EC3 interrupted William Regal’s announcement that the NXT North American Title will be introduced at TakeOver: New Orleans

EC3 interrupts William Regal's historic NXT North American Title announcement: WWE NXT, March 28, 2018

New NXT Superstar EC3 makes his presence felt, as NXT General Manager William Regal announces the black-and-yellow brand's newest title, the NXT North American Championship. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

William Regal continued delivering huge news as tonight’s NXT kicked off, revealing that a new title, the NXT North American Championship, will be introduced in The Big Easy at TakeOver: New Orleans.

The gigantic announcement perked the ears of one of NXT’s latest blockbuster signees, EC3, who strode to the ring to interrupt Regal. Calling himself “The Top One Percent,” EC3 described himself as a “literal human money-printing machine” and assumed, incorrectly, that Regal had created the title just for him. Regal quickly disavowed the brash powerhouse of that notion, instead informing him that nobody is handed anything in NXT and that EC3 would have to earn the title in a Ladder Match against five other Superstars at TakeOver.

Before the end of the night, EC3 learned just how treacherous the path to becoming NXT North American Champion would be, as Regal rounded out the Ladder Match lineup with the most remarkable selections imaginable, naming Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Lars Sullivan, Killian Dain and acclaimed newcomer Ricochet to the six-Superstar melee. Which competitor will make history and become the inaugural NXT North American Champion on the eve of WrestleMania 34?

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