Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels’ Sweet Chin Music helped decide McIntyre vs. Cole
Drew McIntyre and Adam Cole’s epic NXT Championship Match from NXT Live in San Antonio was worth the wait. So much has changed within the NXT Universe over the last month and a half since their huge title showdown back on Nov. 17, but thanks to the latest episode of NXT on WWE Network, fans can relive the memorable match refereed by WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels anytime they want.
HBK did his best to call the match down the middle in front of his hometown crowd, but his presence seemed to be an ongoing distraction for Cole and his Undisputed ERA partners Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish. Amid then-NXT Champion Drew McIntyre and Cole’s grueling clash, the leader of Undisputed ERA wound end up superkicking HBK straight on the jaw after McIntyre ducked out of the way.
The crowd watched in shock as the NXT Champion proceeded to deliver a Claymore Kick to his challenger, but with Michaels laid out, the pinfall attempt was severely delayed. Once The Showstopper finally counted to two, O’Reilly and Fish pulled Michaels from the ring.
Cole’s faction-mates then beat down McIntyre before Michaels discarded Fish from the ring and nailed O’Reilly with some Sweet Chin Music.
McIntyre then hit Cole with a Future Shock DDT before leveling him with another Claymore move for the exhilarating victory.