Previously: William Regal officially announced The Undisputed Era vs. SAnitY vs. The Authors of Pain & Roderick Strong in a War Games match at the next TakeOver in Houston.
Tonight: In the main event, Roderick Strong faces Adam Cole.
Show Recap --
Heavy Machinery defeated Chris Payne & Sean Maluta
Heavy Machinery dominated the match and won easily with The Compacter. At one point, Otis Dozovic did the Worm into an elbow drop.
- In the back, Ember Moon was interviewed and challenged Mercedes Martinez to a match next week.
Kairi Sane defeated Billie Kay (w/ Peyton Royce)
Sane was in control early, but Royce interfered to give Kay the advantage. Kay used the torture rack to slow the pace of the match down until Sane made a fiery comeback using the spear. Kay scored a near fall after Royce interfered again, then Sane won the match after hitting the Insane Elbow.
- In William Regal's office, Kassius Ohno requested a match with Lars Sullivan at TakeOver: War Games and Regal agreed to the match.
- Earlier, Zelina Vega and Andrade “Cien” Almas discussed Almas' upcoming NXT Championship match against Drew McIntyre. The interviewer asked about the nature of their relationship, but Vega wouldn't let Almas answer.
Velveteen Dream defeated Cezar Bononi
Bononi had the brief advantage, though Dream easily took over. Dream used the Death Valley Bomb for the win.
After the match, Dream promised to defeat Aleister Black at TakeOver.
- In the back, Ruby Riot was getting her ankle checked out. Sonya Deville confronted Riot and they agreed to face each other when Riot heals up.
- Backstage, The Street Profits argued with Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss over a suit. They agreed to a match next week.
Roderick Strong defeated Adam Cole by DQ
They started off with some mat wrestling but soon started trading chops. Strong had the advantage before Cole used the referee as a shield and nailed Strong with a superkick to take over.
Strong made a comeback and scored a close near fall with a backbreaker. In a sick spot, Strong and Cole were trading shots when Strong gave Cole a backbreaker on the top turnbuckle. Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly then interfered to cause the disqualification.
After the match, SAnitY and The Authors of Pain ran out, with all three teams engaging in a wild brawl. Strong superplexed Cole from the top turnbuckle to the floor and landed on the other guys as they brawled.
Next Week: Drew McIntyre and Andrade “Cien” Almas meet face to face. Plus, Ember Moon takes on Mercedes Martinez.