Welcome to WrestleTalk’s live coverage of tonight’s episode of WWE NXT. This is the go-home show for NXT Takeover: In Your House and will see a number of stars make their final push for momentum before the event.
Here is the current announced card for tonight’s episode of WWE NXT:
- Ember Moon vs. Dakota Kai
- Austin Theory vs. Oney Lorcan
- Killian Dain vs. Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott
- Poppy returns to play music
Fatal 5-Way Opponents Promo And Brawl
Karrion Kross came out and William Regal told him he does not run NXT, Regal does. Kross says Regal doesn’t run anything anymore and he isn’t leaving without his opponents joining him.
Kyle O’Reilly comes out and says Kross let Adam Cole get under his skin because he’s insecure.
Johnny Gargano comes out and stands on the announce table and says if he was Kross he would go choke Kyle out.
Kross tries to give his rebuttal when Pete Dunne comes out and says he should get in the ring and beat Kross right now.
Adam Cole came on the screen and ran down all of his opponents and said he already beat Kross when he verbally annihilated him last week.
Kyle O’Reilly says Cole is a bitch but he isn’t and slaps Kross as a brawl breaks out. Everyone trades strikes and superkicks and finishers until Kross is standing tall. Adam Cole then appeared and hit a pair of superkicks and the Last Shot to stand tall with the belt as the show went off the air.
All four men in the ring brawled and hit each other with
Ember Moon def. (DQ) Dakota Kai
Ember Moon and Dakota Kai managed to trade strikes and holds early in this match with Ember Moon getting the advantage until Kai swung her head into the ringpost in a cool spot.
Back from commercial, Moon hit a codebreaker to regain control. Moon hit a somersault stunner for a nearfall as Kai cut her off. Kai managed to hit a number of kicks but Moon hit a powerbomb.
Moon punched Raquel Gonzalez at ringside and dumped Kai to the outside before hitting a suicide dive.
Moon got back in the ring and went for the Eclipse but Gonzalez hit her for the DQ. Moon fought them both off and hit Gonzalez with a stunner and an Eclipse. Don’t know why she couldn’t have just won.
Io Shirai Returns
Candice LeRae is in the ring and runs down Poppy for stealing Indi Hartwell’s man.
Io Shirai made her return to the show and brawled with LeRae around ringside. This is her first appearance since her sit-down interview from after NXT Takeover Stand & Deliver.
Grizzled Young Veterans def. August Grey & Ikemen Jiro
Zack Gibson started the match with August Grey. Grey managed to get a bit of offense before Ikemen Jiro tagged in and wrestled in his jacket. He hit a nice hurricanrana and Timothy Thatcher and Tommaso Ciampa came down and sat at ringside.
James Drake was able to run wild a bit and hit a nice running dropkick in the corner. The Grizzled Young Veterans were able to hit Ticket to Mayhem for the win.
After the match, Thatcher and Ciampa said they wanted another match with GYV. The Grizzled Young Veterans said they didn’t need to face them and Ciampa said they wouldn’t get another title shot unless they beat them.
The Veterans then challenged Thatcher and Ciampa to a Tornado Tag Match next week.
Kyle O'Reilly and Karrion Kross Brawl Backstage
Kyle O’Reilly and Karrion Kross were being broken up backstage and William Regal ran in to say enough.
Ted DiBiase announces Million Dollar Championship Ladder Match
Ted DiBiase came out and welcomed LA Knight and Cameron Grimes.
DiBiase said they would be climbing the ladder to success. A ladder lowered from the ceiling and Grimes cut a promo about how when he gets in the ring he can’t be beat.
DiBiase then revealed that they would be competing for the Million Dollar Championship.
Poppy is here, Dexter likes her? Indi sees
Triple H and William Regal were backstage with Poppy and she released her album.
Dexter Lumis walked up to her and gave her a picture he had drawn. She hugged him and Indi Hartwell saw him.
Xia Li Attacks Mercedes Martinez and Martinez wins a Squash Match
Mercedes Martinez was making her entrance and was attacked by Xia Li. They brawled around ringside until Martinez threw her over the barricade.
Martinez then got in the ring for her match, they rang the bell and Martinez hit a boot and the Air Raid Crash for the win.
Cameron Grimes Vignette
Cameron Grimes did his own mansion vignette where he went swimming and tried to smoke a cigar and drink scotch but had a hard time. All the while talking about taking the Million Dollar Legacy for himself.
Indi Hartwell goes to find Dexter Lumis
The Way is backstage and got asked about Poppy but Indi Hartwell started talking about Dexter Lumis still loving her and she left.
Isaiah 'Swerve' Scott def. Killian Dain
This was a pretty back-and-forth match with Hit Row providing distraction at ringside. Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott was rolling to the outside early to avoid Killian Dain but eventually Dain was able to get the advantage with a running crossbody.
Scott was able to get some offense of his own before Top Dolla got ahold of Drake Maverick at ringside. Top Dolla hit his finish on the apron which distracted Dain enough for Scott to hit a kick in the corner for the win.
Legado Del Fantasma Promo
Santos Escobar says Bronson Reed will pay for what he did last week.
Bronson Reed then came out and showed a replay of himself crushing Escobar last week. They replay this on the screens all around the building.
Escobar tells Reed to get in the ring and prove he’s tough when Reed and MSK get in the ring. Legado Del Fantasma leave but Escobar challenges them to a Winner Takes All match for all the belts.
Hit Row then came out and stared down both Legado Del Fantasma and Reed & MSK.
LA Knight Vignette
LA Knight had a vignette of himself in his mansion. He was talking to the camera and addressing Ted DiBiase saying he was the man to inherit the Million Dollar Legacy.
Oney Lorcan def. Austin Theory
Austin Theory and Oney Lorcan grappled around early with Lorcan getting the advantage with a leg submission. Theory made an impressive comeback in the corner.
Lorcan cut him off as Theory was taunting him and eventually booted him to the floor. Theory tried to throw Lorcan back in the ring when Lorcan pulled his leg out and slammed him on the apron.
Pete Dunne made his entrance as the show went to commercial. Back from commercial and Lorcan was beating on Theory with Johnny Gargano now at ringside.
Theory hit an Over Castle to turn the tide in his favor until Lorcan sent him to the outside again. Theory threw Lorcan into the barricade a number of times, threw Lorcan back in the ring and hit a Fallaway slam.
Theory then hit a sit-out Spanish Fly from the top rope which is a new one and very impressive. Lorcan and Theory rolled to the floor and hit double clotheslines. Dunne and Gargano got into a brawl at ringside and fought to the back.
This allowed Oney Lorcan to run Theory into the post and hit a half-nelson slam for the win.
Welcome to the live coverage of tonight’s episode of NXT! The show will feature a number of matches with stars making their final pushes ahead of NXT Takeover In Your House so make sure to follow along with us here and on Twitter!