NXT Champion Adam Cole def. The Velveteen Dream (Backlot Brawl)
The Backlot Brawl between NXT Champion Adam Cole and The Velveteen Dream saw the biggest spotlight possible shined on this bitter rivalry. After a wild brawl, however, Dream can no longer challenge for the title as long as Cole is champion.
With a ring set up in the middle of the lot, surrounded by cars, Cole arrived in a monster truck adorned in The Undisputed ERA’s colors, while Dream made his entrance in style, behind the wheel of a yellow Lamborghini. Anything and everything was on the table for this brawl. The only rule was that it had to end inside the ring. And with that, the fight was on, going around the backlot as both Superstars used everything at their disposal to batter the other. Cole tried to escape in a nearby car, but Dream was waiting to stop him, bashing the vehicle with a baseball bat. The brawl even spilled into an Uber that arrived at the most inopportune time.
The fight made its way to the top of a ladder, where Dream knocked Cole off. The NXT Champion’s landing was not a pleasant one, as he crashed through the windshield of a nearby car. But Cole had backup, as Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish arrived and unloaded a bunch of chairs from Cole’s monster truck. Before they could use any of them, Dexter Lumis slithered out from under the ring and bashed Strong and Fish, then tossed them into the trunk of his car and sped off, a unique case of life imitating the art he created last Wednesday on NXT.
With Cole’s associates out of the picture, the fight looked to be turning in Velveteen Dream’s favor, as he connected with a Dream Valley Driver and a Purple Rainmaker into the chairs. However, His Purple Highness took just a little too long letting Cole know that his era was over. The NXT Champion took advantage of the situation, uppercutting Dream with a low blow and connecting with a Panama Sunrise into the chairs to ensure his record-breaking reign as NXT Champion will continue. Cole declared that he is the greatest and that no one will be able to take the NXT Championship from him. Will time prove him right?