Last night’s NXT featured two big matches that were originally scheduled for TakeOver: Tampa.
One of those was Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano in what was billed as the match that would settle their rivalry. It was presented in cinematic fashion and took up the last hour of the show.
Near the end of the match, Candice LeRae pleaded with Gargano and Ciampa to stop. She asked Gargano what he’s become and told Ciampa to finish it. When he wouldn’t, LeRae said she would finish it instead. She then gave Gargano a low blow.
But when Ciampa checked on Gargano, LeRae low blowed him too. It was then revealed that Gargano was wearing a cup. Before the match began, LeRae had given Gargano something in a paper bag that wasn’t revealed at the time.
Gargano pinned Ciampa after hitting the Fairy Tale Ending on the exposed ring. As Gargano and LeRae went to their car after the match, it appeared that they passed another car that Killer Kross and Scarlett Bordeaux were inside of.
LeRae was also in action in the number one contender’s ladder match earlier in the night. Io Shirai won the ladder match and is first in line for a shot at new NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair.
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Number one contender’s ladder match
Finn Balor says WALTER’s NXT United Kingdom Championship reign is on borrowed time
Indus Sher vs. Ever-Rise
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Tommaso Ciampa vs. Johnny Gargano