The long-awaited debut of WWE NXT on the USA Network is finally here! Join us for the live coverage kicking off at 8PM ET as the black-and-yellow brand kicks off its new live, two-hour format for the first time ever featuring an NXT North American title defense, an old fashioned Street Fight, and a Fatal 4-Way match to find a new #1 contender to the nXT Women’s Championship.
WWE NXT Results
September 18, 2019
The show kicks off with the voice of Triple H talking about the legacy of NXT as clips of its top stars are shown. We see The Game in the darkness and he says “We… Are… NXT! Let us show you…” before walking out of the back and into Full Sail University, where the crowd goes absolutely insane.
Mauro Ranallo welcomes us to WInter Park, FL high atop his brand new commentary perch, and puts over the big move to the USA Network and the new live, two-hour format. Io Shirai’s music hits, and we head to the ring for the first match of a brand new era…
#1 CONTENDER’S MATCH
IO SHIRAI vs. BIANCA BELAIR vs. CANDICE LERAE vs. MIA YIM
Things start with an all-out brawl that sees Belair clear the ring and drop LeRae with an impressive military press slam. Shirai comes out of nowhere with a beautiful springboard missile dropkick sending her to the floor, and Yim follows up with a suicide dive that takes them all down. Shirai begins her climb to the top rope as her three opponents stir on the floor – a diving crossbody takes them all down again!
Back from commercial and I get the feelling the action did not slow down during the break, as all four women are brawling in the corner, jockeying for position. This sets up a huge Tower of Doom spot with all four crashing dawn in various suplexes from the top. LeRae is back to her feet and locks in a standing Octopus stretch on Shirai, but Yim breaks it up with an unceremonous boot to the face. Bodies are flying everywhere so it’s getting a bit difficult to keep track of, but at one point Belair actually hit the KOD but it was broken up at the last second.
Shirai hits LeRae with a Meteora in the corner and goes up top looking for her signature Moonsault, but Yim crotches her on the ropes and throws her all the way to the floor. Yim gets LeRae up into the Electric Chair position… but LeRae reverses with a POISON RANA! She gets up top again and hits a moonsault! 1…2…3!
Winner: Candice LeRae
Candice celebrates her victory on the ramp while the other three ladies recover. She turns around and finds herself surrounded by champion Shayna Baszler and her Horsewomen back-up Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke. We get a tense staredown between champion and challenger, but no violence this time around.
CAMERON GRIMES vs. SEAN MALUTA
This one barely got going as Maluta charged his opponent and Grimes planted him with a double foot stomp in literally seconds. Boom. Welcome to the show, Grimes.
Winner: Cameron Grimes
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