WWE NXT Quick Recap (5/18/2021)

For those of you who want just the quick results and don't want the details of matches, this is a quick recap of tonight's show. There are spoilers for tonight's show below. The full results can be found right here.


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WWE NXT Quick Recap for 5/18/2021

Matches Tonight: 7
  • Toni Storm defeated Zoey Stark in a very solid and entertaining match.
  • Jake Atlas defeated Cameron Grimes in a big upset, thanks in large part to a distraction caused by the arrival of "the Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase.
  • Killian Dain defeated Alexander Wolfe in, essentially, a squash match. Afterwards, Imperium turned on Wolfe and beat him.
  • Legado Del Fantasma defeated the team of Timothy Thatcher & Tommaso Ciampa with some unseen interference by the Grizzled Young Veterans.
  • Sarray defeated the Robert Stone Brand's Aliyah in a short match. Aliyah looks good in her offense before Sarray took over.
  • Hit Row (see below) defeated Daivari & Tony Niese in a squash.
  • In our main event steel cage match for the North American Championship, Bronson Reed defeated Johnny Gargano to capture his first title in NXT.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • Once again, "the Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase outwitted Cameron Grimes.
  • Franky Monet will have her in-ring debut next week. I believe Monet was formerly known as Taya Valkyrie.
  • A video package hyped Bálor v Kross II which takes place next week. Very well put together and is adding an air of a "big fight" feel to it. Worth watching!
  • InDex update: Dexter overheard Candice & Indi calling him a loser. Later in the night, Indi Hartwell discovered that Dexter didn't really send flowers to their opponents last week, Candice did. She ran off excitedly yelling that Dexter loves her.
  • Alexander Wolfe has been expelled from Imperium (see: match result above).
  • Bobby Fish stated that his return last week wasn't so much to save Kyle O'Reilly as it was to go after Pete Dunne, who injured Fish at WarGames. He warns that he's coming for Dunne.
  • New Faction: Hit Row, short for HIt Row Records. Lead by Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, B-Fab (Briana Brandy), Top Dolla (AJ Francis), and Ashanti "Thee" Adonis. Swerve promised to take note of the main event tonight as he has his eyes on the North American championship.
  • Other matches from next week that have been announced include a tag team showdown between Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez vs Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart and a "Million Dollar Face-Off" between WWE Legend Ted DiBiase and 21st century redneck equivalent, Cameron Grimes.

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