WWE NXT Results (1/22/20): Roderick Strong vs. Keith Lee

WWE NXT
January 22, 2020
The NXT Arena
Winter Park, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: The Undisputed Era vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans in a Semi-Final Match In The 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament 

Kyle O’Reilly and Zack Gibson will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gibson applies a wrist lock. O’Reilly with a back heel trip. O’Reilly applies a side headlock. Gibson backs O’Reilly into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Gibson slaps O’Reilly in the face. O’Reilly with forearm shivers. O’Reilly kicks the left hamstring of Gibson. James Drake prevents his partner from hitting the turnbuckles. O’Reilly with an open palm strike. Gibson clotheslines O’Reilly. Gibson applies a front face lock. Gibson tags in Drake. Drake delivers a gut punch. Drake with a forearm smash. O’Reilly reverses out of the irish whip from Drake. Drake with a shoulder block. Drake is distracted by Adam Cole. O’Reilly with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Fish sends Drake crashing to the outside. Fish rolls Drake back into the ring. Fish with the crossface cover for a two count. Fish with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, Fish with a SlingShot Senton for a two count. Fish is mauling Drake in the corner. Undisputed Era are cutting the ring in half.

Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. Fish with a Belly to Back Suplex for a one count. Fish continues to attack the midsection of Drake. Fish kicks Drake in the chest. Fish tags in O’Reilly. Drake with two forearm smashes. O’Reilly kicks the left hamstring of Drake. O’Reilly hits The KneeBreaker. O’Reilly kicks out the legs of Drake for a two count. O’Reilly goes for another KneeBreaker, but Drake blocks it. Drake denies The Spinning Toe Hold. Drake decks O’Reilly with a JawBreaker. Drake tags in Gibson. Gibson clotheslines O’Reilly. O’Reilly delivers his combination offense. Gibson with a short-arm reversal. Gibson applies a side headlock. Drake tags himself in. Drake with a low dropkick. Gibson with a Sliding Dropkick. Drake dropkicks Fish off the ring apron. Grizzled Young Veterans have complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Drake with a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Drake applies the cobra clutch. Drake tags in Gibson. Gibson with a corner clothesline. Drake follows that with a Spinning Heel Kick. Gibson hooks the outside leg for a two count. Gibson yells at Fish. Forearm Exchange. Gibson with a single leg takedown. Gibson tags in Drake. Gibson bodyslams O’Reilly. Assisted Splash for a two count. Drake makes another quick tag to Gibson. O’Reilly dumps Gibson out of the ring. Drake with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Grizzled Young Veterans hit their Pendulum BackBreaker/SlingShot Double Foot Stomp Combination on the floor. Gibson tells Fish to back away. Gibson dumps O’Reilly face first on the steel guard rail. Gibson rolls O’Reilly back into the ring. Gibson uppercuts O’Reilly. Gibson with a Belly to Back Suplex Toss for a two count. Gibson applies the cobra clutch. Drake tags himself in.

Drake drops O’Reilly with a forearm smash for a two count. Drake applies a rear chin lock. O’Reilly gets back to a vertical base. Drake drives his knee into the midsection of O’Reilly. Cole continues to run interference. O’Reilly sweeps Gibson off the apron. Drake stops O’Reilly in his track.s Drake applies The Ankle Lock. Fish and Gibson are tagged in. Fish ducks a clothesline from Drake. Fish scores the elbow knockdown. Fish with a Mid-Kick. Fish thrust kicks the midsection of Drake. Fish kicks Gibson in the chest. Fish with an Exploder Suplex that sends Drake crashing into Gibson. Fish blocks a boot from Gibson. Gibson with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Gibson goes for The Flying CodeBreaker, but Fish counters with The Knee Bar. Gibson reaches to the bottom rope to force the break. Fish knocks Drake off the apron. Fish with The Samoan Drop. Fish goes for The MoonSault, but Gibson ducks out of the way. Gibson tags in Drake. Gibson drives Fish back first into the turnbuckles. Drake nails Fish with a Corner Dropkick. Gibson follows that with Helter Skelter. The cover by Drake only gets a two count.

Drake tags in Gibson. Drake goes for a Bodyslam, but Fish lands back on his feet. Drake nearly collides into Gibson. Fish kicks Gibson in the face. Fish sends Drake tumbling to the floor. O’Reilly with a Flying Knee Strike off the ring apron. Gibson goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Fish holds onto the ropes. O’Reilly tags himself in. Fish thrust kicks the midsection of Gibson. Undisputed Era connects with Chasing The Dragon for a two count. O’Reilly is displaying his frustration. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Gibson negates The Total Elimination. Gibson makes the tag to Drake. Drake with a Step Up Enzuigiri. O’Reilly with a Running Boot into the midsection of Gibson. O’Reilly delivers Ax and Smash. Drake SuperKicks O’Reilly. Drake and Fish are trading back and forth shots. Fish kicks the left knee of Drake. Drake responds with a knee lift. Fish tags in O’Reilly. Fish avoids The Step Up Enzuigiri. Undisputed Era with Stereo RoundHouse Kicks. Undisputed Era gets distracted by Imperium who’s standing on the NXT Perch. Gibson pulls Fish out of the ring. Gibson drives Fish back first into the steel barricade. Grizzled Young Veterans plants O’Reilly with The Ticket To Mayhem to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Grizzled Young Veterans via Pinfall 

– Shotzi Blackheart Vignette.

Second Match: Toni Storm vs. Io Shirai 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Storm applies a side headlock. Shirai with a single leg takedown. Shirai applies a toe and ankle hold. Storm with a side headlock takeover. Shirai answers with the headscissors escape. Storm pops back to a vertical base. Storm is playing mind games with Shirai. Storm delivers her combination offense. Storm with a Spinning Back Fist. Shirai blocks a boot from Storm. Shirai shows off her athleticism. Shirai dropkicks Storm. Shirai nips up. Storm denies The RoundHouse Kick. Storm with a Running Basement Dropkick. Storm drops Shirai with The Big Boot for a two count. Storm with three uppercuts. Storm applies a waist lock. Shirai with two sharp elbow strikes. Shirai puts Storm across the bottom rope. Shirai with a single leg dropkick.

Shirai with the back press cover for a two count. Shirai repeatedly stomps on Storm’s chest. Shirai unloads two knife edge chops. Shirai is putting the boots to Storm in the corner. Shirai applies a rear chin lock. Shirai drops Storm with a shoulder tackle. Forearm Exchange. Shirai grabs the side headlock. Shirai with forearm shivers. Shirai clotheslines Storm for a two count. Shirai applies The Cross Face. Storm rolls Shirai over for a two count. Storm goes for a Waist Lock TakeDown, but Shirai counters with a Cazadora Double Foot Stomp. Shirai continues to stomp on Storm’s chest. Shirai is choking Storm with her boot. Shirai with a Delayed Meteora. Storm kicks Shirai in the face. Storm dives over Shirai. Storm with a Release German Suplex. Storm with a Running Lariat for a two count. Shirai negates Storm Zero. Shirai uppercuts Storm. Storm with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count.

Shirai with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Shirai drops Storm with The RoundHouse Kick. Storm denies The Tiger Feint Kick. Storm dropkicks Shirai to the floor. Storm prepares for The Suicide Dive. Bianca BelAir attacks Storm in mid-air which causes the disqualification. After the match, BelAir Spears Storm. BelAir transitions into a ground and pound attack. BelAir knocks Shirai off the ring apron. BelAir with a Double ChickenWing FaceBuster. BelAir is worshiping her dirty work. Rhea Ripley walks down to the ring. BelAir tells Ripley to bring it. BelAir tackles Ripley. Ripley turns BelAir over. Ripley is raining down haymakers. Shirai with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Shirai dumps BelAir out of the ring. Shirai lands The Asai MoonSault. Storm responds with The Suicide Dive. Storm poses with The NXT Women’s Championship.

Winner: Toni Storm via Disqualification 

The Undisputed Era Backstage Interview 

Ilja Dragunov Promo 

Third Match: Finn Balor vs. Joaquin Wilde 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Balor with a forearm shot across the back of Wilde. Balor with a waist lock takedown. Balor kicks Wilde in the back. Balor repeatedly stomps on Wilde’s chest. Balor says that Wilde is Dragunov. Balor unloads three knife edge chops. Balor whips Wilde to the corner. Wilde kicks Balor in the face. Balor dropkicks Wilde. Balor delivers The ShotGun Dropkick. Balor connects with The Coupe De Grace. Balor plants Wilde with The 1916 to pickup the victory.

Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall 

– DIY Video Package.

Fourth Match: Shayna Baszler vs. Shotzi Blackheart 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Baszler grapples around Blackheart. Blackheart with a waist lock go-behind. Baszler drops Blackheart with a straight right hand. Baszler taunts Blackheart. Blackheart avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Baszler blocks a boot from Baszler. Baszler with a drop toe hold. Baszler applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Baszler works on her joint manipulation game. Blackheart grabs the middle rope to force the break. Blackheart sends Baszler tumbling to the floor. Blackheart decks Baszler with a back elbow smash. Blackheart dives over Bazler.

Baszler dumps Blackheart over the top rope. Baszler hits The FlapJack on the ring apron. Baszler with clubbing blows to Blackheart’s back. Baszler with a high knee strike. Baszler follows that with a forearm shot across the back of Blackheart’s neck for a two count. Baszler goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Blackheart. Blackheart is throwing haymakers at Baszler. Blackheart negates The Kirifuda Clutch. Blackheart with a Jumping Knee Strike. Blackheart follows that with a Leaping DDT.

Blackheart clotheslines Baszler. Baszler responds with a forearm smash. Blackheart slides under a clothesline from Baszler. Blackheart with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Blackheart with a High Head Kick. Blackheart hits The Reverse SlingBlade. Blackheart follows that with an Inverted Cannonball Senton. Baszler with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Stalemate on the ring apron. Blackheart connects with The Slice Bread #2 on the ring apron. Baszler avoids The Flying Senton Splash. Baszler makes Blackheart tap out to The Kirifuda Clutch.

Winner: Shayna Baszler via Submission 

– Mustache Mountain Vignette.

Tegan Nox & Dakota Kai Segment 

Fifth Match: Pete Dunne & Matt Riddle vs. Imperium (Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel) in a Semi-Final Round Match In The 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament 

Dunne and Aichner will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Side HeadLock TakeOver Exchange. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Aichner tags in Barthel. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Barthel applies a bridging hammerlock. Aichner tags himself in. Barthel drops down on the canvas. Aichner with a deep arm-drag. Aichner applies an arm-bar. Aichner transitions into a wrist lock. Aichner grabs the side headlock. Dunne drops down on the canvas. Dunne leapfrogs over Aichner. Dunne with a running clothesline. Dunne applies a wrist lock. Dunne tags in Riddle. Following a snap mare takeover, Assisted Corkscrew Senton for a two count. Riddle kicks Aichner in the back. Riddle with a GutWrench Suplex. Aichner tags in Barthel.

Riddle ducks a clothesline from Barthel. Riddle delivers another GutWrench Suplex. Riddle goes for The BROTon, but Barthel gets his knees up in the air. Barthel nails Riddle with a double throat thrust. Barthel repeatedly stomps on Riddle’s chest. Barthel is throwing haymakers at Riddle. Riddle with Two Open Hand Chops. Riddle with forearm shivers. Barthel shoves Riddle. Barthel blocks a boot from Riddle. Barthel hammers down on the left ankle of Riddle. Riddle creates distance with a Desperation Dropkick. Dunne and Aichner are tagged in. Dunne kicks Aichner in the chest. Dunne with a Flying Missile Dropkick to the left knee of Aichner. Dunne follows that with a Snap German Suplex. Dunne stomps on Barthel’s fingers. Dunne with a RoundHouse Kick.

Aichner goes for a Release German Suplex, but Dunne lands back on his feet. Dunne kicks Aichner in the back of the head. Dunne hits The Crucifix Bomb for a two count. Aichner launches Dunne over the top rope. Dunne drops Barthel with The Quebrada off the apron. Dunne kicks Aichner in the gut. Dunne with The X-Plex on the apron. Dunne is distracted by WALTER. Barthel with a Running European Uppercut. Barthel with a Running Knee Strike. Imperium are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Barthel applies an arm-bar. Dunne is throwing haymakers at Barthel. Barthel with a Running European Uppercut. Barthel with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Barthel with a Butterfly Suplex. Dunne responds with a Forearm Smash in mid-air. Barthel tags in Aichner.

Aichner stops Dunne in his tracks. Dunne tweaked his left knee in the corner. Dunne with a short-arm reversal. Dunne drops Aichner with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dunne tags in Riddle. Riddle with Two Mid-Kicks. Riddle with a Leaping Forearm Smash. Riddle nails Barthel with The Pele Kick. Riddle with Two Exploder Suplex’s. Riddle follows that with Two BROTon’s. Riddle hits The PK. Riddle with The Fisherman’s Buster. Riddle tags in Dunne. Riddle and Dunne stomps on Aichner’s fingers. Mid-Kick/Knee Strike Combination for a two count. Dunne makes a quick tag to Riddle. Aichner shoves Riddle into Dunne. Aichner sends Riddle shoulder first into the steel ring post. Aichner tags in Barthel. Imperium with Stereo Corner Dropkicks for a two count. Barthel tags in Aichner. Riddle drops Imperium with a Double Knee Strike. Riddle tags in Dunne. Dunne with a forearm smash. Dunne ducks a clothesline from Barthel. Dunne jumps off Aichner’s chest. Imperium with The Flying DDT/WheelBarrow Combination for a two count. Barthel launches Riddle over the top rope. Barthel tags in Aichner.

Barthel with an open palm strike. Imperium goes for The Rocket Launcher/Delayed Vertical Suplex Combination, but Dunne counters with The Kimura Lock. Riddle applies The Ankle Lock. Barthel with a knee lift. Riddle responds with a Final Flash Knee Strike. Aichner goes for The Brain Buster, but Dunne lands back on his feet. Dunne with a forearm shiver. Aichner slaps Dunne in the chest. Aichner kicks Dunne in the gut. Aichner uppercuts Dunne. Dunne answers with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Riddle tags himself in. Aichner kicks Dunne in the face. Double Spear. Riddle is fired up. Dunne Spears Barthel on the floor. Riddle hits The Jack Hammer for a two count.

Aichner attacks Riddle from behind. Aichner is lighting up Riddle’s chest. Aichner kicks Dunne off the apron. Riddle shoves Aichner off the second rope. Aichner drills Riddle with The Brain Buster. Aichner drops Dunne with The SpineBuster. Barthel follows that with The PK. Imperium goes for The European Bomb, but Riddle counters with a Hurricanrana. Riddle with a Release German Suplex in mid-air. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Aichner. Riddle delivers The Final Flash Knee Strike. Riddle PowerBombs Aichner. Riddle connects with The Kamigoye. Riddle tags in Dunne. Dunne and Riddle plants Aichner with their BRO To Sleep/Step Up Enzuigiri Combination to pickup the victory.

Winner: Pete Dunne & Matt Riddle via Pinfall 

WWE Worlds Collide 2020 Match Card 

– Mia Yim vs. Kay Lee Ray

– DIY vs. Mustache Mountain

– Angel Garza (c) vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Jordan Devlin or Ligero vs. Travis Banks or THE Brian Kendrick in a Fatal Four Way Match For The WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship

– Finn Balor vs. Ilja Dragunov

– Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Toni Storm For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship

– The Undisputed Era vs. Imperium in a 8-Man Tag Team Match

Sixth Match: Roderick Strong (c) w/The Undisputed Era vs. Keith Lee For The WWE NXT North American Championship 

Strong grabs the left leg of Lee. Lee refuses to go down. Strong slaps Lee in the face. Strong tells Lee to bring it. Lee with forearm shivers. Lee applies a front face lock. Lee deposits Strong to the corner. Lee blasts Strong with a knife edge chop. Lee blocks a boot from Strong. Lee drops Strong with a forearm smash. Lee with a Big Biel Throw. Strong avoids The Grizzly Magnum. Strong regroups on the outside. Strong goes for an irish whip, but Lee blocks it. Lee leapfrogs over Strong. Lee drops down on the canvas. Lee with a Running Crossbody Block. Lee slams Strong’s head on the ring apron. Lee is distracted by The Undisputed Era. Lee punches Strong in the back. The referee tells Adam Cole to back away. Lee is pissed. Strong kicks the injured ankle of Lee.

Strong with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Strong brutally attacks the left ankle of Lee. Strong with the cover for a one count. Strong hammers down on the left knee of Lee. Strong applies the single leg crab. Strong chop blocks Lee. Strong with a Banzai Drop. Strong stands on the injured ankle of Lee. Lee uses his other leg to kick Strong out of the ring. Strong applies The Ankle Lock. Strong kicks Lee in the chest. Strong with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Strong unloads a series of running forearm smashes. Strong has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Lee struggles to get back on his feet. Strong applies a toe and ankle hold. Strong is throwing haymakers at Lee. Lee dumps Strong face first on the canvas. Strong and Lee are trading back and forth shots.

Lee with a Discus Forearm Smash. Lee PowerSlams Strong for a two count. Lee goes for a Bodyslam, but Strong lands back on his feet. Strong ducks two clotheslines from Lee. Lee with a High Angle SpineBuster. Undisputed Era pulls Strong out of the ring. Lee rolls Strong back into the ring. The referee is distracted by Cole. That allows Fish to kick out the legs of Lee. Strong drops Lee with a Short DDT for a two count. Lee is displaying his fighting spirit. Lee HeadButts Strong in the chest. Strong with an Avalanche Olympic Slam for a one count. Lee hulks up.

Strong with clubbing elbow smashes. Grizzly Magnum. Lee delivers The Pounce. Lee with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Lee goes for The MoonSault, but Strong ducks out of the way. Strong applies The Ankle Lock. Lee crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Strong tells Lee to stay down. Forearm Exchange. Strong fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Lee knocks The Undisputed Era off the ring apron. Strong with a Jumping Knee Strike. Strong connects with The Running Knee for a two count. Lee plants Strong with The Big Bang Catastrophe to pickup the victory.  

Winner: New WWE NXT North American Champion, Keith Lee via Pinfall 

The Undisputed Era & Imperium Brawl 

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Author: Josh Lopez