Timothy Thatcher’s Fight Pit record improved to 2-0 last night.
In the second-ever Fight Pit match, Thatcher defeated Tommaso Ciampa in the main event of last night’s NXT. Thatcher also defeated Matt Riddle in the first Fight Pit match in May 2020.
The Fight Pit match can only be won by knockout or submission. Thatcher submitted Ciampa with a stretch muffler while Ciampa’s other leg was between the cage and the ring post.
In a post-NXT video, Ciampa learned that Ashante “Thee” Adonis & Desmond Troy are out of the men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Ciampa then went to Thatcher and asked why Thatcher didn’t break his leg when he had the chance to in the Fight Pit. Thatcher responded by saying that he respects Ciampa. Ciampa then told Thatcher that there’s an opening in the Dusty Classic.
The first round of the men’s Dusty Classic continued with Kushida & Leon Ruff defeating NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory and Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado defeating Imperium last night. The women’s Dusty Classic also kicked off with Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter upsetting Toni Storm & Mercedes Martinez.
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First team advances in WWE NXT women’s Dusty Classic
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AEW Dynamite live results: Jon Moxley returns to action
WWE NXT live results: Ciampa vs. Thatcher Fight Pit match
WWE NXT video highlights —
Men’s Dusty Classic first round match: Kushida & Ruff vs. Gargano & Theory
Pete Dunne sends a message to Finn Balor
Karrion Kross vs. Ashante “Thee” Adonis
Men’s Dusty Classic first round match: Lucha House Party vs. Imperium
Beth Phoenix introduces the first-ever women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic
Women’s Dusty Classic first round match: Catanzaro & Carter vs. Storm & Martinez
Finn Balor will team with Kyle O’Reilly against Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch next week
Bronson Reed vs. Tyler Rust
Curt Stallion & Lucha House Party brawl with Legado Del Fantasma
Drake Maverick gives a speech ahead of next week’s Dusty Classic quarterfinal match
Fight Pit match: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Timothy Thatcher
NXT fallout: Tommaso Ciampa gets examined after the Fight Pit match
NXT fallout: Ciampa wants to team with Thatcher in the Dusty Classic
NXT fallout: Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter plan on shocking the world
NXT fallout: Metalik & Dorado are ready to do good lucha things with Legado Del Fantasma
NXT fallout: Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory react to their loss