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WWE NXT REPORT: THE FINALS ARE SET (ALMOST), SHIRAI VERSUS RIPLEY, MATCHES FOR TAKEOVER, A CAGE MATCH NEXT WEEK, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2020-05-20 22:00:00

We begin with a graphic In Memory of Shad Gaspard.

We are at Full Sail and your announcers are Byron Saxton, Mauro Ranallo, and Beth Phoenix.

Match Number One:  Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) versus Liam Gray

Kross catches Gray and hits a suplex.  Kross with a Northern Lights suplex followed by a Doomsday Saito suplex. Kross with the Kross Jacket and Gray taps out.

Winner:  Karrion Kross

After the match, Tommaso Ciampa's music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

Ciampa introduces himself to Kross and he says that ring you are standing in and all of this is his home.  You already knew that.  That is why you attacked the main attraction.  To make a point.  Part of me respects you.  You stand out here with that aura.  Six foot four, 265 pounds.  Special in a locker room full of the best in the world.  You stand out special.  That entrance.  A killer entrance.  Special.  

Scarlett holds the ropes open for Ciampa.

Ciampa says that he is special too.  He had to come out and look Kross in the eyes and tell him that at Takeover it will be Ciampa versus Kross.  Isn't that special.  Welcome to the main event.

We have a video package for the Cruiserweight Tournament.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two:  El Hijo del Fantasma (1-1) versus Akira Tozawa (2-0) in a B Block Match in the Cruiserweight Championship Tournament

They lock up and Fantasma with a rollup for a near fall.  Tozawa with a head lock and Fantasma with a head scissors and Tozawa escapes.  Fantasma with a near fall on a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock.  Fantasma with a leg trip and Tozawa bridges and gets the advantage.  Tozawa gets a near fall.  Fantasma with a suplex while holding on to the knuckle lock.  Fantasma with a leg sweep and cover.  Tozawa with a leg sweep and cover of his own.  Tozawa with an arm drag and he misses a drop kick when Fantasma holds on to the ropes.  

Fantasma with a waist lock and take down.  Tozawa with a chop and Fantasma fires back.  They go back and forth until Tozawa gets Fantasma to flinch and Tozawa with a jab.  Tozawa with a rana and Fantasma goes to the floor.  Fantasma moves and Tozawa stops short and hits a head scissors to the floor.  Tozawa returns to the apron and hits a cannonball off the apron as we go to commercial.

We are back and Tozawa with a hammer lock and forearm.  Fantasma trips Tozawa and kicks Tozawa on the apron.  Fantasma with a splash onto Tozawa on the apron.  Fantasma with a slingshot senton and he gets a near fall.  Fantasma with a front face lock and he goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Tozawa lands on his feet.  Tozawa misses a spinning heel kick but does not miss a German suplex.  Tozawa goes up top and Fantasma crotches him.  Tozawa stops Fantasma on the turnbuckles and Fantasma with elbows.  Tozawa gets back up to the top rope and Fantasma drops Tozawa on the top turnbuckle.  Fantasma gets a near fall.  Fanatasma with a shot to the ribs.  Tozaw with a wheelbarrow into a bulldog.  Tozawa goes up top and hits the back senton but Fantasma rolls to the floor.

Tozawa gets a near fall when they return to the ring.  Fantasma drop kicks Tozawa over the top rope to the floor.  Fantasma with a suicide dive.  Fantasma with an elbow into the corner.  Tozawa counters a fireman's carry into an Octopus.  Fantasma with a Phantom Driver for the three count.

Winner:  El Hijo del Fantasma (2-1) [wins Block B]

We take a look at what happened last week when Timothy Thatcher walked out on Matt Riddle to lead into the crowning of new tag team champions.  We then see Matt Riddle defeating Thatcher later in the night.

Timothy Thatcher says last week, he left the Matt Riddle circus and he enjoyed ripping at your arm.  He wants to go one more time.  PInfalls don't count.  No fluke three counts.  You win by knockout or tap out.  Those are the rules.  You pick the place.  Anywhere you want because I am ready.

We go to commercial.

We are back with Shotzi Blackheart.  Her motto is TCB.  Take care of business.  She says she is balls to the wall.  Who's your daddy?  I'm your daddy.  Shtozi says this tank is the way she rides.  She says she calls it the dirty blonde.  She is like a tank because a tank doesn't give a S***.  She says she was raised by her dad who was a motorcycle riding badass.  Wrestling and punk rock has a synergy.  It is rebellious and bad ass.  She feels that she can do anything to anyone at any time.  She says she will show you what she will do to the NXT Women's Division. 

Shotzi gets in her tank.  She says she sees the way that Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez look at her.  What you see is what you get.  You can't handle what you see.  She tells Chelsea your makeup got crushed.  She says that she crushed a pixie when talking about Candice LeRae.

Match Number Three;  Mia Yim versus Santana Garrett

Mia with an Irish whip and Santana floats over and hits some arm drags.  Both go for drop kicks at the same time.  Santana with a knee and Irish whip.  Santana with a handspring back elbow in the corner followed by a suplex and she floats over for a near fall.  Santana with a waist lock and Mia with a standing switch and Dragon suplex.  Mia with kicks to the head and then she hits Protect Ya Neck for the three count.

Winner:  Mia Yim

After the match, Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae make their way to the stage to cheer on Mia.  Candice says she is glad that Mia won.  Wasn't that what you were supposed to do against Charlotte Flair.  Mia is given another opportunity on a silver platter and you dropped the ball because you were too busy pandering.  Candice says she would have loved to have an opportunity because she would have thrived.

Johnny says Candice wouldn't have blown her opportunity.  He says it is time to show MIa what happens when they get an opportunity they don't deserve.

Mia stops Gargano from entering the ring and Candice attacks Mia from behind.  Candice throws Mia to the floor and Johnny holds the ropes open as she goes to the floor.

Keith Lee makes his way to the ring and Gargano and Candice get in the ring.

Keith and Mia enter the ring and Candice and Johnny go to the ramp as they work on their cardio.

We take a look at Cameron Grimes' victory over Finn Balor, with an assist by Damian Priest.

We see Priest attack Balor after the match.

Cameron Grimes says the greatest moments in NXT history happened last week.  One of the greatest NXT champions and First Universal Champion Finn Balor lost to me.  I used to look up to Finn but he was looking up at me after I caved him in.  Now it is Grimes Time.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Drake Maverick is asked about his match tonight and how he needs to win.

Drake throws out some cliches and he says he has heard them his whole life.  He is going in the ring with the best wrestler in the world.  He can beat him by pinfall or submission.  He says he is not Bret Hart.  Drake says he is tired of second guessing.  He is tired of someone trying to give him a pep talk or a Ted Talk.  He has to do one thing tonight and that is win.

Adam Cole says he is the longest reigning champion and next week we might have a celebration because it will be a full year.

Match Number Four:  Roderick Strong versus Dexter Lumis

They lock up and Strong with an arm bar and Lumis with a reversal.  Strong with a reversal into a side head lock.  Lumis backs Strong into the ropes and Lumis with a break.  Strong shows some frustration and goes to the floor.  Strong returns to the ring and he goes for the leg but Lumis stays on his feet.  Lumis with a front chancery but Strong with a waist lock.  Lumis with a side head lock take down and Strong goes to the floor.  Lumis with a drop toe hold and punches.  Lumis with a slam and a leg drop.  Lumis with a splash into the corner but Strong with a knee and punches followed by a chop.  

Lumis with an Irish whip and Strong with a boot and knee.  Lumis with a bulldog and Strong goes to the floor. Lumis with a knee and Strong with a knee of his own.  Lumis with an uppercut and then Lumis goes into the ring steps and Strong with a back breaker onto the apron.

We go to commercial.

Coverage Continues on Next Page

 


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