WWE NXT Results (3/15/22): Dolph Ziggler vs. LA Knight

WWE NXT
March 15, 2022
The Capitol Wrestling Center
Orlando, Florida

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Commentators: (Vic Joseph & Wade Barrett)

Transcription by Josh Lopez

Miz TV With Special Guests: Dolph Ziggler & LA Knight

First Match: Santos Escobar w/Legado Del Fantasma vs. Cameron Grimes. The Winner Will Qualify For The NXT North American Championship Ladder Match At NXT Stand & Deliver 

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams joins the commentary team for this match. Escobar blocks a boot from Grimes. Escobar applies a side headlock. Grimes whips Escobar across the ring. Escobar drops Grimes with a shoulder tackle. Grimes drops down on the canvas. Escobar sends Grimes into the ropes. Escobar leapfrogs over Grimes. Grimes cartwheels over Escobar. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Standing Switch Exchange. Grimes goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Escobar holds onto the ropes. Grimes sweeps out the legs of Escobar. Grimes taunts Escobar. Grimes applies a side headlock. Escobar whips Grimes across the ring. Escobar drops down on the canvas. Escobar dropkicks Grimes. Escobar goes into the lateral press for a one count. Escobar drives his knee into the midsection of Grimes. Grimes hammers down on the left shoulder of Escobar. Grimes with a knife edge chop. Grimes with a forearm smash. Grimes kicks Escobar in the gut. Grimes whips Escobar across the ring. Escobar dropkicks Grimes.

Escobar repeatedly stomps on Grimes chest. Escobar kicks Grimes in the ribs. Escobar with a straight right hand. Escobar backs Grimes into the turnbuckles. Escobar with a knife edge chop. Grimes with clubbing mid-kicks. Escobar drops Grimes with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Escobar with a basement dropkick. Escobar uses the bottom rope as a weapon. Escobar mocks Grimes. Escobar kicks Grimes in the chest. Escobar applies the cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Escobar kicks Grimes in the back. Escobar backs Grimes into the ropes. Escobar delivers his combination offense. Escobar whips Grimes across the ring. Grimes ducks a clothesline from Escobar. Grimes with a Running Hurricanrana. Grimes goes for The PK, but Legado gets in the way. Escobar takes out the legs of Grimes. Escobar slams the left shoulder of Grimes on the announce table. Escobar rolls Grimes back into the ring. Escobar with a straight right hand. Escobar with two arm-ringers. Escobar slams the left shoulder of Grimes on the top rope. Grimes with an inside cradle for a two count. Escobar with a wrist lock takedown for a two count. Escobar maintains wrist control. Escobar with The Swinging Arm-Ringer. Escobar applies a hammerlock with his legs. Escobar pulls back the right shoulder of Grimes. Escobar stomps on the left elbow of Grimes. Escobar with a Running Arm-Bar/Bulldog Combination for a two count.

Escobar with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Escobar applies The Grounding Cobra Clutch. Escobar transitions into a hammerlock. Grimes side steps Escobar into the turnbuckles. Escobar sends Grimes shoulder first into the top turnbuckle pad. Escobar repeatedly kicks the left shoulder of Grimes. Grimes launches Escobar over the top rope. Escobar with an Apron Enzuigiri. Escobar with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike for a two count. Escobar applies a top wrist lock. Grimes with a Hurricanrana. Grimes with two flying forearm smashes. Grimes clotheslines Escobar over the top rope. Grimes with a Flying Cannonball Strike off the ring apron. Grimes rolls Escobar back into the ring. Grimes goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Escobar puts his knees up in the air for a two count. Grimes ducks a clothesline from Escobar. Grimes delivers The Collision Course for a two count. Escobar with a Pump Knee Strike. Grimes fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Grimes with The Roundhouse Kick. Grimes SuperKicks Escobar. Grimes goes for The Cave In, but Escobar counters with The Phantom Driver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Santos Escobar via Pinfall  

– Kay Lee Ray & Io Shirai Vignette.

Second Match: The A-Kid vs. Kushida w/Ikemen Jiro 

Wrist Lock Exchange. Kid with a Headscissors Takeover. Kushida grapevines the legs of Kid. Kushida applies a front face lock. Kushida grapples around Kid. Kushida taunts Kid. Kid scores the ankle pick. Kid with a cartwheel escape. Kushida sends Kid across the ring. Kid ducks a clothesline from Kushida. Kid with a SpringBoard Arm-Drag. Kid pops back on his feet. Kid dropkicks Kushida. Kid avoids two sprawling kicks from Kushida. Kushida grabs a side wrist lock. Kushida applies The Full Nelson Lock. Kushida goes for a Snap Mare Takeover, but Kid lands back on his feet. Kushida with a takedown. Cross-Arm-Breaker Exchange. Kid bridges out of a pinning predicament. Kushida goes for the backslide cover, but Kid lands back on his feet. Kushida applies The CrossFace. Kid answers with The Omoplata.

Kushida puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Kushida kicks Kid in the gut. Kushida unloads two knife edge chops. Kushida bodyslams Kid. Kushida applies The Boston Crab. Kid grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Kushida with a knife edge chop. Kid with a chop/forearm combination. Kushida with a Hip Toss. Kushida follows that with The Cartwheel Dropkick for a two count. Kushida with the arm-ringer. Kid avoids The Running Shotei. Kid with a German Suplex. Kid runs Kushida into the ropes. Kid pops back on his feet. Kid hits The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Kid kicks Kushida in the gut. Kushida reverses out of the irish whip from Kid. Kushida with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Arm-Ringer Exchange. Kid with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kid with a chop/forearm combination. Kid connects with The Satellite DDT to pickup the victory.

Winner: The A-Kid via Pinfall 

Third Match: Sarray vs. Tiffany Stratton 

Stratton viciously attacks Sarray before the bell rings. Stratton with clubbing blows to Sarray’s back. Stratton rolls Sarray back into the ring. Stratton bullrushes Sarray into the turnbuckles. Stratton is throwing haymakers at Sarray. Stratton with forearm shivers. The referee admonishes Stratton. Sarray with a drop toe hold into the middle rope. Sarray kicks Stratton in the face. Stratton avoids The Sunray Dropkick. Stratton with a Back Handspring Splash. Stratton connects with The Twisting Senton Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Tiffany Stratton via Pinfall 

Tommaso Ciampa & Tony D’Angelo Segment 

Fourth Match: Indi Hartwell vs. Persia Pirotta w/Duke Hudson

Quick shoving contest after the bell rings. Pirotta blocks a boot from Hartwell. Pirotta drives her knee into the midsection of Hartwell. Pirotta sends Hartwell to the corner. Pirotta applies a waist lock. Pirotta sends Hartwell in the ropes. Hartwell ducks a clothesline from Pirotta. Pirotta drops Hartwell with The Big Boot for a two count. Pirotta dumps Hartwell face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Pirotta levels Hartwell with The Body Avalanche for a two count. Pirotta applies an arm-bar.

Pirotta punches Hartwell in the back. Pirotta stomps on the left hand of Hartwell. Pirotta talks smack to Hartwell. Hartwell unloads two knife edge chops. Hartwell with a straight right hand. Hartwell with a corner clothesline. Hartwell follows that with a Running Bulldog for a two count. Pirotta launches Hartwell over the top rope. Hartwell with a shoulder block. Hartwell gets distracted by Hudson. Pirotta rocks Hartwell with a forearm smash. Pirotta puts Hartwell on her shoulders. Pirotta gets distracted by Dexter Lumis. Hartwell rolls Pirotta over to pickup the victory. After the match, dueling makeout sessions ensue in the ring.

Winner: Indi Hartwell via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Dominik Mysterio w/Rey Mysterio vs. Raul Mendoza w/Legado Del Fantasma 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Mendoza applies a waist lock. Test Of Strength. Mendoza with a back heel trip. Dominik with the sunset flip for a one count. Mendoza sweeps out the legs of Dominik. Dominik goes for a Headscissors Takeover, but Mendoza lands back on his feet. Dominik avoids The Running Boot. Dominik with a forearm smash. Dominik slaps Mendoza in the chest. Dominik with an Arm-Drag Takeover. Dominik dropkicks Mendoza. Mendoza side steps Dominik into the turnbuckles. Dominik decks Mendoza with a back elbow smash. Mendoza yanks Dominik off the top turnbuckle.

Mendoza applies The Cobra Clutch. Dominik with an arm-drag takeover. Dominik ducks a clothesline from Mendoza. Dominik with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Dominik with a Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors Takeover. Mendoza launches Dominik over the top rope. Dominik rocks Mendoza with a forearm smash. Dominik ascends to the top turnbuckle. Dominik gets distracted by Lopez. Mendoza with a Roll Through Enzuigiri. Fallon Henley pulls Lopez off the ring apron. That leads us to a huge standoff on the outside. Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs joins the fray. Rey punches Escobar. Dominik sends Mendoza into the middle rope. Dominik connects with The 619. Dominik lands The Frog Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Dominik Mysterio via Pinfall 

Updated WWE NXT Stand & Deliver 2022 Match Card 

1.) Mandy Rose (c) vs. Cora Jade For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship

2.) Imperium (c) vs. MSK vs. The Creed Brothers w/Malcolm Bivens In A Triple Threat Match For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championship

3.) Tommaso Ciampa vs. Tony D’Angelo

4.) Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Santos Escobar vs. Grayson Waller/The A-Kid In A Ladder Match For The WWE NXT North American Championship

5.) Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Bron Breakker For The WWE NXT Championship

Sixth Match: Dolph Ziggler (c) w/Robert Roode vs. LA Knight For The WWE NXT Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Knight applies a side headlock. Ziggler whips Knight across the ring. Knight drops Ziggler with a shoulder tackle. Strong lockup. Knight applies a front face lock. Ziggler backs Knight into the ropes. Ziggler kicks Knight in the gut. Ziggler slams Knight’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Following a snap mare takeover, Ziggler applies a rear chin lock. Knight whips Ziggler across the ring. Ziggler with a shoulder tackle. Knight drops down on the canvas. Knight scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Knight kicks Ziggler in the chest. Wrist Lock Exchange. Ziggler rakes the eyes of Knight. Ziggler with a straight right hand. Ziggler rams his boot across Knight’s face. Ziggler is picking Knight apart. Ziggler goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Knight lands back on his feet. Knight sends Ziggler chest first into the turnbuckles. Knight with a Leaping NeckBreaker for a two count.

Knight goes for a Bodyslam, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Ziggler rolls Knight over for a two count. Knight clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope. Knight Powerslams Ziggler for a two count. Ziggler shoves Knight into the ring apron. Ziggler rolls Knight back into the ring. Knight is throwing haymakers at Ziggler. Knight whips Ziggler across the ring. Ziggler kicks Knight in the chest. Ziggler thrust kicks the midsection of Knight. Ziggler uses the bottom rope as a weapon. Ziggler stands on the midsection of Knight. Knight with desperation haymakers. Ziggler applies a rear chin lock. Ziggler rakes the eyes of Knight. Ziggler with a Corner Dropkick for a two count. Ziggler applies The Sleeper Hold. Knight backs Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Ziggler goes for The Famouser, but Knight counters with a PowerBomb.

Knight with two haymakers. Knight repeatedly stomps on Ziggler’s chest. Knight with a Running Knee Strike. Knight whips Ziggler across the ring. Knight Powerslams Ziggler. Knight plays to the crowd. Knight with The Elbow Drop for a two count. Bron Breakker enters the CWC. Ziggler goes after Knight’s eyes. Knight drives Ziggler back first into the turnbuckles. Knight puts Ziggler on the top turnbuckle. Knight with a straight right hand. Ziggler denies The SuperPlex. Ziggler HeadButts Knight. Ziggler punches Knight in the ribs. Knight with The SuperPlex for a two count. Knight goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Roode gets in the way. Knight avoids The SuperKick. Knight hits The Burning Hammer for a two count. Knight kicks Ziggler in the gut. Ziggler denies The BFT. Knight denies The Zig Zag. Ziggler sends Knight chest first into the turnbuckles. Ziggler connects with The SuperKick to pickup the victory. After the match, Bron Breakker walks down to the ring. Breakker declares that he wants his title rematch at NXT Stand and Deliver. Breakker punches Roode. Ziggler accepts Breakker’s challenge to close the show.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Champion, Dolph Ziggler via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez