In their first title defenses, Damian Priest and Breezango retained their respective championships on last night's NXT.
Priest defeated Timothy Thatcher in the main event of last night's show to retain the NXT North American Championship. Earlier in the episode, Breezango defeated former champions Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) to retain the NXT Tag Team titles.
Shotzi Blackheart impressed but lost to NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai in non-title action last night. It was announced that Shirai's challenger for NXT's next TakeOver special will be determined by a number one contender's battle royal on next Wednesday's NXT. Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Tegan Nox, Dakota Kai, Raquel Gonzalez, Blackheart, Aliyah, Kayden Carter, Indi Hartwell, Xia Li, and Kacy Catanzaro were featured on the match graphic for the battle royal.
It was also announced that a five-man "gauntlet eliminator" match on next week's NXT will determine Finn Balor's challenger for TakeOver. The participants for the gauntlet eliminator haven't been revealed. The rules are that two wrestlers will start in the ring, another will be added every four minutes, the only way to be eliminated is via pinfall or submission, and the last man standing will challenge for Balor's NXT Championship at TakeOver on Sunday, October 4.
More coverage from last night --
- WOR: AEW and NXT, Jerry Brown, RAW ratings, UFC and G-1, more! 9/17
- Tommaso Ciampa to face Jake Atlas on WWE NXT next week
- Brodie Lee-Orange Cassidy TNT title match set for AEW Dynamite
- Gauntlet eliminator match to decide Balor's NXT TakeOver challenger
- AEW announces three matches for Tuesday 'Late Night Dynamite'
- Number one contender's battle royal set for next week's WWE NXT
- Daniel Cormier discusses 'very, very early conversations' with WWE
- AEW Dynamite live results: Parking lot fight
- WWE NXT live results: Two title matches
WWE NXT video highlights --
Io Shirai vs. Shotzi Blackheart
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Desmond Troy, Jake Atlas confronts Ciampa
Finn Balor being NXT Champion makes it the most important title in WWE
Kushida vs. Austin Theory
Candice LeRae and Johnny Gargano both have their sights set on championship gold
Breezango vs. Imperium for the NXT Tag Team titles
Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter vs. Xia Li & Jessi Kamea
Nox's favorite part of winning next week's battle royal will be the look on LeRae's face
Drake Maverick vs. Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish
Tommaso Ciampa ambushes Jake Atlas
Damian Priest vs. Timothy Thatcher for the NXT North American Championship
NXT fallout: Shotzi Blackheart calls Io Shirai the best in the world