Kevin Nash & Scott Hall are shown at ringside. Outside the arena, Bianca Belair escorts Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins into the arena. Ford raises a red solo cup.
A video for Tegan Nox is shown. They address her heartbreaking injury, and her triumphant recovery.
THIRD MATCH: Johnny Gargano vs. Shane Thorne
Chain wrestling to start. Gargano dominates Thorne on the mat. They trade rollups. Thorne blocks the Gargano Escape. Thorne hits a Saito Suplex. As the ad break begins, Thorne grinds Gargano’s face into the mat during an ad for The Walking Dead.
Thorne dominates Gargano in the corner during a Geico ad (feat. Casper The Friendly Ghost). They fight outside the ring. Thorne gets Gargano back in the ring. Thorne continues to wallop Gargano in the corner. Thorne gets a nearfall during a Raisin Bran commercial. Thorne continues to toy with Gargano.
The ad break ends, as Thorne hits a series of uppercuts. Gargano starts to fight back. Gargano hits a series of lariats. Gargano hits a rolling kick. Gargano sends Thorne to the outside. Thorne blocks a tope but Gargano comes back wit ha successful tope. Gargano gets Thorne back in the ring. Gargano hits a slingshot spear. Gargano covers for two.
Gargano hits running double knees. Thorne hits a corner leg lariat. Thorne hits a cannonball. Throne hits Jumping Powerbomb. Thorne covers for two.
Thorne hits a series of mid kicks. Gargano hits a forearm. Thorne hits an enzuigiri. Gargano fights back. Thorne hits a roundhouse. Gargano hits Poison Rana. Gargano hits a Superkick for the pinfall.
WINNER: Johnny Gargano
SmackDown Live is hyped.
FOURTH MATCH: WWE NXT Women’s Championship Match: Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Candice Lerae
Baszler dominates to start, but Lerae sends Baszler to the apron with an enzuigiri. Lerae hits a dropkick, sending Baszler to the floor. Lerae hits an Asai Moonsault. During a Batwoman ad, Lerae sends Baszler back in the ring and maintains dominance.
Baszler recovers and gets some shots in, but Lerae gets a nearfall. Baszler fights back and begins to attack Lerae’s shoulder, as the split screen ends. Back from break and Lerae is fighting back. Lerae climbs to the top rope, but Baszler sends Lerae to the floor. Baszler sends Lerae into the steel steps.
Baszler jams Lerae’s hand in the ringsteps. Baszler smashes Lerae’s hand. Lerae and Baszler get back into the ring. Baszler gets a nearfall.
Lerae takes Baszler to the outside and hits a series of topes. Baszler gets Lerae back in the ring and hits a Superplex. During the ad break, Lerae regains momentum with stiff stikes. Baszler fights back.
Lerae hits a huge blow. Lerae counters a Rear Naked Choke with a Rear Naked Choke of her own. Baszler fights back. Baszler locks in a hanging Sleeper Hold from the top rope. Lerae counters with a Second Rope Neckbreaker. Lerae covers for two. Baszler counters an Unprettier. Lerae hits a backslide. Baszler counters an Asai Moonsault with a Rear Naked Choke. Lerae tries to fight out but Baszler locks in the hold deeper. Lerae submits.
WINNER AND STILL NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Shayna Baszler.
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