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WWE NXT Results May 20, 2020: Live Results, Recap, Winners, Highlights

Jitendra Jangir Thu May 21, 2020
WWE NXT Results May 20, 2020: Live Results, Recap, Winners, Highlights
This week's NXT episode brings the two Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament. Kushida faces Drake Maverick to close out Group A. El Hijo del Fantasma collides with Akira Tozawa to determine Group B winner.

This week we also get to see Rhea Ripley taking on Io Shirai with her eyes on her former championship. The former NXT Champion Reha Ripley is laser-focused on regaining the NXT Women’s Championship but what stopes her grab the opportunity is a match with Io Shirai, whom she faces Wednesday night on NXT.

Full Match Card

Singles Match

Rhea Ripley Vs. Io Shirai

Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament

Kushida Vs. Drake Maverick

Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament

El Hijo del Fantasma Vs. Akira Tozawa

Singles Match

Roderick Strong Vs. Dexter Lumis

Results

Karrion Kross and Scarlett opened the show, Liam Gray was in the ring to have his bout with Karrion Kross

Singles Match

Karrion Kross vs. Liam Gray

A brutal display of power was shown by Karrion Kross as he ran through some massive shots on Liam and finally Kross took Liam down into the Kross Jacket submission for the easy win.

Winner : Karrion Kross, victory followed by submission

After the match they were followed by Tommaso Ciampa into the ring, he came by the ring and laid down the challenge to Karrion at NXT Takeover. Ciampa said the entrance is also special. Ciampa is on the apron now, we saw Liam Gray opening the ring and invited him to in. Ciampa said he's also special, which is why he had to come out and let everyone know about Ciampa vs. Kross at "Takeover: In Your House" on June 7.

Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament

El Hijo del Fantasma Vs. Akira Tozawa

El Hijo del Fantasma was having the lead at the very first beginning of the match, Akira also tried to have some shots but those of the bearable for Fantasma. Akira was taken out of the ring, we went for the commercial break.

Nothing took a short of relief for Akria as Fantasma went through to cause the continuous destruction. Meanwhile, Akria went on the top rope of the ring for the elevation and dashed down Fantasma but that was too broken out by Fantasma. Finally, we saw Fantasma applying a massive powerbomb to win the match. That's how Fantasma became the winner of Groub B.

Winner : El Hijo del Fantasma, victory followed by pinfall

Singles Match

Mia Yim vs. Santana Garrett

Santana Garrett took a little control in the match but that did not let her win the match. At the end of the ring Yim with kicks to the face while Garrett was down and made her move to win the match.

Winner : Mia Yim, victory followed by pinfall

After the match Yim was followed by Johhny Gargano and Candice Lee in the ring. Yim tried to run the shots on Johhny but she was later faced off by Candice who threw her out. Meanwhile, Keith Lee followed the ring to make the save for Yim. They backed Johhny Gargano and Candice Lee making them out of the ring.

Singles Match

Roderick Strong Vs. Dexter Lumis

Dexter Lumis stared down on Roderick with a sharp look, while Roderick stood out of the ring. At the beginning of the match Dexter Lumis was having some massive shots to take down Roderick Strong. The frustration continued to begin for Roderick as nothing was in favor to take down Lumis. Lumis looked for the Olympic Slam but blocked by Roderick, Lumis with back to back strick on Roderick, Lumis followed a move and went for the cover but he kicked out at two.

Roderick rode a series of shots but that did not go on to affect Lumis as he made a massive Spin Buster for the cover but kicked out at two. Suddenly, we saw Roderick rolling up Lumis for count to win the match.

Winner : Roderick Strong, victory followed by pinfall

After the match Lumis took a hold on Roderick as he was going to leave the ring but Lumis caught him from behind and took him under his control. Adam Cole and Fish came to make the save, they made some shots on Lumis but he was not ready to break the hold. The Velveteen Dream attacked them before they could do anything.

Tag-Team Match

Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs. Ever-Rise

Winner : Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch, victory followed by pinfall

Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament

Kushida Vs. Drake Maverick

Kushida walked down the ring to face off Drake Maverick, Kushida looked to take a move with a tight hold in the middle of the ring. Kushida with submission move but broke out by Darke, An amazing work was shown by Kushida throughout the ring as he continued to ride hight with shots.

After the break, Kushida was riding high on Drake with massive series of shots. Drake got back in the fight with right hand but Kushida once again took him down. Kushida with knee attack right on the left arm. Kushida sent him out of the ring, the referee started counting, Drake hardly made his way back in the ring, Kushida caught Drake by his injured arm, he continued to fleed the referee for not stopping the match, he finally made the save by touching his feet to the ring rope, Kushida went atop the ring, Drake followed him, whereby Kushida grabbed him by his injured left arm and took him down on the ground. Suddenly, we saw rolling Kushida for the pin to win the match.

Winner : Drake Maverick, victory followed by pinfall

After the match, Byron Saxton came by and announced a Triple Threat between Drake, Kushida and Atlas for next week and the winner will go to the finals of the tournament.

Singles Match

Rhea Ripley Vs. Io Shirai

Shirai with a Dropkick at the beginning of the ring, Rhea made the save, Io with a scratch on Rhea's back, Rhea could not bear it all any much as she took on Io, but this was enough to make the spark in the match.

After the break, Rhea Ripley took her at the top of the ring post and hammered her with the series of Headbutt and sent Io with a massive Powerslam she went for the cover but kicked out with two counts. Io suddenly with Submission move but Rhea mustered it by touching the fingers, Io sent her out of the ring and touched herself onto Rhea. Meanwhile, we witnessed Charlotte FLair at the entrance, Io launched Rhea into Charlotte Flair, Io took her back into the ring for the shots. Io prepared to bring her move but meanwhile, she was attacked by Charlotte Flair from behind.

The referee called out the match with Io as the DQ winner.

Winner : Io Shirai, victory followed by DQ



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