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WWE NXT results, live blog (Nov. 11, 2020): Three title matches

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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, live from the Capitol Wrestling Center: North American champ Johnny Gargano looks to break his title defense curse against a mystery opponent, Pat McAfee’s Kings of NXT try to continue their dominant run when Tag Team champions Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch give Breezango their rematch, and Santos Escobar defends the Cruiserweight title against Jake Atlas. Plus, Candice LeRae battles Toni Storm, Xia Li gets the match against Raquel González she requested, 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.

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A Veteran’s Day package opens the show. Thank you for your service.

Then Johnny is in the ring with his wheel of challengers. He sees his failure to successfully defend the North American title the first time he had it was bad luck. Failing to defend the NXT title meant he was cursed! But tonight, with the help of his friend the wheel, he’ll reverse the curse! He’s going to show the world that where there’s a WHEEL, there’s a Way.

Leon Ruff has been taped over one of the names, and the wheel is obviously weighted to land on Ruff. Come on down!

Johnny Gargano vs. Leon Ruff

Ruff is fired up, and Gargano holds the ropes for him and poses for the camera as Leon raises his arms. Johnny convinces Leon to check his kickpads before locking up, and when he does he kicks him in the face. The champ stomps Ruff down in the corner, then it’s a press slam and a pose. Ruff evades a charge after being whipped into the corner and gets 30 seconds of fury, but is then grabbed by the head when he tried to springboard and thrown from the apron to the steps. Johnny launched him into the barricade, and notices Damian Priest is right there behind the plexiglass. He taunts Priest, but then steps around the plexiglass. Gargano freaks out and slides right into a roll-up that almost gets three! Big clothesline from the champ, who then hurls Ruff face first into the turnbuckles. After taunting Priest by saying how easy it is, Johnny sets up for a kick, but Ruff ducks under and hits the crucifix bomb. New champ!

Leon Ruff def. Johnny Gargano via pinfall to become the new North American champion

Priest celebrates with the new champ on the stage while Gargano melts down in the ring. The referee puts the title around Leon’s waist, but it’s too big and falls to the floor.

Backstage, everyone is cheering the new champ. McKenzie Mitchell tries to get a word, but Priest says “little Johnny” is gonna come through the curtain and try to kick his ass, so he gives Leon the keys to his black challenger and tells his to get out of here.

Gargano does come through hot, and attacks Priest. The former champ says he hates wheels, and demands General Manager William Regal do his job and vacate the match for which he says there was no contract. He’s still freaking out as we go to our next match.

Jake Atlas vs. Santos Escobar

We see footage of Atlas attacking Legado Del Fantasma earlier today, blasting Joaquin Wilde in the bread basket with a black jack.

The Cruiserweight champ is out with Raul Mendoza, his arm in a sling from Atlas’ attack last week. Escobar is still very chill, lounging in the corner at the bell. Jake gets the early advantage, but it only takes seconds for Santos to get the upper hand. Russian leg sweep into a submission as the champ tells Jake this is what he gets for messing with him. Atlas to the ropes for the break, but it doesn’t get any better for the challenger on his feet. He eats kicks from Escobar in the corner, then another stretch. Jake punches and chops his way back into it. A big forearm sends the champ to his knees, but Mendoza pulls a pipe out of his sling when Atlas is on the apron. He avoids the attacks and takes out Wilde as well. Slingshot blockbuster gets two on Escobar, then the champ slides out and regroups with his team as we go to commercial.

When we return, Escobar is in control again, but we see Wilde & Mendoza being thrown out by the ref. Running knees, whip to the other corner and repeat. Super rana follow-up, and the champ climbs for a Frog Splash. One, two, no! Atlas gets a head scissor takedown and follows with a drop kick to comeback again. Superkick gets two. Punches to the downed champ, then goes to the ropes to try for the cartwheel DDT and gets shoved face first into the announce desk. Escobar follows and they brawl on the floor, but Santos sends the challenger into the ring steps. Atlas gets slammed face first into the steps at the count of six, but Jake follows Escobar in at eight. He fights the champ out of the ring and tries for a dive that doesn’t quite connect. Two pinning predicaments get two, then Escobar drops him into the middle rope. Superkick nearfall from the champ, but Atlas comes right back with a combo that gets two. Jake climbs for his finisher, but lands right into Escobar’s instead.

Santos Escobar def. Jake Atlas via pinfall to retain the Cruiserweight title

Legado Del Fantasma returns to celebrate with their leader on the ramp.

Backstage we see Dexter Lumis putting the finishing touches on a caricature of his win over Cameron Grimes at Halloween Havoc, and Raquel Gonzalez walking to the ring.

Shotzi Blackheart tells us how much the tank that Candice LeRae destroyed meant to her. It was more than just a cool vehicle she rode to the ring. It represented freedom and family. They’re not even, because Shotzi isn’t interested in getting even. She just wants to kick Candice’s ass.

Raquel Gonzalez vs. Xia Li

Li doesn’t come out with her music, instead it’s Boa. he apologizes but says Xia isn’t here tonight. So instead, Gonzalez kicks his ass. She sends him into the barricade, then throws him back in the ring for a big boot. Raquel tells him Li asked for this just before she chokeslams him to hell. She tells everybody to get her name out of their mouth, then storms off as Boa writhes in pain.

The lights go out and a dragon appears on the screens around the CWC. And older Asian man walks down the ramp. Boa kneels before him and accepts an envelope from him, then the man draws a character on the back of his hand in what looks like soot. The man leaves and Boa holds his hand like it hurts.


Mitchell asks August Grey about his attack on on Timothy Thatcher, but this doesn’t go much better than McKenzie’s first interview. Thatcher attacks. Refs get him to break a choke, but Thatcher pounces and throws Grey into Lumis’ art! Dexter shows up and isn’t happy, but Thatcher says he doesn’t have a problem with him. Mr. Regal gets between them and Thatcher leaves.

Toni Storm vs. Candice LeRae

Inset promo from the Poison Pixie where she laughs about how much she enjoyed destroying Blackheart’s tank. She’s also gonna enjoy destroying that “punk rock poser” Toni Storm.

They trade headlocks at the start, and Toni gets the first takedown to take control. She fights off a comeback and gets another takedown with wrist control. Candice slams Storm to the mat with a handful of hair to change momentum. Toni fights off a suplex and takes one herself. Basement drop kick and inverted atomic drop from Storm. LeRae rolls out and Toni follows, but a hip attack gets nothing but steps and the heel takes charge as we go picture-in-picture.

Storm’s comeback starts shortly after we return, and gets a cover off a bridging suplex. She climbs, but Candice catches her tries for a Famouser from there but Toni hold on. Storm tries for a senton and gets nothing but mat. A scramble follows, and LeRae gets both feet on the ropes during a cover for three!

Candice LeRae def. Toni Storm via pinfall

Storm attacks as LeRae is getting her hand raised, but Ghostface makes the save! Shotzi in to even the odds, but the heels stand tall. Candice tells her lackey to unmask, and it’s Indi Hartwell!

Breezango get a backstage promo. Tyler Breeze says they worked for five year to get the belts, and too hard to have them taken away by Pat McAfee, who isn’t even in NXT. Fandango says he isn’t even a wrestler. Breeze says tonight we’re not getting goofy Breezango, and they’ll become two-time tag champs.

Timothy Thatcher vs. Dexter Lumis

Thesz Press and punches from Dexter at the start, and a rattled Thatcher slides out of the ring. He tries to get Dexter’s ankle, but Lumis fights it off. He takes Thatcher’s back, but that allows Tim to get the ankle. Lumis gets a break by grabbing his opponent’s ear. Thatcher with knees to the mid-section, belly-to-belly sends Lumis flying but he slithers right back at Thatcher. They grapple to the ropes and Thatcher with a cheap European uppercut on the break. Bow and arrow from Thatcher, but Lumis clubs his way free. Crossface strikes from Dexter, then a spinebuster but Lumis seems to have hurt his arm. He shakes it out as Thatcher rolls out. Dexter follows, Thatcher in to break the count and then back out to attack. He sends Lumis bad arm first into the ring post as we go to a break.

Thatcher is in control and working the arm when we return. Double underhook suplex gets two. He tries for a couple more covers then returns to the arm. He alternates between pin attempts and arm holds for a bit. He tries for a butterfly suplex, but Lumis fights it off. He gets some space and shakes his arm again. Strikes and a big clothesline in the corner, then a bulldog. Dexter goes up top, but Thatcher catches him there. They trade strikes there. Lumis fights off a superplex. Swanton off the top, but Cameron Grimes is here. Dexter knocks him off the apron, but the confusion gives Thatcher a chance to get three off a crucifix.

Timothy Thatcher def. Dexter Lumis via pinfall

Lumis goes after Grimes, but after knocking him from the apron Grimes snaps his bad arm off the top rope. He puts a burlap sack on Dexter’s head. Lumis tries for a chair attack but can’t see. Cameron sets him on the chair and nails him with Cave In.

Backstage, Mitchell catches up while Gargano is going to knock on the GM’s door now that he’s cooled down. He asks for the match to be thrown out, and Mr. Regal says it was Johnny’s decision, so the decision stands. He says he rigged the wheel and the whole thing was a joke! He melts down as Regal smiles and shuts his door.

After a break, Tommaso Ciampa is in his dark promo cove. He says he’s been in the business for 16 years and been around some tough guys. Guys like Harley Race and Killer Kowalski. Those guys never had to tell you they were tough. You knew. But the NXT locker room is full of guys who’ll tell you have tough they are. Maybe it’s the world today, he doesn’t know. He never thought he’d be old school, but he guesses he is. This 2020 locker room culture? It’s gonna change, and he is that change.

Prime Target on Rhea Ripley and Io Shirai. Ripley talks the disappointment of WrestleMania being moved to a PC without fans, and losing to Charlotte Flair. Shirai talks in Japanese about being the best and besting all challengers. She kind of mocks Flair for needing to get over the Mania disappointment. She’s not afraid of the Nightmare. Strength coach Sean Hayes puts over Ripley and Sarah Amato puts over Io. Their match is next week.

Pat McAfee enters and puts over Pete Dunne after we see highlights of last week. He talks about how much his business is worth and his exciting flight to Florida in a storm. He had to decide what to tell the stupidest audience in the world, and it’s that they don’t deserve the main event they’re about to get. He’ll be on commentary after this break.

Before the match starts, we see Cameron Grimes walking backstage. Faceless interviewer guy catches up with him. He’s man enough to admit he was afraid of Dexter Lumis’ dead eyes. But he covered them up and caved him in. Now he has somewhere to be... to the mooooon!

Breezango vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch

The former champs are all business. Wade Barrett finally welcomes McAfee to commentary, and he runs down Vic Joseph and Beth Phoenix for not doing it sooner.

The champs jumps at the bell and send the challengers to the floor. Fandango throws Lorcan over his back and Tyler Breeze slingshots Burch into the fence. Breeze sends Danny into the ring and he and Dango officially start. The Brit is isolated in the Fashion Police’s corner. Tyler in for a snap suplex and a cover, but Burch gets up and gets a tag. Prince Pretty drives Oney into the challenger’s corner. Fandango with a big back elbow, but the champ’s get a tag themselves as neither team can take control for long.

Things breaks down on the floor. Breeze sends Burch crashing into McAfee and Dunne at the table as we go PiP. Lorcan gets the better of Breeze on the small screen and the champs work him over during our last break. Pat Mac has left commentary to coach his guys at the apron. Both men make tags as return to full screen. Dango is a house of fire, and gets two on Oney after doing the deal with a Falcon Arrow. Burch breaks up the cover. Breeze superkicks him to the floor and Fandango flies onto all of them. He climbs the ringpost, but Lorcan’s recovered and stops him! McAfee hops on the apron for a distraction, but here comes Drake Maverick! He takes out Lorcan, Dango follows with an elbow drop that sets up a great nearfall. Maverick takes out McAfee as this breaks down. Dunne takes care of Drake and rolls Pat into the ring. While the ref deals with him, Pete blasts Breeze off the apron. The champs hit their tandem finisher on Dango to retain.

Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch def. Breezango via pinfall to retain the NXT Tag Team championship

Maverick climbs behind the Kings of NXT’s celebration and splashes on them. A chaotic three vs. four melee follows, but the end result is the bad guys win. Dunne sets Fandango up and McAfee punts him before telling the camera they’ll do this however much they want. They’re the best, you suck. Cheers.