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WWE NXT results, live blog (Oct. 7, 2020): TakeOver 31 fallout

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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: All the fallout from last Sunday’s TakeOver event, which featured all four singles champions successfully defending their belts. Plus, Ember Moon opens the show, Kushida faces Tommaso Ciampa, we’ll hopefully get an injury update on Finn Bálor, and we’ll definitely be looking for signs of who’s getting called up in the Draft.

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!


WWE NXT RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR OCT. 7

FYI: we’re short-staffed tonight, so this guy is multi-tasking and doing a three screen gimmick to update both live blogs... Kyle’s going to help with this one while reviewing the show, but still... expect it to be less detailed and a little slower to update as a result (probably the usual amount of typos and incorrectly identified moves though). We’ll be back to full strength next Wednesday. Thanks for bearing with us.

We were told we were opening with Ember Moon, but Tommaso Ciampa and Kushida had to be separated backstage earlier, so...

Tommaso Ciampa vs. Kushida

They start out by slapping the taste out of each other’s mouths. Kushida in control early until Ciampa hits a dropkick while his opponent is going for a handspring maneuver. He gets back into after escaping Willow’s Bell and knocking Tommaso to the floor with a handspring kick as we go to commercial.

After the break, Kushida works the arm and has a Hoverboard Lock in when Velveteen Dream runs in. His hand is in a cast, and he tries to use it to hit Kushida with an axe handle. He ends up getting Ciampa instead.

Kushida def. Tommaso Ciampa via disqualification

Kushida chases Dream off after the match. Ciampa is not happy with the outcome.


Ember Moon is standing in the ring when they come back from break. She talks about finding clarity and what she calls Ember’s Law - that she’s going to take what she wants. And now that she’s back, she wants gold.

This brings out Io Shirai, who can’t even get a word in before Rhea Ripley interrupts! She starts talking on the stage but is soon attacked by Dakota Kai and Raquel González!

Chaos ensues prior to William Regal setting up a match - Raquel & Dakota vs. Rhea & Ember in the main event!


- Walking into the building, Drake Maverick tells Killian Dain that they have a tag match tonight. And he promises entrance music! Dain is not pleased.

- McKenzie Mitchell asks Io Shirai why she didn’t aid Rhea RIpley or Ember Moon during the brawl. She told Mitchell that those women aren’t her problem. The NXT Women’s championship is her problem.

- Adam Cole is backstage with Undisputed at his side. All of them tell Kyle he did a great job before Cole tells Ridge Holland that after what he did to him, he’s a dead man.

Drake Maverick & Killian Dain vs Ever-Rise

Drake Maverick’s music choice was a fun loving whistling theme that Dain nixed immediately.

Killian tagged Drake in immediately so hard that it hurt the little man’s hand. Maverick took his usual Drake beating that he’ll usually do which a couple quick bursts that were put down.

Dain got into the ring without being tagged and one of the Ever-Rise guys talked trash, so Killian dragged Drake to the corner, tagged in, and unloaded. When Drake tagged himself in, Dain powerbombed him onto their opponent, which was enough for the 1-2-3.

Maverick & Dain def. Ever-Rise

After the match, Drake was too annoying and got punched by Dain again. However, the big man did carry the little man out, and Maverick seemed very happy with it all.


Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae are walking the dog around the neighborhood, lamenting about their bad Sunday wearing some lovely “Power Couple” track suits. They feel they deserve rematches. They walk into their garage to find a new TV with a bow on it, a gift from Indi Hartwell??

Austin Theory vs. Leon Ruff

Leon Ruff starts pretty hot and looks to pull an upset. But Theory battles back and wins with the ATL.

Theory def. Ruff

After the match, Austin grabs a mic and says this is what happens when he has time to warm up. He tells Adam Cole he’d win a rematch, so it’s a shame that he’s out with his broken ribs. He says he will put anyone in their place.

Dexter Lumis’ music plays and the creepy superstar walks out. And it looks like we may have another match.

Austin Theory vs. Dexter Lumis

Lumis starts by taking it to the brash Theory. In fact, before they go to commercial, Austin is proverbially against the ropes.

But when they get back from break, Theory has found himself in control. He keeps the bigger man down for a while. But Lumis finally gets back in it with a big spinebuster. He follows up by rolling into a monkey flip, a move Vic Joseph rightfully called “unorthodox.”

Austin hits a drop kick but Lumis is up first! He is back on the attack and eventually puts him down and locks in his choke submission, putting Theory to slip.

Lumis def. Theory

Right after the match, Cameron Grimes delivers an out of nowhere Cave In! He tells the man that it’ll teach him to ignore him (referring to him backstage last week).


- Dakota Kai and Raquel González cut a quick backstage promo explaining why they attacked this week. Raquel wants to finally take care of Rhea while Dakota needed to let Ember know she needs to get in the back of the line when it comes to the NXT Women’s championship.

- Backstage, Cameron Grimes is asked why he attacked Lumis. He said people need to learn to stop messing with Cameron Grimes because he’s going to the moon.

- They air a Prime Target epilogue from the title match at TakeOver 31. In it, they say Finn will be able to talk briefly soon but will probably be out “a little bit of time.”

- From an interview earlier today, Ridge Holland was asked about the attack on Adam Cole. He said last week he didn’t have a Mercedes but this week he does - and you can thank Adam Cole for that.

- Damian Priest is interviewed backstage, wondering who’s next for him.


Ridge Holland vs. Danny Burch

The hard brawling Burch starts out on the offensive with his stiff forarms, giving Holland one of his toughest tests to date. But Hollands storms back with a big clothesline and a suplex/slam that serves as his finish.

Holland def. Burch

Burch felt slighted by Holland after the match so tried to go after him again, but this time received those vicious headbutts from the former rugby player. Oney Lorcan ran out but Holland put him down... briefly. Lorcan landed a splash to the outside on the big man but when the fight made its way back into the ring, Ridge put him down again. But Lorcan still wouldn’t stay down and he splashed him from the ring to the floor.


- Johnny Gargano is watching the new TV that happened to have a USB included that highlighted how often Indi Hartwell saved Candice LeRae during the battle royal the other week.

- Tim Thatcher is lecturing his students, discussing that life can turn on you so you have to attack first any time you have the chance. He tells them that a man isn’t defined by his losses but the pain he inflicts.

- Upon return to the arena, Ridge Holland is being stretchered out of the arena with a brace on his left leg. The leg gave out on Lorcan’s last splash onto him.

Xia Li vs. Shotzi Blackheart

Quick match, won by the host of Halloween Havoc after blocking a superplex and hitting a senton.

Shotzi Blackheart def. Xia Li via pinfall

Boa is out after the match. He hands Xia an envelope. She reads what’s inside and heads to the back.


Ember Moon & Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez

Ember Moon has new music.

In the first segment of the match, it was Rhea Ripley playing the face in peril, with Raquel able to keep the Nightmare.

After the break, Ripley tagged out to Moon, who came in hot. She looked crisp, with no signs of ring rust. But the match broke down with all the women getting involved.

Eventually, Kai was legal in the ring and Moon was on top of the turnbuckle looking for the Eclipse. But Raquel hit her, stopping her momentarily. However, Rhea kicked González and then went for what looked for a back body drop through the table but it didn’t land right and both just rolled over it.

That allowed Ember to nail a sweet looking Eclipse for the 1-2-3.

Moon & Ripley def. Kai & González

After the match, Moon and Ripley stare at each other briefly but then hold each other’s arms up in victory.


That’s the show, folks. Thanks for watch with us!