In a major WWE NXT episode, fans saw former Impact wrestling superstars Karrion Kross and Scarlett make their official WWE NXT TV debut. The night also saw two championship matches as Adam Cole went up against The Velveteen Dream and Charlotte Flair faced Io Shirai. Former WWE NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley returned to the black-and-gold ring and went all out in regaining her lost title. After ending his storyline with Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano returned and faced Dominik Dijakovic in a singles match.
Karrion Kross made an impressive WWE NXT in-ring debut as he was accompanied by partner and girlfriend Scarlett. He asked the officials to not waste his time and start the match. As the bell rang, Karrion Kross hit Ruff with some brutal Saito suplexes. He then trapped him in the Kross Jacket lock for a submission victory.
Both the superstars went back-and-forth before Io Shirai took over the match. The Joshi Judas dominated the match before Charlotte Flair took the match outside. When she felt like she will lose her title, The Queen attacked Shirai with a kendo stick to cause a disqualification. Charlotte Flair started punishing Io Shirai even after the referee ended the match. Rhea Ripley returned and ran off the WWE NXT Women's Champion. Io Shirai got mad at Rhea Ripley for getting involved in her business.
The Velveteen Dream got close to winning the match plenty of time, but The Undisputed Era interfered and helped Adam Cole. Dexter Lumis came in to stop Undisputed Era’s Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish, but it didn’t help Dream. The referee got hurt in the chaos and was not able to see Dream pin Adam Cole. When the official recovered, Adam Cole performed a superkick and the Last Shot to retain his NXT Championship.