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- Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson remind us how tonight’s UK Title match took shape, and hype the NXT Champ’s appearance.
- War Raiders def. Ricky Martinez and Justin Storm via pinfall following Fallout (on Martinez)
After decimating Storm, Raymond Rowe dares Martinez to come in and face him. He does, and it doesn’t go well. He even gets Hanson thrown butt-first into his face. Rowe lays out Storm again with a hip toss and high knee, then the finish.
- After the match, they call out Shane Thorne and Nick Miller, saying “They call themselves The Mighty, we‘ll show them mighty”. Then flatten poor Justin again.
- Undisputed ERA are meeting backstage, but Adam Cole chases the camera off, saying no one films them unless he says so.
- Excellent video package on the Ciampa/Gargano saga to get you hype for the Street Fight in Chicago. Johnny ends it saying last year he left Chicago in an ambulance, and this year he’s making sure Tommaso leaves that way.
- EC3 def. Kassius Ohno via pinfall following a One Percent
The official has to keep them separated before the bell, as KO can’t wait to attack and EC3 laughs in his face. Ohno shoves his opponent down and takes him to the ground at the start, forcing EC3 to the floor to regroup, where Kassius follows to deliver a flurry of chops. EC3 eventually gets on offense after he gets his knees up on a senton.
EC3 controls things for a bit, but Ohno blocks a kick after taking a forearm to the back and launches into his own flurry of forearms, then a bicycle kick and the back senton connects. When EC3 tries to go to the floor, KO hits him with a senton there, too. When Kassius puts him back in the ring, EC3 dodges a move that ends with Ohno going throat first into the top rope. He then turned into the finish.
- Bianca Belair def. Aliyah via pinfall following a sitout facebuster
Aliyah has new ring gear, which Percy tells us was designed by her new best friend Donatella Versace. She does some taunting at the start, too, which gets her a forearm to the mush from Belair. This was all Bianca, with the exception of Aliyah slipping out of delayed vertical suplex and charging for a guillotine choke... which got turned into a vertical suplex. She pressed Aliyah above her head and threw her into the turnbuckles for snake eyes before ending it.
- Cross/Baszler video package. The Queen of Spades is indignant an interviewer would ask if she thinks Nikki can beat her. Cross stands in front of a trash can fire throwing playing cards (guess which one?) into the flames while saying her chaos is going to make Baszler’s championship hers.
- Cathy Kelley interviews Dakota Kai (in a Rick & Morty shirt). She’s proud she stood up to Shayna, and she thinks next time the outcome will be different. Maybe she’ll adopt some of Nikki’s crazy? Bianca rolls up, and is angry Cathy is talking to an also ran like Kai. She takes over the interview, running down Dakota as talking tough but being scared. Belair tells her to head to the back of the line. Kai says those mind games might have worked from Baszler, but they won’t work now. She challenges The -Est for “next week” (aka one of Saturday’s dark matches). Biance she likes that, but Dakota won’t.
- Pete Dunne def. Kyle O’Reilly via pinfall after Bitter End to retain the United Kingdom Championship
KOR is out alone. Full Sail is AMPED for this one as Kyle tries to target the champ’s injured leg. Dunne reverses and goes for an early submission. He can’t get it, but does get to work the fingers, an arm and a neck crank. A big lariat sends O’Reilly scrambling to the floor for some space, but he gets caught and kicked in the arm, then X-Plexed on the apron! The Bruiserweight brings him back in the ring for more body manipulation, but when Dunne makes to climb the ropes, Kyle kicks him in the injured leg and takes control.
O’Reilly with an achilles hold, but the champ gets free by locking in a toe and ankle lock of his own while Kyle has one locked in. Dunne slaps his way out of that and connects with a step-up enziguri. Pete sells the leg througout a fast-paced sequence, then goes for a pin on a sit-out powerbomb, but O’Reilly counters it into a triangle. What follows leads to nearfalls for KOR off a penalty kick and a brainbuster, but Dunne dodges a flurry of strikes and goes for Bitter End, but Kyle answers with a guillotine. He can’t keep hold due to the arm the champ targeted earlier.
Blow-for-blow they go, until a spot where KOR lands a high knee while he takes a forearm from The Bruiserweight. O’Reilly up first, and delivers a series of elbows to Dunne’s face while Kyle holds onto his end. He takes the time to take out Pete’s mouthguard, which lets Dunne snap his fingers and hit his closer.
- Before the ref can even raise the champ’s hand, Adam Cole and Roderick Strong hit the ring to attack. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch show up for the save! Cole and Dunne battle to the floor so the two teams in the Tag Title match can throw hands! Lorcan and Burch win the battle, tossing Roddy and KOR to the floor where they retrieve their belts and scoot up the ramp.
- Belair vs. Kai is official for next week, as is War Raider against The Mighty.
- The NXT Champ is here, in his fighting clothes. On the mic, Aleister Black says Lars Sullivan thinks he has his number. When Lars caught Black Mass, he’s not gonna lie, that rattled him. But he’ll feel the full force of the Black Mass in Chicago, where he’ll learn his carnage is not imminent, because he’ll simply fade to black.
That brings out the challenger, also ready to rumble. Sullivan charges the ring, where Black lands a few kicks before getting turned inside out by a lariat. Lars hits him with Freak Accident! As Aleister scrambles to get to his feet, Sullivan grabs him and hits his finisher again. The Loquacious Leviathan drags him to his feet for a third, then carries the champ and his belt to the announce table. He drapes Black across the desk, then stands over him and holds the strap high and yells at Aleister’s face “this is your reality in Chicago”.