Society needs both optimists and pessimists. For example, an optimist invented the airplane while a pessimist invented the parachute.
Karrion Kross def. Liam Gray. Tommaso Ciampa makes his return after the match and welcomes Kross to NXT. He talks about Kross and how he stands out from the rest of the NXT roster. Ciampa says he waited to confront Kross and tells him that he will take him on at TakeOver and welcomes him to the main event.
El Hijo del Fantasma def. Akira Tozawa in Group B of the Interim Cruiserweight Championship Tournament. Fantasma advances to the finals.
Timothy Thatcher cuts a promo and talks about Matt Riddle. He issues a challenge to Riddle for a match that can end only by tap out or knockout.
Shotzi Blackheart cuts a promo atop a tank and she talks about her life and who she is. She talks about Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzales and how she sees right through them. She then rides the tank and goes over some cars and lists some of the female roster members as the cars she is crushing.
Mia Yim def. Santana Garrett. Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae come out after the match and Candice talks some trash to Mia. She talks about how Mia lost to Charlotte Flair and how she lost because she pandered to the fans. She and Johnny talk about how Mia dropped the ball and Candice attacks Mia. Candice throws Mia through the ropes and Keith Lee comes down to even the odds. Mia and Keith enter the ring but Candice and Johnny run off.
Cameron Grimes cuts a promo and he brags about his victory over Finn Balor.
Drake Maverick is interviewed backstage about his upcoming match with KUSHIDA. He talks about how great KUSHIDA is and he is tired of second guessing himself. He says he only has one thing to do tonight and that is to win.
Roderick Strong def. Dexter Lumis. Lumis puts Strong in the arm triangle and chokes out Strong. The Undisputed Era come down to break it up and Lumis doesn’t let go. Velveteen Dream then takes out the UE and Lumis strokes Strong’s head in his lap as Dream poses on the steps.
A video is shown of Akira Tozawa walking in the parking lot and El Hijo del Fantasma pulls up next to him in his car. He gives him props about their match and for him to keep his head up. The masked men show up and beat up Akira. Fantasma gets out of his car and chases them off before they can kidnap Akira.
Lorcan & Burch def. Ever-Rise
Keith Lee is backstage and is asked about what happened earlier in the night. He talks about how he takes issue with Gargano’s new philosophy and wants a match against him at TakeOver.
Matt Riddle is backstage and responds to Thatcher’s challenge from earlier in the night. He talks about how Thatcher was not the man he thought he was. He accepts the challenge and says he wants the match inside a cage.
Drake Maverick def. KUSHIDA in Group A of the Interim Cruiserweight Championship Tournament. This causes a three way tie in Group A. Byron Saxton announces that KUSHIDA, Jake Atlas and Drake Maverick will face each other in a triple threat match next week to determine the winner of Group A.
Damian Priest talks about Finn Balor and why he attacked him. He says Finn put NXT on the map and he plans on taking him on at TakeOver.
Io Shirai vs Rhea Ripley is thrown out when Charlotte Flair attacks Rhea and Io during the match. Charlotte poses with the NXT Women’s Championship as NXT comes to a close.