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- The show begins with a recap of last week’s storyline regarding the Viking Raiders vacating the NXT Tag Team Titles. General Manager William Regal tells us the solution he’s come up with - a 4Way Ladder Match between Forgotten Sons, Undisputed ERA, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch, and Street Profits for the belts!
- As Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness & Beth Phoenix discuss that news, the reunited Undisputed ERA hit the ring. Adam Cole says they’ve heard the rumors, but the ERA is stronger than ever. Everyone in the back’s contract may read NXT Superstars, but in reality, they belong to the Undisputed ERA. They will be draped in championship gold soon, and that starts in two weeks, when Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish regain the tag belts, and he beats Johnny Gargano...
Here comes the champ! Johnny says Cole got what he wanted, he got his title match. So now he needs to give him what he wants. He knows the only reason he got Undisputed back together is because he knows he can’t beat Garagno on his own. Cole disputes that, and again starts to say that he won the first fall at TakeOver: New York. Johnny offers to help him with that, since math is hard and Adam definitely didn’t shock the school system. He explains that to win a two out of three falls match, you have to win two falls. An irate Cole says Johnny can condescend all he wants, but tonight the ERA are celebrating. While he’s talking, Matt Riddle slides in behind the group!
He clubs Roderick Strong with a forearm, and the brawl is on! Despite being outnumbered, Riddle and Gargano clear the ring. As Cole & company slink up the ramp, the faces back into each other. After a quick staredown, they get on the same page as we go to commercial.
- Mansoor def. Sean Maluta via pinfall following a swinging suplex
Maluta controls the early going with a wristlock, but Mansoor gets free and lands a drop kick, but then showboats, allowing Maluta to land a kick of his own and nail a Samoan Drop. He hits a Codebreaker from the second rope, but can only get two. He works the neck, but Mansoor eventually gets free with some elbows. A boot, then a German suplex, lead to a big neckbreaker. The finisher comes soon after.
- Cathy Kelley is headed to Mr. Regal’s office, when Undisputed ERA come barging out. The GM tells her he met with Cole & company to tell them that what they’ve done the last couple weeks isn’t how things are done in NXT. To teach them how things are done, he’s booked Riddle vs. Strong for TakeOver: XXV, and Gargano & Riddle will face O’Reilly & Strong tonight.
- Velveteen Dream is here, and says everyone wants to feel, touch and hold the North American champ, but the Dream is to big to hold. Before he can get much farther into his promo... HEY EVERYONE! IT’S TYLER.
Tyler Breeze is back. He says since he left NXT, things have felt dull. He thinks it flattering there are Prince Pretty knockoffs here now, but it isn’t the same. Velveteen is understandably perturbed, and says in his NXT, the people want a man, not a boy who plays cops and robbers. Just because Breeze couldn’t cut it on Mondays and Tuesdays doesn’t mean he can come back and demand a spotlight. Tyler says it’s not that he couldn’t cut it, it’s that he wasn’t inspired. But Dream and the NA title do inspire him, and an inspired Breeze is too much for Velveteen to handle. Dream takes another shot at Fashion Files, then tells Prince Pretty the line for a shot at him and his belt starts in the back. He offers Breeze a selfie before he leaves, and Tyler deliberates before agreeing. While they’re posing, Tyler offers one more piece of advice - if you write your phone number on your trunks and no one calls you up, it means they aren’t interested. He lands a punch that flattens Dream and leaves.
- Kelley catches Tyler as he’s leaving. He says he’s a NXT OG (“Original Guy”). He just introduced Dream to an inspired Prince Pretty.
- Candice LeRae def. Reina González via pinfall with a moonsault from the second rope
The huge size difference is immediately a factor, as Reina no sells a cradle attempt and puts Candice down with a clothesline. That’s followed with clubbing blows and stomps in the corner, then a power slam for a nearfall. LeRae counters a wristlock for a DDT, then counters another slam to send González to the floor. Baseball slide connects, but a follow-up springboard cross body is caught, and Candice is thrown into the ring steps. LeRae won’t give up though, and hits a rana, a flurry of strikes then a back elbow and drop kick to lay out Reina out for the finish.
- After the match, Shayna Baszler and the 3⁄4 Horsewomen are here. They surround Candice, but before they can do too much damage, here comes Io Shirai with a kendo stick! She breaks it over Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir before going to town on the champ. Once the heels roll out and back up the ramp, Io checks on Candice.
- We learn Mr. Regal has booked Breeze vs. Dream for the NA belt at TakeOver, and next week we’ll see Mia Yim vs. Bianca Belair, and Kushida vs. Drew Gulak.
- Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish def. Matt Riddle & Johnny Gargano via pinfall after Total Elimination on Riddle
Kyle and Johnny start, and Gargano gets a quick cover which sends O’Reilly into conference with Fish. Test of strength, then they each scramble for submissions. After some kicks from Kyle, Fish is tagged in. Riddle jumps off the apron to avoid a punch, and things get hectic as the heels work on Johnny. Gargano eventually gets the tag, and Riddle is in with strikes as the champ holds Bobby. Kicks, then O’Reilly is knocked off the apron with a forearm, and the Bro hits an exploder on Fish. Kyle tries to run in but his kick is caught and he gets put down again with an overhead kick. Bobby tries to fight back, but takes a pair of suplexes. Kyle takes a third for his partner. Riddle tries for another but his injured ribs won’t allow it, and Fish attacks. Matt is face-in-peril while the ERA target his midsection, eventually hitting KOR with knees to get a tag. Gargano cleans house, ending a spree with an enziguri-tornado DDT combo for two. O’Reilly back in and Undisputed hit Chasing the Dragon, but Johnny kicks out. Riddle in for an exchange with Kyle that ends with a penalty kick. Everybody’s down. In a flurry of action, Johnny’s hits a superkick, Riddle follows with a senton, nearfall. Both faces hit KOR with kicks, then Johnny whips him into a knee by the Bro. Riddle hits Fish with a power bomb and a knee, but Kyle pulls him out before the pin. He pays for it with a kick from Riddle. Adam Cole is out, and Gargano greets him with a suicide dive. The referee deals with them, which allows Roddy to hit a jumping knee and suplex Riddle on the apron. That softens him up enough for the final manuever.
- All four members of the ERA jump Gargano in the aftermath. The champ is held up for a Last Shot from Cole, and Undisputed stand tall to end the episode.