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[PPV Recap] ‘NXT TakeOver: New Orleans’ – Gargano vs. Ciampa, 1st North American Champ Crowned

Date: April 7, 2018
Venue: Smoothie King Center (New Orleans, LA)
Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, & Percy Watson

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JVPW is a site focused mainly on classic pro wrestling but I’ve decided to start sprinkling in some ‘current day’ stuff as well, beginning with tonight’s NXT TakeOver: New Orleans. On paper this show looks INSANE, with a new championship making its debut, a grudge match months in the making, and the possible ascension of a man who made his debut at last year’s WrestleMania weekend event to NXT Championship glory. Hell to the yes. Let’s go!

Champion Roll-Call

  • NXT Champion: Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas
  • NXT North American Champion: VACANT
  • NXT Women’s Champion: Ember Moon
  • NXT Tag Team Champions: The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly)

The Lineup

  • Ladder Match: EC3 vs. Velveteen Dream vs. Killian Dain vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Adam Cole vs. Ricochet for the vacant NXT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP (*****)
  • Ember Moon [c] vs. Shayna Baszler for the NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/4)
  • Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals: The Undisputed Era [c] vs. The Authors of Pain vs. Roderick Strong & Pete Dunne for the NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**3/4)
  • Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas [c] vs. Aleister Black for the NXT CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)
  • Unsanctioned Match: Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa (*****)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE RAW’ 2.11.19 – Wait, There’s a PPV This Weekend?!?

Venue: Van Andel Arena (Grand Rapids, MI)
Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, & Renee Young

Don’t feel like watching RAW live? Can’t blame you. Come read the recap and follow along that way instead!

Champion Roll-Call

  • WWE Universal Champion: Brock Lesnar
  • WWE Intercontinental Champion: Bobby Lashley
  • RAW Women’s Champion: ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey
  • RAW Tag Team Champions: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable

The Lineup

  • The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection vs. The Riott Squad vs. Nia Jax & Tamina Snuka (*3/4)
  • Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre (*)
  • Kurt Angle, Finn Balor, & Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre, & Bobby Lashley (1/2*)
  • Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riott (*)
  • EC3 vs. Dean Ambrose (*1/4)
  • Bobby Roode & Chad Gable [c] vs. The Revival for the RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (***)

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