The September 11 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 #524 of WWE NXT by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Boa vs. Damian Priest
We kicked off the show with a fun little sprint between Boa and Damian Priest. Boa’s only had a few opportunities to show what he can do on TV, but he’s made the most of all of them, including this one.
Priest got the win, as expected. They’re obviously building him up for something big soon. Perhaps a North American Championship match is on the horizon for The Archer of Infamy?
Winner: Damian Priest
Johnny Gargano Speaks
Before Gargano could even speak, the crowd serenaded him with a “Johnny Wrestling” chant that legit lasted for 2+ minutes. A pretty cool moment, to say the least.
Gargano eventually thanked the crowd and said that he loves everything about NXT, especially the fans. He said he’s seen a ton of people come and go over the years, but all of them had a choice, just like he does now.
But before Gargano could tell the world whether he was staying or leaving, Shane Thorne interrupted.
Thorne admitted that Gargano is indeed a pillar of NXT, which is why he’s earned the “Johnny Takeover” nickname. Thorne then told Gargano that he can leave for good now because NXT would be in even better hands with him on top instead of Gargano.
Gargano told Thorne thanks for the advice, but that he’s not leaving, and then laid him out to cheers from the Full Sail crowd.
A pretty fun little segment, if I do say so myself.
Pete Dunne vs. Angel Garza
After a brief standoff to get us going, Garza’s pants literally came off, which really heated things up… wrestling is the best, right?
Dunne attacked Garza post-pants removal, sending him crashing hard to the floor. Back in the ring, Garza rocked Dunne with some nasty-looking palm strikes, but Dunne quickly recovered and returned the favor with some vicious stomps to the face.
Following a bit more back-and-forth, Garza went for a springboard moonsault, but Dunne caught him with an armbar instead, which was the exact position he needed to go to work on Garza’s fingers. A few (gross) snaps later, Garza tapped out.
Author’s note: This match ruled pretty hard and is very much worth checking out if you missed it.
Winner: Pete Dunne
Cameron Grimes vs. Raul Mendoza
Another really fun sprint – par for the course with Raul Mendoza. Seriously, he’s taken Oney Lorcan’s place as the “NXT 5-minute sprint guy”… he’s just fantastic in this setting.
Mendoza flew around a ton, forcing Grimes to be a bit more mobile than he has been so far in NXT. Grimes is a great athlete, so it was fun to see him show that side of himself tonight.
Towards the end of the match, Mendoza went for a Phoenix Splash and missed. This gave Grimes the opening to hit his jumping driving double foot stomp… thing, and take the win.
Winner: Cameron Grimes
Shayna Baszler vs. Rhea Ripley
Shayna quickly went after Rhea’s legs, which turned out to be a smart move, because it worked well for her. She tied Ripley up in the ropes and even lifted her off the ground with a chokehold, which was pretty awesome.
Ripley managed to get out of this situation with a big kick to the face, sending Baszler crashing hard to the floor. On the floor, Ripley got Baszler in an electric chair, where she then dropped her face-first onto the steps… ouch.
Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir showed up, with a chair, but Ripley survived. She then used the chair on Baszler, which of course got her DQ’d. It’s safe to say the feud between these two is far from over…