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WWE NXT results, live blog (June 24, 2020): Title Triple Threat

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: Keith Lee defends the North American championship against Johnny Gargano & Finn Bálor - and the winner gets a shot at NXT champ Adam Cole in two weeks! Plus, Damian Priest tangles with Cameron Grimes, 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!


We’ll be a little lighter here tonight, as I’m tweeting too (and a little wiped out from everything going on in the wrestling world, tbh). But we’ll get you all the pertinent details.

Before we start, we see Cameron Grimes strutting into Full Sail an hour ago. Then we see Damian Priest has been assaulted in his car. I guess he got smashed in his car door a few times.

Cameron Grimes vs. Damian Priest

Grimey gets on the mic, saying Priest slashed his own tires last week and attacked himself this week. He’s expecting a countout win, but here comes the Archer of Infamy with taped ribs.

Priest fights back for a bit, but when he goes for Razor’s Edge on the outside, he can’t keep Grimes in the air. A Cave In on the floor follows. After another one in the ring, he picks up the win.

Cameron Grimes def. Damian Priest via pinfall

Rhea Ripley is being interviewed about the Women’s title picture, but before she can say much, Robert Stone approached. He reveals Aliyah’s signed with the brand, then offers her a second chance - a golden ticket to sign with him. The Nightmare dumps him in the trash dumpster. Aliyah comes out to stand up for her man...ager, then slaps Rhea. She immediately knows she made a mistake.

After a commercial, we get another lesson in Thatch As Thatch Can Wrestling from Timothy Thatcher.

Santos Escobar vs. Jake Atlas

Atlas is fired up and looking to avenge his friend/hero Drake Maverick, and quickly takes control of the match. Escobar catches him with a kick that sends him from the apron to the plexiglass as we head to commercial.

A heel kick got him a nearfall during the break, and he’s working the heat back on the “live’ feed. Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza are cheering their leader on, but he can’t put Jake away. Atlas launches his comeback, and it includes flattening the lackeys with a moonsault. A snapmare driver can’t keep Escobar down, so Jake goes up top. But Santos catches him there and plants him with a Phantom Driver.

Santos Escobar def. Jake Atlas

We see that earlier today, Undisputed ERA took Roderick Strong back to Dr. Kyle O’Reilly. Roddy says he’s ready to face his fears and get in the trunk, so Kyle reveals himself. Outside, Roddy does get in the trunk and is hyped he pulled it off, so Adam Cole tells him tonight he’ll also face Dexter Lumis. Strong doesn’t seem as excited about that.

We see a tale of the tape on the North American title Triple Threat. We’re doing a deep dive on that when we get back.

First, Malcolm Bivens has a message for those “thugs” Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan. He also lets Rinku and Saurav says few words. Bottom line is, the two teams want title shots, but they’ve got beef with each other first.

After an excellent hype video for tonight’s main event, we get a highlight package on Karrion Kross. Then it’s time for tag action...

Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez

Sorry, I was writing about COVID. Kai got Catanzaro to tap.

Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez def. Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter via submission

Post-match, Dakota Kai issues a challenge to Io Shirai.

Karrion Kross vs. Bronson Reed

The big man actually levels Kross in the early going, but Kross catches him in the throat on a charge. An exploder suplex follows, but Auzilla fires back. Kross stands right up off a suplex. They trade blows but Karrion stays on his feet. Northern Lights suplex, Doomsday Saito, and Kross Jacket.

Karrion Kross def. Bronson Reed via submission

McKenzie Mitchell interviews the NXT champ. He says it doesn’t matter who wins the NA title Triple Threat because he’s Adam Cole BAY BAY. His only concern is clearing a space on the mantle for another title.

Another Mercedes Martinez video follows a break. She’s gonna dominate the women’s division.

Rhea Ripley vs. Aliyah

Robert Stone saves his client once by throwing a shoe (earning a “who throws a shoe?” from Beth), but then he gets de-jacketed in the ring. His client gets the Riptide a second later.

Rhea Ripley def. Aliyah via pinfall

Dexter Lumis vs. Roderick Strong

Roddy tries to get away during his entrance, but Bobby Fish grabs him and gives him a pep talk, walking him to the ring.

Lumis just hits Strong with a dead stare, and the former North American champ can’t psych himself up to attack Dexter. Lumis finally follows him to the outside, and Roddy’s so shook he runs right into the plexiglass! Strong runs off.

Dexter Lumis def. Roderick Strong via countout

Lumis sneaks up on Fish as he’s pleading with Strong, and grabs him his submission finish. Bobby escapes and runs off.

Stone & Aliyah are Zoom-ing with General Manager William Regal. Robert wants a rematch, which Regal says he can have if he wrestles too. Stone tries to beg off, eventually saying he’ll only do it if Rhea has to join the brand if they win. The GM says he can’t authorize that, but Ripley walks up and says it’s fine by her.

We get a combo Io Shirai package and an announcement about a 4Way to determine her first challenger. Tegan Nox, Dakota Kai, Candice LeRae, and Mia Yim fight to determine the #1 contender next week.

A strap match between Roderick Strong and Dexter Lumis is also announced for next week.

Keith Lee vs. Finn Balor vs. Johnny Gargano

The reigning North American champ runs over his challengers with a double clothesline to announce this is his main event, and we take a quick commercial break.

Keith’s wearing Gargano down with a rest hold when we return. Johnny escapes and Finn attacks, but can’t put Lee down. Both men charge the Limitless One, so the champ tosses both of them and gets a breather. Johnny targets a leg, but Lee won’t go down, even when Balor jumps on his back. He sends both men to the floor, but when he follows Finn hits him with the Sling Blade and Johnny follows with a senton off the apron. They team-up again to finally put him down in time for another commercial.

The challengers are fighting when we get back (from ads that included the announcement next week is a Great American Bash themed show), and we revisit the shot of Lee rising up behind Finn in the corner. He cleans house, but is put down with a double stomp at his knee by Finn. Sleeper, but Johnny hits Balor with a superkick before the champ can fade. One Final Beat DDT to Balor, but the champ recovers to get back in it.

Melee time, which leads to Johnny diving toward Finn, but getting caught and hit with some high knees. Balor sets up for 1916, but Keith recovers to pounce them both. He drags Finn into the ring, but Balor recovers to hit the double stomp. He lines up for a missle drop kick, but Gargano cuts him off with a superkick. More frenzied action and Gargano almost gets the pin with his feet on the ropes for leverage. Big Bang Catastrophe on Gargano, but Balor comes in with the Coup de Grace. Lee moves, then hits his finisher on Balor!

Keith Lee def. Johnny Gargano & Finn Balor via pinfall to retain the North American title

Adam Cole comes down for the staredown to end the show.

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