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WWE NXT Results: 1/25/18

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Below are the results of WWE NXT:

No Way Jose vs. Cezar Bononi

Jose adds to his offense with an arm drag after an atomic drop. Bononi switches gears and uses his MMA background to his advantage as strikes reign down. Pumphandle power slam for a two count. Bononi maintains contact with a submission. Whips Jose to the corner and telegraphs a drop to which Jose hits a swinging neck breaker. Jose counters another minor attack. Jose winds up for the pitch. He pops up Bononi for the pitching punch for the KO and the win.

Winner via Pinfall: No Way Jose

– We’ll see a face to face exclusive interview between the competitors for the NXT Women’s Championship, Shayna Baszler and Ember Moon.

Luscious Latasha (Latoya) vs. Bianca Belair

The EST of NXT establishes dominance early against the veteran with a slam. Latoya goes for a roll-up but Bianca holds on to the ropes and sends her on her way. Big shoulder tackle mows her over. Latoya goes for a head scissors but Belair stops it and turns it into a back breaker. Latoya tries to mount a comeback with a pair of kicks but gets leveled by a forearm. Belair with an interesting submission and turns it into a full Nelson slam of sorts. Latoya with an enziguri after dodging a charge to the corner. She heads up top but gets whipped by Belair’s elongated braid. Belair gets Latoya up in a power bomb position, but throws her backwards face first for the pin.

Winner via Pinfall: Bianca Belair

– Percy Watson interviews Ember Moon and Shayna Baszler with some ominous background music. Moon says she is standing up to her friends who Baszler has been bullying. When asked why she’s here, Shayna says you have to stir water to catch fish, and Moon is the biggest fish in the NXT pond. When asked about what Baszler would want the NXT Universe to know about her, she says that she doesn’t care what they think about her, and they’ll have to get used to it.

Authors of Pain vs. Two Unnamed Unfortunate Souls

The bell never rings before AOP unleash their destruction on the aforementioned pair of unfortunate souls. Dual death valley drivers into the corner followed by a short loud promo. Super collider power bombs end the job so to speak. They gloat as the look forward to Saturday.

– Nikki Cross vs. Lacey Evans next week

Johnny Gargano vs. Velveteen Dream–#1 Contender’s Match

Hello again and Gargano is on fire. Chops, shoulder tackles, forearms, and more. He scales the ropes for a face buster of sorts. Gargano gets halted by Dream on the next go round. Roll up attempted and reversed by Dream. Super kick from Dream connects but Gargano rebounds for a big clothesline. Slow cover but only gets a two. Death valley driver countered. Gargano reversed. Dream hits his new reverse Sister Abigail and Johnny kicks out. Gargano sends Dream outside and hits a suicide dive. Gargano scales the ropes, but Dream hops up as well just in time to hit the ropes to knock Johnny off his perch. Dream looks to hit a second rope death valley driver and it connects. One, two, NOPE! Dream noting the left arm hurt early in the match and goes for the Purple Rain Maker Elbow with the right arm. The hesitation allows Gargano to get the knees up. Johnny hits a super kick and locks in the GargaNo Escape. Dream taps fairly quickly. Great match.

Winner via Submission: Johnny Gargano

– As Gargano celebrates, the NXT Champion’s music hits and he and Vega make their way to the ringside area. Almas comes in, holds the title up in the air, and goes for a sucker punch. Johnny blocks initially but Almas eventually gets the best of a beaten down Gargano. He and Vega stand tall for the moment. Gargano climbs back in with his never say die attitude and hits a kick and slingshot DDT. Gargano takes a view of the title belt as Vega screams in disbelief. The crowd chants “you deserve it” even before the bell rings on the match on Saturday.

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