Tonight's edition of WWE NXT emanates from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida and features an North American Championship match that will also determine the # 1 contender for Adam Cole's NXT Championship.
Before the show begins, let's take a look at what tonight has in-store for us!
- NXT North American Championship - Keith Lee (C) vs Finn Balor vs Johnny Gargano
- Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) vs Bronson Reed
- Damian Priest vs Cameron Grimes
The show begins with Mauro Ranallo showing us footage of Cameron Grimes attacking Damian Priest, earlier today in the parking lot and then we cut back to the arena and Cameron Grimes is making his way to the ring for his scheduled match against Damian Priest. Grimes grabs a mic and says there’s no way that Priest will show up after what happened to him in the parking lot, earlier today. Priest appears and is limping to the ring while WWE officials are trying to hold him back and imploring him to not compete. Priest ignores their attempts and gets in the ring and the bell rings as the match is officially underway.
- Match - Damian Priest vs Cameron Grimes
Highlights (Damian Priest vs Cameron Grimes)
Result - Cameron Grimes defeats Damian Priest
We then see another edition of Timothy Thatcher’s training sessions.
Rhea Ripley is shown making her way into the arena, earlier today and she is stopped on her way in by Robert Stone who announces that Aliyah is officially signed to the Robert Stone Brand and Rhea should reconsider joining...Rhea punches him in the stomach and then dumps him in the dumpster. Aliyah comes running in and slaps Rhea in the face. Rhea laughs and says she'll see Aliyah in the ring, later tonight.
- Match - Santos Escobar (with Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza) vs Jake Atlas
Highlights (Santos Escobar vs Jake Atlas)
Result - Santos Escobar defeats Jake Atlas
We then see another therapy session for Roderick Strong, with the rest of The Undisputed Era. It was absolutely hysterical...as per usual with these 4 guys. Roderick Strong finally overcame his fear of car trunks as he got into one and let the guys shut the door and lock him in for a few seconds before getting out and celebrating.Backs
Backstage, we see Indus Sher along with Malcolm Bivens who says he's the highest-level of pissed off and Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch better not try to get in their way ever again.
- Match - Kayden Carter and Kacy Catanzaro vs Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez
Highlights (Kayden Carter and Kacy Catanzaro vs Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez)
Result - Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez defeat Kayden Carter and Kacy Catanzaro
- Match - Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) vs Bronson Reed
Highlights (Karrion Kross vs Bronson Reed)
Result - Karrion Kross defeats Bronson Reed
After the match, we see NXT Champion, Adam Cole backstage and he's asked what his biggest concern is about tonight's NXT North American Championship match between Keith Lee, Finn Balor and Johnny Gargano, a match that is also to determine who is Cole's # 1 contender for his NXT Championship, in 2 weeks...and Cole's response? His biggest concern is making room on his mantle for another championship.
We then see another video hyping up the return of Mercedes Martinez
- Match - Rhea Ripley vs Aliyah (with Robert Stone)
Highlights (Rhea Ripley vs Aliyah)
Result - Rhea Ripley defeats Aliyah
- Match - Dexter Lumis vs Roderick Strong (with Bobby Fish)
Highlights (Dexter Lumis vs Roderick Strong)
Result - Dexter Lumis defeats Roderick Strong via Count-out
We then see Robert Stone and Aliyah, backstage talking to NXT General Manager, William Regal via an iPad. Regal says next week, Rhea Ripley will face Aliyah AND Robert Stone in a 2-on-1 Handicap match...and if Rhea loses, she must join the Robert Stone Brand.
It's then announced that next week, Mia Yim, Dakota Kai, Tegan Nox and Candice LeRae will square off in a Fatal-4-Way match to determine Io Shirai's # 1 contender for the NXT Women's Championship. Along with that match, Dexter Lumis will face Roderick Strong in a Strap Match, next week.
It's now time for our main event of the evening...
NXT North American Championship (Winner Also Faces NXT Champion, Adam Cole In 2 Weeks In A Winner-Take-All Championship Match) - Keith Lee (C) vs Finn Balor vs Johnny Gargano
Highlights (Keith Lee vs Finn Balor vs Johnny Gargano)
Result - Keith Lee defeats Finn Balor and Johnny Gargano, And STILL NXT North American Champion
That's a wrap for this week's edition of WWE NXT! Be sure to stay with WrestlingNewsWorld.com and (@WNWNews) on Twitter as well as myself on Twitter (@WNWFaria) for live-coverage of SmackDown, this Friday night at 8:00pm (Eastern)!
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