August 19, 2020
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Johnny Gargano w/Candice LeRae vs. Ridge Holland. The Winner Will Advance To The Fatal Five Way Ladder Match For The Vacated NXT North American Championship At NXT TakeOver: XXX
— WWE (@WWE) August 20, 2020
Gargano ducks a clothesline from Holland. Gargano says that Holland doesn’t belong in the same ring as him. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Holland sends Gargano face first into the canvas. Holland launches Gargano to the corner. Holland uppercuts Gargano. Holland applies a wrist lock. Holland with a wrist lock takedown. Holland whips Gargano across the ring. Holland with a Hip Toss. Holland drops Gargano with a shoulder tackle. Gargano regroups on the outside. Holland catches Gargano in mid-air. Holland goes for a Bodyslam, but Gargano lands back on his feet. Gargano hits The PK. Gargano stomps on the right elbow of Holland. Holland uppercuts Gargano. Gargano side steps Holland into the ropes. Wrist Lock Exchange. Holland clotheslines Gargano. Holland punches Gargano in the back. Holland with another european uppercut. Holland with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Holland whips Gargano into the turnbuckles. Gargano decks Holland with a back elbow smash. Gargano hammers down on the left shoulder of Holland. Gargano kicks Holland in the chest. Gargano works on the left shoulder of Holland. Gargano with forearm shivers. Holland uppercuts Gargano.
Holland continues to punch Gargano in the back. Gargano applies a Knee Bar. Holland repeatedly kicks Gargano in the face. Gargano side steps Holland into the turnbuckles. Gargano lands The Suicide Dive. Gargano slams the left shoulder of Holland on the ring apron. Gargano repeatedly stomps on Holland’s chest. Gargano puts his leg on the back of Holland’s neck. Gargano wraps the left shoulder of Holland around the top rope. Gargano with a knife edge chop. Holland shoves Gargano. Gargano with a forearm smash. Holland goes for The Head/Arm Suplex, but Gargano counters with clubbing elbow smashes. Gargano DDT’s the left shoulder of Holland. Gargano transitons into a corner mount. Gargano goes for a sunset flip, but Holland stands still. Gargano applies a deep hammerlock. Gargano rolls Holland over for a two count. Gargano with The Arm-Ringer. Gargano applies The Octopus Stretch. Holland decks Gargano with a back elbow smash. Holland PowerSlams Gargano. Gargano is receiving medical attention in the corner.
The referee is trying to calm down Holland. Gargano SuperKicks Holland for a two count. Gargano goes for The One Final Beat, but Holland counters with a forearm smash. Holland negates The SlingShot Spear. Holland with The Front Face Lock Swing. Holland PowerSlams Gargano for a two count. Holland with clubbing blows to Gargano’s back. Forearm Exchange. Holland goes for The Canadian BackBreaker, but Gargano blocks it. Holland avoids The Gargano Escape. Holland drives his knee into the midsection of Gargano. Gargano SuperKicks Holland. Gargano with a series of short-arm lariats. Holland delivers The Pounce. Holland is distracted by Candice LeRae. Holland dumps Gargano face first on the apron. Holland rolls Gargano back into the ring. LeRae grabs the left leg of Holland. Gargano with The Low Blow. Gargano connects with The One Final Beat to pickup the victory.
Winner: Johnny Gargano via Pinfall
Second Match: Dakota Kai vs. Jessi Kamea
So much for going it alone…
— WWE (@WWE) August 20, 2020
Kai with a double leg takedown. Kai transitions into a ground and pound attack. Kai punches Kamea in the back. Kamea with a forearm smash. Kai slams Kamea’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Kamea decks Kai with a back elbow smash. Kai pulls Kamea down to the mat for a two count. Kai pie faces Kamea. Kai applies the cravate on the middle rope. Kai with forearm shivers. Kai with Two FaceWashes for a two count. Kai applies a straight jacket hold. Kamea backs Kai into the turnbuckles. Following a snap mare takeover, Kamea avoids The FaceWash. Kamea ducks a clothesline from Kai. Kamea with The O’Connor Roll for a two count. Kamea drops Kai with a Spin Kick.
Kamea with a Flying Corner Clothesline. Kamea with a Sliding Knee Strike. Kamea follows that with a Modified SpineBuster for a two count. Kai sends Kamea face first into the middle rope. Kai connects with The GTK to pickup the victory. After the match, Kai says that she’s not afraid of Io Shirai. Kai is focused on taking the NXT Women’s Championship at TakeOver XXX. Kai starts brawling with Shirai. Shirai with a double leg takedown. Shirai is raining down haymakers. Pier six brawl on the outside. Shirai with a shoulder tackle. Kai crawls away from Shirai. Raquel Gonzalez drops Shirai with The Big Boot. Gonzalez dumps Shirai back into the ring. Kai talks smack to Shirai. Shirai slaps Kai in the face. Gonzalez clotheslines the back of Shirai. Gonzalez plants Shirai with The One-Arm PowerBomb.
Winner: Dakota Kai via Pinfall
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 20, 2020
— WWE (@WWE) August 20, 2020
Third Match: Legado Del Fantasma vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott & Breezango In A 6-Man Tag Team Match
Things are getting OUT OF CONTROL in a hurry as @MmmGorgeous & @WWEFandango team with @swerveconfident to battle #LegadoDelFantasma on #WWENXT! @EscobarWWE @RaulMendozaWWE @joaquinwilde_ pic.twitter.com/aN88SRuWuj
— WWE (@WWE) August 20, 2020
Pier six brawl after the bell rings. Breeze repeatedly stomps on Wilde’s chest. Scott has his focus on Escobar. Mendoza slams Fandango’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Mendoza is putting the boots to Fandango. Breeze is throwing haymakers at Wilde. Mendoza with the irish whip. Fandango clotheslines Mendoza. Fandango with a knife edge chop. Fandango with a straight right hand. Mendoza side steps Fandango into the turnbuckles. Mendoza slams the left shoulder of Fandango on the top rope. Mendoza drives Fandango shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Mendoza tags in Wilde. Wilde goes for a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike, but Fandango counters with a mid-air gut punch. Fandango pulls Wilde down to the mat. Fandango has Wilde draped across the top rope. Fandango tags in Breeze. Double Big Boot for a one count. Breeze tags in Fandango. Fandango kicks Wilde in the gut. Fandango goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Wilde blocks it. Wilde launches Fandango over the top rope. Scott with a Blindside Dropkick to Mendoza. Scott whips Wilde into the steel barricade. Scott with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Escobar. Breezango with Stereo SuperKicks.
Scott and Breezango have complete control of the match during the commercial break. Fandango tees off on Wilde. Fandango unloads three knife edge chops. Wilde reverses out of the irish whip from Fandango. Breeze kicks Fandango in the face. Fandango is distracted by Escobar. Wilde throws Fandango off the top turnbuckle. Wilde rolls Fandango back into the ring. Wilde repeatedly stomps on the left shoulder of Fandango. Simultaneous tag to Mendoza. Assisted Splash. Mendoza with The SpringBoard MoonSault for a two count. Mendoza kicks Fandango in the chest. Mendoza kicks Fandango in the ribs. Mendoza drops his weight on the left shoulder of Fandango. Mendoza mocks Fandango. Mendoza repeatedly kicks Fandango in the back. Mendoza applies an arm-bar. Mendoza with an OverHead Wrist Kick. Mendoza wraps the left shoulder of Fandango around the top rope. The referee admonishes Mendoza. Fandango fires back with two knife edge chops. Mendoza drops Fandango with another OverHead Wrist Kick. Mendoza hyperextends the left shoulder of Fandango. Mendoza whips Fandango into the turnbuckles. Mendoza tags in Wilde. Legado Del Fantasma knocks Breeze and Scott off the ring apron. Fandango launches Wilde over the top rope. Fandango sends Mendoza shoulder first into the steel ring post. Scott and Escobar are tagged in.
Scott clotheslines Wilde. Scott with a Back Body Drop to Mendoza. Scott is throwing haymakers at Escobar. Scott repeatedly stomps on Escobar’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Scott hits The Roll Through FlatLiner. Mendoza runs interference. Scott sweeps out the legs of Mendoza. Scott SuperKicks Mendoza off the apron. Scott stomps on the right hand of Wilde. Scott nails Wilde with The Pump Kick. Scott goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Escobar counters with a Jumping Knee Strike. Escobar applies a waist lock. Wilde misfires on The SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Scott inadvertently knocks Breeze off the apron. Scott negates The Phantom Driver. Scott connects with The JML Driver. Scott goes into the cover, but he’s not the legal competitor in the match. Legado Del Fantasma with Stereo Basement Dropkicks. Running Enzuigiri/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination. Breeze with rapid fire haymakers. Breeze clotheslines Legado Del Fantasma over the top rope. Escobar slams Breeze’s head on the top rope. Escobar plants Breeze with The Phantom Driver to pickup the victory.
Winner: Legado Del Fantasma via Pinfall
Adam Cole & Pat McAfee Segment
Pat McAfee: Well, hello, Undisputed Era. Last week, Adam, you said please, please come see me, face to face. Come back to the arena, that I was kicked out of. I’m here. And I brought 28 years of NFL experience with me, because I knew you better than you know yourself. I know that you go nowhere without these three stooges. I know that you would be nothing without these three stooges. And I know that you could never handle a face to face with a human like moi all by yourself.
Adam Cole: You ready to start now? You ready to start now, Pat? Come on. The floor is yours, Pat.
Pat McAfee: Do you remember what happened two weeks ago, when you and I were in this same NXT Arena, Adam Cole? You probably don’t. This is how it ended, I’ll remind you. Shawn Michaels was checking vitals on your soulless body, right over there, next to stupid Tom Phillips. Last week, you go on this entire rant about how you were being held back, that I took advantage of a situation, blah, blah, blah. I outsmarted in your own house. In your own business, I outsmarted you. Then you went on an entire rant about how i’m not special. Not special? You’re the longest reigning NXT Champion. You’ve wrestled all around this globe. You’ve wrestled in front of five people in armories, bingo halls, high schools, Japan, all over the world. And you got to here, and you were the biggest star in this brand. What did you call yourself? The King Of NXT?
You had all these people fooled. 400 and something days you were undefeated. It took me a minute and a half to knock your ass out. One minute, knocked your ass out. One swing, of this foot, done. And then you call me not special. How’s that not special? I never been in this ring before, made you look amateur. I made a million dollars in seven different professions. And you, Undisputed Era, and the ignorant wrestling community at home, you better hope that I don’t stick with this profession, cause this will be number eight if I want to. And on Saturday, it’s gonna end the same exact way that it ended two weeks ago. You’re gonna be left unconscious, after probably throwing a temper tantrum, after losing your mind, after losing your cool, because you and I are different level humans.
You only gave me two weeks to train for this match, two weeks. Triple H gets on ESPN, The Cerebral Assassin, who kicked me out says, well, if Pat wants to be tough, I could make him famous. Two weeks is all i’m gonna need to beat you. And you’re gonna have to explain, to the entire wrestling community, how you lost to an outsider. Let me tell you how you lost to an outsider, because you’re great, in this world, you are, but I am next level. I am above you as a human, I’m above you as an athlete. And on Saturday, it’s gonna end with one swing of this foot, meeting your face, sending it to the moon. And the only sound, that any of these idiots in here, and anybody at home will hear is, BOOM!
– Adam Cole lays out the security team.
Adam Cole: Let me tell you something, Pat. This Saturday at TakeOver, I’m gonna make you my bitch.
Fourth Match: Rhea Ripley & Shotzi Blackheart vs. The Robert Stone Brand
— WWE (@WWE) August 20, 2020
Ripley and Martinez will start things off. Ripley with a double leg takedown. Ripley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Slugfest in the corner. Aliyah tags herself in. Ripley tees off on Aliyah. Ripley slings Aliyah across the ring. Ripley tags in Blackheart. Ripley sends Aliyah face first into the canvas. Blackheart with a Reverse Senton Splash. Aliyah side steps Blackheart into the turnbuckles. Blackheart dives over Aliyah. Blackheart levels Aliyah with a Body Avalanche. Following a snap mare takeover, Blackheart hits The Reverse SlingBlade. Welcome To The Ball Pit. Blackheart with a bridging jackknife cover for a two count. Martinez takes a swipe at Blackheart. Aliyah pulls Blackheart down to the mat. Aliyah tags in Martinez. Martinez with the lateral press for a one count. Martinez applies a rear chin lock. The Robert Stone Brand are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break.
Blackheart kicks Aliyah in the face. Blackheart with a sunset flip for a two count. Aliyah ducks a clothesline from Blackheart. Aliyah drops Blackheart with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. Aliyah is displaying her frustration. Aliyah tugs on Blackheart’s hair. Aliyah tags in Martinez. Aliyah with a Side Russian Leg Sweep. Martinez follows that with a running knee strike. Martinez tries to cheap shot Ripley. The referee is trying to calm down Ripley. Martinez drags Blackheart to the corner. Ripley repeatedly stomps on Blackheart’s chest. Ripley uses the middle rope as a weapon. Aliyah attacks Blackheart behind the referee’s back. Martinez with forearm shivers. Martinez blasts Blackheart with a knife edge chop. Martinez applies a front face lock. Aliyah tags herself in. Aliyah kicks Blackheart in the gut. Aliyah tags in Martinez. The Robert Stone Brand are double teaming Blackheart. Martinez hooks the outside leg for a two count.
Martinez applies the sitting abdominal stretch. Rollup Exchange. Martinez punches Blackheart in the back. Martinez hits The Butterfly Suplex for a two count. Martinez toys around with Blackheart. Martinez is choking Blackheart with her boot. Martinez goes for The Fisherman’s Buster, but Blackheart rolls her over for a two count. Blackheart dodges The Big Boot. Blackheart creates distance with a Leaping DDT. Ripley and Aliyah are tagged in. Ripley with two clotheslines. Ripley applies the cravate. Ripley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, Ripley with a Basement Dropkick. Ripley with The Electric Chair FaceBuster for a two count. Blackheart drops Martinez with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ripley tags in Aliyah. Ripley connects with The Rip Tide. The referee is distracted by Robert Stone. Martinez attacks Blackheart from behind. Ripley ducks a clothesline from Martinez. Ripley with a Hip Toss. Martinez sends Ripley shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ripley dodges The Big Boot. Ripley PowerBombs Martinez over the steel barricade. Blackheart plants Aliyah with The Diving Senton to pickup the victory.
Winner: Rhea Ripley & Shotzi Blackheart via Pinfall
Updated WWE NXT TakeOver: XXX Match Card
1.) Keith Lee (c) vs. Killer Kross w/Scarlett Bordeaux For The WWE NXT Championship
2.) Adam Cole vs. Pat McAfee
3.) Io Shirai (c) vs. Dakota Kai For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship
4.) The Velveteen Dream vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Damian Priest vs. Bronson Reed vs. Cameron Grimes In A Fatal Five Way Ladder Match For The Vacated WWE NXT North American Championship
5.) Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs. Breezango vs. Legado Del Fantasma In A Triple Threat Match. The Winner Will Become The Number One Contenders For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championships
Fifth Match: Finn Balor vs. The Velveteen Dream. The Winner Will Advance To The Fatal Five Way Ladder Match For The Vacated NXT North American Championship At NXT TakeOver: XXX
— WWE (@WWE) August 20, 2020
Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Balor with two side headlock takeovers. Balor still has grasp of the side headlock. Dream whips Balor across the ring. Dream leapfrogs over Balor. Dream goes for a sunset flip, but Balor lands back on his feet. Balor taunts Dream. Dream regroups on the outside. Dream with a leaping haymaker. Dream sends Balor face first into the plexiglass. Dream delivers a gut punch. Dream with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike off the steel ring steps. Dream rolls Balor back into the ring. Dream is throwing haymakers at Balor. Dream slaps Balor in the face. Dream goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Balor blocks it. Balor with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, Balor kicks Dream in the back for a two count. Balor applies a rear chin lock. Dream with heavy bodyshots. Balor scores the elbow knockdown for a two count.
Balor goes back to the rear chin lock. Dream decks Balor with a JawBreaker. Balor unloads two knife edge chops. Dream reverses out of the irish whip from Balor. Balor dodges The Leg Lariat. Dream with a Lou Thez Press. Dream transitions into a ground and pound attack. Dream applies a nerve hold. Dream slams Balor’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Dream with a knife edge chop. Dream punches Balor in the back. Balor with clubbing bodyshots. Balor repeatedly kicks out the legs of Dream. Balor drops his elbow on the left leg of Dream. Balor grapevines the legs of Dream. Dream crawls to the bottom rope which forces the break. Balor with a single leg takedown. Balor repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Dream. The referee admonishes Balor. Balor with a back heel trip. Balor continues to work on the left leg of Dream. Dream viciously kicks Balor in the face. Dream with a knee lift. Dream drops Balor with The Leg Lariat for a two count.
Dream slaps Balor in the back of the head. Forearm Exchange. Dream with a big haymaker. Dream transitions into a corner mount. Balor side steps Dream into the turnbuckles. Balor is lighting up Dream’s chest. Dream decks Balor with a back elbow smash. Dream with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Dream with a Running Bulldog across the top rope. Cameron Grimes is sitting on a ladder. Dream has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Dream whips Balor into the turnbuckles. Dream kicks Balor in the ribs. Dream with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Dream taunts Grimes. Dream uppercuts Balor. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Dream. Dream goes for a sunset flip, but Balor counters with a basement dropkick. Dream with a straight right hand. Dream gets crotched on the top turnbuckle. Balor gets Dream tied in the tree of woe. Balor continues to stomp on Dream’s chest. Balor with a series of criss-cross chops. Balor whips Dream out of the ring. Balor is putting the boots to Dream. Balor is distracted by Grimes. Dream dumps Balor face first on the ring apron. Dream tosses Balor back inside the ring. Balor negates The Dream DDT. Dream with a double leg takedown.
Dream goes for The Dream Valley Driver, but Balor counters with a Spinning Headlock Elbow Drop. Balor delivers The ShotGun Dropkick. Grimes continues to run his mouth. Dream with The SuperPlex. Johnny Gargano sends Grimes crashing into the referee. Gargano poses with the NXT North American Championship. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor with a Double Foot Stomp. Dream follows that with The Famouser. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Dream SuperKicks Balor. Gargano runs into Bronson Reed and Damian Priest. Priest rocks Gargano with a forearm smash. Reed dumps Gargano out of the ring. Priest with a Leaping Head Kick. Dream SuperKicks Priest. Reed delivers The Cactus Clothesline. Balor clotheslines Dream over the top rope. Balor lands The SomerSault Plancha. Timothy Thatcher attacks Balor from behind. Thatcher rolls Balor back into the ring. Dream hits The Dream Valley Driver. Dream connects with The Purple Rain Maker to pickup the victory. After the match, Gargano SuperKicks Dream. Grimes SuperKicks Balor. Priest ChokeSlams Grimes. Reed clotheslines Priest. Reed blocks a boot from Dream. Reed plants Dream with The Death Valley Driver. Reed stands tall with the NXT North American Championship to close the show.
Winner: The Velveteen Dream via Pinfall
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