Mojo Rawley vs. Chris Atkins ended in a No Contest
SmackDown Live’s Mojo Rawley looked to be on the verge of an extremely quick victory after barreling over his opponent, before NXT Champion Samoa Joe interrupted the referee’s pinfall and attacked Rawley and Chris Atkins. The titleholder then made it clear his actions were in response to General Manager William Regal’s decision to name Shinsuke Nakamura his NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II opponent without consulting him first.
Before Joe could finish his message, Rawley returned with a vengeance, taking down the Samoan Superstar. The hyped-up Superstar made a costly mistake, however, as he turned his back on Joe, who then stalked Rawley up the ramp before locking him in the Coquina Clutch.