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Here's what is set for the show.
- Indi Hartwell vs. Tiffany Stratton.
- NXT Women's Tag Team Championship Match: Kayden Carter & Katana Chance vs. Alba Fyre & Unknown Partner.
- Wendy Choo vs. Elektra Lopez.
- Gigi Dolin, Jacy Jayne & NXT Women's Champion Roxanne Perez In A Championship Summit.
- Chase University hosts Thea Hail an Award Celebration.
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- After a video recap of Grayson Waller & NXT Champion Bron Breakker brawling on the WWE Performance Center from multiple angles, Vic Joseph & Booker T welcomed the audience to the broadcast before transitioning to the opening match.
Indi Hartwell vs. Tiffany Stratton.
While making her entrance, Indi Hartwell stole Vic Joseph's microphone and promised to give Stratton an ass-whooping.
While Stratton posed on the apron, Hartwell caught her with a forearm strike as she attacked Stratton on the outside. Hartwell hit a corner spear, two big veals & a dropkick on Stratton for a near fall. Stratton offered to shake Hartwell's hand, but Hartwell instead stomped Stratton's hand. Hartwell got a Schoolboy on Stratton for a near fall before tossing her to the outside. Stratton slammed Hartwell's arm into the top rope before hitting a springboard senton on Hartwell for a near fall. Stratton kicked Hartwell in the abdomen before hitting a Hip Attack on Hartwell onto the middle rope for a near fall. Stratton got a Hammerlock into a top wrist-lock on Hartwell. Stratton hit a knee strike on Hartwell's abdomen before hitting a triple-backflip back elbow into a seated senton on Hartwell for a near fall. Stratton locked in another top wrist-lock on Hartwell. Stratton kept the hold for a lengthy amount of time before Hartwell tossed Stratton. Hartwell hit two jabs, two lariats & a Spinebuster on Stratton for a near fall. Hartwell placed Stratton on the middle rope and hit a running boot on Stratton. Hartwell hit an abdomen kick before hitting a big boot on Stratton. Stratton held onto her left leg, which cause a medical professional to come at ringside. Stratton hit a vicious forearm strike before hitting a rolling cannonball Fireman's Carry into the BME for the pinfall win.
Winner: Tiffany Stratton.
- Jacy Jayne was interviewed backstage by McKenzie Mitchell. Jayne said that she was the reason Toxic Attraction held the gold for so long and promised that she would walk out of NXT Vengeance Day as NXT Women's Champion.
- Drew Gulak & his dojo trained with Diamond Mine (Ivy Nile, Brutus Creed & Julius Creed) in the Diamond Mine Dojo. Gulak & Julius sparred for a bit before Julius tripped Gulak. Gulak shoved Julius in anger before Gulak was pulled back by his dojo students.
- Andre Chase & Duke Hudson hosted the Chase University Awards Ceremony to reward Hail for winning her first match in NXT against Valentina Feroz in previous weeks. Chase said that Hail the face of fear, but turned it into an "I don't face fear Mothaf**ka" face. Chase gifted Thea Hail a certificate and said she loved the student section, but they were immediately interrupted by JD McDonagh. McDonagh asked if a ceremony for one win was how far the standard had fallen. McDonagh told Hail that when you hand out with losers, every win meant a lot before calling Chase U & the crowd losers. Chase said that the University meant the world to him, Hail & the crowd, but McDonagh refuted by asking if Duke Hudson loved the school. McDonagh told them to wrap it up because he is dressed for a fight while Chase was dressed like a moron, but Chase responded by saying he would give him an Andre Chase size ass-whooping.
JD McDonagh vs. Andre Chase.
Back from the commercial break, McDonagh hit a sheer-drop back suplex on Chase for two consecutive near falls. McDonagh hit three knee strikes on Chase's back before locking in a headlock, but Chase broke the hold and locked in a sleeper hold before hitting a back suplex on McDonagh. Chase laid in the punches on McDonagh before hitting an inverted atomic drop, a Russian Leg Sweep, the Chase U Stomps & The Side Effect Slam on McDonagh for a near fall. Chase went for a pile driver, but McDoangh reversed it to a jack-knife on Chase for a near fall. McDonagh hit a back-drop into a lariat on Chase, but Chase caught him in a victory roll for a near fall. Chase hit a Rising Knee Strike on McDonagh, but McDonagh responded with a headbutt on Chase. McDonagh went for the Devlin Inside, but Chase reversed it with a Canadian Destroyer on McDonagh for a near fall. Chase climbed to the top rope, but McDonagh dropped him onto the mat. Hudson walked out of the match in frustration of Chase's offense, which distracted Chase long enough to allow McDonagh to hit the Devlin Inside for the pinfall win.
Winner: JD McDonagh.
- Kiana James & Fallon Henley talked strategy ahead of their match against Diamond Mine's Ivy Nile & Tatum Paxley after the commercial break.
Diamond Mine's Ivy Nile & Tatum Paxley vs. Kiana James & Fallon Henley (w/ Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs).
James & Henley exchanged tags immediately before Nile got a waist lock on Henley to begin the match. Nile got Henley in a pin before holding on Henley's arm before Paxley & Nile hit a double arm breakker on Henley. Paxley hit a springboard dropkick on Henley off the middle rope for a near fall. James tagged in before James hit a lariat on Paxley. James hit a series of corner kicks before hitting a backflip into a corner spear on Paxley. James got an abdominal stretch, but Paxley hit a hip toss and an upkick to break the hold. Nile & Henley tagged in, but Nile hit three kicks, a hip toss & a leaping thrust kick. Henley went for a body slam, but Nile reversed it into a Dragon Sleeper before James slammed Nile onto the mat. James distracted Nile again before Henley hit a Shinning Wizard on Nile for the pinfall win.
Winners: Kiana James & Fallon Henley (w/ Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs).
- NXT Tag Team Champions The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) were backstage with Edris Enofe & Malik Blade before Enofe asked them if they could get a Tag title match, but The Schism interrupted. Kingston & Woods told The two teams would face each other in the New Day Invitational, where the winner would be added to the NXT Tag Title Match on NXT Vengeance Day.
- Apollo Crews was in the Barbershop getting a trim before being confronted by Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams. Hayes sat down with Crews in anger, but Crews put over Hayes for the similarities he & Hayes had. Hayes told Crews said that he was close to getting what he wanted (the NXT Championship), but said that he was in the way. Crews said that the title would look better on him before offering a Two-out-of-Three Falls match to determine who was the best. Hayes agreed but told Crews that he would get Money Melo. Crews told Hayes he would see him on Vengeance Day.
Drew Gulak & Hank Walker vs. Creed Brothers (Julius Creed & Brutus Creed).
Julius & Gulak began the match, with Julius hitting a waist lock takedown on Gulak. Julius tripped Gulak to recall what happened in the Dojo, but Gulak responded by getting la Casita for a near fall. Gulak got a wrist lock on Julius before Walker tagged in and got a wrist lock into an Arm Drag. Brutus tagged in as he & Julius hit Fireman's takedowns on Walker before Julius tagged back in, but Walker hit a shoulder tackle on Julius. Walker got Julius in a Fireman's Carry before Gulak hit a lariat on Julius before Picture-in-picture.
During Pic-in-pic, Gulak hit a suplex on Julius before Walker tagged in and hit a ripcord shoulder tackle on Julius for a near fall. Walker got Julius in the corner before Gulak tagged in and went for a Leaning Yuji Gatame, but Brutus tagged in to break Julius from the hold. The two squared off before Brutus hit a shoulder tackle and a body slam on Gulak. Gulak skimmed the cat in the corner before hitting a diving lariat on Brutus off the top rope for a near fall. Gulak got a top wrist-lock on Brutus before Walker tagged in and hit a corner splash on Brutus. Gulak tagged back in and hit a stomp on Brutus before locking in a chin lock on Brutus.
After pic-in-pic, Gulak hit three nasty pimp-slaps on Brutus before Brutus hti a German Suplex followed by the clubbing blows on Gulak, but Gulak got up and hit a dropkick on the abdomen before hitting a DDT on Brutus. Walker & Julius tagged in, but Julius hit a spinning heel kick, two lariats on Walker, a belly-to-belly toss on Gulak, a T-Bone Suplex into a standing Shooting Star Press before Brutus tagged in and hit a Standing Moonsault on Walker for a near-fall. Gulak tagged in and climbed to the top rope, but Brutus caught him as he & Julius hit an assisted Fairytale Ending on Gulak for a near fall, thanks to Walker breaking the pin. Gulak & Julius exchanged strikes before Walker got Julius, but Brutus hit the Pounce on Gulak to send him out of the ring. Walker hit a Wheelbarrow Slam into a Yuji Gatame on Julius, but Julius broke the hold with a pin for a near fall. Walker hit a knee strike on Julius, but Brutus tagged in. Walker got a sleeper hold, but Brutus evaded before the two laid each other out with lariats. Walker tried to tag in Gulak, but Gulak got distracted by Dempsey. Julius hit a Back Suplex before Brutus tagged in and hit the Brutus Ball on Walker for the pinfall win.
Winners: Creed Brothers (Julius Creed & Brutus Creed).
- Julius Creed & Brutus Creed cut a promo after the match reflecting on his trials & tribulations before thanking Ivy Nile for sticking with them. They said that Nile inspired them to be the best tag team possible, but that was before they were interrupted by Indus Sher (Jinder Mahal, Veer Mahan & Sanga). Indus Sher challenged The Creed Brothers to a match next week, to which Nile accepted on behalf of the Brothers.
- Gigi Dolin was interviewed by McKenzie Mitchell backstage, with Dolin saying Jacy Jayne was a bad person. Dolin said she had nothing to hide and said she looked forward to giving Jayne a piece of her mind.
- Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo & Tony D'Angelo were in a restaurant dining about Stacks's role as the underboss. Stacks said that he wanted to face the biggest man possible before the two did a toast.
Wendy Choo vs. Elektra Lopez.
Valentina Feroz watched the match from ringside.
The two began the match locking up before Lopez leaned Choo into the ropes before she slammed her onto the mat. Choo got a waist lock on Lopez, but Lopez responded with a gut-wrench suplex on Choo. Lopez tossed a pillow at Booker T before sending her back into the ring. Choo got a backslide on Lopez for a near fall before hitting a single-leg dropkick, an overhead arm drag, a running corner thrust kick, and attempting a crossbody before Lopez hit a swinging Uranage on Choo. Lopez stomped away at Choo on the bottom rope before locking in the body scissors on Choo, but Choo twisted Lopez's ankle before hitting a lariat, a back elbow, and a diving sleepy crossbody on Lopez for a near fall. Lopez got the brass knucks on and hit a jab on Choo while Feroz distracted the referee by accident for the pinfall win.
Winner: Elektra Lopez.
- Brooks Jensen revealed to Fallon Henley that she & Kiana James would face the winner of the NXT Women's Tag Title Match later in the night on NXT Vengeance Day for the gold. Henley was bamboozled by this.
- Stevie Turner was interviewed via Turner camera (aka Streamyard) and said that she would make her NXT debut next week.
- Grayson Waller cut a promo discussing his brawl against NXT Champion Bron Breakker from Monday. Breakker immediately stormed from backstage onto the ring. As Waller talked trash, the NXT Locker room chased down Breakker to prevent him from attacking Waller. Breakker pushed away the Security Guards before the entire NXT Locker Room came to the ring to break up the fight. The two brawled on the outside before Waller slammed Breakker onto the barricade, breaking the barricade apart with the collision.
- Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) played pool in a bar to talk about their Tag Team Championship Match for NXT Vengeance Day.
NXT Women's Tag Team Championship Match.
Kayden Carter & Katana Chance vs. Alba Fyre & Unknown Partner.
Fyre & Carter began the match, but Sol Ruca joined the match to be her tag team partner. Carter hit an arm drag before hitting a roundhouse kick on Fyre. Chance & Carter hit dropkicks on Fyre before Chance hit a springboard senton on Gyre. Fyre laid in the strikes on Carter before Ruca did the blind tag. Ruca evaded Carter's offense before hitting a split-chin breaker on Carter while Fyre tossed Chance onto the stairs. Fyre tagged in and immediately attacked Carter inside & outside of the ring. Back in the ring, Carter hit an upkick on Fyre before Ruca tagged in. Carter hit a kick to Ruca's head before Carter & Chance hit an assisted senton on Ruca. Chance went for a diving cross-body, but Ruca caught Chance and hit a body slam into a splash on Chance for a near fall.
Ruca got a waist lock on Chance before getting her in a Gorilla Press, but Chance rolled over and hit an enziguri kic. Carter & Fyre tagged in, but Carter came in with the hot tag to lay out Ruca & Fyre. Carter hit a leaping thrust kick into a splash on Ruca & Fyre. Chance tagged in and hit a double-stomp on Fyre. Chance tripped Fyre before Carter hit an Electric Chair Slam on Chance onto Fyre for a near fall. Fyre hit a Gorebuster on Carter before Ruca hit a springboard Frog Splash on Carter for a near fall. Chance hit a Hurricanrana on Fyre onto the stairs while Carter hit the Victory Roll on Ruca. Chance & Crater hit the Neck-breaker/ 450 Splash combo on Ruca for the pinfall win. Fyre stared daggers at Ruca after the match before being confronted by Isla Dawn while Fallon Henley & Kiana James told Chance & Carter they will see them on Vengeance Day.
Winners & Still NXT Women's Tag Team Champions: Kayden Carter & Katana Chance.
- NXT North American Champion Wes Lee confronted Dijak backstage before telling him to protect his neck. Lee told Dijak he would see him on Vengeance Day, but Dijak said that he did not believe in sob stories but rather believed in justice.
- Cora Jade was interviewed backstage by McKenzie Mitchell before saying that she would teach Lyra Valkyria a lesson, but it was quickly abrupted by footage from the most dangerous spot in all of Wrestling: The NXT Parking Lot. Nikkita Lyons was attended by Indi Hartwell in the parking lot while Lyons was holding her leg.
- Duke Hudson revealed to Andre Chase & Thea Hail that they were in the New Day Tag Team Invitational, facing Dyad & the team of Edris Enofe & Malik Blade next week.
- Booker T hosted the NXT Women's Championship Summit between Gigi Dolin, Jacy Jayne & NXT Women's Champion Roxanne Perez ahead of their match for the title in NXT Vengeance Day. Dolin & Jayne talked trash to each other while Booker T & Perez were snickering & giggling at the proceedings. Perez said told them that Karma was a Toxic Bitch for their statements to one another and stated that Vengeance Day would be a Handicap match, but said that she would walk out champion. Dolin & Jayne exchanged words before the two smiled and attacked Perez. Jayne & Dolin hit a double chokeslam on Perez and held the titles together to end the broadcast.