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WWE NXT results, live blog (Feb. 5, 2020): Will Charlotte accept?

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: Charlotte Flair comes to address Rhea Ripley’s WrestleMania challenge, Rhea goes face-to-face with her TakeOver: Portland challenger, 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 a certain segment from Monday’s Raw) take us into the show, where Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness & Beth Phoenix welcome us to Full Sail. And welcome Dusty Classic winners The Broserweights to the show.

And as Matt Riddle promised Pete Dunne in their fallout video last week, he’s found a way for them to take the trophy around with them - a custom golf cart!

Riddle, wearing a tie (and no shoes or socks), talks about how they’ve been celebrating all week. He shouts out the new Broserweights-Mobile. Dunne says the last thing he ever thought was that he’d be in a tag team with The Original Bro, but in Portland, they’ll become Tag champs. He starts to wonder about getting the trophy there when Undisputed ERA’s music hits.

Kyle O’Reilly refuses to acknowledge them as a team. They’re Matthew Rid-el and Peter Doone. He doesn’t want to wait until TakeOver, so they won’t... until Roderick Strong runs in and counsels them against it. Bobby Fish says they have bigger fish to fry, which cracks Matt up and gets him to make “How much fish could Bobby Fish fry if Bobby Fish could fry fish” a thing. Pete doesn’t care, because in Portland, they’re gonna smoke Fish & O’Reilly.

Angel Garza vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott

We see highlights of Garza taking out Rey Mysterio on Monday, and Mauro remind us it was Scott who was pinned in the match where Angel lost the Cruiserweight title.

Standard cruiserweight opening sequence, then Garza kicks Swerve in the mid-section while he tries a cartwheel evasion. The former champ tries for something on the ropes, but Scott counters into a rana. The face is on a roll, but eats a kick when he tries for a dive and is swept to the floor as we go to a PiP commercial break. Garza works the heat on the small screen. As soon as we return, Scott gets in a little bit of offense when he returns a chop, but an airplane spin and superkick (with a pants doffing in between) gets a nearfall.

Scott counters the springboard suplex into a German of his own, then hits a flatliner for two. Kicks and strikes as a follow-up, but when Swerve returns from the apron, he gets a boot to the face. They battle on their knees, then Garza lands a series of headbutts. Something in the corner is countered in a devastating looking Destroyer-looking move that almost ends. Scott goes up top but Garza catches him. He tries to distract with his pants, but Swerve catches them and throws them back along with a House Call for two. Angel fights off a half-and-half, then crotches Scott. He follows that with a Wing Clipper to end it.

Angel Garza def. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott via pinfall

Garza with a mic, says he says he beat Scott, took out his cousin Humberto Carrillo - and a legend named Rey Mysterio. He never lost his title, and he wants it back. He knows Jordan Devlin is in the building, and he’ll be watching him.

Nigel throws it backstage, where TUE are terrorizing folks looking for Tommaso Ciampa. Some dud is getting a haircut, so of course Roddy buzzes him.

After some commercials, Mercedes Martinez gets a hype video, and we see Sgt. Slaughter in the seats.

Dominik Dijakovic vs. Killian Dain

During Dain’s entrance, we see the video they released from the PC earlier today setting up this match.

The Beast of Belfast charges at the bell, then the brawl for a while until Dain clotheslines DD over the top. He tries to send Dijakovic into the post, but Dom reverses then cannonballs off the steps onto Dain. Back in, he goes for the discus clothesline but is met with a huge crossbody from the Irishman as we go to a break. They’re trading blows when we return, but Dain is still in control until Dijakovic shows off his strength with a throw and choke slam that gets two. He heads up top, which is a mistake because he gets caught and eats a superplex.

Killian took too much damage and can’t cover. They trade big boots, then DD gets one more for two. He then climbs again for a moonsault, but Dain evades. Drop kick and cannonball, but Dom grabs a boot to stop the Vader Bomb. They battle on the ropes, then Dijakovic hits Feast Your Eyes.

Dominik Dijakovic def. Killian Dain via pinfall

We then learn that the winner will challenge for the North American title in Portland, and Keith Lee is out to discuss it on the stage.

Backstage, Undisputed is still looking for Ciampa, and they run into Kushida. He fights back to their bullying tactics, and ends up being put through a production cart for his trouble. Bronson Reed shows up to stand up to them, but ends up taking a high knee from Roddy.

Mauro interviews Johnny Gargano and Finn Balor, who are both elsewhere. Finn’s been waiting years for this match to prove Johnny’s not the next him. Gargano says he’s not the next Finn, he’s the only him. The best shot of the promo battle is Johnny saying he wants the NXT Balor, not the guy who lost to Bobby Lashley for 18 straight weeks. Finn says that guys is dead. Gargano is going to take the NXT flag he’s flown in Balor’s absence and drive it straight through Finn’s heart. Finn says he doesn’t have a heart.

Kacy Catanzaro vs. Mercedes Martinez

It doesn’t take much time for Martinez to take control, and she gets a quick nearfall. After a few more strikes, she goes for a delayed vertical suplex and holds it for an impressive amount of time, but Kacy’s slips out the back. Catanzaro flies into the corner and hits a rana for two. She heads outside and looks for a springboard move, but launches into a strike. She gets sent back to the floor, where Mercedes throws her off the ring post and then off the barricade multiple times. Back in, a Fisherman’s Buster ends it.

Mercedes Martinez def. Kacy Catanzaro via pinfall

Cathy Kelley interviews Rhea Ripley, asking about her challenge to Charlotte Flair. The champ’s number one concern is Bianca Belair, but it’s nice of the Queen to show up.

Beth reminds us about Tegan & Dakota’s TakeOver street fight, then we see the ERA looking for Ciampa outside. Tommaso finds them, taking out Fish, O’Reilly & Strong from the back, then brawling into the building with Adam Cole. He smashes the announce table with Cole’s head, then sits on it to pat himself on the back. That allows the other three members of the group to catch up, and the swarm him in the ring. Broserweights with the save, and security is out to try to break it up. The faces clear the ring, but General Manager William Regal’s had enough! He tells everyone to go get their gear on, this is getting settled tonight. Undisputed doesn’t wait, and hits the ring to resume the melee. Officials finally seem to get control, but not for long. A pile of bodies moves to the stage where they’re finally separated.

New Cruiserweight champ Jordan Devlin enters once the stage clears.

Jordan Devlin vs. Tyler Breeze

The champ kicks Prince Pretty off the apron when he goes for his entrance pose there. We go to commercial with Devlin posing with his Cruiserweight title in the ring.

Breeze is getting his butt kicked when we return from commercial. Tyler gets back into it with a pop over off a whip and a couple kicks. He covers, but Devlin quickly regains control. Breeze attacks left knee, eventually wrapping it around the post twice while Jordan begs for mercy. Prince Pretty continues his assault, but Devlin fights back and we get a chop battle. Breeze ends that with a dropkick that gets two. Elbows and a neck crank, but Devlin gets free with a European uppercut. He ducks under a charge that sends Jordan to the outside, but takes too long following up. A PK from the apron by Devlin is followed by a moonsault off the top. Both men barely break the ten count, and it takes a while for them to get to their feet in the ring. Striking exchange is won by Devlin, and standing moonsault gets two as we get another break.

Devlin is weary but in charge when we get back. Tyler blocks a side suplex, then gets his foot up on a charge to get a roll with kicks and forearms. A big clothesline gets two on the Irish Ace. Devlin fights back into it and hits a crossbody off the top, but Breeze rolls through for two. The champ does get a cover off a Spanish Fly. A follow-up moonsault off the top lands crotch-first on Tyler’s feet. Breeze grabs a single-leg crab, and when when Devlin rolls through, he lands the supermodel kick for two. Unprettier countered, and a floatover cutter gets two for Devlin. The Irishman can’t believe it. After another striking exchange ends with a headbutt, Devlin-side suplex hits, and that’s it.

Jordan Devlin def. Tyler Breeze via pinfall

We’re told Bianca Belair & Rhea Ripley’s face-to-face is next, then we see Charlotte arrive in a limo.

The EST is out first. In a dope “Melanin” shirt. She says in a little more than a week, she’ll be going to Portland to become champ. But Rhea must have forgot about that because she went to Raw and got in Charlotte’s business. She doesn’t care about any Queen... which of course prompts Flair’s music.

Charlotte makes her way to the ring. She gets a welcome home chant, and says she loves an NXT “Woo”. She puts over how much she thinks of Belair, but says this isn’t about her. Before Flair can get much further, Ripley arrives. She steps to the Queen, and when The EST tries to step between them, Flair puts her hand in her face and Belair flips out while Rhea demands and answer.

Bianca interrupts, and says excuse me, you don’t even go here to Flair. At WrestleMania, it’ll be her vs. Charlotte. Flair laughs and takes a second, then says this is a conversation for champions. The EST starts to flip again, but Rhea stands up for her and tells Charlotte not to come into her house and disrespect them. They have a saying here “We are NXT”. Belair blasts Flair while her attention is on Ripley. They kick her to the corner, the lift her up and slam her down face first.

Their truce doesn’t last long, as they start jawing about Portland right after taking out the Queen. Bianca exits the ring to end the segment.

We’re reminded Poppy will be at TakeOver: Portland, and it’s main event time.

Undisputed ERA (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) vs. Matt Riddle, Pete Dunne & Tommaso Ciampa

The faces attack on the ramp during Undisputed’s entrance. After they take out the legal men, they attack Strong and end up putting him off the stage. Ciampa may have hurt his knee in this attack, or he’s selling it like an Oscar winner. A trainer checks on him while the camera stays away from the babyface corner.

Pretty much chaos while that’s going on, and a return from Strong finally allows the ERA to take control. Dunne gets worked over, eventually getting Riddle for the hot tag. He cleans house, and Cole heads outside to regroup with his boys as we go to a split screen commercial. Ciampa’s remained on the apron, but hasn’t shown signs of re-entering. Undisputed works the numbers game on Riddle and isolates him in their corner while the ads play.

Ciampa’s back on his feet (sorry, that and the 2/5/20 reveal are the main things I’m interested in at this point). Riddle and O’Reilly grapple a bit, but the Bro pops up after a German to hit one of his own. After a high knee, he recovers and heads to the corner, but a Strong distraction leads to Ciampa being taken out, and Dunne is pulled off the apron. The Bruiserweight recovers and gets the tag. He cleans house and gets two off an x-plex. Cole comes back and heads up top for a Panama Sunrise, but jumps into a forearm. He recovers to hit an ushigiroshi for two. Dunne makes it to the corner, and here comes Ciampa!

Everyone is cleared out, including Strong with Willow’s Bell. He wipes out O’Reilly and then tells him to tag in Cole for a showdown of the TakeOver opponents. They battle and Cole ends up leveling The Broserweights with Superkicks, but Ciampa catches the one aimed at him. Strong in with a high knee save and the DQ.

Tommaso Ciampa & The Broserweights def. Undisputed ERA via disqualification

The beatdown continues after the match, and Ciampa is spraypainted with the X he put on the table last week. They set him up to take a knee from Cole, and the lights go out. The 2/5/20 logo appears on the screen and morphs into Velveteen Dream’s face! He’s on the top turnbuckle! He launches himself onto the area, throws haymakers and clears the ring! He targets Roddy, hitting the Dream Valley Driver! He rips off his tights to reveal other tights, mounts strong for more punches, then poses to end the show.

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