Here's what's on tap for tonight:
NXT Women's Championship #1 Contender's Match - Winner faces Io Shirai at NXT Halloween Havoc: Shotzi Blackheart vs. Candice LeRae
Austin Theory vs. Johnny Gargano
Ember Moon has an exclusive sit down interview
Toni Storm in action!
NXT Tag Team Championship #1 Contender's Match: Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs. The Undisputed Era
NXT North American Championship Match: Dexter Lumis vs. Damian Priest (champ)
We're in the Capitol Wrestling Center kicking off the show with highlights of last week.
Let's get to the action!
The Undisputed Era kicks things off! They talk about Ridge Holland taking out Adam Cole. O'Reilly says whoever was responsible will pay and the second coming of the prophecy begins tonight when Bobby and Roddy win their match. THAT'S UNDISPUTED!!
NXT Tag Team Championship #1 Contender's Match
The Undisputed Era w/ Kyle O'Reilly vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch
We start with Strong and Lorcan. Strong takes Lorcan down before they go into some mat work. Good exchange between these two and Lorcan works over Strong on the mat. Burch tags in and they deliver a double chop. Burch works on Strong's arm on the mat. Strong backs Burch into his corner and tags Fish. Fish delivers a series of strikes but misses a senton from the apron. Burch takes over with an enziguri and some uppercuts. Burch works Fish's arm cutting the ring off in the process. Tag to Lorcan and they hit a double Russian leg sweep. In comes Strong to help and they suplex him onto Fish! Lorcan continues to work the arm of Fish. Stiff uppercuts by Lorcan before taking Fish to the mat. Strong makes a blind tag but Lorcan delivers chops to both Fish and Strong! Strong takes down Lorcan as we go to a split screen commercial. NXT Tag Team Champions, Breezango, are watching on.
The UE spends most of the break isolating Lorcan.
Back from the break, the UE continues to isolate Lorcan in the corner. Lorcan fights back against Strong. Fish misses a diving head butt and Lorcan tags Burch! Burch runs wild and throws Strong into Fish who goes to the outside. Burch power bombs Strong for a near fall! Fish distracts Burch allowing Strong to take advantage. Fish tags back in and hits a Samoan drop on Burch. Near fall for Fish. Strong comes back in but Burch avoids a double team and takes out the UE with a double drop kick from the second rope. Lorcan tags back in and he hits a double block buster!! Burch tags back in. They set up a double team but it's blocked. Lorcan and Burch lock is double submissions but the UE escape. Lorcan tackles Fish to the outside while Burch turns Strong inside out with a clothesline! ELEVATED ASSISTED DDT BY LORCAN AND BURCH ON STRONG!! 1...2...NO!! LORCAN AND BURCH HAVE A MISCOMMUNCATION ALLOWING STRONG TO HIT LORCAN WITH A RUNNING KNEE TO THE FACE TO GET THE WIN @ 13:26!! Good back and forth match here. The UE will face Breezango for the NXT Tag Team Championships next week!!
McKenzie Mitchell gives an update on NXT Champion Finn Balor. His surgery was successful. As for the NXT Championship, William Regal will see how Balor's recovery goes over the next few weeks.
Ember Moon is up next!
Ember Moon says 2019 was a terrible year for her with her achilles injury. When she heard she was cleared, all she heard was "NXT". She wanted to come home to the best women's division in wrestling. She left NXT on top and now it's a whole different game. She says you get a title shot based of what you have done lately and list everyone she has to go through. She says she will prove herself against everyone and all roads lead back to her title.
Ashante "Thee" Adonis vs. Jake Atlas
They lock up with neither man getting the upper hand. Each man counters the other for a stale mate. Adonis show boats and pays for it. More counters by both men before Adonis hits a nice drop kick for a near fall. Adonis talks smack and Atlas pie faces him. Both men trade punches now. MENDOZA AND WILDE MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE RING. ADONIS IS DISTRACTED AND ATLAS ROLLS HIM UP FOR THE WIN @ 1:53!! Mendoza and Wilde attack Adonis!! Atlas makes the save. ESCOBAR MAKES HIS WAY TO THE RING TO MAKE IT 3-2! ISAIAH "SWERVE" SCOTT SLIDES IN THE RING WITH CHAIRS TO EVEN THE ODDS. Legado del Fantasma backs down.
McKenzie Mitchell interviews Candice LeRae and Johnny Gargano. LeRae says she is the uncrowned women's champion. Gargano says Lumis has done nothing to earn a title match. All he's done is stare at people and kidnap again. Gargano calls Austin Theory immature and arrogant and he'll give him the wrestling lesson of a lifetime next!
Austin Theory vs. Johnny Gargano
Gargano takes down Theory right away and controls the ankle. Gargano grounds Theory. Theory gets back to his feet but Gargano remains in control. Theory tries to mount some offense but Gargano takes him back to the mat. Gargano tries the Gargano Escape but Theory gets to the ropes. Theory connects with an elbow and a clothesline. Standing moonsault by Theory gets a near fall. Both men trade strikes. Gargano delivers shoulders in the corner but Theory drop toe holds Gargano into the turnbuckle. Rolling drop kick by Theory. Both men trade punches. Theory tries the ATL but Gargano falls to the apron. Enziguri by Gargano and GARGANO DIVES THROUGH THE ROPES TO SPEAR THEORY IN THE RING AS WE GO TO A COMMERCIAL.
We're back and Gargano has Theory in an abdominal stretch. Theory escapes but Gargano hits him and Theory falls to the middle rope. Gargano delivers a running knee to the back of Theory. He goes for another but Theory counters. Theory goes on the offensive. Big suplex by Theory. Theory tries another one but Gargano counters. Gargano tries a super kick but Theory counters. THEORY LIFTS GARGANO LIKE A SUPLEX BUT DROPS GARGANO'S NECK ACROSS HIS KNEE!! 1...2...NO!! Theory pounds on Gargano. Gargano tries to fight back but eats a super kick, THEORY SETS UP FOR THE ATL BUT GARGANO AVOIDS IT. Gargano stops a running Theory but Theory counters a Gargano cross body. Theory tries another ATL unsuccessfully. Theory is getting frustrated. Theory talks trash and both men trade blows. Gargano catches a Theory super kick and delivers one of his own. GARGANO LONG DARTS THEORY FACE FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE. Forearm by Gargano to the back of Theory. ONE FINAL BEAT DDT BY GARGANO AND IT'S OVER @ 14:16!! Gargano leaves but glances back at Theory.
Raquel Gonzalez says she's sick of Rhea Ripley walking around like she owns the place. Raquel says she is the biggest and baddest in NXT. Gonzalez challenges Ripley to show up at NXT Halloween Havoc. Ripley confronts Gonzalez in the back and accepts! They shout at each other but referees and officials hold them back.
We see Tommaso Ciampa watching highlights of his match against Kushida where Velveteen Dream interfered. Ciampa looks like he wants to kill Dream.
NXT Women's Championship #1 Contender's Match - Winner faces Io Shirai at NXT Halloween Havoc
Shotzi Blackheart vs. Candice LeRae
They lock up and Blackheart gets the early advantage. An enziguri by Blackheart sends LeRae to the ropes but Blackheart misses a senton. They battle out to the floor and Blackheart takes out LeRae with a suicide dive. Back in the ring, Blackheart gets a near fall. Shotzi delivers two knees to the face of LeRae for a near fall again. LeRae sends Blackheart into the corner. Snap mare by LeRae takes down Blackheart and gets a near fall. LeRae takes control and works on an arm. LeRae then works the neck of Blackheart. A suplex by LeRae gets another near fall. LeRae rakes Blackheart across the ropes. LeRae throws Blackheart across the ring into the opposite corner where she continues to beat on Blackheart. Near fall for LeRae. Blackheart blocks a LeRae suplex and delivers one of her own. They fight to the apron. Blackheart tries slice of bread but LeRae pushes her into the ring post. LeRae plants Blackheart face first into the apron and she falls to the outside as we go to a commercial.
We're back and Blackheart catches LeRae with a boot in the corner and sends LeRae into the corner with a drop kick. Blackheart hits a sling blade!! All Blackheart now! SENTON BY BLACKHEART WITH LERAE ACROSS THE MIDDLE ROPE!! 1...2...NO!! Blackheart positions LeRae and goes up to the top. BLACKHEART TRIES A SENTON FROM THE TOP BUT LERAE GETS KNEES UP!! 1...2...NO!! Near fall for LeRae!! LeRae goes to the top but Blackheart cuts her off. LeRae escapes and GERMAN SUPLES BLACKHEART OFF THE SECOND ROPE!! 1...2...NO!! LeRae tries a Sharpshooter but Blackheart kicks her away. Blackheart hits a suplex with a bridge!! 1...2...NO!! BACK STABBER BY LERAE!! SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT BY LERAE!! 1...2...NO!! Blackheart gets a near fall off a roll up. Blackheart locks in a unique arm submission but LeRae makes it to the ropes. Blackheart catches charging LeRae with a kick. Blackheart goes to the top but LeRae cuts her off. Blackheart knocks LeRae off and JUMPS OFF WITH A METEORA! Blackheart goes to the top but LeRae rolls out of the ring. The ref is distracted with Blackheart and INDI HARTWELL GIVES LERAE BRASS KNUCKLES!! LERAE HITS BLACKHEART WITH THE KNUCKS AND WINS @ 15:39!! LeRae celebrates as she goes up the ramp.
Drake Maverick and Killian Dain were hanging out earlier today. Maverick tries to sell Dain on the tag team merchandise they could have. Dain doesn't seem to be happy about it.
Toni Storm is in action next!
Aaliyah and Robert Stone are here. He says there is lot of women's talent and they don't seem to want to join the Robert Stone Brand. Their loss will be someone else's gain.
Aliyah w/ Robert Stone vs. Toni Storm
Aliyah slaps Storm! Storm takes her down with a head butt and it's all Storm now. Near fall for Storm. Storm misses a charge and Aliyah gets some offense going beating down Storm in the corner. Neck breaker by Aliyah. Aliyah works a submission but Storm fights out. Storm fights back now. BIG GERMAN SUPLEX BY STORM!! Clothesline and a corner hip attack by Storm. STORM HITS STORM ZERO!! BALL GAME @ 2:30!! Squash for Storm but honestly I feel like Aliyah got more offense than she should of.
McKenzie Mitchell interviews William Regal. He's not happy about the Blackheart/LeRae ending but the official's decision is final. He will think of something to raise the stakes but hasn't decided yet. Regal makes Ripley vs. Gonzalez at NXT Halloween Havoc official. XIA LI AND BOA INTERRUPT! She claims she really needs a match next week. Regal will consider. She says it again and he again says he'll consider it.
Imperium vs. Drake Maverick & Killian Dain
Dain kills the music during their entrance haha. Aichner and Dain start the match. Dain over powers Aichner early and tags Maverick. They double team Aichner and Maverick wants a high five but Dain refuses. Aichner turns the tide and Imperium begins isolating Maverick. Barthel tags in and beats down Maverick. Quick tags by Imperium but Aichner runs into double boots by Maverick. Maverick makes it to the corner to tag Dain! Dain takes out both member of Imperium but it doesn't last. Spine buster by Aichner! Big kick by Barthel! Dain fights back and tags Maverick. Maverick takes it to Aichner! Maverick goes to the second rope while Barthel sends Dain into the steps outside. AICHNER CATCHES A JUMPING MAVERICK!! HUGE BRAIN BUSTER BY AICHNER!! IMPERIUM HITS THE IMPERIAL IMPLOSION ON MAVERICK TO FINISH HIM @ 3:51!! EVER-RISE COMES TO THE RING TO CONFRONT MAVERICK BUT DAIN TAKES THEM OUT TO SAVE MAVERICK! Dain tells Maverick "Nobody hits you but me!" Dain and Maverick leave together.
The main event is next!
NXT North American Championship Match
Damian Priest (champ) vs. Dexter Lumis
They lock up and it goes into the ropes where we get a clean break. Lock up again and Lumis gets a head lock. Priest shoots him into the ropes and takes Lumis down with a shoulder block with Lumis kips up. Both men go off the ropes a couple times and Priest takes down Lumis with an arm drag and works the arm. Lumis gets back to his feet and corners Priest. Priest sends Lumis to the opposite corner. PRIEST GRABS LUMIS AND WALKS OLD SCHOOL AND COMES OFF THE TOP ROP WITH A CROSS BODY!! Priest in control now. Lumis eats a back elbow. Lumis catches Priest and takes him down with a Lou Thesz press! They trade blows. Priest tries to go for Lumis' injured ankle and Lumis gets pissed and delivers punches but it doesn't last. Priest back in control. Back elbow in the corner by Priest and he follows with the Broken Arrow!! 1...2...NO!! We go to a split screen commercial.
During the break, they battle to the outside where Lumis sends Priest into the steps multiple times. Lumis breaks the count. Priest gains the upper hand on the outside. Back in the ring, Priest gets a near fall. Priest targets the ankle of Lumis. Lumis kicks Priest away sending him to the outside.
We're back and Priest comes back in the ring and eats a right hand from Lumis. Lumis hits a clothesline/bulldog combo. Lumis has Priest in the corner and rolls over to him but Priest catches him. Lumis fights back and hits a spine buster!! 1...2...NO!! Lumis goes for a uranage but Priest fights out. Big kick by Priest followed up by an elevated flatliner!! 1...2...NO!! PREIST LOCKS IN AN ANKLE LOCK!! Priest pulls Lumis away from the ropes and keeps it locked in!! Lumis rolls out. Another kick by Priest. Priest tries the Razor's Edge. Back suplex by Lumis! 1...2...NO!! Lumis goes to the top but misses a swanton! Big clothesline by Priest. Priest misses a kick. LUMIS HITS A URANAGE AND LOCKS IN SILENCE!! Priest makes it to the ropes. Priest rolls out of the ring where Lumis follows and sends him into the barricade. Lumis sends Priest into the ring. THE REF IS BUSY WITH PRIEST AND CAMERON GRIMES HITS A CAVE IN ON LUMIS ON THE APRON!! PRIEST PLANTS LUMIS WITH A CHOKE SLAM FOR THE WIN @ 12:09!! Priest doesn't realize Grimes got involved. PRIEST SEES GRIMES GET IN THE RING TO GO AFTER LUMIS AND PRIEST TAKES OUT GRIMES WITH A RECKONING!!
Priest tells the camera man to follow him. PRIEST GOES TO DO HIS SIGNATURE ARROW TAUNT WHEN JOHNNY GARGANO ATTACKS PRIEST WITH A CHAIR!!
William Regal comes out and announces that at NXT Halloween Havoc, Candice LeRae will face Io Shirai for the NXT Women's Championship and Johnny Gargano will face Damian Priest for the NXT North American Championship. Regal says the host, Shotzi Blackheart, will choose the stipulations. Shotzi Blackheart. SHOTZI BLACKHEART SAYS THE STIPULATIONS WILL DETERMINED BY SPINNING A WHEEL!! End Show.
NXT Tag Team Championship Match: Undisputed Era vs. Breezango (champs)
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