Undisputed Era & Street Profits Kicked Off The Show
Street Profits joined NXT GM William Regal in the ring. Regal was about to introduce Undisputed Era but Ford and Dawkins interrupted. Street Profits then introduced O’Reilly and Bobby Fish as the team that is going to get their ass kicked at TakeOver.
Bobby Fish told Street Profits that they stand no chance of leaving with the NXT Tag Team Championships at TakeOver. Fish added that not only are they better than Street Profits, but they are funnier as well.
Ford and Dawkins took off their sunglasses and said that Undisputed Era has possibly beaten every tag team in NXT history. Dawkins told Ford and O’Reilly that they are probably the best team in NXT ever. Ford got fired up and shouted that losing is not an option.
He shouted that there is only one option and that is to win. Dawkins vowed to “beat that ass” as TakeOver and the crowd chanted along. Street Profits and Undisputed Era signed the contracts to end the segment.
Shane Thorne Picked Up A Win
Joaquin Wylde faced Shane Thorne tonight on NXT. Wylde rolled up Thorne for a two count and told Shane that he has a lot more where that came from. Thorne battled back with a Suplex and sent Wylde to the corner. Joaquin connected with a Powerbomb and both superstars crashed to the canvas. Thorne and Wylde traded shots until Joaquin knocked Shane to the outside.
Wylde hit a Suicide Dive and got back in the ring as the referee started counting. Thorne got in the ring at the last moment and then rolled right back out of the ring. Joaquin followed him out there and Thorne launched him into the steel steps. Back in the ring, Thorne hit a running knee to the face for the pinfall victory.
Killian Dain Attacked Matt Riddle
Matt Riddle was supposed to face Killian Dain tonight but the match never happened. Dain attacked Riddle during his entrance and NXT officials rushed down the ramp. Killian made it seem like he was going to walk away but instead hit Riddle with a Cannonball while he was up against the steel steps.
The majority of this week’s show was spent hyping the matches for NXT TakeOver: Toronto on Saturday night. Breezango vs. The Forgotten Sons was announced for next week’s episode of NXT. The following video packages for NXT TakeOver: Toronto ran during tonight’s broadcast: