The show opened with the War Raiders making their entrance to face two jobbers.
The War Raiders (Hanson & Rowe) defeated two unnamed jobbers
Hanson and Rowe absolutely killed these two guys quickly, and it was awesome. After the match, the Raiders told William Regal to simply watch, and asked for another tag team. Cezar Benoni and Adrian Jaoude made their entrance.
The War Raiders defeat Cezar Bononi & Adrian Jaoude
This was another quick one, as Hanson and Rowe destroyed their opponents with quick tag team offence, then Hanson hit a combo powerbomb and powerslam on either Benoni or Jaoude.
A hype video aired for Pete Dunne vs. Walter. Another video followed for NXT TakeOver: New York.
Candace LeRae was interviewed about Johnny’s main event match against Adam Cole. LaRae said she also wanted to be the NXT women’s champion. Aliyah and Vanessa Borne showed up and said she was a failure. LeRae said she was going to earn her NXT Women’s title opportunity.
Jaxson Ryker defeated Oney Lorcan
Lorcan and Ryker started with Ryker dominating with hard hitting offence. Ryker put Lorcan on the top rope, hit some overhead arm smashes to the back of Lorcan and went for a superplex. Lorcan shoved him off and went for a dive as Ryker ducked. Lorcan rolled threw but Ryker decided to catch him and hit a gorilla press into a gut buster. Lorcan kicked out, but Ryker continued to attack Lorcan.
Lorcan went for a sunset flip, but Ryker locked on a bearhug, as he continued to try and wear Lorcan down. Oney fought out and started chopping Ryker and hit two European uppercuts. Lorcan hit some running elbows, but Ryker cut him off and hit no remorse for the pinfall. Solid match.
A hype video aired for Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano for the NXT Championship, followed by another hype video for Velveteen Dream vs. Matt Riddle. A recap then aired of Keith Lee vs. Donavan Dijakovic, and Keith Lee cut a promo about being bumped from NXT TakeOver, but the rematch was made for 2 weeks from now on NXT.
Kairi Sane and Bianca Belair went to a no contest
The match opened with some chain wrestling, with Belair showcasing superior strength, but Kairi got angry and hit a massive right forearm. That was a great spot. Sane made fun of Belair, sent her to the outside, and hit a flying elbow off the apron, knocking Belair to the ground. Sane got a 2 count and went for a cross-legged Boston crab.
Belair managed to escape and drive Kairi to the corner before stomping her down. Belair locked on an abdominal stretch with a claw on Sane’s ribs. Belair picked her up and hit a huge backbreaker. Belair continued to get the heat, and put her foot on Sane’s chest for a pinfall attempt while saying “Ahoy!” Sane kicked out and locked on an octopus stretch.
Belair drove her back to the corner, but Kairi went to the top rope and went for a flying cross body. Belair caught her and hit a fallaway slam. Belair hit the ropes and went for a splash, but Sane hit two knees that ended up sending Belair to the apron, where Sane hit a dropkick and drove her to the outside of the ring.
Sane hit a snap suplex then followed with strikes. Sane blocked a kick and hit a dragon screw and two neck snaps. Kairi hit a sliding d and went to the top rope and hit a flying elbow, but Belair kicked out. Sane hit a spinning back fist and went to the top rope again. Belair got up and stopped Sane and hit a spider superplex. Belair came down and hit a standing moonsault, but Sane kicked out. As the two exchanged holds, Shanya Baszler came out and attacked both Sane and Belair.
Io Sharai came down and made the save, and a brawl broke out between the Horsewomen and the other three women. Soon, all the NXT women’s locker room cleared out from the back and started brawling. Belair threw one of the women over the top rope onto everyone. Io Sharai hit a moonsault on everyone. Sharai posed with the NXT Women’s title, with Kairi Sane looking on.