Good evening Fight Fans and welcome to our coverage of tonight's edition of WWE NXT headlined by a huge championship match between Roderick Strong and Keith Lee for the NXT North American Championship!
Dusty Classic Semifinal Match
Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly) w/Adam Cole & Roderick Strong vs Grizzled Young Veterans
Kyle and Zack kick the match off by grappling before Zack slaps Kyle and Kyle beats him down in the corner before James gets the tag. James gets distracted by Fish on the apron before Kyle hits a dragon screw in the ropes and Bobby hits a slingshot senton once he's back in the ring for two. Kyle lays into James with strikes and kicks before he and Fish hit a double snap suplex into a back drop driver by Fish for one. UE isolate James in their corner and keep him far away from Zack for several minutes all the while focusing on his knee. Zack then gets the tag and GYV double up on Kyle before sending Bobby off of the apron and down onto the floor as we go to commercial.
We return to Fish putting Zack in an ankle lock before James helps him to the ropes from ringside and Fish misses a moonsault which allows James to get the tag. James hits a running dropkick in the corner into Helter Skelter for two before James is sent out of the ring and taken out by Kyle at ringside. UE hit Zack with Chasing the Dragon for two before both sides to back and forth until UE double up on James and are interrupted by Imperium who are on the perch in the back of the arena. GYV then hit Kyle with the Ticket to Mayhem for the pin and the win in all of the chaos of Imperium.
Winner: Grizzled Young Veterans defeat Undisputed Era via pinfall when they hit Kyle with A Ticket to Mayhem to advance to the finals of the Dusty Classic.
-We then get a video package for Rhea Ripley and Toni Storm at Worlds Collide before Toni's match against Io Shirai up next as we go to commercial.
-We come back to a video package for Shotzi Blackheart who will be facing former NXT Women’s champion Shayna Baszler later tonight.
Toni Storm vs Io Shirai
They lock up before Io takes Toni down before they exchange head locks and head scissors. Toni comes back with kicks before Io hits a double back flip into a dropkick before Toni hits a basement dropkick. Toni gets a quick two count before rocking her with uppercuts and Io sends Toni across the bottom rope before hitting a drive by dropkick for two. Io chops Toni in the corner and stomps her in the corner before choking her in the ropes and a rear chin lock. Toni then gets to her feet and gets dropped with a shoulder block before they exchange forearms until Io takes Toni down with a side headlock takeover as we go to commercial with Io in control.
We return to Io in control of Storm, hitting her with knees in the corner before Toni catches her coming in with a boot and hits a release German suplex into a lariat for two. Toni turns Io inside out with a lariat for two before Io gets two off of a crucifix before Toni counters a 619 and Bianca Belair comes in and attacks Toni for the disqualification.
Winner: Toni Storm defeats Io Shirai via disqualification when Bianca Belair interferes.
-After the match Rhea Ripley comes out and Toni takes all three women out before holding up the NXT Women's Championship in the ring and he to backstage to an interview with Undisputed Era about Imperium costing Kyle and Bobby their spot in the Dusty Classic finals as we go to commercial.
Finn Bálor vs Joaquin Wilde
Finn drops Wilde and kicks him in the ribs before hitting him with jumping stomps and chops. Finn whips Wilde across the ring and chops him in the corner before dropkicking him and hitting a shotgun dropkick into the corner. Finn then hits the Coup de Grace into the 1916 for the pin and the win.
Winner: Finn Bálor defeats Joaquin Wilde via pinfall with 1916.