For the first time in two years, Johnny Gargano returns to Full Sail Live as a champion. Following his NXT North American Title triumph at TakeOver: Phoenix, Johnny Wrestling is set to speak his mind tonight, but will he address the elephant in the room and comment on his relationship with NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa?
Johnny Gargano Kicks Off NXT:
Johnny Gargano’s decision to make 2019 all about “wins and championships” paid off spectacularly at TakeOver: Phoenix, as he defeated Ricochet to become The New NXT North American Champion. Tonight, Johnny Wrestling’s victory lap rolls into Full Sail Live, where he will kick off this week’s edition of NXT.
What will Gargano have to say about his huge triumph against The One & Only and his plans as champion? Just as important, will The New NXT North American titleholder shed any light on his shocking decision to appear onstage and celebrate side-by-side with his best friend-turned-worst enemy-turned, well, it’s unclear, NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa at the close of TakeOver?
Belair & The Sky Pirates Battle Baszler, Shafir & Duke:
The most searing vendettas in The NXT Women’s Division will coalesce tonight when Bianca Belair joins forces with Kairi Sane & Io Shirai to battle NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir & Jessamyn Duke in a high-octane Six-Woman Tag Team Match.
After suffering a defeat at the hands of Sane & Shirai last week, Shafir & Duke are looking to even the score against the duo known as The Sky Pirates. Belair, meanwhile, is still searching for payback from The Queen Of Spades and The Four Horsewomen’s “ground soldiers,” who, let it not be forgotten, stuck their noses in The EST Of NXT’s Championship Match against Baszler at TakeOver: Phoenix.
Will Belair’s nascent alliance with The Pirate Princess & The Genius Of The Sky hold up under the crushing power of Baszler, Shafir & Duke, or will The Horsewomen, who are teaming together for the first time on NXT TV, stampede their way to victory?
Drew Gulak’s Campaign Comes To NXT:
As a member of The 205 Live roster, Drew Gulak has made it his life’s mission to return pure, scientific wrestling to the forefront of sports-entertainment. While his efforts would likely earn a nod of approval from legendary technicians like the late, great Lou Thesz & Karl Gotch, the self-righteous way in which he champions his cause hasn’t always been warmly received by The WWE Universe or his fellow Cruiserweights. Now it appears that The Philadelphia Stretcher’s campaign is headed to the black-and-gold brand. See what the submission specialist has in store for NXT when he steps through the yellow ropes tonight on WWE Network.
The Forgotten Sons’ Heavy Hitter Storms The Ring:
Jaxson Ryker is the type of guy Jim Croce wrote songs about: A roughneck who rolls into town with a bad attitude and in search of a good fight, who absorbs punishment like a sponge and dishes out beatdowns like they’re going out of style.
Even when he’s not a legal participant, the savage Superstar can drastically alter the complexion of a match in an instant, as he showed during last week’s showdown between The Street Profits and his likeminded running mates, the ill-tempered Wesley Blake & Steve Cutler. Tonight, however, The Forgotten Sons’ heavy hitter returns to the ring for singles action. Win or lose, Ryker is sure to inflict pain that his opponent won’t soon forget. Don’t miss WWE NXT tonight!