Tonight’s edition of WWE NXT emanates from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida and is the go-home show before this Sunday’s HUGE, TakeOver: In Your House PPV event!
Before the show begins, let’s rundown what WWE has announced for tonight’s show, plus anything else that tonight may have in-store!
- What will NXT Champion, Adam Cole and Challenger, Velveteen Dream Have to Say Just Days Before Their Championship Match?
- NXT Cruiserweight Championship - Drake Maverick vs El Hijo del Fantasma
- Mia Yim vs Candice LeRae
+ Much, much more!
Tonight's show doesn't waste anytime getting into the action as Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips and Beth Phoenix welcome us to Full Sail University and get us set for our first match of the evening...
Match - Candice LeRae vs Mia Yim
Result - Candice LeRae and Mia Yim Ends in a Double Count-out, Match Restarts as a Mixed-Tag Match
Match - Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae vs Keith Lee and Mia Yim
Result - Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae defeat Keith Lee and Mia Yim
We then see Drake Maverick talking about his upcoming Cruiserweight Championship match against El Hijo del Fantasma, later tonight. He says tonight will either be the best night of his life, or the worst of his life.
We then see "Prime Target", a video package highlighting Adam Cole vs Velveteen Dream's NXT Championship match, this Sunday at NXT TakeOver: In Your House.
Match - Tony Nese vs Isaiah 'Swerve' Scott
Result - Isaiah 'Swerve' Scott defeats Tony Nese
# 1 Contender's Match (For NXT Tag-Team Championships) - Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong vs Mystery Team
The Undisputed Era's Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong make their way t0o the ring, followed by Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch...and the mystery team is revealed as...BREEZANGO! Tyler Breeze and Fandango are BACK.
Result - Breezango defeat Oney Lorcan/Danny Burch and Bobby Fish/Roderick Strong
We then see a clip from last week when Chelsea Green seemingly fired Robert Stone from being her manager, which leads us into our next match.
Match - Aliyah vs Santana Garrett
Result - Santana Garrett defeats Aliyah
We then see another edition of "Prime Target", this time chronicling the NXT Women's Championship match, this Sunday at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, where Champion, Charlotte Flair will defend her title against Io Shirai and the woman that she defeated for the title at WrestleMania 36, Rhea Ripley.
Match - Cameron Grimes vs Bronson Reed
Result - Cameron Grimes defeats Bronson Reed
After the match, Karrion Kross and Scarllet come down to the ring and Kross throws Bronson Reed over his head with ease, stares into the camera and screams, "Tommaso Ciampa...Sunday...SPECIAL...TICK TOCK!"
Beth Phoenix then announces that this Sunday at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, there will be a 6-woman tag-team match that pits Mia Yim, Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox against Candice LeRae, Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai.
And now it's time for our main event of the evening...
NXT Cruiserweight Championship - Drake Maverick vs El Hijo del Fantasma
Result - El Hijo del Fantasma defeats Drake Maverick
After the match, an extremely emotional Drake Maverick looks into the camera and thanks everyone for their support as the NXT and Performance Center staff that's in the crowd chant "Thank You, Drake!"...when Maverick gets to the top of the ramp...Triple H appears and hands Drake Maverick an NXT contract...Maverick signs, Triple H signs and Drake Maverick is back with NXT!
That's a wrap for NXT's go-home show before TakeOver: In Your House, this Sunday, which WNW will (as always) have live coverage of starting at 7:00pm (Eastern)! Thank you for reading, everyone!
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