WWE NXT Level Up Results (9/9/22): Ikemen Jiro vs. Channing Lorenzo

WWE NXT Level Up
September 9, 2022
The Capitol Wrestling Center
Orlando, Florida

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Commentators: (Sudu Shah & Nigel McGuinness)

Ring Announcer: Kelly Kincaid 

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Charlie Dempsey vs. Bodhi Hayward w/Andre Chase & Thea Hail 

Hayward immediately attacks Dempsey after the bell rings. Hayward with rapid fire haymakers. Dempsey rocks Hayward with a forearm smash. Dempsey with two uppercuts. Dempsey nails Hayward with a throat thrust. Hayward applies a side headlock. Dempsey whips Hayward across the ring. Hayward drops Dempsey with a shoulder tackle. Hayward tells Dempsey to bring it. Dempsey regroups in the corner. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dempsey applies a side headlock. Hayward sends Dempsey into the ropes. Hayward drops down on the canvas. Hayward leapfrogs over Dempsey. Hayward with a Hip Toss. Hayward bodyslams Dempsey. Hayward taunts Dempsey. Wrist Lock Exchange. Hayward applies a hammerlock. Dempsey with a Monkey Flip. Hayward maintains wrist control. Hayward puts his knee on Dempsey’s face. Second Wrist Lock Exchange. Dempsey puts Hayward on his shoulders. Dempsey with a Death Valley Driver, but Hayward sometimes maintains wrist control. Dempsey kicks the left knee of Hayward.

Dempsey finally breaks the grip. Dempsey drives his knee into the midsection of Hayward. Dempsey with a GutWrench Suplex for a one count. Dempsey applies a standing twisting arm-bar. Hayward with heavy bodyshots. Hayward whips Dempsey across the ring. Hayward escapes the backslide cover. Dempsey applies a rear chin lock. Dempsey with a knee lift. Dempsey with a GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Dempsey reapplies another twisting arm-bar. Hayward transitions into The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Dempsey is raining down 12×6 elbows. Dempsey repeatedly drives his knee into Hayward’s ribs. Dempsey repeatedly stomps on Hayward’s chest. Forearm Exchange. Hayward sends Dempsey to the corner. Dempsey side steps Hayward into the turnbuckles. Hayward clotheslines Dempsey. Hayward with three running shoulder tackles. Hayward with a Standing Frog Splash for a two count. Dempsey applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Dempsey transitions into a Knee Bar. Dempsey follows that with The STF. Dempsey makes Hayward tap out to The Regal Stretch.

Winner: Charlie Dempsey via Submission 

Second Match: Sol Ruca vs. Valentina Feroz 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Ruca denies the drop toe hold. Ruca applies a side headlock. Ruca with a side headlock takeover. Feroz with an arm-drag takeover for a one count. Feroz sweeps out the legs of Ruca. Feroz grabs a side headlock. Side Headlock Exchange. Feroz with a waist lock go-behind. Ruca with a single leg takedown. Feroz kicks Ruca towards the ropes. Ruca cartwheels around Feroz. Ruca grabs a side headlock. Feroz whips Ruca across the ring. Ruca with a handstand escape. Ruca applies another long side headlock. Wrist Lock Exchange. Feroz pulls back the arms of Ruca.

Feroz uses her legs for leverage. Ruca transitions into a wrist lock. Ruca with a Wrist Lock Suplex. Ruca applies an arm-bar. Ruca transitions into a top wrist lock. Ruca brings Feroz down to the mat. Ruca works on the left shoulder of Feroz. Feroz goes for an Arm-Bar, but Ruca blocks it. Feroz applies The Sleeper Hold. Ruca backs Feroz into the turnbuckles. Feroz kicks Ruca in the face. Feroz dropkicks the left knee of Ruca. Feroz with a running dropkick to Ruca’s back. Feroz scores the ankle pick. Feroz is fired up. Ruca catches Feroz in mid-air. Feroz applies a double wrist lock. Feroz connects with the backslide cover to pickup the victory.

Winner: Valentina Feroz via Pinfall 

Third Match: Ikemen Jiro vs. Channing Lorenzo w/Tony D’Angelo 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lorenzo backs Jiro into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Stalemate in the corner. Jiro turns Lorenzo over. Jiro mocks Lorenzo. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Lorenzo applies a side headlock. Jiro whips Lorenzo across the ring. Lorenzo drops Jiro with a shoulder tackle. Jiro pops back on his feet. Jiro flashes his jacket. Lorenzo shoves Jiro into the canvas. Lorenzo kicks the left knee of Jiro. Wrist Lock Exchange. Jiro applies an arm-bar. Hammerlock Exchange. Jiro puts Lorenzo’s hand in his jacket. Jiro shoves Lorenzo into the ropes. Jiro with two arm-drags. Lorenzo applies a waist lock. Jiro with three sharp elbow strikes. Lorenzo removes Jiro’s jacket. Tug Of War in the center of the ring. Jiro dumps Lorenzo out of the ring. D’Angelo scolds Lorenzo. Jiro sweeps out the legs of Lorenzo with the jacket. Jiro puts the jacket back on.

Lorenzo punches Jiro. Lorenzo slams Jiro’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lorenzo kicks Jiro in the face for a two count. Lorenzo applies the cravate. Lorenzo drives Jiro face first into the top turnbuckle pad for a two count. Lorenzo goes back to the cravate. Jiro with heavy bodyshots. Jiro rolls Lorenzo over for a two count. Lorenzo headbutts the midsection of Jiro. Lorenzo applies his third cravate of this match. Lorenzo drives his knee into the midsection of Jiro. Lorenzo goes for a Bodyslam, but Jiro lands back on his feet. Jiro with clubbing jacket punches. Jiro drops Lorenzo with a Cutter. Jiro with a falling sledge for a two count. Lorenzo fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Lorenzo with a gut punch. Jiro reverses out of the irish whip from Lorenzo. Lorenzo kicks Jiro in the face. Jiro with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Jiro hits The Iconoclasm. Lorenzo dodges The Ikemen Slash. Lorenzo tees off on Jiro. Lorenzo connects with The Running Boot to pickup the victory.

Winner: Channing Lorenzo via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez