WWE NXT Results (12/16/20): Rhea Ripley vs. Toni Storm

WWE NXT
December 16, 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: Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory w/Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell vs. Kushida & Leon Ruff

Austin Theory and Kushida will start things off. Theory avoids the two sliding dropkicks. Theory applies a side headlock. Kushida transitions into a front face lock. Kushida grapples around Theory. Kushida ducks a clothesline from Theory. Kushida is throwing haymakers at Theory. Theory drives his knee into the midsection of Theory. Kushida reverses out of the irish whip from Theory. Kushida with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Kushida with a Running Knee Lift. Kushida applies a wrist lock. Ruff tags himself in. Ruff kick the left wrist of Theory. Ruff grabs a side wrist lock. Theory kicks Ruff in the gut. Theory with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Theory with a forearm smash. Theory sends Ruff to the corner. Ruff side steps Theory into the turnbuckles. Ruff with a leaping forearm smash. Ruff showcases his speed and agility. Ruff dropkicks Theory. Theory scores the elbow knockdown. Theory tags in Gargano.

Gargano with a running axe handle strike. Gargano with rapid fire haymakers. Gargano talks smack to Ruff. Gargano stares at Kushida. Ruff with a Hurricanrana. Ruff with a deep arm-drag. Ruff kicks Gargano in the face for a two count. Ruff punches Gargano in the back. Ruff with a knife edge chop. Ruff stands on the back of Gargano’s neck. Gargano with heavy bodyshots. Ruff kicks Gargano in the face. Gargano with a forearm smash. Gargano with a Front Suplex. Gargano slams Ruff’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Gargano tags in Theory. Theory with a knife edge chop. Theory whips Ruff into the turnbuckles. Theory tags in Gargano. Theory sends Ruff face first into Gargano’s boots. Gargano tags in Theory. Gargano and Theory goes for a Double Vertical Suplex, but Kushida gets in the way. Stereo Dropkicks. Kushida with a HandSpring Kick to Gargano. Ruff with a Corkscrew Senton to the outside. Theory slams Ruff’s head on the ring apron. Theory rolls Ruff back into the ring. Ruff drops Theory with The Leaping DDT for a two count. Ruff fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Theory tags in Gargano. Ruff ducks a clothesline from Theory. Ruff knocks Gargano off the ring apron. Ruff with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Theory responds with a Roll Through NeckBreaker. Gargano hits The SlingShot Spear.

Gargano and Theory has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Theory applies an arm-bar. Ruff with heavy bodyshots. Ruff with a Rebound Lariat. Theory tags in Gargano. Gargano stops Ruff in his tracks. Ruff creates distance with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ruff tags in Kushida. Kushida with The SpringBoard Tomahawk Chop. Kushida tackles Gargano. Kushida transitions into a ground and pound attack. Kushida repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Theory. Theory reverses out of the irish whip from Kushida. Kushida with a HandSpring Back Elbow Smash. Kushida whips Gargano across the ring. Kushida with The Hip Toss. Kushida follows that with The Cartwheel Dropkick. Theory continues to run interference. Kushida with a Running ShoulderBreaker. Kushida avoids The Rolling Enzuigiri. Kushida kicks the left shoulder of Gargano.

Kushida applies a double wrist lock. Gargano with a forearm smash. Gargano with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ruff tags himself in. Ruff delivers The SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Stereo Enzuigiri’s for a two count. Gargano clotheslines Ruff. Gargano tags in Theory. Theory goes for a PowerBomb, but Ruff blocks it. Theory punches Ruff in the back. Theory connects with The Spinning Rack Bomb for a two count. Theory tags in Gargano. Gargano with a cheap shot to Kushida. Ruff is displaying his fighting spirit. Theory kicks Ruff in the gut. Theory punches Ruff in the back. Double SuperKick for a two count. Kushida ducks a clothesline from Theory. Kushida with a big haymaker. SuperKick Exchange. Theory tags himself in. Ruff ducks a clothesline from Gargano. Ruff punches Theoy. Ruff hits The Flying Cutter. Ruff follows that with The Crucifix Bomb. Theory SuperKicks Ruff. Theory plants Ruff with This Is The Way to pickup the victory.

Winner: Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory via Pinfall 

Shotzi Blackheart Backstage Interview 

Second Match: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Tyler Rust w/Timothy Thatcher 

Timothy Thatcher is watching the match from the ringside area. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ciampa backs Rust into the turnbuckles. Ciampa pie faces Rust. Rust applies a wrist lock. Ciampa wraps his legs around Rust’s neck. Chain grappling exchange. Rust applies a hammerlock. Ciampa with a single leg takedown. Ciampa applies a side headlock. Rust backs Ciampa into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Rust uppercuts Ciampa. Ciampa with a knife edge chop. Ciampa slams Rust’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ciampa is lighting up Rust’s chest. Rust reverses out of the irish whip from Ciampa. Ciampa scores the elbow knockdown. Ciampa dumps Rust out of the ring. Ciampa with a forearm smash. Ciampa talks smack to Thatcher.

Rust shoves Ciampa into Thatcher. Rust inadvertently drops Thatcher with The Big Boot. Ciampa rolls Rust back into the ring. The referee ejects Thatcher from the ringside area. Rust with a Running Forearm Smash. Rust with The Swinging Arm-Ringer on the ring apron. Rust has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Rust applies the abdominal stretch. Ciampa with The Samoan Drop. Rust kicks the left shoulder of Ciampa. Ciampa with a knife edge chop. Rust uppercuts the left shoulder of Ciampa. Ciampa decks Rust with a back elbow smash. Ciampa with a series of running clotheslines. Ciampa with a Flying Clothesline. Ciampa follows that with a corner clothesline. Ciampa hits The Air Raid Crash for a two count.

Ciampa unloads two knife edge chops. Ciampa goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Rust blocks it. Rust with a Spinning Back Kick. Rust delivers The Scissors Kick for a two count. Rust applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Ciampa rolls Rust over for a two count. Ciampa blocks a boot from Rust. Rust applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Ciampa repeatedly stomps on Rust’s face. Ciampa with a knee lift. Rust denies The Fairy Tale Ending. Rust kicks Ciampa in the face. Rust connects with an Inside Out FaceCrusher for a two count. Rust applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Rust transitions into The Double Arm Lock. Ciampa puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Rust repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Ciampa. Ciampa uppercuts the right knee of Rust. Ciampa hammers down on the right knee of Rust. Machine Gun Chops. Ciampa nails Rust with The Pump Kick. Ciampa with a Running Knee Strike. Ciampa plants Rust with The Willow’s Bell to pickup the victory. After the match, the referees are trying to restrain Timothy Thatcher.

Winner: Tommaso Ciampa via Pinfall 

The Grizzled Young Veterans Promo 

Third Match: Kyle O’Reilly w/The Undisputed Era vs. Pete Dunne w/Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch. The Winner Will Battle Finn Balor For The WWE NXT Championship At NXT New Years EVIL

Killian Dain and Drake Maverick pulls Lorcan and Burch off the ring apron. A pier six brawl ensues. The Undisputed Era and Breezango joins the fray. Slugfest after the bell rings. Dunne tackles Kyle. Chain grappling exchange. Dunne applies a hammerlock. Kyle with a waist lock go-behind. Dunne with a drop toe hold. Dunne grapevines the legs of Kyle. Dunne applies a modified surfboard stretch. Second Grappling Exchange. Kyle sits on top of Dunne. Kyle applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Kyle blocks a boot from Dunne. Kyle goes for a Dragon Screw Leg Whip, but Dunne blocks it. Kyle applies a side headlock. Dunne whips Kyle across the ring. Dunne drops down on the canvas. Dunne leapfrogs over Kyle. Dunne clotheslines Kyle. Kyle regroups on the outside. Kyle avoids The Triangle MoonSault. Dunne with The Pump Kick. Dunne goes for The X-Plex, but Kyle lands back on his feet. Kyle applies The Sleeper Hold. Dunne works on his joint manipulation game.

Forearm Exchange. Both superstars avoids the referee’s ten count. Second Forearm Exchange. Kyle delivers his combination offense. Kyle kicks out the legs of Dunne. Kyle kicks Dunne off the ring apron. Kyle with a forearm smash. Kyle slams Dunne’s head on the plexiglass. Dunne applies a double wrist lock. Dunne sends Kyle shoulder first into the plexiglass. Dunne with another Pump Kick. Dunne hyperextends the right shoulder of Kyle. Dunne starts bending Kyle’s fingers. Dunne kicks the right hand of Kyle. Kyle with a thumb to the eye. Kyle tackles Dunne. Kyle transitions into a ground and pound attack. Kyle with a Sliding Knee Smash. Kyle applies the abdominal stretch. Kyle runs Dunne over for a two count. Dunne applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Dunne wraps the right shoulder of Kyle around the bottom rope. Dunne with a Pump Kick. Kyle grabs the left leg of Dunne. Third Forearm Exchange.

Kyle goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Dunne lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Kyle applies a double wrist lock. Dunne with a Snap German Suplex. Dunne goes for The Bitter End, but Kyle counters with The Guillotine Choke. Kyle drops Dunne with a Running Knee Strike. Dunne answers with The X-Plex. Dunne is bleeding from the mouth. Dunne puts his knee on Kyle’s right hand. Dunne applies a hammerlock. Dunne rams his knuckles across Kyle’s right ear. Dunne stomps on Kyle’s ribs. Dunne with a basement dropkick. Kyle is displaying his fighting spirit. Dunne kicks Kyle in the back. Dunne drops Kyle with a NeckBreaker. Dunne applies The Cobra Clutch. Dunne repeatedly kicks Kyle in the face. Dunne unloads a flurry of strikes. Kyle reverses out of the irish whip from Dunne. Kyle dives over Dunne. Kyle avoids The Rising Knee Strike. Kyle with a Running Knee Lift. Dunne with a Running Forearm Smash. Kyle responds with a Pop Up Mid-Kick.

Kyle with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Kyle delivers his combination offense. Kyle with a running forearm smash. Dunne denies the arm-ringer. Dunne with forearm shivers. Kyle with Four Twisting Butterfly Suplex’s for a two count. Kyle goes for The Leg Capture Suplex, but Dunne blocks it. Dunne hammers down on the back of Kyle’s neck. Kyle repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Dunne. Kyle has Dunne perched on the top turnbuckle. Kyle with clubbing blows to Dunne’s back. Kyle goes for an Avalanche German Suplex, but Dunne lands back on his feet. Dunne with a RoundHouse Kick. Dunne repeatedly stomps on Kyle’s face. Dunne with a Running Dropkick. Dunne stomps on Kyle’s back. Dunne is putting the boots to Kyle. Dunne with forearm shivers. Dunne grabs Kyle’s left ear. Dunne with a straight right hand. Dunne applies a front face lock. Dunne with a Head & Arm Suplex into the turnbuckles. Kyle with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the middle rope. Third Forearm Exchange. Turnbuckle Pad Exchange. Double HeadButt. Dunne drives his knee into Kyle’s jaw. Dunne hits The SitOut PowerBomb for a two count.

Dunne repeatedly stomps on Kyle’s face. Dunne applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Kyle puts his leg on the bottom rope which forces the break. Dunne goes for The Gotch Style PileDriver, but Kyle counters with a Back Body Drop. Kyle applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Ankle Lock Exchange. Dunne transitions into The Kimura Lock. Dunne HeadButts Kyle. Dunne goes for The SitOut PowerBomb, but Kyle lands back on his feet. Kyle drills Dunne with The BrainBuster. Kyle drives his knee into the midsection of Dunne. Ax and Smash. Kyle with a Rising Knee Strike. Kyle connects with The Bridging Leg Capture Suplex for a two count. Kyle stomps on the right hand of Dunne. Kyle blocks a boot from Dunne. Kyle applies The Knee Bar. Dunne responds with The Triangle Choke. Kyle with forearm shivers. Kyle hits The PK. Dunne stomps on Kyle’s fingers. Dunne with a RoundHouse Kick. Dunne with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dunne snaps Kyle’s fingers. Dunne with a Knee Lift. Dunne goes for The Bitter End, but Kyle counters with The Vertical Suplex off the apron. Kyle rolls Dunne back into the ring. Kyle connects with The Flying Knee Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Shotzi Blackheart vs. Indi Hartwell w/Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, and Austin Theory 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Hartwell with two waist lock takedowns. Hartwell applies a front face lock. Hartwell with a waist lock go-behind. Blackheart sends Hartwell shoulder first into the top rope. Blackheart runs into Hartwell. Blackheart dropkicks Hartwell. Blackheart slams the left shoulder of Hartwell on the canvas. Blackheart kicks Hartwell in the chest. Blackheart drops her knee on the left shoulder of Hartwell. Blackheart is tying Hartwell up in a knot. Hartwell shoves Blackheart. Blackheart ducks a clothesline from Hartwell. Blackheart applies a hammerlock. Blackheart with a RoundHouse Kick. Blackheart with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Blackheart goes for The Reverse Senton, but Hartwell ducks out of the way. Hartwell repeatedly stomps on Blackheart’s chest. Hartwell hooks the outside leg for a one count.

Hartwell with a straight right hand. Hartwell whips Blackheart across the ring. Hartwell scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Hartwell with a forearm shot across the back of Blackheart. Hartwell hits The Full Nelson Slam for a two count. Blackheart with heavy bodyshots. Hartwell drives her knee into the midsection of Blackheart. Blackheart fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Blackheart kicks Hartwell in the face. Blackheart dives over Hartwell. Blackheart levels Hartwell with a Body Avalanche. Blackheart with a forearm smash. Blackheart sends Hartwell face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Blackheart connects with The Reverse Senton. Blackheart dropkicks Hartwell off the ring apron. Blackheart rolls Hartwell back into the ring. Blackheart is distracted by LeRae. Hartwell attacks Blackheart with the trophy which causes the disqualification. After the match, LeRae and Hartwell gangs up on Blackheart. LeRae plants Blackheart with The Wicked Step Sister.

Winner: Shotzi Blackheart via Disqualification 

Fifth Match: Killer Kross w/Scarlett Bordeaux vs. Desmond Troy

Kross grapples around Troy. Kross with forearm shivers. Kross with three corner clotheslines. Kross uppercuts Troy. Kross connects with The Leg Capture Suplex. Kross with a RoundHouse Kick. Kross connects with The Doomsday Saito Suplex. Kross makes Troy tap out to The Kross Jacket Choke.

Winner: Killer Kross via Submission 

Isaiah “Swerve” Scott Backstage Interview 

Sixth Match: Rhea Ripley vs. Toni Storm 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Storm backs Ripley into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Stalemate in the corner. Ripley pats Storm on the chest. Ripley tells Storm to bring it. Storm with a waist lock go-behind. Storm applies a side headlock. Ripley with heavy bodyshots. Ripley whips Storm across the ring. Storm runs into Ripley. Ripley drops Storm with a shoulder tackle. Storm with a drop toe hold. Rollup Exchange. Storm kicks Ripley in the gut. Storm sends Ripley to the corner. Ripley dives over Storm. Storm drops down on the canvas. Second Rollup Exchange. Ripley kicks Storm in the gut. Ripley goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Storm counters with an inside cradle for a two count.

Chop Exchange. Storm pushes Ripley away with her feet. Ripley with three short-arm clotheslines. Ripley drops Storm with a Ripcord Crescent Kick. Ripley puts Storm on her shoulders. Storm dumps Ripley out of the ring. Ripley brings Storm to the ring apron. Storm drives Ripley back first into the steel ring post. Storm with The Big Boot. Storm has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Storm applies a rear chin lock. Ripley with heavy bodyshots. Storm pulls Ripley down to the mat. Ripley avoids the elbow drop. Short-Arm Reversal by Ripley. Ripley SuperKicks Storm. Ripley with Muay Thai Knee Strike. Following a snap mare takeover, Ripley with a Running Dropkick. Ripley with The Face Plant for a two count. Storm denies The Rip Tide.

Ripley repeatedly stomps on Storm’s back. Storm dodges The Big Boot. Double HeadButt. Forearm Exchange. Ripley punches Storm in the back. Running Forearm Exchange. Ripley ducks a clothesline from Storm. Ripley dropkicks Storm for a two count. Ripley stomps on Storm’s back. Ripley applies The Prism Trap. Storm sends Ripley face first into the middle rope. Storm with The Sliding Forearm Smash. Storm with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Storm talks smack to Ripley. Storm slings Ripley across the ring. Ripley side steps Storm into the turnbuckles. Ripley dumps Storm face first on the top turnbuckle pad for a two count. Ripley is displaying her frustration. Ripley with Three Leg Drops for a two count. Storm negates The Rip Tide. Ripley kicks Storm into Raquel Gonzalez. Ripley rolls Storm back into the ring. Gonzalez sends Ripley face first into the steel ring post. Storm with The Running Hip Attack. Storm connects with Storm Zero to pickup the victory.

Winner: Toni Storm via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez