Results via Jamie Rush of Rajah.com and Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com
March 31, 2021
Orlando, FL – Capitol Wrestling Center
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, Beth Phoenix
Quick Match Results
- Cameron Grimes defeated Roderick Strong via the Cave In after distracting him with an Undisputed Era armband
- NXT Cruiserweight Championship: Santos Escobar (c) defeated Tyler Breeze via Phantom Driver
- Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell defeated Gigi Dolin & Zada Ramier via elbow drop by Hartwell on Ramier
- Raquel Gonzalez defeated Zoey Stark via one arm powerbomb
- Tian Sha (Xia Li & Mei Ying) defeated Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter via spinning kick by Li on Catanzaro
- 11-Man Battle Royal: LA Knight won, last eliminating Dexter Lumis. Knight will enter last in the Gauntlet Eliminator at TakeOver
Cameron Grimes vs. Roderick Strong
As we head to the ring, we are ready to get things going with the first match-up of the evening as our first contender makes his way out. The entrance theme for Roderick Strong sounds as the former Undisputed Era member makes his way to the stage, then heads down to the ring where he awaits his opponent for tonight’s first match.
We head into a video of last week’s backstage segment, which highlights the events leading up to tonight’s match. Next the entrance theme for Cameron Grimes sounds in the Capitol Wrestling Center arena as Grimes makes his way to the stage, the crowd gives a mixed reaction of cheers and “boo’s” as Grimes makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring with Strong. As Grimes enters the ring, he grabs the microphone and states he is still interested in purchasing the intellectual property of The Undisputed Era. Grimes states that he and Strong can keep the name going to make lots of money.
At this point Grimes starts to show Roderick the “new” Undisputed Era t-shirt that Grimes had specifically made “Grimes The System”… the crowd immediately reacts negatively with a roaring, “BOOO!”. Grimes even has a new entrance theme played for “Grimes The System” , but Strong clearly doesn’t approve and has heard enough from Grimes! At this point Strong exits the ring and proceeds to unload punches on Grimes as they bring it down the ramp and in to the ring.
This leads to the referee standing in the center of the ring where he officially signals for the bell. The bell rings and the match is officially underway! To start the official action, Strong continues to keep control over Grimes as he heads into a Spinebuster that takes Grimes to the canvas inside the ring. Strong continues to work Grimes over inside the ring from corner to corner until finally Grimes counters with a Back Elbow out of nowhere!
Grimes continues to maintain the offense as he takes down Strong with a Front Face-Lock that keeps control in Grimey’s hands. Strong struggles momentarily until finally he is able to land a blow to Grimes in the corner of the ring. Strong is free momentarily but Grimes continues to look for the upper hand in the match. At one point, Grimes even scratches at Strong’s face as he powers Strong into the corner of the ring once again. This leads to Grimes beating Strong down in the corner as he proceeds to talk trash to Strong! Not willing to give in to Grimes, Strong fights back and finally nails a Big Chop on Grimes.
Grimes falls to his knees at this point and Strong looks to gain control of the match as he keeps Grimes grounded and talks some trash of his own! A worn out Grimes looks for a way out as he pulls Strong into the turnbuckles for a save for himself. Strong drops to the canvas as Grimes follows up with a Big Chop after landing a Kick to Strong in the corner of the ring. Strong quickly counters with a Chop of his own to Grimes. Grimes once again grabs at Strong’s face as the referee once again warns Grimes. Strong then proceeds with the match as he lands a Dropkick to Grimes in the center of the ring.
Strong goes for a Clothesline that sends Grimes over the top rope and Grimes spills out to the floor at ringside. At this point Strong runs the ropes and follows up with a Dropkick through the ropes to Grimes. The crowd pops! Next Strong lands several more chops to Grimes as he makes his way out to ringside, following Grimes. The referee begins the count out. Strong beats Grimes down against the barrier. Strong is momentarily distracted by somebody in the audience as Grimes takes advantage of the moment and quickly takes Strong down as he sends Strong into the barrier. Grimes brings Strong back into the ring as we head to commercial break!
As we return from the first commercial break of the evening, we see Grimes has maintained control through the break as the match continues inside the ring. Suddenly Strong lands a Clothesline as he looks to regain offense. Grimes immediately shuts Strong down as he takes Strong to the canvas and goes for the cover. Strong kicks out for a close 2 count, the match continues. Strong continues to power up as he looks to make a come back in the match. At this point the two trade strikes for some back and forth action inside the ring.
Next Strong lands a Chop to Grimes in the corner of the ring as he takes Grimes to the top turnbuckle. Strong climbs up to meet Grimes at the top as he goes for a Superplex. Strong lands it successfully and Strong quickly goes for the cover. Grimes kicks out just in time. Strong continues to land several big Strikes on Grimes until we see Grimes catching Strong mid-air with the Big Crossbody Collider as Grimes again goes for the cover. Strong is luckily able to kick out at the two, continuing the match.
Both men make their way back to their feet as Strong successfully hits the Olympic Slam out of nowhere! Grimes is down! Grimes suddenly pulls an Undisputed Era armband from his ring attire and drops it for Strong to see, Strong stops momentarily to stare at the armband which gives Grimes the upper hand as he uses the distraction to his advantage as Grimes quickly delivers the Cave In for the three count pin to win the first match up of the evening!!
Winner: Cameron Grimes
Immediately following the first match, we see the fans are none too pleased with Grimes winning, though Grimes is happily celebrating inside the ring. We see Strong make his exit as we head into replays from the match-up.
Video: Karrion Kross, Scarlett
Following the match, the commentary team of Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, and Beth Phoenix discuss the match before sending us into a video clip highlighting Karrion Kross who is currently training for the match he has coming up against the current reigning NXT Champion, Finn Balor which is set to take place at Takeover: Stand and Deliver”. Kross discusses going back to the basics, and how he plans to take care of Balor and win the NXT Title. We see Kross’s girlfriend, Scarlett who is also there with Kross. They both hype up the match and send a “Tick, Tock…’ warning to Balor sending us into the next commercial!
As we return from the commercial break, we immediately head into a video package that highlights the current reigning NXT UK Champion WALTER. WALTER cuts a promo to hype his upcoming NXT TakeOver Stand and Deliver match against Tommaso Ciampa.
WALTER continues on to state that Ciampa is now nothing more than a shell of what he once was. He then adds that his own commitment to this sport is un-reachable by any other competitor. WALTER then states that he respects this sport like no one else, and that at Takeover: Stand and Deliver, he will prove it. He’s finishes by declaring that he is going to prove once and for all what it means when he says, “the mat is sacred.”
In-Ring: Legado Del Fantasma
As we return to the ring, we watch Legado Del Fantasma make their way out to the ring as the current NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar accompanied by his Legado Del Fantasma teammates Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde all make their way into the ring. To start, Escobar takes the microphone and begins as he states how he wants to issue an “open challenge” on tonight’s edition of NXT.
Escobar continues by adding he wants to show fellow NXT Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin what he’s gotten into. Escobar then says that he was “born a champion”. He then adds that that’s what makes him different from Devlin as a competitor. Escobar then continues on to state he alone represents over a hundred years of Lucha Libre tradition.
It is clear that the fans do not agree with anything Escobar is saying as they “Boo” over his statement, but Escobar goes on to say the cruiserweight division will belong to him as long as he wants it to. He adds that both blood and tradition state he is the best cruiserweight in the history of NXT. As Escobar begins to hype himself in Spanish, the entrance music for Tyler Breeze interrupts him and Tyler Breeze makes his way out.
As his entrance theme plays him out, Tyler Breeze makes his way to the stage. Breeze gets on the mic and begins as he states that Escobar thinks the division is his because he’s entitled. Breeze continues on to state that he personally has worked his ass off to get where he is right now! With that, Breeze accepts Escobar’s “open challenge”. Escobar gets ready for the match as Breeze walks down the ramp.
NXT Cruiserweight Championship
Santos Escobar (c) vs. Tyler Breeze
NXT Cruiserweight Champion Santos Escobar begins to prepare for his impromptu “open challenge” match as his opponent Tyler Breeze makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring after accepting the challenge. The referee stands in the center of the ring as the remaining two members of Legado Del Fantasma exit the ring and stand in Escobar’s corner as the referee signals for the bell. The bell rings and this title match is officially underway!
To kick off the action in this match-up, Santos Escobar delivers the first official strike of the match as he lands a Kick that connects to Tyler Breeze inside the ring. Next, Escobar takes the action into the corner of the ring where he proceeds to unload on Breeze. Breeze is taken down to the canvas as the fans in the audience begin to “Boo” Escobar.
Escobar continues to Stomp Breeze in the corner of the ring as he talks trash to Breeze until finally the referee issues a warning for Escobar to cool it. Escobar steps back momentarily and then heads right back in with a Running Basement Dropkick in the corner. Escobar then follows up with a hold on Breeze in the center of the ring. Breeze is able to maneuver his way out of Escobar’s hold as he counters with a Dropkick to Escobar.
Breeze continues with the offense at this point, keeping Escobar grounded inside the ring as Wilde and Mendoza of Legado Del Fantasma look on from Escobar’s corner at ringside. Next Breeze knocks Escobar to the floor at on the outside of the ring, which Breeze follows Escobar out to ringside to bring the match back into the ring. As Breeze re-enters the ring, Escobar quickly regains control as he levels Breeze with a Clothesline.
Escobar continues the offense with a big Dropkick that leads into a cover. Breeze is able to kick out at the two count, continuing the match. Breeze looks for the come up as he quickly turns things around in the match as he proceeds to wrap Escobar’s leg around the ring post. This causes Wilde to charge towards Breeze, but Breeze is expecting this and lands a Superkick to Wilde on the outside of the ring.
Breeze follows up by taking out Mendoza as well, sending Mendoza into the ring post at ringside as well. Escobar tries to take advantage through the ropes from the ring but Breeze is too quick and takes out Escobar again as we head to commercial break!
As we return from the commercial break, we see Escobar is once again in control of the match as Breeze continues to take shots to the knees by Escobar. Next we see Escobar in the corner as he continues to maintain control over Breeze, the referee begins to count. This forces Escobar to back off. Escobar returns right after as he delivers a big High Knee for another pin attempt. Escobar ends up rolling Breeze into a Surfboard Submission attempt.
Breeze finally breaks free from the submission attempt and both competitors make their way back to their feet for some more back and forth action. Next, Escobar slaps Breeze as he talks trash to Breeze in the corner of the ring. Escobar follows up with a Big Chop. Breeze finally counters with a comeback attempt as he nails a Hurricanrana takedown on Escobar followed by multiple strikes. Breeze follows up with a block to Escobar’s submission attempt.
Breeze keeps going and hits a flying splash in the corner. Escobar turns it around but Breeze catches him with a Spinebuster. Next we watch as Breeze looks for the Sharpshooter in the center of the ring. Breeze successfully locks it in. Escobar struggles momentarily but finally finds a way to break the hold. It is clear he is hurting after that!
Breeze looks for his Unprettier finisher, but Escobar quickly evades and counters with a Dropkick to the face of Breeze. Escobar then finishes things up with the Phantom Driver in the middle of the ring for the pin to retain.
Winner and STILL NXT Cruiserweight Champion: Santos Escobar
Immediately following the match we see that both remaining members of Legado Del Fantasma, Wilde and Mendoza, hold Breeze for some triple team action when suddenly the entrance theme for MSK sounds in the Capitol Wrestling Center arena!
MSK comes out and the crowd pops! Wes Lee and Nash Carter quickly make their way down the ramp and rush into the ring… but Legado del Fantasma exits before anything happens.
With Breeze and MSK inside the ring and Legado Del Fantasma making their exit, we suddenly see The Grizzled Young Veterans as they appear on the big screen above the stage. They knock MSK and Legado del Fantasma being distracted by any and everything while they are laser focused and will be the next NXT Tag Team Champions at Takeover: Stand and Deliver when they win the vacant titles.
With that, The Grizzled Young Veterans disappear off the screen above the ramp as MSK and Legado Del Fantasma both begin to talk trash from their spots in the ring and on the ramp alike.
Backstage: The Way
Next we head backstage where interviewer Sarah Schreiber is standing with the members of The Way. We see the current reigning NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano who is clearly upset about how his Takeover opponent will be determined. Gargano complains that it will give him very short notice to prepare.
Gargano continues on to state that NXT General Manager William Regal is once again showing how he’s unfit to run NXT. At this point Gargano turns to fellow The Way member, Austin Theory, as he asks him why he’s trying to get in the title match. Theory brings up the infamous Finger Poke of Doom from WCW and Gargano says that killed the business.
Theory counters as he states that the business is still here. Gargano changes his mind and is up for the idea now. After that, both Gargano’s wife, Candice LeRae and her tag-team partner Indi Hartwell hype their upcoming women’s tag-team match set to take place later tonight. LeRae says they’re going to show Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart “how champions do it.” With that, we head to commercial break.
Segment: A Dog
Hey look it’s a 🐶 !
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 1, 2021
We see a dog arriving at the Performance Center and we go to commercial.
Video Package: Raquel Gonzalez, Io Shirai
As we return from the commercial break, we are sent into a video clip that highlights last week’s NXT where Raquel Gonzalez laid out the current reigning NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai. After that we are shown the post-show comments from Io Shirai on how dominant Gonzalez is, saying that’s why she picked her for her next title defense.
Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell vs. Gigi Dolin & Zada Ramier
As the video comes to an end, we return to the ring inside the WWE Capitol Wrestling Center arena as the entrance theme for The Way sounds over the speakers and we watch Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell make their way to the stage. Next they head down the ramp and enter the ring where their opponents are already waiting. Gigi Dolin and Zada Ramier are ready for action. The referee signals for the bell. The bell rings and this tag-team match up is officially underway!
To officially start off the action, we see Indi Hartwell in for her team and Dolin is in for her team as the match begins with the two meeting in the center of the ring as the begin to lock up. The two continue to tangle back and forth. Dolin mounts some offense as she delivers a Big Kick to Hartwell. Next we see Dolin go for a Running Kick which Hartwell evades as she quickly follows up by dropping Dolin into the top turnbuckle.
Hartwell quickly follows up with a Sidewalk Slam for the cover. A kick out at two and the match continues on with both women making their way back to their feet. Hartwell again strikes Dolin before making the tag to her partner, Candice LeRae. We see Dolin begin to crawl across the ring to make the tag to her partner as well, but Hartwell immediately tags back in and grabs Dolin before she can make the tag!
Finally Dolin makes her way to her corner and successfully tags Ramier in. To start the action, Zada runs wild on Hartwell as she enters the ring. She quickly lands a Running Clothesline to Hartwell in the corner of the ring. Next we see Zada drop Hartwell with an Enziguri for the cover. Hartwell is able to kick out with a close 2 count. We get more back and forth action to continue the match. Finally Hartwell lands a Spinebuster.
Hartwell makes her way over to her corner as LeRae tags in and runs to knock Dolin off the apron. Zada sees LeRae running up and quickly takes advantage as she rolls LeRae for a quick pin attempt. LeRae kicks out at the 2 count. LeRae follows up with a Superkick. At this point we see Hartwell tags back in as LeRae hits the Wicked Stepsister on Zada. Hartwell follows up with the Big Flying Elbow Drop on Zada for the three count pin and win victory for The Way!
Winners: The Way
Remaining results via Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com
In-Ring: Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell, Shotzi Blackheart, Ember Moon
After the match, Candice says she wants to make sure they hear her clearly in the back. There is no woman in the back who deserves to be a champion more than her. They deserve to be NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions. She tells Shotzi and Ember that she is coming for what is hers. It will be on our time and our stage. It will be our way.
That is NXT Takeover Stand and Deliver.
NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon ride to the ring and Ember asks if Candice said she deserves their titles. Ember says they have lost their minds. We wouldn’t be lying if we didn’t say we expected it. Shotzi says they are going to TCB at Takeover and they accept. Ember says they should knock some sense into them and they shoot the missile at Indi and Candice.
Backstage: Raquel Gonzalez, Io Shirai
Yeah. There was no way in hell @shirai_io & @RaquelWWE were going to keep their hands off each other before next Wednesday’s Night 1 of #NXTTakeOver: Stand & Deliver! #WWENXT @DakotaKai_WWE pic.twitter.com/Fxl58DqWQx
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 1, 2021
We see Zoey Stark walking in the back as well as Raquel Gonzalez with Dakota Kai.
Io Shirai shows up and tells Raquel that she cannot kill her. They brawl and Io is sent into a storage case.
Segment: A Dog
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 1, 2021
We see the dog from earlier enter the CWC as we go to commercial.
Backstage: Roderick Strong
— WWE (@WWE) April 1, 2021
We are back and Roderick Strong is in the back and he is asked by McKenzie where is he going because he has the battle royal. Strong says that he is done as he leaves the building.
Raquel Gonzalez vs. Zoey Stark
Stark avoids Gonzalez to avoid a lock up. Gonzalez backs Stark into the corner and Gonzalez with a punch and elbow. Gonzalez misses a charge into the corner and Stark with kicks to the leg. Gonzalez throws Stark aside but Stark with a head scissors take down and splash. Gonzalez sends Stark to the apron and Stark with a forearm and she drop kicks Gonzalez into the corner. Gonzalez blocks a monkey flip and sends Stark face first into the mat. Gonzalez with a near fall. Gonzalez with elbow drops and she gets a near fall. Gonzalez with a top wrist lock and chin bar.
Stark with a forearm and Gonzalez blocks an Irish whip. Gonzalez with an Irish whip but she misses a splash. Stark with a super kick and elbow. Stark drops down and Gonzalez goes over the top rope to the floor. Stark goes for a pescado but Gonzalez catches her and Stark sends Gonzalez into the ring post. The referee checks on Gonzalez and Kai punches Stark but Stark sends Kai over the ringside barrier. Stark with a forearm and sliding knee for a near fall. Stark goes to the turnbuckles but Gonzalez with a forearm to the back and Gonzalez goes for the one arm power bomb but Stark with punches. Stark with a blockbuster for a near fall.
Stark goes for a sunset flip but Gonzalez stays on her feet but misses an elbow drop. Gonzalez with a one arm power bomb for the three count.
Winner: Raquel Gonzalez
After the match, Io Shirai runs to the ring and she goes after Gonzalez. Shirai with punches and a drop kick that sends Raquel to the floor. Io with punches and Raquel picks up Shirai and sends her into the plexiglass.
Backstage: KUSHIDA, Pete Dunne
We are back and KUSHIDA is asked about his chances tonight. He says nothing will stop him.
Pete Dunne shows up and he says he heard KUSHIDA say he was the best technical wrestler in the world but that is Dunne’s title. KUSHIDA says he heard him.
Video Package: Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly
It is time for Prime Target for the Kyle O’Reilly and Adam Cole match. We start off with Adam Cole’s comments from last week about how he didn’t need the Undisputed Era. Adam says they have 15 minutes. Kyle says when he first met Adam Cole, it was 11 or 12 years ago. They met backstage at a show and they hit it off. Little did he know that this man would become both the biggest blessing and the biggest curse. Cole says he met Kyle in 2009. From that moment forward, he has been attached to Kyle, either as a friend or opponent. No matter where in the world it was, they have been attached at the hip. We go to Kyle’s comments from last week.
Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter vs. Tian Sha (Xia Li & Mei Ying)
Li starts off by herself and Kacy with punches and she applies a rear chin lock. Carter tags in and kicks Li and sends her into the turnbuckles. Kacy tags in and punches Li. Carter tags in and punches Li. Kacy tags in and hits a running clothesline into the corner and gets a near fall. Li sends Catanzaro into the apron and ringside barrier. Kacy with an inside cradle for a near fall. Kacy with a Codebreaker to Li. Carter goes up to Mei Ying and Mei chokes out Carter and blows smoke in her face to send her to the Hell of Making a Bad Decision.
Kacy with a kick to Li and Li with a jumping knee to Kacy followed by a spinning heel kick for the three count.
Winners: Xia Li and Mei Ying
Backstage: Raquel Gonzalez, Io Shirai
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) April 1, 2021
McKenzie asks Raquel Gonzalez how will she use this momentum into next week. Io runs up to attack Raquel but Raquel with knees and a choke slam through the wall.
Raquel tells Io to stay down.
Segment: A Dog
The dog continues through the building and there is a graphic that Franky will see you on April 13th.
Backstage: Tommaso Ciampa
We are back with Tommaso Ciampa and he says that when he went in for surgery he got this necklace from his wife and daughter. You reminded me of my story. I heard what you had to say. Everyone has a lot to say and he has heard it before. He isn’t the same he was before surgery or before he became a dad. Is WALTER right? Did he change? Ciampa says in some ways he has. He shifts his mindset and he thinks of the people who continue to believe. To all of his supporters, I hear you and I see you. I feel you and at Takeover, we will remind the world. I will chase that dragon and climb to the top of his mountain and I am going to knock his head off. I know what it is like to be at the top and what it is like to be at the bottom. I have changed, but over the last two years, I have learned that I would rather be a man who fights for something instead of someone with nothing to lose. Do you want to know if the Blackheart lives or if the Psycho Killer lives. You will find out in seven days and I will take that title from you. It is a long fall from the top of the mountain. He tells WALTER to buckle up.
Backstage: Finn Balor
— WWE (@WWE) April 1, 2021
Finn Balor says he has been expecting Kross for a long time. It was not a matter of if, but when. When the pressure is on, it becomes hard to breathe and the nerves make your legs heavy. Those rules do not apply to him because his stamina is his strength. Finn Balor does not get gassed out. Kross may dictate the pace of the match. The longer the match goes, the farther it goes into deep water and that is where he drowns. There will be no fairy tale ending. In the end, you choke and I stay the NXT Champion.
Battle Royal to Determine Participants in Gauntlet Eliminator at TakeOver
Participants: Jake Atlas, Tyler Rust, Austin Theory, Leon Ruff, Cameron Grimes, Dexter Lumis, LA Knight, Isaiah Scott, KUSHIDA, Pete Dunne, Bronson Reed
Wade Barrett and Vic Joseph are in the ring to explain the rules for the battle royal. Wade mentions that there are only 11 men in the match since Roderick Strong is no longer part of the match.
Leon Ruff attacks Isaiah Scott as they get to the ring. Scott sends Ruff into the plexiglass and then into the ring. Ruff with kicks to Scott and Ruff clotheslines Scott to the floor and Scott goes over the announce table to avoid Ruff.
Scott goes after Ruff as the bell rings. Scott punches Ruff in the back while Reed sends Grimes to the apron. Rust is put on the top rope but Atlas. Atlas sends Knight into the turnbuckles and Rust punches Atlas and sends him into Ruff and Scott. Atlas goes for a tornado DDT but Rust sends Atlas to the apron. Atlas is knocked off the apron to the floor but Scott. Ruff punches Scott on the apron. Meanwhile, Lumis has not moved. Rust is sent over the top rope by Scott and is eliminated.
Knight with a forearm to KUSHIDA’s back. Reed punches Theory. Dunne punches Reed and Scott with a reverse chin lock on Knight. Theory punches Reed and KUSHIDA has Grimes on the apron in an arm bar. Dunne with a drop kick to Ruff. Dunne with a hammer lock on Dunne. Theory is sent to the apron and Reed with a running hip strike but Theory lands on his back and he he kips up but he is eliminated. KUSHIDA is sent to the apron and Reed tries to eliminate KUSHIDA but Knight and Grimes send Reed to the apron. KUSHIDA with a handspring kick that staggers Reed. KUSHIDA with a handspring back elbow to Knight and Grimes. Scott goes for a rolling move but Dunne with a forearm. Dunne kicks Ruff and sends Ruff into the ropes. Ruff bounces back.
Dunne stomps on the elbow while KUSHIDA kicks Grimes in the arm. Dunne and KUSHIDA exchange forearms. Dunne with a back elbow and KUSHIDA with a cartwheel but Dunne works on the arm. KUSHIDA and Dunne go over the top rope and both are eliminated while KUSHIDA puts Dunne in a Hoverboard Lock.
We are down to the final six men (LA Knight, Cameron Grimes, Isaiah Scott, Leon Ruff, Dexter Lumis, and Bronson Reed)
Grimes with a forearm to Ruff’s back. Reed puts Knight on the turnbuckles but Knight gets back to the mat. Grimes and Scott work over Ruff while Lumis has not moved. Ruff with a rebound clothesline to Grimes. Scott sends Ruff into the turnbuckles. Reed sends Knight into the turnbuckles while Ruff has Scott on the turnbuckles. Grimes rolls back into the ring and he grabs Ruff and connects with an uppercut. Reed chokes Knight. Scott climbs the turnbuckles and punches Ruff. Grimes is sent into the ropes by Reed and Knight punches Reed. Lumis is still not moving. Scott stands on the ropes while Ruff falls to the mat. Reed has Grimes in the ropes as he head butts Grimes in the back. Knight kicks Reed while Gargano joins the commentary.
Scott tries to send Ruff to the apron. Knight with shoulders to Reed in the corner. Scott kicks Ruff while Ruff holds on to the top rope. Ruff with a choke to Scott on the turnbuckles. Reed sends Ruff to the floor to eliminate him (Ruff will be the first in the gauntlet). Reed tosses Scott onto Ruff and eliminates Scott (Isaiah Scott is second in the gauntlet). Knight and Grimes punch Reed and Reed head butts Knight. Reed sends Knight to the apron and Reed catches Knight on a slingshot move. Knight gets to his feet and Grimes tries to eliminate Reed. Lumis joins in and Reed is eliminated (Reed enters the gauntlet at number three).
Grimes has some money for Knight and Lumis to eliminate themselves. Knight says that isn’t a bad idea and then Lumis punches Grimes and Knight and Lumis eliminate Grimes (Grimes will enter the gauntlet fourth). Lumis does not move while Knight tries to figure out what to do. Lumis with punches and a back body drop. Knight sends Lumis to the apron and Lumis with a shoulder. Knight blocks a suplex and he drops Lumis on the top rope. Knight goes for a spear but he goes through the ropes to the floor. Knight pulls Lumis off the apron to eliminate him. (Lumis will enter the gauntlet fifth and Knight will enter the gauntlet sixth)
Winner: LA Knight
After the match, LA Knight has some words for Gargano.
In-Ring: Io Shirai, Raquel Gonzalez
Io Shirai makes her way to the ring and she enters the ring. Io tells Raquel to come to the ring.
Raquel makes her way to the ring while referees stand and hold their arms out. Io and Raquel exchange punches and then all of the women come out and stand around Io and Raquel. Io gets into the ring and Raquel gets on the apron. Raquel pushes Io away and Io with a drop kick to knock her off the apron. Io attacks some of the women who tried to hold her back. Io with a springboard cross body onto everyone.