Dakota Kai def. Ember Moon
After fighting in the NXT Women’s Tag Team No. 1 Contender’s Match two weeks ago, Ember Moon and Dakota Kai were both ready for the opportunity to meet. Moon launched a furious attack on his rival, but Kai cursed one last thunderous kick to claim the victory. There was even more fireworks after the match as Xia Li stormed into the ring, posing a challenge for the NXT Women’s Champion, which Gonzalez apparently accepted.
Tyler Rust def. Bobby Fish
Bobby Fish quickly answered an open challenge and found out exactly what The Diamond Mine is all about. Fish brought the fight to Tyler Rust, but he mistakenly turned his attention to his former friend Roderick Strong, who allowed The Diamond Mine’s up-and-comer to dive in with a takeout to the knee and roll-up for the win. When the diamond mine swarmed fish after the fight, Kushida came to his aid and forced the rest of the herd to disperse.
Sarray def. Gigi Dolin
Gigi Dolin set a challenge, and Sarray emphatically responded to it in the ring with an impressive performance. Dolin fought hard to lift a win in her NXT singles debut, but the appearance of Mandy Rose cast a mysterious shadow over the match. Sarray gathered with a furious attack down the stretch to continue its meteoric rise.
Santos Escobar def. Dexter Lumis
Santos Escobar sat down for the NXT North American Championship and sat down to exhibit a display against Dexter Lumis. Lumis’ disturbing presence haunted Escobar as The Tortured Artist tried to drag Escobar to the depths of hell under the ring. When Lumis got steam, Wilde and Mendoza jumped into action to set up Escobar for the final Phantom Driver. As the victorious Legado del Fantasma moved up the ramp, Hit Row awaited, and a tense standoff ensued.
Duke Hudson def. Ikemen Jiro in an NXT Breakout Tournament Match in the First Round
Ikemen Jiro and Duke Hudson both wanted to make massive opening statements in the 2021 NXT Breakout Tournament. It was a clash of styles as Jiro’s high-flying approach seemed to topple the impressive strength of the towering Hudson. In the final moments, Hudson caught Jiro from the sky and threw him on the mat to beat his ticket to the next round of the NXT Breakout Tournament.
Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter defeated Aliyah & Jessi Kamea
Aliyah and Jessi Kamea were hoping to get The Robert Stone Brand back on track, but Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter may have shattered it. After Catanzaro & Carter teamed up to take Aliyah out to victory, an explosive exchange with Robert Stone resulted in Franky Monet rushing in to try and collect the pieces.
NXT Champion Karrion Kross def. Johnny Gargano
Samoa Joe was brought in as a special guest judge, but Karrion Kross intended to show Johnny Gargano and the NXT Universe running the show. As the NXT Champion continued to collide with Samoa Joe, Johnny Wrestling almost took the win with back-to-back DDTs. Kross narrowed down and unleashed rage on his challenger to extend his reign and end the crash with a wild forearm on the back of his head. Not content with just conquering Gargano, Kross attacked Samoa Joe from behind, used a guillotine grip and left no doubt about his dominance.