Dominik Dijakovic def. Mansoor

Velveteen Dream sings his own version of the national anthem: WWE NXT, May 1, 2019

The NXT North American Champion puts his own spin on "The Star-Spangled Banner" as he sends a message to would-be challenger Dominik Dijakovic. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

With his eyes fixated on Velveteen Dream’s NXT North American Title, Dominik Dijakovic nearly saw his championship desire get the best of him in singles competition against Mansoor.

As the machine-tooled fighter attempted to pull off a three-second defeat like his last bout, he was caught by surprise when the quick-footed Mansoor dodged his cyclone kick and forced him into defense. Mansoor pulled out all stops to keep the hulking Superstar down, leveling him with an onslaught of hard strikes while thwarting his opponent’s attacks with swift counters. Mansoor’s unrelenting endurance wowed the NXT Universe, as he withstood a downpour of offense by Dijakovic with his innovative defense, drawing “Man-soor” chants throughout Full Sail Live. The momentum shifted midair, however, after a diving crossbody attempt resulted in Mansoor absorbing a brutal right kick from Dijakovic. Dijakovic then pummeled the scrappy underdog with a combination of hard-hitting strikes and folded him with the devastating Feast Your Eyes to snag to pinfall.

Before Dijakovic could catch his breath, NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream rolled to the stage on a purple couch, promising to deliver “words so true, you could say that they’re red, white and blue.”  

In response to Dijakovic proposing a challenge for his crown on the April 17 edition of NXT, The Dream performed a special rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Dripping in His Highness’ excellence, the revamped ballad highlighted the champion’s star-spangled year and delivered Dijakovic a telling reminder that this was “The Dream’s NXT” and, well, “Dream over.”

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