Adam Cole, def. Carmelo Hayes
Adam Cole initially insisted not to date anyone as no one at NXT is “at his level,” but Carmelo Hayes quickly changed his mind, challenging and slapping him in the face. Although Cole controlled most of the action, Hayes late rallied with a fierce rally until the former NXT champion hit him with a super kick and Panama Sunrise to win.
Pete Dunn and Uni Lorcan confront Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory
Johnny Gargano recalled how NXT thrived under his watch as champion years ago, suggesting that the black and gold brand should return to those serene times – especially after it appeared on Carrion Cross’s NXT TakeOver: In Your House. Pete Dunn disagreed, arguing that he should be next in line for the NXT title. Although Gargano & Austin Theory decided that discretion was the best part of valor in the new era of NXT, Dunn gave Theory a farewell gift by spreading his fingers.
Io Shirai and Zoe Stark won. Robert Stone brand
Genius of the Sky returned to action in the ring for the first time since NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver more than two months ago, and it was immediately apparent that she hadn’t missed a second. Alia and Jesse Cameo outsmarted the less experienced duo of Shirai and Zoe Stark until Shirai took over, beating the Cameo with a perfect moonstorm.
As NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Candice Leray and Indy Hartwell were already on hand to scout the competition, NXT Women’s Champions Raquel Gonzalez, Dakota Kai and Shotzy Blackheart and Amber Moon also joined the fray that quickly escalated into a chaotic brawl.
Path def. Pete Dunn and Onei Lorcan
With NXT General Manager William Regal, who ordered the match as a result of an earlier altercation, the NXT Universe was in for a treat. Dunn and Lorcan dominated for most of the fight until Gargano caught fire. The match hit an incredible pace, with Gargano adding One Final Beat DDT to Lorcan to seal the win.
Frankie Monet, def. Electra Lopez
The encore was just as difficult as the premiere for Frankie Monet, which impressed again in the second bout on the NXT. Monet took care of the business against Electra Lopez, giving her her own version of Glam Slam to stay invincible.
Hit Row def. Ever-Rise
Ever-Rise’s bet on payback for Hit Row did not materialize as Top Dolla and Ashante “Thee” Adonis were absolutely dominant, throwing Matt Martel off with a crushing double team power bomb.
Kyle O Reilly def. NXT Heavyweight Champion Kushida in a non-title match; Diamond mine attacked Kushida
The dream match justified the hype, with both entrants giving the public an expert demo of counterattacks, reversals, and powerful kicks, as well as a devastating bridge suplex with a hammer-lock on a Kushida apron.
Kyle O’Reilly found himself in dire straits when NXT resident Time Splitter applied a hoverboard lock, only for O’Reilly to masterfully fold to win, leaving Kushida bewildered.
The two superstars exchanged respect until O’Reilly was blinded by Adam Cole, and fierce rivals fought at the Capitol Wrestling Center two weeks before their bout at the NXT Great American Bash.
Meanwhile, the hooded figure hit the ring and destroyed Kushida, later revealing that he was Roderick Strong, whom the NXT Universe hadn’t seen for months. Accompanied by Tyler Rast, Malcolm Bevens, and another person, it became clear that the Diamond Mine had finally arrived at NXT.