Welcome to ITN’s Live Results & Updates Blog for WWE NXT episode of 8 January 2020(1/8/2020).
- Date- 8 January 2020
- Location- Full Sail Live, Winter Park, FL, US
- Time- 8 PM EST(9 January 2020 1 AM GMT/6:30 AM IST)
The show opens with the replay of Rhea Ripley becoming the NXT Women’s Champion on 18 December 2019 episode. We also get hype for the main event #1 contender match for North American Championship and for Dusty Rhodes Classics.
Rhea Ripley comes out to a big pop from the crowd. She talks about her title win as a memory she will cherish all her life. She is cut short by Toni Storm’s music. Storm challenges Ripley for the match at WWE World’s Collide on 25 January. She also says she might win the NXT UK Women’s title at TakeOver: Blackpool II on Sunday, which might make it a champion vs champion match.
NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray comes out and ridicules Storm for thinking that she would win at TakeOver on Sunday. Io Shirai comes out and she wants the title. Bianca Belair comes out to next to stake her claim. Candice LeRae follows and a big brawl ensues. Ripley, Storm and Le Rea clear the ring.
Candice LeRae, Rhea Ripley and Toni Storm defeated Io Shirai, Kay Lee Ray, and Bianca Belair. The finish came with Ripley hitting Belair with a few knee strikes and then riptide for the pin. The winners pose in the ring while Le Rae also had her eyes on the title.
Next, we see a video package of Tommaso Ciampa, talking about his previous NXT Title reign, his injury and how he wants to get the title back from Adam Cole.
Imperium(Marchel Barthel and Fabian Aichner) defeated The Forgotten Sons(Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake) in the First Round of Dusty Rhodes Classics after a double European bomb by Imperium on Steve Culter.
Cathy Kelley talks to Matt Riddle about his Dusty Rhodes Classic team with Pete Dunne. Riddle says he does not know Dunne well but they will make it work in the spirit of the Dusty Rhodes Classic. We also get a hype video for Gallus.
Austin Theory defeated Joaquin Wilde after hitting him with TKO in a short match. After the match, the referee raises Theory’s arm but he pushes the referee off and smirks at the camera.
The Undisputed Era(Bobby Fish & Kyle O’ Reilly) defeated Gallus(Wolfgang & Mark Coffey) in the First Round of Dusty Rhodes Classic. The finish came after Adam Cole hit Wolfgang with a superkick and Fish & Reilly hit the Total Elimination to get the pin.
Johnny Gargano comes out and cuts a promo on Finn Balor. He says Balor didn’t finish the job on him and he has come back. Balor bailed on NXT and went to the main roster. NXT touched new heights without Balor and it eats up Balor that NXT forgot about him. Balor also comes out and agrees to see him at NXT TakeOver Portland if Gargano survives until then.
Mia Yim defeated Kayden Carter. After the match, Chelsea Green attacks both Yim and Carter. Robert Stone cuts a promo declaring Green as the free agent and that 2020 will be Green’s year.
Keith Lee defeated Dominik Dijakovic, Cameron Grimes, and Damien Priest in the #1 contender match for NXT North American Championship. Finish came after Dijakovic and Priest kicked each other out. Keith Lee swooped Grimes and hit the spirit bomb for the pin.