Aleister Black def. Adam Cole (No. 1 Contender’s Tournament Match)
Per NXT General Manager William Regal, Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish were barred from ringside, and Adam Cole had to go it alone in this high-stakes Qualifying Match against the undefeated Aleister Black.
The cocky Undisputed ERA frontman appeared no less confident for it, arrogantly tussling Black’s hair when he got the better of an early exchange of holds. The Dutch destroyer made Cole pay, crashing down on him with a quebrada and uncorking a Black Mass spin kick, only for Cole to narrowly escape the knockout blow.
“The Panama City Playboy” fought back, dropping Black neck-first onto his knee. Yet, when Cole tried to superkick a kneeling Black, the black-metal mutilator blocked the attack and answered with a knee to the face. Dazed but still defiant, Cole wearily let out one last taunt at Black, but all the trash talk in the world couldn’t help him, as Black suddenly turned out his lights with Black Mass.
Aleister Black’s win-loss record inside the yellow ropes remains unblemished, and with his big win over Cole, he now advances to the No. 1 Contender Fatal 4-Way Match, joining Johnny Gargano, Killian Dain and the winner of next week’s match between Roderick Strong and Lars Sullivan.