Tommaso Champa def. Grayson Waller
Tommaso Champa put an end to Grayson Waller’s fabulous hopes and showed the upstart why he is an NXT champion.
Waller hit the bear on the first clap bell and suffered the consequences as Champa destroyed his opponent with a pair of running knees in the corner before striking a thunderous clothesline and hurling Waller across the commentator’s table.
Waller took whatever the Black Heart had to offer and continued to resist, stunning Champa, ripping an elbow off the second rope, and diving to the outer floor. He wanted to keep rolling with the stun gun, but Champa caught Waller and turned him into Willow’s Bell and Fairytale Ending for 1-2-3.
Casey Catanzaro and Kayden Carter def. Indie Hartwell and Persia Pirotta
Worried about the recent attack on her husband Dexter Loomis, Indy Hartwell was unable to concentrate and it cost her and Persia Pirotte a team match against Casey Catanzaro and Kayden Carter.
Catanzaro and Carter demonstrated their impressive high maneuvers, despite the powerful Pirotta trying to ground the pair.
Pirotta looked at her partner, but Hartwell was lost in her thoughts. After finally being tagged, Hartwell was too distracted to try and pinch a pin and did not notice Carter tagging at Catanzaro due to a devastating splash from the top rope that hammered the pin.
Santos Escobar def. Malik Blade
Santos Escobar returned to NXT to bring Legado del Escobar back to greatness, starting with a convincing victory over Malik Blade.
Blade mustered some attack, but it was short-lived as the ferocious Escobar overpowered his opponent, sending him flying on a towbar and delivering a powerful knee kick, followed by the Ghost Driver for victory.
Cora Jade def. Mandy rose
Two weeks prior to participating in NXT WarGames, Cora Jade and Mandy Rose met in a competitive singles match.
Jade held out against the NXT Women’s Champion with a Hurricane and Running Knee.
After a hot back and forth, Rose appreciated Jade’s staggering but was stopped when Kay Li Rae came down to the ring and began hitting everyone, including Rose’s title, with her bat. Ray tossed the bat into the ring, allowing Jade to distract herself and roll Rose to victory.
Ivy Neil def. Yulisa Leon
Ivy Neal’s strength was demonstrated when she quickly dealt with Yulisa Leon.
The Diamond Mine Pit Bull struck Leon with a massive clothesline before tucking it into the leg lock around his neck. Leon finally escaped submission, but she rolled straight into the unique dormant hold from the Nile for diversion.
Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen def. Gray-haired young veterans
All of the recent urban training hasn’t paid off for the Grizzled Young Veterans as it fell into the right hands of Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen.
James Drake and Zach Gibson used their dirty tactics to control Briggs and Jensen, but once Briggs was tagged, they both ate a pair of boots in the face. The duo then leveled Drake with a pair of clotheslines for a win.
Carmelo Hayes, def. Johnny Gargano and Pete Dunn – North American Championship Triple Threat Match
The contempt between Carmelo Hayes, Johnny Gargano and Pete Dunn was evident as all three superstars battled it out in an explosive Triple Threat Match.
The three athletes dealt with each other in a fast and furious fight, in which they almost fell one after another.
When it looked like Dunn would claim gold after hitting the Bitter End on Gargano, Tony D’Angelo pulled him out of the ring when he tried to get the pin. Before Gargano could fully recover, Hayes jumped in to kick off the top rope and cover Gargano for victory.