WWE NXT Results (9/18/19): Roderick Strong vs. The Velveteen Dream

WWE NXT
September 18, 2019
The NXT Arena
Winter Park, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Io Shirai vs. Candice LeRae vs. Bianca BelAir vs. Mia Yim in a Fatal Four Way Match. The Winner Will Become The Number One Contender To Shayna Baszler’s WWE NXT Women’s Championship 

LeRae immediately attacks Shirai after the bell rings. BelAir with clubbing blows to Yim’s back. BelAir dumps Yim out of the ring. BelAir drops LeRae with a shoulder tackle. BelAir with a Military Press Slam. BelAir follows that with a HandSpring MoonSault for a two count. Yim applies a guillotine choke. BelAir with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. BelAir reverses out of the irish whip from Shirai. Shirai drills Yim with The Tiger Feint Kick. Shirai punches BelAir. Shirai with a back foot kick to LeRae. Shirai delivers a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick for a two count. Yim shoves BelAir into Shirai. Yim with a Tornado DDT for a two count. LeRae with a chop/forearm combination. LeRae with a Running Hip Attack. LeRae dumps Shirai face first on the ring apron.

BelAir with a Fallaway Slam on the floor. Yim lands The Suicide Dive. Shirai responds with The Asai MoonSault. Yim has BelAir perched on the top turnbuckle. Shirai goes for an Avalanche German Suplex, but LeRae counters with The Tower Of Doom. LeRae applies The Octopus Stretch. Yim drops LeRae with The Big Boot. BelAir hits The SpineBuster. Shirai ducks a clothesline from BelAir. Shirai with a Double UnderHook BackBreaker. LeRae with a Snap German Suplex. LeRae goes for The Poison-Rana, but BelAir blocks it. BelAir dumps LeRae face first on the top turnbuckle pad. BelAir goes for The KOD, but Yim gets in the way.

Yim with a Spinning Back Kick. Yim connects with Code Blue for a two count. Shirai ducks a clothesline from Yim. Standing Switch Exchange. Yim decks Shirai with a back elbow smash. BelAir with a Double Spear. BelAir follows that with The KOD for a two count. Protect Yo Neck by Yim. BelAir heads to the outside. Shirai dropkicks Yim to the floor. Shirai with a Running Meteora. Shirai walks over LeRae. Shirai prepares for The MoonSault. Yim sends Shirai crashing into BelAir. Yim is throwing haymakers at LeRae. Yim goes for a PowerBomb, but LeRae blocks it. Yim gets LeRae in the electric chair position. LeRae connects with The Poison-Rana. LeRae lands The Quebrada to pickup the victory.

Winner: Candice LeRae via Pinfall 

– Video Package on the Matt Riddle/Killian Dain Rivalry.

Second Match: Cameron Grimes vs. Sean Maluta 

Grimes makes quick work of Maluta with The Leaping Double Foot Stomp to pickup the victory.

Winner: Cameron Grimes via Pinfall 

– Damian Priest Vignette.

Third Match: The Velveteen Dream (c) vs. Roderick Strong For The WWE NXT North American Championship 

Strong charges towards Dream. Dream applies a front face lock. Stalemate in the corner. Strong shoves Dream. Strong with a double leg takedown. Dream grapples around Strong. Dream applies a wrist lock. Dream transitions into an arm-bar. Strong with a hammerlock reversal. Strong leapfrogs over Dream. Dream clotheslines Strong over the top rope. Dream is playing mind games with Strong. Dream with two shoulder tackles for a one count. Strong drops down on the canvas. Dream slithers out of the ring. Dream dropkicks Strong for a one count. Strong reverses out of the irish whip from Dream. Dream decks Strong with a back elbow smash. Dream with a Flying Axe Handle Strike. Dream follows that with a Double Axe Handle Strike to the floor. Dream rolls Strong back into the ring apron. Strong shoves Dream off the ring apron. Strong dumps Dream back first on the steel barricade.

Dream regroups on the outside. Strong with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Strong flexes his muscles. Strong drives Dream back first into the edge of the ring frame. Strong kicks Dream in the gut. Strong hooks the leg for a one count. Strong with a full mount. Strong applies a sleeper hold. Strong kicks Dream in the ribs. Strong unloads two knife edge chops. Strong stomps on Dream’s back. Strong rolls Dream over for a two count. Strong applies a rear chin lock. Dream breaks free with a JawBreaker. Strong responds with a BackBreaker for a two count. Strong goes for The Half and Half Suplex, but Dream blocks it. Strong drives his knee into the midsection of Dream. Strong with a Uranage BackBreaker for a two count. Strong is displaying his frustration.

Strong with a single leg takedown. Strong escapes The SharpShooter. Strong goes for another Wrecking Ball Dropkick, but Dream ducks out of the way. Dream with a straight right hand. Dream shoves Strong into the steel ring steps. Coming out of the commercial break, Strong delivers a chop/forearm combination. Strong puts Dream on the top turnbuckle. Strong goes for a SuperPlex, but Dream blocks it. Dream and Strong are trading back and forth shots. Dream sends Strong crashing to the canvas. Dream with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Dream with two clotheslines. Strong reverses out of the irish whip from Dream. Dream kicks Strong in the chest. Dream SuperKicks Strong for a two count.

Dream goes for The Dream Valley Driver, but Strong lands back on his feet. Dream with a matchbook cover for a two count. Dream hits The DreamDT for a two count. Haymaker Exchange. Strong with a single leg dropkick. Strong has Dream draped across the middle rope. Strong goes for a Double UnderHook Suplex, but Dream blocks it. Strong nails Dream with The V-Trigger. Strong has Dreams tied up in the ropes. Strong with a flurry of running forearm smashes. Strong with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Strong follows that with The Tiger Bomb for a two count. Strong locks in The Strong Hold. Dream crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.

The Undisputed Era walks down to the ring. Dream starts building momentum. Dream with a Back Body Drop. Dream is distracted by The Undisputed Era. Dream collides into the referee. Dream connects with The Dream Valley Driver. Dream SuperKicks Cole. Dream knocks O’Reilly off the ring apron. Strong with a Jumping Knee Strike. Strong connects with The End Of Heartache for a two count. Dream responds with The Dream Valley Driver. Dream prepares for The Purple Rain Maker. Cole SuperKicks Dream behind the referee’s back. Strong plants Dream with The End Of Heartache to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE NXT North American Champion, Roderick Strong via Pinfall 

– In two weeks, Candice LeRae will battle Shayna Baszler For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship.

Fourth Match: Pete Dunne vs. Arturo Ruas 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Ruas with a sing leg takedown. Chain grappling exchange. Dunne backs Ruas into the ropes. The referee calls for the clean break. Ruas with a Flying Scissors TakeDown. Ruas applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Dunne reverses the hold. Haymaker Exchange. Ruas drives his knee into the midsection of Dunne. Ruas applies a head and arm choke. Dunne drops down on the canvas. Dunne leapfrogs over Ruas. Dunne clotheslines Ruas. Dunne works on his joint manipulation game. Dunne stomps on the left elbow of Ruas. Dunne continues to bend Ruas fingers. Ruas delivers his combination offense.

Ruas cartwheels around Dunne. Ruas with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ruas transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ruas with the cover for a two count. Ruas kicks Dunne in the chest. Ruas gives Dunne a taste of his own medicine. Ruas with Three Mid-Kicks. Dunne fires back with open hand chops. Ruas kicks the left knee of Dunne. Dunne starts bending Ruas toes. Dunne drops Ruas with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Dunne starts building momentum. Dunne dives over Ruas. Dunne with a Step Up Enzuigiri.

Dunne follows that with a Snap German Suplex. Dunne with a High Head Kick for a two count. Dunne follows that with a RoundHouse Kick. Dunne hits The X-Plex for a two count. Dunne repeatedly stomps on Ruas face. Dunne applies The Triangle Choke. Ruas scores a high head kick. Ruas with a cartwheel escape. Ruas with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Ruas with a Jumping Knee Strike. Dunne responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dunne goes back to The Triangle Choke. Dunne makes Ruas tap out to The Finger Snap.

Winner: Pete Dunne via Submission 

– Dakota Kai will make her NXT return next week.

Fifth Match: Aliyah w/Vanessa Borne vs. Xia Li 

Xia applies a side headlock. Xia is playing mind games with Aliyah. Xia kicks the back of Aliyah’s neck. Xia with a roll through dropkick. Xia is fired up. Xia ducks a clothesline from Aliyah. Standing Switch Exchange. Aliyah thrust kicks the midsection of Xia. Aliyah slaps Xia in the face. Aliyah tugs on Xia’s hair. Xia decks Aliyah with a JawBreaker. Xia side steps Aliyah into the turnbuckles. Xia sweeps the legs of Aliyah. Xia drops Aliyah with a forearm smash. Xia blasts Aliyah with a ShotGun Dropkick. Xia follows that with Two Big Boots. Xia drills Aliyah with The Spinning Back Kick. Xia plays to the crowd. Xia connects with The Tornado Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Xia Li via Pinfall 

Imperium & Kushida In-Ring Segment 

Sixth Match: Lio Rush vs. Oney Lorcan. The Winner Will Become The Number One Contender To Drew Gulak’s WWE Cruiserweight Championship 

Lorcan starts things off with a Running European Uppercut. Lorcan with three running elbow smashes. Lorcan follows that with a Running BlockBuster for a two count. Lorcan is unhinged. Lorcan goes for The Half and Half Suplex, but Rush blocks it. Rush knocks Lorcan off the ring apron. Rush lands Three Suicide Dives. Rush rolls Lorcan back into the ring. Rush is throwing forearms at Lorcan. Lorcan reverses out of the irish whip from Rush. Lorcan dives over Rush. Rush shows off his speed and athleticism.

Rush with a SpringBoard HeadScissors TakeOver. Rush kicks Lorcan in the chest. Rush with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Rush with a Mid-Kick. Lorcan blocks a boot from Rush. Lorcan drops Rush with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Lorcan unloads two knife edge chops. Lorcan whips Rush back first into the turnbuckles. Lorcan uppercuts Rush. Lorcan has Rush draped across the top rope. Lorcan uppercuts Rush to the floor. Lorcan with a DeadLift GutWrench PowerBomb for a two count. Rush with rapid fire haymakers. Ankle pick by Lorcan. Lorcan applies the single leg crab. Rush refuses to quit. Rush uses his feet to escape the hold.

Lorcan with a blistering chop. Lorcan bodyslams Rush for a two count. Lorcan is lighting up Rush’s chest. Rush connects with The SpringBoard Stunner for a two count. Lorcan avoids The Dragon’s Call. Lorcan goes for a PowerBomb, but Rush lands back on his feet. Lorcan continues chop Rush in the chest. Lorcan with a Big Boot. Lorcan PowerBombs Rush. Lorcan goes back to the single leg crab. Lorcan transitions into The STF. Rush crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Lorcan is displaying his frustration. Rush delivers his combination offense. Rush slaps Lorcan in the face. Lorcan is pissed. Lorcan with clubbing palm strikes. Lorcan goes for The Running BlockBuster, but Rush counters with a Standing Spanish Fly. Rush lands The Dragon’s Call to pickup the victory.

Winner: Lio Rush via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Matt Riddle vs. Killian Dain in a Street Fight 

Dain attacks Riddle before the bell rings. Dain is putting the boots to Riddle. Riddle fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Riddle with a Delayed German Suplex. Riddle follows that with an Exploder Suplex. Riddle goes for The BROton, but Dain gets his knees up in the air. Dain grabs a kendo stick. Riddle nails Dain with the hook. Riddle attacks Dain with the kendo stick. Dain launches Riddle over the ringside barricade.

Dain transitions into a ground and pound attack. Dain with a Running Senton Splash on the floor. Dain is throwing haymakers at Riddle. The action spills towards the parking lot. Dain throws Riddle back first into the production truck. Riddle drops Dain with a Ripcord Knee Strike. We see Imperium in the background. WALTER punches Riddle. WALTER applies a sleeper hold. Imperium starts beating down Riddle. The Street Profits, The Forgotten Sons and The NXT Locker Room joins the melee. Pure and utter chaos to close the show.

Match Result: No-Contest 

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Author: Josh Lopez