WWE NXT Results (10/2/19): Finn Balor Returns

WWE NXT
October 2, 2019
The NXT Arena
Winter Park, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Adam Cole (c) vs. Matt Riddle For The WWE NXT Championship 

Riddle with three waist lock takedowns. Riddle applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Cole puts his foot on the bottom rope to force the break. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cole backs Riddle into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Cole repeatedly stomps on Riddle’s chest. Riddle with Three GutWrench Suplex’s for a two count. Riddle delivers clubbing chest kicks. Cole tumbles to the floor. Cole with a Jumping RoundHouse Kick. Cole throws Riddle into the steel ring steps. Cole rolls Riddle back into the ring. Cole slams Riddle’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Cole is choking Riddle with his boot. Cole fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Cole scores the elbow knockdown. Cole drops Riddle with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Cole hits The Ushigoroshi for a two count.

Cole applies a rear chin lock. Riddle gets back to a vertical base. Cole wraps his legs around Riddle’s neck. Cole drills Riddle with a Pump Kick. Cole is throwing haymakers at Riddle. Riddle fires back with machine gun chops. Riddle with an OverHead Kick. Riddle follows that with Two Flying Forearm Smashes. Riddle delivers an Exploder Suplex. Cole avoids The PK. Riddle goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Cole ducks out of the way. Riddle hits The BROton. Riddle nails Cole with The PK for a two count. Rollup Exchange. Riddle goes for a PowerBomb, but Cole lands back on his feet. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Cole. Riddle with a Final Flash Knee Strike. Riddle with The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Riddle with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count.

Riddle goes for The GTS, but Cole counters with a BackStabber for a two count. Cole and Riddle are trading back and forth shots. Cole stomps on the left foot of Riddle. Riddle kicks the injured right wrist of Cole. Cole SuperKicks Riddle. Riddle with a Pump Knee Strike. Cole responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Riddle with a Release German Suplex. Cole wraps this sequence with The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Riddle with a High Head Kick. Cole with two sharp elbow strikes. Cole kicks Riddle off the ring apron. Cole goes for The Panama Sunrise, but Riddle counters with a High Knee Strike. Riddle goes for The Floating BRO, but Cole gets his knees up in the air.

Cole connects with The Panama Sunrise for a two count. Cole is shocked. Riddle avoids The Last Shot. Cole goes for another Panama Sunrise, but Riddle counters with The GTS. Riddle PowerBombs Cole. Riddle nails Cole with The Kamigoye. Riddle lands The Floating BRO for a two count. Cole has Riddle perched on the top turnbuckle. Forearm Exchange. Riddle sends Cole crashing into the canvas. Cole with Two SuperKicks. Cole follows that with The Panama Sunrise. Cole goes for The Last Shot, but Riddle counters with The BROMission. Cole rolls Riddle over for a two count. Riddle locks in The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Cole decks Riddle with a high elbow smash. Cole delivers The Last Shot to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Champion, Adam Cole via Pinfall 

– Video Package for the upcoming Shayna Bazler/Candice LeRae WWE NXT Women’s Championship Match.

Finn Balor’s Return 

The Velveteen Dream Experience  

Second Match: Io Shirai vs. Mia Yim 

Shirai refuses to shake Yim’s hand. That leads us to a quick shoving contest. Yim avoids a dropkick from Shirai. Yim with two deep arm-drags. Yim dropkicks Shirai. Yim delivers The Helluva Kick for a two count. Shirai goes for The Step Up Enzuigiri, but Yim ducks out of the way. Yim with an Atomic Drop. Shirai heads to the outside. Yim with a baseball slide dropkick. Yim unloads two knife edge chops. Shirai with a Rebound Tiger Feint Kick. Shirai rolls Yim back into the ring. Shirai kicks Yim in the gut. Shirai repeatedly stomps on Yim’s chest. Shirai is choking Yim with her boot. Shirai with the cover for a two count. Shirai puts her knees on the back of Yim’s neck. Shirai with a Big Biel Throw. Shirai has complete control of the match.

Following a snap mare takeover, Yim applies a rear chin lock. Yim gets back to a vertical base. Shirai drops Yim with a shoulder tackle. Shirai goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Yim blocks it. Shirai and Yim are trading back and forth shots. Shirai drives her knee into the midsection of Yim. Shirai with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Shirai with two forearm smashes. Yim reverses out of the irish whip from Shirai. Shirai locks in The Cobra Twist. Yim breaks free with a Hip Toss. Yim decks Shirai with a back elbow smash. Shirai drops Yim with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Shirai follows that with a basement dropkick for a two count. Shirai pulls Yim down to the mat.

Shirai argues with the referee. Shirai is throwing forearms at Yim. Yim slaps Shirai in the face. Shirai slams Yim’s head on the canvas. Shirai transitions into a ground and pound attack. Shirai hits The FlapJack. Shirai with a Stalling Double Knee Drop for a two count. Shirai goes for a ShotGun Meteora, but Yim ducks out of the way. Yim goes for a Back Body Drop, but Shirai lands back on her feet. Yim with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Yim starts building momentum. Yim with a front dropkick. Yim ducks a clothesline from Shirai. Yim with a basement dropkick for a two count. Yim with Three Mid-Kicks. Shirai responds with a Hurricanrana for a two count.

Yim decks Shirai with a double throat thrust. Shirai drop toe holds Yim into the middle rope. Shirai delivers The 619. Shirai with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick for a two count. Yim thrust kicks the midsection of Shirai. Yim hits Code Blue for a two count. Yim lands The Suicide Dive. Yim hooks the leg for a two count. Shirai with a hand full of tights for a two count. Yim connects with The Protect Yo Neck for a two count. Shirai knocks Yim off the top turnbuckle. Shirai stomps on Yim’s back. Yim drops Shirai with The JawBreaker. Forearm Exchange. Shirai slaps Yim in the face. Shirai delivers The SuperPlex for a two count. Shirai with a desperation head kick. Shirai lands The MoonSault to pickup the victory.

Winner: Io Shirai via Pinfall 

– Tegan Nox Vignette.

Third Match: Johnny Gargano vs. Shane Thorne 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Thorne applies a wrist lock. Gargano reverses the hold. Following a snap mare takeover, Gargano avoids The PK. Gargano applies a front face lock. Gargano ducks a clothesline from Thorne. Gargano with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Thorne negates The Gargano Escape. Thorne decks Gargano with a back elbow smash. Thorne with a Back Drop Driver. Thorne targets the back of Gargano’s neck. Thorne stands on Gargano’s face. Thorne is mauling Gargano in the corner. Gargano with two forearm smashes. Thorne whips Gargano chest first into the turnbuckles. Thorne applies a ring post cravate. Gargano unloads three knife edge chops. Gargano goes for a Tornado DDT, but Thorne blocks it. Thorne dumps Gargano back first on the ring apron.

Thorne rolls Gargano back into the ring. Thorne hooks the leg for a two count. Thorne drives his shoulder into the midsection of Gargano. Thorne with two uppercuts. Gargano is throwing haymakers at Thorne. Thorne with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Gargano starts slapping Thorne in the face. Thorne fish hooks Gargano. Thorne stomps on Gargano’s back. Thorne applies the cravate. Thorne uppercuts Gargano. Thorne goes for another Back Drop Driver, but Gargano blocks it. Gargano hammers down on the back of Thorne’s neck. Gargano with a Jumping Knee Strike. Gargno with two forearm knockdowns. Thorne reverses out of the irish whip from Gargano. Gargano dives over Thorne. Gargano with a Rolling Head Kick. Gargano clotheslines Thorne over the top rope.

Thorne with a Leaping European Uppercut. Gargano lands The Suicide Dive. Gargano rolls Thorne back into the ring. Gargano hits The SlingShot Spear for a two count. Gargano fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Gargano with a Corner Meteora. Thorne responds with a Running Leg Lariat. Thorne with a Running Cannonball Strike. Thorne with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Thorne delivers clubbing chest kicks. Gargano and Thorne are trading back and forth shots. Thorne kicks the back of Gargano’s neck. Gargano drops Thorne with an Inside Out Lariat. Thorne with a RoundHouse Kick. Gargano hits The Reverse Hurricanrana. Gargano connects with The Meeting In The Middle to pickup the victory.

Winner: Johnny Gargano via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Candice LeRae For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Baszler immediately takes down LeRae. Baszler kicks the left hamstring of LeRae. LeRae with a Step Up Enzuigiri. LeRae dropkicks Baszler off the ring apron. LeRae with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. LeRae rolls Baszler back into the ring. LeRae with a running elbow smash. Following a snap mare takeover, LeRae with a Running Neck Snap for a two count. Baszler with a single leg takedown. Baszler sends LeRae to the apron. LeRae with a shoulder block. LeRae with a SlingShot JawBreaker. LeRae follows that with a Back Senton Splash for a two count. LeRae applies an arm-bar. Baszler delivers a gut punch. Baszler applies a key lock. Baszler works on her joint manipulation game.

LeRae with shots to the midsection of Baszler. LeRae applies The Octopus Stretch. Baszler brings LeRae to the corner. LeRae kicks Baszler in the chest. Baszler knocks LeRae off the top turnbuckle. Baszler sends LeRae shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Baszler brutally kicks the left elbow of LeRae. Baszler with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Baszler continues to attack the injured left shoulder of LeRae. LeRae grabs the bottom rope to force the break. LeRae ducks a clothesline from Baszler. LeRae applies a waist lock. Baszler decks LeRae with a back elbow smash. LeRae responds with a FlatLiner on the ring apron. LeRae lands Three Suicide Dives.

LeRae is fired up. LeRae rolls Baszler back into the ring. Baszler with a Step Up Enzuigiri. LeRae sends Baszler crashing to the canvas. Baszler with clubbing blows to LeRae’s back. Baszler with an Avalanche GutWrench Suplex. Baszler goes for a Vertical Suplex, but LeRae counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Baszler negates The Tornado DDT. Baszler with a High Knee Strike. Baszler follows that with a GutWrench Suplex for a two count. LeRae rolls Baszler over for a two count. LeRae with a single leg dropkick. Baszler sweeps the legs of LeRae.

Both ladies are knocked down. LeRae kicks Baszler in the gut. Baszler delivers her combination offense. Baszler drops LeRae with a Step Up Boot for a two count. Baszler toys around with LeRae. LeRae slaps Baszler in the face. LeRae with a Snap German Suplex. LeRae with two haymakers. LeRae locks in The Kirifuda Clutch. Baszler reverses the hold. LeRae with an Avalanche Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. Baszler negates The Unprettier. Baszler for The Kirifuda Clutch, but LeRae rolls her over for a two count. LeRae drops Baszler with a Front DDT. LeRae goes for The Quebrada, but Baszler counters with The Kirifuda Clutch. LeRae eventually taps out.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Women’s Champion, Shayna Baszler via Submission 

Fifth Match: Pete Dunne vs. Danny Burch 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dunne applies a wrist lock. Burch reverses the hold. Dunne with a drop toe hold. Dunne starts bending Burch’s fingers. Burch with a leg sweep. Dunne avoids a foot stomp from Burch. Dunne with a Flying Cross Arm-Breaker. Burch transitions into The CrossFace. Quick standoff in the center of the ring. Burch applies a side headlock. Dunne drops down on the canvas. Dunne leapfrogs over Burch. Dunne drops Burch with a running haymaker. Dunne hits The X-Plex on the ring apron. Dunne stomps on the left elbow of Burch. Dunne rolls Burch back into the ring. Dunne works on his joint manipulation game.

Dunne continues to stomp on the left elbow fo Burch. Burch kicks Dunne in the face. Burch scores an ankle pick. Burch with a corner clothesline. Burch follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Burch delivers a Missile Dropkick. Burch is fired up. Burch uppercuts Dunne. Burch slams Dunne’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Burch with heavy bodyshots in the corner. Burch hooks the leg for a two count. Burch stomps on the left hand of Dunne. Burch with two european uppercuts. Palm Strike Exchange. Burch with a knee drop for a two count. Forearm Exchange.

Dunne dives over Burch. Dunne with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dunne follows that with a Snap German Suplex. Dunne stomps on Burch’s fingers. Dunne with a High Head Kick. Dunne with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Burch rolls Dunne over for a two count. Burch HeadButts Dunne. Burch with a Pop Up PowerBomb. Burch with a High Knee Strike. Burch connects with a Draping DDT for a two count. Dunne kicks Burch in the face. Burch with a straight right hand. Dunne responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dunne delivers the finger snap. Dunne plants Burch with The Bitter End to pickup the victory. After the match, Damian Priest attacks Dunne from behind. Priest connects with The Reckoning.

Winner: Pete Dunne via Pinfall  

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

Kyle O’Reilly and Angelo Dawkins will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Chain Grappling Exchange. O’Reilly applies a wrist lock. Dawkins goes for a Bodyslam, but O’Reilly lands back on his feet. Dawkins drops O’Reilly with a shoulder tackle. O’Reilly scrambles to the floor. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dawkins brings Fish to the corner. Ford tags himself in. Ford applies a wrist lock. Fish with two forearm smashes. Ford drives his knee into the midsection of Fish. Ford punches Fish in the back. Fish regroups on the outside. Forearm Exchange. Fish with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Fish tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly applies a side headlock. O’Reilly with a side headlock takeover. Dawkins tags himself in.

O’Reilly runs into Dawkins. Dawkins with a shoulder tackle. Dawkins with a waist lock takedown. Dawkins rolls O’Reilly over for a two count. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Dawkins with an amateur style takedown. Dawkins tags in Ford. Ford dropkicks Fish for a one count. Ford applies an arm-bar. Street Profits are double teaming Fish. Ford with a Seated Senton on the left shoulder of Fish. Ford with a deep arm-drag. Ford goes back to the arm-bar. Heavy emphasis on the left wrist of Fish. Fish with a knee lift. Ford dives over Fish. Ford shows off his athleticism. Ford with two dropkicks. Fish scores the elbow knockdown. Fish kicks Ford in the chest. Fish with clubbing bodyshots. Fish tags in O’Reilly. Undisputed Era starts cutting the ring in half.

O’Reilly drives his knee into Ford’s ribs. O’Reilly taunts Dawkins. Ford pops back on his feet. Ford and O’Reilly are trading back and forth shots. O’Reilly with a double leg takedown. O’Reilly grapples around Ford. Ford with a quick rollup for a two count. O’Reilly delivers his combination offense. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Fish hooks the leg for a two count. Fish with a forearm smash. Fish applies the cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Fish with a SlingShot Senton for a two count. Fish grabs the right ear of Ford. Fish tags in O’Reilly. Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. O’Reilly transitions into a ground and pound attack. O’Reilly is putting the boots to Ford. O’Reilly drops Ford with a Running Knee Lift. Ford is displaying his fighting spirit.

Fish with Three Snap Vertical Suplex’s for a two count. Fish tags in O’Reilly. Stereo Mid-Kicks for a two count. O’Reilly applies the sitting abdominal stretch. O’Reilly dumps Ford out of the ring. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Fish drives his knee into the midsection of Ford. Fish slams Ford’s head on the ring apron. Ford needs to create separation. Fish Hook. Fish with a Belly to Back Suplex. Fish applies a bodyscissors hold. Ford can barely stand. Fish with continuous bodyshots. Fish applies a waist lock. Ford with two sharp elbow strikes. Fish drops Ford with The Mid-Kick. Fish tags in O’Reilly. Ford with a back elbow smash. Ford kicks Fish in the face. Ford dumps O’Reilly out of the ring. Ford launches Fish over the top rope. Ford hits The Uranage Slam. Fish wisely kicks Dawson off the ring apron. O’Reilly with a Flying Forearm Smash. O’Reilly follows that with Two Rolling ButterFly Suplex’s.

Undisputed Era with a DDT/WheelBarrow Suplex Combination for a two count. Fish repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Ford. Fish tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. O’Reilly lands a liver shot. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Fish continues to wear down Ford in the corner. Fish applies the abdominal stretch. Undisputed Era are abusing the referee’s five count. O’Reilly goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ford lands back on his feet. Ford dives over O’Reilly. Ford ducks a clothesline from Fish. Ford finally tags in Dawkins. Dawkins with rapid fire clotheslines. Dawkins with a Running Bulldog on Fish’s back. Dawkins follows that with Two 360 Stinger Splashes. Dawkins throws O’Reilly into Fish. O’Reilly leapfrogs over Dawkins. Dawkins Spears Fish. Dawkins negates The Ax and Smash. O’Reilly with a Rebound Lariat. Dawkins responds with a Leg Capture Suplex for a two count.

O’Reilly with a High Knee Strike. O’Reilly is throwing haymakers at Dawkins. Fish with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope. Dawkins launches O’Reilly over the top rope. O’Reilly with a Diving Knee Drop. O’Reilly gets Dawkins trapped in The Achilles Lock. Fish applies a Jumping Guillotine Choke. Ford dumps Fish on top of O’Reilly to break the submission hold. Dawkins and O’Reilly are trading back and forth shots. Dawkins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Fish goes for a Flying Splash, but Dawkins ducks out of the way. Dawkins tags in Ford. Ford lands The Frog Splash for a two count. Dawkins gets Fish in the electric chair position. O’Reilly makes the timely save. Dawkins and O’Reilly are brawling on the floor. Ford lands The SomerSault Plancha over the steel ring post. Roderick Strong starts running interference. Dawkins Spears Strong off the ring apron. Fish knocks Ford off the top turnbuckle. Undisputed Era plants Ford with The Total Elimination to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Tag Team Champions, The Undisputed Era via Pinfall 

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