WWE NXT Spoilers for July and August 2018
Below we show you the results of the most recent NXT television tapings from the Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. The images are courtesy of JJ Williams and Jacob Cohen of the Wrestling Observer.
July 25 Episode:
– The North American NXT Champion, Adam Cole defeated Sean Maluta. After the fight, Cole performs a promo but is interrupted by Ricochet. Ricochet wants a title shot in Takeover: Brooklyn IV, but Cole rejects it. Ricochet calls Adam Cole a coward and gets the NXT Couples Champions, Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly to intimidate Ricochet. However, the War Raiders appear to help Ricochet and even the scales. The Undisputed Era tries to retire, but they are attacked by Trent Seven and Tyler Bate.
– Lacey Evans defeated Tenille Price.
– Heavy Machinery defeated The Mighty. During the combat, The Street Profits appear to throw glasses to the present public, something that confuses to The Mighty and grants the victory in the tray to Heavy Machinery.
– Mustache Mountain (Tyler Bate and Trent Seven) defeated state line development talents. Bate and Seven want their rematch for the NXT Tag Team Championships at TakeOver: Brooklyn IV.
– EC3 defeated Kona Reeves. The Velveteen Dream came out with a microphone during the fight to try to distract EC3, but it did not work.
– Tommaso Ciampa defeated Aleister Black to win the NXT Championship. In the final stages, the referee was disqualified, so Johnny Gargano decided to appear in the middle of the match to attack Ciampa and Aleister. However, Ciampa recovered first and covered Black to get the title.
– The NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler defeated Candice LeRae in a non-title match. After the match, Baszler attacked Candice, but Kairi Sane made the save. However, Baszler hit Sane with a dangerous blow and ended up leaving the ring.
– Nikki Cross defeated Amber Nova.
– Ricochet goes to the ring when The Undisputed Era attacks him on stage. The North American NXT Champion, Adam Cole, says he is not a coward and ends up accepting the challenge to face Ricochet in Takeover: Brooklyn IV with the title at stake.
– Kassius Ohno defeated Adrian Jaoude.
August 8 Episode:
– Keith Lee defeated Marcel Barthel. Keith made his debut on NXT.
– Taynara Conti defeated Vanessa Borne in a qualifying match of the Mae Young Classic tournament.
– The Street Profits defeated The Mighty.
– The new NXT champion Tommaso Ciampa arrives in the ring and says that NXT now belongs to him. He gets a greater hatred from the audience for breaking a sign to an older woman in the front row and later insults Johnny Gargano. Aleister Black comes out to attack him, but Gargano appears out of nowhere and reaches Ciampa first. Gargano makes a quick promo on Ciampa and retires with the title. Gargano blames himself that Ciampa is champion and Black agrees with him. Black then topples Gargano with a Black Mass from nowhere. Gargano received boos and chants of “you deserve it” after the kick.
August 15 Episode:
– Kairi Sane defeated Aliyah. Sane hit three Insane Elbows before getting a submission victory, sending a message to the NXT Women’s Champion, Shayna Baszler.
– Tyler Bate defeated the NXT tag team Champion, Roderick Strong.
– The Velveteen Dream appears and performs a promo on EC3. Dream plays the role of heel mocking the public, and ensuring that no one will steal his focus. Finally, Carter appears to confront him and ends up attacking him with the One Percenter. It is confirmed that The Velveteen Dream and EC3 will face each other in TakeOver: Brooklyn IV.
– Johnny Gargano vs. Aleister Black ended without result due to the interference of Tommaso Ciampa. It should be noted that during the entry of Johnny Gargano, the cameras filmed the former UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez who was among the audience. Due to the interruption of Ciampa, the General Manager of NXT William Regal returns after several months of sick leave and announces a triple threat for Takeover: Brooklyn IV between Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano and Aleister Black with the NXT Championship in play.