WWE NXT Results : Quick Hits
- Io Shirai def. Candice LeRae
- Finn Bálor sends a warning to Johnny Gargano
- Bronson Reed def. Shane Thorne
- WWE Women's Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors def. Team Kick
- William Regal announces first Women’s WarGames
- Cameron Grimes def. Tyler Bate
- Undisputed ERA (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) def. Matt Riddle & Keith Lee
WWE NXT Results : Full Details
Io Shirai def. Candice LeRae
Singer/songwriter Poppy had Io Shirai ready for battle after kicking off NXT with performances of songs “I Disagree” and “Scary Mask.” But Candice LeRae had retribution on her mind. The action immediately spilled to the outside once the bell sounded, as LeRae chased Shirai around the ring.
The back-and-forth bout was stiff but exciting as the rivals traded knees, hard right-hands and aerial magic. Neither would give up, but after LeRae escaped the Harajuku Clutch by her tiptoes, Shirai opted to bring a chair into the picture. The official stepped in and LeRae knocked Shirai down, but the chair landed directly under The Genius of the Sky. Candice went for a moonsault, but Shirai moved and Candice got nothing but steel, making for an easy pinfall.
The victorious “Joshi Judas” attempted to add insult to injury with a post-match chair attack, but Rhea Ripley arrived to send Shirai heading to the back.
Despite retreating, Shirai scored a pivotal win over LeRae, strengthening her résumé in the heated NXT Women’s Championship picture.
Finn Bálor sends a warning to Johnny Gargano
One week after Finn Bálor viciously attacked Johnny Gargano, he came to NXT with a warning. The self-proclaimed “hottest thing in the business,” Bálor had a message for the fans, “the office,” the boys in the back and Twitter tough guys.
“I don’t watch this business. This business watches me!” Bálor yelled before turning his attention to Gargano, who was hospitalized after last week’s attack. “If you want your go again, I will send you straight back. And you won’t be ‘Johnny Wrestling,’ you’ll be ‘Johnny Watches Wrestling’ — the exact way it’s supposed to be.” Mic drop.
Bronson Reed def. Shane Thorne
Shane Thorne struck early against Bronson Reed with a flurry of dropkicks and cannonballs, but the hulking Reed countered with a devastating clothesline and senton. Thorne and Reed traded so many chops that the NXT Universe couldn’t “Woo!” fast enough. Reed knocked Thorne off his feet with a discus forearm, but Thorne amazingly suplexed the 330-pounder.
Reed took down his singlet straps and went to the top rope, but Thorne slowed him with more chops. Thorne’s hurricanrana attempt was blocked, setting up a decisive, ring-shaking splash to give Reed the win.
WWE Women's Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors def. Team Kick
The Kabuki Warriors returned to NXT to defend the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles for the first time on the brand, and the return did not disappoint. Asuka & Kairi Sane arrived with a new attitude, two days removed from spitting poison mist at former manager Paige on Raw, but Dakota Kai & Tegan Nox were waiting for them.
Asuka and Sane were ruthless, from Sane throwing Nox into the steel steps to Asuka attacking Kai’s surgically repaired knee. The champions specifically targeted Kai’s legs, making her kicks a nonfactor until she unexpectedly caught Sane, allowing her to crawl to tag in Nox, who rushed the ring. Nox dished out elbows like they were free candy on Halloween.
When Asuka reversed the Shiniest Wizard with a knee bar, it seemed like hope was lost for the challengers, but Nox powered out and tagged Kai back into the bout. She had the champions on the defensive, but Sane wisely distracted the official, allowing Asuka to blind Kai with poison mist. Sane finished with an InSane Elbow for the win.
The Title Match was over, but the fight was just starting.
William Regal announces first Women’s WarGames
Nox tried to fight off the three-on-one, but she was overwhelmed. For the second time tonight, Rhea Ripley came to the rescue, but before she could reach Baszler, Io Shirai and Bianca Belair ambushed, prompting the arrival of Candice LeRae and an all-out brawl.
General Manager William Regal demanded the NXT officials separate the female competitors, and once the two sides were at bay, Regal had a simple edict: WarGames.
Cameron Grimes def. Tyler Bate
Tyler Bate’s impressive, cerebral style was on full-display against Cameron Grimes. The first WWE United Kingdom Champion’s defense was so dizzying that Grimes didn’t know whether to continue his attack or wind his watch. Grimes’ size helped him to slow down Bate’s attack and to gain control of the match.
Bate battled back and even seemed poised for a win after connecting with a tope suicida, but his eyes caught Killian Dain waiting at ringside. That momentary distraction allowed Grimes to hit Bate with the Cave-in for the win.
The Beast of Belfast then feasted, crushing Bate into the steel steps in a clear message to Pete Dunne.
Undisputed ERA (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) def. Matt Riddle & Keith Lee
Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish struck quickly, trying to take out Matt Riddle immediately, but Keith Lee fended off the double-team attack causing the reigning NXT Tag Team Champions to retreat. Riddle chased O’Reilly & Fish back inside, where he split the former with a Spear and the latter with a Jackhammer.
Even the arrival of NXT Champion Adam Cole and NXT North American Champion Roderick Strong couldn’t slow Riddle & Lee, as The King of the Bros laid out all of Undisputed ERA with an Asai Moonsault. But the chaos allowed Fish and O’Reilly to hit Riddle with a picture-perfect Total Elimination to give Undisputed ERA the victory.
A win wasn’t enough for Cole and company, who stomped Lee and Riddle after the bell, triggering the arrival of Tommaso Ciampa and his crutch. The trio of Lee, Riddle and Ciampa chased Undisputed ERA from the ring, then Ciampa had a message for Goldie: You’re going to have to wait. Daddy’s going to War!