This battle of heavyweights pitting Killian Dain vs. Trent Seven was a classic, old-school clash that at times resembled two grizzly bears duking it out. Seven — schooled in British Strong Style — used his hard-hitting offense to take The Beast of Belfast off his gigantic feet. Dain’s unrivaled combination of strength and agility was just too much for the British grappler to handle, however.
Dain continued to wow the NXT Universe, delivering a massive Vader Bomb to Seven en route to an impressive victory in the first match of the No. 1 Contender’s Tournament for the right to challenge NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas at TakeOver: Philadelphia.