WWE NXT Results (12/18/19): Rhea Ripley vs. Shayna Baszler

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

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Adam Cole (c) vs. Finn Balor For The WWE NXT Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Balor with a waist lock takedown. Balor floats over into the rear chin lock. Cole with a hammerlock reversal. Balor with a single leg takedown. Balor applies a side headlock. Balor with a side headlock takedown. Cole answers with the headscissors escape. Balor with a double leg takedown. Cole avoids The Standing Double Foot Stomp. Cole negates The 1916. Cole backs Balor into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Cole kicks Balor in the gut. Cole with two forearm smashes. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Cole. Cole goes for a sunset flip, but Balor counters with a basement dropkick for a one count. Balor applies an arm-bar. Balor unloads three knife edge chops. Following a snap mare takeover, Balor dropkicks the back of Cole’s neck for a two count. Balor repeatedly stomps on Cole’s chest. The referee admonishes Balor. Cole regroups on the outside.

Balor with a Hesitation Dropkick. Cole thrust kicks the left knee of Balor. Cole slams Balor’s head on the ring apron. Cole drops Balor with The Hangman’s NeckBreaker. Cole transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cole with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Cole is putting the boots to Balor in the corner. Cole is choking Balor with his boot. Cole poses for the crowd. Following a snap mare takeover, Cole drives his knee into Balor’s back. Cole applies a rear chin lock. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Balor decks Cole with a JawBreaker. Cole dropkicks the injured left knee of Balor. Cole with forearm shivers. Cole drops Balor with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. Cole repeatedly drives his knee into Balor’s back. Cole applies The Figure Four HeadLock. Balor bridges his back for a two count. Cole scores the elbow knockdown.

Balor kicks Cole in the face. Balor with a running forearm smash. Cole reverses out of the irish whip from Balor. Balor with a Spin Out Elbow Drop for a two count. Balor with three running knife edge chops. Balor applies a side headlock. Cole hits The BackStabber for a two count. Balor fights out of the fireman’s carry position Balor applies a waist lock. Cole with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Cole SuperKicks Balor for a two count. Neither men can deliver a vertical suplex. Forearm Exchange. Cole with Two Pump Kicks. Balor responds with The Pele Kick for a two count. Balor is pissed. Cole thrust kicks the midsection of Balor. Balor avoids The Panama Sunrise. Balor goes for The 1916, but Cole counters with The Ushigoroshi for a two count.

Cole goes for The Last Shot, but Balor counters with a double leg takedown. Balor with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor follows that with The ShotGun Dropkick. Cole sends Balor crashing to the outside. Cole resets the referee’s ten count. Cole goes for The Panama Sunrise, but Balor counters with a Back Body Drop on the floor. Balor dropkicks Cole into the steel guard rail. Balor rolls Cole back into the ring. Cole avoids The Coupe De Grace. Cole connects The Last Shot for a two count. Cole pulls down his right knee pad. Balor with an Inside Out Lariat. Balor delivers another ShotGun Dropkick. Balor lands The Coupe De Grace. Balor gets Cole in position for The 1916. Balor is distracted by Johnny Gargano. Cole low blows Balor. Cole puts Balor away with The Last Shot to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Champion, Adam Cole via Pinfall 

Second Match: Damian Priest vs. Killian Dain 

Dain throws his jacket at Priest before the bell rings. Dain runs Priest into the turnbuckles. Dain with clubbing shoulder blocks. Dain targets the injured ribs of Priest. Priest is throwing haymakers at Dain. Priest side steps Dain into the turnbuckles. Priest with rapid fire bodyshots. Priest repeatedly stomps on Dain’s chest. Dain kicks Priest in the gut. Dain launches Priest over the top rope. Priest with a Discus RoundHouse Kick. Priest goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Dain blocks it. Dain hits The Divide. Dain is raining down haymakers. Dain applies a waist lock. Priest with three sharp elbow strikes. Dain applies the bear hug. Dain levels Priest with a Body Avalanche. Dain has Priest draped across the second rope. Dain dropkicks the injured ribs of Priest.

Dain with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Dain has complete control of the match. Dain starts ripping off Priest medical tape. Dain with The Pump Kick. Dain slams Priest head on the steel guard rail. Dain with the cover for a two count. Dain with a waist lock go-behind. Dain with a Belly to Back Suplex. Dain stands on Priest injured ribs. Dain applies a rear chin lock. Priest gets back to a vertical base. Priest starts kicking the left hamstring of Dain. Dain nails Priest with a PumpHandle GutBuster. Dain with clubbing elbow smashes. The brutal assault continues. Dain with Two Senton Splashes. Dain hits The Fisherman’s Suplex for a two count. Dain goes back to the rear chin lock. Priest with heavy bodyshots. Dain dropkicks Priest. Priest regroups on the outside. Priest drops Dain with a FlatLiner. Priest with two forearm smashes. Priest with a leaping back elbow smash. Priest delivers his combination offense.

Priest with The Axe Bomber. Priest is building moment. Priest with a Jumping Back Elbow Smash. Priest follows that with a Vertical Suplex. Dain heads to the outside. Priest lands The SpringBoard Plancha. Priest rolls Dain back into the ring. Priest connects with The South Of Heaven for a two count. Dain negates The Reckoning. Dain side steps Priest into the turnbuckles. Dain thrust kicks the midsection of Priest. Dain with a PowerBomb Toss/Elbow Drop Combination for a two count. Dain with a Corner Splash. Dain gets Priest in the electric chair position. Priest with the victory roll for a two count. Priest nails Dain with The Cyclone Kick. Dain responds with The Wasteland. Dain with another Senton Splash. Dain goes for The Vader Bomb, but Priest gets his knees up in the air. Priest plants Dain with The Reckoning to pickup the victory.

Winner: Damian Priest via Pinfall 

Third Match: Kushida vs. Cameron Grimes 

Chain grappling exchange after the bell rings. Kushida applies a wrist lock. Front Face Lock Exchange. Kushida’s speed is getting the best of Grimes. Kushida grapples around Grimes. Kushida with an arm-drag takedown. Kushida applies an arm-bar. Kushida reverses out of the irish whip from Grimes. Grimes drops Kushdia with a shoulder tackle. Kushida drops down on the canvas. Kushida leapfrogs over Grimes. Kushida with a SitOut Hip Toss. Kushida applies the cross-arm-breaker. Kushida attacks both of Grimes shoulders. Kushida with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Kushida rolls Grimes back into the ring. Kushida with a Flying Tomahawk Chop. Kushida locks in The Cobra Twist. Kushida dropkicks Grimes. Kushida goes back to The Cobra Twist.

Kushida with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Kushida stomps on Grimes chest. Kushida with a knife edge chop. Kushida applies another wrist lock. Grimes pulls Kushida down to the mat. Grimes uppercuts Kushida. Grimes with a short-arm reversal. Grimes hyperextends the left shoulder of Kushida. Kushida with forearm shivers. Grimes goes for a Hip Toss, but Kushida blocks it. Kushida launches Grimes over the top rope. Kushida dives over Grimes. Grimes with a Standing MoonSault Slam for a two count. Grimes applies a rear chin lock. Kushida grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Grimes stomps on Kushida’s back. Kushida and Grimes are trading back and forth shots.

Grimes whips Kushida back first into the turnbuckles for a two count. Grimes drives his knee into Kushida’s back. Forearm Exchange. Grimes reverses out of the irish whip from Kushida. Grimes with a Running Clothesline for a two count. Grimes stands on Kushida’s back. Grimes with a Big Biel Throw. Grimes is choking Kushida with his left knee. Grimes kicks Kushida in the back. Grimes abuses the referee’s five count. Grimes with forearm shots across the back of Kushida. Grimes with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Grimes applies the backbreaker stretch. Grimes goes for a German Suplex, but Kushida blocks it. Kushida drops Grimes with a HandSpring Back Elbow Smash. Kushida with two running forearm smashes. Kushida with a Hip Toss. Kushida follows that with a Cartwheel Dropkick. Kushida with a Modified Slice Bread. Kushida applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Grimes puts his foot on the bottom rope to force the break.

Kushida kicks the left shoulder of Grimes. Grimes drops Kushida with a Tilt-A-Whirl Side Slam for a two count. Kushida drives Grimes face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Kushida with a Release German Suplex. Grimes avoids The Buzzsaw Kick. Grimes with a SuperMan Punch. Grimes with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Kushida kicks Grimes in the face. Kushida with a HandSpring Double Heel Kick. Kushida follows that with a Flying Cannonball Senton to the floor. Kushida rolls Grimes back into the ring. Grimes kicks Kushida in the face. Kushida responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Grimes denies The HoverBoard Kick. Kushida with a Running Double Heel Kick. Kushida connects with an Avalanche Cazadora FaceBuster for a two count. Grimes with a High Head Kick. Kushida answers with a forearm smash. Kushida goes for The Swinging HoverBoard Lock, but Grimes blocks it. Grimes connects with The Caveman to pickup the victory.

Winner: Cameron Grimes via Pinfall 

– Io Shirai Video Package.

Fourth Match: Io Shirai vs. Santana Garrett 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Shirai applies a side headlock. Shirai drops Garrett with a shoulder tackle. Shirai cartwheels around the ring. Garrett with an arm-drag takedown. Garrett rolls Shirai over for a two count. Shirai talks smack to Garrett. Shirai tries to slap Garrett, but it’s to no avail. Garrett applies a wrist lock. Garrett punches Shirai in the chest. Garrett with a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag TakeOver. Garrett goes for a HeadScissors TakeOver, but Shirai lands back on her feet. Garrett avoids a dropkick from Shirai. Garrett SuperKicks Shirai. Garrett goes for the irish whip, but Shirai holds onto the ropes. Garrett with a forearm smash.

Shirai bounces Garrett’s head on the top rope. Shirai hits The FlapJack. Shirai is putting the boots to Garrett. Shirai slaps Garrett in the face. Shirai goes for a ShotGun Meteora, but Garrett ducks out of the way. Garrett kicks Shirai in the face. Garrett with a Side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Garrett with a Rolling Forearm Smash. Garrett with a HandSpring Back Elbow Smash in the corner. Garrett follows that with a Float Over Suplex. Garrett locks in The Last Chancery. Shirai drop toe holds Garrett into the top rope. Shirai hits The ShotGun Meteora. Shirai lands The MoonSault to pickup the victory.

Winner: Io Shirai via Pinfall 

– WWE Worlds Collide 2020 Vignette.

Fifth Match: Pete Dunne vs. Travis Banks 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dunne applies a wrist lock. Banks reverses the hold. Dunne with a wrist lock takedown. Dunne applies a top wrist lock. Dunne with a single leg takedown. Dunne applies a side headlock. Dunne with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Chain grappling exchange. Dunne drops down on the canvas. Dunne leapfrogs over Banks. Banks with a Diving Clothesline. Banks with clubbing chest kicks. Dunne fires back with rapid fire chops. The referee admonishes Dunne. Dunne stomps on Banks fingers. Dunne with a High Head Kick. Dunne hits The X-Plex on the ring apron. Dunne works on his joint manipulation game.

Dunne slaps Banks in the chest. Dunne rolls Banks back into the ring. Dunne stomps on the right knee of Banks. Dunne hyperextends the left shoulder of Banks. Dunne has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Dunne applies a toe and ankle hold. Dunne toys around with Banks. Dunne stands on the back of Banks knees. Dunne is putting the boots to Banks. Banks with a knife edge chop. Dunne kicks Banks in the chest. Dunne delivers a Missile Dropkick. Dunne repeatedly slaps Banks in the face. Banks is pissed. Dunne with an open hand chop. Dunne and Banks are trading back and forth shots.

Banks with a Discus Forearm Smash. Dunne responds with a Running Forearm Smash. Banks takes out the legs of Dunne. Banks with Two Corner Dropkicks. Banks follows that with a Running Cannonball Strike. Dunne regroups on the outside. Banks lands The Suicide Dive. Banks with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Banks with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Standing Switch Exchange. Dunne dives over Banks. Banks goes for The Slice Of Heaven, but Dunne counters with a forearm smash in mid-air. Dunne with The X-Plex for a two count.

Banks nails Dunne with an Apron Enzuigiri. Dunne has Banks perched on the top turnbuckle. Banks goes for an Avalanche Sunset Bomb, but Dunne lands back on his feet. Dunne with a Running Step Up Enzuigiri. Dunne goes for The Bitter End, but Banks counters with a DDT. Dunne figure fours the legs of Banks. Dunne stomps on the back of Banks head. Banks with a Pump Kick. Banks connects with The Kiwi Crusher for a two count. Dunne PowerBombs Banks. Banks staggers Dunne with The Step Up Enzuigiri. Dunne with an Avalanche X-Plex. Dunne with a High Head Kick. Dunne plants Banks with The Bitter End to pickup the victory.

Winner: Pete Dunne via Pinfall 

Dakota Kai Backstage Interview 

Sixth Match: Shayna Baszler (c) w/Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir vs. Rhea Ripley For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship 

Baszler signals for the test of strength. Baszler applies a waist lock. Ripley transitions into a wrist lock. Baszler reverses the hold. Baszler gets the left elbow of Ripley in an awkward position. Ripley avoids the vicious elbow stomp. Ripley nearly punches Baszler. Baszler with a waist lock go-behind. Baszler slaps Ripley in the back of the head. Ripley drops Baszler with The Big Boot. Ripley whips Baszler back first into the turnbuckles. Baszler regroups on the outside. Ripley tells Baszler to bring it. Baszler slams Ripley’s head on the second rope. Baszler with clubbing blows to Ripley’s back. Baszler regains control of the match during the commercial break.

Baszler whips Ripley to the corner. Ripley avoids The Jumping Knee Strike. Ripley gets Baszler in the electric chair position. Ripley dumps Baszler face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Ripley with two clotheslines. Ripley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, Baszler takes out Ripley’s legs. Baszler with forearm shivers. Ripley decks Baszler with a back elbow smash. Ripley dropkicks Baszler. Ripley puts Baszler on the top turnbuckle. Ripley with The SuperPlex for a two count. Ripley applies a waist lock. Baszler delivers her combination offense. Ripley with a Snap German Suplex. Ripley is distracted by The Horsewomen.

Baszler dumps Ripley out of the ring. Ripley knocks Baszler off the ring apron. Ripley wipes out The Horsewomen with a Flying Cannonball Strike. Baszler drops Ripley with a Running Knee Strike. Baszler stomps on the left shoulder of Ripley. The referee ejects The Horsewomen from the ringside area. Ripley is receiving medical attention. Baszler brutally attacks the left shoulder of Ripley. Baszler toys around with Ripley. Baszler with clubbing mid-kicks. Ripley is pissed. Ripley with a forearm smash. Baszler negates The Rip Tide.

Ripley dropkicks Baszler into the referee. Ripley connects with The Rip Tide. Ripley is trying to wake up the referee. Ripley runs Baszler back first into the edge of the ring frame. Baszler grabs a steel chair. Baszler nails Ripley with The DDT on the chair for a two count. Baszler applies The Kirifuda Clutch. Ripley refuses to quit. Ripley repeatedly stomps on Baszler’s face. Ripley applies The Prism. Baszler puts Ripley on the top turnbuckle. Baszler talks smack to Ripley. Ripley HeadButts Baszler. Ripley plants Baszler with an Avalanche Rip Tide to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE NXT Women’s Champion, Rhea Ripley via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez