NXT Television Report Card - May 16, 2018
Who received good grades this week? Who needs detention?
This is the first entry of a weekly series where I will grade the segments of this week's edition of NXT on the WWE Network.
We are roughly a month from NXT Takeover: Chicago and the roster of NXT Superstars are going to try to top one of the best Takeovers ever from New Orleans on WrestleMania weekend.
While there are no official matches in place for NXT Takeover: Chicago yet, we have a good feeling what some of the matches could be, including the next (and possibly final) in the amazing feud between Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa, along with the potential of another amazing match-up between Ricochet and Velveteen Dream.
On this week's edition of NXT, there was a great opening segment and four matches. It was a lot crammed into one hour of action, let's start with the best feud in pro wrestling today.
Candice LeRae confronts Tommaso Ciampa
NXT kicked off with Johnny Gargano's music, so the NXT Universe provided a loud ovation, as they believed Gargano was returning to Full Sail for the first time since Tommaso Ciampa sent him out on a stretcher.
Instead, it is what may be the greatest heel in professional wrestling, Ciampa, standing on the stage with his trademark wave.
Ciampa stated that Gargano may have won the battle at Takeover: New Orleans, but he's won the war and has broken Johnny in every way.
Johnny's wife Candice LeRae, came out to confront Ciampa, still trying to process why their former friend was acting this way.
Ciampa told Candice that he didn't know how she could marry such a big _______. He didn't finish the sentence because Candice slapped him pretty hard, but most of us could probably fill in the blank.
Just another amazing segment in the best feud going in all of professional wrestling today.