It’s Tuesday night and that means a brand new episode of WWE NXT for May 11th, and Ringside News has you covered with live play-by-play results coverage.
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Tonight’s NXT is a bumper one with a couple of title matches and some marquee ones to boot. One such marquee bout will open the show as Karrion Kross takes on Austin Theory. Theory sparked the ire of Scarlett when he made some ill-minded comments to her, then Theory and Gargano laid-out Kross last week. Suffice to say, The Way have really got under Kross’ skin and tonight they may pay the price.
Two titles matches tonight will see Raquel Gonzalez with her first defense of the Women’s Championship as she faces Mercedes Martinez, and Santos Escobar gets a chance to win back his Cruiserweight Championship as he faces Kushida in a 2-Out-Of-3 Falls Match. The NXT Tag Team Champions, MSK, will also be in action when they take on Breezango, although the titles won’t be on the line.
The only other known match on tonight’s NXT will see Killian Dain face Alexander Wolfe. So that’s the rundown for tonight’s NXT, we want to know what you’re excited to see, so sound off in the comments! For the latest results just hit the refresh link below, and enjoy the show!
This week’s NXT opens with a video hyping tonight’s matches, as well as a look back at last week’s main event. We go live to the Capitol Wrestling Centre and Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory are already in the ring.
The match gets underway and Theory punches Kross in the corner, then hits a knee and a dropkick. Kross shoves Theory back into the corner and hits a big boot. Kross throws Theory across the ring, then looks to charge at him but Austin rolls out of the way. Theory runs into Kross and bounces off, then Karrion takes him down with a big lariat. Kross hits a few big shots to the gut and a kick to the face then laughs.
Kross chokes Theory on the middle rope with a knee, then puts him in front of Gargano and taunts him. Theory kicks Kross but gets grabbed and thrown with a back suplex. Gargano gets on the apron and distracts the referee so Theor can rake the eyes. Kross rolls outside angrily and Theory goes after him. Kross swings a few kicks and Theory dodges them, then shoves him into the barricade, then hits a snap DDT on the floor.
Theory pushes Kross into the ring post, then back into the ring where he punchse and stomps him on the mat. Theory goes to the apron and hits a rolling dropkick through them. Austin lifts Kross for a fallaway slam but Karrion pops right back up and hits two Saito suplexes and a Doomsday Forearm. Kross forearms Theory in the back of the head over and over in Gargano’s face, then chokes him out.
After the match Kross is posing with the belt with Finn Balor appears behind him. Kross stares at him and Balor says he doesn’t wait in lines, he wants his rematch. Kross says he wants it just as badly, let’s do it.
Leon Ruff walked into William Regal’s office earlier today and begged to compete tonight. Regal said he can’t in good conscience let him after last week and Ruff loses it and throws stuff off the desk. Regal gets stern with him and Ruff leaves.
Wes Lee begins with Breeze and they lock-up. Breeze gets the better of the lock-up and poses on the ropes like Shawn Michaels. They go back and forth and Lee drops him with a shoulder, then leaps over him and poses. Lee wants a suplex and Breeze counters it but Lee lands on his feet and they both go for superkicks and connect feet. Both men make tags.
Carter and Fandango lock-up and exchange holds. Dango hits an arm-drag and dances, then Carter whips him to the ropes, hits a dropkick, and dances mockingly. Breeze tags in and they try to double-team Carter but he knocks Dango from the ring, then dodges Breeze. The referee ducks and leap-frogs Breeze as well and he gets fired-up and the action grinds to a halt.
Lee looks for a backflip kick to Dango but misses, then gets sent tumbling into the turnbuckles. Fandango hits a falcon arrow for a two-count and tags Breeze. Lee counters Breezango and makes the tag to Carter so they can land some double-team kicks and the shooting star shove to Breeze. Dango tackles Lee into Carter and Breeze to break the pin attempt. All four men sit in the ring and punch each other and the referee does nothing.
Lee and Dango eventually leave the ring and Breeze drops Carter. Dango tags in and goes up top but Carter hits him and climbs up with him. Carter and Dango both fall down and Breezango regroup on the floor but Carter hits a springboard moonsault to both. Carter gets Fandago back inside and tags Lee so they can double-team him. Breeze tags in and looks for the Unprettier to Lee but Carter superkicks him and they hit a spinebuster/blockbuster for the win.
Johnny Gargano barges into Regal’s office and complains about all his apparent misfortunes. Regal says he doesn’t hate Gargano, he values him as the North American Champion, hell he even had merchandise made for him… but he still has to face Bronson Reed next week. Johnny snatches Regal’s pencil and snaps it.
Pete Dunne is in the ring and he says Karrion Kross is ducking him but that’s no surprise because he’s the baddest man in NXT and Kross knows it. Dunne extends an open challenge to the locker room to prove him wrong. Leon Ruff attacks Dunne from behind and dropkicks him out of the ring. A referee appears and this is happening.
Dunne gets inside and Ruff attacks him but Dunne takes him down and punches him. Ruff hits a kick, then runs at Dunne but gets tossed to the apron. Ruff looks to springboard in and slide under Dunne but gets his arm grabbed and twisted. Dunne bends the fingers and Ruff sceams. Dunne sits on Ruff and punches his face a few times, then continues the finger manipulation. Ruff fights up and hits a springboard hurricanrana. Dunne cuts Ruff off with a clothesline, then kicks his back and goes to the fingers again.
Dunne bends Ruff’s arm right back to the mat and stomps his chest. Dunne chops Ruff and slaps him, then lifts him up and slaps him again. Ruff chops Dunne a few times, then hits two enziguiri and a front dropkick from the middle rope. Dune hits an enziguiri of his own and tries to throw Ruff out but Leon bounces off the ropes and clotheslines him. Ruff attempts a springboard cutter but Dunne punches him in mid-air, then applies a triangle choke and elbows Ruff until the referee stops it.
Legado Del Fantasma are backstage and Escobar says the only reason why Kushida is Champion is because he let him. But by the end of tonight he will be, once again, the leader of leaders. Two time Cruiserweight Champion.
It’s time for the big Women’s Title match and Mercedes Martinez comes to the ring first, followed by the Champion.
The match begins with a brawl and Mercedes knocks Raquel out of the ring, then jumps on her from the apron. Mercedes scares Dakota off, then hits a funning knee to Gonzalez that sends her into the barricade. Martinez continues the assault and puts her back in the ring where Raquel starts firing back.
Back live and Gonzalez has taken control of the match. Raquel beats her against the ropes but Mercedes fires back with some right hands and chops. Martinez looks for an Irish whip but gets countered and caught with a clothesline. Martinez whips her to the corner and hits a splash, followed by a big powerslam for a two-count. Mercedes fights out of a rear chinlock and hits a sloppy double-leg takedown for some punches.
Raquel knocks Martinez out of the ring but she quickly comes back in and jumps on the Champion’s back with a sleeper. Raquel drops down for a jawbreaker to get Mercedes off, then attempts a big boot in the corner but misses and gets hung up. Martinez grabs Raquel and hits a hanging, swinging neckbreaker for a near-fall. Both women end-up on the apron and Martinez hits a running spear and they tumble to the floor!
Back inside the ring, Martinez forearms Gonzalez a few times, then runs at her but gets caught with an alley-oop onto the top rope. Martinez rolls outside and Raquel goes out to slam her into the barricade. Raquel lifts Martinez onto her shoulder and lawn-darts her into the ring post for a near-fall. Martinez hits Raquel, then runs at her but seems to forget what she wanted to do. Gonzalez hits a backbreaker for a near-fall.
Gonzalez wants the Chokebomb but Mercedes rolls down the back, rolls her and follows-up with a big knee. Martinez slams Gonzalez for a two-count, then grabs her arms and knees her in the face a few times. Gonzalez dodges a final knee and connects with a big boot, then lifts her for the Chokebomb and the win.
Swerve is shown arriving at the arena in an SUV, flanked by his entourage. Swerve shoves the cameraman down on his way inside.
Lots of commotion backstage and Gargano and Theory are being escorted out of the building. The camera goes into the locker room where Bronson Reed is laid out. Officials helps Reed to his feet and he says Johnny is a dead man.
Isaiah “Swerve” Scott is on the stage. He says it’s about to get real spooky here in NXT. Swerve’s entourage, now known as Hit Row, come to the ring. Swerve sits in the ring and says he’s the first to admit he made some mistakes since coming to NXT. The biggest mistake he made was pretending to be something he isn’t. He’s savage, disrespectful and a dangerous man. So it only seemed right that he recruit some people who think the same way. Top Dolla is one of the recruits and he used to play in NFL and he always makes top dollar. He does some rapping, then introduces the other guy, Ashante Thee Adonis, and the girl, B-Fab. They talk about how great they are, that they’regonna be a big problem. Together they produce hits and they’re Hit Row. Now you know.
We see Cameron Grimes at an auction, bidding on a house. He goes back and forth bidding with others and settles on $8 million but at the last second, Ted Dibiase appears and bids $20 million. Grimes loses it and tells Dibiase they can go right now. Dibiase says it’s simple, there’s only one Million Dollar Man and it isn’t Grimes.
The match begins and O’Reilly backs Lorcan against the ropes before letting go. They lock-up againa and this time Lorcan pushes Kyle back to the ropes. Lorcan takes O’Reilly down with a headscissors but Kyle escapes and applies a crossface. Lorcan fights up and backs him into the corner where they take turns to turn each other around and trade shots.
O’Reilly htis the ropes and Lorcan cuts him off with a back elbow. O’Reilly is sent shoulder-first into the buckles, then Lorcan follows-up with a forearm to the back. Kyle spills to the apron and manages to apply an armbar to Lorcan over the ropes. O’Reilly let’s go when Pete Dunne walks up. While O’Reilly is in Dunne’s face, Lorcan attacks him from behind.
We return to find Lorcan beating O’Reilly and talking trash to him. Lorcan hits a big chop to the chest and O’Reilly fires back with a forearm. Oney catches a kick and elbows Kyle’s leg, then backs him into the corner. O’Reilly cuts him off and delivers some knees, followed by a sweep. O’Reilly hits a running forearm in the corner, then a back suplex into a kneebar.
Lorcan gets the ropes to force the break. O’Reilly kicks Lorcan a few times and goes for a guillotine but Lorcan fights him off. O’Reilly hits a brainbuster, then goes up top for the flying knee for the win.
As soon as the match ends, Pete Dunne rushes in and beats on O’Reilly. Lorcan joins in and they stomp O’Reilly down until Bobby Fish makes his return and saves O’Reilly! Fish and O’Reilly beat them away, then O’Reilly says it’s good to see him but he’s doing his own thing now. Fish says he knows that, he’s got a score to settle with Dunne and Lorcan. They give each other a nod and part ways.
Bronson Reed is furious backstage and he cuts a promo about Johnny Gargano. He says Johnny screwed-up attacking him earlier because he talked to William Regal and now their title match next week will take place inside a steel cage!
It’s time for the main event and out comes Santos Escobar, flanked by Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza, wearing a sombreero and traditional Mexican jacket.
The bell rings and Santos storms Kushida. Esobar beats Kushida nad tosses him out of the ring where Wilde and Mendoza lookt o get invovled by MSK come flying over the barricade and wipe them out. MSK beat them up the ramp until officials come and take them all to the back. Escobar argues with the officials until Kushida comes off the top rope with a senton onto him!
Back live and escobar has a modified single leg Boston crab on Kushida. Escobar puts Kushida on the top rope and puts him on his shoulders, then jumps off and the Champion lands on the ropes. Kushida rolls to the apron near the steps and Escobar applies a Boston crab on the steps. They get back inside and Escobar hits a drop toe hold, then a surfboard stretch. Escobar transitions to a camel clutch. Kushida fights up but Escobar backs him into the corner and kicks him a few times, then wraps him around the ropes.
Escobar hits a running knee to the chest. Santos climbes the ropes above Kushida and lands a flurry of right hands, then lifts him up alongside him and hits a hurricanrana but Kushida rolls through for a near-fall. Kushida rallies and hits an arm-drag and a dropkick. Escobar then counters Kushida and hits the Phantom Driver to score the first fall!
The referee separates them before ringing the bell. Escobar runs at Kushida for the double knees in the corner but Kushida avoids it. Kushida takes Escobar down and applies an armbar. Escobar fights it for a moment but then Kushida locks it in and Escobar taps!
Back from the final break and they’re fighting on the outside. Kushdia wants the Hoverboard Lock but Santos runs him into the barricade. Escobar gets back in the ring and Kushida gets on the apron and grabs his arm but Santos snaps the Champ’s arm on the top rope. Kushida falls to the floor and Escobar hits a suicide dive, then gets him back inside for a near-fall. Escobar wants the Phantom Driver but Kushida fights it, then hits a tilt-a-whirl S.O.S.
Kushida goes to the top rope and hits a flying knee to Santos’ arm, then hits a P.K kick to the arm. Escobar rolls outside and Kushida looks for a baseball slide but Escobar ducks it. Kushida grabs his arm and dives onto it on the ground. Back inside, Kushida wants the P.K kick again but Escobar avoids it. Kushida rolls him up for two, then jumps onto Escobar with the Hoverboard Lock. Escobar rolls him up for a near-fall, then hits a step-up kick. They trade myriad pinfall attempts before hitting stereo clotheslines and both men are down!
Kushida goes to the top rope but Escobar jumps up and hits a kick. Escobar gets Kushida on his shoulders but the Champion elbows him and spins around to apply the Hoverboard Lock! Kushida flips off the ropes to slam Escobar and still has the Hoverboard locked in! Escobar tries to roll to the ropes but Kushida rolls him back. Escobar manages to crawl to the ropes. Kushida goes right back to the lock on the feet and Santos fights it, so Kushida hits a suplex into the buckles. Kushida re-aplise the Hoverboard Lock and hits a fisherman suplex with the Lock applied and scores the pinfall.
That’s it for this week’s NXT, let us know what you thought of the show and we’ll see you back heretomorrow night for AEW Dynamite. This Friday we will have SmackDown results, then on Sunday night we’ll be covering Backlash. So we’ve got you covered all week. Until next time, stay safe.