Good evening Fight Fans, it's time for NXT headlined by the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship match! Enjoy the show and be sure to stick around afterwards for the post-show podcast!
-We open the show with a recap of last week's show to a song by singer and YouTube personality Poppy before Io Shirai comes out to the ring to another song by Poppy, Poppy accompanying her to the ring for her match against Candice LeRae.
Io Shirai vs Candice LeRae
Io does her best to play mind games and avoid Candice until she's ready and hits a suicide dive before Candice hits one of her own and tosses Io back into the ring. Candice hits a neckbreaker in the ropes for a quick two count before Io traps her in the corner and hits a magnum before stomping her in the corner and choking her for a two count. Io locks in a rear chin lock before hitting a shotgun dropkick and Candice gets a two count off of a sunset flip before Io lands on her feet when Candice goes for a huricanrrana. They then end up on the apron and counter each other until Candice hits Io with a back elbow and Io knocks her from the top turnbuckle and down onto the floor as we go to commercial.
Candice hits a frankensteiner as we come back to the action for a two count before Io slams her from the top turnbuckle and goes for a moonsault, but Candice gets her knees up. Candice gets a two count off of an inside cradle and Io locks in a head scissors, Candice getting to the ropes right before tapping. Io then brings a chair into the ring and the referee grabs it before Candice rolls her up for a near fall and hits a flat liner and misses a springboard moonsault, Io then covering her for the pin and the win.
Winner: Io Shirai defeats Candice LeRae via pinfall.
-After the match Io attacks Candice before she's ran off by Rhea Ripley before an NXT Tag Team Championship match between Undisputed Era and Matt Riddle and Keith Lee is announced and we get a video package for the return of Finn Bálor as we go to commercial.
-A rematch between Pete Dunne and Damian Priest is announced for next week's show before Finn Bálor comes out to the ring to address his attack on Johnny Gargano last week. Finn says that he's the hottest thing in the business and that everyone has their opinions, Finn saying that there's too many fans in the locker room and that he doesn't watch the business, that the business watches him. Finn congratulates Johnny for getting out of hospital before saying that he'll put him back in if he steps to him again before he leaves.
-We get a video package for the WWE Women's Tag Team champions, The Kabuki Warriors ahead of their title defense later tonight against Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai.
-We get a video package for British Strong Style before Tyler Bate versus Cameron Grimes is announced for later tonight.
Shane Thorne vs Bronson Reed
Reed turns Shane inside out before Shane hits a cannonball and they exchange chops until Reed drops Shane with a discus clothesline. Shane hits a roundhouse into a side suplex and Kawada kicks. Reed hits a release German suplex into a reverse piledriver for a near fall before Shane catches him on the top turnbuckle and Reed shoves him from the top rope and down onto the mat before hitting a diving splash for the pin and the win.
Winner: Bronson Reed defeats Shane Thorne via pinfall with a diving splash.
-We get a video package for Mia Yim before Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai come out to the ring for their title match.
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Match
Kabuki Warriors (c) vs Tegan Nox & Dakota Kai
Asuka and Nox start the match before Kairi drops Nox with a chop and they exchange open hand palm strikes until Kairi stomps on her foot and Nox hits a single leg dropkick to Kairi and Asuka before everyone ends up at ringside and Kairi sends Tegan into the ring steps as we go to commercial.
We come back to Kai and Nox double teaming Asuka for a quick two count before Kai hits a snap mare into a PK for another quick two count before Asuka hits a dragon screw leg whip and a running hip attack that sends Kai off of the apron and onto the floor. Back in the ring Asuka focuses on the leg of Kai before Kairi hits a sliding forearm for a two count and locks in the anchor. Kai gets free and Asuka locks in a variation of a camel clutch before Kai rolls Asuka up for a two count and Asuka drags her to the corner before she brawls with Kairi. Kairi drops Kai with a shotei before applying a head scissor. Kairi drags Kai to the corner and she and Asuka slam her knees into the mat before Asuka hits a snap mare into a PK to the spine for a two count before choking Kai in the ropes. Asuka kicks Kai in the side of the head several times and plays to the crowd before applying a single leg Boston crab as we go to commercial.
Asuka is in control of Kai as we come back to the action in the ring until the Kabuki Warriors hit a flurry of double team offense for a near fall. Kai sends Kairi out of the ring and drops her with a kick once Kairi gets back in and tries to block Kai from tagging in Nox. Nox gets the tag and hits Kairi and Asuka with running uppercuts in opposite corners before Kairi accidentally runs into Asuka and Nox hits a diving cross body for a two count. Asuka locks in a kneebar before Nox applies an armbar that Kairi breaks up before Kai drops Asuka and Kairi drops her, everyone collapsing to the mat. Kai hits Asuka with forearms and a shotgun dropkick before hitting a Yakuza kick and Asuka mists Kai when Kairi distracts him before Asuka hits a buzzsaw kick. Kairi then hits the Insane Elbow for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Kabuki Warriors retain their WWE Women's Tag Team Championships by defeating Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox via pinfall when Kairi pins Kai with the Insane Elbow.