Tonight is basically NXT TakeOver. We’ll find out Charlotte Flair’s first challenger. While, Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa face off.
Io Shirai defeated Tegan Knox, Mia Yim, Chelsea Green, Dakota Kai, and Candice LeRae by retrieving the briefcase
This match featured a lot of fun and physical moments. Each woman had moments to shine. We even saw Raquel Gonzalez get put through a table and Robert Stone get thrown off a ladder while trying to help Green win.
We get a recap of what has been happening between Finn Balor and Imperium. After the recap, and a replay of Balor versus Alexander Wolfe from NXT UK, we hear from Balor.
Balor said that he shares a few traits with WALTER, like doing things on their own time and having creative control over their own worlds. While currently they aren’t able to make their next move, soon that will change. He warned WALTER that he is running on borrowed time as NXT UK Champion.
We then got a replay of Indus Sher attacking Matt Riddle.
Before the next match, we saw another Killer Kross teaser. Then relived the kidnappings of Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde.
Indus Sher defeated Ever-Rise (Chase Parker and Matt Martel) via Pinfall (Pendulum Backbreaker)
Ever-Rise really didn’t stand a chance. Malcom Bivens’ new tag team showed off their physicality and made quick work of the team billed from Montreal.
After the match, we heard from the NXT Champion, Adam Cole. Cole congratulated Velveteen Dream on his victory over Bobby Fish, but chalked it up to luck. He then said that a guy like Velveteen doesn’t deserve a title shot against him. Maybe one day Cole will feel like ending an experience and if that happens there will be nothing Velveteen can do.
Back from a commercial, we go back to Wrestlemania and see Rhea Ripley versus Charlotte Flair. We also got to see Ripley’s reaction to losing the NXT Women’s Title.
After that, we head outside the arena to see Johnny Gargano pull up. Both Gargano and Candice LeRae got out of the car, Gargano telling LeRae that she knows why he has to do this. She didn’t seem too happy, but before driving off handed something to Gargano.
In the ring is Triple H, kinda oddly in the corner of the ring. Once both Gargano and Ciampa made it to the ring, Triple H told them that it ends now. He doesn’t care what they do to each other, but this is it.
Johnny Gargano defeated Tommaso Ciampa via Pinfall
No commentary, cinematic like feel, and physicality. Honestly it was a great time. We seemed to get call backs to their previous encounters, which was fun to see. Just when it seemed they were about to make up because Candice came out and screamed at them both, giving her husband a low blow….they got ya.
That item I told you Candice handed to Gargano? Well it happened to be a cup, which meant that he didn’t feel the low blow. So Candice came back in and gave Ciampa a low blow, leading to Gargano’s victory.
The husband and wife then left the building to get to their car. It seemed they may have passed Killer Kross and Scarlet, sitting in their own car. So interesting things could be on the horizon.