WWE NXT Results (3/3/21): Finn Balor vs. Roderick Strong

WWE NXT
March 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: Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs. Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher 

Danny Burch and Timothy Thatcher will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Thatcher with a side headlock takeover. Thatcher grabs a double wrist lock. Burch backs Thatcher into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lock. Burch applies The Full Nelson Lock. Following a snap mare takeover, Burch goes for a rear chin lock, but Thatcher counters with an arm-bar. Thatcher drops his elbow on the left shoulder of Burch. Uppercut Exchange. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Second Uppercut Exchange. Thatcher applies a front face lock. Thatcher tags in Ciampa. Ciampa punches Burch in the ribs. Ciampa applies the cravate. Lorcan tags himself in. Lorcan applies an arm-bar. Ciampa grabs a side headlock. Lorcan backs Ciampa into the turnbuckles. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Uppercut/Forearm Exchange. Lorcan applies a side headlock. Lorcan tugs on Ciampa’s beard. Lorcan grabs a side headlock. Ciampa goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Lorcan holds onto the ropes. Side Headlock Takeover/Headscissors Escape Exchange. Standing Switch Exchange. Ciampa decks Lorcan with a back elbow smash. Ciampa sends Lorcan to the ring apron. Ciampa with a Rising Knee Strike.

Ciampa delivers a gut punch. Ciampa dumps Burch out of the ring. Thatcher uppercuts Burch. Lorcan rolls Ciampa over for a two count. Lorcan with three uppercuts. Ciampa with an Inside Out Lariat. Ciampa kicks Burch off the apron. Ciampa tags in Thatcher. Flapjack/Uppercut Combination for a two count. Thatcher applies a rear chin lock. Thatcher drives his knee into Lorcan’s back for a two count. Thatcher goes back to the rear chin lock. Lorcan fish hooks Thatcher. Lorcan with a chop block. Lorcan tags in Burch. Thatcher dropkicks Burch. Thatcher with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Burch with an Inside Out Lariat. Thatcher regroups on the outside. Lorcan and Burch has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Lorcan applies the single leg crab. Thatcher with a push kick. Lorcan tags in Burch. Burch stops Thatcher in his tracks. Thatcher creates distance with his feet. Thatcher tags in Ciampa. Ciampa with Forever Clotheslines. Ciampa is fired up.

Ciampa with forearm shivers. Ciampa tags in Thatcher. Thatcher with clubbing uppercuts in the corner. Thatcher tags in Ciampa. Machine Gun Chops. Ciampa tags in Thatcher. Machine Gun Forearms. Thatcher with a Head & Arm Suplex. Thatcher applies The Sleeper Hold. Lorcan kicks Thatcher in the face. Thatcher refuses to let go of the hold. Ciampa drops Lorcan with The Big Boot. Stereo Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Burch uses Lorcan for leverage. Burch decks Thatcher with a back elbow smash. Burch tags in Lorcan. Lorcan knocks Ciampa off the apron. Lorcan with a running elbow strike. Lorcan tags in Burch. Thatcher denies The Assisted DDT. Thatcher shoves Burch into Lorcan. Ciampa kicks Lorcan in the face. Burch with a straight right hand. Thatcher rocks Burch with a forearm smash. Lorcan hits The Half & Half Suplex. Stereo Palm Strikes. Ciampa with The Pump Knee Strike. Burch HeadButts Ciampa. Thatcher with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Imperium appears on the stage. Burch tags in Lorcan. Lorcan blasts Ciampa off the apron. Lorcan and Burch connects with The Assisted DDT to pickup the victory.

Winner: Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch via Pinfall 

Finn Balor & Roderick Strong Segment 

Roderick Strong: Adam Cole, get your ass out here, right now. No surprise. Adam, if any single one of us ever meant a thing to you, just a little bit, please get out here, right now.

Finn Balor: Roddy, when are you gonna learn that Adam Cole is not gonna come out here for you? What, you think Adam is gonna come out here and offer you some sort of explanation for what happened?

Roderick Strong: Hey, you know what, I find this really funny, because The Undisputed Era was doing perfectly fine until you showed up. So, in my mind, Finn, this whole thing is your fault.

Finn Balor: It’s my fault? Let me tell you something, it ain’t my fault. The reason why your so called brotherhood fell apart, it’s because of this title. I know how to get Adam Cole out here. Next week, Adam Cole vs. Finn Balor For The NXT Championship. And as for you, Roddy, you’ll never be a leader, you’ll always be a follower. And until you get a little more greedy, and a little more selfish, and until you get a killer instinct like The Prince, you’ll never…

Strong starts brawling with Balor to close the segment.

The Way Therapy Segment 

Second Match: Ember Moon w/Shotzi Blackheart vs. Aliyah w/Robert Stone & Jessi Kamea 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Moon sends Aliyah to the corner. Aliyah dives over Moon. Moon denies the deep arm-drag. Moon whips Aliyah across the ring. Moon with two arm-drags. Aliyah uses the bottom rope to create separation. Moon applies a side headlock. Aliyah reverses the hold. Moon whips Aliyah across the ring. Aliyah drops Moon with a shoulder tackle. Aliyah lunges over Moon. Aliyah rocks Moon with a forearm smash. Aliyah taunts Moon. Moon tells Aliyah to bring it. Moon throws Aliyah into the canvas. Mon applies a wrist lock. Forearm Exchange. Moon whips Aliyah across the ring. Moon ducks a clothesline from Aliyah. Moon sends Aliyah tumbling to the floor. Moon rolls Aliyah back into the ring. Moon is distracted by Stone. Moon catches Aliyah in mid-air.

Moon goes for The Fallaway Slam, but Aliyah lands back on her feet. Aliyah rolls Moon back into the ring. Moon kicks Aliyah in the face. Moon with a Sliding Dropkick. Moon tosses Aliyah back inside the ring. Moon with the cover for a two count. Aliyah drives Moon face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Aliyah delivers The Helluva Kick for a two count. Aliyah drives her knee into Moon’s back. Aliyah applies a rear chin lock. Moon with an arm-drag takeover. Moon with a Headscissors Takeover. Moon follows that with two clotheslines. Moon thrust kicks the midsection of Aliyah. Moon with a Running Dropkick. Moon hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Aliyah has Moon perched on the top turnbuckle. Moon denies The SuperPlex. Moon sends Aliyah crashing into the canvas. The referee is distracted by Stone. Blackheart with a Flying Double Clothesline off the steel ring steps. Moon connects with The Eclipse to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ember Moon via Pinfall 

Third Match: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (c) vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship 

Shayna Baszler and Dakota Kai will start things off. Jax tags herself in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jax sends Kai face first into the canvas. Jax with a Hair Biel Throw. Jax levels Kai with a Body Avalanche. Jax tags in Baszler. Baszler delivers a gut punch. Baszler slams Kai’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Baszler pats Kai on the forehead. Baszler with a waist lock takedown. Baszler works on her joint manipulation game. Kai avoids The Elbow Stomp. Kai slaps Baszler in the face. Side Step Display. Kai decks Baszler with a back elbow smash. Kai rolls Baszler over for a one count. Kai with an arm-drag takeover. Kai with a flying mare takeover. Baszler denies The PK. Baszler sends Kai face first into the canvas. Baszler dumps Kai out of the ring. Huge standoff on the outside. Kai tags in Gonzalez. Baszler talks smack to Gonzalez. Gonzalez shoves Baszler. Baszler with a forearm smash. Standing Switch Exchange. Gonzalez with a waist lock takedown. Baszler applies a double wrist lock. Kai tags herself in. Gonzalez bodyslams Baszler. Assisted Double Foot Stomp for a two count.

Baszler delivers her combination offense. Baszler kicks the left hamstring of Kai. Baszler with a GutWrench Side Slam for a two count. Baszler applies an arm-bar. Jax tags herself in. Jax headbutts the midsection of Kai. Jax throws Kai into the canvas. Jax uses the middle rope as a weapon. The referee admonishes Jax. Jax taunts Gonzalez. Jax tags in Baszler. Baszler with heavy bodyshots. Following a snap mare takeover, Baszler kicks Kai in the back for a two count. Baszler applies a top wrist lock. Kai decks Baszler with The Stunner. Kai tags in Gonzalez. Gonzalez shoves Baszler into the turnbuckles. Gonzalez repeatedly stomps on Baszler’s chest. Gonzalez applies an arm-bar. Gonzalez drives her knee into the midsection of Baszler. Gonzalez punches Baszler in the back. Gonzalez tags in Kai. Gonzalez whips Baszler into the turnbuckles. Kai with The Face Wash. Baszler regroups on the outside. Baszler denies The PK. Baszler yanks Kai off the ring apron. Baszler rolls Kai back into the ring. Baszler repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Kai. Baszler tags in Jax.

Jax applies The Stretch Muffler. Jax denies the sunset flip. Jax HeadButts Kai. Jax with a single leg takedown. Jax goes back to The Stretch Muffler. Jax swings Kai into the turnbuckles for a two count. Kai kicks Jax in the face. Jax catches Kai in mid-air. Jax tags in Baszler. Baszler knocks Gonzalez off the apron. Jax with The Press Slam. Baszler drops Kai with The Running Knee Strike for a two count. Kai nails Jax with The Scorpion Kick. Kai with a back elbow smash to Baszler. Kai kicks Jax off the apron. Kai avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Kai thrust kicks the left knee of Baszler. Kai SuperKicks Baszler. Kai tags in Gonzalez. Gonzalez dropkicks Baszler. Gonzalez clotheslines Baszler. Gonzalez wit Two Fallaway Slams. Gonzalez levels Baszler with a Body Avalanche. Gonzalez with clubbing elbow smashes. Gonzalez hits The Black Hole Slam for a two count. Baszler denies The One-Arm PowerBomb. Baszler tags in Jax.

Jax shoves Gonzalez. Forearm Exchange. Jax HeadButts Gonzalez. Gonzalez side steps Jax into the turnbuckles. Gonzalez with clubbing shoulder blocks. Gonzalez repeatedly stomps on Jax’s chest. Baszler runs interference. Jax shoves Gonzalez into the canvas. Jax tags in Baszler. Baszler with a knee lift for a two count. Baszler applies The Kirifuda Clutch. Gonzalez sends Baszler back first into the canvas. Gonzalez drops Baszler with The Big Boot. Gonzalez tags in Kai. Assisted GTK for a two count. Gonzalez starts brawling with Jax. Jax clotheslines Gonzalez over the top rope. Baszler fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Kai goes for The GTK, but Baszler counters with The Kirifuda Clutch. Kai tags in Gonzalez. Gonzalez inadvertently knocks down the referee. Jax drives Gonzalez back first into the apron. Gonzalez tackles Jax over the announce table. All hell is breaking loose in The Capitol Wrestling Center. Adam Pearce brings out another referee. Baszler makes Kai pass out to The Kirifuda Clutch.

Winner: Still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax via Submission 

LA Knight Promo 

Fourth Match: Bronson Reed vs. Cameron Grimes 

Grimes offers Reed some money. Reed drops Grimes with a straight right hand. Reed goes for a PowerBomb, but Grimes lands back on his feet. Grimes kicks Reed in the gut. Grimes with The Mid-Kick. Reed reverses out of the irish whip from Grimes. Reed dumps Grimes out of the ring. Grimes with a shoulder block. Grimes goes for a sunset flip, but Reed counters with a seated senton for a two count. Reed has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Forearm Exchange. Grimes with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Grimes goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Reed holds onto the ropes. Grimes ducks a clothesline from Reed. Grimes hits The Collison Course for a two count. Grimes transitions into a ground and pound attack.

Grimes drives his knee into Reed’s ribs. Grimes applies a side headlock. Grimes with a sharp knee strike. Grimes stomps on the right hand of Reed. Grimes with The Mid-Kick. Grimes kicks Reed in the face. Reed is pissed. Grimes with clubbing mid-kicks. Reed blasts Grimes with a knife edge chop. Reed with two forearm knockdowns. Reed whips Grimes across the ring. Reed drops Grimes with a Body Block. Reed levels Grimes with The Stinger Splash. Grimes denies The Chokeslam. Grimes with a leaping forearm smash. Reed with an Inside Out Lariat. Grimes kicks Reed in the face. Grimes is doing everything he can to create separation. Reed lands The Suicide Dive. Reed rolls Grimes back into the ring. LA Knight attacks Reed behind the referee’s back. Grimes connects with The Cave In to pickup the victory.

Winner: Cameron Grimes via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Finn Balor vs. Roderick Strong 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Balor with a waist lock takedown. Chain grappling exchange. Strong applies a rear chin lock. Strong with a forearm smash. Strong punches Balor in the back. Strong with a knife edge chop. Balor with a single leg takedown. Balor applies a front face lock. Balor transitions into a triangle choke. Balor floats over into a side headlock. Balor with The Rolling Crucifix for a one count. Balor grapples around Strong. Balor applies the cobra clutch. Strong backs Balor into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong slings Balor back across the ring. Strong drops Balor with a BackBreaker. Strong stomps on Balor’s chest. Strong punches Balor in the back. Strong applies the bow and arrow stretch in the ropes. Strong with a blistering chop. Strong repeatedly stomps on Balor’s chest. Strong with a straight right hand. Balor kicks Strong in the gut. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Strong drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Strong. Strong goes for a sunset flip, but Balor counters with a basement dropkick.

Following a snap mare takeover, Balor applies a hammerlock. Balor drops his weight on the left shoulder of Strong. Strong with a knife edge chop. Balor applies an arm-bar. Strong backs Balor into the turnbuckles. Strong slams Balor’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Strong is mauling Balor in the corner. Strong is lighting up Balor’s chest. Balor with The Swinging Arm-Ringer. Balor kicks the left shoulder of Strong. Balor repeatedly stomps on Strong’s chest. Balor applies another arm-bar. Balor transitions into a hammerlock. Strong regroups on the ring apron. Balor continues to work on the left shoulder of Strong. Strong Powerslams Balor. Strong with a forearm shot across the back of Balor. Strong with two knee lifts. Strong follows that with clubbing blows to Balor’s back. Strong with Two Pendulum BackBreakers.

Balor avoids The Rising Knee Strike. Balor with a deep arm-drag. Balor applies The Anaconda Vice. Strong puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Balor unloads three knife edge chops. Strong with a running clothesline. Strong with a chop/forearm combination. Strong with a Reverse Powerslam. Strong delivers a series of running forearm smashes. Strong hits The Olympic Slam. Strong connects with The Tiger Bomb for a two count. Balor drops Strong with The SlingBlade. Balor goes for The ShotGun Dropkick, but Strong counters with The Strong Hold. Strong rolls Balor over for a two count. Strong goes for The End Of Heartache, but Balor counters with The Double Foot Stomp. Strong with a forearm smash. Strong kicks Balor in the chest. Strong with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Balor responds with The Pele Kick. Balor with The Spin Out Elbow Drop. Balor follows that with The ShotGun Dropkick. Balor lands The Coupe De Grace. Balor plants Strong with The 1916 to pickup the victory. After the match, Adam Cole stares at Balor as the show goes off the air.

Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez