WWE NXT Results (6/24/20): Keith Lee vs. Finn Balor vs. Johnny Gargano

WWE NXT
June 24, 2020
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Damian Priest vs. Cameron Grimes 

Grimes attacks Priest before the bell rings. Grimes transitions into a ground and pound attack. Grimes repeatedly stomps on the injured ribs of Priest. Priest with two forearm smashes. Grimes kicks Priest in the gut. Priest is throwing haymakers at Grimes. Priest repeatedly stomps on Grimes chest. Priest with a straight right hand. Priest sends Grimes across the ring. Grimes punches Priest in the back. Grimes denies The ChokeSlam. Priest drops Grimes with The Big Boot. Grimes side steps Priest into the turnbuckles.

Grimes applies a waist lock. Priest decks Grimes with a back elbow smash. Grimes with a forearm shivers across the back of Priest. Grimes goes for The SuperMan Punch, but Priest counters with The South Of Heaven. Grimes regroups on the outside. Grimes runs Priest into the edge of the ring frame. Priest with a RoundHouse Kick. Priest goes for The Razor’s Edge, but Grimes lands back on his feet. Grimes connects with The Cave In on the floor. Priest gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Priest side steps Grimes into the turnbuckles. Priest is favoring his ribs. Grimes plants Priest with The Cave In to pickup the victory.

Winner: Cameron Grimes via Pinfall 

Second Match: Santos Escobar w/Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde vs. Jake Atlas

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Escobar backs Atlas into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Atlas is throwing haymakers at Escobar. Escobar drives his knee into the midsection of Atlas. Escobar hammers down on the back of Atlas neck. Atlas leapfrogs over Escobar. Atlas with a Running Crossbody Block. Atlas blasts Escobar with a knife edge chop. Atlas follows that with an overhand chop. Atlas is mauling Escobar in the corner. Following a snap mare takeover, Atlas applies a rear chin lock. Escobar with elbows into the midsection of Atlas. Atlas punches Escobar in the back. Atlas delivers a gut punch. Escobar ducks a clothesline from Atlas.

Atlas decks Escobar with a knife edge chop. Atlas with an Arm-Drag TakeOver. Atlas with a double leg takedown. Atlas transitions into a ground and pound attack. Atlas repeatedly stomps on Escobar’s chest. Atlas unloads two knife edge chops. Escobar is throwing haymakers at Atlas. Atlas drives his knee into the midsection of Escobar. Atlas punches Escobar in the back. Escobar reverses out of the irish whip from Atlas. Atlas ducks a clothesline from Escobar. Atlas with a Running Hurricanrana. Escobar launches Atlas over the top rope. Atlas with a straight right hand. Atlas is distracted by Mendoza. Escobar sends Atlas crashing into the plexiglass. Escobar has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Escobar with a chop/haymaker combination. Escobar with a corner clothesline. Escobar follows that with a single leg dropkick for a two count. Escobar is putting pressure to the back of Atlas neck. Escobar kicks Atlas in the ribs. Escobar whips Atlas across the ring. Escobar with a Diving Back Elbow Smash for a two count. Escobar repeatedly kicks Atlas in the chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Escobar applies the sitting abdominal stretch. Escobar punches Atlas in the chest. Atlas with forearm shivers. Atlas negates The Fantom Driver. Atlas delivers his combination offense. Atlas sends Escobar to the corner. Atlas with a running elbow smash. Atlas clotheslines Escobar. Atlas bodyslams Escobar. Atlas connects with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Atlas dropkicks Escobar to the floor. Atlas wipes out Mendoza and Wilde with The Orihara MoonSault. Atlas hits The HeadLock Driver for a two count. Atlas gets crotched on the top turnbuckle. Escobar with a straight right hand. Escobar plants Atlas with The Fantom Driver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Santos Escobar via Pinfall 

Undisputed Era Therapy 

Third Match: Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez vs. Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter

Gonzalez and Carter will start things off. Carter shoves Gonzalez. Gonzalez drops Carter with The STO. Carter avoids the foot stomp. Gonzalez tugs on Carter’s dreadlocks. Carter with three overhand chops. Carter with a mid-kick. Catanzaro tags herself in. Gonzalez denies The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Catanzaro chop blocks Gonzalez. Catanzaro applies a front face lock. Catanzaro goes for a sunset flip, but Gonzalez stands still. Catanzaro uses Carter for leverage. Carter tags herself in. Gonzalez goes for a PowerSlam, but Carter gets in the way. Carter tells Gonzalez to bring it. Double Drop Toe Hold.

Catanzaro slams Gonzalez head on the middle rope. Gonzalez denies the schoolgirl rollup. Gonzalez drives Carter back first into the turnbuckles. Kai tags herself in. Carter decks Kai with a back elbow smash. Carter tags in Catanzaro. Assisted Seated Senton for a two count. Kai drops Catanzaro with The Big Boot for a one count. Kai slams Catanzaro’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Kai tags in Gonzalez. Kai and Gonzalez are double teaming Catanzaro. Pump Kick/PowerSlam Combination for a two count. Kai talks smack to Catanzaro. Catanzaro crawls under Kai. Catanzaro uses her feet to create separation.

Catanzaro tags in Carter. Carter with two running forearm smashes. Carter dropkicks Kai. Carter pops back on her feet. Carter with a knife edge chop. Kai reverses out of the irish whip from Carter. Carter hits The Cazadora SuperKick for a two count. Carter follows that with The Face Wash for a two count. Carter applies a front face lock. Kai delivers The Scorpion Kick. Catanzaro tags herself in. Catanzaro with a Running HeadScissors TakeOver. Kai tags in Gonzalez. Catanzaro with forearm shivers. Catanzaro kicks Gonzalez in the chest. Carter SuperKicks Gonzalez. Gonzalez catches Catanzaro in mid-air. Gonzalez levels Cater with The Big Boot. Gonzalez connects with The One Arm PowerBomb. Gonzalez tags in Kai. Kai makes Catanzaro tap out to The Koji Clutch.

Winner: Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez via Submission 

Fourth Match: Killer Kross w/Scarlett Bordeaux vs. Bronson Reed

Reed with forearm shivers. Reed whips Kross across the ring. Reed with a running forearm smash. Kross decks Reed with a throat thrust. Kross with a Running Boot. Kross talks smack to Reed. Kross drops Reed with a forearm smash. Kross tells Reed to get up. Kross with an Exploder Suplex. Reed answers with forearm shivers. Reed with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Reed follows that with a Release German Suplex. Kross rises back on his feet. Forearm Exchange. Reed kicks Kross in the face. Reed with Two Body Avalanches. Kross is pissed. Kross with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex. Kross clotheslines Reed. Kross connects with The Doomsday Saito Suplex. Kross makes Reed tap out to The Kross Jacket Choke.

Winner: Killer Kross via Submission 

Fifth Match: Rhea Ripley vs. Aliyah w/Robert Stone 

Aliyah immediately runs into the ropes after the bell rings. Ripley applies a waist lock. Ripley with a GutWrench Toss. Ripley with a waist lock go-behind. Aliyah decks Ripley with a back elbow smash. Ripley dropkicks Aliyah to the floor. Aliyah regroups on the outside. Aliyah slams Ripley’s head on the top rope. Ripley catches Aliyah in mid-air. Aliyah fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Aliyah tugs on Ripley’s hair. Aliyah talks smack to Ripley. Aliyah drives her knee into the midsection of Ripley.

Ripley reverses out of the irish whip from Aliyah. Ripley with two clotheslines. Ripley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Ripley taunts Stone. Following a snap mare takeover, Ripley with a Running Dropkick for a two count. Ripley grabs the left leg of Aliyah. Aliyah repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Ripley. Ripley drops Aliyah with The Big Boot. Ripley applies The Prism Trap. Ripley runs after Robert Stone. Ripley tears apart Stone’s suit. Aliyah goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Ripley holds onto the ropes. Ripley kicks Aliyah in the gut. Ripley connects with The RipTide to pickup the victory.

Winner: Rhea Ripley via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Roderick Strong w/Bobby Fish vs. Dexter Lumis 

Strong is not ready to fight. Lumis playing mind games with Strong. It seems like the confidence Strong had from therapy earlier has quickly faded away. Strong heads towards the backstage area. Lumis exits the ring. Strong runs into the plexiglass. Strong gets himself intentionally counted-out. After the match, Lumis gets Bobby Fish in The Head/Arm Triangle Choke.

Winner: Dexter Lumis via Count-Out 

Seventh Match: Keith Lee (c) vs. Finn Balor vs. Johnny Gargano in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE NXT North American Championship. The Winner Will Also Battle Adam Cole For The WWE NXT Championship At The Great American Bash 

Gargano slithers out of the ring, he’ll play the role of spot picker in this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lee backs Balor into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Lee puts Balor on the top turnbuckle. Lee catches Balor in mid-air. Lee goes for a Fallaway Slam, but Gargano gets in the way. Lee with a Big Biel Throw. Lee follows that with two shoulder tackles. Lee with a double clothesline. Lee whips Gargano into the turnbuckles. Balor goes for a double leg takedown, but Lee stands still. Lee punches Balor in the back. Gargano with a forearm smash. Lee answers with Grizzly Magnum. Balor can’t get Lee off his feet. Balor applies a sleeper hold. Lee dumps Balor back first on the canvas. Gargano jumps on Lee’s back. Sleeper Hold Party. Lee drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Gargano with forearm shivers. Balor with a series of running forearm smashes.

Balor delivers a gut punch. Lee with a Double Back Body Drop.Lee whips Balor into the turnbuckles. Gargano attacks the right knee of Lee. Balor applies another sleeper hold. Lee slings Balor into the canvas. Lee with a massive forearm smash. Balor hits The SlingBlade on the floor. Gargano follows that with a Rolling Senton off the ring apron. Balor with a running chop. Balor and Gargano sends Lee crashing into the steel ring steps. Balor has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Balor with clubbing shoulder blocks. Balor unloads five knife edge chops. Gargano kicks Balor in the face. Gargano SuperKicks Lee. Gargano hits The SlingShot Spear for a two count. Gargano is lighting up Balor’s chest. Balor knocks Gargano off the ring apron. Balor lands The SomerSault Plancha. Gargano ducks a clothesline from Balor. Balor with The Final Cut for a two count.

Balor follows that with a SlingBlade. Balor prepares for The ShotGun Dropkick. Lee climbs up to the ring apron. Gargano with a forearm smash to Lee. Balor kicks Gargano in the face. Step Up Enzuigiri Exchange. Lee with a SlingShot Double Crossbody Block. Body Avalanche Party. Lee drops Gargano with a forearm smash. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp. Gargano negates The 1916. Balor fights out of the electric chair position. Balor applies a sleeper hold. Gargano SuperKicks Lee. Gargano connects with The One Final Beat for a two count. Gargano with forearm shivers. Lee sends Gargano across the ring. Gargano applies a guillotine choke.

Gargano kicks Balor off the ring apron. Gargano with The Spinning DDT. Lee exits the ring. Gargano lands The Suicide Dive. Balor catches Gargano in mid-air. Balor with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Balor goes for The 1916, but Lee counters with The Pounce on the floor. Lee goes for The Spirit Bomb, but Balor counters with a Double Foot Stomp. Gargano unloads Two SuperKicks. Balor responds with The ShotGun Dropkick. Lee falls on top of Gargano. Lee negates The Coupe De Grace. Gargano with a Jumping Knee Strike. Gargano rolls Lee over for a two count. Lee PowerBombs Gargano on top of Balor. Lee connects with The Big Bang Catastrophe. Balor lands The Coupe De Grace. Lee plants Balor with The Big Bag Catastrophe to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE NXT North American Champion, Keith Lee via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez