WWE NXT Results (2/12/20): TakeOver Portland Go-Home Show

WWE NXT
February 12, 2020
The NXT Arena
Winter Park, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Roderick Strong & Bronson Reed In-Ring Segment 

Roderick Strong: Cut that music now. Now, no disrespect to the fellas, but this isn’t about The Undisputed Era. Hell, this isn’t even about the North American Championship. This is between me and you, Dream. This is about the fact that you put my wife and sons faces on your stupid gear. What you did was so disrespectful. But I should’ve known, it didn’t take you that long to cross that line, to make it personal. So Dream, I’m going to hurt you and I’m going to do something that I will not regret. So Dream, I want an apology. Matter of fact, I demand an apology.

Bronson Reed: Roderick Strong, Velveteen Dream ain’t the only one you got a problem with. You got a big problem with me and we’re gonna fight, right now.

First Match: Roderick Strong vs. Bronson Reed 

Pier six brawl before the bell rings. Reed is throwing haymakers at Strong. Strong drives his knee into the midsection of Reed. Strong pulls off Reed’s jacket. Reed drops Strong with a Body Block. Reed with clubbing headbutts in the corner. The referee calls for a clean break. Reed bodyslams Strong. Reed follows that with an elbow drop. Reed punches Strong in the back. Strong kicks Reed in the gut. Strong with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Strong unloads two knife edge chops. Strong with forearm shivers. Strong buries his knee into the midsection of Reed. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Reed whips Strong across the ring. Reed with a Side Walk Slam. Reed punches Strong in the chest. Reed HeadButts Strong. Strong kicks Reed in the face. Strong with a chop/haymaker combination. Strong transitions into a corner mount. Reed kicks Strong in the gut. Reed drops Strong with a forearm smash. Reed fish hooks Strong. Reed levels Strong with a Body Avalanche.

Reed with a clubbing axe handle strike. Reed whips Strong back first into the turnbuckles. Reed with a double axe handle strike. Reed applies a wrist lock. Reed with the cover for a two count. Reed applies a waist lock. Reed with a forearm smash. Reed follows that with a Delayed Brain Buster. Strong side steps Reed into the turnbuckles. Reed with a Flying Shoulder Tackle off the ring apron. Strong regains control of the match during the commercial break. Strong is choking Reed with his boot. Strong toys around with Reed. Reed with heavy bodyshots. Reed with clubbing shoulder blocks. Reed is trying to build momentum. Strong goes for a sunset flip, but Reed counters with a Standing Banzai Drop for a two count. Reed with two forearm smashes. Strong kicks Reed in the face. Strong hits The Olympic Slam for a two count. Strong applies a rear chin lock. Reed gets back to a vertical base. Reed with a Belly to Back Suplex.

Strong and Reed are trading back and forth shots. Reed with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Reed follows that with The Bionic Elbow. Reed with a corner clothesline. Reed drops Strong with a Running Hip Attack for a two count. Reed goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Strong lands back on his feet. Strong with a forearm shot across the back of Reed. Reed decks Strong with a back elbow smash. Strong delivers his combination offense. Reed dumps Strong face first on the top rope. Reed connects with The King Kong Lariat for a two count. Strong with a Mule Kick. Reed PowerSlams Strong. Reed with a Senton Splash. Strong has Reed perched on the top turnbuckle. Strong with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Strong hits The SuperPlex for a two count. Strong with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Strong rolls Reed back into the ring. Velveteen Dream is playing mind games with Strong. Reed lands The Suicide Dive. Reed goes for The Frog Splash, but Strong counters with a Jumping Knee Strike to pickup the victory.

Winner: Roderick Strong via Pinfall 

Second Match: Dakota Kai vs. Candice LeRae 

LeRae avoids The Pump Kick. LeRae hits The CodeBreaker. Kai side steps LeRae into the turnbuckles. Kai delivers The Face Wash. LeRae responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kai tumbles to the floor. LeRae lands The Suicide Dive. Kai trips LeRae from the outside. LeRae with a Rebound Tiger Feint Kick. LeRae follows that with Three Suicide Dives. LeRae plays to the crowd. LeRae rolls Kai back into the ring. LeRae delivers a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Kai is trying to create separation. Kai drives LeRae face first into the middle rope. Kai kicks LeRae in the face. Kai is choking LeRae with her boot. Kai stands on the back of LeRae’s neck.

LeRae decks Kai with a back elbow smash. LeRae is busted open. Kai with a forearm smash. Kai goes for a Vertical Suplex, but LeRae blocks it. Kai kicks LeRae off the middle turnbuckle. Kai applies a front face lock on the middle rope. Kai hooks both legs for a two count. Kai stomps on LeRae’s back. Kai goes for a Helluva Kick, but LeRae ducks out of the way. Kai drives LeRae shoulder first into the steel ring post. LeRae with a running elbow smash. Following a snap mare takeover, LeRae with a single leg dropkick.

LeRae puts Kai on the top turnbuckle. LeRae with an Avalanche Swinging NeckBreaker. Kai avoids The Quebrada. LeRae negates The Kairopractor. Kai kicks the left knee of LeRae. LeRae with The Hand Clutch German Suplex. LeRae locks in The Gargano Escape. Kai refuses to quit. Kai rolls LeRae over to pickup the victory. After the match, Kai attacks LeRae with the ring bell. Tegan Nox drops Kai with a forearm smash. Nox tees off on Kai. The NXT Security Team is trying to calm down Nox.

Winner: Dakota Kai via Pinfall 

Third Match: Johnny Gargano vs. Cameron Grimes 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gargano applies a wrist lock. Grimes with a waist lock takedown. Following a snap mare takeover, Gargano applies a rear chin lock. Grimes reaches the bottom rope to force the break. Gargano with a single leg takedown. Gargano applies the knee bar. Grimes with another waist lock takedown. Gargano applies a front face lock. Gargano transitions into a side headlock. Gargano with two deep arm-drags. Gargano with a drop toe hold. Gargano locks in The Gargano Escape. Grimes drops Gargano with a running knee lift. Grimes applies an arm-bar. Grimes goes for a Bodyslam, but Gargano lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Grimes goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Gargano holds onto the ropes. Gargano with a Running Hurricanrana. Gargano dropkicks Grimes. Gargano clotheslines Grimes over the top rope. Gargano leapfrogs over Grimes. Gargano SuperKicks Grimes. Gargano with a Flying Cannonball Senton off the ring apron.

Gargano unloads five knife edge chops. Gargano soaks in the adulation from the full sail faithful. Gargano rolls Grimes back into the ring. Gargano with a shoulder block. Gargano goes for The SlingShot DDT, but Grimes counters with a Front Suplex. Grimes with a Running Lariat. Grimes has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Gargano is throwing haymakers at Grimes. Grimes whips Gargano back first into the turnbuckles. Grimes hits The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Grimes negates The SlingShot Spear. Grimes goes for a GutWrench Suplex, but Gargano lands back on his feet. Gargano kicks Grimes in the face. Gargano drops Grimes with a Tornado FlatLiner. Gargano with forearm shivers. Gargano dumps Grimes face first on the canvas. Gargano with a RoundHouse Kick. Gargano with an Inside Out Lariat. Gargano connects with The SlingShot Spear for a two count.

Gargano kicks the left shoulder of Grimes. Grimes whips Gargano across the ring. Grimes avoids The Rolling RoundHouse Kick. Gargano with a Cazadora Rollup for a two count. Grimes hits The Emerald Flowsion for a two count. Gargano with a running forearm smash. Grimes answers with a leaping forearm smash. Gargano with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Gargano and Grimes are running the ropes. Grimes with The Collision Course for a two count. Grimes transitions into a ground and pound attack. SuperKick Exchange. Grimes goes for a Spinning Emerald Flowsion, but Gargano counters with The Spike DDT. Grimes with a RoundHouse Kick. Gargano avoids The Caveman Stomp. Gargano makes Grimes tap out to The Gargano Escape.

Winner: Johnny Gargano via Submission 

– Robert Stone Vignette. Chelsea Green will have a rematch with Kayden Carter.

Fourth Match: Lio Rush vs. Angel Garza. The Winner Will Become The Number One Contender For The WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship 

Rush runs around Garza. Rush slides under Garza. Garza ducks a clothesline from Rush. Garza avoids The Come Up. Rush drops down on the canvas. Both superstars are running around like sonic the hedgehog. Garza dropkicks Rush. Garza blasts Rush with a knife edge chop. Garza with a Pop Up Knee Strike. Garza puts Rush on the top turnbuckle. Garza with clubbing blows to Rush back. Garza gets Rush tied up in the tree of woe. Garza with a running knee strike for a one count. Garza stomps on the back of Rush. Garza is putting the boots to Rush. Garza drops Rush with The Big Boot. Garza goes for a PowerBomb, but Rush blocks it.

Rush kicks Garza off the ring apron. Garza catches Rush in mid-air. Garza drives Rush back first into the steel ring post. Garza runs Rush back first into the steel ring steps. Garza has Rush draped across the steel barricade. Garza hits The PK. Rush lands The Suicide Dive. Rush follows that with a SpringBoard Corkscrew Senton. Rush rolls Garza back into the ring. Rush with The Windmill Kick for a two count. Rush with clubbing chest kicks. Rush thrust kicks the midsection of Garza. Garza dodges The Spinning Hook Kick. Garza with a knee lift. Rush answers with a Spinning Heel Kick. Garza SuperKicks Rush.

Rush goes for The Come Up, but Garza counters with a dropkick. Garza hits The Basket Toss Slam for a two count. Garza goes for an Avalanche Wing Clipper, but Rush blocks it. Rush with clubbing headbutts. Rush with an Avalanche Crusher. Garza wisely heads to the outside. Rush lands The Final Hour on the floor. Rush rolls Garza back into the ring. Rush goes for another Final Hour, but Garza gets his knees up in the air. Garza rolls Rush over for a two count. Garza SuperKicks Rush. Garza goes for The Wing Clipper, but Rush counters with an inside cradle to pickup the victory.

Winner: Lio Rush via Pinfall 

Mark Henry Previews The Upcoming Keith Lee/Dominik Dijakovic NXT North American Championship Match At NXT TakeOver: Portland 

Fifth Match: Bianca BelAir vs. Santana Garrett 

BelAir Spears Garrett. BelAir talks smack to Garrett. BelAir with clubbing blows to Garrett’s back. BelAir repeatedly stomps on Garrett’s back. BelAir hits The HandSpring MoonSault. BelAir pops back on her feet. BelAir dumps Garrett face first on the top turnbuckle pad. BelAir connects with The KOD to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bianca BelAir via Pinfall 

Tommaso Ciampa Promo 

WWE NXT TakeOver: Portland Match Card 

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

– Finn Balor vs. Johnny Gargano

– Keith Lee (c) vs. Dominik Dijakovic For The WWE NXT North American Championship

– Dakota Kai vs. Tegan Nox in a Street Fight

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

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

Sixth Match: Adam Cole vs. Kushida 

Cole applies a wrist lock. Kushida reverses the hold. Cole backs Kushida into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Cole shoves Kushida. Kushida drops Cole with a forearm smash. Kushida with a waist lock takedown. Kushida applies a front face lock. Kushida grapples around Cole. Cole avoids The SuperKick. Kushida dropkicks Cole through the ropes. Kushida is raining down haymakers. Cole throws Kushida into the steel ring steps. Cole goes for The Panama SunRise, but Kushida counters with The Cross-Arm-Breaker on the floor. Kushida rolls Cole back into the ring. Kushida with a Flying Axe Handle Strike. Kushida hammers down on the left wrist of Cole. Kushida with a High Head Kick. Kushida with an arm-ringer. Kushida kicks the left shoulder of Cole. Kushida sends Cole to the ring apron. Kushida with a HandSpringBoot. Cole nails Kushida with The Pump Kick.

Cole rolls Kushida back into the ring. Cole with a Hangman’s NeckBreaker. Cole repeatedly drives his knee into Kushida’s back. Cole with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Cole mocks Ciampa. Cole applies a rear chin lock. Kushida gets back to a vertical base. Cole drives his knee into the midsection of Kushida. Cole goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Kushida lands back on his feet. Kushida ducks a clothesline from Cole. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. Kushida with running forearm smashes. Cole reverses out of the irish whip from Kushida. Kushida drops Cole with a HandSpring Back Elbow Smash. Kushida thrust kicks the midsection of Cole. Kushida with a Hip Toss. Kushida follows that with a Cartwheel Dropkick. Cole gathers himself in the corner.

Cole slams Kushida’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Kushida with a Double Heel Kick. Cole is throwing haymakers at Kushida. Kushida hits The Diving DDT. Kushida applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Cole puts his foot on the bottom rope to create separation. Kushida dropkicks the left wrist of Cole. Cole decks Kushida with a back elbow smash. Kushida dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Kushida with a running shoulder kick. Cole negates The HoverBoard Lock. Cole with The Shining Wizard for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Kushida continues to kick the left shoulder of Cole. Kushida with a Rolling Elbow. Cole answers with a Pump Kick. Cole SuperKicks Kushida. Kushida drops Cole with a forearm smash.

Cole with Two Ushigoroshi’s for a two count. Kushida avoids The Last Shot. Cole SuperKicks Kushida for a two count. Cole goes for The Panama Sunrise, but Kushida counters with The HoverBoard Lock. Kushida rolls Cole over for a two count. Kushida drops Cole with The Pele Kick. Cole uses the middle rope for leverage. Kushida with rapid fire kawada kicks. Cole reverses out of the irish whip from Kushida. Kushida goes for another HandSpring Back Elbow, but Cole counters with The SuperKick to the back of the neck for a two count. Cole connects with The Last Shot to pickup the victory.

Winner: Adam Cole via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez