March 11, 2020
The WWE Performance Center
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First Match: Keith Lee (c) vs. Cameron Grimes For The WWE NXT North American Championship
— WWE (@WWE) March 12, 2020
Lee blocks a boot from Grimes. Grimes signals for a test strength. Grimes goes for the ankle pick, but Lee stands still. Lee sends Grimes to the corner. Lee applies a front face lock. Grimes with a waist lock go-behind. Grimes goes for a German Suplex, but Lee blocks it. Grimes with a forearm shot across the back of Lee. Grimes punches Lee in the back. Lee whips Grimes across the ring. Grimes side steps Lee into the turnbuckles. Grimes kicks the left shoulder of Lee. Lee answers with Grizzly Magnum. Grimes with a forearm smash. Lee throws Grimes out of the ring. Lee rolls Grimes back into the ring. Grimes with a Running Boot. Grimes hits The PK. Grimes goes for a Rolling Cannonball Senton, but Lee blocks it. Grimes negates The Apron Bomb. Grimes stomps on Lee’s face. Lee catches Grimes in mid-air. Lee is pissed.
Lee goes for a PowerBomb, but again Grimes desperately holds onto the ropes. Lee knocks Grimes off the ring apron. Grimes denies The SuperPlex. Grimes with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Grimes dumps Lee face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Grimes with a Diving Crossbody Block. Grimes follows that with a sliding knee smash. Grimes is choking Lee with his left knee. Grimes uses the point of his elbow as a weapon. Grimes stomps on Lee’s back. Grimes repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Lee. Lee is trying to build momentum. Grimes decks Lee with a back elbow smash. Lee answers with a Body Avalanche. Lee with a Big Biel Throw. Grimes drop toe holds Lee into the top turnbuckle pad. Grimes applies a rear chin lock. Grimes repeatedly stomps on Lee’s back. Grimes stomps on the left ankle of Lee. Grimes unloads three mid-kicks. Grimes apples the octopus stretch. Grimes has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Grimes with clubbing elbow smashes. Grimes fights out of the fireman’s carry position.
Standing Switch Exchange. Grimes breaks free with rapid fire elbow smashes. Lee leapfrogs over Grimes. Lee drops down on the canvas. Lee with a Running Crossbody Block. Lee with a Running Forearm Smash. Grimes responds with a Big Boot. Lee blocks a punch from Grimes. Grimes negates The Big Bang Catastrophe. Grimes with a SuperMan Forearm Smash. Grimes avoids The Spinning Back Fist. Grimes with Two SuperKicks. Grimes connects with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Lee catches Grimes in mid-air. Grimes nails Lee with a Spinning DDT for a two count. Grimes goes for The CaveIn, but Lee blocks it. Grimes SuperKicks Lee. Lee responds with The Pounce. Lee plants Grimes with The Big Bang Catastrophe to pickup the victory. After the match, Damian Priest attacks Lee with the nightstick. Dominik Dijakovic storms into the ring to make the save. Priest heads to the backstage area. Dijakovic grabs the NXT North American Championship. Dijakovic was trying to help Lee get back on his feet. Lee plants Dijakovic with The Spirit Bomb.
Winner: Still WWE NXT North American Champion, Keith Lee via Pinfall
Second Match: Dakota Kai w/Raquel Gonzalez vs. Mia Yim. The Winner Will Enter The Number One Contenders Ladder Match For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship At NXT TakeOver Tampa
— WWE (@WWE) March 12, 2020
Yim dodges the single leg dropkick. Yim with a flurry of rollups. Yim goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Kai holds onto the ropes. Kai slaps Yim in the face. Yim with a chop/forearm combination. Yim with a Big Biel Throw. Yim with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Yim blasts Kai with a knife edge chop. Kai reverses out of the irish whip from Yim. Yim side steps Kai into the turnbuckles. Yim with a forearm smash. Yim continues to chop Kai in the chest. Yim runs around Kai. Yim chop blocks Kai. Yim with a basement dropkick for a two count. Yim transitions into a ground and pound attack. Yim with the cover for a two count. Yim slams Kai’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Yim with Two Running Boots. Yim whips Kai across the ring. Kai launches Yim over the top rope. Yim kicks the right knee of Kai. Gonzalez dumps Kai face first on the ring apron. That allows Kai to regain control of the match during the commercial break.
Kai toys around with Yim. Kai punches Yim in the back. Kai sends Yim to the corner. Yim avoids The Face Wash. Yim takes out the legs of Kai. Yim clotheslines Kai. Yim with a Big Boot. Yim drops Kai with a Jumping NeckBreaker. Yim delivers a ShotGun Dropkick. Yim follows that with a Rolling Cannonball Strike for a two count. Kai sends Yim face first to the middle rope. Yim reverses out of the irish whip from Kai. Running Forearm Exchange. Kai talks smack to Yim. Kai with a back elbow smash. Kai connects with The Kairopractor for a two count. Kai is shocked. Kai applies a nerve hold. Kai with a flurry of kawada kicks to the side of the head. Kai brings Yim to the corner. Kai goes for The FaceWash, but Yim counters with a PowerBomb. Gonzalez trips Yim from the outside. Kai with an O’Connor Roll. The referee admonishes Gonzalez. Yim plants Kai with The Protect Ya Neck to pickup the victory. After the match, Gonzalez clotheslines the back of Yim’s neck. Gonzalez ChokeSlams Yim.
Winner: Mia Yim via Pinfall
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) March 12, 2020
Third Match: Kushida vs. Raul Mendoza
— WWE (@WWE) March 12, 2020
Forearm Exchange. Mendoza drives his knee into the midsection of Kushida. Kushida reverses out of the irish whip from Mendoza. Mendoza dives over Kushida. Kushida leapfrogs over Mendoza. Mendoza shows off his athleticism. The speed of these superstars would make sonic the hedgehog blush. Mendoza ducks a clothesline from Kushida. Mendoza goes for a Running Hurricanrana, but Kushida counters with The Cartwheel Escape. Kushida goes for a Hip Toss, but Mendoza lands back on his feet. Mendoza dropkicks Kushida. Mendoza blasts Kushida with a knife edge chop. Kushida launches Mendoza over the top rope. Mendoza with a forearm smash. Kushida punches Mendoza in mid-air. Kushida lands The SomerSault Plancha. Kushida plays to the crowd. Kushida with a Running Enzuigiri. Mendoza avoids The Missile Dropkick.
Mendoza kicks Kushida in the gut. Mendoza with a Spinning Back Kick. Mendoza hits The Blade Buster. Mendoza follows that with The Quebrada for a one count. Mendoza applies the rear chin lock. Mendoza with a knee lift. Mendoza goes for a Half Nelson Suplex, but Kushida lands back on his feet. Kushida with forearm shivers. Kushida with a knife edge chop. Mendoza reverses out of the irish whip from Kushida. Kushida drops Mendoza with a HandSpring Back Elbow Smash. Kushida thrust kicks the midsection of Mendoza. Kushida with a running shoulder kick. Kushida goes for a Rolling DDT, but Mendoza blocks it. Mendoza ducks a clothesline from Kushida. Kushida with a Hip Toss. Kushida follows that with a Cartwheel Dropkick. Mendoza side steps Kushida into the turnbuckles. Kushida kicks Mendoza in the face. Mendoza answers with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Mendoza has Kushida perched on the top turnbuckle. Mendoza with forearm shivers. Kushida applies The Kimura Lock. Kushida with an Avalanche Spanish Fly. Kushida makes Mendoza tap out to The Cross-Arm-Breaker.
Winner: Kushida via Submission
— WWE (@WWE) March 12, 2020
Tyler Breeze & Austin Theory Backstage Segment
Charlotte Flair & Rhea Ripley Promo
Rhea Ripley: If Charlotte Flair thinks that she could psyche me out before WrestleMania, well, Charlotte gotta come with a better game plan. You know, I’ll admit it, this is the biggest match of my career. And yea, of course, I know there’s pressure. But you know what gets me through it? By knocking the queen on her royal ass. So come WrestleMania, …
– Rhea Ripley gets interrupted Charlotte Flair.
Charlotte Flair: Yes guys, I made here, shhh! So, I’m gonna be honest because I have no problem saying this, you got guts, Rhea. You shut up and sit down. Rhea, focus on me sweetheart. I wouldn’t give you guys anything to chant about, be quiet. This is WrestleMania. It’s just too much, too fast and too soon. And I’m not talking about the stadium, i’m not even talking about the 80,000 people that are gonna be chanting your name. You want to know what i’m talking about? This, right here is gonna be too much for you to handle. So you know what i’m going to do? Rhea, i’m going take you to deep waters, i’m gonna drown the fastest rising star in the WWE and you’re not gonna do anything about it.
Ripley starts brawling with Charlotte. Charlotte drops Ripley with The Big Boot. Ripley negates The Figure Eight. Ripley sends Charlotte face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Charlotte repeatedly wraps the left leg of Ripley around the steel ring post. Charlotte applies The Ring Post Figure Four Leg Lock to close the segment.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) March 12, 2020
Fourth Match: Tegan Nox vs. Deonna Purrazzo. The Winner Will Enter The Number One Contenders Ladder Match For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship At NXT TakeOver Tampa
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Purrazzo applies a wrist lock. Nox with forearm shivers. Purrazzo negates The ChokeSlam. Purrazzo with an Arm-Ringer. Purrazzo with clubbing shoulder blocks. Purrazzo abuses the referee’s five count. Purrazzo with a Modified Exploder Suplex for a two count. Purrazzo uppercuts Nox. Purrazzo repeatedly stomps on Nox’s chest. Purrazzo blasts Nox with a knife edge chop. Nox reverses out of the irish whip from Purrazzo. Nox with a Running European Uppercut. Nox goes for The Running Boar, but Purrazzo gets her feet up in the air. Purrazzo nails Nox with The Pump Kick for a two count. Purrazzo applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Nox rolls Purrazzo over for a two count. Nox HeadButts Purrazzo. Nox connects with The Shiniest Wizard to pickup the victory.
Winner: Deonna Purrazzo via Pinfall
— NXT UK (@NXTUK) March 12, 2020
Adam Cole & The Velveteen Dream In-Ring Segment
Fifth Match: Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne (c) vs. The Undisputed Era For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championship
With @AdamColePro & @RoderickStrong ejected, it’s now on @KORcombat & @theBobbyFish to assure a “prophecy-reboot” against @SuperKingofBros & @PeteDunneYxB for the #NXTTagTitles. pic.twitter.com/mBpogq7LoJ
— WWE (@WWE) March 12, 2020
Pete Dunne and Kyle O’Reilly will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. O’Reilly applies a wrist lock. Dunne reverses the hold. Dunne scores the ankle pick. Dunne bends the left ankle of O’Reilly. Riddle and Fish are tagged in. Riddle unloads a flurry of strikes. Riddle applies a guillotine choke. Fish transitions into a front face lock. Riddle with a waist lock takedown. Riddle taunts Fish. Fish kicks Riddle in the gut. Riddle responds with a GutWrench Suplex. The BroserWeights with Stereo GutWrench Suplex’s. Stereo Nip Ups. The Undisputed Era regroups on the outside. The BroserWeights have complete control of the match during the commercial break. Dunne with a basement dropkick. Riddle with the cover for a two count. Riddle with Two Mid-Kicks. Forearm Exchange. Riddle kicks O’Reilly in the chest. O’Reilly launches Riddle over the top rope. Riddle with a running forearm smash to Fish. O’Reilly kicks Riddle off the ring apron. O’Reilly tags in Fish. The Undisputed Era starts cutting the ring in half.
Fish with heavy bodyshots. Fish rolls Riddle back into the ring. Fish with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Fish is mauling Riddle in the corner. Fish tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly targets the midsection of Riddle. O’Reilly with an elbow/knee smash combination. O’Reilly transitions into a ground and pound attack. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Fish delivers a gut punch. Fish with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Riddle is displaying his fighting spirit. Fish kicks Riddle in the gut. Fish continues to work on the midsection of Riddle. Following a snap mare takeover, Fish with a SlingShot Senton for a two count. Fish drags Riddle to the corner. Fish tags in O’Reilly. Double Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. O’Reilly applies The Kimura Lock. O’Reilly with a sliding knee smash. O’Reilly with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Fish and Riddle are trading back and forth shots. Fish is going to well with the muay thai offense. Riddle drops Fish with The Pele Kick. Dunne and O’Reilly are tagged in. Dunne clotheslines O’Reilly. Dunne with a Rebound German Suplex to Fish. Dunne stomps on Fish’s fingers. Dunne nails Fish with a RoundHouse Kick. Dunne kicks O’Reilly in the face. Dunne delivers The Missile Dropkick to the left knee of O’Reilly. Dunne hits The X-Plex. Dunne applies The Triangle Choke. Fish reaches the bottom rope to create separation.
Undisputed Era pulls Fish out of the ring. Riddle lands The Step Up Plancha. Riddle wisely rolls Adam Cole and Roderick Strong into the ring. Dunne channels his inner Eddie Guerrero. The referee ejects Adam Cole and Roderick Strong from the outside. Dunne with a drop toe hold. Dunne stomps on the left elbow of O’Reilly. O’Reilly begs for mercy. O’Reilly dumps Dunne out of the ring. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Dunne clothesline from Fish. Dunne thrust kicks the midsection of Fish. O’Reilly responds with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope. Fish kicks Dunne off the ring apron. Fish rolls Dunne back into the ring. Fish drops his weight on the left leg of Dunne. Fish kicks Dunne in the chest. Fish with a Muay Thai Display in the corner. Fish tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly repeatedly stomps on Dunne’s chest. O’Reilly tags in Fish. Fish with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Fish sends Dunne chest first into the turnbuckles. Fish tags in O’Reilly. Dunne sends Fish crashing to the outside. Dunne decks O’Reilly with a back elbow smash. Dunne is finger tips away from Riddle. O’Reilly with a desperation knee lift. Dunne dives over O’Reilly. Fish pulls Riddle off the ring apron. O’Reilly with a Flying Forearm Smash. O’Reilly drops Dunne with The Big Boot for a two count.
Forearm/OverHand Chop Exchange. O’Reilly delivers his combination offense. Following a snap mare takeover, O’Reilly tags in Fish. Fish goes for a SlingShot Senton, but Dunne gets his knees up in the air. Fish tags in O’Reilly. Dunne uses his feet to create separation. Dunne tags in Riddle. Riddle with Two Mid-Kicks. Riddle with Two Leaping Forearm Smashes. Riddle follows that with a Double Jumping Knee Strike. Riddle with Two Flying Forearm Smash/Exploder Suplex/BROTon Combination. Riddle hits The PK. Riddle drills O’Reilly with The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Riddle tags in Dunne. O’Reilly negates The BRO To Sleep. O’Reilly shoves Riddle into Dunne. Undisputed Era goes for Stereo Release German Suplex’s, but The BroserWeights land back on their feet. The BroserWeights with Stereo RoundHouse Kicks. Dunne with The SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Dunne repeatedly stomps on O’Reilly’s face. Dunne with a forearm smash. O’Reilly with an Axe Kick. Dunne answers with a Step Up Enzuigiri. O’Reilly with a Rebound Inside Out Lariat. Riddle and Fish are tagged in.
Riddle fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Riddle goes for The BRO To Sleep, but Fish lands back on his feet. Riddle drops Fish with The Ripcord Knee Strike. O’Reilly made the blind tag. Riddle with The Bridging German Suplex. O’Reilly responds with The King Kong Knee Drop for a two count. Fish avoids The Quebrada. O’Reilly with a Flying Knee Strike off the ring apron. O’Reilly tags in Fish. The Undisputed Era connects with Chasing The Dragon for a two count. Riddle with Desperation Mid-Kicks. O’Reilly clotheslines the back of Riddle’s neck. Riddle ducks under The Mid-Kick from Fish. Riddle with a Double Spear. The referee is distracted by The Grizzled Young Veterans. Fish tackles Dunne out of the ring. Standing Switch Exchange. Zack Gibson attacks Riddle behind the referee’s back. O’Reilly with a hand full of tights for a two count. Riddle with a Final Flash Knee Strike. Riddle sends Fish crashing into GYV on the outside. Riddle tags in Dunne. Jumping Knee Strike/Apron Enzuigiri Combination. The BroserWeights plants O’Reilly with their BRO To Sleep/Step Up Enzuigiri Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE NXT Tag Team Champions, Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne via Pinfall
Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa Segment
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