WWE NXT Results (7/18): Candice LeRae vs. Nikki Cross vs. Kairi Sane

July 18, 2018
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Dakota Kai vs. Lacey Evans 

Evans pie faces Kai. Kai responds with a double leg takedown. Kai with a jackknife cover for a one count. Kai lands two deep arm-drags. Kai ducks a clothesline from Evans. Kai with a single leg dropkick to Evans. Evans reverse out of the irish whip from Kai. Kai dives over Evans. Kai rolls Evans over for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Kai kicks Evans in the back. Kai follows that with The PK for a two count. Kai goes for The FaceWash, but Evans ducks out of the way. Evans kicks the back of Kai’s neck. Evans gets Kai tied in the tree of woe.

Evans with a Swinging Bronco Buster. Evans tells Kai to get up. Evans continues to talk smack to Kai. Kai gets back to a vertical base. Evans sends Kai to the mat. Evans is putting the boots to Kai. Evans with the cover for a two count. Evans drives her knee into Kai’s back. Evans tugs on Kai’s hair. Evans argues with the referee. Kai with a Counter Kick to Evans. Kai with a La Magistral for a two count. Evans responds with a single leg takedown. Evans rocks Kai with a straight right hand. Evans follows that with a elbow drop. Evans slaps Kai in the back. Evans applies a rear chin lock. Evans kicks Kai in the gut.

Evans locks in the Bow and Arrow Stretch. Evans with a Full Mount for a two count. Evans blasts Kai with a High Knee Strike. Evans sweeps the legs of Kai. Evans is mauling Kai on the ring apron. Evans with a SlingShot Elbow Drop for a two count. Kai is having a hard time creating separation. Evans goes for a MoonSault, but Kai ducks out of the way. Evans slaps Kai in the ribs. Kai responds with rapid fire kicks. Kai connects with The FaceWash for a two count. Kai repeatedly kicks Evans in the face. Kai goes for a RoundHouse Kick, but Evans counters with a PumpHandle PowerSlam. Evans drop toe holds Kai to the canvas. Kai swings and misses with The Step Up Enzuigiri. Evans lands The Woman’s Right to pickup the victory.

Winner: Lacey Evans via Pinfall 

Ricochet Backstage Interview: 

Aleister Black & Tommaso Ciampa Video Package: 

EC3 & Kona Reeves Backstage Segment: 

Second Match: Kassius Ohno vs. Rick Ramirez 

Ramirez applies a waist lock. Ohno with a Waist Lock TakeDown. Ohno follows that with a Discus Elbow Smash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kassius Ohno via Pinfall 

The War Raiders Video Package: 

The Velveteen Dream Vignette: 

Third Match: Nikki Cross vs. Kairi Sane vs. Candice LeRae in a Triple Threat Match. The Winner Will Become To The Number One Contender To The WWE NXT Women’s Championship 

Shayna Baszler joins the commentary team for this match. LeRae applies a waist lock. LeRae shoves Cross into Sane. Long pinning exchange in the center of the ring. Sane lands a deep arm-drag. Sane applies an arm-bar. Cross drops Sane with a Diving Crossbody Block. Up and Over goes LeRae. LeRae creates distance with a haymaker. Sane knocks LeRae off the ring apron. Sane ducks a clothesline from Cross. Sane unloads multiple axe handle strikes. Sane is lighting up Cross chest. Sane goes for a Sliding D, but Cross ducks out of the way.

Cross runs Sane into the steel ring post. LeRae lands a Suicide Dive. Cross responds with a Forearm Smash. Cross gets LeRae trapped in the ring skirt. Cross slams LeRae’s head on the ring apron. Cross is taking control of the match. Cross applies a Modified Gargano Escape. LeRae with a crucifix cover for a two count. Cross gets LeRae tied in the tree of woe. Cross repeatedly stomps on LeRae’s chest. Sane Spears Cross. Sane hits a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Sane locks in The Anchor. Cross breaks up the submission hold.

Cross applies a sleeper hold. LeRae dropkicks Sane and Cross. LeRae with a Chop/Forearm Combination to Cross. LeRae is bringing the fight to Cross. LeRae with a Rolling Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. LeRae rolls Sane back into the ring. Cross drops LeRae with a Inverted DDT on the ramp. Sane responds with a SlingShot Kabuki Elbow. Sane plays to the crowd. Sane rolls Cross back into the ring. Cross has Sane perched on the top turnbuckle. Cross and Sane are trading back and forth shots. LeRae connects with The Tower Of Doom.

The NXT Universe attended a Forearm Concert. LeRae with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Cross. Sane responds with a Spinning Back Fist. LeRae hits her DDT/FlatLiner Combination. LeRae with a SpringBoard MoonSault for a two count. Cross takes out LeRae with a Draping Twisting NeckBreaker. Cross sets her eyes on Sane. Cross delivers a series of Belly To Back Suplex’s. Cross stares at Baszler. Cross places Sane on the top turnbuckle. Cross stomps on LeRae’s back. LeRae with a small package for a two count. LeRae drops Cross with The KillSwitch. LeRae follows that with another SpringBoard MoonSault. Sane from out of nowhere lands The Insane Elbow to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kairi Sane via Pinfall 

Author: Josh Lopez