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WWE NXT recap & results (9/20)

Johnny Gargano vs Tino Sabbatelli 

Riddick Moss accompanied Sabbatelli to the match. Gargano defeated Moss last week, despite being dominated for most of the match. Sabbatelli taunted Gargano to start off the match and pushed him around the ring. Sabbatelli said that Gargano isn’t on his level and then planted him with a Dropkick. Tino remained on the attack and beatdown Gargano in the corner.

Sabbatelli applied a Chin Lock in the middle of the ring and continued to taunt Gargano by saying that he wasn’t on his level. Gargano battled to his feet and broke the hold with an Arm Drag. Gargano connected with a couple of left hands and connected with a kick to Sabbatelli’s head. Gargano tried to leap on Tino from the ring apron but Sabatelli caught him and connected with a Powerslam. Tino continued to taunt Johnny but it backfired as he got locked in the Gargano Escape. Sabbatelli quickly tapped out in the middle of the ring as Riddick Moss shook his head in disbelief ringside.

Winner: Johnny Gargano

Roderick Strong approached NXT GM William Regal backstage. Strong asked for a shot at Drew McIntyre and Regal gave it to him. In two weeks, Roderick Strong will face Drew McIntyre for the NXT Championship.

Sonya Deville cut a promo backstage and said that Asuka left NXT because she knew that she couldn’t defeat her. Deville claimed that she will become the NXT Women’s Champion soon.

Lacey Evans vs Bianca Belair

Belair controlled the match early and knocked Evans to the mat with a shoulder tackle. Belair grabbed Evans by the hair and sent her back to the canvas. Belair then lifted Evans and slammed her face-first into the mat for a two count.

Evans tripped up Belair and connected with a slingshot Elbow Drop for a two count. Bianca battled back and hit a Suplex for a two count. Belair stomped on Evans in the corner but Evans responded with a massive Clothesline that knocked Belair to the corner. Evans hit a Bronco Buster and followed it up with a swinging Neckbreaker for a two count. Belair whipped Evans with her hair and then connected with a reverse Powerbomb for the victory.

Winner: Bianca Belair

Aleister Black came down to the ring as the crowd at Full Sail sang along to his theme song.

Black said “Fifteen years ago, I started a journey. Fifteen years ago, I started a journey that led me here to NXT. In those fifteen years I traveled the world and experienced a lot of things. I put all of those experiences on my skin in the form of these scars, simply because I wanted to remember from the heart on my throat to the devil on my back. My journey in NXT is far from done and I know now what I need to do because the next step…”

Black was then interrupted by the Velveteen Dream. Dream said that “Everything that fades to black must come into the light. NXT Universe, here we have Aleister Black. The man who for fifteen years walked through darkness, only to be blinded by the light that is your Velveteen Dream. With all this blinding light surrounding the Dream, I still don’t see it. I don’t see any of it. I mean, Aleister, where are your scars? Aleister, the Dream doesn’t see scars, what I see is a man who is hurt. I see a man who is in pain and if I couldn’t tell by looking you in your eyes, I can definitely tell because it is scribbled on your skin like lies. That is not your biggest problem though, your biggest problem is fear. You look afraid to me. You seem afraid to show emotion, but most importantly, you are afraid of the light. No matter what you try to tell anyone Aleister, I know that you have a heard. It is just in the wrong place.”

Black then hit the Black Mass and kicked the microphone out of  Velveteen Dream’s hand and sat on the canvas. Velveteen Dream then dropped to his knees and looked right at Black, only to slowly slither oout of the ring. Velveteen Dream then crouched on the entrance ramp and stared at Black before exiting the ring.

Dakota Kai cut a promo backstage. She said that she knows how to handle herself in the ring and stated that she is not afraid to kick heads in to capture the NXT Women’s Championship.

No Way Jose vs Lars Sullivan

Jose charged at Sullivan right when the match started and connected with a flurry of elbows. Jose continued the attack and connected with a Crossbody but Sullivan remained on his feet. Sullivan knocked Jose to the mat and kneed him the ribs several times. Sullivan casually threw Jose out of the ring and then ran him into the ring apron. Sullivan lifted Jose up over his shoulders with ease and then dropped him face-first on the ring apron.

Back in the ring, Sullivan leaped onto Jose against the turnbuckle. Jose leaped onto Sullivan’s back and applied a Chin Lock. Sullivan broke free by slamming Jose into the turnbuckle. Jose hit a Clothesline but Sullivan didn’t go down. Sullivan leveled Jose with a shoulder tackle and then climbed to the top rope. Sullivan hit a diving Headbutt off the top rope and then slammed Jose to the canvas for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Lars Sullivan

Tyler Bate & Trent Seven vs Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish

Adam Cole accompanied Fish and O’Reilly to the ring for the match. O’Reilly and Bate started off the match and locked up in the middle of the ring as the crowd chanted “Mustache Mountain!”. Bate connected with a Dropkick and then sprung back to his feet and tagged in Trent Seven.

Seven slammed O’Reilly to the mat and Bate leaped onto O’Reilly off of Seven’s shoulders for a one count. Fish was tagged in and Seven knocked him out of the ring. Seven was going for a Suicide Dive but O’Reilly got in the way on the ring apron. Fish used the distraction to his advantage and got back into the ring and leveled Seven to the canvas.

Fish hit a rolling Senton on Seven and then tagged in O’Reilly. Fish and O’Reilly hit a double Suplex and then Fish was tagged back in. Seven connected with a chop to Fish’s chest and tried to tag in Bate but Fish blocked him. O’Reilly was then tagged in and sprinted across the ring and booted Bate off the ring apron. O’Reilly wrestled Seven to the mat and locked in an Arm Bar.

Seven quickly got his foot on the bottom rope to break the hold and Adam Cole hopped up on the ring apron. Bobby Fish then Speared Trent Seven into the barricade surrounding the ring as NXT went to a commercial break. When NXT returned, Bobby Fish connected with a Side Slam onto Seven for a two count.

Fish beatdown Seven in the corner as Adam Cole shouted “more!” ringside. Seven connected with a lariat and both Superstars fell to the canvas. Cole shouted at Fish to get up and he obliged and tagged in O’Reilly. Seven finally tagged in Bate and Tyler connected with a European Uppercut off the second rope onto O’Reilly.

Bate caught O’Reilly when he tried to leap onto him in the corner and planted him with an Exploder Suplex. Bate then hit a Shooting Star Press but Fish broke up the cover. Back in the ring, Bate and Seven teamed up for a Powerbomb onto O’Reilly for a one count. Seven hit a Suicide Dive onto Bobby Fish outside the ring. Bate went for the Tyler Bomb but O’Reilly countered it into a Guillotine choke. Fish took out Seven outside the ring and then got back into the ring as O’Reilly was holding Bate in the air. Fish booted Bate in the back of the head as O’Reilly connected with a vertical Suplex. Bate got his foot on the bottom rope to break up the pinfall.

Seven was tagged back in and he slapped O’Reilly in the face. O’Reilly applied an Arm Bar in the middle of the ring. Adam Cole took out Tyler Bate ringside. Bobby Fish was then tagged in as O’Reilly had Seven in a Sleeper Hold. O’Reilly let go and they both connected with roundhouse kicks to Seven at the same time for the victory.

After the match, Drew McIntyre came down to the ring and Cole, O’Reilly and Fish retreated through the crowd. Cole, O’Reilly and Fish taunted McIntyre and SAnitY showed up behind them. SAnitY attacked them and beat them down. McIntyre then posed in the ring as SAnitY taunted Cole, O’Reilly and Fish as they retreated backstage.

Winners: Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish