The semifinals of the Dusty Classic are decided, Shayna Baszler finds out who she will face at Takeover, and Johnny Gargano makes a statement on a good episode of NXT.
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All four matches in the first round of this year’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic are decided in a great episode of NXT.
Mia Yim fights Shayna Baszler in the main event of a good episode of NXT that also featured Keith Lee vs Dominik Dijakovic, Borne and Aliyah vs Conti & Xia Li, Ciampa making a proposal to Gargano, and an appearance from the WWE Women’s Tag Champs.
Velveteen Dream challenges Johnny Gargano for the North American Title on a very good episode of NXT that also features Mia Yim vs Xia Li and Roderick Strong vs Aleister Black.
Ricochet and Adam Cole face off in a good main event on a show that also featured Dijakovic versus Shane Thorne, Taynara Conti versus Aliyah, and the Street Profits versus Carrillo and Stacey Ervin Jr.
Baszler, Duke, and Shafir team up to take on Shirai, Sane, and Belair in the main even of a good episode of NXT that also featured Drew Gulak versus Matt Riddle in a beautifully brutal battle.
Kairi Sane and Io Shirai run circles around Jessamyn Suke and Marina Shafir, and the Street Profits battle the Forgotten Sons in two good tag matches on what was otherwise a recap of NXT Takeover: Phoenix.
Ricochet and Gargano meet in the ring, Bobby Fish takes on Velveteen Dream, Io Shirai and Kairi Sane form a tag team, and the team of Aichner and Barthel battle Lorcan and Burchin a good episode of NXT.
Keith Lee battles Kassius Ohno, Dominik Dijakovic takes on Adrian Jaoude, Johnny Gargano fights Humberto Carrillo, The Street Profits have fun with the Metro Brothers, and Bianca Belair comes face to face with Shayna Baszler in a good episode of NXT.
Adam Cole faces EC3 and Bianca Belair tries to stay undefeated against Nikki Cross in a double main event on a good episode of NXT that also featured a very nice tag exhibition from the team of Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel.
Matt Riddle and Kassius Ohno have a rematch from Takeover in a show that was otherwise a recap of the best of NXT in 2018.
Undisputed Era puts their tag titles on the line against Heavy Machinery and a new contender for the NXT Women’s Title is decided on a very entertaining episode of NXT.
Johnny Gargano clashes with Aleister Black in a steel cage on a good episode of NXT that also features the debut of the newly-named Dominik Dijakovic and a tag team battle featuring the team of Io Shirai and Dakota Kai versus the debuting Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir.
Ricochet defends his North American title against an NXT almuni in an open challenge, EC3 goes after revenge on Bobby Fish, Mia Yim faces Reina Gonzalez to qualify for a number one contender’s match, and The Mighty suffer the wrath of Burch and Lorcan in a good episode of NXT.
Dakota Kai faces Shayna Baszler (and friends), Punishment Martinez debuts against Matt Riddle, Mendoza and Carrillo fly around the Forgotten Sons, and Ciampa, Black , and Gargano get into a war of words on a very entertaining episode of NXT.
Keith Lee battles Lars Sullivan in a good fight between two big men in a show that also featured Lorcan and Burch versus The Mighty, Mia Yim versus Vanessa Borne, and EC3 versus Marcel Barthel.
Candice LeRae and Nikki Cross battle in an episode of NXT that was mostly a recap of Takeover: WarGames.
NXT WarGames II continues the tradition of great Takeovers with a crazy WarGames match, a great NXT Title match between Dream and Ciampa, an emotional fight between Gargano and Black, and a tense battle for the Women’s Title between Baszler and Sane (plus a surprise or two).
The final stop before NXT Takeover: War Games featured a good match between Bianca Belair and Mia Yim, and a very good match between Kyle O’Reilly and Hanson to decide whose team will get the advantage in War Games!