The NXT episodes from 27 February to 13 March were tapped at the NXT base in Full Sail University. This article contains spoilers for Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament and other matches from NXT. The order of segments might change or they get telecast in any other of these episodes.
February 27 Episode
- The 2019 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is announced to kick off the tapings!
- The episode opens with footage of The Velveteen Dream winning the NXT North American Title from Johnny Gargano last week. Gargano comes out without the title and takes the mic. He talks about bringing it to RAW and SmackDown this week, saying he proved to everyone what NXT is really about. Gargano talks about the loss to Dream last week and said it was one of the hardest matches of his life. Gargano admits he failed. NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa interrupts and says this week’s RAW and SmackDown proves that Gargano is the best version of himself when he’s together in the ring with Ciampa. Ciampa says Gargano turned down his help last Wednesday and that’s why he lost the title. Ciampa proposes DIY take on The 2019 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament, then they will take the NXT Tag Team Titles at “Takeover: New York” during WrestleMania 35 weekend. Gargano looks at Ciampa, smirks and shakes his hand. DIY is back together for the Dusty Rhodes Classic Tag Team
- Aliyah and Vanessa Borne defeated Xia Li and Taynara Conti
- Keith Lee vs. Dominik Dijakovic was a hard-hitting fight that went to a Double Count Out. Lee and Dijakovic kept brawling after the match as officials tried their best to keep them apart. Fans chanted for the match to continue and chanted for NXT General Manager William Regal to come out and re-start it
- NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler defeated Mia Yim
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Bayley are out next. They talk about coming home to NXT and their journeys to where they are now. They brought the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles to NXT to share with everyone because they never forget where they come from. They also said they will be defending the titles on NXT, as well as RAW and SmackDown, so the NXT women’s division better