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Adam Cole def. Eric Young
With a confident smirk on his face and Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish by his side, Adam Cole set the stage for his long-awaited NXT in-ring debut by making a pre-match declaration: He, O’Reilly & Fish represent a “shock to the system” of NXT, Cole said, before calling his trio “undisputed” and stating that this is their era.
Cole was every bit as bold once the bell rang for his match against Eric Young, screaming for the high priest of chaos to fight him. Young obliged and flustered Cole with a furious opening salvo, but Cole slyly found enough of an opening to kick Young to the floor, leading to a tense standoff between Fish & O’Reilly and the rest of SAnitY at ringside.
Young regained the advantage and eventually prepared to take flight off the top rope, but Fish & O’Reilly stalled him with a momentary distraction. Their interference set off a major brawl with SAnitY’s Alexander Wolfe and Killian Dain outside the ring. As he stood atop the turnbuckle, Young seemed to change his plan of attack and, instead of splashing the supine Cole, dove onto the mass of humanity on the floor.
Upon reentering the ring, however, Young was nearly taken out of his boots by a devastating Shining Wizard. Cole then scrambled to make the cover and scored the pinfall to reign victorious in his NXT debut. As Young’s SAnitY teammates swarmed the ring to check on their captain, Cole, O’Reilly & Fish quickly retreated, ensuring The Undisputed ERA lives to fight another day.