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WWE NXT results: Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade 'Cien' Almas


The Big News: Andrade "Cien" Almas improved to 2-0 against Johnny Gargano as he pinned him once again in the main event.

The Medium News: Peyton Royce advanced to Houston and the fatal four-way match for the NXT Women's Championship at TakeOver.

The Little Beaver-sized News: Nikki Cross was assaulted by Taynara Conti at the request of The Undisputed Era, which cost Cross her chance to get into the Women's title match at TakeOver.


Peyton Royce defeated Nikki Cross and Liv Morgan to earn a spot in the NXT Women's Championship match at TakeOver: War Games

The winner of this match will join Kairi Sane in the fatal four-way match to determine the new NXT Women's Champion at TakeOver: War Games next month.

The match started with Cross screaming at Royce, and this led to Cross grabbing Morgan's arm and using a double clothesline to send Royce out of the ring. We settled down into a normal three-way from there. The crowd didn't care for this at all, making very little noise for the most part. Royce used a reverse Octopus on Morgan that Cross broke up and caused Royce to almost land on her head.

They did a stacked-up superplex where Morgan got the worst of it. Suddenly, The Undisputed Era sent Mae Young Classic competitor Taynara Conti down to the ring and she interfered and ultimately cost Cross the match. Royce pinned Cross with a fisherman's suplex.


Velveteen Dream defeated Lio Rush

This was Rush's real NXT debut. He attempted to debut last week against Aleister Black, but Velveteen Dream attacked him from out of nowhere, which brought us to this match.

Rush used his small size to his advantage as he dodged, ducked, dipped, dove, and dodged around Dream during the early part of the match. Unfortunately he didn't dodge quick enough for long enough as Dream knocked him down and took over. Rush showed just enough to impress people who didn't know him, but he went down for the count to a Purple Rainmaker.

After the match, Dream looked into the camera and mouthed a message to Aleister Black to say his name.


Lars Sullivan defeated Danny Burch

This match was set up two weeks ago when Sullivan defeated Oney Lorcan and Burch ran in for the save from a post-match attack. Sullivan took almost all the offense and, again, was never taken off his feet by any offensive move given to him. Sullivan won with his side spinebuster.


There will be an exclusive interview with NXT Champion Drew McIntyre on next week's episode.


The Street Profits defeated Damien Smith & Markos Espada

The Profits are easily one of the most over acts on NXT and this match was over as quickly as it began. We had a lot of shenanigans and non-action before Smith was a victim of the combo spinebuster/frog splash. I don't believe Espada ever tagged in.

The Street Profits celebrated their win in the audience.


Next week:

  • Ruby Riot vs. Sonya Deville vs. Ember Moon in a Women's title qualifying match
  • SAnitY vs. The Undisputed Era


Andrade "Cien" Almas defeated Johnny Gargano

These two men wrestled at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III, with Almas winning that match after Zelina Vega threw a DIY T-shirt into the ring to distract Gargano.

This was a good match and these two men have excellent chemistry together. Almas got the heat when he dropped Gargano with Christian's reverse DDT, but on the ring apron, which is the hardest part of the ring. Gargano was on top of his game here as even when Almas would do something like counter Gargano's slingshot spear, Johnny Wrestling would backdrop him over the top rope.

Gargano kicked out of several big moves, which frustrated Almas. Gargano was so tired that after hitting a superkick he collapsed onto Almas for a two count. Almas went for a top rope hammerlock DDT, but Gargano blocked it and then Almas blocked the sunset flip powerbomb. However, Gargano got on the Gargano Escape.

Vega freaked out and took off her leather jacket -- to reveal a DIY T-shirt. Gargano didn't fall for it, but Almas did get the ropes. They exchanged roll-ups until Almas was able to send him into the bottom turnbuckles. Two running knees to the back of the head was more than enough, but Almas still finished him off with a hammerlock DDT.

So, that does it for this week. We are one week closer to Houston, but what will happen next week? Until then, remember to say your vitamins and take your prayers!