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NXT results, live blog (May 8, 2019): Adam Cole vs. Matt Riddle

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- Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness & Percy Watson welcome us to Full Sail, and we’re starting with women’s action!

- Bianca Belair def. Mia Yim via pinfall

The ladies soak in the dueling chants before locking up. Grappling standoff, then each wrestler tries for a drop kick. They both recognize the other’s skills, but when Mia offers a hand, she gets kick in the gut from Belair. Yim still gets the advantage off a drop kick, but when she’s forced to chase Bianca to the floor, The EST smashes her face on the apron and takes control. Neck crank, followed by a standing splash that she attempts a cover after. Belair drops the HBIC face first on the turnbuckle with a reverse powerbomb, and gets a two count. Lots of trash talk from Binky, who says “if you want my spot, fight me!” Mia literally kicks her in the ass, and tries for a submission with a body scissor/choke hold, but Belair snaps her off with a suplex. The EST goes for another splash off some rest holds, but Yim gets the knees up. Kicks, shotgun dropkick, rolling cannonball and a tarantula! She fights off a sunset flip, then reverses a cradle after two, grabbing the ropes to pick up the win.

- We see SHOCKING FOOTAGE of the Viking Raiders leaving the Performance Center when Jaxson Ryker blocks their exit in a pick-up. His Forgotten Sons teammates Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake attack from behind, and we see a three-on-one beatdown before learning Erik & Ivar will be on next week to address their situation.

- After a commercial, more INTENSE FOOTAGE from the PC of Marina Shafir & Jessamyn Duke during a Shayna Baszler coached sparring session. Io Shirai races in and attacks the champ. After a bit of a brawl, some babyfaces pull the Genius of the Sky out of the ring while coaches hold the 34 Horsewomen back.

- Raul Mendoza def. Riddick Moss via pinfall after a slingshot corkscrew splash

Moss has a haircut and is working a fitness guru gimmick. Ranallo tells us Tino Sabatelli’s old running buddy is back from injury sooner than expected thanks to his Riddick Regiment.

Mendoza isn’t intimidated by Moss’ schtick, and runs lucha libre circles around the bigger man early, getting a two count off a running shooting star press. Riddick catches him off a springboard move, however, and curls Raul before hitting a fallaway slam. He shows off with some push-ups, then splits Mendoza in half with a shoulder block. Press slam for two, and Moss chastises referee Jessika Carr that she needs to “learn to count like the Regiment counts”. He gets his water bottle for a drink and tries to force the luchador to have some, and that allows Raul back into the match. Another flurry ends with a step-up enziguri, and then David pins Goliath!

- After a recap of his win over Kassius Ohno last week, we learn Kushida will be back on NXT next week.

- Matt Riddle def. Adam Cole via submission with a Bro-mission

Cole is out alone, and Riddle is all over him at the bell. Cole rolls out to avoid an early Bro-mission. Forearms let the Undisputed ERA leader get a side headlock, but the ex-UFC star quickly reverses. Riddle gets a cover off a senton, then hits a trio of gutwrench suplexes. Cole dodges a charge and pulls Riddle off the ropes, then hits him with a bicycle kick. Cole controls the action with a mix of rest holds and strikes. Trash talk about being “the uncrowned champion” gets the Bro fired up. Exchange of strikes, and Riddle puts Cole down with a German suplex. Riddle gets the best of another exchange, then hits a running forearm and an exploder suplex. Penalty kick gets two. The Panama City Playbody misses an enziguri, then a deadlift bridging German gets another nearfall for Riddle. Ushigoroshi from Cole gets two. A follow-up suplex attempt is blocked, but after a knee from Riddle, Cole counters out of a fireman’s carry for a neckbreaker that gets two. Another striking exchange ends when Adam stomps on the Bro’s foot, but Riddle dodges a superkick and locks in an ankle lock. Cole rolls through, Matt switches to the Bro-Mission and Cole tries for the same pin Velveteen Dream got in New York. Another exchange ends when Riddle tries for another suplex trio, but Cole counters the third into a brainbuster this time. Chops from Cole until Riddle covers up, then a kick to the shin. Destroyer is blocked, but a super kick leads to the Last Shot... and Riddle kicks out! A flustered Cole pulls down his knee pad to try again, but Riddle catches him with a knee instead. GTS, power bomb and a knee to the head, but Cole rolls out before Riddle can cover.

Here comes Roderick Strong to help his leader up. Riddle takes him out, but that gives Cole time to recover. Riddle flips into a superkick, but reverses the pin into his submission to pick up the win.

- Roddy tries to help Cole up after Riddle leaves the scene, but he won’t have it. Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish separate them, and try to get Strong to leave. Cole looks like he wants to fight. They end up exiting opposite sides of the ring. Cole can be heard telling O’Reilly that Strong has cost him his last several matches as the show ends.

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