WWE NXT Results (12/23/20): Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai

WWE NXT
December 23, 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: Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch (c) vs. Killian Dain & Drake Maverick In A Street Fight For The WWE NXT Championship 

Dain and Maverick attacks Lorcan and Burch before the bell rings. Dain throws Burch into the plexiglass. Maverick tees off on Lorcan. Maverick sends Lorcan back first into the LED Board. Dain throws Burch into the steel ring steps. Maverick with a straight right hand. Maverick drives a steel chair into the midsection of Lorcan. Maverick rolls multiple chairs into the ring. Dain sets up two tables on the outside. Lorcan uppercuts Maverick. Lorcan attacks Dain from behind. Lorcan and Burch gangs up on Dain. Lorcan and Burch whips Dain into the plexiglass. Burch with a straight right hand. Burch repeatedly stomps on Dain’s chest. Burch is choking Dain with his boot. Burch with a big haymaker. Burch tags in Lorcan. Lorcan is choking Dain with his boot. Lorcan uppercuts Dain. Lorcan tags in Burch. Burch with a chop/haymaker combination. Lorcan sets up a chair contraption. Dain denies The Double Vertical Suplex. Dain with a Back Body Drop into the chair contraption.

Dain clotheslines Burch. Dain dumps the chair on Burch’s back. Dain tags in Maverick. Double Irish Whip. Maverick trips Burch. Dain with a Senton Splash. Dain bodyslams Burch. Dian bodyslams Maverick on top of Burch. Dain uses Maverick as a weapon. Dain with the irish whip. Maverick levels Lorcan with a Body Avalanche. Dain with a running elbow smash. Pump Kick/Apron Enzuigiri Combination. Maverick hooks the outside leg for a two count. Burch headbutts the midsection of Maverick. Dain stomps on Lorcan’s chest. Burch uppercuts Maverick. Side Step Display. Burch clotheslines Maverick. Dain delivers a gut punch. Lorcan side steps Dain into the ring apron. Lorcan drops Dain with The Running BlockBuster on the floor. Burch with a drop toe hold into the chair. Lorcan uppercuts Dain. Forearm Exchange. Dain launches Burch over the barricade. Lorcan slams Dain’s head on the table. Dain goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Lorcan lands back on his feet. Lorcan unloads two knife edge chops. Dain shoves Lorcan. Dain ducks a clothesline from Lorcan. Dain with The Pump Kick. Lorcan sends Dain crashing through the table.

Lorcan and Burch has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Lorcan and Burch repeatedly whips Maverick with the leather strap. Burch tags in Lorcan. Double Irish Whip into the turnbuckles. Burch talks smack to Maverick. Double Wrist Lock. Double Chop. Lorcan and Burch sends Maverick to the corner. Dain tags himself in. Dain with rapid fire haymakers. Dain with Two OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Dain follows that with two running elbow smashes. Dain levels Burch with a Body Avalanche. Dain whips Burch into Lorcan. Dain with The Double Stinger Splash. Dain is throwing haymakers at Lorcan. Dain thrust kicks the midsection of Burch. Dain PowerBombs Burch. Dain with a Leaping Elbow Drop. Dain tags in Maverick. Lorcan pulls Burch off of Dain’s shoulders. Lorcan and Burch shoves Dain off the apron. Lorcan continues to whip Maverick with the leather strap. Maverick delivers two low blows. Maverick takes Lorcan and Burch to the woodshed. Maverick with a straight right hand. Lorcan responds with a low blow. Burch hits Maverick with the cricket bat. Lorcan and Burch connects with The Assisted DDT to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Tag Team Champions, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch via Pinfall 

A Very Gargano Christmas 

Second Match: Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Jake Atlas 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Atlas backs Scott into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Scott shoves Atlas. Scott grapples around Atlas. Scott with The Rolling Crucifix for a one count. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Atlas shoves Scott. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Atlas applies a wrist lock. Atlas ducks a clothesline from Scott. Atlas slaps Scott in the face. Scott backs Atlas into the turnbuckles. Scott unloads a flurry of strikes. Scott repeatedly stomps on Atlas chest. Scott is choking Atlas with his boot. Atlas with Two Big Boots. Scott tackles Atlas. Scott keeps Atlas grounded. Atlas with a single leg takedown. Atlas applies a front face lock. Atlas punches Scott in the back. Scott drives his knee into the midsection of Atlas. Atlas reverses out of the irish whip from Scott. Scott holds onto the ropes. Atlas drops down on the canvas. Atlas denies The Foot Stomp. Atlas with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Scott sweeps out the legs of Atlas. Atlas kicks Scott out of the ring. Atlas with The SpringBoard Enzuigiri. Scott is displaying his frustration. Atlas tells Scott to bring it. Scott regains control of the match during the commercial break.

Scott with clubbing elbow smashes. Scott and Atlas are trading back and forth shots. Atlas hits The Canadian Destroyer for a two count. Atlas matrix under a clothesline from Scott. Atlas drops Scott with The Cutter. Atlas goes for The Cartwheel DDT, but Scott counters with The SuperKick. Scott nails Atlas with The Pump Kick. Scott rolls Atlas back into the ring. Scott whips Atlas across the ring. Scott with The Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam. Scot follows that with The Vertical Suplex for a two count. Scott toys around with Atlas. Scott slams Atlas head on the top turnbuckle pad. Scott slaps Atlas in the face. Scott puts Atlas on the top turnbuckle. Atlas decks Scott with a back elbow smash. Atlas with The Pump Kick. Atlas goes for The Avalanche Reverse Hurricanrana, but Scott lands back on his feet. RoundHouse Kick Exchange. Scott sweeps out the legs of Atlas. Scott delivers The House Call. Rollup Exchange. Standing Switch Exchange. Scott clings onto the top rope. Scott HeadButts Atlas. Scott connects with The Confidence Boost to pickup the victory. After the match, Atlas refuses to shake Scott’s hand.

Winner: Isaiah “Swerve” Scott via Pinfall 

Third Match: Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ripley backs Kai into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Kai ducks a clothesline from Ripley. Kai pie faces Ripley. Kai talks smack to Ripley. Kai kicks the left hamstring of Ripley. Kai ducks under two clotheslines from Ripley. Ripley with The Swinging GutWrench Toss. Ripley with a forearm smash. Ripley whips Kai into the turnbuckles. Kai regroups on the outside. Ripley blocks a boot from Kai. Ripley puts Kai on her shoulders. Kai fights out of the electric chair position. Kai kicks Ripley in the chest. Kai stomps on the left shoulder of Ripley. Kai applies a hammerlock. Kai drives Ripley shoulder first into the steel ring post. Kai repeatedly stomps on Ripley’s chest. Kai hooks the outside leg for a two count.

Kai applies the key lock. Kai pulls Ripley down to the mat for a two count. Kai drives Ripley shoulder first into the top turnbuckle pad. Kai is choking Ripley with her boot. Bodyshot Exchange. Kai with The Swinging Arm-Ringer for a two count. Kai is putting the boots to Ripley. Kai with The Axe Kick. Kai puts her knee on the left shoulder of Ripley. Kai goes back to the key lock. Ripley rolls Kai over for a two count. Kai nails Ripley with The Pump Kick for a two count. Kai applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Ripley PowerBombs Kai. Ripley with two clotheslines. Ripley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Following a snap mare takeover, Ripley with a Running Dropkick. Ripley avoids The Pump Kick. Ripley dropkicks Kai. Ripley with a Hook Kick. Ripley follows that with The Face Plant for a two count.

Ripley tugs on Kai’s hair. Forearm Exchange. Kai HeadButts Ripley. Ripley decks Kai with a back elbow smash. Kai nails Ripley with The Scorpion Kick. Ripley avoids The Face Wash. Ripley hits The Electric Chair FaceBuster for a two count. Kai drop toe holds Ripley into the middle turnbuckle pad. Kai delivers The Face Wash. Ripley whips Kai across the ring. Kai ducks a clothesline from Ripley. Ripley applies The Prism Trap. Raquel Gonzalez appears on the stage. Kai grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Ripley tells Gonzalez to bring it. Ripley punches Kai in the back. Ripley with a straight right hand. Ripley goes for The SuperPlex, but Kai blocks it. Kai kicks Ripley in the face. Kai connects with The Kairopractor for a two count. Kai with Kawada Kicks. Ripley avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Ripley goes for The Rip Tide, but Kai counters with The Guillotine Choke. Ripley sends Kai chest first into the canvas. Ripley plants Kai with The Rip Tide to pickup the victory. After the match, Ripley starts brawling with Gonzalez.

Winner: Rhea Ripley via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Bronson Reed vs. Ashante “Thee” Adonis

Adonis side steps the collar and elbow tie up. Adonis drop steps into a side headlock. Reed goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Adonis lands back on his feet. Adonis talks smack to Reed. Reed blocks a boot from Adonis. Reed clotheslines Adonis. Reed with the irish whip. Adonis kicks Reed in the face. Adonis kicks the left shoulder of Reed. Adonis with forearm shivers. Reed drops Adonis with a Body Block. Reed kicks Adonis in the chest. Reed with The Senton Splash. Reed connects with The Tsunami Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bronson Reed via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Timothy Thatcher vs. Leon Ruff 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Ruff grabs the left shoulder of Thatcher. Thatcher slaps Ruff in the back. Thatcher denies the single leg pick. Thatcher applies a rear chin lock. Thatcher fish hooks Ruff. Thatcher uppercuts Ruff. Thatcher hammers down on the back of Ruff’s neck. Ruff applies a side headlock. Thatcher whips Ruff across the ring. Ruff slides under Thatcher. Ruff grabs a side headlock. Thatcher goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ruff lands back on his feet. Ruff applies another side headlock. Thatcher whips Ruff across the ring. Thatcher uppercuts Ruff. Thatcher with The Head & Arm Suplex. Thatcher with clubbing knee strikes. Thatcher applies the abdominal stretch. Thatcher fish hooks Ruff. The referee admonishes Thatcher. Thatcher hooks the outside leg for a two count.

Thatcher repeatedly drives his knee into Ruff’s back. Ruff is displaying his fighting spirit. Thatcher applies a hammerlock. Thatcher delivers a gut punch. Thatcher with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Thatcher sets up a chair for Tommaso Ciampa. Ruff with an inside cradle for a two count. Ruff with two dropkicks. Ruff is throwing haymakers at Thatcher. Ruff with a Rebound Lariat. Ruff applies a side headlock. Thatcher uppercuts Ruff in mid-air. Thatcher hits The Butterfly Suplex. Thatcher kicks Ruff in the back. Thatcher goes for the single leg crab, but Ruff rolls him over to pickup the victory. After the match, Thatcher attacks Ruff from behind. Thatcher repeatedly stomps on Ruff’s chest. Thatcher rolls Ruff back into the ring. Ciampa connects with The Willow’s Bell. Ciampa tells Thatcher that he’ll see him in the fight pit.

Winner: Leon Ruff via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Tyler Rust w/Malcolm Bivens vs. Ariya Daivari 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rust applies The Full Nelson Lock. Rust with a side headlock takeover. Rust with a wrist lock takedown. Wrist Lock Exchange. Rust applies The Abdominal Stretch. Daivari grabs the middle rope which forces the break. Chain grappling exchange. Rust with The Swinging Arm-Ringer. Daivari blocks a boot from Rust. Rust with a side headlock takeover. Rust applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Daivari puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Rust uppercuts the left shoulder of Daivari.

Rust with the irish whip. Daivari side steps Rust into the turnbuckles. Daivari with a Running Boot. Daivari drops Rust with The Draping NeckBreaker. Daivari dropkicks Rust off the ring apron. Daivari rolls Rust back into the ring. Daivari transitions into a ground and pound attack. Daivari talks smack to Rust. Rust applies The Triangle Choke. Daivari refuses to quit. Rust uppercuts Daivari. Rust repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Daivari. Daivari hammers down on the right knee of Rust. Daivari nails Rust with a throat thrust. Rust negates The Hammerlock Lariat. Rust kicks the left shoulder of Daivari. Rust uppercuts Daivari. Rust with The Big Boot. Rust connects with The Flipping Snap Mare Driver. Rust makes Daivari tap out to The Rings Of Saturn.

Winner: Tyler Rust via Submission 

Killer Kross Promo 

Seventh Match: Adam Cole w/Roderick Strong vs. The Velveteen Dream 

Dream is playing mind games with Cole. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cole applies a side headlock. Cole with a side headlock takeover. Cole backs Dream into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Dream uses the referee to his advantage. Dream with a running haymaker. Dream delivers a gut punch. Dream slaps Cole in the face. Dream poses for the crowd. Dream whips Cole across the ring. Cole kicks Dream in the chest. Cole scores the elbow knockdown. Cole with forearm shivers. Cole nails Dream with The Pump Kick. Cole with the irish whip. Dream kicks Cole in the face. Cole ducks a clothesline from Dream. Cole with a Leaping NeckBreaker. Dream denies The Ushigoroshi. Cole with another Pump Kick. Cole rolls Dream back into the ring. Cole fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Cole sends Dream to the corner. Meeting Of The Minds.

Pete Dunne attacks Strong from behind. Dunne throws Strong into the steel ring steps. Dunne with a Pump Kick. Dunne hits The Bitter End on the ring apron. Dream drops Cole with a t-shirt assisted running axe handle strike. Dream transitions into a ground and pound attack. Dream is choking Cole with his knee. Dream kicks Cole in the ribs. Dream repeatedly stomps on Cole’s chest. Dream punches Cole in the back. Dream is mauling Cole in the corner. Cole reverses out of the irish whip from Dream. Dream decks Cole with a JawBreaker. Dream applies a chin lock on the middle rope. Dream with a Running Leg Lariat across the back of Cole’s neck. Dream kicks Cole in the face. Cole uses his feet to create separation. Cole with forearm shivers. Dream answers with another throat thrust. Dream bodyslams Cole. Dream goes for The Purple Rain Maker, but Cole ducks out of the way. Forearm Exchange. Dream with the irish whip. Cole clotheslines Dream. Cole scores the elbow knockdown. Cole nails Dream with The Pump Kick. Cole hits The Ushigoroshi for a two count.

Standing Switch Exchange. Cole with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cole with The Release German Suplex for a two count. Dream dumps Cole face first on the top rope. Dream with The Hangman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Dream fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Dream is raining down haymakers. Cole ducks a clothesline from Dream. Cole with a back elbow smash. Cole thrust kicks Dream off the middle turnbuckle. Dream denies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Dream sends Cole shoulder first into the steel ring post. Cole SuperKicks Dream in mid-air. Dream struggles to get back on his feet. Cole SuperKicks Dream. Cole applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Dream grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Cole nearly kicks the referee. Dream rolls Cole over for a two count. Dream with a knee lift. Dream with The Twisting DDT for a two count. Dream connects with The Purple Rain Maker for a two count. Cole with a straight right hand. Cole with The Ushigoroshi. SuperKick Exchange. Cole plants Dream with The Last Shot to pickup the victory.

Winner: Adam Cole via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez