Ricochet def. Pete Dunne and Adam Cole in an NXT North American Title Triple Threat match
In an explosive Triple Threat Match for Ricochet’s NXT North American Title, WWE U.K. Champion Pete Dunne came within inches of becoming a dual champion. The only thing stopping The BruiserWeight from notching the historic victory over Ricochet and Adam Cole was The One and Only’s absurd athleticism and preternatural knack for being in the right place at the right time.
Given the fast-and-furious nature of the Triple Threat Match format, as well as the combustible elements involved, it’s no surprise that the action was nonstop from the opening bell. Each Superstar left it all in the ring and looked poised for victory at various points. Cole was at his opportunistic best, picking and choosing his spots. Dunne stayed true to his vicious form, such as when he locked Cole and Ricochet in a two-for-one Boston crab. With his North American crown at stake, Ricochet was incredibly resourceful and innovative, even hitting Cole and Dunne with a stunning double hurricanrana off the top rope.
The match came down to a clutch play by the self-proclaimed Ace of NXT. As Ricochet recovered outside the ring, Cole and Dunne exchanged big hits inside the squared circle, none greater than when The BruiserWeight hit Cole with the Bitter End. Dunne went for the cover, but just before the referee could count to three, Ricochet flew onto the pileup with an impeccably timed Springboard 450 Splash to earn the pin on Dunne.
It might have been by the skin of his teeth, but Ricochet once again proved why he is The One and Only.