Lorcan & Burch Confronted The Forgotten Sons
Jaxson Ryker squared off against Humberto Carrillo on this week’s episode of NXT. Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler accompanied Ryder to the ring for the match. Carrillo connected with a springboard kick for a near fall. Humberto followed it up with a standing Moonsault for another two count.
Ryker got pissed off and launched Humberto into the turnbuckle. Jaxson beat the hell out of Humberto in the corner and Carrillo tried to retreat out of the ring. Ryker followed him out there and sent Carrillo crashing into the barricade surrounding the ring.
Jaxson then launched Carrillo over the barricade and hit him with several knee strikes to the face as the referee called for the bell. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch rushed the ring and grabbed two steel chairs. The Forgotten Sons retreated up the entrance ramp. Ryker tried to charge at Lorcan and Burch but Blake and Cutler held him back.
Catanzaro & LeRae Picked Up A Victory
Vanessa Borne & Aliyah battled Candice LeRae & Kacy Catanzaro in a tag team match.
Aliyah shoved Kacy to the canvas and hit her with a knee to the face to start things off. Kacy battled back with Headscissors but got distracted by Borne. Aliyah capitalized and ripped Catanzaro to the mat by her hair.
Borne tagged in and connected with a Suplex for a two count. Aliyah tagged back in and continued to beat Kacy down. Catanzaro battled back with a Neckbreaker and finally was able to tag in LeRae. Candice Dropkicked Aliyah out of the ring and hit Borne with a Jawbreaker. LeRae hit Borne with a Senton and followed it up with a springboard Moonsault for the victory.
Viking Raiders Defeated Street Profits
Street Profits faced NXT Tag Team Champions Viking Raiders on this week’s show. Montez Ford flipped onto the Raiders during their entrance. They then isolated Erik in the ring and hit him with a Splash for a near fall. Dawkins lifted Erik up in the Electric Chair as Ford climbed to the top.
Erik escaped and leveled Ford with a Clothesline. Ivar tagged in and hit Ford with another massive Clothesline. Erik then slammed Ivar on top of Dawkins and sent Angelo to the corner. Dawkins battled back with a right hand that knocked Erik to the canvas.
Ivar and Ford then traded shots in the ring. Montez hit Ivar with a Dropkick and followed it up with an impressive Belly to Back Suplex. Ford Clotheslined Erik out of the ring as Dawkins tagged in. Ivar knocked Ford and Dawkins to the mat and tagged in Erik. Ivar quickly tagged back in as Erik hit Ford with a Dropkick. Erik tagged back in after the Viking Raiders sent Dawkins to the outside. Ivar and Erik then hit slammed Ford to the canvas for the pinfall victory.
Johnny Gargano Defeated Roderick Strong
NXT Champion Johnny Gargano faced Roderick Strong in the main event of this week’s episode. Earlier in the show, Adam Cole was interviewed backstage. Matt Riddle interrupted and pointed out how jealous Cole was that Strong was facing Gargano instead of him. Riddle challenged Cole to a fight but Adam retreated.
Johnny controlled the match early and quickly went for the Gargano Escape but Strong was able to escape. Roderick rolled out of the ring to regroup for a moment before getting back inside. Gargano immediately Clotheslined Strong back out of the ring and hit him with a boot to the face from the apron.
Gargano went for a Baseball Slide but Strong caught him and slammed him into the apron. Strong hit Gargano with a chop to the chest that echoed throughout the arena before rolling him back into the ring. Roderick hit Johnny with a Gutbuster and went for a cover but Gargano kicked out at one.
Strong hit Johnny with a Backbreaker for a near fall and followed it up with another chop to the chest. Roderick stomped the hell out of Gargano and went for another cover but Gargano once again kicked out. Roderick shouted at Johnny to stay down because it is only going to get worse.
Gargano battled back and sent Strong into the steel steps outside the ring. Back in the ring, Gargano connected with the Slingshot Spear for a two count. Johnny sent Strong out of the ring and hit him with a Cannonball off the ring apron. Gargano hit Strong with a Superkick in the ring for another near fall as the crowd chanted “NXT!”.
Johnny hit Roderick with a chop across the chest and spit went flying out of Strong’s mouth. The crowd chanted “one more time!” and Johnny obliged with another chop to Roderick’s chest. Gargano went for another Slingshot Spear but Strong beautifully countered into a Backbreaker for a two count.
Gargano hit an Enziguri and followed it up with a Clothesline. Johnny geared up in the corner but Strong hit him with a knee to the face. Roderick followed it up with another Backbreaker for a two count. Johnny locked in the Gargano Escape but Adam Cole rushed the ring. Strong escaped as Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly came down the entrance ramp. Matt Riddle attacked Undisputed Era from behind and during the confusion, Adam Cole hit Roderick Strong with a Superkick. Gargano then hit Strong with a Slingshot DDT for the pinfall victory.
After the match, Adam Cole said that he thought that he was kicking Gargano. Strong said that it was alright and that he was this close to beating Gargano. Undisputed Era then made their way backstage as NXT went off the air.
Announced for next week:
Kassius Ohno approached NXT GM William Regal backstage during tonight’s show. Ohno suggested that he face Kushida in his debut match on NXT. Regal liked that idea and made the match official for next week’s episode of NXT.