<BR>WWE’s black-and-gold brand returns to Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida for this week’s episode of NXT On USA. Tonight will be the first LIVE show from Full Sail, following weeks of taped editions of NXT amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Featured below are results of the April 15, 2020 episode of NXT On USA written by wrestling-edge.com’s Newest Female Reporter: Jamie Rush. Follow me on Twitter: @JamieRush312
WWE NXT RESULTS (4/15/20): WINTER PARK, FL.
The April 15, 2020 edition of NXT TV on USA Network is LIVE tonight from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida! The show starts at 8:00 p.m. as we see highlights from last week’s action on NXT. The video makes a point of showing Killer Kross’s appearance following Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa “One Ring, One Night, One Winner”… only that’s not how things went exactly.
Gargano ultimately receiving help from his wife, Candice LeRae as they trick Ciampa and when his guard is down they still the victory, walking off laugh with no one the wiser…. well, not “no one”. When watched closer, as Gargano and LeRae exit the empty building and begin making their way through the parking lot, where a car sits behind the semi-truck Gargano and Ciampa fought on top of minutes prior.
Scarlett and Killer Kross just look on as the “happy couple” continues forward, celebrating the night’s victory.
As the video package ends, we are welcomed by Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton to tonight’s edition of NXT on USA Network. A quick update and banter between the two to get this show on the road! Finn Balor’s music sounds through the speakers at Full Sail University to start off the first match-up of the evening!
Finn Balor vs.Fabien Aichner
Out first is Finn Balor as his music sounds in the arena, Balor stops at the top of the stage momentarily, before making his way into the ring. Out next is Fabien Aichner. Aichner’s music sounds over the speakers as well as he enters the ring with his opponent, Balor. The match is officially announced, the bell rings and the match begins!
Balor wastes no time as he lands a Side Headlock on Aichner for the take down to the canvas. Balor goes for an early pin attempt, Aichner gets the shoulder up as the referee gets to two. Neither man able to get back to their feet as Aichner counters with an Arm Bar on Balor. Both men go back and forth taking the advantage early on in this match up.
Aichner gets the upper hand on Balor as he hits a Suplex followed by a Release Hammerlock. Balor sets up for a Sunset Flip and nails it on Aichner, immediately following up with a Drop Kick on Aichner. Balor lands a Forearm Drop followed by a Kick off the apron onto Aichner as we go to our first commercial break of the evening!!!
As we come back from commercial break, Balor and Aichner are on the canvas, grappling. Back and forth action between the two as Aichner tries to gain control, finally hitting a Back Breaker on Balor. With that, Aichner has full control as he blocks almost everything that Balor attempts to throw at him. Aichner throws a combination at Balor, refusing to let Balor steady himself or form a counter.
Balor is clearly bruised and beaten as the welts and marks are now showing up on his body as Aichner looking to hit the Aichner Knee on Balor ringside into the steel stairs! The match eventually makes it’s way back into the ring where Balor lands Aichner on the canvas and follows up with the Coup De Grace, ending the match with 1916 for the three count pinfall victory!
Winner: Finn Balor
After the Match
As Phillips recaps the match at the commentator’s desk, mentioning the visible marks on Balor’s body from the match just moments ago with opponent Aichner. Balor looks to the camera and begins trash talking Walter, warning him as we head backstage to end the segment.
We enter the backstage area of Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL where we see Velveteen Dream sitting on his couch, waiting for Adam Cole to arrive apparently.
Byron Saxton announces that Charlotte Flair will be here on NXT later in the show to address the NXT Women’s Division.
Next we see a video package highlighting the Dakota Kai vs. Tegan Nox match-up in Portland. Tonight Tegan Nox goes head-to-head with Kai’s recent body guard/buddy, Raquel Gonzalez.
We head back to ringside where Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton discuss The Queen, Charlotte Flair. Phillips sends us into the video of Flair’s interview.
Charlotte Flair Interview
Charlotte Flair begins the interview stating that she always backs up what she says, Flair then points out that she does believe that Ripley is “the future”, but Flair quickly adds that she is not going to apologize for greatness.
Flair makes note that as NXT Women’s Champion, she will solidify her legacy as the past, present, and future of Women’s Wrestling altogether! Flair then goes down the list of all the women she has beaten in the division including Paige, Trish Stratus, Rhonda Rousey, an undefeated Asuka, etc.
Towards the end of the interview, Flair makes it a point to say she is now focusing her attention on Mia Yim, the first person Flair happened to wrestle in WWE. Flair states she will take care of Yim, then continue down the Women’s Division, taking everyone down one by one by one, reiterating she’s going to be the best.
Xia Li vs. Aliyah
Both Aliyah and Xia Li make their way to the ring separately as they are announced to begin this match up. The referee signals for the bell, the bell rings and the match begins. Straight out of the gate, Li establishes dominance in this match-up with Aliyah. Many expected Aliyah to come out a little harder to make Xia Li pay for breaking her nose by keeping her out of the Ladder Match.
Aliyah finally able to catch herself and gather her barrings as the referee steps Li to the side, hoping to calm her down some. Aliyah now ready to take control of this match, Aliyah hits Li with the Big Move followed by a Chin Lock for a submission attempt on Li. Li finally able to get her legs where she needed, begins to throw a series of Kicks at Aliyah.
As Aliyah is starting to wear down, Li hits Aliyah with a Spinning Waterfall Kick for the three count pin fall and the win!
Winner: Xia Li
As we head into the video package, the announcement by William Regal is reiterated, stating there will be an NXT Interim Cruiserweight Championship Tournament to find out who will obtain the championship belt.
As we come back from the video package, we are now at ringside with Byron Saxton who simply states that coming up after the break is Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Akira Tozawa. With that, we head into commercials!