NXT Recap 7/18/18

Lacey Evans and Dakota Kai Rivalry Heating Up

Last week, Lacey Evans confronted Dakota Kai backstage during an interview, kick-starting a rivalry that took another step Wedneday night. The two are very good in ring competitors, so it is no surprise that they put on a great show for the fans at Full Sail to open the night. Although Evans was able to pick up the victory, it seems that this rivalry could continue into Takeover: Brooklyn in a few weeks.

New Matches Expected for Takeover: Brooklyn?

Two new possibilities for the pay-per-view event could feature Kona Reeves taking on EC3 and Ricochet facing Adam Cole for the NXT North American Title. We saw a confrontation between Reeves and EC3 while EC3 was talking with fans and giving his merchandise to a lucky few. Ricochet cut a promo backstage calling out Cole after coming close to capturing the gold at Takeover: New Orleans and says the next time they meet the North American title will be his.

Kassius Ohno Returns

Kassius Ohno returned Wednesday night after a month hiatus, and got back to his winning ways against Ramirez. The match was largely forgettable, but it put Ohno back over and will hopefully lead to him either getting a spot at Takeover: Brooklyn or maybe even a call up to the WWE in the near future.

Kairi Sane Becomes Number One Contender

In the main event, Nikki Cross, Candice LeRae, and Kairi Sane battled for the number one contender spot for the NXT Women’s Championship. The match featured three of the best young women in the WWE system and was a continued theme of the rise in quality within the women’s division in WWE. The match was back and forth, involving the crowd and becoming match of the night in the process. After a lengthy and captivating triple threat, Kairi Sane hit her InSane elbow and picked up the victory, punching her ticket to Takeover: Brooklyn.

Nate Keller

Avid sports fan. Been a fan of WWE since I was 3 years old. Bachelors degree from Alvernia University.

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