NXT Ladies’s Champion Io Shirai & Tegan Nox def. Candice LeRae & Dakota Kai
Dakota Kai ambushed Io Shirai for the second time in three weeks, this time to kick off NXT whereas Shirai was making her entrance, and the scene shortly devolved into disarray with the opposite two opponents becoming a member of them for a melee earlier than the motion formally began. Kai and Candice LeRae labored properly collectively early on, isolating Tegan Nox till Shirai lit up the ring and her opponents along with her athleticism. The Captain of Crew Kick responded by deftly spoiling a possible moonsault try. Kai forcibly tagged in LeRae, largely leaving The Poison Pixie to fend for herself, which ended with a pinfall loss after Shirai’s moonsault.
Johnny Gargano def. Roderick Sturdy
Johnny Gargano and Roderick Sturdy, two of NXT’s proudest and most expert Superstars, tactfully battled for bragging rights after arising quick in final week’s Triple Risk Match received by Bronson Reed. The technical wrestling clinic featured each males demonstrating the depths of their repertoires, with Sturdy avoiding dire straits by rolling out of the Gargano Escape. He had no reply for Gargano’s elevated depth on the skin, although, as Johnny Wrestling repeatedly smashed Sturdy into the ring put up and plexiglass earlier than planting him with the One Last Beat DDT for the victory.
Mercedes Martinez def. Shotzi Blackheart
If one match is any indication, Mercedes Martinez’s choice to signal with The Robert Stone Model seems to be a sensible one. Martinez impressed in opposition to Shotzi Blackheart, slamming her with an modern, modified Air Raid Crash for the win, a lot to the delight of Stone and Aliyah.
Keith Lee referred to as out Karrion Kross
NXT Champion Keith Lee, nonetheless clearly upset by what transpired final week, issued a fiery handle to Karrion Kross. What he received as a substitute was Cameron Grimes, who picked an inopportune time to step to The Limitless One, and he felt Lee’s wrath. Nonetheless, Kross answered with a message of his personal, issuing a stern ultimatum to Lee demanding the NXT Title alternative he is looking for.
NXT Tag Crew Champions Imperium def. Ever-Rise
Imperium made fast work of Ever-Rise, placing them down after hitting the European Bomb on Chase Parker. However earlier than they may soak of their victory, they have been savagely ambushed by Undisputed ERA, who made it clear they nonetheless contemplate themselves to be NXT’s most dominant faction.
Isaiah “Swerve” Scott def. Jake Atlas
Isaiah “Swerve” Scott prevailed on this fast-paced encounter with a win over Jake Atlas that was essential for NXT Cruiserweight Championship positioning. “Swerve” fought off Atlas’ patented cartwheel DDT earlier than blasting him with the Home Name on the skin of the ring and dropping him with the JML Driver.
Dexter Lumis def. Timothy Thatcher and Finn Bálor in a Triple Risk Match to earn a spot within the North American Title Ladder Match at TakeOver XXX
Dexter Lumis wowed from the get-go, dazzling even his opponents early when he landed on his toes following a senton excessive rope. The matchup between The Tortured Artist, Finn Bálor and Timothy Thatcher offered three distinctive types and created a frenzied conclusion. Lumis masterfully countered Thatcher’s double underhook into the Kata Gatame earlier than being splattered by Bálor’s Coup de Grace, although the “Professor of Ache” would break up The Prince’s ensuing pin try and lock him in a grapevine ankle lock. However Lumis swooped in, profiting from Thatcher’s blind spot by locking him within the Kata Gatame to win by technical submission earlier than Bálor may wriggle free from Thatcher and break it up.