On Thursday night, NXT returned to Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The following are results from the tapings, which will air over the next several weeks and take us through mid-July.
– Fabian Aichner def. Raul Mendoza in a dark match.
Week 1 (Airing June 27th):
– NXT Champion Aleister Black came out for a promo. He spoke about battling Lars Sullivan at Takeover, but was interrupted by Tomasso Ciampa, who referred to himself as the devil. Now that Johnny Gargano is out of the picture, he’s focused on the title and will make Black’s reign fade to Black.
– Kona Reeves def. Max Humberto.
– Candice LeRae def. Lacey Evans.
– Moustache Mountain vs. Dave Dixon and Carl Axelrod never began, as the Undisputed Era came out and attacked Dixon and Axelrod before the match. They called Moustache Mountain’s title win in the UK a fluke. Undisputed Era surrounded the ring, but Ricochet ran out to even the odds, setting up a 6-man tag match.
– Undisputed Era def. Ricochet and Moustache Mountain
Week 2 (Airing July 4th):
– Dakota Kai def. Santana Garret
– NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler kicks off the show, saying she proved herself at Takeover and is the most dominant champion in NXT.
– The Mighty def. Otis Dozovic of Heavy Machinery in a handicap match. It was explained that Tucker Knight was out due to an “accident” which was actually the birth of his daughter.
– Kairi Sane def. Vanessa Borne. After the match, Kairi says she beat Shayna Baszler before and will do it again to become the next NXT Women’s Championship.
– Velveteen Dream def. Chris Dijak. EC3 came out for his entrance while Dream was still in the ring after his match.
– Johnny Gargano def. EC3 in what was described as one of the best matches of the night.
Week 3 (Airing July 11th)
– NXT North American Champion Adam Cole def. Danny Burch
– Lacey Evans def. Dakota Kai
– Kassius Ohno squashed an enhancement talent.
– Kairi Sane def. Candice LeRae and Nikki Cross in a triple threat match to become the #1 contender to NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler.
– Undisputed Era def. Moustache Mountain to win back the NXT Tag Team Championships. The finish came when Bate threw in the towel when Seven wouldn’t tap to O’Reilly.
NXT Takeover: Brooklyn
Based on the matches that will air on NXT television through mid-July, the following appear to be the top two matches for NXT Takeover: Brooklyn during SummerSlam weekend:
- NXT Champion Aleister Black vs. Tomasso Ciampa
- NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Bazsler vs. Kairi Sane