WWE NXT Results – April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Johnny Gargnano & Candice LeRae In-Ring Segment: 

Going into Takeover, Gargano dreamt of this moment. Now that he has goosebumps, he cannot use words to describe it, but it’s good to be home. Gargano has been defined by two words, Tommaso Ciampa. He was his best friend and he broke his heart. Ciampa costed him the NXT title and stole his career. For the longest time, Gargano couldn’t even say Ciampa’s name. After 37 of the most intense minutes he ever spent inside a professional wrestling ring, he’s standing here proud to say that he has his life back.

Gargano is where he belongs. Johnny Wrestling is back in NXT. The past few months have been the toughest of his career, but seeing the NXT Universe shoving their signs into Ciampa’s face gave him solace. Gargano thanks everyone for having his back. Gargano turns his attention to his wife. These past few months have been tough on both of them, but he wouldn’t have been able to do this without her.

Enough of the mushy crap. He’s back in NXT and Johnny Wrestling and Candice Wrestling have one last piece of unfinished business. Tonight Candice will be handling that because she will be facing Zelina Vega. If Andrade Cien Almas tries to get involved, he will drop him like his name is Tommaso Ciampa. After they move on from Zelina and Almas, there’s one more place to go. We have a new NXT Champion. Aleister Black is looking at his first challenger because he’s Johnny Wrestling and We Are NXT!

First Match: Ricochet vs. Fabian Aichner 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ricochet applies a waist lock. Ricochet transitions into a side headlock. Ricochet slips over Aichner’s back. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Aichner. Ricochet delivers a HeadScissors TakeOver. Ricochet follows that with a dropkick. Aichner blasts Ricochet with a knife edge chop. Ricochet is displaying his natural agility. Ricochet goes for a Leapfrog, but Aichner counters with a GutBuster. Aichner repeatedly stomps on Ricochet’s chest. Ricochet fires back with multiple knife edge chops.

Aichner with a Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker for a two count. Aichner applies a waist lock. Ricochet is trying to create separation. Aichner levels Ricochet with a knee Lift. Aichner goes for The Next Level, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet decks Aichner with the Back Elbow Smash. Aichner uppercuts Ricochet. Ricochet responds with a Roll Through Basement Dropkick.

Ricochet with a Haymaker/Forearm Combination to Aichner. Ricochet follows that with a Running European Uppercut. Ricochet hits the Tiger Feint Kick. Ricochet lands a SpringBoard European Uppercut. Ricochet with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ricochet ascends to the top turnbuckle. Aichner goes for a SuperPlex, but Ricochet blocks it. Ricochet sends Aichner crashing to the canvas. Ricochet connects with The 630 Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ricochet via Pinfall 

Second Match: The War Raiders vs. JC & Chris 

Rowe and JC will start things off. Rowe with a Running Knee to JC. Chris tags himself in. Rowe with a Hip Toss to Chris. Rowe applies a front facelock. Hanson tags himself in . Hanson levels Chris with a Knee Lift. Chris slaps Hanson in the chest. Hanson cartwheels over Chris. Hanson rocks Chris with a Massive Lariat. Hanson tags in Rowe. War Raiders with a Pop Up PowerSlam. Rowe follows that with Death Rowe to JC. Rowe tags in Hanson. War Raiders plants Chris with Fallout to pickup the victory.

Winner: The War Raiders via Pinfall 

Kona Reeves Video Package: 

Pete Dunne Promo: 

Third Match: Lars Sullivan vs. Killian Dain In A No Disqualification Match 

Dain and Sullivan starts things off with a Double HeadButt. Dain throwing forearm smashes at Sullivan. Dain clotheslines Sullivan over the top rope. Sullivan drags Dain out of the ring. Dain is mollywhopping Sullivan around the ringside area. Sullivan fires back with two knee lifts. Dain sends Sullivan back first to the steel ring steps. Dain goes for a Suicide Dive, but Sullivan catches him in mid-air. Sullivan drives Dain into the ring steps. Sullivan with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Sullivan rolls Dain back into the ring. Sullivan delivers with a series of clubbing crossfaces. Sullivan is hovering over Dain.

Sullivan with a German Suplex. Dain tumbles to the outside. Sullivan lands a Flying Clothesline. Sullivan follows that with a Diving HeadButt for a two count. Sullivan throws multiple chairs into the ring. Sullivan is choking Dain with the steel chair. Dain explodes out of the corner with a Running Front Dropkick. Sullivan and Dain are trading back and forth shots. Dain ducks a clothesline from Sullivan. Dain hits The Belfast Blitz. Dain connects with The Vader Bomb for a two count. Dain brings out a table from under the ring.

Dain drives a chair into Sullivan’s back. Dain’s mouth is busted open. Sullivan deposits Dain on the canvas. Sullivan places a chair on the stomach of Dain. Sullivan goes for another Diving HeadButt, but Dain ducks out of the way. Dain goes for a Running Crossbody Block, but Sullivan counters with a PowerSlam for a one count. Dain blasts Sullivan with a Bicycle Kick. Dain puts Sullivan through a table with The Divide. Dain sets up for the Coast to Coast. Dain rocks Sullivan with a big haymaker. Sullivan responds with multiple chair shots. Sullivan plants Dain with The Freak Accident on two chairs to pickup the victory.

Winner: Lars Sullivan via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Candice LeRae w/Johny Gargano vs. Zelina Vega w/Andrade Cien Almas

Vega talks smack to LeRae after the bell rings. Both ladies starts shoving each other. LeRae blocks a Boot from Vega. LeRae drops Vega with a Swinging GutBuster. LeRae ascends to the top turnbuckle. Andrade Cien Almas hops on the ring apron to distract LeRae. Vega sends LeRae crashing to the canvas. Vega tosses LeRae out of the ring. Johnny Gargano makes his way to the ringside area. Vega drives LeRae back first to the ring apron. Vega with the cover for a two count. Vega locks in the Dragon Sleeper.

LeRae backs Vega into the turnbuckles. Vega decks LeRae with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Vega follows that with a ShotGun Meteora for a two count. Vega goes for the Hammer Lock DDT, but LeRae rolls her over for a two count. LeRae and Vega are trading back and forth shots. LeRae is mauling Vega in the corner. LeRae with a Running Back Elbow Strike to Vega. LeRae lands a Missile Dropkick for a two count. LeRae ducks a clothesline from Vega. LeRae floats over into The Gargano Escape which forces Vega to tap out.

Winner: Candice LeRae via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez