WWE NXT Results (5/13/20): Matt Riddle vs. Timothy Thatcher

WWE NXT
May 13, 2020
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida

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Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix, and Byron Saxton

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Matt Riddle & Timothy Thatcher (c) vs. Imperium For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championship 

Thatcher and Barthel will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Thatcher applies a hammerlock. Thatcher rolls Barthel over for a one count. Thatcher works on the left shoulder of Barthel. Barthel applies a headscissors neck lock. Thatcher responds with The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Thatcher applies a front face lock. Barthel kicks out the legs of Thatcher. Barthel transitions into a ground and pound attack. Thatcher slaps Barthel in the face. Thatcher is raining down forearm shivers. Thatcher applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Barthel puts his foot on the bottom rope to force the break. Aichner tags himself in. Barthel drops down on the canvas. Aichner with a deep arm-drag. Aichner applies an arm-bar. Barthel pulls Riddle off the ring apron. Riddle with forearm shivers. Thatcher is distracted by the melee on the outside.

Aichner punches Thatcher in the back. Aichner with a waist lock takedown. Aichner applies a front face lock. Thatcher answers with a side wrist lock. Thatcher tags in Riddle. Riddle applies a side headlock. Aichner drops Riddle with a shoulder tackle. Riddle drops down on the canvas. Aichner catches Riddle in mid-air. Riddle applies The Sleeper Hold. Aichner with a Judo Shoulder Throw. Riddle answers with a GutWrench Suplex. Aichner tags in Barthel. Riddle with an Exploder Suplex. Riddle hits The PK. Riddle knocks Barthel off the ring apron. Riddle goes for The BROTon, but Barthel gets his knees up in the air. Barthel tags in Aichner. Aichner with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Imperium is cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Aichner applies the cobra clutch. Riddle kicks Aichner in the chest. Aichner drives Riddle back first into the turnbuckles. Aichner tags in Barthel. Imperium with Stereo Corner Dropkicks for a two count.

Barthel talks smack to Riddle. Barthel is raining down haymakers. Barthel tags in Aichner. Aichner kicks Riddle in the ribs. Aichner with clubbing blows to Riddle’s back. Aicher is choking Riddle with his boot. Aichner tags in Barthel. Riddle drops Aichner with a Pump Knee Strike. Barthel stops Riddle in his tracks. Barthel avoids The PK. Barthel with a waist lock go-behind. Riddle decks Barthel with a back elbow smash. Riddle creates distance with a RoundHouse Kick. Riddle inadvertently monkey flips Barthel into Thatcher. Thatcher is pissed. Thatcher heads to the backstage area. Barthel tags in Aichner. Aichner attacks Riddle from behind. Aichner goes for a PowerBomb, but Riddle lands back on his feet. Riddle connects with The BRO To Sleep. Riddle follows that with a Final Flash Knee Strike. Riddle goes for a PowerBomb, but Aichner lands back on his feet. Aichner tags in Barthel. Aichner with The SpineBuster. Barthel hits The PK. Imperium plants Riddle with The European Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE NXT Tag Team Champions, Imperium via Pinfall 

Second Match: Tegan Nox vs. Indi Hartwell 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Hartwell is not impressed. Hartwell sends Nox face first to the canvas. Hartwell denies the deep arm-drag. Hartwell pulls Nox down to the mat. Hartwell toys around with Nox. Hartwell with the cover for a one count. Hartwell stomps on the midsection of Nox. Hartwell punches Nox in the back. Hartwell repeatedly stomps on Nox’s chest. Nox with heavy bodyshots. Hartwell with a double axe handle strike.

Hartwell follows that with The Side Walk Slam for a two count. Hartwell with the irish whip. Nox decks Hartwell with a back elbow smash. Nox sends Hartwell to the ring apron. Hartwell with a shoulder block. Hartwell goes for The SpringBoard Clothesline, but Nox counters with The ChokeSlam. Nox unloads two overhand chops. Nox with forearm shivers. Hartwell whips Nox across the ring. Nox dives over Hartwell. Nox with a Running European Uppercut. Nox kicks out the legs of Hartwell. Nox connects with The CannonBoar. Nox with a Flying Crossbody Block. Nox plants Hartwell with The Shiniest Wizard to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tegan Nox via Pinfall 

Rhea Ripley Promo 

Yeah, WrestleMania didn’t go as I planned. To be honest I haven’t really had much rest since because the thought of Charlotte Flair walking around with my NXT Women’s Title, it sickens me. Yeah, Io Shirai put up a good fight, but at the end of the day, she couldn’t get the job done. The person who’s going to bring that title back to NXT is me. And if I have to beat that into Io Shirai, then so be it, because, Charlotte, I ain’t finished with you. And as a stupid old man used to say and you know this saying really well, we’ve only just begun. Because that title that you have around your waist, it belongs to me.

Third Match: (0-2) Tony Nese vs. (1-1) Jake Atlas. Group A Match In The Interim WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Nese with a double leg takedown. Atlas grabs a side headlock. Atlas applies a standing arm-bar. Nese backs Atlas into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Nese applies a side headlock. Atlas reverses the hold. Nese goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Atlas lands back on his feet. Nese thrust kicks the midsection of Atlas. Nese kicks Atlas in the chest. Atlas avoids the leg sweep. Nese avoids The PK. Atlas goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Nese ducks out of the way. Atlas cartwheels around Nese. Atlas taunts Nese.

Nese uppercuts Atlas. Nese talks smack to Atlas. Nese with a Running Bulldog across the top rope. Nese transitions into a ground and pound attack. Nese punches Atlas in the back. Nese toys around with Atlas. Nese with a knife edge chop. Nese repeatedly stomps on Atlas chest. Nese with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Nese applies a front face lock. Nese drives his knee into the midsection of Atlas. Nese blocks a boot from Atlas. Nese with a waist lock go-behind. Atlas decks Nese with a back elbow smash. Forearm Exchange.

Atlas nails Nese with The Pump Kick. Atlas with a Release German Suplex. Atlas follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Nese with a blistering chop. Nese is mauling Atlas in the corner. Nese slides under Atlas. Nese goes for The PumpHandle Driver, but Atlas lands back on his feet. Atlas drops Nese with a Leaping NeckBreaker. Atlas climbs to the top turnbuckle. Nese with a leaping palm strike. Nese is lighting up Atlas chest. Nese repeatedly kicks Atlas in the face. Atlas is displaying his fighting spirit. Atlas sends Nese crashing into the canvas. Atlas connects with The Rainbow DDT to pickup the victory.

Winner: (2-1) Jake Atlas via Pinfall 

The Undisputed Era Zoom Call

Killer Kross Promo 

The world is always tirelessly searching for answers, questions, motives, explanations with great certainty as to why terrible people do terrible things. We are not here to shock a system. We are not here to save you from your corrupted black hearts. We are your entertainment. It’s time to wake up from the dream before you stay asleep forever. Tommaso Ciampa was the first, but we all know he’s certainly not the last. Fall and pray. Ticktock.

Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez Promo

Dakota Kai: I cared way too much about what the fans thought of me, what people backstage thought of me. Mentally, I just wasn’t tough enough. So when I injured myself in December 2018, I was so adamant that during those nine months of rehab, something had to change. More times than not, I would have to stop my own rehab just so they could film Tegan doing her own.

They didn’t care about me. When I made my return, it was only to be in the shadow of someone else. Then War Games happened, and I knew at that moment, that it was time for a change. It felt good. Tegan thought she could get her revenge on me at TakeOver Portland, that was my stage. My career went to a whole new level when Raquel came to the picture. She is all muscle and the most dominant force in NXT, but more importantly, she’s the only woman who has my back and the only woman that I can trust.

Raquel Gonzalez: Dakota and I share a common bond. We both know what it’s like to be outcast. Consider this a fair warning. This is the hurt business, and we’re going to hurt a lot of people.

DX Announcement 

Triple H: Hey, NXT General Manager William Regal couldn’t be here tonight, so he asked D-Generation X if we can make a very special announcement instead of him.

Shawn Michaels: You know, I hope it goes a lot better than that 25 Year Anniversary we had on SmackDown.

Triple H: You know, Shawn, it’s funny you mentioned the 25th anniversary, tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the first ever WWE: In Your House PPV.

Road Dogg: Did someone say In Your House?

Triple H: Where were you?

Road Dogg: Down there. But don’t worry about that. You know, I had a match in the first ever in your house match with Razor Ramon.

Shawn Michaels: I did with Jeff Jarrett and you were there too.

Road Dogg: And you had a match too, right? I remember it. It was with Henry Godwin.

Triple H: It’s irrelevant. What’s important right now is the 25th anniversary of in your house, and right now a lot of people are spending a lot of time in their house. They’re kind of locked in there, right? So it only seems apropos we do something about that. So, On June 7th Live on the WWE Network, NXT TakeOver: In Your House. A brand that once deliver will deliver one more time on June 7th with NXT TakeOver: In Your House.

Shawn Michaels: And if you’re not down with that, we got two words for ya.

Road Dogg: Pig crap, I remember it now. Henry Godwin put your face down in pig crap, and he pushed your face all in it, and there was poop stains in your mustache.

Fourth Match: Finn Balor vs. Cameron Grimes 

Balor side steps The Cave In. Balor blasts Grimes with a knife edge chop. Grimes drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Grimes with clubbing shoulder blocks. Balor answers with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Balor delivers a gut punch. Following a snap mare takeover, Balor applies a rear chin lock. Balor grabs a side headlock. Grimes applies an arm-bar. Balor with a single leg takedown. Balor stomps on the midsection of Grimes. Balor hits The PK. Balor with a blistering chop. Balor whips Grimes across the ring. Grimes with a waist lock takedown. Grimes with clubbing blows to Balor’s back. Grimes fish hooks Balor. Grimes drops Balor with a Mid-Kick. Grimes talks smack to Balor. Grimes abuses the referee’s five count. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Grimes.

Grimes goes for a sunset flip, but Balor counters with a basement dropkick. Grimes avoids The SlingBlade. Balor goes for The 1916, but Grimes counters with The Uranage Slam for a two count. Grimes has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Grimes applies a rear chin lock. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Grimes applies an arm-bar. Balor with two haymakers. Grimes answers with a running knee lift for a one count. Grimes applies a wrist lock. Balor with forearm shivers. Grimes whips Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Grimes punches Balor in the back. Grimes is mauling Balor in the corner. Balor kicks Grimes in the face. Grimes clotheslines Balor for a two count. Grimes continues to run his mouth.

Grimes slaps Balor in the face. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor follows that with a standing double foot stomp. Balor kicks Grimes in the ribs. Balor repeatedly stomps on Grimes chest. The referee admonishes Balor. Grimes pulls Balor out of the ring. Balor slams Grimes head on the ring apron. Balor repeatedly stomps on the back of Grimes neck. Balor drops Grimes with The PK. Damian Priest stares down Balor. Balor with a running forearm smash to Priest. Balor hits The SlingBlade on the floor. Balor rolls Grimes back into the ring. Priest clocks Balor with the nightstick. Grimes connects with The Cave In to pickup the victory. After the match, Priest plants Balor with The Reckoning on the steel chair. We find out that it was Damian Priest who viciously attacked Finn Balor three weeks ago.

Winner: Cameron Grimes via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: (1-1) Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. (0-2) Jack Gallagher. Group B Match In The Interim WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament 

Tony Nese attacks Scott from behind before the bell rings. Gallagher drills Scott with The Gentlemen’s Dropkick for a two count. Gallagher repeatedly kicks Scott in the back. Gallagher hooks the outside leg for a one count. Gallagher whips Scott across the ring. Gallagher with a running knee lift for a two count. Gallagher drags Scott to the center of the ring. Gallagher stomps on the midsection of Scott.

Gallagher applies the sitting abdominal stretch. Scott with heavy bodyshots. Scott blocks a boot from Gallagher. Scott with a single leg takedown. Gallagher denies The DeadLift German Suplex. Scott avoids The Gentlemen’s Dropkick. Scott connects with The House Call for a two count. Scott with Two Mid-Kicks. Gallagher applies a guillotine choke. Scott goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Gallagher lands back on his feet. Gallagher plants Scott with The Rolling Elbow to pickup the victory.

Winner: (1-2) Jack Gallagher via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Aliyah w/Robert Stone vs. Kayden Carter 

Leg Takedown Exchange. Carter holds onto the left leg of Aliyah. Aliyah is doing everything she could to create separation. Aliyah pops back on her feet. Aliyah gets up in Carter’s grill. Quick shoving contest. Carter ducks a clothesline from Aliyah. Carter with The O’Connor Roll for a one count. Carter with a SpringBoard Basement Dropkick for a one count. Aliyah gets Carter tied in the tree of woe. Aliyah repeatedly kicks Carter in the back. Aliyah pulls Carter down to the mat for a two count. Aliyah with a Big Biel Throw.

Aliyah with forearm shivers. Aliyah argues with the referee. Carter side steps Aliyah into the turnbuckles. Carter repeatedly stomps on Aliyah’s chest. Aliyah kicks Carter in the face. Aliyah stands on the back of Carter’s neck. Robert Stone arrives. Carter with an inside cradle for a two count. Aliyah with a single leg dropkick. Carter pulls Aliyah off the top turnbuckle. Carter with a chop/forearm combination. Aliyah reverses out of the irish whip from Carter. Carter with The Cazadora SuperKick for a two count. Carter makes Aliyah tap out to The Indian Death Lock.

Winner: Kayden Carter via Submission 

Dinner With The Garganos 

Seventh Match: Matt Riddle vs. Timothy Thatcher

Riddle unloads a flurry of strikes after the bell rings. Riddle kicks Thatcher in the chest. Riddle applies a triangle choke. Chain grappling exchange. Thatcher with a judo takedown. Thatcher grapples around Riddle. Catch Wrestling Display. Riddle kicks Thatcher in the back. Thatcher with a single leg takedown. Riddle regroups in the corner. Riddle with a side headlock takeover. Thatcher transitions into a front face lock. Riddle kicks the left hamstring of Thatcher. Riddle tackles Thatcher. Riddle with a ground and pound attack. Thatcher with clubbing blows to Riddle’s back. Riddle with a guard pass. Riddle drives his knee into Thatcher’s ribs. Riddle applies The Kimura Lock. Thatcher with a rolling arm-bar. Riddle gets back to a vertical base. Riddle with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Riddle drops Thatcher with a RoundHouse Kick.

Thatcher regains control of the match during the commercial break. Thatcher bends the left ankle of Riddle. Thatcher applies a standing knee bar. Riddle kicks the left shoulder of Thatcher. Riddle with rapid fire sumo strikes. Riddle follows that with The Big Boot. Thatcher avoids The Final Flash Knee Strike. Thatcher goes for a Snap German Suplex, but Riddle rolls back onto his feet. Riddle delivers The Final Flash Knee Strike. Thatcher stomps on the left foot of Riddle. Thatcher with a European Uppercut. Thatcher drives his knee into Riddle’s back. Thatcher applies a rear chin lock. Riddle answers with an arm-bar. Thatcher puts his foot on the bottom rope to create separation. Thatcher with clubbing knee smashes. Thatcher transitions into a ground and pound attack.

Thatcher applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Riddle rolls Thatcher over for a two count. Riddle with The One-Arm SitOut PowerBomb. Riddle and Thatcher are trading back and forth shots. Riddle goes for an OverHead Kick, but Thatcher counters with The Ankle Lock. Thatcher with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Riddle responds with The BRO To Sleep. Riddle goes for The Floating BRO, but Thatcher gets his knees up in the air. Thatcher applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Riddle escapes. Riddle PowerBombs Thatcher. Thatcher is not Riddle’s bro. Thatcher applies The Ankle Lock. Riddle rolls Thatcher over to pickup the victory. After the match, Thatcher attacks Riddle from behind. Thatcher sends Riddle shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Thatcher connects with The Divorce Court. Thatcher makes Riddle tap out to The Fujiwara Arm-Bar.

Winner: Matt Riddle via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez