May 22, 2019
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) May 23, 2019
The Undisputed Era, Johnny Gargano and Matt Riddle In-Ring Segment:
— WWE (@WWE) May 23, 2019
They hear the whispers in the locker room. All of you morons are probably wondering if the rumors are true.The Undisputed Era is going nowhere. They’re stronger than they have ever been and they are on the same page. This is a message to everyone in the locker room. Your contract may say NXT Superstar, but we own you. They will stop at nothing to run this place. They will continue to take what they want, when they want. Sooner or later, they will be draped in championship gold. That begins in just two weeks at NXT Takeover XXV. Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish will regain the Tag titles. Adam Cole says that he’ll take the NXT Championship from Johnny Gargano.
On cue, Johnny Gargano appears on the stage. Gargano will save Cole some time. If Cole wants him to put his title on the line, then he will do it. Gargano wants Cole to tell the truth. He wants Cole to admit that he cannot beat Gargano on his own. Time out! What kind of an idiot is Gargano? Cole won the first fall at TakeOver New York. Does Cole understand how math works? Cole didn’t shock the school system. Math is hard. Gargano will explain it very slowly. In a two out of three falls match, you need to win two falls. Cole only won one fall. Gargano won the next two falls.
That makes him the NXT Champion. Do you understand? Cole tells Gargano to shut up. Gargano can be as condescending as he wants, but it eats him alive that Cole pinned him by himself in New York. In two weeks, Adam Cole is going to do it again. As far as tonight is concerned, they are celebrating the dawning of a new era. The segment ends with a massive brawl with The Undisputed Era, Johnny Gargano and Matt Riddle.
First Match: Mansoor vs. Sean Maluta
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Maluta applies a wrist lock. Malua wrestles Mansoor down to the mat. Maluta maintains wrist control. Mansoor uses his athletic ability to escape the hold. Mansoor with a Hurricanrana. Mansoor dropkicks Maluta. Maluta responds with a Spinning Heel Kick. Maluta follows that with a Big Boot. Maluta hits The Samoan Drop. Maluta delivers The Helluva Kick. Maluta with a Flying CodeBreaker for a two count. Maluta applies the cravate. Test of strength. Maluta with a forearm shiver. Mansoor answers with a running haymaker. Mansoor kicks Maluta in the face. Mansoor with a Snap German Suplex. Maluta retreats to the corner. Maluta drops Mansoor with The SlingShot NeckBreaker. Mansoor plants Maluta with The Swinging Reverse Suplex to pickup the victory.
Winner: Mansoor via Pinfall
– William Regal informs us that Matt Riddle will battle Roderick Strong at NXT TakeOver XXV.
The Velveteen Dream & Tyler Breeze In-Ring Segment:
The Dream is in high demand. That means the people want to feel, touch, and hold the dream. He’s the NXT North American Champion so you cannot just feel or touch the Dream and he’s too big to hold. If you are going to say his name, you better say it correctly or don’t say it at all. Tyler Breeze walks down to the ring. Prince Pretty is home. Much like Dream, when he was in NXT, he had everybody talking about him. Ever since the Fashion left NXT, it feels a little lifeless and dull. There’s wannabe impersonators and cheap knockoffs and as flattering as it is, and it is flattering, there can be only one Prince Pretty, Tyler Breeze.
Allow the North American Champion to welcome Breeze back home to the Dream’s NXT. The spotlight of the NXT Universe wants a real man, not a boy, especially a boy who plays cops and robbers. Just because you can’t cut it on Monday or Tuesday doesn’t mean you can demand a spotlight here. Dream wants Breeze to run along. Don’t confuse couldn’t hack it or couldn’t cut it. How about uninspired? Dream inspires him. That North American Championship inspires him. An inspired Tyler Breeze is too much and too big for you to handle.
Maybe the dollar store detective forgot in catering that they do things different in his NXT. The line starts outside so that’s where you should go. The Dream doesn’t want to leave a bad taste in your mouth. How about a selfie with the champ? Should Breeze take a selfie with the champ? It’s a monumental moment It’s the first time they have been in the ring together. Dream tells Breeze to make up his mind quick because he doesn’t have all day. Breeze agrees to do it and he has one last piece of advice. When you put your phone number on your trunks and no one calls, it’s because no one is interested. Breeze sucker punches Dream.
Second Match: Candice LeRae vs. Reina Gonzalez
— WWE (@WWE) May 23, 2019
Gonzalez talks smack to LeRae. Gonzalez shoves LeRae. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gonzalez overpowers LeRae. LeRae delivers a gut punch. LeRae ducks a clothesline from Gonzalez. Gonzalez with a Reverse Lariat. Gonzalez repeatedly stomps on LeRae’s chest. Gonzalez with a Spinning PowerSlam for a two count. Gonzalez applies a top wrist lock. LeRae gets back to a vertical base. Gonzalez brings LeRae to the corner. LeRae side steps Gonzalez into the turnbuckles.
LeRae with an Arm DDT. Gonzalez goes for another Spinning PowerSlam, but LeRae blocks it. LeRae dumps Gonzalez out of the ring. LeRae with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Gonzalez catches LeRae in mid-air. LeRae sends Gonzalez crashing into the steel ring steps. LeRae with a shoulder block. LeRae follows that with a Flying HeadScissors TakeOver. LeRae with a flurry of strikes in the corner. LeRae delivers a Missile Dropkick. LeRae connects with The SpringBoard MoonSault to pickup the victory.
Winner: Candice LeRae via Pinfall
– Io Shirai attacks Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke, and Marina Shafir with a Kendo Stick.
– Mia Yim/Bianca BelAir II is set for next weeks edition of NXT. Plus, Kushida will battle 205 Live Superstar, Drew Gulak.
Updated WWE NXT TakeOver 25 Match Card
1.) The Undisputed Era vs. The Street Profits vs. The Forgotten Sons vs. Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan in a Fatal Four Way Ladder Match For The Vacated WWE NXT Tag Team Championship
2.) Matt Riddle vs. Roderick Strong
3.) The Velveteen Dream (c) vs. Tyler Breeze For The WWE NXT North American Championship
4.) Shayna Baszler (c) w/Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir vs. Io Shirai For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship
5.) Johnny Gargano (c) vs. Adam Cole For The WWE NXT Championship
Third Match: Johnny Gargano & Matt Riddle vs. The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly)
— WWE (@WWE) May 23, 2019
Gargano and O’Reilly will start things off. Quick feeling out process. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gargano applies a wrist lock. Chain grappling exchange. O’Reilly shoves Gargano. That leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. O’Reilly signals for the test of strength. O’Reilly with a Triangle Choke. Gargano responds with The Gargano Escape. O’Reilly with a double leg takedown. Gargano with two deep arm-drags. O’Reilly kicks Gargano in the gut. O’Reilly applies a front face lock. O’Reilly brings Gargano to the corner. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Following a snap mare takeover, Fish applies a rear chin lock. Fish pulls Gargano down to the mat. Fish tries to cheap shot Riddle. O’Reilly goes for a Flying Knee Strike, but Riddle ducks out of the way. Riddle blasts O’Reilly with The Mid-Kick. Fish attacks Riddle from behind.
Gargano SuperKicks Fish. Gargano rolls Fish back into the ring. Gargano applies a front face lock. Gargano tags in Riddle. Riddle with rapid fire bodyshots. Riddle slaps Fish in the chest. Riddle with clubbing mid-kicks in the corner. Riddle unloads Three Flying Forearm Smashes. Riddle follows that with an Exploder Suplex. Riddle with an OverHead Kick to O’Reilly. Riddle and Fish are trading back and forth shots. Fish with a low kick to Riddle. Riddle responds with Two GutWrench Suplex’s. Riddle stops O’Reilly in his tracks. Riddle starts favoring his ribs. Fish with a Spinning Heel Kick. Undisputed Era starts cutting the ring in half. O’Reilly targets the injured ribs of Riddle.
Fish kicks Riddle in the chest. Fish drives Riddle back first into the turnbuckles. Fish tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly with a Running Forearm Smash. O’Reilly drives his knee into the injured ribs of Riddle. O’Reilly with a Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. More in and out tags from Undisputed Era. Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. Fish uppercuts the rib cage of Riddle. Fish with a Knee Lift. Fish drops Riddle with a forearm smash. Following a snap mare takeover, Fish with a SlingShot Senton for a two count. Riddle is having a hard time creating separation. Fish with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Fish tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly with a Modified Abdominal Stretch. Palm Strike Exchange. O’Reilly kicks the left hamstring of Riddle. Riddle goes for a PowerBomb, but O’Reilly lands back on his feet. O’Reilly applies the standing guillotine choke. Riddle with a Ripcord Knee Strike. Gargano and Fish are tagged in.
Gargano with a SlingShot Side Kick. Gargano with two clotheslines. Gargano ducks a clothesline from O’Reilly. Gargano with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Gargano follows that with Two Running Chops in the corner. Gargano hits his Running Bulldog/Inside Out Lariat Combination. Gargano is fired up. Gargano thrust kicks the midsection of Fish. Step Up Enzuigiri/Tornado DDT Combination for a two count. O’Reilly is running interference. Gargano fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Gargano goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Fish holds onto the ropes. Fish tags in O’Reilly. Fish thrust kicks the midsection of Gargano. Chasing The Dragon for a two count. O’Reilly is displaying his frustration. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Undisputed Era goes for Total Elimination, but Gargano counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. O’Reilly responds with Ax and Smash. German Suplex Exchange. O’Reilly with a Roaring Elbow Strike. Riddle hits The PK.
Gargano tags in Riddle. Gargano goes for a Rolling Kick, but Fish ducks out of the way. Fish avoids The PK. Riddle goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Fish ducks out of the way. Gargano SuperKicks Fish. Riddle follows that with The BROton. Riddle with a Twisting Senton Splash for a two count. Riddle with a High Head Kick. Riddle and Gargano delivers a Pump Kick/Lawn Dart Combination. Fish drops Gargano with a back elbow strike. Riddle with clubbing palm strikes. Fish answers with a RoundHouse Kick. Riddle PowerBombs Fish. Riddle connects with The V-Trigger for a two count. O’Reilly drags Fish out of the ring. Riddle blasts O’Reilly with The PK. Gargano takes out Adam Cole with The Suicide Dive. Gargano transitions into a ground and pound attack. Roderick Strong with a Running Boot to Riddle. Strong with a BackBreaker on the ring apron. Undisputed Era plants Riddle with The Total Elimination to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) via Pinfall
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