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NXT Recap & Review – Episode 479

WWE NXT
Episode 479
#WWENXT

Original Air Date: November 21, 2018
Event Date: November 18, 2018
(available on the WWE Network)

City: Los Angeles, CA
Venue: Staples Center

Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Ring Announcer: Kayla Braxton

 

Video
Clips of Takeover: WarGames from this past Sunday.

Intro Video
“Resistance” by Powerflo

 

Match 1
Keith Lee vs Fidel Bravo
(referee: Eddie Orengo)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Keith Lee wins via pinfall after a fireman’s carry into a powerslam
Time: 2:01

Match Thoughts
Squash. A fun squash. Lee squashed Bravo.

 

Video
Clips of the two-out-of-three falls NXT Women’s Title match at WarGames.

Video
At WarGames, Shayna Baszler tells Cathy Kelley that she is the most dominant woman that the NXT women’s division has ever seen.

Video
A clip of Kassius Ohno interrupting Matt Riddle while he was on the Takeover: WarGames kickoff show panel.

Video
A clip of the entire match between Kassius Ohno and Matt Riddle at Takeover: WarGames.

Video
At WarGames, Sarah Schreiber congratulates Matt Riddle on the quickest unscheduled victory in Takeover history.

 

Match 2
Lars Sullivan vs Keita Murray
(referee: Darryl Sharma)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Lars Sullivan wins via pinfall after the Freak Accident
Time: 0:35

Match Thoughts
Squash. Like, a two move squash.

 

Ring Area
After the match, Lars Sullivan says this match is a warning and an example of what will keep happening until he gets an NXT Title match. To illustrate how serious he is, Sullivan sets Murray up for another Freak Accident. Before Sullivan can hit the move, Keith Lee runs down to the ring. Murray is thrown from the ring, and Lee knocks Sullivan down to the mat. Sullivan rolls out of the ring and walks up the ramp as Lee smiles.

Video
Clips of Gargano versus Black at Takeover: WarGames.

Video
At WarGames, Sarah Schreiber tries to ask Aleister Black some questions. Black says nothing. Black encounters Candice LeRae. Neither of them say anything. They both walk away.

Video
Clips of the NXT Title match between Velveteen Dream and Tommaso Ciampa.

Backstage
Keith Lee and Lars Sullivan yell at each other but are kept apart.

Video
Clips of the WarGames match from Takeover.

 

Match 3
Nikki Cross vs Candice LeRae
(referee: DA Brewer)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Nikki Cross wins via pinfall after a draping twisting neckbreaker
Time: 7:01

Match Thoughts
Very good match. As the announcer’s were saying, Johnny Gargano’s state of mind seems to be affecting Candice. She wrestled a strong, aggressive match. She was angry, and she took that anger out on Nikki. Nikki seemed a little surprised by Candice’s aggression at times, but it didn’t really affect Nikki too much. Nikki did have to fight hard to overcome the more aggressive Candice though.

 

Show Impressions
This was a Takeover wrap-up show, so except for the main event, there wasn’t really much worth watching if you saw WarGames.

Match of the Night
Nikki Cross vs Candice LeRae
This match is definitely worth watching though.

 

Official Results:https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/2018-11-21

 

 

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