Hearing an adult say they “don’t understand why the government doesn’t just print more money so people have more” is why we can’t have nice things.
WWE NXT Results:
MSK def. Legado del Fantasma to advance to the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic
A vignette for Mercedes Martinez is played. She talks about how long it has taken her to get to this point and she is ready for her moment. Mercedes is ready to end Io Shirai’s reign on Sunday.
Xia Li def. Cora Jade. Kayden Carter and Kacy Cantanzaro try to talk sense into Xia but she ignores them. Kayden goes up to her master and Xia tosses her away. Xia and Boa continue to talk to her and she puts Boa in some sort of hold. Xia then beats down Kacy and their master lets go of Boa.
William Regal is interviewed backstage and he talks about the Dusty Classic. He then enters his office to see Scarlett in there. She talks to him and says that Karrion Kross wants Santos Escobar next week. Regal grants the match and asks her to leave and she abides.
The Way are in the ring and Johnny Gargano talks about how he was injured by KUSHIDA last week. He talks about how it was an unprovoked attack and that his arm is broken because of it. They replay the fight and Johnny talks about the injury. He then talks about how he cannot compete against KUSHIDA at TakeOver and how much he was looking forward to it. He calls for KUSHIDA to be suspended because of it. William Regal comes out and says that he is cleared and Johnny tries to keep the fake injury going. Regal then proposes what Johnny can do and he can either use Theory as his surrogate or he can forfeit the title. Johnny says he can rehab it and KUSHIDA appears in the ring. KUSHIDA is then able to reveal that Johnny is faking by picking a fight and Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart make their way out for their match against Indi Hartwell and Candice LeRae.
Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon def. The Way to advance to the finals of the Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai come out for a stare down with Shotzi and Ember after the match and William Regal comes out to announce that the winners get a Women’s Tag Team Title shot.
Timothy Thatcher and Tommaso Ciampa cut a promo backstage and they talk about the Dusty Classic. They talk about Grizzled Young Veterans and how they can call themselves whatever they like. They are ready to beat them and win the Dusty Classic on Sunday.
Santos Escobar is interviewed about his match with Karrion Kross for next week and he is not worried. Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza walk in and apologize for losing earlier in the night. Santos tells them not to apologize and he doesn’t apologize for anything. He then tells them they can make it up to him and they can take it to someone.
A video package for the Finn Balor and Pete Dunne feud is played and both provide commentary during it. Dunne says he is tired of Finn and that he has not been following in Finn’s footsteps like other European wrestlers. Finn then chimes in and says he doesn’t respect him but knows he is talented. Both men are ready for their match on Sunday.
KUSHIDA def. Austin Theory by DQ when Johnny Gargano attacks him. Gargano continues the attack with the help of Theory. Theory is pulled under the ring by Dexter Lumis and Gargano tries to help Theory. Lumis ends up being the one Gargano pulls out and KUSHIDA puts Theory in the Hoverboard Lock. Gargano comes to help and he ends up in the hold. Lumis then puts Theory in the Silence when he tries to help and KUSHIDA stands tall with the North American Championship as Lumis watches.
A Toni Storm vignette is played and she talks about the upcoming triple threat match on Sunday at TakeOver: Vengeance Day. She talks about Mercedes Martinez and that she is a threat. She then boasts about having beaten Io Shirai in the past and this Sunday will be another win for her. She plans on winning the title and ending Io’s reign.
An Imperium vignette is played and they all talk about each other. They give profiles on each member and how dominant they are.
Joaquin Wilde and Raul Mendoza are shown backstage and they have been taken out. Karrion Kross then appears and takes credit for it. He says that Santos Escobar will meet the same fate as them and leaves.
Cameron Grimes arrives to the CWC in a Lamborghini and starts handing out money to everybody. He gets on the mic in the ring and talks about how he is back in NXT. He talks about how Timothy Thatcher took him out and he has been thinking about how he was going to come back to take him out. Grimes then talks about how he played video games and how he invested in GameStop and made money from the stocks. Grimes brags about being rich now and that nobody can tell him what to do now.
Johnny Gargano is interviewed about his match with KUSHIDA and he feels like this is an opportunity to remind people who he is. He wants KUSHIDA to bring his best because he plans on doing so. He says he will be on top of his game and hopes to see if KUSHIDA can hang with him.
An Io Shirai vignette is played and she talks about the triple threat match on Sunday. She says that Toni Storm is a threat but things are different now than they were three years ago. She also talks about how Mercedes Martinez is a threat as well. She is ready to defend her title at TakeOver on Sunday.
Grizzled Young Veterans def. Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher to advance to the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
Stare downs between members of each match for TakeOver: Vengeance Day happens as NXT comes to a close.