NXT ON USA TV REPORT
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
ORLANDO, FLA., AT FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY
AIRED ON USA NETWORK
REPORT BY MATT HUSTWAITE, PWTORCH CONTRIBUTOR
Announcers: Vic Joseph, Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett
– The show opened with a highlights package of last week’s NXT Super Tuesday II. In the arena, Vic Joseph welcomed viewers to the show and Shotzi Blackheart made her entrance in the mini tank for a non-title match against Io Shirai.
(1) SHOTZI BLACKHEART vs. IO SHIRAI
Both wrestlers circled each other as the bell rang. Blackheart offered a respectful handshake, but Shirai slapped Blackheart’s hand away. Blackheart missed a big boot followed by Shirai hitting the ropes and missing a clothesline attempt of her own. Blackheart and Shirai tried to intimidate each other with a wolf howl and flip into a pose respectively. On commentary, Phoenix and Barrett struggled to get in many words as Joseph called a series of back-and-forth pinfall attempts from both wrestlers. Blackheart eventually gained the upper hand and worked Shirai’s arms with a submission. Shirai made it to the ropes to force the break. Shirai avoided a charging Blackheart in the corner and sent Blackheart to the outside. Shirai hit a moonsault from the apron and rolled Blackheart back into the ring for a pin attempt. Blackheart kicked out at two and the show went to picture-in-picture commercial. [c]
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