Tommaso Ciampa interrupted The Undisputed ERA and was confronted by Finn Bálor
Determined to bask in the limelight on a victory lap for NXT's monumental Survivor Series triumph, The Undisputed ERA kicked off NXT by interrupting the roster's ringside victory celebration.
Opting instead for a self-congratulatory address, Cole and his allies took credit for the black-and-gold brand's success while running down their fellow Superstars — not to mention the fans.
Ciampa, flanked by Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic and Matt Riddle, had seen enough gloating. The Blackheart announced his plans to resume his pursuit of the NXT Title, but that drew Bálor's arrival — and his declaration that he stands in the way of any championship opportunity for Ciampa.
With a matchup between Ciampa and Bálor formally set for later in the evening, it begged the question: Was NXT's newly returned "Prince" standing in solidarity with Cole and company? Or was Bálor fueled by other motivations?