Ruby Riot def. Sonya Deville
Before the bout began, video packages aired informing viewers that both Deville and Riot made their main roster debuts this week on Raw and SmackDown Live, respectively. This very well could be the last we see of either of them in NXT, and they went out on a high note with a fun match. Deville hasn't quite gotten herself over with audience just yet, but Riot is super likable and easy to rally behind as a fan favorite (which is why I'm not sold on her turning heel on SmackDown right now) and carried her to a good outing here that benefited from being the first matchup of the night.
WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne def. Johnny Gargano
No, an American contending for the WWE United Kingdom Championship didn't make much sense, but who the hell cares when the match was as awesome as it was? We all expected that coming in, and it definitely delivered in being a blast. The pace was perfect and the crowd was engaged in the exciting action every step of the way. The closing minutes were especially exceptional and had me yearning for more of Dunne on NXT (or anywhere for that matter).
As is always the case with these post-TakeOver shows, a majority of the episode consisted of highlights from TakeOver: WarGames and post-match interviews that were already available on WWE's YouTube channel. The two matches were more newsworthy than usual considering Riot and Deville are now a part of the main roster while the U.K. title was defended in an outstanding affair. In addition to checking this edition of NXT TV out, be sure to watch TakeOver: WarGames in its entirety if you haven't already. It just might be one of the best WWE shows all year.
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