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!
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Enjoy the show!
- Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson welcome us to the ‘go home’ show for TakeOver: WarGames and run down the already announced matches/segments
- Street Profits vs. Tino Sabatelli and Riddick Moss via pinfall (Dawkins on Sabatelli); Montez Ford played face-in-peril while Tino and Riddick cut the ring in half and employ quick tags. He eventually gets away and Angelo Dawkins cleans house. Sabatelli fights back, but after he clears Ford off the apron, he turns into a punch. Montez holds Moss while the referee counts three.
- Video package for the Velveteen Dream vs. Aleister Black program that’s as good as the feud it hypes
- We’re reminded of the last match booked for Saturday as a lead-in for our next match...
- Lars Sullivan vs. Raul Mendoza via pinfall following Freak Accident (dead-lift into a sideslam); Mendoza evaded and landed an early kick, but this was the destruction you expected
- Afterwards, Sullivan goes to inflict more punishment on a lifeless Mendoza when Kassius Ohno runs in. Ohno flexes on him, but Lars laughs in his face and leaves!
- General Manager William Regal welcomes Johnny Gargano into his office. Johnny apologizes for his performance of late, but Regal tells him not to worry, he has no doubts in Gargano turning it around and finding his groove as a singles competitor. UK champ Pete Dunne called and issued an open challenge, and the GM thinks Johnny Wrestling is the man for the job. Gargano accepts, and Regal tells us Saturday’s dark match will air next week.
- WarGames hype, recapping Undisputed ERA, SAnitY and Authors of Pain and Roderick Strong’s stories leading up to the match with clips of the promos NXT released from each group right after TakeOver’s main event was booked.
- Ember Moon vs. Mercedes Martinez via pinfall following Eclipse; hard-hitting affair where Merceded utilized her size advantage to control the first half of the match. After a vicious chop (that Ember sells the HELL out of) and a Three Amigos where the third suplex was of the delayed vertical variety, Moon counters with an enziguri and a high-speed suicide dive. Martinez stops an Eclipse, answering it with a running Tower of London, but can only get two. A missed boot leave Mercedes hung up in the ropes and leads to the finish.
- As Ember celebrates in the ring, Nikki Cross enters through the crowd, followed by Peyton Royce and then Kairi Sane via the stage/ramp for a pre-title match staredown.
- Next week, in addition to Dunne/Gargano, we’ll also see Ruby Riot vs. Sonya Deville from the Toyota Center
- Drew McIntyre is out first for our face-to-face. He congratulates Andrade “Cien” Almas on his plan, or should he say Zelina Vega’s plan, finally working. Now that they got what they wanted, they’re in trouble. It’s one thing to talk about it, it’s another to get in the ring and prove what kind of man you are. Drew says it’s clear what kind of man he is (holding up the title). He says Zelina’s been doing a lot of talking about success and mountains, but she’s about to find out he is the mountain. He taunts Almas, mocking Cien for not being allowed off Vega’s leash.
- Zelina hits the stage, and Drew offers a princess wave and rolls his eyes. Almas marches out next, looks at his associate and marches to the ring while removing his suit coat. McIntyre takes off his shirt, and they’re swinging as soon as Andrade hits the ring! The champ puts him down, but turns into a crossbody off the top rope by Vega! Drew catches her, but while he’s setting her down, Cien catches him with a chop block. The challenger hits the hammerlock DDT and Zelina picks up the belt to show it to her fighter. They leave while McIntyre writhes in pain in the ring.