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WWE NXT results, live blog (Jan. 29, 2020): Dusty Classic finals

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 Broserweights vs. Grizzled Young Veterans for the Dusty Cup & a shot at the Tag titles, Adam Cole’s challenger for TakeOver: Portland revealed, Tegan Nox gets a change for revenge against Dakota Kai, 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!


Highlights of last week (and no mention of Worlds Collide or Royal Rumble) bring us the desk at Full Sail. Mauro Ranallo kicks it to Beth Phoenix, who talks about how it’s hard to be here because she’d rather be by her husband’s side after he was attacked by Randy Orton on Monday.

Our opening match was set-up by Finn Balor’s issues with Mustache Mountain, which we see.

Finn Balor vs. Trent Seven

Ranallo, Phoenix & Nigel McGuinness are talking about the bruised larynx Seven suffered when Balor attacked him in the parking lot when Finn nails him with a baseball slide during Trent’s entrance. The Artful Dodger regroups and gets in the ring, and Balor charges and wipes him out at the bell. He stomps him down on the apron, throws him to the outside and dives to continue the assault there. Finn brings him back in to work the neck, and hits a standing stomp for two.

An elbow gets another nearfall, and Seven gets two on a cradle when Balor sets up for 1916. Trent gets a slingblade for the attempt, and Finn goes back to working over his throat and neck with holds and chops as we got PiP. Seven gets back into on the small screen when he hits a superkick off a ref break, and he’s lost & regained that advantage by the time we’re done with ads. Suplex, backfist and lariat gets him a nearfall. He hits a tope to the outside, rolls Finn in and climbs to the top, but Balor chops the back of his knee. He whips Trent into the corner, Coup de Grace, 1916 and that’s it.

Finn Balor def. Trent Seven via pinfall

Cathy Kelley interviews The Broserweights Matt Riddle says all he sees when he looks in his Bro From Another Mo Pete Dunne’s eyes is love. Dunne says he’s been to the Dusty Classic final before, and this is his chance to redeem himself. If he has to break all of Zack Gibson and James Drake’s fingers to do it, he will. Riddle thinks that’s a little extreme, but agrees they’re earning a title shot tonight.

We get a quick video on Tegan Nox & Dakota Kai’s rivalry. After a break, we see a weird silent video with the numbers 5, 2, and 20 highlighted in circles.

Shotzi Blackheart vs. Deonna Purrazzo

Shotzi enters in a mini-tank. This was set-up by Purrazzo’s attack on Shotzi in a fallout video last week, and Blackheart eliminating her from the battle royal two weeks back.

Blackheart starts fast, but Deonna blocks an arm drag to take control. She works the arm and covers for two after two short-arm clotheslines. Shotzi gets a neckbreaker to change the momentum. A splash and strikes gets two. Deonna up with a bicycle kick, but Blackheart with a lungblower, then a senton off the top for the win.

Shotzi Blackheart def. Deonna Purrazzo via pinfall

We see some more images from Keith Lee’s win last week. The new North American champ will speak to us... next!

But first, some commercials and video package on Worlds Collide.

Then The Limitless One enters with his new belt, and to a house that’s very excited to see him... and Bask In His Glory. He introduces himself, and takes him back to when he was choosing which belt to take. Now that he has the NA strap, he’s not only a Moment Maker. He’s a Prophecy Ender. And next on his list...

Before he can finish, Damian Priest’s music hits. The Archer of Infamy likes taking things. Whether that’s a group of women or a priceless possession. He usually gets what he wants, so he wants to know how Keith is going to give him the title. But then more music hits, and it’s Lee’s frenemy Dominik Dijakovic.

DD says they’ve been through their battles, and if anyone deserves it, it’s him. But if anyone deserves to be the one to challenge him first, it’s him. It’s certainly not the bootleg Marilyn Manson. Lee says they have a debate to settle, so he’s leaving. Dijakovic grabs him, then Priest grabs him. Damian levels Dom with a strike, and here comes a referee.

Damian Priest vs. Dominik Dijakovic

They trade whips and strikes, then Dijakovic hits a backbreaker and his spinning splash for two. Priest fires back with a kick and then a crucifix bomb onto the apron as we head to a break.

They’ve trading strikes again when we return, and Priest follows one up with a flatliner for two. DD throws him and gets a chokebomb for a nearfall of his own. Damian heads outside to regroup, so Dijakovic moonsaults onto him from the top. He tries to follow with a springboard back into the ring, but Priest catches him by the throat for a choke slam. He follows with his step up tope to the outside. Back in, they both hit boots at the same time and both go down. Priest is up first and climbs, but Dominik catches him with a superkick. He gets him on his shoulders on the middle rope, but that’s countered into a poison rana by Priest. That only gets two! DD regroups, shoves Damian into the turnbuckles to stop his follow-up, then gets Feast Your Eyes.

Dominik Dijakovic def. Damian Priest via pinfall

We see Grizzled Young Veterans getting ready as Nigel narrates highlights of their path to the finals.

Kelley catches up with Tommaso Ciampa backstage. He says at TakeOver: Portland, Goldie’s coming home. He produces a pipe-looking thing, smacks some rigging and says “tonight, Daddy makes sure of it”.

We return to see a P.A. running down a hallway. He turns the corner and Roderick Strong, Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly are laid out. Ciampa comes walking out of the darkness with his pipe, and walks to the ring to set-up a table He spray paints an ‘X’ on it as we see Cole check on his boys, ask who did this, and storm out to the stage.

He asks who Ciampa thinks he is? Just because he got hurt he can attack Undisputed ERA? Tommaso says he’s the guy who never lost that title. And he’s the guy who’s gonna kick Cole’s ass and powerbomb him through this table. He’s Goldie’s Daddy, and in Portland Goldy is coming home.

General Manager William Regal is out and says that while this carnage was going on, he was meeting with Cole. The champ doesn’t care who he faces at TakeOver, and Regal was heading out to get Tommaso to sign it. Cole says he’s got this, and grabs the contract and heads to the ring. Ciampa charges, and the champ cheap shots him with the mic. He looks to start the beatdown and gets set to use his belt as a weapon, but Ciampa recovers and fires back. He ends up putting Cole through the table as promised. He signs the contract, and at the crowd’s urging, wipes some blood from a cut on his head all over it.

The announce team run down our three announced matches for Portland, and that segues to highlights of #1 contender Bianca Belair in the Rumble. She and champ Rhea Ripley meet next week. Kai vs. Nox is next.

But first commercials, and highlights of Jordan Devlin’s Cruiserweight title win at Worlds Collide. He’ll be here next week.

Tegan Nox vs. Dakota Kai

Nox is all business, and enters carrying her knee brace. Kai enters to black-and-white footage of her WarGames attack on her former friend. She enters to get the knee brace thrown in her face and rocked with a forearm. Dakota recovers to counter a charge in the corner. She hits a yakuza kick, but then takes a corner senton from Nox. The action spills outside, all the way to the base of the stands. Tegan slams Dakota face first into the side of the stands as the referee gets closer to ten. When Nox rolls in to break the count, she returns to a boot to the face. Kai gets a chair, but the Welsh woman recovers and whips her into the post. She rolls Dakota in and goes for the chair. The official talks her out of it, but Dakota gets the brace. It’s knocked from her hands and Kai is sent outside. Nox goes for a dive but gets hit with a forearm. While she’s hung up in the ropes, Kai goes for a chair, but Candice LeRae runs in to stop her. Tegan uses the distraction to get the brace. She clocks Dakota with it and throws it away before the ref notices. Shiniest Wizard!

Tegan Nox def. Dakota Kai via pinfall

LeRae and Nox celebrate while Kai stews. We see The Broserweights warm up to highlights of their two wins.

Another 5, 2, 20 promo, this one re-arranged to next week’s date (2/5/20).

Chelsea Green vs. Kayden Carter

Green enters with her manager, Robert Stone.

Drop kick from Carter, but Chelsea isn’t phased for long. She hits a boot on the apron and a drop kick of her own for two. Boot off a whip, then Green throws Kayden face first into the turnbuckle, then follows up by kicking her into it as Stone slow claps his approval. His client works the neck and goes for an Unprettier, but that’s countered into a roll-up. More kicks, then Green hits a big boot and taunts the crowd, saying it’s done. But Carter rolls her up.

Kayden Carter def. Chelsea Green via pinfall

Stone pleads with the ref while Chelsea freaks out.

The Broserweights (Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson & James Drake)

Drake & Dunne start, and Pete works the wrist for a takedown and stomp, then tags in Riddle for a double finger stomp. Riddle works some flips, but runs into a back elbow that allows Gibson to tag in. He works into the corner and lights him up with strikes forcing a break, at which point The Bro returns fire with kicks and a suplex. Dunne back in, and Gibson also makes a tag. The Brusierweight takes out Gibson with a moonsault outside. Drake nails him with a forearm, which brings Riddle in to check with the ref. GYV use the opening to attack, and Dunne ends up taking a backbreaker (might have been a piledriver) from Liverpool’s #1 as Drake spikes him from the apron. We go to commercial.

The heels are working Peter over when we return, but it doesn’t take long for Dunne to get to the corner for a tag. Riddle in hot, cleaning house and getting two on Gibson with a bridging German. Zack jawjacks him on the follow-up, but Drake enters to a spear. Flash knee after a tag, and Dunne throws JD into another knee that gets a nearfall. Drake avoids a tandem move to throw Dunne to the floor. The heels get the advantage and it’s The Bro’s turn to be in peril. He eventually lands on his feet on a Gibson suplex, Drake tags in and hits a kick to the leg while Gibson lands a drop kick. Drake drop kicks Dunne off the apron. Drake with an enzuigiri but Dunne and Riddle with jumping knees. They kick Gibson. Riddle with a power bomb and jumping knee to Drake for a near fall. Things settle down, and after multiple bro-tons on Drake, he counters and both men tag. Gibson and Dunne slap the hell out of each other. He gets Gibson in an ankle lock, and Riddle runs in to stop Drake from making the save with one of his own. Gibson escapes, sending Dunne to the outside in the process as we go PiP.

Back to full screen with Dunne on Gibson’s shoulders as Drake jumps from the top, but right into a forearm. Pete flips Gibby over for two . Drake is sent onto Riddle on the floor. Gibson with Ticket to Ride for a near fall. Gibson with Shankley’s Gate. Drake pulls the ropes away from Dunne as Dunne tries to go to the ropes. Drake stops Riddle from breaking up the hold, but he ends up spearing Gibson off with Drake on his back and everyone is down.

Drake and Riddle tag in and Drake comes off Gibson’s back and Riddle and Dunne catch Drake and drop him on Gibson. They work on the fingers and then they hit the Bitter End combination for a near fall. Gibson knocks Dunne off the turnbuckles and Drake with a jackknife for a near fall. Drake with an enzuigiri and then he kicks Dunne off the apron and Drake with a suicide dive into a Doomsday Device. Drake tags in and he hits a running drop kick. Gibson with a brainbuster and Drake with a 450 splash for a near fall. Drake picks up Riddle but Dunne and Riddle both hit Bro Derek on Gibson and Drake. Riddle with a twisting senton onto Drake as Dunne goes for a moonsault. They get a Bro 2 Sleep/enziguri combo and that’s it.

The Broserweights def. Grizzled Young Veterans via pinfall to win the Dusty Cup and a NXT Tag title shot at TakeOver: Portland

The trophy’s brought out and Mr. Regal is here to pose with them as fireworks go off. The rumored appearance (possible spoiler at that link) does not happen.

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