Report via Wrestling Inc. – @ryanisdabest100 and Benny Lucas
November 15, 2018
San Jose, CA – San Jose State University
NOTE: Some of these matches will probably not air on NXT TV and could have possibly been dark matches. With TakeOver this Saturday, these spoilers would actually be spoilers for TakeOver (Ciampa still has the title at this taping) if we assume that all of the matches will air on TV.
There were likely two weeks of shows at this taping, to air November 28 and December 5. There will be another NXT TV taping on November 28 at Full Sail.
Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan defeated The Mighty – The losers attacked the winners after the match, upset with losing via roll-up. The Mighty destroyed Burch and Lorcan, then left them laid out.
EC3 defeated Marcel Barthel – EC3 cut a post-match promo and said he’s coming for Bobby Fish of The Undisputed Era.
Mia Yim defeated Vanessa Borne – Yim won with Eat Defeat in a decent back and forth match.
Lars Sullivan defeated Keith Lee – Lots of rest-holds early on in this match but the last minute or two was fun. Lars won with an impressive Freak Accident. After the match, Kona Reeves came out and talked about how disappointing Keith is, and how he disappointed his friends and family. Reeves said he doesn’t see what’s so limitless about Lee. He said everyone should be loving Kona, not Keith. Reeves said he will become NXT Champion in 2019. He tried to attack Lee but Lee left him laying.
War Raiders defeated Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong via DQ after Bobby Fish hit the ring with a steel chair and nailed Hanson, right as The War Raiders were about to win the match. The Undisputed Era retains the titles. Adam Cole was also at ringside. After the match, NXT North American Champion Ricochet ran out to make the save for Hanson and Rowe. Ricochet did a crazy springboard dive over the top rope.
The Velveteen Dream defeated Johnny Gargano in an amazing match, using a big elbow drop. This went at least 20 minutes. Dream did a dramatic celebration after the match, blowing kisses to the crowd (even kisses at Dave Meltzer) and giving thanks, yelling about how he loves everyone. Benny sent word that Gargano plays the dark heel but he still received about a 50/50 pop tonight, but Dream was over in a massive way and the people really want him to win the title on Saturday.
Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir defeated Dakota Kai and Kairi Sane – NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler was at ringside. The finish was sort of sloppy and shady with interference. Ryan sent word that Shafir and Duke are very green, and didn’t perform a lot of wrestling moves. Ryan also noted that the crowd wasn’t really into the match. Shayna, Duke and Shafir attacked Sane after the match but it backfired when Shayna accidentally hit Duke. Sane and Kai took advantage and fought off the Horsewomen.
NXT Championship: Tommaso Ciampa (c) defeated Aleister Black in the main event. This was another really good match. Johnny Gargano ran out through the crowd to attack Black while the referee was occupied by Ciampa and The Velveteen Dream, who also had come out. Ciampa returned to the ring and hit Project Ciampa to get the pin on Black. Dream attacked Ciampa after the match for a loud pop. They fought and Dream got the upperhand. Dream took the NXT Title and raised it, standing over Ciampa with it in the air.