Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you this week's NXT recap.
This week's NXT was the go home show to this Saturday night's NXT Takeover: Toronto event. Liv Morgan battled Peyton Royce. The Drifter Elias Samson returned to battle Nathan Cruz. In the main event, Andrade "Cien" Almas battled Cedric Alexander.
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Winner: Liv Morgan, by DQ.
- It's announced that the Authors of Pain's manager Paul Ellering will be locked in a shark cage and suspended above the ring during the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament at NXT Takeover: Toronto.
- The video's that were played the past few weeks about a "Return" were for The Drifter Elias Samson.
Winner: Elias Samson, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Ember Moon, Liv Morgan and Aliyah challenge Peyton Royce and Billie Kay to find a third partner and come see them.
- We get a preview of the 2 Out of 3 Falls Match for the NXT World Tag Team Championship at NXT Takeover: Toronto, between DIY and The Revival.
- Bobby Roode Promo: Roode talks about his match against Tye Dillinger at NXT Takeover: Toronto. Roode again faults Dillinger for their loss in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament. Roode promises victory and Takeover: Toronto will be nothing but GLORIOUS.
Alexander: The match closes out with Alexander hitting an enziguri on Almas and follows that with a suicide dive. Almas counters an Alexander move and hits a power bomb for a near fall. Almas charges at Alexander, but gets laid out with the Lumbar Check. Almas avoids being pinned by rolling to the floor. Almas gets back in the ring and nails Alexander with a Hammerlock DDT and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Andrade "Cien" Almas, by pinfall.
- NXT closes out with a preview of the Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe NXT World Championship Match at NXT Takeover: Toronto.