February 21, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: The Velveteen Dream vs. No Way Jose
Dream mocks Jose. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dream drives his knee into the midsection of Jose. Dream with Two European Uppercuts. Dream delivers multiple forearm smashes. Jose explodes out of the corner with a Running Lariat. Jose irish whips Dream into the turnbuckles. Dream decks Jose with a Back Elbow Smash. Dream goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Jose counters with a Double Axe Handle Strike.
Jose connects with a Back Body Drop. Jose launches Dream out of the ring. Jose with a Baseball Slide Dropkick to Dream. Jose follows that with a Flying Pescado. Coming out of the commercial break, Dream kicks Jose in the chest. Dream levels Jose with The Hot Shot. Dream with a Swinging NeckBreaker to Jose.
Dream goes for a Purple RainMaker, but Jose gets his knees up in the air. Jose with the inside cradle for a two count. Jose lands a Biel Throw. Jose is mauling Dream in the corner. Jose sends Dream crashing back first into the turnbuckles. Jose goes for The PopUp KO, but Dream counters with a dropkick. Dream connects with a Rolling Death Valley Driver. Dream lands The Purple RainMaker to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Velveteen Dream via Pinfall
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Second Match: Vanessa Borne vs. Nikki Cross
Cross starts things off with a series of forearm smashes. Cross repeatedly stomps on Borne’s chest in the corner. Cross ducks a clothesline from Borne. Cross locks in The Sleeper Hold. Borne escapes the hold. Borne with a Leg Capture 360 Slam for a two count. Borne is putting the boots to Cross on the bottom rope. Borne rams her knee across the neck of Cross. Borne with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count.
Borne applies a Straight Jacket Hold. Borne drives Cross head to the canvas. Borne starts paint brushing Cross. Cross is pissed. Cross with a Running Crossbody Block to Borne. Cross transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cross runs through Borne with a Body Avalanche. Cross lands a Diving Crossbody Block. Cross plants Borne with The Purge to pickup the victory.
Winner: Nikki Cross via Pinfall
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Third Match: Andrade Cien Almas (c) w/Zelina Vega vs. Johnny Gargano w/Candice LeRae For The WWE NXT Championship. If Johnny Gargano Loses, He’ll Leave NXT.
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Almas with quick rollup for a one count. Almas applies a front facelock. Gargano rolls himself out of the ring. Gargano is regaining his composure on the outside. Following a standing switch exchange, Almas decks Gargano with a Back Elbow Smash. Gargano dives over Almas. Gargano delivers a Step Up Enzuigiri. Gargano takes down Almas with an Double Axe Handle Strike. Gargano follows that with a dropkick. Gargano clotheslines Almas over the top rope. Zelina Vega is distracting Gargano. Candice LeRae lands a Suicide Dive. LeRae transitions into a ground and pound attack on the floor.
Gargano connects with a Rolling Cannonball Strike off the ring apron. LeRae continues to brawl with Vega on the stage. Gargano repeatedly punches Almas. Gargano goes for a SlingShot DDT, but Almas counters with a Lariat on the apron for a two count. Gargano fires back with two knife edge chops. Gargano launches Almas to the ring apron. Almas locks in the Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Almas with a quick ground and pound attack to Gargano. Almas applies a Hammer Lock. Almas drives Gargano shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Almas continues to apply pressure on the shoulder of Gargano. Almas with a Draping NeckBreaker/Lariat Combination for a two count.
Coming out of the commercial break, Almas has Gargano in a Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Almas with a Knee Lift to Gargano. Almas goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Gargano lands back on his feet. Gargano levels Almas with an Rolling Enzuigiri. Gargano follows that with a Running Knife Edge Chop. Gargano kicks Almas in the jaw. Gargano follows that with a Flying HeadScissors TakeOver. Gargano connects with The SlingShot Spear for a two count. Gargano and Almas are trading back and forth shots. Almas negates The SuperKick from Gargano. Almas Buckle Bombs Gargano. Almas follows that with a Running Double Knee Strike for a two count. Almas goes for The HammerLock DDT, but Gargano blocks it. Almas sends Gargano crashing shoulder first into the steel ring post.
Gargano SuperKicks Almas. Following a Chop/Forearm Exchange on the apron, Almas fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Garagno goes for a SlingShot Spear, but Almas counters with a Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Almas transitions into The Gargano Escape. Gargano rolls Almas over for a two count. Both men are staggering on their feet after a double clothesline. Almas throws Gargano into the turnbuckles. Almas with a Reverse Meteora for a two count.
Almas places Gargano on the top turnbuckle. Almas goes for The Avalanche HammerLock DDT, but Gargano blocks it. Almas gets Gargano tied in the tree of woe. Gargano sends Almas crashing to the outside. Gargano lands a Tope Tornado DDT. Gargano follows that with a SlingShot DDT for a two count. Following a long forearm exchange, Almas slaps Gargano in the chest. Gargano responds with a SuperKick.
Almas blocks The Reverse Hurricanrana from Gargano. Almas inadvertently wipes out the referee with a Back Elbow Smash. Gargano gets Almas trapped in The Gargano Escape. Tommaso Ciampa storms into the ring and attacks Gargano. Ciampa whacks Gargano in the back with his crutch. Almas plants Gargano with The HammerLock DDT to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE NXT Champion, Andrade Cien Almas via Pinfall