Samoa Joe def. Shinsuke Nakamura to win the NXT Championship
To quote SmackDown LIVE commentator Mauro Ranallo, “Mamma mia!”
NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura entered Air Canada Centre in grand style, with a contingent of violinists welcoming him to the NXT Universe in Toronto. However, on the flip side, Samoa Joe, as always, was all business, ready to reclaim the NXT Championship.
The battle between the two warriors was an epic one, as the Superstars unleashed an avalanche of strikes that clearly took a physical toll on both men.
In the end, after a rigorous fight that saw the Superstars kick out of several of the other’s signature moves, Joe first connected with a low blow behind the official’s back. He then slammed Nakamura onto the steel steps at ringside, before finishing off The King of Strong Style with the Muscle Buster for the victory to become the first two-time NXT Champion.