NXT held its live TV tapings at Full Sail University on Wednesday night for the remainder of April, featuring the fallout from NXT TakeOver: New York. 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 TV Taping Spoilers:
– The show has a new intro video and theme song, ‘All Out Life’ by Slipknot.
1. NXT North American Championship Match: Velveteen Dream (c) defeated Buddy Murphy. This was started via social media during the WrestleMania 35 kickoff show. Dream retained the championship after a Purple Rainmaker. The match is said to be very good, and exceeded expectations.
– Undisputed Era argued among themselves after Adam Cole’s loss at TakeOver: New York.
2. Raul Mendoza defeated Riddick Moss. Moss has a new bodybuilding gimmick. Mendoza won with a twisting springboard splash.
– New NXT Champion Johnny Gargano cut a promo about his match at TakeOver. As he was leaving, Undisputed Era attacked him, setting up Gargano vs. Roderick Strong for later in the tapings.
3. Dominik Dijakovic defeated local talent. After the match, Dijakovic challenged Velveteen Dream for the North American Championship.
4. NXT Women’s Championship Match: Shayna Baszler (c) defeated Kairi Sane. Baszler won by disqualification when Io Shirai attacked her on Sane’s behalf. Per a pre-match stipulation, Sane can no longer challenge for the NXT Women’s Championship. After the match, Sane waved and bowed on the stage in what appeared to be a send-off.
5. Humberto Carrillo defeated Jaxson Ryker by disqualification when Ryker wouldn’t stop attacking him. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch made the save.
6. Kacy Catanzaro and Candice LeRae defeated Aliyah and Vanessa Borne. LeRae scored the pinfall with a Lionsault.
7. Non-Title Match: NXT Tag Team Champions War Raiders defeated The Street Profits. The Raiders won with a pop-up powerslam on Montez Ford.
8. Non-Title Match: NXT Champion Johnny Gargano defeated Roderick Strong. Gargano won with a DDT. Matt Riddle showed up on Gargano’s behalf to keep the rest of Undisputed Era from interfering.
– The Carillo vs. Ryker match happened again with the same finish, in what appeared to be a retake.
9. Dominik Dijakovic defeated Mansoor Al-Shehail. Dijakovic won with Feast Your Eyes. After the match, Velveteen Dream showed up on a couch and led the crowd in the “Dream’s National Anthem.”
10. The Forgotten Sons defeated Oney Lorcan, Danny Burch, and Humberto Carrillo.
11. KUSHIDA defeated Kassius Ohno. This was the NXT debut for the former New Japan Pro Wrestling star, who retained both his look and his moveset. KUSHIDA won by submission with the Hoverboard Lock, reportedly called as such by Mauro Ranallo.
12. Bianca Belair defeated Mia Yim. Belair reversed a roll-up into a roll-up of her own and used the ropes for leverage to get the pin.
13. Matt Riddle defeated Adam Cole. Riddle resisted interference from Roderick Strong and tapped out Cole to the Bromission. After the match, Undisputed Era got in each other’s faces, with Cole and Strong arguing and O’Reilly and Fish trying to calm them down.