Triple H makes a huge announcement regarding the NXT Title match at Takeover: New York, and a new contender for the title is decided in a great main event.
The semifinals of the Dusty Classic are decided, Shayna Baszler finds out who she will face at Takeover, and Johnny Gargano makes a statement on a good episode of NXT.
Mia Yim fights Shayna Baszler in the main event of a good episode of NXT that also featured Keith Lee vs Dominik Dijakovic, Borne and Aliyah vs Conti & Xia Li, Ciampa making a proposal to Gargano, and an appearance from the WWE Women’s Tag Champs.
Baszler, Duke, and Shafir team up to take on Shirai, Sane, and Belair in the main even of a good episode of NXT that also featured Drew Gulak versus Matt Riddle in a beautifully brutal battle.
Kairi Sane and Io Shirai run circles around Jessamyn Suke and Marina Shafir, and the Street Profits battle the Forgotten Sons in two good tag matches on what was otherwise a recap of NXT Takeover: Phoenix.
Keith Lee battles Kassius Ohno, Dominik Dijakovic takes on Adrian Jaoude, Johnny Gargano fights Humberto Carrillo, The Street Profits have fun with the Metro Brothers, and Bianca Belair comes face to face with Shayna Baszler in a good episode of NXT.
Adam Cole faces EC3 and Bianca Belair tries to stay undefeated against Nikki Cross in a double main event on a good episode of NXT that also featured a very nice tag exhibition from the team of Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel.
Matt Riddle and Kassius Ohno have a rematch from Takeover in a show that was otherwise a recap of the best of NXT in 2018.
Ricochet defends his North American title against an NXT almuni in an open challenge, EC3 goes after revenge on Bobby Fish, Mia Yim faces Reina Gonzalez to qualify for a number one contender’s match, and The Mighty suffer the wrath of Burch and Lorcan in a good episode of NXT.
Dakota Kai faces Shayna Baszler (and friends), Punishment Martinez debuts against Matt Riddle, Mendoza and Carrillo fly around the Forgotten Sons, and Ciampa, Black , and Gargano get into a war of words on a very entertaining episode of NXT.
The final stop before NXT Takeover: War Games featured a good match between Bianca Belair and Mia Yim, and a very good match between Kyle O’Reilly and Hanson to decide whose team will get the advantage in War Games!
Heavy Machinery fights the Forgotten Sons, Taynara Conti takes on Dakota Kai, and Velveteen Dream battles Lars Sullivan in a good episode of NXT.
The Street Profits once again attempt to get revenge on The Mighty, Mercedes Martinez battles Nikki Cross, Burch and Lorcan have their hands full with Mendoza and Carillo, and Matt Riddle debuts against Menzies in a great episode of NXT.
Aleister Black’s attacker is revealed on a show that also featured Mia Yim’s NXT debut against Aliyah, Kassius Ohno hitting some guy really hard, and the Undisputed Era having some trouble with EC3.
Awe-Ska faces Ravishing Rusev Day in a fun match while Country Dominance attempts to take advantage of the newly formed Team Pawz.
Fabulous Truth and Fenomenal Flair have a goofy match while B’n’B makes a real attempt to take down Monster Eclipse in a well-balanced episode of Mixed Match Challenge.
WWE NXT Episode 471 #WWENXT Original Air Date: October 3, 2018 Event Date: September 20, 2018 (available on the WWE Network) City: Winter Park, FL Venue: Full Sail University Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson Ring Announcer: Kayla Braxton Backstage Nikki Cross thinks games are fun. She’s looking forward to having fun with …
Otis Dozovic gets an opportunity to face the NXT Champ Tommaso Ciampa, the Street Profits look for a measure of revenge on The Mighty, Kairi Sane is confronted by Shanya Baszler, and more on a good episode of NXT.
Bianca Belair takes on Nikki Cross, Lorcan and Burch return to action as a team, Baszler destroys someone’s arm, and Raul Mendoza attempts to chop down Lars Sullivan in a pretty good episode of NXT.
Ricochet and Pete Dunne battle the Undisputed Era in a great main event on a very good episode of NXT.