Nikki Cross is in the back and she says games are fun, especially the ones you can play with other people. She says Bianca liked the last one and they get to do it again and again. Nikki says she hopes that Bianca is not afraid. Speaking of bad behavior, she knows.
We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, and Percy Watson.
Lars Sullivan and EC3 are getting ready for their match tonight.
Candice LeRae vs. Lacey Evans
Lacey pushes Candice and Candice pushes back. They lock up and got ot the mat while holding on to the collar and elbow tie up. Lacey backs Candice into the turnbuckles and Candice with a forearm. Candice sends Lacey into the turnbuckles. Lacey sends Candice to the apron and Candice with a slingshot jawbreaker for a near fall. Candice with a kick and she goes up top but Lacey moves and Candice lands on her feet but Lacey sends her to the mat with a running shoulder tackle. Lacey kicks Candice in the corner. Lacey with a hesitation Bronco Buster for a near fall.
Candice pushes Lacey but Lacey sends Candice into the turnbuckles. Lacey with a head scissors and take down. Lacey does push ups while in the head scissors. Lacey sends Candice face first into the mat. Lacey with a sleeper and she sends Candice face first into the mat and follows with a kick for a near fall. Lacey with a Cobra Clutch but then she pulls Candice’s hair. Candice with an escape and she kicks Lacey away in the corner and then sends her to the apron. Lacey takes Candice down from the apron but misses a slingshot elbow drop when LeRae moves.
Candice with an enzuigiri and forearms. Candice blocks a kick and kicks Evans in the back of the leg and hits a flying boot to the head. Candice with a running back elbow and snap mare. Candice goes to the turnbuckles and hits a flatliner for a near fall. Candice is sent into the turnbuckles and Lacey sends Candice to the mat. Lacey calls Candice a loser, like her husband and Candice with punches to Lacey. The referee pulls Candice away but she goes back to the corner for more punches.
Lacey with the Women’s Right for the three count.
Winner: Lacey Evans
Mauro mentions the Triple Threat Match for the North American Championship between Pete Dunne, Ricochet, and Adam Cole.
Adam Cole says the title represents the era that we are in here in NXT. It is more than a North American Title match, it is about the future of the division. Pete Dunne says he is going to be the top of the brand and this is the next step. Ricochet says he will go all over the world to defend this title. Ricochet says the legacy of the title is what he is going to build. Adam Cole says that the title’s legacy starts and ends with him. Dunne says that Cole thinks he started the legacy of this title, but after creating the legacy for the UK title, this is the next step. Ricochet says he and Dunne respect each other because they are trying to raise the importance of these titles. Ricochet says the title is in good hands, his hands. Cole says people care about the title because of him. Ricochet says it was only a prop for Cole. He says he is not worried about the match. This match will raise the prestige of the title.. Dunne says when he wins, he will be the champion of two continents. Cole says he will become the first two time North American Champion.
That match will take place next week.
We have a video package for the Forgotten Sons.
We go to commercial.
We are back with Tommaso Ciampa and he says when you are at the top they will always try to chop you down. They will talk, speculate, and lie. All to steal that spotlight. Perhaps, it is to cover their own tracks and to hide their own guilt. Your name is fitting, Velveteen Dream because you seem to be living in a dream world where he is the guy who attacked Aleister Black. We both know exact what it is that Aleister experienced. Ciampa says his advice is to be careful. Keep your theories and your accusations to yourself and stay out of the champ’s spotlight. Velveteen Dream says he is the guy who ended the fairy tale and exposed the mystique. He can be the guy who turns the dream into a nightmare.
Torry Kirsh, Vinny MIxon, and Cesar Rise vs. Steve Cutler, Wesley Blake, and Jaxson Ryker
Ryker and Rise start things off and he connects with a forearm. Ryker with a uranage to Mixon. Cutler tags in and he hits a hesitation drop kick in the tree of woe and then Blake with a cannonball. Blake with an arm bar on Mixon. Blake runs his forearm across the face. Kirsh tags in and hits a clothesline but it does not move Blake. Blake with a clothesline and he tags Cutler in. Blake with a reverse DDT and Cutler with a double stomp off the turnbuckles. Ryker with a slingshot power bomb for the three count.
Winners: Jaxson Ryker, Steve Cutler, and Wesley Blake
We see what happened last week when Kairi Sane accepted Shayna Baszler’s challenge for her rematch at Evolution.
We have a video package for Shayna Baszler and her training. Shayna says it is difficult to say what she thinks about Kairi then and now. Her mentality has changed. She got too comfortable. Going into a training camp is more grueling than anything the girls in NXT have gone through. You try to find new things. It is all about going back and getting those building blocks fixed. The world has evolved, women’s wrestling has evolved. At Evolution, Kairi Sane will find out that Shayna Baszler has evolved.
Tony Nese is in the back and he is asked why is he here to compete. Tony says the best competition is here. He has proven himself on 205 Live so it is time to do it in NXT. He has eight reasons why.
Johnny Gargano walks in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Bianca Belair corrects her interviewer that it is Ms. Belair. Bianca says she is not here to play. She does not care what that scraggly hair woman wants. She is still undefeated. Nikki had the chance to go away. She will have to embarrass Nikki as well as beat her.
Johnny Gargano vs. Tony Nese
They lock up and Nese with a wrist lock. Gargano with a reversal but Nese with a side head lock. Nese with a shoulder tackle and then he catches Gargano on a leap frog but Gargano gets to his feet and he sends Nese to the floor with a head scissors. Nese with a clothesline to stop a dive attempt by Gargano. Nese with kicks and a chop. Nese with an Irish whip and Gargano floats over and Nese does the same. Gargano with a rollup and round kick. Gargano clotheslines Nese to the floor and hits a suicide dive.
Gargano with a chop against the guardrails. Nese hits the ropes to drop Gargano on the top turnbuckle. Nese kicks Gargano onto his shoulders and hits a gutbuster for a near fall. Nese with kicks to Gargano. Nese gets a near fall. Nese gets a near fall. Nese with a body scissors on Gargano. Nese with a forearm across the chest. Gargano tries to escape the body scissors and he leans back to get a near fall. Gargano with punches to Nese to get out of the hold. Nese with a waist lock.
Gargano with elbows and Nese trips Gargano as Nese goes to the floor. Nese lands on his feet on a double jump moonsault attempt. Gargano goes to the apron for a slingshot DDT. Gargano with punches and forearms. Gargano with an enzuigiri and then he is sent to the apron. Gargano with a slingshot spear for a near fall. Gargano kicks Nese in the corner. Gargano with forearms but Nese with a forearm of his own. Nese with a matrix and kicks to Gargano but he misses the leg sweep and Gargano with a round kick.
Gargano misses a super kick and Nese with a rollup and he goes for the one arm power bomb but Gargano counters into a sunset flip. Gargano sets for the GargaNo Escape but Nese with a rollup for a near fall. Nese with a one arm power bomb into the ropes. Nese goes for a pescado but he lands on the apron when Gargano moves. Gargano goes for a slingshot DDT but Nese catches him and sends Gargano over the top rope to the floor. Nese follows with a Fosbury Flop onto Gargano and Nese with a 450 Splash for a near fall.
Nese sets for the running knee after face washes. Gargano moves and he hits an enzuigiri. Nese with a German suplex into the turnbuckle. Gargano with a super kick and clothesline. Gargano with GargaNo Escape and Nese taps out.
Winner: Johnny Gargano
We have a feature on Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. Oney Lorcan says they first met as opponents. Burch says they kicked seven bells of crap out of each other in that match. Oney says that was when they knew they had the mutual respect and decided to fight others instead of themselves. Oney says they both came from humble beginnings. Danny says they have a lot in common and they had to fight and scratch for everything. Danny says they deserved that title match. Oney says that when they faced the Undisputed Era for the title, the crowd wasn’t behind them, but then they showed the respect for their effort. Danny says to feel that from the crowd was a really special time for him. Oney says he thought they had them on their heels but Roderick Strong hit him with that knee and it fractured his orbital bone and collapsed his cheek bone. Oney says it is hard to explain how it feels to lose a big match and break your face. It was motivating. Danny says adversity can make or break you and it will make them. Danny says they are your average blokes and they have fought, scratched and clawed to try to become champion. Oney says their goal is to win the tag titles and show that two average blokes can achieve great things.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bianca Belair will face Nikki Cross in two weeks. Kona Reeves faces Keith Lee next week. That will be in addition to the North American Championship Match.
Lars Sullivan vs. EC3
EC3 charges to the ring and goes after Sullivan before the bell and sends Lars to the floor.
The referee starts the match and he sends Sullivan back to the floor. Sullivan is sent into the ring steps but he bounces back. EC3 sends Sullivan into the steps a second time but it shows no effect. On the third attempt Sullivan is down. EC3 goes back to the floor and Sullivan with a knee to the midsection and he sends EC3 into the ring. EC3 with punches and chops. EC3 tries for a slam but Sullivan blocks it. Sullivan misses a shoulder in the corner and hits the ring post. EC3 with a slam and then he sets for the One Percent Elbow Drop and he gets a near fall.
EC3 with a front face lock but Sullivan runs EC3 into the turnbuckles and connects with shoulders. Sullivan with a biel and splash into the corner. EC3 with a missile drop kick and then he gets a near fall. EC3 with forearms and kicks but Sullivan with a clothesline. Sullivan picks up EC3 and tosses him across the ring. Sullivan with crossfaces and he gets a near fall. Sullivan gets EC3 up for a slam but EC3 gets back to his feet. EC3 with a waist lock. Sullivan with an elbow. EC3 with a German suplex and splash into the corner. EC3 goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall.
EC3 tries to get Sullivan on his shoulders but Sullivan with an elbow. Sullivan with a short arm clothesline. Sullivan goes for Freak Accident but EC3 with elbows and then he hits a Mick Foley clothesline over the top rope and both men go to the floor. Sullivan catches EC3 and hits Freak Accident on the apron. Sullivan goes up top and hits a diving head butt for the three count.
Winner: Lars Sullivan
We go to credits.
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