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Balor doesn’t wait for Thatcher to be ready, as he goes right after Thatcher, but Thatcher takes down Balor with a some palm strikes. Balor reverses and goes for an armbar. Thatcher rolls Balor into a pinfall, but Balor gets the armbar back in.

Thatcher escapes, but Balor and Thatcher get back to their feet and Balor goes right after the same arm. Thatcher takes Balor down, but Balor picks Thatcher’s toe and drops him to the mat. Thatcher gets in a front face lock, but Balor gets to his feet.

Thatcher chops Balor in the chest and then gets the front facelock back in. Thatcher wrenches on Balor’s neck, but Balor is able to dump Thatcher to the outside. Thatcher gets back in the ring, and Balor stomps and kicks at Thatcher. Thatcher grabs Balor’s toe and brings him back down to the mat.

Thatcher gets a hold of Balor’s left leg and puts in a submission on his knee. Balor kicks Thatcher’s head, but Thatcher lays into the submission. Balor reaches the ropes and forces a break. Thatcher locks in a bow and arrow submission, but Balor reverses into a cover for two.

Thatcher kicks away at Balor on the mat, then wrenches away at Balor’s left leg. Balor kicks Thatcher in the face, and Thatcher releases the hold. Balor jumps to his feet and lays into Thatcher with kicks, but Thatcher rolls Balor to the mat and locks in a kimura lock. Thatcher rolls Balor onto his stomach and locks in an abdominal stretch.

Thatcher locks in another headlock, then transitions into an attempted armbar, but lays into Balor’s midsection with knees instead. Thatcher locks in a double chicken wing, but Balor reverses into a suplex, covering him for two. Balor hits a dropkick on Thatcher, pinning him for two.

Balor and Thatcher get to their feet and trade blows. Balor hits an overhead kick on Thatcher, and both men fall to the mat. Thatcher gets to his feet and goes for a slingblade. Thatcher catches him, but Balor takes him down and hits a double stomp on Thatcher.

Balor pulls Thatcher to his feet, but Thatcher reverses. After a series of reversals, Balor locks in an abdominal stretch, then hits an inverted DDT. Balor hits Thatcher with a superkick into the corner, then goes for Coup de Grace. Thatcher rolls out of the way and locks in a single leg crab on Balor. Balor reaches the ropes and forces break.

Thatcher kicks away at Balor’s back, but Balor gets back and kicks Thatcher in the ribs. Thatcher hits Balor with a kick to the head and a German suplex. Thatcher goes for a single leg takedown, but Balor reveres into a headlock. Thatcher breaks the grip and goes for an ankle lock.

Balor pulls Thatcher forward and rolls through, hitting a double foot stomp on Thatcher. Balor hits a forearm to Thatcher’s chest, then goes to the top and goes for Coup de Grace and hits. Balor follows it up with a 1916, then pins Thatcher for the victory.

Winner: Finn Balor

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Dream plays mind games with Finn Balor at the start of the match, not letting Balor get close. Balor eventually gets a headlock in on Dream and takes him to the mat. Dream escapes the hold and goes for a sunset rollup, but Balor rolls through and points his finger guns at Dream. Dream backs up out of the ring and we go to commercial.

Back from commercial and Balor is chopping away at Dream. Balor runs the ropes, but Dream hits a Thesz Press on Dream, then taunts at the camera. Dream picks up Balor and throws him face first into the turnbuckle, then slaps him around.

Dream clubs away at Balor’s back and tries to toss his face into the turnbuckle again, but Balor blocks and takes down Dream by kicking away at Dream’s legs. Balor hits an elbow drop on Dream’s leg, then locks in a submission on Dream’s leg. Balor transitions into a modified STF, but Dream gets to the ropes.

Balor immediately hits a single leg takedown on Dream, then stomps on The injured leg. The referee forces a break, but once Dream gets back to his feet, Balor goes right back after Dream’s leg. Dream kicks away at Balor’s head, forcing Balor to break the submission hold.

Balor goes back for the same leg, but Dream kicks Balor away, then nails him with a leaping kick to the face, sending both men to the mat. Dream and Balor are back to their feet. Dream and Balor trade blows until Dream gets Balor in the corner, then mounts the corner and punches Balor.

Dream jumps off the corner and goes for a running kick, but Balor avoids and stomps and kicks away at Dream. Dream catches Balor with a back elbow and a leaping double ax handle from the second rope. Dream attacks Balor, snapping his neck over the top rope as Dream goes out of the ring.

As Dream is recovering out of the ring, Cameron Grimes comes out of the back. Grimes starts taunting Dream, saying that Dream is “the guy that lost to me.” Grimes continues to strut down the ring to the confusion of both Balor and Dream as we go to commercial break.

Back from commercial, Grimes is sitting on top of a ladder outside the ring, holding the NXT North American Championship. Dream picks up Balor and hits a pendulum backbreaker. Dream taunts Grimes and looks away from Balor, then hits an uppercut on Balor, taking him to hte mat.

Dream goes for a sunset flip rollup again, but Balor rolls through and hits a basement dropkick on Dream. Dream jumps to the top rope, but Balor crotches him. Balor wraps Dream up in the tree of woe and Balor stomps and kicks away at Dream’s face.

The referee forces a break, but Balor goes right back after Dream, tossing him corner to corner. Balor whips Dream hard into the corner, sending him over the top rope to the outside. Balor gives chase and kicks away at Dream. Grimes taunts Balor and Balor begins to climb the ladder that Grimes is sitting on, but Dream disrupts Balor’s climb and hits him with snake eyes on the apron.

Back in the ring, Dream goes for the DreamDT, but Balor reverses and takes him down. Balor hits a dropkick on Dream into the corner, sending him down. Balor climbs the ropes and goes for the Coup de Grace, but Grimes distracts him in enough time for Dream to take Balor off the top rope.

Gargano comes down the to the ring and pushes the ladder that Grimes is on, sending Grimes into the ring, taking the referee out at the same time. Balor and Dream take on Grimes. Gargano grabs the NXT North American Championship and starts to walk to the back, but Bronson Reed stops him and chases him back into the ring, where Damian Priest is waiting. Reed and Priest take out Gargano.

Priest tries to take out Reed, but Dream catches Priest with a DDT. Reed and Dream also end up on the outside, but Balor hits a tope onto Dream and Reed on the outside. Balor gets to his feet when suddenly Timothy Thatcher comes out of nowhere and takes out Balor.

Thatcher tosses Balor back into the ring right into the waiting arms of Velveteen Dream. Dream hits Balor with a Dream Valley Driver, then pins Balor just in time for the ref to regain consciousness and count the pinfall victory.

Winner: Velveteen Dream

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Dream goes to the top rope and poses. When he gets off of the rope and gets back in the ring, Finn Balor is suddenly standing in the ring. Balor and Dream stare each other down, as Balor points his signature finger guns at Dream and NXT goes off the air.

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Thatcher goes at Balor at the bell while Lumis stands in a corner and watches. They brawl to the outside, but when they return, he chops both of them. They head to the outside, he pauses and them rushes at them with a tope. They evade, but he lands on his feet. Back in the ring, he puts both men down again, then gets the first nearfall on Finn with a backdrop. Thatcher attacks and ends up dumped over the top rope, but that gives Balor a chance to attack. He targets Dexter’s left leg, and while he’s doing that Thatcher rushes in with a European. He attacks Lumis then, and gets two off a suplex. Wrist lock, but Finn returns and they’re trading shots. Thatcher takes Balor out a the knee, and he’s the only one not selling a leg when go PiP for the last time.

Balor is powering out of a Thatch submission when we return to full screen. Finn jaw-jacks him, but Thatcher stays on his feet and dodges a Lumis drop kick with Balor regroups. Thatcher resumes inflicting punishment on the Irishman, while occasionally knocking Dexter down every time he gets back up. Thatcher gets the better of a striking exchange with Balor, then turns into strikes from Lumis. He knocks Thatch down, but then takes the Pele kick from Finn. Sling blades for everyone, then he takes aim at Dexter. While he’d doing that, Thatcher grabs his legs and pulls him crotch first into the ringpost. He looks to follow up by stretching Finn’s injured leg, but Dexter breaks that up. He gets a spinebuster, but can’t follow up with his submission finisher. Balor tries to get back in it, but Thatcher whips the injured leg.

Lumis then does get Silence locked in, but Finn flies in with a Coupe de Grace. One, two, Thatcher breaks it up! Thatcher gets the leg lock, but while Finn struggles Lumis slides back in and locks in Silence. Thatcher passes out!

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Finn Balor walked to the stage podium, talking to his attacker directly. He did not know who had assaulted him, but he promised to make him pay. He warned that the attack would not get him anywhere. He would suffer for what he did.

Cameron Grimes went for the Cave In right after the bell, but Denzel Dejournette caught him with a few belly-to-belly suplexes before falling to Grimes’ finisher. Afterward, Grimes mocked Balor and got laid out by The Prince.

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Chain wrestling sequence to start, Finn gets him down in a side headlock. Ilja tries to shoot him off but a hip toss takes him into another. Headscissor, Finn nips up but gets taken into a side headlock himself. Finn tries to roll him over to counter but Ilja kicks out, keeps the hold on. Finn fights to his feet, shoots him off but Ilja with a crossbody gets two! Makes a Crossbow pose right in Finn’s face, beckoning him to bring it! Finn starts to bring up the finger guns but Ilja just smacks him in the face! Sunset flip, Finn rolls through, wicked smack to the face right back! Throws him out of the ring, baseball slide! Big ovation!

Ilja fights out of a suplex attempt, spinning knife edge chop, dynamite senton! Arm wringer locked in, crowd claps Finn to his feet but he’s taken to the corner. No clean break, Ilja with a kick to the gut.Finn avoids a charge, but gets knocked to the apron on the Enziguri attempt! Ilja knocks him to the floor, teased dive but he knew Finn was ready. Kicks him away, crossbody from the bottom rope instead, beautiful! Getting heat though, crowd way on Finn’s side. Throws him into the ring but Finn slips right back out.
Ilja goes up top, flies off but Finn avoids him and he crashes onto the floor!
Finn stomps him into the floor, throws him into the ring, running kick to the head for a 2 count. Headlock in tight now. Ilja fights up, wrist lock, but Finn stops him with a body slam, elbow drop, 2 count. Finn with leaping stomps to Ilja’s chest. Crowd asks for one more time and he instead gives like six more! Huge ovation! Finn with some mean chops, snapmare to a quick cover for 2! Immediately into that chinlock! Hoists him up, Ilja reverses a vertical suplex! Charging knee in the corner, big lariat! Poses to heat! Corner clothesline, pulls him to the mat, comes off the top rope with a knee drop! Cover for a nearfall!

Pulls him up, back hands to the face! Relentless! Knee lifts to the chest! Finn catches one though, trip but he kicks him away. Knee lift to the face, very solid! Nearfall! Ilja wants a DVD, Finn escapes, trip, double stomp to the chest! Exchange of wicked shots, vicious chops, Finn wants a pele but Ilja catches him! Wants his finish, Finn escapes, tries for the 1916, this is blocked but Finn gets him with the Final Cut instead! Slingblade nailed! Charges, but Ilja with a Pump Knee! Hoists him up, High Angle Roman Deadlift German Suplex for a nearfall! Ilja with a Tiger Feint Kick Lariato! Finn bails, Ilja up top… flying body block to the floor!

Throws him into the ring, Finn slumps on the bottom rope! Ilja up top again… from a long-ass ways, he nails him with a flying dropkick to the head! Nearfall! Finn with some blood on the side of his head. Dragunov up top one more time… Senton, but Finn gets the knees up! Hesitation Dropkick to the corner! Crowd going nuts as Finn goes up top! Coup de Gras! 1916 finishes him off!

Winner: Finn Balor

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Ciampa says that Roderick Strong’s days are numbered, and war is over, so Ciampa is coming for “Goldie.” Ciampa says that not one person is going to stand is his way of reclaiming Goldie, and then Finn Balor’s music hits.

Finn stands in front of the Undisputed Era facing Ciampa and says, “It looks like I”m standing in your way.” Ciampa says, “Prince, you just met your king,” and he challenges Finn to a match tonight. Keith Lee says that Finn should accept the challenge.

Ciampa and Balor wrap up in the corner, but Balor goes to Ciampa’s face and takes him to the mat. Finn locks in a headlock, but Ciampa pins Finn into the corner, then kicks him in the midsection. Ciampa slams Finn’s face into the corner, then whips him into the ropes and shoulder tackles him down. Ciampa hits a suplex and hooks the leg for a two count.

Ciampa lands a sunset flip on Finn after running the ropes, but Finn kicks Ciampa in the face. Finn dumps Ciampa to the outside, then hits a dropkick to Ciampa’s head. Finn goes for a PK from the apron, then he goes for an air raid crash on Finn. Finn fights out of it, but Ciampa hits a slingshot on Finn, sending him facefirst into the ringpost. Ciampa sits on the apron and applauds himself, and we go to a picture-in-picture commercial.

Ciampa chases Finn around the ring and slams him with a forearm to the face. Back in the ring, and Finn stomps away at a grounded Ciampa. Finn hits Ciampa with a scoop slam and a running elbow drop. Finn locks in a headlock, but Ciampa counters out with a jawbreaker. Finn gets Ciampa in the corner and stomps away at him until the ref backs him up. Then Finn hits a diving dropkick, getting a two-count.

Finn locks in another headlock, and Ciampa fights back up to a vertical base as NXT returns from commercial. Ciampa kicks at Finn, sending him into the corner. Finn goes down on the outside due to a kick from the apron from Ciampa. Ciampa hits Balor with a running knee strike to Finn’s face, getting a two-count pinfall attempt.

Ciampa gets Finn in the corner and hits Finn with chops. Ciampa stomps away at Finn, eventually kicking him in the head. Ciampa lowers his kneepad and runs at Finn, but Finn counters with a slingblade, then sends Ciampa to the outside. Finn hits Ciampa with a dropkick on the outside into the barricade, reminiscent of what he did to Gargano. Finn then sets up Ciampa for the 1916 on the entrance ramp like he did to Gargano, but Ciampa reverses with an air raid crash on Finn onto the entrance ramp. Ciampa gets back in the ring, then Finn, and Ciampa meets Finn with a knee to the face and Project Ciampa, getting a two-count pinfall attempt.

Ciampa goes for a Fairytale Ending, but Finn escapes out. Finn hits Ciampa with a missile dropkick, sending Ciampa to the ground. Finn goes to the top rope, looking for a Coup de Grace. Ciampa follows him to the top, hitting an Air Raid Crash from the top rope, getting another two count pinfall attempt.

Ciampa yells “This is for Johnny,” and goes for a Fairytale Ending, but Adam Cole comes down to the ring and distracts Ciampa. Ciampa tries to roll up Finn, but Finn kicks out. Finn tries to hit Ciampa with the belt, but the ref stops it. Finn ends up slamming Ciampa’s back in back, sending him directly into the belt. The ref goes to move the belt from the ring and doesn’t see Adam Cole kick Ciampa in the face. Finn comes back with a 1916, pinning Ciampa for the three count pinfall victory.

Balor smiles at Cole, and Cole gets in the ring, grabbing his championship. Cole poses with the UE hand symbol next to Finn. Finn does the double finger guns at the downed Ciampa, then hits an overhead Pele kick on Cole, knocking Cole out. Finn goes up the entrance ramp, pointing finger guns at both men. Finn goes up the entrance ramp as NXT goes off the air.

Winner: Finn Balor

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Ciampa in with AJ and has him in the corner, but here comes Finn Balor!

That distraction allows Styles to hit a Pele kick. Balor takes out Riddle with 1916! Too sweet from AJ in the ring, and Finn responds with the guns. Adam Cole is here! A superkick keeps Styles from hitting the Clash, and he delivers a Last Shot to Ciampa.

No finish to the match, but Cole and Balor smile at one another as the show ends.

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Finn Balor makes his entrance and comes down the ramp. Gargano and Ciampa stand aside and Balor stands between them. Ciampa ditches his crutch.

Balor hits a huge overhead kick on Gargano, and then stands aside while the rest of The Undisputed Era attack Ciampa. Balor exits the ring, and hits a huge dropkick onto Gargano on the outside, taking out Gargano and some of the fans at ringside. Finn picks up Gargano and drops him headfirst on the ramp. The Undisputed Era pose in the ring with their UE hand sign above Tomasso Ciampa, and Balor points at a downed Gargano, then turns up the ramp and backstage as NXT goes off the air.

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As Cole celebrates, none other than Finn Balor makes his way out to the ring. The crowd greets him with a “Welcome Back” chant. Finn says that, as of now, Finn Balor is NXT. He drops the mic, and Cole retreats out of the ring. Finn throws up the “Too Sweet,” and then exits the ring.

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