We see video highlighting what happened at last week’s NXT Takeover.
We see the usual intro, then the music of Titus O’Neil hits as he makes his way to the ring. Titus grabs a mic and says its a honor and a priveilge for all of the NXT Universe to be in the presence of me, Titus O’Neil, an actual WWE superstar. A few weeks ago, Sami Zayn, Tyler Breeze & Adrian Neville, they wanted to come on my show of RAW, so I figured I’d return the favor and come hang out and take some of y’all’s time. So, I’ll just sit here, I’ll hold this show up, I might even go to sleep out here. I had another announcement to make, from now on, this show will be called NXTitus.
Sami Zayn’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. “OLE” chant for Zayn by the crowd. Zayn has a mic and says and mocks Titus’s seal call. Zayn says he is so glad you’re here, because he is really filling a giant void that we need here in NXT, which is a giant buffoon that couldn’t win a match to save his life. Newsflash, while you’re busy getting beaten up by bunnies, we’re here in NXT stealing the show. “NXT” chants by the crowd.
Titus says how about he steals this show by giving you the beating of a lifetime?
NXT Champion Adrian Neville’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Neville has a mic and tells Zayn that with all due respect, if Titus O’Neil wants to come here, in fact, if anybody wants to come here to NXT and disrespect this place, well, its gonna be me that stands up to defend it.
Zayn says to Neville that wait, only Neville can defend NXT because you’re the NXT Champion?
The music of Tyson Kidd hits as he makes his way to the ring. Kidd has a mic and says to everyone to relax. Titus has a point, Neville & Zayn are losers. The difference is that Neville is the NXT Champion and Zayn, you’re not, FACT! Now Zayn, I understand that you’re a little disappointed in Neville and how he retained his NXT Title at Takeover and to be perfectly honest, so am I, I’m a little disappointed, so I feel your pain, I really do, FACT! Zayn, switch roles, put yourself in Neville’s shoes, pretend you’re the NXT Champion, wouldn’t you do whatever it takes to retain that title?
Zayn says he’s not mad at Neville for what he did at Takeover, he did what he had to do. I’m just saying from a moral standpoint, I don’t think I would have done the same thing.
Neville says to Zayn that is why he will never be the NXT Champion.
Titus says excuse me, friends, foes, whatever you might me, I could care less about either one of you losers, I’m here to make a statement and a statement I will make.
The music of William Regal hits as the NXT GM makes his way onto the rampway. Regal says to everyone that this is a fighting show, not a whining show. So, I suggest we somehow get to fighting. Now as GM, I think what would definitely be best for business for the NXT Universe is if they got to see all 4 of you men compete tonight. Titus, I like your initative and yes, you will get to make your statement tonight because you will be teaming with Tyson Kidd and you will be facing the team of Sami Zayn and the NXT Champion, Adrian Neville. That will be our main event. All 4 men stare each other down as Regal leaves.
We see video from last week’s NXT Takeover with the debut of Hideo Itami and his dealings with the former NXT Tag Champions, the Ascension.
Before the next match, we see highlights of the Charlotte vs. Bayley for the NXT Women’s Title from last week’s Takeover.
NXT Women’s Champion “The Dirtiest Diva in the Game” Charlotte vs. Emma
“Welcome back” chants by the crowd to Emma. Charlotte holds up the NXT Women’s Title belt in Emma’s face, but Emma smacks it down. Charlotte with a knee to the ribs and an elbow to the back of the head. Knee drop by Charlotte for a 1 count. Elbow to the chest by Charlotte, followed by locking in the Figure Four Headlock while flipping Emma over multiple times. Crowd wills on Emma. Emma bridges backward and pins Charlotte for a nearfall. Charlotte with a forearm, then chokes Emma in the ropes. Charlotte grabs a hold of Emma’s arm, but Emma gets free with a kick from underneath. Charlotte nails Emma from behind with a forearm to the back, then slams Emma’s head into the mat. Charlotte heads up for a moonsault, but Emma stops her. Charlotte kicks Emma off, but runs into a back elbow. Emma with a forearm, then avoids a corner charge and rolls up Charlotte for a nearfall. Emma with a series of knockdowns, then charges and hits the Emmamite Sandwich in the corner. Emma goes to the apron, but Charlotte grabs her. Emma then hits a Koppo Kick to Charlotte from the apron and heads up top. Crossbody by Emma for a nearfall. Charlotte comes back with a neckbreaker.
Natural Selection by Charlotte for the win.
Winner: NXT Women’s Champion “The Dirtiest Diva in the Game” Charlotte by pinfall (The Natural Selection)
Charlotte celebrates her win afterward.
Hideo Itami gets ready for his NXT debut, which is NEXT!!
Justin Gabriel vs. Hideo Itami
This is Itami’s NXT in-ring debut. Gabriel with a side headlock, then maintains control when Itami tries to Irish whip him. Gabriel with a shoulder tackle, then talks trash to Itami. Gabriel runs into a back elbow by Itami. Gabriel goes for a dropkick, but Itami with a one-legged dropkick while Gabriel was in mid-air, sending Gabriel to the outside. Itami with a head of steam, but Gabriel avoids him and sweeps out his legs, sending him crashing into the mat. Back in, Gabriel unloads with right hands to Itami from the mount. Butterfly by Gabriel for a nearfall. Seated double chickenwing applied by Gabriel, crowd wills on Itami. Itami gets to his feet, but Gabriel with a knee to the ribs and a back club. Itami blocks another Butterfly and hits a series of leg & chest kicks, followed by a spinning back kick. Series of forearms by Itami, followed by a discus forearm. Itami taunts Gabriel with Kawada Kicks to the head, then Gabriel misses a clothesline and Itami hits a Mafia Kick. Gabriel goes to the apron, then sends Itami onto the apron, but Itami with a chest kick that sends Gabriel over the ropes and back into the ring. Springboard dropkick by Itami, followed by a flying kick in the corner. Gabriel slumps down, then Itami charges and hits a hestitation dropkick in the corner.
Itami heads up top, double stomp to Gabriel for the win.
Winner: Hideo Itami by pinfall (Top Rope Double Stomp)
Crowd chants for Itami afterwards, but then the Ascension run out and attack Itami from behind. Itami takes down Viktor, but Konnor nails him from behind. Konnor lifts up Itami in a Full Nelson and slams him down face-first. Ascension then lay out Itami with the Fall of Man and stand tall.
“The Eco-Warrior” CJ Parker vs. “The Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin
Parker comes out with a sign that says “Earth Makeover.” Corbin throws Parker into the corner and hits a clothesline. Parker fights back with left hands, but Corbin catches him with a big right hand.
End of Days by Corbin for the win.
Winner: “The Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin by pinfall (The End of Days)
Corbin quickly leaves as the crowd chants “Thank you Baron” afterwards.
We see video from last week’s Takeover and what happened in the Hair vs. Hair match between Enzo Amore & Sylvester LeFort that led to Marcus Louis getting his head shaved.
We see video from after Takeover of Marcus Louis seeing himself in the mirror for the first very time after having his head shaved.
We then go to video from earlier today of the Jersey Boys at the WWE Performance Center. Cass asks Enzo what they are gonna do to LeFort. Enzo begins to say something, but then an attendant tells Enzo that his sister is here. Cass says that Enzo doesn’t have a sister, but in walks Carmella, the woman from the hair salon 2 weeks ago. Cass asks what Carmella is doing here and Carmella says that she got fired from the hair salon thanks to you both making one of my clients go bald. You guys ask for a favor and this is how you repay me? Carmella says she wants a job and wants to fight. Enzo asks if Carmella thinks she is tough and Carmella says she knows she is, she has 5 brothers and sisters that are tougher than the two of you. Enzo begins to make a joke, but then Carmella throws a medicine ball at him, knocking Enzo down. Carmella says she’s here to fight, I’ll be here tomorrow and you two will help me whether you like it or not. Carmella leaves as Cass checks on Enzo, who says not to post the video.
Main Event in a Tag Team Grudge Match: Tyson Kidd & “The Big Deal” Titus O’Neil vs. Sami Zayn & NXT Champion “The Man That Gravity Forgot” Adrian Neville
“OLE” chant for Zayn before the bell. Zayn & Kidd start, but then Neville tags himself in. Neville with a side headlock takeover. Neville goes up & over Kidd and hits a hiptoss for a 1 count. Neville goes back to the side headlock. Zayn in, hits a slam and a standing moonsault to Kidd for a nearfall. “Better than Neville” chants by the crowd. Neville in, slam to Kidd and a standing corkscrew moonsault for a nearfall. Zayn applauds Neville. Kidd sent off the turnbuckles multiple times by Neville. Another side headlock takeover by Neville on Kidd. Zayn blind tags in, Neville dropkicks Kidd to the outside. Neville with a head of steam, but puts on the brakes as Zayn wipes out Kidd with an Arabian Press!
Back from commercial as Titus works over Zayn. Titus with 2 backbreakers, then tosses aside Zayn like a ragdoll. Titus kicks at Zayn, Kidd tags in. Kidd chokes Zayn with his knee. Back elbow by Kidd for a nearfall. Chinlock applied by Kidd. Kidd switches to a front chancery and drops down multiple times to put more pressure on Zayn. Crowd wills on Zayn, but then Kidd sends Zayn into his corner. Titus in, uppercut knocks down Zayn. Titus paintbrushes Zayn and talks trash. Abdominal stretch applied by Titus along with shots to the exposed ribs of Zayn. Zayn fights back, but Titus with a back club and an elbow drop to the back of Zayn. Titus presses his foot against Zayn’s face. Kidd in, series of right hands to Zayn in the corner. Kidd places Zayn in the Tree of Woe and hits a series of knees to the ribs. Kidd then goes outside and pulls at Zayn’s head in the Tree of Woe. Kidd places Zayn’s head across the bottom rope, but Zayn avoids the slingshot legdrop. Kidd stops Zayn from making a tag, Titus tags in. Zayn fights back, but Titus with a series of headbutts to Zayn. Spinning slam by Titus, then drags Zayn back to his corner. Kidd in, snapmare and a Victim Kick to Zayn for a nearfall. Kidd locks back in the chinlock. Zayn gets free, but Kidd hits a spin kick. Titus in, leg drop to the back of Zayn’s head. Chest club by Titus in the corner, but runs into a back elbow. Zayn avoids a corner charge by Titus.
Neville & Kidd tag in. Neville with 2 flying forearms, 2 spinning back kicks, a front kick, a running forearm in the corner, a basement dropkick and a Standing Shooting Star, but Titus breaks up the pin. Zayn with a shot to Titus, sending him onto the apron. Neville heads up top, but Titus shoves him off, right into the awaiting knees of Kidd.
Kidd pins Neville for the win.
Winners: Tyson Kidd & “The Big Deal” Titus O’Neil by pinfall
Kidd & Titus celebrate their win afterwards, while Zayn & Neville argue about the loss as the show closes.