Good evening Fight Fans and welcome to our coverage for tonight's edition of WWE NXT headlined by the NXT Championship match between Adam Cole and Velveteen Dream!
Johnny Gargano vs Dominik Dijakovic
Johnny tries to use his speed early, but it doesn't last long as Dom catches a kick and drops him before hitting him with a forearm in the corner and clubbing him across the back before hitting his signature knees and tossing Johnny behind him for two. Dom chops Johnny in the corner before whipping him across the ring and Johnny catches him with a back elbow before Johnny fakes a knee injury and chop blocks Dom before stomping him in the corner. Johnny drives his boot int the throat of Dom and chokes him before elbowing the back of his head and Dom drops Johnny with a discus clothesline for two before hitting a throwing slam for two. Dom drops Johnny with a stiff forearm before smashing his face into the top turnbuckle and hits him with back elbows and a backbreaker before he's distracted by Johnny's wife Candice who comes out and distracts him. Johnny then sends Dom out of the ring before hitting a suicide dive and Candice checks on her husband as we go to commercial.
We come back to Johnny in control of a grounded Dijakovic before he gets back to his feet and knees Johnny before he catches a kick, but Dom drops him with a cyclone kick for two before Candice tries to pull Johnny out of the ring and Dom brings him back in before Johnny rolls him up with the tights for a near fall. Johnny counters Feast Your Eyes and superkicks Dom for a near fall before pulling off the turnbuckle pad and Dom hits a choke bomb for a near fall before Dom superkicks Johnny and sets Gargano on the top turnbuckle backwards. Johnny then gets the pad off and counters a powerbomb into a head scissors and sends Dom face first into the exposed turnbuckle before hitting a slingshot DDT he now calls One Final Beat for the pin and the win.
Winner: Johnny Gargano defeats Dominik Dijakovic via pinfall.
- After we match we get a recap of Imperium attacking Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher before we get a promo by Aichner and Barthel of Imperium in front of a cloud of smoke where they issue a challenge to the tag champions before we go to a video package for Akira Tozawa and Jack Gallagher ahead of their match in the Interim Cruiserweight Championship Tournament as we go to commercial.
Interim Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Group B Match
Akira Tozawa vs Jack Gallagher
Jack rushes Akira before countering an octopus stretch and hitting a Samoan drop before Akira hits a snap German suplex before screaming and dragging Jack to the corner. Jack rolls out of the ring and catches Akira with a forearm when he goes for a suicide dive before kicking him in the spine and driving his knee into his spine before stretching him out. Akira dodges a clothesline and hits a body scissors before Jack locks in a rear choke and they spill out of the ring before they exchange strikes on the apron and Akira hits a piledriver onto the apron. Akira then tosses Jack back into the ring and hits a high angle senton for the pin and the win.
Winner: Akira Tozawa defeats Jack Gallagher via pinfall to go up 2-0 in the tournament, Jack dropping to 0-2.
- After the match Akira is interviewed and says that he has two more matches to go and El Hijo Del Fantasma is his next challenge before telling Fantasma that he will beat him as the camera zooms in on his face before we get a graphic for our NXT Championship main event between the champion Adam Cole and the challenger The Velveteen Dream before we get a graphic of Finn Balor who will be returning later tonight as we go to commercial.
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