WWE NXT Results (1/27/21): Finn Balor & Kyle O’Reilly vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch

WWE NXT
January 27, 2021
The Capitol Wrestling Center
Orlando, Florida

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Commentators: Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, and Beth Phoenix

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: MSK vs. Drake Maverick & Killian Dain In A Quarter-Final Round Match In The 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament 

Wes Lee and Drake Maverick will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Maverick with a waist lock takedown for a two count. Maverick applies a side headlock. Lee backs Maverick into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Lee with a waist lock go-behind. Front Face Lock Exchange. Lee works on the left shoulder of Maverick. Lee with the irish whip. Carter tags himself in. Maverick launches Lee over top rope. Lee with an Apron Enzuigiri. Lee with a Rebound Dropkick. Caster follows that with clubbing bronco busters for a one count. Slingshot Senton Party for a two count. Carter with forearm shivers. Carter whips Maverick across the ring. Carter goes for a dropkick, but Maverick holds onto the ropes. Maverick tags in Dain. Dain throws Maverick into Carter. Dain knocks Lee off the ring apron. Dain unloads a flurry of bodyshots. Dain punches Carter in the back. Dain tags in Maverick.

Dain whips Carter across the ring. Maverick trips Carter. Dain with a Running Senton Splash. Dain bodyslams Maverick on top of Carter for a two count. Maverick applies a rear chin lock. Maverick tags in Dain. Dain with a running elbow smash. Pump Kick/Apron Enzuigiri Combination for a two count. The referee is trying to get Lee out of the ring. Carter fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Carter tags in Lee. MSK gangs up on Dain. Lee with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Carter with a Double Foot Stomp. Dain is pissed. Lee with a straight right hand. Dain sends Lee crashing to the outside. Dain and Maverick has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Dain levels Lee with a Body Avalanche. Forearm Exchange. Dain bodyslams Lee. Dain with a Leaping Senton Splash. Dain tags in Maverick. Maverick with the lateral press for a two count.

Maverick applies a front face lock. Maverick transitions into a side headlock. Maverick kicks the right hand of Carter. Lee creates distance with a Back Body Drop. Lee tags in Carter. Carter with two running axe handle strikes. Carter drives his knee into the midsection of Maverick. Carter with a Pump Knee Strike. Standing Switch Exchange. Carter sends Maverick to the corner. Maverick side steps Cater into the turnbuckles. Carter with a Rising Knee Strike. Following a rolling snap mare takeover, Carter blasts Maverick with The PK. Carter dropkicks Dain off the apron. Carter tags in Lee. MSK connects with Hot Fire Flame for a two count. Dain launches Carter over the top rope. Carter with an Apron Enzuigiri. Carter sends Dain tumbling to the floor. Carter lands The Orihara MoonSault. Maverick rolls Lee over for a two count. Lee crawls under Maverick. Lee uppercuts Maverick. Lee tags in Carter. MSK plants Maverick with their Running BlockBuster/SpineBuster Combination to pickup the victory.

Winner: MSK via Pinfall 

Second Match: Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez vs. Aliyah & Jessie Kamea w/Robert Stone In A First Round Match In The Inaugural Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament 

Raquel Gonzalez and Aliyah will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gonzalez slings Aliyah across the ring. Kamea tags herself in. Kamea grabs the left leg of Gonzalez. Gonzalez applies The Gory Stretch. Gonzalez denies the sunset flip. Kamea avoids the elbow drop. Kamea dropkicks Gonzalez. Kamea with a Flying Forearm Smash. Kamea is distracted by Kai. Gonzalez clotheslines the back of Kamea’s neck. Gonzalez tags in Kai. Kai with clubbing blows to Kamea’s back. Kai pie faces Kamea. Kamea ducks a clothesline from Kai. Kamea bodyslams Kai. Kamea with a SpringBoard Elbow Drop for a two count. Kamea tags in Aliyah. Double Irish Whip. Double Split. Kamea leapfrogs over Kai. Aliyah rocks Kai with a forearm smash. Aliyah with a Running BlockBuster for a two count. Kai reverses out of the irish whip from Aliyah. Aliyah dives over Kai. Aliyah with a Flying Boot. Aliyah is fired up. Kai regroups on the outside. Kai avoids The Baseball Slide Dropkick.

Kai nails Aliyah with The Pump Kick for a two count. Kai brings Aliyah to the corner. Kai tags in Gonzalez. Gonzalez with a forearm smash. Gonzalez punches Aliyah in the back. Gonzalez talks smack to Aliyah. Gonzalez kicks Aliyah in the chest. Gonzalez with a Spinning Powerslam for a two count. Gonzalez whips Aliyah into the turnbuckles. Gonzalez tags in Kai. Kai with a Running Boot for a two count. Kai with clubbing blows to Aliyah’s back. Kai slams Aliyah’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Kai tags in Gonzalez. Gonzalez stomps on Aliyah’s chest. Gonzalez buries her shoulder into the midsection of Aliyah. Gonzalez slams Aliyah’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Gonzalez tags in Kai. Gonzalez whips Aliyah across the ring. Gonzalez with a Hip Toss. Assisted Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Kai applies the cravate. Aliyah with heavy bodyshots. Aliyah blocks a boot from Kai. Kai pulls Aliyah down to the mat. Aliyah creates distance with The DDT. Gonzalez and Kamea are tagged in. Gonzalez with an Inside Out Lariat. Gonzalez Chokeslams Kamea to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez via Pinfall 

Third Match: Tyler Rust w/Malcolm Bivens vs. Dante Rios 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rust with three waist lock takedowns. Standing Switch Exchange. Rios with two sharp elbow strikes. Rios with a sunset flip for a two count. Rios follows that with a deep arm-drag. Rust applies a side headlock. Rios whips Rust across the ring. Rios leapfrogs over Rust. Rios drops down on the canvas. Rust rocks Rios with a forearm smash. Rust applies a knuckle lock. Rust kicks the left shoulder of Rios. Rust stomps on Rios chest. Rust stomps on the left elbow of Rios. Rust works on his joint manipulation game.

Rust hyperextends the left shoulder of Rios. Rust with The Swinging Arm-Ringer. Rios with heavy bodyshots. Forearm Exchange. Rios rolls Rust over for a two count. Rios unloads three knife edge chops. Rios ducks a clothesline from Rust. Rios with a backslide cover for a two count. Rios hits The Spinning Back Fist. Rios ducks a clothesline from Rust. Rios applies the guillotine choke. Rust drives Rios back first into the turnbuckles. Rios kicks Rust in the face. Rust uppercuts Rios in mid-air. Rust with The Big Boot. Rust connects with The Cravate Driver. Rust makes Rios tap out to The Rings Of Saturn.

Winner: Tyler Rust via Submission 

Fourth Match: The Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Kushida & Leon Ruff In A Quarter-Final Round Match In The 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament 

Zack Gibson and Kushida will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gibson brings Kushida down to the mat. Gibson applies a bodyscissors hold. Kushida crawls under Gibson. Kushida applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Side Headlock/HeadScissors Escape Exchange. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Kushida ducks a clothesline from Gibson. Kushida kicks Gibson in the gut. Kushida unloads three knife edge chops. Kushida with a forearm smash. Kushida kicks Gibson in the gut. Kushida with an elbow smash. Drake prevents Gibson from hitting the turnbuckles. Gibson drives his knee into the midsection of Kushida. Gibson tags in Drake. Drake with a leaping back elbow smash. Gibson with a corner clothesline. Drake follows that with a spinning heel kick for a one count. Drake with a southpaw haymaker. Drake goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Kushida blocks it. Kushida applies a side headlock. Kushida tags in Ruff. Drake whips Kushida across the ring. Kushida leapfrogs over Drake. Ruff kicks out the legs of Drake. Ruff repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Drake. Drake launches Ruff over the top rope. Ruff with a leaping forearm smash. Ruff showcases his speed and agility. Ruff dropkicks Drake. Ruff applies a wrist lock. Kushida tags himself in.

Double Arm-Ringer. Double Basement Dropkick for a two count. Kushida applies an arm-bar. Kushida grabs a side wrist lock. Kushida tags in Ruff. Ruff with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Ruff works on the right shoulder of Drake. Ruff with an Overhead Wrist Kick. Ruff slaps Drake in the chest. Ruff with The SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Ruff applies a front face lock. Ruff drives his knee into the midsection of Drake. Ruff goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Drake counters with a Swinging Arm-Ringer. Drake knocks Kushida off the ring apron. Drake tags in Gibson. GYV goes for The Double Suplex, but Kushida gets in the way. Kushida with a forearm smash. Kushida ducks a clothesline from Gibson. Ruff hits The Flying Cutter for a two count. GYV regains control of the match during the commercial break. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Drake applies a side headlock. Drake with a side headlock takeover. Ruff whips Drake across the ring. Drake drops Ruff with a shoulder tackle. Ruff drops down on the canvas. Ruff leapfrogs over Drake. Ruff delivers a gut punch. Ruff continues to kick the left hamstring of Drake. Drake reverses out of the irish whip from Ruff. Ruff ducks under two clotheslines from Drake. Drake with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Drake tags in Gibson.

GYV dumps Ruff chest first on the top rope. Gibson with a Belly to Back Toss. Gibson tags in Drake. Gibson bodyslams Ruff. Assisted Splash for a two count. The referee tells Kushida to get out of the ring. Drake works on the left shoulder of Ruff. Ruff with the sunset flip for a two count. Drake clotheslines Ruff. Drake tugs on Ruff’s hair. Drake with forearm shivers. Drake tags in GYV. Assisted Pendulum BackBreaker Combination on the floor. Gibson rolls Ruff back into the ring. Gibson goes for a Bodyslam, but Ruff lands back on his feet. Ruff with a Leaping NeckBreaker. Gibson tags in Drake. Drake stops Ruff in his tracks. Drake taunts Kushida. Ruff decks Drake with a back elbow smash. Ruff tags in Kushida. Kushida with a forearm smash. Kushida with a flying tomahawk chop. Kushida is building momentum. Kushia with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Kushida whips Drake across the ring. Hip Toss/Cartwheel Dropkick Combination. Kushida dropkicks the left shoulder of Drake.

Kushida applies The Kimura Lock. Drake tags in Gibson. Gibson with a forearm smash. Gibson goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Kushida lands back on his feet. Kushida with The Rolling Elbow. Kushida applies The Octopus Stretch. Gibson nails Kushida with a throat thrust. Gibson tags in Drake. Doomsday Device for a two count. Drake transitions into a ground and pound attack. Drake tags in Gibson. Kushida denies The Ticket To Mayhem. Double Irish Whip. Kushida with a HandSpring Double Back Elbow Smash. Kushida tags in Ruff. Ruff delivers The Missile Dropkick. Ruff lands The Suicide Dive. Ruff with a SpringBoard SomerSault Senton to the outside. Ruff rolls Gibson back into the ring. Ruff with The Rebound Lariat. Ruff goes for The Swanton Bomb, but Drake pulls Gibson out of the way. Gibson tags in Drake. Drake dropkicks Kushia off the apron. GYV connects with The Ticket To Mayhem to pickup the victory. After the match, Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory gangs up on Kushida and Leon Ruff. Dexter Lumis appears behind Theory. Lumis stares daggers through Gargano.

Winner: The Grizzled Young Veterans via Pinfall 

Io Shirai, Toni Storm, and Mercedes Martinez Segment 

Fifth Match: Bronson Reed vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Reed backs Scott into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Scott with a Pump Knee Strike. Scott with clubbing blows to Reed’s back. Reed drives Scott back first into the turnbuckles. Reed with rapid fire haymakers. Reed launches Scott over the top rope. Scott with a gut punch. Scott unloads Two Pump Kicks. Reed blocks a boot from Scott. Reed knocks Scott off the ring apron. Reed rolls Scott back into the ring. Reed levels Scott with a Body Avalanche. Reed clotheslines Scott over the top rope. Reed lands The Suicide Dive. Reed rolls Scott back into the ring. Reed punches Scott in the back. Reed slams Scott’s head on the apron. Reed with a straight right hand. Scott with a knife edge chop. Reed HeadButts Scott. Reed resets the referee’s ten count. Reed with a forearm smash. Reed sends Scott face first into the plexiglass board.

Reed pulls Scott out of the ring. Reed continues to tee off on Scott. Scott kicks Reed in the face. Haymaker Exchange. Reed punches Scott in the back. Reed goes for a PowerBomb, but Scott blocks it. Scott with a Double Foot Stomp. Scott sends Reed chest first into the steel ring post. Scott rolls Reed back into the ring. Scott with a knee drop. Scott is raining down haymakers. Scott applies a wrist lock. Scott applies the sitting abdominal stretch. Scott drives his knee into the midsection of Reed. Scott sends Reed shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Scott with clubbing elbow smashes. Scott applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Scott grabs a rear chin lock. Reed grabs the top rope which forces the break. Scott is throwing haymakers at Reed.

Reed denies The Rolling Flatliner. Reed with two shoulder tackles. Reed whips Scott across the ring. Reed drops Scott with a Body Block. Reed with a Senton Splash. Reed hits The Death Valley Driver for a two count. Reed goes for The ChokeSlam, but Scott lands back on his feet. Scott kicks the left shoulder of Reed. Reed kicks Scott in the face. Scott with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Scott with a knife edge chop. Scott hammers down on the back of Reed’s neck. Scott with an Avalanche Kimura Lock Takedown. Scott delivers The House Call. Scott lands The 450 Splash for a two count. Scott talks smack to Reed. Scott repeatedly slaps Reed in the face. Reed HeadButts Scott. Reed clotheslines Scott. Reed connects with The Tsunami Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bronson Reed via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Finn Balor & Kyle O’Reilly vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch 

Finn Balor and Oney Lorcan will start things off. Balor applies a side headlock. Lorcan whips Balor across the ring. Balor drops Lorcan with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Balor with a deep arm-drag. Balor applies an arm-bar. Kyle and Burch are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kyle applies a side headlock. Burch whips Kyle across the ring. Kyle with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Kyle with a deep arm-drag. Kyle applies an arm-bar. Wrist Lock Exchange. Burch applies a side headlock. Burch tags in Lorcan. Double Wrist Lock. Double Knife Edge Chop. Uppercut/Forearm Exchange. Lorcan tags in Burch Burch applies a wrist lock. Burch uppercuts Kyle. Burch with a side headlock takeover. Burch with clubbing palm thrust across Kyle’s jaw. Kyle with heavy bodyshots. Burch goes for a Bodyslam, but Kyle lands back on his feet. Kyle tags in Balor. Balor and Kyle works on the left shoulder of Burch. Double Irish Whip. Double Elbow Knockdown.

Balor and Kyle has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Kyle with forearm shivers. Lorcan uppercuts Kyle. Lorcan goes for The Half & Half Suplex, but Kyle counters with a deep arm-drag. Kyle tags in Balor. Balor scores the elbow knockdown. Balor blasts Burch off the ring apron. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor with a Double Foot Stomp. Balor repeatedly stomps on Burch’s chest. Balor is putting the boots to Burch. Lorcan drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Lorcan tags in Burch. Burch delivers a gut punch. Burch and Lorcan are double teaming Balor. Lorcan DDT’s the left shoulder of Balor. Lorcan transitions into a ground and pound attack. Lorcan with a knife edge chop. Lorcan tags in Burch. Burch with a knife edge chop. Burch applies a wrist lock. Burch with a forearm smash. Burch applies an arm-bar. Balor with forearm shivers. Burch hyperextends the left shoulder of Balor. Burch with a corner clothesline for a two count.

Burch applies a chin bar. Burch tags in Lorcan. Balor is displaying his fighting spirit. Burch and Lorcan gangs up on Balor. Double Atomic Drop. Lorcan with a Side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Lorcan applies a key lock. Lorcan with a knee lift. Lorcan applies a hammerlock. Lorcan delivers The Sacrifice. Lorcan with three uppercuts. Lorcan talks smack to Balor. Balor drops Lorcan with an Overhead Kick. Lorcan stops Balor in his tracks. Balor with forearm shivers. Lorcan whips Balor into the turnbuckles. Balor kicks Lorcan in the face. Balor knocks Burch off the apron. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Kyle and Burch are tagged in. Kyle with Three Big Boots. Kyle delivers his combination offense. Kyle is fired up. Kyle with a Flying Forearm Smash. Kyle with an Arm-Ringer. Kyle kicks out the legs of Burch. Burch kicks Kyle in the jaw. Burch goes for The Missile Dropkick, but Kyle counters with The Heel Hook. Burch immediately taps out. After the match, Lorcan pulls Kyle out of the ring. Lorcan whips Kyle into the plexiglass. Balor starts brawling with Dunne. All hell is breaking loose. Dunne snaps Balor’s fingers. The Undisputed Era storms into the ring to make the save.

Winner: Finn Balor & Kyle O’Reilly via Submission 

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Author: Josh Lopez