Tonight’s WWE NXT episode opens up on the USA Network with NXT North American Champion Dominik Mysterio and WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley backstage, trash talking Dragon Lee and Dominik’s father. We cut to the parking lot and see Dragon arriving in a SUV with 2023 WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio. They talk about tonight and Rey wants Dragon to show his son some humility.
We see NXT North American Champion Dominik Mysterio and WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley. They like it in NXT but Rhea says don’t let this distract them from conquering the world. Lyra Valkyria walks in. She says she did exactly what Rhea said – she beat Jacy Jayne. Rhea says she knows what Lyra did. Lyra says no… I did exactly what you said to do. Lyra goes on about how Ripley uses and manipulates people. She says Ripley is the only reason Dominik still has his title. Ripley says Dominik doesn’t need help. Lyra tells them to practice what they preach tonight or will Mami have to come to Dominik’s rescue again? Lyra storms off.
We see Rey Mysterio and Dragon Lee walking backstage. We also see Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio walking. Back to commercial.
NXT North American Title Match: Dragon Lee vs. Dominik Mysterio (c)
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event as 2023 WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio comes out to a big pop. Rey takes the mic and brings out who he says is the next North American Champion. The music hits and out comes Dragon Lee to a pop. NXT North American Champion Dominik Mysterio is out next with WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley.
This was a good back and forth match with lots of close calls, and antics by Ripley. At one point Dominik tore off part of Lee’s mask and threw it at his father. The finish saw Dominik hit 619 on Lee, but then he missed the Frogsplash when Lee moved. Lee came back and hit a big sitdown powerbomb for 2. Ripley slid Dominik’s title belt in but Rey took it from him. While the referee was distracted by this, Ripley hit the apron on the other side of the ring and decked Lee with her title belt. Dominik quickly followed up with a Michinoku Driver to Lee for the pin to win and retain.
Winner: Dominik Mysterio
After the match, Rey and Dominik end up having words. Ripley steps in between them and taunts Rey, then shoves him. Lyra Valkyria suddenly attacks and unloads on Ripley to a big pop. Lee ends up superkicking Dominik while Lyra spin kicks Ripley to the floor with him. Rey’s music starts up as he stands with Lee and Valkyria in the ring. NXT goes off the air.