WWE NXT Results (12/30/20): Pete Dunne vs. Roderick Strong

WWE NXT
December 30, 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: Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Bronson Reed 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Reed applies a side headlock. Reed with a side headlock takeover. Scott applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Reed goes for a One Arm PowerBomb, but Scott lands back on his feet. Scott ducks a clothesline from Reed. Scott drops down on the canvas. Reed with a rolling senton. Reed clotheslines Scott over the top rope. Reed with a flying shoulder tackle off the ring apron. Reed rolls Scott back into the ring. Scott regroups in the corner. The referee tells Reed to back off. Scott with a chop block. Scott delivers The House Call. Scott nails Reed with The Pump Kick for a one count. Scott stomps on the right knee of Reed. Scott kicks Reed in the back. Scott with a Flying Elbow Strike across the back of Reed’s neck for a two count. Reed with a gut punch. Reed with a forearm smash. Scott backs Reed into the turnbuckles.

Reed with clubbing blows to Scott’s back. Scott transitions into a corner mount. Scott dives off the top turnbuckle. Scott uppercuts Reed. Scott dropkicks the left knee of Reed. Scott hits The Roll Through FlatLiner for a two count. Scott applies a standing leg lock. Reed kicks Scott in the face. Scott is throwing haymakers at Reed. Scott kicks the left knee of Reed. Reed sends Scott into the ropes. Scott goes for a sunset flip, but Reed counters with The Seated Senton for a two count. Reed with two forearm knockdowns. Reed whips Scott across the ring. Reed scores the elbow knockdown. Reed levels Scott with a Body Avalanche. Reed ChokeSlams Scott for a two count. Reed goes for a Pop Up German Suplex, but Scott holds onto the ropes. Scott HeadButts Reed. Reed is pissed. Reed drops Scott with The Body Block. Reed with a Senton Splash. Reed connects with The Tsunami Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bronson Reed via Pinfall 

Shotzi Blackheart Promo 

Second Match: The Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Breezango 

James Drake and Tyler Breeze will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Drake with a side headlock takeover. Breeze applies a front face lock. Breeze grabs a side wrist lock. Breeze with a wrist lock takedown. Breeze tags in Fandango. Fandango hammers down on the left shoulder of Drake. Fandango applies a side headlock. Drake whips Fandango across the ring. Fandango drops Drake with a shoulder tackle. Fandango cartwheels over Drake. Fandango with a deep arm-drag. Fandango applies an arm-bar. Drake drives his knee into the midsection of Fandango. Drake applies a wrist lock. Drake tags in Gibson. Gibson goes for a Bodyslam, but Fandango lands back on his feet. Fandango applies a side headlock. Gibson whips Fandango across the ring. Gibson drops down on the canvas. Gibson with a deep arm-drag. Fandango grabs a side headlock. Fandango with the sunset flip for a two count. Fandango applies a wrist lock. Fandango tags in Breeze.

Breeze works on the left wrist of Gibson. Drake prevents Gibson from hitting the turnbuckles. Gibson clotheslines Breeze. Gibson tags in Drake. Drake with forearm shivers. Drake bodyslams Breeze for a one count. Following a snap mare takeover, Drake drives his knee into Breeze’s back. Drake applies a rear chin lock. Breeze with heavy bodyshots. Drake drives Breeze back first into the turnbuckles. Gibson tags himself in. GYV goes for The Assisted Vertical Suplex, but Breeze lands back on his feet. Breeze shoves Gibson into Drake. Breeze tags in Fandango. Fandango with rapid fire haymakers. Fandango with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Fandango clotheslines Drake. Gibson kicks Fandango in the gut. Gibson whips Fandango across the ring. Gibson uses Drake for leverage. Breeze dropkicks Drake to the floor. Fandango rolls Gibson over for a two count.

Fandango drives his knee into the midsection of Gibson. Fandango has Gibson draped across the top strand. Fandango tags in Breeze. Double Boot. Gibson nails Fandango with a throat thrust. Drake shoves Fandango into the ringside barricade. Gibson rolls Breeze over for a two count. Breeze dumps Gibson out of the ring. Breeze with a Double Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Fandango with The Flying Crossbody Block off the scaffold. GYV regains control of the match during the commercial break. Assisted Knee Crusher on the floor. Gibson slams the left leg of Fandango on the barricade. Gibson rolls Fandango back into the ring. Gibson is mauling Fandango in the corner. Fandango decks Gibson with a back elbow smash. Gibson with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip off the middle turnbuckle for a two count. Gibson hooks the outside leg for a two count. Gibson bodyslams Fandango into the ropes. Gibson tags in Drake. Fandango kicks Drake into the barricade. Drake tags in Gibson. Gibson stops Fandango in his tracks. Fandango crawls under Gibson. Fandango tags in Breeze.

Breeze with two running haymakers. Breeze thrust kicks the midsection of Gibson. Breeze dropkicks Gibson. Breeze with Three Flying Forearm Smashes. Breeze side steps Gibson into the turnbuckles. Breeze with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Drake tags himself in. Breeze ducks a clothesline from Drake. Breeze clotheslines Drake over the top rope. Breeze dumps Gibson out of the ring. GYV avoids The SlingShot Pescado. Double Forearm Smash. Fandango with a Cannonball Senton off the apron. Drake rolls Breeze back into the ring. Breeze with a Jumping Knee Strike. Gibson pulls Fandango off the apron. Gibson sends Fandango crashing into the steel ring steps. Drake rolls Breeze over for a two count. Drake with a forearm smash. Drake tags in Gibson. Breeze with a forearm smash. Breeze thrust kicks the midsection of Drake. Gibson denies The SuperKick. GVY connects with The Ticket To Mayhem to pickup the victory. After the match, Ever-Rise appears on the stage and they’re trying to play mind games with GYV.

Winner: The Grizzled Young Veterans via Pinfall 

Third Match: Mercedes Martinez vs. Valentina Feroz 

Martinez kicks Feroz in the gut. Martinez with a forearm smash. Feroz side steps Martinez into the turnbuckles. Short-Arm Reversal by Martinez. Feroz rolls out of the side wrist lock. Martinez throws Feroz into the canvas. Martinez with forearm shivers. Martinez puts her leg on the back of Feroz’s neck. Martinez goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Feroz lands back on her feet.

Feroz applies The Sleeper Hold. Martinez backs Feroz into the turnbuckles. Martinez decks Feroz with a back elbow smash. Martinez talks smack to Feroz. Martinez whips Feroz across the ring. Martinez hits The SpineBuster. Martinez toys around with Feroz. Martinez with a straight right hand. Martinez denies the sunset flip. Martinez with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Martinez connects with The Air Raid Crash to pickup the victory.

Winer: Mercedes Martinez via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Pete Dunne vs. Roderick Strong 

Strong tackles Dunne. Strong transitions into a ground and pound attack. Strong with a chop/haymaker combination. Dunne repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Strong. Strong with a side headlock takeover. Dunne whips Strong across the ring. Dunne drops down on the canvas. Dunne leapfrogs over Strong. Strong with a Running Clothesline. Strong kicks Dunne in the gut. Strong is throwing haymakers at Dunne. Strong kicks Dunne in the chest. Dunne with a single leg takedown. Dunne applies a side headlock. Strong whips Dunne across the ring. Strong with a single leg dropkick. Strong is raining down haymakers. Strong unloads two knife edge chops. Dunne applies The HeadScissors Neck Lock. Dunne works on his joint manipulation game. Dunne applies a double wrist lock. Strong drives Dunne throat first into the top rope. Strong with a chop/forearm combination. Dunne with a monkey flip over the top rope. Dunne nails Strong with The Pump Kick. Dunne rolls Strong back into the ring. Strong with a straight right hand. Strong blocks a boot from Dunne. Strong with a BackBreaker. Strong dropkicks Dunne over the ringside barricade.

Dunne with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dunne slaps Strong in the chest. Dunne rolls Strong back into the ring. Dunne applies a front face lock. Strong kicks Dunne in the face. Strong with a knee lift. Strong with a blistering chop. Strong puts Dunne on the top turnbuckle. Strong goes for The SuperPlex, but Dunne blocks it. Dunne sends Strong chest first into the canvas. Dunne with The Flying Double Foot Stomp. Dunne with The RoundHouse Kick. Dunne stomps on the back of Strong’s knees. Dunne applies a double wrist lock. Dunne wraps the left shoulder of Strong around the top rope. Dunne kicks Strong in the gut. Dunne with two haymakers. Dunne kicks Strong in the chest. Dunne kicks Strong in the face. Dunne dropkicks Strong to the floor. Dunne drops Strong with The Big Boot. Strong with forearm shivers. Dunne reverses out of the irish whip from Strong. Dunne applies The Rings Of Saturn. Dunne with a double knee drop. Dunne kicks Strong in the back. Dunne sweeps out the legs of Strong. Dunne is choking Strong with his boot.

Strong kicks Dunne in the face. Strong with a chop/forearm combination. Strong with the irish whip. Dunne dives over Strong. Strong dropkicks Dunne. Dunne and Strong are trading back and forth shots. Strong with two clotheslines. Strong ducks a clothesline from Dunne. Strong with a Face Plant. Strong with a Jumping Knee Strike. Strong unloads a flurry of running haymakers. Strong follows that with The Olympic Slam for a two count. Dunne uses his feet to create separation. Dunne avoids The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Dunne thrust kicks the midsection of Strong. Dunne whips Strong into the steel ring steps. Dunne resets the referee’s ten count. Strong denies The Bitter End. Strong with The Half Nelson Slam on the apron for a two count. Dunne rolls Strong over for a two count. Step Up Enzuigiri Exchange. Strong goes for The Tiger Bomb, but Dunne counters with The Triangle Choke. Strong with The Deadlift BackBreaker for a two count. Dunne repeatedly stomps on Strong’s chest. Dunne goes back to The Triangle Choke. Slugfest in the center of the ring. Dunne snaps Strong’s fingers. Dunne connects with The Bitter End to pickup the victory.

Winner: Pete Dunne via Pinfall 

Finn Balor & Kyle O’Reilly Segment 

Fifth Match: Legado Del Fantasma w/Santos Escobar vs. The Lucha House Party

Legado Del Fantasma attacks The Lucha House Party before the bell rings. Double Irish Whip. Dorado with The Double Golden Rewind. Metalik dropkicks Legado Del Fantasma to the floor. LHP with Stereo Suicide Dives. Wilde drops down on the canvas. Metalik showcases his athleticism. Metalik slaps Wilde in the chest. Metalik thrust kicks the midsection of Mendoza. Metalik with The SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Metalik with The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a one count. Metalik applies a front face lock. Wilde shoves Metalik. Metalik kicks Wilde in the chest. Metalik tags in Dorado. Dorado with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Wilde tags in Mendoza. Dorado with a deep arm-drag. Dorado drops Mendoza with The Quebrada for a two count. Dorado kicks Mendoza in the gut. Dorado punches Mendoza in the back. Dorado with a knife edge chop. Wilde runs interference. Mendoza with The Sliding Dropkick. Mendoza with the irish whip. Mendoza follows that with a corner clothesline. Mendoza tags in Wilde.

Legado Del Fantasma are double teaming Dorado. Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. Wilde applies an arm-bar. Dorado with a gut punch. Wilde shoves Dorado into the turnbuckles. Dorado decks Mendoza with a back elbow smash. Dorado kicks Wilde in the face. Dorado with The Flying Crossbody Block. Dorado tags in Metalik. Metalik dives over Mendoza. Metalik ducks a clothesline from Mendoza. Metalik slips over Mendoza’s back. Metalik SuperKicks Mendoza. Metalik hits The Reverse SlingBlade. Metalik with The SpringBoard Missile Dropkick for a two count. Mendoza sends Metalik to the corner. Metalik tags in Dorado. Metalik nails Mendoza with The Hook Kick. Dorado puts Mendoza on the top turnbuckle. Dorado slaps Mendoza in the chest. FrankenSteiner/Flying Splash Combination for a two count. Wilde kicks Metalik ou tof the ring. Dorado launches Wilde over the top rope. Metalik with a Flying HeadScissors TakeOver off the ring apron. Dorado side steps Mendoza into the turnbuckles. Dorado drills Mendoza with The Reverse Hurricanrana. Dorado tags in Metalik. Metalik connects with The SpringBoard Elbow Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Lucha House Party via Pinfall 

The NXT Year End Awards 

NXT Breakout Star Of The Year: Shotzi Blackheart

NXT Tag Team Of The Year: The Undisputed Era

NXT Female Competitor Of The Year: Io Shirai

NXT Male Competitor Of The Year: Adam Cole

NXT Event Of The Year: NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2020

NXT Rivalry Of The Year: Adam Cole vs. Pat McAfee

NXT Match Of The Year: Finn Balor vs. Kyle O’Reilly – NXT TakeOver 31

NXT Future Star: Austin Theory

NXT Overall Competitor Of The Year: Io Shirai

Rhea Ripley & Raquel Gonzalez Segment 

Sixth Match: Johnny Gargano (c) w/The Way vs. Leon Ruff For The WWE NXT North American Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Gargano with a side headlock takeover. Gargano grabs a side wrist lock. Ruff with a wrist lock takedown for a one count. Ruff rolls Gargano over for a one count. Ruff with another rollup for a two count. Gargano regroups on the outside. Ruff is distracted by Austin Theory. Ruff avoids The SlingShot Spear. Ruff with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Ruff with a Hurricanrana. Ruff follows that with a deep arm-drag. Ruff with a rolling head kick. Ruff slams Gargano’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ruff with a straight right hand. Ruff with a knife edge chop. Ruff rocks Gargano with a forearm smash. Ruff drops Gargano with The Pump Kick. Gargano sends Ruff crashing to the outside. Gargano blasts Ruff with a knife edge chop. Gargano slams Ruff’s head on the ring apron. Gargano throws Ruff into the ringside barricade. Gargano resets the referee’s ten count. Ruff showcases his speed and agility. Ruff with a Hook Kick. Ruff with a Flying Hurricanrana on the floor. Ruff rolls Gargano back into the ring. The Way continues to run interference.

Gargano with a knee lift. Gargano with The Draping NeckBreaker. Gargano lands The Suicide Dive. Gargano whips Ruff into the steel ring steps. Gargano kicks Ruff in the ribs. Gargano drives his elbow into Ruff’s chest. Gargano hammers down on the back of Ruff’s neck. Gargano uses the middle rope as a weapon. The referee admonishes Gargano. Gargano with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Ruff is displaying his fighting spirit. Gargano with The Rolling Enzuigiri for a two count. Gargano applies the cobra clutch. Ruff with heavy bodyshots. Gargano with a NeckBreaker onto the knee. Gargano hyperextends the left shoulder of Ruff. Ruff denies The Hangman’s NeckBreaker. Ruff avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Ruff with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ruff kicks Gargano in the gut. Ruff with a Spinning Back Kick. Ruff uppercuts Gargano. Ruff with a forearm smash. Gargano sends Ruff into the ropes. Ruff with two flying forearm smashes. Ruff side steps Gargano into the turnbuckles. Ruff with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ruff with a Leaping NeckBreaker. Ruff ducks a clothesline from Gargano. Ruff with The Release German Suplex. Ruff hits The Corkscrew Cannonball Strike for a two count.

Gargano fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Gargano clotheslines the back of Ruff’s neck. Gargano with forearm shivers. Ruff drops Gargano with The Rebound Lariat. Gargano SuperKicks Ruff. Gargano lawn darts Ruff into the middle turnbuckle pad. Gargano with The Fake Out SuperKick for a two count. Ruff with an Apron Enzuigiri. Gargano denies The Crucifix Bomb. Gargano with a Spinning BackBreaker. Gargano with The Discus Lariat. Gargano PowerBombs Ruff for a two count. Gargano applies The Gargano Escape. Ruff puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Gargano shoves Ruff out of the ring. Gargano goes for The Lawn Dart, but Ruff lands back on his feet. Ruff SuperKicks Gargano. Ruff with The Diving Cutter on the floor. Ruff rolls Gargano back into the ring. Ruff connects with The Frog Splash for a two count. Ruff puts Gargano on the top turnbuckle. Ruff is raining down haymakers. Gargano dumps Ruff face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Gargano plants Ruff with The One Final Beat to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE NXT North American Champion, Johnny Gargano via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez