Tye Dillinger vs. Bobby Roode
Before the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic began, the glorious Superstar had approached The Perfect 10, saying that to win the tournament, he didn’t just need any partner, he needed the perfect partner. Roode also appealed to Dillinger’s close relationship with the tournament’s namesake, The American Dream. Dillinger accepted Roode’s offer to join forces, but made it clear that he was doing this “for Dusty.”
The NXT Universe was thrilled at the prospect of the “Glorious 10” becoming a regular tag team between the yellow ropes, but their hopes were dashed with the arrival of SAnitY. Represented by Alexander Wolfe & Sawyer Fulton, the chaotic crew cornered and pummeled Dillinger. When The Perfect 10 reached out to tag in his partner, Roode exchanged a glance with SAnitY, then cinched up his robe and ditched Dillinger, leaving him to be battered by all four anarchists.
While icing his bruised body at the WWE Performance Center one week later, cameras caught up with a furious Dillinger, who laid out a challenge to Roode for TakeOver: Toronto. Later that night on WWE Network, Roode claimed ignorance of why The Perfect 10 would have any gripes with him, saying that he only tried to make Dillinger glorious. A furious Dillinger charged the ring and got the upper hand on Roode, sending “The Glorious One” scrambling for cover.
Will Tye Dillinger make TakeOver: Toronto the perfect night, or can Roode ensure that his record in NXT stays glorious? Find out at NXT TakeOver: Toronto, live and exclusively on WWE Network, tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT!