Matt Riddle emerged victorious in the previous week of NXT as he defeated his long-time rival Killian Dain in a Street Fight to become the No. 1 contender for the WWE NXT title, thus closing his bitter rivalry with Dain. He is all set to kick off the show as he faces Adam Cole for the WWE NXT championship. Two more title fights are announced for the show; Candice LeRae challenges Shayna Baszler for the WWE NXT Women's Championship and the Street Profits will look to win the tag team title back from Kyle and Fish of The Undisputed Era.
Adam Cole entered this week's show with supreme confidence as he defended his WWE NXT title against Matt Riddle in a match that saw a show-stopping performance by both the superstars and had the crowd in an uproar throughout the fight. Riddle was quick to put his submission skills on display from the bell, but Adam managed to secure a pinfall win as he clocked Riddle with his finisher.
Here's WWE taking another jibe at the King of Bros for his infamous backstage confrontation with Goldberg who repeatedly reminded Riddle he wasn't his bro.
The night wasn't over for Cole as Finn Balor made a triumphant return to the ring to challenge Adam Cole for the NXT championship he held previously. Finn Balor has held this title a record 292 days during his earlier run with the developmental territory.
Shayna Baszler who has become, the most dominant NXT Women's Champion in the brand's history was quick to tap Candice LaRae to retain her Women's title.
It’s high time that WWE stop calling NXT a development show. The monumental night had title bouts on display from the early going to the main event of the night.