WWE NXT results, March 11, 2020: Ciampa and Gargano destroy each other in barbaric brawl
Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano’s ultra-personal rivalry reached an entirely new level of violence. Meanwhile, The Velveteen Dream called out NXT Champion Adam Cole, The BroserWeights retained the NXT Tag Team Titles against The Undisputed ERA and two more Superstars punched their tickets to the Women’s Championship No. 1 Contender’s Ladder Match at TakeOver: Tampa.
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WWE NXT Results : Quick Hits
- NXT North American Champion Keith Lee def. Cameron Grimes
- Mia Yim def. Dakota Kai to qualify for the NXT Women’s Championship No. 1 Contender’s Ladder Match at TakeOver: Tampa
- Kushida def. Raul Mendoza
- Charlotte Flair confronted NXT Women's Champion Rhea Ripley
- Tegan Nox def. Deonna Purrazzo to qualify for the NXT Women’s Championship No. 1 Contender’s Ladder Match at TakeOver: Tampa
- The Velveteen Dream addressed NXT Champion Adam Cole
- NXT Tag Team Champions The BroserWeights def. The Undisputed ERA
- Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano brawled throughout the Performance Center
WWE NXT Results : Full Details
NXT North American Champion Keith Lee def. Cameron Grimes
As difficult as Keith Lee's journey was to become NXT North American Champion, he's quickly learning that staying on top is even more trying.
The Limitless One retained his title in a hard-fought victory over Cameron Grimes, who had to adapt his usual approach against the uniquely powerful Lee. The Technical Savage wowed just as much as the champion, even at one point connecting with a massive German suplex on the 320-pounder, but his attempt at the Cave-In was snuffed out by Lee moments later, and from there, The Limitless Superstar planted Grimes with the Big Bang Catastrophe for the win.
Lee's night was far from finished, however, as he was subjected to an ambush attack by Damian Priest, who drilled him with a nighstick. Dominik Dijakovic — who also felt the brunt of a Priest ambush last month — chased Priest off, but then was rewarded with a Spirit Bomb by Lee, who may have been confused about who attacked him. It was a reminder for Lee just how many other challengers are breathing down his neck.
Mia Yim def. Dakota Kai to qualify for the NXT Women’s Championship No. 1 Contender’s Ladder Match at TakeOver: Tampa
Breaking up Mia Yim's pinfall attempt, González was admonished by the referee — who was then unable to count Yim's shoulders down on Kai's enusing rollup.
By the time Kai was done trying to grab the official's attention, The HBIC connected with a double knee facebreaker — enough for a three-count to earn a spot in the Ladder Match at TakeOver: Tampa for an opportunity to face the NXT Women's Champion.
Yim ultimately paid the price afterward, suffering a beatdown at the hands of González.
Kushida def. Raul Mendoza
NXT's resident timesplitter picked up another victory this week, knocking off Raul Mendoza.
Kushida used creative tactics to seal the win. First catching Mendoza in a version of his Hoverboard Lock atop the ropes before delivering a spectacular modified Spanish Fly without relinquishing the hold. With nowhere to get in the middle of the ring, Mendoza had little choice but to submit.
Charlotte Flair confronted NXT Women's Champion Rhea Ripley
Rhea Ripley acknowledged that her NXT Women's Title defense against Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania will be the biggest match of her career, but this week may have been a wake-up call as to what's truly in store for her.
Flair confronted The Nightmare and unsurprisingly given the tension in recent weeks, the situation quickly exploded into fisticuffs.
The Queen eventually floored Ripley with a massive boot to the face before locking her in the Figure Four — applied in extra excruciating fashion with The Nightmare's legs wrapped around the steel post until the officials forced her to let go.
Charlotte relished a moment with Ripley's title before exiting, perhaps giving the fans a taste of what to expect on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
Tegan Nox def. Deonna Purrazzo to qualify for the NXT Women’s Championship No. 1 Contender’s Ladder Match at TakeOver: Tampa
Half of the field is set for the NXT Women's Championship No. 1 Contender's Ladder Match.
Tegan Nox secured her place, earning the biggest opportunity of her career to-date with a qualifying victory over Deonna Purrazzo.
Managing to escape Purrazzo's dreaded Fujiwara armbar, Nox caught her with a brutal headbutt before blasting her with the Shining Wizard, putting her down for a pinfall.
The Velveteen Dream addressed NXT Champion Adam Cole
There was a method to The Velveteen Dream's madness all along.
Revealing that his seemingly personal issue with Roderick Strong was simply a means to an end — it left Adam Cole vulnerable for Dream's attack inside a steel cage last week — His Purple Highness broached the topic of challenging for Cole's NXT Championship at TakeOver: Tampa.
Cole, incensed at the very suggestion, laughed off Dream's worthiness. Instead, the leader of The Undisputed ERA announced he was planning a celebration for next week when he would become the longest-reigning NXT Champion in history.
NXT Tag Team Champions The BroserWeights def. The Undisputed ERA
The BroserWeights caught lightning in a bottle on their magical run to the Dusty Cup. Now they're proving they have staying power as NXT Tag Team Champions.
Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne convincingly dispelled any suggestion that they might be a fluke, again defeating The Undisputed ERA after dethroning them last month at TakeOver: Portland to become champions.
The Grizzled Young Veterans unsuccessfully tried to get involved, instead getting popped in the face by Dunne, while Riddle sent Bobby Fish toppling over the top rope into them.
Moments later, Riddle launched Kyle O'Reilly airborne for devastating knee strikes in stereo from both BroserWeights, putting him away for a successful title defense.
Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano brawled throughout the Performance Center
With Gargano having promised they'd do things "his way," Ciampa took to the ring until Gargano interrupted him with a message on the video screen. But Ciampa wasted little time before hunting down his former tag team partner's location, where the two proceeded to brawl throughout the Performance Center, leaving complete chaos in their wake, from broken weightlifting mirrors to shattered glass windows and destroyed office equipment.
Their melee finally reached a crescendo, concluding only when they couldn't fight anymore following Ciampa's a jaw-dropping Air Raid Crash from the stage perch through the announce table below.