WWE NXT Recap & Results (5/9)

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Velveteen Dream Confronted Ricochet

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Ricochet came down to the ring to start off this week’s episode of NXT. Ricochet said that everywhere he has been around the world he always wanted to make sure that everyone remembered him. It was his mission to make sure that everyone was talking about him after WrestleMania weekend. Ricochet stated that he was determined to take over NXT. Ricochet said that the one thing on his mind, said that it wasn’t socks, it was the NXT Championship. Ricochet wasn’t wearing socks during the segment and the NXT crowd chanted “socks!” throughout the promo.

Velveteen Dream interrupted and came down to the entrance ramp. Dream asked Ricochet what gives him the authority to come down here and ask for NXT titles opportunities. Dream added “you are talking about taking over, babe, I need you to take a step back”. Velveteen said that there is one man, one experience and you are looking at him. Dream posed and twirled around in the ring as the crowd chanted his name.

Dream said that Ricochet can jump around in the ring to make a name for himself, but no matter how you flip or flop, you better land in the back of the line behind the Dream. Ricochet chuckled and said that he understands that he is the new guy around here but he knows all about Velveteen Dream. Ricochet added how Velveteen made the entire NXT Universe say your name. Ricochet then said that Dream even got the NXT Champion to say his name, granted it was after he kicked him in the head.

Ricochet stated that Dream was good, but he wasn’t as good as him. Ricochet claimed that he has come to NXT to steal Dream’s show and his spotlight. Dream said that he thought that was funny and added that Ricochet can try his best. Velveteen stated that anything Ricochet can do, the Dream can do better. Ricochet said “prove it!” and dropped the microphone.

Dream took off his necklace and pretended like he was going to attack Ricochet. Dream dropped on the canvas and smiled at Ricochet. Velveteen then slithered out of the ring and retreated up the entrance ramp with a smile on his face as Ricochet stood tall in the ring. Dream and Ricochet continued trash talking as Ricochet’s music hit.

EC3 Defeated Raul Mendoza

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EC3 battled Raul Mendoza tonight on NXT. Mendoza locked in a side Headlock to start off the match. Mendoza followed it up with a Hurricanra, but EC3 shrugged it off and sent Raul to the corner. Raul connected with a springboard Dropkick for a one count. EC3 bounced Mendoza’s head off the turnbuckle and stomped him down in the corner.

EC3 leveled Mendoza with a Clothesline. Mendoza battled back with a kick to the side of the head and then charged at EC3 in the corner. EC3 was ready for it and launched Mendoza into the turnbuckle. EC3 followed it up with a knee to the face and then hit his One Percenter finisher for the pinfall victory.

After the win, EC3 was interviewed on the entrance ramp. EC3 said that the only thing that you will see out of him going forward is victory after victory until he rebrands NXT to NX3. He said that the he is the top one percent of this industry and posed on the ramp.

Shayna Baszler Sent A Message To Dakota Kai 

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Dakota Kai faced Vanessa Borne tonight on NXT. Kai hit a Dropkick to start off the match, but Borne battled back and beatdown Dakota in the corner. Borne clubbed Kai across the back and then shouted at the NXT crowd to cheer for her. They responded with a loud boo as Borne planted Kai with a Neckbreaker for a two count.

Kai connected with a few boots to the face and then hit a running knee to the face in the corner. Dakota then planted Borne for the pinfall victory. After the match, Shayna Bazler came down to the entrance ramp and Kai had a terrified look on her face. Baszler got into the ring and Kai backed to the corner. Shayna then locked in the Kirifuda Clutch on Vanessa Borne in the ring. Kai took the opportunity to run away as Baszler stared at her as she walked up the entrance ramp.

Dakota was then interviewed backstage and she was still terrified. Shayna Baszler then got in her face and demanded that Dakota do something about. Dakota cowered in fear and Baszler said “that is what I thought” and walked away. Nikki Cross was then shown laughing her ass off next to Kai.

War Raiders Destroyed Heavy Machinery

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Heavy Machinery (Tucker Knight & Otis Dozovic) battled War Raiders (Hanson & Rowe) tonight on NXT. Dozovic and Rowe started off trading punches to the face. Hanson and Knight then got into the ring and traded punches as well. Rowe knocked Knight to the mat and then kneed Otis in the face. Hanson tagged in and connected with a Splash in the corner. Rowe lifted Hanson up onto his shoulders and threw him onto Dozovic in the corner.

Hanson tagged back in and Otis planted him with in impressive overhead Suplex. Tucker and Rowe tagged in. Knight punched Rowe in the face a couple of times and decked him with a Dropkick and then a Hip Toss. Hanson ran into the ring and leaped through the ropes to take out Otis on the outside. Rowe tagged in as Hanson lifted Knight up in the air. Rowe leaped off the top rope and connected with Fallout on Knight for the pinfall victory.

Tommaso Ciampa Defeated Kassius Ohno

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Tommaso Ciampa faced Kassius Ohno in the main event of this week’s NXT. Ciampa was greeted with chants of “a**hole!” and “you suck!” as he entered the ring. Ohno wasted no time coming down to the ring and delivered a beatdown to Ciampa to start off the match. Ohno dropped him with a Suplex and followed it up with a Senton and Ciampa rolled to the ring apron.

Ciampa tripped up Ohno on the apron and connected with a running knee to the face. Tommaso reigned down a bunch of stomps to Ohno’s head as Mauro Ranallo shouted that Ciampa was a sick individual. Ciampa hit a Dropkick and started raking at Kassius’ face. Ciampa applied a Chin Lock in the midde of the ring as the crowd chanted for Ohno.

Kassius battled to his feet and jabbed Ciampa in the jaw. Ohno then hit a massive boot the face and beatdown Ciampa in the corner. Ohno drove his elbow into Ciampa’s face and then dropped a knee on his midsection. Ohno took down his knee pad and dropped his exposed knee onto Ciampa’s face. Ohno perched Ciampa up on the top rope and slapped the taste out of his mouth.

Ohno locked in the Cravate in the middle of the ring and then planted him with a Powerbomb. Kassius shouted “is it worth it?” as he booted Ciampa in the face. Tommaso hid behind the referee and then hit Ohno with a cheap shot. Ciampa took off his wrist tape and went after Ohno. The referee took the tape from Tommaso, but Ciampa used the distraction to rake at Ohno’s eyes. Ciampa then hit a running knee to the back of Ohno’s head for a two count.

Ciampa shoved his boot in Ohno’s face, but Kassius grabbed and battled back to his feet. Ciampa connected with a Clothesline and then hit his finisher for the pinfall victory. Mauro Ranallo shouted “oh noooo!” and “damn it!” after Tommaso won the match. Ciampa raised his hands in the ring as the crowd chanted “you suck!”. After the match, Ciampa took off his knee brace and attacked Ohno with it. Ciampa shouted “I broke Johnny’s body, I broke Candice’s heart and Gargano’s fairy tale is over”. Ciampa then posed on the entrance ramp as NXT went off the air.

Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs Undisputed Era was announced for next week.