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NXT TV taping spoilers: TakeOver Toronto build

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NXT was back at Full Sail University on Thursday night for their final set of television tapings before TakeOver: Toronto.

NXT TV taping spoilers --

- Io Shirai made her entrance with new music and strobe lights. Wearing all black, she stood in the ring to soak in the booing from the crowd before saying she doesn't need friends and she doesn't need any of us.

- Matt Riddle defeated Arturo Ruas

Excellent realistic match with the two working a Bloodsport style before Riddle won with a knee strike and mounted fists for the stoppage.

After the match, Killian Dain attacked and destroyed Riddle, even putting Riddle through the stage.

- Kushida defeated Apollo Crews

Huge ovation for the returning Crews. The match had great action, with Kushida reversing a superplex into the Hoverboard Lock for the win.

- NXT Champion Adam Cole came out for an in-ring segment and implied that he would be offering a title match to the person coming up on the tron. He showed a video of Johnny Gargano giving a replica title to a man named Twan Tucker.

Cole brought Tucker out, but Tucker said that he wasn't here alone. Gargano then made his way out and he brawled with Cole all over Full Sail.

- NXT Tag Team Champions The Street Profits defeated Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch to retain their titles

The Street Profits retained with a big spinebuster and a frog splash. Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish then made their way to the ramp to indicate their interest in the titles.

- Gargano and Cole brawled their way out from the back and fought in the ring, with Gargano applying the Gargano Escape on Cole before referees broke it up.

- Jordan Myles (formerly known as ACH) defeated Angel Garza (formerly Garza Jr.) in a Breakout tournament semifinal match

Myles advanced to the finals with a bridging German suplex. 

- Bianca Belair defeated Xia Li

Belair hit the Kiss of Death to win.

- North American Champion Velveteen Dream entered for an in-ring segment. He tried to talk down Roderick Strong, who then joined him in the ring and they went back and forth. Pete Dunne then made his return to NXT. Dunne immediately went for Strong's hand to crack his fingers before looking toward Dream and his title.

- Io Shirai defeated Kacy Catanzaro by DQ

Candice LeRae ran in with a chair immediately and sent Shirai away.

- Damian Priest defeated Keith Lee

This was a hard-fought big man match. Priest survived a pounce before hitting his Roll of the Dice finish

- Tyler Breeze defeated Jaxson Ryker (w/ Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler)

The Forgotten Sons all attacked Breeze after, which brought out Fandango to make the save. The crowd went wild and celebrated to the Breezango music.

- Cameron Grimes (formerly Trevor Lee) defeated Bronson Reed (formerly Jonah Rock) in a Breakout tournament semifinal match

Malcolm Bivens (the former Stokely Hathaway) was scouting this match at ringside. Grimes won with his leaping double stomp.

- NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler and Mia Yim did an in-ring segment to build up their title match, which was officially announced for TakeOver: Toronto over SummerSlam weekend.

- Riddle was on his way to the ring but was destroyed by Dain and thrown into the stairs.

- Kushida defeated Jeff Parker

Kushida submitted him with the Hoverboard Lock.

- William Regal officiated a contract signing between The Street Profits and O'Reilly & Fish. The Street Profits will defend their Tag Team titles against O'Reilly & Fish at TakeOver.

- Shane Thorne defeated Joaquin Wilde

Thorne picked up the win with a running kick.

- Pete Dunne defeated Roderick Strong

This was a well-paced match that got plenty of time. Dunne survived everything Strong had before getting the submission with joint manipulation on Strong's hand.

Following the match, Velveteen Dream tried to attack Dunne from behind but got caught. Strong then let them both know that tonight meant nothing and he would still take the North American title at TakeOver.