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-We open show with a video package for all of the respective matches on tonight's event, headlined by the NXT Championship match between the champion Tommaso Ciampa and the challenger Aleister Black.
NXT Tag Team Championship Match
Undisputed Era (c) vs War Raiders
UE attack WR as soon as the bell rings to start the match and send Hanson out of the ring before Rowe drops them with a double clothesline and sends them out of the ring. Rowe slams Hanson onto Kyle before Rowe tosses Strong into the ring and hit Strong with a double team move for an early near fall. UE send Rowe into Hanson and send them out of the ring before they get back in the ring and beat on Hanson before Kyle hits a jumping knee. Strong tags in and they try to suplex each other before UE hit Hanson with running moves in the corner. Kyle locks in a front choke and locks in a guillotine before Rowe breaks it up and everyone ends up out of the ring.
Hanson misses a suicide dive before Rowe tries to take on both Strong and O'Reilly, but Kyle chop blocks him before Strong hits a backbreaker for a two count. Kyle and Roderick hang Rowe on the top rope and Kyle goes for an armbar, but Hanson counters before Kyle transitions into a triangle, but Rowe breaks free before Strong tags himself in. Strong hits another backbreaker to Rowe before Kyle comes in and locks in a standing arm triangle, Hanson arguing with the referee while UE beat on Rowe in their corner. Rowe suplexes Kyle into Roderick and knocks him off of the apron before Strong runs in and takes out Hanson before dropkicking Rowe for a two count. Rowe and Kyle boot each other before they hit each other at the same time and collapse to the mat.
Strong and Hanson come in, Hanson hitting a high angle back body drop and a side slam into a jumping splash before turning Kyle inside out with a lariat. Hanson hits his signature endless clotheslines in the corner until Kyle accidentally boots Roderick and Hanson hits Kyle with a bronco buster for a near fall. Strong drops Hanson with a clothesline and tags in Kyle as Rowe gets the tag in the other side and everyone hits a move until Rowe and Hanson hit a pop-up powerslam for a near fall after Hanson hits a suicide dive to the outside. Rowe slams Kyle before Hanson hits a diving splash for a near fall that Roderick breaks up before UE dispatch of Rowe and Roderick hits a superplex before Kyle hits a diving knee drop for a near fall. Strong drops Rowe across the apron and gets the tag to become the legal man before hitting Hanson with an Olympic slam for a near fall.
Strong hits a jumping knee strike before UE hit the High Low for a very close near fall before Hanson counters another High Low and drops UE with a hand spring back elbow. War Raiders then hit Kyle with Fallout for the pin and the win to become the new champions.
Winner: War Raiders defeat Undisputed Era via pinfall to become the new NXT Tag Team champions when they pin Kyle with Fallout.
-We see the NXT UK champion and NXT UK Women's champion Pete Dunne and Toni Storm at ringside.
-We get a video package for the heated rivalry between Matt Riddle and Kassius Ohno
Matt Riddle vs Kassius Ohno
Matt rushes Ohno who quickly gets out of the ring, but Matt goes after him and sends him back into the ring before hitting a senton and a gut wrench suplex. Ohno catches Matt with a boot before he goes for a sunset flip and Ohno traps Matt's face in the apron before getting a quick two count and locking in a cravat. Ohno drops Matt with an elbow that nearly knocks him out for a two count before Ohno brutalizes Matt in the corner and sends him out of the ring with a boot. Ohno sends Matt into the ring post and the steps before Matt gets back into the ring and locks in a rear naked choke before Ohno gets to the ropes for the break. Ohno stomps the foot of Matt before Matt hits a dead lift bridging German suplex for a near fall.
Matt kicks Ohno repeatedly before Ohno bites Matt's toes and hits a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Ohno hits a moonsault for a near fall and drops Matt with a boot before hitting a senton, Matt catching him in a rear naked choke before Ohno rolls to the ropes for the break. Matt then hits a sleeper suplex before beating on Ohno in back mount until he taps for the referee stoppage and the win.
Winner: Matt Riddle defeats Kassius Ohno via referee stoppage when Ohno taps out to strikes.
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