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WWE NXT video highlights: Takeoff to TakeOver


Finn Balor and Io Shirai's next challengers were determined on last night's Takeoff to TakeOver edition of NXT.

Kyle O'Reilly won last night's gauntlet eliminator match and will challenge for Balor's NXT Championship at TakeOver 31 on Sunday, October 4. The gauntlet eliminator came down to O'Reilly and Cameron Grimes, with O'Reilly submitting Grimes with a kneebar to become the number one contender to Balor's title. Adam Cole and Roderick Strong celebrated with O'Reilly after the match, then Balor came out to the stage, stared down O'Reilly, and posed to close the show.

Kushida, Bronson Reed, and Timothy Thatcher were the other wrestlers in the gauntlet eliminator. Kushida was eliminated after interference by Velveteen Dream. O'Reilly eliminated Reed and Thatcher.

Candice LeRae won a battle royal on last night's show and will challenge Io Shirai for the NXT Women's Championship at TakeOver. LeRae last eliminated Shotzi Blackheart to win the battle royal. LeRae, Blackheart, Dakota Kai, Kacy Catanzaro, and Indi Hartwell were the final five. Rhea Ripley and Raquel Gonzalez dominated during the match but eliminated each other simultaneously. They then brawled after being eliminated.

Tegan Nox was supposed to be an entrant in the battle royal, but there was an angle where LeRae attacked Nox's knee earlier in the day.

More coverage from last night --

WWE NXT video highlights --

Number one contender's battle royal

Damian Priest says Johnny Gargano won't end his reign of infamy

Fandango pitches a bizarre tag match to William Regal

Jake Atlas vs. Tommaso Ciampa

Ridge Holland is ready to show everyone what he's all about

Roderick Strong & Danny Burch vs. Fabian Aichner & Raul Mendoza

Damian Priest vs. Austin Theory, Johnny Gargano attacks Priest

A mysterious warning teases a return for NXT TakeOver 31

Isaiah "Swerve" Scott knows he's better than Santos Escobar

Ridge Holland vs. Antonio De Luca

Officials have to separate Io Shirai & Damian Priest from Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano

Gauntlet eliminator match

NXT fallout: Facing Finn Balor at TakeOver will be the biggest moment of Kyle O'Reilly's life