WWE NXT results, highlights, recap, videos and grades; Check NXT results 23 September, 2020

WWE NXT Results: In memory of Joe Laurinaitis “Road Warrior Animal” 1960-2020.

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

Some people are already in the ring for the Battle Royal. Moments ago, Tegan Nox was attacked by Candice LeRae. LeRae ran a crate into Nox’ surgically repaired knee. Nox screamed in pain and will not make it to the Battle Royal.

NXT Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Battle Royal: Winner – Candice LeRae

Participants include: Shotzi Blackheart, Aliyah, Kayden Carter, Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez, Indi Hartwell, Gia, Catalina, Raven, Ellie, Marina Shafir, Avery, Taylor, Rita, Kacy Catanzaro, Xia Li, Candice LeRae, Rhea Ripley

The bell rings, and a brawl breaks out with all the women. Raquel Gonzalez focuses on Shotzi Blackheart. Ripley lifts a woman named Gia up by the neck and wildly sends her over the top rope. Gonzalez mixes it up with a woman named Raven and quickly eliminates her. Blackheart and Aliya are brawling. Ripley lifts a woman named Ellie up and viciously sends her over the top rope. Ellie hit the floor hard!

Blackheart kicks her down and goes to the top rope. LeRae cuts her off and climbs the ropes, but Blackheart punches her to the apron. They both fall to the apron. LeRae and Blackheart are fighting around the ring post. Blackheart bounces her off the ring post, and LeRae falls to the stairs. Blackheart tries to knock her to the floor, but LeRae flips her off the stairs to the floor!

Candice LeRae will face Io Shirai for the NXT Women’s Championship at NXT TakeOver. Johnny Gargano runs down to the ring to celebrate with his wife. They pose on the turnbuckles together.

Tommaso Ciampa Def. Jake Atlas:

The bell rings, and they lock up. Ciampa powers him to the corner and goes for a chop, but Atlas ducks. Atlas chops and punches Ciampa. Ciampa quickly elbows him back and sends him to the apron. Ciampa goes for Willow’s Bell, but Atlas gets out and pulls him out of the ring. Atlas punches Ciampa down against the steps. Atlas then lifts the ring apron up. Atlas goes for a guillotine catapult into the metal ring structure, but Ciampa fights out. Ciampa gets in the ring and viciously clotheslines Atlas down to stop the momentum.

Ciampa beats on Atlas and shouts that he’s the main event. Ciampa sends him sternum-first into the corner, but Atlas responds with a right hand. Ciampa fights back, but Atlas catches him with an inverted atomic drop followed by a dropkick. Atlas sweeps the feet and stomps him. Atlas punches away at him before getting up. Atlas blocks a kick and grabs a waistlock. Atlas pushes him to the corner and hits a big pump kick in the corner. Atlas goes to the top rope, but Ciampa gets out of the ring. Atlas gets on the apron and kicks him. Atlas then goes to the top rope and hits a moonsault block to the floor.

Ciampa talks trash about Atlas saying he was hungry last week. Ciampa says security won’t save Atlas. Ciampa hits a modified Fairy Tale Ending for the win.

Danny Burch and Roderick Strong Def.  Raul Mendoza and Fabian Aichner

The winning team will face each other to become #1 Contenders for the NXT Tag Team Championship. The commentators are confused about the stipulation.

Roderick Strong starts against Fabian Aichner. Aichner puts him in the corner and whips him across the ring. Strong slingshots over him, but Aichner fights back with a scoop slam. Aichner tags Mendoza in with a rough slap. Mendoza knees Strong in the face and hits a springboard moonsault off the second rope for a two count. Strong quickly tags Danny Burch in. Burch hits Mendoza with a snapmare and applies a chin lock. Mendoza fights up. Burch goes for a tilt-a-whirl slam, but Mendoza lands on his feet. Mendoza leaps at him, but Burch picks the leg. Mendoza runs in and slams Burch off the second rope.

Mendoza goes to the top rope, but Strong knees him. Burch tags in. Strong kicks Aichner away while Burch slams Mendoza off the ropes with a cutter for the win.

Non-Title Match: NXT North American Champion Damian Priest Def. Austin Theory:

The bell rings, and they lock up. Priest quickly wrenches Theory’s arm and brings him down to a knee. Theory twists out and kips up before wrenching Priest’s arm. Priest fights out and hits an arm drag. Theory quickly retreats to the corner and smiles. Theory comes out of the corner and grabs him, but Priest applies a side headlock. Theory whips him off and viciously elbows him in the face. Priest reverses a whip and hits a leaping back elbow. Theory drops Priest on the apron, but Priest grabs his hand. Priest goes to the top rope and walks on it before hitting a cross-body block! Priest takes him down and applies an arm bar. Theory fights up and hits a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckles. Theory attacks him and hits a back suplex for a one count.

Theory takes him down and hits a standing moonsault for a two count. Theory goes for the ATL, but Priest gets out with a bell clap. Priest follows up with the flatliner. Priest charges him, but Theory knocks him over the top rope.

Theory gets out and attacks him. Priest responds with a cyclone kick. Priest hits a vicious crucifix powerbomb on the apron! Priest gets him in the ring and hits the Reckoning for the win.

Ridge Holland Def. Antonio de Luca:

De Luca comes out of the gates swinging, but Holland quickly forearms him down. Holland sends him into the ropes, but De Luca kicks him in the face. De Luca hits the ropes, but so does Holland. Holland runs him over with a pounce before hitting an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Holland hits a second overhead belly-to-belly suplex. De Luca tries to fight back, but Holland viciously head-butts him down a few times. Holland hits Northern Grit (scoop brainbuster) for the win.

#1 Contender’s NXT Gauntlet Eliminator: Kushida vs. Kyle O’Reilly vs. Timothy Thatcher vs. Bronson Reed vs. Grimes: Winner – Kyle O’Reilly

They start off with some mat work. They twist around with head-scissors and chin locks before O’Reilly slams him down. Kushida comes back with a dropkick to O’Reilly. Kushida twists away at O’Reilly’s arms before hitting an arm breaker. Kushida takes O’Reilly down and twists at the arm. O’Reilly sweeps Kushida’s feet and kicks away at the legs. Kushida quickly kicks him in the injured left arm and kicks him. O’Reilly blocks a kick and kicks him in the hamstring. We’re :15 seconds away from finding out the third entrant. O’Reilly and Kushida are exchanging punches.

Grimes immediately hits O’Reilly with the Cave In and covers, but O’Reilly gets a foot on the bottom rope! Grimes celebrates thinking he won. Grimes angrily talks trash to O’Reilly and kicks him. Grimes says O’Reilly is nothing like Adam Cole. O’Reilly angrily fights back, but Grimes crushes him with the Collision Course for a near fall.

They trade punches after slowly getting up. O’Reilly hits an axe kick and knees him in the midsection. O’Reilly grabs the leg and slams it on the mat. Grimes quickly knees him in the face and takes him down with a kick to the back of the head. O’Reilly avoids  a Cave In and applies a knee bar for the submission!