Editor’s Note: Info from WWE.com was used in this report.
Keith Lee overcame a tough test in Damian Priest to retain the NXT North American Title. Elsewhere, NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair took down Mia Yim and stood toe-to-toe with Io Shirai before they face off next week, and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott and Drake Maverick picked up wins in Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament action.
Isaiah “Swerve” Scott def. El Hijo del Fantasma in an Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament Group B Match
“Swerve” improved his tournament record to 1-1 in crafty fashion, dealing El Hijo del Fantasma his first loss by pinning him with a crucifix roll-up after an exciting back-and-forth encounter.
Candice LeRae def. Kacy Catanzaro
“The Poison Pixie” has a new attitude, and it already appears to be paying dividends in the ring. Accompanied by husband Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae knocked off Kacy Catanzaro in vicious fashion, putting her away with the “Wicked Stepsister” — a surfboard face smash.
Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel of Imperium attacked NXT Tag Team Champions Matt Riddle & Timothy Thatcher
Already demonstrating instant in-ring chemistry in their first title defense, Matt Riddle & Timothy Thatcher showed they were also on the same page out of the ring during “The Newly-Bro Show.” But the fun came to an end when Imperium’s Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel sent them a devastating message.
NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair def. Mia Yim
Charlotte Flair looked comfortable in her first match since reclaiming her throne on the black-and-gold brand, forcing Mia Yim to submit with the Figure-Eight Leg Lock. The Queen wasn’t able to soak in her victory for long, though, as Io Shirai immediately confronted her ahead of their title showdown next week.
Dexter Lumis def. Shane Thorne
The NXT Universe still knows very little about Dexter Lumis, but they’ve definitely learned he’s a force to be reckoned with in the ring. He knocked off another opponent this week, making quick work of Shane Thorne with a modified Uranage before transitioning directly into the Anaconda Vice.
Drake Maverick def. Tony Nese in an Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament Group A Match
Despite being disrespected and underestimated by Tony Nese, Drake Maverick dug deep to keep his hopes alive, improving his tournament record to 1-1 after a massive avalanche bulldog.
NXT North American Champion Keith Lee def. Damian Priest
Overcoming a bruised larynx suffered last week at the hands of Damian Priest, Keith Lee overcame The Archer of Infamy in perhaps his gutsiest performance yet. The Limitless Superstar thwarted Priest’s attempt to once again use his nightstick, pinning him after a pair of huge Spirit Bombs.