HEAVY MACHINERY VS. FORGOTTEN SONS
Cutler and Blake compete for the Forgotten Sons. The Sons do a great job on tagging in and out quickly and controlling Knight, until Knight hits a double cross body then tags in Dozovic. I think we’re gonna see the Caterpillar. There it is! But Dozovic gets dropped with a DDT, and the Sons retake control.
Blake gets Dozovic in a Triangle, but Dozovic picks him up one-handed then makes a hot tag to Knight. Knight hits a top rope flip onto Cutler for a two count. Cutler hits Knight with a Backstabber while Blake lands an elbow drop as Cutler elevates Knight, but Knight kicks out at two. Really cool sequence. Then the Sons hit a Superplex and big splash from the top rope for another two count. These are big dudes hitting some awesome high-flying moves.
After Knight takes out Cutler and Jaxson Ryker on the outside, Dozovic hits a pop-up front slam on Blake to get the win! That was a very surprising win, but I don’t think this feud is over.
Match Rating: Seven Gold Medals
Candice LeRae asks for a match with Nikki Cross, and we get to hear from Johnny!
Kairi Sane is invoking her rematch clause, and it’s happening at War Games. Two out of three falls match! Shayna has a huge cut on her forehead.
DAKOTA KAI VS. TAYNARA CONTI
Conti really impressed me in the Mae Young Classic, and I expect her to get a win here. Kai does an awesome no-look catch of Conti’s kick from behind. Conti gets rolling and starts to overwhelm Kai with her judo and Jiu Jitsu attacks. Conti’s problem is she gets too frustrated when she doesn’t win quickly, and the veteran Kai takes advantage. Kai takes out Conti with some big kicks, then hits a flip-over backstabber for the win. I guess wrong, I guess they’re not ready to start pushing Conti yet. But she’s definitely not far from a big push.
Match Rating: Seven Gold Medals
Bianca Belair interrupts Mia Yim’s interview, and hell yeah, make that match!
Keith Lee and Matt Riddle run into Kassius Ohno backstage. Ohno is less than thrilled to see William Regal’s “shiny new toys”.
Gargano says Black was in his way as he was trying to get to Ciampa. Johnny says he’s the good guy, he’s the hero. Johnny lives in a dark place, and is not afraid of the dark anymore. He’s starting to like it. He’s in the same spot where he left Black laying. That was awesome.
Promo Rating: Ten Jake Roberts
The Yim-Belair match is made for next week, and Regal also announces whoever wins a singles match next week, their team gets the advantage in the WarGames Match.
VELVETEEN DREAM VS. LARS SULLIVAN
The Dream has no fear of Lars Sullivan. But maybe he should, because Sullivan is destroying him. Dream is able to withstand the punishment and make a comeback with a HIGH dropkick on Sullivan. He tries to lift Sullivan onto his back, but he can’t do it, and Sullivan hits a power slam that looks like it’s the end, but Dream kicks out!
Sullivan goes up top but Dream hits a superkick, and oh no he’s trying for a superplex. No fucking way. Sullivan throws him off but misses a diving headbutt. Sullivan does not need to go up top, he just makes himself vulnerable. HOLY SHIT DREAM HITS THE DREAM VALLEY DRIVER! Ciampa comes out and Dream takes him out, but gets caught with the Freak Accident when he gets back in the ring. Sullivan wins.
Match Rating: Six Gold Medals
Ciampa attacks dream after the match, but Dream hits him with a kick and a twisting DDT onto the title! He’s about to hit his elbow drop, but all the NXT referees come down and protect him. Dream parts the black and white seas and hits the elbow anyway! He holds up the title and the crowd pops HARD! They WANT him as champion.
Booking Rating: Nine Dustys
Overall Show Rating: Seven Gold Medals