NXT Champion Adam Cole and Tommaso Ciampa signed contracts to battle at TakeOver; Ciampa put Cole through a table
Prior to NXT General Manager William Regal’s announcement as to who would be the next Superstar to challenge NXT Champion Adam Cole, Tommaso Ciampa used a pipe to take Undisputed ERA members Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong out of the equation.
Ciampa then entered the arena to set up a contract signing, not only with the anticipation that he would be chosen to face Cole, but also eager to put the reigning titleholder through a table. He even came prepared, complete with his own pen, table and spray paint to mark the target on the table with an “X.”
After finding his incapacitated Undisputed ERA faction, an irate Cole emerged to meet Ciampa in the squared circle and a war of words ensued. NXT General Manager William Regal soon joined the party and made it clear that Cole had already signed the contact to face Ciampa at NXT TakeOver: Portland.
But, before long, Cole abandoned the mic in order to launch a sneak attack on Ciampa in the ring. Nevertheless, Ciampa regained the advantage and fulfilled his own prophesy by putting his foe through the table with an earth-shattering powerbomb before sealing his own signature on the contract with his blood, sweat and tears.