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.
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.
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.
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.
The final two competitors of the 2018 Mae Young Classic are determined in a pair of very good matches.
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.
The quarter-final round has three good (and quite different) matches plus one heartbreaking end for one of this year’s competitors.
A double main event features Undisputed Era putting their tag titles on the line against War Raiders, and Nikki Cross battling Bianca Belair in an energetic rematch on a good episode of NXT.
The second round of the Mae Young Classic concludes with another series of good matches, and a great fight between Mia Yim and Kaitlyn.
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 …
The first round comes to an end with some good matches including Hiroyo Matsumoto vs Rachel Evers, and Xia Brookside vs Io Shirai.