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NXT 4/13/2021: New Cruiserweight Champion Crowned; Gonzalez/Ripley/Belair Celebrate!



Here's what's on tap for tonight's NXT:

  • New NXT Champion Karrion Kross & Scarlett will open the show

  • The NXT Universe will hear from the new NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez

  • See what happened between Kyle O'Reilly and Adam Cole when Takeover: Stand & Deliver went off the air

  • NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar issues an open challenge

  • NXT Tag Team Championship Match: Killian Dain & Drake Maverick vs. MSK (champs)

  • Franky Monet arrives on NXT

  • Eight Person Mixed Tag Team Match: Dexter Lumis, Bronson Reed, Shotzi Blackheart, & Ember Moon (NXT Women's Tag Team Champions) vs. The Way

  • Leon Ruff vs. Isaiah "Swerve" Scott

We're in the Capitol Wrestling Center for the first NXT on Tuesday nights! Coming off the heels of a great Takeover, we're kicking off the show with the new NXT Champion!


NXT Champion Karrion Kross and Scarlett make their way to the ring. Kross has a mic and says he told us that time always comes full circle. It was only matter of time until he was back in his ring with his title. Kross says Finn Balor is one of the greatest to ever step in the ring and puts over Balor's accomplishments. Kross says Balor went on a tear but Balor believed Kross' emotions were weakness but Kross claims he's in control of everything including his emotions. Kross says he's now in command of NXT until he says so. Kross says when you're at the top, they say you can only go down but he says that is a lie. Kross says no one can out train, work, or wrestle him. NXT has the hungriest guys in the business but he is starving and invincible. He tells whoever wants a shot to step and roll the dice. Kross doesn't care who you are or what you've done, he'll fold every single person until there's no one left. Kross says everyone will pay the toll.



Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph, and Beth Phoenix welcome us and we get highlights of both nights of Takeover. They tell us what to expect tonight. You can see listed at the top of the page.


New NXT Tag Team Champions MSK are in action next!


NXT Tag Team Championship Match

MSK (champs) vs. Killian Dain & Drake Maverick

Dain and Carter start the match. Carter tries a kick but Dain takes him to the mat. Snap suplex by Dain for a near fall. Maverick tags in. Maverick trips Carter and Dain hits an elbow for another near fall. Lee tags in and takes control of Maverick. Maverick avoids a charging Lee in the corner and drop kicks his knee. Maverick goes to the top and takes out Lee with a flipping corkscrew. Maverick tries to drag Lee to his corner with no luck. Carter tags in and hits Maverick with a bronco buster in the corner. Pin for a one count. Lee comes back in Maverick avoids a double back suplex and tags Dain. Dain gets kicked to the outside. Lee tries a dive to the outside on Dain but Dain catches him and hits a running cross body on the outside as we go to a break.


We're back with Lee kicking Dain into the corner and Maverick tags in. Carter tags in and clotheslines to Maverick. All Maverick now. A running kick to Maverick and he knocks Dain off the apron. German suplex to Maverick. Lee tags in. Assisted shooting star press by Carter and Lee covers for a near fall. Dain pulls Maverick to the corner to tag. Dain lifts both Carter and Lee but they escape and double team. Quick tags by MSK. Double kick to Dain in the corner. LEE COMES OFF THE TOP WITH A FLIPPING CORKSREW!! 1...2...NO!! Carter tags in. He can't lift him. Carter tries a sunset flip and Lee tries a kick to help but Dain is too strong. Maverick comes in to tornado DDT Lee! Dain and Maverick isolate Carter in the corner. DAIN POWER BOMBS CARTER!! DAIN GOES TO POWER BOMB MAVERICK ONTO CARTER BUT LEE MOVES CARTER! CARTER WITH A NICE CUTTER TO DAIN and Dain is sent out of the ring. Maverick cradles Carter for a near fall. Lee makes a blind tag. MSK HITS MAVERICK WITH THEIR BLOCKBUSTER COMBO FOR THE WIN!!

W: MSK via pin @ 10:31



Post match, Dain checks on Maverick. Alexander Wolfe is here to confront Dain. The rest of IMPERIUM IS HERE TO ATTACK DAIN!! They stand and pose over Dain before leaving.



Robert Stone and Aaliyah is backstage talking about how the Robert Stone Brand deserves a tag title shot. Mercedes Martinez is here and she wants her money. Jessi Kamea is here and she challenges Mercedes to a match tonight.


Up next is the exclusive footage of the aftermath of O'Reilly vs. Cole.


Roderick Strong and Marina Shafir arrive at the building together.


Highlights of the unsanctioned match between Kyle O'Reilly and Adam Cole are shown. After the match, Cole was loaded into an ambulance and taken to a local medical facility. O'Reilly was taken to the same medical facility. Cole talked trash to O'Reilly while on the stretcher haha. The feud seems far from over.


Mercedes Martinez vs. Jessi Kamea w/ Aliyah & Robert Stone

Kamea attacks Martinez before the bell. We get started and Kamea is super aggressive taking Martinez down with a drop kick and stomping her in the corner. Hip toss by Kamea and a splash in the corner. Kamea throws Martinez to the mat and stomps her back. All Kamea right now surprisingly. Martinez ducks a splash from the middle rope and hits Kamea with a jumping knee to the jaw. MARTINEZ HITS KAMEA WITH A NECK BREAKER AND A WHITE NOISE TO WIN IT!

W: Mercedes Martinez via pin @ 1:51


Post match, Martinez holds Robert Stone against the barricade and takes all his money. MARTINEZ TELLS COMMENTARY SHE'S COMING FOR RAQUEL GONZALEZ.



McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with The Way. Johnny Gargano says this is the first time in NXT history that all four members are in the ring together. The Way claims to get revenge on each member of the other team. Indi Hartwell is more interested in Dexter Lumis.


NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar makes his way to the ring next!


Isaiah "Swerve" Scott promo now. He puts over his performance at Takeover. He claims to be a star. Swerve says it's time to move on but he can't do that until he gets rid of Leon Ruff which he plans to do tonight.


NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar and Legado del Fantasma come out to the ring. Escobar says a year ago the Cruiserweight Championship was forgotten but Legado del Fantasma came along and have put it back on the map. Escobar hypes himself at the undisputed Cruiserweight Champion. Just like his father was and his son will be. He'll always fight which is why he's issuing an open challenge. KUSHIDA IS HERE TO ACCEPT!


NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match

Santos Escobar (champ) w/ Legado del Fantasma vs. Kushida

Kushida hits Escobar with a drop kick sending Escobar out of the ring before we even begin. Escobar gets back in and we're started. Quick pace to begin with both men trading counters. Escobar tries a sunset flip but Kushida goes for the Hoverboard Lock. Escobar gets to the ropes and rolls out of the ring. Kushida tease a hand spring as we go to a split screen commercial.


Escobar takes his time getting back in the ring during the break. Once he does, Kushida goes back to working on the arm of Escobar. Escobar is able to back drop Kushida to the apron and then a drop kick sends him to the floor. On the outside, Escobar sends Kushida into the barricade repeatedly and then the apron. Back in the ring, Escobar is in control now. Escobar bends Kushida back around the bottom of the ring post. Scoop slam by Escobar for a near fall. Kushida rolls to the outside and Escobar follows. Escobar sends Kushida into the barricade again before putting him back in the ring.


We're back with Escobar beating on Kushida in the corner. They go to the outside near the announce table and ESCOBAR SLINGS KUSHIDA INTO THE STEPS! ESCOBAR PUTS KUSHIDA IN A CRAB ON THE STEPS!! Back in the ring, Escobar with kicks to Kushida and he gets a near fall. Escobar works as submission before going back to kicks. ESCOBAR WITH DOUBLE KNEES IN THE CORNER!! ESCOBAR WITH A RANA OFF THE TOP!! 1...2..NO!! Escobar stretches out Kushida with a knee placed in the middle of his back. Kushida fights to his feet and lights up Escobar with chops. Kushida charges right into a kick. Kushida counters the Phantom Driver with an atomic drop. Hip toss and roll through into a kick by Kushida. PK kick by Kushida! Escobar reverses a submission but Kushida decks him with a palm strike in the corner. Both men battle in the corner and KUSHIDA BUTTERFLY SUPLEXES ESCOBAR OFF THE TOP!! HE FLOATS OVER AND HITS ANOTHER!! 1...2...foot on the ropes! Kushida goes for the Hoverboard Lock but Escobar blocks and hits a kick. Pele kick by Kushida! Both men are down! Both men trade shots from their knees. They trade kicks now. KUSHIDA TRIES A HAND SPRING ELBOW BUT ESCOBAR WITH A BACK STABBER!! KUSHIDA BLOCKS THE PHANTOM DRIVER AND THEY TRADE PINNING COMBINATIONS!! KUSHIDA GETS THE ROLL UP AND WINS!! WE GOT A NEW CHAMP!!!! Escobar is shocked!

W: Kushida via pin @ 11:11



Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher are backstage for a promo. The Dusty Classic tested their strength and Imperium tested their trust. They've come out the other side better. Thatcher says they will finish what they started. They're coming for MSK!!!


NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai are up next!


Backstage, William Regal congratulates Kushida. JORDAN DEVLIN is also here to congratulate him. Devlin says Escobar only beat him because he could climb a ladder faster. Devlin claims he's better than Kushida and wants a shot!


Dakota Kai is in the ring now. She introduces us to the new NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez!!! "You deserve it" chants from the crowd. Raquel says a year ago when NXT went live on USA, she was suppose to have her big debut but she wasn't ready. She swore that would never happen again so she busted her ass. A year and a half later, she stands here as NXT Women's Champion. The one person who recognized her dedication...Dakota Kai! Raquel gives Dakota credit for her success. I smell a turn coming. Dakota says they dominated the best women's division for the past 14 months. They give respect to Io Shirai but say the Raquel Gonzalez era has officially begun. LIGHTS OUT!! IT'S FRANKY MONET (TAYA VALKYRIE)!!! She brings the dog. Franky grabs a mic and congratulates Raquel. She's her to introduce herself to Raquel and the world. She says the division just got shinier and better. Franky says this is her division. Raquel says Franky is lucky she's in a good mood because if she gets interrupted again, she'll basically stick the dog up her ass! Franky says she'll see here every single Tuesday! HERE COMES WWE RAW WOMEN'S CHAMPION RHEA RIPLEY!!! THE PLACE JUST WENT NUTS!!! Ripley stares down Gonzalez! THEY HUG!!! HERE COMES BIANCA BELAIR!!! HOLY SHIT!! ALL 3 WOMEN EMBRACE!! Awesome moment!! NXT!! NXT!! NXT!!





Pete Dunne promo backstage. He says he outwrestled Kushida at Takeover to prove he's the best technical wrestler in the world. Dunne says it's now time to focus on championship gold!


William Regal hypes the signing of Sarray! She'll debut next week! Regal addresses Roderick Strong and Marina Shafir. Strong hands Regal a folder and QUITS NXT!! Regal says Strong is welcome back anytime.


Leon Ruff vs. Isaiah "Swerve" Scott

They trash talk to start and Ruff goes on the attack! Take down by Ruff. Ruff charges and Swerve shoots Ruff into the air. Ruff sends Swerve to the outside where he targets the arm of Swerve. Back in the ring, uppercuts but Ruff. Swerve back drops Ruff to the apron and decks him with a right hand. Swerve with a scoop slam and an uppercut to the back from the middle rope for a near fall. Ruff comes back with a kick and a forearm. Ruff builds momentum with a series of strikes. They trade counters and SWERVE WITH A RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP FROM THE SECOND ROPE!! They go to the outside where Swerve is in control as we go to a break.


Back from the break, Swerve lights up Ruff with chops in the corner. Swerve talks trash and more chops. Ruff fires back out of the corner. Big clothesline by Ruff. Ruff leaps off the second rope but Swerve counters the spring board. RUFF HITS A JUMPING SPINNING CUTTER FROM THE SECOND ROPE!! Swerve falls the outside. RUFF FLIPS OUT ONTO SWERVE! Back in the ring, MISSILE DROP KICK BY RUFF!! 1...2...NO!! They battle in the corner to the top turnbuckle. Big kick by Ruff to the arm of Swerve. TOP ROPE RANA BY RUFF!! 1...2...NO!! Strikes by Ruff but he eats an uppercut by Serve. Ruff counters Swerve with a head scissors and hits another clothesline. Swerve turns it around. Ruff recounters and gets a near fall. Close call there. Back to the corner, Swerve blocks a rana and Ruff takes a bad landing off of a power bomb like move. SWERVE FINISHES RUFF WITH ANOTHER SLAM!!

W: Isaiah "Swerve" Scott via pin @ 11:04



McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with Zoey Stark. Stark claims she trained hard to get here. She had a big moment at Takeover when she beat Toni Storm. Stark wants to go after the NXT Women's Championship. Mercedes Martinez interrupts and calls Stark a rookie.


Up next is our main event!


Imperium promo with WALTER talking. He says he's the most dominant champion in NXT history. Them restoring honor to this sport is just beginning. They will grow and expand. Soon all NXT will understand what they mean by the mat is sacred.


McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with Isaiah "Swerve" Scott. LEON RUFF ATTACKS HIM AND LAYS HIM OUT!! Ruff says it's not over until he says!


Eight Person Mixed Tag Team Match

Dexter Lumis, Bronson Reed, Shotzi Blackheart, & Ember Moon (NXT Women's Tag Team Champions) vs. The Way

Lumis and Theory will start. Theory takes Lumis to the corner and delivers shoulders to the midsection. Lumis battles out and hits a Lou Thesz Press. LeRae comes in so Moon comes in. Moon takes control and tags Blackheart. Hartwell comes to help but gets taken out. Gargano comes to help and Blackheart/Moon send him packing. Lumis tags in and stares down Gargano. Big right hand by Lumis drops Gargano and Lumis drops Theory off the apron. Lumis approaches Hartwell. Hartwell closes her eyes for a kiss and LeRae pulls Hartwell off the apron. Gargano attacks Lumis from behind as we go to a split screen commercial.


During the break, The Way isolates Lumis. We come back from the break with Theory still working on Lumis. Lumis gets a tag to Reed who runs wild on Theory. Gargano comes in and Reed takes him out. Reed squashes both Gargano and Theory in the corner. DOUBLE SAMOAN DROP BY REED ON GARGANO AND THEORY!! 1...2...LeRae and Hartwell break it up. Things are breaking down. Moon plants Hartwell and Blackheart squares off with LeRae. LeRae goes to the top but Reed gets in the way. LeRae jumps but bounces off Reed. Bodies are everywhere. Moon dives out onto Gargano. LeRae dives onto Lumis and tornado DDTs him! REED PRESSES BLACKHEART ONTO EVERYONE!! Gargano hits Reed with a super kick. LUMIS IS BACK TO PLANT GARGANO AND LOCK IN SILENCE!! Hartwell comes in and thinks about stopping Lumis but then just lays down next to him. Lumis helps Hartwell up and Theory hits Lumis with a kick to the face. HARTWELL THROWS THEORY OUT OF THE RING AND THEN LAYS BACK DOWN. LUMIS CARRIES HARTWELL TO THE BACK! Hartwell looks over her shoulder and winks! Back in the ring, Theory rolls into a forearm by Reed! MOON LEAPS OFF REED'S BACK AND ECLIPSES THEORY!! Reed goes to the top but Gargano cuts him off! Gargano goes up top with Reed. Reed front face suplexes Gargano onto Theory. LeRae goes up top with Reed. Blackheart brings her down and drops her onto Theory!! TSUNAMI SPLASH TO THEORY!! IT'S OVER!!

W: Dexter Lumis, Bronson Reed, Shotzi Blackheart, & Ember Moon via pin @ 10:34




Reed, Blackheart, and Moon celebrate to end the show!



Next week:

  • Debut of Sarray!

  • Kyle O'Reilly will be live!

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