Carrion Cross with Scarlett def. Austin Theory With Johnny Gargano Due To Referee Stopping
Finally it was time for Austin Theory to pay the toll, and he paid dearly. Although Johnny Gargano distracted himself from the ring and gave Theory a short respite from Carrion Cross’s onslaught, the NXT champion eventually destroyed Theory. Dropping “All Day” with a couple of Doomsday saitos and a massive elbow drop to the head, Cross lay in wait for Theory with repeated punches and Cross’s jacket, forcing the referee to stop the fight for a declared victory.
After that, Finn Balor met with Cross and said that he wanted to have a rematch. The undefeated champion eagerly thanked Prince as, according to Cross, he too was enjoying the opportunity to lose again with Balor.
NXT Tag Team Champions MSK def. Brizango in a non-title match
MSK has received a worthy challenge from Brisango as the reigning champions face off against the former champions in a dynamic battle. MSK’s speed proved to be a hallmark when they lost to Tyler Breeze in a two-team blockbuster win, although the four men showed respect for each other after the match. Nash Carter and Wes Lee also made it clear that they are ready to defend against Legado del Phantasm anytime, anywhere.
Pete Dunn, def. Leon Raff as a result of the referee’s stoppage
Making fun of Cross for giving Balor his first title opportunity, The BruiserWeight instead challenged anyone in the locker room to challenge him. He had a meeting with Leon Ruff, who, against orders from NXT CEO William Regal, fought and first defeated Dunn. But the former NXT champion United Kingdom made his will by trapping Raff in a modified triangle before knocking him out with furious elbows.
NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez won. Mercedes Martinez
Big Mami Cool was more than ready for their first title defense, controlling much of the action against the veteran challenger. Mercedes Martinez made several near-falls until Raquel Gonzalez turned the tide with her brutal off-ring attack, launching her opponent face forward into a ring stance.
Martinez nearly fell into the fisherman’s trap once more before being stuffed by a large boot. Gonzalez followed the Chingon Bomb in three counts.
Isaiah “Swerve” Scott Introduces Hit Row
Flanked by Top Dolla, Ashante “Thee” Adonis and B-FAB, Isaiah “Swerve” Scott introduced Hit Row to the NXT universe, drawing attention to the rest of the black and gold brand.
Kyle O’Reilly, def. Onei Lorcan; Bobby Fish is back
Kyle O’Reilly continues to look better than ever. This time, he defeated Oneay Lorcan, securing the victory after killing brains and a powerful knee kick to the back of the head from the top rope.
Dunn immediately stormed the ring, and a two-on-one attack quickly developed against O’Reilly. Bobby Fish made an unexpected but timely return, appearing on the NXT for the first time since 2020 to level the playing field in favor of his former Undisputed ERA teammate. Although they fought off Dunn and Lorcan, O’Reilly and Fish clearly understood that they were on their own.
NXT Heavyweight Champion Kushida def. Santos Escobar in the match “Two Falls of Three”
The potential x-factor of Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza at the ringside was quickly neutralized by MSK, who fought them off before the referee ruled out both duos. This enabled Kushida and Santos Escobar to turn the NXT universe into a true classic.
Escobar claimed the initial advantage by setting a resident Time Splitter NXT with Phantom Driver for the first drop. But Kushida evened the score just moments later, forcing Escobar to press the crossbar.
In the end, the two warriors ended up on the top rope, and Kushida applied the Hoverboard Lock before they fell to the mat. Emperor Lucha Libre refused to obey a second time, and Kushida used the perfect bridge hammer suplex for the pin, retaining his title.