WWE NXT TakeOver: WarGames III Results – Two Gimmick Matches, Riddle vs. Gargano


Angel Garza defeated Isaiah “Swerve” Scott (pre-show)

Welcome to the WWE NXT TakeOver: WarGames III results! We get an intro video package to hype the matches that will be taking place tonight. Our opening contest is…


Before the match, Mia Yim, who was slated to compete, was attacked backstage and replaced by Dakota Kai. 

Women’s WarGames Match: Rhea Ripley, Mia Yim, Tegan Nox & Candice LeRae vs. Shayna Baszler, Bianca Belair, Io Shirai & Kay Lee Ray

LeRae and Io started the match out. Io took the advantage and sent her into the cage a few times. Belair was next in and went right after LeRae. Ripley was out next and brought in a trash can before hitting Belair with the cage door. Ripley suplexed Belair on a trash can. Ray was out next and grabbed a set of steel chairs before hitting the babyfaces with it. Kay hit a tornado DDT to Rhea on a chair. They did a tower of doom spot on a several chairs before Belair hit a 450 splash to Rhea off the top rope. Kai was up next but attacked Nox inside of the cage. She slammed the door on the arm and leg of Nox. Baszler was now in and continued the assault on Rhea. The babyfaces started to fight by using weapons. Rap suplexed Ray into the cage. LeRae hit a moonsault on Shayna, but Belair made the save then launched her into Rhea. ray hit a powerslam to LeRae and Io with a moonsault off the top rope before Rhea broke it up. LeRae hit Belair several times with a kendo stick but she was taken out by Io, who then climbed up the cage where LeRae followed her. LeRae hit a poison rana to Ray off the top rope. Io hit a moonsault off the top of the cage. Rhea smashed Ray with a trash can. Shayna with a rear-naked choke to Rhea, who got out of it and handcuffed herself to Shayna. Rhea hit a powerslam to Shayna through two chairs. 

Winner: Rhea Ripley, Mia Yim, Tegan Nox & Candice LeRae

Triple Threat #1 Contender’s Match: Killian Dain vs. Pete Dunne vs. Damian Priest (winner faces NXT Champion Adam Cole at Survivor Series)

They all started brawling to start the match. Pete worked over the fingers of Dain before Priest took out Pete. Dain with a crossbody to Priest before hitting a suplex to Pete on Priest. Dain did another suplex spot on the floor before focusing on Pete. Pete went for an arm triangle on Priest, who powered out with a powerbomb. This led to a battle of the big men.

The three men traded a series of strikes. Priest took them out with a dive off the otp rope before hitting a sitout suplex to Dune and then a side slam for 2. Priest slammed Dunne on the announce table before Dain sent Priest through the barricade. Priest hit the razor’s edge to Dain for a near fall. Priest connected with an outside dive to Dain on the floor. Pete took them out with an outside dive. Pete reversed a chokeslam and locked in the armbar but Dain broke it up.

Dain with a suplex to Priest for 2. Pete hit the bitter ending to Dain but Priest broke up the pinfall. Priest with a head kick to Dain and Pete before hitting the reckoning to Pete then Dain broke it up. Dain drop kicked Priest to the floor then went to the top rope and they all fought until Pete snapped the fingers of Priest, who fell to the apron. Pete with a suplex to Dain and the bitter end to Priest for 2 as Dain broke it up. Dain with a back splash to Priest and Pete pinned Priest for the win. 

Winner: Pete Dunne

Singles Match: Matt Riddle vs. Finn Balor

They trade shots and moves in the early going before Balor takes advantage and starts the beatdown. Balor sent him to the floor before hitting a baseball slide. Riddle fought back with a series of strikes then a back splash and kicks. Riddle worked over his legs with kicks. Balor sold a leg injury that allowed him to hit a drop kick. Balor with a german suplex but Riddle no sold it and hit a series of german suplex. Balor with a sling blade the a double foot stomp. Riddle speared him out of nowhere then hit a jackhammer for a near fall. Riddle went for a tombstone but Balor fought out and hit a powerslam for 2. Riddle hit the GTS that got a CM Punk chant. Riddle went for a dive off the top rope but Balor put up the knees. Balor with a drop kick in the corner then went to the top rope where he missed the double foot stomp. Riddle went for the bromission but Balor rolled to the ropes. Riddle dropped him on the spot with a head kick but Balor with the 1916 DDT for the win. 

Winner: Finn Balor

Men’s WarGames Match: The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Roderick Strong & Kyle O’Reilly) vs. Tommaso Ciampa, Donovan Dijak, Keith Lee & Kevin Owens

Ciampa and Strong start things off. Fish was next out and jumped Ciampa as the heels got the advantage. Out next was Dijak, who helped Ciampa even the odds. Fish was next and attacked Ciampa and Dijak with a series of kicks. Lee and Cole made their way out as the pace of the match continued. Cole was sent through a table. Moments later, the two teams broke out in a brawl. Fish hit a low blow to Lee. The fourth and final member of Ciampa is Kevin Owens, who cleaned house with a series of powerbombs. Owens hit a stunner to Cole for a near fall. They botched a toss and saw Strong go through the ropes. Lee took out everyone with a dive. Lee and Cole battled on the top rope until Strong hit a slam to Lee. Owens with a back body drop to Strong into the fence. Owens was super kicked by cole, who went to the middle rope and hit a candian destroyer on the steel plate. Ciampa hit a series of running knees to Strong and Fish. Cole with a super kick to Ciampa, who sent cole into the fence. Cole climbed to the top of the cage. Dijak sent Strong flying from the middle rope through a table. Owens hit a frog splash to O’Reilly through a table. Kee with a powerbomb to Fish through a table. Ciampa with a slam to Cole through two tables off the cage for the win. 

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