Charlotte Flair returned to NXT in-ring competition against Bianca Belair, Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano came to blows and several Superstars shook up the North American Title picture. Also Read - Road Dogg, WWE Hall of Famer, Hospitalised After Heart Attack
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Dominik Dijakovic isn’t done pursuing Keith Lee’s North American Championship, but he’s not the only one with his eyes on the gold. Thanks to Damian Priest, Cameron Grimes staked his claim as a potential title contender with a win over The Rare Breed.
Imperium interrupted Finn Bálor
Though Finn Bálor has compiled an impressive list of victories since returning to NXT, he was reminded emphatically this week of a name missing from that list. Bálor, still basking in the afterglow of his massive victory over Johnny Gargano at TakeOver: Portland earlier this month, was interrupted by Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel of Imperium, who addressed The Prince on behalf of NXT UK Champion WALTER.
Xia Li def. Mia Yim; Raquel González attacked them both
We still might not understand the new alliance between Dakota Kai and Raquel González, but there’s no questioning the impact they’ve made in short order.
Tommaso Ciampa def. Austin Theory; Johnny Gargano attacked Ciampa
The most storied war in NXT history is fully reignited. That was clear Wednesday when Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa came to blows following The Blackheart’s victory over Austin Theory, who was looking to gain retribution from his painful run-in with Ciampa a week earlier. As he has in every previous bout, the 22-year-old blue chipper impressed, with Theory even controlling much of the action against the significantly more experienced Ciampa. The Blackheart regained control by spiking his foe with Willow’s Bell before planting him with the Fairytale Ending for the win.
Killian Dain def. Bronson Reed
Chalk up a victory for The Beast of Belfast in a battle between two of NXT’s most fearsome mastodons. Killian Dain faced off with Bronson Reed in a bout that was as hard-hitting as you’d expect, as evidenced by their simultaneous cross-body blocks in a scene that resembled two semitrucks colliding.
The Grizzled Young Veterans def. The Forgotten Sons
The Grizzled Young Veterans aren’t endearing themselves to anyone since arriving in NXT, but that hasn’t mattered much in the ring. Zack Gibson & James Drake prevailed again Wednesday, this time knocking off The Forgotten Sons.
Charlotte Flair def. Bianca Belair and was confronted by Rhea Ripley
NXT was once again The Queen’s castle for one night, but The Nightmare wasn’t far behind. Charlotte Flair returned to the black-and-gold brand for her first NXT in-ring action in more than four years, defeating Bianca Belair in a thrilling main event. The EST, who clearly had a chip on her shoulder entering the biggest test of her young career, went step-for-step with the second-ever NXT Women’s Champion, even overwhelming The Queen at times with her athleticism. But thanks to her veteran in-ring savvy and a few crafty tricks, Flair reigned supreme, pinning Belair after a spear and Natural Selection. After claiming the win, Charlotte locked Belair in the Figure-Four before NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley, whom she’ll challenge for the NXT Women’s Title at WrestleMania, arrived to chase her out of the ring before she could inflict more damage.