NXT held its live TV tapings at Full Sail University on Wednesday night, for the remainder of the September tapings and the first few weeks of October. Here’s everything that happened, and everything you need to know.
Please be aware that everything you read in the subsequent paragraphs is an actual, massive, legitimate spoiler for what will happen over the next several weeks of NXT television. You may read on only at your own risk. But if you’re the sort of person who just simply cannot wait until it happens on WWE Network to find out what happens next, congratulations! This post is for you!
NXT Taping Results for September 20, 2018:
September 26 Episode:
– The tapings opened with Undisputed Era making demands of William Regal. Regal ends up making Ricochet vs. Pete Dunne vs. Adam Cole for the North American Championship in two weeks, and Undisputed Era vs. War Raiders for the Tag Team Championship in three weeks.
1. Lars Sullivan defeated Victor Orchant. You can either stay silent, Orchant. EC3 ran in and attacked Sullivan, causing a disqualification.
2. The Mighty defeated The Street Profits. Montez Ford tweaked his leg and got rolled up to lose the match for the Profits.
3. Kairi Sane defeated Vanessa Borne. This was a non-title match. Sane won with the elbow. After the match, Shayna Baszler showed up and announced that she wanted her rematch, and Sane agreed, announcing the rematch for the NXT Women’s Championship at WWE Evolution.
4. Tommaso Ciampa defeated Otis Dozovic. This was also non-title. Ciampa won with a rope-assisted DDT onto the apron, followed by a rope-assisted DDT into the ring.
October 3 Episode:
1. Lacey Evans defeated Candice LeRae. Much like Velveteen Dream did to Johnny Gargano, Evans goaded Candice in by calling her a loser like her husband, got her off her game, then hit the Women’s Right to win.
2. The Forgotten Sons defeated Local Talent.
3. Johnny Gargano defeated Tony Nese. Nese made a guest appearance from 205 Live. Gargano won by submission with the Gargano Escape.
4. Lars Sullivan defeated EC3. Sullivan won what was called a “brutally stiff” match with a Freak Accident on the apron, followed by a diving headbutt.
October 10 Episode, et. al:
– Tommaso Ciampa called out Velveteen Dream for accusing him of attacking Aleister Black, leading to Dream challenging Ciampa for the championship. Nikki Cross interrupted them both, saying “I know what you did” to both men over and over.
1. Keith Lee defeated Kona Reeves because look at the people in that match. Lee won with a fireman’s carry powerslam.
2. War Raiders defeated NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed Era. As a note, this looks like it was taped out of order. The match ended by disqualification when Bobby Fish attacked the War Raiders with a chair. Undisputed Era beat down the Raiders and posed over them.
3. Shayna Baszler defeated Britt Baker. The referee called the match when Baszler “broke” Baker’s arm. Baszler continued the cheap shots after the match.
4. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch defeated Rocky and Tian Bing. Oney and Twoey won with their elevated DDT.
5. Bianca Belair vs. Nikki Cross ended when the lights went out, and Aleister Black appeared. Black asked Cross “who made her,” and Cross whispered in his ear. Black then got mad and ran to the back.
6. NXT North American Championship Match: Ricochet (c) defeated Pete Dunne and Adam Cole. Dunne hit Bitter End on Cole, but Ricochet hit a springboard 450 into the ring onto Dunne to pin him and retain the championship.