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WWE NXT Results (5/18/16) - Aries & Nakamura Team, Nia Jax Dominates

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WWE NXT Results (5/18/16)
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
From Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL
Report by CJ Blaze of

We see a video package on Bayley vs. Nia Jax to start the show. The theme song airs. Tom Phillips welcomes us to the show as Corey Graves joins him on commentary.

Blake, Murphy, and Alexa Bliss make their way to the ring for the opening contest. Austin Aries enters next. His mystery partner is... Shinsuke Nakamura! BAMF don't look too thrilled.

Blake & Murphy vs. Austin Aries & Shinsuke Nakamura

Blake goes to start the match when Murphy tags in. Aries nails him with a corner dropkick, followed by a cover. Aries takes Murphy to Nakamura for a kick and tag. Nakamura takes Murphy to another corner for a kick, followed by a knee drop. Aries tags in, delivering an elbow from the apron, cover. Murphy clotheslines Aries, cover. Murphy takes Aries down into a headlock. Aries gets out of it and kicks Murphy in the head, tag to Shinsuke. Nakamura connects with several kicks.

Nakamura places Murphy up top for the running knee followed by the exploder suplex. Nakamura connects with Kinshasa for the win.

Winners: Shinsuke Nakamura & Austin Aries - by pinfall (2:45)

After the match, Alexa Bliss walks out on her boys. Blake turns to Murphy, shrugs his shoulders, and walks away from his partner.

Backstage, Cathy Kelly asks Bayley about her mentality going into tonight's main event. Bayley isn't afraid of Nia and admits that she is tough. Bayley says the same thing that happened in London will happen tonight. Afterwards, Bayley will become NXT Women's Champion again.


We see a video package on NXT Women's Champion Asuka with "Mayhem" by Halestorm playing in the background. Great video and song!

Cathy Kelly catches up with No Way Jose backstage. Jose says he has a good smile and shows it off. It makes people underestimate him. He has energy and a positive attitude. Jose dances his way off the set.


Earlier today, Carmella says it was unfortunate what happened to Enzo. As for Big Cass, she is so proud of him. She states her goal in NXT is to become NXT Women's Champion.

Carmella makes her way to the ring. Peyton Royce enters next.

Carmella vs. Peyton Royce

Royce takes Carmella to the corner right off the bat. She holds Carmella in with her long leg stretched out. Royce takes Carmella to the mat with a headlock. Carmella rolls Peyton up a couple times, kickout. Carmella rolls through with Peyton and punches her. Royce catches a leg and trips her. Royce covers, two. Royce does a Three Amigos, cover for two. Royce goes a kick, Carmella ducks, and connects with a right hand. Carmella does a couple Thesz Presses with punches. Carmella rolls Peyton, followed by a super kick. Bronco buster in the corner, followed by face plant and inverted triangle from Carmella. Royce taps.

Winner: Carmella - by submission (3:26)

We see footage of Finn Balor and Samoa Joe brawling out of control at a live event in Portland. On Tuesday, William Regal, Joe, and Balor signed a contract for this rivalry to end in a Steel Cage Match. Joe defends against Balor at TakeOver on June 8th.

Backstage, Alexa tells Blake & Murphy that they are nothing but an embarrassment. Alexa says it's now about her and she's going to win the NXT Women's Title. Murphy walks away from Blake this time.

Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano make their way to the ring. Danny Burch & Rob Ryzin are already in the ring.

Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano vs. Danny Burch & Rob Ryzin

Ryzin and Gargano lock up. Ryzin grabs Johnny's arm until Gargano reverses the hold. Gargano hits Ryzin with a shoulder block, followed by a few arm drags. Ryzin knees his way out of a hold and tags in Burch. Gargano traps Burch in arm drags and an arm bar. Ciampa and Gargano double team with striking moves to keep Burch down. Ciampa takes Burch to a corner for an uppercut and chop.

Ciampa nails Burch with a suplex in the middle of the ring. Ciampa boots Burch, but Ryzin strikes him from the apron. Burch manages to pin Ciampa, kickout. Burch chops Tommaso and backs him in to tag Ryzin. Ciampa kicks Ryzin and knees Burch. Gargano tags in, taking Ryzin down with axe handles and a roll through kick. Gargano kicks Burch outside the ring and launches back in to take Ryzin down.

Ciampa tags in and they double kick Ryzin in their corner. Gargano tags in as they both kick and knee strike Ryzin for the win.

Winners: Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano - by pinfall (4:55)

Bayley makes her way to the ring for the main event first. Nia Jax enters last.

Bayley vs. Nia Jax

They lock up and Nia slams Bayley straight down to the mat. Bayley side steps Nia to apply a waist lock, but Nia bucks her off. Bayley goes after the left arm, as she whips the hand. Jax whips her across the ring and tries to catch her. Bayley manages to trap the choke hold in from behind. Jax gets her off and Bayley tries to keep a headlock in tact. Jax viciously slams Bayley down. Jax takes Bayley to the ropes for a quick hold. Nia clubs Bayley back to the mat. Bayley gets a knee up in the corner and ducks under her, allowing Bayley to slam Nia against the top turnbuckle. Jax sends Bayley to the mat once again as we go to break.


Jax has Bayley in a chin lock. Bayley manages to get to her feet. Jax does a shoulder breaker and covers Bayley. Jax sends Bayley into the turnbuckle shoulder-first. Jax steps on Bayley's left hand. Jax wraps the left arm up in the ropes and headbutts her shoulder. Nia kicks Bayley in the kidneys. Jax picks Bayley up for a half nelson. Jax spins her out for a clothesline, cover. Jax lifts Bayley up for the bear hug, trapping the left arm behind Bayley's back.

Bayley uses everything she has to spear Nia in the corner. Bayley kicks the leg and hits a couple dropkicks to get her down. Bayley moves, allowing a running Nia to fall out through the ropes. Bayley manages to hit a hurricanrana outside the ring. Bayley goes up top and nails a crossbody, cover.

Jax plants Bayley with a spinebuster, nearfall. Jax runs straight ahead into the ring post as Bayley dodges again. Bayley applies the neck hug, dragging her to one knee. Bayley is bucked off but delivers a DDT, cover. Bayley is down in the corner as the ref looks at her left knee. Nia smashes her in the corner, Bayley falls straight down. Jax connects with a leg drop to the knee, followed by another one to the neck. Jax pins Bayley for the three.

Winner: Nia Jax - by pinfall (13:47)

Nia stands tall in the ring as the ref and a trainer check on Bayley to end the show.

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