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Tonight features: NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler vs. Mia Yim (non-title match), Johnny Gargano to appear, Taynara Conti and Xia Li vs. Vanessa Borne and Aliyah, Keith Lee takes on Dominik Dijakovic, and more teams are announced for the Dusty Rhodes Classic.

- Johnny Gargano heads to the ring and says it's been a pretty interesting past couple of weeks. He says as one of the newest members of RAW and SmackDown, he's been able to show the WWE Universe what NXT is all about. Gargano comments about his title match against Velveteen Dream, and how he said after TakeOver: Phoenix he introduced everyone to "Johnny Champion," but in his first test, he lost the title. Crowd with a "Johnny Failure" chant. He says he failed himself and all the fans and prefers the "Johnny Champion" chant. Gargano says he still feels like a champion, but doesn't have a championship. He goes to say he realized the only reason he's had any success around here—and Tommaso Ciampa's music hits.


From the stage, Gargano says they both know Gargano is at his best when he's next to Ciampa. They've proved it already on the main roster. Whenever they're in the ring together, they win, except for last week. Ciampa says he offered to help, but Gargano wanted to go at it alone and lost. Ciampa says while he's standing here with a title, Gargano is without one, but that doesn't have to be since the Dusty Rhodes Classic has returned. Ciampa says the winner gets a title opportunity at TakeOver: New York, the big stage, the bright lights. If they team up, they will be champions. Ciampa holds his hand out and Gargano shakes it! Ciampa smiles and heads back up the ramp.

- Backstage, Cathy Kelley talks with Ricochet about him having unfinished business with Undisputed despite making noise on the main roster this week. Ricochet says he understands if he fights one member of the group, he's fighting all four, but he's okay with that with Aleister Black having his back. He knows Undisputed Era is in the Dusty Rhodes Classic, so he says he's off to tell William Regal he and Black want in the tournament.

- Outside, Gargano follows Ciampa, they bump into Candice LeRae, who isn't pleased. "Yeah? Again, huh?" Gargano says to trust him, but she's not happy and heads off.

Vanessa Borne and Aliyah vs. Taynara Conti and Xia Li

Borne and Conti start things off, Borne tries for a kick, gets caught, Conti with a big kick of her own. Monkey flip into a pin on Borne, cover, two. The two end on the apron, Conti with a kneebar over the rope. Aliyah tries for a cheap kick, blocked and Aliyah gets yanked down. Aliyah with the distraction, Borne drops Conti in the ring. Kicks to the midsection on Conti, Borne with a massive slap to Conti's face. Borne jump on Conti in the corner with punches to the back of the head.


Aliyah is tagged in to a chorus of boos. They hit a double suplex, Aliyah with the bridge for a two-count. Straightjacket submission on Conti, crowd with some back and forth chants for Aliyah. Conti finally is able to get away and tags in Li. Superkick to the face, with a flurry of kicks, pin, two-count. Li gets sent to the corner. She leaps off the second rope, Borne gets in the blind tag though, takes down Li and Conti. Aliyah with a running blockbuster yanking Li over Borne's knee, cover, two.

Winners: Vanessa Borne and Aliyah via Pinfall

- Earlier today, Velveteen Dream enters the building. He goes to answer a question and Undisputed Era rolls up on him. Adam Cole says he'll be the new North American Champion soon enough. Cole also says the interviewer should be talking to Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly, who will be the next Tag Team Champions. Dream let's them know "I don't have time for you boys" and walks off.

- Backstage, Kelley says she's waiting for Regal to finalize the teams for the Dusty Rhodes Classic. She's hears a bunch of yelling in the distance and cameras roll up on Bianca Belair and Io Shirai arguing with each other, they eventually get separated.

Dominik Dijakovic vs. Keith Lee

Dijakovic almost immediately gets lee in a side headlock, Lee powers out, they meet in the middle of the ring, but neither move much. Multiple counters by both big men, crowd claps it up for both of them. Lee looks for a handshake, Dijakovic with a shove, Lee pops-up Dijakovic with ease. Dijakovic with a monkey flip and Lee lands on his feet! Big chop to Lee, brings him off his feet for a moment, big shot to the back and then the face. Lee finally fires back, but falls down, gets back up and lands a big elbow, not once, but twice. Lee with a pounce, sending Dijakovic off his feet. Dijakovic recovers, punches, kicks, and he's able to lift and plant Lee to the mat, cover, two-count.


Dijakovic heads to the second rope, leaps, double chops to his chest, Lee lifts and spikes Dijakovic, pin, two. Crowd is really enjoying this one. Dijakovic with more strikes, lands a running kick that send Lee out to the floor. Dijakovic on the apron, looks for a asai moonsault and takes out Lee. They both land hard on the ramp and are slow to get up. Referee starts up his ten-count, and neither can get back in the ring, double count-out. Crowd wants them to keep going, starts up a "We want Regal!" chant.

Match ends in a double count-out.

- Post-match, they want to keep going at it, but referees are out to separate the two. Dijakovic tells Lee, "I'll see you later."

- Ricochet & Aleister Black, DIY, Oney Lorcan & Burch, and Moustache Mountain will join Undisputed Era, Forgotten Sons, Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel, and Street Profits. First round matches are: Moustache Mountain vs. Street Profits, Lorcan & Burch vs. Forgotten Sons, DIY vs. Undisputed Era, Black & Ricochet vs. Aichner & Barthel. The tournament begins next week.

- William Regal says in two weeks Io Shirai will face Bianca Belair, the winner takes on NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler at NXT TakeOver: New York.

- WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Bayley head out to a big pop. Crowd with a "Welcome back!" chant. Banks says it's good to be home and their journey to become tag champions began right here in NXT. Bayley says the last time she and Banks were in an NXT ring together was TakeOver: Respect where they main evented in their Iron Woman match. Bayley says they want these titles to be the most sought out, talked about titles in all of WWE. Banks says they plan on taking the titles from RAW to SmackDown to NXT. Bayley tells the NXT women's locker room to step up and maybe next time they return to NXT they'll defend the titles.

NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler vs. Mia Yim (Non-Title Match)

Baszler with a quick trip of Yim. "You must have lost your damn mind," Yim responds. Baszler takes Yim down a couple times, Yim with a kick and a takedown of her own. Couple swings, Baszler gets away out to the floor. Yim with a suicide dive, she tries to throw Baszler back in the ring, she instantly goes out, but gets kicked in the face and then sent into the steps. Yim stomps Baslzer's hand on the steps. She goes for a kick, Baszler moves and she kicks the steps. Baszler tosses Yim back in the ring.


Baszler stomps away on the injured leg, looks for a cover, two count. Yim holding her leg as Baszler cranks away on the leg and then foot. Yim tries to kick away, Baszler pins her leg down and kicks down on her foot. Baszler asking the ref to call it, but Yim is still going. Baszler locks in the rear naked choke, but Yim cranks on the injured hand of Baszler to break the hold. Bazler goes right back to the foot though with an Achilles lock. Yim is able to get to the rope to break the hold. Yim able to hit a tornado DDT.

Baszler in the corner now, Yim looks for a cannonball in the corner, but she can't run because of her injury. Baszler looks for the knee to the face, Yim dodges it, roll-up, two. Yim with a couple strikes, knee to the face, eat defeat lands, cover, two. Baszler with a gutwrench bomb, cover, two. Baszler tries for some kicks, Yim catches one, Yim with a sit-down powerbomb, two-count. Yim looks to finish things off, but Baszler hits a penalty kick, rear naked choke locked in. Yim tries to break the hold the same way she did before, Baszler wraps up her arms with her legs and Yim is forced to the tap. Great match!

Winner: Shayna Baszler wins via Submission