Oney Lorcan def. Tye Dillinger
ORLANDO, Fla. — The huge challenge laid out to Finn Bálor by Shinsuke Nakamura was all the NXT Universe could talk about since last Wednesday. While Bálor seemingly accepted the challenge on the spot, nothing formal was set up for the showdown. NXT General Manager William Regal promised to change that tonight.
But before that, Tye Dillinger took to the ring to right his ship after two losses to Andrade “Cien” Almas in as many weeks. His opponent this week was NXT newcomer Oney Lorcan, a tough, hard-hitting fighter out of Boston. The Perfect 10 seemed a little unsure of himself in the early moments, leading to Lorcan taking control, eventually rocking Dillinger with a diving European uppercut.
However, with the NXT Universe willing him on, Dillinger bounced back and pummeled Lorcan into the corner, staggering the Beantown brawler with a devastating superkick that nearly won the battle. The Perfect 10 stayed on Lorcan, attempted to connect with a series of 10 punches in the corner. But, Dillinger hesitated after the third punch, allowing his rival to shove him off the ropes. Lorcan charged at The Perfect 10 and connected with a flipping neckbreaker to earn his first victory between the yellow ropes! Having suffered his third straight loss, Dillinger looked devastated after the bout, which left the NXT fans wondering if The Perfect 10 is still worthy of his lofty moniker.