WWE NXT Recap & Results (8/8)

Nikki Cross Dominated

Amber Nova faced Nikki Cross to start off this week’s episode of NXT. Nikki drove Amber to the corner and then laughed in her face. Amber didn’t like that and shoved Cross away. Nikki battled back and planted her with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count.

Nova battled back and applied a Headlock in the middle of the ring. Cross escaped and knocked Nova to the canvas before making her way to the top rope. Nikki hit Nova with a Crossbody and followed it up with the Purge Neckbreaker for the pinfall victory.

Undisputed Era Attacked Ricochet

Ricochet’s music hit but Undisputed Era dragged him onto the stage. Adam Cole scolded Ricochet for calling him a coward last week. Cole said he was the “one and only” NXT North American Champion and vowed to mangle Ricochet at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn.

Kassius Ohno Won Again

Adrian Jauode faced Kassius Ohno tonight on NXT. Jauode started off the match in control and caught Ohno in a Headlock. Ohno quickly broke free and connected with a giant boot to the face. Kassius followed it up with a running Senton and then another massive boot to the face in the corner of the ring.

Jauode showed off his power by planting Ohno with a Belly to Back Suplex. Both Superstars got back up and charged at each other in the middle of the ring. Ohno hit a forearm to the face and followed it up with the Dream Crusher Elbow for the pinfall victory.

EC3 Threw Velveteen Dream Into A Pool

EC3 visited Velveteen Dream’s house and hung out with him by the pool. EC3 once again challenged Dream to a match at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn. Dream took off his glasses and claimed that EC3 was disrespecting him. Velveteen Dream dropped his glasses and EC3 said that he would pick them up. As EC3 grabbed them, Dream charged at him. EC3 was ready for it and launched Dream into the pool to end the bizarre promo.

Keith Lee Won His NXT Debut

Keith Lee made his NXT debut and battled Marcel Barthel on this week’s show. Lee connected with a big punch to the face to start off the match. Barthel battled back with an uppercut but Lee shrugged it off and connected with a Dropkick. Mauro Ranallo shouted that “a flying tank has come to NXT!” as the crowd erupted when Lee showed off his athleticism.

Barthel tied up Keith Lee in the ropes and delivered a Dropkick to his face for a two count. The crowd chanted “Lee!” as both Superstars got back up. Marcel beatdown Keith in the corner of the ring until the referee finally pulled him away. Keith Lee connected with a headbutt and then a loud chop to Marcel’s chest.

Lee went for a Splash in the corner but Marcel dodged it and hit Lee with an uppercut. Lee responded with a shoulder tackle and followed it up with a Fireman’s Carry into a Jackhammer for the pinfall victory.

Taynara Conti Qualified For The Mae Young Classic

Vanessa Borne battled Taynara Conti on this week’s episode of NXT in the final qualifying match for the Mae Young Classic. The match started off back and forth as the two Superstars trading roll-up attempts.

Borne leveled Conti with a shoulder tackle and followed it up with an elbow to the face. Borne smashed Taynara’s head into the turnbuckle a few times and went for a cover but Conti kicked out at two. Conti rolled out of the way of an elbow from Borne and then beat her down in the corner of the ring.

Taynara connected with an overhead Belly to Belly Suplex and Borne tried to escape out of the ring but Conti brought her back to the center of the ring. Borne slapped Conti in the face and Taynara responded by shouting “are you crazy?!”. Conti then slammed Borne to the canvas for the pinfall victory. Conti has now qualified for the Mae Young Classic tournament.

Ciampa Interfered In The Main Event, Triple Threat Match Announced For NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn

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Aleister Black faced Johnny Gargano in the main event of this week’s episode of NXT. Black went right after Gargano to start off the match and booted him in the face. Gargano battled back for a moment but Black quickly turned the tables again. Johnny launched Black out of the ring and connected with a Suicide Dive.

Johnny brought Black back into the ring and beat him down in the corner of the ring. Gargano went for the slingshot Spear but Black countered with a knee to the face. Aleister followed it up with a second knee to the face and told Johnny to look at him. Both then hit each other with a Clothesline at the same time and fell to the canvas.

NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa rushed down to the ring and threw Gargano out of the ring. Ciampa then attacked Black in the corner of the ring and stomped on him several times. Aleister then booted Gargano and Ciampa in the face. Aleister stomped on Ciampa several more times and then grabbed Johnny again.

Gargano hit Black in the face and then flipped onto Ciampa outside the ring. Aleister threw Johnny back into the ring and beat the hell out of him with a flurry of punches. WWE referees came down to the ring to break everything up. NXT GM William Regal came down to the entrance and said that this is out of control. Regal then announced that Tommaso Ciampa will defend his NXT Championship against Aleister Black and Johnny Gargano in a Triple Threat Match at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn.