A battle royal in the main event of last night's NXT decided who will challenge for the Women's Championship at TakeOver: Portland.
The match came down to Bianca Belair and Io Shirai, with Belair eliminating Shirai with the KOD to get the title shot. Shayna Baszler and Kacy Catanzaro were surprise entrants, Mercedes Martinez took part in the match after signing with WWE, and Tegan Nox returned for the first time since TakeOver: WarGames.
Belair will challenge either Rhea Ripley or Toni Storm for the NXT Women's Championship at TakeOver: Portland. Ripley is defending her title against Storm at Worlds Collide during Royal Rumble weekend.
Isaiah "Swerve" Scott advanced to the fatal four-way Cruiserweight title match at Worlds Collide by defeating Lio Rush and Tyler Breeze last night. DIY vs. Moustache Mountain has also been confirmed for the Worlds Collide special.
Next week's NXT will feature the semifinals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and Roderick Strong vs. Keith Lee for the NXT North American Championship. The first round of the Dusty Classic concluded last night with Kushida & Alex Shelley vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans and Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne vs. Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster.
More coverage from last night --
- WOR: Death of Rocky Johnson, AEW TV deal, RAW ratings, AEW vs. NXT, more! 1/16
- Kacy Catanzaro returns in NXT battle royal
- Bianca Belair to challenge for NXT Women's title at TakeOver: Portland
- Dusty Classic semifinals announced for next week's NXT
- Cody vs. Wardlow steel cage match set for February 19 AEW Dynamite
- DIY to face Moustache Mountain at WWE Worlds Collide
- Moxley, PAC set for AEW World title number one contender's match
- Isaiah Scott advances to Worlds Collide Cruiserweight title match
- Tag Team title match confirmed for next week's AEW Dynamite
- AEW Dynamite live results: Bash at the Beach
- WWE NXT live results: Alex Shelley & Kushida team up
WWE NXT video highlights --
NXT honors Rocky Johnson with a 10-bell salute before the show goes on the air
Undisputed Era attack Keith Lee, Tommaso Ciampa makes the save
Riddle & Dunne vs. Andrews & Webster in a Dusty Classic first round match
DIY reunite to fight off Undisputed Era
Kushida & Alex Shelley vs. Grizzled Young Veterans in a Dusty Classic first round match
Finn Balor sends a warning to Ilja Dragunov
Lio Rush vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Isaiah "Swerve" Scott (winner advances to Worlds Collide)
Keith Lee is going to put an end to Undisputed Era's prophecy
Battle royal for an NXT Women's title shot at TakeOver: Portland
NXT fallout: Bianca Belair isn't going to say she told you so -- but she told you so
NXT fallout: Tegan Nox is coming for Dakota Kai
NXT fallout: Isaiah Scott says it's going to be Swerve's house at Worlds Collide
NXT fallout: NXT UK announces Worlds Collide qualifying matches
NXT fallout: The Grizzled Young Veterans don't want to be called underdogs again
NXT fallout: Kushida & Alex Shelley put the NXT tag team division on notice
NXT fallout: Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne are ready to face Imperium