Bobby Roode def. Andrade "Cien" Almas
Bobby Roode made his highly anticipated in-ring debut in Brooklyn, and if his entrance was any indication, it was going to be glorious!
As choirs sang his praises to the sold-out crowd, Roode descended from the heavens to compete in his first match against Andrade “Cien” Almas. The luchador tried to use his speed and skills to keep Roode off kilter, but the former world champion was always one step ahead. Almas eventually turned the table on Roode, flipping over the ropes to avoid the cocky Superstar.
Roode showed off his power, hoisting Almas up for a stalling vertical suplex, but soon found himself on the arena floor as a twisting “Cien” crashed into him. Almas had victory in his sights as he lined Roode up for his double knee strike, but Roode recovered and turned Almas inside out with a huge clothesline. The former World Champion tried to suplex Almas off the ropes, but the luchador landed on his feet. Almas finally connected with his charging knee strike, but Roode escaped a hammerlock DDT and hit a spinebuster of his own. Roode capitalized and connected with the Glorious Bomb, a vicious pumphandle slam, to get the three-count and win his NXT debut as he basked in the spotlight.