Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali emerged as the last two men standing from a wildly unpredictable 16-man tournament for the vacant championship, and The Heart and Soul of 205 Live engaged in an unforgettable classic, leaving even John Cena in shock as he watched from the stands.
Though then-champion Buddy Murphy and Tony Nese had been training partners for some time, Murphy attacked The Premier Athlete in the blink of an eye when Nese emerged triumphant from an eight-man tournament to determine Murphy’s WrestleMania challenger, setting the stage for a heated title bout at The Showcase of the Immortals.
In an historic moment, the NXT Cruiserweight Championship was defended for the first time at an NXT TakeOver. Santos Escobar put his title on the line against Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, and both competitors took advantage of the big stage, dazzling the NXT Universe with a thrilling match.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Cedric Alexander defeated Mustafa Ali in a Tournament final match to win the vacant WWE Cruiserweight Championship (12:16)
- Taped on April 8, 2018 at WrestleMania 34
- Taped on April 7, 2019 at WrestleMania 35
- Santos Escobar (c) defeated Isaiah "Swerve" Scott to retain the NXT Cruiserweight Championship (15:14)
- Taped on October 4, 2020 at NXT TakeOver 31