As seen during Friday night’s WWE NXT Takeover: New York event, a new WWE NXT Champion was crowned.
Johnny Gargano defeated Adam Cole to win the WWE NXT Title. The championship was vacant as Tommaso Ciampa suffered a neck injury and was forced to relinquish the title belt. He came out after the match and hugged Gargano and his wife, Candace LaRae.
You can check out some play-by-play from our live report below:
Vacant WWE NXT Title 2 of 3 Falls Match: Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole
They lock up and do some grappling that led into some pin attempts. Gargano worked over the left shoulder of Cole then hit a head scissors then clotheslined him outside of the ring. Gargano hit a drop kick but Cole caught him with a head kick. Cole landed a series of knee strikes. Cole landed a back elbow then a headlock. Gargano fired back with a series of strikes then they hit a flying crossbody. Gargano with a belly-to-belly suplex then they trade roll ups. Gargano with a spear through the ropes for 2. Gargano with a DDT off the middle rope.
Gargano with a rollup for a near fall. Gargano with a sunset flip but Cole rolls through and hits Last Shot for a three count.
Winner Fall One: Adam Cole
Cole sets for a power bomb off the turnbuckles and Gargano blocks it and hits an Air Raid Crash from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Gargano goes to the apron and he sets for the slingshot DDT but Cole goes to the apron.
Gargano hit a spring board DDT on the apron and instead of taking the count out fall, he broke the count. Back in the ring, Gargano locked in the armbar but Cole got out of it. Gargano with it again and got the fall.
Winner Fall One: Gargano
Gargano was bleeding from his eyebrow. They trade strikes that Gargano got the better of. Cole with a series of kicks until Gargano hit an inside out clothesline. Cole with a neck breaker for 2. Gargano was sent head first into the turnbuckle but did it to Cole right back and then hit a slam for 2. Gargano with a head kick then they trade more shots including a superkick. Cole with a superkick then a german suplex for 2. Cole reversed an armbar and hit a suplex. Gargano caught him with a DDT through the ropes and hit another one for a near fall. Gargano with an outside dive then went for a spring board spear but Cole hit a superkick then a Canadian Destroyer for a near fall. Cole kicked Gargano to the floor. Gargano sent Cole over the announcers table. Cole hit the Fairy Tale Ending on the table, which didn’t break. The referee started to count but Gargano made it back into the ring. Cole with a superkick for the near fall. Gargano with a superkick but Cole landed one of his own then went for the destroyer again but Gargano blocked and locked in the Gargano Lock. Gargano knocked down one of the Undisputed Era members but Kyle raked the eyes of Gargano to break it up. Gargano accidentally knocked the referee out of the ring. O’Reilly, Fish, and Strong attacked Gargano. A new referee ran out and Gargano back dropped Cole to the members. Gargano took them out as well. Back in the ring, Cole with two superkicks then a running knee strike for 2. The crowd went nuts. Cole missed a knee strike and Gargano locked in the Gargano Lock for the win.
Winner: Johnny Gargano