Tommaso Ciampa’s reign began with chaos
As the NXT Champion ushered in his new reign, old rivals and new faces looked to make a statement.
Roderick Strong def. Kushida – NXT Cruiserweight Title Match
The time had finally come for Kushida to throw down with Roderick Strong, and The Diamond Mine was lurking close behind. The Time Splitter looked poised to retain the title with a Hoverboard Lock, but a flurry of distractions from The Diamond Mine opened the door for Strong to claim the title. As Strong celebrated his latest championship triumph, Grayson Waller came charging in with a challenge of his own.
Kay Lee Ray def. Amari Miller
The dominance of Kay Lee Ray continued into an NXT 2.0 showdown with Amari Miller. Miller grasped momentum in the early going, but The Scary Queen of Scots went on the offensive and closed out the win with a KLR Bomb.
Dante Chen def. Trey Baxter
Dante Chen looked to make a statement in his NXT 2.0 debut, but Trey Baxter is focused on rising up the ranks himself. After some feeling out by Chen, the massive newcomer showed off impressive strength in converting an inside cradle to a deciding slam.
Cameron Grimes def. Joe Gacy
Joe Gacy is committed to making the squared circle a safe space. Unfortunately, Cameron Grimes didn’t share the same sentiments. Far from a micro-aggression, Gacy leveled Grimes with a devastating clothesline but was met with a Cave-In from the former Million Dollar Champion. Despite the defeat, Gacy still shared an embrace with his opponent after the match.
Elektra Lopez def. Anna Scheer
Elektra Lopez’s incredible power was on full display, as a series of crushing slams locked up the victory. The fireworks between the leading lady of Legado del Fantasma and B-Fab continued after the match as the two had to be separated.
Odyssey Jones def. Cary Millman & Darren Chiappetta
Two opponents, no problems for Odyssey Jones. The massive Superstar tossed his two challengers throughout the ring and then finished it off with a 2-for-1 splash that rattled the ring posts.
Toxic Attraction issued a title challenge
Gigi Dolin, Jacy Jayne & Mandy Rose delivered a championship challenge to Zoey Stark & Io Shirai.
Tommaso Ciampa & Bron Breakker def. Pete Dunne & Ridge Holland
Tommaso Ciampa & Bron Breakker have one thing in common: They’re never going to back down from a fight. The NXT Champion teamed up with the newcomer to try and slow the reign of terror from Pete Dunne & Ridge Holland. Holland delivered his bruising style, but Kyle O’Reilly came for payback on The BruiserWeight and his enforcer and set up Breakker to defy the laws of physics for a crushing slam victory.