WWE NXT TakeOver: New Orleans Results

Unsanctioned Match

Johnny Gargano vs Tommaso Ciampa

They brawl to start the match before Johnny drops Ciamapa repeatedly and hits a slingshot spear through the ropes. Johnny stomps on Ciampa in the corner before whipping him into the corner and hitting a tope to the outside when Ciampa gets out of the ring to catch his breath. Johnny whips Ciampa over the barricade and into the crowd before Ciampa sends Johnny into the barricade and drops him onto it. Ciampa hits a backbreaker at ringside before pulling up the padding at ringside, then Johnny hits a superkick before tossing Ciampa over the announce table. Ciampa suplexes Johnny off of the announce table and to the floor before beating on him at ringside and back drops him across the top of the announce table.

They get back in the ring and keeps Johnny grounded all the while playing to the crowd and mocking him before whipping him into the corner. They exchange strikes until Ciampa hits a side slam for a one count before Ciampa puts Gargano in a submission that he gets out of by crawling out of the ring. Ciampa hits a running knee before they get back in the ring and Johnny repeatedly counters Ciampa trying to hit him with his crutch. Johnny grabs the crutch and hits Ciampa, sending him out of the ring and onto the apron before they counter each other until Johnny powerbombs Ciampa off of the apron and onto the concrete floor. They get back in the ring and crawl towards the crutch before Johnny attacks Ciampa with the crutch while playing to the crowd.

Ciampa sends Johnny over the top rope and onto the floor before Johnny hits him again and hits a slingshot DDT for a near fall. Johnny exposes a turnbuckle before Ciampa sends him into it and Johnny goes for a slingshot spear through the ropes, but Ciampa hits him with a knee before hitting a blue thunder bomb for a near fall. Ciampa hits a running knee to the back of the head of Johnny for a very close near fall before Johnny comes back with a series of lariats and slaps. Johnny locks in the Gargano Escape and Ciampa breaks free by raking the eyes of Johnny before they exchange right hands until Ciampa hits a low blow. Ciampa grabs the crutch and hits Gargano with it before they exchange strikes until Johnny launches him into the corner for a very close near fall.

Ciampa hits an avalanche Lumbar Check for a very close near fall before exposing his exposed knee and going for a knee to Johnny, but Johnny hits him with his brace before grabbing the crutch and breaking it. Johnny then goes to hit Ciampa with the crutch, but stops before locking in the Gargano Escape with the brace for the tap and the win.

Winner: Johnny Gargano defeats Tommaso Ciampa and regains employment in NXT.

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