September 27th, 2017
Full Sail University
1. Lars Sullivan vs. Oney Lorcan (no highlights posted)
2. Heavy Machiner vs. Local Talent (no highlights posted)
3. Vanessa Borne vs. Liv Morgan
4. Fabian Aichner vs. Kassius Ohno
5. Eric Young (Sanity) vs. Adam Cole (Undisputed Era)
- Sullivan defeated Lorcan
- Heavy Machinery defeated Local Talent
- Liv Morgan defeated Vanessa Borne
- Kassius Ohno defeated Aichner
- Adam Cole defeated Eric Young
The most significant happening on this week’s NXT was the debut of Adam Cole. Rather than Cole moving right into the NXT championship picture, as Drew McIntyre and Bobby Roode have done before him, Cole appears to be entering a long-term program with Sanity.
Cole made his first appearance at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III, attacking McIntyre after the main event. The angle appeared to imply that Cole was targeting the championship immediately upon his arrival. It appears Cole’s “Undisputed Era” will have to get through Sanity first, however.
In the main event, Eric Young turned his attention away from Cole to instead jump from the top rope onto both stables on the floor. When he got back in the ring, Cole hit him with a leg lariat for the win. A faction vs faction rivalry seems to be the direction they are heading for Takeover: Houston.
NXT Women’s Championship
William Regal made several announcements regarding the crowning of a new NXT women’s championship this week. These all occurred in backstage segments. A fatal 4-way match will take place for the vacant championship at Takeover: Houston. Kairi Sane has already qualified for the match as a result of winning the Mae Young Classic. The other 3 competitors in the match will be determined via qualifying matches over the next couple of weeks.
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Roderick Strong – NXT Championship Match Next Week
Next week Drew McIntyre will look to defend his newly won NXT championship against top contender, Roderick Strong.