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NXT results, live blog (Sept. 26, 2018): Tommaso Ciampa vs. Otis Dozovic

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- New fangled “Then. Now. Forever.” video, and then Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson welcome us to Full Sail after the NXT theme. The General Manager’s music hits...

- William Regal says he feels like he’s getting closer to finding out who attacked Aleister Black... but he’s interrupted by Undisputed ERA. Adam Cole says week after week, instead of doing his job, Regal comes out and plays Sherlock Holmes. Roderick Strong loves that show, and wants the GM to do his job and prevent future attacks like the one which has Black still out of action. They want Regal to do something about the cosplay vikings terrorizing them. The tag champs shouldn’t have to worry about when War Raiders will attack them.

Cole back on the mic, demanding something be done to reprimand Ricochet. The GM wants to know what for, and Cole says Ricochet is ducking him. Worse, he’s giving Pete Dunne a shot at his North American title! He demands his rematch right now! Regal reminds Cole he hasn’t even asked for a rematch yet. He wanted Dunne to soften up Ricochet. What’s worse, they ruined their match last week. The Panama City Playboy thought the Villain would be distracted by his investigation, but he was ready for them. In two weeks, Cole will get his NA championship match - in a Triple Threat with Ricochet and the Bruiserweight! And Strong and Kyle O’Reilly will be busy, because in three weeks they’re defending their belts against Hanson and Rowe!

- Johnny Gargano meets with the media as he enters the building. He’s back in action next week against Tony Nese, and it’s nice to have something to look forward to again. After his loss to Velveteen Dream, he had to go home and regroup. He apologized to the NXT Universe because he’s always been honest with them, and he lost himself. But now he’s ready to come back and be Johnny Wrestling again.

As Gargano and Candice LeRae try to walk away, Lacey Evans stops them. The First Lady questions LeRae, wondering why she hasn’t done anything to help her husband. A real woman would fight with her man rather than try to keep things separate like Candice has been doing. Johnny keeps them apart as the scene ends.

- Hype video for Lars Sullivan, who Mauro tells us in action next!

- Velveteen Dream is finishing a photo shoot when Cathy Kelley tries to get a word with him. Dream tries to walk away, because they’ve already talked about how he stole the show in New York, they’ve already talked about how he beat Gargano. He’s not going to talk about Johnny Failure, or the man who’s not here, or the man who attacked the man who’s not here, the NXT champ. Kelley asks if he’s implying Tommaso Ciampa took out Aleister, and Velveteen says he’s not a snitch, but the writing is on the wall.

- Lars Sullivan def. Victor Orchant via disqualification when EC3 attacks Sullivan

Orchant looks scared, and then Sullivan shows us why when he throws him all around and out of the ring. Lars makes to go after him when EC3 runs in and delivers a high knee to the back. He sends Sullivan out the other side. Lars seems to catch him on his way back in, but EC3 gets the better of that exchange and sends him crashing to the ramp. Sullivan looks pissed, but ends up deciding to leave and fight another day while EC3 rips his shirt off and gets pumped in the ring.

- Mr. Regal is heading back to his office when he’s asked about the investigation. Nikki Cross leaves his office, and he wants to know what she was doing in there. Cross needs to play again - she needs to play with Bianca again. The GM says he’ll take it under consideration, and Nikki leaves saying “I know, I know”. The interviewer asks if she’s talking about who attacked Black, and Regal says she could be talking about the Loch Ness Monster. No one knows what Nikki knows.

- The Mighty def. Street Profits via pinfall (Thorne on Ford)

Shane Thorne is wearing Montez Ford’s chains and Nick Miller has the Profits black Solo cup. Ford and Angelo Dawkins are all business as the stalk to the ring. The Mighty mock the Profits, and Dawkins knocks Thorne flat with a punch to the jaw. He also gets the better of the start of the match, taking out both Aussies, then tagging in Montez for a HUGE Tope con Hiro to take out both Mighty on the ramp.

Back in, a distaction from Miller allows Thorne to hit a drop kick and the heels divide the ring to work over Angelo. Dawkins eventually slugs his way out of the corner and ducks under Shane to make the tag. Montez comes in hot and cleans house. The numbers get to him, though, and he’s pulled shoulder first into the ring post and Miller drop kicks the stairs with Ford’s leg trapped behind them.

It’s Montez’s turn to sell. Double side Russian leg sleep, a kick and a clothesline gets two. Miller locks the leg with a submission, but Ford powers up and chops his way out of it. Nick drags him back to The Mighty’s corner before he can tag. Thorne targets the knee with kicks, but Montez manages to avoid a charge and duck under Miller, almost getting free after a double clothesline spot with Shane. Ford tries to flip out of a suplex, but his knee buckles. Thorne bridges into a cover and Miller holds Dawkins ankles on the apron.

- Kairi Sane def. Vanessa Borne via pinfall following the InSane Elbow

Borne wears and them kicks the champ’s pirate hat out of the ring, angering Sane. The Vision tries to catch Kairi while she’s mad, but loses the striking battle. Borne is able to grab Sane for a twisting suplex which allows her to control the action for a minute until the champ powers out of a neck crank and nails a DDT to end a sequence. Axe handles and the Interceptor spear lead to Sliding D and that’s all she wrote.

- Shayna Baszler’s music cuts of Sane’s in-ring celebration. The Queen of Spades heads to ringside, but she’s only here to talk. Shayna tells Kairi to celebrate with the title while she can, because the clock is about to run out on that. Sure, Sane won in Brooklyn, and Baszler admits, that one hurt her. She’s not gonna take that out on her right now, though. She’s invoking her rematch her clause. She promises to drown Kairi, drop anchor on the reign and take back her title.

Kairi gets the mic to say Baszler can have her rematch -at Evolution! Shayna smiles and heads out of the ring, but the champ has one more thing to say, “and I will beat you again”. The Pirate Princess smiles, and has clearly gotten under her rivals skin. They stare each other down as the MMA Horsewoman backs her way up the ramp.

- Tucker Knight helps his Heavy Machinery partner get ready for the main event.

- Faceless interviewer guy asks Keith Lee what’s next. He says he’s 2 - 0, and the Limitless One needs gold to become who he is. Lee walks into a hair prep session for Kona Reeves. The Finest big times him, ignoring an offered handshake and says Lee needs to wait until he’s done before barging in. Keith teases him about having the finest losing streak in NXT, and offers to face him in the ring so Kona can bask in his glory.

- Next week we’ll get The Forgotten Sons in action, and EC3 vs. Lars Sullivan.

- Tommaso Ciampa def. Otis Dozovic via pinfall after a pair of draping DDTs

Dozer is out alone, like a good (and dumb) babyface. The champ takes his time taking off his jacket and putting down the belt after the bell. Otis gets the better of the initial strength battles, knocking Ciampa down with shoulder blocks and throwing him out of the ring all together. Dozovic catches Tommaso when he tries a crossbody, spinning him and throwing him. But Otis takes too long soaking in the cheers and the Blackheart rolls out. After stomping him around the ring a bit, he feigns a dive and pops the crowd with the caterpillar.

After a backdrop onto the apron, Tommy Entertainment finally gets an advantage by sweeping Dozer backfirst to the steel ramp. Ciampa refuses to take a countout win, heading back out to inflict more damage, delivering a high knee on the apron and going for the cover, but Otis kicks out! Another knee to the head leads to another two count. The champ hits a neckbreaker, then latches on a sleeper. Dozer escapes by dropping onto his back, crushing Ciampa. Clubbing blow from the Heavy Machinery member, then a shoulder to the mid-section and a big clothesline for two!

Rolling out, Tommaso grabs his belt and heads up the ramp, but Knight cuts him off. Ciampa turns into a clothesline from Dozovic, who drags the champ back to the ring and tosses him around with suplexes. He’s also ready for the draping DDT and throws the Blackheart on the floor, too! Elbow drop gets two! The champ grabs the ref and rakes Otis’ eyes, but can’t hit his finisher and Dozer gets two on a powerbomb counter.

Ciampa makes it to the ropes, where he catches Otis with the draping DDT. After another one, it’s over.

- From the safety of the ramp, the champ taunts Heavy Machinery as Tuckey helps Dozer recover in the ring.