Complete with a special entrance, Karrion Kross and Scarlett officially arrived on NXT last night.
Kross was accompanied by Scarlett for his NXT in-ring debut. Their entrance was in black and white at the start and had Scarlett lip-syncing the words to Kross’ theme song. Kross faced Leon Ruff, destroying him with two Doomsday Saito suplexes and then submitting him with the Kross Jacket.
Both of NXT’s top titles were also on the line last night. Adam Cole retained his NXT Championship against Velveteen Dream in the main event. Undisputed Era’s Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish attempted to interfere in the match, but they were stopped by Dexter Lumis.
A ref bump took place as Lumis was fighting with Strong and Fish. Dream hit the Purple Rainmaker on Cole and got a visual pinfall, but there was no referee to count it. Dream woke the referee up and then took out Strong and Fish with a double flying ax handle. But when he got back in the ring, Cole hit a superkick, the Last Shot, and pinned Dream to retain his title.
Charlotte Flair’s NXT Women’s Championship defense against Io Shirai ended in a disqualification when Charlotte used a kendo stick. Charlotte also went after Shirai’s leg, but Rhea Ripley returned and attacked Charlotte until Charlotte bailed. This was Ripley’s first appearance since losing the NXT Women’s title to Charlotte at WrestleMania 36.
Shirai then yelled at Ripley, and Ripley responded by telling her to shut up. As Ripley was being interviewed outside of the building after, she was confronted by Shirai and officials had to separate them.
More coverage from last night —
Tag Team title match, Balor vs. Grimes set for next week’s NXT
Rhea Ripley returns to NXT for first time since WrestleMania 36
MJF’s return among six matches announced for next AEW Dynamite
Jon Moxley vs. Brodie Lee announced for AEW Double or Nothing
Two matches added to AEW Double or Nothing
Updated standings for interim NXT Cruiserweight title tournament
AEW Dynamite live results: Matt Hardy’s AEW in-ring debut
WWE NXT live results: Two title matches, Karrion Kross debuts
WWE NXT video highlights —
Dominik Dijakovic vs. Johnny Gargano
Imperium issue a Tag Team title challenge to Matt Riddle & Timothy Thatcher
Interim NXT Cruiserweight title tournament match: Akira Tozawa vs. Jack Gallagher
Xia Li vs. Chelsea Green
Karrion Kross and Scarlett debut
Matt Riddle & Timothy Thatcher will defend their Tag Team titles against Imperium next week
Charlotte Flair vs. Io Shirai for the NXT Women’s Championship
Io Shirai confronts Rhea Ripley
Interim NXT Cruiserweight title tournament match: Kushida vs. Jake Atlas
Finn Balor sends a warning to the person who attacked him
Cameron Grimes vs. Denzel Dejournette
Adam Cole vs. Velveteen Dream for the NXT Championship
NXT fallout: Adam Cole has beaten everyone there is to beat
NXT fallout: Charlotte Flair tells Rhea Ripley to get in the back of the line
NXT fallout: Robert Stone says Chelsea Green and Aliyah are women of action