NXT Results and Reaction 05.20


Karrion Kross defeated Liam Gray

Another jobber match for Kross that led to his victory.  The good thing is that there will be no more.  Tommaso Ciampa came out, making his first appearance since his attack, and challenged Kross to a match at NXT Takeover: In Your House

Reaction: Kross went after the top Superstar of NXT with his surprise attack.  It was a message to the entire NXT roster that he is there for business.  Kross never spoke to Ciampa during the promo.  How would he respond next week?

El Hijo del Fantasma defeated Akira Tozawa to win Group B in the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament

Reaction: Both these superstars have potential to become champions.  For Tozawa, it hurts to see him lose, especially when he is on RAW, Smackdown, and NXT on the daily basis.  Fantasma next match will be for the championship.

Mia Yim defeated Santana Garrett

An average mid card for the win.  However, the biggest development is Candace LeRae and Johnny Gargano targeting Yim.  The confrontation became physical and that boiled Keith Lee during his backstage interview.  Lee and Gargano will battle at Takeover.  

Roderick Strong defeated Dexter Lumis

Strong may have lucky charms for breakfast but Lumis is not a guy to turn your back too.  Lumis went after Strong after his loss and applied the Anaconda Vice.  While applied, Adam Cole and Bobby FIsh tried to break it up.  Velveteen Dream arrived and chaos began.  

Reaction: This is another add on promo for video highlights for Takeover between Dream and Cole.  They are scheduled at Takeover for the NXT Championship.  

Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated Ever-Rise

Two former jobber teams from RAW are back on NXT to redeem their status.  

Drake Maverick defeated Kushida

Maverick is the Cinderella in this story.  From the time he posted a Tweet about his release, his stardom has risen.  Many fans are supporting Maverick to win.  Maverick, considered to be the underdog, forced a triple threat match - Kushida, Maverick, and Fantasma for the Interim Cruiserweight Championship.  The match can favor Maverick.  

Damien Priest Promo

Reaction: Priest finds himself in another situation similar to Keith Lee.  He is doing anything to be on top and show his face everywhere.  In my opinion, he is approaching it the wrong way.  Sneak attacking Dijakovic, hitting Lee in the throat, and now sneak attacking Balor, all the noise and nothing to show for.  Priest is desperate and  those with that problem tend to fall hard.  He does not know the new Finn Balor.  

Charlotte Flair

During the main event, Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai, Charlotte intervened and speared her way through both superstars.  You can speculate that at Takeover, we can see another triple threat match set for the NXT Women's Championship.