Tomasso Ciampa Ready to Challenge for NXT Title; Gargano Not Ready to Move On
Tomasso Ciampa came out to confront Alestair Black about challenging for Black’s NXT title. Fresh off the heals of a hellacious match at NXT Takeover Chicago only a week and a half ago, Ciampa was ready to move on from his feud with Johnny Gargano. Gargano did not echo the same sentiment, saying in a backstage interview that “this ends when he [Ciampa] does.”
Black’s opponent from Takeover Chicago, Lars Sullivan, is now out of the question because of the broken jaw he sustained during the title match. NXT General Manager William Regal announced after the show that Gargano will face EC3 next week, so that seemingly clears up the schedule for Ciampa and Black.
Kona Reeves Continues to Impress
Koba Reeves has been on a tear through NXT lately, though his opponents have not exactly been championship material. Nonetheless, Reeves dispatched of Max Humberto relatively quickly and notched another win on his expanding resume.
Candice LeRae Returns to the Ring
Candice LeRae, the wife of Johnny Gargano, impressed in her return to the NXT ring in a match with Lacey Evans. LeRae displayed her athleticism and ended the match with her patented Lionsault to pick up the victory. Following the match LeRae made it clear she wanted to earn a shot at the NXT Woman’s Title.
Undisputed Era and Moustache Mountain Battle in 6 Man Tag Match
The new NXT Tag Team Champions Moustache Mountain we’re set to face off against the team of Dave Dixon and Carl Axelrod, when Undisputed Era attacked the challengers during their entrance. The match was eventually changed to a 6 man tag match, as Moustache Mountain teamed with Ricochet, while the Undisputed Era teamed with their other member Adam Cole. The match was an absolute war, leaving bodies strewn around the ring. Ricochet ran through all three members of the Undisputed Era twice in impressive fashion, staying true to his nickname “the one and only.” The end of the match came when Ricochet dove through the outer ropes, only to be blindsided by Roderick Strong and thrown back into the ring, where Cole covered for the win. This is certainly not the last run in between The Undisputed Era and Moustache Mountain, and as for Adam Cole and Ricochet, a future match for the North American Title could certainly be brewing.