* The show opens with a recap of “Takeover: The End” and a backstage promo from NXT Champion Samoa Joe.
* The Authors of Pain with Paul Ellering destroyed 2 jobbers in a brutal squash match. Their finisher is a clothesline/reverse Skull Crushing Finale
* Carmella defeated Tessa Blanchard by submission
* TM61 (announced as TM Six One) defeated Blake and Murphy without Alexa Bliss. Shane Thorne ducks a clothesline from Blake, who hits Murphy instead. TM61 get the win with their double team finisher on Blake. Murphy berates Blake at ringside after the match
* Andrade “Cien” Almas defeated Tye Dillinger in a Takeover rematch. Good match, better and longer than their match at Takeover. Unfortunately for Andrade, Tye is insanely over at Full Sail and the crowd was very split with audible loud boos for some of Andrade’s spots. Andrade did get a big pop at the end when he won
* Finn Balor comes out for a promo in street clothes and talks about the first time he saw NXT, and that NXT became a part of who he is. He asks what’s next for Finn Balor? Fans start a huge Balor Club chant and he responds with “Too Sweet.” Shinsuke Nakamura interrupts. He says Balor wants some, and he wants some. He watched Balor become the icon of NXT and Balor is still an icon. Nakamura wants a match and says to be champion, he has to beat Balor. Balor says he knows what’s next, it’s Shinsuke vs. Finn!