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- Mr. Regal reminds us about his announcement from last week about how the #1 contender will be determined, and informs us we’re getting two matches tonight. Unfortunately, Velveteen Dream “suffered injuries at TakeOver” and can’t compete, so the GM found a suitable replacement to face Ohno in the main event tonight.
- Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson welcome us, and hype the women’s match tonight. Then, the champ is here!
- Andrade “Cien” Almas’ walks around the ring showing the booing Full Sail crowd his belt while Zelina Vega shouts at them from behind him. In the ring, she has a microphone. Vega says we’re witnesses to a historic championship reign. We need to respect the man, embrace the legend and rise for our NXT champion! El Idolo thanks her, and tells us he told us. He is the champion! He beat... he’s sorry, he hurt... Drew McIntyre. He’s gonna be champion for a long time. Cien warns the next #1 contender in Spanish, then says “We are NXT, but I’m the NXT champion!”
- Lars Sullivan meets with the media. He’s not worried about Roderick Strong’s backstory - he doesn’t even have a family - he only cares about winning the NXT championship. He doesn’t care about Roddy, or Andrade. In two weeks he’ll beat Strong and go on to Philly to become champ. Once he gets his hands on the belt, he’ll prove he’s the kind of Superstar he always knew he was. Reporters try to ask one more question, but he walks away.
- Killian Dain def. Trent Seven via pinfall following a Vader Bomb to advance to the #1 contender Fatal 4Way; Trent tried starting fast and got out-powered immediately. He fights back, kicking out of a Divide crossbody and lands a Seven Star Lariat for two of his own. He tries to get the big Irishman up, but can’t. A slam and a senton from the SAnitY member is the beginning of the end.
- Undisputed ERA are hanging out backstage (in Adam Cole’s case, literally). Cole says they told us they would run NXT, and they proved it at WarGames. Next week he faces Aleister Black in the tournament, and he knows Black is undefeated, but that’s because he hasn’t faced anyone like Adam Cole. Kyle O’Reilly says in two weeks, they’ll face SAnitY again and become new tag champs. Bobby Fish warns they’re going to shock the system, they do their hand signal and they’re out.
- Sonya Deville def. Ruby Riott in a No Holds Barred match via submission with a triangle through the ropes; starts as usual, with Deville getting the better of the wrestling so she can cinch in the ankle lock. Ruby reaches the ropes but is reminded by the referee that won’t help here. She pops over to escape, and when we come back from commercial Riott has a hold of her own locked in. Sonya gouges the eyes to get free and goes on the offensive. Ruby battles back despite limited vision, eventually connecting with a STO and launches a dive onto Deville on the ramp. After throwing her opponent back in the ring, Riott gets caught in the finishing hold.
- The media catches up with Ember Moon. She promises to be the best champ in NXT history. The Iconic Duo interrupt (on behalf of The Iconic Times) to point out Moon pinned Nikki Cross at WarGames, so Peyton Royce deserves the right to beat her up. Ember cuts them off and says she wants to save time and hear which one she’ll face next week. The bicker about it until the champ leaves. Then Billie Kay agrees Peyton can have the first shot, as long as she doesn’t beat her up too much, so Kay can finish the job. They laugh and ignore more questions.
- Tyler Bate gets a UK title shot in two weeks, and we get a flashback to him beating Pete Dunne to become the first champ in the tournament final this past January.
- We see (but don’t hear) Regal meeting with Ohno to inform him about his opponent, and we get a teaser for a new Superstar we only see in silhouette, and then the word “soon” where the o’s are spades. We also get a reminder that Cole/Black is next week.
Velveteen DreamJohnny Gargano def. Kassius Ohno via submission with GargaNo Escape to advance to the #1 contender Fatal 4Way; show of respect at the start and Gargano stays one step ahead in the early going until the slingshot spear gets caught and Ohno ties him up in the ropes and sends him crashing to the ramp with a big elbow to the face. The announcers talk it up as a possible broken nose while KO lays in the striking offense. A series of counters creates an opening for Johnny to finally hit the slingshot spear for two. Kassius laughs off some kicks to the head and hits a senton, then tells Johnny Wrestling to give it up before nailing him with a boot. Gargano hangs in there, though, and dodges a dive to hit a DDT on the ramp himself. Ohno answers a step up enziguri with the cyclone kick, and is shocked when it doesn’t end the match. Another sick-sounding bicycle kick and forearm to the back of the head only gets KO a 2.999 count, so Ohno takes off the elbow pad, but he turns into a kick to the gut and the finish comes a second later.
- Gargano calls Ohno back to the ring afterwards, the bash forearms in a show of respect.