The only time I’ve passionately knocked everything off a table was when I was trying to make room for a pizza.
Karrios Kross def. Danny Burch. Keith Lee comes out to the ring after the match with a clipboard in hand. Lee then gets on the mic and says he is not surprised that Kross left the ring when he entered. Lee then says he pleaded with Regal that he will not lay a hand on Kross before TakeOver and says he has the contract for the match in hand and tosses it to Kross. Scarlett then grabs it and hands it to Kross to sign and he does. Scarlett then kisses it and places it in the ring for Lee to grab. Lee then picks it up and a fireball shoots from the clipboard and Lee screams in pain as referees and medical staff attend to him. Lee is then helped to the back as he throws the referees and staff away and yells for Kross as they take him to the back. NXT then does a picture in picture and one shows the staff continuing to help Lee and the other shows Drake Maverick and Killian Dain making their entrances for their match.
Drake Maverick vs Killian Dain ends in a no-contest as both men are attacked by the Undisputed Era. Adam Cole then gets on the mic and cuts a promo on Pat McAfee. Cole says he can talk smack all he wants but he isn’t special like he is. Cole says McAfee is stepping into the ring with one of the best in NXT’s history and wants him to show up next week so they can have a face to face. He then says he will let him know that he is in over his head and will let him know there is nothing he can do about it.
KUSHIDA cuts a promo during a vignette and talks about his opportunity in the triple threat match to advance to the ladder match at TakeOver XXX.
Santos Escobar def. Tyler Breeze. Fandango shows up after the match with a mop and breaks it to make a weapon. He attacks Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza but Santos is take to take him down by attacking his injured arm. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott then runs out and saves Breezango from further damage.
A video package is played of Dakota Kai cutting a promo about Io Shirai. Highlights are played of Dakota’s recent antics and she talks about how she is in Io’s head. Dakota says she beat Rhea Ripley all by herself last week and she doesn’t need help to beat Io Shirai at TakeOver XXX.
A short vignette is played for Ridge Holland and he speaks on his upcoming match with Johnny Gargano and how the winner gets a spot in the ladder match.
Mia Yim is interviewed before he match and she talks about how she barely got back in time from the hospital and how Keith Lee seems to be fine at the moment. She says she has to focus on the match and makes her way out to the ring.
Mia Yim def. Indi Hartwell
A Finn Balor vignette is played and he speaks about how he is getting a second chance. He talks about how everybody talks about him and he will beat whoever comes out of the triple threat match that is taking place tonight.
Bronson Reed def. Damian Priest
A video package for Io Shirai is played and she talks about Dakota Kai and how she thinks she is a star. She says she was becoming a star before she betrayed Tegan Nox and throws people away once she has no more use for them. She mentions how Dakota was afraid of Shayna Baszler when she was in NXT and she is no match for her.
Cameron Grimes cut a promo during a vignette and he talks about how he will win the triple threat tonight and go on to win the North American Championship in the ladder match at TakeOVer XXX.
Aliyah & Mercedes Martinez def. Kayden Carter & Kacy Catanzaro. Rhea Ripley comes out after the match and fights Mercedes in the ring. Aliyah helps Mercedes beat down Rhea but Shotzi Blackheart comes out to even the odds.
NXT goes to the home of Candice LeRae and Johnny Gargano and Candice tells a story to their dog about a fairy and dragon. She says that Tegan needs to mind her own business and that she is not evil. Candice continues with the story and Johnny is on a ladder talking about the landscape of NXT. He talks about how the competitors in the ladder match are not on his level and that Regal listened to him about putting him in a fair match. He says he will beat Ridge Holland because he is not on his level and how he will win the NXT North American Championship at TakeOver XXX.
Timothy Thatcher is back for another Thatch-As-Thatch-Can lesson and he talks about adaptation. He puts one of his students in the half Boston crab and switches to another submission as a way to adapt. The student yells in pain as Thatcher continues to say what you can do to the opponent while you have them in the submission.
Cameron Grimes def. KUSHIDA and Velveteen Dream to earn a spot in the NXT North American Championship ladder match at TakeOver XXX. Dream was not pinned or submitted so he will be in a second chance match next week against Finn Balor. Dream attacks KUSHIDA after the match. Finn enters the ring after the attack and has a stare down with Dream as NXT comes to a close.