Lio Rush came out first. The winner of this match will earn a future title shot from NXT Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin. Angel Garza was out next. Mauro talked about how Garza has been helping Zelina Vega on RAW lately. The bell hit and Garza lose the pants early on. They went at it, back and forth early on. Garza blocked an early Come Up. Further, he dropped Rush with a big dropkick after they ran the ropes on each other.
More back and forth for a few minutes. Garza delivered more offense as Rush kept trying. They ended up on the floor as Garza dominated. Garza scooped Rush and rammed him into the apron and the steel steps. He hit a big kick to the back. Garza returned to the ring and left Rush out on the floor. After the break, Rush nailed a big suicide dive to Garza on the floor.
Rush barely connected with a corkscrew senton from the apron to the floor. He brought it back in and they tangled but Garza kicked out at two. More back and forth but Rush got the upperhand again. Rush went for the Come Up but it’s blocked again with a big dropkick to the back. Garza kept control with a double underhook to drive Rush face-first into the mat. They ended up on the top and Rush unloaded with headbutts.
Moreover, Rush hit a big super Crusher to the mat. Garza landed hard but rolled to the floor to avoid the pin. Fans chanted “Lio!” as he climbed to the top and nailed a huge Final Hour Frogsplash on the floor. Rush hit it but Garza may have got some in the way. Rush brought it back in the ring while fans were chanting “NXT!” He went for the Final Hour again but Garza got his knees up. Rush kicked out at two.
Garza came right back with a big superkick. They tangled for just a second in the middle of the ring. Garza went for the Wing Clipper but Rush rolled him up out of nowhere for the pin to win. Rush headed to the stage to pose but the music hit and NXT Cruiserweight Champion Jordan Devlin came out. Devlin congratulated Rush and revealed that their title match will happen next Wednesday. They faced off and Devlin said Rush will just become the next stop on the Jordan Devlin Cruiserweight Title Tour.