Aleister Black def. Johnny Gargano
After weeks of promising to make Johnny Gargano’s career “fade to black,” Aleister Black did just that – and then some. The brutal battle began with Gargano delivering a wicked slap across the face of Black and featured a series of hard-hitting offense and brash statements, but more importantly, it was debt collection for The Dutch Destroyer.
Gargano even channeled his inner #DIY, setting up Black for a Meeting in the Middle, only for The Dutch Destroyer to sit cross-legged and dare his nemesis to go through with the move. After dodging Gargano’s initial attempt at the maneuver, Black was indeed wiped out by a brutal knee to the face, but he somehow got his shoulder off the canvas before the three-count.
After the brutal fight saw the two NXT Superstars continue to go all-out with punishing maneuvers – between Gargano striking Black with a Superkick and Black reversing his opponent’s suicide dive with a jaw-dropping knee – it was a menacing “I will absolve you of your sins” and not one, but two Black Mass kicks from Black to secure what was owed.