Keith Lee def. Kona Reeves
I'm still waiting for Lee to make one of these TakeOver cards, but maybe in Toronto over SummerSlam weekend. In fact, it'd be cool if he built up enough momentum between now and then to earn himself a shot at Velveteen Dream's NXT North American Championship. Meanwhile, Reeves continues to do absolutely nothing for me, but he held his own here while Lee shined as always. The dude is an athletic freak and a total star. He was very over in front of this crowd and beat Reeves in decisive fashion.
Mia Yim def. Bianca Belair
I've been really digging the series of matches these ladies have been having together, and as I've said before, it's nice to see a women's feud taking place in NXT outside of the NXT Women's Championship picture. It helps that they have strong chemistry and all of their encounters have been entertaining so far. Yim picking up another clean victory over Belair was the right call and I'd love to see her challenge Shayna Baszler for the belt eventually given their history as former roommates.
This was exactly what you'd expect from the post-TakeOver edition of NXT with two matches being held and the rest of the hour consisting of recaps from TakeOver: XXV. However, that TakeOver was tremendous, so I actually enjoyed watching the highlights back (especially considering I have yet to see any of it on TV since being there in person). Both bouts were well-wrestled and gave Lee and Yim wins they needed. Next week, we'll see Kushida battle Drew Gulak in a Submission match (fun!), Io Shirai and Candice LeRae battle Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir in tag team action, and Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch face Undisputed Era's Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong.
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