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Wednesday Night WWE NXT 23rd Dec 2020

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Wednesday Night WWE NXT 23rd Dec 2020

Here are the results for Wednesday WWE NXT

Street Fight for the NXT Tag Team Titles: Killian Dain and Drake Maverick vs. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch

 

Dain and Maverick destroy the champs around ringside. Drake starts filling the ring with chairs after dropping Burch. Dain drops Lorcan and stands up a table at ringside, and another table next to it. Lorcan decks Drake and Burch fights Dain. Lorcan hits Dain from behind and they double team him now. They launch Dain into the barrier. They go on and bring Dain into the ring now, for more double teaming in the corner.

Drake comes in and helps Dain. Dain ends up back-dropping Burch over two chairs standing next to each other. Dain and Drake double team Burch now. Dain drops a big senton, then scoop slams him. Dain then scoops Drake and slams him on top of Burch. Dain picks Drake back up and swings his leg into Lorcan to drop him again. Dain whips Lorcan into the corner and tags Drake in. More double teaming to Lorcan in the corner as they keep charging in on him. The challengers hit double kicks to Lorcan at the same time in the corner. Drake covers for a 2 count but Lorcan’s boots are on the bottom rope. (Wednesday Night WWE NXT)

Burch with uppercuts to Drake. Dain takes Lorcan into the ringside barrier. Burch levels Drake with a big clothesline in the middle of the ring. Lorcan turns it around on Dain at ringside and hits a big Blockbuster. All four Superstars are down now as the crowd rallies. Burch stands a chair up in the ring. He drop toe holds Drake into it face-first. Burch rolls out and they double team Dain again. The champs lean a table up against the barrier but Dain attacks them and fights them off. Burch gets tossed over the barrier into the crowd. Dain tries to send Lorcan into the table but it’s reversed and Dain hits hard face-first. Lorcan looks to suplex Dain into the leaning table but it’s blocked. Lorcan with chops now. Dain pump kicks Lorcan into the table. Dain charges but Lorcan moves and Dain crashes into the table, breaking it.

Dain with a big powerbomb to Burch, then a diving elbow to the chest. Dain tags Drake in. Dain scoops Burch on the apron but Lorcan pulls him off. The champs then shove Dain from the apron to the two tables at ringside, but they don’t break as Dain falls to the floor. The champs taunt Drake now while he’s down. Lorcan with more belt shots as Drake screams out. Drake suddenly nails a low blow to Lorcan, then a low blow back kick to Burch.

Drake with belt shots to Burch now, then Lorcan. Drake unloads with belt shots to the champs as fans rally for him. Drake unloads with belt shots to Burch while he’s down. Drake with a belt shot to Lorcan’s face in the corner, putting him back down. Lorcan hits a low blow to Drake to bring him down.(Wednesday Night WWE NXT)

Burch comes in with a cricket bat and hits Drake in the ribs while Lorcan holds him. They hit the double team assisted DDT to Drake in the middle of the ring for the pin to retain.

Winners: Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch

 

Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Jake Atlas

 

Swerve shows some frustration now. He kicks Atlas around in the head while they’re both on the mat. Fans rally for Atlas as Swerve shows more disrespect. Swerve sends Atlas face-first into the turnbuckle. Swerve takes Atlas to the top and climbs up from behind as the referee warns him. Atlas resists the move from the top, nailing back elbows. Atlas jumps to the apron and hits a big boot while Swerve is still on the top. Atlas climbs back up and launches Swerve to the mat with a scissors but Swerve somehow lands on his feet, smiling behind Atlas.

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Atlas with a big kick to the head. Swerve with a big kick to the head. Atlas nails and misses a roundhouse. Swerve drops Atlas and rolls him for a 2 count. They tangle on the mat and get back up. Swerve with a back headbutt as they tangle on their feet some more. Swerve hits the Confidence Boost for the pin to win.

Winner: Isaiah “Swerve” Scott

 

Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai

 

The bell rings and Kai stares Ripley down from the corner. Ripley talks some trash and they lock up. Ripley takes it to the corner and breaks as the referee warns her. Kai quickly ducks a clothesline attempt in the corner, then taunts Ripley. Kai with a kick. Kai ducks several strike attempts. Ripley powers up with a gutwrench slam, swinging Kai around and dropping her. Ripley whips Kai hard across the ring into the turnbuckles and she goes down. (Wednesday Night WWE NXT)

Ripley runs out after Kai but she jumps back to the apron. Ripley ends up dropping her on the apron. Kai jumps back up with a kick to the jaw from the apron. Kai counters and drives Ripley’s shoulder into the edge of the apron. Kai then shoves Ripley shoulder-first into the ring post and she goes down. Kai returns to the ring as Ripley recovers on the outside.

Kai goes for a big pump kick but Ripley dodges it and hits a dropkick. Ripley keeps fighting with one arm. Ripley slams Kai face-first into the middle of the ring for another 2 count. She shows some frustration to the referee. Kai gets up and they trade strikes in the middle of the ring. Kai with a headbutt, Ripley with a forearm. Kai with a big shot to the face to send Ripley to the corner. Kai misses a running kick. Ripley gets Kai on her shoulders and slams her face-first into the mat for another close 2 count. Ripley charges but Kai sends her face-first into the turnbuckle. Kai with a running boot to the face in the corner.

Ripley misses a clothesline. Kai charges but gets blocked. Ripley turns the counter into the inverted Cloverleaf submission. We see Raquel Gonzalez watching from the stage now but she is banned from ringside. Kai screams out in the submission as Ripley turns and yells at Gonzalez, forcing her to watch the submission.

Kai finally gets to the bottom rope to break the hold as Gonzalez looks on. Ripley challenges Gonzalez to come fight her. Gonzalez stares Ripley down as Ripley keeps her eyes on Gonzalez while still fighting Kai. Ripley takes Kai to the top but Kai sends her back down and hits a big modified Destroyer Backstabber for a close 2 count. More back and forth now. Kai counters the Riptide into a Guillotine submission. Ripley overpowers and slams Kai to the mat. Ripley tries again and this time hits Riptide in the middle of the ring for the pin to win while looking at Gonzalez.

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Winner: Rhea Ripley (Wednesday Night WWE NXT)

 

Bronson Reed vs. Ashante “Thee” Adonis

 

Adonis looks to show Reed up early on but Reed capitalizes. Adonis with strikes coming out of the corner but Reed levels him with a big splash out of nowhere. Reed stomps and kicks Adonis in the head, then drops a big senton. Reed goes to the top and hits the big Tsunami Splash for the pin to get the squash win.

Winner: Bronson Reed

 

Timothy Thatcher vs. Leon Ruff

 

They lock up and go at it, trading quick strikes and counters. Thatcher takes Ruff down and grounds him from behind, stretching him back as the referee warns him. Thatcher drops Ruff and keeps looking at the stage, yelling for Tommaso Ciampa. Ruff looks to mount some offense now. Thatcher powers out but Ruff keeps applying a headlock. Thatcher breaks out and levels him. Thatcher with a big suplex.

Thatcher with big knee strikes to take Ruff back down. Thatcher grounds Ruff and yells at the camera, asking Ciampa where he’s at. Thatcher with a 2 count. Thatcher with more big knee strikes while they’re on the mat. Thatcher continues to dominate Ruff on their feet now. Thatcher with a big belly-to-belly suplex.

Thatcher goes to ringside and grabs a steel chair. He goes to the bottom of the ramp and sets the chair up, calling for Ciampa to come have a seat. Thatcher returns to the ring and Ruff rolls him for a close 2 count. Ruff with dropkicks now. Ruff unloads with lefts and rights. Ruff with the clothesline off the ropes.

Ruff keeps going and springboards but Thatcher hits him in mid-air with an uppercut. Thatcher with a double underhook suplex, and a kick to the back. Thatcher keeps control but Ruff rolls him up again, but this time it’s for the pin out of nowhere.

Winner: Leon Ruff

 

Ariya Daivari vs. Tyler Rust (Wednesday Night WWE NXT)

 

The bell rings and they lock up, going at it. Rust counters and takes control, taking Daivari to the mat and grounding him. They get back up and Rust keeps control. Bivens goes to the announcers and brags on his client and how impressive he is. They lock up again and Rust keeps focusing on Daivari’s arm.

Rust has Daivari on his back now, swinging him around before dropping him into the mat. Daivari catches a kick but Rust quickly takes him down and goes for the arm bar. Daivari fights it and gets his foot on the bottom rope. Rust with more offense in the corner now, working on the arm. Rust misses a running knee in the corner. Daivari looks to mount some offense now. He hits a draping neckbreaker from the second rope. Daivari then dropkicks Rust off the apron to the floor. Daivari brings it back in the ring and mounts Rust with right hands as Bivens looks on. Daivari talks some trash to Rust and the referee.

Bivens yells at Daivari. Daivari disrespects Rust and yells at him, but Rust pulls him down into a triangle choke. It’s broken as Daivari gets the bottom rope. They get up and Daivari is dazed. Rust with an uppercut, then kicks while Daivari is on his knees.

More back and forth now. Rust with more big kicks to the arm, an uppercut, and another kick to the upper arm. Rust takes Daivari back down and applies another arm submission. Daivari finally taps out. (Wednesday Night WWE NXT)

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Winner: Tyler Rust

 

Adam Cole vs. The Velveteen Dream

 

The bell rings and Dream stalls some. They lock up and Cole applies a headlock. They hit the ropes but Cole takes Dream down with the headlock. Dream tries fighting out but Cole keeps him locked in, and takes him back down in the middle of the ring as fans rally. Cole takes it to the corner and backs off. Dream tries for a slap but Cole rocks him. Dream ends up trying again and connecting. Dream beats Cole around the ring now, showing off to some boos. Cole kicks Dream in the head, then clotheslines him.

Cole with more strikes in the middle of the ring. Dream begs him from his knees but Cole rocks him. Cole whips Dream into the corner but runs into a boot. Cole counters a move and nails a jumping neckbreaker. Cole scoops Dream on his shoulders but Dream escapes to the apron. Cole with a pump kick to send Dream to the floor. Cole brings it back into the ring but Dream scoops him. Cole counters and they collide head-to-head out of the corner, both going down. (Wednesday Night WWE NXT)

Pete Dunne suddenly runs down and attacks Strong at ringside as fans boo. Dunne unloads and slams Strong into the edge of the apron with a Bitter End. Dream take advantage and levels Cole but Cole kicks out at 2.

Cole grabs from behind but Dream goes for the rope and can’t get it. Cole with an enziguri, then a German suplex. Cole crawls for a pin but Dream kicks out at 2. Dunne vs. Strong is announced for next week. A Fight Pit match with Timothy Thatcher and Tommaso Ciampa is announced for NYE. Dream turns it around on Cole and hits a neckbreaker for a close 2 count.

Cole scoops Dream but he slides out. Dream unloads with big stiff strikes in the corner, beating Cole down as the referee warns him. Cole counters but Dream nails a back elbow. Dream looks to capitalize from the turnbuckles but Cole superkicks his knee out and Dream falls to the mat. Dream blocks a Figure Four and kicks Cole out of the ring. Dream climbs to the top turnbuckle and leaps to the floor but Cole superkicks him in the gut on the way down.

The referee counts and Cole breaks it, Cole tries to bring Dream in but Dream is down. Cole returns to the ring alone as the referee goes out to check on Dream. Dream crawls back in. Cole superkicks him. Cole goes for the Figure Four in the middle of the ring now. Dream screams out in pain as Cole tightens the hold. Dream finally gets the bottom rope and breaks it as NXT goes past 10:02. Cole goes for a superkick but puts the brakes on so he doesn’t hit the referee. More back and forth between the two. Dream nails a big DDT.

Dream goes back to the top and hits the Purple Rainmaker elbow. Cole still kicks out at 2. Cole slaps Dream from his knees, then hits the Ushigoroshi. Cole goes to the corner for the Panama Sunrise but Dream superkicks him on the way down. Cole rocks Dream with a big kick of his own, and then exposes his own knee. Cole follows up with the Last Shot for the pin to win in the middle of the ring.

Winner: Adam Cole

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Leicester City book their place in the FA Cup final against Chelsea as Kelechi Iheanacho’s second-half strike seals Wembley win over Southampton

Leicester City have reached their first FA Cup final since 1969 after Kelechi Iheanacho’s strike saw off Southampton at Wembley.

The striker converted from close range in the 55th minute after good work from Jamie Vardy set him up during a counter attack.

It is the fifth time the Foxes have reached the FA Cup final and they will now face Chelsea next month after the Blues defeated Manchester City in the other semi-final on Saturday.

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Manchester United could reportedly loan out goalkeeper David de Gea ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.

The 30-year-old was between the sticks for his team’s Europa League clash with Granada on Thursday night but appears to have dropped behind Dean Henderson in the pecking order at Old Trafford.

Henderson is expected to start Sunday’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur, with De Gea set to drop back down to the bench.

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NXT takeover stand and deliver results 7th April 2021

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NXT takeover stand and deliver results 7th April 2021

Here are the results for the NXT takeover pay per view

Zoey Stark vs. Toni Storm (Pre-show): Stark continued to impress as she has in a series of matches with stop stars, hitting some nice early moves, including a good-looking springboard missile dropkick. Storm took over the match after the strong start, using some power offense with snap suplexes and a body slam, but before she could capitalize, Stark hit a superplex from the second rope to start a comeback. A half-nelson suplex set up a running knee for the first convincing near fall of the match. Stark continued to keep up the pressure until Storm hit a series of German suplexes before going for Storm Zero, which was countered awkwardly by Stark into a small package for the victory.  (NXT takeover)

Pete Dunne vs. Kushida: An exchange of submission attempts opened the match as both men were attempting to establish their technical superiority early. Kushida had a small edge in the grappling until the action spilled outside where Dunne hit an X-plex onto the ring apron. Dunne brutally went after the arm of Kushida for a brief run, but Kushida fired up and ran the length of the entrance ramp for a kick. After an exchange of strikes, Dunne went back to work on the arm — and the fingers — of Kushida.

The action continued to flow back and forth, with Dunne’s aggression being met by Kushida blow-for-blow. Kushida hit a superplex while holding his Hoverboard Lock, switching to an armbar, but Dunne managed to get a foot on the ropes for a break. Kushida continued going for Dunne’s arms, locking in another Hoverboard Lock and then switching arms with the hold when Dunne reached the ropes. Dunne went back to the fingers, softening up Kushida for a kick to the head and Bitter End to bring the match to a close.

Leon Ruff vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Bronson Reed vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Dexter Lumis vs. LA Knight (Gauntlet Eliminator for North American championship opportunity): Scott jumped Ruff before the match, getting off to an early advantage when they were the first two men in. Ruff eventually hit a cutter on Scott, springboarding off the announce table to hit the move. That wasn’t enough to keep Scott down, as he continued to blitz Ruff with big moves until Ruff countered a top rope powerbomb into a rana before Reed entered the match. Reed ran wild until hitting a double-German suplex on Scott and Ruff. Grimes came into the match and paid off Scott to help him go at the other competitors. During Lumis’ entrance, Scott was able to quickly pin Ruff to take him out of the match. Lumis delivered suplex after suplex until running into Reed with the two big men exchanging strikes and neither getting the upper hand. Knight made his entrance as the final man into the match and soon pinned Lumis as Lumis had Grimes locked in Silence. Reed eliminated Knight moments later after a senton, leaving Scott, Reed and Grimes as the final three in the match. (NXT takeover)

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Grimes and Scott teamed up against Reed, but Reed shrugged off strikes from both men until the temporary alliance fell apart and Scott rolled up Grimes with a handful of tights — reversing Grimes’ own attempt to grab Scott’s tights in a pin — for the elimination. Reed went to the top rope, but Scott caught him with a kick and then slammed Reed from the top rope onto the ring apron. Scott followed up with a 450 splash for a near fall. Reed fired up through a trio of House Call kicks from Scott before hitting Tsunami for the victory.

NXT UK Championship — WALTER (c) vs. Tommaso Ciampa: Ciampa looked to try to neutralize WALTER’s strength with speed early but eventually snapped and blitzed WALTER with a flurry of strikes. That only served to anger the champion, leading him to deliver a series of titanic chops. WALTER tried to deliver another chop as Ciampa was leaned on the announce table, but Ciampa moved out of the way, causing WALTER to chop through a portion of the table. Ciampa tried to take advantage of the now-injured hand of WALTER but ran into a big boot. When WALTER had trouble locking in submissions due to not being able to use any strength in his grip, he resorted to delivering more big kicks to the face of Ciampa. Ciampa delivered clothesline after clothesline, trying to take WALTER off his feet, sending the champion stumbling before falling into the ropes where Ciampa’s clotheslines continued until WALTER delivered a chop. Ciampa came right back with yet another clothesline, finally driving WALTER to the mat. After another flurry of offense, Ciampa hit the Fairy Tale Ending for a near fall.

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WALTER came back with an attempt at a choke before a German suplex and lariat for a two count of his own. Ciampa continued his incredible performance, blasting WALTER with strikes and forcing the big man to turtle up. Another strike exchange followed shortly after before WALTER focused in on the neck of Ciampa with a series of stomps and powerbombs, again resulting in a near fall. Walter hit another suplex and a big chop, this time putting Ciampa down for the three count, retaining his title.  (NXT takeover)

Tag Team Championship — MSK vs. Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Legado Del Fantasma: This match was for the vacant title. Pure fire from the jump with everyone in the match flying around the ring at full speed. Every team in the match got early spots to shit, with Grizzled Young Veterans taking the early action before MSK took over and Legado del Fantasma finally took control with simultaneous dives and then a pair of Van Terminators (without the chair) on Nash Carter for a near fall. Legado continued their run of control by continuing to take the fight to Carter until he finally made a tag to Wes Lee, who took out all four men on the other teams before a huge dive and a series of backflips into a Pele kick to the back of James Drake’s head. (NXT takeover)

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Zack Gibson finally involved himself to take out Lee, holding his hand inside the turnbuckle pad so Drake could deliver a dropkick to the already inured hand. Gibson locked up Lee’s hand and Lee was ready to tap until Carter was able to crawl through a Drake choke to grab his partner’s hand. Things broke down to GYV vs. MSK, with Lee hitting a double cutter and then a twisting blockbuster while Carter had Gibson lifted up to score the win and take home the titles.

Women’s Championship — Io Shirai (c) vs. Raquel Gonzalez: Gonzalez used her power early, forcing Shirai to have to resort to slick defensive maneuvers and quickness, hitting a rana and then taking the fight to Gonzalez in the corner. Gonzalez caught a Shirai stomp and tried to reverse the momentum but found herself on the outside, getting knocked to the floor after a Shirai asai moonsault. Gonzalez was finally able to slow down the champ by driving her into the ring post before going back to the ring where she began to toss Shirai around the ring.

Every time it seemed Gonzalez had Shirai on the defensive, the champion would find a way to counter and launch into her own high impact offense, including a Code Red for a near fall. Gonzalez caught Shirai on the top rope and tried to walk her to the center of the ring for a chokeslam, but Shirai managed to counter and roll into a crossface, forcing Gonzalez to crawl to the ropes for the escape. Shirai followed up with a moonsault from the top rope onto the entrance ramp. Shirai wandered out of the ring area before appearing on top of the giant skull that made up the set background on the ramp, hitting a diving crossbody onto Gonzalez. (NXT takeover)

Gonzalez refused to stay down, coming back to hit a chokeslam outside the ring and throwing the champion in for a near fall. Moments later, Gonzalez managed to hit a big lariat and then another chokeslam to score the pinfall and win the belt.

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