NXT TV taping spoilers: The Gargano-Ciampa rivalry continuesBy JJ Williams | @JJWilliamsWON | May 9, 2018 7:54 pm
Dark match --
- Lio Rush defeated Marcel Barthel
Rush hit a frog splash and earned the right to challenge for Adam Cole's North American Championship when the tapings continue tomorrow night.
NXT TV tapings --
- Lacey Evans defeated Brandi Lauren
Evans won with a moonsault and punch. After the match, Kairi Sane attacked Evans as payback for their last encounter.
- Ricochet vs. Velveteen Dream ended in a no contest
The no contest was due to Lars Sullivan destroying them both.
- Kona Reeves defeated Raul Mendoza
They had a competitive match with a split crowd before Reeves hit a Samoan drop to win.
- WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated The Undisputed Era (NXT North American Champion Adam Cole & NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O'Reilly & Roderick Strong)
This was a great match with action all over the place by all six men. Burch and Lorcan hit their double-team DDT on O'Reilly for the win, likely setting up a future Tag Team title match.
- TM-61 defeated Heavy Machinery
TM-61 stole the pin while having their feet on the ropes.
- Lacey Evans defeated Kairi Sane
Good back-and-forth match with Evans hitting a knockout punch to win.
- Johnny Gargano came out with Candice LeRae for an in-ring promo about his future. He took off his neck brace and called out Tommaso Ciampa, but LeRae didn't want him to do that. Gargano got bumped into LeRae on the apron while he was fighting with Ciampa.
LeRae was then tended to by medics and referees.
- Vanessa Borne defeated Steffanie Newell
The former Nixon Newell was making her NXT television debut here. Borne won with a sliding slam.
- Dakota Kai did a backstage promo about her NXT Women's Championship match with Shayna Baszler that's coming up later. Baszler interrupted her and said the only way this ends is with Kai unconscious.
- Lars Sullivan defeated Ricochet & Velveteen Dream in a handicap match
Dream turned against Ricochet, allowing Sullivan to hit the Freak Accident to win.
- Kassius Ohno defeated Chad Lail
A high-tension elbow by Ohno got the victory.
- The War Raiders defeated two enhancement wrestlers
- EC3 defeated Fabian Aichner
During this match, Gargano walked through the crowd and to the commentary desk to announce that he has a contract to face Ciampa in a street fight at TakeOver: Chicago.
- Kairi Sane defeated Lacey Evans
A flying elbow allowed Sane to win the third match of their series.
- NXT Champion Aleister Black was interrupted by Lars Sullivan during a promo in the ring, with Sullivan saying he's Black's challenger for Chicago. Sullivan then hit Black with the Freak Accident.
- NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler defeated Dakota Kai to retain her title
Baszler choked out Kai after a spirited battle. Following the match, Nikki Cross made the save to prevent further attacks and scored a visual pin on Baszler with Kai counting it.
The crowd celebrated the non-title change and chanted "You deserve It" as Cross ran around with the belt.