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With only two episodes of NXT television left before NXT TakeOver: Portland, the card seems nearly set in stone. So tonight, we hope that there will be a few storylines furthered.
One of those storylines is the rise of The BroserWeights, Pete Dunne and Matt Riddle. This seems to be the first push for Matt Riddle in a long time, and Pete Dunne is also getting a very solid push in NXT US, matching his NXT UK push. In Portland, The BroserWeights will take on Undisputed Era’s Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish. Before then, how will The BroserWeights continue to build their momentum ahead of their NXT Tag Team Championship match?
Speaking of Undisputed Era, they have vowed to get their hands on Tommaso Ciampa tonight. Ciampa slammed Adam Cole through a table last week after taking out all three other members of Undisputed Era with a steel pole. Will the Era get the upper hand on Ciampa tonight before Ciampa and Cole fight for the NXT Championship?
After winning the NXT Cruiserweight Championship last week, NXT UK’s Jordan Devlin will be in Full Sail tonight. Devlin hasn’t been seen on NXT US television ever. Tonight, we will likely find out who Devlin will be facing in Portland. Look forward to seeing the Irish Ace tonight.
From one NXT Champion to another, Rhea Ripley will come face to face with her NXT Championship challenger Bianca Belair. Belair will only be the second woman to challenge Ripley for the NXT Championship since Ripley won it from Shayna Baszler. Seeing these two women come face to face for the first time is surely going to be a sight to see.
And while on the topic of Rhea Ripley, in what will likely be tonight’s main event, 2020 Women’s Royal Rumble winner Charlotte Flair will be on NXT television tonight to answer a challenge from Rhea Ripley. On Monday night, Ripely showed up on RAW and offered herself as an opponent for Charlotte, but how will Charlotte respond? We’ll find out tonight.
Also on the show, we hope to find out what the cryptic message that played twice last week means. Some suspect that it will be the television debut of Killer Kross, while others think that we might finally see the return of Velveteen Dream since he was injured in late 2019. Keep your eyes peeled for any debut or surprise return tonight.
All of that tonight and more, and we will cover it when NXT goes live at 8:00 PM EST!
We get a nice setup for the current three-way rivalry between Bianca Belair, Rhea Ripley, and Charlotte Flair, with a clip from Monday Night Raw that Ripley approaching Charlotte.
The BroserWeights make their way to the ring driving a decked-out BroserWeight golf cart with the Dusty Cup riding in the backseat. Neither Dunne or Riddle are dressed for in-ring action as they get in the ring and celebrate.
Riddle grabs a mic and talks about how he and Pete have been celebrating, with continued celebration tonight, referencing the Dusty Cup on the “BroserWeightMobile.” Dunne says that he never pictured being in a tag team with Riddle, but it worked, and they will become the new NXT Tag Team Champions in Portland.
While Riddle and Dunne banter in the ring, Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly come down to the ring and run down Dunne and Riddle. They start to head down to the ring and jump them, but Roderick Strong stops them because the BroserWeightMobile is in the way, and they have “bigger fish to fry.”
Dunne and Riddle continue their banter, with Riddle making a joke about Bobby Fish and frying fish. Dunne says that at TakeOver: Portland, the BroserWeights are going to “smoke” Undisputed Era.
Tonight, Charlotte Flair will be at Full Sail, and Johnny Gargano and Finn Balor will share interview time later.
Angel Garza vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott
Scott and Garza start off very strong, but Garza gets the upper hand on Scott with a nice kick to Scott’s thigh. Garza follows this up with some chops to Scott, but Scott hits a springboard hurricanrana on Garza and kicks him in the face on the outside. Scott flips over the top rope and lands a handstand on the apron, but Garza kicks Scott in the back of the head, dumping Scott to the ground, and we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, and Scott again is getting the upper hand on Garza. Scott goes for swinging neck scissors, but Garza faceplants Scott. Garza takes off his pants and kicks Scott in the face for a two count. Garza gets Scott in a reverse DDT and goes for a slingshot suplex, but Garza lands on his feet and hits a flatliner on Garza, getting a two count.
Scott slaps Garza around and kicks Garza in the chest, but then Garza catches Scott with a huge superkick, with both men falling to the ground Garza and Scott trade blows, but Garza headbutts Scott. Scott is able to hit an amazing powerbomb on Garza for a very close two count. Scott drags
Garza to the corner and stomps on Garza. Scott goes to the top turnbuckle, but Garza stops him with a roundhouse kick to the face. Garza grabs his pants and throws them at Scott to distract him when Scott jump off of the turnbuckle. Confused, Scott tosses Garza pants at him. Garza catches them and Scott uses the confusion to hit a House Call on Garza, getting a two count.
Scott doesn’t let up and goes to the top rope, but Garza crotches Scott and hits Scott with a Wingclipper, getting the pinfall victory.
Winner: Angel Garza
Garza gets on the mic and talks about how he has taken out Scott, Humberto Carillo, and Rey Mysterio. Then he calls out Jordan Devlin, saying that he wants his NXT Cruiserweight Championship back, and he will keep his eyes on Devlin tonight, since Devlin is in the NXT Arena.
We cut backstage with all members of Undisputed Era walking around backstage looking for Tommaso Ciampa. Strong, Cole, Fish, and O’Reilly terrorize the backstage crew, looking for Ciampa, but no one says that they have seen him. We go to commercial as the Era continue their search.
We get a short video package hyping up Mercedes Martinez. Sgt. Slaughter is shown in the audience, sporting an NXT t-shirt.
Dominik Dijakovic vs. Killian Dain
Before the match takes place, we get a video of Killian Dain confronting Dominik Dijakovic at the Performance Center.
Dain tackles Dijakovic immediately into the corner, but Dijakovic fights his way out of the corner. Dain runs at Dijakovic, but Dijakovic sidesteps him and lays into him with strikes. Dain clotheslines Dijakovic over the top rope and sends him outside the ring. Dain picks up Dijakovic, but Dijakovic escapes and pushes Dain into the steel steps.
Dijakovic hits a huge cannonball onto Dain from the steel steps, and tosses Dain back in the ring. Dijakovic goes for a discus clothesline, but Dain catches him with a diving crossbody block and both men are down. Then, we go to a commercial break.
Back from commercial, and Dain is in complete control of Dijakovic, but Dijakovic lands on his feet when Dain tries to hit a back body drop. Dijakovic picks up Dain in a suplex position and tosses him, then hits a chokeslam bomb on Dain for a very close two count.
Dijakovic rolls to the apron and climbs to the top turnbuckle, but Dain gives chase. Dain hits a fisherman’s superplex on Diajkovic from the top rope. Dijakovic catches Dain with a kick, but Dain responds with a kick of his own. Diajkovic lands one final kick on Dain when Dain runs at him and gets another two count pinfall attempt.
Dijakovic goes for a moonsault but Dain rolls out of the way. Dain hits a dropkick, sending Dijakovic into the corner, then follows it up with a senton on Dijakovic. Dain goes for the Vader Bomb, but Dijakovic stops him and gets him in a torture rack from the middle rope and hits a Feast Your Eyes on Dain for the pinfall victory.
Winner: Dominik Dijakovic
Mauro reports via commentary that Dominik Dijakovic has been confirmed as Keith Lee’s opponent for NXT TakeOver: Portland for the North American Championship. Keith Lee comes out from backstage and confronts Dijakovic. Lee and Dijakovic shake hands, and Lee says, “You better bring your best.” Up next, Finn and Gargano share interview time.
We go backstage briefly, and Undisputed Era are still looking for Ciampa. They run into Kushida and push him around. Kushida fights back, but Cole drops Kushida in a trash can. Bronson Reed confronts them as well, but Strong lays him out with a knee to the face. Era continue their search as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, and Johnny Gargano and Finn Balor are both being interviewed by Mauro. Gargano and Finn are both impassioned. Gargano and Finn don’t even give Mauro a time to ask questions, as they call out each other. Gargano says that he will shove the NXT flag straight through Finn’s heart, then says, “I don’t miss,” and walks away. Finn glares back into the camera, silently staring for a moment, before spitting out the words, “I don’t have a heart.”
Mercedes Martinez vs. Kacy Catanzaro
We get a video package talking about the feats of Kacy Catanzaro, as she seems to be back in NXT full-time following her appearance in the women’s battle royal last month.
Martinez throws Kacy down with a huge spinebuster and immediately gets a two count pinfall attempt. Martinez hits a delayed suplex on Kacy, but Kacy escapes and hits a dropkick on Martinez, following it up with a headscissors takedown.
Catanzaro hits a hurricanrana and covers Martinez for a very clsoe two count and goes to the apron. She tries for some sort of springboard offense, but Martinez hit her with a forearm to the face and sent Catanzaro to the outside.
Martinez goes to the outside and throws Catanzaro into the ring post, then drives her lower back into the apron. She then tosses Kacy into the barricade over and over. Martinez rolls Catanzaro back into the ring and hits a fisherman driver on Catanzaro for the three count victory.
Winner: Mercedes Martinez
Backstage, Cathy Kelley asks Rhea Ripley about Charlotte Flair, but Ripley seems unconcerned, and we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, and we get a short message about the street fight between Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox at TakeOver: Portland.
Backstage, Ciampa catches Undisputed Era off guard and takes out Strong, Fish, and O’Reilly again, before Ciampa and Cole make their way to the arena. Ciampa throws Cole’s forehand into the announce table over and over again. Ciampa picks up Cole and starts to set up Cole to send him through the table, but the rest of the Era attack Ciampa from behind.
The BroserWeights come to Ciampa’s rescue, but security breaks them up. Once all 7 competitors have been separated, William Regal tells them all to get their gear on and this match will happen tonight. Era escape from security and bring the fight to Cole, Dunne, and Riddle again.
More and more security comes down to break everything up, but the seven men cannot be fully separated for a long time. Finally, everyone makes their way backstage to gear up for their match tonight.
NXT Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin vs. Tyler Breeze
Devlin hits Breeze with a basement dropkick as Breeze posed on the apron. Devlin follows Breeze to the outside and stomps away at him, then gets back in the ring and poses with his championship belt, Then, we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, and Devlin is completely dominating Breeze. Devlin tosses Breeze into the corner, but Breeze catches Devlin with two kicks to the head, finally getting the upper hand on him. Breeze tries to toss Devlin into the corner, but Devlin reverses and continues the assault on Breeze.
During this match, the “2 5 20” circles appear in the lower corner of the screen. Breeze gets to the outside and tosses Devlin’s knee into the ring post. The crowd chants for “one more time,” and Breeze does it again. Breeze picks up Devlin and gets Devlin in a toehold. Devlin reaches the ropes and forces a break.
Devlin hits a backbreaker on Breeze and covers him for two. Devlin strikes Breeze in the face multiple times, but Breeze isn’t having it. He lays into Breeze with chops, grounding him with a dropkick, then hits a leg drop and pins Devlin for a two count.
Breeze lays into Devlin’s neck and shoulder, wrenching Devlin’s neck. Devlin gets to his feet, but Devlin hits Breeze with an uppercut and escapes. Devlin runs the ropes, but Breeze hits Devlin with a back body drop and Devlin goes out to the ring.
Devlin runs at Breeze and Breeze goes for another back body drop, but Devlin landed on the apron and then hit a moonsault on Tyler Breeze from the top rope. Both men get back in the ring at a count of 9.
Devlin gets to his feet first and chops Breeze into the corner. Devlin keeps up his strong strikes, then hits a uranage, followed by a standing moonsault, pinning Tyler Breeze for two. When Breeze kicks up, we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, and Devlin is once again controlling Tyler Breeze. Devlin tries to hit a suplex on Breeze, but Breeze blocks it by holding on to the ropes. Breeze then builds up a head of steam with kicks to Devlin, then a flying forearm. Breeze telegraphs a back body drop and kicks Devlin in the face, following it up with a clothesline and pinning Devlin for two.
Breeze gets Devlin up to the top rope, but Breeze deposits Devlin to the outside. Devlin dives on Breeze and Breeze rolls through the dive, attempting a cover on Devlin, but Devlin kicks out. Devlin hits a standing Spanish Fly on Tyler Breeze, covering Breeze for two.
Devlin drags Breeze into the corner and goes for a moonsault, but Breeze gets his feet up. Breeze locks in a sing leg Boston crab, but Devlin rolls Breeze into a pinfall. Breeze kicks out and catches Devlin with a superkick, but Devlin kicks out at two.
Breeze goes for the Unprettier, but Devlin reverses and goes to the corner. Devlin hits a slingshot cutter on Breeze from the apron, covering him for a two count. Breeze catches Devlin with a superkick, but Devlin hits a headbutt on Breeze, followed by a Deadman’s Side Suplex, pinning Tyler Breeze for the victory.
Winner: NXT Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin
Devlin poses all over the ring, and we are told that the face to face between Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair is next.
Backstage, an SUV arrives, and Charlotte Flair emerges from the SUV, arriving at Full Sail. Then, we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, and Bianca Belair makes her way down to the ring. Belair gets a mic, and she talks about how she will be the next NXT Women’s Champion, saying that Rhea Ripley forgot about her. She calls out Rhea Ripley, but Charlotte answers the call.
Flair asks Belair to open the ring ropes for her, but Belair is not impressed. Charlotte poses in the ring next to a nonplused Belair. Charlotte says that she respects Belair and is a good athlete, but she is no Charlotte Flair, Charlotte tells Bianca that Rhea overlooked her, and before she can say more, the NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley comes down to the ring.
Bianca cuts off Ripley before she can say more, but Charlotte puts her hand in Bianca’s face and cuts Bianca off. Bianca is furious in the background, but Ripley and Charlotte are focused on each other intensely. They stare at each other, but Bianca butts in again and gets an “EST” chant.
Bianca then turns her attention to Rhea Ripley saying that Rhea Ripley won’t just run through her, and she will be the one that Charlotte faces at WrestleMania. Charlotte tells Bianca that it is a conversation for champions, and tells Bianca to stand to the side.
Ripley stands up for Bianca, but reminds Charlotte that, in NXT, they stick together. Ripley and Belair take down Charlotte Flair together, putting her on their shoulders and then slamming her down to the ground. Belair and Ripley stare each other down, and Bianca retreats up the ramp, but Charlotte also retreats while Ripley poses in the ring.
Up next, Tommaso Ciampa, Pete Dunne, and Matt Riddle will take on Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and Kyle O’Reilly. But first, a commercial break.
Back from commercial, and we head straight into the main event.
Tommaso Ciampa, Matt Riddle, and Pete Dunne vs. Undisputed Era
While Undisputed Era pose at the top of the ramp, Dunne, Riddle, and Ciampa all attack them from behind. Dunne, Ciampa, and Riddle are working very well as a trio, and they single out Roderick Strong. They gang up on Strong while all other members of the Era are knocked out. They toss Strong off of the apron to eliminate him from the equation.
The match finally begins officially when Kyle O’Reilly surprise attacks Ciampa while both men are in the ring. Ciampa takes down O’Reilly with a clothesline and Matt Riddle tags in. Riddle kicks away at O’Reilly, but O’Reilly reverses and gets to his corner, tagging in Bobby Fish. Riddel goes for an armbar on Bobby Fish gets the leverage on Riddle and gets into pinfall attempt.
Fish tags in Cole, but Riddle tags in Pete Dunne. Dunne catches Cole with a step-up enziguri and went for the Bitter End, but Cole escaped. Dunne gets to the apron and Cole distracts the referee while Roderick Strong makes his way to the ring and hits Dunne with a suplex on the apron.
Cole drags Dunne into the corner of Era, and Bobby Fish tags in, hitting senton atomico on Dunne. Fish follows this up with knees to the midsection, then gets Dunne in the corner and tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly is forced to back up from Dunne in the corner, and he does, but then tags Fish bak in. Dunne is able to tag in Matt Riddle.
Riddle goes on a tear and takes out Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly, singlehandedly, finishing it up with a suplex on Fish and briding into a pinfall attempt. Fish kicks out and escapes to the outside of the ring while all four members of the Era huddle and regroup. Riddle stands in the ring, staring them down, and we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, and Fish has Riddle in a front chancery. Riddle gets to his feet and hits Fish in the midsection, trying to fight to his corner, but Bobby Fish hits a drop toe hold on Riddle, tagging in Adam Cole.
Cole grounds Riddle and gets him in a headlock, but Riddle stands up in the headlock. Cole tags in O’Reilly and Cole picks up Riddle and tosses him onto O’Reilly’s knee. Ruddle continues to fight away at Kyle O’Reilly, but O’Reilly locks in a guillotine. Riddle gets out and goes for the Final Flash knee, but O’Reilly hits Riddle with German suplex. Riddle lands on his feet and hits a German suplex on O’Reilly. Strong distracts the referee while Bobby Fish takes Dunne and Ciampa off of the apron so that Riddle can’t make the tag.
Riddle is able to hold off his opponents until Dunne can make to the apron and Dunne and Cole tag in. Dunne goes for a moonsault on Cole, but Cole catches Dunn with a knee to the face. Cole goes for the Panama Sunrise, but Dunne catches him in the face. Cole hits an ushigoroshi on Dunne for a two count, then gets the tag. Ciampa tags in and takes down O’Reilly and Fish.
Ciampa is alone with Kyle O’Reilly. Cole goes for a FairyTale Ending on O’Reilly but gets distracted by Strong. He hits a draping DDT on Strong, then a Project Ciampa on O’Reilly, pinning him. Bobby Fish breaks up the pin, but Matt Riddle hits a spear on Fish.
O’Reilly wants to tag in Cole, but Ciampa stops him. Then he decides to let O’Reilly go so that he can get his hands on Cole. Cole and Ciampa catch each other. Cole goes for a superkick on Ciampa, but Ciampa blocks it. Ciampa goes for a FairyTale Ending, but Roderick Strong attacks Ciampa and the match is thrown out, ending the match in disqualification.
Winners: Tomasso Ciampa and the BroserWeights
Fish and O’Reilly hit Chasing the Dragon and High-Low on Dunne and Riddle on the outside, then all four men jump Tomasso Ciampa in the ring and attack him. Adam Cole gets a can of spray paint and spray paints a yellow X on Tommaso Ciampa’s back, yelling “X marks the spot.”
They continue to stomp away at Tommaso Ciampa. Strong and O’Reilly pick up Ciampa, setting him up for a Last Shot from Cole. Cole lowers the kneepad, butt he lights go out. The “2 5 20” numbers appear on the titantron and evaporate into circles in the pattern of Velveteen Dream. Suddenly, Velveteen Dream appears on the top tope in the ring. Velveteeen Dream takes out all four members of Undisputed Era.
Dream hits a Dram Valley Drive on Roderick Strong and then tears off his shirt and trunks, taunting Strong before jumping back on him. Velveteen Dream poses in the ring, as the crowd chants “Welcome Back.” Dream stares down the rest of Undisputed Era on the ramp as NXT goes off the air.