Editor’s note: Info from WWE.com was used in this report.
Finn Bálor and Adam Cole are on a collision course for the NXT Title after a dead heat conclusion to an unforgettable Iron Man Match. Elsewhere, Isaiah “Swerve” Scott & Breezango prevailed over Legado del Fantasma in a chaotic Six-Man Street Fight, Candice LeRae extended a suspect dinner invitation to Tegan Nox, Timothy Thatcher took down Bronson Reed thanks to Austin Theory, and more.
Isaiah “Swerve” Scott & Breezango def. Legado del Fantasma in a Six-Man Street Fight
Tempers boiled over and led to a chaotic encounter that saw the use of a table, a fire extinguisher and even a forklift. A week removed from losing the NXT Tag Team Titles to Breezango, Imperium’s Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner retaliated by getting involved in this bout. But they and Legado del Fantasma were taken out when Fandango and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott ascended a forklift, toppling their foes with a gravity-defying leap. Moments later, “Swerve” scored a major win when he planted Santos Escobar with the JML Driver before pinning the NXT Cruiserweight Champion.
Candice LeRae def. Kacy Catanzaro w/Kayden Carter
Candice LeRae picked up an impressive victory, defeating the ultra-athletic Kacy Catanzaro with a vicious surfboard stomp. Afterward, The Poison Pixie admitted that seeing Catanzaro’s bond with Kayden Carter caused her to reflect on her own tattered friendship with Tegan Nox, and she issued a dinner invite to her former friend. How sincere was LeRae? That remains to be seen.
Timothy Thatcher def. Bronson Reed
Timothy Thatcher and Bronson Reed both have their eyes on Damian Priest’s newly won North American Championship. Thanks to a sneak attack from Austin Theory, Thatcher moved one step closer to that title, as Theory’s interference helped Thatcher lock in an armbar for a submission victory over The Aus-zilla.
Adam Cole and Finn Bálor finished in a 2-2 draw in the 60-minute 4-Way Iron Man Match for the NXT Title
Finn Bálor took the initial advantage, scoring the bout’s first fall after hitting a Coup de Grace on Cole just before the match’s halfway point. As significant as getting on the board first was for The Prince, it also painted a giant target on his back for the three other competitors.
Johnny Gargano craftily swiped the second fall, stealing it away from Tommaso Ciampa by pinning Bálor after he was struck with Willow’s Bell and the Fairytale Ending. Moments later, Adam Cole created a three-way tie after planting Gargano with a Panama Sunrise.
In desperate straits as the only Superstar without a fall, Ciampa eventually got on the board after hitting the Fairytale Ending on Cole. The Blackheart later found himself in perhaps rougher shape than any of his opponents after Cole blasted the back of his left knee with a superkick.
Ciampa later rallied to hit a second-rope Air Raid Crash on Gargano, only to be met with a Coup de Grace from The Prince almost immediately after landing. With less than 20 seconds remaining, Finn pinned Ciampa to take the lead — until Cole blasted The Prince with the Last Shot out of nowhere and earned a second fall just as time expired.
As Cole and Bálor barked at one another after the bout, NXT General Manager William Regal joined the controversial scene, announcing that Cole and Bálor would face off next week on NXT Super Tuesday II to determine a definitive NXT Champion.