WWE NXT 2.0 Live Results (October 12, 2021) - Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, FL


Welcome back to NXT 2.0! Your host tonight is the returning, concussed, and incredibly-pumped for Halloween Kills host, Michael "Myers" Hogan! We've got a great show lined up for us tonight, and this marks one of the two final shows before the WWE Draft robs NXT 2.0 of some key talent.

Our official preview is up, and tonight features a big NXT North American Championship match as rivals Santos Escobar and Isaiah "Swerve" Scott(c) battle perhaps for one last time. Will Escobar capture the gold and keep it at home on NXT? Or will Hit Row get the upper hand one last time and take the North American title to SmackDown? Also on tap is NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, who takes on NXT 2.0's resident snowflake Joe Gacy in singles competition. If Gacy picks up the W, they (don't want to misgender Gacy) will be added to Halloween Havoc's NXT title bout, against Ciampa and Rick Steiner 2.0, our number-one contender, Bron Breakker. They continue to change the spelling of his surname, so just roll with it. Last and probably least, "Cool" Kyle O'Reilly & Von Wagner team up to take on a departing Ridge Holland and cohort, Pete Dunne.

All this and more next on NXT 2.0! So with all that said, let's get things started! For those of you who want just the results and not the novella, click here!

WWE NXT 2.0 Live Results (October 12, 2021) - Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, FL

Earlier Today: A Cartel Kidnapping

Hit Row arrive, with B-Fab asking Top Dolla if he's heard from their missing comrade--Ashanti. Suddenly, Legado Del Fantasma attacks! Swerve is slow to react due to headphones and music in his ears but joins in the action when he figures it out. Legado beat Top Dolla and B-Fab, then kidnap them both. Swerve is left alone as Legado drive off with the remnants of Hit Row.

Welcome to NXT 2.0 and the Capitol Wrestling Center!

Legend Beth Phoenix, wonderful Wade Barrett, and Tom Phillips' top stan Vic Joseph welcome us to the CWC. We're two weeks away from the Halloween Havoc special--and this is our second-to-last NXT 2.0 before the Draft kicks in and robs us of more talent.

Singles Match: NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa vs Joe Gacy

If Gacy wins, they'll earn a spot in the title match at Halloween Havoc when Ciampa battles Bron Breakker. When we cut to the ring, Gacy is seated in the chair and on the mic. "Tommaso Ciampa is the NXT Champion and with that title comes untold unbalance. And tonight, in this safe space, I will be victorious over that walking example of toxic masculinity ad championship privilege. I represent all of you, all of my snowflakes, and i will bring wonderful, transparent, inclusivity to the NXT Championship when I insert myself into the NXT Championship match at Halloween Havoc. This is for all of you." And with that our NXT Champion makes his way out in a bad-ass jacket. Gacy applauds Tommaso and when the bell rings, Gacy extends a hand. The crowd loudly chants that Ciampa's gonna kill Gacy. Ciampa kicks Gacy's hand, locks up and takes him into the corner. The ref forces the break. Ciampa with a high kick to Gacy's head. Ciampa whips Gacy into the ropes and drops him with an elbow. Gacy with a side headlock and runs Ciampa over, attempting a cover and getting nothing. The crowd is very vocal in their dislike of Gacy and love of Daddy Ciampa.
Gacy takes a brief lead, utilizing working holds and attempts to wear down the champ's neck. Gacy loses control when he's distracted by Harland (fka Parker Boudreaux) in the crowd, however, and Ciampa makes the rookie pay with a running boot to the face. The action spills to the outside, briefly, before Ciampa takes him inside. Gacy attempts to beg Ciampa off then rolls out of the ring once again. Ciampa follows, slamming Gacy into the commentary table before taking him back into the ring. Ciampa with a beautiful whip followed by a drop toehold. Ciampa with elbow smashes to Gacy's face as the hot crowd constantly chants throughout the match. Ciampa with a strike to the face. We're shown once again Harland sitting in the audience, sternly staring in disdain. Gacy takes the lead again. Gacy with a great spot on the apron, running along and dropping on the champ. We head to picture-in-picture break.
During the break Gacy maintains control. Gacy slows the pace, working our champ over with deliberate strikes. Gacy locks in an abdominal stretch, but Ciampa refuses to give in. The crowd gets even hotter for the champ, powering him on to escaping with a modified hip toss. Gacy shuts Ciampa down immediately and attempts a cover. Again, Gacy goes after the neck, using another headlock. Ciampa powers up to a vertical base, only to have Gacy send him back hard to the canvas. Gacy loses control and the match breaks down to both men slugging it out in the middle of the ring. Ciampa stumbles the youngster with big rights before sending him out to the apron. Before Gacy can recover, Ciampa hits a running knee that sends Gacy flying into the announcer's table. Ciampa drops Gacy at the ringside.
Back from the break. Ciampa's on fire as is this crowd. Ciampa hits a series of four clotheslines in the corner. Gacy attempts to counter a fifth, but Ciampa ducks under, rebounds off the ropes and takes Gacy down with a clothesline! Gacy attempts a roll-up but Ciampa escapes. Again both men slug it out in the middle of the ring, this time using kicks and knees. Gacy ends the spot with a modified Powerbomb, picking up a close two! Gacy with another close attempt. Ciampa quickly powers back to the lead and connects with a Fairy Tale Ending! Ciampa picks up the win and Gacy is not going to Halloween Havoc's main event! Hot crowd the entire match.
Your Winner, NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa!

After the Match: Harland Strikes

After the match, the man formerly known as Parker Boudreaux attacks Ciampa then grabs Gacy by the neck. Gacy seems to calm Harland with a soft touch to his cheek to end the segment.

In the Ring: Toxic Attraction

The trio make their way to the ring, sporting even more revealing outfits than the past. Gigi speaks first, stating that Toxic Attraction came out here with one purpose--to put an end to NXT Champion Raquel Gonzalez. But then Io Shirai and Zoey Stark had to butt into their business, leaving them very unsatisfied. Jacy Jayne speaks next, telling us that Toxic Attraction doesn't care about the rules. "We do what we want, when we want, and what we want are the NXT Women's Tag Team Championships!" She goes on to tell them that their days are numbered and their time is up at Halloween Havoc. Mandy Rose speaks, stating that Gigi & Jacy won't be the only successful ones at Halloween Havoc as she's hereby challenging Raquel for the title. Rose tells Raquel that she got lucky last week, but her luck is coming to an end. She tells us to mark her words that they'll be wearing gold all around their "pretty little waists" come Halloween Havoc. She then addresses her color, stating it doesn't matter what color her hair is--she's still the baddest bitch in the game. Mic drop. Just as before, we immediately end this segment with the next entrance.

Singles Match: Xion Quin vs Malik Blade

Xion Quin is out first, passing Toxic Attraction and showing off in the ring as we head to break. After the break, we get a creepy vignette for an unknown person (my guess: Elias) who states they must bury the past to start again. We cut to the ring and the bell starts us off. The crowd is loudly behind both men with dueling chants. Xion with a big rising knee that floors Blade. Again, Quin drops Blade to his knees. Quin pulls Blade up, pushes him into the ropes and clubs the small of his back. Quin looks for the same move but Blade counters with a fist. Quin quickly re-establishes control. Strong Irish Whip from Quin that sends Blade bouncing out of the corner as Quin twirls in mid-air. Quin covers for two. Quin with a rear chin lock. Blade powers to his feet and rams Quin into the corner. Quin attempts a roll-up but Quin grabs the ropes. Blade rolls back and takes it right to Quin. Blade with a huge dropkick off the top rope to Quin, garnering a two count. Quin angrily charges Blade who rolls him up for a two again! Blade looks for a move but Quin counters it into a modified pop-up Powerbomb. Quin gets in the corner, starts revving himself up and hits a Superman Forearm. Quin picks up the win!
Your Winner, Xion Quin!

Backstage: NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, Bron Breakker, and the Grizzled Young Veterans

Ciampa is asked about his match at Halloween Havoc when the GYV show up. They mock him and attempt to intimidate him, but Bron shows up. Bron is full of ruthless aggression, telling the GYV to bring it. They state they're not dressed to fight and walk off. Bron tells Ciampa that he wants Ciampa 100% when he beats his ass at Halloween Havoc.

Backstage Interview: North American Champion Isaiah "Swerve" Scott

Swerve is asked about the actions at the top of the show. Swerve is fired up and pledges to take the North American Championship to SmackDown and there's not a thing Santos can do.

Singles Match: Ivy Nile w/ the Diamond Mine vs Valentina Feroz

The Diamond Mine come out en masse, and Nile welcomes us to the gun show as we head to break. Our commentary praises our competitor's time on the Rock's game show. Nile takes the lead early. Ivy with a huge Stalling Suplex, holding Valentina for a lengthy period in a show of sheer power, before crashing her to the mat. Ivy gets cheers from the crowd and continues to pick apart Valentina. Valentina 's offense consists of three kicks, one punch to the abdomen and that's it. Nile with a Scoop Slam, followed by a unique leg-pick rolling move that ultimately culminates in Ivy standing with Valentina in a Torture Rack! Ivy with her own unique take on the Torture Rack! Ivy does squats while holding the rack in place. Nile rises and holds Valentina there for several long moments until Valentina taps out!
Your Winner by Submission, Ivy Nile of the Diamond Mine!

The Diamond Mine Speaks

Malcolm Nivens gets on the mic as his faction enters the ring. He promotes Ivy, and the Creed Brothers as future tag contenders. He welcomes our NXT Cruiserweight Champion Roderick Strong. Before Strong can speak, Ikemen Jiro makes his way out to a pop from the crowd! Diamond Mine all exit the ring except for Julius Creed. He asks the crowd if "this guy's for real?" He tells Jiro that in the Diamond Mine, everything is earned. He tells Jiro he's "always strapped" and asks Jiro what he's gonna do about it. Jiro smacks the crap out of him and we head to break--this match is up next!

Singles Match: Julius Creed w/ the Diamond Mine vs Ikemen Jiro

We return from break with this match now underway. Julius' All-American career at Duke is touted as he picks Jiro up and rams him into the corner. Phoenix comments that Julius is "rag dolling" Jiro. We're reminded that this is Julius' first singles match in NXT. Creed with a toss suplex. Creed toys with Jiro throughout the match, taunting him and lightly kicking him int he face. Creed with a beautiful double-under hook back suplex. Jiro attempts to fight back with a pair of rights, but Julius picks the leg and slams Jiro down. Jiro goes back at it again, landing several forearms that rock Julius and the crowd fires up for Jiro. Jiro lays out Julius. Jiro attempts an Irish Whip but Creed counters. Jiro stands on the middle turnbuckle, flaunts his jacket, and kicks a charging Creed. Jiro with a unique drop to pickup two. Creed rolls to the outside and Jiro follows after, crashing into Creed and again showcasing his aerial offense. Loud "?NXT" chant from the crowd. Jiro springboards into the ring but Julius catches Jiro. Creed with a rolling suplex followed by a basement forearm to pick up the win. After the match, the Diamond Mine attacks. Kushida attempts to make the save but the Diamond Mine has the numbers.
Your Winner, Julius Creed!

NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez

A short promo from Gonzalez who accepts Rose's challenge for the match at Halloween Havoc--and tells Rose to take her chance accept a Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal match stipulation.

Lashing Out with Lash Legend

We return from break and get this short segment. Lash asks if we watched the Draft last week, then states the Raw and SmackDown rosters are so shaken up that next year they're going to be called "WWE Squid Games," alluding to the awesome Netflix show. She then pumps up Hit Row, and tells us that is our "two snaps and a clap." She mentions the "Lashing Out of the Week" and we see a clip of Tony D'Angelo attempting to get Lash to allow him on her show. She talks to him, telling him via camera that if he wants to be on her show, she has three words for him: "fuggedaboutit."

Tag Match: Kyle O'Reilly & Von Wagner vs Pete Dunne & Ridge Holland

O'Reilly and new partner Wagner make their way out as we go to a commercial break. When we return to the CWC, we start with Von Wagner and Dunne. Dunne aggressively goes after the big man, but Dunne slams him into the mat. Wagner battles Dunne into the corner and the ref forces the break. Dunne leaps around Wagner's waist and attempts to work the fingers but Wagner easily escapes and slams Dunne to the mat again. Wagner attempts to grab the leg but Dunne kicks him off. Wagner tags in Kyle O'Reilly. KOR with a running knee to Dunne's gut. Dunne tags in Ridge Holland. O'Reilly attempts to light up Holland but the big man quickly wears down KOR. KOR escapes a hold and hits an arm breaker on Holland, attempting to take Ridge into the friendly corner for the tag to Von Wagner. Holland prevents it and hits a belly to belly toss suplex.
The crowd is still hot throughout this match as well, with multiple chants. Dunne and KOR are made legal. Dunne focuses on O'Reilly's left leg. Dunne with a cheap shot on Von Wagner. O'Reilly fights back, sweeping the leg to drop Dunne. Kyle drips a river around the ring before hitting a running strike and an arm breaker. Dunne reverses it into an arm breaker of his own. Dunne and KOR keep their left hands locked and slug it out until both fall back into their respective corners. Von Wagner and Ridge Holland both enter. Both behemoths slug it out! Both men run off the ropes and crash into each other, with neither giving purchase. Von Wagner finally with a running flying shoulder block that drops Holland. Wagner runs off the ropes and crashes into Dunne on the apron. Holland uses this to take control and take Wagner outside. Von Wagner is having none of it and whips Ridge Holland into the steel steps! We head to break!
Back from the break. Ridge Holland is in control of Kyle O'Reilly. KOR attempts a submission but Holland gets a sly tag from Dunne, who assists in breaking the move. Dunne and Holland double-team KOR. Von Wagner hits the ring, and he and Holland basically eliminate themselves. KOR crawls for the corner, looking for a tag, but Wagner is still down. Dunne attacks KOR in the corner. Dunne stomps the hands and looks for a kick but KOR converts it into an Ankle-lock! Dunne makes the hot tag to Ridge Holland, who breaks the hold and pummels KOR with big clubbing forearms. Holland throws KOR out of the ring and he and Dunne work to double team him. Dunne looks to invert the steps but Wagner comes to the rescue, wiping out their opponents! Wagner runs to his corner, extending his arm for the hot tag. KOR barely makes it and Holland comes in, taking down the legal man Holland with two big clotheslines followed by a big jumping knee. Big back body rope from Wagner. Wagner slaps off a Dunne dropkick attempt. Wagner is on fire and tells KOR to finish Dunne. Dunne streaks along the apron and leaps, hitting Dunne with a flying knee. Wagner with a running clothesline to the corner. Quick segment with both men exchanging control, but Wagner hits his unique slam to pick up the win!
Your Winners, Kyle O'Reilly and Von Wagner!

Andre Chase's Chase University

Remember the Thatch Class segments? It's that with a skinnier, more verbally offensive host who constantly curses and has his language bleeped.

Tony D'Angelo Vignette

Tony's outside at a car, cutting a quick promo responding to Lash's comments. When he walks off, we can hear someone's in the trunk and Vic Joseph speculates it's a producer for Lash.

Singles Match: Grayson Waller vs Duke Hudson

After a commercial break, we return to the ring for our match. Duke Hudson is in the ring and out comes Grayson Waller to big pops. Duke looks unimpressed as he leans in the corner. The bell ring sand both men lock up. Hudson takes it into the corner. Waller escapes with a duck under and locks in a side headlock. Hudson Grabs Waller's hair and pulls the hair; Waller returns the favor and follows it up with a right. Hudson attempts to chase Waller, but Waller uses his agility to escape. Hudson finally takes control as the crowd hits us with dueling chants. Big belly to belly suplex toss from Hudson. Hudson with a strong Irish Whip into the corner, then mocks Waller by wiping his hands as if he's done. The action continues back and forth as both men jockey for control, with Hudson picking up the win by holding the tights behind the ref's back. After the match Waller exchanges words with Hudson, picks up a poker chip--and Hudson yells "better luck next time!"
Your Winner, Duke Hudson!

Backstage Promo: Legado Del Fantasma

Santos works out with resistance bands, flanked by Legado, and promises to win Swerve's title.

Tag Match: Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta vs Sarray & Amari Miller

After giving Dexter Lumis a sticky smooch backstage, Indi & Persia make their way out. This match is next! When we return, we start with Persia and Sarray. Persia takes an early lead and tags in Indi, to cheers from the InDex-loving crowd. Sarray turns things around with strikes in the corner. Sarray takes Indi into the corner and tags in Amari Miller. Amari batters Indi with multiple powerful kicks, pining for one. Amari attempts a left arm lock but Hartwell powers to her feet. Amari leaps on Hartwell's back, locking in a sleeper. Hartwell has the ring prescience to run backwards into the corner to knock Amari off. Amari back on Hartwell! Hartwell escapes and tags in Persia, who hits the ring hot and lays out Amari with multiple strikes. Persia hoists Amari up, lets Indi tag in, hits a big boot on Sarray then slams Amari. Hartwell comes off the top and picks up the win in a short but entertaining match. Afterwards Hartwell shows off her wedding ring.
Your Winners, Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta!

After the Match: NXT Women's Tag Trouble

Persia and Indi start to address the Women's NXT tag titles in the ring. Tag Team Champions Io Shirai and Zoey Stark come out, with Shirai yelling in Japanese at their opponents. As Stark & Shirai enter, Shirai tells both Indi and Persia she doesn't like them. Stark adds that she knows, she knows--Shirai doesn't like her, either. Shirai answers "no, don't speak for me!" Stark asks Shirai if she likes her, and Shirai answers no. Toxic Attraction hit the ring, stating the titles are theirs. They attack and everyone brawls until just the tag champs--Shirai & Stark--are left standing tall in the ring. Expect a triple threat match at Halloween Havoc (my conjecture).

Backstage: Dating Apps

Waller is talking to Cora Jade when Cameron Grimes enters. Grimes wants tips on how to get a girlfriend. Waller suggests that he shave his chest, then shows him apps as Grimes apparently hasn't ever heard of Tinder, Grinder, what have you. We head to our main event.

North American Championship Main Event Match: Isaiah "Swerve" Scott(c) vs Santos Escobar w/ Legado Del Fantasma

This marks probably the final--for a while, at least--battle between these two factions, and the final chance to keep the North American title on NXT 2.0 ahead of the call-up from the Draft. Swerve makes his way out alone as his Hit Row companions are still being held by the cartel elsewhere. We head to break. Afterwards, Santos Escobar comes out flanked by Legado Del Fantasma. Escobar sends LDF to the back, determined to win this on his own. Swerve attacks Escobar as soon as they leave. Swerve sends Escobar into the steel steps and throws Escobar into the ring. The ref separates the men and calls for the bell. Escobar slides out the ring. Swerve follows with a corkscrew over-the-top strike that wipes out Escobar at ringside. Swerve grins as he pulls on the chin and then sends Escobar back into the steel steps.
Swerve continues to maintain control in the ring as the crowd is fired up for Swerve and the Hit Row faction, who will make their SmackDown/main roster debut the night after Crown Jewel. Escobar gets his first strike of offense in by dodging an attack from Swerve on the apron. Santos with a speedy suicide dive as we head to picture-in-picture break. During the break, Escobar stalks Swerve around the announcer's table and tosses him across it to the ringside floor. Escobar talks smack and whips Swerve hard into the steel steps. Escobar takes it back into the ring and attempts a leg submission. Escobar continues to wear down Swerve with working holds, including cranking Swerve's arms backwards while pushing a boot into Swerve's back.
Back from the break. Swerve with a running kick to the back of Swerve. Escobar plays up to the crowd before looking for another rear arm submission. The crowd gets behind Swerve. Swerve powers up, planting his feet and fighting to a vertical base. Swerve with a soft back kick to break the hold. Escobar and Swerve exchange fists, chops and forearms. Swerve gets angry and hits another chop. Escobar grabs Swerve's neck and rapid-fires fists into Swerve's face. Swerve takes Escobar down to a mix of cheers and jeers with a huge clotheslines off the ropes. Escobar drops Swerve and attempts a pin, getting a close two-count. The crowd fires up another "NXT" chant. They've apparently forgotten this is NXT 2.0. Escobar with knees to the chest before setting Swerve up on the top ropes. Crowd with a "this is awesome" chant as Escobar follows up. Escobar with a Hurricanrana off the top. Escobar pays homage to legend Eddie G with a Frog Splash off the top to pick up a very close pin attempt. Swerve takes control after a few moments and looks for the 450 Splash. Escobar gets the knees up and rolls Swerve up for a close two! We get replays of the 450 and it's counter. Legado Del Fantasma hit the ringside and get on the apron, attempting a distraction. Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams run out to make the save, neutralizing LDF at the ringside. Swerve sends Escobar into an exposed turnbuckle then hits a modified Michinoku Driver to pickup the win and retain!
Your Winner and STILL North American Champion, Isaiah "Swerve" Scott!

Carmelo Hayes Cashes In!

ayes and Williams both attack Swerve, beating him down before Carmelo pulls out his title-shot contract from winning the NXT Breakout Tournament! He's chasing it in and the crowd goes crazy!

NXT North American Championship Match: Isaiah "Swerve" Scott(c) vs Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams

Hayes immediately goes after Swerve as soon as the bell rings. Swerve attempts to fight off the fresher man, but Hayes puts away Swerve in 60 seconds to pick up the win!
Your Winner and NEW North American Champion, Carmelo Hayes!

In Closing

And that's a wrap! This is the first NXT that's not had an overrun in ages (due to the debut of the new Chucky series). What are your thoughts about tonight's program? It doesn't matter what your thoughts are about tonight's program, you roody-poos! Stay safe out there, Rajahmaniacs. See you Friday night for SmackDown 1.0!

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