Welcome to WWE NXT.
We see Heavy Machinery in the back as they get ready for their title match against Undisputed Era.
Match Number One: Io Shirai versus Mia Yim versus Bianca Belair versus Lacey Evans in a Number One Contender Match for the NXT Women’s Championship
Lacey decides to leave the ring and let the other three battle. Mia and Bianca have some words for each other and Io with a rollup on Belair for a near fall. Mia and Io with chops to Belair and then they hit a double back elbow. Mia with a suicide dive to Belair. Lacey hits Io from behind and Io with a suicide dive onto Belair on the Irish whip. Mia and Io discuss strategy against Evans and they hit a double drop kick. MIa with a Yakuza kick to Evans followed by an elbow from Io. MIa with a cannonball to Lacey followed by a running double knee strike. Evans ducks and Mia hits Io with a round kick.
Mia sends Evans to the apron and Evans with a leg sweep and slingshot elbow drop for a near fall on Mia. Evans sends Io into Mia with a drop toe hold and then Evans with a hesitation Bronco Buster. Evans gets a near fall on Io as Mia falls to the floor. Evans with a boot to Io’s midsection in the corner. Evans with a snap mare and she gets a near fall. Evans with an Irish whip and Belair with a shoulder tackle to Io. Belair uses Io to knock Evans down. Io ducks and Belair goes over the top rope to the floor. Evans sends Io into the turnbuckles. Evans with a punch to the midsection and MIa breaks up the cover.
Evans sends Mia to the floor and Io with a rollup for a near fall. Evans with a leg sweep for a near fall. Evans with punches to Io and she gets a near fall that is broken up by Belair. Belair gets Io on her shoulders but Io is pulled off Bianca’s shoulders by Lacey. Lacey and Bianca argue and Evans and Belair go after Yim. Io saves Mia on a double suplex and then Io with a cross body and Evans and Belair catch Io. MIa with a drop kick to knock them down.
Belair and Evans argue and Mia with a belly-to-back suplex on Belair. Evans with a knee to Mia but Io with a springboard drop kick. Belair with a spear to Io and everyone is down. Belair gets a near fall on Io and then on Mia. Belair gets a third near fall on Evans. Belair with a full nelson on Io and Io with a victory roll into a double stomp on Bianca. Io with a drop toe hold followed by a Tiger Feint Kick to Belair. Io goes up top and hits a missile drop kick for a near fall. Evans sends Io to the floor and Mia with chops and kicks to Lacey. Lacey with Women’s Right to Mia and Io breaks up the cover.
Io with a palm strike and she slams Evans. Io goes up top and hits a moonsault but Belair whips Io to break up the cover. Belair sends Io over the top rope onto MIa on the floor. Belair with a Burning Hammer for the three count.
Winner: Bianca Belair
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Jaxson Ryker (with Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake) versus Mitch Taverna
Ryker runs Taverna into the corner and he punches Taverna and runs his forearm across the bridge of the nose. Taverna with a chop and Ryker shakes it off. Ryker with a spinebuster Ryker with a forearm and he rubs Taverna’s face into the mat. Ryker with a forearm to the back and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Ryker picks up Taverna and hot shots him and follows with a double sledge. Ryker with a slingshot power bomb for the three count.
Winner: Jaxson Ryker
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Velveteen Dream video. He says he is 23 years old and he has all this talent. How does Dream do this? Is it easy? Does it come natural to you? There is no secret, there is no formula, it is the Velveteen Dream. This is the same Velveteen Dream who stepped into 2017 and said you would not forget his name. Then we are a year later and there is only one man who stands taller than them all. That is the Velveteen Dream. He is vainglorious. Don’t believe the Dream? Ask Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Kurt Angle, John Cena, or Triple H. If you thought year one was something, year two will be spectacular.
We take a look back at last week’s steel cage match when Tommaso Ciampa slammed Black’s chances of winning into his face.
Tommaso Ciampa had some comments after the steel cage match. He says he is a man of his word. When he makes a promise, he delivers on said promise. Sometimes, he feels like a broken record. He feels like a man sitting alone in a room talking to the wall. Last week was his vindication. Last week proved that somebody was listening. Somebody has been listening this entire time.
Johnny Gargano listens. Johnny Gargano followed his lead and look at what it led to. Johnny Gargano pinned the man who has an opportunity for the NXT Title at Takeover Phoenix. Where does that leave Johnny Gargano. You cannot have a title match in Phoenix, but Johnny deserves a shot at another title. Maybe Johnny should wrestle for the North American title. This is everything that they talked about. Two kids coming into NXT without contracts. Every car ride touring the entire world. They talked about the day that DIY took over NXT. This is their takeover. Takeover Phoenix ends with Tommaso Ciampa as the NXT Champion and Johnny Gargano as the NXT North American Champion. Two kids taking over the world. Johnny, the possibilities are endless.
We see Undisputed Era in the back getting ready for their match against Heavy Machinery.
We go to commercial.
We are back and next week, we will have the NXT Year End Awards. Additionally, Matt Riddle will face Kassius Ohno.
Match Number Three: Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong versus Tucker Knight and Otis Dozovic for the NXT Tag Team Championship
Strong and Knight start things off and Kyle distracts Knight but Strong cannot take advantage. Knight with a take down and a waist lock take down. Knight with a rollup for a near fall. Knight with another near fall. Strong with a side head lock and Kyle makes the tag but Knight with shoulder tackles to both men. Knight with a hip toss to Strong and Kyle kicks Knight in the leg. Strong tags in and they Irish whip Knight into the corner but Knight with a double clothesline and he tags in Otis. Strong punches Otis.