Original Air Date: August 15, 2018
Event Date: July 18, 2018
(available on the WWE Network)
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Ring Announcer: Mike Rome
In Memory of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart (1955-2018)
Last week, Aleister Black was found unconscious outside Full Sail after the show went off the air. The NXT Title match will now be a one-on-one Last Man Standing match.
Street Profits vs The Mighty
(referee: Eddie Orengo)
Result: Montez Ford pins Shane Thorne with an O’Connor Roll (and a handful of tights)
Good match. This was fought evenly, yet the Street Profits seemed to be a few steps ahead of The Mighty tonight. It was good to see, and it feels like it could lead to a lot more in the future.
Shayna Baszler gives some tips to Aliyah.
Earlier today, the Undisputed Era couldn’t believe that they have to face Moustache Mountain again at Takeover.
Kairi Sane vs Aliyah
(referee: DA Brewer; guest commentary: Shayna Baszler)
Result: Kairi Sane wins via submission with the Anchor
This was an exhibition for Sane to show her “killer instinct.” Aliyah got destroyed with three Insane Elbows and the Anchor. This was a smart move to try to get Sane some momentum. She’s been winning, but Baszler has been dominating lately.
Buildup for Adam Cole versus Ricochet at Takeover.
Velveteen Dream heads to the ring. Dream thinks it’s funny that the people are cheering for him. EC3 is also funny. EC3 has made an enemy of the Dream, and this Saturday, for EC3, it will be “dream over.” EC3 comes out and heads to the ring.
EC3 knows what Dream is trying to do. He’s trying to get into EC3’s head. That’s what EC3 does. He gets in people’s heads and builds parking lots. EC3 starts to talk about his victory, but Dream assures EC3 that he won’t have his hand raised on Saturday. EC3 says they can start the fight right now, but as EC3 gets ready to fight, Dream attacks. EC3 fights off Dream and hits him with a TKO.
Cathy Kelley breaks down some of the footage showing Aleister Black’s mysterious attack.
Johnny Gargano will do whatever it takes to make sure Tommaso Ciampa does not leave Brooklyn as champ.
Tyler Bate w/ Trent Seven vs Roderick Strong (NXT Tag Champ) w/ Kyle O’Reilly (NXT Tag Champ)
(referee: Drake Wuertz)
Result: Tyler Bate wins via pinfall after Tyler Driver 97
Very good match. As usual, these two guys were great. This was a good momentum builder for Bate.
I think this was a good final NXT before Takeover. The matches were all touched on to varying degrees and some momentum was given in certain feuds.
Match of the Night
Tyler Bate vs Roderick Strong
Always a good match with these two involved.
Official results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/2018-08-15