October 17, 2018
Winter Park, FL – Full Sail Live
Before NXT: Xavier Woods made a surprise appearance before the tapings to announce a special League of Legends video game competition that will air on the TakeOver: WarGames episode of UpUpDownDown. The teams are a video game pro, Seth Rollins, Cesaro, Ruby Riott, and Tyler Breeze as Team WWE against a video game pro, Johnny Gargano, Adam Cole, Shayna Baszler, and Dakota Kai. Full Sail went wild for this one and seeing the main roster stars.
Week 1 – To Air October 24
In-Ring: Undisputed Era, Adam Cole – The Undisputed Era made their way to the ring to talk about how they defeated War Raiders and would take out anyone in their way. EC3 interrupted and told Adam Cole that Cole doesn’t deserve another North American title match and he would prove it to him right now.
EC3 defeated Adam Cole – There were major distractions towards the finish, but EC3 was still able to score a roll-up victory. EC3 wasn’t able to escape the Undisputed Era, who beat him down four-on-one all the way to the back and on the stage. They left EC3 totally destroyed.
Mia Yim defeated Aliyah – Yim was the crowd favorite and hit Seoul Food for the win.
Kassius Ohno defeated Justin Xavier – Ohno destroyed him with repeated sentons and a ripcord elbow. Nikki Cross was on the stage laughing after the match.
In-Ring: William Regal, Tommaso Ciampa, Velveteen Dream, Lars Sullivan, Nikki Cross, Aleister Black, Johnny Gargano – William Regal was about to announce who was going to face NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa for the title at TakeOver: WarGames before being interrupted by Ciampa, Velveteen Dream, Lars Sullivan, and finally Nikki Cross. Cross declared “he’s here!” Aleister Black charged the ring, hit a Black Mass kick on Sullivan, then held up Regal in the corner and asked “where is he?” Johnny Gargano attacked Black from behind and left him laying, revealing himself as the person who previously attacked Black.
Week 2 – To Air October 31
Street Profits defeated The Mighty – They had a back-and-forth match that finished hot. The Mighty hit a powerbomb-assisted superplex, then a wild sequence saw Ford hit a splash for the victory and reclaim their gold chain and party cup.
Nikki Cross defeated Mercedes Martinez – Physical match with Cross getting cut somewhere along the way. A swinging neckbreaker got Cross the win. Candice LeRae ran down to try and get answers from Cross before Aleister Black stormed to the ring and stared LeRae in the eyes before leaving.
Matt Riddle defeated Luke Menzies – There was a huge reaction for the NXT TV debut of Riddle. He hit a knee strike, elbows, and locked in the Bromission for the victory.
Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated Humberto Carrillo & Raul Mendoza – Fast-paced and hard-hitting match. These two teams can go. A double-team DDT got Lorcan & Burch the victory.
In-Ring: Undisputed Era, War Raiders, Ricochet, Pete Dunne – On the video screen, they showed Undisputed Era cutting one of their backstage promos before War Raiders destroyed the set and roughed them up. They brawled all through the back lot and Ricochet joined the fight. The brawl made its way to ringside, where Undisputed Era held a four-on-three advantage until Pete Dunne cleared house with a chair. Regal then announced that these teams of four would face off in a WarGames match at TakeOver.
Weeks 3 & 4 – To Air November 7 & 14
The order in which these matches will air is unknown.
Heavy Machinery defeated The Forgotten Sons (Wesley Blake & Steve Cutler) – Dozovic overcame the numbers advantage that The Forgotten Sons had and hit a pop-up strongest slam for the win.
Dakota Kai defeated Taynara Conti – Kai’s sunset flip backcracker got her the win.
Bianca Belair defeated Mia Yim – Belair took everything Yim had and survived with enough left to hit her torture rack forward slam.
Lacey Evans defeated Karissa Rivera – The Woman’s Right punch won it for Evans.
Kyle O’Reilly defeated Hanson – This was for the right to have the advantage in WarGames. There were distractions late from both teams. O’Reilly struck Hanson in the back of the head with a title belt to score the pin. Dunne was favoring his bad foot and needed help to the back.
Lars Sullivan defeated Velveteen Dream – Ciampa caused the distraction and allowed Sullivan to score the pin. Dream and Ciampa brawled after the match. It resulted in Dream holding the NXT Championship up and listening to its secrets to end the taping.