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Candice LeRae vs Ember Moon
Candice plays mind games and avoids the overly aggressive Moon before Ember knocks Candice and Johnny off of the apron. Back in the ring Ember hits a side slam and Candice gets back out of the ring before Indi gets in Ember's way only for Ember to send Candice into the announce table and drops Indi with a right hand. Ember hits a fall away slam that sends Candice right back out of the ring before she tries to escape up the ramp and Ember brings her back. Candice hits a senton for one before wrenching the head of Ember and the two exchange pin attempts. Moon drops Candice with a kick for two before Candice blocks a suplex that she turns into an inside cradle for two.
Candice clotheslines Ember for two before slamming her to the mat by her hair for two before Ember comes back with a suplex into a kick for two. Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez then come out as Indi checks on Candice on the ramp as we go to commercial.
Candice is in control as we come back to the ring before Ember hits an arm drag and a head scissors before rolling Candice up for two. Candice locks in a variation of the Gargano Escape before Ember turns it into a pin for two and Candice takes her back. Candice chokes Ember down to one knee before she falls backwards and Candice breaks the hold before rocking Candice with kicks. Ember hits a pair of suplexes before she goes up top and Dakota and Raquel hey on the apron. Indi then sacrifices herself for Candice and gets in the way when Ember hits her with the Eclipse before Candice hits Ember with a curb stomp for the pin and the win.
Winner: Candice LeRae defeats Ember Moon via pinfall.
- Toni Storm comes out after the match and helps Ember up before attacking her and tossing her into the ring and allowing Candice, Dakota and Raquel to beat her down.
- We see Undisputed Era entering the arena as we go to commercial.
- We come back to a video package promo by Legado Del Fantasma where Santos Escobar talks about how their careers have taken off. Santos then briefly references his title defense against Curt Stallion in the future before they share a drink.
- All four members of UE come out to the ring and Adam talks about how The Kings of NXT claimed to have taken them out and took over NXT. Adam says that Pat has no idea what he's dealing with before calling Pat a coward for not being at tonight's show. Adam says that he can't wait until Pat is trapped inside the cage at WarGames before saying that they have to focus on tonight's match where the winner gets an advantage at WarGames. Kyle then begs Adam to face Pete before Adam, Roddy and Bobby agree before saying that UE are now fighting for superiority of NXT.
- Backstage Candice finalizes her WarGames team with herself, Raquel Gonzalez, Dakota Kai and the newest addition of Toni Storm.
- We see Timothy Thatcher's students watching a monitor ahead of his match against KUSHIDA up next as we go to commercial.
Timothy Thatcher vs KUSHIDA
Tommaso Ciampa takes a seat down at ringside as the two exchange holds on the mat before countering each other's submission attempts. KUSHIDA locks in a Muta Lock before Tim counters into a front headlock and uppercuts. KUSHIDA then hits a cartwheel dropkick before Tim grabs his ankle when KUSHIDA goes for a rolling kick before breaking the hold since they're in the ropes as we go to commercial.
KUSHIDA goes for a double wrist lock before Tim locks in an arm triangle and they get back to their feet where the two exchange strikes. Tim counters a Hoverboard Lock before KUSHIDA stomps his face and locks in an armbar that Tim counters into an ankle lock. They exchange ankle mocks before KUSHIDA gets two off of a bridge and Tim takes his back. The two exchange rear naked chokes before KUSHIDA sends Tim out of the ring and kicks his arm once they're back in the ring. Tim then hits a butterfly suplex before KUSHIDA forces Tim to tap with the Hoverboard Lock for the win.
Winner: KUSHIDA defeats Timothy Thatcher via submission.
- After the match a satisfied Ciampa then leaves as Tim fumes in the ring while holding his arm.
- We get a video package recapping the NXT Women's Championship match from last week in which Io retained against Rhea Ripley. Rhea says that she doesn't know where she goes from here after failing to take the belt off of Io before we get a graphic for Rhea addressing her future live later tonight.
- We get a graphic for a special edition of the KO Show with Leon Ruff up next as we go to commercial.
- Pete, Oney and Danny are backstage where Pete talks about his match against Kyle later tonight in our main event.
- We go to the ring for the Kevin Owens Show where Kevin introduces Leon Ruff and asks him to tell his story. Leon talks about signing his NXT contract seven weeks ago before we see him winning the North American title from Johnny Gargano. Kevin asks Leon what it means to be a champion, Leon saying that it's a statement and vindication for those who said no to him along the way. Leon says that he can do whatever he wants because he beat Johnny Gargano twice before Johnny comes out to the ring. Kevin offers Johnny a chair he rejects before Johnny mentions Damian Priest who immediately comes out after. Damian gets into the ring and says that Leon is better than Johnny before Damian rejects a chair and Kevin asks himself why he brings chairs when no one uses them.
Johnny says that he's going to show that Leon is a fluke and a joke before Damian brings up how Leon said he'd defend his title against the both of them. General Manager William Regal comes out onto the stage next and announces the triple threat match for the North American Championship at WarGames.
- We get a black and white promo by NXT champion Finn Bälor who says that he'll be there once WarGames is over as we go to commercial.
Cameron Grimes vs Jake Atlas
They run the ropes before Cameron drops Jake with a shoulder block and Jake hits an arm drag before Cameron boots him. Cameron hits a German suplex for two before kicking Jake in the corner and Jake comes back with jack knife cover for two. Cameron then hits a Spanish fly into the Cave In for the pin and the win.
Winner: Cameron Grimes defeats Jake Atlas via pinfall.
- Dexter Lumis comes into the ring behind Cameron before Cameron scrambles out of the ring and Dexter shows a video package of Cameron screaming in fear. Dexter then throws a strap over the ring before Cameron throws it back at him and leaves.
- We see Rhea Ripley heading out to the ring as we go to commercial.
- We come back to Cameron backstage before he runs into Regal who makes a strap match between him and Dexter for WarGames.
- Rhea Ripley is in the ring as we go back to the CWC where she talks about how tough the NXT Women's champion is and how everyone have been speculating as to Rhea's future. Rhea says that she's not finished with NXT until she wins the title before she's interrupted by Candice and Toni who mock her. Kai and Gonzalez then come out onto the stage with an incapacitated Io on Raquel's shoulder. Everyone then rush and attack Rhea before she's overwhelmed and sent into the post before Candice and her WarGames team leave up the ramp before standing over the fallen champion as we go to commercial.
- We come back to BOA and Xia Li being driven to a building with the mysterious old man outside before they enter into the building and BOA is marked again by the man who says that it's time.
- Ever-Rise are in the ring before they're laid out by NXT UK's Grizzled Young Veterans. Zack gets onto the mic and says that they're there to become the number one tag team in NXT proper.
- Outside Candice, Indi and Johnny are leaving the arena with Indi in a neck brace, Candice confident that they'll get the advantage and Raquel beats Shotzi. Everyone then gets into the car before we see another Ghostface in the back seat as they leave.
Men's WarGames Advantage Match
Kyle O'Reilly vs Pete Dunne
The two immediately brawl before Kyle sends Pete out of the ring as we go to commercial.
We come back to Kyle hitting a kitchen sink with a ladder in the ring and one at ringside before they end up at ringside and Kyle hits a running knee off of the apron. Kyle gets another ladder out from underneath the ring before Pete drops him with a roundhouse kick. Pete wedges a ladder between the apron and the barricade before Kyle takes Pete down and punches him in mount before slingshotting him into the plexiglass fencing. Back in the ring Pete shoves the ladder and it spins around and Kyle gets trapped before the ladder falls on top of him. Pete traps the arm of Kyle in the ladder and stomps on it before Kyle hits a dragon screw with Pete's leg in the rung of the ladder.
Pete hits an enzuigiri into a powerbomb onto the ladder in the corner before Pete stomps his face and sends his head into the ladder on the apron. Kyle then hits a dragon screw in the ropes before Pete suplexes Kyle out of the ring and they land on the ladder that breaks in half as we go to commercial.
We come back to Pete in control before Kyle counters the Bitter End into a front choke before hitting a running knee into a brain buster onto the ladder in the ring. Kyle misses a diving knee and lands knee first onto the ladder before Pete climbs the ladder. Kyle snatches up the ankle of Pete and locks in an ankle lock before they exchange strikes on their knees on opposite sides of the ladder. They have a tug of war that sends each other until the ladder before Kyle sends the ladder into the face of Pete. They climb the ladders on opposite sides before they exchange strikes until Pete snaps the fingers of Kyle.
Kyle knocks Pete off of the ladder and turns him inside out before Pete hits Kyle with a chair and hits a Bitter End onto the barricade. Back in the ring Pete climbs the ladder before Kyle gets back in and tips it over, sending Pete crashing down onto the mat and out of the ring. Kyle then climbs the ladder before an unknown assailant shoves the ladder over and sends Kyle out of the ring before Pete climbs the ladder and grabs the briefcase for the win.
Winner: Pete Dunne defeats Kyle O'Reilly and earns his team the advantage at WarGames.
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