WWE NXT Results (9/11): Shayna Baszler vs Rhea Ripley, Johnny Gargano to Address His Future

WWE NXT Results
September 11, 2019

A black sedan is shown pulling up to Full Sail University. It’s… Rhea Ripley! She’ll go one-on-one with NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler in tonight’s main event.

Mauro Ranallo welcomes us inside the arena as Nigel McGuinness reminds us that Johnny Gargano will return tonight to address his future with the brand.


Boa tries to take the big man down (he’s actually not that smaller himself) but gets turned out by a shoulder block. Priest pummels him with some right hands and a kick to the jaw, before simply tossing him across the ring. This one doesn’t last long as Priest is livid when Boa tries to put up a fight, and drops him with The Reckoning. Sorry kid.

Winner: Damien Priest

A video package plays recapping the rivalry between The Velveteen Dream and Roderick Strong, with Dream retaining at Takeover: Toronto, and Strong burning down his purple couch last week. The two will battle for the North American title next week on the NXT debut on the USA network.

Johnny Gargano comes out to the ring and fans immediately starts to chant “Johnny Wrestling!” while one dude boos as loudly as he can. He tries to talk but they just start chanting again. This goes on for literally like four straight minutes. It goes back and forth from obnoxious to sort of impressive like half a dozen times. This is… seriously like the longest wrestling chant of all time. Finally Gargano cuts them off and says last time he was in the ring, he woke up after falling 20 feet off the top of a steel cage, realizing he had lost to Adam Cole. He’s heard all the rumors and read all the reports, and everyone including his mother has asked him about his future in NXT. Well he loves this place, and he’s loved every single minute of his journey through NXT, but he has made his decision…

Shane Thorne interrupts before we can finally get down to business. He rants about the crowd wasting everybody’s time with stupid chants for Johnny, and rambles a bit saying “I get it” like 10 times. I don’t know what he gets. Thorne says NXT will be just fine without Gargano in it, and in fact, with him finally in the spotlight it will be even better. He tells Johnny to take a walk, which obviously leads to him getting punched in the face. Gargano says “I am NXT and I’m not going anywhere”, then superkicks Shane in the face.


Garza wants to take off his break-away pants but Dunne takes him to the mat instead. Garza breaks free and does a few leapfrogs trying to out-manuever his opponent, but runs into a heavy elbow strike. Dunne kicks him in the shoulder and then begins to stomp away at him. He goes for the fingers but gets sent to the outside, and now Garza is able to take off his pants. Hooray!

The two brawl to the outside and Garza nails Dunne with a superkick. He follows with a springboard dropkick back in the ring, then ducks and lariat and hits another dropkick square in the face. Nasty. He perches the Bruiserweight in the corner and nails a third dropkick to the midsection, but it’s not enough to get the three. Garza is livid and just starts raining down right hands until Dunne is barely moving. Dunne caught him in a submission then just started kicking Garza in the head over and over again. He went after the fingers and starting wrenching at them until getting the submission.

Winner: Pete Dunne

We are reminded that next week NXT debuts on the USA Network.


Mendoza actually gets a decent amount of offense here. They went about 4-5 minutes but that was more than I thought they’d gave him. In the end he goes for a Phoenix Splash but crashes and burns. Grimes hits him with a running double foot stomp through the chest, and that’s all she wrote.

Winner: Cameron Grimes

Candice LeRae bursts into William Regal’s office and demands to know why Io Shirai was given a #1 contender’s match at the title despite attacking everyone and her actions of late. Regal decides to make it a Fatal 4-Way match with LeRae vs. Mia Yim vs. Io Shirai vs. Bianca Belair with the winner getting the next title shot. If Rhea Ripley wins tonight, she might just be added to the match as well.


The champion immediately goes for Ripley’s arm and tries to slap on a submission, but Ripley breaks free and stomps a mudhole in the corner. She delivers a series of shoulder thrusts before the referee breaks it up, and Baszler gets a roll-up out of nowhere for a two-count. Ripley tries for a big boot but gets hung up in the ropes and Shayna immediately goes on the attack, stomping on the knee and kicking away at the back of her head.

After a back-and-forth brawl the other Horsewomen, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke, run to the ring and slide a steel chair into the ring. Rhea goes after them and Baszler attacks from behind, taking advantage. The champion grabs the chair but Ripley ducks out of the way and takes it away from her. The Horsewomen rush the ring but Rhea decides to hit Shayna with the chair and get herself disqualified, saving herself from a 3-on-1 beating. She sends all three women packing, but is absolutely pissed that was screwed out of winning that match.

Winner via DQ: Shayna Baszler




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