NXT Results – 5/16/18
NXT – 5/16/18
Winter Park, Florida
Full Sail Arena
Commentary Team: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson
After the opening, it’s Johnny Gargano’s music! Mauro Ranallo is pleasantly surprised, but… DAMNIT. It’s Tommaso Ciampa.
Ciampa says Johnny won the battle, but he won the war. He’ll always win in the long-run, and that’s why he’s here and Gargano is at home in a neck brace. Piece-by-piece, Blackheart broke him. His mind, his soul and now his body.
Candice LeRae is here! She marches down to the ring and rips the mic away from Ciampa. She asks him who he is. She doesn’t recognize what he’s become. Tommaso is obsessed with ruining their lives, and she doesn’t understand why. The only thing broken here is him. She’s done shedding tears for Tommaso. She’s done with him, even though the Garganos shared their live with him, she’ll never forgive Ciampa for the monster he’s become. And he’ll always know Johnny is better than him.
Blackheart back on the stick, saying maybe Gargano was better. But that boy she calls a husband will never be the man he is, and she knows it. That’s why he sent his cute blonde wife here instead of coming himself. Ciampa says he lived with them, so he knows Candice is more of a man than Johnny. While he was at their wedding, all he was wondering was how this woman could be marrying such a big… LERAE SLAPS HIM. Tommaso smiles and leaves the ring. Candice storms off and Tommy Entertainment says he wins
Brandi Lauren vs. Lacey Evans:
Brandi Lauren formerly wrestled in Impact Wrestling as Ava Storie. Evans with a salute then a Second Rope Moonsault then the move formerly known as the Lady Fist now it’s called The Woman’s Right (a straight right punch) for the win
Winner: Lacey Evans
As Evans exits, Kairi Sane attacks! She throws Evans into the apron and rolls her into the ring, but Lacey bails before she can jump for the InSane Elbow
We get a recap of Velveteen Dream and Ricochet’s verbal
An interviewer catches up with NXT Champ Aleister Black “earlier tonight”. He asks about Dream and Ricochet wanting a title shot. He says he’s learned he has a target on his back. Everyone’s seen what he can do to Velveteen, and if Ricochet wants to call himself The One and Only, he can step in the ring with him and prove it. If either man gets a title shot, once they step in the ring with the champ they’re going to find out THEY become the target
Dakota Kai meets “the media”. She doesn’t know what’s up with Nikki Cross. Her focus at the Performance Center is on strength and conditioning… Cross cuts in and wildly asks when she’s going to face Shayna Baszler, when is she going for the title. She tells Kai that with fear comes opportunity. Nikki grabs her by the back of the head and tells her to face her fear and fight, then laughs and walks off, leaving Dakota looking a little shaken and very confused
Velveteen Dream vs. Ricochet:
Ricochet with a flash pin for a 2 count, Dream with a flash pin of his own for a 1 count, Dream looks for a Tope con Hilo, but lands on the apron, Ricochet sends him to the floor with a Springboard Missile Dropkick, Dream back in, Lars Sullivan destroys them both to end this in a no contest
Referee’s Ruling: No Contest
Avalanche for Ricochet then a biel, Pop-Up Powerslam for Dream then a pair of Freak Accidents. Lesnar’s protégé says the next NXT Champion is right here! Staking his claim as the next in line for a title shot
Raul Mendoza vs. Kona Reeves:
Kona with a beat down in the corner, Suplex, Fist Drop, then Second Rope Back Elbow Drop, Cobra Clutch, but Raul fights out, Springboard, but Reeves catches him with a Big Boot, Kona says that’s why he’s The Finest then finishes Mendoza with The Hawaiian Drop for the win
Winner: Kona Reeves
Cathy Kelley is outside General Manager William Regal’s office when Ricochet shows up to try to get in the door. Kelley approaches to ask him about tonight’s match, when Velveteen Dream rolls up. He wants to know what Ricochet is doing there, and he says he knows – he wants Lars Sullivan. Velveteen says they have something in common then. After some one-upsmanship about who gets to hold the door for who, they head into Regal’s office
Backstage, Heavy Machinery are filming a selfie promo about Mother’s Day when TM-61 shows up asking if they want to get a drink. Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight tell them they don’t drink with cheaters. Shane Thorne and Nick Miller take offense at that. This sets up a match between the two teams for next Wednesday
Oney Lorcan, Danny Burch & Pete Dunne vs. The Undisputed ERA:
O’Reilly with a Kneebar, but Burch goes to the rope, Kyle with a flash pin for a 1 count, Kyle with a kick to the back for a 1 count, Roddy with a Pendulum Backbreaker on Burch for a 2 count, Dunne works on Roddy’s fingers then snaps the fingers, Strong with a Cobra Clutch Backbreaker for a 2 count, Lorcan with a Half and Half on Roddy, then a Running Blockbuster on Cole, Atomic Drop/Lariat combo by Burch & Lorcan on Strong, but Cole makes the save, Roddy with the Half-Nelson Backbreaker, Step-Up Knee, Ushi-Goroshi, then O’Reilly with a Penalty Kick on Burch for a near fall, Burch with a Crossface on O’Reilly, Lorcan with the Single Leg Crab on Roddy & Dunne with a Hammerlock Guillotine Choke, but Strong is able to kick off Oney into the other 2 and break all the holds, Dunne & Cole get taken out after a Suplex into the ropes, Kyle with Ax, Roddy goes for the Knockout Knee, but Burch ducks & Strong hits O’Reilly, Burch with a Headbutt to O’Reilly, Lorcan with a Double Running Blockbuster to O’Reilly & Strong then Burch & Lorcan finish O’Reilly with a Double Team Wheelbarrow DDT for the win with the newly signed Burch getting the pin for his team (which has to add extra salt into the wound as that was Cole & O’Reilly’s finisher as Future Shock)
Winners: Oney Lorcan, Danny Burch & Pete
As the winners celebrate and the heels regroup on the ramp, Ranallo tells us Ricochet and Velveteen Dream will face Sullivan in a handicap match, next week! The show ends.