Welcome to eWrestling.com's LIVE coverage for this week's edition of WWE NXT, which is on it's third consecutive week airing at it's new Tuesday night 8/7C timeslot on the USA Network! The Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 showing of the black-and-gold brand's latest episode airs LIVE from the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center in Orlando, Florida, beginning promptly at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) for an action-packed edition of NXT!
As advertised for the Tuesday, April 27, 2021 edition of WWE NXT, the former Undisputed Era leader Adam Cole is set to make his return to the black and gold brand, after being beaten by his former Undisputed Era teammate, Kyle O'Reilly at NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver (Night Two) where following the match, both superstars were taken to the same hospital for injuries sustained during their bout. Tonight we will find out what Adam Cole has to say, if he chooses to address O'Reilly (who after last week's promo seems to have moved on) during tonight's show, along with an action-packed card set for tonight's episode of NXT airing on the USA Network at 8/7C!
Featured below are complete results and live coverage of the Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 edition of WWE NXT On USA Network which airs live at 8/7C! The following report was written by eWrestling.com's longest running female reporter, Jamie Rush. Follow Jamie on Twitter @JamieRush312.
WWE NXT RESULTS (04/27/2021)
WWE NXT Show Opening
Prior to the start of the Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 edition of WWE NXT's opening, we once again get a quick view of the WWE Then NOW TOGETHER opening and immediately head into the newly updated opening sequence as the opening theme song replaces Slipknot's track with Poppy's opening theme song! We finish the new opening video package for the black-and-gold brand to get things officially started for tonight's show! As the video comes to an end, we head into the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center in Orlando, Florida to officially kick off tonight's show which airs for the third week in a row at it's all-new TUESDAY night timeslot on the USA Network!
Inside The WWE Capitol Wrestling Center
We kick off the Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 edition of WWE NXT as we head into the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center located in Orlando, Florida for the opening of tonight's show. We head to the announcer's table where the NXT commentary team officially welcomes us to tonight's edition of NXT! Vic Joseph then continues on to inform the NXT fans that tonight's episode will kick off with the best women's division in the world! (Joseph sits alongside WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix, and last but not least, Wade Barrett all welcome us to tonight's edition of NXT on the USA Network!)
Dakota Kai (w/ NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez) vs. Mercedes Martinez
Out first for the first match-up of the evening is Dakota Kai who is accompanied by her tag-team partner and friend, the current NXT Women's Champion, Raquel Gonzalez as Kai's entrance theme sounds and the two make their way down the ramp and enter the ring where Kai awaits her opponent for tonight's match-up. Out next as her entrance theme sounds and the lights dim in the Capitol Wrestling Center is Mercedes Martinez who stomps her way down the ramp and enters the ring where she removes her bandana. With both competitors in the ring, the referee signals for the bell. The bell rings and the match is officially underway!
To start the action, Kai and Martinez immediately lock up in the center of the ring, Kai with an early take-down in the center of the ring as Gonzalez cheers her friend on from ringside! Dakota and Mercedes take turns delivering strikes and take-downs. Next holds are exchanged, but countered back and forth with immediate reversals. Commentary notes that Martinez is "the real deal" as the match continues on! Martinez Slaps the taste out of Kai's mouth as she makes her way back to her feet. Kai follows back to her feet as well.
Martinez gets an opening and immediately takes the action to Kai, making her pay with multiple take-downs that end with a Spine Buster to Kai. The crowd gets hyped up. Kai cowers in the corner of the ring momentarily as Gonzalez and Martinez exchange trash talking back and forth. Martinez lifts Kai in a fireman's carry, Kai is able to wiggle free and immediately lands a DDT to Martinez. Kai keeps Martinez down on the canvas and goes for the cover, Martinez is able to kick out to continue the match.
At this point Kai uses the middle rope for an assist to choke Martinez before the two begin to slug it out in the center of the ring. Back Breaker by Kai for the cover, Martinez kicks out at the two, just barely getting her shoulder up in time. Gonzalez shouts encouraging words to Kai as the match continues on. In the center of the ring, Dakota gets an Arm Bar on Martinez as Martinez shouts and struggles to break free. Both women back to their feet, Kai looks for a Huge Boot, but Martinez is able to side step, landing at ringside and Kai gets struck in the ropes.
Martinez climbs back up on the apron and as Kai attempts to wiggle free from the ropes, Martinez gets the come up. Back in the ring, Martinez is able to take down Kai in the center of the ring and gets a cover. Kai kicks out at the two to continue the match at this point! Next, we see Kai with a Drop Toe Hold into the turnbuckles, then the Kaio Kick but Martinez rolls outside before she can make the pin-fall as we head to the commercial break!
As we return from the first commercial break of the evening, we return to the ring where the commentary team notes that Dakota Kai has made a come back during the commercial break and has held her own. Kai goes outside following Martinez just as Gonzalez runs her into the apron. Kai then makes her way back into the ring, which causes Martinez to attempt to follow her opponent into the ring. As Mercedes attempts to climb the apron andre-enter the ring, then hits a Codebreaker for the cover!
Kai gets her arm over Martinez, but Martinez is able to kick out at the two count to continue the match once again. At this point, Dakota Kai is very full of herself as she proceeds to shove Martinez in the face multiple times, getting Martinez angrier and angrier! Finally, Mercedes has had enough and she proceeds to retaliate with multiple Strikes and finally takes Kai down to the canvas inside the ring! Next Martinez looks to target the arm of Kai, landing a Suplex that takes Kai down.
At this point Martinez hits an Armbreaker which forces a pained Dakota Kai to immediately roll out to ringside as she looks to get a moment to recover. Martinez has other plans as she follows Kai out of the ring, but instead of meeting face to face with Kai, Raquel Gonzalez steps in Martinez's way on the outside of the ring. Martinez isn't fazed by the current NXT Women's Champion as she takes Gonzalez to the floor at ringside with a massive Right Hand, then Martinez re-enters the ring.
A Knee to Kai's face followed by Martinez lifting Kai up to land another Knee... when suddenly Raquel Gonzalez illegally enters the ring and lands a Kick to Martinez, causing Dakota Kai to be disqualified and end the match.
Winner By Disqualification: Mercedes Martinez
After the Match
Immediately following Martinez's victory by disqualification, she gets no time to "celebrate" as Raquel Gonzalez continues to attack Martinez as she finally knocks Martinez out of the ring. Next Martinez is tossed into the barricade, then the ring post as Gonzalez continues to yell at her. At this point, Gonzalez re-enters the ring, only to once again deliver a blow to Martinez sending her into the chain link fence around the barricade.
Backstage - Shotzi and Ember
As the brutal beating comes to an end, we head backstage where we see Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon who are in an interview. Moon and Blackheart begin by stating they can’t look past the Robert Stone Brand tonight, and they aren’t worried about The Way anyway.
At this point, NXT Officials come up and hand Blackheart and Moon each a separate bouquet of flowers. Suddenly Franky Monet appears and pulls a card from the flowers that is from who else but "Dexter Lumis" (Though based on her tone and reactions, they are clearly from Monet...) Both Shotzi and Moon try to pawn the flowers off on each other as we head to commercial break!
Video Clip - (Earlier Today w/ Cameron Grimes)
As we once again return from the commercial break, we are immediately sent into a video clip highlighting Cameron Grimes from earlier today as he enters a jewelry store. Grimes boasts that he is there for "something nice for someone... a special someone" ...(himself). Grimey continues on to reveal to the jeweler that he is looking to find the shiniest, blingiest (if that's a word), most expensive watch in the entire CITY! The jeweler steps away and Grimes calls after that he has "nothing but time" but then immediately counters his statement as he begins to shout at the jeweler for "taking too long." Clearly there is more to the story, we'll find out more later...
In-Ring - The Grizzled Young Veterans
As the video clip comes to an end, we return to the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center and head back to the ring as the entrance theme for The Grizzled Young Veterans sounds over the speakers as James Drake and Zack Gibson make their way out dressed to the nine. As they make their way into the ring, we see they both have microphones in hand. To start, Drake begins to discuss the NXT Tag Team Champions MSK being in tonight’s six-man main event, and how they will compete in any kind of match without having to defend the titles against he and Gibson.
Gibson the adds that MSK are "knobheads" as he continues on about how the men make the titles, not the other way around. Gibson then finishes by stating that The Grizzled Young Veterans are the fire that will ignite this tag team division, soon to be recognized as the most important NXT tag team…
Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher Interrupt
Suddenly the entrance theme sounds for Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher as the two make their way out to the stage, interrupting the rant by The Grizzled Young Veterans. Ciampa immediately begins by stating they’re both veterans, GYV talks about being leaders of the division and that’s something he and Toothless Timothy know about, and they all want to challenge MSK. Ciampa and Thatcher continue to slowly make their way towards the ring, finally reaching the apron and joining both Gibson and Drake inside the ring.
Now in the ring, Ciampa brings up how the Grizzled Young Veterans found a way last time they were in the ring. Thatcher has been studying some of their old tapes. Thatcher notes that he's found a lot of strengths, but he watched the NXT UK “Takeover: Cardiff” event where they lost the NXT UK Tag Team Titles to Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster. Thatcher gets hyped up as the two teams face off. He and Ciampa attack with their shoes, and get the upperhand. Gibson pulls Drake to safety and they regroup at ringside. The two teams continue to yell at one other as Ciampa’s music starts up to end the segment.
Backstage - Killian Dain and Drake Maverick
Once again we head backstage where the tag-team of Killian Dain and Drake Maverick are standing with backstage interviewer McKenzie Mitchell. Mitchell begins by asking the two about their match with Imperium tonight. Maverick responds that he has been watching wrestling for quite a long time... and he knows how this will go. He then continues on, sharing that either a. Dain will join Imperium, or b. Dain will walk out on him. This leads to Killian Dain interrupting Drake Maverick as he proceeds to quote a famous man, telling Drake to have faith. On that note, Dain walks off. Drake looks stunned... he then asks if Dain just quoted George Michael??
Backstage (Somewhere...) - Tian Sha
Next we head to... somewhere... backstage where we see Tian Sha. This leads to Xia Li cutting a promo in Japanese as Boa stands next to her. Mei Ying appears and blows smoke towards the camera as we once again head to commercial break!
Video Clip - Isaiah "Swerve" Scott
As we return from the commercial break, we head into a video clip that shows Isaiah "Swerve" Scott in the studio where he begins to discuss Leon Ruff and how Swerve thought about it... and he's proud of him! Swerve continues on to state that he honestly didn’t think Ruff had it in him, but now that he knows he does, it’s obvious the ring can’t contain them. Swerve then asks, "how about a "Falls Count Anywhere" match?" To finish his thought, Swerve says that if Ruff wants to play the game, that’s fine... because Swerve is going to play with Ruff’s life.
In-Ring - Toni Storm
At this point we return to the ring inside the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center as Toni Storm's entrance theme sounds and Storm makes her way down the ramp and into the ring where she has a microphone. Storm immediately turns her attention to Zoey Stark as she begins to speak, addressing Stark directly. Storm starts off by stating that Stark owes Storm "a thank you". Storm continues on to state that she was the one who made Zoey Stark famous at the NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver pay-per-view event. Storm the adds that unfortuntely for Stark, when history is written... Stark will be nothing more than a footnote in Storm's "legendary career". Storm finishes by stating that her next chapter will read “Toni Storm Ends Zoey Stark” and she hopes Stark is watching what she does next.
Toni Storm vs. Zayda Ramier
With that out of the way, Storm's opponent for the next match, Zayda Ramier enters the ring with Storm as the referee moves to the center of the ring and signals for the bell. The bell rings and the match is officially underway! To start off the action, Storm runs across the ring and immediately kicks Ramier down. Storm continues with the offense as she whips Ramier to the ropes and as Ramier returns, Storm catches her with a boot! Next, Storm tosses Ramier across the ring, then does it again. Toni hits a sliding lariat to Zayda leaning on the bottom rope. Storm hits a backbreaker and bends Zayda over her knee before shoving her off. Zayda kicks Storm a few times and lands a flurry of punches, then misses two kicks and Storm hits a big German suplex.
At this point, Storm hits a running uppercut to Ramier in the corner of the ring before following up with yet another Running Back Splash in the corner of the ring! After that Storm grabs Ramier for her Storm Zero finisher but Ramier is able to make her way back on her feet, which causes Storm to immediately shove Ramier right back to the canvas. Finally, Storm takes Ramier to the top turnbuckle and climbs up to deliver a message to Stark. Storm then proceeds to set up for a Super Storm Zero from the top... when suddenly Stark comes stomping down the ramp, apparently she received the message.
As Stark makes her way close to the bottom of the ramp towards ringside, Storm is unintentionally distracted, which allows Ramier to take advantage and quickly she takes the fight back to Storm and knocks Storm off the turnbuckle to the mat. Ramier quickly follows up with a nasty Shooting Star Press for the three count pin to get the upset win!
Winner: Zayda Ramier
After the Match
Immediately following the match, Zayda Ramier begins jumping around in delight as she just hit a big win. Her music sounds over the speakers in the arena as Storm attempts to recover. Storm watches as Ramier walks over and joins Stark on the stage!
Backstage - Legado Del Fantasma
Next we head backstage where we come up to Legado Del Fantasma. They cut promos where they announce that tonight, they start their route back to the top of the pyramid, by beating MSK and Kushida, then they’re going to take their gold.
Backstage - Bronson Reed
Elsewhere backstage, we see Bronson Reed walking the halls of the Capitol Wrestling Center as he prepares for his upcoming match with Austin Theory... when he suddenly sees Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae standing across from where Reed is, with an old fashioned staredown! As Reed continues towards the stage for his entrance, we see Austin Theory pops out from around the corner as he jokes with Gargano and LeRae.
Bronson Reed vs. Austin Theory
Bronson Reed's entrance theme sounds in the arena as Reed makes his way out to the stage, then makes his way down the ramp and into the ring where he awaits his opponent for this one-on-one match-up. Commentary notes that Reed will earn another shot at NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano if he can win this match. But first, we head to commercial break!
As we return from the commercial break, we see that McKenzie Mitchell is standing with LA Knight backstage. Knight begins to talk about how there was some kind of spark between he and Indi Hartwell last week. He tells her to come see him once Dexter Lumis disappoints her. Knight walks off.
Ever-Rise Walks In
Just then Ever-Rise walks up and with Knight out of earshot, Matt Martel proceeds to call Knight "a dummy". After that, Chase Parker plugs their Saturday morning Ever-Rise Live show on social media and that’s it.
(back to the match... Bronson Reed vs. Austin Theory)
As we return to the ring, out next is The Way members Austin Theory, Candice Lerae, Indi Hartwell, and the current reigning NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano. Austin Theory makes his way into the ring and the referee moves to the center of the ring where he signals for the bell. The bell rings and the match is officially underway! To start off the action in the match up, immediately Theory and Reed proceed to lock up in the center of the ring. The two superstars struggle back and forth and ultimately both end up in the corner of the ring. Reed backs off without decking Theory, but tells him to bring it.
Next Theory with some disrespect in the opposite corner. Reed applies a headlock and takes control. Theory turns it around. Reed levels Theory and sends him to the floor to regroup. Theory comes back in but Reed easily puts him back down. This happens again as Gargano helps Theory back up until Reed comes to ringside and levels Theory. Reed and Gargano have words now. Reed returns to the ring but Theory meets him with a huge dropkick in the middle of the ring. Reed is still on his feet and he’s angry. He charges but Theory pulls the top rope down, sending him over.
At this point Austin Theory fakes an injury to distract the referee, allowing Gargano to illegally enter the match and deliver a Superkick to Bronson Reed at ringside without the referee seeing. After that, Theory launches himself over the top rope, taking Reed back down on the floor. As the match continues at ringside, Theory works Reed over until finally Reed is able to successfully counter. Reed then tries to send Theory into the steel ring steps at ringside to no avail as Theory is able to stop in his tracks.
Unfortuntely an object in motion stays in motion until.... Reed slams into the steel stairs as we head back to commercial break!
As we return from the commercial break, commentary notes that Theory is still in control as Reed is being dominated in the center of the ring by Theory. Reed struggles back to his feet, but Theory cuts Reed’s comeback off and once again grounds him in the center of the ring. Reed fights up and out with right hands. Theory dodges a shot and stomps on Reed’s lower back. Reed avoids a big elbow drop from Theory. Theory rolls at Reed but he catches him with a big press and slam. Reed mounts more offense now, then levels Theory with a splash as Gargano looks on. Reed with a big splash in the corner, then a chokeslam in the middle of the ring. At this point, Reed hits a Senton on Theory.
Theory is sent to the canvas and Reed immediately follows up with a pin-fall attempt. Theory is able to kick out at the two count to continue the match inside the ring. Reed patiently waits as Theory gets back up in the corner before he proceeds to charge him, but Theory just sends Reed into the turnbuckle. Theory then follows up with a neckbreaker for another cover. This time Reed is the one to kick out at the close 2 count to continue the match. At this point Theory grabs Reed for the ATL but Reed blocks it with elbows. Theory can’t get Reed up on his shoulders. Reed with a big Samoan Drop for a close 2 count.
Hartwell watches closely from ringside as Theory avoids a move and stuns Reed with a big superkick. Theory looks to follow up but Reed counters with a suplex. They’re both down now as fans cheer for Reed. Dexter Lumis comes slowly walking down the ramp now while The Way has their backs turned. Gargano and LeRae retreat to the barrier and try to get Hartwell to leave him alone after spotting Lumis. Hartwell tells Lumis no, stay away. She tries to get away from him but he slowly stalks her around ringside. Hartwell enters the ring and Lumis is on the apron now. She tells him to shut up, you talk too much. Theory ends up getting knocked into Hartwell but Lumis sees it coming so he pushes her out of the way.
Finally, Theory knocks Lumis off the apron to the floor instead. Reed takes advantage and drops Theory. Reed goes to the top and hits the Tsunami Splash on Theory to earn the NXT North American Title shot.
Winner and New #1 Contender to Johnny Gargano: Bronson Reed
After the Match
Immediately following the match, Bronson Reed proceeds to taunt Johnny Gargano who is watching him from ringside. Reed's music plays as Reed stands tall in the center of the ring as we go to replays.
Backstage - MSK and Kushida
Once again we head backstage where McKenzie Mitchell is standing with MSK and Kushida as they discuss their excitement about tonight's main event and their chance to show their opponents why they are champions. We then head to commercial break!
Backstage - The Way
As we return from the commercial break, we head backstage where The Way members Johnny Gargano, Austin Theory, Candice LeRae, and Indi Hartwell are standing together as Gargano states he "isn't happy" with Theory. Gargano then shifts the blame as he states that everything is the fault of... Dexter Lumis. Playing their own version of "the blame game", Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell blame everything on Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart. They’re all tired of the various mind games. They hype Indi up and she storms off to take care of business.
Imperium vs. Killian Dain & Drake Maverick
Once again we return to the ring inside the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center as the entrance theme sounds for Imperium as Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner make their way out to the stage, accompanied by Alexander Wolfe. They then make their way down the ramp and into the ring where they await their opponents for tonight's match-up. Out next comes Killian Dain and Drake Maverick as their entrance theme sounds over the speakers in the arena. Dain and Maverick make their way into the ring and the referee moves to the center of the ring.
The referee signals for the bell. The bell rings and the next match-up of the evening is officially underway! To start the action in the match-up, Killian Dain is in first for his team and Aichner is the legal man in for his. The two make their way to the center of the ring where they proceed to Lock Up with one another in the center. Aichner then looks to switch up as he attempts to go behind Dain, but Dain immediately throws him to the canvas inside the ring!
Aichner immediately gets back to his feet and once again he attempts to go back behind Dain, but clubs him this time. Dain then looks to counter with a Power Slam, but Aichner is able to wiggle his way out as he looks to hit a Body Slam on Dain. This time it's Dain's turn to block and counter as he lands an Uppercut to Aichner! Dain then immediately follows up with a Crossbody that levels Aichner. Next Dain scoops Aichner onto his shoulders, but he slides out and quickly makes the tag to his partner as he makes his way to his corner.
At this point, in comes Barthel. They double team Dain with Barthel jumping on his back with a Sleeper. Dain sends Barthel to the mat and then clotheslines him over the top rope to the floor. Barthel rushes back in out of frustration but Dain uppercuts him, then slams him. Dain tags in Drake and brings him in with a hip toss, slamming him onto Barthel. Barthel and Dain go at it now. Barthel has his slam blocked. Drake dropkicks the leg out and then dropkicks Barthel in the face. Barthel turns it back around but Drake blocks another move. They tangle and Drake hits a hurricanrana.
After that, Drake heads up to the top turnbuckle, but Barthel quickly meets Drake at the corner and Barthel proceeds to yank him to the mat by his arm! At this point, Aichner tags in once again and he immediately looks for a big running dropkick as Barthel holds Dain off. Dain then decks Drake while he’s still stuck upside down in the corner. Fans boo as Dain is help back by the official as he tries to come in. Imperium stands tall at ringside and taunts Dain as we go back to commercial.
As we return from the commercial break, commentary notes that Imperium has continued to dominate Drake throughout the commercial break as well as now that we're back live. As the match continues, we see Aichner make the tag to re-enter the ring. Drake rocks him as well but Barthel runs in and knocks Dain off the apron. Aichner follows up with another beatdown on Drake. Aichner drops big elbows in the middle of the ring for a 2 count. Aichner talks some trash and keeps beating Drake around. Drake unloads with strikes as he gets to his feet now. Aichner blocks the tag once again and rag-dolls him back to the mat.
Next, Dain reaches into the ring trying to get the tag from Maverick. Barthel sees this and immediately he charges but Dain sees him coming and proceeds to send him to the floor. Next Aichner looks for an elbow drop to Drake, but somehow he misses and the match continues. At this point, Dain is close for the tag but Barthel pulls him off the apron to the floor. Drake can’t believe it. Aichner levels Drake with a big kick. Imperium stomps away on Drake in their corner now as fans boo.
FINALLY, Dain is in the ring now. He unloads on Barthel and Aichner for a pop. Dain with a big running splash on Aichner in the corner, then he tosses Barthel to the floor. The referee tries to get Dain out but he’s not trying to hear it. Dain goes to the floor but Barthel drops him with a boot to the face. Barthel orders Wolfe to do something to Dain. Wolfe finally grabs a steel chair as fans boo. He raises it over Dain but hesitates. Barthel comes out and asks why he’s stalling. Barthel and Wolfe have words. Drake nails a suicide dive on Barthel. Dain helps Drake back in the ring, then rocks Aichner as he charges. Dain tosses Drake on top of Aichner.
Dain goes back out and scoops Barthel to send him into the steel steps but Wolfe is in the way. Barthel takes advantage of the delay and sends Dain into the steps. Drake fights Aichner off in the ring and nails a big crossbody but Aichner rolls through and lifts Drake for the big double team EuroBomb from the corner for the pin to win.
After the Match
Immediately following the match, Imperium’s music hits as they head to the stage to pose. Dain rolls back in the ring to check on Drake. Fans boo as Imperium does their signature pose. There’s some obvious tension between Wolfe and Barthel/Aichner.
Pre-Recorded Backstage Promo - Pete Dunne
As we head into the pre-recorded backstage promo, we see Pete Dunne as he stands backstage as he says no one is talking about his name when it comes to opportunities because he has the whole locker room shook. Dunne then continues on to talk about beating Kushida and says the NXT Cruiserweight Title is his any time he wants it.
At this point Dunne teases going back to take the NXT UK Title back, or going for NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano, or even NXT Champion Karrion Kross. Dunne says he’s the baddest man in NXT, and he dares anyone to try and prove him wrong. Back to commercial.
Jewelry Store - Cameron Grimes (Again)
Once again we enter the jewelry store where Cameron Grimes is still looking for the perfect "gift" for himself... a gold watch. He says it’s the one for him and asks the man to ring it up. Suddenly Ted Dibiase appears and shows his diamond-encrusted watch and says “that’s a nice watch kid, but it’s not a million dollar watch” then walks off laughing.
In-Ring - The Robert Stone Brand
As we return to the inside of the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center, we head to the ring where The Robert Stone Brand is standing as the NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions make their way out to the stage to head down to the ring. As they’re making their entrance, Indi Hartwell and Candace attack them and send them over the barricade. Indi hits Ember with a fruit basket, then Candace finds a box of muffins and shoves it into Moon’s face. Meanwhile in the ring, Robert Stone is trying to say his girls are the new Tag Team Champions and they’re celebrating like crazy.
Earlier Today - Sit-Down Interview - Adam Cole
Next we head into the sit-down interview with the former Undisputed Era leader, Adam Cole (who makes his return tonight after being rushed to the hospital after his NXT TakeOver: Stand and Deliver match-up against his former friend and former Undispited Era partner, Kyle O'Reilly). We see that Adam Cole is sitting in front of his swimming pool. The interviewer from ESPN asks Cole how he feels after the brutal match and Cole says he’s felt better but he’s felt worse. The WarGames matches were worse and he wrestled with a broken wrist for long periods of his title reign. Cole is asked if it was a mistake to lose The Undisputed Era, and Adam says he didn’t lose anything, they turned their backs on him. He was tired carrying them on his back anyway.
Cole is asked if O’Reilly is the new face of NXT and he says Cole got lucky at TakeOver. Cole says O’Reilly is unsure of himself and he should be, there’s a reason why it’s taken him four years to main event. But as long as he’s in NXT, Kyle will never take his spot. Cole is asked about Karrion Kross and he says he’s good but he doesn’t think he’s great. Cole says he isn’t sure Kross is ready to be Champion. Cole says that, If and when he decides to go after the title, the clock will be ticking for Karrion Kross. He knows where he goes next but it’s nobody’s business. He’s pissed that anyone is saying O’Reilly is replacing him. No matter what he does next, he’s going to be the best in the business. We see Kyle O’Reilly watching the interview backstage in a room and he doesn’t look happy. At this point, we head to commercial break!
As we return from the commercial break, we immediately head into a quick announcement stating that next week on WWE NXT, Isaiah "Swerve" Scott vs. Leon Ruff in a Falls Count Anywhere Match is official.
We are then informed that another match that has been made official for next week is Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon Vs. Candace LeRae & Indi Hartwell in a Street Fight for the Women’s Tag Team Championships!
Legado Del Fantasma vs. MSK & Kushida
We return to the ring and we proceed to get the entrances for Legado Del Fantasma and MSK w/ Kushida respectively as their entrance themes play them each to the ring. With all the competitors in or at ringside, the referee moves to the center of the ring. The referee signals for the bell, the bell rings and the MAIN EVENT match up of the evening is officially underway! To start off the action inside the ring, we have Wilde in for his team and Kushida is the legal man in for his team as the Cruiserweight Champion immediately leaps onto him! Looking for an Armbar to no avail as Wilde is able to counter and slam him down.
He then proceeds to dance in celebration. Next Kushida take hold of Wilde and makes the tag to Wes Lee. Lee makes his way into the ring where he immediately hits a Tope. In defense, Wilde immediately turns the tables on Lee and tags Mendoza for a double-team Alabama slam and dropkick. Lee dropkicks Mendoza out of the ring and tags Carter and MSK land a flurry of offence on Mendoza and Wilde. Fantasma is all knocked to the floor and taunted as we head to the final commercial break of the evening!
As we return from the final commercial break of the evening, Escobar grounding Carter with a wristlock. Mendoza tags in and he continues the assault and shoves Carter shoulder-first into the ring post. Fantasma keep Nash isolated in their corner and stomp him down. Escobar tags back in and goes back to work on the arm and applies a Kimura. Carter fights free and tags Kushida. All of Fantasma rush in and Kushida knocks Escobar down, tosses Mendoza out, and attacks Wilde with a dropkick.
Kushida slams Escobar before tagging Wes Lee and he and Carter hit the assisted shooting star press. Kushida holds the ropes apart to allow Lee and Carter to dive through the ropes onto Wilde and Mendoza. Santos pulls Kushida off the apron and powerbombs him through the announce desk! Lee gets dropped in the ring and Carter goes after Santos but Mendoza wipes him out with a dive. Lee rallies and drops Mendoza, then looks for a backflip kick to Wilde but gets caught in mid-air. Joaquin hits a lariat to Lee in the corner, then Mendoza and Escobar do the same.
Escobar suplexes Lee, then Mendoza flips Wilde onto the ropes and back to splash Lee for a two-count. Lee tosses Wilde to the apron, then sends Mendoza crashing into him. Escobar attempts a frohg splash but Lee avoids it, then he drops all three of them with enziguiris and Nash is back on the apron. Carter comes in with a superkick to Wilde, pump kick to Mendoza but Escobar hits an enziguiri. Kushida comes back inside but Esobar kicks him and hits a Phantom Driver. Fantasma then hit Carter with a running kick/Russian leg sweep for the win.
Winners: Legado Del Fantasma
That's All Folks!
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