WWE NXT Results (11/27/19): Finn Balor vs. Tommaso Ciampa

WWE NXT
November 27, 2019
The NXT Arena
Winter Park, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

NXT’s Survivor Series Celebration 

Adam Cole: Stop. For the love of god, what are you guys think you’re doing? You guys are out here celebrating like you actually did something? Let me explain something to you. The only reason that NXT was successful this past weekend is because of The Undisputed Era. Each and everyone of you surrounding the ring did absolutely nothing, so for the love of god, please shut your mouths. I mean come on, we’re the champions. You should be thanking us, but instead you are out here with all of these people shouting loudly and proudly, We Are NXT! Newsflash, none of you are NXT. The Undisputed Era is NXT. It’s because of us that NXT was successful.

Whether you want to admit it or not, we dominated at WarGames, we dominated at Survivor Series and trust me when I tell you, we are just getting started. It’s because me and the fellas are the iron men of this brand. While i’m sure a bunch of you would love the chance to have the night off, kick-back, relax, throw your feet up, not for The Undisputed Era. Because tonight, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly are going to successfully defend their NXT Tag Team Championships because that’s what we do.

Tommaso Ciampa: WOW! Iron Men? Prophecy? For four boys that just had their asses whooped at WarGames, you sure seem confident. I feel like everybody here sees what’s going on, except you. WarGames, that was the beginning of the end for The Undisputed Era. You stand there today with all of the gold. Boys, tonight the collapse continues when Dijakovic and Keith Lee takes those tag team titles. Roderick Strong i’m sure your days are numbered boy. And last, but certainly not least, Goldie I told you that you had to wait cause daddy had to go to war, but war is over and daddy won. Adam Cole, I want to you look me straight in the eye boy because if you didn’t find out at WarGames what you are in store for, you sure as hell going to find out soon. There’s not one single man in Undisputed Era who’s going to be standing in my way and that is undisputed, bay-bay.

Finn Balor: It looks like i’m standing in your way.

Tommaso Ciampa: Finn Balor, what is it you say? You don’t watch the business, the business watches you. Well, that’s good Finn Balor because tonight I want the entire business to watch. Because Prince, you just met your king. Balls in your court prince. What do you say?

Keith Lee: Prince I think you should listen very carefully because that’s a match that can be made and i’m so confident that Mr. Ciampa is going to defeat you, but rather than waste the time, Bobby, Kyle, get in the ring because boys, it’s basking season.

First Match: The Undisputed Era (c) vs. Keith Lee & Dominik Dijakovic For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championship 

Undisputed Era attacks Lee and Dijakovic before the bell rings. Fish is trying to chop down Lee. O’Reilly sends Dijakovic to the floor. Undisputed Era with forearm shivers. Lee delivers a gut punch. Lee with a forearm smash to Fish. Lee kicks Fish in the gut. Lee with a double leapfrog. Fish attacks the midsection of Lee. Lee drops O’Reilly with a shoulder tackle. Lee with a Military Press Slam into O’Reilly. Fish tags in O’Reilly. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lee has the strength advantage. O’Reilly signals for the test of strength. O’Reilly backs himself in the corner. O’Reilly repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Lee. Lee applies a deep knuckle lock. O’Reilly walks to the ring apron to force the break. Lee pulls O’Reilly back into the ring. Lee tags in Dijakovic.

Dijakovic punches O’Reilly in the back. Dijakovic reverses out of the irish whip from O’Reilly. O’Reilly ducks two clotheslines from Dijakovic. O’Reilly goes for a Running Crossbody Block, but Dijakovic blocks it. Dijakovic drives his knee into O’Reilly’s back. Dijakovic whips O’Reilly across the ring. Dijakovic applies pressure to the left shoulder of O’Reilly. O’Reilly fires back with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Fish suffered medical injury, so he will be replaced by Roderick Strong. Strong slams Dijakovic’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Strong blasts Dijakovic with a knife edge chop. Undisputed Era starts double teaming Dijakovic. Dijakovic with a Vertical Toss. Dijakovic tags in Lee. Dijakovic with a straight right hand. Lee applies a wrist lock. Lee goes for a Bodyslam, but O’Reilly lands back on his feet. O’Reilly applies a side headlock. O’Reilly runs into Lee.

O’Reilly goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Lee holds onto the ropes. Lee drops O’Reilly with a shoulder tackle. Lee hoists Strong up in the air. Lee dumps Strong on top of O’Reilly. Lee tells Strong to bring it. Lee blocks a boot from O’Reilly. Lee with a double knife edge chop. Lee applies a front face lock. O’Reilly with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Lee answers with another shoulder tackle. Strong with a chop/forearm combination. Lee is pissed. O’Reilly attacks Lee from behind. O’Reilly clotheslines the back of Lee’s neck. Dijakovic shoves O’Reilly into the corner. Pier six brawl ensues. Dijakovic bodyslams O’Reilly. Lee delivers a double hand chop. Dijakovic bodyslams Strong on top of O’Reilly. Dijakovic bodyslams Lee on top of Undisputed Era.

O’Reilly drives his knee into the midsection of Dijakovic. O’Reilly tags in Strong. Dijakovic decks Strong with a back elbow smash. Dijakovic launches O’Reilly over the top rope. Dijakovic with a straight right hand. Dijakovic knocks O’Reilly off the ring apron. Strong chop blocks Dijakovic. Strong with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Strong repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Dijakovic. Strong applies a single leg crab. Dijakovic is trying to create separation. Strong with a Running Boot for a two count. Undisputed Era are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. O’Reilly with a forearm smash to Lee. Dijakovic monkey flips O’Reilly across the ring. Lee and Strong are tagged in. Lee drops Strong with a shoulder tackle. Lee clotheslines O’Reilly. Lee with a Double Clothesline. Lee delivers Two Body Avalanches. Lee follows that with Three Running Forearm Smashes.

Lee throws O’Reilly into Strong. Lee goes for The Spirit Bomb, but O’Reilly gets in the way. Lee drives his knee into the midsection of O’Reilly. O’Reilly crawls under Lee. Lee with a Double Back Body Drop. Lee teases a dive. Strong chop blocks Lee. Undisputed Era sends Lee to the time keepers area. O’Reilly with a Flying Knee Strike off the ring apron. Strong goes for a Diving HeadButt, but Lee ducks out of the way. Lee HeadButts O’Reilly in mid-air. Lee tags in Dijakovic. Strong with a knife edge chop. Dijakovic answers with forearm shivers. Dijakovic with a leaping knee smash. Dijakovic drops Strong with a Discus Lariat. Strong kicks the left knee of Dijakovic. Strong tags in O’Reilly. Dijakovic goes for a ChokeSlam, but O’Reilly counters with a Triangle Choke.

Dijakovic with a Double ChokeSlam for a two count. O’Reilly negates The Feast Your Eyes. Dijakovic SuperKicks Strong. Dijakovic with clubbing elbow smashes in the corner. Dijakovic goes for The Feast Your Eyes, but O’Reilly rolls him over for a two count. O’Reilly with a Mid-Kick. Lee runs through Strong on the outside. Lee goes for an Apron PowerBomb, but Strong counters with a chop block. Dijakovic with a SpringBoard Plancha. Dijakovic rolls O’Reilly back into the ring. O’Reilly with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope. O’Reilly tags in Strong. Dijakovic with another Double ChokeSlam. Lee with The Pounce that sends Adam Cole crashing into the NXT Universe. Undisputed Era connects with The Total Elimination to pickup the victory.

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

Second Match: Mansoor vs. Shane Thorne 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Thorne applies a standing arm-bar. Mansoor applies a side headlock. Mansoor dives over Thorne. Mansoor with a side headlock takeover. Mansoor transitions into a front face lock. Thorne runs Mansoor into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Thorne uppercuts Mansoor. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Manoor is lighting up Thorne’s chest. Mansoor ducks a clothesline from Thorne. Mansoor rolls Thorne over for a two count. Mansoor with a Standing MoonSault. Mansoor dropkicks Thorne to the floor. Mansoor goes for The Suicide Dive, but Thorne counters with a Saito Suplex on the floor.

Thorne rolls Mansoor back into the ring. Thorne with the cover for a two count. Thorne kicks Mansoor in the back. Thorne butterflies the arms of Mansoor. Mansoor decks Thorne with a back elbow smash. Mansoor with two forearm smashes. Thorne with a Pop Up Back Drop Driver for a two count. Mansoor responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Mansoor SuperKicks Thorne. Mansoor lands The Suicide Dive. Mansoor plants Thorne with The SlingShot NeckBreaker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Mansoor via Pinfall 

Third Match: Candice LeRae vs. Dakota Kai 

LeRae avoids The RoundHouse Kick. LeRae with a double leg trip. LeRae with a Basement Enzuigiri. LeRae transitions into a ground and pound attack. LeRae hits The CodeBreaker. Kai avoids The Quebrada. Kai trips LeRae from the outside. LeRae dropkicks the back of Kai’s head. LeRae lands The Suicide Dive. LeRae rolls Kai back into the ring. LeRae with a Senton Splash for a one count. LeRae applies a front face lock. Kai backs LeRae into the turnbuckles. LeRae launches Kai over the top rope. Kai drives LeRae shoulder first into the steel ring post. Kai repeatedly slams LeRae’s head on the ring apron. Kai nails LeRae with a Running Pump Kick for a two count. Kai has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

LeRae dodges The Face Wash. LeRae repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Kai. LeRae goes for a Hurricanrana, but Kai counters with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Kai sends LeRae to the ring apron. LeRae with a shoulder block. LeRae blocks a boot from Kai. LeRae with a German Suplex on the apron. LeRae with a chop/forearm combination. LeRae is mauling Kai in the corner. LeRae with a Running Hip Attack. LeRae follows that with a Tornado DDT for a two count. Kai HeadButts LeRae. Kai connects with The Face Wash. LeRae responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kai with clubbing blows to LeRae’s back.

LeRae goes for a Sunset Bomb, but Kai blocks it. LeRae PowerBombs Kai for a two count. LeRae SuperKicks Kai. LeRae goes for The Quebrada, but Kai ducks out of the way. Kai hits The Kairopractor. Kai with Rapid Fire Kawada Kicks. LeRae rolls Kai over for a two count. LeRae locks in The Gargano Escape. Kai rolls herself out of the ring. Kai nails LeRae with the knee brace which causes the disqualification. After the match, Kai repeatedly sends LeRae crashing into the steel ring steps. Kai grabs a steel chair. Rhea Ripley kicks the chair out of Kai’s hands. Kai heads to the backstage area.

Winner: Candice LeRae via Disqualification 

Cameron Grimes Vignette 

Fourth Match: Lio Rush (c) vs. Akira Tozawa For The WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship 

Feeling out process. Tozawa applies a side headlock. Tozawa drops Rush with a shoulder tackle. Rush pops back on his feet. Rush applies a side headlock. Rush with a shoulder block. Rush runs around Tozawa. Tozawa with a Hurricanrana. Tozawa goes for a Senton Splash, but Rush ducks out of the way. Tozawa avoids The Standing Frog Splash. That leads us to a nice display of sportsmanship. Standing Switch Exchange. Rush kicks Tozawa in the face. Tozawa unloads two knife edge chops. Tozawa nails Rush with a right jab. Tozawa with forearm shivers. Rush goes for a German Suplex, but Tozawa blocks it. Tozawa with clubbing elbow smash. Tozawa denies The Sunset Flip PowerBomb. Tozawa with a Senton Splash on the apron.

Rush regains control of the match during the commercial break. Rush hyperextends the left shoulder of Tozawa. Tozawa with a Tornado FaceBuster. Tozawa follows that with a low dropkick. Rush avoids The Suicide Dive. Tozawa with a Running Cannonball Senton off the apron. Tozawa rolls Rush back into the ring. Tozawa delivers a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Tozawa denies The Pump Kick. Rush crawls under Tozawa. Tozawa with a Spinning Back Kick. Tozawa continues to crawl under Rush. Tozawa goes for a Snap German Suplex, but Rush lands back on his feet. Rush thrust kicks the midsection of Tozawa. Tozawa doges The Spinning Heel Kick. Both men are knocked down after a Double Pump Kick. Tozawa applies a waist lock. Rush with three sharp elbow strikes.

Tozawa with a Running Pump Kick. Tozawa with a Step Up Enzuigiri to the back of the neck. Tozawa follows that with a Release German Suplex off the apron. Tozawa and Rush avoids the referee’s ten count. Rush rolls Tozawa over for a two count. Rush nails Tozawa with a Spinning Heel Kick. Tozawa avoids The Come Up. Tozawa struggles to get back on his feet. Rush with rapid fire shoulder kicks. Rush with a forearm smash. Rush goes for The Come Up, but Tozawa counters with a Snap German Suplex. Tozawa with a Bridging DeadLift German Suplex for a two count. Tozawa goes for The Senton Bomb, but Rush gets his knees up in the air. Rush connects with Two Final Hour’s to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Cruiserweight Champion, Lio Rush via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Xia Li vs. Vanessa Borne 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Borne backs Li into the turnbuckles. Borne is mauling Li in the corner. The referee admonishes Li. Li sends Borne shoulder first into the steel ring post. Li avoids The Running Boot. Li PowerBombs Borne. Li gets distracted by Shayna Baszler and The Horse Woman. Li connects with The Windmill Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Xia Li via Pinfall 

Shayna Baszler & Rhea Ripley Segment 

Sixth Match: Finn Balor vs. Tommaso Ciampa 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ciampa backs Balor into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Ciampa shoves Balor. Balor kicks Ciampa in the gut. Balor with a side headlock takeover. Balor drops Ciampa with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Balor applies a side headlock. Quick stalemate in the corner. Ciampa kicks Balor in the gut. Ciampa blasts Balor with a knife edge chop. Ciampa slams Balor’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ciampa scores the elbow knockdown. Ciampa with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Ciampa. Ciampa goes for a sunset flip, but Balor counters with a basement dropkick. Balor applies a rear chin lock. Ciampa gets back to a vertical base. Balor dumps Ciampa out of the ring. Balor with a low angle dropkick. Ciampa denies The PK.

Ciampa goes for The Air Raid Crash, but Balor lands back on his feet. Ciampa decks Balor with a back elbow smash. Ciampa catapults Balor face first into the steel ring post. Ciampa pats himself on the shoulder. Balor regroups on the outside. Ciampa with a running forearm smash. Ciampa with a knife edge chop. Ciampa rolls Balor back into the ring. Balor repeatedly stomps on Ciampa’s chest. Balor bodyslams Ciampa. Balor with a running elbow drop for a one count. Balor applies a rear chin lock. Ciampa decks Balor with a JawBreaker. Balor is putting the boots to Ciampa in the corner. Balor with a Hesitation Dropkick for a two count. Balor goes back to the rear chin lock.

Ciampa with two clotheslines. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Ciampa. Ciampa kicks Balor in the chest. Ciampa knocks Balor off the ring apron. Ciampa with a running knee strike for a two count. Ciampa is mauling Balor in the corner. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Balor clotheslines Ciampa over the top rope. Balor delivers a ShotGun Dropkick into the steel guard rail. Ciampa negates The 1916. Ciampa drops Balor with The Air Raid Crash on the floor. Ciampa with a knee lift. Ciampa hits Project Ciampa for a two count. Ciampa goes for The Fairy Tale Ending, but Balor counters with a double leg takedown. Balor with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp.

Balor follows that with another ShotGun Dropkick. Balor ascends to the top turnbuckle. Ciampa connects with an Avalanche Air Raid Crash for a two count. Ciampa gets distracted by Adam Cole. Ciampa knocks Cole off the ring apron. Balor rolls Ciampa over for a two count. Balor grabs the NXT Championship. The referee admonishes Balor. Ciampa rolls Balor over for a two count. Balor with a Spin Out Elbow Drop for a two count. Cole with a Step Up Enzuigiri from the outside. Balor plants Ciampa with The 1916 to pickup the victory. After the match, Balor drops Cole with The OverHead Kick to close the show.

Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall 

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