WWE NXT Results (1/29/20): Pete Dunne & Matt Riddle vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans

WWE NXT
January 29, 2020
The NXT Arena
Winter Park, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Finn Balor vs. Trent Seven 

Balor starts things off with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Balor kicks Seven in the ribs. Balor repeatedly stomps on Seven’s chest. The referee admonishes Balor. Balor uses the middle rope as a weapon. Balor stomps on Seven’s ribs. Following a snap mare takeover, Balor with a series of slingshot foot stomps. Balor nails Seven with a low dropkick through the ropes. Balor blasts Seven with a knife edge chop. Balor rolls Seven back into the ring. Balor continues kick Seven in the ribs. Balor applies the cravate. Seven with heavy bodyshots. Seven with a knife edge chop. Balor responds with a double leg takedown. Balor hits The Standing Double Foot Stomp for a two count.

Balor is putting the boots to Seven. Balor bodyslams Seven. Balor with a running elbow drop for a two count. Seven with an inside cradle for a two count. Seven unloads two knife edge chops. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Balor stands on Seven’s jaw. Balor drops Seven with a knife edge chop. Balor repeatedly stomps on Seven’s face. Balor is picking Seven apart during the commercial break. Balor with three running chops for a two count. Balor with a straight right hand. Balor rams his knee across Seven face. Balor puts his leg on the back of Seven’s neck. Balor applies a rear chin lock on the top rope. Seven SuperKicks Balor. Balor drop toe holds Seven into the middle turnbuckle for a two count. Balor applies the cobra clutch. Seven gets back to a vertical base.

Seven unloads a flurry of knife edge chops. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Seven. Seven drops Balor with a Telegraph DDT. Seven with a corner clothesline. Seven slaps Balor in the chest. Balor kicks Seven in the jaw. Seven with a Snap Half Nelson Suplex. Seven follows that with a Spinning Back Fist. Seven connects with The Seven Star Lariat for a two count. Seven knocks Balor off the ring apron. Seven lands The Suicide Dive. Seven rolls Balor back into the ring. Balor knocks Seven off the top turnbuckle. Balor sends Seven face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Balor delivers The ShotGun Dropkick. Balor lands The Coupe De Grace. Balor plants Seven with The 1916 to pickup the victory.

Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall 

Pete Dunne & Matt Riddle Backstage Interview 

Second Match: Shotzi Blackheart vs. Deonna Purrazzo 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Purrazzo applies a hammerlock. Purrazzo secures the left shoulder of Blackheart. Blackheart with an arm-drag takeover. Blackheart slides under a clothesline from Purrazzo. Blackheart with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Blackheart goes for a SpringBoard Arm-Drag, but Purrazzo counters with a DDT on the left shoulder. Purrazzo with a snap mare takeover. Purrazzo continues to target the left shoulder of Blackheart. Purrazzo with two short-arm clotheslines for a one count. Blackheart decks Purrazzo with Two JawBreakers.

Blackheart drops Purrazzo with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Blackheart dives over Purrazzo. Blackheart levels Purrazzo with a Body Avalanche. Blackheart hits The Reverse SlingBlade. Blackheart with a knee lift. Blackheart follows that with a discus forearm smash. Blackheart delivers The Question Mark Kick for a two count. Purrazzo responds with a Pump Kick. Blackheart connects with The CodeBreaker. Blackheart lands The Flying Senton Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shotzi Blackheart via Pinfall 

Keith Lee, Damian Priest and Dominik Dijakovic In-Ring Segment

Third Match: Damian Priest vs. Dominik Dijakovic 

Priest attacks Dijakovic before the bell rings. Priest with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Priest with a forearm smash. Priest sends Dijakovic to the corner. Priest with a Leaping Back Elbow Smash. Dijakovic reverses out of the irish whip from Priest. Dijakovic with clubbing elbow smashes in the corner. Dijakovic punches Priest in the chest. Dijakovic with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Dijakovic follows that with a SpringBoard Twisting Splash for a two count. Priest heads to the outside. Dijakovic punches Priest in the back. Priest responds with a High Head Kick. Priest hits The Crucifix Bomb on the ring apron.

Dijakovic ducks a clothesline from Priest. Dijakovic with a knee lift. Dijakovic decks Priest with a back elbow smash. Dijakovic launches Priest across the ring. Dijakovic goes for The ChokeSlam, but Priest counters with The Bell Clap. Priest delivers his combination offense. Priest with a Discus Forearm Smash. Priest with an Inside Out Lariat. Priest drops Dijakovic with The FlatLiner for a two count. Priest shoots his arrow at Dijakovic. Priest negates The Feast Your Eyes. Dijakovic hits The ChokeBomb for a two count. Priest regroups on the outside. Dijakovic lands The Asai MoonSault. Dijakovic rolls Priest back into the ring.

Dijakovic goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Priest counters with The South Of Heaven ChokeSlam for a two count. Priest argues with the referee. Priest lands The SomerSault Plancha. Both men are knocked down after a double cyclone kick. Dijakovic SuperKicks Priest. Priest fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Priest with an Avalanche Reverse Hurricanrana for a two count. Dijakovic negates The Reckoning. Dijakovic sends Priest chest first into the turnbuckles. Dijakovic connects with Feast Your Eyes to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dominik Dijakovic via Pinfall 

Tommaso Ciampa, Adam Cole and William Regal Segment 

Fourth Match: Dakota Kai vs. Tegan Nox 

Nox throws her knee brace at Kai before the bell rings. Hockey fight. Nox backs Kai into the turnbuckles. Nox with rapid fire bodyshots. Nox with clubbing shoulder blocks. Kai decks Nox with a back elbow smash. Kai slams Nox’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Kai with a forearm smash. Kai delivers The Face Wash. Nox responds with a Running Senton Splash. Kai nails Nox with The Pump Kick. Kai launches Nox over the steel barricade. Nox and Kai are brawling in the crowd. Nox throws Kai back into the ringside area. Nox resets the referee’s count. Kai SuperKicks Nox. Kai attacks one of the ringside production members.

Nox knocks the steel chair out of Kai’s hands. Nox sends Kai face first into the steel ring post. Nox rolls Kai back into the ring. Nox grabs the steel chair. The referee admonishes Nox. Kai gets ready to Nox with her knee brace. Nox with a Release German Suplex. Kai regroups on the outside. Nox goes for The Suicide Dive, but Kai counters with a forearm smash. Candice LeRae prevents Kai from hitting Nox with the steel chair. Nox nails Kai with the knee brace. Nox connects with The Shiniest Wizard to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tegan Nox via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Chelsea Green w/Robert Stone vs. Kayden Carter 

Carter starts with a Running Dropkick. Green responds with a FlatLiner across the ropes. Green puts her knee on the back of Carter’s neck. Green with a Running Boot. Green follows that with a basement dropkick for a two count. Carter reverses out of the irish whip from Green. Green kicks Carter in the face. Green whips Carter into the turnbuckles. Green applies the bow and arrow stretch. Carter eats the bottom turnbuckle pad. Green is picking Carter apart. Green repeatedly stomps on Carter’s chest.

Following a snap mare takeover, Green applies a rear chin lock. Green pulls Carter down to the mat. Carter negates The Unprettier. Carter rolls Green over for a two count. Carter with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Carter SuperKicks Green. Carter connects with The Cazadora Back Kick for a two count. Green drops Carter with The Pump Kick. Green poses for the crowd. Carter with an inside cradle to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kayden Carter via Pinfall 

Updated WWE NXT TakeOver Portland Match Card 

1.) Adam Cole (c) vs. Tommaso Ciampa For The WWE NXT Championship

2.) Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Bianca BelAir For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship

3.) Finn Balor vs. Johnny Gargano

4.) The Undisputed Era (c) vs. Pete Dunne & Matt Riddle For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championship

Sixth Match: Pete Dunne & Matt Riddle vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans In The Finals Of The 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament 

Dunne and Drake will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dunne applies a wrist lock. Dunne stomps on the left hand of Drake. Dunne tags in Riddle. Double Joint Manipulation Game. Stereo Hand Stomps. Riddle with a Mid-Kick. Drake skins the cat. Drake with a shoulder block. Drake goes for a sunset flip, but Riddle counters with The Ankle Lock. Drake decks Riddle with a back elbow smash. Drake applies a side headlock. Gibson tags himself in. Double Leapfrog. Gibson clotheslines Riddle. Gibson uppercuts Riddle. Gibson repeatedly stomps on Riddle’s chest. Riddle with clubbing mid-kicks in the corner. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Gibson. Riddle with a GutWrench Suplex. Riddle tags in Dunne. Assisted Corkscrew Splash. Dunne with a basement dropkick. Gibson tags in Drake.

Dunne leapfrogs over Drake. Dunne drops down on the canvas. Dunne clotheslines Drake. Dunne is fired up. Drake launches Dunne over the top rope. Dunne with a forearm smash. Dunne follows that with The Quebrada off the ring apron. Drake responds with a Flying Forearm Smash. Drake taunts Riddle. GYV hits their SlingShot Pescado/TombStone PileDriver Combination on the floor. Drake rolls Dunne back into the ring. Drake hooks the leg for a two count. Dunne with a series of open hand chops. Drake with a forearm smash. Drake sends Dunne shoulder first into the steel ring post. GVY are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break.

Dunne hits The X-Plex. Drake tags in Gibson. Gibson stops Dunne in his tracks. Gibson goes for a Release German Suplex, but Dunne lands back on his feet. Dunne decks Gibson with a back elbow smash. Dunne dives over Gibson. Dunne tags in Riddle. Riddle drops Gibson with The Mid-Kick. Riddle clotheslines Drake over the top rope. Riddle with an OverHead Kick. Riddle with a corner forearm smash. Riddle follows that with an Exploder Suplex. Gibson dodges The PK. Riddle hits The BROTon. Riddle drops Gibson with The PK. Riddle with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Gibson breaks free with a JawBreaker. Gibson tags in Drake. Riddle Spears Drake. Riddle drills Gibson with The BRO Hammer. Riddle tags in Dunne. Final Flash Knee Strike/Forearm Smash Combination. PowerBomb/V-Trigger Combination for a two count.

Dunne tags in Riddle. Drake sends Dunne crashing to the outside. Riddle eats a back elbow smash. Drake tags in Gibson. Double Knee Strike. GVY responds with The Basket Toss Bomb for a two count. Gibson stomps on the left hand of Riddle. Gibson with a Saito Suplex for a two count. Palm Strike Exchange. Gibson kicks Riddle in the face. Gibson goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Riddle lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Gibson applies a side headlock. Gibson tags in Drake. Stereo Low Dropkicks. Drake dropkicks Dunne off the ring apron. Drake with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Drake nearly SuperKicks Gibson. Dunne and Riddle with a Pump Knee Strike/Step Up Enzuigiri Combination. Riddle PowerBombs Drake. Riddle drops Drake with The Final Flash Knee Strike for a two count. Riddle with The BROTon. Riddle hits The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Riddle kicks Drake in the back. Riddle unloads Two BROTon’s. Drake creates distance with a Snap DDT. Dunne and Gibson are tagged in.

Forearm/Palm Strike Exchange. Dunne with a Snap German Suplex. Dunne stomps on Gibson’s fingers. Gibson avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Stereo Ankle Locks. GYV refuses to quit. Dunne slaps Gibson in the chest. Dunne with The X-Plex on the ring apron. Dunne rolls Gibson back into the ring. Gibson with leaping throat thrust in mid-air. Gibson with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Second Palm Strike Exchange. Gibson with a basement dropkick. Gibson tags in Drake. Drake with a running forearm smash. Drake stomps on the midsection of Dunne. Drake applies the nerve hold. Drake sends Dunne to the corner. Drake tags in Gibson. Gibson gets Dunne in the electric chair position. GYV goes for The Doomsday Device, but Dunne counters with a forearm smash. Dunne with the victory roll for a two count. Gibson drops Dunne with a forearm smash. Gibson knocks Riddle off the ring apron. Gibson reverses out of the irish whip from Dunne. Drake staggers Dunne with The Apron Enzuigiri. Drake lands The SomerSault Plancha. Gibson hits Ticket To Ride for a two count. Gibson locks in The Shankly Gates.

Drake is pulling the bottom rope away from Dunne. Drake jumps on Riddle’s back. Riddle Spears Gibson to break the submission hold. Riddle and Drake are tagged in. Dunne and Riddle PowerBombs Drake on Gibson’s back. Double Finger Snap. Dunne and Riddle connects with The Riddle End for a two count. Riddle gets Drake in the tombstone position. Gibson pulls Dunne off the second rope. Drake with a jack knife cover for a two count. Drake with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Drake with a Flying Dropkick off Riddle’s back. GYV delivers The Doomsday Device on the floor. Drake tags in Gibson. Riddle with a SuperMan Forearm Smash. Drake responds with a corner dropkick. Gibson with a Vertical Suplex. Drake lands The 450 Splash. Gibson hooks the leg for a two count. Gibson tags in Drake. GYV goes for Ticket To Mayhem, but Dunne and Riddle counters with Stereo BRO Dereks. Dunne wipes out Gibson with The Asai MoonSault. Riddle lands The Floating BRO. Riddle tags in Dunne. Dunne and Riddle plants Drake with their BRO To Sleep/Step Up Enzuigiri Combination to pickup the victory.

Winner: Pete Dunne & Matt Riddle via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez