Dominik Dijakovic def. 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.”