Good evening Fight Fans and welcome to our coverage of tonight's edition of WWE NXT headlined by a first time match between Charlotte and Bianca Belair!
-We open tonight's show with a recap of last week's show before we go to Charlotte's car entering the arena and she getting out after making NXT General Manager William Regal open the door for her.
Dominik Dijakovic vs Cameron Grimes
Dom locks in a side headlock before dropping Grimes with a shoulder block and they exchange standing switches before Grimes hits a dropkick and a knee to the midsection of Dom. Grimes drops Dom and chokes him in the corner before dragging his face across the rope and Dom hits a discus kick out of nowhere for two. Dom rocks Grimes with a forearm and elbows him in the corner before hitting a pendulum backbreaker into a springboard splash for a near fall. Grimes counters a suplex and hits a huricanrrana before Dom knees him in the ribs and throws him over the top rope and out of the ring. Dom then tosses Grimes back into the ring before Grimes hits a baseball slide into a PK onto the apron as we go to commercial.
We return to Cameron in control of Dom back in the ring until Dom gets to his feet and rocks Grimes with a back elbow before tossing him across the ring. They kick each other before Dom hits a lariat that turns Grimes inside out for a near fall before Grimes hits a series of kicks into a bridging German suplex for a near fall of his own. Grimes misses a baseball slide before Dom hits an asai moonsault and gets attacked by Damian Priest out of nowhere, but the referee doesn't see it. Dom then nearly gets counted out at the count of nine before he is immediately hit with the Cave In for the pin and the win.
Winner: Cameron Grimes defeats Dominik Dijakovic via pinfall with the Cave In.
-We go backstage to William Regal announcing that there will be a series of qualifying matches for the new women's number one contender at Takeover: Tampa which will be a ladder match before we get a graphic for Finn Bálor as we go to commercial.
-Finn Bálor comes out to the ring and says that he's the guy in NXT, that he builds brands before listing off his accolades and that it's Wrestlemania season. Finn says that he's been at his peak for twenty years as everyone else is trying to peak in time for Wrestlemania before referencing his recent victories before he's interrupted by Barthel and Aichner of Imperium. Imperium say that he hasn't defeated WALTER and that he'd like to send Finn his regards before Finn takes them out momentarily and ends up getting beat down by the European Union.
-We then get a video package for Austin Theory ahead of his match against Tommaso Ciampa later tonight as we go to commercial.
-We come back to an ominous video package before we go to a brief interview with Bianca Belair earlier today ahead of her match against Charlotte in tonight's main event.
Xia Li vs Mia Yim
Xia backs Mia into the corner with kicks before Mia dropkicks her and Mia sweeps Xia before hitting a basement dropkick for two. Mia stomps Xia in the corner before missing a cannonball and Xia comes back with clotheslines and kicks and Mia hits Eat Defeat before she's interrupted by Dakota Kai. Xia then rolls Mia up off of the distraction for the pin and the win.
Winner: Xia Li defeats Mia Yim via pinfall.
-After the match Raquel Gonzales attacks Mia before taking out Xia when she tries to save her and leaves Mia laying as Dakota watches from the ramp before they leave and we cut to Tommaso Ciampa getting ready backstage for his match up next as we go to commercial.
-We come back to a promo by Velveteen Dream who says that he wants Roderick Strong in a steel cage match next week.
Austin Theory vs Tommaso Ciampa
They lock up before Ciampa locks in a standing side headlock and they run into each other before Austin drops Ciampa with a shoulder block and drops him with strikes. Ciampa catches Austin with a boot and drops him with a back elbow before taking him down with a side headlock takeover. Ciampa dodges a dropkick and throws Austin out of the ring before Austin hits a high angle dropkick once they're back in the ring for two. Ciampa snaps the neck of theory across the top rope before sending him face first into the post as we go to commercial.
We return to the ring with Austin in control, having Ciampa grounded with a straight armbar and a chin bar before he fights to his feet and clotheslines Austin before hitting a running knee. Austin counters Project Ciampa before Ciampa catches Austin in midair for a near fall before setting him on the top turnbuckle and Austin turns it around. They exchange strikes before Austin hits a buckle bomb into an ushigaroshi and Austin hits a variation of a flat liner for a near fall. Austin then sends Ciampa into the barricade before Ciampa hits the Willows Bell and the Fairytale Ending for the pin and the win.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa defeats Austin Theory via pinfall.
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