Tonight's edition of WWE NXT emanates from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida and is headlined by a triple-threat qualifier for the North American Championship Ladder Match at NXT TakeOver: XXX.
Before the show begins, let's take a look at what tonight has in-store...
- Damian Priest, Oney Lorcan & Ridge Holland Battle It Out in a Triple-Threat North American Championship Ladder Match Qualifier
- NXT Champion, Keith Lee Takes On Cameron Grimes in a Non-Title Affair
- Imperium Defends The NXT Tag-Team Championships Against Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly Of The Undisputed Era
- Rhea Ripley Goes Head-to-Head With Dakota Kai To Determine The # 1 Contender For The NXT Women's Championship
- Bronson Reed Battles Shane Thorne
The show begins with the commentary team running down the night’s events & we get right into our first match of the evening...
- NXT Women’s Championship # 1 Contender’s Match - Rhea Ripley vs Dakota Kai
Highlights (Rhea Ripley vs Dakota Kai)
Result - Dakota Kai defeats Rhea Ripley
Important to note, Mercedes Martinez appeared and drilled Ripley with a big boot, giving Dakota Kai the win.
After the match, Mercedes continued the attack before we head to a commercial break.
Back from the break, we’re ready for our next match...
- Match - Bronson Reed vs Shane Thorne
Highlights (Bronson Reed vs Shane Thorne)
Result - Bronson Reed defeats Shane Thorne
We then see footage of Fandango & Tyler Breeze arriving to the arena & they’re attacked by Santos Escobar, Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde who then throw their motionless bodies into the trunk of an SUV & then drive off.
Robert Stone, Aliyah & Mercedes Martinez are seen in the parking lot & Stone says that Rhea Ripley May be done with the Robert Stone Brand...but the Robert Stone Brand is not done with Rhea Ripley.
It’s then time for our next match...
- Triple-Threat North American Championship Ladder Match Qualifier - Damian Priest vs Oney Lorcan vs Ridge Holland
Highlights (Damian Priest vs Oney Lorcan vs Ridge Holland)
Result - Damian Priest defeats Oney Lorcan & Ridge Holland
- Match - Keith Lee vs Cameron Grimes
Highlights (Keith Lee vs Cameron Grimes)
Result - Keith Lee defeats Cameron Grimes
After the match, the lights go out & Karrion Kross appears on the big-screen. Kross says since he hasn’t seen William Regal (NXT General Manager) around anywhere, he assumes that Keith wants to do things the hard way...the screen pans back & there’s a number of motionless bodies laying around the backstage area as we head to a commercial break.
We then see NXT General Manager, William Regal via video. Regal says due to injury, Dexter Lumis will not be able to compete in the NXT North American Championship Ladder Match at NXT TakeOver 30. There were originally 2 remaining spots available for the match, but with Lumis out, that goes to 3 spots left. 1 spot will be determined by another triple-threat match, next week...and the final 2 spots will be decided by the 4 men who did not factor into the decision of the 4 triple-threat matches, will square off in a pair of singles matches...& the winners of those 2 matches, will be the final 2 participants in the ladder match for the vacant NXT North American Championship. Bronson Reed & Damian Priest are confirmed for the match. Finn Balor, Johnny Gargano & Ridge Holland are 3 of the 4 men that will be in those final singles matches to qualify.
We cut to the ring and Santos Escobar is entering the arena through an emergency exit, being flanked by Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde who are dragging in Fandango. Escobar says they will make an example out of Fandango...and whoever else disrespects the Lucha Libre culture will suffer the same fate. Fandango’s tag-team partner, Tyler Breeze tried to make the save but he also gets beaten down before we head to a commercial break.
Back from the break and Pat McAfee joins the commentary team of Tom Phillips, Mauro Ranallo & Beth Phoenix as our next match is ready to get underway...
Match - Tegan Nox vs Indi Hartwell
Highlights (Tegan Nox vs Indi Hartwell)
Result - Tegan Nox defeats Indi Hartwell
The commentary team rundown next week’s card which features Karrion Kross in action against Danny Burch, Damian Priest takes-on Bronson Reed as well as the final triple-threat qualifier for the NXT North American Championship Ladder Match, which pits Kushida against Cameron Grimes as well as a mystery opponent.
It’s now time for our main event of the evening...
NXT Tag-Team Championships - Imperium (C) (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) vs The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) (with Adam Cole & Roderick Strong)
Highlights (Imperium vs Undisputed Era)
Result - Imperium defeats Undisputed Era, And STILL NXT Tag-Team Champions
After the match, Adam Cole & Pat McAfee go at it. McAfee is about to walk away but then comes back & calls Cole a tiny, little bitch & then DRILLS Cole in the head with a kick as the show goes off the air with Triple H, Shawn Michaels and NXT officials pushing McAfee out of the arena.
That’s a wrap for tonight’s edition of WWE NXT!
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