Original Air Date: November 6, 2019
Event Date: November 6, 2019
(aired live on USA)
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Beth Phoenix
Ring Announcer: Alicia Taylor
Mauro Ranallo has breaking news. Moments ago outside Full Sail, The OC attacked the Undisputed Era.
In the arena, AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows walk to the ring through the crowd. Styles says The OC is taking over NXT. And that’s not just phenomenal, that is undisputed. As Styles finishes, Tommaso Ciampa comes out to the stage. Ciampa says he’s been asked for years when he’s going to move up to the main roster. Well, tonight, Ciampa is welcoming The OC to the main roster. NXT is the main roster, and NXT is “daddy’s home.”
Ciampa is cool with The OC beating up the Undisputed Era, but he’s not cool with The OC saying they’re taking over NXT. Styles points out that it’s three on one right now, but he appreciates the size of Ciampa’s balls to challenge The OC alone. Keith Lee and Matt Riddle join Ciampa on the stage. Ciampa says NXT has plenty of balls. Ciampa suggests that The OC puts their gear on and gets ready for a war tonight. Styles accepts the challenge.
Pete Dunne vs Damian Priest
(referee: Darryl Sharma)
Result: Pete Dunne wins via submission by trying to break Priest’s fingers (and a low blow)
Time: 8:16 (2 breaks)
Good match. This whole thing felt like it was just to get Dunne a win back so they can have a third match to end the mini-feud, but the action was fun regardless.
After the match, Killian Dain attacks Dunne from behind. Priest also tries to beat up Dunne, but Dain headbutts Priest out of the ring. Dain gets Dunne down and hits him with a Vader bomb. As Dain leaves, Priest attacks Dain at ringside. Dain shoves Priest into the ring steps and hits him with a running cannonball. Dain leaves with both Dunne and Priest down.
Cathy Kelley asks Dakota Kai about her match against Shayna Baszler tonight. Kai intends to prove why she deserves to be on Rhea Ripley’s team at WarGames.
Taynara vs Santana Garrett
(referee: Stephon Smith)
Result: Taynara wins via pinfall after a side kick
Good match. Taynara continues to improve each time she’s on TV. She looks really good when she’s striking and incorporating a few of her judo throws. She seemed to be a little gassed out in the later part of the match, but that could have just been her selling the quick offense that Santana Garrett was hitting her with. Santana looked good s well.
Shayna Baszler warms up with Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir.
Dakota Kai vs Shayna Baszler (NXT Women’s Champ) w/ Jessamyn Duke, Marina Shafir
(referee: Jessika Carr)
Result: Shayna Baszler wins via submission with the Kirifuda Clutch
Time: 7:53 (1 break)
Good match. Dakota Kai definitely had a lot of fight in her tonight. She was able to counter a good number of Baszler’s attacks and get in some good offense, but Baszler was as strong as ever. Baszler punished Kai at times, and she was calm and methodical with her attack throughout the match. Kai definitely didn’t show fear though, and I like how that shows her personal progression when facing Baszler.
After the match, Baszler, Duke, and Shafir attack Dakota Kai. Rhea Ripley, Tegan Nox, and Candice LeRae come out to help Kai, but Io Shirai and Bianca Belair comes out to help Baszler. Mia Yim comes out last swinging a kendo stick at all of Baszler’s teammates. Baszler’s team retreats through the crowd as Ripley’s team checks on Kai.
Clips of NXT invading SmackDown and RAW over the past week.
Cathy Kelley asks Tommaso Ciampa if he’s found the fourth member for his WarGames team. Ciampa says that will have to wait, because tonight he’s focused on The OC.
NXT Crusierweight Title Number One Contender Match
Tony Nese vs Angel Garza
(referee: DA Brewer)
Result: Angel Garza wins via pinfall after the Wing Clipper
Time: 9:03 (1 break)
Very good match. Garza already looks great competing against long-time 205 Live member Tony Nese. This match had some fun and humorous moments, and it also had some nice wrestling with some big impacts. I liked it.
After the match, Lio Rush comes out to the stage and congratulates his next challenger for the title. Rush holds out his hand, but he receives a slap in the face. Rush laughs.
Cathy Kelley asks Rhea Ripley if she’s decided on the fourth member of her team. She has, and it’s Mia Yim. Dakota Kai walks away as Rhea, Mia, Tegan, and Candice stand together.
Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs Dominik Dijakovic
(referee: Darryl Sharma)
Result: Dominik Dijakovic wins via pinfall after Feast Your Eyes
Very good match. I expected Dijakovic to win the match right from the opening bell, but Scott had some great offense and changed my mind about halfway through the match. Scott looked very good against Dijakovic, and this match could have gone either way. This was highly competitive with some hugely impactful moves, and it was a lot of fun to watch.
The Forgotten Sons will never be forgotten again.
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson & AJ Styles (US Champ) vs Matt Riddle & Keith Lee & Tommaso Ciampa
(referee: Drake Wuertz)
Result: the match ends in a No Contest when the referee is knocked out and chaos ensues
Time: 8:39 (1 break)
Very good match. The action was super fun right from the opening bell. Seeing all the different match-ups in the ring was great, and they all delivered some exciting action. There wasn’t really a finish to the match, but this wasn’t really about who won or lost. It was more about just seeing the clash between brands.
The referee got knocked by Styles as he was hit with a pounce from Keith Lee. That was really the end of the main event match, because after that Finn Balor came down to ringside and hit Matt Riddle with a DDT. Balor looked into the ring, and AJ Styles looked down at him. Styles raised his hands in “too sweet,” and Balor responded with finger guns. Styles was about to hit Ciampa with Styles Clash when dam Cole slid into the ring and attacked Styles. The show ended with Cole looking down at Balor at ringside.
This was a fun show. I liked all the matches, and the presence of The OC was nice. Unlike the multitude of people from NXT invading the other shows, by just having The OC show up they were able to give their story a lot more focus throughout the night.
Match of the Night
The OC vs Riddle & Lee & Ciampa
This was a tough choice, but my initial reaction is to go with the main event. Even though there wasn’t a finish, the spectacle of it was completely engaging.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/2019-11-06