Good evening Fight Fans,and welcome to our coverage for tonight's edition of WWE NXT headlined by an NXT Tag Team championship match! Please enjoy the show and be sure to stick around afterwards for the post show podcast!
- We open tonight's show with a recap of last week's in which Adam Cole retained his NXT Championship against The Velveteen Dream before we cut right to the PC with our opening match with the NXT Tag Team titles on the line.
NXT Tag Team Championship Match
Matt Riddle & Timothy Thatcher (c) vs Imperium (Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel)
Tim takes Marcel down and gets two off of a back slide before they grapple on the mat until Tim goes for an armbar, but Marcel scrambles to the ropes for the break before Fabian gets the blind tag and Aichner hits a deep arm drag. Matt takes out Marcel at ringside before he gets the tag and Fabian drops him with a shoulder block before Matt comes back with a PK as we go to commercial.
We come back to Fabian in control before driving Matt into the corner where Marcel comes in and Imperium hit a stereo dropkick from inside the ring and on the apron for two before Matt nearly gets the tag to Tim, but gets monkey flipped into Tim who becomes enraged and leaves to the back. Imperium then go for their finisher before Matt takes them both out with two GTS before Aichner hits a spinebuster and Imperium hit the a European bomb for the pin and the win.
Winner: Imperium defeat Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher via pinfall to become the new NXT Tag Team champions.
- After the match Imperium celebrate before we cut to a distraught Riddle, then we get a graphic for Jake Atlas versus Tony Nese and Isaiah Scott versus Jack Gallagher in two Interim Cruiserweight Championship matches later tonight as we go to commercial.
- We come back to an interview with Timothy Thatcher before he's interrupted by Matt Riddle and they start brawling before they're broken up by officials before we go back to the ring for our next match between Tegan Nox and Indi Hartwell.
Tegan Nox vs Indi Hartwell
They lock up for a clean break before Indi slams Nox down by her hair and stomps her on the mat before dropping her with an elbow to the top of the head for two before hitting her across the back with clubbing blows and stomping her in the corner. Indi hits a side slam for two before Tegan sends her out onto the apron and catches her when she goes for a springboard before hitting a choke slam and an uppercut into an enzuigiri and an inverted cannonball. Nox then hits a diving cross body into The Shiniest Wizard for the pin and the win.
Winner: Tegan Nox defeats Indi Hartwell via pinfall.
- After the match we get a recap of the aftermath of the NXT Women's Championship match that ended in a disqualification as well as the backstage brawl between Rhea Ripley and Io Shirai before we go to a promo by Rhea as we go to commercial.
- We come back from the break to Matt talking to NXT General Manager William Regal who matches a match between Matt and Tim before Tim shows up and attacks Matt out of nowhere before we go back to the PC for our first of two Interim Cruiserweight Championship Tournament matches with Tony Nese against Jake Atlas.
Interim NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Group A Match
Tony Nese vs Jake Atlas
Tony backs Jake into the ropes for a clean break before they exchange head locks and Tony rocks Jake with kicks before Jake flips and and Tony slaps him before snapping his neck across the top rope before chopping and stomping Jake in the corner. Tony hits a float over suplex for two before locking in a front head lock until Jake gets to his feet and Tony knees him in the midsection before catching a kicking and they exchange forearms until Jake drops Tony with a boot. Jake hits a snap German suplex into a shining wizard for two before Jake counters a pump handle suplex into a jumping neckbreaker before Jake struggles to the top and Tony rocks him with a jumping uppercut. Tony knocks Jake down and stomps his head when he's dangling on the top rope before Jake kicks Tony's legs out and he smacks his head against the top turnbuckle.
Jake then hits his signature cartwheel DDT for the pin and the win.
Winner: Jake Atlas defeats Tony Nese via pinfall to go up 2-1 in the tournament with Tony falling to 0-3.
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