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This evil heart, this evil heart! ?? pic.twitter.com/XJPsOuqtXQ— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) May 17, 2018
- Johnny Gargano's music plays as the show opens, but out comes a smiling Tommaso Cimapa as he waves to the crowd. Ciampa on the mic, says Gargano has won the battle, but he will always win the war. "You suck!" chant from the crowd. Ciampa continues that he's broken Gargano's heart, mind, spirit, and body. "Johnny Wrestling is gone. I win." Out from the back is Candice LeRae and snatches away the mic. "Who are you?" she asks. Candice continues the only thing broken here is Ciampa and she's done crying about what he's done to her and Johnny.
She finishes that while Johnny's future is uncertain, Ciampa will know Johnny is better than him. Ciampa says that "boy you call a husband, isn't half the man I am" and taunts Johnny about sending his wife out. He then says he lived with them for two years and LeRae was always more of a man than Johnny. Ciampa talks about when he was at their wedding and wondered how could this women marry such a, but he doesn't get to finish as Candice slaps him in the face. He smiles, waves, and heads out of the ring, while Candice walks to the back. "You suck!" chant to Ciampa.
- Later tonight: Ricochet vs. Velveteen Dream, also 6-man tag action.
Lacey Evans vs. Brandi Lauren
Lauren has worked for Impact as Ava Storie. Evans gets right to work, drops Lauren and stands right on her. Evans heads to the apron and lands a slingshot elbow drop. She steps right over Lauren and goes to the second turnbuckle and lands a moonsault. Evans lands a hard punch, commentary says it's called the "Women's Right" and she gets the pinfall victory.
Winner: Lacey Evans via Pinfall
- Post-match, Evans heading to the back and Kairi Sane attacks her with a flying elbow. Sane brings her back to the ring and lands her insane elbow, but Evans rolls out and heads to the back.
- Recap of last week's confrontation between Ricochet and Velveteen Dream.
- Outside, NXT Champion Aleister Black is asked about Ricochet and Dream both saying they are the number one contender. Black says he's already learned that he has a big target on his back, so it doesn't bother him. Whether it's Dream or Ricochet, once they step in the ring with him, they become the target.
- Earlier today, Dakota Kai is asked about what's up with Nikki Cross hanging around her last week. Kai said she just isn't really sure what's up with her. Suddenly, Nikki Cross shows up with a phone (recording Kai) and asks Kai when she's going to face Baszler. Kai isn't sure and is freaked out, Cross said with fear comes opportunity and Kai needs to face her fear! Cross laughs, gets super serious, and heads off.
Velveteen Dream vs. Ricochet
Crowd very split for this one. Dream and Ricochet trade some takedowns and hip swivels, each with a kip-up. Dream with a headlock, but Ricochet fights out of it and works on Dream's arm. Both perform the same series of moved, but Dream is able to send Ricochet out to the floor. Dream does his fake to the outside, Ricochet with some misdirection and kicks Dream down to the floor. Ricochet looks to fly and Dream slides back into the ring as Ricochet does his back handspring taunt in the middle of the ring.
Boo this man. pic.twitter.com/mk5ilYwOGV— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) May 17, 2018
Just as things are heating up, Lars Sullivan runs down to the ring and destroys both wrestlers. Crowd is booing this hard. Sullivan completely dominates them and yells "The NXT Champion is right here!" Crowd continues to boo.
Match ends in a no contest.
Kona Reeves vs. Raul Mendoza
Crowd with a "Kona sucks!" as he yells "I'm the finest!" Reeves towers over Mendoza as he immediately works on Mendoza's arm. Reeves sends Mendoza into the corner and stomps away at him. Reeves heads up to the second rope and hits a delayed reverse elbow. Strike to the head and Reeves grinds his opponent's face into the mat. Reeves locks in the cobra clutch, but gets a jawbreaker from Mendoza.
Mendoza with a couple strikes and lands a big kick. Crowd is really behind him in this one. Reeves sends him into the corner, Mendoza slips through the ropes, hits a kick, tries for a springboard, but catches a boot to the mug. Reeves gets Mendoza on his shoulders and hits the Hawaiian Drop, 1-2-3.
Winner: Kona Reeves via Pinfall
- Backstage, Cathy Kelley talks with Ricochet (who's trying to find NXT GM William Regal) about what happened with his match against Dream. Dream then shows up and says what are you doing here. Ricochet says he wants Lars Sullivan, Dream responds "I guess we have something in common" as they both head into the office.
- Earlier today, Heavy Machinery talking about weights and steaks. Suddenly, TM61 bump into them and joke about Heavy Machinery not tasting victory in awhile. Otis says how about next week, anyplace, anytime!
The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, and Roderick Strong) vs. Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan, and Danny Burch
Burch and O'Reilly get to work, plenty of back and forth action, Burch gets a side headlock, but O'Reilly fights out of it. O'Reilly wants Burch to come down to the mat while Burch wants to strike. O'Reilly is able to snatch Burch up and bring him to the corner. Tags in Cole who kicks away at Burch, "You're a joke!" he yells at Burch. O'Reilly tagged back in, headbutt to the rib cage, muay thai knees, and brings in Strong. Backbreaker right off the bat, Strong taunts Dunne a bit and stomps down on his arm. Burch ties Strong up and brings him back to the corner.
Dunne tags in, big strike, clothesline, Dunne brings him to the mat, punches to Strong's rib cage and looks to snap some fingers. O'Reilly and Cole run up, but Lorcan and Burch jump in, all three get their fingers snapped! Dunne ends up getting himself in the the wrong corner and gets mauled by the other team. Strong in there now and locks in the clover clutch. Cole in there with some knees to the back, Dunne tries to fight back, but gets a big boot to the face. O'Reilly back in and works the arm.
Dunne really needs to tag out and finally fights his way back to his team. In comes Lorcan who lights up O'Reilly and Strong. Crowd is really into Lorcan right now. Lorcan crushes O'Reilly in the corner, takes out Strong, running blockbuster on Cole. He tags in Burch then flips over the top rope and takes out two members of the Undisputed Era. Dunne with a massive right hand to send Cole out of the ring. Strong throws Lorcan into Dunne, both out on the floor. Strong with a high knee on Burch, penalty kick by O'Reilly, pin, 1-2-no!
Burch sends Cole out of the ring, Burch with a crossface in the middle of the ring. Lorcan with a single leg crab, Dunne with a hammerlock/body scissors! They all end up getting broken up. Dunne and Cole take each other out, both on the floor. The remaining four are throwing punches back and forth. O'Reilly mistakenly pops Strong, blockbuster gets rid of Strong, wheelbarrow DDT on O'Reilly, Burch with the cover, and they get the win. What a match!
Winners: Pete Dunne, Danny Burch, and Oney Lorcan via Pinfall
- Next week: Lars Sullivan vs. Ricochet and Velveteen Dream in a Handicap Match.