Adam Cole def. Cezar Bononi
The NXT Universe clearly sees big things ahead for Cezar Bononi, having voted him the Future Star of NXT in the 2017 Year-End Awards. Adam Cole and Undisputed ERA not so respectfully disagree with that assessment.
With help from NXT Tag Team Champions Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly, Cole faked out Bononi with a faux invitation to join their ranks. They threw Bononi an Undisputed ERA T-shirt, but it proved to be just a diversion that allowed Cole to sucker-punch the Brazilian Superstar at the start of the match.
The brawny Bononi quickly made Cole pay, drilling him with a boot and a Michinoku Driver. Sensing their stablemate was in danger, Fish & O’Reilly again distracted Bononi, enabling The Panama City Playboy to strike again, this time with a superkick. Cole then clobbered Bononi with a Shining Wizard to the back of the neck to claim the pinfall victory.
Fish & O’Reilly joined Cole in stomping Bononi after the bell. Adding insult to injury, Cole crouched over the up-and-coming Superstar and informed him that Undisputed ERA represent “only the best.”