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Tonight features KUSHIDA debuting against Kassius Ohno. Also on the show: Humberto Carrillo, Oney Lorcan, and Danny Burch vs. Jaxson Ryker, Wesley Blake, and Steve Cutler, Dominik Dijakovic in action, and Undisputed Era try to right the ship.
Humberto Carrillo, Oney Lorcan, and Danny Burch vs. Jaxson Ryker, Wesley Blake, and Steve Cutler
Cutler and Lorcan get things started, back and forth action until Carrillo and Blake are tagged in. Ryker with the blind tag as Carrillo hits a big springboard armdrag, but Ryker with a spinebuster, ground and pound, cover, two. Blake tagged in, go to work on Carrillo's back, cover, two, goes right into a reverse chinlock. Ryker tagged in, diving headbutt from the second rope, cover, two-count.
Burch tagged in and takes out Cutler, second rope dropkick, kip-up, crossface locked in, but Ryker jumps in to break things up. Carrillo with a missile dropkick to the back, kick to Blake and Lorcan with a clothesline, sending both men to the floor. Carrillo ends up mistakenly hitting Lorcan with a suicide dive on the outside, leaving Burch alone in the ring.
Burch goes after all three, but his offensive momentum doesn't last very long. Carrillo springboards in and gets clubbed to the mat by Ryker. Both Lorcan and Carrillo get powerbombed into Cutler's knees. Burch gets hits with a double stomp/reverse neckbreaker for the pin.
Winners: Jaxson Ryker, Wesley Blake, and Steve Cutler via Pinfall
- Outside, Cathy Kelley asks Shayna Baszler about the sneak attacks on Io Shirai and Kairi Sane. Kelley then says is the strategy because Shirai has pinned the champion, but Baslzer hasn't gotten a pin on Shirai? Baszler stares at Kelley and smacks the mic out of her hand.
- Earlier this week at the WWE Performance Center, Bianca Belar and Mia Yim are seeing jawing with each other. Belair tells Yim to keep her name out of Yim's mouth. Next week, the two will meet in the ring.
Dominik Dijakovic vs. Mansoor
Dijakovic instantly goes to work on Mansoor, the two end up out the ring and he continues to beat on his opponent. Back in the ring, release vertical suplex on Mansoor, cover, two-count. Back elbows in the corner, big forearm to the chest, backbreaker, second rope splash, cover, two-count. Dijakovic goes right into a reverse chinlock, elbows and knee to the back. This ended up be a very one-sided match, Dijakovic with feat your eyes (fireman's carry into a knee strike) for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Dominik Dijakovic via Pinfall
- Post-match, NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream rolls out on the stage on a couch to give Dijakovic a look. Dream then sings his take on The Star-Spangled Banner to Dijakovic, taunting his new challenger. Dream then gets rolled to the back as Dijakovic looks on, not very impressed.
- Next week, Matt Riddle vs. Adam Cole.
- Backstage, Undisputed Era talk about how lucky Gargano is and is wondering when it will run out. They turn their attention to next week when Cole faces on Riddle. Cole says they focus on the future, not the past, they don't look Strong dropping the ball. Strong stops him and ends up walking away. Cole says what he can't take a joke. Fish says the timing of it wasn't so great and says he'll go get him.
Kassius Ohno vs. KUSHIDA
Crowd with a "KUSHIDA!" chant before the match gets going. He looks for a handshake, Ohno kicks his hand away. Ohno lifts and dumps KUSHIDA to the mat. Ohno with a headlock, back and forth wrist lock counters. KUSHIDA taunts Ohno a bit, looks for a hip toss, no luck. Ohno with a leg drop, nobody home, cartwheel dropkick on Ohno. Standing moonsault, but Ohno catches him in a neck submission.
KUSHIDA with a cruicifix pin, two. Ohno drops down to one knee, says "you're good" and offers up his left (?) hand. KUSHIDA shakes it, but then immediately gets kicked in the head. KUSHIDA returns fire with a kick, springboard tomahawk chop, low dropkick to the arm, tries for a buzzsaw kick, no. Ohno with electric chair position, sit-out facebuster, pin, two-count. KUSHIDA landed hard and has a bloody nose now.
Flatliner on Ohno into the second turnbuckle and a rough looking springboard hurricanrana. KUSHIDA with a couple kicks, mockingly shakes Ohno's hand. KUSHIDA look for a big move, gets locked by an elbow, cover, two. Pump kick to the face by Ohno, KUSHIDA with a wind-up punch that drops Ohno, penalty kick to the arm, hoverboard lock forces Ohno to tap out.
Winner: KUSHIDA via Submission