Triple Threat for the NXT North American Title: Finn Balor vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Keith Lee
We go to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first comes Johnny Gargano. The winner of this match will face NXT Champion Adam Cole in a “Winner Takes All” match on July 8. Finn Balor is out next. Out next comes NXT North American Champion Keith Lee with his title in the air. We get formal ring introductions from Taylor before the match.
The bell rings and here they go. Lee fights both challengers off early on and clotheslines them both at the same time for a big pop. We go to an early commercial break.
Back from the break and Lee launches Gargano into the corner hard and he goes down. Balor attacks but can’t bring Lee down. Lee drops Gargano again. Lee grabs Balor when he charges but Balor ends up on his back with a Sleeper applied. Lee struggles to break free but finally slams Balor to the mat. Gargano jumps on Lee’s back next, with another Sleeper.
Lee slams Gargano to the mat as well. Balor jumps back on Lee’s back with another Sleeper. Lee fades to one knee now. Balor tightens the hold as the crowd rallies for Lee. Lee powers up and slams Balor back into the corner. Gargano rocks Lee with forearms. Balor drops Gargano with a big right. Balor unloads on Lee with forearms now. Balor charges with another big forearm, and another but Lee is still up. Balor with more strikes. Balor charges but Lee grabs him, then grabs Gargano at the same time. Lee tosses them both at the same time.
Lee regroups against the ropes as we get a replay of the big double throw. Lee rocks Balor in the corner and whips him across the ring. Balor goes down. Gargano chops Lee’s knee but he’s still standing. Lee counters and lifts Gargano but Gargano slides out. Balor jumps on Lee’s back with another Sleeper. Gargano applies a leg submission while Balor is on Lee’s back. Lee still manages to slam Balor and then break Gargano’s submission. Lee drops Gargano with a big left hand. Lee rolls to the floor but Balor runs over with a big Slingblade out of nowhere. Lee gets back up but Gargano hits a rolling senton from the apron. Lee is still up but barely. Balor and Gargano team up to send Lee face-first into the steel ring steps now. We go back to commercial with Lee down on the outside.
Back from the break and next Wednesday’s NXT episode has a Great American Bash theme. Balor works over Gargano in the corner now. Balor goes from corner to corner on Gargano in the ring now. Gargano with a big slingshot Spear for a close 2 count. More back and forth now.. Balor drops Gargano on the floor. Balor runs the ropes and hits a suicide dive to Lee on the floor.
Gargano comes back in but Balor drops him with a clothesline for a 2 count. Balor with a Slingblade on Gargano. Lee comes back to the apron. Balor fights both opponents off. Lee flies in from the apron with a big splash to take down both challengers. Lee with strikes to both challengers in the middle of the ring now. Lee splashes both challengers in opposite corners now. Lee with a forearm to Gargano. Balor takes out Lee’s legs and hits a double stomp.
Lee gets Balor in the Electric Chair but he fights out and into a Sleeper in the middle of the ring. Balor takes Lee down to one knee. Gargano levels them both with a big kick. Gargano goes to the apron and hits the big slingshot DDT to Balor for a close 2 count but Lee makes the save. Gargano with forearms to Lee from their knees now. Gargano runs but Lee catches him. Gargano counters with a Guillotine. Lee powers up and drops Balor using Gargano. Gargano drops Lee with a DDT but Lee rolls to the floor to avoid a pin. Gargano with a suicide dive to Lee to send him into the barrier, and another but Balor blocks that dive. Balor works over Gargano and goes to hit the 1916 on the ramp but Lee hits them both with the Pounce. All three are down on the outside as the crowd rallies now.
Lee brings Balor back in and goes for the Spirit Bomb but Balor blocks it with a double foot stomp. Balor unloads on both opponents now. Lee falls on top of Gargano. Balor goes to the top but Lee grabs him by the throat. Gargano hits them and rolls Lee for a 2 count using his feet on the ropes. Lee with a Buckle Bomb to Balor. Lee scoops Gargano on his shoulders and hits the Big Bang Catastrophe for a close 2 count as Balor breaks it up with a Coup de Grace. Lee counters Gargano and hits the Big Bang Catastrophe in the middle of the ring for the pin to retain.
Winner: Keith Lee
After the match, the music hits as Lee sits up on his knees and is handed the title. Lee stands tall over Balor and raises the title in the air. We go to replays. Lee will now face NXT Champion Adam Cole in a “Winner Takes All” match on July 8. Cole meets Lee in the middle of the ring now. Cole raises his title. Lee raises his title. They have words as a graphic for the match shows on the big screen. NXT goes off the air.
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