9/28 NXT in Orlando, Fla.: Kassius Ohno 20th anniversary with former tag partner Cesaro, UK Women’s Championship defended

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

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Performance Center trainees including Denzel (“Like the actor. Half as old, twice as handsome.”) worked security detail.

Shadia Bseiso and Street Profits Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins did the meet & greet before bell time. When asked, Ford confirmed he has not reacquired his chains from The Mighty.

(1) Jessie Elaban won a battle royal, last eliminating Vanessa Borne, for the shot at Rhea Ripley’s NXT UK Women’s Championship later in the night. Kavita Devi was eliminated first. After Io Shirai went out the final four also included Nikki Cross and Lacey Evans. The other competitors were Aliyah, Taynara Conti, Jessamyn Duke, Reina Gonzalez, MJ Jenkins, Dakota Kai, Lacey Lane, Xia Li, Deonna Purrazzo, and Marina Shafir.

(2) Tony Nese pinned Stacey Ervin.

(3) Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan defeated Saurav Gurjar & Rinku Singh via pinfall. Burch rolled up Gurjar for the win.

Kassius Ohno was introduced to celebrate his 20th anniversary in the wrestling business. He spoke sentimentally about what wrestling means to him, and listed some of his great rivalries (including a response of “I wrestled that guy a few times” in reference to a fan shouting “CM Punk!”). Adam Cole interrupted Ohno with a feigned yawn and accused Ohno of celebrating 20 years of mediocrity. He ridiculed Ohno for never winning any championships. Ohno challenged Cole to a match, but Cole declined, saying, “That’s not how it works.”

(4) Cezar Bononi (w/Adrian Jaoude) pinned Boa. Cezar Bononi gloated, and said he would beat Boa again the following night in Fort Pierce (Boa won the prior night in Lakeland).

(5) Lars Sullivan pinned Keith Lee.

It was announced that Adam Cole would face Kassius Ohno in the main event per William Regal.


(6) Street Profits defeated The Forgotten Sons (Wesley Blake & Jaxson Ryker). Montez Ford sold his left knee, having tweaked it on this week’s TV, and pinned Blake after a frog splash.

(7) Rhea Ripley pinned Jessie Elaban to retain the NXT UK Women’s Championship.

The “fan of the night” was announced, and won a photo op with Dakota Kai.

(8) Kassius Ohno defeated Adam Cole via disqualification. Ohno inadvertently elbowed the official, and Adam Cole hit him with a Last Shot. Official Drake Wuertz ran in to assume referee duties, but Ohno kicked out at two. Bobby Fish appeared and sprang to the apron to distract Ohno as Roderick Strong came through the crowd. Ohno managed to kick Strong out of the air and lay Cole out with an elbow. Strong pulled Wuertz out of the ring before the three count, drawing the disqualification.

As the three members of Undisputed Era swarmed Ohno, Cesaro entered. The reunited Kings of Wrestling took care of business, hitting team maneuvers. Cesaro called for a microphone, said it still sounds weird calling his former partner ‘Kassius,’ and quickly concluded with, “Chris is awesome.” Ohno said he would get in trouble with the producers for running long, but cut a passionate promo about how this is the best he’s seen the wrestling business in his 20 years working. He finished by thanking the fans for supporting NXT’s “Coconut Loop” where Performance Center trainees cut their teeth before getting to TV and beyond.

If you attend a live event, please send results in the format of the following report to pwtorch@pwtorch.com. Thanks!

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