WWE NXT results, Sept. 30, 2020

Shotzi Blackheart def. Dakota Kai

Shotzi Blackheart vs. Dakota Kai: WWE NXT, Sept. 30, 2020

Rhea Ripley makes her presence felt in the bout between Shotzi Blackheart and Dakota Kai. Catch WWE action on WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.

Dakota Kai personally requested this one-on-one bout after being eliminated by Shotzi Blackheart in last week’s NXT Women’s Title No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal. Both competitors were shaken up after Blackheart hit a high-risk, modified Sliced Bread No. 2 on the apron, but Raquel González tried to grab the advantage for Kai by getting involved moments later. Unfortunately for her, Rhea Ripley arrived to neutralize Kai’s enforcer. Meanwhile, Blackheart evaded Kai’s facewash kick attempt and rolled her up for an impressive victory. 

Cameron Grimes and Ridge Holland fought to a stoppage in the The Cameron Grimes Invitational Stepping Stones to The Moon Match

Ridge Holland enters The Cameron Grimes Invitational Stepping Stones to The Moon Match: WWE NXT, Sept. 30, 2020

The Technical Savage finds himself standing across the ring from an unexpected challenger. Catch WWE action on WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.

Upset after coming up short in last week’s Gauntlet Eliminator Challenge, Cameron Grimes revealed his own unique challenge, unveiling a man he referred to as “Joey Pistachio” as his first opponent. Unfortunately for Joey, he was met by a lightning-quick Cave-In as soon as he entered the ring to taste defeat. 

However, Ridge Holland threw a wrench into Grimes’ plans, answering the call next and pummeling The Technical Savage until the referee was forced to stop the action. 

Kushida def. Tony Nese

The Velveteen Dream responds to Kushida: WWE NXT, Sept. 30, 2020

His Purple Highness gets the last word in after Kushida’s victory against Tony Nese. Catch WWE action on WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.

Kushida continued to demonstrate the more aggressive approach he has used in recent weeks, taking the offense to Tony Nese in intense fashion. NXT’s resident Time Splitter forced Nese to submit to the Hoverboard Lock before being greeted by a video message from Velveteen Dream, who promised that the lights would be too bright for Kushida during their match at NXT TakeOver 31. 

Adam Cole def. Austin Theory

Adam Cole looks to teach Austin Theory a lesson: WWE NXT, Sept. 30, 2020

The leader of The Undisputed ERA calls out Austin Theory after he disrespected Kyle O’Reilly. Catch WWE action on WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.

Austin Theory may have made a mistake in deriding Kyle O’Reilly’s long road to an NXT Title opportunity, pointing out the fact that he competed at WrestleMania this year at only 23 years of age. O’Reilly’s Undisputed ERA stablemate, Adam Cole, took issue with Theory’s pointed words, calling him out. “All Day” obliged, and though he showed impressive grit against the longest-reigning NXT Champion in history, he eventually succumbed to Cole after the Last Shot. 

Kayden Carter def. Xia Li

Kayden Carter w/Kacy Catanzaro vs. Xia Li: WWE NXT, Sept. 30, 2020

Xia Li battles Kayden Carter after coming up short in Tag Team action against Carter & Kacy Catanzaro earlier this month. Catch WWE action on WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.

Xia Li’s recent change in demeanor continued, and she dominated much of the action against Kayden Carter until suffering defeat thanks to Carter’s nifty pin. Li was incensed again afterward, refusing Carter’s gesture of sportsmanship.

Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano def. Io Shirai & Damian Priest in a Mixed Tag Team Match

Io Shirai & Damian Priest vs. Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano – Mixed Tag Team Match: WWE NT, Sept. 30, 2020

The NXT Women’s Champion and North American Champion team up against their NXT TakeOver 31 challengers. Catch WWE action on WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.

The championship duo of Io Shirai & Damian Priest got off to a fast start, overwhelming NXT’s self-proclaimed “First Couple” from the get-go and later showcasing innovative teamwork with Priest helping Shirai launch into a plancha to the outside on both opponents.

The NXT Women’s Champion even mixed it up with Johnny Gargano, clocking him with a big right hand and later hitting a picture-perfect moonsault on Johnny Wrestling. But Candice LeRae hit a low blow on Priest when he went for the Reckoning on Gargano, which allowed Gargano to spike The Archer of Infamy with the decisive One Final Beat DDT. 

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