WWE NXT Recap & Results (5/16)

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Candice LeRae Slapped Tommaso Ciampa

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Tommaso Ciampa came out to Johnny Gargano’s music to start off this week’s episode of NXT. The crowd booed in anger as Ciampa waved on the entrance ramp. Ciampa said that everyone keeps saying that Gargano won and he beat me. Ciampa claimed that Gargano may have won the battle, but he will always win the war. He added that is why he is here and Gargano is at home in a neck brace that he put him in.

The crowd chanted “you suck!” as Ciampa entered the ring. He stated that he has broken Gargano’s heart, mind, spirit and his body. Ciampa stated that Gargano is gone and that he wins. The crowd chanted “you tapped out!” and then Candice LeRae came down to the ring as the crowd chanted “Candice Wrestling!”.

LeRae said that just used to think she knew Tommaso, but doesn’t recognize what he has become. Candice stated that she couldn’t understand why Ciampa was so obsessed with ruining their lives and said that the only thing that was broken here was Ciampa. Candice added that she is done shedding tears for Ciampa and that he is a monster that she will never forgive.

Candice said that her husband’s future is uncertain, Ciampa will know that Johnny Gargano was better than him. The crowd then chanted “Johnny’s better!” as Ciampa shook his head out of anger in the ring. Ciampa said maybe that he was better than, but Candice knows that the boy she calls a husband isn’t half the man that he is. That is why he sent his cute blonde wife out here, instead of coming down to the ring himself and confronting him. Ciampa added that Candice has always been more of a man than Gargano.

The crowd chanted “mess him up Candice!” and Ciampa dared her to mess him up. Tommaso claimed that he was thinking at their wedding how on earth could this woman possibly be marrying such a big…

Ciampa was interrupted by a slap to the face by Candice. Ciampa smirked and waved at Candice before rolling out of the ring. LeRae exited the ring as Ciampa said “I win!” outside the ring. The crowd once again chanted “you suck!” as Ciampa made his way to the back.

Lacey Evans Dominated & Kairi Sane Got Some Revenge

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Brandi Lauren faced Lacey Evans tonight on NXT. Evans quickly took control of the match and stomped on Lauren in the corner. Evans followed it up with a Bronco Buster and then stood on Lauren’s neck. Evans hopped to the ring apron and connected with a slingshot Elbow Drop. Lacey casually walked over Brandi and climbed up to the second rope. Evans then connected with a great Moonsault and hit the Women’s Right for the pinfall victory.

After the match, Kairi Sane attacked Evans on the ring apron and hit a flying forearm to the face. Sane brought Evans down to the ring and scaled to the top turnbuckle. Kairi set up for the Insane Elbow, but Lacey rolled out of the ring and retreated up the entrance ramp.

Nikki Cross Told Dakota Kai To Face Her Fear

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Dakota Kai was interviewed at the WWE Performance Center. Nikki Cross showed up with a cell phone and asked when Kai was going to face Shayna Baszler for the NXT Women’s Championship. Cross grabbed Kai by the hair and shouted “face your fear and fight!”. Cross then laughed in Kai’s face before walking away.

Lars Sullivan Attacked Ricochet & Velveteen Dream

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Ricochet battled Velveteen Dream tonight on NXT. The two Superstars locked up to start off the match. Dream dragged Ricochet to the canvas and danced while doing so. Ricochet hopped up and knocked Dream to the mat and danced as well. Dream applied a Headlock and brought Dream to the mat. Ricochet countered but Dream quickly got him back in the Headlock.

Ricochet escaped and elbowed Dream in the back of the head. Ricochet applied a Headlock of his own, but Dream threw Ricochet to the ropes. Dream and Ricochet had an awesome of exchange that ended with Dream throwing Ricochet out of the ring. Ricochet battled back and hit a Dropkick that sent Dream to the floor. Ricochoet backflipped to the center of the ring as Dream slithered into the ring at the same time.

The two Superstars had a brief stare down before Dream sent Ricochet to the corner. The two then ran into each other and both Superstars fell down. Ricochet threw Dream to the corner and started throwing some punches. Lars Sullivan attacked both Ricochet and Dream and the match ended in a DQ. Sullivan planted them both with the Freak Accident and then stood tall in the ring as the crowd booed. Sullivan shouted that he will be the new NXT Champion and raised his fists in the ring as his theme hit.

Later on the show, Dream and Ricochet were shown by NXT GM William Regal’s office. They both said they wanted Lars Sullivan and entered Regal’s office. It was announced before the main event that Dream & Ricochet will face Lars Sullivan in a Handicap Match next week.

Kona Reeves Defeated Raul Mendoza

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Kona Reeves faced Raul Mendoza tonight on NXT. Reeves handed his jacket off to an employee and told him to not scuff his jacket. The crowd chanted “Kona sucks!” as Reeves shouted that he is the finest. Reeves started off the match in control and worked on Raul’s right arm.

Mendoza battled back with an elbow to the face, but Reeves quickly applied a Headlock. Mendoza broke free but was knocked on his ass by a massive shoulder tackle by Reeves. Kona bounced Raul’s face off the turnbuckle and unloaded a few giant stomps on his midsection in the corner.

Reeves connected with a Suplex and then dropped a fist to the face. Kona followed it up with a reverse Elbow Drop off the second rope and then followed it up with another elbow to the face. Reeves dragged Raul’s face on the canvas and then locked in the Cobra Clutch in the middle of the ring. Mendoza countered into a Jawbreaker and then hit a boot to the face.

Raul connected with an Enziguri that knocked Reeves to the corner. Mendoza hit a flying forearm and hopped to the ring apron. Mendoza leaped off the top rope but got a boot to the face for his troubles. Reeves shouted “that’s why I am the finest” and connected with the Hawaiian Drop for the pinfall victory.

Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch Defeated Undisputed Era

Photo Credit: @WWENXT on TwitterDanny Burch, Oney Lorcan & Pete Dunne faced Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong) in tonight’s main event.

Dunne and Strong started off the match, but Strong immediately tagged Kyle O’Reilly and exited the ring. Danny Burch tagged in and locked up with O’Reilly. Kyle locked in a Knee Bar but Burch quickly grabbed the bottom rope to break the hold. The two Superstars locked up again and Burch applied a Headlock and dragged O’Reilly to the canvas.

O’Reilly escaped and Burch told him to bring it on. O’Reilly stayed on the mat and dared Burch to come down to him. O’Reilly booted Burch in the back of the leg and then Adam Cole tagged in. Cole knocked Burch to the canvas and called him a joke. Cole connected with an elbow to the face and followed it up with a knee to the midsection. Cole shouted “is that all you got?” as he stomped on Burch in the corner.

O’Reilly tagged back in and connected with a few knee strikes for a two count. Strong tagged in and hit a Backbreaker for another two count. Strong taunted Dunne and then stomped on Burch’s left arm. Strong once again taunted Dunne and then Burch backed into the corner and Dunne tagged in.

Pete Dunne unloaded with a few jabs to Strong and applied a Hammerlock and took Strong down to the mat. Dunne bent back Strong’s fingers as Roddy screamed in pain. Chaos broke out as everyone ran into the ring. Burch, Lorcan and Dunne then bent back Cole, O’Reilly and Strong’s fingers. Undisputed Era rolled out of the ring to regroup.

Strong capitalized on Cole and O’Reilly distracting Dunne by attacking him in the corner. Cole tagged in and stomped on Dunne before O’Reilly tagged back in. O’Reilly connected with a few boots to the ribs before Strong got back into the match. Strong applied the Coba Clutch in the middle of the ring.

Dunne battled back to his feet but Strong connected with a Neckbreaker for a two count. Strong hit a Dropkick to the back and then tagged Adam Cole back into the match. Cole kneed Dunne in the back a few times and then clubbed him across the face. Cole booted Dunne in the face and dragged him back to the corner.

O’Reilly tagged in and started working on Dunne’s arm. Kyle followed it up with a sliding knee to the ribs and tagged Strong back in. Strong applied an Arm Bar as Lorcan and Burch pleaded for a tag in the corner. Dunne battled out of the corner with a series of forearms. Dunne leaped across the ring to tag in Oney Lorcan.

Oney unloaded a bunch of chops to Undisputed Era. Lorcan blasted O’Reilly with an uppercut and then planted Strong with a Suplex. Lorcan hit Cole with a Blockbuster and tagged Burch back in. Lorcan flipped on Cole outside the ring as Burch leveled Strong with a Clothesline for a two count.

Dunne hit a massive right hand to Cole that knocked him back out of the ring. Strong threw Lorcan into Dunne that knocked him out of the ring. Strong then hit a Backbreaker to Burch and tagged O’Reilly in. Kyle hit a boot to the face for a two count. Burch connected with a right hand and then threw Cole and Strong out of the ring. Burch then locked in the Crossface in the middle of the ring. Lorcan applied the single-legged Crab to Strong. Dunne got Cole in a Wrist Lock, but Strong booted Lorcan into Dunne, who then fell onto Burch to break up the Crossface.

Dunne Suplexed Cole to the outside, but Adam somehow hit a Neckbreaker to Dunne onto the top rope and both Superstars fell out of the ring. Lorcan planted Strong and Lorcan with a double Blockbuster. Danny Burch then planted O’Reilly with a DDT as Lorcan held him up for the pinfall victory. Dunne, Burch and Lorcan then celebrated in the ring after their victory. This match was outstanding.

Announced For Next Week:

  • Heavy Machinery vs. TM61

  • Handicap Match: Ricochet & Velveteen Dream vs. Lars Sullivan