Thank you for joining Ringside News’ live coverage of November 14th, 2018’s episode of NXT on the WWE Network. This should be an exciting show as we are less than a week away from NXT TakeOver: WarGames. Plenty of storylines are going to get wrapped up for the show. But there won’t be many seeing how there are only 4 matches on the pay-per-view.
Matt Riddle’s TakeOver debut will have to wait as his match with Kassius Ohno has been relegated to before the actual TakeOver special starts. But don’t fear, it will likely air on the WWE Network at a later date.
The rest of the upcoming NXT TakeOver: WarGames card is as follows:

  • Tommaso Ciampa vs Velveteen Dream — NXT Championship Match
  • Aleister Black vs Johnny Gargano
  • The Undisputed Era vs Pete Dunne, Ricochet and War Raiders — WarGames Match
  • Shayna Baszler vs Kairi Sane — 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match For NXT Women’s Title

You can check back here at 8:00 pm when the show kicks off and keep refreshing because we will be updating as the show continues. As always, thanks for visiting Ringside News!
Opening Segment
Bianca Belair vs Mia Yim

They felt each other out early on and Belair tried to grab Yim’s hair which was ironic considering her hair is so long it can be a weapon. Belair hit a shoulderblock and flipped over Yim but Mia blocked a dropkick and hit one of her own followed by a second, third, and a fourth.
Belair tossed Mia Yim out of the ring to give herself a little breathing room. Then Yim returned to get trapped in a chinlock.

Bianca continued her assault on Mia, and although Yim tried to come back, Bianca nailed her with a stiff dropkick and brought her back down.
Yim fought out of another submission hold and then Bianca missed a legdrop. Mia took Belair down in the turnbuckle and then hit a clothesline, a kick, and a dropkick followed by a gutwrench suplex for a two count. This was very close to handing Belair her first televised loss in NXT.

Belair fought back, but Mia soon took control once again and hit a cannonball in the corner. But Belair turned it around, hit her finisher and got the win.
Winner: Bianca Belair

War Raiders, Ricochet, and Pete Dunne were backstage and they were trying to decide who would face Kyle O’Reilly. Finally, Hanson spoke up and said he’ll do it and walked off.
They aired a very nice highlight video to hype the upcoming Johnny Gargano vs Aleister Black match at NXT TakeOver: WarGames.
Matt Riddle had an interview segment backstage about his experience so far. “I made my debutt” he said and he was successful. Then Ohno showed up and asked Riddle why he hasn’t challenged him to a match. Riddle said they’d have a match next week and he’s going to leave Ohno KO’ed in the ring. This is likely the match that will be recorded for the Staples Center crowd before NXT TakeOver: WarGames.

Karissa Rivera vs Lacey Evans
Lacey took advantage early on and stayed on Rivera including an assault in the corner even though the referee tried to pull her away. Then Evan pulled out a handkerchief and fanned herself to give Rivera a chance to take advantage and hit a couple moves but it just seemed to upset Evans.

Then Evans nailed Rivera with The Women’s Right and that was all she wrote.
Winner: Lacey Evans
After the match, she cut a promo in the ring saying NXT is full of a bunch of “classless nasties” and “these girls forget to carry themselves with sophistication.” She said she will lead by example as the lady of NXT and if they don’t meet her standards she will teach a lesson of manners.

They aired a video hyping Tommaso Ciampa’s NXT Title defense against Velveteen Dream coming up at NXT TakeOver: WarGames.

They played another hype video for the upcoming Shayna Baszler vs Kairi Sane match for the NXT Women’s Title at NXT TakeOver: WarGames. It will be 2 out of 3 falls so this one could be amazing.
Hanson vs Kyle O’Reilly

Kyle O’Reilly hit some strikes to start off, but it didn’t seem to phase Hanson so the War Raider took him out of the ring with a shoulderblock.
Hanson wouldn’t let O’Reilly do much because he kept blocking him with his strength. Then Hanson delivered a flurry of stiff clotheslines all over the place and a bunch of shots to Kyle’s chest to sent him back out of the ring. Hanson followed, but Kyle got back in first and hit a dropkick and a DDT followed by some stiff kicks to Hanson’s legs finally taking the big man down.
Kyle hit a few more moved and went for a pin but Hanson launched him out of the ring. When O’Reilly returned, he continued to try and take Hanson back down and finally chopblocked Hanson’s knee. Hanson could barely stand at that point with all the damage to his leg and O’Reilly hit a dragon screw to injure him more followed by even more stiff kicks and a kneelock.
Hanson fought out of the kneelock and hit a backdrop and a few shots followed by a sidewalk slam and a splash. O’Reilly was shaken and then Hanson hit another slam for a two-count.

Kyle tried to lock onto Hanson’s knee, but Hanson just plucked him off and sent him outside. Then Hanson hit a suicide dive which is not something a guy his size should be able to do. Hanson hit another move and was setting up in the corner as Adam Cole came down saying, “Don’t you dare!”
Hanson went to the top rope and O’Reilly moved out of the way of the splash and then Kyle hit a knee for a two count. O’Reilly latched on another submission, but Hanson got to the rope. Cole nailed a kick to Hanson from the outside and helped with another near fall. Then Rowe ran down and stopped Cole to take him out.

Hanson nailed a stiff clothesline after another back and forth in the ring. Suddenly, the rest of Undisputed Era showed up to take out Rowe who was on the outside. Pete Dunne ran down and he was doing good until Bobby Fish blindsided him. Sudenly, Ricochet jumped in out of nowhere and hit a giant splash on everyone.
But as all of this was going on, O’Reilly got the title and smashed Hanson over the head with the belt to steal the win in the ring.
Winner: Kyle O’Reilly
This means the Undisputed Era will have the advantage in the WarGames match.

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