Ricochet def. Velveteen Dream
The big-fight feel was palpable in Chicago’s Allstate Arena as The Dream walked to the ring in gear that made reference to WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan and a past persona of Ricochet all at once. Once the bell rang, both Superstars jockeyed for position before Velveteen Dream used his size and strength to ground NXT’s One and Only and then hit him with a series of highflying moves. Dream’s message was clear — whatever you can do I can do better.
The Dream was determined to beat Ricochet at his own game, and it appeared that he was closing in on victory as he hit Ricochet with a Death Valley Bomb off the ropes and an unbelievable suplex onto the arena floor. However, Ricochet refused to stay down after those high-impact maneuvers, and he kept fighting back after getting nailed with another Death Valley Bomb and Dream’s signature DDT.
Visibly frustrated with Ricochet’s refusal to give in, Velveteen Dream began to loudly chastise his opponent. This fit by Velveteen gave The One and Only time to recover and give The Dream a taste of his own medicine, dropping him with a Death Valley Bomb and the Purple Rain Maker Elbow.
Ricochet attempted to capitalize with an incredible Shooting Star Press that cleared half the ring, but The Dream lifted his knees, then attempted a Purple Rain Maker Elbow across the ENTIRE length of the ring. Ricochet evaded the elbow, and with Velveteen Dream now in position, NXT’s One and Only connected with a breathtaking 630 Splash to get the critical win in a match that will be remembered by the NXT Universe for years to come.