NXT's Johnny Gargano Returns; Beats Down Finn Balor

The first match of the night put Finn Balor and Adam Cole in the spotlight, and the match more than lived up to the hype. Balor and Cole pulled out all the stops, and at one point it looked as if Balor would end up becoming the new NXT Champion, but unfortunately for him, the match was interrupted by a familiar face. Shocking everyone on the entrance ramp was Johnny Wrestling himself Johnny Gargano, who came out and distracted Balor long enough for Cole to seal the deal, but Gargano wasn't done.

Gargano would then grab a chair and wail on Balor with vicious chair shots in the ring, leaving him on the knocked out on the mat and with a very vivid memory of what kind of pain is in store for him in the coming weeks.

Gargano came out to make a statement, and he definitely did.

You can find the official description for tonight's episode of NXT below.

You won’t want to miss a second of NXT action tonight, as the NXT Championship Match between Adam Cole and Finn Bálor will kick off the show at 8/7 C and will be presented commercial-free. Plus, Rhea Ripley looks to end Shayna Baszler’s reign of terror and capture the NXT Women’s Championship. Who will leave Full Sail University with NXT’s top titles? Find out tonight, live at 8/7 C on USA Network!

The full card can be found below.

NXT Champion Adam Cole vs Finn Balor

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NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler vs Rhea Ripley

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