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NXT results, live blog (Sept. 12, 2018): Nikki Cross vs. Bianca Belair

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- The NXT Champion is seen marching onto the Full Sail campus with his title, but Tommaso Ciampa doesn’t acknowledge the interview asking him for comment about where he’s been or what he’s doing here tonight.

- Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson welcome us into the building, and Oney’s back to start the night!

- Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch def. Adrian Jaoude and Cezar Bononi via pinfall following a double-team spike DDT

Burch starts things off with the much taller Bononi and takes it to him. Lorcan in before too long, and they work double teams. Oney and Jaoude jaw but the referee keeps them separated, but Adrian eventually gets in gets the better of Burch, working the arm before he and Cezar work quick tags to keep him down. The British half of the Brit-Am Brawlers eventually gets the tag off an Irish whip and Lorcan cleans house, leading to the tandem finish on Jaoude.

- Tommaso Ciampa and his new theme are here. He kisses the belt and paces to mostly jeers, but a few cheers. He says the music is a personal message to every one to shut up. Ciampa’s heard everyone pointing their fingers and blaming him for attacking Aleister Black. But that’s based on what? He deals in facts, and when he attacks people, he does it on the biggest stage possible so we can witness the master at work. He’s not gonna lie to us, because the champ never lies. Ciampa had every intention of takng out Black before TakeOver: Brooklyn 4, but someone beat him to it. Like us, he wants to know who the man or woman who did it is. No matter who that turns out to be, however, it doesn’t change what happened in Barclays - Gargano loses, Black loses, he wins!

The title wants him to tell us something. It thanks him for putting it back in the main event. When he says he’s going to do something, he does it. And that’s why he’s the greatest success story in NXT history and our champion. The last thing he has to say to all of us. If we want to be winners, we should follow the lead of Tommaso Ciampa. He hugs the belt, and grabs a fan sign on his way out.

- Shayna Baszler def. Violet Payne via submission/referee stoppage with the Kirifuda Clutch

Takedown, strikes and right to arm work. Payne refuses to tap, and Shayna does the arm break spot she used on Dakota Kai. Baszler’s sleeper ends the match, and she keeps it locked in after the bell. She locks the move in again after multiple officials force a break, then throws her opponent to the floor and storms off.

- Outside “moments ago”, Heavy Machinery is filming their investigation into who attacked Aleister Black. Tomato Champion remains their top suspect, and Ciampa walks up behind them. Otis Dozovic and the champ jaw while Tucker Knight films it. General Manager William Regal walks up, and says we’re not doing this now. They can fight later, but right now, Ciampa’s been ducking his calls, so while he has him here, he needs to speak to him in his office.

- The Undisputed ERA are hanging in their spot. Roderick Strong is borrowed that War Raiders say they’re playing hide and seek, because he plays that with his son and beats him every time! Kyle O’Reilly says he’s too famous to go to the grocery story, so he certainly can’t hide. And viking helmets aren’t in style. Bobby Fish wonders where it is in the viking playbook to wait until your opponents are tired from beating up a couple goofs, and then attack them.

Adam Cole cuts the tag champs (and mini-Dusty trophy holder) off. Next week is the first ever title vs. title match in NXT history, but it should be called the Adam Cole Invitational. Because whether Ricochet or Pete Dunne wins, they’re just going to lose the belts to him. And that is Undisputed.

- Lars Sullivan def. Raul Mendoza via pinfall following a Freak Accident

Mendoza started fast but got caught, and fought back from underneath for a bit, but this was a dominant win for Sullivan.

- Highlights of Dunne and Ricochet’s loss to Cole and O’Reilly are shown, and unnamed interviewer guy caught up to the Bruiserweight earlier today. The loss was Ricochet’s fault, but he’ll take the blame for getting into it with the ERA. He’s the longest reigning champ in the WWE and Ric’s only had a belt for 5 minutes. So he’s not worried about beating him, he just has to figure out how to fit two belts in his bag.

- Cathy Kelley asks Ricochet about Dunne’s comments. He says he may have only been champ for a month now, but he’s overcome obstacles throughout his career. And the Bruiserweight is just the latest challenge he’s going to get past, and become NXT’s One and Only two-belt champ.

- Forgotten Sons get a promo video. They’re walking around a junkyard, saying they’ve been thrown away. They’re not alone any more however, and they’ll never be forgotten again.

- The video from YouTube of Lacey Evans, Aliyah, Dakota Kai and Deonna Purrazzo beefing in the lobby is shown. They’ll have a tag match next week.

- Regal’s investigation wraps up its conversation with Kairi Sane, then Kassius Ohno storms in. The GM says he doesn’t need to talk to Ohno. He’s upset about that, but Regal explains Sane just gave him an alibi. But The GM does want to talk to him about the perturbed look on his face. KO acts like he doesn’t know what Regal’s talking about, then says he’s always perturbed because he’s not on anyone’s radar any more. The GM tries to argue, but Ohno delivers another version of his promo from last week. He tells Regal that when his new shiny toy shows up to call him... BRO.

- Nikki Cross vs. Bianca Belair ends in a no contest due to double countout

Mind games from Cross infuriate Belair at the bell. After some theatrics, they go back and forth, leading to Bianca countering a sleeper into a back breaker which gets a nearfall. Belair uses her strength to control the action, refusing to go over on a sunset flip attempt and catching a crossbody attempt and throwing Nikki over her head. Cross avoids a splash to get back in it, following that up with a cross body where she slams Bianca’s head to the mat, Thesz press and ground & pound. When Belair rolls out to avoid an aerial move, Cross follows and ties her up in the ring skirt. She delivers forearms but ends up getting sent into the ring steps. Hair whips from Bianca and they both hit the ground. Nikki gets a sleeper locked in, and Belair drops both of them down onto the ramp, where neither of them are able to answer the ten count.

- The wrestlers brawl after the decision is announced, and multiple officials can’t separate them. Nikki chases Bianca to the announce desk, where Cross ends up thrown over the table. She ends up flying onto Belair, and smiles amidst the carnage as the episode ends.

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