NXT North American Champion Roderick Strong def. Austin Theory
Roderick Strong put his NXT North American Title up for grabs and former EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory answered the call.
The Undisputed ERA member looked like he may have bitten off more than he could chew against Theory, as the 22-year-old blue chipper impressed with a dazzling repertoire of moves — including a devastating cradle suplex on the ring apron.
But The Messiah of the Backbreaker withstood Theory’s best and his veteran savvy paved the way for victory. Spinning out of a potential powerbomb attempt, Strong leveled his foe with a jumping knee strike. After hitting the End of Heartache, the North American Champion slapped on the Strong Hold, forcing Theory to submit.