NXT Result and Reactions 10.14

10/16/2020

Undisputed Era defeated Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch

Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish handled their business.  Strong landed the flying knee on Lorcan for the three count.  Undisputed Era are back at the run for the tag team titles as they become the number one contenders.  They will now challenge Breeezango in the near future.  

Finn Balor

A medical update is known that Balor suffered a jaw injury that required surgery.  General Manager William Regal has not decided as to what to do with the NXT title.  He is going to wait a couple of weeks to determine Balor's condition and see if he will be cleared.  If not, Regal will be forced to relinquish the title once again and create a tournament to crown a new champion.  

Back on August 22, 2020, NXT Takeover XXX, Karrion Kross defeated Keith Lee to become the new NXT Champion.  However, he suffered a dislocated shoulder and had to relinguish the title on the next NXT Live episode.  Balor will make the second consecutive champion if he not cleared in two weeks.  

Ember Moon

Moon explained that she chose to return to NXT because that is the best women's division in WWE Brand.  That statement puts a slap to current Raw (Asuka) and Smackdown (Bayley) Champions and their current status with their competition.  But, Moon does have a point.  The NXT women's division has all the hype and action.  NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai has a large locker room full of competition.  

Jake Atlas defeated Ashante Adonis

Although Atlas won his match, he and Adonis collaborated to counterattack Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza.  Shortly after, Santos Escobar appeared and so did Isaiah "Swerve" Scott.  These men have a potential future match at another 6-man tag team match.  

Johnny Gargano defeated Austin Theory

Theory had one of the best matches in his career and well done with Gargano.  It seems that Theory is still trying to find his identity as to which role he will he pursue.  Is he better off babyface or heel?  Theory has the skills and potential to rise bigger than a superstar.  He resembles John Cena in a sense.  However, he is not ready for the shine but matching with Gargano adds points in his resume.  

Gargano took a lot of punishment from Theory but overcame the odds.  He connected the superkick and a "One Final Beat" for the win.  

These two superstars should match up again.  

Candace LeRae defeated Shotzi Blackheart

If you thought that LeRae would fight clean and fair, well, you are mistaken.  Le Rae and Blackheart had a great battle.  LeRae knew she cannot defeat her so  Indi Hartwell had to give her brass knuckles to get the job done.  

It is pretty messed up that Blackheart had to suffer a loss and not get another opportunity at Io Shirai.  The time will come for her to be NXT Champion.  LeRae is the new number one contender and will challenge Io Shirai for the NXT Championship.  

Toni Storm defeated Aliyah

Storm hit Storm Zero and won her match.  The match was weak as Aliyah is more of a jobber for NXT along with the Robert Storm brand.  Storm is the diva and the stakes are high as she is a former champion who seeks to be on top of the brand.  

With Storm and Moon returning to NXT, the women's division is getting crowded.  Rhea Ripley, Raquel Gonzales, Dakota Kai and more...it is stacked!

Xia Li

Li begged Regal for a match next week.  There is something odd about the entire scenario with Li with Boa.  Li is under pressure but it is not disclosed as to who is pulling the strings at Li.  It is almost as she is being held hostage mentally.  Keep a close eye on Li and the direction she is headed.  

Imperium defeated Dain and Drake Maverick

Imperium is such a better tag team than Dain and Maverick.  However, this storyline between Dain and Maverick is very interesting.  This has a similarity as to when Kane and Daniel Bryan started as a tag team.  Dain and Maverick are getting to know each other.  Once they establish their own chemistry, they will be unstoppable.  I predict that they will become tag team champions by WrestleMania timeframe.  

Ever Rise tried to bully Maverick after the match and Dain clotheslined both.  Dain stated, nobody hits you but me."  

Damian Priest defeated Dexter Lumis

The NXT North American Championship between these two superstar was epic.  However, Cameron Grimes had to ruin it by attacking Lumis.  Priest hit the South of Heaven for the win.  Afterwards, Priest gave Grimes the same treatment  with the Reckoning.  

Priest had the cameraman walk with him towards backstage when Gargano hit Priest from behind with the chair.  

William Regal made announcement for Halloween Havoc.  He stated that Shotzi will be the host of the show in two weeks.  Shotzi would come on and will raise the stakes for each match, Io Shirai and Candace LeRae & and Johnny Gargano vs Damian Priest---"matches determined by spin the wheel make or deal."