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WWE NXT results, live blog (Nov. 27, 2019): Lee & Dijakovic vs. Undisputed ERA

Here's a place to check results and comment along with the newest episode of WWE NXT, airing live in its regular Wednesday night at 8PM Eastern time slot on USA Network.

Check out our Wednesday morning preview post to get caught up on what's been happening, and what we expect this week.

Advertised for tonight: The fallout from TakeOver: WarGames & the brand’s big night at Survivor Series, including Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly defending the Tag titles against Keith Lee & Dominik Dijakovic, a Cruiserweight championship showdown between Lio Rush & Akira Tozawa, an explanation from Dakota Kai, Tommaso Ciampa resuming the quest to reclaim Goldy, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the NXT live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)

Enjoy the show!


Josiah Williams (of Wrestle and Flow and rapping Adam Cole to the ring fame) welcomes us to Full Sail after a highlight package from TakeOver. He’s spitting for the brand as the entire roster comes down the ramp wearing shirts celebrating the Survivor Series win. But the Undisputed ERA cuts off the party.

Adam Cole wants to know what they’re celebrating, because they’re the ones who make NXT great. Their prophecy is just getting started, as Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish will successfully defend their tag titles tonight.

Tommaso Ciampa, who’s in the ring with his WarGames team (minus KO) and Matt Riddle, cuts him off. He says everyone here sees what’s going on but the ERA. Their prophecy is ending, and the end started at TakeOver when his team won. Now Dominik Dijakovic & Keith Lee will win the tag belts tonight, Roderick Strong’s time is coming, and Goldy? Daddy said he had to go to war first, but Daddy won the war, so now Cole is coming to her.

Finn Balor is out. He steps in front of the ERA and tells Ciampa he’s in his way. The Blackheart challenges him, saying “Prince, you just met your King”. While the crowd chants for that match, Lee grabs a mic and says he’s looking forward to that match, but now, he doesn’t wait to wait. He invites Kyle & Bobby to the ring, as it’s Basking Season!

While they head to the ring, Beth Phoenix speaks from the announce desk, where she’s seated with Tom Phillips & Nigel McGuinness. She mentions Mauro, wishes him well, and says she’s looking forward to seeing him next week.

Keith Lee & Dominik Dijakovic vs. Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish (c) for the NXT Tag titles

The ERA attack at the bell, but the MonStars quickly overpower the champs and dump them to the floor and we get a PiP commercial break. KOR gets worked over during that, and we come back, Roddy is wrestling in his pants. We learn Fish was injured when he was dumped over the top rope (and we see a replay that doesn’t look too bad, but he did hit the floor hip and leg first) and General Manager William Regal decided Strong could replace him.

The bigger men continue to work over O’Reilly for the most part, and it looks like the heels may get an opening when the former rivals bump into one another and stare each other down. But Lee & Dijakovic get on the same page in time to put the UE duo down, then DD suplexes the Limitless One on to them. The champs opening finally comes when Roddy evades a big boot. Dom is hung up over the top rope, and gets his leg bounced off it by Strong. After a follow-up chop block, Roddy applies a knee bar and we get another break - this one of the non-PiP variety.

We learn Finn vs. Tommaso is a go for tonight as Kyle is working over Dijakovic when we get back. He takes a shot at Keith on the apron that just pisses the big man off. And when DD pulls both KOR & Strong to the corner for the tag, they know they’re in trouble. He cleans house as the crowd goes wild. He gets Roddy up for the Spirit Bomb, but O’Reilly saves him. The do both get tossed and sent to the outside. The heels bait Lee into a dive, but he wises up and stops on the apron, but Strong chop blocks him there. A running knee from Kyle sends him into the barricade.

Back in, Lee hulks up enough to get free and fall into a tag, Dijakovic comes in hot, but still selling the knee from before. He goes for the choke bomb on Kyle, but O’Reilly reverse into a triangle. When he starts to power up, Roddy gets involved. He ends up taking the choke bomb at the same time KOR takes a power bomb! But Kyle kicks out! Strong takes a superkick in the aftermath. TUE regroups on the outside and seems to be considering leaving when Lee POUNCES! That’s followed by a cannonball senton from DD. He gets the champs back in the ring, and here comes Adam Cole... WHO GETS POUNCED THREE ROWS INTO THE SEATS BY KEITH LEE!

Everyone is looking at that, including Dom. Which leaves him open for a high/low from the champs. Kyle covers him and the prophecy is intake.

Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong def. Keith Lee & Dominick Dijakovic via pinfall

The announcers talk the women’s WarGames and we see highlights of Dakota Kai’s turn. The tweets from Tegan Nox & Mia Yim are shown, and we learn Kai was fined for hitting Regal. Then Cathy Kelley interviews Candice LeRae, who says she’s tired of hearing about Dakota. When she was in the ring on Saturday, she had to hear someone she considers a little sister screaming in pain. Tegan will get her revenge on Kai, but tonight, the Kiwi has to deal with Nox’s pissed off big sister.

We see Angel Garza’s win on the pre-show, and the online exclusive of Lio Rush attacking him afterwards. Then we see Lio and Akira Tozawa getting ready for their Cruiserweight title match later tonight.

Shane Thorne vs. Mansoor

The Saudi-American got an early advantage, but when he pushed it by trying for a suicide dive and missed. Thorne suplexed him on the floor to take charge. That gets a two count back in the ring, but the Aussie isn’t able to do much more, eventually running into an enziguri. The dive connects this time, and Mansoor hits a neat springboard neckbreaker on his way back in to the win.

Mansoor def. Shane Thorne via pinfall

Candice LeRae vs. Dakota Kai

Kai is out carrying Tegan’s knee brace, and she has a whole new heel entrance.

Candice is screaming as she approaches and gets a slap for it. She ducks a kick, trips Dakota and hits a sliding dropkick. Codebreaker follow-up, but Dakota rolls outside to avoid the quebrada. Candice flies head first instead and almost hits her head on the barricade. That’s followed by a step up senton back in the ring. Dakota gets an opening and drags Candice’s body into the ring post before slamming her face on the apron. She adds a draping big boot. She does it again on the other side of the ring, and then we go to commercial.

We’re back, and Kai misses the running boot, allowing Candice to kick her in the knee. Kai counters a facebuster with a power bomb for a near fall. Strikes send Candice to the apron, where she counters with a shoulder attack. After blocking a kick, LeRae hits a belly-to-back suplex on the apron. Both wrestlers beat the ten count, and LeRae lands a flurry. A tornado DDT keeps things going until a Dakota head butt sets up the running boot in the corner. Candice hits an enzuigiri when Kai goes for another, and both women are down.

Candice up top, but Kai blocks it. Strikes from the Kiwi, and Candice goes for a sunset flip power bomb but Kai holds on to the ropes. The new heel grabs the knee brace but Candice pulls Kai onto the top rope and then hits a power bomb for two. LeRae misses quebrada, but hits a double knee back breaker for another near fall. Dakota fires back with kicks, then Candice with a crucifix for a two, followed by a hurricanrana into the GargaNo Escape. Kai tries to get to the ropes but Candice rolls back into the center of the ring. Dakota does get to the floor.

LeRae lines up the suicide dive, right into Tegan’s knee brace.

Candice LeRae def. Dakota Kai via disqualification

The assault continues after the bell, as the referee gets the brace away from Dakota, so she just throws Candice into the steps a lot. Finally, Rhea Ripley runs in with a chair to make the save!

Cathy Kelley interviews Tommaso Ciampa. He puts over Finn’s success everywhere’s he been, but says he’s the man who made NXT the ‘A’ show and Goldy the most sought after prize in sports entertainment.

After a break, we get a new Cameron Grimes vignette. He’s out in the woods, but WWE is where he’s always wanted to be. He’s got the fastest win in NXT history, and even though he’s not a BAY BAY or a Bro, he’s going to cave in the competition.

A quick look at Rhea’s big weekend, as she pinned Charlotte Flair, Shayna Baszler, and Sasha Banks on consecutive nights.

Lio Rush (c) vs. Akira Tozawa for the NXT Cruiserweight title

After an early standoff, Rush offers his hand. Tozawa shakes it but then they both try for kicks at the same time, but block them. Things stay equal as they fight to the apron. They do a spot where the champ tries to suplex Akira from there to the floor, but the challenger elbows free. Tozawa stops a sunset flip power bomb attempt with a kick, then hits his back senton on the apron as we take a break.

Rush stretches Tozawa. Tozawa gets Rush on his shoulders and Rush with elbows but Tozawa sends Rush to the mat and hits a drop kick that sends Rush to the floor. Rush moves out of the way when Tozawa sets for a suicide dive. Tozawa with a cannonball off the apron. Tozawa goes up top and hits a missile drop kick, but Lio grabs the bottom rope. Fun sequence where both men use their quickness to avoid a ton of moves end when both men land front kicks at the same time. Tozawa up first and grabs a waist lock, but can’t get Lio up for a German. Rush gets to the ropes and they head back to the apron. Front kick from the Japanese Superstar, who follows up with a crazy suplex off the apron to the floor that flips the champ completely around.

Both men barely beat the ten count. Lio fights out of another suplex and knocks out Tozawa’s mouthguard with strikes. He goes for the Come-up, but there’s no one home because Akira is looking for his mouthguard. Another flurry of kicks, but the Come-up is countered with another German. Nearfall, then Akira climbs for the senton, but gets knees! Final hour frog splash onto Tozawa’s back, then the champ goes to the other corner and flies for another one. That’s it.

Lio Rush def. Akira Tozawa via pinfall

Kelley with Finn, who warns Ciampa he’s gonna visit a dark place. He already took out Johnny Gargano, and taught Matt Riddle a lesson. Tonight, it’s Tommaso’s turn.

After a break, we get some clips from Sunday’s NXT title match and lots of social media praise - including from HBK.

Xia Li vs. Vanessa Borne

This if follow-up to Aliyah’s “broken nose” and Borne’s claim Li is “reckless”.

The Vision is pissed and drives Xia into the corner with kicks of her own, but then Li sidesteps a charge and Vanessa goes shoulder first into the ringpost. A big powerbomb, but then Shayna Baszler and her lackies are here. Xia ends things quickly with a kick.

Xia Li def. Vanessa Borne via pinfall

Afterwards, Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir flank the ring and attack. Li fights them off, and backs the champ up with a kick when she comes in. But the numbers game takes Xia down. They dump the Chinese Superstar to the floor, and Shayna gets a mic. She says everyone keeps trying to take credit for last weekend, but it’s her they should be thanking. She beat Bayley & Becky Lynch in the same match. The crowd chants for Rhea, and they don’t have to wait long. The Mosh Pit Kid slowly walks to the ring, and the Horsewomen bail.

Ripley wants to know where they’re running to. She came out because she has something she wants to tell them face to face. Baszler grabs a mic and heads back to the apron. Rhea says she just wanted to say congrats - you did beat Bayley & Becky, but when they went face to face Ripley pinned her. And she’ll do it again, but next time, it’ll be for the NXT Women’s championship. Shayna struts up to the Aussie and says she might be the Nightmare, but she’s the reality. She’s heard this all before, and when the time comes, Rhea’ll be napping, snapping or tapping just like everyone else.

Ripley says why don’t you bring it now. The champ bails, and Rhea says when Baszler gives her the chance, she’ll drop her.

We see some clips from the Triple Threat on Saturday, and medics working on Damian Priest saying Killian Dain cracked two of his ribs with a cannonball. They’ll face off again next week.

Tommaso Ciampa vs. Finn Balor

They lock up and don’t want to break in the corner. Ciampa slaps Finn, then is taken down as Balor grabs a chinlock. The Blackheart brawls his way back into, but a dropkick gets Finn back in charge. Tommaso is dumped to the floor, and Balor tries for a PK from the apron, but that’s caught. On the floor, both men try for a move into the barricade or steps, but the other fights it off. Ciampa eventually slingshots Finn into the ringpost and hops on the apron to applaud himself as we go split screen.

The Sicilian Psychopath gets in a few more shots on the floor while we’re listening to ads, but Balor gets back on top back in the ring. This is even, as Nigel says Gorilla would say, “a pick ‘em”. Ciampa is rolling and pulls down his knee pad for a running knee in the corner, but runs into a slingblade. Finn throws him to the outside and drop kicks Tommaso into the barricade, just as he did Johnny Gargano. He tries to follow that up the same way too, but Ciampa fights out of the 1916 on the ramp, hitting an Air Raid Crash of his own on the floor.

Tommaso back in, and Finn eventually follows at 9 on the official’s count. Project Ciampa gets a great nearfall. Balor fights backAir Raid Crash off the middle rope connects, but that only gets two! Ciampa sets up for Fairy Tale Ending, saying “This is for Johnny Boy”, but here comes Adam Cole. He hopes on the apron and Tommaso fights him off, but the NXT title falls into the ring. Balor looks to use it as a weapon, but the referee gets it away and it falls to the mat. The legal men trade roll-ups, then Finn hits his elevated elbow drop and Ciampa’s head lands on the belt. The ref decides it was inadvertant and makes the count, but Tommaso kicks out. While she’s getting rid of the belt for good, Cole hits Ciampa with an enziguri from the floor. Finn follows with 1916.

Finn Balor def. Tommaso Ciampa via pinfall

Finn & Cole smile at one another, then the champ gets in the ring and grabs his belt. He poses next to Balor and does the Undisputed ERA hand signal. Finn does his guns, but when Adam pats him on the back, Cole gets an enziguri! Balor heads out, pausing to throw up the guns again at the two men laid out in the ring.

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