This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE NXT! Tonight the NXT World Championship is on the line when Roderick Strong challenges Bobby Roode, Hideo Itami teams up with Kassius Ohno to take on SANITY after they attacked them last week and much more so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for an hour of the NXT brand!
Kassius Ohno & Hideo Itami vs SANITY (Alexander Wolfe & Killian Dain)
Wolfe and Ohno start the match by locking up for a not so clean break before Ohno hits Wolfe with forearm, then tags in Hideo who hits him with a series of kicks. Wolfe then tags in Dain before sending Itami out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Hideo hits a fisherman's suplex to Wolfe before hitting a falcon arrow for a quick two count. Hideo then hits the GTS on Wolfe before Dain splashes him for the pin and the win.
Winner: SANITY via pinfall
-We get an interview segment with Drew McIntyre where he talks about becoming the NXT World Champion, then get a video package for the dissolution of #DIY before an announcement that Johnny Gargano will return next week. Finally we get a taped interview segment with Billie Kay and Peyton Royce where Billie talks before we see Andrade arguing with a woman as we go to commercial.
-We come back to a video package for Roderick Strong and Bobby Roode leading up to their title match in our main event.
-They start the match by locking up, then Roode takes Strong down before Roderick dropkicks him and hits a backbreaker for a quick two count. Strong then sends Roode out of the ring as we go to commercial.
We come back to Strong in control, hitting another backbreaker before Roode hits a running blockbuster and chops Strong repeatedly. Strong counters a suplex with another backbreaker before Roode rolls out of the ring to avoid the cover, Strong hitting a wrecking ball dropkick that sends Roode out onto the ramp. Strong beats on Roode at ringside before tossing him into the railing, then Roode sends Strong into the ring steps. Roode puts Strong back in the ring and starts focusing on his injured leg, stomping on it before kicking it out from under him. Strong comes back with a forearm, but Roode stays focused on his knee before turning him inside out with a lariat as we go to commercial.
We come back from commercial to Roode in control before Strong comes back with a series of right hands and a jumping lariat before hitting a boot and an Olympic slam. Roode catches him coming in, but Strong hits the End of Heartache anyway for a near fall. Roode goes back to attacking Strong's leg before hitting a spinebuster for a near fall of his own, following up by playing to the crowd only for Strong to hit a gutbuster for another near fall. Roode wraps the leg of Strong around the ring post before Strong catches Roode on the top rope and hits a backbreaker onto the top turnbuckle that sends Roode out of the ring. Strong rolls him back in the ring and gets a near fall before Roode counters a suplex and hits the Glorious DDT for a very close near fall that surprises everyone.
Roode mocks Strong's family before picking him up only for Roode to hit a boot, a knee in the corner and a backbreaker for yet another near fall as Roode got his foot on the bottom rope. Strong thinks he's won until the referee tells him otherwise as he's celebrating at ringside with his family before Roode hits a Glorious DDT onto the floor right next to Roderick's family. Roode then rolls him back in the ring and hits another Glorious DDT for the pin and the win.
Winner: Bobby Roode via pinfall