Pete Dunne def. Killian Dain & Damian Priest to earn an NXT Championship Match at Survivor Series
The BruiserWeight will challenge for Adam Cole’s title at Survivor Series on Sunday night after winning a grueling Triple Threat Match against Priest and Dain.
An alliance of convenience early on between Priest and Dain proved extremely brief, with the two behemoths quickly coming to blows after teaming up on Dunne. The BruiserWeight unleashed an array of kicks as an equalizer against his much larger adversaries, but was soon left incapacitated for minutes at a time after being thrown onto an announce table courtesy of a crucifix powerbomb at the hands of Priest.
Dain joined the fray moments later, catching Priest with a gargantuan tope suicida before sending him through the barricade on the receiving end of a running senton.
Not to be outdone, Priest responded in equally death-defying fashion later on when he seemingly kissed the rafters of Allstate Arena and launched himself over the top rope to floor Dain. Dunne also got in on the acrobatics act, downing both opponents with a moonsault to the outside.
The three competitors continued to unleash immeasurable punishment on each other, but it was shrewdness — not strength — ultimately propelling The BruiserWeight to victory
Moments after Dunne rocked the ring by delivering a superplex to Dain, he set himself on the back of the Beast of Belfast, trying to lock in a sleeper hold. Initially, Dain appeared to be the clever one, deciding on a running backdrop to flatten the prone Priest with Dunne between the two of them.
Splayed across the Archer of Infamy, The BruiserWeight made use of his landing spot, one-upping Dain by hooking Priest’s legs for an opportunistic three count and the win.