The November 20 2019 edition of WWE NXT, out of the Full Sail Arena in Winter Park, Florida, just wrapped up. We’ve got the match results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #534 of WWE NXT by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
The Man Returns to NXT
To kick off the WarGames/Survivor Series go-home show, Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch made her entrance to overwhelming applause. She said she was there to kick ass, and had planned to do so before Triple H issued an invitation earlier this week on Raw.
Becky Lynch called out both Bayley and Shayna Baszler but received neither. Instead, Rhea Ripley marched to the ring, demanding Becky prove how much of “a man” she really is.
Rhea Ripley vs. Becky Lynch
The Man got the early advantage, sending Rhea flying out of the ring after a test of strength, but Rhea was quick to respond, catching Becky as she exited the ring to come after her and laying into The Man relentlessly from there.
Becky slowly began to fight her way back into the match but caught a dropkick from Rhea that sent her face-first into the mat once again.
Rhea Ripley tore Becky Lynch apart piece by piece until Becky managed to connect with a DDT that left both women laid out. Becky finally began to gain momentum with a series of strikes, but Rhea put a stop to it with a slam. The Man attempted to catch Ripley off guard with a roll-up, going for a leg drop when it wasn’t enough to put her away.
When Rhea Ripley powered out of that as well, Becky locked in her Dis-Arm-Her, but Rhea rolled out of it, lifting Becky into the air for a powerbomb. Becky connected with a headscissor but was hit with a superplex when she tried to follow up.
And before either woman could resume the fight, Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir, and Jessamyn Duke were in the ring beating both down and causing a disqualification. Becky and Rhea powered through the attack, however, working together to chase away the Horsewomen in the end.
Ricochet vs. Matt Riddle
Kona Reeves was making his way to the ring, presumably for a match, when he was taken out by a returning/invading Ricochet, who hopped in the ring just as Matt Riddle made his entrance to confront him.
It was clear that Riddle and Ricochet wanted a match and they were given one, the bell ringing as they stared each other down in the ring. And the second the match began, Ricochet was launching himself at Matt Riddle, throwing him outside of the ring before diving onto him (while flipping at the same time).
Back in the ring, Riddle blocked a shooting star press with a triangle hold, following up with a Broton when Ricochet escaped. After a ridiculously fast-paced exchange including a successful shooting star press from Ricochet and a Final Flash from Matt Riddle, two members of Team SmackDown approached the ring.
Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura attempted to derail the match, and even though Riddle and Ricochet worked together to fight them off, Matt Riddle didn’t hesitate to roll Ricochet up for the win while he was distracted.
The match may have ended here but the brawl definitely did not. Ricochet threw himself over the top rope and the barricade in a dive onto Cesaro and Shinsuke and Matt Riddle were going back and forth in the ring. Shinsuke prepped for Kinshasa, but Roderick Strong appeared out of nowhere, smashing him with a knee strike. Matt Riddle threw them both out of the ring but –
Finn Bálor jumped in the ring, igniting a brawl that ended with Riddle getting the better of Bálor with a throat strike. Matt Riddle came out on top this time around, but Finn Bálor will certainly have a little more fire behind him going into their match at WarGames because of it.
Winner: Matt Riddle
The Revival vs. The Undisputed Era
We knew before this match began that it could be something special, but had no idea that it would become the match to beat this weekend. If you haven’t seen this episode of NXT, it’s well worth the watch, but if you only watch one thing from this show, it should be this match.
Dawson and O’Reilly started the match for their teams, but neither were able to get the upper hand, leading to all four men brawling in the ring before Kyle ultimately took control by sending Dash outside with a suplex.
Back from commercial, The Undisputed Era were commanding the action, cutting the ring in half and keeping Dash Wilder as far from his corner and his partner as possible. Dash came close to an escape, but Kyle O’Reilly pulled Dawson from the apron, removing Dash’s opportunity.
Kyle and Bobby thought they had the win after their Chasing the Dragon finisher, but Dash powered out, catching a knee strike for his efforts.
After another commercial, Dash Wilder was beginning to wear O’Reilly down, tagging Scott Dawson into the match at long last after a powerbomb. Dawson came in guns blazing, taking Kyle out before turning his attention to Bobby, gaining a near fall with a neckbreaker and a headbutt.
The Revival scored another near fall with double team attacks, but when they went for DIY’s signature finisher, it backfired and The Undisputed Era were back in the running. Bobby Fish evaded a Doomsday Device before attempting a double team attack with Kyle, but Dash Wilder stopped them.
Dash and Dawson hit their Shatter Machine on Bobby Fish, but Kyle O’Reilly pulled Dawson away from the pin. Kyle threw knees at both Dash and Dawson before he and Bobby went for another double team, but Dawson broke free. Dawson tried to tag out, but Dash was still incapacitated at ringside and couldn’t even stand.
Knowing he faced defeat, Scott Dawson fired off some choice words before taking a High/Low like a champ and losing to The Era.
Winner: The Undisputed Era
Kay Lee Ray vs. Dakota Kai
After an insanely good video package for the upcoming Women’s WarGames match, two ladies of NXT, Kay Lee Ray (NXT UK Women’s Champion and member of Team Shayna) and Dakota Kai went one-on-one ahead of this weekend’s events.
Desperate to prove her worth to her fellow Women of NXT after being excluded from both WarGames teams, Dakota Kai threw everything she had at Kay Lee Ray from the very start, even gaining a near fall in the early moments with a Canadian Destroyer.
But it wasn’t long before Kay Lee Ray was in control, scoring near falls of her own with a suplex and a facebuster. Ray appeared to be close to victory here, working Dakota’s recently injured knee, but got too confident, taking too long to taunt her opponent and allowing Kai to get back into the match.
Dakota Kai connected with a double stomp followed by a series of kicks, throwing Ray into the steel steps outside of the ring, but it wasn’t enough to put the champ away. Kai tried to hold the upper hand with more kicks, but a Gory Bomb from Kay Lee Ray put her down for good.
As the bell rang, Team SmackDown appeared at ringside, Carmella leading the attack on the NXT women before Team Raw jumped into the action as well. Kairi Sane leveled Tegan Nox with an Insane Elbow before coming face to face with her former Sky Pirates partner, Io Shirai.
At that moment, Nikki Cross blasted her way into the fight (in true Nikki Cross fashion), taking everyone out with a trash can lid to put an end to the brawl.
Winner: Kay Lee Ray
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The Viking Raiders vs. The Forgotten Sons
Former NXT Tag Team Champions and Current Raw Champs, Erik and Ivar returned to Full Sail to take on Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler of The Forgotten Sons.
The Viking Raiders took the lead early in the match, Erik overpowering both Forgotten Sons in turn. It looked as though the match might end quickly when Wesley Blake was hit with a massive powerbomb from Erik, but Steve Cutler broke the pin at the last second and the action continued.
Double team tactics from the Sons, along with plenty of help from Jaxson Ryker at ringside, bought them the upper hand, and though Erik and Ivar were able to overcome several underhanded maneuvers, Ivar was eventually brought down with a knee strike from Cutler after interference from Ryker.
Back from commercial, Ivar tagged into the match and took control, working with Erik to wear Cutler and Blake down. Jaxson Ryker involved himself one time too many and was ejected by the referee, and when he refused to leave, Ivar slammed into him with a dive to force him out.
Chaos broke out between all four men, leaving everyone laid out, but after an ever-impressive string of acrobatic offense from Ivar, he and Erik took the win with their Viking Experience finisher.
Winner: The Viking Raiders
Dominik Dijakovic vs. Adam Cole
Ladder Match for WarGames Advantage
Knowing what it would take to defeat the titan that is Dominik Dijakovic, Adam Cole threw himself at his opponent with the bell, unleashing an avalanche of strikes in hopes of disorienting Dijak enough that he would be able to take a quick victory.
It wasn’t enough, however, and Dijakovic responded with a barrage of offense of his own. He started to bring the first ladder into the ring while Cole was down, but Cole recovered, baseball sliding into the ladder while Dominik held it.
After sending a ladder colliding into Cole with a big boot, Dijakovic did his best to put the champ down so he could climb the ladder and for the second time, Cole recovered faster than he expected, pulling him down to the mat.
Adam Cole wisely began zeroing in on Dijak’s recently injured knee in an effort to both weaken his opponent and disable his ability to climb the ladder to victory, slamming it into a ladder and the ring post.
Cole used every bit of strategic offense he could, relentlessly working Dominik’s knee and using the ladders at hand often. With three ladders in the ring, one in place under the briefcase, one leaned in the corner, and the third bridged between the corner and the middle ladder (thanks to Dijak), Adam Cole sent Dijak into the leaning one face-first.
Cole had very nearly reached the top of the ladder when Dijak caught up to him, chokeslamming him into the ladder below. Dijakovic began his ascent but was stopped by the champ. He and Cole struggled on the ladder until Cole hit a Panama Sunrise.
Before Cole could reach the top of the ladder, the two were fighting again, Dijakovic coming out on top this time with a Feast Your Eyes, but couldn’t climb the ladder fast enough with his now “injured” knee, and Cole met him at the top.
Cole and Dijak fought over the briefcase until Cole hit Dominik in the face with it, sending him falling into the bridged ladder and Adam Cole took the win and the WarGames advantage.
The bell rang and the rest of the Era were on the ramp to celebrate with their leader. Unfortunately, both Team Raw and SmackDown confronted them, blocking their path in either direction. While Raw and SmackDown tore Team NXT (and then each other) apart, Drew McIntyre lept into the ring, hitting Dijakovic with a Claymore.
McIntyre wasn’t able to relish at the moment for long, though, because Keith Lee was right behind him, flattening him with a Spirit Bomb. The Viking Raiders’ Ivar was next in the ring, but instead of fighting with Lee, decided to dive onto everyone at ringside together.
This left a recovering Adam Cole in the ring alone, who looked quite pleased to be there – until Seth Rollins took him down with a superkick. But the second Cole hit the ground, Tommaso Ciampa made his entrance.
Ciampa hit Cole with a superkick as well on his way to the ring, as the NXT Champion will be across the ring from him in WarGames this Saturday, but was soon in the ring with Rollins and the two brawled to end the show.
Winner: Adam Cole
NXT Results (November 20 2019)
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