NXT Title Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Roode
We go to the ring and the NYPD Pipe & Drums band is out to assist with Drew McIntyre’s entrance. McIntyre marches to the ring with the bagpipers right behind him. NXT Champion Bobby Roode is out next with another “glorious” entrance. We get formal ring introductions from Rome.
They meet in the middle of the ring and face off with Drew looking down at Roode. They back off before going at it and going to the corner. Drew backs off and Roode stares him down. They go at it and Drew drops Roode with a shoulder. Roode goes to the floor for a breather. They go at it in the ring now. Roode with chops in the corners. Roode keeps control and looks to go for a Glorious DDT but McIntyre avoids it. More back and forth now. McIntyre takes control and tosses Roode in the corner for a bunch of big chops. Drew drops Roode with a big boot. Drew scoops Roode from the mat and drives him right back into the mat. Drew sends Roode to the floor and follows.
Roode turns it around on the floor as the referee counts. Roode jumps off the apron but Drew catches him in mid-air. They keep at it but Drew catches Roode as he charges, and sends him into the apron with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. They come back in and Drew goes to suplex Roode to the floor. Roode nails him. Roode ends up hitting a neckbreaker while Drew is on the apron, sending him to the floor. The referee counts again.
Roode keeps control on the floor and sends Drew into the barrier. Roode breaks the count but drives an elbow to Drew’s throat while he’s on the apron. Roode comes back into the ring and works Drew around. Roode with a running clothesline in the corner and another neckbreaker for a 2 count. Roode keeps control and hits a missile dropkick for another pin attempt. Roode with more offense before keeping Drew grounded now. Drew gets up but Roode goes to his back for a sleeper hold. Drew rams Roode back into the corner and breaks it. Roode keeps control but McIntyre hits an overhead throw. Drew drops Roode chin-first onto the top turnbuckle. Drew looks to make his comeback now.
Drew comes flying through the air and takes Roode down. Roode fights back and hits an inverted atomic drop. Roode with a knee. Roode comes off the ropes but Drew catches him in mid-air. Drew ends up dropping Roode with a Celtic Cross for a 2 count. Roode gets a breather after dropping Drew over the rope. Roode comes back and goes to the top but Drew cuts him off. Drew climbs up but Roode knocks him back to the mat. Drew runs back up and stands on the top turnbuckle for the superplex but Roode crotches him. Roode gets McIntyre in a Tree of Woe now. Roode looks to do a move but Drew pulls himself up out of the Tree and launches Roode across the ring from the top.
Drew gets riled up as he waits for Roode to stand up. Roode looks to be knocked out but he just suckers Drew in and drives him down for a 2 count. Roode blocks a Future Shock DDT and nails a Backstabber for a 2 count. Roode unloads with strike in the corner and hits a clothesline in the corner. Drew counters a neckbreaker and backslides Roode for a 2 count. Drew with the Future Shock DDT for a close 2 count.
Drew takes Roode to the top with a fireman’s carry but Roode slides out and hits a Liger Bomb for a 2 count. They trade shots while getting to their feet in the middle of the ring now. Drew with kicks and chops. They unload with slaps now. Roode sends Drew into the corner with an enziguri. Drew hits the Claymore kick for a close 2 count as Roode gets his foot on the bottom rope. Roode rolls to the floor and some fans boo. The referee starts counting as Drew gets to his feet. Drew runs the ropes and nails a huge dive over the top, taking out Roode on the floor. A “holy shit” chant starts up now.
Drew brings Roode back to the ring as the referee counts, almost making it to 10. Drew waits for Roode to get up as the fans rally with him. Drew turns around and catches Drew with a big spinebuster as he charges. Roode goes for the Glorious DDT but it’s blocked. Drew drops down for a 2 count. Drew catches Roode in a tilt-a-whirl but Roode turns that into a Glorious DDT for another close 2 count. Roode waits a minute but he goes for another Glorious DDT. He nails it and keeps Drew locked for a third DDT but it’s blocked. Drew nails another Claymore kick for the win and the title.
Winner and New NXT Champion: Drew McIntyre
– After the match, Drew sits on his knees and looks at the title while clutching it. We go to replays. We come back to Drew holding the title. Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish suddenly appear on the ring steps. Drew approaches them but he’s attacked from behind by former ROH Champion Adam Cole. They triple team Drew and Cole floors him with a big superkick. Fans chant for Cole. Cole raises the NXT Title and taunts Drew by holding it in his face. Takeover goes off the air with Cole, Fish and O’Reilly standing tall.
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