WWE NXT Results (3/20/19): The State Of The NXT Championship

WWE NXT Results (3/20/19)

March 20, 2019
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Triple H Promo: 

Triple H is holding the NXT Championship. From those cheers, HHH doesn’t have to remind everyone how special this place is. The building and the environment. NXT is something special. Because it’s here in this ring that dreams can become possibilities. For some people, the dream starts here in this ring. For others, it takes a long time. For others, it takes years scratching and clawing for the chance to step in this ring. The reality of it is, for every man and woman who steps into this ring, that dream can end at any moment.

HHH was going to announce the main event of Takeover, an epic match, years in the making. A match between Johnny Gargano and NXT Men’s Champion Tommaso Ciampa. The truth is that reality has made that match an impossibility. For Tommaso Ciampa, the dream has been put on hold. Reality means that he will need neck surgery. He sits in a hospital with a neck brace on and he had to relinquish the NXT Championship. One dream ends, another dream begins. That dream begins tonight and continues for Johnny Gargano. He’ll move on to the main event of TakeOver New York.

Who will be his opponent? You’ll get that answer tonight in a Fatal Five Way Match. Ricochet, Adam Cole, Aleister Black, The Velveteen Dream, and Matt Riddle. Those five men will step into this ring with an opportunity to live their dream to go to Takeover New York and compete for the NXT Championship against Johnny Gargano. That match has to be decisive, so it will be two out of three falls. The winner of that match will walk out of New York and into the history books as the new NXT Champion.

Tommaso Ciampa Video Package: 

Updated WWE NXT TakeOver: New York Match Card 

1.) Pete Dunne (c) vs. WALTER For The WWE United Kingdom Championship

2.) The War Raiders (c) vs. The Forgotten Sons or Ricochet & Aleister Black For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championship

3.) The Velveteen Dream (c) vs. Matt Riddle For The WWE NXT North American Championship

4.) Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Io Shirai vs. Kairi Sane vs. Bianca Bel Air in a Fatal Four Way Match For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship

5.) Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole For The Vacated WWE NXT Championship

Adam Cole vs. Ricochet vs. Aleister Black vs. The Velveteen Dream vs. Matt Riddle in a Fatal Five Way Match. The Winner Will Face Johnny Gargano In A Two Out Of Three Falls Match At NXT TakeOver: New York For The Vacated WWE NXT Championship 

Cole kicks Black in the gut. Cole is throwing forearms at Ricochet. Dream and Riddle are brawling on the floor. Ricochet and Black are double teaming Cole. Ricochet clotheslines Cole over the top rope. Cole drags Ricochet out of the ring. Cole with a straight right hand. Dream rolls Black over for a two count. Dream dumps Riddle out of the ring. Black with a waist lock go-behind. Dream brings Black to the corner. Black with a double boot to the chest of Dream. Black dives over Dream. Black with a leg sweep. Black fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Black with a small package for a two count. Black drops Dream with a Big Boot. Cole trips Black from the outside. Black ducks a clothesline from Cole. Black delivers a Mid-Kick. Dream knocks Black off the ring apron. Dream reverses out of the irish whip from Ricochet. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Dream. Ricochet with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Ricochet dropkicks Dream to the floor.

Riddle responds with Three GutWrench Suplex’s. Standing Switch Exchange. Cole with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cole repeatedly stomps on Riddle’s chest. Cole plays to the crowd. Black attacks Cole from behind. Cole with a boot to the midsection of Black. Ricochet leapfrogs over Cole. Black with a Running Knee Lift. Ricochet follows that with a Standing MoonSault. Ricochet shakes hands with Black. Cole shoves Ricochet into Black. Cole is putting the boots to Ricochet in the corner. Cole with a Hangman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Cole knocks Riddle off the apron. Cole with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Cole with a Pump Kick to Black. Cole with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Dream rams his shoulders into the midsection of Cole. Ricochet with a Roll Through Dropkick. Dream responds with a Jumping Knee Strike.

Dream is throwing haymakers at Cole. Cole reverses out of the irish whip from Dream. Dream with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Dream launches Cole over the top rope. Dream delivers a Super Axe Handle Strike to the outside. Riddle catches Dream in mid-air. Riddle with a Release German Suplex. Riddle negates The Black Mass. Riddle gets Black trapped in The BROMission. Dream breaks the submission hold. Black unloads a flurry of strikes. Black with a Sliding Knee Strike. Black hits The Quebrada. Black with a High Head Kick for a two count. Black goes for The Black Mass, but Cole gets in the way. Cole sends Black chest first into the steel ring steps. Cole and Riddle are trading back and forth shots. Riddle is lighting up Cole’s chest. Cole stomps on the left foot of Riddle. Cole goes for The SuperKick, but Riddle counters with The BROMission. Forearm/Chop/Haymaker Exchange.

Dream uppercuts Cole. Riddle slaps Dream in the chest. Cole drops Riddle with a Pump Kick. Dream SuperKicks Cole. Ricochet with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Cole SuperKicks Ricochet. Riddle responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Black and Riddle after a Double RoundHouse Kick. Cole has Ricochet perched on the top turnbuckle. Cole goes for a SuperPlex, but Dream blocks it. Tower Of Doom. Dream and Black are exchanging blows in the center of the ring. Dream drives Black back first into the turnbuckles. Black with a Flying Meteora. Black with a High Head Kick. Black follows that with a Bridging German Suplex. Riddle breaks the cover with a Senton Splash. Riddle with a Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Riddle is teeing off on Cole.

Cole SuperKicks Riddle. Cole with The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Ricochet with a Leaping Axe Kick. Cole rakes the eyes of Ricochet. Cole with another round of SuperKicks. Ricochet avoids The Last Shot. Ricochet with a Reverse Hurricanrana. Ricochet hits The Space Fly Tiger Drop. Dream goes for PowerBomb, but Riddle lands back on his feet. Riddle with a Ripcord Knee Strike. Riddle gets Dream trapped in The BROMission. Cole pulls the referee out of the ring. Black drops Riddle with The Black Mass. Dream responds with The Dream Valley Driver. Dream plays to the crowd. Ricochet with a Leaping FrankenSteiner which sends Dream crashing into Black and Cole on the outside. Ricochet lands The Shooting Star Press for a two count. Cole connects with The Last Shot from behind to pickup the victory.

Winner: Adam Cole via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez