Welcome to eWrestling.com’s LIVE results coverage for the black-and-gold brand’s WWE NXT On USA Network TONIGHT, February 10th, 2021 at 8:00p.m. as the show airs live from the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center in Orlando, Florida on the USA Network at 8/7C!
Advertised for this week’s edition of WWE NXT, It’s the last stop before NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day and the Dusty Classic Finals! Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon will battle Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell in one of three semifinal matchups, NXT Champion Finn Bálor goes face to face with Pete Dunne before they collide at TakeOver, Kushida takes on Austin Theory, Cameron Grimes returns to the black-and-gold brand, and more. Catch it all at 8/7 C this Wednesday night on USA Network!
Featured below are complete results of the February 10, 2021 edition of WWE NXT On USA Network which airs live at 8/7C! The following report was written by eWrestling.com’s longest running female reporter, Jamie Rush. Follow Jamie on Twitter @JamieRush312.
WWE NXT Results (02/10/21): Capitol Wrestling Center
As the USA Network airs the WWE image to kick off tonight’s edition of WWE NXT, we head into the “WWE Then… Now… FOREVER” set up before we are sent into a video package highlighting last week’s episode of NXT with audio announcing events that are set for TONIGHT’S show which is the last show before TakeOver: Vengeance Day this Sunday!!!
MSK vs. Legado Del Fantasma
Out first as we kick off the first match-up of the evening is Wes Lee & Nash Carter of MSK as their entrance theme sounds in the Capitol Wrestling Center Arena! As Lee and Carter enter the ring, we get the entrance theme for Legado Del Fantasma next as Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza enter without the Cruiserweight champion, Santos Escobar by rheir side. The referee signals for the bell. The bell rings and our first match is officially underway!
To start things off, Lee is in for his team and Wilde starts for Legado Del Fantasma. Lee gets multiple take-downs early on in the match, followed by a submission attempt as he gets ahold of Wes’s leg. Wes finally manages to escape from the leg submission and sends Wilde into MSK’s corner. Carter tags in at this point and lands several kicks. Lee counters with a Bronco Buster before stepping out of the ring.
Next we see Head Scissors send Wilde into the corner of the ring. We see Mendoza get the tag and he’s in for the first time in this match up. Mendoza locks-up with Nash. The two go back and forth until Lee gets the blind tag and a quick double team action on Raul with kicks followed by a Double Stomp on his back for the cover. Raul is able to kick out at the two. LDF gets the advantage as he takes it to Lee.
Double Suplex, then Mendoza gets a Slingshot Hip Toss of Wilde sending him into Lee for a another cover and a near-fall. Lee avoids Wilde and Mendoza and tags in Carter. Nash with forearms and kicks Mendoza, who reverse and sends him into the corner. He evades, and hits a knee. Another flurry for another two count. Raul is able to break free and successfully makes the tag, Wilde leap frogs his partner to land a drop that knocks Carter off the apron. Joaquin’s left alone inside the ring as we head to our first commercial break.
As we come back from the commercial break, we see Mendoza hit a German Suplex that Lee is able to flip through before delivering an Enzugiri. Lee tags in and takes Mendoza down twice. Lee hits a strike combination on Mendoza followed by a dropkick. Wilde is then given a back body drop over the top rope as he attempts to attack. Carter gets on the apron and jumps… Lee pushes him and helps him do a moonsault on Mendoza and Wilde! Lee then hits a senton plancha. Lee gets them in the ring for a near fall. Legado del Fantasma fights back.
Mendoza climbs the ropes and hits a missile dropkick. Wilde follows up with a Poisonrana. Mendoza hits a twisting Brainbuster, but Carter breaks it up. Mendoza lifts Carter up on his shoulders, so Wilde jumps off the top rope onto Carter and does a 450 splash onto Lee though Lee blocks as he’s able to get his knees up! Mendoza illegally steps in and is able to break up the pin by planting Carter onto Lee. Legado del Fantasma are able to get Carter out of the ring. Carter pulls Mendoza out of the ring with him. Lee superkicks Wilde and tags Carter in. MSK hits a standing slam/blockbuster combo for the three count pin and win!
After the Match
MSK will go to the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic this Sunday at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day. MSK celebrates in the ring. Their opponents will be determined later tonight.
Next we are sent into a video package that highlights Xia Li, Li will be in action next, but first we head to commercial break!
Promo – Mercedes Martinez
As we return from commercial break, we head into a Mercedes Martinez promo. Martinez states it has taken over 20 years to get the title shot she finally earned for this Sunday’s pay-per-view. She continues on to share that this is why she came back. This is the real her. Martinez goes on to call her opponent, Toni Storm, a little girl. She then adds a statement to Io Shirai, telling Shirai that her run as champ is over. Martinez ends by declaring that she is walking out of TakeOver Women’s champ, and you can bet on that.
We head to the stagw where Xia Li and Boa’s mentor, Tian Sha sits as she prepares to look over the next match. Commentary notes that Sha is thousands of years old and trained by a dragon. Her disciples appear beside her and walk to the ring. Boa removes Li’s head attire, then she draws her sword for a kata, hands it back to him, and enters the ring.
Suddenly Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter show up at ringside to beg Xia to not do this, saying this isn’t her. Boa then attempt to get them to step back and Li’s opponent attacks from behind.
Xia Li vs. Cora Jade
As Jade attacks from behind, Li falls to the canvas as the bell rings officially starting the match! At this point Li angrily returns to her feet and cuts Jade down with kicks. Li finishes the match quickly as she crushes Jade with a Spin Kick for the cover, getting the three count pin and win.
Winner: Xia Li
After the Match
Immediately following the match, Li proceeds to attack Cora Jade which visibly upsets both Catanzaro and Carter. The commentators explain they are concerned about what has happened to Li. Carter then runs over to Tian Sha at her throne and proceeds to yell at her. Carter states this isn’t Xia Li, adding she wants to know what Sha did to her. Li comes from behind and flips Carter off the stage! Li then returns back to the throne and begs forgiveness.
Backstage Interview – General Manager William Regal
As we head backstage, McKenzie Mitchell stands with General Manager William Regal as she states she has some questions for him. Regal starts off by putting over MSK then opens the door to his office. As he opens the door, we see Scarlett is in there. She tells Regal she’s here because the GM wouldn’t like it if “he” came. She continues on to inform Regal that Karrion Kross wants a match with Santos Escobar next week. Regal agrees and then he makes the match.
We head to a different area backstage where we see Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell are walking towards the ring area. Austin Theory is wheeling Johnny Gargano directly behind them. We are informed that The Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinals are next, but first we head to commercial break!
In-Ring – The Way
As we return from commercial break, we head to the ring where The Way members Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell, Austin Theory and NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano, are waiting, Gargano in a wheelchair. Barrett explains that Gargano is unable to walk due to a broken arm. Gargano takes the mic before the match and says what we see is the result of the vicious and cowardly attack by Kushida last week. Fans continue to boo and chant “you deserve it!” now.
Gargano continues on to state that he was just trying to keep McKenzie Mitchell from getting fired last week when Kushida attacked him for no reason which left him with a broken arm. Gargano shows us a replay of last week’s brawl in William Regal’s office. Gargano says he has four fractures in his arm. Gargano goes on about how bad this injury is as a “Johnny Wheelchair” chant breaks out. Gargano says the worst part about this is now he can’t defend against Kushida at Takeover, something he was looking forward to.
Gargano then states that General Manager William Regal should suspend Kushida indefinitely for injuring the most beloved member of the NXT locker room. The NXT General Manager joins the conversation as he makes his way to the stage. Regal says Gargano and he both know that the NXT medical team cleared him to compete yesterday. Regal tells Gargano to give the charade up. Gargano doesn’t trust those quacks in medical and says he went to his own doctor and they found this… we see x-ray photos on the big screen. Gargano says Kushida broke the longest bone in his arm. Regal asks the name of the bone and he doesn’t know. Regal proves that the x-rays we are shown were not Gargano’s.
Gargano goes on ranting and Regal offers him two solutions – Theory can be Gargano’s surrogate with the title on the line. Theory likes this idea but Gargano says no way. The second option is Gargano can forfeit the title right now. Fans like this idea but Gargano doesn’t. He asks Regal to give him a few weeks so he can rehab and come back better. Regal says whatever they do, he needs to check with Kushida first. Regal asks Kushida what he thinks but we don’t see Kushida. Gargano asks why Regal is asking Kushida when he’s not here.
Kushida suddenly attacks from behind. This leads to Gargano standing up from the chair and doing a tug-of-war with Kushida for the title, proving his arm isn’t broken. The Way yells at Kushida as he stands there, taunting Gargano.
Semi-finals of the Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic
The Way vs. Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart
With The Way still in the ring with Kushida, we hear the entrance theme for Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart as they make their way out to the ring for the last semi-finals match in the Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. They ride in on a mini tank as opponents Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell watch from the ring as we head to commercial break.
As we return from the commercial break, the match is already underway as Moon and LeRae are the two legal opponents in for their respective teams. Moon is in control early on, she then tags in Blackheart. They run wild with a double team and Shotzi gets the cover for the two count. Shotzi lands multiple knee strikes to the head of LeRae. LeRae ends up in the corner as Moon tags back in and hits LeRae with shoulder. As Shotzi tags back in, LeRae quickly tags in Indi.
Indi catches Moon and launches her into the turnbuckles, then catches her with a Sidewalk Slam for the cover. Moon kicks out at the two count! Blackheart tags in. Indi beats Shotzi down in the corner and kicks away for a 2 count. At this point, LeRae tags in once again and strikes Shotzi as Indi holds her for a back-hand. The referee warns LeRae as she grabs Blackheart by the hair. She still sends Shotzi to the canvas by her hair and gets a 2 count.
LeRae keeps control and hits a neckbreaker on the mat for a 2 count. Shotzi drags Shotzi to their corner and in comes Indi with a stomp. Indi drops Shotzi with a back elbow and then taunts Moon on the apron. Indi covers for a 2 count. LeRae comes back in and keeps control of Shotzi for a 2 count. Shotzi finally hits a jawbreaker and tags in Moon. Moon unloads on LeRae and takes control. Moon hits an enziguri and celebrates before hitting Ember’s Law.
Indi tags in but Moon shuts her down. Shotzi tags back in and hits a neckbreaker, which Moon follows up on by hitting a missile dropkick from the top. Shotzi keeps fighting and drops Indi again for a 2 count. Shotzi and Moon with another big double team but LeRae breaks the pin up. Shotzi pulls LeRae to the floor and slams her over the announce table.
Indi sends Ember into the turnbuckles and Candice tags in and she hits the turnbuckles when Ember moves. Moon tries to get to her corner but Indi stops Ember. Ember kicks Indi into Candice and Shotzi tags in and hits an enziguri on Indi. Shotzi with forearms to Candice but Candice with kicks to the head. Indi tags in and Candice with Wicked Stepsister and Hartwell with a springboard elbow drop for a near fall that is broken up by Ember. Shotzi with a rollup for a near fall followed by a running knee into the corner. Blackheart hits a rope assisted DDT. Moon with Eclipse to Candice and Hartwell gets on Candice save her from a senton, but she’s legal. Shotzi pins her for the three count pin and win!
Winner: Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart
After the Match
Immediately following the match, Dakota Kai & Raquel González make their way out as they stand by the Dusty Cup. Kai and Gonzalez stare down Moon and Blackheart. General manager William Regal makes his way out where he proceeds to inform them the winner gets a shot at the WWE Women’s titles!
Promo – Timothy Thatcher and Tomasso Ciampa
Next we head into a promo where Thatcher hypes up Undisputed Era. Thatcher states last week’s match was brutal, just the way they like it. Tommaso puts over the Grizzled Young Veterans, but says tonight Toothless Timmy and Old Man Ciampa are gonna beat them and go on to TakeOver to win the Dusty Cup and the title shot. With that, we head to commercial break.
Interview – Santos Escobar
As we return from commercial break, Mackenzie Mitchell interviews Santos Escobar in the Legado Del Fantasma locker room. Santos is unconcerned by the news he’ll go head-to-head with Karrion Kross next week. Karrion said he was giving him the gift of time, but it was actually the other way around.
Wilde and Mendoza Enter The Locker Room
At this point both Wilde and Mendoza enter and start to apologize for their loss, but Santos tells them never to apologize because it shows weakness. Escobar continues on to tell them both that they can make it up to him by making sure Kross doesn’t make it to next week. They then take their leave and the champ thanks McKenzie before following them out.
Next we head into a video package highlighting Finn Bálor and Pete Dunne. Finn Balor states this weekend at TakeOver will be a burning of a bridge, not a passing of the torch. After that, Pete Dunne states that he heard what Edge said about Bálor, but all he sees is a geezer with a glass jaw… (ouch).
Austin Theory vs. Kushida
As we return to the ring, we skip the ring entrances as the referee signals for the bell. The bell rings and this match is officially underway! Gargano is at ringside, out of his wheelchair, but still selling his broken arm. Kushida wastes no time as he fires off strikes and lands an early Hip Toss followed by a Cartwheel Dropkick. Theory blocks a German suplex by Kushida. Theory seems to get an opening, but Kushida shuts him down. Kushida maintains control until he slips on the ropes and is knocked to ringside as we head to commercial break.
As we return from commercial break, Theory is in control of the match-up. Theory nails a backbreaker in the middle of the ring for a 2 count. Theory with more big moves and a fall-away slam. Gargano gives him a high-five for that move. Kushida kicks out at 2 but Theory stays on him. Theory keeps Kushida down with power moves. Kushida turns it around for a 2 count. Kushida with an inverted Atomic Drop and a springboard back elbow as fans cheer him on. Gargano yells at Theory but Kushida sends him into the middle turnbuckle and then nails a German suplex.
Kushida goes on but Theory kicks out just in time. Kushida goes back to work on the elbow and shoulder, sending Theory back to the mat. He rolls to the floor to regroup with Gargano. Kushida leaps off the apron but Theory ducks. Theory comes right back and charges, leveling Kushida at ringside. Gargano taunts Kushida as the referee counts. Theory goes for a powerbomb on the floor but Kushida fights out and to the apron. Kushida applies a Cross Armbreaker on the apron but Gargano, still wearing the sling on his arm, decks him with a cheap shot. The referee calls for the bell and declares Kushida the winner by Disqualification.
After the Match
After Kushida wins the match-up, an angry Gargano ditches the sling for the beatdown. He shows Kushida the belt and says you’ll never get this. The champ directs Theory to put Kushida in the ring so they can break his arm, but Theory gets dragged under the ring! Johnny tries to save him and pulls out Dexter Lumis. Theory back out to try and save him, but gets scared and runs into a Hoverboard Lock in the ring. Gargano runs around Lumis to try and make the save. Kushida gets him in the hold! Lumis grabs Theory for Silence! Kushida poses with the belt.
Video Package – Toni Storm
We head into a video package highlighting Toni Storm. Storm shares that she was on the beach last year, where she told everyone what she was going to do. She dismisses Martinez saying it’s rude to get in other people’s business. Storm starts to run down Io’s accolades and says “Mae Young winner, oh wait, she isn’t, because I beat her.” Toni says she has Shirai’s number, and after Sunday both women are going to have to get back in line, because it’s Toni Time.
Video Clip – Imperium
As we return from commercial break, we head into a video clip showcasing Imperium. Fabian Aichner, Marcel Barthel, and Alexander Wolfe put over each other, and they again tease WALTER’s arrival.
Backstage – Wilde
We head backstage where we see Joaquin Wilde laid out underneath a ladder when suddenly a high heeled shoe walks by. The camera pans up as Karrion Kross directs the camera to his face. He tells Escobar that if he wants something done, he should have done it himself. He won’t have any back-up next week… Tick tock.
The announcers are talking when we hear a noise from outside.
As we are switched to the conveniently placed camera in the parking lot, we see a Lamborghini pull up to a screeching hault. We see a boot step out, and out appears Cameron Grimes. He pulls out a wad of cash and gives some to the valets. He heads inside and is handing out money to everyone he passes. Grimes makes his way down the ramp and into the ring.
In-Ring – Cameron Grimes
Grimes then proceeds to explain that while he was out rehabbing after “Timothy Thatcher the MCL snatcher” put him on the shelf, he started playing video games. Then he walked into a Gamestop and decided to invest. The stock went parabolic, which means it went TO THE MOON! Then he found out there was this thing called “Dogcoin” (dogecoin), so he invested in that. And now he’s so rich no one can tell him what to do! If Mr. Regal wants to try and make him wrestle zombies, he can kiss his grits! Lots of maniacal laughter as he throws money in the air and rolls around in it.
Backstage Interview – Johnny Gargano
As we head backstage, Mackenzie Mitchell is standing with The Way’s Johnny Gargano. Gargano confirms he will defend the NXT North American Title against Kushida on Sunday during the pay-per-view event. Gargano continues on to state this will be an opportunity to remind the world who he really is, not just a champion, he’s still Johnny Takeover.
He goes on and says Kushida better be ready to wrestle if he wants the title because when the lights are on and it’s Takeover, nobody can hang with him. Gargano goes on ranting and says Kushida will have to walk his way on Sunday.
Backstage – Grizzled Young Veterans
As we head to commercial break, we see The Grizzled Young Veterans walking backstage for the main event which is up next!
Semi-finals of the Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic
Timothy Thatcher & Tommaso Ciampa vs. Grizzled Young Veterans
As we head to the ring for tonight’s main event, the last semi-finals match for the 2021 Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, the main event match is ready to get underway. Commentary notes that the winners will face MSK in the finals at the Takeover pay-per-view this Sunday. Out first are the team of Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher as they make their way to the ring to await their opponents. Out next are The Grizzled Young Veterans – James Drake and Zack Gibson. Gibson talks trash on the mic while walking down the ramp but Ciampa comes out and rocks him to kick off a big brawl at ringside before the bell.
The brawl continues before the match even begins, finally, Ciampa tosses Drake over the barrier to the crowd. Thatcher brings Gibson into the ring. The referee tries to calm things down as the bell finally hits with Gibson rocking Thatcher. Thatcher fights back and drops Gibson, driving knees into his ribs. Ciampa tags in and keeps control of Gibson real quick. Ciampa holds Gibson by his arm and in comes Thatcher with another big knee into the ribs. Thatcher works on Gibson’s arm now, taking him to the corner.
Drake assists from the apron, allowing Gibson to rock Thatcher as he charges in. Drake tags in and they double team Thatcher briefly. Drake unloads on Thatcher in the corner and drops him with a short-arm clothesline. Thatcher fights back with uppercuts but Drake counters. Gibson tags back in but Thatcher knocks Drake out of the ring and then unloads on Gibson. Drake pulls Ciampa off the apron and shoves him into the steel steps, hitting the back of his head on the steel. Gibson and Thatcher tangle with a quick pin attempt. Drake tags back in and they unload on Thatcher with a double team.
The Grizzled Young Vets go back over to Ciampa and hit a double team powerbomb on the edge of the apron. Ciampa falls to the floor and the referee checks on him. Drake and Gibson stand over Ciampa, taunting him as we go back to commercial.
As we return from the final commercial break of the evening,GYV has Tim reeling in their corner, but try for a Doomsday Device but Thatcher slips off Drake’s shoulders. They collide and Ciampa recovers to level Gibson on the floor. He jumps on the apron for the tag. Suplexes for everyone, then carries Drake over to slam him onto Gibson. He lights Drake up with chops, but can’t get him up for Fairy Tale Ending. Drake drives him into GYV’s corner for a tag. Slugfest with Gibson, chops to the throat leave Ciampa gasping for air.
Doomsday Device hits, but Thatcher breaks up the cover. Thatcher is sent to the floor by Gibson and Thatcher slaps Gibson. Drake wit a suicide dive to Thatcher. Ciampa tries for Willow’s Bell but Gibson holds on to Drake. Gibson tags in and they hit Ticket to Mayhem for the three count.
Winner: Grizzled Young Veterans
**That’s all folks! Be sure to return this Sunday for NXT TakeOver LIVE Results with yours truly! As always, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay awesome! RUSH OUT!!**
WWE NXT ON USA NETWORK TV REACTION & DISCUSSION
* For late-breaking WWE & AEW news & rumors, follow our social media reporter on Twitter @JamieRush312
* Follow the official eWrestling account on Twitter @eWrestlingCOM
* Follow the official eWrestling Facebook page at Facebook.com/eWrestlingCOM
* Chat with other fans about this article in the official eWrestling Disqus feed below, or at Disqus.com/home/forums/http-ewrestling-com