Good evening Fight Fans, and welcome to our coverage of tonight's edition of WWE NXT featuring a huge main event match for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship! Enjoy the show and be sure to check out the post-show podcast afterwards!
-We open the show with recap of last week's show where all three of the champions and teams retained their titles as well as the return of Finn Bálor and Tommaso Ciampa.
NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match
Drew Gulak (c) vs Lio Rush
They rush each other before Lio hits a Spanish fly and a suicide dive into an Asai moonsault before Drew counters a slingshot DDT and tosses Lio away. Lio rolls up Drew before Drew counters into a cross face and knees Lio in the midsection before getting a two count off of a rolling crucifix, Lio comes back with right hands and chops before Drew comes back with a scoop slam for a two count. Drew sets Lio on the top turnbuckle and hits an enzuigiri that knocks him off of the top and down onto the floor as we go to commercial.
Drew catches a kick and turns Lio inside out with a lariat for a near fall before they go back and forth and Lio gets a near fall off of a roll up. Drew then counters a rebound cutter into the Gulock before Lio rolls back and Drew rolls out of the way off of a frog splash, but Lio hits it on the second attempt for the pin and the win.
Winner: Lio Rush defeats Drew Gulak via pinfall with a frog splash to become the new NXT Cruiserweight champion.
-After the match NXT General Manager William Regal puts the belt on Lio before he and Drew shake hands and Drew leaves before we get a vignette for tonight's main event between KUSHIDA and WALTER and a video package for the returning Finn Bálor.
-We get a video package for Tegan Nox ahead of her return next week.
Rhea Ripley vs Aliyah w/Vanessa Borne
Rhea shoves Aliyah into the corner before hitting wrist lock lariats and a dropkick into a spinning double leg sharpshooter and a sit-out facebuster with the hold still on for the pin and the win.
Winner: Rhea Ripley defeats Aliyah via pinfall with a sit-out facebuster.
-After the match Rhea calls out NXT Women's champion Shayna Baszler and says that she's coming for her before we're told about the press conference this Friday, presumably to announce matches for Crown Jewel.
-We see Breezango come out to the ring before Jaxson Ryker drags their opponents out onto the ramp and he's accompanied by Cutler and Blake.
Breezango vs The Forgotten Sons
Steve and Dango start the match off, Steve hitting a backbreaker and stomping Dango in the corner before FS double up on Dango for several two counts. Dango comes back with chops before hitting a scoop slam and a suicide dive before Blake hits one of his own. FS then hit a diving stomp into a DDT for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Forgotten Sons defeat Breezango via pinfall.