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- Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness & Beth Phoenix welcome us to Full Sail, and the champ is here. Adam Cole is accompanied by his Undisputed ERA brothers. Cole did everything he said he would in Toronto and, after delivering the performance of a lifetime, he’s now the greatest champion in NXT history. If there was a Mt. Rushmore for the brand, it wouldn’t be Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Shinsuke Nakamura & Finn Balor. It would be him four times.
Roderick Strong says their prophecy has yet to be fulfilled, though, because the rest of the group got scewed. He points out that Velveteen Dream didn’t pin him to retain the North American title, he pinned Pete Dunne. Dream is ducking him, but as soon as Roddy gets another shot, his part of the prophecy will be fulfilled. Kyle O’Reilly reminds us that Street Profits didn’t pin the legal man at TakeOver. He shows the footage we saw last week and, while he doesn’t have a “law degree”, he rests his case. Bobby Fish says anyone with eyes can see they were robbed, and calls for silly little prat William Regal to come out and make things right.
Cole agrees, and puts over his teammates, saying that once they get their rematches, the prophecy will be fulfilled and they’ll be draped in gold. They make to leave, and Jordan Myles passes them on the way to the ring with his Breakout Tournament contract. Cole calls timeout, and asks if the former ACH is joking thinking he’s gonna use his shot against him. He says Myles should try Shayna Baszler, or head to NXT UK or 205 Live and challenge their champs. The Panama City Playboy talks slowly since Jordan doesn’t seem to be listening: Myles isn’t on his level, and his career will be an undisputed failure if he challenges him. Jordan hands Cole the contract.
- We get an interview with Bronson Reed (which was actually on social media before the show), who says the Breakout Tournament was the biggest opportunity of his career. He’s more driven than ever to become the King of Australian Strong Style. Shane Thorne interrupts to tell him he blew his shot, he wasted his and everyone else’s time. Reed challenges his countryman to a match, and Thorne accepts.
- Damien Priest def. Mansoor via pinfall after The Reckoning
This was mostly Mansoor getting in offense, using his speed to surprise the bigger man, but he was never quite able to put Priest down. After Damien thwarted a tornado DDT, he hit a clothesline, a big splash, and his finisher.
- After a break, we get the announcement about the move to USA on Sept. 18.
- Mia Yim def. Vanessa Borne via pinfall after Protect Ya Neck
Borne is out with fellow “upper” Aliyah, and gets control early with a hand stomp, and help from her friend, who trips Mia when she’s running the ropes. A Samoan Drop gets two for Vanessa. At one point she puts a “LOWER” sticker on Yim’s butt when they’re in the ropes. After a slap, the HBIC has had enough. A flurry ends in chops, and that’s followed by a cannonball. Mia’s finisher ends it.
- While Mia’s music plays, Women’s champ Baszler is out to the stage. Yim pushed her like no one else has, and Shayna was so impressed she wants her to join her crew. Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir surround the ring, making it look like this isn’t an offer. The HBIC goes for Duke, and ends up getting beat down by the 1⁄2 Horsewomen. Officials break it up to end the segment.
- We learn that we’ll finally get another Keith Lee vs. Dominick Dijakovic match next week. A video plays up their history, including Dijakovic reminding us his last match on the indies was against Lee. Keith talks about their NXT feud not ending the way either of them wanted. They’ll make up for this time, as Dominick tells us to Feast Our Eyes and Lee says we’ll Bask in His Glory.
- Shane Thorne def. Bronson Reed via pinfall after a running boot
Leg kicks from the smaller man, who also goes to the outside as he attempts to control the pace early. Doesn’t work for long, as Reed ends up sitting on him and working the arm. A chop block gets the former Mighty man back on a roll, and he corners fka Jonah Rock with chops and a dropkick, then gets a nearfall off a leg lariat and a running senton. Reed returns fire with a senton of his own, but when he tries to follow with an avalanche in the corner, Thorne avoids taking the full brunt of it. Bronson throws him back in the ring, but when he comes back inside he eats the kick that ends it.
- The North American champ and his coach are rolled out to the stage by his peoples. Velveteen Dream tells us his t-shirt is available for $30, his glasses for $10, but his retaining the title by pinning Dunne was priceless. One man, two men, it doesn’t matter... he’ll always come out on top because he likes it on top. That’s where the spotlight is. Velveteen says the spotlight is now on Roddy Strong. If he wants to face him one-on-one, he’ll have to show why he belongs. And he better do it fast, or it’ll be dream over.
- Jordan Myles gets his shot at Cole in two weeks. Next week, Street Profits will defend their tag belts against Undisputed ERA once again.
- Killian Dain def. Matt Riddle via pinfall after a trio of Vader Bombs
Riddle ambushes Dain from behind before the match, getting some revenge on him. Dain gets up, the bell rings, and they trade shots in the corner. The Irishman sends Riddle outside but he is back in with strikes. A kick knocks Dain to the outside. Back in, Dain gets some shots in and follows a ripcord shoulder block with a running cross body. Dain works an abdominal stretch to wear down the Bro. Dain then moves to beat on Riddle in the corner. He stands on the injured ribs. Riddle knees his way out of a suplex and gets Dain over with a fisherman buster. Striking exchange won by Riddle ends with an overhead kick, the he lands forearms and hits an Exploder. Bro-ton Bomb and a PK. Dain boots him away but takes an impressive German suplex. Riddle gets going but eats a shotgun dropkick. Dain adds a corner cannonball for two. Riddle locks in a version of the Bromission. Dain fights out but gets caught with the Bro to Sleep. Powerbomb and a flash knee only gets two. Dain gets his knees up on a somersault senton and tosses Riddle shoulder first into the ring post. Riddle avoids a charging Dain who crashes into the steps. Riddle wants to powerbomb him onto the ring steps, but Dain counters, hitting a back body drop. He then drops a senton bomb on Matt on the steel steps. Back inside, Big Damo takes it home.
- After the match, Riddle storms the stage and attacks Dain, but the show goes off the air before we see what’s going on