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NXT St. Charles, MO, live results: Ciampa vs. Velveteen Dream

Submitted by Joseph Gilbert

- The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) defeated The Forgotten Sons (Jaxson Ryker & Wesley Blake)

Ford had his left knee heavily taped but moved fine and worked well. The Forgotten Sons worked over his knee throughout the match and Ford sold it after.

Ford was very over with the crowd and the star of the match.

- Kassius Ohno defeated Raul Mendoza

The crowd was in favor of Ohno, but Mendoza was able to get over with them. Mendoza provided most of the offense and got a standing ovation as he left.

- Candice LeRae & Dakota Kai defeated Aliyah & Reina Gonzalez

Kai took most of the offense, then LeRae got the hot tag and eventually pinned Aliyah.

- Johnny Gargano defeated Lars Sullivan by DQ

Really strong match. Gargano won by disqualification when Sullivan pushed the referee.

- NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed Era (Kyle O'Reilly & Roderick Strong) defeated Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch

- NXT North American Champion Ricochet defeated Adam Cole to retain his title

They did a spot on the outside where Cole delivered a wheelbarrow suplex to the edge of the ring, which looked brutal. There was plenty of back and forth in the match. Ricochet retained with the Shooting Star Press.

- NXT Women's Champion Kairi Sane defeated Lacey Evans to retain her title

- NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa defeated Velveteen Dream to retain his title

Every match on this card felt like just another match -- except for this one. If this is the match we get at TakeOver, it's going to be a damn good one.

Dream worked Ciampa's knee throughout the match. He dragged Ciampa to the ring post to do a figure four like Bret Hart did to Steve Austin at WrestleMania 13. The referee went out of the ring to pull Dream off and did the five count as Ciampa was under the ropes. While the ref was down there, Ciampa tapped out. It obviously didn't count as the ref didn't see it and Ciampa had a rope break.

Ciampa brought the NXT title belt into the match. Dream caught him, and when the belt fell, Dream did his modified Sister Abigail move onto it. The ref noticed the belt was involved in the move. Dream looked shocked and then just went for the cover -- and the ref counted a two. 

While it was a house show and you know the title wouldn't change hands, every near fall had the crowd invested. I heard many fans discuss the way Samoa Joe won the title back in NXT, and that one instance had fans feel like it could happen again. There were near falls off the rolling Death Valley Driver and Purple Rainmaker.

The finish was Ciampa retaining with the rope-hung DDT. 

Fantastic match that felt like it was worthy of a pay-per-view. If they do that at TakeOver, I think people will love it. They had about 20 minutes at this show and could probably do better at TakeOver.