This week’s episode started off with Candice Lerae vs Aliyah. LeRae was in control for most of this match. All of Aliyah’s offence pretty much came from the help of Vanessa Borne outside the ring. Lerae would still come out on top though by delivering a springboard moonsault for the win.
After the match, there was a little bit of recapping from TakeOver: New York. This was done throughout the show. So I’ll just summarize the results of the PPV here.
- War Raiders defeat Ricochet and Aleister Black to retain the NXT Tag Team Championships.
- Velveteen Dream defeats Matt Riddle to retain the NXT North American Championship.
- WALTER defeats Pete Dunne to become the new NXT UK Champion.
- Baszler defeats Bianca Belair, Io Shirai, and Kairi Sane to retain NXT Women’s Championship.
- Johnny Gargano defeats Adam Cole in a best of two out of three match to win the vacant NXT Championship.
Going back to today’s show, the second match was Danny Burch vs Jaxson Ryker. Just like last week against Burch’s partner Orney Lorcan, this was another hard-hitting affair. The other members of the Forgotten Sons tried to interfere but Lorcan was there to answer. Ryker took advantage of Burch at the right moment with Polish hammer followed by chokeslam/powerbomb for the win. After the match, Ryker keeps attacking Burch. Lorcan tries to help but the Forgotten Sons use the numbers game and prove too much for the two.
The main event of the show was the Street Profits vs Aichner and Barthel. The crowd was being vocal for this match before it even started. This was a great match with spots for everybody throughout its entirety. My only complaint is that I didn’t get to see Aichner and Barthel do their gorilla press/brainbuster combo. But I’m splitting hairs here. The Street Profits end up winning the match with a blockbuster/electric chair combo.
And that wraps it up for this week’s episode. Next week, Velveteen Dream defends his North American Championship against Buddy Murphy. I hope everyone enjoyed their WrestleMania weekend. Thanks for reading and long live wrestling!