Welcome to WWE NXT.
NXT Men’s Champion Tommaso Ciampa makes his way to the ring.
Ciampa says the greatest sports entertainer of all time now has the greatest entrance music of all time. He asks if you want to know the best thing about it, it is that it has brought silence to the sheep. In every walk, there is always one who tries to break away from the pack and craves attention. One who needs to be different. That one is the Velveteen Dream. Dream, you have the champ’s attention but you have gone about it the wrong wrong way. When you start pointing fingers and make accusations. When you stick your nose into things that are not your business . . .
Velveteen Dream makes his way to the stage. Dream says all of this right here is amusing to the Velveteen Dream. Especially the part about you being the greatest sports entertainer of all time. Dream says since we are on the subject, the Dream does not appreciate your threats. The Dream can only assume because you think you are a bad bad man. The Dream believes that the NXT Championship deserves a true experience, not a guilt trip from an angry bald man hiding behind his insecurities.
Ciampa says he may be an angry little bald man, but he has a shiny shiny shiny title belt. Ciampa says he gets it. The Dream wants what the champ has. You want the main event, the spotlight, and his NXT Title. Ciampa says that he does not think the Dream believes himself when he blamed the champ for attacking Aleister Black. You only want attention. Now that everyone is listening, be a man and admit it. Ciampa says the title says that maybe you are just not tough enough.
Dream says not only is he tough enough, he is man enough. He says Dream is more man than Ciampa can handle. If you want to find that out, give Dream a moment with him and the NXT Championship.
Nikki Cross’ music plays and she makes her way to the ring. Nikki throws her jacket down in the ring. Nikki stares at CIampa and Dream as she bounces in the ring. Nikki backs Dream into the corner and she tells Dream she knows what you done. Nikki wants to listen to the belt and then she knocks Ciampa’s mic down. Nikki gets down on the ground and tells Ciampa that she knows what he done too.
Dream leaves the ring and then Nikki kicks the mic away from Ciampa. Nikki hangs in the ropes and says “I KNOW” and then she leaves the ring and goes up the ramp.
Adam Cole is outside stretching to get ready for his shot at the North American Championship tonight.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Pete Dunne is getting ready for the North American Title Match tonight.
Match Number One: Kona Reeves versus Keith Lee
Reeves tells Lee he is nothing before locking up and he says that he is NXT’s finest. They lock up and Reeves sends Lee into the corner. Reeves with a jab on the break and he pie faces Lee. Lee sends Reeves into the corner and Lee with punches and a double hand chop across the chest. Lee with a drop kick and then he tosses Reeves over the top rope to the floor. Reeves puts the ring skirt over Lee’s head to punch him and Reeves follows with a boot to the head and punches. Reeves goes to the turnbuckles and hits an elbow drop. Reeves with a rear chin lock.
Reeves with a punch to the head. Reeves with more punches to Lee. Reeves with a kick and forearm to the back but Lee with a running shoulder tackle and then he hits a Super Nova for the three count.
Winner: Keith Lee
We have a video package for Shayna Baszler. She mentions that she became NXT champion faster than anyone else. In Brooklyn, she got too comfortable and celebrated before the match was over. Shayna says it was her mistake, not Kairi winning. She knows that she will be able to beat Kairi. People think that Kairi won the match, not Shayna making a mistake. That angers Shayna even more.
Kairi Sane is asked about performing at Evolution. She says she is so excited to be at Evolution. She is asked about Shayna’s training and Kairi says that Shayna can train however she wants, but she will beat Shayna again.
We go to commercial with Ricochet making his way to the ring for the main event.
We are back and William Regal is asked about the investigation. William says he will not talk about the investigation and he has some answers.
Kassius Ohno stops William outside his office. Regal says that Kassius has been cleared of the allegations. Ohno says he knows that Regal does not think he is a threat. He asks Regal where is Regal’s shiny new toy. He says that Regal is blind about what Ohno is about. You don’t know about who attacked Aleister. Your bromance isn’t what you thought it was and maybe he did it.
Nikki Cross tells Kassius she knows what he did.
Next week, The Undisputed Era defend the Tag Titles against War Raiders.
We have a video package.
We will also have Nikki Cross versus Bianca Belair next week.
Match Number Two: Ricochet versus Adam Cole versus Pete Dunne for the NXT North American Championship
Dunne and Ricochet stop short as Cole backs away and Dunne joins Ricochet in going after Cole. Dunne pushes Ricochet out of the corner to go after Cole and then Ricochet does the same. Cole pushes Ricochet into Dunne to send Dunne to the floor. Cole with an Irish whip but Ricochet floats over and then he hits a handstand head scissors and drop kick. Ricochet teases a dive to the floor when Dunne gets on the apron but Ricochet does a Superhero Landing. Cole sends Ricochet to the floor.
Cole with a side head lock to Dunne but Dunne with a back elbow. Ricochet and Dunne take over the match and they lock up. Dunne with a take down and he works on the wrist and hand. Ricochet with a reversal but Dunne with a reversal. Ricochet with an arm drag and head scissors but Dunne escapes. Dunne with a drop toe hold to Cole and then he sets for a surfboard while Ricochet watches. Ricochet with a drop kick to the temple and Dunne drives the knees into the mat.