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NXT St. Paul live results: Ciampa vs. Dream, Baszler vs. Sane

Submitted by Erik Thibault

- Matt Riddle defeated Kassius Ohno

Fun opener. Riddle won with a cradle.

- Velveteen Dream cut a cellphone promo where he was in front of Prince's Paisley Park.

- Jessamyn Duke (w/ Marina Shafir) defeated Candice LeRae

The crowd saw Shayna Baszler's spade on the screen and popped, but then Duke and Shafir's names came on the screen and they got quiet quick. It was mentioned that they are a part of the Four Horsewomen.

Duke is much bigger than LeRae. The match was pretty boring and Duke is really green, but she won with an impressive high kick after a distraction from Shafir.

- Bobby Fish defeated Humberto Carrillo

The crowd didn't know who Carrillo was at the beginning, but his flips and dives got them on his side really quick. Fish won with a finishing sequence of a spear into the corner, knee lifts, and an exploder suplex in the corner after Carrillo missed a moonsault.

Carrillo got a standing ovation as he left the ring.

- A video package was shown of Kona Reeves riding the zip line at the Mall of America. He then cut a heel promo on the Minnesota Vikings.

- Dominik Dijakovic defeated Kona Reeves (w/ Dan Matha)

Dijakovic is huge and ripped. Matha interfered a lot and there were a few good near falls.

The finish was super hot. Matha introduced a chair and Reeves was about to hit Dijakovic with it, but the referee took it away as Reeves reared back. Dijakovic superkicked Matha off the apron, superkicked Reeves through the ropes, hit a running roll-over dive on both, rolled Reeves back into the ring, and hit a torture rack Death Valley Driver into a high knee for the win.

The loudest reaction so far was when Dijakovic got the pin. That was a lot of fun.

- Aleister Black defeated Johnny Gargano

There were dueling chants for both before the match. Gargano was definitely wrestling as a heel. These two were super polished and crisp, and it was amazing that we got this quality of wrestling at an NXT house show. This got the first "This is awesome" chants of the night.

Black won with Black Mass in the best match so far.

- NXT North American Champion Ricochet & Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic & Tucker Knight) defeated The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole & NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O'Reilly & Roderick Strong)

Dozovic and Knight were doing big man comedy spots early, with the crowd eating it up. Ricochet is absolutely incredible, no surprise. Undisputed Era got the heat on Ricochet forever. Dozovic got a huge reaction for a hot tag and was awesome.

Dozovic was cut off and then gave Ricochet the super hot tag -- and he was awesome. Ricochet pinned Strong with a fireman’s carry Michinoku driver with one of the legs hooked.

- Kairi Sane defeated NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler by DQ

This match was fine and had a lot of submissions. Sane hit her elbow drop, but Duke and Shafir came out and caused the disqualification by breaking up the pin.

LeRae came out to help Sane dispose of the Horsewomen. She hit a couple of nice dives.

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

There were lots of pre-match shenanigans with Dream taking the belt from the referee and posing with it. They had a fun match with a lot of crowd interaction. At one point, Ciampa hit a White Noise from the second rope. They got a "This is awesome" chant.

Ciampa mocked Dream’s poses a lot. He looked to flip off the crowd after they did the Vikings "Skol" chant during the match. Both wrestlers kicked out of big moves, and Ciampa hit the draping DDT for the clean win.

Ciampa cut a great, emotional promo after the match. It looked like someone from WWE was recording it. Ciampa said NXT drew better this year than last year in St. Paul and said NXT was the "A show" and he was holding the most important title in sports entertainment.