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WWE NXT results, live blog (Oct. 14, 2020): North American title clash

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, live from the Capitol Wrestling Center: Between uncertainty about what might happen in the WWE Draft and Finn Bálor’s injury, not much was announced in advance. Last night, they revealed we’ll be getting the Tag title #1 contender match they set up last month between Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish and Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch, and North American champ Damian Priest defending against Dexter Lumis. Then today, we learned we’re getting Johnny Gargano vs. Austin Theory, an interview with Ember Moon, and Candice LeRae vs. Shotzi Blackheart with a Halloween Havoc title shot on the line!

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.

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Enjoy the show!


Undisputed ERA are here, and Kyle O’Reilly has a mic. People think the ERA is done, but while Adam Cole is still out, he’ll be cleared next week. They didn’t get a chance to get revenge on Ridge Holland, but if they had got their hands on him, he’d be in the same hospital bed he is now. The second coming of the Golden Prophecy starts now.

Undisputed ERA (Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish) vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch

Roddy and Oney start, and Lorcan gets the better in the early going. He controls him with long enough to bring in Burch, who Strong eventually backs into his own corner to bring in Fish. They trade strikes, but Bobby misses a slingshot senton and he ends up isolated in the wrong corner. The Brit-Am Brawlers work him over, but he eventually gets to Strong. The ERA boys look to double team Oney, but he chops his way free... until he takes a back drop as we go picture-in-picture.

Lorcan gets worked over on the small screen, but Fish misses off the top soon after the ads end. Burch comes in hot and cleans house as we see Breezango watching from the stage. The numbers game gets to the Englishman, but he takes out both members of Undisputed with a drop kick off the top. Oney’s turn to hot tag, and he puts Roddy & Bobby down with a double blockbuster! Lorcan & Burch with submissions, but the ERA gets free as the referee regains control. Burch works over Strong, then Oney is back for a tandem elevated DDT. Fish grabs Danny’s leg to break-up the pin. Malfunction at the junction for the Brawlers, and kick from Bobby and a high knee from Roddy leaves Lorcan down for three.

Undisputed ERA def. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch via pinfall to become the #1 contenders for the NXT Tag titles

McKenzie Mitchell is here with a non-update update on Finn Balor’s injury. She shows us some pictures from his surgery, which they’d hoped to avoid but decided to go ahead with after a consultation with an expert. General Manager William Regal has decided to wait a couple weeks to see how Finn recovers before deciding anything about the NXT title.

After some commercials, we get a pre-tape interview with Ember Moon. Everyone knows the last year has sucked for her. When she finally heard “you’re cleared” all she heard is “you’re NXT”. She was supposed to go to Raw or SmackDown in the Draft, but her heart was in coming home. She puts over the stacked roster, and how she’s willing to go through all of them to get back to Io Shirai and her title.

Ashante “Thee” Adonis vs. Jake Atlas

Lock-up, then a stalemate. Adonis talks a little too much after the stand off and eats a drop kick. Ashante dodges a charge, then hits a standing drop kick of his own that gets two. More trash talk, then an exchange of punches in the middle of the ring. Legado Del Fantasma’s Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza show up on the stage, distracting Adonis. Atlas rolls him up.

Jake Atlas def. Ashante “Thee” Adonis via pinfall

Wilde & Mendoza jump Adonis after the bell, so Atlas flies and takes them out. The Cruiserweight champ appears and Santos Escobar leads his boys to the ring. Here’s Isaiah “Swerve” Scott to even the odds! LDF backs off.

McKenzie interviews the Power Couple backstage about their matches tonight. Johnny Gargano calls Candice LeRae the uncrowned Women’s champ. It’s their destiny to win the titles together, and destiny overcomes all. He says he’s not looking past Austin Theory, but Theory is out of his depth and will get a lesson when they face off... next!

Austin Theory vs. Johnny Gargano

Both men are cocky at the start, but Gargano gets the quick takedown and keeps control from the top. Theory gets to his feet and gets a side headlock, then hits a shoulder block, but Johnny is quickly back in control. The veteran is a step ahead with everything the youngster tries, and All Day ends up down in an armlock. He quickly goes for Garga-No Escape, but Theory reaches the bottom rope. He follows that with a clothesline and standing SSP to cover for two. Back-and-forth until a drop toe hold sends Johnny face-first into a turnbuckle. Slingshot drop kick earns him another nearfall. Theory lifts him for an ATL, but Gargano grabs the ropes and ends up hitting an enziguri as we go to break.

Johnny’s stretching Theory when we return. He presses his advantage, but charges right into a side slam counter. Slingshot stomp in the corner is followed with an immediate suplex, and Gargano is hurting. Back-and-forth until Johnny rolls into a superkick, then another suplex gets two for Theory. Johnny knees free from a fireman’s carry, then he climbs but All Day catches his crossbody. Theory gets a roll-up for two out of the ensuing scramble. He takes too much time following up, though. Exchange of forearms in the middle of the ring. Gargano catches a kick and spins Theory into one of his own. He snake eyes him right into the middle turnbuckle. One Final Beat ends it.

Johnny Gargano def. Austin Theory via pinfall

Raquel Gonzalez is backstage talking to the camera about how she hates Rhea Ripley. She challenges her to a match at Halloween Havoc... and here’s Ripley to say she already accepted! Gonzalez doesn’t want to wait, and they have to be separated!

We see Tommaso Ciampa watching last week’s loss to Kushida. He says Velveteen Dream is dead for costing him the match.

Candice LeRae vs. Shotzi Blackheart

After an early stalemate, Shotzi takes control by snapping Candice over the ropes, dodging a dive and hitting one of her owns. Back in the ring for a spinning facebuster off her thigh, Blackheart covers for two. LeRae quickly back with a snapmare and a somersaulting facebuster for a nearfall. The Poison Pixie slows things down, working a neck crank in the middle of the ring. Suplex gets Candice another nearfall. She drags Blackheart’s face along the rope, biels her across the ring, and puts a boot to her in the corner. Shotzi finally blocks a suplex and hits one of her own. The end up on the apron where Blackheart hits a kick, but then gets sent face first into the ringpost. LeRae bulldogs her on the hardest part of the ring as we go to commercial.

Shotzi dodges something in the corner as soon as we return to begin her comeback., ending with a question mark kick and the senton in the ropes for two. She climbs for a senton of the top... right into Candice’s knees! One, two, no! LeRae can’t believe and climbs herself, but Blackheart catches up to her. Mrs. Gargano slips through her leg and hits a suplex. Another superkick leads to another kickout. Candice stomps, but Shotzi gets free for a bridging suplex, but she can’t get LeRae’s shoulders down for three. Backstabber from the Poison Pixie, followed by a springboard moonsault for another two count. Shotzi with an innovative crucifix submission, but Candice gets her foot under the ropes. Big kick knocks LeRae down, but she catches Blackheart before she can get to the top rope. Battle ends with a meteora, and Candice rolling out before Shotzi can follow-up with the senton.

Indi Hartwell is in the crowd, and she slips Candice a pair of brass knucks. She blasts Shotzi with it and earns another shot at the champ.

Candice LeRae def. Shotzi Blackheart via pinfall to become #1 contender to the Women’s title

Earlier today, we see Drake Maverick and Killian Dain in an office. Maverick reveals he’s hired a marketing company, and is pitching Dain on their ideas. The main one is “The Furry and the Fury” as a team name (Drake is the Fury). The Irishman wants nothing to do with any of them, and he’s not much more interested in the match with Imperium his partner set up for tonight.

Toni Storm vs. Aliyah

But first, Robert Stone has a mic in the ring. There’s a lot of talent coming into WWE, and none of them seem to want to do business with Suit Man Stone. That’s okay, because their loss is someone else’s gain.

At the bell, it’s all Storm. She misses a charge which allows Aliyah to get a roll-up. She follows with punches in the other corner and a neckbreaker for two. Kick to the mid-section, but Toni back with an atomic drop. That’s followed by a German, then Storm Zero!

Toni Storm def. Aliyah via pinfall

Mr. Regal is with McKenzie after that. He’s not happy about how Candice won the #1 contender’s match, but the referee’s decision is final. He is considering adding something to LeRae vs. Shirai. He also confirms Ripley/Gonzalez. Xia Li and Boa approach, and Li implores him for a match next week. He says he’ll think about it, and seems annoyed when she continues to press him. The GM excuses himself as we go to break.

Imperium (Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel) vs. Killian Dain & Drake Maverick

Dain calls for T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More) theme music to be cut off, and Drake is distressed we didn’t even get to hear the whistle.

They do agree for Killian to start, and he sends Aichner to the corner then tags Maverick in and hip tosses him onto the Italian. Drake tries for a tandem move, but Dain does it alone. He leaves his partner alone, and it’s not long until Imperium has him isolated in the corner. Barthel in as the employ quick tags. Drake evades and kicks Aichner into the turnbuckles. He gets to the corner and Dain cleans house. He’s put down by the numbers game, and eventually gets free - and agrees to tag in Maverick! The former 205 Live GM holds his own, but Barthel sneaks around behind and takes out Dain on the apron. Drake with a crossbody caught by Aichner, and he’s soon down in by the European Bomb.

Imperium def. Killian Dain & Drake Maverick via pinfall

Ever-Rise are here, and start slapping Drake in the corner. They chase him to the outside, and here comes Dain! Clotheslines for both! He tells Maverick that no one hits Drake but him! The duo head out, and we hear the whistling theme!

Damian Priest vs. Dexter Lumis

After the standard early standoff, the champ is impressed while the challenger remains stone-faced. They end up in the corner where Priest goes old school and controls the arm. Lumis gets free in the corner and leaps over a charge. Priest tells him to bring it, and Dexter does with a Thesz Press and ground and pound. Back up, the Archer of Infamy with a flurry of punches and a kick that ground Lumis. He gets back to his feet, but quickly takes a Broken Arrow for two. He rolls out as we go small screen.

The champ inflicts punishment on the floor while USA sells us stuff. Priest targets the recently injured ankle and works for a leg submission, but Lumis kicks him to the floor. They’re both on their feet in the ring when we return to full screen. South of Heaven countered, and a spinebuster from the challenger gets two. Lumis looks for the anaconda vice, but Priest elbows free. Roundhouse kick, flatliner.... one, two, no! Damian grabs the ankle and twists. Lumis almost gets to the ropes but gets dragged to the middle of the rope. He withstands the pain and gets to his feet. Standing leg drop out of a scramble from Lumis. He gets two, then climbs for a swanton, but Priest rolls away! Clothesline from the champ. Spin kick misses. Up and down, the Lumis gets Silence! Priest makes the ropes. The referee checks on the champ and here’s Cameron Grimes! Cave In on the apron! Lumis wanders into South of Heaven and that’s it.

Damian Priest def. Dexter Lumis via pinfall to retain his North American title

Cameron Grimes slides in the ring to taunt Lumis, and Priest returns to hit Reckoning. He tells Grimey to stay out of his business.

The champ heads up the ramp, telling the cameraman to stay with him. That allows Gargano to sneak up on him and take him out with a steel chair. Candice LeRae joins him on stage to celebrate, and here comes Mr. Regal.

Both members of the Power Couple will get TakeOver 31 rematches at Halloween Havoc, but to explain how those will be different, he turns it over to the host of the show.

Shotzi rises through a fog to tell them both their matches will be decided by.... Spin The Wheel, Make The Deal! Her evil laugh closes the show.

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