Carmelo Hayes def. Ricochet to retain the NXT North American Title (GALLERY)
Walking out with T-Shirts of his former challengers waving in the rafters, Carmelo Hayes began the mind games early unfurling a new shirt with Ricochet’s name across the chest. “The One and Only” scoffed at the slight and took it right to “The A Champion” in a fast and furious opening few minutes that saw both competitors try and gain the upper hand.
The two high-flying Superstars had the NXT Universe in attendance picking their jaws up off the floor as they pushed one another to the limit with a series of acrobatic maneuvers and counters. Ricochet had to keep his head on a swivel with Trick Williams at ringside as Hayes took advantage of Williams’ distractions to upend Ricochet with an enziguri.
Hayes and Ricochet continued to one-up one another until they both collided in mid-air off a pair of springboard clotheslines. The two weary competitors slugged it on the center of the ring before Ricochet took control with a flurry of kicks, connecting with a recoil for a nearfall as Williams saved his friend in the nick of time.
Irate, Ricochet leveled Williams with a baseball slide but took his eyes off the prize as Hayes pounced on him with a modified bulldog and facebuster. Unsure what it would take to put Ricochet away, Hayes climbed to the top rope, but “The One and Only” hopped up on the turnbuckle to send Hayes flying with a Superplex.
With the NXT Universe chanting “fight forever” both Superstars jockeyed to climb the ropes as Ricochet dropped Hayes with a poisonrana. Before he could reach the top, though, Williams tried to interfere once again but was met with a kick to the head. Ricochet quickly jumped onto the top rope, but Hayes rolled out of the way of the shooting star press and locked Ricochet up for the quick rollup pin to retain his North American Title.
Pretty Deadly def. The Creed Brothers, Gallus, and Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen to become the new Unified NXT Tag Team Champions (GALLERY)
The weeks-long tensions between all four tag teams finally came to a head as an all-out brawl broke out before the bell could even ring. Once the referee got things under control, Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen duked it out with Julius Creed until Kit Wilson tagged himself in to try and steal a quick pin, quickly tagging himself back out after Julius Creed kicked out.
Lash Legend attempted to give Pretty Deadly the advantage, but Fallon Henley was quick to respond attacking the outspoken Superstar before all four teams took turns wiping out the competition with a series of splashes to the outside floor. Brooks Jensen tried to take advantage of the chaos, but Mark Coffey sent him tumbling off the top rope before he and Wolfgang eliminated the country strong duo with a tandem enziguri and slam.
The two NXT UK tag teams joined forces to beatdown The Creed Brothers, but the storied rivals quickly turned on each other as Joe Coffey spurred on Gallus for a fight. The familiar rivals traded blows until a revived Brutus Creed tagged himself in to rain down blows on Wolfgang before hitting a tandem Brutus Ball and electric chair followed swiftly by a clothesline to eliminate Gallus.
After security finally got Gallus to leave the arena, Pretty Deadly showed off their strength manhandling Brutus Creed. Wilson & Elton Prince could not hold Brutus Creed back for long, though, as he finally tagged in his brother for a series of unreal suplexes and slams. As Julius Creed went for a pin near the apron, the referee slid out of the ring to make the count but was sandwiched by a brawling Gallus and Briggs & Jensen. Wilson attempted to take advantage of the situation with a chair, but Damon Kemp ran interference only to take the chair for himself and smash Julius Creed before rolling the referee back into the ring to give Pretty Deadly the victory.
Mandy Rose def. Meiko Satomura and Blair Davenport to retain the NXT Women’s Championship (GALLERY)
Arriving in style, NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose looked to put some respect on her name in a highly anticipated showdown with NXT UK Women’s Champion Meiko Satomura and Blair Davenport. Looking to take care of “The Final Boss” first, Rose and Davenport teamed up to take down Satomura in the opening minutes, but their alliance was short lived as the Superstars fought over the pin.
The veteran Satomura attempted to fight off both challengers but could not compete with the numbers advantage as Davenport powerslammed Satomura onto the arena floor before turning her attention to Rose in the ring. Rose rallied against Davenport until Satomura recovered to drop both Superstars onto the apron. After Davenport flattened Rose with double stomps to the back, fierce rivals Davenport and Satomura squared off once again.
The fight between the two storied UK rivals did not last long as Rose pulled Davenport off the top rope to set up a one-on-one showdown with “The Final Boss.” The two respective champions traded blows as Satomura fired up to level Rose with a spinning kick.
The divide and conquer mentality continued as neither Superstar could hold on to their momentum for long. After a jaw-dropping superplex and frog splash series, Satomura took control with a flurry of kicks and a double DDT to both Davenport and Rose but could not take advantage as the three Superstars traded blows in a chaotic flurry.
As Davenport went for the cover on Rose, Satomura raced in to deliver a Scorpio Rising to the back of the head, but as “The Final Boss” covered Davenport, Rose flew in out of nowhere with a running knee to swipe the pin and earn her respect.
Katana Chance & Kayden Carter def. Doudrop & Nikki A.S.H. to retain the NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles (GALLERY)
In their first NXT Women’s Tag Team Title defense, Katana Chance & Kayden Carter had the tall task of squaring off with Raw Superstars Doudrop & Nikki A.S.H. The partying pair showed little hesitation stepping up to the powerful Doudrop, but the Scottish Superstar changed the momentum after flattening the champs with a huge senton.
Chance attempted to fight out of the opposite corner, but Nikki A.S.H. pinned her inside the ring apron as she and Doudrop continued to pummel Chance in a one-sided affair. Chance finally escaped to tag in a heated Carter who flew in to take out both Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop with a flurry of dropkicks. Nikki A.S.H. quickly took the wind out of Carter’s sails with a DDT, but despite a slam from Doudrop Carter kept fighting to catch Doudrop with a superkick.
Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. dropped Carter with an “Ashdrop,” but Chance flew in to save her partner from the pinfall. As Doudrop climbed to the top rope, Toxic Attraction’s music hit and Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne ran out to take the fight to Nikki A.S.H. With Doudrop all by herself, Chance & Carter hit their tandem 450 Splash and reverse neckbreaker to secure the pinfall victory and retain the NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles.
Bron Breakker def. Tyler Bate to retain the NXT Championship (GALLERY)
With the storied legacies of both brands resting on their shoulders, NXT Champion Bron Breakker and NXT UK Champion Tyler Bate collided for the future of NXT. After feeling each other out in the opening moments with a series of counters and reversals, Bate wrestled Breakker to the mat but the power of the NXT Champion proved to be too much as he caught Bate with a backbody drop and a standing moonsault.
Breakker continued to overpower Bate, but “The Big Strong Boi” rallied with a belly-to-belly suplex and a standing shooting star press to stun Breakker for a two-count. The NXT UK Champion kept his foot on the gas, catching Breakker in mid-air for a sit-down powerbomb. Bate set up for a top-rope exploder, but Breakker shoved him off for a flying bulldog and a massive sit-down powerbomb of his own.
Bate and Breakker exchanged blows until Breakker caught a right hand from Bates to lock in an armbar, but “The Big Strong Boi” hoisted Breakker onto his shoulders and spun him around for a dizzying slam. With Breakker disoriented, Bates connected with a stunning Tyler Driver for a nearfall.
Bate and Breakker threw everything they had left in the tank at one another for a series of jaw-dropping nearfalls. After Bate countered a spear, he tagged Breakker with a massive right hand. Bate ricocheted off the rope for a clothesline, but Breakker countered, nearly spearing Bate in half to record the victory. In a show of respect, Bate handed Breakker both the NXT and NXT UK Titles before the two hugged and cheered with the NXT Universe in attendance.