Good evening Fight Fans, and welcome to our coverage for tonight's edition of WWE NXT!
Roderick Strong vs Cameron Grimes
Before the match Grimes debuts a new t-shirt and theme for Undisputed Era before Roddy attacks him on the ramp and tosses him inside. Once the match starts Roddy grounds Cameron and elbows him in the side of the head before Grimes comes back with a back elbow and locks in a front face lock. Roddy backs Cameron into the corner and chops him before Roddy clotheslines Cameron over the top rope and hits a wrecking ball dropkick. Grimes then sends Roddy into the barricade as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to Roddy making his come back as he clotheslines Cameron and suplexes him before hitting a signature backbreaker for two. Cameron then hits a standing Spanish fly before Roddy hits an Olympic slam before Cameron hits the Cave In for the pin and the win.
Winner: Cameron Grimes defeats Roderick Strong via pinfall.
- We get a video package for Karrion Kross training MMA as we go to commercial.
- We get a video package promo by the NXT UK champion WALTER ahead of his title defense against Tommaso Ciampa at Takeover: Stand & Deliver.
- We go to the ring where Cruiserweight champion Santos Escobar issues an open challenge before Tyler Breeze accepts the challenge.
NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match
Santos Escobar (c) (w/ Legado Del Fantasma) vs Tyler Breeze
Santos backs Tyler into the corner and beats him down before Tyler hits a dropkick into a shotgun dropkick and chokes Santos in the corner before Santos rolls out of the ring. Tyler goes out after Santos and rolls him back inside before Santos hits a basement dropkick and Tyler wraps the leg of Santos around the post. Tyler then takes out Raul and Joaquin at ringside before rocking Santos with an enzuigiri as we go to commercial.
Santos hits a gut buster locking in a surfboard stretch and Tyler comes back with kicks and a spine buster into a sharpshooter before Santos crawls to the ropes for the break. Santos then counters an Unprettier into The Phantom Driver for the pin and the win.
Winner: Santos Escobar retains his NXT Cruiserweight Championship by defeating Tyler Breeze via pinfall.
- After the match MSK run off Joaquin and Raul before Grizzled Young Veterans show up on the big screen and send a message to LDF.
The Way (Indi Hartwell & Candice LeRae) vs Zayda Ramier & Gigi Dolin
Indi and Gigi start the match off with Gigi locking in a cravat and kicking Indi in the spine before missing a PK and Indi drops her face first across the top turnbuckle and hits a sidewalk slam for two. Candice and Zayda come in and drops Indi repeatedly for two before Indi hits a spine buster and Candice comes in and knocks Gigi off of the apron. Candice then superkicks Zayda before hitting the Wicked Step Sister into a springboard elbow drop from Indi for the pin and the win.
Winner: Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell defeat Zayda Ramier and Gigi Dolin via pinfall.
- After the match Candice gets on the mic and says that they are coming for the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship at Takeover before the champions Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon come out to the ring. Ember and Shotzi then accept before shooting Indi with their tank.
- Backstage Io Shirai attacks Raquel, but she's immediately laid out as we go to commercial.
- During the commercial Roddy is interviewed backstage where he says that he's leaving for the night and not staying to compete in the battle royal in our main event.
Zoey Stark vs Raquel Gonzalez (w/ Dakota Kai)
Zoey uses her speed to dodge Raquel early before she's backed into the corner and Raquel hits her with back elbows before Zoey kicks her legs and hits a head scissors. Zoey hits a shotgun dropkick before Raquel pancakes her into the mat for two before hitting several elbow drops for two before wrenching her head. Zoey comes back with a superkick into a high knee before sending Raquel over the top rope and down onto the floor before Raquel catches her when she goes for a slingshot cross body. Zoey sends Raquel into the post before Dakota attacks her and Zoey sends Dakota over the barricade before hitting Raquel with a flurry of strikes back in the ring for a near fall. Zoey then hits a neckbreaker for a near fall Raquel hits a single armed powerbomb for the pin and the win.
Winner: Raquel Gonzalez defeats Zoey Stark via pinfall.
- After the match Io comes out and she and Raquel brawl before Io kicks Raquel through the ropes and Raquel launches her into the plexiglass.
- We get an extended video package for Kyle O'Reilly and Adam Cole ahead of their grudge match next week at Takeover.
Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter vs Tian Sha (Xia Li & Mei Ying (w/ BOA)
K&K double up on Xia in their corner and chain together frequent tags with continuous offense before Xia comes back and sends Kacy into the barricade before Kacy gets two off of a small package. Kacy hits a twisting back stabber before Kayden goes up to Mei and gets choked unconscious before Xia drops Kacy with a knee. Xia then drops Kacy with a whirlwind kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Xia Li and Mei Ying defeat Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter via pinfall.
- Backstage Raquel is interviewed before Io attacks her yet again and they brawl with Raquel coming out on top by throwing Io through a wall.
- We get a vignette for Taya Valkyrie who will be debuting on April 13th as we go to commercial.
- We get a backstage promo by Tommaso Ciampa ahead of his NXT UK title match against WALTER at Takeover.
NXT North American Championship Gauntlet Eliminator Battle Royal Match
Isaiah Scott comes out first before he's attacked by Leon Ruff out of nowhere from off camera before Isaiah tosses Leon into the ring and the two brawl. Leon then clotheslines Isaiah over the top rope before Isaiah backs off to avoid a suicide dive as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to Pete Dunne coming out last before the match starts and everyone pairs off except for Lumis who is just standing in the corner alone. Isaiah eliminate Jake before Leon eliminates Tyler and Bronson eliminates Austin before KUSHIDA and Pete spill over the top rope and down onto the floor for the double elimination as we get down to our final six as we go to commercial.
We come back to the announcement of Pete versus KUSHIDA for night one of Takeover as NXT North American champion Johnny Gargano joins on commentary. Bronson eliminates both Isaiah and Leon before LA, Cameron, and Dexter work together to eliminate Bronson before Dexter and LA eliminate Cameron. LA then nearly eliminates Dexter before he's sent through the ropes and LA rips Dexter off of the apron for the elimination and the win.
Winner: LA Knight wins the battle royal to enter the gauntlet last.
- After the match NXT Women's champion Io Shirai comes out and screams in Japanese before Raquel comes out and they brawl yet again before the women's locker room comes out and tries to separate the two. Io then hits a springboard cross body and takes out everyone including Raquel at ringside as we go off the air with the champion standing tall.