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- We open the show with a recap of the results of the Interim Cruiserweight Championship Tournament so far.
Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Group B Match
Isaiah "Swerve" Scott vs El Hijo Del Fantasma
They lock up before Hijo gets two off of a jack knife cover before taking Swerve down and getting two off of a cradle. They sweep each other before Scott hits a head scissors into a dropkick before Fantasma rolls out of the ring. Hijo hits an enzuigiri to Scott at ringside before tossing him back into the ring and kicking him in the chest. Swerve hits a frankensteiner for two before Hijo comes back with a running hurricanrana and goes for a baseball slide, but Scott kicks him in the face as we go to commercial.
We come back to Swerve in control of Hijo on the mat until he gets to his feet and sends Swerve out onto the apron and Swerve goes for a diving cross body, but Hijo rolls through and hits a basement dropkick. Hijo chops Swerve in the corner and sets him on the top turnbuckle before hitting a frankensteiner and a frog splash for two. They exchange strikes until Scott nearly knocks Hijo out with a right hand and hits a dead lift German suplex. Hijo rolls out of the ring and hits a suicide dive when Scott misses a tope before rolling him back into the ring. They then counter each other until Scott wins with a crucifix for the pin and the win.
Winner:Isaiah Scott defeats El Hijo Del Fantasma via pinfall, Scott and Fantasma ending up at 1-1 each in the round robin tournament.
- Scott is then interviewed after the match before we get a graphic for the NXT champion Adam Cole later tonight as well as Candice LeRae in action up next as we go to commercial.
- We come back from commercial to a promo by Dominik Dijakovic outside in nature talking about Johnny Gargano ahead of their match next week before we get a video from during the break where Hijo fought off would be abductors in masks for a second week in a row.
Candice LeRae w/Johnny Gargano vs Kacy Catanzaro
Candice backs Kacy into the corner for a clean break before they have a test of strength that Candice wins. Kacy hits a head scissors before Candice hits a snap mare into a neckbreaker and Kacy comes back with a slingshot senton for two. Candice hits a side slam before locking in a rear chin lock and hits a facebuster for two before beating on Kacy in the corner. Candice then hits her finisher for the pin and the win.
Winner: Candice LeRae defeats Kacy Catanzaro via pinfall.
- After the match Candice locks in the Gargano Escape before the referee pulls her off and she and Johnny leave before we go to a backstage promo with Damian Priest ahead of his title challenge later tonight as we go to commercial.
- Timothy Thatcher and Matt Riddle come out onto the stage before they have an impromptu game show akin to the Newlywed Game called the Newly-Bros Show in which they answer questions about each other. They're then attacked and laid out by Aichner and Barthel of Imperium who hold the tag belts up high before draping them across Tim before we go backstage to Mia Yim making her way out for her challenge against Charlotte up next as we go to commercial.
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