WWE NXT Recap & Results (5/30)

Lars Sullivan Caught Black Mass & Sent A Message To Aleister Black

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NXT Champion Aleister Black came down to the ring and said that winning the title has been life changing. Black stated that he only needs one shot to make his opponents fade to black. Lars Sullivan interrupted and joined Black in the ring.

Lars announced that NXT GM William Regal has made him Black’s first challenger. Sullivan complimented Aleister for making his opponents fade to black for 16 years. Lars added that Black hasn’t faced anyone like him because there is nobody like him. Sullivan vowed to take everything Black has worked his entire life for and become the new NXT Champion.

Sullivan said that Black knows that he cannot do anything about it. Lars dropped the microphone and grabbed Black by the throat. Aleister escaped and tried to hit Sullivan with Black Mass. Lars caught him and Aleister was shocked. Sullivan then planted Black with the Freak Accident and posed with the NXT Championship over Aleister Black. Aleister Black will defend the NXT Championship against Lars Sullivan at NXT TakeOver: Chicago.

War Raiders Dominated Once Again

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War Raiders (Hanson & Rowe) faced George Hickson & Cody Vincent tonight on NXT. Hickson ran right at Rowe to start off the match and quickly got his ass kicked. Hanson tagged in and continued to beatdown Hickson in the corner. Hanson threw Hickson to the corner and Vincent tagged in.

Hanson leveled Vincent with a Clothesline and then Rowe tagged back in. Rowe hit a flurry of jabs in the corner and planted him with a Suplex. Hanson hit a Bronco Buster on Vincent in the corner and Rowe tagged in. Rowe kneed Hickson in the face and Hanson got back in the ring. Rowe lifted Hickson in the air and Hanson leveled him with a springboard Clothesline.

Rowe got back in as Hanson climbed up to the top rope. Rowe lifted up Hickson up and Hanson connected with a Leg Drop off the top rope for the pinfall victory.

Johnny Gargano Pissed Off EC3

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EC3 battled Fabian Aichner tonight on NXT. Aichner and EC3 locked up to start off the match. EC3 threw Fabian to the corner and clubbed him in the chest. Aichner battled back and hit a loud chop and then followed it up with an elbow to the face. Fabian planted EC3 with a Gutwrench Suplex for a one count. EC3 battled back and knocked Fabian out of the ring.

EC3 followed Aichner to the outside. Johnny Gargano showed up in the crowd and marched to the announce table. Gargano grabbed the microphone and shouted that he is holding a signed contract for a Street Fight against Ciampa at NXT TakeOver: Chicago. Gargano then marched back through the crowd as the crowd cheered.

EC3 was pissed off that Gargano just interrupted his match and took his eye of Aichner. Fabian capitalized with a Crossbody off the top rope. Aichner quickly brought EC3 back into the ring and went for the cover, but EC3 kicked out at two. EC3 shouted in anger and planted Aichner with the One Percenter Fireman’s Carry Neckbreaker for the pinfall victory.

Ricochet Defeated Chris Dijak & Then Was Confronted By Velveteen Dream

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Ricochet faced Chris Dijak tonight on NXT. Dijak missed with a big boot and Ricochet immediately went on the attack. Ricochet beatdown Dijak in the corner and followed it up with a Dropkick that sent Dijak tumbling out of the ring. Dijak caught Ricochet when he went for a Suicide Dive and Chokeslammed Ricochet onto the ring apron.

Dijak hit a springboard Elbow Drop for a two count. Dijak missed with a Moonsault off the top and Ricochet took advantage with an axe kick to the face. Ricochet showed off his strength with an impressive Suplex on the much larger Dijak. Ricochet climbed to the top rope and hit a 630 Splash for the pinfall victory. This match was short but it was very entertaining. Dijak made a great impression in his first match in NXT.

After the match, Ricochet cut a promo. Ricochet said that Velveteen Dream is one of the most entertaining Superstars that has ever walked through NXT and he can basically do it all. Ricochet stated that the spotlight shows who you really are and last week Dream revealed how much of a punk he really is.

Dream interrupted and said that last week was their spotlight and it showed that he can do anything better than Ricochet. Ricochet called Dream a coward for standing on the entrance ramp and asked him to come down to the ring. Dream came down to the ringside area and told Ricochet that he will see him in Chicago. Dream added that when the spotlight hits Ricochet’s beautiful face, he will know that anything he can do, the Dream can do better.

Ricochet then flipped out of the ring like a ninja and landed right in front of Velveteen Dream. Ricochet simply said “show me” as Velveteen retreated.

Shayna Baszler Retained, Nikki Cross Stole Her Title

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Shayna Baszler defended her NXT Women’s Championship against Dakota Kai in the main event of this week’s episode of NXT. Baszler backed Kai into the corner and taunted her while doing so. Shayna then stomped on Kai’s left leg a few times and continued to taunt her as the crowd chanted “Shayna is gonna kill you!”.

Kai cowered in the corner as Baszler continued to kick her. Baszler brought Kai into the middle of the ring and started twisting her leg. Kai finally battled back with a couple of kicks, but Baszler brutally stomped on Kai’s ankle.

Baszler continued to taunt Kai and Dakota connected with a right hand. Shayna once again knocked Kai to the canvas and applied an Ankle Lock in the middle of the ring. Dakota crawled towards the bottom rope, but Shayna dragged her back to the middle of the ring. Kai battled through the pain and grabbed the rope. Baszler broke the hold, brought her back to the middle of the ring and applied the Ankle Lock again.

Kai escaped with a kick to the face and unloaded a series of punches to her face. Dakota booted Baszler in the face and connected with two running kicks to Shayna’s face in the corner. Baszler was able to quickly battle back and locked in the Kirifuda Clutch for the submission victory.

After the match, a very bizarre and entertaining encounter happened. Shayna locked in the Kirifuda Clutch once again in the middle of the ring. Nikki Cross sprinted to the ring and psychotically screamed in the ring for Baszler to fight her. Shayna looked shook in the corner as Cross challenged her. Shayna slowly walked across the ring and retreated up the ramp. Nikki Cross ran after her and stole the NXT Women’s Championship. Cross dared Baszler to come and get it and laid it at her feet.

Shayna got into the ring to grab the title and Cross grabbed the belt once more. Nikki Cross wanted a match against Shayna Baszler tonight and asked Dakota Kai to be the referee. Shayna went to grab her belt once again and Cross planted her with The Purge. Kai counted to three and Cross celebrated as if she won the title. Cross then celebrated in the crowd and hugged fans in the front row. Nikki then posed on the entrance ramp with a grin on her face as Bazler was pissed off in the ring.

Announced for next week:

  • Lacey Evans vs. Kairi Sane
  • Roderick Strong vs. Danny Burch

The following video package was shown during the show for NXT Superstar Bianca Belair: