Recognizing that his win-loss record has been anything but NXT’s “Finest” of late, Reeves pulled out all the stops to try to derail The Limitless Superstar and get himself back on track, and he almost succeeded. Reeves resorted to skullduggery, feigning an injury to initially gain control, and displayed relentless determination as he kept the 320-pounder grounded for much of the bout.
The combination of aggressive physicality and ring savvy would put away most men, but Lee, as the NXT Universe is fully aware, isn’t like most men.
Proving to be as sturdy as a Sherman tank, The Limitless Superstar weathered Reeves’ smothering offense before unleashing his own hard-hitting barrage, including a Grizzly Magnum double chop that nearly caved in Reeves’ chest. Lee then sent The Finest flying with a mighty pounce before driving him into the canvas with the Supernova for the pin, dashing Reeves’ hopes of getting back in the winner’s circle on this night.