WWE NXT Results (8/26/20): Io Shirai & Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez

WWE NXT
August 26, 2020
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida

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Commentators: Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, and Beth Phoenix

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Killer Kross Promo 

I told you, again and again, that I would become the NXT Champion. And I warned you, that on the way there, everyone would suffer. And then at TakeOver XXX, I kept good on my word, when I ripped the NXT Title off of Keith’s Lee carcass, like flesh from bone. But one should know, when you go to war, you should expect casualties on all sides. My shoulder, separated.

I’m in serious pain, but you know what, I love it, it brings me life. However, I’m a realist, and I understand the reality of the situation. There’s no way they’re gonna let me defend the NXT Championship in this condition. So, on the path there are obstacles, but for me, the obstacles are the path. Let this be a warning, this changes absolutely nothing, doomsday is still coming. Because no matter where the time is tolled, in the end, everybody pays the toll. And god help the obstacles that will be in my path. Tick Tock.

First Match: Imperium (c) vs. Breezango For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championship 

Breezango attacks Imperium before the bell rings. Fabian Aichner and Fandango will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Aichner with a wrist lock takedown. Aichner applies an arm-bar. Barthel tags himself in. Aichner reverses out of the irish whip from Fandango. Aichner drops down on the canvas. Barthel with a deep arm-drag. Barthel applies an arm-bar. Barthel grabs a side headlock. Barthel drops Fandango with a shoulder tackle. Fandango drops down on the canvas. Fandango leapfrogs over Barthel. Fandango dropkicks Barthel. Barthel applies a rear chin lock. Fandango with heavy bodyshots. Barthel answers with a throat thrust. Barthel tags in Aichner. Barthel is throwing haymakers at Fandango. Aichner with a forearm smash. Fandango is displaying his fighting spirit. Barthel uppercuts the back of Fandango’s neck. Aichner clotheslines Fandango for a two count. Aichner with a Butterfly Suplex for a two count. Aichner slams Fandango’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Aichner tags in Barthel. Double Irish Whip. Fandango kicks Barthel in the chest. Fandango dumps Aichner out of the ring. Fandango tags in Breeze.

Barthel kicks Breeze in the gut. Barthel knocks Fandango off the ring apron. Breeze SuperKicks Aichner. Breeze thrust kicks the midsection of Barthel. Breeze with Two Flying Forearm Smashes. Barthel with a running elbow smash. Breeze responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Barthel reverses out of the irish whip from Breeze. Barthel drops Breeze with a Running European Uppercut. Barthel with a Head & Arm Suplex. Breeze with The Beauty Shot in mid-air for a two count. Barthel negates The Unprettier. Barthel with clubbing elbow smashes. Barthel with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Barthel talks smack to Breeze. Breeze with a double leg takedown. Barthel repeatedly kicks Breeze in the face. Barthel tags in Aichner. Breeze with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Fandango tags himself in. Breeze catapults Aichner into a forearm smash from Fandango. Fandango with a Flying Leg Drop. Barthel pulls Aichner out of the ring. Fandango lands The SomerSault Plancha. Barthel drops Fandango with a Running European Uppercut. Aichner with a Release German Suplex on the floor.

Imperium has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Aichner applies The Cobra Clutch. Fandango is throwing haymakers at Imperium. Fandango kicks Aichner in the face. Aichner catches Fandango in mid-air. Aichner with The Rolling Senton. Aichner follows that with The MoonSault for a two count. Barthel with a Running European Uppercut to Breeze. Barthel throws Breeze into the plexiglass. Barthel hits The Inside Out Slam on the floor. Aichner goes for The BrainBuster, but Fandango lands back on his feet. Fandango decks Aichner with a JawBreaker. Barthel tags himself in. Fandango ducks a clothesline from Barthel. SpineBuster/PK Combination. Barthel connects with The Air Raid Crash for a two count. Barthel tags in Aichner. Fandango avoids The Stereo Corner Dropkicks. Barthel rolls Aichner back into the ring. Fandango tags in Breeze. Aichner with an Inside Out Lariat. Imperium goes for The European Bomb, but Breeze lands back on his feet. Breeze with Two Super Model Kicks. Breeze tags in Fandango. Fandango plants Imperium with The Double Leg Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: WWE NXT Tag Team Champions, Breezango via Pinfall 

Damian Priest & Timothy Thatcher Backstage Segment 

Second Match: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Jake Atlas

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ciampa backs Atlas into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Ciampa kicks Atlas in the gut. Ciampa with a knife edge chop. Atlas shoves Ciampa. Atlas talks smack to Ciampa. Ciampa HeadButts Atlas. Ciampa repeatedly stomps on Atlas chest. Ciampa with a Running Boot. Ciampa repeatedly stomps on the back of Atlas head. Ciampa connects with The Willow’s Bell to pickup the victory.

After the match, Ciampa tosses Atlas around the ringside area. Ciampa sends Atlas crashing into the steel ring steps. Ciampa transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ciampa starts backing away. Ciampa drops Atlas with a Running Boot. Ciampa catapults Atlas neck first into the support beams under the ring. The referees starts yelling at Ciampa. Atlas gets loaded up on a stretcher. Ciampa plants Atlas with The Willow’s Bell on the floor.

Winner: Tommaso Ciampa via Pinfall 

Third Match: Mia Yim vs. Shotzi Blackheart  

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Yim with a waist lock takedown. Yim applies a front face lock. Yim transitions into a hammerlock. Blackheart with a back heel trip. Welcome To The Ballpit. Yim reverses out of the irish whip from Blackheart. Yim with a Running Hurricanrana. Blackheart ducks a clothesline from Yim. Yim denies The CodeBreaker. Blackheart slides under a RoundHouse Kick from Yim. Blackheart with a Hurricanrana for a two count. Yim with a bodyscissors rollup for a two count. Stalemate in the center of the ring. Yim nails Blackheart with a left jab. Yim with forearm shivers. Yim sends Blackheart to the corner. Yim blocks a boot from Blackheart.

Yim drops Blackheart with The Double Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Yim rolls Blackheart over for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Yim kicks Blackheart in the back. Yim applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Blackheart falls on top of Yim for a two count. Yim with a ShotGun Dropkick. Blackheart kicks Yim in the face. Blackheart dives over Yim. Blackheart with a running forearm smash. Blackhearts hits The Reverse SlingBlade. Blackheart with a Knee Lift. Blackheart with a Rolling Elbow. Blackheart follows that with a RoundHouse Kick. Blackheart connects with The Saito Suplex for a two count. Yim sends Blackheart across the ring. Yim ducks a clothesline from Blackheart. Yim with a Snap Dragon Suplex. Yim delivers The Helluva Kick. Blackheart avoids The Missile Dropkick. Blackheart with a Senton Splash. Blackheart plants Yim with The Senton Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shotzi Blackheart via Pinfall 

William Regal Promo

– Due to Killer Kross separating his shoulder, he has officially relinquished the NXT Title. Per NXT General, William Regal, at NXT Super Tuesday, Adam Cole vs. Finn Balor vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa In A Fatal Four Way Iron-Man Match For The Vacated WWE NXT Championship.

Fourth Match: Santos Escobar (c) w/Legado Del Fantasma vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott For The WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Escobar applies a wrist lock. Scott kicks Escobar in the face. Scott with a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Escobar is pissed. Escobar avoids The PK. Escobar applies a side headlock. Scott with a Belly to Back Suplex for a one count. Escobar grabs a side headlock. Scott whips Escobar across the ring. Escobar drops Scott with a shoulder tackle. Following a snap mare takeover, Scott avoids the rear chin lock. Scott with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Scott side steps The Big Boot. Scott pulls Escobar down to the mat. Scott with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Scott applies The Gory Stretch. Scott rolls Escobar over for a two count. Escobar thrust kicks the midsection of Scott. Escobar with forearm shivers. Short-Arm Reversal by Scott. Scott with an arm-bar takedown. Scott applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker.

Escobar regroups on the outside. Escobar throws Scott into the plexiglass. Escobar dumps Scott sternum first on the steel ring steps. Escobar rolls Scott back into the ring. Escobar kicks Scott in the chest for a two count. Escobar with an open hand chop. Escobar kicks Scott in the ribs. Escobar repeatedly stomps on Scott’s chest. Escobar shoves Scott into the turnbuckles. Escobar with a Corner Meteora for a two count. Escobar continues to stomp on Scott’s chest. Test Of Strength. Escobar has the leverage advantage. Scott catapults himself to the middle rope. Scott delivers a gut punch. Scott goes for a SpringBoard FrankenSteiner, but Escobar counters with The SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Escobar has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Escobar whips Scott across the ring. Escobar with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Escobar drops Scott with a Running Knee Strike. Escobar talks smack to Scott. Escobar spits at Scott. Escobar with Two Front Kicks. Scott is pissed. Scott unloads a flurry of shots. Scott with a Flying European Uppercut across the back of Escobar’s neck. Scott nails Escobar with The Pump Kick. Scott hits The Fosbury Flop. Scott rolls Escobar back into the ring. Escobar with The Roll Through FlatLiner for a two count. The referee is distracted by Joaquin Wilde. Raul Mendoza trips Scott from the outside. Escobar with a leg lariat for a two count. Legado Del Fantasma starts brawling with Breezango. Scott with a Pump Knee Strike for a two count. Scott  with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Scott plays to the crowd. Scott delivers The House Call for a two count. Escobar fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Scott connects with The Confidence Boost for a two count. Scott argues with the referee. Escobar puts on his El Hijo Del Fantasma mask. Escobar HeadButts Scott to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Cruiserweight Champion, Santos Escobar via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Kyle O’Reilly w/The Undisputed Era vs. Drake Maverick 

Maverick unloads a series of strikes after the bell rings. O’Reilly shoves Maverick. Maverick dodges The RoundHouse Kick. Maverick with a knife edge chop. Maverick kicks O’Reilly in the gut. Maverick with two haymakers. O’Reilly drives his knee into the midsection of Maverick. Maverick avoids The Axe Kick. Maverick tees off on O’Reilly. O’Reilly reverses out of the irish whip from Maverick. Maverick ducks a clothesline from O’Reilly. Maverick dropkicks O’Reilly to the floor. Maverick wipes out Undisputed Era with a SomerSault Senton. O’Reilly delivers his combination offense. O’Reilly with clubbing palm thrust. O’Reilly kicks Maverick in the back. O’Reilly talks smack to Maverick.

O’Reilly with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, O’Reilly kicks Maverick in the back. Maverick is pissed. We do the same sequence with Maverick. Maverick with a Flying Forearm Smash. Maverick with a Running Bulldog. Maverick follows that with a Senton Splash. O’Reilly drops Maverick with a running knee lift. O’Reilly with an arm-ringer. Forearm Exchange. O’Reilly with an open palm strikes. O’Reilly kicks out the legs of Maverick. Maverick with a Step Up Enzuigiri. O’Reilly negates The Underdog. O’Reilly applies a Knee Bar. O’Reilly makes Maverick tap out to The Achilles Lock. After the match, The Undisputed Era starts ganging up on Maverick. Killian Dain runs into the ring. Dain delivers multiple chair shots. Dain clotheslines Maverick.

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly via Submission 

Sixth Match: Io Shirai & Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez 

Ripley and Kai will start thing off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ripley sends Kai face first into the canvas. Ripley launches Kai to the corner. Kai goes for a schoolgirl rollup, but Ripley stands still. Ripley stomps on the midsection of Kai. Ripley slings Kai to the corner. Kai tags in Gonzalez. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Gonzalez talks smack to Ripley. Ripley HeadButts Gonzalez. Gonzalez shoves Ripley. Shirai tags herself in. Shirai tees off on Gonzalez. Gonzalez with the irish whip. Shirai with a Flying HeadScissors TakeOver. Gonzalez regroups on the outside. Kai stops Shirai in her tracks. Shirai kicks Kai off the ring apron. Kai and Gonzalez have complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Shirai with a Roll Through Double Foot Stomp. Shirai tags in Ripley. Ripley dodges The Pump Kick. Ripley with a running forearm smash to Gonzalez. Ripley dropkicks Kai. Ripley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Gonzalez tags herself in. Gonzalez pulls Kai off Ripley’s shoulders. Gonzalez tugs on Ripley’s hair. Gonzalez ducks a clothesline from Ripley. Gonzalez dumps Ripley over the top rope. Gonzalez slams Ripley’s head on the ring apron. Gonzalez rolls Ripley back into the ring. Gonzalez hooks the outside leg for a two count. Gonzalez whips Ripley into the turnbuckles. Ripley with heavy bodyshots. Gonzalez punches Ripley in the back for a two count. Gonzalez drags Ripley to the corner. Gonzalez tags in Kai. Kai punches Ripley in the ribs. Kai rolls Ripley over for a two count. Kai puts her knee on Ripley’s back. Kai applies an arm-bar. Kai is putting the boots to Ripley. Kai applies a front face lock. Kai tags in Gonzalez. Gonzalez kicks Ripley in the ribs. Gonzalez with the irish whip. Gonzalez blocks a boot from Ripley. Ripley creates distance with a RoundHouse Kick.

Shirai and Kai are tagged in. Shirai with two shoulder tackles. Shirai hits The FlapJack. Shirai ducks a clothesline from Gonzalez. Shirai with The Shotei. Kai applies a waist lock. Shirai decks Kai with a back elbow smash. Shirai throws the right leg of Kai at Gonzalez. Shirai drop toe holds Kai into the middle rope. Shirai with a ShotGun Meteora to Gonzalez. Shirai connects with The Tiger Feint Kick. Shirai with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick for a two count. Kai negates The Tiger Driver. Kai delivers The Scorpion Kick. Kai goes for The Kairopractor, but Shirai blocks it. Shirai drops Kai with The Kamigoye. Shirai with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Ripley blocks a boot from Gonzalez. Kai nails Ripley with The Pump Kick. Shirai with a Shotei. Gonzalez clotheslines Shirai. Gonzalez tags herself in. Pump Kick/PowerSlam Combination. Gonzalez is displaying her frustration. Shirai with a head kick. The referee didn’t see Shirai tag out to Ripley. Gonzalez repeatedly stomps on Shirai’s chest. Mercedes Martinez pulls Ripley off the ring apron. Gonzalez is mauling Shirai in the corner. Gonzalez connects with The Spinning Side Slam for a two count. Gonzalez tags in Kai. Gonzalez sends Shirai to the corner. Kai goes for The Face Wash, but Ripley shoves Shirai out of the way. Ripley and Gonzalez are tagged in. Ripley stumbles into the ring. Gonzalez with a Running Boot. Gonzalez plants Ripley with The PumpHandle PowerBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez