April 27, 2021
The Capitol Wrestling Center
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Commentators: Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, and Beth Phoenix
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Dakota Kai w/Raquel Gonzalez vs. Mercedes Martinez
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Martinez applies a side headlock. Martinez with a side headlock takeover. Kai answers with the headscissors neck lock. Martinez slaps Kai in the face. Martinez uppercuts Kai. Kai reverses out of the irish whip from Martinez. Kai goes for a leapfrog, but Martinez counters with an ankle pick. Martinez grapevines the legs of Kai. Martinez with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Martinez with two clotheslines. Martinez follows that with The SpineBuster for a two count. Martinez with forearm shivers. Kai drops Martinez with The DDT for a two count. Kai whips Martinez into the turnbuckles. Kai with The Face Wash for a two count. Kai applies the cravate on the middle rope. Kai with clubbing blows to Martinez’s back. Martinez with clubbing palm strikes. Kai responds with The Uranage BackBreaker for a two count.
Kai works on the right shoulder of Martinez. Martinez with an inside cradle for a one count. Kai nails Martinez with The Pump Kick. Martinez avoids The Face Wash. Martinez with forearm shivers. Martinez puts Kai on the top turnbuckle. Kai with three sharp elbow strikes. Martinez hits The Cliff Hanger for a two count. Martinez with a straight right hand. Martinez with a running forearm smash. Kai sends Martinez face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Kai delivers The Face Wash. Kai repeatedly stomps on Martinez’s chest. Kai applies the fujiwara arm-bar. Kai grabs the right shoulder of Martinez for added pressure. Kai applies the bow and arrow stretch. Kai with The Gedo Clutch for a two count. Kai applies a bodyscissors hold. Kai with forearm shivers across the back of Martinez. Kai with The Axe Kick. Kai goes back to The Fujiwara Arm-Bar.
Martinez with heavy bodyshots. Kai with a forearm smash. Kai repeatedly drives Martinez shoulder first into the top turnbuckle pad. Kai is choking Martinez with her boot. Following a snap mare takeover, Kai hooks the outside leg for a one count. Kai applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Kai works on her joint manipulation game. Martinez rolls Kai over for a two count. Kai dumps Martinez out of the ring. Martinez with a forearm smash. Martinez drives Kai back first into the ring apron. Martinez rolls Kai back into the ring. Kai kicks Martinez in the face. Kai with The Pump Kick. Kai hits The Draping CodeBreaker for a two count. Kai toys around with Martinez. Kai and Martinez are trading back and forth shots. Kai HeadButts Martinez. Martinez responds with The Rolling Elbow.
Martinez with a chop/forearm combination in the corner. The referee admonishes Martinez. Martinez with Three Butterfly Suplex’s. Martinez hyperextends the left shoulder of Kai. Martinez gets distracted by Gonzalez. Martinez rocks Gonzalez with a forearm smash. Martinez denies The Pump Kick. Martinez with a Running Knee Strike. Martinez goes for The Death Valley Driver, but Gonzalez counters with The Big Boot which causes the disqualification. After the match, Gonzalez talks smack to Martinez. Gonzalez dumps Martinez out of the ring. Gonzalez repeatedly stomps on Martinez’s chest. Gonzalez with clubbing blows to Martinez’s back. Gonzalez throws Martinez into the plexiglass. Gonzalez drives Martinez face first into the steel ring post. Gonzalez lawn darts Martinez into the plexiglass.
Winner: Mercedes Martinez via Disqualification
The Grizzled Young Veterans, Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher Segment
Second Match: Bronson Reed vs. Austin Theory w/The Way. If Bronson Reed Wins, He’ll Get A NXT North American Championship Opportunity
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Reed backs Theory into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Stalemate in the corner. Theory pie faces Reed. Theory flexes his muscles. Reed applies a side headlock. Theory reverses the hold. Reed whips Theory across the ring. Reed drops Theory with a shoulder tackle. Theory regroups on the outside. Theory ducks a clothesline from Reed. Theory kicks Reed in the gut. Theory with a forearm smash. Reed responds with The Pounce. Reed with a Running Hip Attack. Gargano helps Theory regain his balance on the ring apron. Reed with a running shoulder tackle. Reed talks smack to Gargano. Theory with a Roll Through Dropkick. Reed is pissed. Theory sends Reed tumbling to the floor. Theory starts “favoring” his shoulder. Gargano SuperKicks Reed. Theory with The Slingshot Pescado.
Theory side steps Reed into the steel ring steps. Theory rolls Reed back into the ring. Theory has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Theory applies a rear chin lock. Theory drives his knee into the midsection of Reed. Theory stomps on the right hand of Reed. Theory goes back to the rear chin lock. Reed gets back to a vertical base. Reed with two haymakers. Reed whips Theory across the ring. Theory holds onto the ropes. Theory stomps on Reed’s back. Theory goes for an elbow drop, but Reed ducks out of the way. Theory goes for The Roll Through Dropkick, but Reed counters with The Military Press Slam. Reed with forearm shivers. Reed whips Theory across the ring. Reed with a Body Block. Reed levels Theory with a Body Avalanche.
Reed Chokeslams Theory. Reed hits The Running Senton Splash for a two count. Theory with a drop toe hold into the middle turnbuckle pad. Theory connects with The Roll Through Blockbuster for a two count. Indi Hartwell looks completely depressed. Reed fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Reed with The Samoan Drop for a two count. Reed goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Theory lands back on his feet. Theory SuperKicks Reed. Theory goes for This Is The Way, but Reed counters with The BrainBuster. The Way backs away from Dexter Lumis. Hartwell won’t acknowledge Lumis. Theory inadvertently knocks Lumis off the ring apron. Reed rocks Gargano with a forearm smash. Reed clotheslines Theory. Reed plants Theory with The Tsunami to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bronson Reed via Pinfall
Third Match: Toni Storm vs. Zayda Raimer
Storm drops Raimer with The Big Boot. Storm whips Raimer across the ring. Storm with another Big Boot. Storm with a forearm smash. Storm follows that with Two Big Biel Throws. Storm with The Sliding Lariat. Storm with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Storm applies the backbreaker stretch. Raimer is displaying her fighting spirit. Storm uppercuts Raimer. Storm whips Raimer into the turnbuckles. Raimer decks Storm with a back elbow smash.
Raimer kicks Storm in the face. Raimer with forearm shivers. Storm shoves Raimer. Storm dodges The Spinning Heel Kick. Storm with The Release German Suplex. Storm with a Running European Uppercut. Storm follows that with a Running Hip Attack. Storm toys around with Raimer. Storm puts Raimer on the top turnbuckle. Storm prepares for an Avalanche Storm Zero. Storm gets distracted by Zoey Stark. Raimer with forearm shivers. Raimer connects with The Shooting Star Press to pickup the victory.
Winner: Zayda Raimer via Pinfall
𝘔𝘚𝘒𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘥𝘢. We love it. High fives all around! 🙌 🙌 🙌@NashCarterWWE @WesLee_WWE & @KUSHIDA_0904 join forces against Legado del Fantasma in tonight's main event! @mckenzienmitch #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/E5KyCOYSdk— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 28, 2021
Fourth Match: Imperium w/Alexander Wolfe vs. Drake Maverick & Killian Dain
Fabian Aichner and Killian Dain will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Aichner applies a waist lock. Dain dumps Aichner back first on the canvas. Aichner regroups in the corner. Aichner punches Dain in the back. Aichner kicks Dain in the gut. Dain reverses out of the irish whip from Aichner. Dain goes for a Bodyslam, but Aichner lands back on his feet. Dain uppercuts Aichner. Dain whips Aichner across the ring. Dain drops down on the canvas. Aichner ducks a clothesline from Dain. Dain hits The Divide. Aichner fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Aichner applies a front face lock. Aichner tags in Barthel. Dain denies the sunset flip. Barthel applies The Sleeper Hold. Dain dumps Barthel back first on the canvas. Dain clotheslines Barthel over the top rope. Barthel is pissed. Dain ducks a clothesline from Barthel. Dain uppercuts Barthel. Dain bodyslams Barthel. Dain tags in Maverick.
Assisted Senton Splash. Maverick with a straight right hand. Barthel reverses out of the irish whip from Maverick. Barthel catches Maverick in mid-air. Maverick ducks a clothesline from Barthel. Maverick dropkicks the left knee of Barthel. Maverick with a running dropkick. Barthel kicks Maverick in the gut. Barthel punches Maverick in the back. Barthel goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Maverick lands back on his feet. Maverick crawls under Barthel. Maverick with a Hurricanrana. Barthel yanks Maverick off the top turnbuckle. Barthel tags in Aichner. Aichner with a Wrap Around Dropkick. Barthel with a Running Boot. The referee is trying to calm down Dain. Imperium has complete control of the match during the commercial break.
Barthel uppercuts Maverick. Barthel rakes the eyes of Maverick. Barthel slings Maverick to the corner. Maverick with a drop toe hold. Maverick knocks Aichner off the ring apron. Maverick sends Barthel face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Barthel tags in Aichner. Maverick uses his feet to create separation. Barthel blasts Dain off the apron. Aichner repeatedly stomps on Maverick’s chest. Aichner with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Aichner with an elbow drop for a two count. Aichner toys around with Maverick. Maverick is displaying his fighting spirit. Maverick kicks Aichner in the chest. Aichner bodyslams Maverick. Dain launches Barthel over the top rope. Maverick avoids the elbow drop. Barthel wisely pulls Dain off the apron.
Aichner with a Running Boot to the back of Maverick’s head. Imperium gangs up on Maverick. Dain delivers a series of clotheslines. Dain levels Aichner with a Body Avalanche. Dain sends Barthel crashing to the outside. The referee admonishes Dain. Barthel kicks Dain in the face. Wolfe refuses to hit Dain with the steel chair. Maverick lands The Suicide Dive. Dain decks Aichner with a back elbow smash. Dain throws Maverick into Aichner. Maverick tees off on Aichner. Wolfe runs interference. Barthel drives Dain ribs first into the steel ring steps. Aichner reverses out of the irish whip from Maverick. Maverick kicks Aichner in the face. Maverick goes for The Flying Crossbody Block, but Imperium counters with The European Bomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: Imperium via Pinfall
Adam Cole Interview
Fifth Match: Kushida & MSK vs. Legado Del Fantasma In A 6-Man Tag Team Match
Kushida and Joaquin Wilde will start things off. Feeling out process after the bell rings. Wrist Lock Exchange. Wilde pulls Kushida down to the mat. Wilde starts dancing. Kushida with a drop toe hold. Carter tags himself in. Following a snap mare takeover, MSK with Two Slingshot Sentons. Wilde decks Lee with a JawBreaker. Wilde with a gut punch. Wilde sends Lee to the corner. Wilde tags in Mendoza. Double Irish Whip. Double SpineBuster. Wish Bone Attack. Double Basement Dropkick for a one count. Mendoza slams Lee’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Mendoza tags in Wilde. Wilde kicks Lee in the gut. Wilde drives his knee into the midsection of Lee. Wilde hammers down on the back of Lee’s neck. Lee dropkicks Wilde to the floor. Lee tags in Carter. Lee ducks a clothesline from Mendoza. MSK gangs up on Mendoza. Carter dropkicks Escobar off the ring apron. Carter tags in Kushida. Lee with a drop toe hold. Muta Lock/Sliding Dropkick Combination. Kushida with a Handspring Kick. Kushida and MSK are fired up.
Legado Del Fantasma regroups on the outside. Wilde tags in Escobar. Carter with a waist lock go-behind. Escobar with a back elbow smash. Escobar applies a wrist lock. Carter with a deep arm-drag. Escobar side steps a dropkick from Carter. Escobar repeatedly stomps on Carter’s back. Escobar applies the chin bar. Escobar stomps on the left shoulder of Carter. Escobar hammers down on the back of Carter’s neck. Escobar slaps Carter in the chest. Escobar dropkicks Carter to the floor. Carter slams Escobar’s head on the announce table. Carter rolls Escobar back into the ring. Escobar is putting the boots to Carter. Escobar with a knee smash. Escobar hyperextends the left shoulder of Carter. Escobar repeatedly kicks Carter in the chest. Escobar tags in Mendoza. Mendoza kicks Carter in the ribs. Mendoza applies a wrist lock. Mendoza grabs a hammerlock. Mendoza with a knee lift. Mendoza with a knife edge chop. Mendoza tags in Wilde. Carter with an inside cradle for a two count. Wilde stops Carter in his tracks. Wilde with The Swinging Arm-Ringer. Wilde taunts Kushida and Lee.
Wilde toys around with Carter. Wilde is choking Carter with his boot. Wilde tags in Mendoza. Mendoza repeatedly stomps on Carter’s chest. Mendoza is choking Carter with his knee. The referee admonishes Mendoza. Mendoza drives his knee into the midsection of Carter. Mendoza is picking Carter apart. Wilde tags himself in. Wilde with a straight right hand. Wilde with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Wilde slams Carter’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Wilde tags in Escobar. Escobar repeatedly stomps on Carter’s chest. Escobar with a knee smash. Escobar applies a double wrist lock. Escobar punches Carter in the back. Escobar goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Carter lands back on his feet. Carter rolls under a clothesline from Escobar. Kushida and Mendoza are tagged in. Kushida with a series of haymakers. Kushida with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Kushida whips Wilde across the ring. Kushida with The Hip Toss/Cartwheel Dropkick Combination. Standing Switch Exchange. Kushida with a Running Shoulder Breaker. Kushida delivers The Fast Ball. Kushida kicks the left elbow of Wilde. Simultaneous tag to Carter. MSK connects with Hot Fire Flame for a two count.
All hell is breaking loose in Orlando. Stereo Suicide Dives. Escobar pulls Kushida off the apron. Carter tags in Lee. Escobar PowerBombs Kushida through the announce table. Mendoza knocks Lee off the top turnbuckle. Carter with a forearm smash. Mendoza with a Running Boot. Mendoza throws Carter into the steel ring steps. Lee unloads a flurry of strikes. Lee goes for a Double Back Flip Kick, but Wilde counters with a basement dropkick. Wilde transitions into a ground and pound attack. Wilde sends Lee face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Corner Clothesline Party. Escobar with The ShotGun Meteora. Simultaneous tag to Wilde. Escobar drills Lee with The BrainBuster. Assisted Handspring Splash for a two count. Wild tags in Mendoza. Double Irish Whip. Lee holds onto the ropes. Mendoza inadvertently dropkicks Wilde off the apron. Lee dumps Mendoza out of the ring. Escobar goes for The Frog Splash, but Lee ducks out of the way. Kushida is receiving medical attention on the outside. Lee decks Wilde with a back elbow smash. Lee SuperKicks Mendoza. Lee with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Escobar. Lee tags in Carter. Carter SuperKicks Wilde. Carter nails Escobar with The Pump Kick. Mendoza with a Running Enzuigiri. Escobar kicks the left shoulder of Kushida. Escobar hits The Phantom Driver. Legado Del Fantasma plants Carter with their Running Enzuigiri/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: Legado Del Fantasma via Pinfall
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