April 11, 2018
Orlando, FL – Full Sail University
Report via Andrew Twiss and PWInsider.com
Note: Segments are mostly listed in the order they happened live. Segments can always be cut or shown out of order.
Dark Match: Lio Rush (w/ Babatunde) defeated Buddy Adams
Week 1 – To Air April 18
In-Ring: Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae – Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae come out. Johnny says the name Tommaso Ciampa haunted him. He finally has his life back. Johnny thanks the fans and his wife. Johnny says he and Candice have unfinished business. Candice says she will take Zelina Vega out tonight. Johnny says after that, he’s coming for the NXT Championship.
Ricochet defeated Fabian Aichner
War Raiders (Hanson and Rowe) defeated The Metro Brothers
No DQ match: Lars Sullivan defeated Killian Dain
Candice LeRae defeated Zelina Vega – Gargano and LeRae both locked Vega and Almas in the Gargano Escape. Post-match: Johnny wants a title match with Aleister Black. Black grants his wish for next week.
Week 2 – To Air April 25
In-Ring: Undisputed Era – Adam Cole says only one man could do what he did and win two brutal Takeover matches. Roderick Strong says he joined Undisputed Era because he’s sure Pete Dunne would have turned on him first. Now hes doing things for himself and he has Championship gold. Adam Cole says he’s going to defend his Championship against Oney Lorcan and will do it by himself.
NXT North American Championship: Adam Cole (c) defeated Oney Lorcan – Post Match: All of Undisputed Era attacks Oney. Danny Burch tries to make the save, but gets laid out too.
Heavy Machinery defeated Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss – Tino walks out on Riddick during the match. Post match: Heavy Machinery call out the War Raiders saying they’ll raid all the buffets, lift all the weights and are ready for war.
Johnny Gargano vs. Aleister Black never happens – Gargano is jumped during his entrance by Tommaso Ciampa. They brawl for several months minutes before Ciampa finally lays him out. Johnny Gargano is eventually stretchered out.
Weeks 3 & 4 – To Air May 2 & May 9
A lot was taped with no obvious episode break.
Kairi Sane defeated Shazza McKenzie – Post match: Lacey Evans comes out to apologize for the things she’s said about Kairi. She offers a handshake but sucker punches Kairi.
TM61 defeated The Street Profits
Kona Reeves defeated Patrick Scott – (Possible dark match)
Bianca Belair defeated Candice LeRae
Pete Dunne defeated Roderick Strong by DQ after Undisputed Era interferes. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch make the save.
In-Ring: Ricochet, Velveteen Dream – Ricochet comes out to speak. He says everywhere he goes, he wants to be the name everyone talks about. He says there’s only one thing on his mind and it’s the NXT championship. He’s interrupted by the Velveteen Dream. Dream says Ricochet can get to the back of the line. Dream and Ricochet face off for several more minutes before Dream backs off.
EC3 defeated Raul Mendoza – Post match: EC3 cuts a short promo.
Dakota Kai defeated Vanessa Bourne – Post match: Shayna Baszler comes out and backs Dakota into the corner. Baszler then chokes Vanessa Bourne out, while Dakota, frightened, leaves.
War Raiders defeated Heavy Machinery
Tommaso Ciampa defeated Kassius Ohno
Dark Match: Aleister Black defeated Eric Young
– Mauro Ranallo and Percy Watson are on commentary. No Nigel McGuiness.
– Roderick Strong was wearing the NXT Tag Title and seems to be officially recognized as one of the champions.