The following WWE NXT TV tapings took place in Atlanta on Thursday night.
2/1 WWE NXT TV tapings:
* Dark Match: The Street Profits def. Fabian Aichner and Raul Mendoza.
* NXT Tag Team Champions Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly vs. Sanity (Eric Young and Alexander Wolfe) never got started. Young, Wolfe and Killian Dain attacked Fish, O’Reilly and Cole before the match could start. NXT GM William Regal books a tornado tag match between both teams.
* Heavy Machinery def. Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss.
* Johnny Gargano cut a promo about Tommaso Ciampa and how he’s ready to fight him. NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega come out. Vega points out how Gargano is now 0-3 against Almas. Candice LeRae comes out and attacks Vega. Almas and Vega bailed. Gargano says he wants one more shot at Almas and the title. Vega agrees, but only under one condition. If Gargano loses, he has to leave NXT. Gargano accepts.
* Bianca Belair def. a local women’s wrestler.
* Sanity (Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe and Killian Dain) def. The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole and NXT Tag Team Champions Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) in a tornado tag team match.
* TM61 def. a local tag team.
* Pete Dunne def. Roderick Strong to retain the WWE United Kingdom Championship.
* Aleister Black cut a promo about how the devil that drives him is the NXT Championship. Killian Dain interrupts talking about his plans to win the NXT Championship as well. Black tells Dain that since he crossed him, he must now “fade to black.”
* Shayna Baszler def. NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon via DQ. Kairi Sane attacked Baszler as she was trying to hurt Moon’s bad arm even more following NXT TakeOver.
* The Velveteen Dream def. No Way Jose.
* Nikki Cross def. Vanessa Borne.
* Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake def. a local tag team. Cutler and Blake revealed they are entering the 2018 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
* Andrade “Cien” Almas def. Johnny Gargano to retain the NXT Championship. Per the stipulation, Gargano must now leave NXT. The finish saw Almas bump the referee and was then put into the Gargano Escape. As Almas was about to tap, Ciampa ran in and hit Gargano over the back with his crutch. Almas then hit his DDT finish to get the pinfall. After the match, Gargano got a standing ovation and sat in the middle of the ring. Gargano hugged his wife. William Regal embraced Gargano on the ramp.
* The 2018 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic begins at the tapings on Friday night.