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WWE NXT REPORT: A LOT OF NXT IN RING DEBUTS, A NO DQ MATCH, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-04-18 20:59:00

We begin tonight's show with a graphic In Memory of Bruno Sammartino.

We are at Full Sail University and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo and Percy Watson.

Johnny Gargano makes his way to the ring with Candice LeRae.

Johnny soaks in the feeling of being back at Full Sail after having his status in NXT reinstated.

Johnny says going into Takeover, he dreamt of this moment.  Now that he has goosebumps, he cannot use words to describe it but it is good to be home.  He has been defined by two words Tommaso Ciampa.  He was his best friend and he broke his heart.  He cost him the NXT title and stole his career.  For the longest time, he could not even say Ciampa's name.  After 37 of the most intense minutes he ever spent inside a professional wrestling ring, he is standing here proud to say that he has his life back and he is where he belongs.

Johnny says that Johnny Wrestling is back in NXT.  The past few months have been the toughest of his career, but seeing you shoving those signs in Tommaso's face.  You guys chanting his name.  Johnny thanks everyone for having his back.  Johnny turns his attention to Candice.  He says he knows these past few months have been tough on both of them, but he would not have been able to do this without her and he tells Candice he loves her.

Johnny says enough of the mushy crap.  He is back in NXT and Johnny Wrestling and Candice Wrestling have one last piece of unfinished business.

Candice takes the mic and she says tonight she will be handling that because she will be facing Zelina Vega.

Johnny says if Andrade tries to get involved, he will drop him like his name is Tommaso Ciampa.  Johnny says after they move on from Zelina and Almas, there is one place to go.  We have a new NXT Champion and you are looking at his first challenger because he is Johnny Wrestling and we are NXT.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Killian Dain says Lars Sullivan took something from him in New Orleans.  Tonight he is going to take everything from Lars.  He will be bringing the chaos alone to Lars.

Match Number One:  Ricochet versus Fabian Aichner

They lock up and Ricochet with a side head lock and Aichner with forearms.  Ricochet with a hand stand head scissors followed by a drop kick.  Aichner with a chop and Irish whip but Ricochet floats over and then he goes for a leap frog but Aichner catches him and hits a gutbuster from a fireman's carry position.  Aichner with kicks in the corner.  Ricochet with chops but Aichner with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall.  Aichner with a waist lock.  Ricochet with an elbow to get out of the hold but Aichner with a knee to the midsection to send Ricochet to the mat.

Aichner sets for a power bomb but Ricochet lands on his feet and he connects with an elbow.  Aichner with a European uppercut followed by an Irish whip.  Ricochet kicks Aichner out of the corner and then he rolls into a drop kick.  Ricochet with punches and running forearms.  Ricochet with a running elbow into the corner.  Ricochet sends Aichner into the turnbuckle and then hits a kick and springboard forearm and standing shooting star press for a near fall.

Ricochet goes up top and Aichner crotches him.  Ricochet blocks a superplex attempt and Ricochet with a punch to send him to the mat.  Ricochet with a 630 splash for the three count.

Winner:  Ricochet

After the match, Ricochet is asked about making his Full Sail debut.  Ricochet says it feels great.  He says it feels great to make his Full Sail debut.  He says he has seen a lot of superstars make their names in this building.  People like Bayley, Sami Zayn, and Seth Rollins.  He says now it is his turn.  He is going to take things up a notch and prove why there is One and Only Ricochet.

We take a look at the debut of the War Raiders in New Orleans.

We have a video feature for EC3.

We are back and Lars Sullivan says he gets to do whatever he wants to Killian Dain.  Whatever comes to his mind will happen.  Killian Dain and the NXT Universe will find out that Lars Sullivan is a real life Freak of Nature.

Match Number Two:  Hanson and Raymond Rowe versus JC and Chris

Rowe with a flying knee to JC and Chris tags in.  Rowe with a hip toss and a front face lock.  Hanson tags in and he connects with a knee to the midsection.  Hanson with another knee to the midsection.  Chris with a chop but Hanson with a cartwheel to avoid him followed by a clothesline.  Rowe tags in and he sends Chris into the air for a power slam from Hanson.  Rowe with a hip lock take over and knee.  Hanson tags in and they hit Fallout for the three count.

Winners:  Hanson and Raymond Rowe

We see footage from earlier in the week where Shayna Baszler is at the Performance Center.  She says she is late for a meeting but she does not follow the rules.

Shayna enters and she takes over the meeting and she says it is her locker room.  She takes Ember's tag off the locker and she puts an Queen of Spades.  She tells anyone who is too afraid to get out.  She tells everyone to get in line behind her or they will get run over.

We have a video feature for Kona Reeves, who will be back in two weeks.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Pete Dunne is asked for his thoughts on what happened with Roderick Strong.  He says he will be back in a few weeks and he will deal with Roderick at that time.

Match Number Three:  Lars Sullivan versus Killian Dain in a No Disqualification Match

They start off with forearms and Sullivan runs Dain into the turnbuckles.  Dain with forearms and a clothesline that sends Sullivan over the top rope to the floor.  Sullivan pulls Dain to the floor.  Dain with forearms.  Dain Irish whips Sullivan into the ring steps.  Dain returns to the ring and he hits a suicide dive but Sullivan catches him and sends Dain into the ring post.  Sullivan suplexes Dain on the floor.

The referee checks on both men but Sullivan gets to his feet first.  Sullivan rolls Dain back into the ring.  Sullivan rolls Dain into the center of the ring and he connects with crossfaces.  Sullivan with a German suplex and Dain goes to the floor to recover.  Sullivan goes up top and he hits a clothesline and both men are down.  Sullivan with a diving head butt for a near fall.  Sullivan goes under the ring and he throws chairs into the ring but takes his time to get back into the ring.  Lucky for Sullivan that Dain does not grab any of the chairs.  Sullivan hits Dain in the midsection with a chair and then he chokes Dain with the chair.

Dain with a running drop kick to Sullivan and both men are down.  Dain and Sullivan exchange forearms.  Dain avoids a clothesline and he hits the Belfast Blitz followed by a back senton and Vader Bomb for a near fall.  Dain goes to the floor and gets a table and brings it into the ring.  Dain drives the edge of the chair into Sullivan's back.  Dain puts the table against the turnbuckles and then he picks up a chair and hits Sullivan in the back with it.

Sullivan with a side slam and then he puts the chair on top of Dain's chest.  Sullivan goes up top and misses the diving head butt.  Dain goes for a cross body but Sullivan catches him and hits a standing power slam for a near fall.  Dain with a bicycle kick and Sullivan is staggered.  Dain with the Divide through the table.  The referee checks on Sullivan as he pulls the table off Sullivan.  Dain with kicks into a chair on top of Sullivan.  

Dain goes to the apron and turnbuckles.  Sullivan is up and he has the chair but Dain punches the chair into Sullivan's face.  Sullivan hits Dain in the midsection and back with the chair.  Sullivan with the Freak Accident onto chairs for the three count.

Winner:  Lars Sullivan

We have a video package for Candice LeRae, Johnny Gargano, Andrade Almas, and Zelina Vega.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Undisputed Era are getting ready for a photo shoot.  Cole says he didn't think they would look this good with championship gold.  They will appear on next week's NXT.

Adam Cole will defend the NXT North American Title against Oney Lorcan.

Match Number Four:  Zelina Vega versus Candice LeRae

Zelina has something to say to Candice and then she pushes her.  Candice pushes Vega to the mat.   Candice avoids a clothesline and connects with one of her own.  Almas shows up and distracts the referee to allow Vega to press slam Candice off the turnbuckles.  Vega sends Candice to the floor and Johnny Gargano shows up.  Vega slaps Candice and sends her back into the ring.  Vega gets a near fall.  Vega with a Dragon Sleeper but Candice backs Vega into the corner to get out of the hold.  Candice misses a charge into the corner and Vega with a kick.

Vega sets for the running double knee strike and gets a near fall.  Vega sets for the hammer lock DDT but Candice with a rollup for a near fall.  Candice with punches and forearms followed by chops.  LeRae with forearms in the corner and a running back elbow.  Candice goes up top and hits a missile drop kick for a near fall.  Candice gets another near fall.  Vega with forearms and Candice with a head scissors into the GargaNo Escape and Gargano stops Almas from interfering and he applies the GargaNo Escape.  Vega taps out.

Winner:  Candice LeRae

After the match, Johnny says that was awesome.  Now that they have taken care of Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega, he is challenging Aleister Black for the NXT Championship.

Aleister Black makes his way to the stage.

Black tells Johnny if he wants it, then next week you shall have it.

We go to credits.

 

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