Tonight at Full Sail University, WWE NXT is taping television following this past weekend’s NXT Takeover Chicago event.
-Jeet Rama defeated indy talent Chris Silvio
-Tyler Bate defeated Steve Cutler
Tommaso Ciampa is out first and he cut a promo about why he turned on Johnny Gargano at NXT Takeover Chicago. He was also wearing a knee brace on his right knee under his pants.
Ciampa said he wanted Johnny Gargano to come to the ring because he figured he owed him an explanation… but that’s right, he’s not there tonight. Ciampa said he’s learned a lot about himself in the past two weeks, then he went on to talk about his injury that he suffered before Takeover, and how fans were already calling for Johnny to find a replacement tag team partner. He said he wouldn’t be replaced by anyone, but Ciampa knew that with him out of action, it would give Gargano the opportunity to rise as a singles star, and he couldn’t let that happen.
Ciampa talked about the difference between knowing when you are hurt compared to being injured, and he knew right away he was injured, but he kept fighting for them. Ciampa added that Takeover was supposed to be DIY’s moment, but it ended up being Ciampa’s moment, and he put the whole NXT roster on notice that when he returns from injury, he will be the most dangerous man in pro wrestling.
-WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne defeated Danny Burch
-In a big upset, Cesar Bononi defeated Andrade “Cien” Almas. Before the match, Thea Trinidad came out from the crowd to watch Almas during the bout.
-Roderick Strong and Kassius Ohno defeated Sanity. No Way Jose prevented Dain from interfering in the match, allowing Strong and Ohno to get the win.
-Dana Warrior then came out to present a WWE Hero award to a teacher from Orlando who was being recognized for charity work.
-Tucker Knight and Otis Dozovic defeated Lars Sullivan, aka Dylan Miley, and Sullivan’s partner was a local talent. After the match, Sullivan beatdown his partner, blaming him for the loss.
-Peyton Royce defeated Sara Logan
-Hideo Itami vs Oney Lorcan went to a no contest. Itami hit three GTS’s, tried for a fourth but Kassius Ohno ran out and stopped him. They got into a shoving match and Itami walked out while the refs checked on Lorcan. No announced decision for the bout.
-Killian Dain defeated No Way Jose.
-Roderick Strong cut a promo about his new family and wanting a WWE NXT title shot. Strong said he has a lovely fianceé and a new son at home, and it’s not him against the world anymore, it’s Roddy, Marina and Troy against the world. Bobby Roode then came out and mocked him, saying Strong should feel lucky to be on NXT and it’s good that he’s actually winning matches. Roode said Strong had a ‘moderately good looking’ fianceé and ran him down a bit more, telling him to “stay in his lane.” Roode then said he might let Strong take a selfie next to him, so he could show his son a picture of him next to a real champion, then wished him luck.
-Drew McIntyre defeated Rob Ryzin
-Ember Moon defeated Peyton Royce
-The Authors of Pain defeated two local talents. After the match, Paul Ellering called out Heavy Machinery, and they had a staredown
-Velveteen Dream defeated Raul Mendoza
NXT Women’s Championship Match: Triple Threat Elimination
-Aleister Black defeated Kassius Ohno to end the tapings.
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