— We see what happened yesterday between Ciampa and the tag champs to set up tonight’s match.
— Tommaso Ciampa is shown walking backstage. He walks up on partner Timothy Thatcher and greets him. They head to the ring together as Alicia Taylor does the introductions.
Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs. Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher
Burch and Thatcher start things off and Thatcher with a side head lock take down. Thatcher with a double wrist lock. Burch backs Thatcher into the ropes and Thatcher with a clean break. They lock up and Burch with a full nelson and snap mare. Thatcher with an arm bar. Thatcher with an elbow drop to the arm. They lock up and Burch and Thatcher exchange European uppercuts. Thatcher with a front face lock and Ciampa tags in and punches Burch. Lorcan tags in and he applies an arm bar. Ciampa blocks a chop and he chops Lorcan. Lorcan with European uppercuts and a side head lock. Ciampa goes for an O’Connor Roll but Lorcan holds on to the ropes. Lorcan with a side head lock and take down. Ciampa with a waist lock and Lorcan with a standing switch.
CIampa with an elbow and a knee that knocks Lorcan off the apron. Burch goes to the floor and Thatcher with a running European uppercut. Lorcan with a rollup for a near fall. Ciampa with a clothesline to Lorcan and a knee to Burch on the apron. Thatcher tags in and he hits an uppercut as Ciampa elevates Lorcan. Thatcher with a reverse chin lock. Lorcan fish hooks Thatcher to escape and he clips Thatcher. Burch tags in and Thatcher kicks Burch and hits a belly-to-belly suplex on Lorcan. Burch is the legal man and he clotheslines Thatcher.
Thatcher rolls to the floor and he holds his neck as we go to commercial.
We are back and Lorcan with a single leg crab on Thatcher. Thatcher kicks Lorcan away but Burch tags in and he stops Thatcher. Thatcher kicks Burch away and tags in Ciampa. Ciampa with a series fo clotheslines to Lorcan and Burch followed by clotheslines into the corner on both men. Ciampa with a flying double clothesline. Ciampa with forearms to Burch and Thatcher tags in. Thatcher with European uppercuts in the corner. Ciampa tags back in. Ciampa with chops to Burch. Thatcher tags back in. Thatcher with a front face lock suplex.
Thatcher with a sleeper on Burch and Lorcan kicks Thatcher but Thatcher holds on to the sleeper. Ciampa kicks Lorcan and then they both connect with many forearms across the chest. Lorcan tries to help Burch block a German suplex and Lorcan tags in and knocks Ciampa off the apron and follows with a clothesline. Thatcher is held by Burch and Ciampa kicks Lorcan. Lorcan with a half and half suplex to Thatcher and Ciampa slaps Ciampa. Burch with a head butt to Ciampa and Thatcher with a kick to Burch.
We see Imperium on the stage and Thatcher stops trying to make the tag. Lrocan tags in and he knocks Ciampa off the apron. Lorcan and Burch with the elevated DDT for the three count.
Winners: Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan
After the match, Ciampa asks Thatcher what happened.
— Roderick Strong walks in the back and we go to commercial.
In the Arena:
We are back and Roderick Strong is in the ring. He tells Adam Cole to get his ass out here. It is no surprise that if any single one of us ever meant a thing to you a little bit, please get out here right now. Instead of Adam Cole, Finn Balor’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Finn Balor asks Roddy when will he learn that Adam Cole is not going to come out for you. Do you think Adam is going to give you an explanation. Strong says he finds it funny. The Undisputed Era was doing perfectly fine until you showed up. This whole thing is your fault.
Balor tells Strong it ain’t his fault. The reason your so called brotherhood fell apart was over this title. Balor says he knows how to get Adam Cole out here. NEXT WEEK, FINN BALOR VERSUS ADAM COLE FOR THE NXT CHAMPIONSHIP. Finn tells Roddy he will never be a leader. He will be a follower. Until you get a little more greedy and selfish and gets a killer instinct like the Prince…
Strong attacks Balor but Balor gets control of the situation until officials get into the ring.
— We go to Gargano family counseling.
Austin tells Johnny this doesn’t look like Chuck E Cheese. The therapist says that she likes to meet individually. Austin says he doesn’t have a Dexter Lumis problem, it was a vacation. Candice says that being kidnapped for three days is not a vacation. Indi says it could be a good thing depending on the guy. Austin says it was just two dudes having a good time. Johnny wants to know what Indi is doodling.
Johnny sees that she wrote Mrs. Indi Wrestling Lumis. Johnny says that was a Christmas present and Indi ruined Christmas. Johnny wants to know why Dexter Lumis is not in jail. The therapist says Johnny’s hostility towards Dexter is opening up some personal issues. Johnny says that she is trying to make it about him. He is not here to be therapeed on. Austin is the one who should be therapeed on.
The therapist tells Johnny to leave and he calls her unprofessional as the door is slammed in his face. Johnny says he will be out there for them.
We go to commercial.
— We are back and Cameron Grimes says that if he is going to change things, he needs to change thing at the bottom. The CWC needs to change to the CGA, the Cameron Grimes Arena. William Regal shows up and Grimes tells Regal that he is busy. Regal mentions that Grimes hit a crew member and he says there could be a lawsuit. Grimes wants to know how much he has to pay. Regal says that is not a problem. Grimes says he will pay Regal. Regal tells Grimes he has a contract for Grimes to face Bronson Reed tonight. Grimes tells Regal he could pay him off. Grimes curses Ted DiBiase.
— We are told that the NXT TItle match is confirmed for next week between Finn Balor and Adam Cole. Finn has a warm up match tonight against Roderick Strong.
Aliyah vs. Ember Moon
They lock up and Aliyah with a wrist lcok and Ember with a reversal. Aliyah floats over and Ember blocks an arm drag. Ember with an arm drag or two. Ember goes after Aliyah in the ropes and the referee warns Ember. Ember with a side head lock. Aliyah with a shoulder tackle. Aliyah with a forearm. Ember tells Aliyah to hit her again. Ember blocks the forearm and she sends Aliyah to the mat. Aliyah with forearms and Ember wtih a take down. Stone and Jessi try to get involved but Shotzi shows up and Stone backs off. Aliyah is caught on a cross body attempt.
Ember with a sliding kick on the apron. Ember gets a near fall. Aliyah sends Ember into the turnbuckles and hits a Yakuza Kick for a near fall. Aliyah with a rear chin lock. Ember with an arm drag and head scissors. Ember wtih clotheslines and a back heel kick and drop kick. Ember with a spinebuster for a near fall. Aliyah puts Ember on the turnbuckles and Aliyah sets for a superplex but Ember blocks it and drops Aliyah on the mat. Stone distracts the referee and Jessi stops Ember. Shotzi takes care of Jessi and Stone while Ember hits Eclipse on Aliyah for the three count.
WInner: Ember Moon
— McKenzie Mitchell is with Timothy Thatcher and Tommaso Ciampa. Thatcher says everyone has a past and they keep throwing it in his face. Ciampa says Thatcher’s past with Imperium is ‘the past’.
— We see Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez in the back getting ready for their title match. We see Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler getting ready as well.
We go to commercial.
— We are back awith a look at footage from the NXT Women’s Championship Match from Vengeance Day. Toni Storm says she is the one who knows about Io Shirai. I have wrestled her all over the world. Io has beaten them all, but her. Io says she is not scared of Toni Storm. She respects her as a wrestler, but not as a person. Toni stands in her way of being considered one of the best champions. Toni says Io’s title reign comes to an end next week and it becomes Toni’s Time. Io says next week is her toughest challenge but she will remain the NXT Women’s Champion.
Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships
Shayna and Dakota start things off and Nia tags herself in. They lock up and Nia sends Kai to the mat. Nia tosses Kai across the ring and hits a splash into the corner. Shayna tags in and she punches Dakota. Shayna sends Kai into the corner. Shayna pats Dakota on the forehead when Dakota covers up in the corner. Shayna with a take down and she works on the wrist and tries to stomp on the elbow but Shayna misses. Kai with a slap and they miss splashes into the corner. Kai with an elbow and a rollup for a near fall. Kai with an arm drag and flying mare.
Shayna with a leg sweep and she sends Kai to the floor. All four women face off on the floor. They return to the ring and Gonzalez tags in. Raquel has some words for Shayna and she pushes Baszler. Gonzalez blocks a single leg take down and applies a waist lock and takes Shayna to the mat. Shayna with a wrist lock.into a hammer lock. Raquel with a slam and Dakota tags in and hits an assisted double stomp for a near fall. Shayna with a kick to the leg and she gets a near fall.
Nia tags in and she sends Kai to the mat. Shaynat tags back in and punches Kai followed by a snap mare and kick to the back for a near fall. Shayna with an arm bar. Raquel tags in and she kicks Shayna in the corner. Raquel with an arm bar and she tags Kai back in. Raquel with an Irish whip and Kai with a running boot but Shayna rolls to the floor. Shayna blocks a running kick and drops Kai on the apron. Shayna sends Kai back into the ring. Nia tags in and applies a stretch muffler and spins Kai around. Nia with a head butt and sends Kai to the mat.
Nia with another stretch muffler and she swings Kai into the turnbuckles. Nia gets a near fall. Nia catches Kai off the turnbuckles and Baszler tags in and and knocks Raquel off the apron. Nia drops Kai to the mat and Shayna with a running knee for a near fall. Kai with an elbow to Shayna and a kick to Nia. Shayna stops Kai but Kai with a kick and a thrust kick. Raquel tags in and she drop kicks Shayna and follows with a shoulder tackle and fallaway slam. Raquel with another fallaway slam and splash into the corner. Raquel with a spinning power slam for a near fall.
Shayna escapes a choke slam and tags in Nia. Nia with a head butt and she misses a splash and Raquel with shoulders in the corner followed by kicks. Nia knocks Raquel down after Shayna distracts Raquel. Shayna with a knee to the jaw for a near fall. Shayna with the Kirifuda Clutch Raquel with a boot to Shayna and Kai tags in. They hit Go 2 Kick for a near fall. Raquel and Nia battle but Nia sends Raquel over the top rope with a clothesline. Kai tries to get Shayna up but her knee gives out. Dakota goes for Go 2 Kick but Shayna blocks it and Shayna with the Kirifuda Clutch. Kai rolls over and gets a near fall. Shayna reapplies the Kirifuda Clutch and Nia tries to distract the referee but Gonzalez tags in and kicks Nia off the apron but takes out the referee as well.
Nia sends Raquel into the apron but Raquel sends Nia and herself over the announce table.
Shayna has Dakota in the Kirifuda Clutch and Adam Pearce comes out and sends a referee to the ring and he sees Dakota is out and calls for the bell.
Winners: Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax
— We go back to the therapy session and Austin is asked about Dexter. He says Dexter just needs a friend. Candice says that Dexter doesn’t want friends. Austin knows why Candice might not like Dexter. Indi says he is okay. Candice reads text messages from Johnny and the therapist sends Candice and Indi into the hallway again.
The therapist tells Austin this is a safe space and she asks him what happened during those three days with Dexter Lumis.
— LA Knight walks in the back as we go to commercial.
— We are back with Isaiah Scott in the studio. He says he wants to talk about opportunities. Leon Ruff seems to have fallen into the North American Championship. Swerve says he has to claw and scratch for no opportunities. Leon, do you think this is a Fantasy World? This is the CWC. This is Swerve’s House. You don’t want to go to war with someone who cares less than you. Swerve is just different. I just care any more.
— LA Knight makes his way to the ring.
Knight says he has waited entirely too long to stand in this very ring and stare down the barrel and say let me talk to you. You don’t understand. I am not going to talk about childhood dreams. Do you think this is a dream? This is business. This is my business. My business is whipping someone else’s ass when they step in the. I changed the game at Takeover. People say I am the Tom Brady of wrestling but Tom Brady wishes he could be LA Knight. I didn’t come in here as the first round draft pick, but I will be the one setting trends and records.
You have your Johnny Garganos, your Kyle O’Reillys, your Adam Coles, and your Finn Balors. They have their kicks, flips, and dives. I ain’t going to meet you with flash or pizzaz. I did not come here to do anything fancy, but i get the job done. I am the last of a dying breed.
You have people saying that LA Knight might be the greatest NXT Superstar. Don’t call me the G.O.A.T. If you want to call me the thing that sets me apart from everyone else, call me LA Knight. That is just a fact of life.
Bronson Reed vs. Cameron Grimes
Grimes tells Reed he has a deal for him. Grimes starts counting off some money and Reed punches Grimes. Reed gets Grimes up but Grimes gets to his feet. Reed blocks an Irish whip and then catches Grimes and drops him onto the apron and then to the floor. Grimes goes for a sunset flip but Reed holds on to the ropes and then drops down and gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Reed sends Grimes back into the ring. Grimes with an enzuigiri and tries for an O’Connor roll but Reed holds on to the ropes. Grimes with a Spanish Fly Cross Body for a near fall. Grimes punches Reed and Reed pushes Grimes away. Grimes with a knee to the ribs and applies a rear chin lock. Grimes with a knee to the head. Grimes stomps on the hand and kicks Reed in the chest and head. Grimes with more kicks but Reed starts to block kicks and he connects with forearms. Reed with a running body block. Reed with a splash into the corner followed by a choke slam attempt but Grimes with an elbow and forearm. Reed with a clothesline.
Grimes kicks Reed in the head and Reed runs into a boot in the corner. Grimes goes to the apron. Grimes takes his hat and he leaves but Reed with a suicide dive onto Grimes. Reed sends Grimes back into the ring but LA Knight tosses Grimes’ hat in the ring. The referee takes the hat and turns his back on the action in the ring. Knight drops Reed on the top rope and Grimes with Cave In for the three count.
Winner: Cameron Grimes
— Adam Pearce and William Regal are in an office talking about something.
— McKenzie is with Kayden Cross and she is asked about Kacy’s injury. Kayden says it pisses her off to see her friend in pain. She does not care about Xia Li. She took my girl out and now I have to take her out. Does Xia think what she did is going to scare her off? She only sees red. No fear and no hesitation. Next week, she can come and get it.
We go to commercial.
— We are back with a look at what Karrion Kross did to Legado del Fantasma.
— We return to Theory Therapy as we are down to one on one. The therapist asks Austin what happened. Austin says it was a great time. He says he was in a small room with the windows boarded up. He watched TV all day and ate cereal. He is asked if Dexter is a good guy. The therapist says she talked to Dexter Lumis earlier today. She says that he couldn’t wait to get rid of him. Lumis said Theory was the most obnoxious person he was ever around.
Gargano comes in consoling Theory, telling the doc she’s a monster. He comes back in by himself and thanks the doctor for pulling this off. He pays the doctor for playing the part and helping turn Theory back against Lumis. Gargano is off to take Theory to Chuck E. Cheese now. The doc says they’re a bunch of idiots.
Ever-Rise vs. Breezango
We go back to the ring and Matt Martel and Chase Parker of Ever-Rise are in the ring. Tyler Breeze and Fandango of Breezango are set to come out next but Legado del Fantasma’s Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde attack them on the stage and beat them down to ringside as fans boo. Ever-Rise cheers them on.
Mendoza and Wilde rush the ring but Ever-Rise retreats to the bottom of the ramp. NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar runs down the ramp and drops Ever-Rise from behind. Fans continue booing as Escobar beats Martel and Parker around, slamming Parker’s head into the steel steps a few times. Escobar enters the ring and takes the mic. He says do not mistake last week’s No DQ loss to Karrion Kross as a weakness because if you do… he speaks in Spanish and points at the two teams laid out at ringside, saying this is what will await you. The music hits as Escobar, Wilde and Mendoza stand tall to boos.
– Xia Li vs. Kayden Carter is confirmed for next week. The announcers hype Toni Storm vs. NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai and Adam Cole vs. NXT Champion Finn Balor for next week. We get a quick video package for Cole vs. Balor.
– We see the NXT Champion walking backstage now. Back to commercial.
— We are back and McKenzie and William Regal walk in the back.William Regal says that because of what happened earlier during the women’s tag team title match, he will make an announcement next week that will change the landscape of NXT
Finn Balor vs. Roderick Strong in a Non Title Match
They lock up and go around the ring. Balor with a waist lock take down and Strong gets a near fall. Balor with a front face lock and Strong with a snap mare into a reverse chin lock. Strong with a forearm and chop. Balor gets a near fall. Balor with a reverse chin lock and Balor goes for a triangle but Strong with a near fall. Strong goes for a Strong Hold but Balor avoids it and applies a side head lock. Balor with a crucifix for a near fall. Balor with an arm bar. Balor turns it into a cobra clutch.
Balor holds on to the cobra clutch while Strong tries to escape. Strong with a snap mare to escape followed by a back breaker to Balor. Strong kicks Balor and connects with a forearm to the back. Strong stretches Balor in the ropes. Strong kicks Balor. Strong with a forearm. Balor with a kick and Strong with a chop. Strong with a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick because no one can do a sunset flip any more.
Balor with a snap mare into an arm bar and hammer lock. Balor with a hammer lock using his feet and he drops back to the mat to add more pressure to the shoulder. Balor with an arm bar. Strong backs Balor into the corner and sends Balor into the turnbuckles. Strong with chops and he sends Balor into the turnbuckles. Strong with more chops. Balor with an arm wringer. Balor with a kick to the arm and then boots to the head. Balor with an arm bar. Balor continues to work on the arm with a hammer lock and he leans back to add more pressure. Balor continues to drop back onto the mat as he works on the shoulder. Balor with uppercuts to the arm.
Balor with an arm bar. Strong with a power slam to get out of the hold and both men are down. Strong with forearms and knees. Strong with a back breaker for a near fall. Strong with another back breaker. Balor with an arm drag into a cobra clutch. Strong with punches. Balor with a chop followed by an Irish whip and chop. Balor with another Irish whip and chop in the corner. Strong with a clothesline and both men are down. Strong with forearms and chops followed by a gourdbuster slam. Strong with running forearms and an Olympic Slam. Strong with a Gibson Driver for a near fall. Balor with slingblade.
Balor goes for a running drop kick but Strong blocks it and goes for a Strong Hold and he turns it into a Liontamer. Balor goes for a rollup but Strong counters for a near fall. Strong goes for the double knee gutbuster but Balor counters with a double stomp. Strong with a kick but Balor with a Pele Kick. Strong misses a jumping knee and Balor with a reverse DDT. Balor with a running drop kick and then Balor goes up top for Coup de Grace and hits it. Balor with 1916 for the three count.
Winner: Finn Balor
After the match, Balor sits up and takes the NXT Title as his music hits. We go to replays. Balor stands tall with the title in the ring now as Adam Cole appears on the stage. Cole stares Balor down as Vic hypes next week’s title match. Balor points back at Cole and Cole points at himself. NXT goes off the air with Balor and Cole staring each other down.
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