Adam Cole turned on Kyle O’ Rielly in the closing seconds of NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day, bringing an end to the Undisputed ERA.
Finn Balor faced Pete Dunne in the NXT Championship title defense in the main event of Valentine’s Day event. The match saw a lot of submission maneuvers than stiff moves but was still gruesome, to say the least.
Balor won the match with his signature sequence of shotgun dropkick, Coupe de’ Grace and 1916 DDT to get the win. Post-match, Dunne’s stablemates – NXT Tag Team Champions Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan – hit the ring to attack Balor.
The Undispted ERA, who has also been fueding with Dunne & company, came out to make the save on Balor. After heels ran away, Balor joined Adam Cole, Kyle O’ Rielly and Roderick Strong to pose in the ring.
Just as we thought that the show will go off the air, Cole hit Balor with a superkick. O’ Rielly started arguing with Cole which led to Cole taking him out with another superkick. The third member of the gang- Roderick Strong just stood there confused over whom to side with.
The night ended with Finn Balor and Kyle O’ Rielly down in the ring while Strong looking at them from the ropes shocked and confused. The irony here is that the most tight-knit group of NXT has broken up on Valentine’s Day.
NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day also saw the finals of men’s and women’s Dusty Rhodes Classic, NXT North American and Women’s Title matches prior to this drama.