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Advertised for tonight: Pete Dunne tries to get his win back from Damian Priest, teams take sides for WarGames while also continuing to go to war as a brand against Raw & SmackDown, and more!
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WWE NXT RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR NOV. 6
After footage of The O.C.’s beatdown of Undisputed ERA outside Full Sail Live is shown, AJ Styles and the Good Brothers roll into the arena.
AJ says “so this is NXT, huh?” Since Adam Cole and company invaded Raw, they decided to return the favor. Since all the brand’s champions are laid up, they’re taking over. And that’s not just Phenomenal, it’s Undisputed.
That brings out NXT’s daddy. Tommaso Ciampa says for years he was asked when he’d go to Raw or SmackDown. But he’s here to welcome Styles, Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows to the main roster. Ciampa is fine if The O.C. wants to come down here and kick the ERA’s ass. But if they think they’re taking over, this is Daddy’s home, and he’s got a problem with that. AJ says he admires the Blackheart for having the balls to stand up to them, but they’re not worried about him alone. Matt Riddle & Keith Lee join him on stage, and Ciampa says it looks like they have plenty of balls.
The men on stage are ready for Survivor Series, but there’s also tonight. Tommaso suggest a trios main event, and AJ accepts!
Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness & Beth Phoenix recap that, and set-up the history that led to our first match...
Pete Dunne vs. Damian Priest
They circle each other at the bell, and quickly try for big moves and their finishers, but both men are wise to the manuevers. They stare each other down as we get commercials and a split screen. It’s all Archer of Infamy during the break, and Priest does the deal for a nearfall as soon as we come back. He continues to press the advantage with strikes, but Dunne’s usual finger work keeps him from locking in a few holds. That creates an opening for the Bruiserweight to hit the x-plex to get back in the driver’s seat.
He presses the advantage, landing on his feet during a comeback German attempt, then hitting a moonsault from the post to the floor. Back in the ring, a big powerbomb gets two. Priest slips free from a Bitter End, claps Dunne’s ears and hits the step-up dive when Pete rolls out. After that we get another break (no split screen this time). They’re trading strikes in the middle of the ring when we return, and kicks put both men down. Priest up first, but he takes a head butt before firing back. The next nearfall goes to the Archer after a crucifix bomb. He goes for his bullseye taunt, which allows Dunne to grab the hand. They back into the corner and pin the referee, which allows Pete a chance to return the favor and hit Priest in the family jewels (Damian tried first, to be fair). He grabs and arm, snaps the fingers, and ties the series.
Pete Dunne def. Damian Priest via submission
Dunne barely has a chance to celebrate when Killian Dain attacks. He’s working over the Bruiserweight in the corner when Priest grabs him and pulls him off... so he can stomp on Pete a bit. Dain returns the favor and head butts the Archer to the outside, and goes back to work on Dunne. He leaves after a Vader Bomb, but Priest tries to get some payback on the ramp. After a few strikes, though, the Beast of Belfast gets the upperhand. He cannonballs Priest into the steps to end the segment.
We see Dakota Kai warming up for match with Shayna Baszler when Cathy Kelley approaches to ask about the WarGames match picks and social media follow-up. She says it’s true she was scared of Baszler before, but she’s not any more, and she’ll prove it and prove she belongs on Rhea Ripley’s team when she wins tonight.
Taynara vs. Santana Garrett
This is indie & MYC vet Garrett’s first TV appearance since signing, I believe. The announcers are putting this over as an audition for spots on Team Baszler or Team Ripley.
The Brazilian judoka goes for an early armbar, but almost gets rolled up. Santana goes for a cover off a couple armdrags and a leg sweep, but takes a running knee to the face seconds later when they run the ropes. More kicks in the corner from Taynara and she covers for two. She tries for Rings of Saturn after some more takedowns, but Garrett gets free and lands some strikes to set up a handspring back elbow. That’s followed with a cartwheeling elbow for two, she tries for a handspring moonsault, but Taynara evades. She grabs the arm and pulls Santana in to a front kick, and gets the pin.
Taynara def. Santana Garrett via pinfall
We get a hype video for Tony Nese, who’s here tonight looking for a shot at Lio Rush’s Cruiserweight title. Then we see Baszler training backstage with Jessica and I want to say Mary?
After some ads, Angel Garza gets a video package. He faces Nese later in a #1 contender match. We get a rundown of the Survivor Series tri-brand matches.
Shayna Baszler vs. Dakota Kai
Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir escort Shayna to the ring, and stay in her corner. The champ is smiling and laughing in Kai’s face as she backs her into the corner, but the Kiwi isn’t having it! She shoves her way out, piefaces Baszler and disrespectfully kicks her when the champ covers up. She stays on the gas and sends Shayna to the outside with a PK. Dakota tries to hit another from the apron, but that’s a mistake. The Queen of Spades catches it and whips Kai into the post. Back in the ring, she targets the surgically reconstructed knee and is completely in control as we go to commercial.
The champ has a knee bar when we return, but Dakota kicks free. She stay in control while selling the knee with a clothesline and kicks, then gets two on a neckbreaker. Kai climbs, but Baszler catches up and kicks her in the head. Gutwrench superplex! The Captain of Team Kick kicks out! Both women struggle to get to their feet, and start trading forearms from their knees. Punches get mixed in when they reach their feet, but it’s a head butt from Kai that eventually gets her free. After a little more back-and-forth, she hits the face wash. That leaves both women down, though. Dakota tries for the GTK, but her knee gives out. A kick from Baszler lets her get her submission in, but not fully. Kai back up, but not for long. Kirifuda Clutch locked in on a front kick counter, and Shayna secures Dakota’s arm with a leg to keep her from reaching the ropes.
Shayna Baszler def. Dakota Kai via submission
Duke & Shafir help the champ attack in the aftermath, and that brings out all the announced members of Team Ripley & Team Baszler for a brawl. Mia Yim runs in last, swinging a kendo stick on the heels. She runs them off and checks on Kai, then poses in the ring with her, Rhea, Candice LeRae, Tegan Nox.
We get a recap of last Friday’s NXT takeover of SmackDown and Monday’s invasion of Raw. Kelley catches up with Ciampa, Riddle & Lee backstage. She wants to know if he’s found a fourth for their WarGames team (which I didn’t even know was official). He says we’ll know when we need to know. Tonight, they left the door open for The O.C., and they’re going win a battle in that war tonight.
We get a hype piece for Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, and Nigel says he’s facing Dominik Dijakovic, but I didn’t catch when.
Tony Nese vs. Angel Garza
The winner gets a Cruiserweight title match with Lio Rush.
Technical standoff in the early scramble, with Tony complaining about Angel grabbing his hair. Nese uses his power for a takedown, then poses. Garza takes him down with a head scissor than stops things to lose his pants, but Tony cuts him off, to the chagrin of the crowd. They brawl into the corner, and Hector’s nephew sets his opponent up for a superplex, but Nese slips through and goes for a powerbomb... and comes away with nothing but pants! Angel follows up with a kick and is control as we got to commercial.
Garza with forearms when we return, but Nese grabs the hair. It doesn’t help, and he sends Tony crashing to the floor with a swinging drop kick, and follows up with a leap of faith moonsault. Back in, a backbreaker gets two. He gets Tony to his feet but taunts too much. Pumphandle slam from Nese gets two. He goes for another, but Angel reverses into a lungblower. He climbs, and gets hit with a jumping slap to the face. The Premiere Athlete with a flurry of kicks through the ropes, and then a tilt-a-whirl DDT on the floor. He climbs, hits the 450 from the top, and that’s... NO! Garza gets a toe on the ropes.
Time to trade strikes. Kicks and chops. Nifty powerbomb sequence ends with Nese on the receiving end and getting covered. They dance for a few more moves, but then Garza hits the Wingclipper and gestures for a belt.
Angel Garza def. Tony Nese via pinfall
The new #1 contender is backing up the ramp when the champ arrives on stage. He offers his hand, and gets slapped in the face! Their match is next week.
Cathy catches up with Rhea Ripley and her squad, and asks if she’s decided on a fourth. She names Mia Yim, who is excited. She was raised in the streets and is ready for this. At TakeOver, they’re collecting bodies. The captain tells Dakota Kai she’s sorry, but she just didn’t cut it. Kai says she understands, but is obviously upset and rushes off. Rhea says this is her team.
We get a rundown of the two WarGames matches (TUE vs. Ciampa, Lee, Riddle & TBA is official).
Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Dominik Dijakovic
Earlier flurry by Swerve, but Dijakovic’s power allows him to take charge pretty quickly. The bigger man shows off with a few moves off the ropes, too, but can’t keep Scott down. The comeback leads to an impressive release suplex, and a DDT in the corner that nets two. He perches on the top to follow-up, but a high kick crotches Scott. He goes for Feast Your Eyes, but Swerve counters with a roll-up. He looks to press his advantage, but eventually takes a big boot. A choke bomb gets a nearfall, and Dijakovic is shocked he didn’t get three. They talk trash as DD goes for another chokebomb, but Swerve slips free and turns it into a poisonrana. Double stomp on the apron, then a huge clothesline for two! He lines up for a kick, but gets goozled again. He punches free, and they trade huge moves. Swerve tries to cartwheel in to hit Dijakovic while he’s down, but rolls right into Feast Your Eyes.
Dominik Dijakovic def. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott via pinfall
A video for Forgotten Sons, and some news about next week... in addition to the Cruiserweight title match, we’ll have a ladder match between Io Shirai & Mia Yim for the advantage in WarGames.
The O.C. vs. Tommaso Ciampa, Matt Riddle & Keith Lee
Team NXT jumps on the apron after their themes play, and we have a brawl! The bell hasn’t even run and they’re fighting in and around the ring. When order is restored, it’s AJ and Tommaso to officially start us off. Styles drop kicks Ciampa out of the ring, but Riddle saves him from the springboard follow-up. That allows the Blackheart to hit Willow’s Bell when the U.S. champ tries to re-enter, which allows him to tag Lee. AJ slips away after a chop block to take in Luke Gallows. Doc finds out that he can’t shoulder block The Limitless One down. He dares Lee for another and gets pounced to the floor. He ends up bringing in Karl Anderson, who lands a kick, but ends up flattened by a crossbody as we do the PiP ad gimmick.
The Raw heels take down and isolate The Blackheart while we’re on the small screen. He clears out The O.C.’s corner, but a spinebuster from Machine Gun keeps him from reaching Riddle for a tag. Gallow is next in to work the heat, and gets dumped over the top but pulls Lee from the apron before Ciampa can get his wits about him. Anderson back in, and leaps from the second rope into a high knee. Finally, it’s BRO TIME. He and AJ are the legal men, but everyone gets some as Matt is a house afire. Bro-tons to Styles and Anderson. Final flash and Bro to Sleep to The Phenomenal One, but Gallows breaks up the tag. Lee in to even the odds, but almost takes a Magic Killer. Ciampa with a save, but gets taken out. Keith tosses Gallows around, but takes a DDT from AJ. Enziguri to Riddle, and he sets up for a Styles Clash, but gets driven into the corner. Forearm, but a Phenomenal One misses. Styles sets up for more, but here’s Lee with a POUNCE! It takes out the referee, too! Riddle with a tope (looks like he hits his head) on it. Ciampa in with AJ and has him in the corner, but here comes Finn Balor!
That distraction allows Styles to hit a Pele kick. Balor takes out Riddle with 1916! Too sweet from AJ in the ring, and Finn responds with the guns. Adam Cole is here! A superkick keeps Styles from hitting the Clash, and he delivers a Last Shot to Ciampa.
No finish to the match, but Cole and Balor smile at one another as we fade to black.