After the break we see Io Shirai appear in the ring who tells us that she is back and that she feels in perfect shape. Before the Japanese can say what her next goal is, Candice LeRae appears from behind the stage. The duo champion begins to say that Io is no longer the unbeatable champion and that she will have to earn her future titled opportunities.
She then goes on to say that there is one thing that hasn't changed, namely the fact that she is here in front of you. She then goes on to say that unfortunately for her, she has chosen the worst time to turn her against her.
Behind Io Shirai appears the other couple champion, Indi Hartwell. The champions then began hitting the former NXT Women’s Champion repeatedly. I seem to be able to keep up with the two but unfortunately, her numerical superiority is the master.
However, Zoey Stark comes to the rescue of the Gapponese and manages to keep up with both NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions until Io Shirai sends them out of the square with a springboard double dropkick. So here we are at the last match of the evening which sees two teams involved in a match whose stipulation has not been seen for a long time, at least in the NXT rings.
The main event of WWE NXT saw The Grizzled Young Veterans take on Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher in a grudge match. Ciampa and Thatcher attacked Zack Gibson and James Drake as they made their entrance.
Tommaso Ciampa and Thatcher took back control of the match
TORNADO TAG TEAM MATCH: Thatcher & Tommaso Ciampa vs GYV; We witness a very intense match with Ciampa and Thatcher who can finally unleash all their anger.
We see Ciampa scoring a running knee attack on both GYVs near the comment table. Once the opponents are brought back to the ring, Ciampa and Thatcher start slapping each other and then start hitting Gibson and Drake repeatedly with elbow smash and clotheslines.
With difficulty the GYV manage to take back the reins of the match, separating Ciampa from Thatcher. The former NXT Champion is thrown violently against the cover of the comment table. Drake then decides to return to the ring to take care of Thatcher, while Gibson remains at ringside in the company of Tommaso Ciampa with the latter who loads him on his shoulders out of nowhere and then crashes him on the comment table.
Now Drake is in serious trouble as he finds himself in the middle of two fires and ends up being literally massacred by his opponents with Ciampa first knocking him down with the Fairy Tale Ending and then imprisoning him in a crossbar while Thatcher performs an ankle lock.
Needless to say, Drake gives in pretty much immediately. Result: victory by submission of Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher.