July 26th NXT episode:
-Ember Moon defeated Lei’D Tapa via pin fall after hitting The Eclipse.
Post-match, Ember cut a promo saying that she wants a shot against Asuka for NXT Women’s Title. She said that Asuka has been asking for competition lately, but she wonders if she’s ready for Ember Moon.
-Next up is The Authors of Pain vs two local talents. The match never gets underway, however, as Nikki Cross interrupts the AOP, and Killian Dain and Alexander Wolfe hit the ring and take out the local talents. This leads to AOP and SAnitY brawling, which leads to AOP eventually clearing them from the ring.
-The Velveteen Dream vs Cezar Bononi. Dream gets the win following a fireman’s carry drop and the Purple Rain elbow. After the match, Kayla Braxton attempts to interview Dream, and although he compliments Braxton on being nicely dressed, he says the ugly WWE Universe will have to wait to hear him speak.
Drew McIntyre then hits the ring for a promo segment. He announces the main event of NXT Takeover Brooklyn will be him vs Bobby Roode for the WWE NXT Title. McIntyre added that when he was first in WWE, he had the wrong mindset, which lead to his failure. But he said he then became the hardest person in the room, and everyone walks side by side as equals, except for Bobby Roode. McIntyre ended the promo by leading in the crowd in a “we are NXT” chant, and added that NXT doesn’t belong to Bobby Roode, it belongs to everyone.
-Kassius Ohno vs Hideo Itami. Ohono gets the win via DQ. The match finish came when Ohno attempted the Roaring Elbow, but Itami reversed it into a GTS attempt. Ohno was able to escape the GTS, but then Itami hit him with a low blog to cause the DQ. Itami then beatdown Ohno after the match, and following two GTS’s to Ohno, he then hit a third one on steel steps outside the ring.