NXT & NXT UK Territory Report (November 2nd, 2018)

Shayna Baszler NXT
Shayna Baszler NXT

NXT Territory Report (November 2nd, 2018)

  1. News
  2. NXT Results
  3. Championship Landscape
  4. Rankings

1. News

Shayna Baszler Wins Back NXT Women’s Championship

The rivalry between Kairi Sane and Shayna Baszler has seen Kairi Sane win the Mae Young Classic and defeat Baszler for the title. Baszler got some revenge at Evolution, however, when she won back the NXT Women’s Championship. There could be more left in this rivalry or a new challenger will need to be named for Baszler before WarGames in just two weeks.

Baszler required the help of Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke to get the win. Duke and Shafir look as though they will be watching the champ’s back from this point on.

Shayna Baszler Injury Concern

Baszler was seen at the airport on Monday using crutches. She was scheduled to have it looked at again on Monday and there hasn’t really been word since then, which likely means it isn’t serious. There are two weeks left to determine her match at Takeover, assuming she has one.

WarGames Match Announcements

3 matches were confirmed for WarGames this week. The first is that Tommaso Ciampa will defend his NXT Championships against Velveteen Dream at the event. Lars Sullivan is not to happy about this. He will face Dream next week. A win for Lars could see a change to the title match at Takeover.

Johnny Gargano vs Aleister Black was also confirmed for WarGames. Finally, in the last segment of NXT this week this year’s WarGames match was made official. The Undisputed Era will face Pete Dunne, Ricochet, and the War Raiders at Takeover: WarGames.

Toni Storm Wins The Mae Young Classic II

Toni Storm defeated Io Shirai to win the 2nd edition of the Mae Young Classic on Sunday. The win earns the Austalian a title shot but whether she challenges for Shayna Baszler’s NXT Women’s Championship or the NXT UK Women’s Championship is not yet clear.

NXT Stars On EVOLVE Shows

Several NXT stars have been announced for upcoming EVOLVE shows.

EVOLVE 115, November 9th, Detroit Michigan:

  • Harlem Bravado vs. Jason Kincaid vs. Josh Briggs vs. Leon Ruff
  • Mustafa Ali vs. DJZ
  • AR Fox with Ayla & The Skulk vs. Austin Theory with Priscilla Kelly
  • EVOLVE Champion Fabian Aichner vs. Kassius Ohno
  • EVOLVE Tag Team Champions The Street Profits of Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins vs. WWN Champion JD Drake & Anthony Henry
  • Kassius Ohno vs Fabian Aichner

EVOLVE 116, November 10th, Chicago, ILL:

  • Jason Kincaid vs. Barrett Brown
  • Angelo Dawkins of The Street Profits vs. Josh Briggs
  • Montez Ford of The Street Profits vs. Shane Strickland
  • Kassius Ohno vs. Shane Strickland
  • Mustafa Ali vs. Darby Allin
  • JD Drake vs. Anthony Henry vs. Austin Theory with Priscilla Kelly vs. Harlem Bravado – Elimination Match
  • Fabian Aichner vs. AR Fox

Other News:

  • Axel Dieter Jr will be returning to WXW in December. The promotion is speculated to be involved in a pending future NXT territory in Germany.
  • The official listing for next April’s Takeover event has gone from Takeover: Brooklyn to Takeover: New York, indicating the company will be going with that name for shows out of the Barclays Center moving forward. The Takeover event will take place the night before ROH and NJPW hold the G1 Supercard from Madison Square Garden.

2. NXT Results and Upcoming Matches

WWE Evolution
October 28th, 2018
Nassau Veterans Memorial
Long Island, NY

  • Mae Young Classic 2018 Finals
    Toni Storm defeated Io Shirai
  • NXT Women’s Championship
    Shayna Baszler defeated Kairi Sane (c) – Title Change

October 31st, 2018
Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth

  1. Trent Seven defeated Saxon Huxley
  2. Flash Morgan Webster defeated Mark Coffey
  3. Danny Burch defeated Sam Gradwell
  4. Zack Gibson defeated Noam Dar

October 31st, 2018
Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth

  1. Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate & Trent Seven) defeated Sam Gradwell & Saxon Huxley
  2. Isla Dawn defeated Nina Samuels
  3. Jordan Devlin defeated Tucker
  4. Mark Andrews defeated Wolfgang

NXT #324
October 31st, 2018
Full Sail University

  1. Nikki Cross defeated Mercesdes Martinez
  2. the Street Profits defeated the Mighty
  3. Matt Riddle defeated Luke Menzies
  4. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated Raul Mendoza & Humberto Carrillo

Upcoming Matches:

Takeover: WarGames
November 17th, 2018
Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA

  • NXT Championship
    Tommaso Ciampa (c) vs Velveteen Dream
  • Aleister Black vs Johnny Gargano
  • WarGames Match
    Undisputed Era vs War Raiders, Pete Dunne, and Ricochet

3. Championship Landscape

NXT Championship
Champion: Tommaso Ciampa
Won: from Aleister Black (NXT, July 18th, 2018)
Title Defenses: 1
Challengers: Johnny Gargano (Takeover Brooklyn IV)

NXT Women’s Championship
Champion: Shayna Baszler (2x)
Won: from Kairi Sane (WWE Evolution)
Title Defenses: 0

NXT Tag Team Championships
Champion: The Undisputed Era
Won: from Moustache Mountain (NXT, 6/21/18)
Title Defenses: 2
Challengers: Moustache Mountain (Takeover: Brooklyn IV), loss to War Raiders via DQ (NXT)

WWE United Kingdom Champion
Champion: Pete Dunne
Won: from Tyler Bate (Takeover Chicago 5/20/17)
Title Defenses: 19
Challengers: BT Gunn/Trent Seven/Wolfgang (ICW), Wolfgang (NXT), Johnny Gargano (NXT), Tyler Bate (NXT), Jack Gallagher (Progress), Joseph Conners (Progress), Roderick Strong (NXT), Adam Cole via DQ (NXT), Zack Gibson (FutureShock), Markus Burke (UCW), Kyle O’Reilly (NXT), Zack Gibson (WWE UK Tournament), Noam Dark (NXT UK), Danny Burch (NXT UK), Morgan Webster (Progress), Zack Gibson (NXT), Ricochet – No Contest (NXT title for title), Jordan Devlin (NXT UK), Noam Dar (NXT UK)

NXT North American Champion
Champion: Ricochet
Won: from Adam Cole (Takeover Brooklyn IV 8/18/18)
Title Defenses: 2
Challengers: Pete Dunne – No Contest (NXT), defeated Pete Dunne vs Adam Cole 3-way (NXT)

4. Rankings

  • #4 The Street Profits defeated #5 the Mighty this week. They swapped spots in the rankings as a result.
  • #10 Matt Riddle debuted in the rankings after picking up his first victory in single’s action.

NXT Champion: Tommaso Ciampa
NXT North American Champion:: Ricochet

  1. Aleister Black
  2. Lars Sullivan 
  3. Velveteen Dream
  4. Johnny Gargano 
  5. EC3
  6. Adam Cole
  7. Kassius Ohno
  8. Keith Lee
  9. Kona Reeves 
  10. Matt Riddle

NXT Women’s Champion: Shayna Baszler

  1. Kairi Sane
  2. Bianca Belair
  3. Nikki Cross
  4. Lacey Evans
  5. Candice LeRae
  6. Dakota Kai
  7. Mia Yim
  8. Aliyah
  9. Deonna Purrazzo

NXT Tag Team Champions: The Undisputed Era

  1. War Raiders
  2. Moustache Mountain
  3. The Forgotten Sons
  4. The Street Profits
  5. The Mighty
  6. Heavy Machinery
  7. Burch and Lorcan


  • UK Rankings are a work in progress

WWE United Kingdom Champion: Pete Dunne

  1. Danny Burch
  2. Zack Gibson
  3. Tyler Bate
  4. Noam Dar
  5. Mark Andrews
  6. Wolfgang
  7. Dave Mastiff
  8. Joe Coffey
  9. Flash Morgan Webster
  10. Mark Coffey
  11. Jordan Devlin
  12. Ligero
  13. Ashton Smith

NXT UK Women’s Champion: Vacant

  1. Toni Storm
  2. Isla Dawn
  3. Rhea Ripley
  4. Dakota Kai
  5. Nina Samuels

NXT UK Tag Team Division

  • Moustache Mountain