Dexter Lumis vs. Finn Balor vs. Timothy Thatcher in a Qualifying Match for the North American Title Ladder Match at Takeover XXX
We go to the ring for tonight’s main event as Dexter Lumis comes out first. Timothy Thatcher is out next, stopping to look at the vacant NXT North American Title on display. Finn Balor is out last. The winner of this match will earn the second spot in the five-man Ladder Match for the vacant NXT North American Title at the “Takeover: XXX” event. Bronson Reed has already qualified.
Balor and Thatcher lock up and Thatcher with a European uppercut. Balor with a kick and he pulls Thatcher to the floor. They return to the ring and Lumis with uppercuts to Thatcher and Balor. He sends both men to the floor. Lumi flips over the top rope and lands on his feet and he punches Balor and Thatcher. Thatcher with a kick and European uppercut to Lumis. Balor with a front face lock and punches to Thatcher. Lumis with a double clothesline. Lumis with an uppercut followed by a belly-to-back suplex to Balor for a near fall. Lumis sends Thatcher over the top rope to the floor. Balor with a knee and forearms. Balor kicks Lumis’ ankle. Balor sends Lumis into the turnbuckles.
Thatcher with a running European uppercut to Balor. Thatcher with European uppercuts to Lumis. Thatcher with a belly-to-belly suplex to Lumis for a near fall. Thatcher with a double wrist lock to Lumis. Thatcher with European uppercut but Lumis hot shots Thatcher. Balor with a kick to Lumis. Thatcher knocks Balor off the turnbuckles. Thatcher wtih knees to Lumis and he works on the ankle with a heel hook. Balor kicks Thatcher and Lumis with a rollup on Thatcher for a near fall.
Balor kicks Thatcher from the apron. Lumis clotheslines Balor on the apron. Lumis punches Thatcher. Thatcher with a head lock suplex to Lumis and a running European uppercut to Balor in the corner. Thatcher with a Cobra Clutch and he takes Balor to the mat. Balor with a jaw breaker to escape the hold. Lumis misses a drop kick when Thatcher moves. Thatcher with a European uppercut and Balor with an inside cradle for a near fall. Thatcher with a European uppercut to Balor. Thatcher with a European uppercut to Balor followed by a knee to the ribs. Lumis is sent to the floor. Thatcher with knees to the ribs and he goes for a rear chin lock but Balor goes for the fingers.
Thatcher with a slam to Balor followed by an elbow drop for a near fall. Thatcher with a knee to knock Lumis off the apron. Balor and Thatcher exchange forearms. Balor with a running forearm and Thatcher is down. Thatcher with a forearm and Balor with a kick. Balor with a running forearm and a double leg take down. Lumis punches Thatcher and hits a bulldog. Lumis with an uppercut to Balor but Balor with a Pele Kick. Balor chops Lumis and hits an elevated elbow drop to Thatcher.
Balor with slingblade to Lumis. Balor is tripped by Thatcher and Balor is pulled into the ring post and the leg is slammed into the post as well. Thatcher with a knee bar but Lumis with an uppercut. Lumis with a spinebuster to Thatcher. Thatcher with a kick to Lumis and a dragon screw leg whip to Balor in the ropes. Thatcher with a double underhook but Lumis with a sit out uranage. Balor with a Coup de Grace to break up the Silence. Balor gets a near fall on LUmis. Thatcher with an ankle lock on Balor. Thatcher wtih a grapevine on the leg. Lumis crawls up behind Thatcher and applies The Silence on Thatcher. Thatcher passes out and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Dexter Lumis
After the bell, Lumis sits up and stares out as his music hits. Lumis is going to Takeover. Lumis slithers out of the ring as we go to replays. Lumis stands next to the NXT North American Title on display as we see Balor and Thatcher recovering in the ring. NXT goes off the air with Lumis standing at the strap.
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