WWE NXT results, May 13, 2020: Imperium crowned as Riddle & Thatcher implode
Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel capitalized on their opponents’ dissension to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions, while Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher squared off later in the evening. Elsewhere, Damian Priest revealed himself as Finn Bálor’s attacker, Rhea Ripley put Charlotte Flair and Io Shirai on notice, and Jake Atlas and Jack Gallagher picked up wins in NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament action.
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WWE NXT results: May 13, 2020
Imperium def. Matt Riddle & Timothy Thatcher to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions
As a significantly more experienced team, Imperium controlled much of the action. However, the decisive moment had very little to do with Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel. Matt Riddle's monkey flip inadvertently sent Barthel flying into Timothy Thatcher, and a fed-up Thatcher walked out on Riddle, who was desperately seeking a tag. The Original Bro succumbed to the 2-on-1 disadvantage, suffering the pinfall defeat after the European Bomb crowned new champions.
Backstage, Riddle and Thatcher came to blows, and NXT General Manager William Regal granted The Original Bro a bout against Thatcher later in the evening.
Tegan Nox def. Indi Hartwell
"Impressive" Indi Hartwell showed no fear in her bid for an upset, but Tegan Nox was up to the task, taking down Hartwell with the Shiniest Wizard.
Jake Atlas def. Tony Nese in an NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament Group A Match
Jake Atlas put Tony Nese away with a top-rope "Rainbow DDT," keeping his hopes of becoming Interim NXT Cruiserweight Champion alive.
Cameron Grimes def. Finn Bálor and Damian Priest attacked Bálor
Cameron Grimes found the biggest win of his career thanks to an assist from Damian Priest. The Archer of Infamy struck Finn Bálor in the back of the knee with his trusty nightstick, leaving him a sitting duck for The Technical Savage's Cave-In for the victory.
Priest wasn't done, though, as he dropped The Prince with the Reckoning and revealed himself as the man who took out Bálor last month.
Jack Gallagher def. Isaiah "Swerve" Scott in an NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament Group B Match
Isaiah "Swerve" Scott's dreams of winning the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title were dashed thanks to Tony Nese. The Premier Athlete took out his frustrations on Scott, viciously attacking him before this bout and leaving him vulnerable, which resulted in a victory for Jack Gallagher.
Kayden Carter def. Aliyah
Matt Riddle def. Timothy Thatcher
Timothy Thatcher used surgical precision to pick apart the already weakened Matt Riddle from his backstage attack earlier in the evening. While Thatcher showcased the full extent of his technical prowess, The Original Bro turned one of his precisely applied holds into a pinfall out of thin air to steal the win. Thatcher was far from done with Riddle, though, locking him in the Fujiwara Armbar afterward and refusing to let go while Riddle screamed in agony.