4/11/18 WWE NXT Recap: New Orleans Fallout; Sane vs. Evans, Heavy Machinery vs. Sabbatelli/Moss; War Raiders Debut
NXT opens with various clips of the matches that took place at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans this past Saturday night. The opening credits play and then Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, and Percy Watson welcome us to the show.
Match #1 – Kairi Sane vs. Lacey Evans
Evans backs Sane into the corner and then they lock up. Evans applies a waist-lock, but Sane turns it into a wrist-lock. Evans gets free and sends Sane into the ropes, but Sane holds on and the ladies are at a stalemate. Sane and Evans runs the ropes for a bit and then Sane drops Evans with a head-scissors take down and a dropkick. Sane goes for the cover, but Evans kicks out at two. Sane sends Evans into the corner and charges, but Evans counters and slams Sane into the turnbuckles. Evans delivers a slingshot elbow drop and goes for the cover, but Sane kicks out at two. Evans kicks Sane in the midsection, but Sane goes for a quick roll-up. Evans kicks out and then drops Sane with a lariat. Evans goes for the cover, but Sane kicks out at two.
Evans applies a modified cobra clutch and then goes for the cover, but Sane kicks out at two. Evans slams Sane into the corner and delivers a forearm shot. Evans delivers another forearm and then delivers a chop. Evans stands on Sane’s back against the ropes and then applies the modified cobra clutch again. Evans goes for the cover, but Sane kicks out at two as we head to a break.
We’re back from the break and Evans stomps away on Sane in the corner. Evans slams Sane to the mat and goes for the cover, but Sane kicks out at two. Sane comes back and delivers a series of chops. Sane comes off the ropes, but Evans catches her and delivers a shoulder-breaker. Evans goes for the cover, but Sane kicks out at two. Evans chops Sane and shoves her into the ropes, but Sane comes right back with a spear. Evans goes for a big kick, but Sane counters and delivers an ax kick to the back. Sane delivers a running blockbuster and then delivers the Sliding D in the corner. Sane goes up top and delivers a clothesline from the top. Sane goes for the cover, but Evans kicks out at two.
Sane goes for a submission, but Evans powers out. Evans goes for a pump-handle slam, but sane counters with a spinning back fist. Sane goes up top and delivers the In-Sane Elbow and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Kairi Sane.
A recap of the ladder match from NXT TakeOver: New Orleans is shown and we see the crowning of Adam Cole as the inaugural NXT North American Champion. We then see that we will take a look at Roderick Strong joining the Undisputed ERA and also take a look at Shayna Baszler’s victory at TakeOver.
Back from the break, we see Cathy Kelly with the Undisputed ERA after TakeOver. Kelly asks Cole if he can explain what happened, and Strong stops him and the ERA walk away without saying anything.
We then see The Authors of Pain’s debut on Raw this past Monday night. We see an interview with Akam and Rezar. Akam says it isn’t about Paul Ellering, but it’s about how they destroyed the first-ever Smackdown Tag Team Champions. Ellering walks up and asks them what they are doing. He says he developed everything for them and Rezar says Ellering’s chapter ended in NXT and they don’t need him anymore.
We take a look back at the Unsanctioned Match between Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. We see that Gargano will come back to NXT on next week’s show.
We see that Heavy Machinery will take on Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss later tonight.
Back from the break, we see Shayna Baszler after her match at TakeOver in which she became the NXT Women’s Champion. Baszler says no one gets to jump on her bandwagon now that she is the champion. Baszler says it feels right and things are going to change in the NXT Women’s Division. She says it is going to be about who can wrestle and that is what she is here to do.
We then see Ember Moon’s debut from this past Monday’s Raw. We then see an interview with Moon and Nia Jax. Moon says it is a dream come true and she is excited to start a new chapter. She says her biggest regret is that she left Baszler with the rest of the NXT Women’s Division, not that she won’t get a rematch.
We take an exclusive look at the match between Andrade “Cien” Almas and Aleister Black from TakeOver.
We then see No Way Jose’s debut on Raw this past Monday night as well as Peyton Royce and Billie Kay’s debut on Smackdown.
We see that Lars Sullivan and Killian Dain will go one-on-one next week.
Match #2 – Heavy Machinery (Tucker Knight and Otis Dozovic) vs. Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss
Knight and Sabbatelli start the match with a lock up. Knight backs Sabbatelli into the corner and Sabbatelli reverses it. Knight shoves Sabbatelli away, but Sabbatelli comes back with a slap and tags in Moss. Dozovic gets into the ring and all four men are brawling. Knight drops Moss with a clothesline and then one to Sabbatelli as well. Knight and Dozovic smash Sabbatelli in between them, but Sabbatelli comes back and drops Knight from behind as we head to a break.
Back from the break, Sabbatelli and Moss are in control of Knight. Sabbatelli delivers a dropkick and goes for the cover, but Knight kicks out at two. Sabbatelli sends Knight into the corner and then delivers a diving cross-body. Moss tags in and goes for the cover, but Knight kicks out at two. Moss slams Knight to the mat and tags in Sabbatelli. Knight comes back and smashes Moss in the corner and tags in Dozovic. Dozovic drops Moss and Sabbtelli and smashes them in the corner. Dozovic tosses Moss across the ring and smashes Sabbatelli again. Dozovic delivers the caterpillar elbow drop and goes for the cover, but the War Raiders rush the ring and attack all four men.
Match Result: No Contest.
After the match, The War Raiders continue to beat all four men down.