Samoa Joe def. Karrion Kross to become NXT Champion

Samoa Joe digs down deep against Karrion Kross: NXT TakeOver 36 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Samoa Joe tries to mount a comeback as he withstands punishment from Karrion Kross in the NXT Championship Match at NXT TakeOver 36. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.

Time ran out on Karrion Kross’ reign as NXT Champion, as Samoa Joe emerged victorious at NXT TakeOver 36, winning the title for a record-breaking third occasion.

The battle was nothing short of a slugfest, with these two titans of the squared circle hitting each other with absolute bombs. Kross survived the Coquina Clutch and Joe escaped from the Kross Jacket but looked worse for wear as the champion sent him crashing into the turnbuckles.

Kross climbed the ropes, but gave Samoa Joe the opening he needed to hit the Muscle Buster and bring the Doomsday prophecy to an end.

Samoa Joe has cemented himself as a true NXT legend with this victory. The NXT landscape has changed in a major way at TakeOver 36. With Samoa Joe as NXT Champion, what lies ahead for the black-and-gold brand?

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