WWE NXT Results (12/25/19): Keith Lee & Lio Rush vs. Damian Priest & Tony Nese

WWE NXT
December 25, 2019
The NXT Arena & Barclays Center
Winter Park, Florida & Brooklyn, New York

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

– Cathy Kelley, Pat McAfee, and Sam “Bran Muffins” Roberts are in the NXT Control Center.

Commentators: Mauro Ranallo & Nigel McGuiness (NXT Arena), Tom Phillips & Beth Phoenix (Barclays Center)

First Match: Roderick Strong (c) vs. Austin Theory For The WWE NXT North American Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Strong applies a side wrist lock. Strong with a wrist lock takedown. Strong applies an arm-bar. Strong with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Strong mocks Theory. Test Of Strength. Strong with a side headlock takeover. Following a snap mare takeover, Theory taunts Strong. Strong with a single leg takedown. Strong figure fours the legs of Theory. Strong applies another arm-bar. Theory with a counter wrist lock takedown. Quick shoving contest. Strong drops Theory with a forearm smash. Strong repeatedly stomps on Theory’s chest. Strong blasts Theory with a knife edge chop. Theory dives over Strong. Theory ducks a clothesline from Strong. Theory dropkicks Strong for a one count.

Theory kicks Strong in the gut. Theory whips Strong back first into the turnbuckles. Theory kicks Strong in the gut. Theory with a forearm shiver. Strong drives his knee into the midsection of Theory. Theory is throwing haymakers at Strong. Strong applies a side headlock. Strong dives over Theory. Strong leapfrogs over Theory. Theory blocks a boot from Strong. Theory dumps Strong face first on the canvas. Theory follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Theory with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Theory transitions into a ground and pound attack. Theory goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Strong lands back on his feet. Theory decks Strong with a back elbow smash. Theory clotheslines Strong over the top rope. Strong and Theory are trading back and forth shots on the outside.

Strong hits The Olympic Slam on the steel ring post. Theory gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Strong is stomping the life out of Theory. Strong kicks Theory in the ribs. Strong with a short elbow drop for a two count. Strong has complete control of the match. Strong with a clubbing crossface. Theory fires back with forearm shivers. Strong reverses out of the irish whip from Theory. Strong dropkicks Theory for a two count. Strong applies The SurfBoard Chin Lock. Strong fish hooks the mouth of Theory. Strong talks smack to Theory. Strong slaps Theory in the chest. Chest Kick/Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Strong sends Theory to the ring apron. Theory with a shoulder block. Theory goes for a Rolling Cutter, but Strong counters with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count.

Strong applies a rear chin lock. Theory gets back to a vertical base. Strong with a knee lift. Theory responds with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Theory with a back elbow smash. Strong continues to attack the midsection of Theory. Theory with a Roll Through Dropkick. Forearm Exchange. Theory with two clotheslines. Theory with a SlingShot Double Foot Stomp. Theory hits The Fisherman’s Buster. Theory follows that with The Rolling BlockBuster for a two count. Strong with a double leg takedown. Theory kicks Strong in the face. Theory BuckleBombs Strong. Theory with a Cross Legged Ushigoroshi for a two count. Strong fights out of the torture rack position. Strong with a Step Up Knee Strike in the corner. Strong puts Theory on the top turnbuckle.

Strong delivers The SuperPlex. Theory responds with a Spinning Rack Bomb for a two count. Strong launches Theory over the top rope. Strong with a shoulder block. Strong punches Theory in the back. We have a stalemate in the corner. Strong with a knife edge chop. Strong with a Pendulum BackBreaker on the top turnbuckle pad for a two count. Strong goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Theory blocks it. Theory hammers down on the back of Strong’s neck. Theory connects with The Cross Legged Ushigoroshi on the ring apron for a two count. Chop/Forearm/Haymaker Exchange. Strong kicks Theory in the face. Strong with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Theory unloads Two SuperKicks. Theory goes for The Ataxia, but Strong counters with a Jumping Knee Strike. Strong plants Theory with The End Of Heartache. Strong makes Theory tap out to The Strong Hold.

Winner: Still WWE NXT North American Champion, Roderick Strong via Submission 

Second Match: Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Jack Gallagher 

Test Of Strength. Scott grapples around Gallagher. Gallagher applies a side headlock. Scott bends the right shoulder of Gallagher. Gallagher applies a toe and ankle hold. Gallagher works on his joint manipulation game. Gallagher goes back to the side headlock. Scott backs Gallagher into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Following a snap mare takeover, Scott drops Gallagher with a shoulder tackle. Gallagher drops down on the canvas. Gallagher leapfrogs over Scott. Scott with a double leg takedown. Gallagher answers with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Gallagher applies a rear chin lock. Scott with a Michinoku Driver. Scott applies the cross-arm-breaker. Gallagher rolls Scott over for a two count. The chain grappling exchange continues in the center of the ring.

Scott dumps Gallagher out of the ring. Scott ducks a clothesline from Gallagher. Scott with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Scott kicks the left hamstring of Gallagher. Scott with a basement dropkick. Gallagher regroups on the outside. Scott launches Gallagher over the top rope. Scott with a Running Pump Kick. Scott rolls Gallagher back into the ring. Scott with the cover for a one count. Scott bends Gallagher’s fingers. Scott applies a rear chin lock. Gallagher gets back to a vertical base. Gallagher tugs on Scott’s dreadlocks. Gallagher drives Scott shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Gallagher regains control of the match during the commercial break.

Gallagher uppercuts Scott. Gallagher stomps on Scott’s chest. Scott shoves Gallagher. Gallagher with a forearm smash. Scott unloads two knife edge chops. Gallagher with an arm-ringer. Gallagher works on the left shoulder of Scott. Scott kicks Gallagher in the face. Scott goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Gallagher counters with a Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Scott grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Gallagher kicks Scott in the back. Gallagher drives Scott’s left shoulder to the mat. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Gallagher dumps Scott out of the ring. Gallagher is lighting up Scott’s chest. Scott is throwing haymakers at Gallagher. Gallagher with a forearm smash. Scott answers with a Discus Lariat.

Scott with a Running Uppercut. Scott follows that with a Flying European Uppercut across the back of Gallagher’s neck. Scott with Rapid Fire Mid-Kicks. Gallagher launches Scott over the top rope. Scott decks Gallagher with a back elbow smash. Scott with a straight right hand. Scott hits The Roll Through FlatLiner for a two count. Gallagher applies a Standing Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Scott breaks free with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Second Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Scott with a Pump Kick. Gallagher responds with a Rebound HeadButt for a two count. Scott goes for a Bodyslam, but Gallagher counters with a Cross-Arm-Breaker. Scott reverses the hold. Scott delivers The Sacrifice. Scott connects with The House Call to pickup the victory.

Winner: Isaiah “Swerve” Scott via Pinfall 

Third Match: Candice LeRae vs. Taynara Conti 

LeRae blocks The Pump Kick from Conti. LeRae clotheslines Conti. Conti sends LeRae to the ring apron. LeRae kicks Conti in the chest. LeRae with a Draping NeckBreaker. Conti avoids The Missile Dropkick. Conti regroups on the outside. LeRae with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. LeRae follows that with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. LeRae rolls Conti back into the ring. LeRae with the cover for a two count. LeRae applies a rear chin lock. Conti gets back to a vertical base. Conti backs LeRae into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. LeRae decks Conti with a back elbow smash. Conti pulls LeRae off the top turnbuckle.

Conti with a Step Up Knee Strike. Conti with a Running Boot for a two count. Conti applies a rear chin lock. Conti goes for a Bodyslam, but LeRae lands back on her feet. LeRae dumps Conti face first on the canvas. LeRae with The La Magistral for a two count. LeRae applies a waist lock. Conti breaks free with a back elbow smash. Conti with rapid fire judo throws. Conti drops LeRae with The Pump Kick for a two count. Conti goes back to the rear chin lock. Conti pulls LeRae down to the mat. Conti uses the middle rope as a weapon. Conti is displaying her frustration. Conti with a Leaping Meteora in the corner. Conti monkey flips LeRae into a full mount position for a two count.

Conti applies her third rear chin lock of the match. Conti transitions into a side headlock. LeRae runs Conti into the turnbuckles. LeRae side steps The Pump Kick. LeRae with a Step Up Enzuigiri. LeRae ducks a clothesline from Conti. LeRae goes for a Rolling Crucifix, but Conti counters with The Taya Gosh for a two count. Conti pie faces LeRae. LeRae is pissed. LeRae with a chop/forearm combination. LeRae is fired up. LeRae with a Back Splash in the corner. LeRae delivers a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Conti stops LeRae in her tracks. Conti dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Conti goes for a Pump Kick, but LeRae rolls her over for a two count. LeRae hits The Back Senton Splash. LeRae connects with The Quebrada to pickup the victory.

Winner: Candice LeRae via Pinfall 

Arturo Ruas Promo 

Fourth Match: Dominik Dijakovic vs. Bronson Reed 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dijjakovic applies a side headlock. Dijakovic dives over Reed. Dijakovic grabs another side headlock. Reed goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Dijakovic lands back on his feet. Dijakovic is trying to wear down Reed with the side headlock. Reed reverses the hold. Dijakovic runs into Reed. Shoulder Block Exchange. Dijakovic slaps Reed in the chest. Reed answers with a knife edge chop. Dijakovic kicks Reed in the gut. Dijakovic goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Reed blocks it. Reed ducks a clothesline from Dijakovic. Reed drops Dijakovic with a shoulder tackle. Reed sits on Dijakovic’s back. Reed with a Seated Senton. Reed follows that with a Running Senton Splash for a one count. Reed applies the sitting abdominal stretch.

Reed transitions into a waist lock. Dijakovic with three sharp elbow strikes. Reed with a forearm shot across the back of Dijakovic. Dijakovic fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Dijakovic punches Reed in the back. Dijakovic drops Reed with a Flying Bionic Elbow. Dijakovic repeatedly stomps on Reed’s chest. Dijakovic is mauling Reed in the corner. Dijakovic goes for the irish whip, but Reed blocks it. Dijakovic punches Reed in the chest. Reed unloads two knife edge chops. Dijakovic drives his knee into the midsection of Reed. HeadButt Exchange. Reed with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Reed with a Bionic Elbow. Reed with a Discus Forearm Smash. Reed drops Dijakovic with a German Suplex. Reed with a Running Hip Attack for a two count. Reed with a Vertical Suplex for a two count.

Dijakovic side steps Reed into the turnbuckles. Dijakovic with clubbing elbow smashes. Dijakovic with clubbing blows to Reed’s back. Dijakovic delivers his combination offense. Dijakovic hits Time To Fly for a two count. Reed negates The Feast Your Eyes. Reed hammers down on the back of Dijakovic’s neck. Dijakovic with a knee smash. Reed HeadButts Dijakovic. Dijakovic connects with The Cyclone Boot for a two count. Dijakovic lands The MoonSault for a two count. Reed repeatedly headbutts the right hand of Dijakovic. Dijakovic kicks Reed in the face. Reed answers with a Desperation Boot. Dijakovic SuperKicks Reed. Reed with a Flying Lou Thez Press for a two count. Reed ascends to the top turnbuckle. Reed HeadButts Dijakovic. Dijakovic plants Reed with The ChokeBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dominik Dijakovic via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Bianca BelAir vs. Shotzi Blackheart 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Blackheart backs BelAir into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Blackheart howls out to the crowd. BelAir refuses to shake Blackheart’s hand. BelAir shoves Blackheart. BelAir struts. Blackheart with a snap mare takeover. Blackheart grounds BelAir in the center of the ring. Blackheart applies a bridging top wrist lock. BelAir with a Standing Banzai Drop. Blackheart reverses out of the irish whip from BelAir. BelAir drops Blackheart with a shoulder tackle. Blackheart drops down on the canvas. BelAir cartwheels over Blackheart. Blackheart goes for a sunset flip, but BelAir stands still. BelAir pie faces Blackheart.

Blackheart slaps BelAir in the face. Blackheart rolls BelAir over for a two count. BelAir denies The Meteora. Blackheart kicks BelAir in the gut. Blackheart with a SpringBoard HeadScissors TakeOver. Blackheart follows that with an Inverted Back Senton Splash. BelAir avoids The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. BelAir dumps Blackheart face first on the ring apron. BelAir with the cover for a one count. BelAir applies the cravate. BelAir delivers another shoulder tackle. BelAir has complete control of the match during the commercial break. BelAir is choking Blackheart with her boot. BelAir with clubbing shoulder blocks. BelAir abuses the referee’s five count.

BelAir with a Big Biel Throw. BelAir hammers down on the back of Blackheart’s neck. BelAir stomps on Blackheart’s back. BelAir with a HandSpring MoonSault. BelAir rams Blackheart’s face across the bottom rope. BelAir puts her knee on the back of Blackheart’s neck. BelAir punches Blackheart in the back. BelAir with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. BelAir applies a rear chin lock. Blackheart gets back to a vertical base. Blackheart rolls BelAir over for a two count. BelAir clotheslines Blackheart. BelAir with a cocky cover for a two count. Blackheart kicks BelAir in the face. Blackheart with a Flying Sunset Flip for a two count. BelAir dropkicks Blackheart for a two count.

BelAir applies the cravate. Blackheart with heavy bodyshots. BelAir goes back to the cravate. Blackheart with forearm shivers. Blackheart dives over BelAir. Blackheart levels BelAir with a Body Avalanche. Blackheart follows that with a Reverse SlingBlade. Blackheart kicks BelAir in the chest. Blackheart with a Discus Forearm Smash. Blackheart drops BelAir with a High RoundHouse Kick. Blackheart connects The Cazadora Splash for a two count. BelAir runs Blackheart into the turnbuckles. BelAir buries her shoulder into the midsection of Blackheart. Blackheart nails BelAir with a Tornado DDT on the ring apron. Blackheart dives over BelAir. BelAir avoids The Big Boot. BelAir plants Blackheart with The KOD to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bianca BelAir via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Keith Lee & Lio Rush vs. Damian Priest & Tony Nese 

Rush and Nese will start things off. Never mind, Nese tags in Priest. Rush gets in Priest face. Priest grabs Rush by his throat. Rush slaps Priest in the face. Rush ducks a clothesline from Priest. Rush crawls under Priest. Rush kicks Priest in the face. Priest blocks a boot from Rush. Priest with a Tip Up. Rush tags in Lee. Priest rips off Lee’s santa hat. Priest kicks the left hamstring of Lee. Priest avoids a flurry of strikes. Lee lunges over Priest. Lee leapfrogs over Priest. Lee with a Running Crossbody Block. Rush starts throwing cookies at Nese. Nese runs after Rush. Lee delivers The Pounce over the announce table.

Lee applies a wrist lock. Rush with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Priest whips Rush to the corner. Rush kicks Priest in the face. Priest with a forearm smash in mid-air. Priest with a Jumping Back Elbow Smash. Priest with a Michinoku Driver for a two count. Priest tags in Nese. Nese stomps on Rush chest. Nese taunts Lee. Rush with forearm smash. Rush goes for a Sunset Flip, but Nese counters with a Spinning Back Kick for a two count. Nese applies a bodyscissors hold. Nese repeatedly stomps on Rush chest. Rush is sticking and moving. Nese stops Rush in his tracks. Rush creates distance with The Come Up. Lee and Priest are tagged in.

Lee drops Priest with a shoulder tackle. Lee levels Priest with a Body Avalanche. Lee with a Running Forearm Smash. Lee follows that with a Running Lariat for a two count. Lee goes for The Spirit Bomb, but Priest lands back on his feet. Nese tags himself in. Lee ducks a clothesline from Priest. Lee with a forearm smash. Nese with a Running Bulldog across the top rope. Nese lands The SpringBoard MoonSault for a two count. Lee drives Nese back first into the turnbuckles. Rush tags himself in. Rush with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Nese with the matrix escape. Nese and Rush are trading back and forth shots.

Rush drops Nese with a Spinning RoundHouse Kick. Rush tags in Lee. Priest pulls Lee off the ring apron. There goes the plate of cookies. Rush goes for a Suicide Dive, but Priest counters with The ChokeSlam on the ring apron. Lee stands behind Priest. Lee deposits Priest to the floor. Lee rolls Priest back into the ring. Priest tags in Nese. Lee catches Nese in mid-air. Lee throws Nese into the ringside barricade. Lee swings Priest into Nese. Lee PowerBombs Priest on the ring apron. Lee connects with The Jack Hammer. Lee tags in Rush. Rush lands The Final Hour off Lee’s shoulders to pickup the victory.

Winner: Keith Lee & Lio Rush via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez