WWE Halftime Heat Results
February 3, 2019
Commentary: Vic Joseph and Shawn Michaels
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video plays highlighting NXT and the great things they’ve accomplished. It’s time for Halftime Heat, the first one in twenty years.
We go live into the Performance Center to see a crowd of family and friends of the WWE staff.
Aleister Black, Ricochet, and Velveteen Dream vs. Adam Cole, NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano, and NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa
A “Johnny Halftime” chant starts up. Johnny Gargano starts against Ricochet. A chant of “NXT” picks up now. They lock up, and Gargano applies a side headlock. Ricochet tries to whip him off, but Gargano hangs on with the side headlock. Ricochet rolls him onto his shoulders for a one count. Ricochet fights out and whips him off the ropes, but Gargano shoulder blocks him down. Ricochet kips up and chops him. Gargano goes for a hurricanrana, but Ricochet lands on his feet. Ricochet hits a head-scissor takeover and a dropkick. A “Ricochet” chant picks up. Ricochet blocks a boot, but Gargano comes back with a roll-up and a kick to the side of the head. Gargano tags in Adam Cole over Tommaso Ciampa. Cole wrenches the arm, but Ricochet twists out and tags in Aleister Black. Cole quickly takes Black down for a one count. Black quickly kicks him back, jumps over him, flips over him, blocks a superkick, and takes him down with a vicious strike combination for a two count. Black goes for a suplex, but Cole knees him in the head and tags in Ciampa. Ciampa drops down to avoid a kick. Black boots him, and Velveteen Dream tags in. Dream takes Ciampa down with a springboard move and a shoulder block before posing in a three-point stance. Ciampa then kicks him in the face.
Ciampa knees Dream, but Dream comes off the top rope with a double axe handle. Ciampa rolls out of the ring while Dream goes to the top rope. Black flips around and poses, as does Ricochet. Dream then twists over the ropes and poses with his teammates. Another “NXT” chant fires up. Ciampa pulls Dream out of the ring and bounces him off the ring post. Ciampa hits a front suplex onto the barricade and knees him in the head. Ciampa gets him in the ring and applies a chin lock. Dream fights up, and Gargano tags in. Gargano catches him with a slingshot spear for a one count. Cole tags in and bounces Dream off the turnbuckle before stomping him down. Cole then poses for the crowd while they boo. Cole then knocks Black and Ricochet off the apron. Cole goes to the second rope and jumps into a superkick from Dream.
Ricochet tags in and kicks Cole before sending Gargano into Ciampa. Ricochet hits a clothesline/DDT on Gargano and Ciampa. Ricochet follows up with a 619 on Cole and a standing moonsault for a near fall. A big “Ricochet” chant picks up. Cole quickly takes him down with a step-up enzuigiri. Gargano tries to take Ricochet down, but Black tags in. Black hits a trio of clotheslines, a leg sweep, and a kick. Black then takes out Gargano and Ciampa with a springboard moonsault. Black covers Gargano for a two count. Black then hits Cole and Ciampa with a moonsault block to the floor. Dream then wipes everyone out with a plancha. Ricochet then hits a summersault senton. In the ring, Black hits Gargano with a double knee off the top rope and a German Suplex for a near fall! Dream tags in, and he goes for a double-team suplex on Gargano with Black. Ciampa breaks it up, but Black manages to kick him away. Cole then superkicks Black, and Ciampa DDTs him. Ricochet hits a moonsault out of nowhere, and Gargano DDTs Ricochet. Dream then takes Gargano down with a reverse STO for a near fall.
The crowd is chanting, “This is awesome.” Ricochet tags in, and Dream picks Gargano up. Ricochet leaps over while Gargano gets out. Gargano then turns him inside out with a clothesline. Cole tags in, but Ricochet fights him off, as well as Gargano. Ricochet superkicks Cole before hitting Gargano with a standing shooting star press. Ricochet goes for a moonsault on Cole, but he superkicks him out of mid-air for a near fall! Wow!
A “fight forever” chant fires up. Ricochet avoids the Shining Wizard and rolls Cole up for a two count. All six men are now in the ring firing off forearms. The two teams square off arm in arm and an even bigger brawl breaks out. Ricochet gets Cole on the top rope. Gargano kills Ricochet with a reverse hurricanrana. Black knees Gargano. Dream and Ciampa then wildly go over the top rope with a suplex. Cole comes off the second rope with a Canadian Destroyer on Ricochet… for a near fall!
Ricochet is slowly getting up, but he’s in the ring alone with Ciampa, Gargano, and Cole. They hit a triple superkick on Ricochet, but Black breaks up the pin. Gargano throws Black out of the ring. Dream tags in, and he squares off against the three teammates. Dream goes wild trying to fight them, but Gargano and Cole superkick him. Black runs in to help. Cole accidentally superkicks Ciampa. Black hits the Black Mass on Gargano. Dream hits the Dream Driver on Ciampa. Black gives Cole the Black Mass before Dream hits another Dream Driver. Ricochet hits a springboard 450 splash on Cole before Dream hits the Purple RainMaker for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Aleister Black, Ricochet, and Velveteen Dream
Velveteen Dream, Ricochet, and Aleister Black celebrate in the ring as Halftime Heat comes to an end. Back to the Super Bowl!
— WWE (@WWE) February 4, 2019
Well that was just some good, old fashioned professional wrestling fun. A much needed boost after watching the first half of a sleepy #SuperBowl game. Everyone worked their butts off and absolutely killed it in this awesome little showcase match. Great fun. #HalftimeHeat
— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) February 4, 2019
What did you think of the return of #HalftimeHeat?
— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) February 4, 2019
* Aleister Black, Ricochet, and Velveteen Dream def. Adam Cole, NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano, and NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa
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