This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE NXT! Tonight after being sidelined with injuries for the better part of the last year Hideo Itami returns to Full Sail where he'll take on the always dangerous Kona Reeves! We also have a battle royal to determine who will challenge Asuka at NXT TakeOver Chicago and much more so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of the action!
Danny Burch vs Killian Dain
Dain backs Burch into the corner before Dain is sent away by the referee, then gets right back on him. Dain then hits a fall away slam into a high angle senton before he hits a series of elbow drops. Burch comes back with a missile dropkick, but Dain is still up even after a dropkick and a series of forearms. Dain hits a shotgun dropkick, then hits the Ulster Plantation for the pin and the win.
Winner: Killian Dain via pinfall
Heavy Machinery vs Enhancement Talent
HM double team one of them, then pull the other into the ring before they run into him repeatedly. HM then hit a jumping powerslam for the pin and the win within three minutes.
Winner: Heavy Machinery via pinfall
-After the match HM cut a promo about how they like to have fun and that they want The Authors of Pain. Tucker says that AOP may have beaten everyone so far, but they've never faced them before.leaving as we go to commercial.
Hideo Itami vs Kona Reeves
Kona attacks Hideo before the match starts, stomping him in the corner before the referee makes him back off. Kona beats on Hideo as the match finally starts, dropping him with back elbows before mocking him and shoving him back down repeatedly. Hideo comes back with the Itami Combination, then hits his patented GTS for the pin and the win.
Winner: Hideo Itami via pinfall
-We get another video package for Roderick Strong where he talks about his relationship with his fiancee and how he's about to become a father. He talks more about his career and journey to NXT before we go to William Regal and Bobby Roode. Roode and Regal talk about his next opponent, then announces Hideo Itami will be his opponent at NXT TakeOver: Chicago.
NXT Women's Championship Number One Contender Battle Royal
Peyton and Billie eliminate two new faces, then Aliyah is eliminated before Bridges is sent to the floor. Lacey and Kimber are eliminated next, then Candice is eliminated before Aliyah is eliminated by Nikki. Nikki eliminates Liv, then Billie is eliminated, leaving Ember, Peyton, Nikki and Ruby left before Peyton is eliminated by Ember. Ember hits Nikki with an Eclipse before Asuka comes in and attacks everyone. The referee stops the match and we are left with no winner, the match ending in a disqualification.
Winner: No one due to disqualification and interference by Asuka
-William Regal then comes out after the match and declares the title match at NXT TakeOver: Chicago will be a Fatal Four Way before we go off the air.