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Advertised for tonight from the WWE Performance Center: Johnny Gargano will tell us “everything” (presumably about his contract negotiations and future plans, Kyle O’Reilly battles Von Wagner in a steel cage in what could be Kool Kyle’s last NXT match, MSK finally meet their shaman, and Xyon Quinn goes against Santos Escobar. Plus, all the fallout from Sunday’s WarGames streaming special, and more!
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the NXT live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. A running record of everything that happens will be below this line here.
Enjoy the show!
WWE NXT RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR DEC. 7
A change of speed, a change of style. A change of scene, with no regrets. A chance to watch, admire the distance. Still occupied, though you forget, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with a recap of WarGames.
Von Wagner makes his entrance trying to look like a badass who didn’t get got by Kyle O’Reilly on Sunday and just gets got by Kyle O’Reilly again.
Kyle O’Reilly vs. Von Wagner (Steel Cage Match)
O’Reilly pressing the attack early on, going after Wagner’s arm, Von turns things around with his size and strength and puts boots to Kyle in the ropes! Locking KOR in a bear hug, trying to grind him down, waistlock takedown, roll-through into a cover, no dice!
Kyle fighting back with kicks, both men down and out and we go to break.
Back from commercial, O’Reilly is laying in leg kicks, cravate knees, sliding knee, knees against the cage, a guillotine choke applied and eventually Wagner reverses into a suplex for some breathing room! Back suplex lift, Kyle floats out of it, Ax and Smash!
Headed up top, Von cuts him off and climbs to join him, goozle on the ropes, jockeying for position, KOR knocks him down... GUILLOTINE KNEE OFF THE TOP ACROSS THE BACK OF HIS NECK! Wagner hits a low blow and then the suplex lift...
Von Wagner wins by pinfall with a Final Cut, more or less.
Post-match, Wagner lays O’Reilly out and slams the door on him!
We get video of Johnny Gargano’s post-show promo from WarGames promising that he’d tell us what’s going on with him and his future, tonight.
We see Bron Breakker walking backstage to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we get a Joe Gacy promo.
He says the outcome of his match on Sunday is less important than getting his message out there and talks about how all people see when they look at Harland is the size of his body and not the size of his heart, and next week he’ll make his in-ring debut.
Bron Breakker makes his entrance and gets in the ring and on the mic.
He says Team Black and Gold is tough as nails and built the foundation of NXT and he has nothing but the utmost respect for them, but he figures he’s 1-1 with Tommaso Ciampa and he’s throwing out the challenge to have one more match for the NXT Championship.
Enter the Diamond Mine.
Malcolm Bivens congratulates Bron on his win and says he’s the real deal, but he’s not the only one who was successful at WarGames and Roderick Strong has wiped the cruiserweight division clean and so the weight limit has been lifted. Bron tells him to get to the point or he’ll throw his ass into the fifth row.
Bivens says the Creed Brothers won’t let him do that and says Roderick Strong gave them the blueprint for NXT and he knows he’s got his sights set on Ciampa but Roddy is THE champion in NXT and he’s got his eyes set on Bron. Breakker accepts!
Briggs & Jensen make their entrance and we go to break.
We get a recap of MSK’s quest to meet their shaman.
Briggs & Jensen (Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs) vs. Creed Brothers (Brutus & Julius Creed)
I had some computer issues and lost the blow by blow here but this was a reasonably competitive match with Imperium watching from the crowd and Grizzled Young Vets on commentary. The Creeds took most of the match but some shenanigans on the floor paid off...
Briggs & Jensen win by pinfall with a folding press from Brooks Jensen.
Von Wagner is interviewed backstage.
He says Kyle O’Reilly is done but his WarGames have only just begun, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Duke Hudson makes his entrance wearing a terrible blonde toupee.
He gets on the mic and says Cameron Grimes couldn’t take his hair and he’s made it good as new. That means that Grimes is a disappointment to everyone in the WWE Universe and who has come into his life.
Enter Cameron Grimes, while Hudson hurriedly puts amateur wrestling headgear on to keep his wig in place.
Grimes gets on the mic and says Duke put him through a table and embarrassed him, but he’s still standing and Hudson can’t handle losing, but if he wants to do it one more time he’d be happy to throw out all the rules and make it no holds barred. Duke accepts the challenge and tries to sucker punch Cameron but he’s one step ahead!
Cave-In denied, Hudson runs away but Grimes nearly tears the toupee off his head!
Briggs & Jensen are celebrating their win when Jacket Time roll up.
Grizzled Young Veterans follow, accusing them of only being able to win because of their help, but then Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter walk by waving some kind of festival tickets and Briggs & Jensen walk off with them while the other teams get into a brawl.
Referees swarm to pull them apart and we see Karen Q stand up in her pajamas from behind a counter, slowly sliding back down.
Carmelo Hayes makes his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Grayson Waller is trying and failing to impress a girl, who it turns out is actually going out with LA Knight tonight, and they drive off together.
Carmelo Hayes vs. Dexter Lumis
Hayes hides on the floor briefly, inside, Lumis is right on him, Carmelo gets away, front kick, forearms, Dexter grabs the bandage around his ribs and shakes him by it a few times before going to the floor to deal with Trick Williams! Big right hand from Lumis takes him out, back inside, stampede into the corner for repeated shoulder thrusts!
Carmelo gets a nearfall off a springboard lariat and both men are down and out! Hayes with a Fujiwara armbar, clawing at Lumis’ injured wrist, but Dexter powers up and lands a right hand to cut him off! Whip reversed, duck a lariat, Lou Thesz Press into mounted punches!
Off the ropes, double axehandle, crawling around the ring, and Hayes comes around the corner with a big boot to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Hayes is in control and puts Lumis down with a mat slam! Reverse chinlock, a stomp to the hand misses, Dexter with right hands, Carmelo whips him across, front kick but Lumis reverses to a suplex! Big lariats follow, right hand, corner body avalanche into a bulldog!
Another back suplex, kip up right into an elbow drop... NOPE! Schoolboy pin from Hayes, Lumis with the arm triangle and Trick saves his guy...
Dexter Lumis wins by disqualification.
Post-match, Dexter tries to cut Williams off but they both run away!
MSK open the door to meet their shaman and it’s Matt Riddle.
He says he’s been waiting for them and he watches NXT all the time and he wants to get down to business.
They meditate together and Riddle gives them advice as to how beautiful the view from the top is but tells them the solution is to just be MSK all day.
Toxic Attraction cut a promo from backstage.
They say they have business to take care of like real women, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta are chatting backstage.
Persia wants to get on the same page and go after the tag titles and says she needs Indi to focus 100% and leave the love at home.
Dexter Lumis rolls up and scoops his wife up and Johnny Gargano swoops in to hug both of them.
Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne) vs. Valentina Feroz & Yulisa Leon
Leon and Jayne to start, collar and elbow into a shoving match into a side headlock, whip to the corner, up and over, Yulisa with a victory roll for two. Waistlock, shove into the corner, tag to Feroz, fireman’s carry, Tag to Dolin, double teams ensue, working her over, quick tag, handspring kick gets two!
Jacy pressing the attack...
Toxic Attraction win by pinfall with a pump kick from Jacy Jayne on Valentina Feroz.
Post-match, Toxic Attraction get in the ring and Mandy Rose gets on the mic.
She says they’re the talk of the town and they’re not running from anyone, and if you want to step up for an opportunity, they say bring it on.
Enter Cora Jade.
She says two weeks ago she won and her team won WarGames so she figured she’d come down and see if she wanted some.
Rose says if she wants to be embarrassed she can come in here right now.
Enter Raquel Gonzalez, and she and Jade run the heels off.
We get a Tiffany Stratton vignette.
Tony D’Angelo is interviewed backstage.
He’s braggadocious about his win and Andre Chase rolls up to say maybe if he had listened he’d come off like the star of WarGames and not Grayson Waller. D’Angelo challenges him to a match next week.
Legado del Fantasma make their entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Cora Jade and Raquel Gonzalez are hanging out.
They bicker about who has the better case for a title shot and table it right as Kay Lee Ray rolls up.
She gives her baseball bat to Jade and says she’s gonna need it more now.
Santos Escobar vs. Xyon Quinn
Quinn takes him right down and chokes him, Escobar reverses, we get some wild brawling and chops in the corner! Xyon blocks a takedown, cravate, Snake Eyes! Santos with some desperate punches but Quinn shrugs it off and beats him down in the corner!
Escobar knocks him off the apron with a knee, they trade places and Santos chills with his boys on the floor as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Escobar is in control, running knee into a kneeling armbar, Santos with corner forearms, fired up, knee into the corner, fireman’s carry, Quinn slips out! Fireman’s carry of his own, California Roll connects, getting Escobar up in the corner and Xyon climbs to meet him.
Jockeying for position... SANTOS WITH THE AVALANCHE FRANKENSTEINER! Elektra Lopez passes Xyon a set of brass knuckles while he’s down and out! Quinn pulls himself together, referee Aja Perera sees the knuckes, Xyon throws them to Joaquin Wilde on the apron but Escobar is able to slip in...
Santos Escobar wins by pinfall with the fireman’s carry Michinoku Driver.
The Diamond Mine are interviewed in the parking lot.
Malcolm Bivens says Roderick Strong is going to beat Bron Breakker and Carmelo Hayes rolls up to insist that he is THE champion in NXT. Bivens cites Roddy’s accolades and Hayes says he knows just how good Strong is but he’s not the A Champion.
We see Candice LeRae and Johnny Gargano hanging out backstage to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we get a video package of Boa calling out Edris Enofe and promising to take him out.
Johnny Gargano makes his entrance and gets on the mic.
He says Shawn Michaels told him he can go as long as he wants tonight since Chucky’s done. He says he didn’t want to think about what he said before coming out and his one regret in these past six years is that he spent too much time wondering if he was good enough and not enough time enjoying it in the moment.
He tells us that we deserve wrestling we can be proud of and he hopes he gave that to us. (Well you certainly did back in Evolve, Johnny.) He recounts being told at a tryout that he would never make NXT but William Regal brought him back to Full Sail to do a dark match against Apollo Crews and the fans chanted “Johnny Wrestling” so hard they had to bring him back every week, even without a contract.
TakeOver main events, video games, action figures, we helped him live his dream. He’s always doubted himself but the only place he’s ever felt special is inside this ring. His family might be in Cleveland, Ohio, but his family is backstage too. Hunter and Shawn mean the world to him, but Matt Bloom, Steve Corino, Terry Taylor, Sara D’Amato, his buddy Vic Joseph, and he just keeps listing name after name.
He knows change is scary, but sometimes you have to change, and the one message he wants to leave is that you’ll never fail if you bet on yourself. He doesn’t know what his immediate future holds, and that’s up in the air even still, but what he does know is that in February he starts the most important job in his life, as a father.
He says he’s gonna love that little guy so much, but right now he’s gotta worry about his wife and his son and teaching him to be the best man that he can be— GRAYSON WALLER BLINDSIDES HIM WITH A STEEL CHAIR TO THE HEAD AND THROWS HIM OUT OF THE RING!
Waller goes to the floor and horsecollars Johnny with the chair before putting him into the steel steps chair-first! Grayson clears the table... AND POWERBOMBS JOHNNY WRESTLING THROUGH THE TABLE!
That’s the show, folks.