Lio Rush vs Akira Tozawa – NXT Cruiserweight Title Match
Rush dodges a kick and gets the upperhand first. Tozawa fights back but misses a senton as Rush moves. Rush with a quick splash as we get a stalemate as fans cheer them on. Rush catches a kick and misses a chop. More back and forth now. Tozawa rocks Rush while he’s up top and knocks him to the mat. They tangle on the apron now. Rush goes for a German from the apron to the floor but Tozawa fights him off. Rush goes for a powerbomb to the floor now but Tozawa stops that as well. Tozawa with a big kick to drop Rush on the floor.
Back from the break and Rush has Tozawa grounded in the ring. Fans rally as they fight to their feet. Tozawa gets Rush in a Fireman’s Carry and slams him face-first to the mat. Tozawa dropkicks Rush out of the ring. Tozawa goes for a dive but Rush moves. Tozawa goes to the apron instead, and runs for a big senton, taking Rush back down on the floor. Fans chant “NXT!” now. They bring it back in and Tozawa goes to the top for a missile dropkick. Rush kicks out at 1 by grabbing the bottom rope.
Tozawa swings in the middle of the ring but Rush blocks and unloads. More back and forth with quick counters and strikes. They both collide in mid-air with jumping kicks in the middle of the ring and go down. Fans chant “this is awesome!” as they slowly get up. Rush fights Tozawa off as Tozawa blocks his suplex attempt. They go to the apron and Tozawa delivers a big kick. More back and forth on the apron. Tozawa grabs Rush and delivers a huge German suplex from the apron to the floor. Fans go wild and chant “holy s–t!” now. They both barely make it back in the ring before the 10 count.
Fans rally for Tozawa now. Rush counters another German and rolls him up for a 2 count. Rush unloads and botches The Come Up, hitting the mat. Rush with kicks while both are on their feet now. Rush unloads with strikes in the middle of the ring. Tozawa catches Rush with a snap German. Tozawa with another German with the bridge for a close 2 count. Tozawa goes to the top now. Tozawa goes for the big senton but Rush gets his knees up. Rush goes back to the top and hits The Final Hour to Tozawa’s back. Rush goes back to the top for another Final Hour. Rush covers for the pin to retain.
Winner- Lio Rush
Cathy Kelley is backstage with Finn Balor, asking about the main event. Balor says Tommaso Ciampa is living in his world and it’s a dark place. He talks about taking out Johnny Gargano and Matt Riddle, and says tonight it will be Ciampa’s turn.
Xia Li vs Vanessa Borne
The bell rings and they go at it, aggressively taking it to the ropes and the corner. Borne is angry but it backfires as Li moves and she runs into the corner. Li overpowers Borne for a big powerbomb in the middle of the ring. Li yells at Borne. NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke suddenly appear on the stage. Li watches as Baszler and her crew head down the ramp. She kicks Borne in the head to finish her for the pin to win.
Winner- Xia Li
After the match, Baszler sends the Horsewomen into the ring but Li ends up fighting them off. Baszler enters the ring and drops Li. Li comes back and unloads on Baszler to drop her. Li fights off Shafir and Duke again until Baszler clubs her from behind to drop her again. Li gets triple-teamed now. Baszler takes the mic and says everyone is trying to take credit for Survivor Series Weekend but no one had the kind of weekend like she had. She touts beating Becky Lynch and Bayley at the same time.
Fans start chanting for Rhea Ripley. Baszler goes on yelling about her success until the music hits and out comes Ripley to a big pop. Ripley enters the ring but all three Horsewomen exit to boos. Ripley calls Baszler back to the ring because she has something to say to her face. Baszler walks back to the ring and stands on the apron as Ripley gets in her face. Ripley just wanted to congratulate Baszler. She says Baszler did beat Bayley and Becky, but when she went face to face with Ripley, she lost. Fans chant for Ripley. Ripley says she will do it again but next time it’ll be for the NXT Women’s Title.
Baszler enters and gets in Ripley’s face. Baszler has heard this all before. She says Ripley might be the nightmare but she’s the reality and the reality is that Ripley will be tapping or napping like the rest. Baszler drops the mic and exits the ring again. Ripley challenges her to come do it right now. Fans chant “yes!” as Baszler teases to come in but backs off and heads up the ramp. Ripley says Baszler knows if she comes back into the ring she will get dropped. Baszler heads back to the stage with her crew as Ripley talks trash from the ring and her music plays.