WWE's black-and-gold brand returns for their post-NXT TakeOver: Portland show, as the WWE NXT crew runs at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida tonight for this week's episode of NXT On USA.
Featured below are WWE NXT results from Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
WWE NXT RESULTS (2/19): WINTER PARK, FL.
A video package is shown from last week's NXT. We pan the crowd of the arena as the fans chant, "NXT! NXT!" beginning the first NXT show since NXT TakeOver: Portland.
The Undisputed Era In The Ring, Velveteen Dream Cuts In
Undisputed Era's music sounds as Kyle O'Reilly, Bobby Fish, Roderick Strong, and NXT Champion Adam Cole make their way to the stage, then make their way down the ramp together. Mauro makes note that Adam Cole reign as champion is now 263 days.
Adam Cole begins speaking to the fans in the crowd. Cole stresses to the fans in the crowd that "obsession will never defeat destiny" as he warns that Undisputed Era will continue to set the example in NXT.
The voice of Velveteen Dream can be heard over the speakers, though he's nowhere in sight. The arena dims, leaving a light purplish-blue hue of light only. Strong's eyes fill with rage as a voice begins to speak...
"Tonight, you have the chance to prove something. Leave your boys at home, and prove you can be a man. Do it for Marina, because when we do it tonight... let's make it a night just for us." Dream ends his statement and the lights return.
WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match
Lio Rush vs. Jordan Devlin (c)
Out first is Lio Rush as his music sounds in the arena. Rush makes his way down the ramp and poses as he makes his way into the ring. Next "The Irish Ace" Jordan Devlin's music sounds as Devlin walks down the ramp and looks to fans in the front row who are giving him a "thumbs down" and booing him.
Devlin joins Rush inside the ring as the match is formally announced. The bell rings, and the match begins. The commentators say Rush better come into this match with a game plan. Rush with a Roundhouse Kick attempt, Devlin slides backwards to avoid the hit. We go to commercial.
A malfunction at the junction as we return from commercial, a mid-air collision as both contenders had the same idea as they went for the Cross-Body at the same time. Rush to the top turnbuckle, flies through the air, hitting a Cross-Body onto Devlin in the center of the ring. Elevator Back Drop by Devlin onto Rush, followed by a cover attempt. Rush throws up his shoulder just in the nic of time to keep this match going.
Rush covers Devlin for a pin attempt. Devlin with a punt to the face of Rush, throwing him to the outside of the ring. Cork Screw by Rush as he jumps over the ropes onto Devlin as he returns to the inside of the ring. Devlin struggling back to his feet as Rush jumps off the top once again, having to roll through as nobody home.
Rush goes for another pin attempt. Devlin back to his feet, Standing Spanish Fly for the counter. Devlin covers for the pin, Rush rolls over and covers Devlin. Back and Forth action between the two inside the ring. Rush finally goes to the top turnbuckle, Devlin following.
Rush hits the Avalanche Poisonrana on Devlin, going for the pin, Devlin kicks out. Rush hits the Come Up off the ropes. Rush back to the top, going for his finisher The Final hour, Devlin side steps just in time, nobody home. Devlin with a Headbutt, followed by the Devlin Side Suplex which connects on Rush.
Devlin covers Rush, the referee counts, one two three, the bell rings. A victory for the NXT Champion, Jordan Devlin.
Winner and STILL WWE NXT Cruiserweight Champion: Jordan Devlin
Backstage Interview With Dakota Kai
We join Jon Quasto backstage as he stands with Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez. Quasto asks what was going through Raquel's mind as she decided to help Dakota win this past Sunday at Takover: Portland during the first ever Women's Street Fight match between Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox.
According to Raquel, it seems Tegan has had every opportunity handed to her while Dakota was pushed to the back burner every time. Raquel shares that she knows what that feels like because she sat at the PC (WWE Performance Center) and that at War Games Dakota was looked over and treated as an outcast.
Dakota tells Raquel she proved that she had her back at TakeOver: Portland, and now she has Raquel's. Dakota tells Raquel that together, they are untouchable.
With that statement, in comes NXT General Manager William Regal as he congratulates Dakota on the Takeover win and being untouchable. Regal goes on to tell Dakota that she will be facing off against Tegan in two weeks, and there will be no outside interference as this will be a Steel Cage match.
(We go to commercial as Tommaso Ciampa is seen walking the hallway backstage.)
Backstage With Rhea Ripley
As we come back from commercial, Rhea Ripley is explaining what happened directly following her match with Bianca Belair at NXT TakeOver: Portland. Rhea Ripley admits she was caught from behind by Charlotte Flair, but that won't happen again. Ripley looking forward to showing Flair a thing or two at WrestleMania 36.
Tommaso Ciampa Addresses NXT TakeOver: Portland
As we return to the inside of the arena, music sounds for Austin Theory as he makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring. Theory is posing inside the ring as Tommaso Ciampa walks down the ramp as well and begins pacing ringside. "Psycho Killer!" is heard from the audience. A chant begins from the fans, "Daddy's Home! Daddy's Home!".
Ciampa grabs a mic and begins speaking in the center of the ring. Ciampa begins, "NXT TakeOver Portland..." Theory walks up to Ciampa semi-confused but attempting to assert dominance. Ciampa doesn't raise an eyebrow, feeling Theory's presence close to him as Ciampa says, "Not tonight. Not tonight..." The referee touches the arm of Theory and motions to let Ciampa speak.
Ciampa continues speaking, saying that part of this was his fault and he should have seen this coming. Ciampa says he was too focused on Goldie and stopped paying attention of his surroundings. Ciampa stopped listening to that voice inside his head.
Ciampa continues if one thing goes hand in hand with Ciampa and the NXT Championship, and that is Johnny Gargano. The crowd begins chanting, "Johnny Sucks! Johnny Sucks!" Ciampa says he's not asking himself why, he knows why.
Austin Theory walks up behind Ciampa, Ciamps decks Theory, knocking him to the mat without saying a word. Ciampa doesn't skip a beat as he continues, "If one thing is very clear, to get my life back... there can be NO Johnny Gargano, in NXT." Ciampa drops the mic and rolls out of the ring.
Ciampa goes to walk away and Theory goes running at Ciampa who lifts his boot for a massive kick to the face of Theory. Ciampa once again goes to walk away, only to turn around and continues to beat the hell out of Theory. Wrong place, wrong time. We go to commercial.
As we come back from the commercial, a quick video package is shown with clips from the Johnny Gargano vs. Finn Balor match at NXT TakeOver: Portland following a quick comment from Finn Balor.
Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans
Out first is Raul Mendoza along with his tag-team partner Joaquin Wilde. Both men make their way down the ramp and enter the ring where they remove their excess gear as they begin to pose inside the ring. Next out are James Drake and Zack Gibson of The Grizzled Young Veterans. The bell rings and the match begins.
To start things off in this tag-team match up, Gibson and Wilde lock up and begin a series of quick moving action. Gibson dominates the beginning of this match as he makes the tag to Drake. Drake comes in and with some south paw action, sends Gibson to the outside of the ring.
Drake picks up Wilde and rolls him back into the ring. Wilde gets covered in the center of the ring once again, kicking out at two. With a series of Forearms, Wilde keeps Drake at bay until he finally tags in Mendoza. Mendoza comes in fresh and quick. Mendoza hits a Spinning Back Kick, then a Springboard Missile Drop Kick.
The announcers note that it is "fuego" in the arena. Drake steps over Mendoza, kicking Wilde off the apron. After a fury of strikes, another tag is made. Gibson re-enters the ring as they double team Mendoza with Double Knees to the chest. Ticket to Mayhem for the three count.
Winners: The Grizzled Young Veterans
After the Match
"The land of the free, and the home of the brave!" Gibson begins, as he stands in the center of the ring with Drake. "Nahh... the land of the neck-beards and the home of the ignorant yanks!" The crowd begins booing the two brits.
Gibson says they will soon be known as number one in the world as we go to commercial.
NXT UK TakeOver: Dublin Reminder
A quick announcement reminder that news broke this past Sunday, that TakeOver UK will take place in Dublin, Ireland LIVE! Sunday, April 26, 2020 and will be streaming live on the WWE Network.
In-Ring With WWE NXT Tag-Team Champions Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne
Music sounds in the arena for The BroserWeights as Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne make their way down the ramp towards the ring, stopping to celebrate with fans and high-five. All smiles in the arena right now. Fans begin chanting "BroserWeights! BroserWeights!"
Matt Riddle is the first to speak as he grabs a microphone, the chants dying down slightly in anticipation of what he is about to say. Riddle begins with, "Brooooo!" as the crowd begins cheering loudly once again.
Riddle and Dunne begins talking about being the new NXT Tag-Team Champions and on cue, the crowd begins chanting, "You Deserve It!! You Deserve It!" Riddle announces that the celebration will continue as he explains how The BroserWeights may have partied too hard in Portland, OR... even Stallion Pete.
Riddle continues to make jokes, mentioning the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Cup trophy perhaps partied too hard too as it's been suspended for 30 days as it failed the WWE Wellness Policy exam. As Riddle goes to speak once again, music interrupts and Riddle's face goes a bit more serious.
Let's get down to business.
The BroserWeights vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch
Pete Dunne and Danny Burch start things off as the bell rings for tonight's match up. Dunne with a Roundhouse Kick to the face of Burch. Dunne tags in Riddle as Burch stands in the BroserWeight's corner. Lorcan for the save as Riddle goes for the pin.
German Suplex by Burch on Riddle, going for the pin. Riddle kicks out, Burch goes for a submission immediately. Things are very fast paced early on in this match up. All four men end up down on the mat in the center of the ring. Riddle with the Step Up Knee.
Superman Forearm by Riddle, followed by a Power Bomb. Uncorked Right Hand by Burch. Dunne now in the ring with Lorcan. Dunne going for the fingers of Lorcan, then tagging in Riddle once again. Riddle enters the ring with Dunne as they hit the Riddle End, a Knee Strike, and finally the Bitter End combo.
Riddle lands the cover for the three count pin and win.
Winners: The BroserWeights
After the Match
Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne continue to celebrate inside the arena as they both raise their titles, Riddles music playing across the speakers in the arena. Both of The BroserWeights continue to celebrate with fans as we go to commercial.
Backstage: The Forgotten Sons On Grizzled Young Vets Anti-Patriotic Comments
As we come back from the break, America's Forgotten Sons are not happy about the comments The Grizzled Young Veterans made earlier tonight about the land of the free. Wesley Blake, Steve Cutler, Jaxson Ryker. They discuss the action that needs to be taken after the earlier threat from The Grizzled Young Veterans, and issue a warning of their own to the NXT UK Superstars.
Keith Lee vs. Kona Reeves
NXT North American Champion Keith Lee makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring as his entrance music blares over the speakers in the arena. Commentator's remind viewers this is a non-title match. Mauro sets up a video package showing WWE's Backstage debut from last night's show.
Lee smiles and motions along as the fans in the arena begin chanting loud enough to drown out his entrance music as they chant, "All Bask In His Glory! All Bask In His Glory!" Lee lifts the mic to his lips and as he's about to get out his first word, music interrupts, causing Lee's eyes to shift to the top of the ramp.
Kona Reeves makes his way out and heads down the ramp, entering the ring with the NXT North American Champ. Reeves requests a microphone. As Reeves goes to turn around, Lee knocks him out cold with a Pounce. Lee looks to the referee.
"You can go ahead and ring the bell" to which the referee complies, signaling for the bell. Reeves attempts to hold his own for about 4 and a half seconds, until Lee grabs a hold of him. Lee lands the Big Bang Catastrophe for the super easy pin and three count for the win.
Winner: Keith Lee
After the Match
Lee celebrates in the ring as we go to replays. Dominik Dijakovic enters the ring and while he's sorry, he's not ready to move on. Double D tries to convince Lee that he knows he should have won at TakeOver, followed by a slew of "if's and's and but's"... excuse after excuse.
Lee finally interrupts him and says the fact is, he won. He is the NXT North American champion. Lee lifts his championship belt high above his heads for a loud pop! The fans in the arena begin to chant, "Fight Forever! Fight Forever!"
Lee lets Double D know that he's always up for a good challenge, telling him that if he can talk Regal into it, then they can fight forever. With that, Lee throws the mic and exits the ring to his music.
Kayden Carter vs. Chelsea Green
As we come back from the commercial break, this women's match up is announced and scheduled for one fall. Kayden Carter's music hits first as Carter makes her way out. Robert Stone comes out next to the stage, representing The Robert Stone Brand as promised to be launched again tonight. Stone introduces Chelsea Green as he calls her the new "face of the NXT women's division". The crowd still a bit confused, but moving right along.
The referee signals for the bell. The bell rings and the match begins. Carter, on the offense per-usual, wastes no time as she goes after Green. Green goes for a slam but Carter blocks, rolling her for a pin attempt of her own. Carter kicks out at two.
Stone watches closely from ringside as Carter mounts Stone and is once again on the offensive. Carter gets two pin attempts in a short period as the two women keep attempting detailed moves then roll out or counter.. nothing note worthy. Carter looks to be going for a move off the top, however as she tries to climb she loses her footing and falls hard.
Green with several knees to the gut followed by a massive knee to the jaw. Green takes advantage of the moment and jumps on Carter for a pin. Stone looks on with a more prominent smile on his face now. Green hits a Camel Clutch in the center of the ring on Carter for the counter.
Green Slingshots Carter's neck under the middle rope, then goes for another pin attempt. Carter once again kicks out. The women continue to go back and forth until Bianca Belair is suddenly in the ring with a mic.
Bianca begins, "Now girl, I done told you you don’t come here! Now you put your hands on me, I want you here! It don’t matter if it’s here or there…. Charlotte Flair, I’m gonna’ whoop that ass!”
With that, Belair leaves the ring and the match resumes just as quickly. Carter attempts a Schoolboy, Green kicks out at two. Carter then hits a Super-kick, Green rolls out of the ring so Carter cannot pin. Carter exits the ring and pushes Green back into the ring. As Carter tries to re-enter the ring,
Stone trips her up. Green uses the momentary interference to her advantage hitting The Un-prettier for the three count.
Winner: Chelsea Green
Velveteen Dream is seen standing in a dimmed, well, velvet, lighting as we go to commercial, main event next!
On WWE NXT Next Week ...
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Austin Theory is announced for next week. Finn Balor will also be here next week.
Velveteen Dream vs. Roderick Strong
In his first WWE NXT match on NXT On USA since October, Velveteen Dream makes his way out. Roderick Strong, his opponent for this evening, is out next. Here we go.
The bell rings and Dream goes right to the floor to show off some. He comes right back in and they go at it. Strong retreats to the floor and Dream taunts him from the ring. Strong comes up the steps but Dream swings his belt, missing Strong. The referee warns him. Strong comes in and goes for a takedown. Dream gets back up and they tangle some more, going into the ropes. Dream goes back to the floor and shows off, infuriating Strong some more for all the stalling.
Strong chases Dream back in the ring and Dream dropkicks him. Dream unloads in the corner now Dream whips Strong hard into the corner and he goes down. Dream rocks Strong and delivers big chops in the corners. Strong with a cheap shot to the eyes. Strong turns it around with big chops of his own in the corner. Strong with more strikes to drop Dream. Dream tangles but Strong hits a back-breaker. Dream rolls to the floor to regroup as the referee checks on him.
Dream limps around but here comes Strong. Dream explodes at him and takes him down on the floor. Strong sends Dream back-first into the apron. Strong breaks the count and goes back to work on Dream but Dream fights him off. Dream sends Strong into the ring steps and we go back to commercial.
We return from the commercial and Strong has Dream grounded in the middle of the ring with a headlock. Fans rally for Dream as he starts fighting up and out. Dream with a back-drop to counter Strong. Dream rocks Strong with strikes to fight him of. They tangle in the corner and collide, both going down. More back and forth now. They trade more big strikes and Dream drops Strong for a pop.
Dream blocks a back-breaker and nails one of his own. Dream blocks a back-drop but Strong counters a move with a strike to the jaw. Dream comes right back with a right hand and a DDT in the middle of the ring. Strong still kicks out at 2. Dream goes to the top as fans rally for him. Dream with the double ax handle. Dream with chops and punches. Dream with more offense but Strong turns it around with a shot to the back. Dream ends up getting launches onto the top of the ring post, ribs and lower area hitting on the exposed part of the steel. Strong climbs up from behind but Dream resists. Dream powers up with Strong in a Fireman’s Carry on the top. Strong fights out. Strong drops Dream over the top turnbuckle with a back-breaker. Dream still kicks out at 2.
The finish of this one feels to be fast-approaching. Strong gets in and fights back in. Dream kicks out of a roll-up, then rocks Strong in the mouth. Dream goes on and kicks Strong in the mouth. They unload on each other with strikes while down on the mat.
The two get up and Dream walks into two big boots to go back down. Strong jumps right into a super-kick after more strikes between the two. Dream immediately goes into the Dream Valley Driver. Strong is down now. Dream rips off the tights he’s been wrestling in tonight, and reveals another pair of tights with Marina Shafir's face painted on the front of them. Dream goes to the top but turns and jumps to take out Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish at ringside instead as they have just ran out.
When all was said-and-done, Dream gets the Death Valley Driver for the pin and the win.
Winner: Velveteen Dream
After The Match: The Undisputed Era Attacks, End Show Standing Tall
Despite the loss, The Undisputed Era would close out the show in strong fashion, as Roderick Strong gained a measure of revenge over Velveteen Dream after losing to him in this week's main event.
The rest of The Undisputed Era members -- Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish -- join Strong in a four-on-one post-match beat down of Dream.
They stand over him proud and tall, posing with their titles as this week's episode goes off the air.
Thanks for joining us!
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