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- Right to the opening theme this week, and the HBIC is making her entrance before we even hear from Nigel McGuinness, Mauro Ranallo & Beth Phoenix. We’re reminded of the history between her and The EST.
- Mia Yim def. Bianca Belair via pinfall following Protect Ya Neck
Yim with an early dropkick, but when she goes to retrieve Belair from outside she’s caught with a cheap shot that gets Bianca right back into it. They brawl, and Mia gets control again. They trade pinfall attempts, and The EST gets back in the driver’s seat. After a neck crank, she gets does a couple squats with Yim in a delayed vertical suplex position, but can still only get two. Mia tries for some pins, and locks in the tarantula until she’s forced to break the hold, but Belair’s power and strikes remains too much. More pin attempts with things like a back slide. A BIG forearm in response to those by Bianca puts the Baddie down, but Yim still won’t stay down for three. Yim hulks up while in a double chickenwing and spins The EST out of the ring. A move by Mia puts them both down, Yim gets the best of a striking exchange when they break the count. Code Yim gets two. Belair misses a charge and ends up hitting the ring post with her shoulder. Eat D-Feet, but Bianca bounces out of the ring. She tries to leave, but Mia catches her. A slam onto the steel ramp puts Bianca in position to take a countout win, but Yim breaks the count. More power moves from Belair, but she escapes a powerbomb set-up and hits her finisher.
- Nigel reminds us about Velveteen Dream vs. Tyler Breeze for the North American title at TakeOver: XXV, and then we get a video package. Dream sets up for a selfie, and says he remembers Prince Pretty. They show footage of Breeze getting the news of his call up at the Performance Center. Velveteen says it was the last time he got a standing ovation. We see footage of Tyler on the main roster, from his debut to comedy stuff with Fandango. Dream says NXT has upgraded. Breeze says he remembers being a staple of NXT, but Velveteen says that doesn’t earn him a title shot. Dream reminds us the Great Valu version of him has never held gold. Breeze says he’s taking the spotlight back.
- We see Io Shirai coming to Candice LeRae’s aid last week, lighting up Shayna Baszler & the Horsewomen with a kendo stick. We then go to a photoshoot “earlier today” where faceless interviewer guy asks if the champ has anything to say. She says at TakeOver, the Genius of the Sky won’t be allowed to use weapons, and she’ll be all out of friends, while Shayna still has hers.
- Kushida def. Drew Gulak via pinfall
After an initial stalemate, Gulak is able to maintain a hammerlock. Kushida rolls his way to escape, then test of strength which it looks like Gulak has won when Kushida powers back. Submission by Gulak is turned into a triangle from Kushida which forces Drew to release. Side headlock gives Kushida control, and he follows that with an octopus stretch. Gulak gets loose and slaps on a leg hold, but Kushida makes the ropes. Gulak snaps Kushida’s arm on the ropes, but can’t exploit it with a hold. They trade holds (armbar by Kushida, ankle lock from Gulak). A flatliner created an opening for Kushida to try for a Camel Clutch/Walls of Jericho manuever, but when Gulak tries to counter, Kushida put his shoulders to the mat.
Gulak complains and calls Kushida a coward in the aftermath.
- Io is interviewed by Cathy Kelley, who says she doesn’t need weapons or friends on Saturday. LeRae interrupts to thank Shirai for her help last week, and tell her she’ll have her back at TakeOver.
- A rundown of the card for Bridgeport leads into a video package for the NXT title match. Johnny Gargano is worried what happens if Adam Cole wins; Cole vows to take the gold and the glory on Saturday night.
- Forgotten Sons vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch is thrown out due to interference/too much brawling
Burch quickly in control thanks to a drop kick on Wesley Blake, but it doesn’t take long for Blake to create some space and get a tag so Steve Cutler can come in with an axe handle ff the second rope. After taking a tandem move, Burch ducks another to get a tag. Oney clears house, but when Jaxson Ryker gets involved, Lorcan stares him down and gets clocked from behind. Ryker is thrown out by the ref, and Street Profits attack him on the stage. In the ring, all four men are brawling, and when Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins get to the ring, the official calls for the bell.
The Profits and Brit-Am Brawlers clear the ring, then a stare down between the two babyface teams happens. They start brawling, and the Sons are back with steel chairs. Here comes Undisputed ERA! All four members are there, and they put everybody down. Cole gets a ladder, and he, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish & Matt Riddle use it as a battering ram on Ryker on the ramp. They drop it on him, then set it up over him for Cole to climb. He takes a mic with him to the top and warns the teams, Gargano and Riddle that that is Undisputed.