Good evening Fight Fans, we hope you had a great day and are ready for tonight's edition of WWE NXT!
-We open tonight's show with a recap of last week's show before open in the arena with the North American Championship match.
NXT North American Championship Match
Keith Lee (c) vs Cameron Grimes
Keith catches a kick before Grimes tries to take him down with a single leg, but Keith is too strong before Lee lifts Grimes up in a power bomb position and Grimes wriggles his way free. Grimes tries to take Lee down again before going for a German suplex and trying to whip the champion into the corner, but Lee sends him into the corner before dropping him with a forearm and tossing him through the ropes and out of the ring. Lee goes out after Grimes and tosses him back into the ring before Grimes kicks Lee when he tries to get back up onto the apron and hits a PK from the apron before going for a cannonball off of the apron and Lee catches him. Grimes stomps Lee when he grabs the ropes to keep Lee from power bombing him onto the floor before Lee catches him when he goes for a suicide dive and tosses him back into the ring before Grimes knocks Lee off of the top turnbuckle. Grimes then hits a diving cross body as we go to commercial.
We come back to the two countering each other before they run the ropes and Lee hits a running cross body and Grimes rocks him with a superman forearm into a superkick into a roundhouse kick before hitting a bridging German suplex for two. Grimes hits a tornado DDT for two and plays to the crowd before Lee catches him when he goes for the Cave In and Lee sends him across the ring with a shoulder block before Lee hits the Big Bang Catastrophe for the pin and the win.
Winner: Keith Lee retains his NXT North American Championship by defeating Cameron Grimes via pinfall.
-After the match Lee celebrates before he's attacked and laid out by Damian Priest with a night stick before he's ran off and escapes through the crowd when Dominik Dijakovic comes to the rescue before Dom picks up the belt and hands it to Keith who hits him with a power bomb before leaving. We then get a graphic for the NXT Women's Championship Number One Contender Ladder Match at Takeover: Tampa before we get a teaser for Mia Yim versus Dakota Kai who will face off in a qualifying match for the ladder match up next as we go to commercial.
NXT Women's Championship Ladder Match Qualifying Match
Mia Yim vs Dakota Kai w/Raquel Gonzalez
Kai immediately dropkicks Mia who rolls her up for two before Kai slaps Mia across the face and Mia comes back with chops and forearms before tossing her across the ring by her hair. Mia chops Kai against the ropes before picking her ankle and hitting a basement dropkick for two before following up with strikes in mount and chops and stomps Kai in the corner. Raquel then grabs the leg of Mia when she goes out onto the apron while Kai distracts the referee before sending her face first into the edge of the apron as we go to commercial.
Back to the action from the break Kai is in control until Mia comes back with clotheslines and a jumping neck breaker into a shotgun dropkick into the corner before hitting a cannonball for two before Kai sends Mia throat first into the middle rope. They run into each other with forearms before Kai screams at Mia and hits the Chiropractor for a near fall before kicking Mia in the face and Mia rolls her up for two before Mia ducks a helluva kick. Kai grabs the ropes when Mia hits a power bomb before Raquel grabs Mia's leg and she loses her leverage to break up the pin attempt before Mia is distracted and Kai rolls Mia up, but the referee is still busy with Raquel. Mia then hits Kai with Eat Defeat when she turns back around for the pin and the win.
Winner: Mia Yim defeats Dakota Kai via pinfall to advance to the NXT Women's Championship Number One Contender Ladder match at Takeover: Tampa.
-After the match Raquel gets into the ring and attacks Mia before laying her out and helping Kai out of the ring before we go to a graphic that shows that Mia joins Chelsea Green in the ladder match with four spots remaining which will have another one decided later tonight. We then go to Tommaso Ciampa arriving to the Performance Center where he's interviewed briefly and questions Johnny Gargano saying that Ciampa will do things his way before we go to the Undisputed Era getting ready for their title challenge later tonight as we go to commercial.
-We come back to a mysterious video package before KUSHIDA comes out to the ring.
KUSHIDA vs Raul Mendoza
They start off quickly before flipping around and Raul hits a dropkick before chopping KUSHIDA in the corner and walks the ropes before KUSHIDA catches him with a forearm and sends him out of the ring before hitting a flipping senton over the top rope. KUSHIDA tosses Raul back into the ring and hits an enzuigiri before Raul hits a twisting neck breaker into a springboard moonsault for two before KUSHIDA comes back with a hand spring back elbow into a thrust kick to the midsection and a PK. KUSHIDA then hits a hip toss into a cartwheel and a basement dropkick before Raul catches him on the top rope with a flipping kick and KUSHIDA hits a Spanish fly into a flying arm bar for the tap and the win.
KUSHIDA defeats Raul Mendoza via submission.
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