May 25 • David

Back from the break and we get a plug for WWE’s return to touring in July. We see video from earlier today with Finn Balor arriving to the venue. The announcers hype tonight’s main event.

We see Finn Balor warming up backstage. Back to commercial.

NXT Title Match: Finn Balor vs. Karrion Kross

We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event as Finn Balor comes out to a pop. Barrett calls this the biggest rematch NXT has ever seen. Out next comes NXT Champion Karrion Kross with Scarlett. Balor stares from the top turnbuckle as Kross and Scarlett do their entrance. Kross and Balor meet in the middle of the ring for formal ring introductions from Taylor.

The bell hits and they size each other up. Balor with kick attempts. Balor with a headlock to start. Kross levels Balor with a shoulder block. Balor with a strike but Kross drives a big knee to the gut. Balor comes right back at it after Kross tries to toss him trough the ropes. Balor dropkicks the leg and looks to keep control, frustrating Kross. Kross regroups with Scarlett at ringside as we go to a picture-in-picture commercial.

Back from the break and Balor has Kross down, working on his arm. Kross fight up and slams Balor in the middle of the ring. Kross send Balor into the corner head-first to the turnbuckle. Kross keeps control and nails a running clothesline in the corner, a back elbow, then a short clothesline in the corner to drop Balor as Scarlett cheers him on. Kross launches Balor over his head. Kross smiles as he stalks Balor, keeping him down and stomping again. Kross grounds Balor with another hold. Balor breaks free but Kross decks him and clubs him to the mat. Balor ducks a clothesline and applies the abdominal stretch, forcing Kross to scream out.

Balor unloads and focuses on the lower back for a quick pin attempt. Balor attacks in the corner and works Kross over with more forearms. Kross turns it right around and delivers shoulder thrusts in the corner as the referee warns him. Kross turns Balor around and delivers shoulder thrusts to the lower back. Kross levels Balor, sending him face-first into the turnbuckles and Balor goes down now. Kross launches Balor across the ring with ease, from one corner to the other. Kross with a big German suplex to launch Balor across the ring. Balor counters a slam attempt and takes Kross down to the mat into a Crossface submission. Kross resists and Balor delivers kicks.

Balor rolls through with a double stomp to the chest. Balor keeps control from corner to corner now. Balor chops away and delivers thrusts in the corner as the referee warns him, allowing Kross to deck him and turn it right back around. Kross tosses Balor to the floor. Balor turns it around on the outside, trapping Kross in the ring apron cover and unloading on him. Kross gets free but Balor nails a running punt kick from the apron. Balor is down on the apron looking up while Kross is down on the outside. We go to commercial.

Kross continues to dominate throughout the break after some offense by Balor. Kross with a suplex in the middle of the ring. Balor fights back in the middle of the ring and nails a suplex but Kross comes back with a bridge of his own for 2. They trade counters and Balor nails the basement dropkick. Back from the break and Balor is getting up first as fans rally. They trade rights and lefts now. Kross scoops Balor and rams him into the turnbuckles, then across the ring into the other turnbuckles, then a running powerslam in the middle of the ring. Balor kicks out at 2.

Balor rocks Kross as he tries to recover. Balor keeps fighting. More back and forth. Balor with a Slingblade but Kross kicks out at 1. Balor drops Kross and nails another double stomp but Kross pulls him into a Straitjacket submission in the middle of the ring. The referee checks on Balor but he finally gets to the bottom rope to break the hold. Balor is down and out as Kross sits up.

Kross tosses Balor out of the ring. Kross follows and slams the back of Balor’s head into the Plexiglas barrier several times. Kross lifts Balor into the powerbomb position, then drives him into the Plexiglas with another power move. Kross brings Balor back in before the 10 count. Balor turns a powerbomb attempt into a big DDT in the middle of the ring. Balor with a Slingblade. Balor clotheslines Kross over the top rope to the floor. Balor runs and leaps out, taking Kross down at ringside for a big pop. Kross gets right up and the crowd is shocked. Kross grabs Balor from behind and drives him down on top of the announce table.

Fans chant “this is awesome!” now as the referee keeps counting. Kross rolls Balor back in at the 8 count. Kross enters but Balor meets him with offense. Balor drops Kross and delivers another double stomp as fans try to rally for him. Kross gets up but Balor nails the running dropkick into the corner. Balor goes to the top for Coup de Grace but Kross rolls out of the way. Balor lands hard on his feet. Kross rams Balor into the turnbuckles, then nails another German suplex. Kross yells out as some fans boo.

Kross picks Balor up and delivers a stiff Doomsday Saito suplex. Kross gets back up and stands tall for a few more boos. Kross waits for Balor to get up. Kross charges with the forearm strike but Balor takes him down for a quick pin attempt. Balor with the abdominal stretch to bring Kross to the mat. Kross powers out on the mat, mounting Balor’s back and beating on the back of his head with strikes. Balor turns it over and delivers forearms to the back of Kross’ head now. They break and the referee checks on them. Fans rally for Balor. Kross sits up and Scarlett talks to him. Balor grabs Kross from behind and drops back with a Sleeper hold applied. Balor drives heel kicks into Kross while keeping the Sleeper locked in on the mat.

Balor turns it into a Triangle in the middle of the ring now. Kross starts fading out but now he’s powering up to his feet. Kross powers up and drops Balor with a big powerbomb in the middle of the ring. Balor and Kross get up at the same time but Kross nails a clothesline. Kross with a big strike in the corner, then a forearm to the back of the head. Kross drops Balor and stomps away as the referee warns him now. Kross applies the choke from behind and Balor starts to fade. The referee calls the match.

Winner: Karrion Kross

After the match, Kross stands tall and Scarlett joins him in the ring as the music hits. We go to replays. Kross and Scarlett pose with the title in the middle of ring, hovering over Balor. Balor finally wakes up and starts to recover as Kross and Scarlett look on. NXT goes off the air.

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May 4 • David

We see footage of Finn Balor arriving to the building earlier today. Back to commercial.

We go back to the ring and out comes NXT Champion Karrion Kross with Scarlett. They do their unique entrance and Kross ends it by pounding on his chest as the crowd responds with a mixed reaction.

Kross says he made it crystal clear three weeks ago – all you have to do is step up and roll the dice. Instead he was met with people saying they’re not afraid of him. Well Kross isn’t afraid of them either. Now that we’ve established that, what are we waiting for? Kross says let’s give the people what they want, a fight. That’s how this works, he’s the NXT Champion and doesn’t have to go prove himself to anyone, they have to come to him. Kross says he’s going to dive bomb Austin Theory on his head next week, and leave him face-down unconscious and for anybody else that’s still… the music interrupts and out comes Kyle O’Reilly.

O’Reilly takes a mic and says he gets it, he gets why Kross thinks everyone should be afraid. Sheer dominance, right? O’Reilly says he’s sensing a little hostility so he’s going to make this clear. He came out here to tell Kross to his face that he’s not afraid, and with all due respect, Kross is the NXT Champion so this is the match O’Reilly wants. O’Reilly says something tells him this is the match Kross wants also, so let’s give the WWE Universe… the music interrupts and out comes Pete Dunne to boos.

Dunne doesn’t care who wants to see this match and he doesn’t care about the new Kyle O’Reilly, and he doesn’t care that Kross stands here as NXT Champion because the truth is Dunne is the baddest man in NXT. He challenges Kross and O’Reilly to try and prove him wrong. Dunne throws the mic down and stares at them but the music interrupts and out comes Finn Balor making his return.

Balor says he’s been there and done that on Dunne and O’Reilly, twice for O’Reilly. Balor addresses Kross and says once he’s done with Theory… Balor stops speaking and quickly decks him. Kross eats it and levels Balor with a forearm. Dunne decks O’Reilly and then ends up attacking Kross from behind but Kross dumps him over the top rope. Balor fights Kross but Kross fights him off. Kross fights O’Reilly off next. Balor with the running dropkick to Kross in the corner, sending him into O’Reilly. Kross and Balor continue brawling as security takes O’Reilly away.

Security tries to go in the ring but Balor and Kross fight them off as well. Kross levels one guard with a Doomsday Saito suplex. Security backs Balor up the ramp, telling him he has to go to the back. Kross raises the NXT Title in the ring as Balor stares him down. Theory and NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano attack Kross from behind but he fights them off. Kross launches Theory with a Doomsday but Gargano then superkicks him. Kross grabs Gargano by his throat but Theory makes the save. Kross takes a double superkick next as fans boo. Gargano charges with a belt shot to the face of Kross now as the boos get louder. Gargano and Theory make their exits as we go to commercial.

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February 14 • David

We see Pete Dunne and Finn Balor preparing for tonight’s main event in the back.

NXT Title Match: Pete Dunne vs. Finn Balor

We go to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first comes Pete Dunne. The dramatic music starts up as we see NXT Champion Finn Balor approaching the steps of the stage in the back. Balor’s entrance music starts up as he makes his way to the ring to a pop. We get formal ring introductions from Taylor as they face off in the middle of the ring.

The bell rings and they stare each other down. Fans chant “NXT!” and they go at it. They lock up and break. They size each other up and tangle again. They go to the mat and trade holds. They break and get back up, staring each other down. Balor grabs the arm and takes Dunne down by it. Dunne with an arm drag but Balor keeps him down by the arm now. Dunne turns it around but Balor slams him to the mat to break free. Balor grounds Dunne by his arm again.

Balor twists the arm up and keeps control. Dunne with a Monkey Flip but Balor keeps his arm tied up. More back and forth on the mat but Balor keeps the upperhand with the arm. Dunne turns it around but Balor quickly gets away. They lock up as fans chant for Finn. The champ takes the challenger down with a headlock as the referee checks on them. They run the ropes and Balor drops Dunne with a shoulder. Balor takes Dunne right back down with a headlock.

Balor with another takedown as they tangle again. Dunne ends up with a leg scissors on the mat, keeping Balor down. Balor breaks free and they both get up for a stalemate as fans chant “NXT!” now. Balor smirks at Dunne. They lock up again and Dunne takes it to the ropes. The referee counts but Dunne rams Balor with shoulders against the ropes. Balor takes him to the corner but Dunne takes control and starts bending the fingers back. Dunne bends the fingers and wrist again but Balor breaks it.

Balor looks for a submission but Dunne counters. Balor ends up on top of Dunne on the mat now, tying his arm up. They tangle on the mat some more and Balor tries to avoid an arm bar attempt. Dunne gets the upperhand on the mat, bending Balor’s hand back again as fans boo. Dunne snaps the arm and hand back as the boos get louder. Balor screams out in pain. Balor rolls free and retreats to the corner in pain as Dunne stares him down. Dunne goes for the arm again and they end up on the mat. Dunne grounds Balor and starts bending the fingers back. Balor keeps bending but Balor tries to break free. Fans rally for Balor but Dunne grounds him with a boot to the neck and an elbow to the ribs. Dunne bends the hand back once again, then jumps and stomps the ribs.

Fans boo Dunne as Balor clutches his ribs in pain. Dunne grabs Balor but Balor stomps his toes. Balor with a drop toe hold into a leg submission as fans cheer him on. More back and forth now. Balor goes for the single-leg Crab but they end up back on the mat. Dunne with a headbutt and a forearm across the jaw to get the upperhand, going into a front face-lock. They get back to their feet and Dunne goes for a Guillotine. Dunne goes for a twisting suplex and drops Balor on his head but it looks as if Dunne’s knee also goes out. Balor kicks out at 2. They trade strikes now. Dunne chops Balor into the corner. Balor with a big stomp to the back of the knee as it’s trapped in the corner.

Balor takes Dunne back down but Dunne goes for the arm bar. Dunne takes Balor back down by the arm and gets a 2 count. Dunne with a big enziguri. Balor comes right back and levels Dunne with a clothesline for a close 2 count. Balor stomps Dunne while he’s down. Balor drops a knee to the back of the neck as fans cheer him on. Balor with big strikes to the back of the knee now. He grounds Dunne from behind and beats on him with forearms. Balor with a STF in the middle of the ring now, causing Dunne to start fading out.

Dunne is fading but he manages to get Balor off him by driving Balor’s fingers into the mat. Balor chops Dunne into the corner. Balor chokes Dunne as the referee warns him and counts to 5. Balor with another big chop to drop Dunne in the corner. Balor sends Dunne into the opposite corner and keeps control. Dunne takes a chop but fights out of the corner with chops of his own. Balor takes the knee out a few ties and goes for 1916 but Dunne counters. Dunne keeps fighting and stomps away while Balor is down. Dunne with a shot to the jaw and a sitdown powerbomb for a close 2 count. Fans chant “this is awesome!” now.

Dunne with a big jumping stomp, then a snap German suplex. Dunne keeps control and stomps the fingers. Balor comes back and nails a Backstabber in the middle of the ring. Balor drops Dunne again and then dropkicks him into the corner as the crowd continues to cheer him on. Balor goes to the top for a Coup de Grace but Dunne counters on the way down and catches him in a submission. Dunne pounds on Balor while trapping him on the mat. Balor is almost at the bottom rope but Dunne pulls him away and continues grounding him, this time in the middle of the ring. Balor manages to get his feet on the bottom rope and the hold is broken.

Dunne points to how Balor is knocked out, despite the foot on the rope, and the referee checks on Balor but apparently he’s awake, but barely. Dunne charges with a huge kick while Balor is down, right after the referee says he’s still in it. Balor counters and goes for the 1916 but that is blocked. Dunne goes for the fingers again but Balor takes him down in another hold. Dunne breaks free and snaps the fingers as Balor screams out and fans boo. Dunne grabs the fingers and holds them but Balor fights him with his good hand. Balor stomps while Dunne still has his hand. They continue to tangle and this leads to Dunne nailing a Bitter End for a very close 2 count. Dunne can’t believe it.

A shocked Dunne sits up against the bottom rope. Fans chant “this is awesome!” again. Dunne nails a double stomp to both hands, and another while the boos get louder. Dunne rocks Balor and goes for a powerbomb but Balor turns it into a big DDT. Balor charges but runs into a kick to the jaw. Dunne keeps control but Balor blocks a Bitter End. Balor turns that into the reverse 1916 for a close 2 count as Dunne somehow kicks out, still clinging to Balor’s fingers.

Balor tries to pull his hand away from Dunne. Balor kicks his injured angle but Dunne snaps the fingers back again. Balor with a double stomp to the back to keep Dunne down. Balor has Dunne on his knees. He gets his hand free but has also pulled Dunne’s mouth guard out. Balor backs up, points his guns at Dunne, and then hits the double dropkick to the face. Balor immediately goes to the top and nails Coup de Grace. Balor follows up with 1916 for the pin to retain in the middle of the ring.

Winner: Finn Balor

After the match, Balor recovers as the music hits. We go to replays. We come back to Balor standing tall with the title. He poses in the corner as the crowd cheers him on. Dunne is down but recovering. Balor poses on the stage with the title around his waist until NXT Tag Team Champions Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch run out, dropping Balor from behind. The boos get louder as Burch and Lorcan bring Balor into the ring for the double team. The referee tries to stop the attack but he gets knocked down, possibly by a recovering Dunne. Dunne joins in for the triple team until The Undisputed Era’s music hits for a big pop. Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong run down and hit the ring as Dunne, Burch and Lorcan retreat to the stage. O’Reilly checks on Balor and offers his hand. O’Reilly helps Balor to his feet and they shake as fans cheer them on. The Undisputed Era stands in the middle of the ring and does their pose as Balor stands with them, doing his own pose. Cole suddenly superkicks Balor out of nowhere. O’Reilly and Strong, especially O’Reilly, aren’t happy with this. O’Reilly has words with Cole while we hear Strong say he understands what Cole did. Cole superkicks O’Reilly out of nowhere and lays him out next to Balor on the mat. Strong looks a bit unsure about everything but he’s with Cole. The boos get louder now as Cole looks down at O’Reilly, who is barely moving. Cole made his exit from the ring while Balor and O’Reilly are still down. Strong acted conflicted between the two. NXT “Takeover: Vengeance Day” goes off the air.

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September 8 • David

NXT Title Match: Finn Balor vs. Adam Cole

We go right to the ring for tonight’s opener for the vacant NXT Title as Finn Balor makes his way out. Adam Cole is out next, by himself, as Alicia Taylor does the ring introductions. The bell rings and we get formal introductions as Cole and Balor face off in the middle of the ring. NXT General Manager William Regal hands the title over to the referee and he raises it in the air.

They lock up and Balor takes it to the corner, then breaks. They trade holds on the mat now. Balor has control but Cole goes behind. They tangle some more and Balor takes Cole back down on the mat. More back and forth and quick pin attempts on the mat. Balor takes Cole back down by a headlock. Balor with a big shoulder block for a 2 count. We get a stalemate early on as the developmental trainees cheer from behind the Plexiglas barrier. They lock up again and Cole takes Balor down, focusing on the arm. Balor turns it around and grounds Cole by his arm now. The crowd rallies. Cole ends up getting up and nailing a basement dropkick. Cole with a big right hand to the face to stagger Balor. Cole keeps control and chops Balor against the ropes. Cole catches Balor with the Ushigoroshi in the middle of the ring as we go to a picture-in-picture commercial.

Back from the break and Balor takes control and kicks Cole in the back for a 2 count. Balor rocks Cole and grounds him in the middle of the ring as the crowd rallies some. More back and forth now. Balor mounts some offense. Balor slams Cole and drops an elbow for a 2 count. Balor takes Cole to the corner and unloads with strikes. Balor stomps away as the referee stops him. Balor keeps control for another 2 count in the middle of the ring. Balor with shoulder thrusts in the corner now. Cole rocks Balor but Balor with more thrusts to the gut in the corner.

Balor takes it to the opposite corner and keeps the offense coming to Cole. Cole comes back some and nails a clothesline. Cole drops Balor with a back elbow and then a pump kick to the jaw, sending him to the mat for a pop. Cole counters a German suplex attempt and nails a kick to the head. Cole drops Balor in the middle of the ring with a Backstabber for another close 2 count. Cole charges but Balor sweeps him but misses the double stomp. They tangle and Balor hits a Slingblade. Balor charges in the corner but Cole nails a Shining Wizard for a close 2 count. The crowd chants “this is awesome!” now. Cole talks some trash to Balor while they’re both on the mat.

Cole exposes his knee but Balor takes him down and hits a double stomp to the chest for a pop. Balor stomps away on Cole while he’s down now. Cole is on the floor now. Balor with a basement dropkick from the ring to send Cole back into the barrier. Balor stomps away on the floor now. Balor sends Cole into a chair next to the timekeeper now. Balor goes back and runs to nail Cole while he’s sitting in the chair, but Cole jumps up and levels him with a big superkick. We go to another picture-in-picture commercial.

Back from the break and Cole goes to the top but Balor knocks him to the mat. Balor goes for a Coup de Grace but Cole moves. Cole superkicks the knee out. Cole with a Figure Four submission in the middle of the ring now. Balor resists and tries to make it to the ropes. He finally grabs the bottom rope to break the hold. Balor clutches his hurt knee. Cole charges as Balor gets up but Balor hits the Slingblade. Balor keeps control and hits the double dropkick into the corner. Balor goes to the top and hits Coup de Grace this time. Balor is having knee troubles but he manages to make the cover. Cole kicks out at 2.

Balor goes for 1916 but it’s countered. Cole drops Balor into another Figure Four. Balor’s shoulders go down for a 2 count but the hold is still applied. Cole drags Balor back from the ropes and we get a roll-up for 2. They stumble to their feet and Cole nails a superkick for 2. Cole with the Last Shot to the back of the head but Balor kicks out at 2. Cole shows some frustration and has a few words with the referee.

Balor blocks the Panama Sunrise. They trade counters again and Balor hits a reverse 1916. Balor slowly climbs to the top but Cole superkicks him. Cole climbs up but Balor unloads on him with elbows. Balor hits a huge super 1916 from the top and covers for the pin to win the vacant title.

Winner and New NXT Champion: Finn Balor

After the match, the music hits as Balor stands tall with the NXT Title. We go to replays. Balor posses in the smoke at the entrance, with the NXT Title wrapped around his waist. He points his guns at the camera as the celebration continues.

The camera goes backstage to see Triple H, William Regal and various NXT Superstars congratulating new NXT Champion Finn Balor. Adam Cole also walks up and they have a “too sweet” moment. A camera man interviews Balor and he says this is the reason he came back to NXT.

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September 1 • David

We see Johnny Gargano and Finn Balor backstage getting ready for the main event. Back to commercial.

Fatal 4 Way 60-Minute Iron Man Match for the Vacant NXT Title: Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa vs. Adam Cole vs. Finn Balor

We go to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first comes Johnny Gargano as Alicia Taylor does the introductions. Adam Cole is out next by himself. Finn Balor is out next, and Tommaso Ciampa is last. The four Superstars size each other up as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and we get the bell as the crowd rallies. Gargano goes to the floor to watch the action. Ciampa beats Cole down in the corner. Balor grabs Ciampa but Ciampa unloads on him in the opposite corner. Ciampa goes back to work on Cole. Balor gets the upperhand on Ciampa now, but also delivers a few shots to Cole in the corner. Ciampa drops Balor with an elbow off the ropes. Ciampa tosses Balor to the floor. Gargano comes in but Ciampa catches his kick and drops him. Ciampa knees Gargano off the apron, then does the same to Balor on the other side of the ring.

Ciampa is the only Superstar standing now. He goes to the floor and hits a big running knee to Balor against the barrier, then runs and does the same to Gargano against the barrier. Ciampa stalks Cole now at ringside. Cole rocks him and they trade shots. Ciampa drops Cole. Ciampa lifts the apron cover but Balor runs over and sends him into the steel ring steps. Balor keeps Cole down and goes back to work on Ciampa but Ciampa rocks him and brings it into the ring. Ciampa with more offense to Balor. Ciampa grounds Balor and drives a knee into his back to keep him down.

Balor gets an opening on Ciampa. Cole runs in and tosses Balor to the floor. Cole charges Balor but gets kicked several times. Balor chokes Cole with the middle rope as the referee warns him now. Balor with a kick and several thrusts in the corner. Balor goes on and drops Cole for a 1 count. Balor knocks Gargano off the apron as he tries to come in. Balor goes back to work on Cole but Cole gets to his feet and fights. They tangle and Balor hits the basement dropkick. Gargano knocks Balor from behind and unloads on him. Gargano stomps on Cole now as the crowd boos him. Gargano with a big chop to Balor in the corner. Gargano drops Balor with a neckbreaker. Gargano uses Balor’s own taunt to mock him now. Gargano knocks Ciampa back down and then works on Cole in the middle of the ring. Cole kicks out at 2. Gargano focuses on Cole’s arm. Gargano rocks Balor on the apron as he tries to come back in. Gargano goes back to work on Cole’s arm. Gargano stomps away on Cole now. Gargano mocks The Undisputed Era and kicks Cole’s hurt arm. Gargano poses and talks trash as the crowd boos him.

Gargano with a standing submission on Cole now as the crowd rallies. Cole finally fights back and clotheslines Gargano. Cole goes on and hits the neckbreaker. Balor comes in and Cole rocks him in the corner a few times. Cole drops Balor, knees him in the back, and then kicks Gargano back to the floor. Cole grounds Balor with a headlock now. Balor fights up but Cole puts him right back down with a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Ciampa comes in but Cole kicks him in the face, then delivers more kicks to send him out. Cole goes back to Balor in the corner. Cole whips Balor and then runs into boots. Balor levels Cole and drops him with a right hand. Balor drops Cole again and hits the double stomp. Ciampa comes in but Balor also drops him, covering for a 2 count. Balor grounds Ciampa in the middle of the ring now. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and everyone is still at 0. Gargano works on Cole in the corner, unloading to keep him down as the crowd boos. Cole and Gargano tangle some more. Cole with a big pump kick to the face. Cole drops Gargano over his knee with the neckbreaker but Gargano still kicks out at 2. Cole keeps control now as the crowd rallies. Cole goes to the second rope for the Panama Sunrise but Gargano dodges it and Balor runs in. Gargano drops Balor with an enziguri. Cole superkicks Gargano. Ciampa and Cole go at it now but it ends with both getting dropped as Cole hits a kick to the head but Ciampa comes right back with a knee to the face. The crowd chants “NXT!” now.

Ciampa grabs Cole from the mat but Cole kicks his leg out. Cole goes to the corner but Balor shoves Ciampa into him. Balor sends Ciampa to the floor. Balor unloads on Cole in the corner now while Cole is still sitting on the top. Balor focuses on the leg, getting aggressive now. Balor climbs up for a superplex but Ciampa runs in and slams them both to the mat with the super Tower of Powerbomb. Gargano reaches in from the floor and pulls Ciampa’s legs out, sending him down face-first. Gargano comes in with a pair of 2 counts. Gargano chops away on Balor in the corner now, then hits shoulder thrusts and more offense. Gargano takes Balor to the top and runs across the ring but Balor slides out. They tangle and Balor hits the big 1916 in the middle of the ring but Gargano kicks out just in time.

Balor kicks Cole off the apron to the floor, then hits a Slingblade on Gargano. Balor runs and dropkicks Gargano into the turnbuckles. Balor climbs to the top and goes for Coup de Grace but has to roll through as Gargano moves out of the way. Ciampa runs right in and hits Balor with the Air Raid Crash in the middle of the ring but Balor kicks out at 2. We go to a picture-in-picture commercial.

Back from the break and Ciampa has boots to Balor on the mat. Gargano has Cole down. The former DIY partners back into each other and stare each other down but Cole and Balor send them to the floor. Cole and Balor stare each other down now. They look go for a test of strength but Balor isn’t buying it, he tosses Cole to the floor and then leaps out onto Cole and Gargano. Balor runs around the ring and hits a double dropkick to send Ciampa through the timekeeper’s area. Balor runs again and leaps to take Cole and Gargano back down. Balor brings Cole in the ring and goes to the top. Balor nails the Coup de Grace on Cole for the first pinfall. Balor has scored the first fall.

Balor stands tall and regroups as the crowd boos him. The others are trying to recover on the outside. Balor kicks Gargano and Ciampa to keep them from coming in. Gargano makes it in but Balor stomps away. The same happens with Ciampa. Balor unloads on Gargano in the corner now, chopping away. Balor sends Ciampa out and focuses on Gargano now. Balor runs and drops an elbow for a 2 count. Balor grounds Gargano with a headlock now. Ciampa runs in but Balor drops Gargano and kicks Ciampa. Balor keeps both of them down now, going from one to the other with big stomps in the corner. Cole is still down on the floor. Balor gets some cheers but mostly boos for the sequence on Gargano and Ciampa. Cole tries to come back into the ring but Balor cuts him off on the apron. Balor beats Cole up and knocks him back to the floor as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Ciampa is standing tall alone in the ring. He goes out and mounts Cole on the floor. Ciampa puts Cole’s head under the edge of the apron and looks to catapult him under the bottom of the ring but Balor saves Cole with a dropkick from the ring. Balor stomps on Cole while he’s down and then rolls Ciampa in. Ciampa comes in and hits Willow’s Bell on Balor, then the Fairytale Ending. Gargano runs in and steals the pin on Balor after sending Ciampa to the floor. Gargano has scored the second fall.

Gargano tries for a second fall on Balor but he kicks out. Gargano goes for the One Final Beat but Ciampa pulls him to the floor. Ciampa kicks Gargano back into the barrier. Cole with a big pump kick to Ciampa. Cole runs and hits the Last Shot to Ciampa for another close 2 count in the middle of the ring. Cole charges for another Last Shot but Ciampa levels him with a clothesline. Cole superkicks Ciampa to block the Fairytale Ending. Balor with a Slingblade. Balor charges but Cole superkicks him. Gargano gets superkicked by Cole as he comes in. Cole hits the Panama Sunrise to Gargano for the pin. Cole has earned the third fall of the match.

Balor pulls Cole to the floor to stop him from hitting a Last Shot to Gargano. Ciampa capitalizes with a pin attempt on Gargano. Ciampa rocks Cole on the apron, then goes back to Gargano. Ciampa has Cole and Gargano both on the apron now. He hits a double Willow’s Bell. Ciampa grabs Cole for the Fairytale Ending, and he hits it in the middle of the ring. Ciampa covers Cole for the pin. Ciampa has scored his first fall, the fourth of the match.

Everyone has one fall now. All four competitors are down and trying to recover as we approach the 40 minute mark. The announcers show us replays. They slowly get to their feet in the ring as the crowd rallies and chants “this is awesome!” now. Balor rocks Cole first and Ciampa goes at it with Gargano. Cole rocks Gargano now. Ciampa and Balor go at it. They all continue to take turns on each other. Balor kicks Cole in the face to send him out. Ciampa sends Gargano out. Ciampa and Balor stare each other down. Balor rocks Ciampa. Cole starts fighting Gargano at ringside. Balor and Ciampa unload on each other in the ring while Cole and Gargano do the same at ringside. Balor and Ciampa collide with clotheslines in the ring and both go down. Cole and Gargano collide with superkicks at ringside and they both go down.

Balor and Ciampa go at it now. Ciampa drops Balor for three quick pin attempts, showing frustration as Balor kicks out. Ciampa chops Balor down in the corner and delivers a running knee to the side of the head. Ciampa with another big running knee to Balor’s face while he’s down. Cole comes to the apron but Ciampa rocks him, sending him back to the floor. Ciampa goes out and launches Gargano into the Plexiglas barrier. Ciampa sends Cole face-first into the Plexiglas now. Ciampa shows off some to boos. Ciampa brings Cole to the apron but Cole fights and sends Ciampa to the mat with a boot. Cole goes to the top as the crowd rallies. Ciampa climbs up and rocks Cole. Ciampa takes control up high in the corner. Cole ends up taking Ciampa’s knee out. We go to commercial with Cole on his feet while Ciampa rolls around, clutching his knee.

Back from the break and Balor drops Gargano in the corner, then Cole with chops. Balor with control of Ciampa as well. Balor with a big chop and a charge into Cole. Balor goes from Gargano to Ciampa once again in their corners. Balor with another running chop to Gargano. Balor with a snap suplex to Gargano for a 2 count. Balor knocks Cole to the floor. Balor chops Ciampa in the corner and whips him but Ciampa goes down on his bad knee. Balor stomps Gargano while he’s down now, sending him out. Balor stretches Ciampa with a single-leg Crab now. Balor breaks the hold and stomps Ciampa to mark just under the 10 minute mark. Balor keeps control of everyone and hits a Slingblade on Ciampa, then a big dropkick in the corner. Balor goes to the top, wasting some time on the apron. Balor goes up but Gargano attacks from the apron. Balor fights him off. Ciampa dodges a Coup de Grace Balor rolls through but Cole and Gargano superkick him. Gargano drops Cole with a superkick. Gargano is the only Superstar in the ring now.

Gargano with a big suicide dive to Ciampa, sending him into the Plexiglas. He goes back in and delivers another suicide dive to Cole, sending him into the barrier. Gargano goes back in the ring and runs for a third suicide dive, but Balor catches him on the floor. Gargano blocks the 1916 a few times. They tangle on the outside some more and Gargano drops Balor with a tornado DDT on the floor. The referee checks on Balor. We go to another picture-in-picture commercial.

Back from the break and Gargano waits for Cole to get up. Cole catches a superkick and delivers one of his own. Cole with a second superkick to bring Gargano to his knees. Gargano blocks the Last Shot and goes for the GargaNo Escape now. Cole resists but Gargano gets it locked in. Cole rolls over but Gargano tightens the hold off the reversal attempt. Ciampa pulls Gargano’s leg, dragging Cole and Gargano to the floor to break the hold. Ciampa is standing over everyone else on the floor now, working them over. Ciampa sends Balor head-first into the barrier. Ciampa with a big chop to Cole while he’s down, then Gargano. Ciampa with a suplex to Cole on the floor. Ciampa keeps Gargano down and sends Balor face-first into the Plexiglas again.

Gargano unloads on Ciampa against the apron. Ciampa turns it around and beats his former partner down. Ciampa lifts the apron cover and goes to catapult Gargano under the edge of the ring frame. He hits it this time and Gargano clutches his throat in pain. Ciampa brings Gargano back in but Cole pulls him to the floor to break the pin attempt. Ciampa fights Cole off and runs back in but this time Balor pulls his leg from the floor to break it. Ciampa goes out and unloads on Balor, sending him into a column. He also takes Cole out again while he’s out there. Ciampa limps back into the ring but Gargano rolls him for a close 2 count.

Ciampa gets right up and drops Gargano with a strike. We’re down to 90 seconds. Ciampa stares down at Gargano and takes him to the corner. Ciampa with a huge chop in the corner. Ciampa takes Gargano to the top as the crowd rallies. Gargano is dazed up top as Ciampa works him over. They’re down to 40 seconds as Ciampa climbs up. Ciampa with a super Air Raid Crash on Gargano but Balor nails Coup de Grace as soon as Ciampa lands. Balor covers Ciampa for the pin. Balor has scored his second fall.

Cole immediately runs in with a Last Shot on Balor. Cole pins Balor for the pin. Cole has scored his second fall. The bell rings now.

Tie: Adam Cole and Finn Balor

After the bell, the crowd goes silent as Cole sits up and proclaims that he’s the new NXT Champion. We get a replay of the last two pins by Balor and Cole. Cole and Balor have 2 pins each, while Ciampa and Gargano each have 1 pin. Cole and Balor start arguing now. NXT General Manager William Regal hits the ring and grabs the title from the referee. Regal stands in between Balor and Cole as they argue. Regal announces that next week’s NXT Super Tuesday II show will feature Balor vs. Cole, one fall to the finish, and the winner will win the vacant NXT Title. Balor and Cole yell at each other some more and Cole thanks Regal. Regal and the referee stay in between them while another group of officials look on from the floor. NXT Super Tuesday goes off the air with Cole and Balor yelling at each other. The NXT Title is still vacant.

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