NXT Spoilers: February 7th – 21st, 2018


Below are spoilers for upcoming episodes of NXT taped from Center Stage in Atlanta.


Airing February 7th:

* Johnny Gargano comes out for a promo. He says it’s been a hell of a month. He says he saw himself standing here as champion, and that didn’t happen, and it sucks. He says getting the reaction he just got means he earned more than a title, and title or no title, he is who he said he is: Johnny freaking Wrestling. Says he’ll never forget Takeover but he’ll also never forget a crutch shot to the back. Says he’s biting his tongue since Chicago but he’s coming for Ciampa, man to man, face to face. NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas interrupts. Zelina Vega says he didn’t earn anything and shouldn’t be out here, and Andrade shouldn’t be listening to Johnny whine. She says Andrade has beaten him again and again and he is just Johnny Loser. Johnny says his second favorite part of Takeover was when his wife jumped the rail and kicked her ass. Zelina steps to him, and Candice LeRae comes out and attacks Zelina. Zelina says she’s sick of this and ask what’s it going to take to get rid of them. Johnny says one more shot at the NXT Title. Zelina says he’s on, but if he loses, he leaves NXT forever. Johnny says he’ll take that bet and Zelina & Andrade leaves laughing.

* Bianca Belair defeated a local enhancement talent. This was a quick squash, no hair whip.

Airing February 14th:

* Shayna Baszler defeated NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon via disqualification. Ember attacks at the bell. Ground and pound to start. Shayna rolls outside and Ember hits a suicide dive that crushes Shayna into the announce table. Shayna recovers and goes after Ember’s bad arm. The crowd is very anti-Shayna. Shayna throws Ember into the post shoulder first. Shayna traps Ember’s arm in the guardrail and stomps it. Shayna goes to put the arm in the ring steps, but Kairi Sane comes down for the save. Kairi attacks Shayna for the DQ and runs her off, then helps Ember.

Airing February 21:

* Nikki Cross defeated Vanessa Borne. Vanessa gets some offense at the start and a series of 2 counts, but Nikki eventually takes control and hits the swinging fisherman’s neck breaker for the win.

* NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas (w/ Zelina Vega) defeated Johnny Gargano (w/ Candice LeRae) to retain. This was another incredible match from these two. Gargano with a hot start. He goes for a suicide dive, but Zelina stops him. Candice gets in the ring and hits a suicide dive on Zelina. Gargano hits a cannonball off the apron to Andrade while Zelina & Candice fight to the back. Andrade takes control and goes after Johnny’s arm. Johnny with a hurricanrana and hits the middle rope spear. Andrade lifts Johnny with one arm and hits a buckle bomb and the double knees to the face, but only gets 2. Johnny fights off the El Idolo but gets thrown into the post. Johnny hits a superkick on the apron and they trade punches. Johnny goes for the spear, but Andrade ducks it and locks on an armbar, and then the GargaNo Escape. Johnny reverses into a pin but Andrade kicks out. Andrade flips Johnny into the buckles with a brutal spot and hits the knees to the back of his head, but Johnny kicks out. Andrade sets up for the top rope El Idolo, but Johnny fights out. Johnny slides out of a double stomp on the tree of woe and tosses Andrade out of the ring, hits a tope into a DDT, and the springboard DDT, but only gets two. They trade shots, Johnny ducks a forearm and Andrade hits the referee. Gargano locks in the GargaNo Escape, but Tommaso Ciampa comes out of the crowd and hits Johnny with his crutch. Andrade hits El Idolo and the ref recovers to count the pin

After the match, Johnny gets a standing ovation. Candice joins him in the ring and they announce per the stipulations, Johnny must leave NXT. Johnny is met by NXT General Manager William Regal, who hugs him and raises his arm. Ciampa appears in the crowd across the way and laughs while waving goodbye.