Lars Sullivan caused a Freak Accident for NXT Champion Aleister Black weeks before they do battle at TakeOver: Chicago
ORLANDO, Fla. — With no shortage of Superstars champing at the bit for a crack at his NXT Title, champion Aleister Black kicked off NXT by reminding all would-be contenders that he has only needed one shot — i.e., Black Mass — to make opponents Fade to Black.
Just then, Lars Sullivan, who beat contender hopefuls Ricochet and Velveteen Dream in a Handicap Match last week, arrived to inform Black that the dispute over his next challenger had ended with General Manager William Regal giving Sullivan the nod for NXT TakeOver: Chicago on Saturday, June 16.
Coming face-to-face with the champion, Sullivan indicated that Black’s past success with Black Mass won’t matter when they meet in Chicago for the simple reason that Black has never faced anyone like Sullivan. The Rocky Mountain monster then went after Black, and though The Dutch Destroyer broke free and spun into his ferocious Black Mass kick, Sullivan shockingly caught the strike before obliterating Black with the Freak Accident.
With Black laid out on the mat, Sullivan grabbed the title and held it aloft, perhaps previewing what’s to come at TakeOver: Chicago.