Two former NXT Champions returned to the brand as the "Wednesday Night War" began last night.
Nearly seven months after undergoing neck surgery, Tommaso Ciampa returned at the end of last night's NXT episode. He confronted Adam Cole and took a long look at Cole's NXT Championship as the show went off the air.
Ciampa was forced to vacate the NXT Championship after undergoing anterior cervical fusion surgery this March.
Cole had retained his title against Matt Riddle earlier in the episode. After the match, Finn Balor confronted Cole and said that he's back in NXT.
Two other title matches took place last night. Shayna Baszler defended her NXT Women's Championship against Candice LeRae, and Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish defended their NXT Tag Team titles against The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford).
More coverage from last night --
- AEW Dynamite off-air results: Four dark matches
- WALTER vs. Kushida announced for next week's NXT
- Tommaso Ciampa returns, sets sights on NXT title
- Jake Hager makes surprise appearance at AEW Dynamite debut
- AEW crowns inaugural Women's Champion on Dynamite premiere
- Cruiserweight title match set for next week's NXT
- Finn Balor returns to NXT, confronts Adam Cole
- AEW Dynamite premiere live results: Pro wrestling returns to TNT
- WWE NXT live results: Three title matches
WWE NXT video highlights --
A new era for NXT begins
Adam Cole vs. Matt Riddle for the NXT Championship
Finn Balor is back in NXT
Velveteen Dream appears, issues a challenge to Roderick Strong
Lio Rush is challenging for Drew Gulak's Cruiserweight Championship on NXT next week
Io Shirai vs. Mia Yim
Tegan Nox is ready to return and show everyone in NXT exactly who she is
Johnny Gargano vs. Shane Thorne
Shayna Baszler vs. Candice LeRae for the NXT Women's Championship
WALTER vs. Kushida is set for next week
Pete Dunne vs. Danny Burch, Damian Priest attacks Dunne after the match
Wale introduces The Street Profits for their Tag Team title rematch
Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish vs. The Street Profits for the NXT Tag Team titles
Tommaso Ciampa returns, confronts Adam Cole
NXT fallout: Johnny Gargano and The Street Profits thank the crowd after the show
NXT fallout: Johnny Gargano reacts to shutting Shane Thorne up
NXT fallout: Mia Yim is ready to prove herself after another tough loss