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WWE NXT results, live blog (Mar. 11, 2020): Two title tilts

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: a special show from the Performance Center where Johnny Gargano has something planned for Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee is set to defend his North American championship against Cameron Grimes, Undisputed ERA’s Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish will try to take the Tag titles back from The BroserWeights, 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!


The “Last week/Coming up tonight on NXT” video package starts with Johnny Gargano bullying Mauro Ranallo. Then Ranallo welcomes us to the Performance Center, which looks pretty much like standing room only around a ring. The ramp/stadium looks pretty similar. And the first men down it are...

Keith Lee vs. Cameron Grimes

Standard title match intros, and the crowd here hates Grimes and loves Lee, just like they do at Full Sail (I assume it’s mostly the same peeps).

The challenger dances around, but he can’t land any effective offense or avoid things like the Grizzly Magnum. Lee tosses him to the floor, but when he throws him back in he gets in a few kicks to the head. A follow-up is caught, but Cameron grabs the ropes to thwart a powerbomb allows him to stomp him in the head. A tope is caught, and while Grimes avoids a powerbomb again, he gets dropped to the apron. The champ bounces his face off the turnbuckle a few times, one of which knocks the North Carolinian’s hat to the floor. Superplex attempt is thwarted and Grimes hits a crossbody from the top. He follows up with a knee to the head as we go split screen. The challenger works the heat while ads play.

Lee is fighting off an octopus armbar when we return, and that leads to both men attempting to German their opponent. Running the rope ends with a big crossbody block by the champ. Elbow from Lee, big boot from Grimes. After some superkicks, Cameron manages to get the Limitless One up for a bridging German that gets two. Moonsault follow-up is caught, but Grimes turns it into a DDT for another nearfall. He sets up for the Cave-In, but it’s caught. He flips out of a Spirit Bomb, but gets pounced out his boots! Big Bang Catasptrophe!

Keith Lee def. Cameron Grimes via pinfall to retain his North American title

While the champ poses, Damian Priest slides in for a night stick attack. Dominik Dijakovic slides in to run him off. Priest smiles back at him when he’s leaving. Double-D picks up the belt and goes to help Lee up, but Keith scoops him and puts him down with a Spirit Bomb. He takes the strap and walks out.

Mauro welcomes Beth Phoenix back. They put over the Women’s title match at WrestleMania, and segue to the TakeOver: Tampa #1 contender ladder match. Mia Yim and Dakota Kai fight for a spot... next!

Dakota Kai vs. Mia Yim

Mia dodges a drop kick at the bell, and we get a couple quick roll-up attempts from the HBIC. Slap from Kai, but that just pisses Yim off as she biels Dakota and follows up with knees, forearms, and chops. She takes out the leg while running the ropes and follows up with a drop kick that gets two. All Yim in the early going. That changes when Mia goes to kick Raquel Gonzalez and gets her caught. Gonzalez pulls her over her shoulder and drops her face first on the apron as we go to commercial.

Kai still in charge when we return, but Yim dodges a couple quicks and gets back in the driver’s seat. Neckbreaker, drop kick, cannonball... two count. Exchange of running forearms, and after a taunt, Dakota hits the chiropractor for a nearfall. Rapid fire short kicks to the head, but Mia dodges a bigger one for a roll-up. She sidesteps the boot again, powerbomb, one - two - Raquel grabs Mia’s leg! The ref deals with Gonzalez while Kai gets a cover of her own, but when she goes to get his attention, Mia hits the backstabber for the win.

Mia Yim def. Dakota Kai via pinfall to earn a spot in TakeOver’s #1 contender ladder match

Gonzalez returns to destroy the winner, and helps Kai to the back. Yim gets back to her feet and walks to the back as the crowd chants her name.

Nigel McGuinness tells us that Tommaso Ciampa has just arrived. McKenzie Mitchell rushes up to him as he walks to the building, asking about Johnny Gargano doing things his way tonight. Ciampa just says “His way?” and storms inside. We see Undisputed ERA warming up for their tag title match before another break.

We get a new teaser for probably Killer Kross, and then it’s back to action.

Kushida vs. Raul Mendoza

Fast-paced open as expected, and Mendoza gets the best of it until Raul dives into a forearm. Kushida follows up with a tope, then hits an enziguri on the apron. Mendoza fires back with a nifty twisting neckbreaker, follow-up quebrada gets two. The Japanese Superstar lands on his feet on a suplex attempt and is back in it. Springboard back elbow starts a flurry that leads to a drop kick. Both men land big kicks in the corner. Raul climbs and tries to get the smaller man in a fireman’s carry. Kushida fights it off, looks for the hoverboard lock, and gets it after they do a Spanish Fly-like spot from the top rope.

Kushida def. Raul Mendoza via submission

Flashback to Rhea Ripley’s night on Raw, and we learn she’ll be here... next!

We come back to commercial to a pre-tape of Mitchell interviewing Tyler Breeze about what the PC means to him. They’re interrupted by Austin Theory, who shades Prince Pretty about not being cut out to be a mega-star. Breeze takes his pic and when Theory asks why, he says he looks like a flash in the pan.

The NXT Women’s champ enters the PC. She says that if Charlotte Flair is going to play mind games, she’ll have to step up. She admits this is the biggest match of her career, but what gets her through is knocking the Queen on her royal ass. Before she can gets much further, Flair shows up.

She shuts down the “You don’t go here” chant with “I built here”. Charlotte says Rhea’s issue won’t be the 80000 chanting her name, it’ll be that she’s too much for her to handle. At Mania she’s gonna take Ripley to deep water and drown the next big thing. The champ doesn’t wait to hear anything else and attacks. Flair gets the better of the brawl, and after bouncing Ripley’s knee off the ringpost, she locks a draping Figure Four on her around the post. Charlotte poses with the belt while the champ writhes in pain.

WALTER gets a video package that ends with Finn Balor holding up a passport and saying of the hype for the NXT UK champ that “lies travel faster than the truth”.

After a commercial, and a little hype for The PC, we see Mia Yim being interviewed as she leaves the building. A van speeds by and two guys in lucha masks jump out and “abduct” Raul Mendoza.

Deonna Purrazzo vs. Tegan Nox

The Virtuosa gets the early advantage by targeting Nox’s left shoulder, which the announce team remind us was banged up in last week’s cage match. Nearfall off a suplex, but Tegan is able to reverse a whip. Cannon-boar meets Purrazzo’s knees, and a follow-up bicycle kick gets two. Fujiwara armbar, but Nox powers out. Shiniest Wizard!

Tegan Nox def. Deonna Purrazzo via pinfall to earn a spot in TakeOver’s #1 contender ladder match

We see the tag champs being their entertaining selves before the break. After it, we get another probably for Killer Kross teaser.

Tag title time, and the challengers enter with their teammates Roderick Strong & NXT champ Adam Cole (BAY BAY). Before the champs enter, Velveteen Dream’s music plays. He’s on the balcony, and says there are four little men in the PC ring. But he only has his eye on one, and that’s Cole and the belt. Because he was never interested in Roddy or his family. They’re just tights (he holds up and throws the tights with Marina & Troy over his shoulder). It was also Dream’s plan, Strong was just dumb enough to fall for it. So he wants to talk about the main event of TakeOver: Tampa, Dream vs. Cole.

The champ tells Velveteen to dream on. Next week, Cole is having a celebration as he’ll be the longest reigning NXT champ. He says he and Roddy will head after Velveteen and end this right now, but Dream says not so fast and signals for the tag champ’s music.

Undisputed ERA (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) vs. The BroserWeights (Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne)

Fish & Riddle start with what looks like a MMA fight. The Bro with a big takedown and the crowd goes wild as we go to commercial. When we return, Bobby is throwing Riddle to the floor, and throws him back in to isolate him in the TUE corner. Quick tags as both men target Matt’s mid-section with strikes.

Sorry, I’m a little distracted by the coronavirus news coming fast and furious (Tom Hanks has it, NBA season has been suspended), but the challengers are still in charge. But it doesn’t take long for Dunne to come in, and come in hot. KOR gets a takedown, but but falls right into an armbar. He gets to the ropes. Eventually, Cole and Strong are in the ring for a face-off and the ref throws them out as we go split screen. Dunne is quickly worn down, and the heels work him over while the ads play. When we go big screen, he quickly gets to the corner and it’s the Bro’s turn to come in hot. The champs work over Kool Kyle, and Fish is info for the save after a Bro-ton near fall. The BroserWeights land on their feet on a tandem suplex though and hit tandem kicks of their own.

O’Reilly & Dunne trade blows, and Kyle wins the exchange with a huge clothesline. Both men get tags. Fish blogs a Bro 2 Sleep, and O’Reilly gets a blind tag. Knee from the top, but Dunne breaks up the cover. The Bruiserweight is taken out, and the heels work over Riddle. He survives a 2.9999 count and puts both TUE members down with a spear. Grizzled Young Veterans are here. Dunne recovers and gets back in the ring for a standoff as things break down big time. KOR grabs the tights and almost gets the pin on Riddle, Zack Gibson & James Gibson are taken oout along with Fish. That leaves O’Reilly all alone, and he eats the Bro 2 Sleep/enziguri combo.

The BroserWeights def. Undisputed ERA via pinfall to retain their NXT Tag titles

Cole’s celebration is confirmed for next week, along with a ladder match qualifier pitting Candice LeRae against Mercedes Martinez, and Balor’s appearance on tomorrow’s NXT UK is hyped.

Ciampa enters for our main event segment as we get our last commercial. When we return, he’s on the mic goading Johnny Gargano into delivering the explanation he promised. Johnny comes on the big screen, bringing up Tommaso’s heel run and how he’s the worst person in NXT. Did he miss an apology? Why is he being welcomed back?

Blackheart doesn’t even listen, rolling out of the ring and heading backstage to the conference room Johnny’s filming in. He says they’re doing this his way, as he attacks Gargano, throwing him across the table. He boots him down the hall to the trainer’s room where he breaks a crutch over his back as Drake Wuertz tries to stop him. The get to the gym, where Johnny is able to get some space by spraying something in Ciampa’s eyes. He throws Ciampa throw a door’s window! Both guys have taken our security types who try to stop them. Gargano throws his former partner off some weights, then picks up a big one and goes to brain him with it. Ciampa fights it off and blasts Johnny in the mid-section with it. He throws it at him, shattering a wall-length mirror! They finally fight back out to ringside.

Trading punches in the bleachers. Superkick from Johnny! Big boot from Ciampa! he grabs a chair and uses it during a running knee that sends both men through a barricade. Tommaso stands on some seats and declares this is his house. He brings Johnny to the announce desk and goes for powerbomb, but Gargano fights it off. Johnny heads to the balcony and Ciampa follows suit. They brawl there, and Tommaso tries to throw Johnny off. Gargano fights him off and he takes out a part of the railing! He gets him on his shoulders, but Ciampa fights that off by dislodging another part of the railing. More brawling, then Johnny gets Tommaso in the Garga-No Escape. Drake makes him break the hold, but Gargano decks him! He sets for something off the perch, telling the crowd this is a teachable moment. That gives Tommaso time to recover. Air Raid Crash off the balcony through the announce desk!

General Manager William Regal arrives with more refs as both men are down. They’re calling for medical help as the show ends.

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