Lars Sullivan def. Ricochet & Velveteen Dream in a Handicap Match
The race to get to the front of the line of would-be NXT Title contenders can make strange bedfellows, but it can also underscore bitter rivalries. Case in point: Foes Ricochet and Velveteen Dream teaming to battle Lars Sullivan. All three Superstars have the same end goal: to challenge champion Aleister Black. Yet, thanks to Sullivan’s rampage last week (where he viciously interrupted a match between Ricochet and Velveteen Dream) and by the decree of NXT General Manager William Regal, Ricochet and Velveteen Dream found themselves fighting side-by-side against the Rocky Mountain monster.
At first, Ricochet and Dream were on the same page, combining forces to unleash a mesmerizing attack on The Freak, counteracting his super-human strength with an aerial attack and eventually dropping Sullivan to the canvas. Velveteen Dream showed his true colors late in the match, however, after Ricochet tagged himself in as Dream was launching into a splash on Sullivan. The One and Only followed up with a stunning springboard 450 splash of his own but Dream quickly scooped up Ricochet and decimated him with a rolling Death Valley Driver. Velveteen Dream then berated Ricochet — calling him pathetic and accusing him of trying to “screw” Dream — before abandoning his partner, leaving Ricochet to fall to Sullivan’s Freak Accident.
By toppling two of NXT’s top Superstars at once — albeit, with the help of Dream’s betrayal — has Sullivan solidified his claim to challenge Black for the NXT Title?