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- No sooner has Mauro Ranallo welcomed us to Full Sail Live, Nigel McGuinness is freaking out because Vanessa Borne is escorting her boujee partner to the ring. Beth Phoenix is worried about McGuiness after he spits a few bars dedicated to the Vision.
- Mia Yim def. Aliyah via pinfall following Protect Ya Neck
Yim with the early takedown, and the HBIC maintains control for about a minute, but Borne helps Aliyah evade a rolling cannonball attempt into the corner. She pulls Mia across the ring post to work the midsection. Yim fights back occasionally while Aliyah works the heat, noteably for a tarantula, but the comeback doesn’t start in earnest until Aliyah is frustrated he neckbreaker can’t get three. The rolling cannonball eventually connects, and an attempt to regroup on the outside with Borne is just a set-up for a suicide dive this time. Back in the ring, it’s not long before it’s over.
Afterwards, Yim grabs Borne and throws her into the ring steps. On her way out, Mia heads to the announce desk. She wants them to get a message to Shayna Baszler, Mia is coming for the NXT Women’s title, so she better watch her ass.
- Speaking of Baszler, we get a recap of last week’s main event and Io Shirai’s turn. Cathy Kelley then interviews William Regal in the General Manager’s office. He says what Io did to poor Candice LeRae was dreadful, but...
Before he can say anything else, the Forgotten Sons barge in, upset the Street Profits were able to make matches. Regal reminds them they had their opportunity, but Jaxson Ryker got them disqualified. Ryker says they won’t forget this. The GM then tells Kelley Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins suggested giving the next title shot to Brit-Am Brawlers, and he thinks that’s a great idea, so that Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan will face the Profits next week.
- Then it’s time for Adam Cole’s NXT Championship Tour, Week 2. We pick up where we left off last week where the champ goes to pick up some pizzas he ordered from Gargano’s. He hangs his own picture on the Wall of Fame. Then Cole is off to the Cleveland wrestling school Johnny Wrestling visited when he was champ. He knows Gargano told them anyone could be NXT champion, but Cole’s here to tell them Johnny is a liar. When he watched the footage from Johnny’s visit, he felt sad. Because Gargano was filling their heads with false hopes. He brought pizzas because he wants each and every one of them to take one, go home and sit on the couch. Because none of them will ever be NXT champion. The champ leaves with one final piece of advice, since he knows the guys are paying for wrestling training. Get out of this gym, out of Cleveland, and into new careers.
- Kushida def. Jeff Parker via submission with a Sakuraba Lock
Quick takedown, then Kushida works through a number of holds before hitting a springboard back elbow. He wraps Parker’s arms around his leg and snaps back on the elbow. He tries for the Sakuraba Lock, but Parker makes the ropes. After the Wind-Up, Kushida gets the finish.
- Cathy Kelley catches up with Prince Pretty as he’s warming up backstage. He’s thinking about Undisputed ERA, and how they and others think they put NXT on the map. Tonight’s he’s gonna show them it was NXBreeze long before they showed up.
- We see the hype video for Killian Dain’s reintroduction, this time naming him and proclaiming he’s “coming soon”.
- Cameron Grimes vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott via pinfall after a running double stomp; advances to the second round of the Breakout Tournament
In the video intros during entrances, Scott explains that “Swerve” is confidence and its what will help him win the tournament and change his life. Nigel plays up Scott as a former Evolve champ, then introduces Grimes as a Hardy Boyz trainee. He says he’s the best pro wrestler in the world.
Grimes with a takedown at the bell, but Scott powers out and they begin by reversing control. The former Trevor Lee evades a charge and lands a forearm to the head, but he can’t keep momentum as Isaiah uses his quickness to separate, connect with a dropkick and then go back to working the left arm. Grimes gets a knee to the midsection to regain control, and heels it up by standing on Scott’s neck while using the ropes to add pressure. Two count off a big lariat from the North Carolinian, and then Grimes goes to work on Swerve’s left arm. Scott gets free with a punch, then ranas his opponent off the top. Pair of clotheslines on Grimes, and he lands on his feet when Grimes tries to throw him to the stage. Senton on the apron, then a fancy STO for a nearfall. Grimes back in charge for a great two count off a sitout powerbomb. They trade strikes, and Fosbury Flop from Swerve. But back in, Grimes gets the better of a twisting crossbody slam, and advances on the next move.
- Bianca Belair def. Priscilla Zuniga via pinfall following K.O.D.
The EST is customarily disrespectful, and pie faces Zuniga at the outset. She also doesn’t react well when Priscilla returns fire. Spear, then a press slam gets two, after which Zuniga gets a couple moves in. She ends up taking two sitout powerbombs and a snake eyes before this squash ends.
- Matt Riddle gets a video spot. He talks about his journey to NXT as we see him training.
- Roderick Strong def. Tyler Breeze via pinfall following End of Heartache
Roddy out alone, at least at the outset. Strong manages to almost get a Stronghold locked in, but Tyler gets loose and fires back. When the referee calls for the break, Breeze tells him not to touch him. That distraction lets Roddy get back in the driver’s seat, but Prince Pretty regains control on the floor... until he gets dropped back first on the steel steps in a nasty looking spot. He follows up with a back drop onto the barricade. Tyler fights back once in the ensuing stretch, but can’t string much together until he dodges a charge, big diving strike off the apron to the outside, and follows with an enziguri back in the ring. He gets a nearfall off a backstabber. Breeze climbs, but Strong catches up to him. A head kick allows Roddy to get a top rope superplex, but can only get two on the cover. Strong goes for Stronghold again, but Tyler is able to kick free. Back-and-forth ends when Breeze gets most of a Supermodel Kick, but that’s only a nearfall. Both men slow to get up, they trade punches until Breeze ends that with an enziguri. Tyler climbs again when Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly run in. He chases them off before they actually interfere, but the distraction sets him up for the final blow.
The ERA celebrate on their way out as Breeze glares at them from the mat.