Adam Cole returned to NXT last night and put a stop to the show’s triple threat number one contender’s match.
Kyle O’Reilly vs. Pete Dunne vs. Johnny Gargano on last night’s show was supposed to decide NXT Champion Karrion Kross’ challenger for TakeOver: In Your House, but the match ended in a no contest when Cole attacked all three wrestlers. It was announced later in the night that Kross will defend his NXT Championship against O’Reilly, Dunne, Gargano, and Cole in a fatal five-way match at TakeOver.
NXT general manager William Regal initially didn’t want to give Cole a title shot, but Kross told Regal that he wanted to face all of O’Reilly, Dunne, Gargano, and Cole at TakeOver. Kross had confronted Cole after Cole cut a promo calling Kross a “big, overrated musclehead” who doesn’t deserve to be in the same ring as him.
Kross said that when he signed with NXT, Cole stopped being special. But Cole said that while NXT has done everything in their power to make Kross feel special — all they have to do to make Cole feel special is ring the bell.
Three other matches were also confirmed for TakeOver: In Your House last night. Raquel Gonzalez will defend her NXT Women’s Championship against Ember Moon, Cameron Grimes will take on LA Knight, and Mercedes Martinez will face Xia Li. The TakeOver event is taking place on Sunday, June 13.
Last night’s NXT also featured two title matches. In the main event, MSK retained their Tag Team titles against Legado del Fantasma’s Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde. NXT Cruiserweight Champion Kushida issued an open challenge and defeated the debuting Carmelo Hayes (formerly known as Christian Casanova).
More coverage from last night —
Speak Now: An interesting edition of NXT 6/1
Mercedes Martinez vs. Xia Li added to NXT TakeOver: In Your House
Moon vs. Kai, Poppy appearance set for next week’s WWE NXT
Women’s title match added to NXT TakeOver: In Your House
Cameron Grimes to face LA Knight at NXT TakeOver: In Your House
Carmelo Hayes makes NXT debut, answers Kushida’s open challenge
Adam Cole returns to NXT, fatal five-way title match set for TakeOver
WWE NXT live results: O’Reilly vs. Dunne vs. Gargano
WWE NXT video highlights —
Triple threat number one contender’s match, Adam Cole returns
Ember Moon calls out Raquel Gonzalez
Legado del Fantasma are going to do what they do best: take what’s theirs
Killian Dain comes to Drake Maverick’s defense in a confrontation with Hit Row
Jake Atlas vs. LA Knight
Adam Cole and Karrion Kross go face-to-face
Candice LeRae doesn’t know why NXT keeps inviting Poppy back
Xia Li vows to purge Mercedes Martinez at TakeOver: In Your House, Martinez responds
Carmelo Hayes answers Kushida’s NXT Cruiserweight Championship open challenge
Franky Monet reads the reviews that her world premiere received
Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell vs. Zoey Stark & Zayda Ramier
The Diamond Mine will be opening soon
Ember Moon is ready to get revenge on Dakota Kai next week
MSK vs. Legado del Fantasma for the NXT Tag Team titles
NXT fallout: MSK are going to be champions for a long, long time
NXT fallout: Carmelo Hayes reacts to making his WWE debut
NXT fallout: LA Knight has nothing to lose and everything to gain at TakeOver