Johnny Gargano def. Ridge Holland to be eligible for the North American Title Ladder Match in NXT TakeOver: XXX
The Johnny Gargano Way could still result in some 2nd North American Championship reign. Gargano utilized his trademark craftiness to conquer the bigger Ridge Holland, inhabiting a horrible head-first crash before in the game to conquer the hulking Englishman after hitting One last Beat DDT.
Dakota Kai def. Jessi Kamea
Io Shirai could be in her last days as NXT Women’s Champion if tonight’s events were some sign. Dakota Kai trapped Jessi Kamea in singles activity after hammering her with all the Go To Kick, then wasted no time calling out Shirai. The Genius of the Sky defeated the No. 1 Contender originally until Raquel González arose from the shadows to ground the winner with a Huge boot to the surface. The Captain of Team Kick along with her enforcer stood tall, so leaving Shirai at a heap days ahead of their name match at NXT TakeOver: XXX.
Legado del Fantasma def. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott & Breezango
Isaiah”Swerve” Scott and Breezango combined forces to eventually even the odds in their struggle against Legado del Fantasma, but it still was not enough to knock Santos Escobar and business. “Swerve” eventually got his hands over the NXT Cruiserweight Champion, overpowering him with crime. Nevertheless, when it came to get a pay, the referee educated”Swerve” he had unintentionally labeled Tyler Breeze. Legado del Fantasma took charge, and Escobar implanted Breeze using a Phantom Driver to the success.
Adam Cole and Pat McAfee shared with a heated confrontation
Flanked by former Super Bowl Champion A.J. Hawk and former Indianapolis Colts teammate Darius Butler, Pat McAfee fulfilled Adam Cole face-to-face from the ring times ahead of their NXT TakeOver: XXX showdown. Unleashing a scorching diatribe, McAfee said he left the prior NXT Champion seem as an”amateur” when he nailed him with a catastrophic punt fourteen days past. After dismantling the safety keeping them split, Cole did not place his palms on McAfee, rather opting to wait around for TakeOver. However he promised he would”finish” the prior All-Pro punter on Saturday.
Rhea Ripley & Shotzi Blackheart def. Mercedes Martinez & Aliyah w/Robert Stone
Rhea Ripley was wanting to receive her hands on Mercedes Martinez for breaking her a opportunity to once more become NXT Women’s Champion, and she got just what she wanted. Ripley laid out The Robert Stone Brand’s new signee using a vicious powerbomb within the barricade into the cement, while Shotzi Blackheart connected using a top-rope senton onto Aliyah within the ring to pick up the win.
The Velveteen Fantasy def. Finn Bálor to be eligible for the North American Title Ladder Match in NXT TakeOver: XXX
The area is set with Velveteen Fantasy making the last place in Saturday’s North American Title Ladder Match, but His Purple Highness did not get there with no controversy. Cameron Grimes, yet another competitor from the Ladder Match, took it upon himself to catch a bird’s attention chair on top of a ladder set in ringside. The remaining portion of the area — Johnny Gargano, Bronson Reed and Damian Priest — shortly joined himand all hell immediately broke loose.
The largest difference-maker from the brawl, nevertheless, was Timothy Thatcher. Thatcher ambushed Bálor, leaving him easy pickings for Fantasy, who implanted him with a Dream Valley Driver and Purple Rainmaker elbow fall to steal the win. The chaos continued out there, and Reed stood tall over his fellow opponents once the dust removed.