We begin with a video package showing what Tommaso Ciampa and NXT Men’s Champion Aleister Black did at Takeover Chicago and then their paths to tonight’s title match.
Adam Cole vs. Sean Maluta in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Cole backs Maluta into the corner and then he gives a clean break. They lock up again and Cole with a waist lock take down and then he slaps Maluta in the back of the head before getting off Maluta’s back. Maluta with a rollup for a near fall. Maluta with a back slide for a near fall. Cole misses a double sledge and Maluta with a neck breaker and Yakuza Kick. Maluta goes to the turnbuckles and Cole pulls Maluta off the turnbuckles and he punches Maluta and follows with elbow drops. Cole with a kick to the ribs.
Cole sends Maluta into the turnbuckles and chops Maluta. Cole puts Maluta on the turnbuckles and Maluta with a head butt to send Cole to the mat. Maluta comes off the turnbuckles into a super kick. Cole with the Last Shot and he gets the three count.
Winner: Adam Cole (remains Champion)
After the match, Adam Cole says he is the most buzzworthy superstar on any brand. That is because of what he gets done in this ring. He defends his North American Championship all over the world. He has defended it in the UK. Adam says tonight’s opponent was a young, hungry upstart and who gave him a chance? It was Adam Cole.
Cole is interrupted by Ricochet.
Ricochet tells Adam he owes him an apology. You did not run from your competition. Granted, you did have a non title match against a guy whose name you can’t remember. Since joining NXT, you have taken this industry by storm. Since becoming champion, the man who claims to Shock the System, all you have done is shockingly become a coward. Ricochet tells Cole he can change his opinion because you are so good.
How about we have a match. How about you have a match for the NXT North American Championship. How about having a match for the NXT North American Championship in Brooklyn… against him. Unless Ricochet says he is right about Cole, bay bay.
Cole says that Ricochet is right. He is so so good. Cole says that is why he will not diminish himself by fighting Ricochet in Brooklyn.
Cole leaves the ring.
Ricochet tells Cole that is okay because Cole is the coward that he thought he was.
Cole returns to the ring and he goes to the apron and Ricochet comes at him but Cole returns to the floor. Ricochet rebounds off the ropes and hits a superhero landing.
Cole says that Ricochet is nothing and NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong come out.
The War Raiders make their way onto the stage and that sends The Undisputed Era out of a different part of the building.
Tyler Bate and Trent Seven appear behind The Undisputed Era and Trent and Tyler attack Strong, O’Reilly, and Cole. The Undisputed Era leave the building.
We are told that Shayna Baszler and Kairi Sane have signed their contract for the NXT Women’s Championship Match at NXT Brooklyn.
Shayna Baszler says this is not a rematch because she has beaten Kairi since last year. Shayna is not the same person she was last year. Shayna says she has the killer instinct while Kairi does not. Kairi is living off the past because she has not done anything since.
Sane signs the contract without saying anything.
Sane says she knows it and Shayna knows it. Kairi says she can beat Shayna.
Shayna says that Kairi does not have what it takes. You are living in a fantasy world like the others pretending they have what it takes. Dakota and Candice pretend that they have what it takes. You are acting like a pirate pretending that you are looking for treasure.
Kairi says that she will beat Shayna in Brooklyn.
Shayna signs the contract and she tells Kairi that she does not have to listen to her now, but you have to listen to her in Brooklyn because you will hear ‘And still . . . your NXT Women’s Champion’.
Shayna leaves the room and Kairi tells William Regal that she knows it and Shayna knows that Kairi can beat her.
We see Tommaso Ciampa getting ready for his match against Aleister Black.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at the tag match from the UK special when Velveteen Dream walked out on EC3 during their match against RIcochet and Aleister Black.
Next week EC3 will face Kona Reeves.
Tenilla Price vs. Lacey Evans
They lock up and Evans backs Price into the corner and runs her forearm across the face before breaking. Evans sends Price across the ring by the hair and then hits a hesitation bronco buster. Evans ties up Price in the corner. Evans goes to the apron and ties Price’s hair in the ropes. Evans with a kick and then Evans with elbows to the back of the head. Evans with a leg sweep and then he hits a slingshot elbow drop. Evans with a swinging neck breaker and she goes for a splash but Price gets her knees up.
Price goes for a handspring move into the corner but Evans with the Woman’s Right for the three count.
Winner: Lacey Evans
Bianca Belair is in the interview area and she is asked about her recovery because she missed the number one contender match. She says she does not have to explain herself. She is undefeated. She says she will work the hardest and she will get what she deserves because she is Un-De-Feated. When she gets back, she will get what she deserves.
Aleister Black is in the back getting ready for the NXT Men’s Championship Match tonight.
We go to commercial.
We see Shayna Baszler leaving the contract signing and she says it was strong words from a weak woman. We see Candice LeRae telling Shayna to say it to her face. Candice says this might not be the time, but she will find the time.
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Aleister Black for the NXT Men’s Championship
Ciampa holds up three fingers in sequence and then they lock up. They go around the ring and Ciampa with a wrist lock out of the corner. Ciampa with an arm bar. Black with a single leg trip and he goes to the leg. Ciampa with a chin lock and front face lock. Black with a reversal into a front face lock of his own. Ciampa with a wrist lock and side head lock followed by a shoulder tackle. Black goes for an arm drag but Ciampa sees it coming and he stops short. Ciampa with an Oklahoma Roll for a near fall.
Ciampa with a wrist lock and Black with a reversal into a side head lock. Black flips over CIampa’s back and Black with a small package for a near fall. Black with a rollup for a near fall. Black with a judo toss into an arm bar. Ciampa pie faces Black and Black misses a round kick. Ciampa goes to the floor and Black follows. Ciampa with a front face lock when Black tries to get back into the ring but Black escapes.
They go back to the floor and Black with a round kick. Black with a kick to the chest and a punch to the midsection. Ciampa with a double sledge as Black returns to the ring. Ciampa with punches and an Irish whip but Black floats over and kicks Ciampa in the chest. Black with a round kick when Ciampa tries to hide behind the referee. Black with a boot to the head and Ciampa goes to the floor. Black sets for a dive to the floor but Ciampa heads up the ramp. Black springboard back into the ring and sits down and mocks Ciampa’s wave.
Ciampa rolls onto the apron but does not go back into the ring. Black grabs Ciampa when he returns to the ring but Ciampa with a punch to the midsection. Black with a waist lock and Ciampa with a back elbow. Black with a round kick and waist lock. Ciampa sends Black’s throat into the ropes but Black with a boot. Ciampa pushes Black over the top rope to the floor and then into the ringside barrier, apron, and ring steps.
Ciampa sits on the ring steps and mocks Black while waving at Black. Ciampa sends Black back into the ring and he drop kicks Black in the temple and gets a near fall. Ciampa with knees to the back and he applies a rear chin lock. Ciampa with a back breaker and he kicks Black and drops knees onto the midsection. Ciampa with an abdominal stretch on Black. Ciampa reaches back and grabs the rope for extra pressure but the referee sees him and tells Ciampa to release the hold. Ciampa with a knee to the midsection and he goes for a suplex but Black lands on his feet. Ciampa is able to block a German suplex attempt because of the damage done to Black’s back. Ciampa with a Cloverleaf in the center of the ring. Black crawls to the ropes and gets there to force a release of the hold.
They go to the apron and Ciampa picks up Black and connects with a punch. Black with a forearm and Ciampa punches back. They exchange strikes on the apron and Black with a series of kicks that send Ciampa back into the ring. Black goes up top and Ciampa with a punch to stop the champion. Ciampa sets for a Super Air Raid Crash but Black escapes and sets for a power bomb. Ciampa holds on to the ropes and Black with a kick to knock Ciampa off the turnbuckles. Ciampa with a kick and then he sets for a power bomb. Ciampa with a back body drop but Black drops down and the champion gets a near fall.
Ciampa and Black collide into each other and both men go down. Ciampa misses punches but Black with punches and kicks. Ciampa misses a kick and Black with a punch and leg sweep followed by a sliding kick to the temple. Black with punches and kicks followed by a round kick and quebrada for a near fall. Ciampa sends Black to the apron and Black with a forearm. Black with a round kick while Ciampa is in the ropes. Black blocks a punch and connects with knees and a kick to the back of the leg and a drop kick for a near fall.
Ciampa backs into the corner to avoid Black and CIampa gets to his feet. Black with round kicks to the chest. Black has Ciampa in the ropes but Ciampa goes to the floor and then he pulls Black onto the apron. Ciampa goes up top and hits a DDT for a near fall. Ciampa lines Black up and Black blocks the running knee. Black misses a round kick and Ciampa with a clothesline for a near fall. The knee pad is brought down and Black with a jumping knee for a near fall.
Black lifts Ciampa up by his boot but Ciampa with a rollup to counter Black Mass and gets a near fall. Black kicks Ciampa away and goes to the turnbuckles for Meteora. Black with Black Mass and a German suplex for a near fall. Black goes to the floor and Ciampa sends Black into a cameraman on the floor. Ciampa goes under the ring and he hits Black in the throat with a crutch when the referee was not looking but Black is able to kick out. Ciampa hangs Black in the ropes but Black gets back into the ring and he sends Ciampa to the floor. Black with a plancha onto Ciampa. Ciampa with a hanging DDT and he gets a near fall.
Ciampa pulls up the protective mats on the floor. Ciampa with a front face lock and he hangs Black over the apron but Black holds on to the ropes. CIampa argues with the referee and Black gets back into the ring. Black pushes Ciampa and Ciampa knocks the referee off the apron. Black with Black Mass but the referee is knocked out and there is no one to make the count. Black checks on the referee and then he returns to the ring. Ciampa with a thumb to the eye and then he grabs the title belt.
Johnny Gargano with a super kick to Ciampa and then when Gargano pulls the belt away from Ciampa, Gargano hits Black with the belt. Ciampa sends Gargano to the floor and then Ciampa with a Tiger Gourdbuster Driver for the three count.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa (New Champion)
After the match, the title belt is put around the waist of the new NXT Men’s Champion.
We go to credits.
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