It’s Tuesday night and that means a brand new episode of WWE NXT 2.0 for September 21st, and Ringside News has you covered with live play-by-play results coverage. Start time for NXT is at 8:00 PM EST. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.
It’s our second week of NXT 2.0 and we have a new NXT Champion. In a trilling Fatal 4-Way last week, Tommaso Ciampa emerged with goldie at his side once again. WWE hasn’t announced it Ciampa will feature on tonight’s show but it seems likely he will have a follow-up with newcomer Brok Breakker. Or maybe a new challenger will step forward?
We do know that Kushida will defend the North American Championship against Roderick Strong tonight. Can Kushida retain or will the Diamond Mine prove too much for him? Last week saw the much anticipated wedding between Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis which, shockingly, went off without a hitch. We should see the happy couple tonight, perhaps on their honeymoon?
That’s the preview for tonight’s NXT. Our live coverage will begin from 8PM right here. Let us know if you’re excited about any of it and remember to hit the refresh link below and enjoy the show!
NXT opens with a look back at last week’s reboot of the brand, which saw Tommaso Ciampa become NXT Champion.
We go live to the CWC and we have a bunch of wrestlers in the ring, including newcomer Bron Breakker, Carmelo Hayes, and Odysey Jones. NXT Champion, Tommaso Ciampa comes out with goldie and stands in front of the new blood.
Ciampa says it took 908 days for him to get back the title he never lost. After all the hardships, the neck surgery, it was worth to stand in the ring with the title once again. Ciampa says it’s exciting to be here in NXT, things are changing, there are new faces. Things change but the passion doesn’t. He’s still NXT. Alicia is NXT. Wade Barrett, Beth Phoenix and Vic Joseph are still NXT. And the fans are the lifeblood of the brand. He’s happy to be back representing NXT and now it’s officially the A-show. Ciampa asks the fans to let the world know that we are NXT.
Cameron Grimes comes out and says he’s all fired-up. And Ciampa’s title is the rocket fuel he needs to get to the moon. Joe Gacy steps in and says, as charitable as it would be for Ciampa to grant an opportunity to Grimes… suddenly LA Knight’s music hits. Knight says he sees nothing but a lot of garbage in that ring and those fans should be chanting “you deserve it” at him. Odyssey Jones tells him to shut-up and says Knight lost twice in one night.
Pete Dunne and Ridge Holland make their way out next. Dunne tells the newcomers to make a name for themselves but all he sees is a bunch of geezers too scared to throw the first punch. Ciampa punches Dunne and a huge brawl breaks out in the ring with more joining from the locker room. Bron Breakker and Ciampa are the last two left standing in the ring after knocking Dunne and Holland out.
We jump backstage where Kay Lee Ray, Electra, B-Fab, and some girl I don’t recognise are screaming and brawling. Back to the ring and Ciampa and Breakker knock Dunne and Holland out of the ring for a second time. Ciampa holds up the title and Breakker tells the heels not to go too far because everyone wants to see this continue. He asks Dunne and Holland to grow a set and face them tonight.
The match gets underway and they grapple for control with Strong taking Kushida down and rolling him. They go back-and-forth, Kushida hits a hip-toss into an armbar but Strong wriggles free. Kushida wraps Strong’s arm around his legs and twists them. Strong rolls outside to regroup with the Diamond Mine.
Back live and Roderick hits an Angle slam. Kushida fires back with palm strikes, an inverted atomic drop, hip toss and a carthweel dropkick. Kushida lands a big right hand and a running kick to the arm. Strong chops Kushida and gets him onto the top rope. Kushida hits a falcon arrow off the top rope. Strong boots Kushida back and hits a backbreaker followed by another Angle slam for a near-fall. Strong hist some running forearms to Kushida leaning on the ropes. Kushida ocounters Strong and locks-in a Kimura.
Roddy tries to escape but Strong rolls him over and holds on. Strong climbs to his feet but Kushida gets him back down to the mat. Malcolm Bivens gets Kushida’s feet on the ropes. Bivens then gets on the apron and distracts the referee, allowing Diamond Mind to pull Kushida out of the ring. Ivy Nile drops him with a Superman punch off the steel steps. Kushida is rolled back inside and Strong hits a flying knee, then a backbreaker and gets the pinfall!
As Diamond Mine are celebrating, Grayson Waller comes out. Waller says that he’s starting to realise that NXT 2.0 is a jungle, but if anyone was built to survive a jungle it’s him. So instead of waiting for an opportunity, he’s here to take one. He wants a title shot next week. Bivens says how dare he interrupt proceedings. Bivens talks to Strong and they agree to give Grayson a shot.
Tony D’Angelo is standing near the docks and he says his family has always had business dealings down there. His uncle always told him two things were important in life: business and family. But now he can add a third: his success in WWE.
Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs are shown in a bar talking about how they became friends after a fight in the bar. We see CCTV footage of the fight and they say they love to brawl. It doesn’t matter if it’s a street fight or a dog fight, they’ll finish it.
Ray looks for a lock-up but Miller ducks it and starts punching her. Miller stays on top for a few minutes until Ray hits a dropkick. Ray lands some vicious strikes followed by a front suplex. Amari starts firing back and looks for a spin kick to the face but it gets caught and Ray turns it into a gory bomb for the win.
Bron Breakker is interviewed backstage. He says tonight is huge for him because he’s in a tag match with one of the biggest dogs in NXT. Ciampa walks up and asks if he’s ready and Braekker says he is, he can’t wait to team with the Champ. Breakker stared at the belt in Ciampa’s arms.
Chen, WWE’s first Singapore-born Superstar, locks-up with Baxter at the outset but gets hit with a snap German suplex. Baxter climbs the ropes but is forced to jump over Chen, who then catches him with a unique finisher, kinda like a Wingclipper.
Andre Chase is a professors at Chase University. He starts explaining to a room of students how Odyssey Jones lost the Breakout Tournament. He says he would never have made the same mistake as Jones. A student points out that Jones beat Chase in the Tournament and he flips out, swearing at him before kicking him out of the class.
We see a Tweet from Triple H that he is in recovery from his recent surprise surgery. The announcers say we will get a medical update at some point for Kyle O’Reilly.
Joe Gacy is sitting in the ring. He says this ring is a safe space. NXT is a place full of micro-aggressions and this is where they settle differences. He doesn’t need to use his white male privelege to get what he wants. He understands that life isn’t fair. He believes we can achieve unity and tolerance for all and he is the man to show that they can do it in this safe space.
Grimes shoots for a single leg but Gacy counters it. Gacy forces him to the ropes and swings but Grimes ducks it and hits an arm-drag. Grimes taunts Gacy before catching him with a kick to the chest. Gacy kicks Grimes and whips him to the corner for a splash and a urinage. Gacy applies a rear chinlock but Grimes breaks free and hits a few flying forearms. Gacy lands a handspring clothesline for a near-fall. Grimes counters a powerbomb and kicks Gacy back, then hits the Cave-In for the win.
We see a replay of Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis’s wedding from last week. They mention that they finally heard Lumis speak and Barrett says “it’s a good job he learned some oral skills before the honeymoon”.
Von Wagoner cuts a promo while training. He says last week was just the start for him. He could bitch and moan or he could put the work in and that’s what he’s doing.
The match gets underway and Anna looks for a lock-up but Lopez kicks her in the gut. Lopez hits a running shoulder, then another. Elektra berates Scheer by the ropes before throwing her. Lopez hits a body slam and lifts Anna by the hair, then hits a spinning slam, followed by a suplex and a sit-out powerbomb for the dominant win.
After the match Santos Escobar walks around Elektra and says she is class, sophistication, fuego, and raw power that commands respect. He says she completes Legado Del Fantasma and hands her the microphone. She says tonight as just a taste of what the first lady of Legado Del Fantasma is going to unleash on B-Faband NXT. She says B-Fab does nothing but talk and tells ehr to get her skinny ass out to the ring.
Hit Row come out, sans B-Fab, who comes in from behind and attacks Elektra. The two women roll around brawling while all six men watch, then eventually pull them apart. They go at it once more but are separated again.
Trey Baxter is sitting backstage and in walks Cora Jade. She hugs him and tells him she loves him even if he lost. She says he shouldn’t feel bad because Dante Chen looks like a superhero. Baxter looks sullen so she kisses him on the lips and walks out. Baxer still looks sad.
Franky Monet, Jessi Kamea and Robert Stone are walking backstage and they bump into Raquel Gonzalez. Raquel says she got their title match booked for next week. Monet tells her to enjoy her final week as Champion.
The two jobbers attempt to irish whip Jones but he pulls them into shoulder tackles. One grabs a leg and the other grabs the head but Jones throws them both off. Andre Chase comes down the ramp and distracts Odyssey, allowing the two jobbers to pummel him. Jones shrugs them off and hits both with a crossbody. Odyssey lifts Darren for a shoulder-breaker, then runs them into each other in the corner. Jones stacks them and hits a splash from the middle rope for the win.
After the match Andre Chase runs in with a chair and swings it but Jones puts his hand up and the chair breaks. Chase hastily retreats and Jones poses. Grayson Waller is backstage and up walk Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams. Hayes reminds Waller that, even if he wins the Cruiserweight Championship next week, he might lose it next week as well. Mandy Rose, Gigi Dolan, and Jacy Jayne walk past wearing some revealing outfits and Hayes and Trick are floored.
Toxic Attraction are in the ring. Mandy Rose says when she came to NXT 2.0 she came to be a gift to the fans. She realised the division was in desperate need of a woman like her. A woman the fans can’t be with but love to look at. She blames the fans for her getting hit in the face a few weeks ago. Rose realised the fans treated her the same way they treated Gigi and Jacy. They showed her that their is a beast in her, ready to be unleashed. She’s ready to take over the precious women’s division.
Gigi says the pain of her past has always fuelled her aggression. And she knew if she could bring that out of Mandy she would go to the top. It will lead them to the top of NXT 2.0. Jayne says Toxic Attraction isn’t just pretty faces, they’re not going to sit in the back and wait for opportunities. Toxic Attraction wants the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship’s, so they’re putting Io Shirai and Zoey Stark on notice.
Zoey Stark and Io Shirai are interviewed backstage and Io says the title match with Toxic Attraction is on. Zoey is annoyed she wasn’t consulted but Io talks her into it. Indi Hartwell’s friend appears and says when Indi comes back from her honeymoon she will want another shot at those titles.
Ciampa and Dunne start the match with a crazy pace and lots of reversals and counters. Breakker and Holland tag in and lock-up. Bron soves Holland’s face, so Ridge fires back with a European uppercut. Hollands drops Breakker with a shoulder tackle, but then Bron hits one of his own. Bron does a wrestling roll and slams Ridge a few times. Dunne rushes in and Breakker leap-frogs him, then hits a scoop slam.
Breakker whips Ridge to the corner and tags Ciampa for a double team atomic drop/bulldog. Ciampa applies a side headlock but Holland slowly fights up. Ciampa chops him but Dunne tags in and Holland hits a spinebuster. Dune dropkicks the back of Ciampa, then targets his arm with a kneedrop. Dunne bends the arm and the wrist before twisting the fingers and dropping another knee on the elbow.
Ciampa elbows Holland in the corner while Dunne knocks Breakker off the apron. Ciampa shoves Dunne into Holland and gets him out of the ring. Tommaso tosses Dunne over the table, then sits on the announce desk and laughs while patting himself on the back but Holland appesrs out of nowhere and tackles him over the desk. Holland gets Ciampa back into the ring as we head to the break.
Back live and Ciampa counters Holland with a suplex to make the tag at the same time as Dunne. Breakker comes in like a bat out of Hell and hits Dunne with flying shoulders and slams Holland. Bron takes his straps down, slams Dunne, and applies a camel clutch. Pete fights his way out and tags Holland for an Alabama slam. Ciampa breaks the pin attempt and then Dunne rushes in and they trade blows. Ciampa drops Dunne with a right hand, then Holland hits him with a belly-to-belly.
Breakker hits Dunne with a belly-to-belly, then Bron and Ridge come face-to-face and trade stiff lariats. Both men hit stereo clotheslines and go down. Ciampa comes in but Dunne hits him with an enziguiri. Breakker lifts Dunne up above his head but Ridge kicks him in the gut. Holland is thrown out and grabs his night-stick but Kyle O’Reilly comes down and takes it from him and hits him with it and rolls him back inside. Bron hits Holland with a military slam into a powerslam for the win!
After the match Bron takes the NXT Championship from the referee and looks at it. Ciampa holds his hands out but Bron doesn’t give it to him. Ciampa tries to take it and Bron holds on for a second before letting go. Ciampa and Breakker pose to end the show.
That’s it for this week’s NXT, let us know what you thought of the show and we’ll see you back here tomorrow night for AEW Dynamite. Until next time, stay safe.