Welcome to ITN’s Results and Updates blog for the NXT episode of 30 October 2019.
- Date- 30 October 2019
- Location- Full Sail Live, Winter Park, Florida
- Time- 8 PM EST(31 October 2019 12 AM GMT/5:30 AM IST)
NXT episode opens with YouTube star Poppy performing “I Disagree” on the stage. A video package with recent highlights is airing behind her on the big screen. Poppy goes right into her “Scary Mask” single for Io Shirai’s entrance as she makes her way to the ring for her match against Candice LeRae. Poppy heads to the ring with Shirai while performing and they pose in the middle of the ring as fans cheer.
Io Shirai vs. Candice LeRae
Shirai starts strong and hits a big suicide dive but Candice comes right back with a dive of her own. Candice drops Shirai with a big kick for 2-count. Shirai’s turn to drop Candice out of the corner. She keeps Candice grounded. Candice tries to fight up but Shirai slams her back to the mat. Candice gets up and fires back with strikes and rolls her up for a 2 count. Shirai counters but Candice nails an enziguri for a 2-count. Candice’s nose is bleeding now.
Shirai blocks a suplex on the apron and kicks Candice in the face. Candice blocks a German suplex on the apron, then back elbows Shirai into the ring. Next, they get back and forth on the top turnbuckle. Candice lands hard on the outside. After the break, they trade shots in the middle of the ring. Candice dropkicks Shirai into the corner and follows with a tornado DDT. Shirai blocks a super swinging neckbreaker and sends Candice to the mat. She flies from the top with a moonsault but Candice gets her knees up.
Shirai tries for an armbar on the mat but changes it into leg scissors around the neck. Candice gets her boot on the bottom rope to break the hold. Shirai brings a steel chair but the referee grabs it from her. Candice rolls her up for 2-count. Candice tries for a springboard moonsault from the second rope but lands on the chair. Shirai covers her for the win.
Winner- Io Shirai
After the match, Io Shirai attacks Candice but Rhea Ripley comes to make the save. Ripley swings the chair but Shirai retreats to the floor.
Highlights on Finn Balor’s heel turn from last week which includes reactions from the media and Balor’s comments on WWE Backstage. Damian Priest vs Pete Dunne rematch is also announced for next week on NXT.
Finn Balor is Here!
Loud and Mixed reaction as Finn Balor enters and takes the mic. He says he was supposed to lay down for the “hottest thing in the business(Bray Wyatt) because he got a new mask”. says well now he’s taken off his mask, and he (Balor) is the hottest thing going in the business. Balor says there are too many fans in the locker room when they should be sitting with the audience. “Let’s get one thing clear, I don’t watch this business, this business watches me.” Balor then congratulates Johnny Gargano for getting out of the hospital. But soon he will send him straight back. Finn says he will make Johnny Wrestling into Johnny Watches Wrestling, just like its supposed to be.