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WWE NXT TakeOver: XXX results, live streaming match coverage: Keith Lee vs. Karrion Kross, more!

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WWE NXT TakeOver: XXX is all set to pop off tonight (Sat., Aug. 22, 2020) at 7 p.m. ET, live on WWE Network!

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WWE NXT TAKEOVER: XXX QUICK RESULTS

Karrion Kross def. Keith Lee

Io Shirai def. Dakota Kai

Adam Cole def. Pat McAfee

Damian Priest def. Johnny Gargano, Velveteen Dream, Cameron Grimes & Bronson Reed in a Ladder Match for the North American championship

Finn Bálor def. Timothy Thatcher

Breezango def. Legado del Fantasma and Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan


WWE NXT TAKEOVER: XXX LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE

Stay out of the light or the photograph that I gave you. You can say a prayer if you need to or just get in line and I’ll liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The pre-show panel consists of Sam Roberts and Scott Stanford in the studio with Booker T calling in, and they work us through the major issues of the card until it’s time for our first match.

Breezango (Fandango & Tyler Breeze) vs. Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan vs. Legado del Fantasma (Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza) (NXT Tag Team Championship #1 Contender’s Match)

Lorcan, Fandango, & Mendoza to start, the action quickly clears out of the ring and Raul rocks Oney with an enzuigiri on the apron! Dango reverses a whip but Mendoza cuts him off. Knock Raul out of the ring, Wilde off the ropes but Fandango turns him inside out with a lariat... CRUCIFIX POWERBOMB PUTS JOAQUIN OVER THE ROPES AND INTO THE CRUSH ON THE FLOOR!

Oney and Fandango jockeying for position over a suplex, denied, trading pins, neither man can score a fall! Dango pops his hips and then pops Lorcan to the floor with a Cactus Clothesline! Brawling around the floor, Mendoz wipes everybody out with a tornillo! Back inside, Wilde takes Breeze and Oney out in one fell swoop but he can’t score a win!

Burch tags in, heavy strikes lighting Joaquin up, whip reversed, boot up in the corner, pop up top, missile dropkick! Stinger splash into a kick into a German suplex into a lariat, Danny is fired up and directing traffic! Doomsday Device blocked, Wilde knocks Oney back down to the apron but Burch slips out of a follow-up and rocks him with a headbutt!

Quick tag sets up an elevated DDT but Mendoza makes the save! Straight suplex, the match breaks down with Fandango making his presence known again, chops and a superkick, a second superkick cuts Raul out of mid-air! Tag to Tyler, slingshot into a forearm, Dango up top... DIVING LEG DROP BUT WILDE BREAKS IT UP!

Oney throws Joaquin to the floor, Raul with forearms on Breeze, and he follows with a standing Spanish Fly! Wilde tags in, off the top, 450 splash... FANDANGO AND LORCAN BOTH BREAK IT UP! Strikes aplenty in the aftermath...

Breezango win by pinfall with a superkick from Tyler Breeze on Oney Lorcan to become #1 contenders to the NXT Tag Team Championship.

We go back to the preshow panel for more discussion of the card.


The main show kicks off with a hype reel covering the great moments in TakeOver history that segues into covering the major stories tonight.

Finn Balor vs. Timothy Thatcher

Rushing in, Thatcher catches him with some palm strikes but Balor reversse the armbar attempt and grabs one of his own. Tim blocks, posting around, trying to pull some kind of advantage out of him and getting a waistlock that Finn transitions into a wristlock. Thatcher blocks the armbar, leg pick, into an inverted half-crab briefly before Balor struggles out.

Front chancery, Tim slips around into one of his own, wrenching it in, putting Finn against the ropes and clobbering him with a right hand before grabbing the front chancery again! Into the ropes, Balor with a back body drop that sends Thatcher to the floor! Penalty Kick as Tim comes back in, Finn stomping away at his back, looking to hook him and turn him over but Thatcher gets a toehold and wrenches it all the way in!

Finn grabbing at his face but Tim refuses to let go, dropping a knee and shifting to a deathlock bow-and-arrow. Balor escapes right into a cover, only two! Thatcher’s targeted assault of the leg has left Finn weak and unable to stand so he presses the attack with an achilles lock! Knees to the back, Balor finds second gear and gets to his feet for forearms!

Boots in the corner, but Tim rolls through with a double wristlock all the way in! Shifting to a backhammer, trapping his arm with a knee, Ode to Jim Breaks is on! Briefly adjusting to a grounded Cobra Twist before putting a knee into Finn’s back and grabbing a rear chinlock. Balor pries his fingers apart, Thatcher drops another knee and slaps him in the back of his head!

Clasping his hands to block another armbar attempt, Tim adjusts, knees to the ribs, double underhooks, wrenching the icepick in but Balor bridges him into a pin! Jockeying for position, rolling through a sunset flip, Finn hits a basement dropkick! Thatcher staring glassy-eyed but game to rise to his feet and trade forearms!

Balor’s got more gas in the tank but Tim goozles him and lays a devastating overhead chop in! A desperate Pele Kick leaves both men down and out! Whip into the corner, Sling Blade blocked, double leg into a double stomp and Finn’s rally continues! Inverted facelock applied, pulling Tim up, but he counters into a fireman’s carry!

Balor slips out, jockeying for position, Finn gets a Cobra Twist in the middle of the ring! INVERTED 1916 ISN’T ENOUGH TO KEEP THE LONGEST-REIGNING EVOLVE WORLD CHAMPION DOWN! Shotgun dropkick, Balor heads up top... NOBODY HOME ON COUP DE GRACE AND HIS LEG GOES OUT ON HIM! TIM GETS THE HALF-CRAB! STANDING UP, FULL EXTENSION, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!

FINN DESPERATE, CRAWLING, AND HE GETS THE ROPES BUT THATCHER STILL HAS HOLD OF HIS LEG! ACHILLES LOCK INTO KICKS TO THE BACK, GOING FOR THE ARM, BALOR SLIPS OUT! Kick to the ribs gets Balor some breathing room but Tim hits his beautiful Tenryu-style enzuigiri to set up a German suplex! Finn counters back into the Cobra Twist, Tim looking for a pin but Balor rolls through back into a grounded Cobra Twist!

Thatcher works his his hand to break the hold and grabs an ankle lock! Eyes wide, Tim a god of violence and pain but Finn is able to roll through into a double stomp and cut him off! Balor back up top, Coup de Grace connects but he’s slow to capitalize! Half-halch...

Finn Balor wins by pinfall with 1916.


Bronson Reed vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Damian Priest vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Velveteen Dream (NXT North American Championship Ladder Match)

Gargano knocked out to the floor immediately, Dream follows soon thereafter and the two big men take Grimes out before squaring up. Johnny back in with Velveteen, he gets run off and then VD hits the Square Hammer on Priest before sending Bronson and Cameron out! Dream to the floor, looking for a ladder but Grimes cuts him off!

Johnny gets the first ladder in the ring but Damian cuts him off before he can set it up! Off the ropes, blasts him with a pump kick, powerbomb lift but Reed comes in and catches a kick before fallaway slamming him! Dream low bridges him, he and Priest both set ladders up and climb but Cameron knocks them both over!

They make Grimes do the splits with one leg on each ladder and Bronson blasts him! Smashing Reed’s head with the ladder, sending Priest out of the ring, Bronson ends up running Johnny and Velveteen over while they’re both holding a ladder! Reed’s momentum continues as he goes to set a ladder up and Gargano climbs it then and there!

He shakes Johnny off and sets the ladder off, Gargano climbs it, Damian cuts him off but single-minded Johnny Wrestling stays the course! Grimes with a German suplex on Priest and he and VD cut Bronson down to size! Dream heads up top, Johnny throws a ladder in his face and Damian rams him with a ladder in turn before hitting a turning splash!

Cameron adds a ladder to the pile, Reed with an Atomic Drop and then he Stinger Splashes the whole pile! Bronson up top with Dream, Priest cuts him off and the three of them jockey for position in the corner. Grimes in the mix... TOWER OF DOOM! Gargano sets the ladder up again but Reed is there to cut him off.

World’s Strongest Slam clutch, he rams Johnny into Cameron as he climbs before turning it into a fallaway slam! Priest climbing, reaching, but Velveteen cuts him off! Gargano superkicks Damian in the chaos, Bronson puts a ladder around his neck and uses it as an implement of destruction until Johnny hits the slingshot DDT on him!

Slingshotting the ladder into Dream’s face, but Velveteen catches it and throws it, taking Priest out! Johnny dumps VD over the ropes and to the floor before diving on Reed! Fountain of dives! Cameron slides a ladder back inside, Damian throws it into his face, off the ropes... HE WALKS UP THE LADDER FOR A TOPE CON GIRO!

Ladder set up, Grimes climbs it... but Candice LeRae runs in to pull him down! She tips the ladder over and folds it up while he screams about how he’s not supposed to be here! CANDICE WITH THE VIOLENCE PARTY! Grimes hoists her up and Johnny saves his wife with the ladder! LERAE WITH A TIJERAS OVER THE ROPES AND TO THE FLOOR ONTO TWO OF THE OTHER DUDES IN THE MATCH!

Johnny sets the ladder back up and climbs, but Reed isn’t far behind! Slugging it out atop the ladder, Reed stretches but Gargano is right back under him! Bronson reaching, Candice climbs behind him and grabs hold of him, so he throws caution to the wind... 747 SPLASH OFF THE LADDER AND ONTO JOHNNY WRESTLING!

Reed climbing, Priest gets on the ladder to oppose him, Grimes sets his own ladder up next to them! Bronson gets down, and takes Cameron out, Dream comes back to knock Damian down but Grimes cuts him off and takes him out in turn! Cameron goes to clobber VD with the ladder but he dodges and lights him up!

Velveteen crawling under the ladder to hit Grimes and set him up on the one that bridges the standing ladder to the ropes, he sets up another ladder and climbs but he can’t reach the belt! Damian Priest comes up behind him and boxes his ears but Reed pulls him off the ladder in turn! Damian chokeslams Bronson into a ladder!

Grimes with the Mushroom Stomp on Priest! Cameron climbing, Gargano slides back in and climbs up the ladder next to him! Grimes trading shots... JOHNNY GARGANO SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMBS CAMERON GRIMES OFF THE LADDER AND INTO THE OTHER ONE! Johnny ducks a kick from Priest and hits his own, Dream gets involved with a superkick, Gargano slingshots but VD catches him and hits the Death Valley Driver, putting Johnny into Damian on a ladder!

Velveteen Dream climbs the ladder... AND BRONSON REED KNOCKS HIM OVER AND CLEAN OUTTA THE RING! Bronson climbs... BUT CAMERON GRIMES THREW A GODDAMN LADDER AT HIM AND REED CRASHES TO THE MAT! Grimes climbing, hands on the belt... Gargano’s right there with him! He knocks Cameron down, hands on the belt... Damian Priest goozles him!

Jockeying for position, Johnny unhooks the belt, tug of war, Gargano falls down...

Damian Priest wins the NXT North American Championship by climbing the ladder and retrieving the title.


Pat McAfee gets a short promo where he puts himself over and says this match is gonna be short because it’s only gonna take one kick.

Adam Cole vs. Pat McAfee

Cole with a side headlock out the gates, but McAfee gets a handful of hair to break. Whip across, up and over, Pat feeling himself and strutting but he runs away when Adam charges. Up and over nearly ends it early because Cole sees it coming and has a superkick lined up, but McAfee manages to stop himself short!

Collar and elbow, Pat with a side headlock, block the shoot off, but McAfee gets a shoulder block in the ensuing exchange! Pat bails and regroups with his entourage on the floor, Cole confronts him and the rest of Undisputed ERA come down, leading a gaggle of security guards to intervene... PAT MCAFEE SENTON ATOMICO OFF THE TOP AND TO THE FLOOR!

Back inside, Pat putting boots to him, wrenching his neck back, taking his time and jawing before coming off the ropes with a boot to the face! Scoop lift, letting Adam think about it, doing squats before slamming him... A ONE COUNT! McAfee with a reverse chinlock, Cole with elbows and Pat drops him with a hair pull mat slam!

Referee Drake Wuertz admonishes him for pulling Adam’s hair and he goes right back to a reverse chinlock. Putting Cole down in the corner, waiting for him to climb himself to his feet, McAfee talking about how easy this is before throwing a disdainful slap! Palm strikes for palm strikes, windmills punches, Adam knocks him down with a right!

Pulling Pat’s t-shirt over his head, hockey punches set up a pump kick! Stomping away at McAfee in the corner, Cole sizes him up, fireman’s carry neckbreaker over the knee... NOPE! Thinking Last Shot, Pat counters into a nearfall, Cole with a lungblower... STILL NO! Adam heads up top but McAfee cuts him off!

Jockeying for position, Cole knocks him down but Pat lands on his feet! Standing leap to the top rope... SUPERPLEX! McAfee covers him... SO CLOSE! Adam ends up laying on the apron, Pat charges in... AND COLE DUCKS, MCAFEE PUNTS THE STEEL STEPS! Back inside, basement superkick, and Cole puts a figure four leglock on!

Pat’s got nowhere to go, he’s slow to roll and try to reverse the pressure but Adam rolls him through! McAfee gets his hand on the ropes and Cole has to break! Pat jawing, Cole with a big boot but McAfee kicks him in the gentleman’s area! Falling lariat, Pat’s got him where he wants him... ADAM COLE KICKS OUT OF THE PUNT!

McAfee’s out of ideas, he heads up top and takes his shirt off... AND DIVES RIGHT INTO A SUPERKICK! Cole takes his knee pad down briefly but thinks better of it, choosing instead to head up top... PANAMA SUNRISE! IT’S OVER!

Adam Cole wins by pinfall with Panama Sunrise.


The commentary team interviews Drew McIntyre, who says he’s going to kick Randy Orton’s ass tomorrow.

Asked for his pick in the main event, he selects Keith Lee.

We see Karrion Kross tuning his striking up backstage.

Dakota Kai vs. Io Shirai (c) (NXT Women’s Championship)

Shirai hot out the gates, a flurry of punches, Kai fires back a kick but gets caught and barely dodges a handspring attack! Dragon screw from Io, kick to the face, action to the floor and Dakota puts Shirai into the ringpost! Back inside, cover for two, going after Io’s arm, wrenching it over the ropes! Champ with a drop toehold into the ropes, Tiger feint kick, nobody’s home and Dakota kicks her from the floor!

Cross armbar in the ropes, back inside, boot to the face, only two! Kneeling on a wristlock, into a cover, no dice, disdainful kicks set up a choke in the corner! Snapmare gets a cover for two, kneeling armbar, dissecting the champion’s arm but she’s unable to turn it into a victory just yet! Kai with a grounded Cobra Twist of sorts, Io posts to her feet and gets a cover for two!

Dakota with a lariat, again just a two count, disdainful kicks into a short armscissors! Shirai posting to her feet for leverage but she can’t fight her way out! Ducking kicks... SHOTEI! Off the ropes, Io with a flapjack, Tiger feint kick connects this time! Springboard dropkick... NOT ENOUGH! Standing switch, double stomp, whip reversed, both women to the apron, Kai wants a German suplex but can’t get it!

She goes for a powerbomb, same result, and Io slingshots up and stomps her! Cover for two, Kai with arm control to set up kicks to the face, both women demanding more from the other, Shirai fires up with forearms! Off the ropes, Dakota with a Scorpion Kick, around the perimeter for her devastating finishing kick but Io ducks!

Putting Shirai into the turnbuckles, she recovers quick, charging boots into double knees! Headed up top, Kai cuts her off and they jockey for position. IO SHIRAI TREE OF WOE DOUBLE STOMP! ONLY TWO! Both women slow to rise after that one, Shirai with underhooks, Dakota fights out and lands a headbutt to set up the inverted lungblower... STILL NO!

Cross armbar applied, trying to break Io’s grip, she does, the champion reaches out and gets her foot on the bottom rope! Jockeying for position on the apron, Dakota gets a fireman’s carry... BENEDRYLLER CONNECTS BUT SHIRAI GETS HER FOOT ON THE ROPES! Whip blocked, referee in the way, Kai accidentally blasts him with a big boot!

Io with a German suplex, up top... DIVING MOONSAULT BUT NOBODY’S THERE TO COUNT THE PIN! RAQUEL GONZALEZ RUNS IN AND CHOKESLAMS THE CHAMPION! She drags Kai over and wakes the referee up... AND IO SHIRAI KICKS OUT! Dakota back to her feet, looking for the Benedryller again but Shirai counters into an arm-trap crossface that’s more of a reverse chinlock because of the damage done to her arm!

Kai rolls out but Io keeps her grip and hits a Kamigoye! Dakota rolls to the floor and Shirai hits a diving moonsault on her and her insurance policy both! Back inside, up top...

Io Shirai wins by pinfall with the diving moonsault to retain the NXT Women’s Championship.

Post-match, Gonzalez attacks Shirai... AND RHEA RIPLEY MAKES THE SAVE! They square up but Raquel decides discretion is the better part of valor and backs off.


We get an ad for the return of NXT UK, which will take place on September 17.

Cesaro is shown hanging out in the crowd. Hope they sign that kid, he’s gonna go far!

Damian Priest is interviewed as he’s getting into a hot tub with two women to celebrate his victory.

He refuses to answer questions unless the interviewer comes and parties with them, which she refuses to do.

Karrion Kross vs. Keith Lee (c) (NXT Championship)

Lee right out the gate with a lariat, knocking Kross on his ass! Overhand clubs, forearms into the corner, Keith lighting him up with body blows until Karrion pushes him back and lands a kick! Left hand from the champ, more punches, freight train crossbody and Kross has to bail to the floor to regroup with Scarlet!

Karrion with forearms, Keith steels up ramrod straight and shrugs him off! Trading strikes, Kross sidesteps and Lee goes shoulder-first into the post! Karrion kicks him in the arm and takes the action back inside! Top wristlock applied, Kross picking the Limitless One’s arm apart, varying his selection of holds, applying a backhammer and ramming him into the post!

Ducking wild haymakers, posting Lee again and again! Hammerlock applied, wrenching it in, breaking it for strikes as Keith threatens to get to his feet... DIVORCE COURT! Back to the hammerlock, grinding that in for a good long while, but eventually Lee gets his licks in and back to his feet! Shoving Kross away, but Karrion rushes right back in with a flying armbar!

Keith with his hands clasped, he rolls over into a pin, Kross shifts to a triangle choke! Out of it, jockeying for position, big powerslam from the Limitless One! Blocking the Saito suplex from Kross, big headbutt, straight suplex follows it up and the champ is on a roll! Karrion on his knees, right hands, off the ropes, a lariat takes Keith out!

Cover for two, Lee with punches, Kross going blow for blow, and both men end up down and out after a lariat! Keith sidesteps a boot, lands a forearm, Karrion kicks him and sidesteps the double chop... SAITO SUPLEX CAN’T PUT KEITH LEE DOWN! Reverse chinlock applied, falling back into the KrossJacket, Lee fading, flagging but not failing!

Hand shaking after referee DA Brewer issues the hand drop test, Keith rolls over on his stomach and gets the ropes for the break! Champion headed up top, Kross joins him, they jockey for position... AVALANCHE SAITO SUPLEX... IT’S OVER!

Karrion Kross wins by pinfall with an avalanche Saito suplex to win the NXT Championship.

That’s the show, folks.