NXT 10/14/2020

Bobby Fish & Roderick Strong (with Kyle O'Reilly) defeated Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan

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Jake Atlas defeated Ashante "Thee" Adonis

*** Thumbs Up

Johnny Gargano defeated Austin Theory 

Gargano pinned Theory in a really good match. 

***3/4 Thumbs Up

Candice LeRae defeated Shotzi Blackheart

***1/4 Thumbs Up

Toni Storm defeat Aliyah (with Robert Stone)

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Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) defeated Killian Dain & Drake Maverick

**3/4 Thumbs Up

NXT North American Champion Damian Priest defeated Dexter Lumis to retain his title

This show was going so well, and then came a Dexter Lumis match. Not a bad match, but I just don't get this gimmick at all. He looks mean and intimidating, but he also has a silly moustache. Who can take that seriously? And his hometown is Recluse, Wyoming. Seriously? That's almost as convenient as Bunkhouse Buck being from Bucksnort, Tennessee. What isn't convenient is a commute from Wyoming to the Capital Wrestling Center in Florida. No wonder Lumis is so upset every week.

Lumis was giving Priest a run for his money. Maybe that moustache isn't so silly after all. Priest answered back with strikes, and he landed a high kick that dropped Lumis. Priest with a flying elbow smash, and Falcon Arrow for a near fall. 

Priest ran roughshod over Lumis during a commercial break. Lumis cut off Priest as the show returned from the break. Lumis with a spinebuster for a two count. Priest with a scissor kick, and a flatliner for a near fall. 

Lumis was on a roll when Cameron Grimes ran in to give Lumis a Cave In on the apron. Priest, seemingly unaware of the interference, then used South of Heaven to score a pinfall.

The closing scene had a lot of stuff going on. Priest first put on his leather vest, and then he gave Grimes a Reckoning.

Gargano in a surprise attack jumped Priest on the stage as he was leaving. He hit Priest with a chair. Gargano kicked the chair into Priest's face, laying him out. LeRae came out to join her husband on the stage. Regal entered the scene to address them.

Regal said that LeRae is facing Io Shirai in a title match at Halloween Havoc. He also said Gargano is set to face Priest in a title match on that night as well. Regal then threw to Blackheart, who is the host of Halloween Havoc. She announced that both of the couple's titles matches will be SPIN THE WHEEL, MAKE A DEAL! 

Thumbs Up ***1/4

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I think I got more for my time/money ($0.00) with NXT even though AEW wasn't necessarily bad.

NXT was the better show this week