Here's a place to check results and comment along with the newest episode of WWE NXT, airing live on Tuesday night at 8PM Eastern time slot on USA Network.
Advertised for tonight’s show — the first of two straight special Gold Rush episodes — from the WWE Performance Center: Seth Rollins defends his World Heavyweight title against Bron Breakker, and Wes Lee puts his North American championship on the line against Tyler Bate. Plus, we’ll get a Triple Threat between Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs, Edris Enofe & Malik Blade, and Hank Walker & Tank Ledger to determine the #1 contenders for NXT Tag champs Gallus, Dana Brooke vs. Cora Jade, and the Meta-Four’s Jakara Jackson & Lash Legend taking on Valentina Feroz & Yulisa Leon. Last but not least, there’ll be hype for next Tuesday’s Gold Rush show, like a Chase U pep rally for Thea Hail before she challenges Tiffany Stratton for the NXT Women’s title, and a face-to-face between Carmelo Hayes & Baron Corbin ahead of their NXT title clash. 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 JUNE 20
Peering out of tiny eyes, the grubby hands that gripped the rail wiped the window clean of frost as the morning air laid on the latch, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with Seth Rollins arriving at the arena.
We get a video package hyping tonight’s matches up.
Tyler Bate vs. Wes Lee (c) (NXT North American Championship)
Mustafa Ali is your special guest referee for this one.
Collar and elbow, struggling, Bate picks the leg but Lee gets away pretty easily. Off the ropes, leapfrogs, crawl under, back roll into a headscissors, Tyler throws him off, arm drag and then a headlock takeover for a shockingly fast two! Bate stunned by Ali’s fast count, staring at him!
Back on their feet, fast-paced grappling exchanges, now Mustafa gives Wes a bad count! Schoolboy from Tyler, slow count! Shit-eating grin on Ali’s face as Bate and Lee get mad at each other, collar and elbow, struggling around the ring until they fall clean out!
On the floor, Ali refusing to count until they’re deep into brawling and we go to break!
Back from commercial, stereo lariats and champion and challenger are both out! Beating the count, trading forearms, an uppercut for a slap, backslide comes up empty but Lee presses the attack and lands a dropkick to the back of the neck! Knee out of the corner, Tyler off the second with a corkscrew uppercut, charging uppercut, exploder suplex!
Kip-up, Bate with a shooting star press, reversed into a small package! Wes with a crescent kick, Cardiac Kick met with the rebound lariat... SO CLOSE! Up in the turnbuckles, jockeying for position, stereo punches and both men crash down, Bate to the mat and Lee to the floor!
Mustafa counting, he decides to take matters into his own hands and slides to the floor to slap Wes awake! Jawing at Tyler too, Lee comes screaming in...
Wes Lee wins by pinfall with the Cardiac Kick, retaining the NXT North American Championship.
Post-match, Ali raises both men’s hands as they look at him with confusion and at least a little contempt.
We get a Gigi Dolin vignette about how much she likes street art.
Kiana James is interviewed backstage.
She says she doesn’t think Gigi’s art is any good and she believes in results. She was reckless once but she grew up and took a path to success. She has ambition but Gigi can’t even spell it.
Chase U are walking backstage to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Duke Hudson is in the ring, festooned with pictures of Thea Hail.
He introduces the pep rally for star student Thea Hail and says we’ve seen her in both the agony of defeat and the thrill of victory, and victory is the name of the game next week when she beats Tiffany Stratton and becomes the youngest champion in history.
Thea gets on the mic and talks about how the roster has all these accomplishments from college, but the best she has is she graduated from high school last year. But she doesn’t regret it because she’s been focused on training to be what she always wanted, a WWE Superstar, and next week she’s gonna win the title.
Drew Gulak and Charlie Dempsey have a negative reaction to learning that Thea just graduated high school, Duke calls them Statler and Waldorf, and Hail asks who they are, which ages me one hundred years and I crumble into dust.
Thea gives shout-outs to Andre Chase and Duke Hudson, as well as her two favorite pains in the butt, Charlie Dempsey and Drew Gulak, who have taught her so many grappling moves she’s gonna use next week on Tiffany Stratton to give her an Andre Chase University-sized ass whooping.
Duke asks everyone for a Hail Yeah!
Enter Tiffany Stratton.
She says this is all horrible and what a tacky setup and all for Thea Hail, quite literally nobody’s pick to win the battle royal. She congratulates Hail on getting lucky and says the pep rally was cute, but if she thinks she’s gonna win next week, she’d be about the dumbest person in the entire building.
According to her calculations, Thea has a 0% chance of winning and the thought of her holding her Tiffy-Title is cringe. Hudson says that it might be so not fetch, but Thea Hail is gonna take the title from her next week at the age of 19. He knows Tiffany doesn’t believe in Thea Hail, but he does, Chase University does, and all the fans here and at home do.
Stratton says not only won’t Hail beat her, but she won’t tap her out! Hail takes Tiffany down into a double wristlock and taps her out!
We get footage from last week of Schism bickering amongst themselves and Gacy pledging to look inside himself.
We see Ivy Nile and Julius Creed watching that clip when Brutus walks up to chat about it. Julius says they’re a serious threat and a legitimate cancer to NXT, and if they don’t want to be here, they’ll send them packing! They gently mock each other’s physical appearances and laugh.
Briggs and Jensen make their entrance with Fallon Henley in tow and we go to break.
We get NXT Anonymous footage of Jacy Jayne being confronted by Lyra Valkyria.
She brushes it off as locker room chatter but Lyra tells her she doesn’t play games and leaves, at which point Jacy says she should just kick her in the face.
Briggs and Jensen (Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs) vs. Edris Enofe & Malik Blade vs. Hank Walker & Tank Ledger (NXT Tag Team Championship #1 Contender’s Match)
Three-way back and forth action, Hank with a huge mat slam on Blade and Briggs breaks it up at the last second as we go to break!
Back from commercial, Briggs and Jensen running hot, Malik dives and Josh takes him out with the pop-up haymaker on the apron! Back inside, Enofe jumps off of Briggs to dropkick Walker! Short-arm lariat from Josh takes Edris out and he spikes Hank with a boot!
Sidesteps left and right, the match breaks down into trading strikes, Blade running hot but Ledger blasts him from behind! Whip across, Tank positively slings him with a fallaway slam, Jensen with a Killswitch but Malik comes in! Trip him up, Doctor Bomb puts Blade into Tank, tag to Briggs, drawing Ledger up, Hart Attack... EDRIS DIVES TO BREAK IT UP!
Malik off the top...
Edris Enofe & Malik Blade win by pinfall with a frog splash from Blade on Tank Ledger, becoming #1 contenders to the NXT Tag Team Championship.
We see Gallus hanging out backstage when Los Lotharios roll up to tell them they’re lucky they weren’t in the contender’s match or they’d be losing to them next week.
We see Eddy Thorpe DJing backstage when Damon Kemp rolls up to inform him of the stipulation he’s going to choose for their match. In two weeks, Kemp will fight him in a Raw Underground match— no ropes, knockout or submission only/
We hear a commotion and the camera pans over Blair Davenport, who seemingly just got attacked by Roxanne Perez.
Cora Jade makes her entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Seth Rollins is in the locker room when Nathan Frazer rolls up.
He congratulates his student on the giant cup he has to carry around everywhere, Frazer congratulates him on the World Heavyweight Championship, and Seth says he’s glad he got the real Finn Balor back and tells Nathan he’s proud of him for how he’s grown and developed.
Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams roll up and introduce themselves.
Rollins is stonefaced for a beat before laughing and smiling and telling him he got them and he knows who they are and was waiting for them to come say hi. Melo says he wanted to pay respect as champion to another champion, and Rollins tells him if he wants to pay respect he’ll beat Baron Corbin next week.
Hayes asks if he’s ready for Bron Breakker and Seth says he doesn’t miss.
Cora Jade vs. Dana Brooke
Brooke going hard, back heel trip, smashing Jade’s face into the mat, but Cora gets away and turns the tide, returning the face smashing! Handspring tijeras from Dana, single leg dropkick, Jade to the floor, tripping Brooke up but she lands on her feet! Hanging her up in the ropes, cover... NOPE!
Shoulder blocks, Brooke goes for a handspring but her knee gives out violently and she turtles up on the mat as referee Darryl Sharma checks on her! Trainers rush down, Cora circles and mocks her as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Brooke has Spirit of ‘76’d her way back into the ring and mounted a valiant comeback but soon enough Jade cuts her off with a chop block and goes to town! Whip to the corner, Dana gets an elbow up, but soon Cora has a half-crab in. Cinching it in, dragging Brooke to the middle of the ring, she won’t give but Sharma has to call it...
Cora Jade wins by referee stoppage with a half-crab.
Finally Von Wagner explains the picture of him as a messed-up baby to Robert Stone.
Turns out his skull was prematurely fused and he needed extensive surgery to fix it. He talks about how kids would tease him about it and call him a monster and even their moms would refuse to look at him, and Stone is highly sympathetic throughout the whole talk.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Axiom and SCRYPTS are chatting with Eddy Thorpe about his upcoming Raw Underground match.
Eventually Damon Kemp’s brother Gable Steveson rolls up and offers his assistance as a training partner.
Baron Corbin is in the ring as Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams make their entrance.
Corbin says having the title doesn’t mean Hayes has made it and says there’s nothing he can say or do that hasn’t been said or done. Carmelo taunts him about never being NXT Champion but Baron fires back by saying he doesn’t care what anybody thinks.
Melo is skeptical that Corbin can make himself relevant again and he’s not new to this— guys from the main roster have come to challenge him but they all end up on a t-shirt or in the rafters, and the only difference between him and them is not a damn thing.
Corbin talks about how Happy Corbin bought him a 1.8 million dollar house and all these kids in the back throw surface level insults that just don’t land on him. You want to compare things, he’ll compare bank accounts, lifestyles, Mania moments, pick the category.
Carmelo says Baron has a decade on him and runs the numbers back at him, pointing out that at 26 he won tournaments and titles while Corbin got cut from the Arizona Cardinals at 26. After a while this who us against y’all thing gets old and he’ll give all the black and gold OGs credit for setting the bar high, but he refuses to live his life by their expectations.
He’ll create new expectations of his own, because you might say this is your house, but go ahead and check the deed, ‘cause Hayes’ name is on it. Since Baron left he built some rooms, put a few windows in, put a new roof in because he tore that bitch up so many times.
No matter how you wanna flip it, at the end of the day, Melo is still HIM. Baron lamely fires back by calling him insignificant and saying normally he’d crack him in the teeth and leave him laying, but he doesn’t need to do that tonight.
Valentina Feroz and Yulisa Leon are chatting backstage when Dragon Lee rolls up to give them a pep talk and say he’ll be watching tonight.
Nathan Frazer is right behind him and thanks them for their assistance last week before offering Dragon Lee the first shot at his Heritage Cup to send us to break.
Back from commercial we get footage of Gallus leaving while Joe Coffey gets a call that there are rats at the bar.
Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo rolls up and clobbers him and throws him in the trunk of his car and drives off with the Iron Man captive.
Meta-Four (Jakara Jackson & Lash Legend) vs. Valentina Feroz & Yulisa Leon
Feroz and Leon attacking out the gates, Jackson starts and Legend pulls Leon out of the ring and targets her injured knee. Back inside, tag made, big splash, tag to Jakara, Ace Crusher for two! Feroz with a Meteora, crossbody onto Oro Mensah and then Yulisa lands a tope con giro! Back inside, Lash blasts Valentina...
Meta-Four win by pinfall with a big boot from Lash Legend on Valentina Feroz.
Bron Breakker vs. Seth Rollins (c) (WWE World Heavyweight Championship)
Rollins in control from the jump, action to the floor, diving knee from the champ and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Bron is in control now, back body drop, whip across, Rollins fires back an elbow, Breakker with a German suplex! Lying in wait, Seth sidesteps and Bron goes hard into the post! Off the ropes, lariats, duck one, solebutt, front kick, discus lariat and Breakker comes off his feet!
To the floor, setting Bron on the announce desk, Rollins comes off the top... SPLASH THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE DESK SENDS US TO BREAK!
Back from commercial, Breakker down and out as Rollins rises to his feet, rolling elbow, Death Blow blocked, German suplex reversed, victory roll pin for two! Schoolboy, still no, basement superkick connects! Off the top, frog splash... NOBODY HOME! Bron gets up, leans in the ropes a moment before applying a Camel Clutch in the middle of the ring!
Seth crawls for the ropes and gets them! Bron with the military press powerslam... NOPE! Pedigree... BRON KICKS OUT! Breakker hits the spear... ROLLINS WILL NOT STAY DOWN! Blackout connects but Seth wants a definitive victory and waits for a second...
Seth Rollins wins by pinfall with Blackout to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Seth stands tall in the ramp with the title when Finn Balor attacks him from behind and beats him down at length!
Finn takes him in the ring for the Coup de Grace but Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams make the save!
That’s the show, folks.