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WWE NXT live results: Hit Row vs. Legado del Fantasma

The fallout from TakeOver 36 takes place on tonight's episode of NXT.

There's a new NXT Champion after Samoa Joe defeated Karrion Kross in the main event of Sunday's TakeOver special. In defeating Kross, Joe became the first three-time NXT Champion in history. Joe will address the audience tonight.

TakeOver also saw Kyle O'Reilly defeat Adam Cole in The Undisputed Finale, Ilja Dragunov defeat WALTER to win the NXT United Kingdom Championship, Raquel Gonzalez retain her NXT Women's Championship against Dakota Kai, and Cameron Grimes win the Million Dollar Championship from LA Knight.

Former NXT UK Women's Champion Kay Lee Ray confronted Gonzalez after her title defense. KLR will be in action tonight.

There will be a championship celebration with Grimes and Ted DiBiase on tonight's show.

The feud between Hit Row and Legado del Fantasma will escalate as Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, Top Dolla & Ashante "Thee" Adonis face Santos Escobar, Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde in a six-man tag team match. The finals of the NXT Breakout Tournament will also take place as Odyssey Jones takes on Carmelo Hayes.

Plus, Timothy Thatcher will face Ridge Holland, Kayden Carter & Kacy Catanzaro will team against Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne, and Boa will be in action. Our coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.


The show opened with the new Million Dollar Champion, Cameron Grimes, arriving to the building in a limo with Ted DiBiase. They walked the red carpet into the building, and Grimes sporting a sparkling vest with dollar signs on the lapels, similar to the orginal Million Dollar Man himself. 

Grimes is so much fun. Pro wrestling is best when it's fun.

DiBiase and Grimes entered the ring to celebrate Grimes winning the Million Dollar title at TakeOver 36. DiBiase began a congratulatory speech by talking about why he came to NXT. He wanted someone to carry on the legacy of the Million Dollar Man. That person would have to be strong of body and mind. DiBiase emphasized they should also be strong in heart. Quitters never win, and winners never quit.

DiBiase went on to say Grimes is no quitter. Grimes got back up no matter how many times he fell down, until he finally became Million Dollar Champion. And that is who is now!

Grimes said DiBiase drove him crazy at first. DiBiase replied that he was just testing him. Grimes went on to say he was beginning to lose focus with all of those zeros in his bank account. Grimes thought he was something, but he didn't have that accomplishment that made him something. As he lost track as he was cleaning trash and srubbing toilets, but there was no way he was going to allow "that dummy" to make the Million Dollar Man his butler.

So at TakeOver 36, Grimes and DiBiase "took care" of LA Knight, and Grimes became Million Dollar Champion. The fans chanted "TO THE MOON!" Grimes wondered where they can go from here. DiBiase said there is only one place to go, and that is "TO THE MOON!"

Money with Grimes face on the bills fell from the sky like he was a Rainmaker, and Grimes embraced DiBiase. Great segment. 

Clips from TakeOver highlighted the results from the card this past Sunday.

First bout on the show tonight is a grudge match several weeks in the making.

Ridge Holland (with Pete Dunne) defeated Timothy Thatcher (with Tommaso Ciampa)

Holland pinned Thatcher with a powerslam to win a slobberknocker. A brawl after the match looks to set up Ciampa against Holland. There could also be a tag team match down the road, after the heels laid out Ciampa and Thatcher this match. Thatcher was also injured in storyline by a post-match attack.

They tied up at the start like two bulls locking horns. The fight went to the ground, and Thatcher went for submissions. Holland got back to his feet, and he floored Thatcher with a punch. Thatcher was reeling with his butt on the mat, but he fought back by kicking at a standing Holland like Inoki did to Ali in '76.

Thatcher got to his feet, and he clubbed Holland. Thatcher dropped to the mat again after eating a back elbow from Holland. To fight went back to the ground, and Thatcher targeted a leg. Moments later Thatcher went to target on arm. The tables had seemingly turned, until Holland rocked Thatcher with a lariat.

Thatcher took a beating through a picture-and-picture commercial break. They were trading forearms as the show returned from the break. Thatcher caught Holland in a half crab. Holland kicked free, and he got to his feet. Thatcher slapped him, which only served to fire up Holland. He blocked a kick from Thatcher, and Holland delivered a headbutt. Holland then scooped up Thatcher for a powerslam, and Holland covered Thatcher for a clean pinfall.

Ciampa and Dunne began brawling after the match. Ciampa threw Dunne out of the ring, but Ciampa was hit with a sneak attack. Oney Lorcan and the returning Danny Burch attacked Ciampa. The beatdown continued with Burch laying out Ciampa with a KO punch. The heel stable was still not done. Holland struck Ciampa with a headbutt, and Ciampa fell at Holland's feet.

Holland went to put his hat back on, and he was attacked by Thatcher. Dunne ran interference, allowing Holland to retrieve his club. Holland hit Thatcher in the arm with the club. Dunne then held Thatcher's arm so Holland could hit Thatcher again with the club. Holland struck Thatcher in the throat, the heels left him laying on the floor.

Arash Markazi sat down with Carmelo Hayes for an interview ahead of the Breakout Tournament final later tonight. This was a good personality profile. A modern take on the type of segment first perfected by Les Thatcher on Ron Fuller's Southeastern show in the late 1970s. What's old is new again.

McKenzie Mitchell interviewed the newly engaged couple, Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis. In-Dex revealed their wedding date is September 14th on NXT.

Kayden Carter & Kacy Catanzaro defeated Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne 

Catanzaro pinned Carter to win the match. Finish kind of came out of nowhere, but it was fun while it lasted.

Catanzaro & Carter have a new gimmick where they do Tik Tok dances. Meanwhile, Dolin & Jayne were badasses. The Tik Tokkers won in the end. Heat on Catanzaro. Hot tag to Carter, and she briefly ran wild. Although Carter was soon cut off, she recovered quickly to set up the finisher. Carter with a neckbreaker as Catazaro delivered a 450 splash, and Catanzaro cradled Jayne for a three count.

Catanzaro & Carter yelled at the announcers after the match about wanting a shot at the tag team titles.

Franky Monet, flanked by her entourage, interrupted an interview with NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez. Monet challenged Gonzalez to a title match.

Before being interrupted by Monet, Gonzalez mentioned Kay Lee Ray, who was on deck with a match up next.

Before the women's bout came another sit-down interview with Markazi. This time he was interviewing Odyssey Jones.

Kay Lee Ray defeated Valentina Feroz

Ray pinned Feroz after a Gory Bomb. This was a showcase match for Kay Lee Ray. Feroz got a few moves in, but Ray basically ate her up. The announcers called it Ray's debut, but she already been on the show before tonight. Regardless, she looked like a killer in the ring.

Gigi Dolan & Jacy Jayne were approached by Mandy Rose with Rose seemingly wanting to basically be their manager.

Big brawl as Samoa Joe calls out the locker room

NXT Champion Samoa Joe headed to the ring for a promo. This was a Monday Night Raw segemnt. That is not necessarily a compliment, but it turned out alright I guess.

Joe is the first three-time NXT Champion. It was a time for celebration, but Joe says he did not come to celebrate. Joe went to say the tension in the air tonight is more palpable, the handshakes were colder, and the stares were a bit bolder. Who would actually dare stepping to Joe. 

Out comes Pete Dunne to confront Joe. Dunne told Joe that Joe wasn't the baddest around, and Dunne instructed Joe to find his pal Willial Regal so he could make the match. 

LA Knight interrupted them to cut a promo of his own. Knight said a lot of word when he was basically just challeneging Joe to a match. Dunne threatened to break Knight's fingers if he got into the ring. Knight stayed outside the ring, and he told Dunne to use his inside voice. What? OK, whatever.

Kyle O'Reilly was out next, and he spoke to "Samoa Jospeh" and "Peter Dune" about knowing them well enough. O'Reilly said he did not know "La" (like the Spanish pronunciation) Knight. O'Reilly claimes he earned a title match.

Ridge Holland jumped O'Reilly in a blindsided attack. Ciampa ran in to attack Dunne, playing off the sneak attack from earlier in the show. Holland came to the aid of Dunne by attacking Ciampa. It's a Gordon Solie Pier Sixer. Joe dropped Knight, and Joe's music plays as he stands tall as NXT Champion.

Cameron Grimes escorted Ted DiBiase to a waiting limo. Grimes said he thought it over, and Grimes believes the Million Dollar Championship should go with DiBiase. Grimes tried to give the title belt to DiBiase, but DiBiase seemingly gave it back to Grimes. DiBiase said everytime Grimes looks at belt he will know who he is, but there is a twist to the story. Grimes says the belt feels different, and Grimes learns it is a replica belt. Maniacal laughter from DiBiase as the limp sped away, leaving Grimes holding the replica.

Kyle O'Reilly was attacked a second time. This time Duke Hudson jumped him, but only after O'Reilly slapped Hudson. O'Reilly's slap came after Hudson interrupted an backstage interview to mock O'Reilly. They had a pull-apart brawl, and O'Reilly screamed about wanting to fight Hudson. Of course, this sets up a match between the two.

Carmelo Hayes defeated Odyssey Jones to win the NXT Breakout Tournament

Hayes won with a crucifix pinfall on Jones. Hayes wins the Breakout Tournament, earning a title shot against the champion of his choice. Really good match.

The match began as a David vs. Goliah struggle. Jones manhandled Hayes, but Hayes would use his quickness aganist Jones. The match went through a commercial break, and the show returned from the break with Hayes gaining control on offense.

Hayes was rocking Jones with strikes, and Hayes with La Mistica into a facebuster for a two count. Jones moments later cut off Hayes with a shoulder breaker. Hayes rolled out of the ring to regroup. Hayes off the top rope with a flying legdrop, but Jones won't stay down. Hayes went for a second flying legdrop off the top, but no water in the pool. Jones with a splash on Hayes, and Jones went for a nonchalant cover. Hayes countered with a crucifix for a three count. 

William Regal presented Hayes with a contract for a title shot of Hayes' choice. 

New NXT UK Champion Ilja Dragunov is set to appear on NXT next Tuesday.

 Xyon Quinn defeated Boa

The match was all Boa, until he was distracted by instructions from Mei Ying. Boa walked into a flying forearm smash hy Quinn, and Quinn covered Boa for a pinfall. Frightened by a menacing Ming, Quinn jumped the barricade and hightailed it out of the CWC.

Johnny Gargano tried to get William Regal to cancel the wedding between Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis. They had some funny comedy lines, but that interrupted by LA Knight pitching a fit. Regal ordered them both out of his office, and he slammed the door in their faces. "Buffoons," Regal remarked. \

Malcom Bivens cut a promo as the Diamond Mine trained in the background. Roderick Strong will issue an open challeneg next Tuesday on NXT. 

Announced for next week is Tommaso Ciampa against Ridge Holland.

El Legado del Fantasma (Santos Escobar, Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde) defeated Hit Row (NXT North American Champion Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, Ashante "Thee" Adonis, Top Dolla with B-FAB)

Legado del Fantasma won the match when Escobar pinned Scott with a roll-up, which means Escobar scored a pinfall on the reigning North American title holder. That should set up a title match down the road. Electra Lopez interfered before the finish, clearly aligning herself with the rudo faction.

Hit Row with an early advantage, which led to Hit Row standing tall before a commercial break. Rudos took a powder, and the two teams glared at each other before the show cut to commercial. 

During a picture-in-picture break, the rudo team gained the advantage. Heat on Scott as Legado del Fantasma worked him over. Scott eventually fought back. Hot tag to Top Dolla, and he cleaned house. He was one man wrecking crew. Top Dolla carried all three rudos around the ring at the same time, leading to a triple fall away slam.

Rudos fought on, using teamwork to target Adonis. Mendoza hit Adonis with a springboard missile dropkick, and Mendoza followed with a modified Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Scott broke up the pinning attempt with a House Call on Mendoza.

Scott squared off with Escobar, and Scott nailed Escobar with a leaping flatliner. Scott off the top with a 450 splash on Escobar for a false finish. The rudos tried to stop Scott, but Top Dolla wiped them out with a dive to the outside. 

Escobar tripped up Scott on the apron, and B-FAB posted him. After B-FAB sent Escobar crashing into the ring post, Electra Lopez appeared at ringside brandishing a pipe. Lopez hit B-FAB with the pipe. The attack by Lopez distracted Scott, allowing Escobar to roll up Scott with a schoolboy for a 1...2...3. 

Hit Row and Legado del Fantasma glare at each other as the show closed.