Here's a place to check results and comment along with the latest airing of WWE NXT in its regular Wednesday night at 8PM Eastern time slot on WWE Network.
Check out our Wednesday morning preview post to get caught up on what's been happening, and what we expect this week.
We'll post match results here, and we will also have our regular reactions post later. In the meantime, and most importantly, this gives you Cagesiders a dedicated place to rave and/or bitch about whatever happens on WWE’s third brand - during its initial broadcast!
NOTE: Spoilers are out there for these pre-taped broadcasts (including here), but many Cagesiders don't partake. If you are going to post or discuss spoilers for this show before they happen, or results of future shows, please use the spoiler bar in your comment.
Enjoy the show!
- After a video package hyping the six-man main event, Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson take us into our first match...
- Ember Moon def. Ruby Riot and Sonya Deville via pinfall to claim the third spot in TakeOver: War Games Women’s title Fatal 4Way; good Triple Threat action leads up to a dive by Riot onto Moon and Deville which “injured” her right leg. Ruby uses that leg to hit Ember with a bicycle kick, but can’t get all of it and only gets two. Sonya locks in the ankle lock on the bad wheel, but Moon hits her with an Eclipse while she’s applying the hold. Deville rolls away from the pin, but Ember is able to cover a wounded Riot.
- “Performance Center security camera footage” is shown of Undisputed ERA approaching Roderick Strong as he leaves the PC. There’s no audio on the black-and-white tape, but the conversation appears civil. Adam Cole give Roddy a shirt, but Strong returns it before walking away.
- Christy St. Cloud interviews General Manager William Regal and asks how the final Women’s title competitor will be determine for Houston. Before he can answer, The Iconic Duo cut in to insist Billie Kay be in the final qualifier. Regal says she will be in the match, but it will be a battle royal featuring the rest of the women’s roster. After Kay storms off, Peyton Royce gets in the GM’s face to ask “how could you?”
- Aleister Black vs. Raul Mendoza via pinfall following Black Mass; Velveteen Dream appeared just after the bell and jumped on the apron to put on Black’s vest. Aleister stared at him, but before he could act (if he was going to), Mendoza seized the moment and attacked. Raul gets in some impressive high-flying offense, but Black catches a kick and takes control and ends it with his signature flurry before sitting cross-legged in the middle of the ring. He did seem a little bothered, but refused to look at Dream until he was finally walking off the stage.
- St. Cloud is back for an exclusive interview with NXT champ Drew McIntyre. They joke about how much is going on in the brand, and she asks him about his journey. Drew talks about getting signed at 21, and how jarring it was when he was released shortly after moving into an apartment with his girlfriend (now wife). They told each other it would be alright, and he set out to get back to WWE. He’s here now to inspire others, in and out of the business, who have dreams. At this point, Zelina Vega cuts in and takes over the interview from Christy. She says McIntyre and Andrade “Cien” Almas have a lot in common, but Andrade didn’t have to get fired and fall on his face to get it together - he only needed her. Vega accuses Drew of ducking Almas, to which he tells her he’ll fight anyone any time. He suggests she ask Regal for a match, and Zelina says they both know when it comes to the GM, he listens to his champ. McIntyre is willing to ask for a match, if Cien approaches him himself instead of sending his business partner.
- Kassius Ohno def. Cezar Bononi via pinfall following the rolling elbow; Bononi got to show off for a minute, but this was a squash to keep KO hot
- Before the main event, the announce team runs down some coming attractions, including Johnny Gargano getting back on the horse against Fabian Aichner in two weeks, and next week’s 16 woman battle royal to determine the final challenger for the women’s title at TakeOver. The graphic for next week features Kay and pretty much every woman from the MYC other than Shayna Baszler.
- SAnitY (Eric Young, Killian Dain and Alexander Wolfe) vs. Undisputed ERA (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) is “thrown out” per Ranallo. After a short time where O’Reilly was worked over by the tag champs, Undisputed isolated EY for much of the match. KOR takes out Wolfe with a kick, which gives Young enough time to recover and dodge Kyle’s next charge. That eventually leads to the hot tag to Dain, who picks up and Samoan drops Fish and O’Reilly before hitting Bobby with a Vader Bomb. Cole saves Fish with a kick to the back of Killian’s head, but EY and Wolfe take out Kyle with a tandem neckbreaker, and all four members of SAnitY (including Nikki Cross) circle AC. Dain grabs him and pulls him into the ring to set-up the finish, and that’s when The Authors of Pain arrive!
- Akam and Rezar make quick work Wolfe and Young, and then double-team Dain. The big Irishman takes The Last Chapter, then EY and Alexander get Super-Collider. Paul Ellering hands AoP the belts as Undisputed ERA look on in awe from the stage.