- March 11th, 2020
- WWE NXT
- Orlando, FL
Welcome to the NYK Review of WWE NXT. We will keep it short this time.
WWE NXT North American Championship Match: Keith Lee vs. Cameron Grimes
Grimes counters Big Bang Catastrophe. Grimes counters Spirit Bomb. Grimes hits a German Suplex for a nearfall. Grimes hits a DDT for a nearfall. Grimes counters a Spirit Bomb. Lee hits a Pounce. Lee hits Big Bang Catastrophe for the pinfall in 11:57.
North American Championship Match: Keith Lee defeated Cameron Grimes by pinfall to retain the title.
Match Review: 3.5/5. Good Match. Fast Paced. Keith Lee never fails to impress me. What’s next for the WWE NXT North American Champion?
Damian Priest attacked Lee after the match until Dominik Dijakovic ran him off. However, Lee then powerbombed Dijakovic as he didn’t know it was Priest who had attacked him.
We have already found out what’s next for Keith Lee. Damian Priest Vs Lee will be money. NXT impresses me week after week.
WWE NXT Women’s Championship #1 Contender Ladder Match Qualifier Match: Mia Yim vs. Dakota Kai (w/ Raquel Gonzalez)
Kai blocks a powerbomb. Yim hits a powerbomb for a nearfall. Gonzalez broke up the pin behind the referee’s back. Kai rolls up Yim but the referee is distracted. Yim hits a Codebreaker for the pinfall in 9:40.
Match Review: 2/5. Average Match with a predictable ending. NXT Women’s Division needs more star power.
KUSHIDA vs. Raul Mendoza
They trade backflips. KUSHIDA hits a Handspring Back Elbow. Mendoza counters a Somersault DDT. KUSHIDA hits a hip toss, cartwheel and a dropkick. Mendoza hits an enzuigiri. They battle on the top rope. KUSHIDA hits an Avalanche Cross Armbreaker for the submission in 3:59.
Match Review: 1.5/5. Good match for the time given. 3:59 is too short for a match featuring these two talented Wrestlers. Kushida needs a manager I guess. Somersault DDT by Mendoza was perfectly executed.
Austin Theory interrupted an interview with Tyler Breeze to point out that Breeze hasn’t become as big of a star as some others who have come through the Performance Center.
Breeze took a picture of him on his phone and told him he looks great for a flash in the pan.
Rhea Ripley cut a promo on Charlotte Flair, who came out to say the pressure is going to be too much for her. They came to blows and Flair stood tall. Two masked men came out of an SUV backstage, grabbed Raul Mendoza, put him into the car and sped off.
Segment Review: Rhea Vs Flair could steal the show at Wrestlemania. I am liking what I am seeing. Austin Theory’s interruption pencils a match next week.
WWE NXT Women’s Championship #1 Contender Ladder Match Qualifier Match: Tegan Nox vs. Deonna Purrazzo
Nox gets the pinfall via Shiniest Wizard in approx. 2:30.
WINNER: Tegan Nox
Match Review: 0.5/5. Squash by Nox.
Velveteen Dream said this was always about Adam Cole and not Roderick Strong, who he doesn’t care about. Next week, Cole will celebrate being the longest reigning NXT champion in history.
WWE NXT Tag Team Championship Match: The Broserweights (c) vs. The Undisputed Era
Undisputed Era fight back and get a nearfall off of a King Kong Knee Drop. Riddle kicks out of Chasing The Dragon. Riddle gets battered but fights back with a double spear. Grizzled Young Veterans run in, distracting both teams. Riddle kicks out of a rollup. Riddle tosses Fish onto Grizzled Young Veterans. They hit a Stereo Go 2 Sleep on Kyle O’Reilly for the pinfall in 19:59.
Match Review: 4/5. Great Match. Matt Riddle Continues to Impress. I want The Undisputed Era on Main Roster ASAP. The match was poetry in motion. Stereo GTS is one of the best tag team move of 2020.
After the match, Tommaso Ciampa comes out to the ring.
Ciampa is demanding answers from Gargano. Gargano, live from a late night talk show writer’s room to say that Ciampa is the worst person in NXT history. Ciampa exits the ring while Gargano rants. Ciampa breaks into the room where Gargano is. They brawl through the conference room. Ciampa beats Gargano with a laptop. Ciampa hits Gargano with a WrestleMania poster. They fight into the trainer’s room. Ciampa hits Gargano with a crutch.
They fight into the gym. Gargano sends Ciampa into a glass door. Gargano fights off security. Gargano throws Ciampa around the gym. Ciampa fights back. A mirror gets broken. They fight back into the arena. Ciampa fights back and they go crashing through a bunch of security staff. They fight to the balcony. Ciampa hits an Air Raid Crash off the balcony and through the announce table.
Segment Review: Ciampa Vs Gargano one more time! I am so looking forward to this change of roles for these two Pro-Wrestlers. This rivalry headlined 2018 and it will surely headline 2020 as well. Another 5 star fight in the making.
WWE NXT Rating: 8/10
- Well, well well. NXT continues to impress. It is probably the best Wrestling Brand since a long, long time.
- Keith lee is impressive. His New Rivalry will be an instant classic. The show began with Keith winning against Grimes in a 11 minute fast paced match.
- Women’s Match was boring. It was a quash to say the least. NXT women’s division needs fresh faces.
- Matt Riddle was WOW. What a 19 minute main event. Undisputed Era has classic NXT matches week after week.
- Ciampa’s Air Raid Crash off the balcony was a treat to watch. Dangerous move but executed without injuring his nemesis.
- Overall a good show and a nice build up to the next Wraastlemania takeover. I hope the event is not cancelled due to coronavirus but health comes first.
TOP 3 Stars of the show
- Matt Riddle.
- Tommaso Ciampa
- Keith Lee
Undisputed Era was good as well.
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