WWE NXT Results (5/27/20): Matt Riddle vs. Timothy Thatcher II

May 27, 2020
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida

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Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix, and Tom Phillips 

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: (2-1) Kushida vs. (2-1) Drake Maverick vs. (2-1) Jake Atlas in a Triple Threat Match. The Winner Will Battle El Hijo Del Fantasma For The Interim WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Kushida applies a wrist lock. Kushida kicks Atlas in the gut. Maverick with a forearm smash. Knife Edge Chop. Atlas whips Maverick across the ring. Assisted Dropkick to Kushida. Maverick ducks a clothesline from Atlas. Atlas with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Kushida breaks up the cover at one. Kushida dumps Atlas out of the ring. Kushida applies The Kimura Lock. Atlas sends Kushida to the floor. Atlas lands The Orihara MoonSault. Atlas with a shoulder block to Maverick. Atlas follows that with a SpringBoard BlockBuster for a two count. Kushida ducks a forearm smash from Atlas. Atlas with the matrix evasion. Atlas drops Kushida with a Leaping NeckBreaker for a one count. Atlas with a blistering chop. Kushida reverses out of the irish whip from Atlas. Kushida with a Hip Toss. Kushida hits The Cartwheel Dropkick. Kushida kicks the injured shoulder of Maverick.

Kushida with Two Running Shotei’s. Kushida puts Maverick on the top turnbuckle. Atlas punches Kushida in the back. Kushida fights out of the electric chair position. Maverick kicks Atlas in the face. Kushida with The Bridging O’Connor Roll/German Suplex Combination for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Atlas uppercuts Kushida. Atlas and Maverick are trading back and forth shots. Maverick is throwing haymakers at Atlas. Atlas reverses out of the irish whip from Maverick. Maverick dives over Atlas. Maverick drop toe holds Atlas into the middle turnbuckle pad. Maverick side steps Kushida into Atlas. Maverick delivers a Missile Dropkick. Maverick launches Atlas over the top rope. Kushida with a HandSpring Kick to Atlas. Kushida kicks Maverick in the face. Kushida follows that with a SomerSault Senton to the outside. Kushida rocks Maverick with an Apron Enzuigiri. Kushida hits The SlingShot Tornado DDT. Kushida applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Maverick rolls Kushida over for a two count.

Atlas with a Running Boot to Maverick. Atlas with The Lifting Inverted Suplex for a two count. Maverick sends Atlas shoulder first into the steel ring post. Maverick connects with The Slice Bread #2 for a two count. Kushida unloads a series of kawada kicks. Maverick is pissed. Kushida with The Wind Up Haymaker. Atlas answers with a forearm smash. Kushida goes for a HandSpring Back Elbow Smash, but Atlas counters with a German Suplex. Atlas bodyslams Maverick. Atlas hits The Rainbow DDT for a two count. Kushida pulls Atlas out of the ring. Second Forearm Exchange. Atlas nails Kushida with The Pump Kick. Kushida has Atlas perched on the top turnbuckle. Both men are in a very precarious position. Maverick with a leaping forearm smash to Atlas. Kushida applies The Kimura Lock. Atlas with an Apron Enzuigiri. Atlas punches Kushida in the back. Kushida responds with The Arm Ringer. Kushida with an Avalanche Cross-Arm-Breaker. Maverick wisely goes into the lateral press to pickup the victory.

Winner: (3-1) Drake Maverick via Pinfall 

Second Match: Johnny Gargano w/Candice LeRae vs. Adrian Alanis 

Gargano wants Alanis to shake his hand. Gargano drops Alanis with a forearm smash. Gargano kicks Alanis in the chest. Gargano transitions into a ground and pound attack. Alanis with a forearm smash. Gargano SuperKicks Alanis. Gargano is pissed. Gargano makes Alanis tap out to The Gargano Escape.

Winner: Johnny Gargano via Submission 

Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Keith Lee, Mia Yim, and Tegan Nox Segment 

Imperium Promo 

Marcel Barthel: And new, NXT Tag Team Champions, The Pride Of Italy, Fabian Aichner, And The Impeccable, Marcel Barthel. Imperium have officially taken over the NXT Tag Team Division.

Fabian Aichner: For any tag team that dares to step in our path, these titles aren’t coming off our shoulders, just like The NXT UK Championship is not coming off WALTER’s. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch, you want to disrespect us? You two are a disgrace to your countries, and you are a disgrace to our sacred ground.

Marcel Barthel: Now, we dictate the pace. Now, we set the rules. Welcome To The Era Of Imperium.

Fabian Aichner: To us, the mat is sacred.

Third Match: Shotzi Blackheart w/Tegan Nox vs. Raquel Gonzalez w/Dakota Kai 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gonzalez backs Blackheart into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Blackheart shoves Gonzalez. Blackheart with a waist lock go-behind. Gonzalez with short-arm shoulder tackles. Gonzalez talks smack to Blackheart. Blackheart applies a wrist lock. Blackheart with a CodeBreaker on the right shoulder of Gonzalez. Blackheart repeatedly kicks Gonzalez in the chest. Gonzalez goes for a WheelBarrow Suplex, but Blackheart lands back on her feet. Blackheart kicks the left shoulder of Gonzalez. Gonzalez denies The SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Blackheart continues to stick and move. Blackheart is trying to rollup Gonzalez. Gonzalez goes for an elbow drop, but Blackheart ducks out of the way.

Blackheart kicks Gonzalez in the chest. Blackheart with a Rolling Elbow. Blackheart follows that with The Question Mark Kick. Blackheart drops Gonzalez with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Gonzalez talks strategy with Dakota Kai. Gonzalez pulls Blackheart off the middle rope. Gonzalez with an elbow drop for a two count. Kai starts riding Blackheart’s tank. Tegan Nox shoves Kai. Blackheart rolls Gonzalez over for a two count. Gonzalez drops Blackheart with The Big Boot. Gonzalez has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Gonzalez is mauling Blackheart in the corner. Gonzalez sends Blackheart back first into the turnbuckles.

Gonzalez repeatedly stomps on Blackheart’s chest. Gonzalez is choking Blackheart with her boot. Gonzalez PowerSlams Blackheart for a two count. Gonzalez applies The Bear Hug. Blackheart with a forearm smash. Gonzalez responds with The Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Blackheart is displaying her fighting spirit. Blackheart applies The Ankle Lock. Blackheart dives over Gonzalez. Blackheart sends Gonzalez face first into the middle rope. Blackheart with a Running Senton Splash. Gonzalez heads to the outside. Blackheart lands The Coffin Drop. Nox starts arguing with Candice LeRae. Blackheart goes for The Slice Bread #2, but Kai gets in the way. Gonzalez PowerBombs Blackheart to pickup the victory.

Winner: Raquel Gonzalez via Pinfall 

Finn Balor Promo 

Fourth Match: Charlotte Flair & Chelsea Green w/Robert Stone vs. Rhea Ripley & Io Shirai 

Green and Ripley will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ripley sends Green face first into the canvas. Ripley wants a piece of Charlotte. Green rolls under a clothesline from Ripley. Ripley is distracted by Green. Green delivers a back chop. Ripley is pissed. Ripley ducks a clothesline from Green. Ripley thrust kicks the midsection of Green. Ripley with a Face Slam. Ripley tries to cheap shot Charlotte. Green tugs on Ripley’s hair. Ripley HeadButts Green. Shirai tags herself in. Shirai with forearm shivers. Shirai blasts Green with a knife edge chop. Green reverses out of the irish whip from Shirai. Shirai shows off her athleticism. Shirai with a Front Dropkick. Shirai plays to the crowd. Shirai with a Running Elbow Smash. Shirai repeatedly stomps on Green’s chest. Shirai is choking Green with her boot. Shiriai with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Green avoids The Tiger Feint Kick. Green lands The Suicide Dive.

Green rolls Shirai back into the ring. Charlotte tags herself in. Charlotte repeatedly stomps on Shirai’s chest. Charlotte talks smack to Ripley. Charlotte tags in Green. Shirai reverses out of the irish whip from Green. Shirai lands The Suicide Dive. Shirai is fired up. Shiriai slams Green’s head on the steel barricade. Shirai repeatedly stomps on Green’s back. Charlotte is running interference. Green whips Shirai into the barricade. Charlotte and Green are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Charlotte applies a rear chin lock. Shirai with elbows to the midsection of Charlotte. Charlotte pulls Shirai down to the mat. Charlotte unloads two knife edge chops. Charlotte gives Ripley the DX Crotch Chop. Charlotte inadvertently chops her own tag team partner. Charlotte stops Shirai in her tracks. The referee is trying to calm down Ripley. Charlotte and Green are double teaming Shirai. Shirai with a back fist to Charlotte. Shirai creates distance with a Flying Crossbody Block.

Shirai tags in Ripley. Ripley with two clotheslines. Ripley knocks Charlotte off the ring apron. Ripley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, Ripley with a Running Dropkick. Ripley hits The Electric Chair FaceBuster for a two count. Standing Switch Exchange. Green tags in Charlotte. Ripley goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Charlotte counters with The Big Boot. Charlotte applies The Figure Eight. Shirai breaks the submission with a Running Meteora. Ripley tags in Shirai. Shirai ducks a clothesline from Charlotte. Shirai with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Shirai follows that with a ShotGun Meteora for a two count. Charlotte negates The Tiger Driver. Charlotte goes for a Back Body Drop, but Shirai lands back on her feet. Shirai with a Roll Through Double Foot Stomp. Shirai connects with The Tiger Feint Kick. Shirai delivers a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Shirai inadvertently knocks Ripley off the ring apron. Charlotte uses the middle rope for leverage to pickup the victory.

Winner: Charlotte Flair & Chelsea Green via Pinfall

Adam Cole/William Regal Negotiations 

Fifth Match: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Leon Ruff 

Scarlett Bordeaux is watching the match from the ringside area. Ruff rolls Ciampa over for a one count. Ruff ducks a clothesline from Ciampa. Ciampa launches Ruff over the top rope. Ruff with a forearm smash. Ruff shows off his speed and athleticism. Ciampa drops Ruff with a Running Knee Strike. Ciampa stares down Bordeaux. Ciampa blasts Ruff with a knife edge chop. Ciampa follows that with a running knee strike. Ciampa connects with The Fairy Tale Ending to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tommaso Ciampa via Pinfall 

Updated WWE NXT TakeOver: In Your House Match Card 

– Tommaso Ciampa vs. Killer Kross w/Scarlett Bordeaux

– Finn Balor vs. Damian Priest

– Keith Lee (c) vs. Johnny Gargano For The WWE NXT North American Championship

– Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship

– Adam Cole (c) vs. The Velveteen Dream For The WWE NXT Championship

Sixth Match: Matt Riddle vs. Timothy Thatcher In The NXT Fight Pit With Kurt Angle As The Special Guest Referee

Riddle starts things off with a Roll Through Forearm Smash. Riddle tees off on Thatcher. Riddle tackles Thatcher. Riddle transitions into a ground and pound attack. Riddle applies The Rear Naked Choke. Thatcher escapes the hold. Thatcher blocks a boot from Riddle. Thatcher applies a sleeper hold. Riddle uses the steel to his advantage. Riddle with a waist lock go-behind. Riddle with a Release German Suplex. Riddle follows that with Two BROTons. Thatcher with an open hand palm strike. Riddle responds with The Showtime Kick off the steel. Riddle violently kicks Thatcher in the face. Thatcher is bleeding from the mouth. Thatcher is receiving medical attention during the commercial break. Thatcher will continue to fight.

Chain grappling exchange. Riddle is raining down haymakers. Riddle with clubbing elbow smashes. Thatcher applies The Kimura Lock. Riddle and Thatcher are trading back and forth shots. Riddle goes for The SuperMan Punch, but Thatcher counters with The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Thatcher with a Back Body Drop. Thatcher backs Riddle into the steel. Thatcher with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Thatcher repeatedly kicks Riddle in the back. Thatcher applies the single leg crab. Thatcher follows that with The STF. Thatcher drives his knee into Riddle’s ribs. Thatcher repeatedly stomps on Riddle’s chest. Riddle gets up at the count of five. Thatcher with a Butterfly Suplex. Thatcher works on the left shoulder of Riddle. Rear Mount Exchange. Thatcher negates The BROMission. Thatcher bends the left ankle of Riddle. Thatcher applies a leg lock.

Ground and Pound Display. Thatcher applies The Triangle Choke. Riddle goes for a DeadLift PowerBomb, but Thatcher blocks it. Thatcher climbs up to the second level of this pit. Thatcher slams Riddle’s head on the mat. Thatcher stomps on Riddle’s back. Thatcher uppercuts Riddle. Riddle responds with an OverHand Chop. Forearm Exchange. Riddle unloads a series of shoulder kicks. Thatcher applies The Ankle Lock. Riddle uses his feet to create separation. Riddle goes for The BROTon, but Thatcher ducks out of the way. Thatcher with The Head & Arm Suplex. Thatcher goes for an Avalanche Butterfly Suplex, but Riddle blocks it. Standing Switch Exchange. Riddle with a Ripcord Knee Strike that sends Thatcher crashing to the canvas. Riddle lands The Floating BRO. Riddle with Rapid Fire Chest Kicks. Riddle slaps Thatcher in the face. Thatcher side steps Riddle into the steel. Thatcher makes Riddle pass out to The Rear Naked Choke.

Winner: Timothy Thatcher Via Technical Submission 

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Author: Josh Lopez