Kyle O’Reilly pondered his next move and gave up on Cameron Grimes.
Appearing for the first time since winning a brutal unauthorized match against Adam Cole at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, Kyle O’Reilly pondered his future plans, considering challenging Johnny Gargano or Carrion Cross for their titles. But he was interrupted by Cameron Grimes, who proposed an alliance that he promised would bring O’Reilly financial benefits. O’Reilly seemed happy to obey Grimes, but only played as a possum, and he threw it with his only right hand and announced that the Tech Savage would be his first opponent.
LA Knight def. Dexter Loomis
NXT’s Tortured Artist showed him to the chatty LA Knight with his tough style, but he lost his concentration after bumping into Indy Hartwell in the ring. Knight used the opportunity to throw Dexter Loomis to the facebuster to win. Loomis and Hartwell were then ready to close their lips again before the rest of the Path ripped off Hartwell.
Gray-haired young veterans def. Brisango
Less than impressed by Brisango’s outfit of the Royal Guard, Zach Gibson and James Drake punished Tyler Breeze and Fandango with their signature kick, as well as their deceptive cunning when Drake feigned a knee injury to gain the upper hand. Later, Grizzly Young Veterans made a deal with a Ticket to Mayhem on Breeze.
Sarray def. Zoe Stark
Sun Warrior surpassed expectations for her debut in a tense battle with Zoe Stark, which again impressed. But Stark has outclassed Surrey’s vast arsenal of unique attacks and sharp punches, with Surrey winning the game after a massive heel kick and a tube suplex.
Afterward, the fighters hugged respectfully, only for the enjoyable moment to be tainted by Tony Storm’s vicious attack on Stark, who had defeated Storm on the NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver pre-show.
NXT Heavyweight Champion Kushida def. Onei Lorcan
Onei Lorcan responded to the open challenge of the new NXT Heavyweight Champion by starting a match between the two strongest NXT contenders – up to 205 pounds or otherwise. NXT Resident Time Splitter won with Hoverboard Lock before feeling the wrath of former champion Santos Escobar and Legado del Fantazma, though NXT Tag Team Champions MSK stepped into the ring to provide support and help Kushida clean up the house.
Imperium def. Ever-Rise
Following the Imperium’s assault on Killian Dane and Drake Maverick last week, Dane approached the ring to confront Wolfe in a mysterious diplomatic manner. Maverick also joined in and appeared to be resolving the issue with his fists before Dane carried him out. All this commotion distracted Chase Parker and he nearly hit a pin on Fabian Eichner, but Imperium came together and dropped Tyler Breeze with a European bomb to win.
Kyle O’Reilly, def. Cameron Grimes
The NXT universe wondered if Kyle O’Reilly would ever be the same after his grueling war with Adam Cole. Initial answer? No, and that was good. O’Reilly not only looked more self-confident than ever, but also displayed a seemingly newfound killer instinct. Although Cameron Grimes shrewdly aimed at O’Reilly’s previously injured neck, O’Reilly rallied and threw the Tech Savage with a devastating knee off the top rope.