WWE NXT Results – 8/5/20


NXT Women’s Championship No. 1 Contenders Match – Dakota Kai vs. Rhea Ripley

The high power of Ripley quickly gained the upper hand over Kai to start the match. Eventually, Kai began to wear down the former NXT Champion. Ripley got some momentum back and went for the pin but it wasn’t enough.  Kai counters and goes for her own pin but Ripley kicks out at two. Ripley heads up to the top rope but Kai meets her there and the two competitors exchange bows. Mercedes Martinez kicks Ripley, out of nowhere, and the referee doesn’t see it. Kai then hits the GTK and pins Ripley for the win. Dakota Kai wins via. pinfall and becomes the No. 1 contender for the NXT Women’s Championship – Grade B+

Bronson Reed vs. Shane Thorne 


Thorne returns to NXT, and used his speed and fast maneuvers to tire out Reed. Eventually, Thorne takes down Reed and goes for the pin, but Reed kicks out at two. Reed then out powers Thorne and hits a Lateral Press followed up by a senton and secures the win. Bronson Reed wins via. pinfall  – Grade C

NXT North American Qualifying Match – Oney Lorcan vs. Damian Priest vs. Ridge Holland

Holland makes his NXT debut and started off the match using his strength to wrestle down his competitors. Priest then takes over but Holland sends him outside of the ring. Holland then hits Lorcan with a suplex and gains momentum. Later on, Lorcan gains some offense and picks up speed. However, Holland stops Lorcan’s momentum and hits him with a Clothesline. Priest then gets back up on his feet and slams Holland sending him outside of the ring. Priest hits The Reckoning and pins Lorcan for the win. Damian Priest wins via. pinfall over Oney Lorcan and is added to the NXT North American Championship Ladder Match at NXT TakeOver: 30. – Grade B+

Keith Lee vs. Cameron Grimes 

Grimes tries to gain the upper hand in the match but fails to do so. He does attempt to pin Lee once but is unsuccessful. Lee begins to toy with Grimes, slamming him down multiple times. Lee then finishes Grimes off with a Spirit Bomb. Keith Lee wins via. pinfall – Grade C-

Indi Hartwell vs. Tegan Nox

Before the match, former NFL All-Pro punter Pat McAfee joins the broadcast team with Tom Phillips and Beth Phoenix at ringside. Hartwell kept Nox down for a little bit and goes for the cover but it wasn’t long until Nox took over. Nox wears down Hartwell and hits the Shiniest Wizard for the win. Tegan Nox wins via. pinfall – Grade C

NXT Tag Team Championship Match – Imperium ( c ) vs. The Undisputed Era

Pat McAfee remains at commentary throughout this match as well. Both teams show their chemistry and share a series of blows and reverses. Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish, of The Undisputed Era, begin to take over and Fish hits a senton but Marcel Barthel, of Imperium, kicks out at two. Imperium then gains momentum and beats down Bobby Fish. Fish finds a way to tag in O’Reilly and the member of The Undisputed Era takes out both members of Imperium. O’Reilly heads up to the top rope and drops onto Barthel. He then locks in a submission move and Barthel is in trouble. Imperium’s Fabian Aichner connects with a Double Springboard Moonsault to O’Reilly. McAfee takes shots at Adam Cole throughout the match and Cole walks over to the commentary table and starts an argument with the former NFL player. The argument distracts O’Reilly and Aichner pushes him outside of the ring. Imperium then takes down Bobby Fish and pin him for the win. The argument between McAfee and Cole continues after the match. McAfee mocks Cole again and he is irate. McAfee walks away but then comes back and punts Cole in the head. The former NFL punter is then kicked out of the building, ending the show.  Imperium wins via. pinfall to retain the NXT Tag Team Championships – Grade A-

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