead. Corbin responded that it sounded like a problem between the four of them, which led to NXT GM Ava coming out and making a match between Chase U and Frazer & Axiom to take place tonight and the winner would be the #1 contenders.
  • Jacy Jayne defeated Arianna Grace by pinfall via Discus Forearm. During the match, Jayne encouraged Hail and Nyx to attack Grace while she was on the floor leading to Hail being hesitant to do so. Following a second time Grace was sent to the floor, Nyx attacked Graces while the referee was not looking and tossed her back into the ring leading to Jayne hitting a discus forearm for the pinfall victory. Following the match, Jayne and Nyx had their arms around each other in celebration in the ring while Hail was off to the side looking displeased over what happened.
  • NXT Tag Team Championship #1 Contender match – Chase U (Andre Chase & Duke Hudson) defeated Nathan Frazer & Axiom by pinfall. Following the match, Axiom, Frazer, Chase, Hudson, and Riley Osborne were attacked by The Good Brothers (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) who ran out to the ring and laid out everyone. The Good Brothers posed in the ring with all of the downed bodies before leaving to the back.
  • Lash Legend defeated Kelani Jordan by pinfall via Pop-up Powerbomb. During the match, Jakara Jackson got onto the ring apron distracting Kelani leading to Lash hitting Kelani with her finisher for the victory. Following the match, Kiana James and Izzi Dame came out to the ring attempting to attack Kelani, who managed to escape from the ring before they were able to do so.
  • NXT Women’s Championship – Shotzi vs. Lyra Valkyria (c) went to a No Contest due to Shotzi suffering an apparent knee injury early into the match and was able to continue. Following the match, NXT GM Ava came out and stated that Shotzi was not medically cleared to continue to compete and announced an open challenge match for Valkyria’s title. This led to Lash Legend coming out to answer the challenge.
  • NXT Women’s Championship – Lyra Valkyria (c) defeated Lash Legend by pinfall via Top Rope Splash.

Source: PWInsider.com