WWE NXT Results (2/19/20): The Velveteen Dream vs. Roderick Strong

WWE NXT
February 19, 2020
The NXT Arena
Winter Park, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

The Undisputed Era & The Velveteen Dream In-Ring Segment 

Adam Cole: I told you! I told each and everyone you, because obsession will never defeat destiny. And I prove that to Tommaso Ciampa, showed him the hard way at TakeOver Portland. Just like anyone else will learned the hard way, if they step in the ring with the greatest NXT Champion there’s ever been. What’s that question Tommaso kept asking? If he could ever be a champion like me? Well, that dummy got his answer and it’s undisputed.

Because the fact is boys and girls, this is going nowhere. The Undisputed Era, we are the measuring stick of this brand and we’ll continue to set examples. Just like, Roddy Strong is gonna set an example tonight. Because Roderick Strong is going to put an end to the charade, that is The Velveteen Dream. Ain’t that right, Roddy?

The Velveteen Dream: Roddy, tonight you have a chance. Tonight Rod, you have the chance to prove something. Leave your boys at home and prove you could be a man. Do it for Marina. Because when we do it tonight, let’s make it a night just for us.

Roderick Strong: Dream, I swear to everything that I am as a man and my family, you’re gonna wish you never came back.

First Match: Jordan Devlin (c) vs. Lio Rush For The NXT Cruiserweight Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Devlin backs Rush into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Rush shoves Devlin. Rush ducks a clothesline from Devlin. Rush applies a side headlock. Devlin drops down on the canvas. Devlin leapfrogs over Rush. Rush cartwheels over Devlin. Devlin avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Devlin regroups on the outside. Test Of Strength. Devlin kicks Rush in the gut. Devlin is throwing haymakers at Rush. Devlin whips Rush across the ring. Rush dives over Devlin. Rush shows off his speed and athleticism. Rush thrust kicks the midsection of Devlin. Rush with an OverHead Kick for a one count. Rush kicks Devlin in the back. Rush with a straight right hand. Rush repeatedly stomps on Devlin’s chest. Rush with a forearm smash. Rush follows that with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Rush kicks Devlin in the face. Rush slams Devlin’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Following a snap mare takeover, Rush with a Basement Uppercut across the back of Devlin’s neck for a two count.

Rush applies a front face lock. Devlin with heavy bodyshots. Devlin rocks Rush with a right jab. Rush dropkicks Devlin. Rush kicks Devlin in the ribs. Rush applies a sleeper hold. Rush leapfrogs over Devlin. Rush kicks Devlin off the ring apron. Devlin drops Rush with a Uranage Slam. Devlin follows that with The Arabian MoonSault for a two count. Devlin with a Jumping Knee Strike. Devlin kicks Rush in the chest. Devlin with a Seated Senton across the back of Rush. Devlin is picking Rush apart in the corner. Rush is pissed. Rush with Two Forearm Smashes. Devlin responds with a Uranage Slam. Devlin goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Rush gets his knees up in the air. Rush delivers his combination offense. Devlin reverses out of the irish whip from Rush. Devlin hits The Half and Half Suplex for a two count. Devlin applies a wrist lock. Devlin drops Rush with a running knee lift for a two count. Devlin stomps on Rush chest. Devlin with The Butterfly Suplex for a two count.

Devlin applies The Camel Clutch. Devlin with a crossface. Devlin drops his weight on the back of Rush. Devlin puts his leg on the back of Rush’s neck. Devlin with a right hand. Devlin blasts Rush with a knife edge chop. Devlin uppercuts Rush. Devlin toys around with Rush. Devlin goes for The Devil Inside, but Rush lands back on his feet. Rush ducks a clothesline from Devlin. Rush goes for The Come Up, but Devlin counters with The Elevated Back Drop for a two count. Rush unloads four knife edge chops. Devlin decks Rush with a JawBreaker. Rush continues to fight underneath during the commercial break. Both men are knocked down after a Double Crossbody Block. Rush kicks Devlin over the top rope. Rush lands The Suicide Dive. Rush rolls Devlin back into the ring. Rush with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Tip Up by Rush. Devlin drops Rush with The SlingShot Cutter. Devlin hits The PK.

Rush avoids The Asai MoonSault. Rush with a SpringBoard Corkscrew Plancha. Rush throws Devlin back inside the ring. Rush dives over Devlin. Rush with a Spinning Heel Kick. Devlin SuperKicks Rush. Devlin goes for The WheelBarrow Suplex, but Rush rolls him over for a two count. Rush with a Spinning Heel Kick. Devlin responds with The Standing Spanish Fly. Rush locks in The Koji Clutch. Devlin reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Devlin has Rush perched on the top turnbuckle. Rush with clubbing blows to Devlin’s back. Rush with an Avalanche Reverse Hurricanrana. Rush connects with The Come Up for a two count. Rush goes for The Final Hour, but Devlin ducks out of the way. Devlin HeadButts Rush. Devlin plants Rush with The Devil Inside to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still NXT Cruiserweight Champion, Jordan Devlin via Pinfall 

Tommaso Ciampa Promo 

Austin Theory was preparing for a match before Tommaso Ciampa shows up at the ringside area.

Tommaso Ciampa: NXT TakeOver: Portland. Listen man, not tonight. I’m telling you, not tonight. A part of me feels like, I should’ve seen this coming. I was so focused on Goldie, so focused on getting my life back, that I stopped paying attention to my surroundings. There were subtle signs, too. The odd timing of a tag team reunion. What it comes down to, I stopped listening to that instinctual voice inside. But if one thing goes hand in hand with Tommaso Ciampa and the NXT Championship, it is and always has been, Johnny Gargano. I’m not asking myself, why Johnny why? I know why. Johnny knows why. And if one thing is very clear, in order to get my life back, there could be no Johnny Gargano in NXT.

Ciampa drops Theory with a big haymaker. Ciampa with The Big Boot. Ciampa follows that with a running knee strike. Ciampa repeatedly throws Theory into the ringside barricades.

 

Finn Balor Promo 

Second Match: The Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza 

Zack Gibson and Joaquin Wilde will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gibson applies a wrist lock. Wilde dropkicks Gibson. Strong lockup. Standing Switch Exchange. Gibson grabs another wrist lock. Drake prevents Gibson from hitting the turnbuckles. Gibson tags in Drake. Drake applies an arm-bar. Drake drops Wilde with a shoulder tackle. Wilde drops down on the canvas. Drake leapfrogs over Wilde. Wilde ducks a clothesline from Drake. Wilde with a Running Hurricanrana. Wilde with a drop toe hold. Wilde follows that with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Drake applies a side headlock. Gibson tags himself in. Double Leapfrog. Gibson clotheslines Wilde. GVY begin to cut the ring in half. Gibson repeatedly stomps on Wilde’s chest. Gibson applies the standing strangle hold. Gibson tags in Drake. Drake with a forearm smash. Drake with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Drake tags in Gibson.

GVY hits their SlingShot Double Foot Stomp/Pendulum BackBreaker Combination on the floor. Gibson rolls Wilde back into the ring. Gibson bodyslams Wilde. Gibson tags in Drake. Gibson dumps Drake on top of Wilde for a two count. Drake applies a rear chin lock. Wilde with heavy bodyshots. Wilde is displaying his fighting spirt. Wilde with forearm shivers. Wilde creates distance with The MoonSault Press. Gibson and Mendoza are tagged in. Mendoza ducks a clothesline from Gibson. Mendoza with a running forearm smash to Drake. Mendoza unloads a flurry of right jabs. Mendoza chops Gibson in the chest. Gibson reverses out of the irish whip from Mendoza. Mendoza with two clotheslines. Mendoza dropkicks Gibson. Mendoza tees off on Drake. Mendoza kicks Drake over the top rope.

Gibson goes for a Release German Suplex, but Mendoza lands back on his feet. Mendoza with a Spinning Back Kick. Mendoza side steps Gibson into the turnbuckles. Mendoza with an Apron Enzuigiri. Mendoza follows that with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Gibson nails Mendoza with a double throat thrust. Gibson with a High Angle Gotch Lift Suplex. Drake tags himself in. Drake with a Flying Dropkick off Gibson’s back. Mendoza delivers his combination offense. Gibson tags himself in. Drake reverses out of the irish whip from Mendoza. Mendoza goes for The Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver, but GYV counters with The Ticket To Mayhem to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Grizzled Young Veterans via Pinfall 

Third Match: Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch 

Dunne and Burch will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dunne applies a wrist lock. Burch grabs a side headlock. Dunne stands on the back of Burch’s neck. Dunne ties Burch up in a knot. Dunne slams the left knee of Burch on the canvas. Burch kicks Dunne in the face. Test Of Strength. Burch with a leg sweep. Dunne avoids the foot stomp. Dunne floats over into the cross-arm-breaker. Burch responds with The CrossFace. Dunne rolls Burch over for a two count. That leads us to a big standoff. Riddle and Lorcan are tagged in. Test Of Strength. GutWrench Suplex Party. Riddle tags in Dunne. Assisted Corkscrew Senton. Dunne dropkicks Lorcan to the floor. Burch and Lorcan are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Assisted PowerBomb for a two count. Lorcan applies the single leg crab. Lorcan locks in The STF. Riddle drops Lorcan with The BRO To Sleep. Lorcan tags in Burch. Burch stops Riddle in his tracks. Riddle kicks Burch in the chest. Riddle tags in Dunne.

Dunne clotheslines Burch. Dunne with a Snap German Suplex. Dunne stomps on Burch’s fingers. Dunne follows that with a RoundHouse Kick. Dunne hits The X-Plex. Dunne applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Burch rolls Dunne over for a two count. Dunne ducks a clothesline from Burch. Standing Switch Exchange. Burch sends Dunne to the corner. Dunne decks Burch with a back elbow smash. Riddle tags himself in. Stereo Enzuigiri’s. The Broserweights connects with their PowerBomb/Step Up Enzuigiri Combination for a two count. Lorcan dumps Dunne out of the ring. Riddle drops Lorcan with a Ripcord Knee Strike. Riddle with combination sumo strikes. Burch with a corner clothesline. Burch follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Burch with a Snap German Suplex. Riddle rises back on his feet. Burch with a Big Lariat for a two count.

Burch applies The Cross Face. Lorcan goes for a Release German Suplex, but Dunne lands back on his feet. Dunne with Two RoundHouse Kicks. Burch with three uppercut forearms. Riddle answers with a jumping knee strike. Burch HeadButts Riddle. Riddle with a SuperMan Forearm Smash. Riddle PowerBombs Burch. Burch delivers a massive haymaker. Riddle tags in Dunne. Dunne with a Running Enzuigiri. Burch tags in Lorcan. Lorcan unloads three knife edge chops. Lorcan with a running uppercut. Lorcan hits The Running BlockBuster. Lorcan with a jumping back elbow smash. Dunne snaps Lorcan’s fingers. Dunne tags in Riddle. The Broserweights plants Lorcan with their Bitter End/Pump Knee Strike Combination to pickup the victory. 

Winner: Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Keith Lee vs. Kona Reeves 

Lee starts things off with The Pounce. Lee tells the referee to ring the bell. Lee with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Lee connects with The Big Bang Catastrophe to pickup the victory.

Winner: Keith Lee via Pinfall 

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

Green kicks Carter in the gut. Green goes for a Bodyslam, but Carter counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Carter applies a wrist lock. Green yanks on Carter’s dreadlocks. Carter slaps Green in the chest. Carter kicks the left hamstring of Green. Carter ducks a clothesline from Green. Carter clotheslines Green. Green reverses out of the irish whip from Carter. Carter with The Cazadora SuperKick for a two count. Carter with forearm shivers. Carter with an over hand chop. Green pulls Carter off the middle turnbuckle for a two count. Green with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Green with a high knee lift for a two count. Green applies the camel clutch.

Green drops her weight on Carter’s back. Green catapults Carter throat first across the middle rope for a two count. Green stands on Carter’s head. Bianca BelAir rolls into the ring. BelAir says that she’s going to let Green finish. BelAir challenges Charlotte Flair to a match. Green rolls Carter over for a two count. Green with a backslide cover for a two count. Green with The La Magistral for a two count. Carter SuperKicks Green. Green wisely heads to the outside. Carter rolls Green back into the ring. Stone trips Carter from the outside. Green connects with The Unprettier to pickup the victory.

Winner: Chelsea Green via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: The Velveteen Dream vs. Roderick Strong 

Intense grappling display after the bell rings. Dream ducks a clothesline from Strong. Dream with a straight right hand. Strong regroups on the outside. Dream is playing mind games with Strong. Dream is trying to hit Strong with his weight belt. Strong with a double leg takedown. Amateur scrap. Dream backs Strong into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Dream slithers out of the ring. Strong runs after Dream. Dream dropkicks Strong. Dream is throwing haymakers at Strong. Dream kicks Strong in the gut. Dream whips strong back first into the turnbuckles. Dream unloads two knife edge chops. Strong uses the middle rope for leverage. Strong delivers an eye poke. Strong is lighting up Dream’s chest in the corner. Strong is putting the boots to Dream. Strong with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Dream rolls himself out of the ring. Dream clotheslines Strong on the floor.

Strong throws Dream into the edge of the ring frame. Strong slams Dream’s head on the ring apron. Strong resets the referee’s ten count. Dream slams Strong’s head on the steel ring steps. Dream and Strong are brawling around the ringside area. Dream dumps Strong chest first on the barricade. Dream with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Strong pulls Dream off the apron. Strong with a BackBreaker across the barricade. Strong with The SlingShot Suplex. Strong with a heavy chop. strong transitions into a corner mount. Strong pulls Dream down to the mat for a two count. Strong applies a front face lock. Strong follows that with a rear chin lock. Dream gets back to a vertical base. Dream with heavy bodyshots. Strong drives his knee into the midsection of Dream. Dream with a Back Body Drop. Strong and Dream are trading back and forth shots.

Dream fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Dream sends Strong chest first into the turnbuckles. Collision in the corner. Strong with rapid fire chops. Hockey Fight. Dream clotheslines Strong. Dream whips Strong into the turnbuckles. Dream with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Dream telegraphs the back body drop. Strong with a forearm smash. Dream with a straight right hand. Dream drops Strong with The Spike DDT for a two count. Dream with a Flying Axe Handle Strike. Dream is building momentum. Strong punches Dream in the back. Dream decks Strong with a back elbow smash. Stalemate in the corner. Strong with a BackBreaker on the top turnbuckle pad. Dream negates The End Of Heartache. Strong ducks a clothesline from Dream. Strong with a Standing Tiger Bomb for a two count. Strong applies The Strong Hold. Dream crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.

Dream launches Strong over the top rope. Dream gets a momentary rest bit. Strong with a shoulder block. Strong goes for a sunset flip, but Dream counters with a basement lariat. Both men are slugging it out in the center of the ring. Strong kicks Dream in the face. Strong with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Strong with forearm shivers. Dream SuperKicks Strong. Dream connects with The Dream Valley Driver. Dream takes off his blue track suit. Dream has Marina Shafir airbrushed all over his pants. Dream wipes out The Undisputed Era with a Massive Flying Axe Handle Strike. Strong with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Strong goes for The End Of Heartache, but Dream counters with The Dream Valley Driver to pickup the victory. After the match, The Undisputed Era attacks Dream from behind. Total Elimination. Strong plants Dream with The End Of Heartache.

Winner: The Velveteen Dream via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez