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.
All four matches in the first round of this year’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic are decided in a great 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.
Batista crashes Ric Flair’s birthday celebration on an episode of RAW that also featured Lio Rush challenging Finn Balor for the IC Title, Becky Lynch again breaking her suspension, Aleister Black and Ricochet teaming up against the RAW Tag Champs, and the return of Roman Reigns.
Velveteen Dream challenges Johnny Gargano for the North American Title on a very good episode of NXT that also features Mia Yim vs Xia Li and Roderick Strong vs Aleister Black.
The NXT invasion continues as Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Aleister Black, and Ricochet all compete in matches. Also, Mandy Rose faces Asuka, and a challenger is named for Daniel Bryan’s WWE Title.
NXT invades RAW (sort of) as Ricochet, Aleister Black, Johnny Gargano, and Tommaso Ciampa make their RAW in-ring debuts on an entertaining episode.
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.
Ricochet and Gargano meet in the ring, Bobby Fish takes on Velveteen Dream, Io Shirai and Kairi Sane form a tag team, and the team of Aichner and Barthel battle Lorcan and Burchin a good episode of NXT.
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.
Undisputed Era puts their tag titles on the line against Heavy Machinery and a new contender for the NXT Women’s Title is decided on a very entertaining episode of NXT.
Johnny Gargano clashes with Aleister Black in a steel cage on a good episode of NXT that also features the debut of the newly-named Dominik Dijakovic and a tag team battle featuring the team of Io Shirai and Dakota Kai versus the debuting Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir.
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.
Keith Lee battles Lars Sullivan in a good fight between two big men in a show that also featured Lorcan and Burch versus The Mighty, Mia Yim versus Vanessa Borne, and EC3 versus Marcel Barthel.
NXT WarGames II continues the tradition of great Takeovers with a crazy WarGames match, a great NXT Title match between Dream and Ciampa, an emotional fight between Gargano and Black, and a tense battle for the Women’s Title between Baszler and Sane (plus a surprise or two).
Heavy Machinery fights the Forgotten Sons, Taynara Conti takes on Dakota Kai, and Velveteen Dream battles Lars Sullivan in a good 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.
Ricochet defends his North American Title against Pete Dunne and Adam Cole in a great triple threat main event on a show that also featured Keith Lee versus Kona Reeves and Nikki Cross getting into everyone’s business.
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 …