11/7/18 WWE NXT Recap: Heavy Machinery vs. Forgotten Sons; Kai vs. Conti; Dream vs. Sullivan Main Event
The openings credits roll, and then Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson, and Vic Joseph welcome us to the show.
Match #1 – Tag Team Match: Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight) vs. The Forgotten Sons (Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake) (w/Jaxson Ryker)
Cutler and Knight start the match and Cutler backs Knight into the corner. Knight comes back with a waist-lock take down, but Cutler turns it into a standing arm-bar and tags in Blake. Blake keeps control and tags Cutler back in immediately. Cutler and Blake keep the offense going and Blake tags back in. Blake takes Knight to the mat with a shoulder bar and Cutler tags back in. Knight takes both of them down with a cross-body and tags in Dozovic. Dozovic and Knight slam Blake and Cutler to the mat and then Dozovic splashes Cutler in the corner. Dozovic connects with the Caterpillar goes for a slam, but Blake pulls Cutler down. Dozovic knocks Blake to the floor and Cutler slams Dozovic to the mat. Blake tags in and drops a knee and goes for the cover, but Dozovic kicks out at two. Dozovic fights back, but Blake drops him with a clothesline.
Cutler tags in and stomps away on Dozovic’s arm as Blake holds him on the mat. Cutler goes for the cover, but Dozovic kicks out at two. Cutler chokes Dozovic over the ropes and tags Blake back in. They double-team Dozovic and keep working over his arm. Blake goes for the cover, but Dozovic kicks out at two. Blake goes for an arm-bar, but Dozovic rolls over and tries to power out. Blake turns it into a triangle submission, but Dozovic powers out and slams Blake to the mat. Cutler tags in and goes after Knight, but Knight dodges. Dozovic tags in Knight, who drops Cutler with a clothesline and a kick to the throat. Knight sends Blake to the floor and then stomps away on Cutler in the corner. Knight splashes Cutler in the corner and then goes up top. Knight delivers a cannonball from the top and goes for the cover, but Cutler kicks out at two.
Blake tags back in and Cutler drops Knight with a back-stabber and Blake connects with an elbow drop from the top. Blake goes for the cover, but Knight kicks out at two. Blake sets Knight on the top rope and tags in Cutler. Cutler suplexes Knight and Blake connects with a splash. Cutler goes for the cover, but Dozovic breaks it up. Dozovic tosses Blake to the floor, but Cutler sends Dozovic out as well. Knight catches Cutler with a roll-up, but Cutler kicks out at two. Knight drops Cutler with a clothesline and tags in Dozovic. Dozovic and Knight go for the Compactor, but Blake pulls the rope down and Knight falls to the floor. Knight then shoves Cutler onto Ryker on the floor and Dozovic power slams Blake and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Heavy Machinery
We take a look back to last week’s show and the confrontation between Candice LeRae and Nikki Cross, which also featured Aleister Black. We then see Lerae arriving to the arena. LeRae says she did not show up to be exploited about Johnny Gargano. She says she has questions for Cross that she didn’t answer. She says she wants a match against Nikki Cross and we will see if Cross is still laughing afterwards.
We see that Johnny Gargano will have an exclusive video revealed later on tonight. We then see The Velveteen Dream warming up for his match against Lars Sullivan, which is tonight’s main event.
We see that “Mariana Trench” by Nita Strauss is one of the official theme songs for NXT TakeOver: WarGames II. We then are reminded that Tommaso Ciampa will defend the NXT Championship at the event against The Velveteen Dream.
We see an interview with the NXT Women’s Champion, Shayna Baszler. Baszler says Kairi Sane is insignificant and the important thing is that she is the first-ever two-time NXT Women’s Champion. William Regal interrupts and says Sane has decided to invoke her rematch clause and the match will take place at NXT TakeOver: WarGames II and it will be a Two-Out-of-Three Falls Match.
Match #2 – Singles Match: Dakota Kai vs. Taynara Conti
Conti applies a side headlock, but Kai turns it into a wrist-lock take down. Conti gets free and goes for a kick, but Kai blocks it and Conti tries to beg her off. Kai takes Conti down with an arm-drag and then delivers a dropkick. Kai goes for the cover, but Conti kicks out at one. Kai goes for a roll-up, but Conti kicks out at two. Kai applies an arm-bar, but Conti gets free and kicks Kai in the midsection. Conti delivers a few more kicks and then takes her down with a Judo toss. Conti sens Kai into the corner and then kicks her in the face. Conti goes for the cover, but Kai kicks out at two. Conti goes for another cover, but Kai kicks out again. Conti applies a top wrist-lock on the mat and then slams Kai into the corner. Conti wraps Kai’s arm around the ropes, but Kai gets free and Conti hits the turnbuckle.
Kai kicks Conti in the back of the head and then in the chest a few times. Kai delivers a pump kick to the face and then kicks her in the face in the corner. Kai delivers a running kick and then drops Conti with a leaping back-stabber and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Dakota Kai
We see an interview with Mia Yim. Yim says she is living her dream by being in NXT, but she is interrupted by Bianca Belair. Yim asks her is she has a problem, but Bianca asks why she is being interviewed. Belair says she has been here for two years and is still undefeated. Belair says she still hasn’t gotten her title shot and tells Yim to go back to wherever she came from. Yim says she doesn’t care about Belair’s problems, but she knows the EST hasn’t beaten the HBIC (Head Baddie in Charge). Belair asks disgusted and walks away.
We are reminded that we will see an exclusive video from Johnny Gargano later tonight.
After the break, we will get a preview for this year’s WarGames Match.
We take a look back to Matt Riddle’s NXT TV debut from last week’s show. We then see Riddle talking with Keith Lee after the match. They are interrupted by Kassius Ohno and he mocks them a bit. He calls them Regal’s “shiny new toys” and says that shiny new toys are fun to break.
We take an exclusive look at this year’s WarGames Match, which will feature The Undisputed ERA vs. Pete Dunne, Ricochet, and War Raiders.
We see Johnny Gargano’s exclusive video. He says he attacked Aleister Black because Black got in his way of his business with Tommaso Ciampa. Gargano says Black was collateral damage and it wasn’t personal. Gargano says he is the good guy and the hero at the end of this story. Gargano says he did one evil thing and everyone freaks out. He says he is still the same Johnny Gargano that he always has been and will still fight for what’s right. He says sometimes, you have to fight a little dirty and he accepts that Black wants to kick his face off. Gargano says he is not scared of Black because he lives in a dark place now and is not afraid of the dark. Gargano says he is actually starting to like the dark and then pans the camera to the spot where he left Black laying months ago. He says he will leave Black lying again at NXT TakeOver: WarGames II.
We see that The Velveteen Dream and Lars Sullivan will go one-on-one, and it will be up next.
We see that “Wonderful Life” by Bring Me the Horizon is one of the official theme songs for NXT TakeOver: WarGames II. We then see that Bianca Belair and Mia Yim will go one-on-one on next week’s show.
We then join William Regal backstage. He informs us that there will be a singles match next week, and the winner will gain the numbers advantage for his team in the WarGames Match. He does not mention who will be in the match next week.
Match #3 – Singles Match: The Velveteen Dream vs. Lars Sullivan
Dream backs Sullivan into the corner and delivers a series of rights and lefts, but Sullivan comes back and beats down Dream and then tosses him across the ring. Dream comes back with an uppercut and a forearm shot. Dream kicks Sullivan in the face and then sends Sullivan to the outside with a flying forearm. Dream takes Sullivan down with a suicide dive, but Sullivan shoves him away. Dream sends Sullivan into the ring steps and then slams his head into them. Sullivan comes right back and grabs Dream around the throat. Sullivan slams Dream into the ring apron and then tosses him back into the ring. Sullivan smashes Dream in the corner and then clubs him across the chest. Sullivan drives a knee into Dream and then tosses him across the ring. Sullivan rips at Dream’s face and then drops him with a right hand to the face. Sullivan locks Dream in a vice grip, but Dream fights out.
Sullivan keeps control and drops Dream with another right hand. Sullivan goes for the cover, but Dream kicks out at two. Dream applies a rear chin-lock down on the mat and then throws him out to the floor. Sullivan goes back to the vice grip in the ring, but Dream fights to his feet. Dream delivers a jaw-breaker and then delivers a few right hands. Dream delivers an uppercut and then a forearm shot. Dream kicks Sullivan in the face and then delivers a dropkick to send him to the mat. Dream goes up top and delivers a missile dropkick and goes for the cover, but Sullivan kicks out at two. Sullivan comes back with a power slam and goes for the cover, but Dream kicks out at two. Sullivan goes up top, but Dream kicks him in the face. Dream goes for a suplex, but Sullivan shoves him away. Sullivan goes for a diving headbutt, but Dream rolls out of the way and both men are down.
Dream gets up first and sends Sullivan into the ring post. Dream delivers the Dream Valley Drive and goes up top. Tommaso Ciampa runs down and Dream dives onto him. Dream goes back up top, but Sullivan catches him. Sullivan delivers the Freak Accident and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Lars Sullivan
After the match, Ciampa gets into the ring and lays Dream out with a forearm shot. Ciampa says Dream doesn’t share his spotlight or his main event. Ciampa says Dream is not in his league and continues beating him down. Dream fights back and delivers a DDT to Ciampa onto the NXT Championship belt. Dream goes up top and sets up for the Purple Rainmaker, but referees run down and block him. Dream rushes past them and connects with the Purple Rainmaker anyway and then grabs the NXT Championship and holds it into the air and stands over Ciampa as the show comes to a close.