This week’s episode started off with Mia Yim vs Bianca Belair. This match wasn’t bad. Nobody really had control throughout. Yim would get revenge from their previous match and reverse a powerbomb from Belair and use her hair as leverage to deliver Protect Ya Neck for the win.
After the match we see Baszler and gang doing a photo shoot. Baszler said she is not concerned about Io because she can’t use weapons at TakeOver, all her friends have left her, and that she still has her friends by her side. Pretty short and sweet.
The next match was Kushida vs Drew Gulak. There was a lot of great technical wrestling going on here. Kushida would come out with the win after delivering a flatliner followed by a modified roll-up pin. Gulak was not happy after the match and called Kushida a coward before leaving the ring.
Io responded to Baszler’s comments after the match. She said she’s not afraid of Baszler and her gang and doesn’t need a kendo stick to beat her. LeRae interrupts and says she has Io’s back at TakeOver.
The main event was Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs the Forgotten Sons. During the match, the ref caught Ryker trying to interfere and was told to leave the ring. The Street Profits met him at top of ramp and started beating him up. This was followed by the Profits coming into the ring and joining in on the fight that forced a disqualification. Following this was the Undisputed Era coming out to beat up Ryker then going to the ring to beat everyone else up. After this, Cole brought out a ladder from under the ring and the gang attacked Ryker again who was still recovering. Cole then climbs the ladder and warns Riddle and Gargano of their matches at TakeOver XXV.
And that wraps it up for this week’s NXT. Not a lot of action due to the buildup for TakeOver XXV that’s happening this Saturday. Thanks for reading and long live wrestling!