Ruby Riot vs Sonya Deville
Sonya Deville made her main roster debut on RAW this past Monday as a part of Paige’s entourage. Ruby Riot also debuted on the main roster last night during SmackDown. Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan attacked Becky Lynch, Naomi, Natalya and Charlotte last night during SmackDown.
The match started out back and forth. Deville got the upper-hand and attacked Riot’s knee as NXT went to a commercial break. When NXT returned, Deville was still in control and had Riot trapped in the corner. Riot attempted a roll-up but Deville kicked out and then planted Riot with a Spinebuster for a two count.
Deville connected with a roundhouse kick to Riot’s midsection and then went for the cover but Riot kicked out at two. Riot connected with an elbow but Deville knocked her to the ring apron. Riot leaped back into the ring and planted Deville with a DDT and both Superstars fell to the canvas.
Ruby hit a series of chops and then followed it up with three Clotheslines in a row. Riot followed it up with an STO and a Senton for a two count. Deville knocked Riot to the mat with a knee and followed it up with a Shining Wizard. Sonya applied the Triangle Arm Bar and then transitioned into an Ankle Lock in the middle of the ring.
Riot slowly made her way towards the bottom rope and broke the hold. Deville flipped out at the referee and took her focus off of Ruby Riot. Ruby then hit a roundhouse kick for the pinfall victory.
Winner: Ruby Riot
Lars Sullivan was interviewed following his victory over Kassius Ohno at NXT TakeOver: WarGames. Sullivan challenged anyone to step in his way and they to will be destroyed by his hands only.
Ember Moon was interviewed after capturing the NXT Women’s Championship at NXT TakeOver WarGames. Moon said that this was a dream come true for her and that all her hard finally work paid off.
Drew McIntyre was interviewed after losing his NXT Championship and also suffering an injury at NXT TakeOver: WarGames. McIntyre said that he knowns his injury isn’t good and that he won’t know how long he will be out until he talks to his doctor. McIntyre vowed to return and reclaim his NXT Championship.
Moss and Sabbatelli versus Street Profits was announced for next week. Kairi Sane versus Peyton Royce was also announced for next week’s episode of NXT.
UK Championship: Pete Dunne (c) vs Johnny Gargano
Dueling “Johnny Wrestling!” and “Bruiserweight!” chants echoed throughout the crowd in Houston as the match started. Dunne connected with a big time punch and followed it up with a chop. Gargano hit a Dropkick that knocked Dunne out of the ring. Gargano followed it up with a Cannonball off the ring apron onto Dunne outside the ring.
Gargano went for a Tornado DDT off the ring apron but Dunne reversed it into a Suplex of his own and Gargano crashed off the ring apron as NXT went to a commercial break. When NXT returned, Dunne was still in control and stomped on Gargano’s fingers in the ring. Gargano Suplexed Dunne into the turnbuckle and followed it up with a chop.
Gargano connected with a slingshot Spear from the ring apron for a two count. Dunne rolled out of the ring and Gargano leaped onto him and planted Dunne with a DDT outside the ring. The action returned to the ring and Gargano went for another slingshot DDT but Dunne caught him and slammed Gargano to the canvas for a two count. The crowd chanted “NXT!” as Dunne made his way back to his feet.
Dunne lifted Gargano up but Johnny countered it into a DDT. Johnny then applied the Gargano Escape in the middle of the ring. Dunne took out his mouthguard and started biting Gargano’s fingers until he broke the hold. Dunne went for the Bitter End but Gargano reversed it into a roll-up for a two count. Dunne hit an Enziguri but Gargano bounced off the ropes and leveled Dunne with a Clothesline.
The crowd chanted “this is awesome” as Gargano had Dunne’s mouthguard in his hand. Gargano grinned and then connected with a Superkick to Dunne’s face for a two count. Dunne and Gargano traded punches in the middle of the ring. Dunne threw Gargano to the ring apron. Gargano tried to leap onto Dunne from the apron but Dunne caught him with a forearm to the face. Dunne then connected with the Bitter End for the pinfall victory.