WWE NXT Results (2/3/21): The Undisputed Era vs. Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher

WWE NXT
February 3, 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: Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez vs. Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter In A Semi-Final Round Match In The Inaugural Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament 

Dakota Kai and Kacy Catanzaro will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kai has the strength advantage. Catanzaro drop steps into a side headlock. Catanzaro with a deep arm-drag. Catanzaro with a waist lock go-behind. Catanzaro applies a side headlock. Kai puts Catanzaro on the top turnbuckle. Catanzaro with a flying arm-drag. Catanzaro tags in Carter. Carter with a drop toe hold. Muta Lock/Sliding Dropkick Combination for a two count. Kai shoves Carter. Kai with The Uranage BackBreaker. Kai tags in Gonzalez. Gonzalez punches Carter in the back. Gonzalez talks smack to Carter. Carter slaps Gonzalez in the chest. Gonzalez drives her knee into the midsection of Carter. Gonzalez goes for a PowerBomb, but Carter lands back on his feet. Carter kicks Gonzalez in the face. Carter decks Kai with a back elbow smash. Carter ducks a clothesline from Gonzalez. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring.

A pier six brawl ensues. Carter side steps Gonzalez into the turnbuckles. Carter SuperKicks Kai. Gonzalez dumps Carter out of the ring. Gonzalez runs after Carter. Carter with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Carter tags in Catanzaro. Gonzalez catches Catanzaro in mid-air. Gonzalez drives her knee into Catanzaro’s back. Gonzalez tosses Catanzaro back into the ring. Gonzalez hooks the outside leg for a two count. Gonzalez with an elbow drop. Gonzalez tags in Kai. Assisted Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Kai applies a front face lock. Kai pulls Catanzaro down to the mat. Kai hooks both legs for a one count. Kai with clubbing blows to Catanzaro’s back. Kai with The Axe Kick for a two count. Kai rocks Catanzaro with a forearm smash. Kai knocks Carter off the ring apron. Kai whips Catanzaro across the ring. Catanzaro with an Assisted Hurricanrana. Gonzalez and Carter are tagged in. Carter dodges The Big Boot. Carter delivers her combination offense. Carter with a knee smash. Carter with two dropkicks. Carter is mauling Gonzalez in the corner. Carter side steps Kai into Gonzalez. Carter with a double uppercut. Dropkick/Splash Combination. Carter with The Hurricanrana. Carter SuperKicks Gonzalez for a one count. Kai runs interference. Carter SuperKicks Kai. Gonzalez sends Carter crashing into the announce table.

Gonzalez tags in Kai. Kai stomps on Carter’s chest. Kai rolls Carter back into the ring. Kai hooks the outside leg for a two count. Kai applies the cravate. Carter rolls Kai over for a two count. Kai clotheslines Carter for a two count. Kai punches Carter in the back. Kai slams Carter’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Kai is choking Carter with her boot. Gonzalez tags herself in. Gonzalez kicks Carter in the gut. Gonzalez whips Carter into the turnbuckles. Gonzalez sends Carter face first into the plexiglass. Gonzalez throws Carter back into the ring. Gonzalez taunts Catanzaro. Gonzalez with a Seated Senton. Gonzalez punches Carter in the back. Gonzalez applies a wrist lock. Gonzalez tags in Kai. Gonzalez whips Carter into the turnbuckles. Kai with The Running Boot for a two count. Kai applies the bow and arrow stretch. Kai and Gonzalez are picking Carter apart. Gonzalez applies The Canadian BackBreaker Rack. Gonzalez denies the sunset flip. Carter avoids the foot stomp. Gonzalez stops Carter in her tracks. Carter kicks Gonzalez in the face. Gonzalez tags in Kai. Carter dodges The Axe Kick. Carter tags in Catanzaro.

Catanzaro side steps Kai into the turnbuckles. Catanzaro repeatedly stomps on Kai’s chest. Catanzaro unloads a flurry of strikes. Catanzaro with a Diving Corner Clothesline. Catanzaro with a Running Hurricanrana. Catanzaro follows that with a Rolling Capo Kick for a two count. Catanzaro with The Flying Double Crossbody Block off the lighting grid. Catanzaro hooks the outside leg for a two count. Catanzaro with a forearm smash. Catanzaro tags in Carter. Double Irish Whip. Kai kicks Catanzaro in the chest. Kai drops Carter with The Scorpion Kick. Kai tags in Gonzalez. Assisted GTK for a two count. Kai pump kicks the midsection of Catanzaro. Kai goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Carter gets in the way. Carter applies The Sleeper Hold. Gonzalez dumps Carter back first on the canvas. Catanzaro and Carter sends Gonzalez to the apron. Carter with a forearm smash. Carter hits The Heat Seeker. Carter tags in Catanzaro. Catanzaro with a Flying Dropkick. Catanzaro with a Basement Hurricanrana. Catanzaro connects with The Reverse Phoenix Splash for a two count. Carter pulls Kai out of the ring. Kai sends Carter crashing into the steel ring steps. Gonzalez plants Catanzaro with The One-Arm PowerBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez via Pinfall 

Second Match: Leon Ruff vs. Austin Theory w/Johnny Gargano 

Ruff applies a side headlock. Theory launches Ruff to the corner. Ruff side steps Theory into the turnbuckles. Ruff grabs a side headlock. Theory goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ruff lands back on his feet. Ruff ducks a clothesline from Theory. Theory catches Ruff in mid-air. Theory goes for The Fallaway Slam, but Ruff lands back on his feet. Ruff dropkicks Theory. Ruff with a rolling head kick. Theory drop toe holds Ruff into the middle turnbuckle pad. Theory with a Belly to Back Suplex. Theory slams Ruff’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Theory with a forearm shot across the back of Ruff. Theory whips Ruff into the turnbuckles. Theory with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Theory paint brushes Ruff. Theory kicks Ruff in the ribs. Theory uses the middle rope as a weapon. Theory with a vicious crossface. Theory stomps on Ruff’s back. Theory punches Ruff in the back. Ruff with heavy bodyshots. Theory shoves Ruff. Theory scores the elbow knockdown.

Theory denies the sunset flip. Ruff rolls Theory over for a two count. Ruff is displaying his fighting spirit. Ruff with forearm shivers. Ruff thrust kicks the midsection of Theory. Ruff with The Busaiku Knee. Theory launches Ruff over the top rope. Ruff with a leaping forearm smash. Gargano runs interference. Ruff kicks Gargano in the face. Ruff delivers The Missile Dropkick. Ruff knocks Gargano off the ring apron. Ruff ducks under two clothesline from Theory. Both men are knocked down after a double shoulder tackle. The Way attends to Gargano. Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart starts brawling with The Way. Ruff channels his inner Eddie Guerrero on the outside. The referee has ejected Gargano from the ringside area. Ruff with an Apron Enzuigiri. Ruff hits The Flying Cutter for a two count. Theory catches Ruff in mid-air. Theory dumps Ruff ribs first on the ringside barricade. Theory rolls Ruff back into the ring. Theory connects with The ATL to pickup the victory. After the match, Theory delivers another ATL. Theory grabs the ring bell. Dexter Lumis applies The Silence. Lumis rips off a piece of Theory’s hair.

Winner: Austin Theory via Pinfall 

Third Match: Legado Del Fantasma vs. The Lucha House Party In A Second Round Match In The 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament 

Raul Mendoza and Gran Metalik will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Mendoza goes for a snap mare takeover, but Metalik lands back on his feet. Mendoza sends Metalik across the ring. Metalik dives over Mendoza. Metalik goes for a Hurricanrana, but Mendoza lands back on his feet. Metalik dropkicks Mendoza. Metalik tags in Dorado. Dorado with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Dorado drops Mendoza with The Quebrada for a two count. Dorado with a deep arm-drag. Dorado applies an arm-bar. Mendoza drives his knee into the midsection of Dorado. Mendoza sends Dorado to the corner. Mendoza tags in Wilde. Legado Del Fantasma gangs up on Dorado. Double Irish Whip. Double SpineBuster. Wish Bone Attack. Double Basement Dropkick for a two count. Wilde slams Dorado’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Wilde tags in Mendoza.

Mendoza punches Dorado in the back. Mendoza slams Dorado’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Mendoza kicks Dorado in the gut. Mendoza punches Dorado in the back. Mendoza talks smack to Dorado. Mendoza drives his knee into Dorado’s back. Mendoza goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Dorado lands back on his feet. Dorado up kicks Mendoza. Dorado tags in Metalik. Metalik with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Metalik kicks Mendoza in the ribs. Metalik with a knife edge chop. Mendoza reverses out of the irish whip from Metalik. Mendoza with a Running Enzuigiri. Mendoza tags in Wilde. Wilde lands The Suicide Dive. Legado Del Fantasma has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Mendoza and Metalik are trading back and forth shots on the top turnbuckle. Forearm Exchange. Metalik denies The SuperPlex. Metalik punches Mendoza in the back. Metalik drops Mendoza with The Avalanche Sunset Flip PowerBomb.

Wilde and Dorado are tagged in. Dorado scores a forearm knockdown. Dorado ducks a clothesline from Wilde. Dorado dropkicks Wilde. Dorado tees off on Wilde. Dorado with a knife edge chop. Wilde reverses out of the irish whip from Dorado. Wilde goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker, but Dorado counters with The Deep Arm-Drag. Wilde side steps Dorado into the turnbuckles. Dorado decks Wilde with a back elbow smash. Dorado with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Dorado punches Wilde in the back. Wilde with a JawBreaker. Wilde whips Dorado across the ring. Dorado hits The Golden Rewind for a two count. Dorado tags in Metalik. Assisted Splash for a two count. Metalik dumps Mendoza out of the ring. Metalik tags in Dorado. Wilde shoves Metalik into Dorado. Wilde with a Double DDT for a two count. Dorado sends Wilde crashing to the outside. Metalik with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana into Wilde. Dorado lands The Orihara MoonSault. Dorado rolls Wilde back into the ring. Dorado with The Hurricanrana for a two count. Wilde kicks Dorado in the face. Wilde tags in Mendoza. Legado Del Fantasma connects with their Running Enzuigiri/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination to pickup the victory.

Winner: Legado Del Fantasma via Pinfall 

Edge, Finn Balor, and Pete Dunne Segment 

Pete Dunne: I told Finn Balor to his face that I’m not waiting anymore, but he didn’t listen. So, last week, I delivered the message, again and snapped his fingers. Don’t force me to make it anymore clearer than that.

Finn Balor: Pete, you say you’re done waiting, but it looks to me like you’re still hiding in line behind those two clowns.

Pete Dunne: I don’t hide behind anyone.

Finn Balor: Doesn’t look like it to me.

– Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch exits the ring.

Pete Dunne: You better hold onto that championship, tight, because the first chance I get, it’s mine.

Finn Balor: Well, you got your chance. TakeOver: Vengeance Day. Finn Balor vs. Pete Dunne For The NXT Championship.

Edge: This feels good. You see, a lot of times in WWE we put the focus on the E, but here, in NXT, the focus is on that second W, and that’s fun. See, for years, I watched this show as a fan, just like everybody else. But you know what I always saw? Passion. Hunger. I see fire in eyes. But what people don’t know, and what I’m about to tell you, is that this place, this show, helped me find my passion. It helped me to find the passion to get my career back, after nine years. I used that passion to win the Royal Rumble this past Sunday. By winning that, it allows me to challenge any champion within this company.

I look at you two and I see two of the damn best. You know how I feel about you (Pete Dunne). See, you and I, I see so much of me, the good and the bad, but that’s what makes us who we are. And I would have shrugged my shoulders just like that 10 years ago, too, kid. And I look at you, and I see a guy who is operating on an entirely different level. You are in a zone that is special to watch. So, I’m going to be watching your match at Takeover, because I’ve never had that. So no matter who wins your match at Takeover, that is intriguing. And if I haven’t made my choice by Takeover, who knows, this fight, may cause me to make my choice.

Toni Storm, Io Shirai, Mercedes Martinez, and Jessi Kamea Segment 

Fourth Match: Santos Escobar (c) w/Legado Del Fantasma vs. Curt Stallion For The WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Stallion backs Escobar into the turnbuckles. Strong lockup. Stalemate in the corner. Escobar drives his knee into the midsection of Stallion. Escobar with clubbing blows to Stallion’s back. Escobar repeatedly kicks Stallion in the chest. Overhand Chop Exchange. Escobar stomps on Stallion’s chest. Escobar kicks Stallion in the face. Escobar applies a front face lock. Escobar transitions into a cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Escobar applies the sitting abdominal stretch. Escobar whips Stallion across the ring. Escobar drops down on the canvas. Escobar dropkicks Stallion for a two count. We see Scarlett Bordeaux lurking in the background. Escobar applies The Dragon Sleeper. Escobar brings Stallion to the corner. Escobar slaps Stallion in the chest. Escobar with the irish whip. Escobar with a Running Meteora.

Escobar follows that with a Vertical Suplex for a one count. Escobar applies a key lock. Escobar punches Stallion in the jaw. Escobar with a knee lift. Forearm Exchange. Stallion decks Escobar with a JawBreaker. Escobar hits The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Escobar stares at Bordeaux. Stallion rolls Escobar over for a two count. Stallion clotheslines Escobar over the top rope. Escobar starts looking for Killer Kross. Escobar regains control of the match during the commercial break. Escobar talks smack to Stallion. Escobar kicks Stallion in the face. Escobar rolls Stallion back into the ring. Escobar hooks the outside leg for a one count. Escobar applies a hammerlock. Escobar with a knee lift. Escobar puts Stallion on the top turnbuckle. Escobar is lighting up Stallion’s chest. Escobar drops Stallion with The Muscle Buster for a two count. Escobar transitions into a ground and pound attack. Escobar applies the single leg crab. Escobar transitions into The CrossFace. Escobar is keeping Stallion grounded. Escobar drives his knee into Stallion’s back. Escobar with a Modified Surfboard Stretch.

Escobar is picking Stallion apart. Escobar with a forearm smash. Stallion fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Stallion side steps Escobar into the turnbuckles. Stallion with forearm shivers. Escobar with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Escobar sends Stallion to the corner. Stallion avoids The Jumping Knee Strike. Stallion with a Release German Suplex. Stallion delivers his combination offense. Stallion lands The Suicide Dive. Stallion rolls Escobar back into the ring. Stallion with The Flying Splash for a two count. Stallion with The Shibata Dropkick. Stallion goes for The Pop Up DDT, but Escobar counters with a Snap Vertical Suplex into the turnbuckles for a two count. Stallion kicks Escobar in the chest. Stallion HeadButts Escobar. Escobar with a single leg dropkick. Escobar connects with The Phantom Driver. Escobar plants Stallion with Legado to pickup the victory. After the match, Killer Kross destroys Legado Del Fantasma. Kross tells Fantasma that their clash is inevitable so he better run along.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Cruiserweight Champion, Santos Escobar via Pinfall 

Updated WWE NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day Match Card 

1.) Finn Balor (c) vs. Pete Dunne For The WWE NXT Championship

2.) Io Shirai (c) vs. Toni Storm vs. Mercedes Martinez In A Triple Threat Match For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship

3.) Johnny Gargano (c) vs. Kushida For The WWE NXT North American Championship

4.) The Finals Of The Inaugural Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

5.) The Finals Of The 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

Fifth Match: The Undisputed Era vs. Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher In A Second Round Match In The 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament 

Adam Cole and Tommaso Ciampa will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ciampa backs Cole into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Ciampa applies a side headlock. Cole whips Ciampa across the ring. Ciampa drops Cole with a shoulder tackle. Cole drops down on the canvas. Ciampa with a side headlock takeover. Cole answers with the headscissors escape. Ciampa fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ciampa rolls Cole over for a two count. Cole denied The Fairy Tale Ending. Cole rolls Ciampa over for a two count. Ciampa grabs a side headlock. Cole with heavy bodyshots. Cole whips Ciampa across the ring. Ciampa dodges The Pump Kick. Ciampa goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Cole holds onto the ropes. Ciampa avoids The Shining Wizard. Ciampa blocks The SuperKick. Ciampa send Cole face first into the canvas. Cole dodges The Running Knee Strike. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Strong and Thatcher are tagged in. Chain grappling exchange. Strong applies a hammerlock. Strong with a side headlock takeover. Thatcher answers with a headscissors neck lock. Thatcher punches Strong in the ribs. Thatcher applies a hammerlock. Strong with a leg pick. Strong applies a front face lock. Strong is trying to get the leverage advantage. Uppercut/Chop Exchange. Strong with a single leg dropkick. Strong tags in Cole.

Cole repeatedly stomps on Thatcher’s chest. Cole with a forearm smash. Cole applies a front face lock. Cole slams Thatcher’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Cole tags in Strong. Thatcher applies a front face lock. Thatcher transitions into The Sleeper Hold. Ciampa tags himself in. Ciampa kicks Thatcher in the gut. Ciampa with a knife edge chop. Following a snap mare takeover, Ciampa drives his knee into Strong’s back. Ciampa scores the elbow knockdown. Ciampa with a forearm smash. Ciampa tags in Thatcher. Thatcher with a knee lift. Thatcher bodyslams Strong. Thatcher with an elbow drop for a one count. Thatcher slams Strong’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Thatcher repeatedly stomps on Strong’s chest. Thatcher tags in Ciampa. Ciampa continue to stomp on Strong’s chest. Ciampa taunts Cole. Strong kicks Ciampa in the face. Strong decks Thatcher with a back elbow smash. Strong with forearm shivers. Strong ducks a clothesline from Ciampa. Ciampa tags in Thatcher. Huge brawl breaks out during the picture in picture break. Strong tackles Ciampa. Strong with a chop/forearm combination. Strong with a blistering chop. Strong applies a front face lock. Strong with clubbing shoulder blocks. Strong puts Ciampa on the top turnbuckle. Strong punches Ciampa in the back.

Strong goes for The SuperPlex, but Thatcher gets in the way. Strong kicks Thatcher off the ring apron. Strong with a knife edge cop. Ciampa dumps Strong face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Ciampa pats himself on the shoulder. Ciampa with a Running Clothesline. Ciampa applies a wrist lock. Ciampa tags in Thatcher. Thatcher delivers a gut punch. Thatcher hyperextends the left leg of Strong. Thatcher applies The Sleeper Hold. Thatcher fish hooks Strong. Thatcher applies a rear chin lock. Thatcher transitions into a bow and arrow stretch. Thatcher rolls Strong over for a two count. Thatcher applies a front face lock. Ciampa tags himself in. Ciampa with a forearm smash. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Forearm Exchange. Ciampa hooks the outside leg for a two count. Ciampa tags in Thatcher. Ciampa applies The Knee Bar. Thatcher drives his knee into Strong’s ribs. Thatcher with clubbing palm thrusts. Thatcher applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Thatcher grabs a rear chin lock. Thatcher transitions into a guillotine choke. Strong dumps Thatcher over the top rope. Thatcher applies The Sleeper Hold. Second Forearm Exchange. Strong with The SuperPlex. Ciampa and Cole are tagged in.

Cole clotheslines Ciampa. Cole scores the elbow knockdown. Cole unloads Two Pump Kicks. Cole with The BackStabber for a two count. Ciampa denies The Ushigoroshi. Ciampa hammers down on the back of Cole’s neck. Standing Switch Exchange. Cole with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cole hits The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Ciampa denies The Panama Sunrise. Ciampa uses his feet to create separation. Ciampa tags in Thatcher. Cole with a double leg takedown. Cole applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Strong gets Ciampa trapped in The Strong Hold. Ciampa breaks up the submission hold. Cole tags in Strong. Thatcher shoves Strong into Cole. Thatcher goes for The Fujiwara Arm-Bar, but Strong rolls him ovount. Thatcher with  an open palm strike. Thatcher with a German Suplex. Thatcher tags in Ciampa. German Suplex Party. Ciampa with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Thatcher dumps Cole out of the ring. Ciampa with clubbing blows to Strong’s back. Strong denies The Fairy Tale Ending. Strong hits The Olympic Slam. Strong tags in Cole. Cole SuperKicks Thatcher. Flying Knee/SuperKick Combination for a two count. Cole tags in Strong. Strong with The End Of Heartache. Thatcher pulls Cole out of the ring. Thatcher uppercuts Cole. Thatcher avoids The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Strong with a Jumping Knee Strike. Strong with a Belly to Back Suplex into the ringside barricade. Ciampa connects with The Willow’s Bell to pickup the victory. After the match, Ciampa and Thatcher brawls with The Grizzled Young Veterans to close the show.

Winner: Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez