WWE NXT Results (11/18/20): Io Shirai vs. Rhea Ripley

WWE NXT
November 18, 2020
The Capitol Wrestling Center
Orlando, Florida

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Commentators: Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, and Beth Phoenix

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: Leon Ruff (c) vs. Johnny Gargano For The WWE NXT North American Championship 

Gargano rocks Ruff with a forearm smash before the bell rings. Gargano drives Ruff back first into the turnbuckles. Gargano with clubbing shoulder blocks. Gargano with a southpaw haymakers. Gargano whips Ruff into the turnbuckles. Gargano talks smack to Ruff. Gargano with a chop/forearm combination. Ruff unloads three knife edge chops. Ruff with rapid fire haymakers. Gargano kicks Ruff in the gut. Gargano with the irish whip. Ruff kicks Gargano in the face. Ruff with a Leaping Forearm Smash. Ruff showcases his speed and agility. Gargano stops Ruff in his tracks.

Gargano goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ruff lands back on his feet. Ruff with a Rolling Enzuigiri. Ruff slaps Garagno. Ruff with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Ruff dropkicks Gargano to the floor. Ruff with a SpringBoard Cannonball Senton. Ruff rolls Gargano back into the ring. Gargano denies The Crucifix Bomb. Gargano clotheslines Ruff. Gargano repeatedly lawn darts Ruff into the middle turnbuckle pad. Gargano is distracted by Damian Priest. Ruff rolls Gargano over for a two count. Ruff drops Gargano with The Rebound Lariat. Ruff goes for The Swanton Bomb, but Gargano ducks out of the way. Gargano SuperKicks Ruff. Gargano PowerBombs Ruff. Gargano connects with The One Final Beat for a two count. Priest pulls Ruff out of the ring. Priest clocks Ruff with a forearm smash which causes the disqualification.

Winner: Johnny Gargano via Disqualification, But Still WWE NXT North American Champion, Leon Ruff 

Second Match: Cameron Grimes vs. Dexter Lumis In A Blindfold Match 

Lumis side steps The Running Crossbody Block. Grimes talks smack to Lumis. Grimes is struggling to find his footing. Grimes inadvertently runs himself into the turnbuckles. Lumis has yet to move one step. Grimes is completely lost. Grimes punches the referee. Grimes repeatedly stomps on the referee’s back. Grimes removes his mask. Lumis avoids The Cave In. Lumis with a straight right hand. Grimes kicks Lumis in the gut. Lumis uppercuts Grimes. Lumis blindfold falls off. Lumis tees off on Grimes. Lumis with a corner clothesline. Lumis with The Running Bulldog. Grimes negates The Silence. Grimes exits the ring. Lumis tosses Grimes around the ringside area. Grimes exits The Capitol Wrestling Center.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Third Match: Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell vs. Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter 

Indi Hartwell and Kayden Carter will start things off. Carter goes for a single leg takedown, but Hartwell blocks it. Carter with a single leg pick. Carter grapevines the legs of Hartwell. Carter applies a front face lock. Catanzaro tags herself in. Catanzaro rolls Hartwell over for a one count. Catanzaro applies an arm-bar. Hartwell drives her knee into the midsection of Catanzaro. Hartwell whips Catanzaro across the ring. Catanzaro holds onto the ropes. Catanzaro kicks Hartwell in the face. Carter tags herself in. Carter with a Spinning Hook Kick. Carter tags in Catanzaro. Catanzaro sweeps out the legs of Hartwell. Carter with a basement dropkick. Catanzaro with The SlingShot Senton for a two count. Catanzaro ducks a clothesline from Hartwell. Catanzaro applies a waist lock. Catanzaro leapfrogs over Hartwell. Catanzaro with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Hartwell tags in LeRae. Catazaro with a drop toe hold. Catanzaro with a basement dropkick. LeRae drives her knee into the midsection of Catanzaro for a two count. LeRae applies an arm-bar. LeRae whips Catanzaro into the turnbuckles. LeRae taunts Carter.

LeRae with a straight right hand. LeRae tags in Hartwell. LeRae and Hartwell repeatedly stomps on Catanzaro’s chest. Hartwell whips Catanzaro into the turnbuckles. Catanzaro with heavy bodyshots. Hartwell drives her knee into the midsection of Catanzaro. Hartwell whips Catanzaro across the ring. Hartwell hits The Side Walk Slam for a two count. Hartwell brings Catanzaro to the corner. Hartwell tags in LeRae. LeRae punches Catanzaro in the back. LeRae bodyslams Catanzaro. LeRae goes for a Senton Splash, but Catanzaro ducks out of the way. Catanzaro crawls under LeRae. Catanzaro tags in Carter. Carter with two clotheslines. Carter kicks Hartwell off the ring apron. Cater with clubbing blows to LeRae’s chest. Carter drops LeRae with The FlatLiner. Carter ducks a clothesline from Hartwell. Carter dropkicks Hartwell to the floor. Catanzaro with a Flying Cannonball Senton the outside. Carter SuperKicks LeRae for a two count. LeRae dodges The Running Boot. LeRae pulls Carter down to the mat. LeRae connects with The Fisherman’s Buster. Hartwell pulls Catanzaro out of the ring. Hartwell drops Catanzaro with The Big Boot. LeRae plants Carter with The Wicked Stepsister to pickup the victory.

Winner: Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Kushida vs. Arturo Ruas 

Chain grappling exchange. Test Of Strength. Ruas with a single leg takedown. Ruas applies a double wrist lock. Ruas drives his knee into the midsection of Kushida. Kushida kicks the left hamstring of Ruas. Kushida kicks the left shoulder of Ruas. Ruas launches Kushida over the top rope. Kushida with a straight right hand. Ruas with a knee lift. Kushida answers with forearm shivers. Ruas delivers a gut punch. Ruas drives the left shoulder of Kushida into the canvas. Ruas hammers down on the left shoulder of Kushida. Ruas applies an arm-bar. Ruas drops Kushida with The Side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Ruas works on his joint manipulation game.

Kushida unloads three knife edge chops. Ruas kicks the right hamstring of Kushida. Ruas applies another double wrist lock. Kushida with heavy bodyshots. Kushida is throwing haymakers at Ruas. Ruas drives his knee into the midsection of Kushida. Ruas with the irish whip. Kushida dropkicks the left knee of Ruas. Kushida kicks the left shoulder of Ruas. Kushida with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kushida whips Ruas across the ring. Kushida with a Hip Toss. Kushida connects with The Cartwheel Dropkick for a two count. Kushida stomps on the left hand of Ruas. Ruas denies The RoundHouse Kick. Ruas with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Standing Switch Exchange. Kushida applies the double wrist lock. Ruas goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Kushida lands back on his feet. Ruas goes for The Knee Bar, but Kushida rolls him over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kushida via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Ember Moon & Toni Storm vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez 

Toni Storm and Raquel Gonzalez will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gonzalez sends Storm down to the mat. Gonzalez drops Storm with a shoulder tackle. Gonzalez tags in Kai. Gonzalez with the irish whip. Kai with The Running Boot for a one count. Kai with clubbing blows to Storm’s back. Kai slams Storm’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Kai is choking Storm with her boot. Kai toys around with Storm. Kai hooks the outside leg for a one count. Storm tugs on Kai’s hair. Storm with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Storm with a knife edge chop. Kai reverses out of the irish whip from Storm. Kai drops down on the canvas. Storm with a basement dropkick. Storm with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count.

Kai fights from underneath. Kai punches Storm in the back. Following a snap mare takeover, Storm blocks a running boot from Kai. Storm sends Kai face first into the canvas Storm tags in Moon. Moon clotheslines Kai. Moon dropkicks Gonzalez. Moon and Storm clotheslines Gonzalez over the top rope. Moon rolls Kai back into the ring. Moon tugs on Kai’s hair. Kai decks Moon with a JawBreaker. Storm tags herself in. Storm stops Kai in her tracks. Storm with three uppercuts for a two count. Storm with The Vertical Suplex for a two count. Kai drops Storm with The Scorpion Kick for a two count. Kai slams Storm’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Kai tags in Gonzalez. Gonzalez repeatedly stomps on Storm’s chest. Gonzalez with The Spinning PowerSlam for a two count. Gonzalez applies a rear chin lock. Gonzalez transitions into an arm-bar. Gonzalez pulls Storm down to the mat. Gonzalez slams Storm’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Kai tags herself in.

Kai and Gonzalez are double teaming Storm. Gonzalez goes for a Bodyslam, but Storm lands back on her feet. Gonzalez with a Running Lariat for a two count. Gonzalez applies a key lock. Gonzalez with forearm shivers across the back of Storm. Gonzalez talks smack to Storm. Storm decks Gonzalez with a back elbow smash. Storm with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Storm tags in Moon. Moon ducks a clothesline from Gonzalez. Moon with a Spinning Back Kick. Moon with a knee lift. Moon follows that with The Rolling Elbow. Moon knocks Kai off the ring apron. Moon with a Running Double Foot Stomp.. Moon with The Senton Splash. Moon SuperKicks Gonzalez. Gonzalez reverses out of the irish whip from Moon.Moon hits The CodeBreaker for a two count. Kai runs away from Moon. Gonzales drops Moon with The Big Boot. Gonzales dumps Moon face first on the canvas for a two count. Gonzalez applies The Gory Stretch. Moon dumps Gonzalez out of the ring. Gonzalez delivers The Pounce for a two count. Gonzalez with the irish whip. Gonzalez tags in Kai.

Following a snap mare takeover, Kai hooks the outside leg for a two count. Kai tries to cheap shot Storm. Moon with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Moon tags in Storm. Storm with two clotheslines. Kai reverses out of the irish whip from Storm. Storm ducks a clothesline from Kai. Storm with Two Release German Suplex’s. Storm applies a waist lock. Kai with three sharp elbow strikes. Storm with another Release German Suplex. Storm with a Running Hip Attack. Storm hits The Bridging Fisherman’s Suplex for a two count. Storm HeadButts Gonzalez. Moon with The Swinging DDT. Kai SuperKicks Storm. Forearm Exchange. Both ladies are knocked after a double clothesline. Second Forearm Exchange. Storm with a running elbow smash. Big Boot Exchange. Kai sends Storm to the apron. Storm with a shoulder block. Storm with a knee lift. Gonzalez drives Storm chest first into the steel ring post. Moon lands The Suicide Move. Storm connects with an inside cradle to pickup the victory. After the match, Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell gangs up Moon and Storm.

Winner: Ember Moon & Toni Storm via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Timothy Thatcher vs. August Grey 

Haymaker Exchange. Grey delivers his combination offense. Grey tells Thatcher to bring it. Grey with The Backslide Cover for a two count. Thatcher with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Thatcher kicks Grey in the back. Thatcher talks smack to Grey. Thatcher applies a rear chin lock. Thatcher uppercuts Grey for a two count. Thatcher repeatedly stomps on Grey’s chest. Thatcher backs Grey into the ropes. Thatcher with a gut punch. Thatcher with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Thatcher fish hooks Grey. Thatcher rolls Grey over for a two count. Thatcher drives his knee into the midsection of Grey.

Uppercut/Chop Exchange. Thatcher drives his Grey’s back. Thatcher applies a wrist lock. Thatcher punches Grey in the ribs. Thatcher uppercuts Grey. Grey decks Thatcher with a back elbow smash. Thatcher blocks a boot from Grey. Thatcher kicks the left The Achilles  Grey. Gray with an open palm strike. Grey tees off on Thatcher. Thatcher sends Grey to the ring apron. Grey SuperKicks Nevaeh. Nevaeh uppercuts in mid-air.  Thatcher connects with The Butterfly Suplex. Thatcher makes Grey tap out to The Grommet After the match, Thatcher applies another Grommet. Tommaso Ciampa walks down to the ring to confront Thatcher. Thatcher heads to the backstage area.

Winner: Timothy Thatcher via Submission 

Damian Priest, Johnny Gargano, and Leon Ruff Segment 

Seventh Match: Io Shirai (c) vs. Rhea Ripley For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ripley sends Shirai face first into the canvas. Ripley slaps Shirai in the face. Ripley talks smack to Shirai. Shirai with a waist lock go-behind. Shirai kicks the left hamstring of Ripley. Shirai slaps Ripley in the back of the head. Strong lockup. Shirai slings Ripley across the ring. Shirai ducks a clothesline from Ripley. Shirai cartwheels around the ring. Shirai dropkicks Ripley. Shirai shoves Ripley. Shirai unloads two knife edge chops. Ripley reverses out of the irish whip from Shirai. Ripley catches Shirai in mid-air. Ripley denies the sunset flip. Ripley whips Shirai across the ring. Ripley drops Shirai with a shoulder tackle. Shirai drops down on the canvas. Shirai leapfrogs over Ripley. Ripley blocks a boot from Shirai. Tip Up by Ripley. Shirai with a forearm smash. Shirai dropkicks Ripley to the floor.

Shirai goes for The Suicide Dive, but Ripley counters with a forearm smash. Ripley dumps Shirai face first on the ring apron. Ripley rolls Shirai back into the ring. Ripley poses for the crowd. Ripley delivers a gut punch. Shirai is receiving medical attention on the outside. Shirai with forearm shivers. Ripley with clubbing blows to Shirai’s back. Ripley applies a bodyscissors hold. Shirai transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ripley avoids The ShotGun Meteora. Ripley with The Face Plant. Ripley repeatedly stomps on Shirai’s chest. Ripley hits The Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Ripley applies the sitting abdominal stretch. Shirai with heavy bodyshots. Shirai backs Ripley into the turnbuckles. Ripley punches Shirai in the back. Ripley puts Shirai on the top turnbuckle. Ripley with a straight right hand.

Ripley goes for The SuperPlex, but Shirai blocks it. Shirai with The Release German Suplex off the middle turnbuckle. Shirai with a Running European Uppercut. Ripley goes for a Back Body Drop, but Shiriai lands back on her feet. Shirai with an open palm strike. Shirai with The Roll Through Double Foot Stomp. Shirai with the basement dropkick for a two count. Ripley’s left ear is busted open. Shirai applies The CrossFace. Ripley drops Shirai with The Big Boot. Ripley continues to run her mouth. Shirai decks Ripley with a JawBreaker. Shirai with clubbing elbow strikes. Shirai DDT’s the left shoulder of Ripley. Shirai works on the left shoulder of Ripley. Forearm Exchange. Shirai with The Swinging Arm-Ringer on the apron. Shirai throws Ripley into the steel ring steps. Shirai stomps on Ripley’s back. Shirai applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar on the floor. Shirai stomps on Ripley’s back. Shirai applies another Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Shirai with the lateral press for a one count. Shirai repeatedly stomps on the left shoulder of Ripley.

Ripley takes out the legs of Shirai. Ripley with an open palm strike. Ripley with clubbing blows to Shirai’s back. Ripley follows that with The SuperPlex for a two count. Second Forearm Exchange. Ripley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, Ripley with a Running Dropkick for a two count. Ripley stomps on the midsection of Shirai. Ripley applies The Prism Trap. Shirai refuses to quit. Shirai applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Ripley puts her foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Ripley avoids Two Tiger Feint Kicks. Shirai with clubbing palm strikes. Shirai with The Tiger Feint Kick. Shirai delivers The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Shirai hits The ShotGun Meteora. Shirai goes for The MoonSault, but Ripley ducks out of the way. Ripley with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Ripley is displaying her frustration. Ripley goes for The Rip Tide, but Shirai counters with The DDT. Shirai PowerBombs Ripley through the announce table. Ripley gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Shirai connects with The MoonSault to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Champion, Io Shirai via Pinfall 

Finn Balor, The Undisputed Era, and The Kings Of NXT Segment 

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