WWE NXT Results (9/8/20): Adam Cole vs. Finn Balor

WWE NXT
September 8, 2020
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida

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Commentators: Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, and Beth Phoenix

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Adam Cole vs. Finn Balor For The Vacated WWE NXT Championship 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cole backs Balor into the turnbuckles. Balor turns Cole over. The referee calls for a clean break. Balor with a singe leg takedown. Balor applies a front face lock. Balor transitions into a rear chin lock. Cole applies a hammerlock. Balor with a single leg pick. Balor applies a side headlock. Cole rolls Balor over for a two count. Balor still has grasp of the side headlock. Balor drops Cole with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Balor goes back to the rear chin lock. Cole transitions into a hammerlock. Following a snap mare takeover, Balor applies a rear chin lock. Cole continues to rely on the hammerlock. Cole with a quick rollup for a two count. That leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Cole signals for the test of strength. Cole applies a hammerlock. Wrist Lock Exchange. Balor with an arm-bar takedown. Balor applies an arm-bar.

Balor transitions into a headscissors neck lock. Cole with a basement dropkick. Cole with forearm shivers. Cole blasts Balor with a knife edge chop. Cole applies a wrist lock. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Cole. Cole hits The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Cole with a Hangman’s NeckBreaker. Cole repeatedly drives his knee into Balor’s back. Cole applies a side headlock. Cole buries his knee into the midsection of Balor. Cole with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Cole punches Balor int he back. Cole slams Balor’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Cole repeatedly stomps on Balor’s chest. Cole with a forearm smash. Cole kicks Balor in the gut. Cole whips Balor into the turnbuckles. Cole applies a wrist lock. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Cole. Cole goes for a sunset flip, but Balor counters with a basement dropkick. Balor with clubbing elbow smashes. Balor applies a rear chin lock. Cole with elbows into the midsection of Balor. Balor scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Balor with a knife edge chop. Following a snap mare takeover, Balor kicks Cole in the back for a two count. Balor rams his elbow into Cole’s chest.

Balor applies a rear chin lock. Cole decks Balor with a JawBreaker. Balor answers with the elbow knockdown. Balor bodyslams Cole. Balor with a running elbow drop for a two count. Balor slams Cole’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Balor repeatedly stomps on Cole’s chest. The referee admonishes Balor. Balor drops Cole with a knife edge chop. Balor with a basement dropkick for a two count. Balor with clubbing shoulder blocks. Balor unloads four knife edge chops. Forearm Exchange. Balor kicks Cole in the chest. Cole clotheslines Balor. Cole scores the elbow knockdown. Cole nails Balor with The Pump Kick. Cole applies a waist lock. Balor with a back elbow smash. Balor ducks a clothesline from Cole. Balor with a waist lock go-behind. Cole with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cole hits The BackStabber for a two count. Balor with a double leg takedown. Cole avoids The Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor dodges The SuperKick. Balor with The SlingBlade. Balor goes for The ShotGun Dropkick, but Cole counters with The Shining Wizard for a two count. Cole goes for The Last Shot, but Balor counters with a double leg takedown. Balor with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor with a dropkick through the ropes. Balor continues to stomp on Cole’s chest. Cole SuperKicks Balor. Both superstars avoids the referee’s ten count.

Second Forearm Exchange. Balor with a knife edge chop. Cole with a Pump Kick. Balor answers with The Pele Kick. Cole drops Balor with The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Cole climbs to the top turnbuckle. Balor with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cole avoids The Coupe De Grace. Cole thrust kicks the midsection of Balor. Cole applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Balor grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Cole goes for The SuperKick, but Balor counters with The SlingBlade. Balor with a Spinning Headlock Elbow Drop. Balor delivers The ShotGun Dropkick. Balor lands The Coupe De Grace for a two count. Cole negates The 1916. Cole applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Balor refuses to quit. Balor with an inside cradle for a two count. Cole SuperKicks Balor. Cole connects with The Last Shot for a two count. Cole goes for The Panama Sunrise, but Balor blocks it. Balor applies a front face lock. Cole drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Balor with The Reverse 1916. Cole thrust kicks the left knee of Balor. Cole has Balor perched on the top turnbuckle. Balor with clubbing elbow smashes. Balor plants Cole with The Avalanche 1916 to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE NXT Champion, Finn Balor via Pinfall 

Io Shirai, Shotzi Blackheart, and The Robert Stone Brand Segment 

Candice LeRae, Tegan Nox, and Johnny Gargano Segment 

Second Match: The Velveteen Dream vs. Ashante Thee Adonis 

Dream is playing mind games with Adonis. Adonis shoves Dream. Adonis mocks Dream. Dream slaps Adonis in the face. Dream kicks Adonis in the gut. Dream backs Adonis into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Dream poses for the crowd. Adonis with two clotheslines. Adonis whips Dream across the ring. Adonis with a Back Body Drop. Adonis dropkicks Dream.

Adonis rolls Dream over for a two count. Short-Arm Reversal by Adonis. Adonis kicks Dream in the gut. Adonis with a DDT. Adonis pops back on his feet. Adonis nearly superkicks the referee. Dream with a thumb to the eye. Dream ducks a clothesline from Adonis. Dream connects with The Dream Valley Driver to pickup the victory. After the match, Kushida attacks Dream from behind. Kushida repeatedly drives Dream shoulder first into the steel ring post. Kushida applies The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. The referee brings Kushida to the backstage area.

Winner: The Velveteen Dream via Pinfall 

Third Match: Bronson Reed vs. Austin Theory 

Theory wants Reed to shake his hand. Theory ducks a clothesline from Reed. Theory applies a side headlock. Reed whips Theory across the ring. Reed bumps into Theory. Theory talks smack to Reed. Reed grabs a side headlock. Theory with heavy bodyshots. Theory with the irish whip. Reed drops Theory with a shoulder tackle. Theory goes for a dropkick, but Reed ducks out of the way. Reed with a SpringBoard Elbow Drop for a one count. Theory heads to the ring apron. Reed with a Hip Toss. Reed applies a rear chin lock. Theory is displaying his fighting spirit. Reed scores the elbow knockdown. Theory rocks Reed with a forearm smash. Theory with a shoulder block. Theory goes for a sunset flip, but Reed counters with a seated senton for a two count. Reed with a Flying Shoulder Tackle off the ring apron. Reed HeadButts Theory. Reed punches Theory in the back. Reed rolls Theory back into the ring.

Reed with a straight right hand. Reed buries his shoulder into the midsection of Theory. Reed whips Theory into the turnbuckles. Theory targets the midsection of Reed. Reed with a knee lift. Reed continues to whip Theory into the turnbuckles for a two count. Reed applies a waist lock. Theory with three sharp elbow strikes. Theory drop toe holds Reed into the bottom turnbuckle pad. Theory kicks Reed in the ribs for a two count. Theory applies the cobra clutch. Theory dropkicks Reed for a one count. Theory repeatedly stomps on Reed’s back. Theory with clubbing crossfaces. Theory applies a rear chin lock. Reed with a Back Slam. Reed is throwing haymakers at Theory. Reed with a running forearm smash. Reed with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Reed follows that with The Bionic Elbow. Reed lands The Stinger Splash. Reed hits The Jagged Edge for a two count. Reed goes for a Bodyslam, but Theory lands back on his feet. Theory with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Reed blocks a boot from Theory. Theory with a forearm smash. Theory connects with The Rolling BlockBuster for a two count. Theory goes for The ATL, but Reed counters with a Crossbody Block. Reed with a Senton Splash. Reed plants Theory with The Tsunami Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bronson Reed via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Roderick Strong w/Bobby Fish vs. Killian Dain 

Strong with a waist lock go-behind. Strong shoves Dain. Strong toys around with Dain. Dain is pissed. Dain goes for a Bodyslam, but Strong lands back on his feet. Strong with a knife edge chop. Strong retreats to the outside. Dain is distracted by Bobby Fish. Strong attacks Dain from behind. Strong rolls Dain back into the ring. Strong is throwing haymakers at Dain. Dain throws Strong into the turnbuckles. Dain with heavy bodyshots. Dain drives Strong chest first into the turnbuckles. Dain clotheslines Strong. Strong dives over Dain. Strong applies The Sleeper Hold. Strong with a single leg dropkick. Strong goes for a running forearm smash, but Dain counters with The Uranage Slam. Fish kicks Dain behind the referee’s back.

Strong has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Strong applies a front face lock. Strong transitions into the abdominal stretch. Dain with a Hip Toss. Dain with two clotheslines. Dain scores the elbow knockdown. Dain levels Strong with Two Body Avalanches. Dain hits The Divide for a two count. Strong fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Dain with two haymakers. Strong kicks Dain in the face. Strong with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dain dodges The Jumping Knee Strike. Dain with The Wasteland. Dain follows that with a Senton Splash. Fish pulls Strong out of harms way. Dain knocks Fish off the ring apron. Strong connects with The Jumping Knee Strike to pickup the victory. After match, The Undisputed Era starts ganging up on Dain. Drake Maverick storms into the ring with a steal pipe. Fish scores the elbow knockdown. Strong is raining down haymakers. Dain grabs the steel pipe and Undisputed Era leaves the ring. Maverick wants Dain to shake his hand. Dain sucker punches Maverick.

Winner: Roderick Strong via Pinfall 

Lineup For Next Weeks WWE NXT 

– Breezango (c) vs. Imperium For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championship

– Io Shirai vs. Shotzi Blackheart

– Damian Priest (c) vs. Timothy Thatcher For The WWE NXT North American Championship

Fifth Match: Rhea Ripley vs. Mercedes Martinez w/Robert Stone In A Steel Cage Match 

Martinez brings multiple weapons into the ring during her entrance. Ripley attacks Martinez from behind. Ripley drives the cage door into Martinez face. Ripley Pump Kicks the cage door into Martinez face. Ripley rolls a table into the ring. Ripley throws her jacket at Stone. Martinez attacks Ripley from behind. Martinez throws Ripley into the steel. Martinez is choking Ripley with her boot. Martinez with clubbing blows to Ripley’s back and chest. Ripley avoids a big chair shot. Ripley kicks Martinez in the gut. Ripley clotheslines Martinez. Ripley throws Martinez into the steel. Ripley applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Martinez reverses out of the irish whip from Ripley. Ripley decks Martinez with a back elbow smash. Ripley drops Martinez with The Big Boot. Ripley punches Martinez in the back. Ripley with a forearm smash. Ripley kicks Martinez in the ribs. Ripley talks smack to Martinez.

Ripley stomps on Martinez back. Martinez negates The Riptide. Martinez hits The Fisherman’s Suplex. Stone is running his mouth from the outside. Ripley kicks the chair out of Martinez hand. Martinez with a straight right hand. Martinez PowerSlams Ripley on the chair for a two count. Martinez is choking Ripley with the chair. Martinez hits Ripley with a kendo stick. Ripley with three haymakers. Martinez dodges the kendo stick shot. Martinez with forearm shivers. Martinez uppercuts Ripley. Ripley fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ripley sends Martinez face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Ripley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, Ripley with a low dropkick. Ripley puts Martinez on the top turnbuckle. Ripley gets Martinez tied in the tree of woe.

Ripley stomps on Martinez’s chest. Martinez with clubbing blows to Ripley’s back. Martinez with an Avalanche Release German Suplex. Ripley throws a chair into Martinez face. Ripley with a Standing Dropkick. Ripley with forearm shivers. Ripley follows that with The SuperPlex for a two count. Martinez with forearm shivers. Martinez hits The SpineBuster. Ripley dodges The RoundHouse Kick. Ripley with an Electric Chair FaceBuster. Ripley applies The Reverse CloverLeaf. Martinez uses the kendo stick to break up the submission. Stone starts climbing the stage. Ripley whips Stone with the kendo stick. Ripley HeadButts Stone. Martinez delivers multiple kendo stick shots. Martinez slams Ripley’s head on the steel. Martinez connects with an Avalanche NeckBreaker for a two count. Martinez sets up the table in the corner. Martinez puts Ripley on the top turnbuckle. Ripley negates The Avalanche Fisherman’s Suplex. Ripley with Two HeadButts. Ripley plants Martinez with an Avalanche Riptide through the table to pickup the victory.

Winner: Rhea Ripley via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez