WWE NXT Results (7/31/19): Pete Dunne vs. Roderick Strong

WWE NXT
July 31, 2019
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Jaxson Ryker w/The Forgotten Sons vs. Tyler Breeze 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ryker shoves Breeze to the corner. Ryker backs Breeze into the turnbuckles. Ryker launches Breeze across the ring. Ryker tells Breeze to bring it. Breeze with a waist lock go-behind. Breeze applies a side headlock. Ryker kicks Breeze in the gut. Breeze is throwing haymakers at Ryker. Breeze repeatedly stomps on Ryker’s chest. Breeze with a Flying Forearm Smash. Ryker responds with a Uranage Slam. Ryker with clubbing forearms to the chest of Breeze. Ryker is raining down haymakers. Ryker with a Running Knee Strike. Ryker follows that with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Ryker applies a rear chin lock. Ryker delivers another Pendulum BackBreaker.

Ryker toys around with Breeze. Breeze with a Jumping Knee Strike. Breeze dropkicks Ryker. Steve Cutler is running interference. Breeze thrust kicks the midsection of Ryker. Ryker goes for a ChokeSlam, but Breeze counters with The Victory Roll to pickup the victory. After the match, Ryker attacks Breeze from behind. Three on one beatdown in the center of the ring. Fandango sends Ryker tumbling to the floor. Fandango hits The Guillotine Leg Drop on Blake. Fandango is throwing haymaker at Cutler. Fandango sends Cutler crashing into Ryker on the outside. Breezango connects with Stereo SuperKicks. Breeze hugs Fandango.

Winner: Tyler Breeze via Pinfall 

– Candice LeRae is waiting for Io Shirai to arrive.

– Unsainted by Slipknot will be the official theme song for NXT TakeOver: Toronto II

Second Match: Cameron Grimes vs. Bronson Reed in a Semi-Final Round Match In The Inaugural WWE NXT Breakout Tournament 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Reed backs Grimes into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Grimes with a waist lock go-behind. Grimes punches Reed in the back. Grimes applies a side headlock. Reed drops Grimes with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Reed applies a rear chin lock. Grimes gets back to a vertical base. Grimes with a foot stomp. Grimes with clubbing blows to Reed’s back. Grimes goes back to the side headlock. Reed goes for a Back Body Drop, but Grimes lands back on his feet.

Reed with a running back elbow strike. Reed HeadButts Grimes. Reed unloads two knife edge chops. Reed drives his shoulder into the midsection of Grimes. Reed is mauling Grimes in the corner. Grimes pie faces Reed. Reed runs after Grimes. Grimes with a basement dropkick. Grimes repeatedly stomps on Reed’s back. Grimes side steps Reed into the turnbuckles. Grimes with a running clothesline for a two count. Grimes applies an arm-bar. Reed with a forearm smash.

Grimes dropkicks Reed. Grimes with an arm-bar chin lock. Grimes fish hooks Reed. Reed powers back up to his feet. Grimes with forearms to the back of Reed’s neck. Reed PowerSlams Grimes. Reed with a forearm knockdown. Reed follows that with a Body Avalanche. Reed hits The Samoan Drop. Reed with a Senton Splash for a two count. Grimes kicks Reed in the face. Grimes delivers The SuperMan Punch. Grimes and Reed are trading back and forth shots. Grimes connects with The Leaping Double Foot Stomp to pickup the victory.

Winner: Cameron Grimes via Pinfall 

– Matt Riddle will battle Killian Dain next week.

Shayna Baszler & Mia Yim In-Ring Segment 

Mia Yim went over there and delivered a message. Baszler got it. Yim attacked Marina and Jessamyn from behind.  This is not the streets. We are professional fighters. That’s exactly why you haven’t even boarded the plane to Toronto but you have already lost. This is not the street or a back alley, this is the biggest professional stage of your career. In front of tens of thousands of fans in attendance, Baszler is going to put Yim to sleep. That’s because street rats don’t survive long in her world. Mia Yim walks down to the ring.

Is Baszler scared? Where’s her friends?  Yim ain’t seen nothing. Baszler has been running around here thinking it is a game, but game recognizes game. She’s looking unfamiliar right now. Yim has nothing to lose and everything to gain. This street rat will bring a fight Baszler can’t train for, champ. Yim thinks she’s special? Well she’s not. At NXT TakeOver Toronto, everyone will see that Yim is nothing, but street trash. Baszler walks out of the ring.

WWE NXT TakeOver: Toronto II Match Card 

– Candice LeRae vs. Io Shirai

– The Street Profits (c) vs. The Undisputed Era For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championship

– Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Mia Yim For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship

– The Velveteen Dream (c) vs. Pete Dunne vs. Roderick Strong in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE NXT North American Championship

– Adam Cole (c) vs. Johnny Gargano in a Two Out Of Three Falls Match For The WWE NXT Championship

Third Match: Pete Dunne vs. Roderick Strong 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dunne backs Strong into the ropes. Chain grappling exchange. That leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Strong applies a side headlock. Dunne rolls Strong over for a one count. Dunne grabs the left ankle of Strong. Strong kicks Dunne in the gut. Test Of Strength. Strong applies a front face lock. Dunne works on his joint manipulation game. Dunne locks in The Octopus Stretch. Strong with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Strong transitions into a ground and pound attack. Strong unloads three knife edge chops. Strong repeatedly stomps on Dunne’s back. Strong punches Dunne in the back. Strong applies a side headlock. Dunne drops down on the canvas. Dunne leapfrogs over Strong. Dunne clotheslines Strong. Dunne stomps on the left elbow of Strong. Dunne continues to attack Strong’s fingers.

Dunne with The PK. Strong locks in The Torture Rack. Strong with a Double Knee BackBreaker. Strong follows that with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a one count. Strong puts Dunne under the bottom rope. Strong tugs on Dunne’s hair. Strong is putting the boots to Dunne. Strong talks smack to Dunne. Dunne fires back with four leg kicks. Strong dropkicks Dunne for a two count. Strong and Dunne are trading back and forth shots in the corner. Strong puts Dunne on the top turnbuckle. Strong with a knife edge chop. Strong goes for a SuperPlex, but Dunne blocks it. Dunne dumps Strong chest first on the canvas. Dunne delivers a Missile Dropkick. Dunne with a forearm knockdown. Dunne kicks the left hamstring of Strong. Dunne dives over Strong. Dunne with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dunne hits The X-Plex. Dunne follows that with The PK for a two count.

Dunne with a High Head Kick. Standing Switch Exchage. Strong goes for a German Suplex, but Dunne lands back on his feet. Dunne drills Strong with The Buzzsaw Kick. Dunne with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Dunne fish hooks Strong. Dunne goes for a Triangle MoonSault, but Strong counters with a BackBreaker on the ring apron for a two count. Strong drives his knee into the midsection of Dunne. Strong delivers his combination offense. Strong with a Jumping Knee Strike. Strong with a BackBreaker. Strong with a Belly to Back FaceBuster for a two count. Strong unloads two forearm smashes. Step Up Enzuigiri Exchange. Strong negates The Bitter End. Strong with The Olympic Slam. Dunne responds with a DDT. Strong struggles to get back on his feet.

Strong with a chop/forearm combination. Dunne fires back with a flurry of palm strikes. Strong has Dunne perched on the top turnbuckle. Dunne repeatedly kicks Strong in the face. Strong goes for an Avalanche Olympic Slam, but Dunne counters with a Sunset Flip PowerBomb. Dunne goes for The Bitter End, but Strong lands back on his feet. Strong with a Jumping Knee Strike. Strong connects with The Tiger Driver. Strong locks in The Strong Hold. Dunne transitions into a Triangle Choke. Dunne makes Strong tap out to The Finger Snap. After the match, The Velveteen Dream walks into the ring. Was Dream going for a sneak attack? Dream poses for the crowd. Dunne snaps Dream’s fingers. Dunne plants Strong with The Bitter End to close the show.

Winner: Pete Dunne via Submission 

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Author: Josh Lopez