WWE NXT Live Results: Tommaso Ciampa Makes In-Ring Return

It's a night of returns on this week's NXT, as former NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa and Tegan Nox have their first matches in months.

Ciampa made his return known a few weeks back when he challenged current NXT Champion Adam Cole. Now that he has his eyes set on "Goldie," there's nothing that can stop him.

Unfortunately for Angel Garza, he got on "The Blackheart's" bad side and the two will now fight it out on tonight's episode of NXT.

Nox suffered a major knee injury during the 2018 Mae Young Classic, and now she's ready for her first in-ring action in almost a year. How will Nox fare tonight and who will she be facing?

The rubber match between Keith Lee and Dominic Dijakovic is scheduled for today. With Lee getting the victory last time, Dijakovic looks to take the series and hopefully be propelled up the ladder.

Damian Priest intends to make his name infamous in NXT, and he plans to do so by taking out former NXT UK Champion Pete Dunne. Dunne has put on some great matches since returning to prime NXT, but this may be the biggest challenge for him since coming back. Priest, on the other hand, has squashed many a wrestler, but if he can get past Dunne, it could mean big things for the "Archer of Infamy."

Here's everything that happened on the October 16 episode of NXT.

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Angel Garza vs Tommaso Ciampa

  • Ciampa wins via pinfall after a draping DDT
  • Finish set up when Ciampa throws Garza's throw-away pants at Garza's face.
  • As Ciampa leaves the ring, the Undisputed Era comes out to the apron. They surround the ring. Kyle O'Reilly goes to commentary and hands them a flash drive.

Undisputed Era Backstage

  • It's revealed that on the flashdrive, the Undisputed Era take out Velveteen Dream.

Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs Aichner and Bartel (with Alexander Wolfe)

  • Bartel pins Lorcan after a European Bomb

Johnny Gargano Interview

  • Gargano says he doesn't know how he feels about Ciampa's return. He says he won't know how he feels until he sees Ciampa face to face.

Io Shirai vs Kayden Carter

  • Io Shirai wins via pinfall after a Moonsault.
  • After the match, Shirai gets on the mic and says "not Rhea, not Bianca." She tells Shayna that it's her who she fight her.
  • Rhea Ripley interrupts gets in the ring and snatches the mic from Shirai. She says that last week Bianca Belair ran her mouth and next week she'll take care of her. But if Io says her name again, she has no problem shutting Shirai's mouth too.
  • Io starts to yell in Japanese while she walks around the inside of the ring, but decides to leave.

William Regal Interview

  • Regal reveals that Velveteen Dream can't compete in the match next week. Roderick Strong will face the winner of Keith Lee and Dominic Dijakovic.

Keith Lee vs Dominic Dijakovic

  • The story of this match is Dijakovic's injured left arm, which Lee targets
  • The match ends in a no contest after Roderick Strong comes in and knocks both competitors with the North American Championship.
  • Regal gets on the mic and says that Strong will defend against both Keith Lee and Dominic Dijakovic

Matt Riddle vs Bronson Reed

  • Riddle wins via pinfall after the Bro Derek
  • Bronson Reed gave Riddle a competitive match
  • Riddle gives Bronson Reed a fist bump after the match

Tegan Nox vs Taynara

  • Nox wins via pinfall
  • After the match, she's interviewed as Dakota Kai comes out to celebrate with Tegan. Before Nox can talk, Shayna Baszler comes out with Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir. Shayna asks if Tegan Nox wants to get in the ring with her. She points out what happened to Dakota Kai last time she was in the ring with her. Nox tells Shayna to give her a title shot. Baszler says call her when she actually does something in NXT.

Boa vs Killian Dain

  • Dain wins via submission

Pete Dunne vs Damian Priest

  • As Dunne makes his way out, Killian Dain starts jawing at him. He points his finger at Dunne who grabs Killian's hand and does his finger snap before getting to the ring.
  • Priest pins Dunne
  • Finish set up when Priest rakes Dunne's eyes when the referee wasn't looking