WWE NXT Results (2/24/21): Killer Kross vs. Santos Escobar

WWE NXT
February 24, 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: Johnny Gargano w/The Way vs. Dexter Lumis 

Lumis is playing mind games with Gargano. Gargano with rapid fire haymakers. Lumis with a straight right hand. Lumis avoids The Slingshot Spear. Lumis disappears. The Way starts looking for Lumis. Lumis with two uppercuts. Lumis with a forearm smash. Lumis follows that with heavy bodyshots. Lumis whips Gargano into the turnbuckles. Gargano kicks Lumis in the face. Lumis with a Lou Thez Press. Lumis transitions into a ground and pound attack. Lumis with a running axe handle strike for a one count. Lumis with The Delayed Vertical Suplex. Gargano regroups on the outside. Gargano drives Lumis back first into the ring apron. Gargano pulls Lumis down to the mat. Gargano is raining down haymakers. Gargano resets the referee’s ten count. Lumis dodges The PK. Lumis dumps Gargano face first on the ring apron. Lumis uppercuts Gargano. Lumis throws Gargano back into the ring. Lumis is distracted by The Way. Indi Hartwell tells Lumis to call her. Lumis catches Candice LeRae in mid-air. Gargano with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Gargano lands The Suicide Dive.

Gargano yells at Hartwell. Gargano slams Lumis head on the apron. Gargano unloads two knife edge chops. Gargano rolls Lumis back into the ring. Lumis with a running haymaker. Gargano drops Lumis with The Slingshot Spear. Gargano transitions into a ground and pound attack. Gargano with a corner mount. Following a snap mare takeover, Garango dropkicks the back of Lumis neck for a two count. Gargano puts his leg on the back of Lumis neck. The referee admonishes Gargano. Lumis with forearm shivers. Lumis repeatedly stomps on Gargano’s chest. Gargano with forearm shivers. Gargano hammers down on the back of Lumis neck. Gargano with a Side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Gargano uses the middle rope as a weapon. Gargano bodyslams Lumis for a two count. Gargano applies a rear chin lock. Lumis backs Gargano into the turnbuckles.

Gargano jumps on Lumis back. Lumis with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Lumis with two haymakers. Lumis uppercuts Gargano. Lumis with a corner clothesline. Lumis with The Running Bulldog. Lumis follow that with The Slingshot Suplex. Lumis with The Belly to Back Suplex. Lumis pops back on his feet. Lumis hits The Leg Drop for a two count. Lumis goes for a Bodyslam, but Gargano lands back on his feet. Lumis dodges The Rolling Head Kick. Gargano goes for The Gargano Escape, but Lumis counters with Silence. Gargano with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Gargano with The RoundHouse Kick. Lumis uppercuts Gargano. Lumis connects with The SpineBuster for a two count. Lumis is throwing haymakers at Gargano. Lumis goes for The Flying Double Foot Stomp, but Gargano ducks out of the way. Lumis avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Gargano negates The Silence. Lumis with a Pop Up Uppercut. Gargano SuperKicks Lumis for a two count. Theory gives Gargano a steel chair. Lumis stops Gargano in his tracks. Lumis with a straight right hand. Gargano drops Lumis with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Theory grabs the chair. Lumis shoves Gargano into Theory. Lumis with The Uranage Slam. Lumis makes Gargano pass out to The Silence.

Winner: Dexter Lumis via Referee Stoppage 

– MSK Vignette.

Second Match: Leon Ruff vs. Tyler Rust w/Malcolm Bivens 

Isaiah “Swerve” Scott clocks Ruff with The Big Boot before the bell rings. Scott with clubbing haymakers. Scott drags Ruff towards the announce table. Scott is tired of Ruff getting handouts. Scott slaps Ruff in the face. Scott with a Death Valley Driver into the ring apron.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Third Match: Io Shirai vs. Zoey Stark 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Stark backs Shirai into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Stark with a waist lock go-behind. Wrist Lock Exchange. Stark applies a hammerlock. Shirai with two sharp elbow strikes. Shirai applies a side headlock. Stark whips Shirai across the ring. Shirai with an arm-drag takeover. Stark with a Back Body Drop. Shirai ducks a clothesline from Stark. Shirai kicks Stark in the gut. Short-Arm Reversal by Shirai. Shirai applies The Cobra Twist. Shirai rolls Stark over for a two count. Shirai with a basement dropkick. Shirai kicks Stark in the back. Shirai stomps on Stark’s chest. Stark kicks Shirai in the gut. Shirai unloads three knife edge chops. Shirai sweeps out the legs of Stark. Shirai is choking Stark with her boot. Shirai with The Rebound Meteora. Stark denies The Tiger Feint Kick. Stark nails Shirai with The Pump Kick.

Stark goes for a Suicide Dive, but Shirai counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Shirai with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Stark responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri that sends Shirai crashing to the outside. Stark has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Shirai with heavy bodyshots. Shirai with forearm shivers. Stark ducks a clothesline from Shirai. Stark thrust kicks the midsection of Shirai. Stark with a knee lift. Stark kicks the left knee of Shirai. Stark denies The CrossFace. Stark avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Stark sends Shirai face first into the canvas. Stark with a Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. Stark goes for The 450 Splash, but Shirai ducks out of the way. Both ladies are knocked down after a double crossbody block. Stark with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count.

Stark hits The Release Half & Half Suplex for a two count. Stark applies a rear chin lock. Stark drives her knee into Shirai’s back. Shirai blocks a boot from Stark. Shirai hammers down on the right knee of Stark. Shirai with The Shotei. Shirai with two shoulder tackles. Shirai follows that with The Flapjack. Shirai delivers The Tiger Feint Kick. Shirai with The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Shirai goes for The Tiger Driver, but Stark counters with a Back Body Drop. Shirai has Stark perched on the top turnbuckle. Shirai with clubbing blows to Stark’s back. Shirai with The Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Shirai connects with The Double Underhook BackBreaker for a two count. Stark kicks Shirai in the face. Stark with a Release German Suplex for a two count. Shirai sends Stark face first into the bottom turnbuckle pad. Shirai with The ShotGun Meteora. Shirai plants Stark with The MoonSault to pickup the victory.

Winner: Io Shirai via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Xia Li w/Tian Sha & Boa vs. Kacy Catanzaro w/Kayden Carter

Catanzaro rolls under a clothesline from Li. Catanzaro kicks Li in the gut. Catanzaro with rapid fire haymakers. Li shoves Catanzaro. Catanzaro with a waist lock go-behind. Catanzaro leapfrogs over Li. Catanzaro slides under The Big Boot. Catanzaro cartwheels around Li. Catanzaro with a Headscissors Takeover. Catanzaro applies a front face lock. Li reverses out of the irish whip from Catanzaro. Li catches Catanzaro in mid-air. Li dumps Catanzaro face first on the top rope. Li slams Catanzaro’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Li repeatedly stomps on Catanzaro’s chest. Li with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Li applies a half straight jacket hold. Catanzaro crawls under Li. Li kicks Catanzaro in the chest. Li goes for The Gory Stretch, but Catanzaro counters with the sunset flip for a two count.

Li with a Spinning Back Kick for a two count. Li applies the cobra clutch. Catanzaro decks Li with a back elbow smash. Catanzaro kicks Li in the face. Catanzaro sends Li face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Catanzaro is mauling Li in the corner. Li shoves Catanzaro. Catanzaro repeatedly stomps on Li’s chest. Catanzaro with a ShotGun Dropkick. Catanzaro with a Diving Corner Clothesline. Catanzaro follows that with a SomerSault Leg Drop for a two count. Li regroups on the outside. Li catches Catanzaro in mid-air. Standing Switch Exchange. Li drives Catanzaro face first into the plexiglass. Li viciously stomps on the right ankle of Catanzaro. Li pulls Catanzaro back into the ring. The referee decided to call off the match. After the match, Kayden Carter confronts Boa and Tian Sha. Li connects with The Spinning Heel Kick.

Winner: Xia Li via Referee Stoppage 

Fifth Match: The Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Drake Maverick & Killian Dain

James Drake and Killian Dain will start things off. Dain dropkicks Drake. Dain with two uppercuts. Dain tags in Maverick. Double Irish Whip. Maverick trips Drake. Dain with a Senton Splash. Assisted Bodyslam for a two count. Maverick applies an arm-bar. Maverick grabs a hammerlock. Drake decks Maverick with a back elbow smash. Drake applies a side headlock. Gibson made the blind tag. Maverick whips Drake across the ring. Maverick leapfrogs over Drake. Gibson clotheslines Maverick. Gibson punches Dain. The referee is trying to calm down Dain. GYV prepares for The Doomsday Device, but Dain gets in the way. Dain launches GYV over the top rope. Dain sends Maverick crashing into GYV on the outside.

GYV regains control of the match during the commercial break. Gibson applies a wrist lock. Maverick is throwing haymakers at Gibson. Gibson with the irish whip. Gibson tags in Drake. Maverick with a desperation knee lift to Drake’s back. Maverick crawls under Gibson. Maverick tags in Dain. Dain with four clotheslines. Dain with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Dain throws Gibson into Drake. Drake applies The Sleeper Hold. Dain with a Fallaway Slam/Samoan Drop Combination. Dain hits The Wasteland. Dain follows that with The Senton Splash for a two count. Gibson is raining down haymakers. Gibson applies a front face lock.

Dain with The Double Vertical Suplex. Dain tags in Maverick. Maverick with The Flying Crossbody Block. Maverick dropkicks Gibson off the ring apron. Maverick delivers his combination offense. Maverick ducks a clothesline from Drake. Maverick with two dropkicks. Maverick is fired up. Maverick with a Flying Forearm Smash. Gibson tags himself in. GYV with their Flatliner/Missile Dropkick Combination for a two count. Dain with heavy bodyshots to Drake. Gibson dumps Dain out of the ring. Dain pulls Gibson out of the ring. Drake lands The Suicide Dive. Maverick with a running forearm smash. Maverick with The Running Bulldog. Maverick kicks Drake off the apron. Gibson throws Maverick off the top turnbuckle. Gibson tags in Drake. GYV connects with The Ticket To Mayhem to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Grizzled Young Veterans via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Killer Kross w/Scarlett Bordeaux vs. Santos Escobar w/Legado Del Fantasma In A No Disqualification Match 

Kross attacks Legado Del Fantasma in the parking lot area. Escobar is throwing haymakers at Kross. Escobar applies a front face lock. Kross drives Escobar back first into the side of the truck. Kross with a forearm smash. Escobar kicks Kross in the gut. Haymaker Exchange. Escobar drives the trunk door into the right shoulder of Kross. Escobar tees off on Kross. Forearm Exchange. Escobar kicks Kross in the face. Kross starts breaking the truck door with a pick axe. Escobar with clubbing blows to Kross back. Kross throws Wilde and Mendoza into the hood of the truck. Escobar clocks Kross with a trash can. Escobar talks smack to Kross. Legado Del Fantasma gangs up on Kross. Legado Del Fantasma repeatedly shoves Kross into the side of the truck. Legado Del Fantasma drags Kross into the Capitol Wrestling Center. Kross is getting mollywhopped. Kross with a forearm smash. Kross scores the elbow knockdown. Kross kicks Mendoza in the gut. Kross throws Legado Del Fantasma through the plexiglass. Kross is pissed.

Kross nails Escobar with a throat thrust. Escobar ducks a clothesline from Kross. Kross drops Escobar with The Big Boot for a one count. Kross clotheslines Escobar over the top rope. Kross throws Mendoza into the ringside barricade. Escobar delivers multiple chair shots. Escobar stomps on Kross chest. Escobar applies a hammerlock. Escobar drives Kross shoulder first into the steel ring post. Escobar whips Kross into the steel ring steps. Kross rakes the eyes of Escobar. Legado Del Fantasma drives the ring step into the midsection of Kross. Escobar hammers down on the left shoulder of Kross. Escobar with the cover for a one count. Escobar repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Kross. Escobar is mauling Kross in the corner. Escobar works on the left shoulder of Kross. Escobar with The Arm-Breaker. Escobar slaps Kross in the chest. Escobar slams the left shoulder of Kross on the top rope. Escobar with a flying forearm smash. Escobar applies the cravate. Escobar with Two HeadButts. Second Forearm Exchange. Escobar with The Corner Dropkick. Legado Del Fantasma trips Kross from the outside.

Escobar with a Sliding Dropkick. Escobar wraps a chair around the left shoulder of Kross. Escobar sends Kross shoulder first into the ring post. Escobar stomps on Kross chest. Escobar drops Kross with The DDT on the chair. Escobar rolls Kross back into the ring. Escobar with the lateral press for a two count. Escobar with a basement dropkick. Escobar dumps Kross out of the ring. Kross is trying to regain the numbers advantage. Escobar lands The Suicide Dive. Escobar repeatedly stomps on the left shoulder of Kross. Escobar tosses Kross back inside the ring. Escobar goes into the cover for a two count. Escobar continues to hammer down on the left shoulder of Kross. Escobar applies the double wrist lock. Escobar with a Running Meteora. Kross denies The Three Amigos. Kross with Two Northern Lights Suplex’s. Kross knocks Wilde off the apron. Escobar shoves Kross into the ring stair. Escobar avoids the conchairto. Kross drives the chair into the midsection of Escobar. Kross with The Exploder Suplex on the floor. Kross catches Wilde in mid-air. Kross BuckleBombs Wilde into the plexiglass. Kross with a corner clothesline. Kross kicks Escobar in the face. Kross hits The Saito Suplex through the announce table. Kross connects with The Doomsday Saito Suplex. Kross plants Escobar with Time Up to pickup the victory.

Winner: Killer Kross via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez