October 30, 2019
The NXT Arena
Winter Park, Florida
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Io Shirai vs. Candice LeRae
— WWE (@WWE) October 31, 2019
Shirai slaps LeRae in the face. LeRae responds with a forearm smash. LeRae chases Shirai around the ringside area. Shirai with a tiger feint kick. Shirai lands The Suicide Dive. Shirai rolls LeRae back into the ring. LeRae delivers her own Suicide Dive. LeRae drives her knee into Shirai’s chest. LeRae with a Draping NeckBreaker. LeRae with a Step Up Senton Splash for a two count. Shirai side steps LeRae into the turnbuckles. LeRae with a back elbow smash. Shirai gets LeRae tied up in the middle turnbuckle. Shirai with a Running CodeBreaker. Shirai whips LeRae across the ring. Shirai repeatedly stomps on LeRae’s chest. Shirai is choking LeRae with her boot. Shirai with a Rebound Dropkick for a two count. Shirai applies a rear chin lock. LeRae gets back to a vertical base. Shirai pulls LeRae down to the mat. Shirai with a basement dropkick. Shirai tugs on LeRae’s hair. Shirai toys around with LeRae.
Haymaker Exchange. Shirai goes for The Alabama Slam, but LeRae rolls her over for a two count. LeRae decks Shirai with a JawBreaker. LeRae goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver, but Shirai lands back on his feet. LeRae with a Step Up Enzuigiri. LeRae goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Shirai blocks it. Shirai kicks LeRae in the face. LeRae and Shirai are trading back and forth shots on the ring apron. Shirai goes for a German Suplex, but LeRae blocks it. LeRae with two sharp elbow strikes. Shirai nails LeRae with an open palm strike. LeRae shoves Shirai off the second rope. Shirai sends LeRae crashing to the outside. Shirai rolls LeRae back into the ring. Shirai with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick for a two count. Shirai with clubbing blows to LeRae’s back. LeRae rolls Shirai over for a two count. Shirai kicks LeRae in the gut. Shirai drops LeRae with a long range haymaker.
LeRae needs to build momentum. Shirai with a Running Air Raid Crash for a two count. Shirai goes for The ShotGun Meteora, but LeRae ducks out of the way. LeRae with a chop/haymaker combination. Shirai applies The Cross Face. LeRae with a Side Russian Leg Sweep. LeRae applies The Koji Clutch. Shirai rolls LeRae over for a two count. LeRae thrust kicks the midsection of Shirai. LeRae ducks a clothesline from Shirai. Both ladies are knocked down after a double crossbody block. LeRae clotheslines Shirai. LeRae with a running dropkick. LeRae follows that with a Running Hip Attack. LeRae with The Tornado DDT for a two count. LeRae drives Shirai back first into the turnbuckles. LeRae puts Shirai on the top turnbuckle.
LeRae goes for an Avalanche Swinging NeckBreaker, but Shirai blocks it. Shirai goes for The MoonSault, but LeRae puts her knees up in the air. LeRae with forearm shivers. LeRae with an inside cradle for a two count. Shirai uppercuts LeRae. Shirai applies The HeadScissors Neck Lock. LeRae puts her foot on the bottom rope to create separation. Shirai grabs a steel chair. Shirai is distracted by the referee. LeRae rolls Shirai over for a two count. LeRae with a Full Nelson GourdBuster. LeRae SuperKicks Shirai. LeRae goes for The Quebrada, but Shirai ducks out of the way. Shirai goes on to pickup the victory. After the match, Shirai continues to beat down LeRae. Rhea Ripley storms into the ring. Shirai avoids a massive chair shot. Shirai heads to the backstage area.
Winner: Io Shirai via Pinfall
– Pete Dunne will battle Damian Priest next week.
Finn Balor Promo
It’s funny how things work out. Two months ago, I was laying down for what’s supposed to be the hottest new thing in the business just because he put on a new mask. Well I just took my mask off and now i’m the hottest thing in the business. As usual everybody’s got their opinions. The fans got their opinions. The office got their opinions. The boys in the back have their opinions. A bunch of twitter tough guys out there on social media. You see the problem around here is there’s too many fans in the locker room, when they should be sitting out here with these people. Let’s make one thing clear. I don’t watch this business, this business watches me. Which brings me to Johnny Gargano. The heart of NXT. Johnny congratulations, I heard you got out of the hospital. But let me make one thing very clear. If you want your gold again, I’ll send your right back to the hospital. You won’t be Johnny Wrestling. You will be Johnny Watches Wrestling, exactly that way it’s supposed to be.
– The Kabuki Warriors & Tyler Bate Vignettes.
Second Match: Bronson Reed vs. Shane Thorne
Thorne starts things off with a ShotGun Dropkick. Thorne follows that with a Rolling Cannonball Senton. Reed drops Thorne with an Inside Out Lariat. Reed with a Senton Splash. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Reed is lighting up Thorne’s chest. Thorne uppercuts Reed. Reed with a Discus Forearm Smash. Thorne with a High Head Kick. Thorne with a Saito Suplex for a two count. Thorne with clubbing mid-kicks. Reed struggles to get back on his feet. Reed blocks a boot from Thorne. Reed with a straight right hand. Reed dives over Thorne. Reed with a German Suplex. Reed connects with The Sunset Driver for a two count. Reed climbs to the top turnbuckle. Thorne with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Thorne with a straight right hand. Thorne goes for an Avalanche FrankenSteiner, but Reed blocks it. Reed lands The Flying Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bronson Reed via Pinfall
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– Mia Yim Vignette.
Third Match: The Kabuki Warriors (c) vs. Dakota Kai & Tegan Nox For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
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Asuka and Nox will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Asuka applies a side headlock. Nox drops down on the canvas. Nox leapfrogs over Asuka. Asuka kicks Nox in the ribs. Asuka tags in Sane. Open Hand Chop Exchange. Sane stomps on the left foot of Nox. Sane pulls Nox down to the mat. Nox reverses out of the irish whip from Sane. Nox with a single dropkick. Kai dropkicks Asuka to the floor. The Kabuki Warriors and Team Kick are brawling on the outside. Sane throws Nox into the steel ring steps. Kabuki Warriors are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Nox drives her knee into the midsection of Asuka. Nox tags in Kai.
Kai with a running forearm smash. Nox with a running european uppercut. Kai sweeps the legs of Asuka. Nox follows that with a Leaping Back Senton Splash. Kai hooks the leg for a two count. Kai with two deep arm-drags. Following a snap mare takeover, Kai hits The PK for a two count. Asuka blocks a boot from Kai. Asuka with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope. Asuka delivers a Running Hip Attack. Kai regroups on the outside. Asuka rolls Nox back into the ring. Asuka stands on the back of Kai’s neck. Asuka unloads vicious Kawada Kicks. Asuka pulls Kai off the bottom rope. Asuka applies a Heel Hook. Kai repeatedly kicks Asuka in the face. Asuka transitions into an Ankle Lock. Kai with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Asuka responds with a Big Boot.
Asuka wraps the left knee of Kai around the bottom rope. Asuka tags in Sane. Sane with clubbing bodyshots. Sane walks the plank. Sane hits The Sliding D for a two count. Sane locks in The Stretch Muffler. Sane figure fours the legs of Kai. Sane drags Kai to the corner. Sane tags in Asuka. Asuka abuses the referee’s five count. Asuka applies a rear chin lock. Kai rolls Asuka over for a two count. Asuka stomps on Kai’s back. Asuka makes another quick tag to Kai. Sane stops Kai in her tracks. Forearm Exchange. Sane drops Kai with The Shotei. Following a snap mare takeover, Sane applies a Figure Four Neck Lock. Sane with an Axe Kick to the back of Kai. Kai needs to create separation. Asuka tells Kai to bring it. Asuka with a snap mare takedown. Asuka repeatedly kicks Kai in the back for a two count. Asuka continues to toy around with Kai.
Another round of Kawada Kicks. Asuka applies a single leg crab. Coming out of the commercial break, Sane with the cover for a two count. Sane tags in Asuka. Asuka brings Kai down to the mat. Asuka applies a toe and ankle hold. Asuka transitions into The Boston Crab. Asuka tags in Sane. Asuka with a CodeBreaker. Sane follows that with a Running BlockBuster. Asuka drops Kai with The Shining Wizard. Sane hooks the leg for a two count. Kai is displaying her fighting spirit. Kai sends Sane tumbling to the floor. Sane provide a roadblock as Kai crawls towards Nox. Kai creates distance with a Desperation Hook Kick. Nox and Asuka are tagged in.
Nox with two clotheslines. Nox ChokeSlams Sane. Nox with Five Running European Uppercuts. Nox sends Sane crashing into Asuka. Nox with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nox with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Nox goes for The Shiniest Wizard, but Asuka counters with The Knee Bar. Nox responds with The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Sane breaks the submission hold. Kai drops Sane with a Pump Kick. Asuka with a Snap German Suplex. Nox SuperKicks Asuka. All four ladies are down. Nox tags in Kai. Kai with forearm shivers. Kai with a Leaping Meteora. Kai delivers The Face Wash. Asuka fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Asuka blinds Kai with the green mist. Asuka connects with The RoundHouse Kick. Asuka tags in Sane. Asuka knocks Nox off the ring apron. Sane lands The Insane Elbow to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, The Kabuki Warriors via Pinfall
NXT WarGames Announcement
Fourth Match: Tyler Bate vs. Cameron Grimes
— WWE (@WWE) October 31, 2019
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Grimes applies a wrist lock. Bate reverses the hold. Grimes goes for a Float Over Suplex, but Bate lands back on his feet. Bate with a single leg takedown. Bate cartwheels around Grimes. Lockup in the center of the ring. Grimes with a wrist lock takedown. Grimes applies a key lock. Grimes maintains wrist control. Bate with a hammerlock escape. Bate applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Grimes backs Bate into the turnbuckles. Bate with a deep arm-drag. Bate applies a simple wrist lock. Stalemate in the corner. Bate delivers another deep arm-drag. Bate targets the left wrist of Grimes. Grimes applies a headscissors neck lock. Grimes drop down on the canvas. Bate leapfrogs over Grimes. Bate dropkicks Grimes. Bate follows that with The Air Plane Spin. Bate dropkicks Grimes to the floor. Grimes with a Spinning Emerald Flowsion for a two count.
Bate kicks Grimes in the jaw. Grimes catches Bate in mid-air. Bate with three sharp elbow strikes. Bate crawls under Grimes. Grimes with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Grimes with three sliding knee strikes for a two count. Grimes works on his joint manipulation game. Grimes with an arm-bar takedown. Bate with a Desperation Boot. Bate with a knee lift. Bate drops Grimes with a Diving European Uppercut. Bate scores the elbow knockdown. Bate with three uppercut forearms. Bate hits The Exploder Suplex. Bate pops back on his feet. Bate with a Running Shooting Star Press for a two count. Bate ducks a clothesline from Grimes. Standing Switch Exchange. Grimes gets Bate in the electric chair position. Bate with a Hurricanrana for a two count.
Grimes goes for a Back Body Drop, but Bate lands back on his feet. Grimes with The SuperMan Punch. Bate responds with Bop and Bang. Bate goes for a HandSpring Lariat, but Grimes counters with The Collision Course for a two count. Bate with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Bate nails Grimes with The Rebound Lariat for a two count. Grimes decks Bate with a back elbow smash. Bate clotheslines Grimes over the top rope. Bate with a Rolling Capo Kick. Bate follows that with a Top Rope Plancha. Bate is distracted by Killian Dain. Grimes connects with The Leaping Double Foot Stomp to pickup the victory. After the match, Killian Dain with a Running Senton Splash. Dain with a Running Cannonball Strike into the steel ring steps. Dain is trying to send a message to Pete Dunne.
Winner: Cameron Grimes via Pinfall
– Angel Garza Vignette.
As first reported by @CBSSports…
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 31, 2019
Fifth Match: The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) vs. Keith Lee & Matt Riddle
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Lee and Fish will start things off. Fish knocks Riddle off the ring apron. Lee blocks a boot from O’Reilly. Lee lifts O’Reilly up in the air. Undisputed Era starts kicking the left hamstring of Lee. Undisputed Era with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Lee shoves Fish into O’Reilly. Lee with a double leapfrog. Lee with a Double Crossbody Block. Lee applies a wrist lock. Lee avoids the low bridge. Lee with a southpaw forearm to O’Reilly. Undisputed Era regroups on the outside. Riddle drops O’Reilly with The Mid-Kick on the floor. Fish talks smack to Riddle. Lee drops Fish with a shoulder tackle. Lee tags in Riddle. Riddle slaps Fish in the chest. Lee unloads two double hand chops. Riddle Spears O’Reilly. Riddle follows that with The Jack Hammer for a two count.
Riddle with a forearm smash. Riddle tags in Lee. Forearm Exchange. Lee applies a wrist lock. Fish tags in O’Reilly. Undisputed Era are trying to knockdown Lee. That plan is not working obviously. Lee tags in Riddle. Forearm/Leg Kick Exchange. Riddle delivers his combination offense. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Riddle with forearm shivers. Fish fires back with a flurry of strikes. Riddle with Two GutWrench Suplex’s. Riddle avoids The ChopBlock. Riddle with a GutWrench Suplex. Fish scores the elbow knockdown. Fish slams Riddle’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Undisputed Era are cutting the ring in half. Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. O’Reilly with clubbing knee smashes. Riddle is favoring his ribs. O’Reilly drags Riddle to the corner. O’Reilly tags in Fish.
Fish with a SlingShot Atomico for a two count. Fish with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Fish follows that with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Fish applies a bodyscissors hold. Fish drives his knee into Riddle’s back. Riddle with an open palm strike. Fish applies a sleeper hold. Fish tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly drills Fish with The Helluva Kick. O’Reilly stops Riddle in his tracks. O’Reilly applies The Heel Hook. Riddle with a Front Dropkick. Fish knocks Lee off the ring apron. O’Reilly with a Flying Forearm Smash. O’Reilly drops Riddle with The Big Boot. Riddle is displaying his fighting spirit. Riddle with Stereo Jumping Knee Strikes. Undisputed Era responds with Stereo Pop Up Mid-Kicks. Undisputed Era connects with Chasing The Dragon for a two count. Fish tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly applies a guillotine choke. Fish cheap shots Lee. Lee is pissed.
O’Reilly goes for a Release German Suplex, but Riddle lands back on his feet. Riddle tags in Lee. Lee with two clotheslines. Lee scores the elbow knockdown. Lee with Two Body Avalanches. Lee with a Double Clothesline. Lee follows that with a Double Back Body Drop. Lee decks Fish with a back elbow smash. O’Reilly crawls under Lee. Lee goes for a Pop Up PowerBomb, but O’Reilly counters with a Leg Sweep. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Lee with a Pop Up Slam. Lee shoves O’Reilly off the ring apron. Lee goes for The MoonSault, but Fish ducks out of the way. Ax and Smash. Fish hits The Samoan Drop. O’Reilly hooks the leg for a two count. O’Reilly applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. O-Reilly transitions into a Triangle Choke. Lee breaks free with a One Arm PowerBomb.
Riddle and Fish are tagged in. Riddle with a Mid-Kick. Riddle drops Fish with The SuperMan Punch. Riddle with a Pele Kick to O’Reilly. Riddle with a Flying Forearm Smash. Riddle follows that with Two Exploder Suplex’s. Riddle delivers Two BROTon’s. Riddle blasts O’Reilly with The PK. Riddle with a Release German Suplex. Riddle is distracted by Adam Cole and Roderick Strong. Riddle with a SpringBoard Knee Strike. O’Reilly launches Riddle over the top rope. Riddle with a forearm smash. Riddle drops Cole with The PK. Riddle sends O’Reilly tumbling to the floor. Riddle lands The SpringBoard Twisting Asai MoonSault. Riddle with a Ripcord Knee Strike. Lee delivers The Pounce on the outside. Riddle goes for a PowerBomb, but Fish lands back on his feet. Undisputed Era connects with The Total Elimination to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) via Pinfall
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