WWE NXT Results (5/11/21): Kushida vs. Santos Escobar

WWE NXT
May 11, 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: Killer Kross w/Scarlett Bordeaux vs. Austin Theory w/Johnny Gargano

Theory ducks a clothesline from Kross. Theory with forearm shivers. Theory with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Kross shoves Theory. Theory ducks a clothesline from Kross. Kross shrugs off a dropkick from Theory. Kross kicks Theory in the face. Gargano talks smack to Kross. Kross with a Big Biel Throw. Kross stares at Gargano. Theory side steps Kross into the turnbuckles. Lariat Exchange. Kross applies a top wrist lock. Kross with forearm shots across the midsection of Theory. Kross continues to kick Theory in the face. Kross puts his leg on the back of Theory’s neck. Theory crawls towards Gargano. Kross stomps on the right hand of Theory. Kross drives his knee into the midsection of Theory. Kross sends Theory face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Theory kicks Kross in the face. Kross with The Doomsday Saito Suplex.

The referee gets distracted by Gargano. Theory rakes the eyes of Kross. Kross is pissed. Theory avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Theory drives Kross face first into the plexiglass. Theory hits The DDT on the floor. Theory resets the referee’s ten count. Theory sends Kross shoulder first into the steel ring post. Theory rolls Kross back into the ring. Theory with The PK. Theory transitions into a ground and pound attack. Kross with a knee lift. Kross shoves Theory into the canvas. Theory slams Kross face on the top rope. Theory with The Roll Through Dropkick for a one count. Theory with a corner clothesline. Theory follows that with The Fallaway Slam. Kross rises back on his feet. Kross with Two Doomsday Saito Suplex’s. Kross connects with Time’s Up. Kross with forearm shivers across the back of Theory’s head. Kross makes Theory pass out to The Kross Jacket Choke.

Winner: Killer Kross via Referee Stoppage 

Second Match: MSK vs. Breezango 

Wes Lee and Tyler Breeze will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Breeze with a deep arm-drag. Breeze poses on the top turnbuckle. Breeze with a waist lock go-behind. Following a snap mare takeover, Lee drops Breeze with a shoulder tackle. Breeze drops down on the canvas. Breeze leapfrogs over Lee. Lee somersaults over Breeze. Breeze sends Lee across the ring. Breeze goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Lee lands back on his feet. Lee goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Breeze holds onto the ropes. Double SuperKick. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Carter and Fandango are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Carter with a deep arm-drag. Carter applies a wrist lock. Carter sends Fandango to the corner. Fandango dives over Carter. Fandango with a deep arm-drag. Fandango starts shaking his hips.

Carter drops down on the canvas. Carter dropkicks Fandango. Carter mocks Fandango. Fandango kicks Carter in the gut. Fandango applies a side headlock. Breeze tags himself in. Carter whips Fandango across the ring. Meeting Of The Minds. Drop Down/Leapfrog Exchange including the referee. Carter dropkicks Breeze. Breezango has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Fandango sends Lee chest first into the turnbuckles. Lee side steps Fandango into the turnbuckles. Lee with a Step Up Enzugiri. Fandango dodges The Double Backflip Kick. Fandango with The Japanese Arm-Drag. Fandango hits The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Fandango tags in Breeze. Breeze goes for a catapult, but Lee knocks Fandango off the ring apron.

Lee tags in Carter. MSK gangs up on Breeze. Carter with a Double Foot Stomp. MSK delivers The Hot Fire Flame for a two count. Haymaker Exchange. Lee with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Breeze SuperKicks Lee. Breeze dodges The Jumping Knee Strike. Breeze SuperKicks Carter. Breeze tags in Fandango. Fandango goes for The Last Dance, but Carter blocks it. Fandango denies The SuperPlex. Fandango HeadButts Carter. Carter with a Rising Knee Strike. Carter lands The Orihara MoonSault. Carter rolls Fandango back into the ring. Carter tags in Lee. Assisted Corner Dropkick. Fandango tags in Breeze. Breeze goes for The Unprettier, but Carter counters with The SuperKick. MSK connects with The Transmission to pickup the victory.

Winner: MSK via Pinfall 

Third Match: Pete Dunne w/Oney Lorcan vs. Leon Ruff 

Ruff attacks Dunne from behind before the bell rings. Ruff is throwing haymakers at Dunne. Dunne shoves Ruff. Ruff ducks a clothesline from Dunne. Ruff dropkicks Dunne to the floor. Dunne regroups on the outside. Dunne starts smiling. Dunne with a double leg takedown. Dunne transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ruff with a leaping head kick. Dunne launches Ruff over the top rope. Ruff with a leaping forearm smash. Ruff showcases his speed and agility. Ruff crawls under Dunne. Dunne works on his joint manipulation game. Dunne applies an arm-bar. Dunne is raining down haymakers. Ruff slaps Dunne in the chest. Ruff with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana.

Dunne whips Ruff across the ring. Dunne clotheslines Ruff. Dunne kicks Ruff in the back. Dunne hyperextends the left shoulder of Ruff. Dunne stomps on the left shoulder of Ruff. Dunne applies a hammerlock on the middle rope. Dunne slaps Ruff in the face. Ruff with rapid fire chops. Ruff side steps Dunne into the turnbuckles. Ruff with Two Step Up Enzuigiri’s. Ruff delivers The Missile Dropkick. Dunne drops Ruff with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ruff responds with a Rebound Lariat. Dunne nails Ruff with a forearm smash in mid-air. Dunne applies The Figure Four Headlock. Dunne with clubbing elbow smashes which forces the referee to call off the match. After the match, Dunne snaps Ruff’s fingers.

Winner: Pete Dunne via Referee Stoppage 

Fourth Match: Raquel Gonzalez (c) w/Dakota Kai vs. Mercedes Martinez For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship 

Martinez with forearm shivers. Martinez kicks Gonzalez in the gut. Martinez uppercuts Gonzalez. Martinez clotheslines Gonzalez over the top rope. Martinez with a Flying Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Kai backs away from Martinez. Martinez with a Jumping Knee Strike. Martinez punches Gonzalez in the back. Martinez with forearm shivers. Martinez rolls Gonzalez back into the ring. Gonzalez punches Martinez in the back. Gonzalez slams Martinez’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Gonzalez repeatedly stomps on Martinez’s chest. Gonzalez whips Martinez into the turnbuckles. Gonzalez applies the chin bar.

Gonzalez pulls Martinez down to the mat. Gonzalez uses the middle rope as a weapon. Martinez with heavy bodyshots. Martinez with forearm shivers. Martinez slams Gonzalez’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Martinez repeatedly stomps on Gonzalez’s chest. Martinez uppercuts Gonzalez. Martinez whips Gonzalez across the ring. Gonzalez ducks a clothesline from Martinez. Gonzalez rocks Martinez with a forearm smash. Gonzalez Powerslams Martinez for a two count. Gonzalez kicks Martinez in the face. Gonzalez with The Release Vertical Suplex for a one count. Gonzalez applies a top wrist lock. Gonzalez hooks both legs for a two count. Gonzalez punches Martinez in the back for a two count. Forearm Exchange.

Martinez with  chop/forearm combination. Short-Arm Reversal by Gonzalez. Gonzalez with a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Gonzalez sends Martinez to the corner. Gonzalez levels Martinez with a Body Avalanche. Gonzalez Powerslams Martinez for a two count. Gonzalez applies a rear chin lock. Martinez is throwing haymakers at Gonzalez. Martinez with forearm shivers. Martinez with a double leg takedown. Martinez transitions into a ground and pound attack. Gonzalez shoves Martinez out of the ring. Martinez applies The Sleeper Hold. Gonzalez backs Martinez into the turnbuckles. Martinez refuses to let go of the hold. Martinez with a forearm smash. Gonzalez side steps Martinez into the turnbuckles. Martinez dodges The Big Boot. Martinez hits The Draping Fisherman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Martinez Spears Gonzalez on the ring apron. Martinez rolls Gonzalez back into the ring. Martinez hooks the outside leg for a two count.

Gonzalez and Martinez are trading back and forth kicks. Martinez is raining down forearms. Gonzalez with The Reverse PowerBomb into the top rope. Gonzalez sends Martinez back first into the ringside barricade. Gonzalez lawn darts Martinez shoulder first into the steel ring post for a two count. Martinez decks Gonzalez with a JawBreaker. Martinez kicks Gonzalez in the gut. Martinez peppers Gonzalez with forearms. Martinez repeatedly stomps on Gonzalez’s chest. Martinez uppercuts Gonzalez. Gonzalez clotheslines Martinez for a two count. Gonzalez with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Gonzalez is displaying her frustration. Martinez denies The One-Arm PowerBomb. Martinez with a Running Knee Strike. Martinez connects with The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Martinez delivers Three Kamigoye’s. Gonzalez drops Martinez with The Big Boot. Gonzalez plants Martinez with The One-Arm PowerBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Women’s Champion, Raquel Gonzalez via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Kyle O’Reilly vs. Oney Lorcan w/Pete Dunne

Hand fighting display. Lorcan backs Kyle into the ropes. Lorcan applies a wrist lock. Kyle backs Lorcan into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kyle avoids the knife edge chop. Kyle with a Mid-Kick. Lorcan applies a front face lock. Lorcan with a wrist lock takedown. Lorcan applies a headscissors neck lock. Kyle grapevines the legs of Lorcan. Kyle applies a side headlock. Lorcan backs Kyle into the turnbuckles. Misfired Chops. Kyle with a forearm smash. Kyle grabs a side headlock. Lorcan whips Kyle across the ring. Kyle drops Lorcan with a shoulder tackle. Lorcan drops down on the canvas. Lorcan scores the elbow knockdown. Lorcan slams Kyle’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lorcan whips Kyle into the turnbuckles. Lorcan with a forearm shot across Kyle’s back. Kyle applies The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Kyle gets distracted by Dunne. Lorcan attacks Kyle from behind.

Lorcan has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Lorcan with a Seated Senton. Lorcan transitions into a ground and pound attack. Lorcan unloads two knife edge chops. Lorcan talks smack to Kyle. Kyle with a blistering chop. Chop/Forearm Exchange. Kyle with a Mid-Kick. Lorcan hammers down on the right knee of Kyle. Lorcan with a running elbow smash. Kyle drops Lorcan with a Running Knee Lift. Kyle with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Kyle delivers his combination offense. Kyle with a flying forearm smash. Kyle with the arm-ringer. Kyle follows that with a Belly to Back Suplex. Kyle applies The Heel Hook. Lorcan grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Chop/Hamstring Kick Exchange. Kyle applies The Guillotine Choke. Kyle drives his knee into Lorcan’s chest. Kyle drills Lorcan with The BrainBuster. Kyle connects with The Guillotine Knee Drop to pickup the victory. After the match, Dunne and Lorcan gangs up on Kyle. Bobby Fish storms into the ring to make the save.

Winner: Kyle O’Reilly via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Kushida (c) vs. Santos Escobar w/Legado Del Fantasma In A Two Out Of Three Falls Match For The WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship 

Escobar thrust kicks the midsection of Kushida. Escobar kicks Kushida in the chest. Escobar with clubbing blows to Kushida’s back. Escobar dumps Kushida out of the ring. Escobar kicks Kushida in the back. Legado Del Fantasma immediately tries to gang up on Kushida behind the referee’s back. MSK saves the day for Kushida. The referee has ejected MSK and Legado Del Fantasma from the ringside area. Kushida with a Flying Cannonball Senton to the outside. Kushida with forearm shivers. Escobar dropkicks Kushida. Escobar applies the single leg crab. Escobar backs Kushida into the turnbuckles. Escobar with a knife edge chop. Escobar puts Kushida on the top turnbuckle. Escobar slaps Kushida in the chest. Escobar dumps Kushida chest first on the top turnbuckle pad. Escobar applies The Boston Crab on the steel ring steps. Escobar with a back chop. Escobar is raining down haymakers. Escobar whips Kushida across the ring. Escobar with a drop toe hold. Escobar applies The Romero Special. Escobar transitions into a rear chin lock. Escobar shoots the half for a two count.

Escobar kicks Kushida in the back. Forearm Exchange. Escobar drives his knee into the midsection of Kushida. Escobar kicks Kushida in the ribs. Escobar is choking Kushida with his knee. Escobar uses the middle rope as a weapon. Escobar repeatedly kicks the right hamstring of Kushida. Escobar with forearm shivers. Escobar with The ShotGun Meteora’s. Escobar talks smack to Kushida. Escobar with a chop/forearm combination. Escobar puts Kushida on the top turnbuckle. Escobar transitions into a corner mount. Escobar slaps Kushida in the chest. Escobar goes for The Top Rope FrankenSteiner, but Kushida rolls him over for a two count. Escobar punches Kushida in the back. Kushida with a Handspring Back Elbow Smash. Kushida whips Escobar across the ring. Kushida with a Hip Toss. Kushida with a Cartwheel Dropkick. Escobar responds with The Pump Knee Strike. Escobar hits The Phantom Driver to score the first pinfall of the match.

Escobar plays to the crowd. Escobar with a Running Meteora. Kushida makes Escobar tap out to The Cross-Arm-Breaker. We’re tied up as we head into the final commercial break. Kushida with a corner dropkick. Kushida is putting the boots to Escobar. Kushida with clubbing elbow smashes. Kushida drops Escobar with a Running Arm-Breaker. Kushida cranks on the left elbow of Escobar. Kushida kicks Escobar in the back. Kushida with an arm-ringer. Kushida applies a hammerlock. Kushida hyperextends the right shoulder of Escobar. Kushida repeatedly kicks Escobar in the back. Escobar uses the bottom rope to his advantage. Kushida kicks Escobar in the back. Kushida applies The Kimura Lock. Kushida headbutts the left shoulder of Escobar. Kushida goes back to The Kimura Lock. Escobar dumps Kushida out of the ring. Escobar drives Kushida back first into the plexiglass. Kushida continues to rely on The Kimura Lock. Escobar slams Kushida’s head on the top rope. Escobar lands The Suicide Dive. Escobar rolls Kushida back into the ring. Escobar hooks the outside leg for a two count.

Kushida denies Legado. Kushida with a Modified Tilt-A-Whirl DDT. Kushida with a flying sledge. Kushida delivers The Fast Ball. Kushida with The PK. Escobar avoids The Baseball Slide Dropkick. Kushida with a Running Arm-Breaker on the floor. Kushida rolls Escobar back into the ring. Escobar dodges The Running Shoulder Kick. Escobar rolls Kushida over for a two count. Kushida goes for The Hoverboard Lock, but Escobar counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Escobar with a Leg Lariat. Rollup Exchange. Kushida ducks a clothesline from Escobar. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. Escobar puts Kushida on the top turnbuckle. Escobar with a leaping forearm smash. Escobar with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Escobar goes for an Avalanche Phantom Driver, but Kushida counters with The HoverBoard Lock. Escobar grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Kushida with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Kushida connects with The HoverBoard Suplex into the turnbuckles. Kushida plants Escobar with The Bridging Hammerlock Northern Lights Suplex to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Cruiserweight Champion, Kushida (2-1) via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez