Capitol Wrestling Center
Announcers: Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph, & Beth Phoenix
Ring Announcer: Alicia Taylor
It was announced earlier today that there will be a #1 contenders tag team match on the preshow with the winners earning a NXT Tag Team Championship match. It'll be Drake Maverick and Killian Dain against Breezango.
Sam Roberts and Jimmy Smith are hosting the preshow again! They run down the card. Security is keeping Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly separated until their match tonight.
Samoa Joe had sit down conversations with both Finn Balor and Karrion Kross. Kross says Balor is the greatest NXT Champion of all time but it will be Kross walking out with the gold. Balor talks about having to vacant a championship and he thinks Kross is underestimating him. Balor promises to defeat Kross tonight.
McKenzie Mitchell interviews NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon. They plan to steal the show tonight. Mickie James joins the panel to talk about that match.
They break down Gargano/Reed and Escobar/Devlin.
Escobar vs. Devlin will kick off the main show but our tag match for the preshow is next!
NXT Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Match
Breezango vs. Killian Dain & Drake Maverick
Dain and Breeze start the match. Breezango are dressed like pirates. Dain throws Breeze's pirate hat to the mat. Dain throws Breeze and Fandango arrive before tagging Maverick who hits Fandango with a double axe. Fandango hits the ropes and sunset flips Maverick but can't bring him down. Maverick does Fandango's dance and Fandango isn't pleased. Dain tags back in and puts the pirate hat on. Fandango hits him with uppercuts to no effect. Dain tags Maverick and throws Maverick into Fandango. Maverick charges into a tilt-a-whirl back breaker that gives Fandango a near fall. Breeze tags in as they isolate Maverick in the corner. Snap suplex by Breeze for a near fall. Fandango tags back in and hits a delayed vertical suplex for another near fall. Breeze comes back in as they continue isolating Maverick. Breeze wears down Maverick with a chin lock before tagging Fandango back in who sends Maverick hard into the corner. Fandango front face suplexes Maverick across the top rope and Breeze tags in and gets a near fall. Maverick avoids a suplex and is finally able to tag Dain! Dain builds momentum with a running cross body. Dain with a uranage to Fandango! DAIN SLAMS THEM BOTH WITH A SAMOAN DROP AND FALL AWAY SLAM! Dain tags Maverick and they hit a double kick combo in the corner. Another tag but Maverick eats a super kick. DOUBLE SUPER KICKS TO DAIN!! 1...2...Maverick breaks it up. Fandango goes to the top but Dain sends Breeze into him. Maverick tags in and HITS A RANA FROM THE TOP TO FANDANGO. Maverick takes out Breeze. DAIN POWER BOMBS MAVERICK ONTO BREEZE AND MAVERICK PINS BREEZE FOR THE WIN! Solid tag match here but I preferred night one's preshow match over this one.
W: Killian Dain & Drake Maverick via pin @ 8:38 (***)
We see highlights of night 1. William Regal is interviewed. He's excited for night 2 and he's taking every precaution to keep Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly separated. Regal says Cole will not be getting fined for punching him.
The video package for Cole vs. O'Reilly is shown. It's freaking awesome! Samoa Joe also sat down with Kyle O'Reilly and Adam Cole to discuss their match. That ends the preshow.
We open the main card with Poppy!
NXT Cruiserweight Championship Unification Ladder Match
Santos Escobar (champ) vs. Jordan Devlin (champ)
This is the first ladder match ever in NXT for the cruiserweight championship. We have both championships hanging over the ring. Both men immediately slug it out to begin! Big elbow strike by Devlin floors Escobar and is followed up by an arm drag. Devlin goes for the Devlin Side but Escobar counters and gains control. They trade counters and Devlin plants Escobar with a slam and Escobar rolls out of the ring. SPRING BOARD MOONSAULT BY DEVLIN TO THE OUTSIDE!! Devlin hit his head hard on the announce table! Devlin throws Escobar back in the ring and introduces the first ladder in the match. Escobar tries a baseball slide but Devlin side steps him and hits Escobar with the ladder. Devlin tries to set up the ladder now and Escobar stops that and sends Devlin into the ladder before propping it up in the corner. ESCOBAR SENDS DEVLIN INTO THE LADDER IN THE CORNER and it sends Devlin all the way to the outside. Escobar hits running knees that sends Devlin into the barricade. Escobar grabs another ladder and props it up against the barricade and plexiglass. Uppercut by Devlin but Escobar remains in control. Escobar gets back in the ring and sets a ladder up under the championships. Devlin is back in and Escobar drop kicks the ladder into him! Escobar uses the ladder as a battering ram repeatedly to take out Devlin. Devlin falls in the corner and Escobar drop kicks the ladder into his gut. Escobar goes outside to get another ladder. No shortage tonight. Back in the ring, Escobar stomps Devlin before setting up a ladder in the center of the ring. Devlin gets back up and Escobar makes him pay. Escobar taunts and puts a ladder on the top turnbuckle. Escobar tries to send Devlin into the ladder on the turnbuckle but Devlin reverses and Escobar goes face first into the ladder! Escobar retaliates with a kick to the ribs that floors Devlin. Escobar sling shots Devlin into the ladder but Devlin lands on it and begins climbing! Escobar stops him but eats a DDT!! Escobar is able to hip toss Devlin out of the ring. ESCOBAR DIVES THROUGH THE ROPES SENDING DEVLIN INTO THE PROPPED UP LADDER!! Both men make it back into the ring and Escobar is still on the offensive. Devlin counters Escobar and back drops him on a ladder. Both men are on the knees trading right hands and eventually fight to their feet. Escobar hits a jumping knee that rocks Devlin. DEVLIN CATCHES A CHARGING ESCOBAR WITH A SPINNING SLAM!! CUTTER BUT DEVLIN!! Devlin sets up a ladder in the corner and climbs it. Escobar goes up the other side. They trade punches and Escobar gets knocked off. DEVLIN MOONSAULTS OFF THE TOP OF THE LADDER ONTO ESCOBAR!! We got a Wild E. Coyote camera for it! That was sweet! Devlin is alone in the ring now and sets up the ladder under the titles. HERE COMES LEGADO DEL FANTASMA!! THEY KNOCK DEVLIN OFF THE LADDER AND ATTACK HIM ON THE OUTSIDE!! Devlin gets sent into the steps at ringside. Escobar is up and approves! Escobar gets in the ring and sets up a ladder and begins to climb. DEVLIN IS BACK IN AND THROWS A LADDER AT ESCOBAR! Devlin sets up a ladder next to Escobar and climbs it. DEVLIN HITS ESCOBAR WITH A SPANISH FLY OFF THE LADDERS!! "Holy Shit" chants from the crowd! Devlin sets up a ladder and climbs. Devlin is close but Escobar is up to meet him now. Both guys are within arms reach. ESCOBAR HEAD BUTTS DEVLIN AND DEVLIN FALLS CRASHING THROUGH A LADDER!! ESOBAR RETRIEVES THE TITLES TO WIN IT!! These guys went all out and took it to each other. Some may complain it was a spot fest but it was fun! I wasn't crazy about the Legado interference.
W: Santos Escobar via retrieving both championships @ 18:08 (****)
Legado del Fantasma comes back to celebrate with Escobar on the ramp and Escobar's son is here to celebrate as well. Pretty cool.
We see Adam Cole and Kyle O'Reilly arriving (separately) earlier today with security.
Time for the women's tag title match. The ladder match will tough to follow.
McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with new NXT Tag Team Champions MSK. They are pumped about their name plates. They're asked about Killian Dain and Drake Maverick. They're looking forward to the challenge.
NXT Women's Tag Team Championship Match
The Way vs. Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon (champs)
The Way attacks as soon as the bell rings! Ember is sent out of the ring and The Way double teams Shotzi. Candice and Shotzi are officially starting. Candice with shoulders to the midsection of Shotzi in the corner. Indi tags in and sends Shotzi face first into Candice's knees before slamming her for near fall. Quick tags by The Way to isolate Shotzi. Candice goes up and over to get a near fall on Shotzi. Shotzi tries to fight back but Candice her right back down for a near fall before beginning to work on an arm. Shotzi fights to her feet but Candice brings her right back down. Indi tags back in and sends Shotzi to the apron. Knee strike by Indi and Candice tags in. She lays out Shotzi on the apron and gets another near fall. Shotzi desperately needs to tag. Shotzi hits a right hand to Candice and kicks her to the corner only for her to tag Indi. Indi prevents Shotzi from tagging. Candice comes back in but Shotzi hits her with an enziguri. EMBER TAGS IN! Clotheslines to Candice. She knocks Indi off the apron. Ember peppers Candice with jabs and gives a tribute to Road Dogg with a "suck it" and another right hand to take down Candice. Ember goes to the top turnbuckle but Indi distracts allowing Candice to take advantage. Shotzi stops a double team. They are all for battling in the corner and they all come tumbling down to the mat. Indi gets a near fall on Ember! Indi with stomps to Ember in the corner. Indi sends Ember into the ropes and then plants her with a spine buster type slam for a near fall. Candice complains to the ref before tagging in. The Way tries a double team but Ember avoids it and tags Shotzi. Shotzi takes out both members of The Way with a cross body. Shotzi dishes out suplexes and The Way goes to the outside. SHOTZI TAKES THEM BOTH OUT WITH A NASTY LOOKING SUICIDE DIVE! ROUGH LANDING!! EMBER FLIPS OFF THE TOP TAKING OUT THE WAY!! Shotzi and Ember hit Candice with a Dominator/clothesline type manuever! 1...2...NO!! Not sure what else to call it. Candice is back up and hits Shotzi with a super kick and knocks Ember off the apron. The Way with a double team to Shotzi! 1...2...Ember saves it. Ember delivers a knee to Candice. Shotzi takes out Indi. EMBER TAKES OUT BOTH CANDICE AND INDI WITH A DOUBLE ECLIPSE!! SHOTZI GOES TO THE TOP AND HITS A SENTON TO INDI TO WIN IT!! Good stuff here by all involved. A couple spots made me think someone may get hurt (mainly Shotzi).
W: Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon via pin @ 10:33 (***1/2)
NXT Champion Finn Balor is shown backstage getting ready as is Karrion Kross.
Reminder that NXT will be on Tuesdays starting next week!
Highlights are shown of Bronson Reed winning the gauntlet eliminator match last night.
Gable Steveson is watching in the crowd.
NXT North American Championship Match
Bronson Reed vs. Johnny Gargano (champ) w/ Austin Theory
Reed overpowers Gargano in the early going as Gargano tries to quicken the pace. Gargano comes off the ropes but Reed catches and slams him. Reed with a military press and then a fall away slam to Gargano. Reed takes Gargano to the corner and delivers shoulders to the gut. Reed lifts Gargano but Gargano elbows his way free. Gargano tries a sling shot spear from the apron but it doesn't take Reed off his feet! Reed continues to over power Gargano. Gargano hits a clothesline with no effect. Gargano tries a chop block and then another clothesline finally takes Reed down. Elbow strikes by Gargano and a kick sends Reed to the outside. Baseball slide by Gargano. Gargano tries a cross body to the outside but Reed catches him! Gargano escapes by raking his face and sends Reed ribs first into the corner of the announce table. Back in the ring, Gargano focuses on the midsection of Reed. Gargano mounts a punches Reed in the corner but Reed fights out of it. Gargano avoids Reed sitting on him and hits a splash from the middle rope. Reed powers out after a one count. Gargano tries to wear down with a Cobra Clutch type submission while kneeing him in the ribs. Reed goes down as Gargano keeps the hold on. Reed fights to his feet and Gargano gets on his back. Reed backs Gargano into the corner to break it. Gargano leaps off the middle rope and Reed catches and slams him! Reed builds momentum and splashes Gargano in the corner. CHOKE SLAM by Reed! Reed tries a suplex by Gargano tries to knee his way free. REED IS STILL ABLE TO DELIVER A FIREMAN'S CARRY SLAM! They battle back to a corner and go to the top turnbuckle. Reed tries to suplex Gargano from the apron back in but Gargano takes him out at the leg so he's sitting in the corner. BACK STABBER BY GARGANO!! Reed avoids a super kick and hits Gargano with a vertical suplex. Reed looks down at Gargano and thinks about going to the top. He doesn't as Gargano baits him in. Crucifix by Gargano gets a near fall. GARGANO WITH A POSION RANA!! GARGANO FLOATS OVER AND LOCKS IN THE GARGANO ESCAPE!! Reed makes it to the ropes. Reed rolls to the outside. Reed blocks the One Final Beat DDT. REED RAZOR'S EDGES GARGANO FROM THE RAMP BACK INTO THE RING!! Reed goes to the top but misses the Tsunami Splash!! SUPER KICK BY GARGANO!! 1...2...NO!! Gargano measures him but Reed blocks another super kick. Head butt and a short arm clothesline by Reed. Reed goes back to the top but Theory distracts him! Gargano is able to rack Reed on the top. Right hands by Gargano and he goes to the top with Reed. Gargano looks for a rana but it gets botched. I think Reed was suppose to block and power bomb him because Reed delivers a power bomb after! 1...2...Theory puts Gargano's foot on the ropes! REED GOES AFTER THEORY!! Reed throws Theory into Gargano on the outside. REED WITH A SUICIDE DIVE BUT GARGANO MOVES AND HE TAKES OUT THEORY! Gargano looks for the One Final Beat DDT but Reed counters with a reverse piledriver! 1...2...NO!! Reed tries a power bomb but Gargano counters with a rana that sends Reed into the ropes. TWO SUPER KICKS BY GARGANO BUT REED HITS A SUPER KICK OF HIS OWN!! REED GOES TO THE TOP FOR A MOONSAULT BUT MISSES!! GARGANO HITS THE ONE FINAL BEAT DDT!! GARGANO WITH ANOTHER ONE FINAL BEAT DDT AND IT'S OVER!! Reed surprised me here and Gargano was Gargano. A couple small botches lowers this just a little.
W: Johnny Gargano via pin @ 16:23 (***3/4)
Gargano and Theory celebrate.
Kyle O'Reilly and Adam Cole are backstage getting ready.
The video package for Finn Balor vs. Karrion Kross is shown. It's next! Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan, and Danny Burch are ringside.
NXT Championship Match
Karrion Kross w/ Scarlett vs. Finn Balor (champ)
They stand face to face to begin before locking up. Kross sends Balor to the mat but Balor gets right back up. They trade exchanges with neither man getting the upper hand yet. Side head lock by Balor but Kross shoots him into the ropes and drops Balor with a shoulder block. Kick by Balor and Kross laughs it off. Another strike by Balor and it pisses Kross off. Kross launches Balor across the ring. Balor smiles and SLAPS KROSS!! Kross takes Balor to the corner and delivers repeated shoulders to the gut. They go to the opposite corner and more of the same. Back to the other corner but Balor side steps Kross and Kross goes shoulder first into the ring post. Balor focuses on the left arm/shoulder of Kross now. Balor attempts to tie up Kross to keep pressure on the shoulder. Kross powers his way up and backs Balor into the corner. Clotheslines by Kross in the corner. Suplex by Kross. Kross hands Balor in the tree of woe and hits him with kicks to the midsection followed by a running knee. Balor goes for a submission and locks in an arm bar!! Kross is able to roll through and lift Balor but Balor recounters with an arm breaker to hyperextend the elbow. Hammer lock by Balor down and hits Kross in the back with knees. Balor continues to work on the left arm in the corner. A chop and spin kick by Balor. Kross falls to the mat. The ref checks on him. Not sure but he may have gotten hurt somewhere or just good selling. Balor goes back on the attack and focuses on the midsection. Kross is able to hit a charging Balor with a kick. Kross lifts Balor and drives him into the turnbuckle but Balor slides off his back and delivers an elbow across the neck and face. Kross grabs the ankle of Balor and flips him over. Kross with a belly to belly suplex and rolls over and hits another. Kross hits Balor with a power bomb!! 1...2...NO!! Kross does Balor's finger point taunt. Balor blocks a Doomsday Saito and takes down Kross. Double stomp by Balor and a kick to the chest. Balor with an abdominal stretch now. Kross is able to hip toss Balor to escape. KROSS CHARGES INTO A SLING BLADE!! Balor goes for the John Woo drop kick but Kross hits him with a clothesline. DOOMSDAY SAITO SUPLEX BY KROSS!! Kross sets up for the forearm but BALOR WITH A PELE KICK!! JOHN WOO KICK AND ANOTHER ONE SENDS KROSS TO THE CORNER!! BALOR GOES TO THE TOP AND HITS THE COUPE DE GRACE!!! 1...2...NO!! Kross transitions into a submission!! Balor rolls through and hits another double stomp!! Balor with another kick to the ribs. Abdominal stretch like submission again by Balor. Kross is able to break it and reigns down right hands to Balor!! Balor appears to be close to out!! Kross hits Balor with a German!! DOOMSDAY SAITO SUPLEX BY KROSS!! KROSS HITS A FOREARM TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF BALOR!! ANOTHER FOREARM TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND KROSS WINS!! Best Kross match I've seen yet and props to Balor for selling for like a crazy man. Not sure who can challenge Kross from here though.
W: Karrion Kross via pin @ 17:06 (****)
Kross and Scarlett celebrate.
A vignette for the dog airs. See you this Tuesday...Frankie.
McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with Santos Escobar who puts over his win against Devlin.
New NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez is shown in the crowd.
The video package for Cole vs. O'Reilly is shown.
Kyle O'Reilly vs. Adam Cole
New theme music for both men. They stare at each other from opposite corners for a minute and then bull rush in to start the brawl. O'Reilly gets the upper hand with a kick but runs into a pump kick. O'Reilly low bridges Cole sending him to the outside. Cross body over the top by O'Reilly. O'Reilly goes for an arm bar but Cole escapes and sends O'Reilly into the barricade and then into the barricade on the opposite side. O'Reilly takes Cole down on the floor and pounds on him. O'Reilly sling shots Cole into the barricade and then sends him into it again. O'Reilly gets a chair and sits Cole in it. O'Reilly with kicks to the chest of the seated Cole. Cole blocks one and attempts a piledriver on the floor but O'Reilly back drops him. They go back into the ring. O'Reilly locks in a guillotine in the corner. O'Reilly positions himself on the second rope but Cole pushes O'Reilly and he falls out to the floor. Hard landing for O'Reilly. Cole follows him out and sends O'Reilly into the barricade again. Cole puts more chairs into the ring. Cole uses a chair with the Undisputed Era logo on it to beat down O'Reilly before sending O'Reilly face first into the ringside scaffolding. Back in the ring, Cole drives a chair into the back of O'Reilly's neck. The pace is slow for the moment as Cole sends O'Reilly hard into the corner. Cole neck breakers O'Reilly on the UE chair. O'Reilly gets sent into the corner sternum first Bret Hart style. Cole focuses on the neck. O'Reilly rolls through and tries to target the arm of Cole but Cole counters with a fireman's carry and drops O'Reilly neck first over his knee! Trash talk by Cole now. O'Reilly is getting pissed off. Cole goes off the ropes but O'Reilly with a knee strike. Pump kick by Cole and O'Reilly answers that! Knee strikes by O'Reilly and kicks take down Cole. O'Reilly sets up a chair in the middle of the ring. Forearm by O'Reilly and he takes down Cole. O'Reilly looks for a possible knee bar or heel hook but Cole rolls to the outside. COLE HAS A SEAT IN THE CHAIR OUTSIDE AND O'REILLY LEAPS FROM THE APRON TO STOMP COLE OUT OF THE CHAIR!! O'Reilly throws Cole back into the ring. Cole grabs a chair but O'Reilly hits a kick to stop that. O'Reilly punches the chair into Cole's face! Near fall for O'Reilly. O'Reilly goes to the outside to get a chain from under the ring. It's a long one. Cole hits O'Reilly with a neck breaker from the second rope onto the chain!! 1...2...NO!! They fight over the chain and trade blows. O'Reilly drops Cole with a forearm. O'Reilly uses the chain to kick Cole but Cole counters and LOCKS IN A FIGURE FOUR ON O'REILLY WITH THE CHAIN!! O'Reilly is able to roll through. Both men are back up and O'Reilly gets the better end of this series of strikes. O'Reilly comes off the ropes but Cole uses the chain to clothesline O'Reilly!! Damn. BACK STABBER BY COLE USING THE CHAIN!!! 1...2...NO!! Cole sets up a chair in a corner and another one facing the opposite way next to it. Cole picks up O'Reilly but O'Reilly escapes. Cole hits O'Reilly with a German!! O'Reilly falls sitting in the chair. SHINING WIZARD BY COLE!! 1...2...NO!! Cole goes to the outside to set up the steps and drags O'Reilly to the outside. Cole goes for the brain buster on the steps but O'Reilly counters into a guillotine!! O'Reilly with a knee strike. O'Reilly thinks about brain bustering Cole on the steps but doesn't. That gives Cole time to send O'Reilly into the barricade but O'Reilly comes right back. O'Reilly clears the announce table and puts Cole on it. They trade right hands on the table with Cole getting the better of it. O'REILLY SUPLEXES COLE ONTO THE TABLE BUT IT DOESN'T BREAK! Cole crawls over to the technical area. O'REILLY FOLLOWS AND COLE BLASTS HIM WITH A TV MONITOR!! Cole throws O'Reilly back in the ring. Cole grabs a toolbox from under the ring ad dumps it out in the ring. Cole grabs some pliers and tries to drive them into O'Reilly's face but O'Reilly blocks. Cole hits O'Reilly in the side of the face. Cole grabs a tire iron but O'Reilly takes it. Enziguri by Cole and a clothesline by O'Reilly. Brain buster by O'Reilly for a near fall. O'REILLY WRAPS THE CHAIN AROUND COLE'S ARM AND LOCKS IN AN ARM BAR!! O'REILLY TRANSITIONS TO A TRAINGLE WITH THE CHIAN!! COLE HITS O'REILLY IN THE RIBS WITH THE TIRE IRON TO ESCAPE!! "Fight forever" chants from the crowd. Both men set up chairs and sit in them facing each other. Cole talks trash and O'Reilly hits a kick. They trade strikes now. O'Reilly gets the better of it until COLE LOW BLOWS HIM!! SUPER KICK BY COLE!! 1...2...NO!! COLE PUTS A O'REILLY'S NECK IN A CHAIR PILLMAN STYLE!! Cole grabs another chair and the ref tries to stop him. COLE PUNCHES THE REF!! Cole goes to the corner and HITS PANAMA SUNRISE!! COLE MAKES THE CORNER BUT THERE'S NO REF!! Cole calls the ref stupid and tells him he has one job haha. Meanwhile, O'Reilly rolls out to the ramp. Cole follows with a chair and throws it at O'Reilly's face!! They fight off the ramp and Cole sends the back of O'Reilly's head into the barricade repeatedly. O'Reilly fights back and locks in a guillotine but Cole sends him into the barricade again to break the hold. The barricade bent on that one. They fight back to the ramp. O'REILLY LOCKS IN THE GUILLOTINE AGAIN BUT COLE DRIVES O'REILLY THROUGH THE STEEL RAMP!! Cole crawls out of the hole. No idea where O'Reilly is. Cole kicks a hole in the side of the stage and pulls O'Reilly out of it. O'Reilly crawls back to the ring and the ref is back up. Cole gets in the ring as O'Reilly falls back out of the ring. They're back over by the steps again. COLE BRAIN BUSTERS O'REILLY ON THE STEPS!! Cole throws O'Reilly back in the ring. 1...2...NO!! Cole sets up for the Last Shot but O'Reilly falls to the mat. O'Reilly ducks the Last Shot and tries a knee bar. COLE FIGHTS IT!! O'REILLY LOCKS IT IN DEEP!! COLE PUNCHES O'REILLY IN THE FACE WITH THE CHAIN!! Cole goes to the second rope and a Panama Sunrise but O'Reilly catches him and drops Cole's neck across his knee! O'REILLY HITS COLE WITH THE LAST SHOT!! 1...2...NO!! O'Reilly puts the chain on the top turnbuckle and puts a chair around Cole's ankle Pillman style. O'Reilly goes to the top but COLE HITS HIM IN THE BACK WITH THE CHAIR!! Cole sets up a chair with the legs up! Cole goes to the top with O'Reilly but O'REILLY HITS HIM WITH A LOW BLOW! O'REILLY WRAPS THE CHAIN AROUND HIS KNEE AND AND HITS COLE WITH A KNEE DROP FROM THE TOP ON THE INVERTERD CHAIR!! COVER AND O'REILLY WINS!! This was the brawl they needed to have. Don't get me wrong, it was great but I feel it could of been better with some time taken off.
W: Kyle O'Reilly via pin @ 40:34 (****1/4)
O'Reilly watches from the ramp as medical staff puts Cole on a stretcher in the ring.
Overall Rating: 9/10
I was wondering if they would top last night and they did it in my opinion. I really liked opening up with the ladder match. Both men delivered there and gave us some crazy spots. The ladies gave us a good tag that was a change of pace from the opener. Gargano did his best to make Reed look great and I admit to being impressed with what Reed did. He's just still not quite to that level. Balor gives Kross the best match that I've seen from him. From a bias point of view, I wanted Balor to retain and Kross to move to Raw or Smackdown. However, it appears Kross will be holding the gold for a while now as I'm not sure who poses a threat at the moment. The main event was what it needed to be. They played up the brutality of the feud. My only small complaint would be to cut a little time off. Overall though, they had an amazing match.
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