NXT North American Champion Adam Cole def. Oney Lorcan
With his ribs taped, Adam Cole was still showing the effects of his two matches at TakeOver: New Orleans. Oney Lorcan took full advantage, punishing The Panama City Playboy with an abdominal stretch and a knee to the ribcage. Lorcan then hung up Cole stomach-first onto the top rope. As Cole writhed in pain on the floor, Kyle O’Reilly ran to ringside with an athletic trainer and threw up an “X” — indicating Cole needed medical attention. With the referee’s attention diverted, Roderick Strong attacked Lorcan on the other side of the ring, dropping him with a suplex onto the ring apron.
The NXT Tag Team Champions then suddenly deemed Cole able to compete again, and he slipped into the ring to blast Lorcan with the Last Shot and pick up a questionable victory. Undisputed ERA beat down Lorcan after the bell, prompting Danny Burch to come to his teammate’s aid, but the British brawler was quickly smothered by Cole, Strong & O’Reilly.
By hook or by crook, Undisputed ERA continue to shock the system of NXT.