Welcome to ITN’s Results and Updates Blog for WWE NXT episode of 22 January 2020.
Date- 22 January 2020
Location- Full Sail Live, Winter Park, FL, US
Time- 8 PM EST(23 January 2020 1 AM GMT/6:30 AM IST)
Grizzled Young Veterans(Zack Gibson & James Drake) defeated The Undisputed ERA(Bobby Fish & Kyle O’ Reilly) in the semifinal of Dusty Rhodes Classics Tag Team Tournament. Imperium came out to distract The Undisputed ERA near the end, leading to Gibson and Drake dropping O’ Reilly in the ring to get the pin.
Shotzi Blackheart cut a promo on her opponent for the night Shayna Baszler.
Toni Storm defeated Io Shirai by disqualification after Bianca Beliar attacked Storm. Beliar hits KOD and a spear on Storm after the match. Rhea Ripley also came out to brawl with Beliar. Shirai sent both of them out to the floor and hit a suicide dive. Storm also took down the other three with a dive.
The Undisputed ERA is interviewed backstage by Cathy Kelley. Adam Cole says that Imperium will pay for their act, but they will have to focus on the night’s main event against Keith Lee and make sure they have all the Gold of NXT.
Finn Balor defeated Joaquin Wilde with a Coupe De Grace and a 1916 DDT in a short match which he dominated thoroughly.
Cathy Kelley is with Shayna Baszler who dismissed Shotzi Blackheart’s warning from earlier. She also says she will win the NXT Women’s title back from Rhea Ripley, even if she has to go through the whole women’s division.
Shayna Baszler defeated Shotzi Blackheart via submission with the Kirifuda clutch. After the bell, Baszler keeps the hold on for more time even as the referee tried to get her off.
Promos from Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai before their match next week. Nox says she will take her time punishing Kai while Kai says Nox is due for another injury. Kelley also gets comments from Angel Garza before his title defense at Worlds Collide. Garza says he is not worried about his opponents.
Broserweights(Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne) defeated Imperium(Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel) in the semifinal of Dusty Rhodes Classics Tag Team Tournament. The finish came after Riddle nailed Aichner with the final flash and a powerbomb. Dunne and Riddle then double teamed on Aichner to get the pin.
After the match, both finalist Grizzled Young Veterans and Broserweights does a promo before the final on the ramp near the Dusty Rhodes Classics trophy. The final is next week.
Keith Lee defeated Roderick Strong to become the new NXT North American Champion. Near the end, Adam Cole tried to interfere but Lee decked him off the apron. Strong tried to take advantage but Lee hit him with a powerbomb to get the pin.
Post-match, The Undisputed ERA hit the ring but Lee slipped away to the apron while celebrating. Imperium came out to brawl with UE after this. WALTER and Adam Cole were left in the ring during the brawl and WALTER took down Cole. The rest of the members came back and closed the show as the brawl continued.