WWE NXT results, May 11, 2021

Karrion Kross w/Scarlett def. Austin Theory w/Johnny Gargano via referee stoppage

Karrion Kross dismantles Austin Theory and is challenged by Finn Bálor: WWE NXT, May 11, 2021

The NXT Champion picks up a dominant win against Austin Theory before being confronted by Finn Bálor. Watch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.‪

Austin Theory's time to pay the toll finally came, and he paid dearly. Though a Johnny Gargano distraction at ringside provided Theory with a brief respite from Karrion Kross' onslaught, the NXT Champion eventually decimated Theory. Dropping "All Day" with a pair of Doomsday Saitos and a massive elbow drop to the head, Kross waylaid Theory with repeated strikes and the Kross Jacket, forcing the referee to stop the bout for a statement victory. 

Afterward, Finn Bálor confronted Kross and said he wanted his rematch. The undefeated champion eagerly obliged The Prince, as Kross said he too relished the opportunity to throw down with Bálor once again. 

NXT Tag Team Champions MSK def. Breezango in a non-title match

NXT Tag Team Champions MSK vs. Breezango – Non-Title Match: WWE NXT, May 11, 2021

Nash Carter & Wes Lee square off with Tyler Breeze & Fandango. Watch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.‪

MSK received a worthy challenge from Breezango as the current champions slugged it out with the former champions in a fast-paced encounter. MSK's quickness proved to be the difference as they dropped Tyler Breeze with a double-team blockbuster for the win, though the four men showed each other respect following the match. Nash Carter & Wes Lee also made it clear they were ready to defend against Legado del Fantasma, any time and any place. 

Pete Dunne def. Leon Ruff via referee stoppage

Leon Ruff vs. Pete Dunne: WWE NXT, May 11, 2021

The former NXT North American Champion answers The BruiserWeight’s open challenge. Watch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.‪

Deriding Kross for giving Bálor the first opportunity at his title, The BruiserWeight instead called out anyone in the locker room willing to face him. What he got was a meeting with Leon Ruff, who against NXT General Manager William Regal's orders, fought and initially overwhelmed Dunne. But the former NXT United Kingdom Champion enforced his will, locking Ruff in a modified triangle before putting him out with vicious elbows. 

NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez def. Mercedes Martinez

Raquel Gonzalez vs. Mercedes Martinez – NXT Women’s Title Match: WWE NXT, May 11, 2021

“Big Mami Cool” puts her championship on the line against Mercedes Martinez. Watch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.‪

"Big Mami Cool" was more than ready for her her first title defense, controlling much of the action against the veteran challenger. Mercedes Martinez scored several near-falls until Raquel Gonzalez turned the tide with a brutal assault outside the ring, launching her foe face-first into the ring post. 

Martinez hit a fisherman's buster for another near-fall before being floored by a big boot. Gonzalez followed with the Chingona Bomb for the three-count. 

Isaiah "Swerve" Scott introduced Hit Row

Isaiah “Swerve” Scott introduces Hit Row: WWE NXT, May 11, 2021

“Swerve” explains his alliance with AJ Francis, Ashante “Thee” Adonis and Briana Brandy. Watch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.‪

Flanked by Top Dolla, Ashante "Thee" Adonis and B-FAB, Isaiah "Swerve" Scott introduced the NXT Universe to Hit Row, putting the rest of the black-and-gold brand on notice. 

Kyle O'Reilly def. Oney Lorcan; Bobby Fish returned

Kyle O'Reilly continues to look better than ever. This time, he took down Oney Lorcan, sealing the victory after a brainbuster and a devastating knee to the back of the head from the top rope.

Kyle O’Reilly vs. Oney Lorcan: WWE NXT, May 11, 2021

Kyle O’Reilly faces a two-on-one attack from Pete Dunne and Oney Lorcan before Bobby Fish makes a stunning return. Watch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.‪

Dunne immediately stormed the ring, and a two-on-one assault was quickly underway against O'Reilly. Bobby Fish made an unexpected but timely return, appearing on NXT for the first time since 2020 to even the odds in favor of his former Undisputed ERA teammate. Though they fought off Dunne and Lorcan, O'Reilly and Fish clearly understood they were on their own. 

NXT Cruiserweight Champion Kushida def. Santos Escobar in a 2-Out-Of-3 Falls Match

The potential x-factor of Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza at ringside was quickly neutralized by MSK, who fought them off before the referee ejected both duos. That cleared the way for Kushida and Santos Escobar to treat the NXT Universe to an instant classic.

Kushida vs. Santos Escobar – NXT Cruiserweight Title 2-Out-Of-3 Falls Match: WWE NXT, May 11, 2021

NXT’s resident Time Splitter and The Emperor of Lucha Libre look to outlast each other for the coveted NXT Cruiserweight Championship. Watch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.‪

Escobar claimed an initial advantage, planting NXT's resident Time Splitter with a Phantom Driver for the first fall. But Kushida evened the tally just moments later, forcing Escobar to tap to a cross armbreaker.

The two warriors eventually found themselves on the top rope with Kushida applying the Hoverboard Lock before they plummeted to the mat. While The Emperor of Lucha Libre refused to submit a second time, and Kushida applied a picture-perfect bridging hammerlock suplex for the pin, retaining his title. 

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