This report is a little less clear than most on what will air and when as it was not clear to the live audience. WWE NXT only filmed intros for two episodes, but there were a lot of matches. Several were probably Dark Matches to fill out the show for the live crowd. Here is the card in the order it was taped. We’ll have to see what makes it to air.
Dark Match: Kona Reeves def. Raul Mendoza.
-.North American Championship: Adam Cole (c) def. Lio Rush.
– Shayna Baszler says she showed the entire locker room, through Dakota Kai, a hard dose of reality. She says there’s always one person who doesn’t get the message, and that’s Nikki Cross. Nikki comes out to confront Shayna. Shayna keeps trying to intimidate Nikki and threatens to put her to sleep. Nikki grabs the mic and says “Do it” over and over. They brawl with Nikki running Shayna off.
– TM61 def. two local talents.
Post match: TM61 says it’s all about winning now and all of the teams in NXT should kneel before them and call them The Mighty
– Roderick Strong def. Danny Burch. During the match, Undisputed Era, Oney Lorcan and Pete Dunne all come out and brawl.
Post match: Dunne attacks Strong. O’Reilly attacks Dunne from behind, aowong Strong to hit the End of Heartache and leave Dunne laid out.
– Dakota Kai, Stephanie Newell, and Kacy Catanzaro def. Reina Gonzalez, Taynara Conti, and Vanessa Borne
– Tomasso Ciampa wants to talk about last week. Johnny Gargano came out and interrupted a match because it always has to be about Johnny. He says Johnny would do anything to cover up for nearly crippling his wife. Ciampa says he was merely defending himself. Ciampa says it’s all on Johnny. He tells Johnny not to show up. Johnny Gargano charges out, shaking off security trying to hold him back. He and Ciampa brawl all over the arena with Johnny diving from bleachers. Ciampa eventually gets the upper hand and locks Johnny in the Gargano Escape. Ciampa taunts Johnny and leaves. Gargano gets up and charges Ciampa, ramming him into the Tron. Ciampa is busted open. Johnny wipes his hands on the blood on the ground and wipes it on his face. Gargano locks the Gargano Escape before leaving. They spend several minutes tending to Ciampa before Gargano charges our and locks the Gargano Escape on again.
– United Kingdom Championship Qualifier: Jack Gallagher def. Drew Gulak.
– War Raiders def. two local talents.
Post match: The War Raiders, calling out TM61, say they’ll show them who’s mighty. They lay out one of the local talents.
– EC3 def. Kassius Ohno.
– Heavy Machinery and Boa def. The Forgotten Sons (Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler) and Chad Lail.
– Ricochet def. Chris Dijak.
Post match: Ricochet says Velveteen Dream has earned the spotlight. He says the spotlight shows your strength, it also shows you flaws and Dream is a punk. Velveteen Dream comes out. Dream showed that anything Ricochet can do, Dream can do better. Ricochet calls dream a coward. Ricochet dares dream to take the spotlight. Dream says there’s only one place where the spotlight can contain them both and he’ll see Ricochet in Chicago. Ricochet does a somersault dive to the outside, lands on his feet and accepts Dream’s challenge.
– Bianca Belair def. Aliyah.
– Aleister Black comes out. He says it rattled him a bit that Lars caught his best shot. But he says it’s irrelevant and that Lars will fade to Black. Lars comes out and makes short work of Aleister, laying him out. Lars then drags Aleister to the announcers table and stands over him holding the NXT Championship.
– WWE UK Championship Match: Pete Dunne (c) def. Kyle O’Reilly.
Post match: Undisputed Era came out to attack Dunne, but Lorcan and Burch made the save. Lorcan and Burch left making the title belt motions around their waist.
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– The Takeover: Chicago card as it currently stands
– NXT Championship: Aleister Black (c) vs. Lars Sullivan
– NXT Women’s Championship: Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Nikki Cross
– Street Fight: Johnny Gargano vs. Tomasso Ciampa
– Ricochet vs. Velveteen Dream
It’s also possible they do a Tag Title match with Undisputed Era vs. Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan, but that wasn’t announced to the crowd.
– Nikki Cross is still using the remixed Sanity theme, but her Tron only shows her name and makes no mention of the Sanity name.
Credit: Andrew Twiss, pwinsider.com