Andrade “Cien” Almas laid out NXT Champion Drew McIntyre in the middle of the ring
However, it was hard to miss the lack of respect shown by McIntyre for his challenger’s actions over the past few weeks. Instead of confronting the titleholder himself, Almas let Vega do his dirty work, as she was the one who demanded a title opportunity for her client. Either way, Almas secured his NXT Championship opportunity in Houston this Saturday, and tonight he showed that he was capable of leaving McIntyre down for the three-count.
After being called out by the champion, Almas rushed the ring and began brawling with his opponent for this Saturday. The NXT Champion initially had the upper hand, until Vega soared through the air to try to hit a cross-body on McIntyre, only to be caught by the champion and placed down. Almas took full advantage of this distraction, taking out the titleholder’s knee as his back was turned.
The challenger proceeded to beat down McIntyre before hitting his trademark hammerlock DDT. Vega and Almas stood tall above the fallen NXT Champion, leaving many to wonder if we are getting a preview of the NXT Title’s future.