Adam Cole Retains NXT Championship, Johnny Gargano Attacks Finn Balor

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Adam Cole came into tonight’s NXT as the NXT Champion, and he made sure to walk out as it as well. In a brutal match between he and Finn Balor, Cole took down his competition, retaining his NXT Championship in grand fashion and making sure to close the year out on top of the company. Following the match, Johnny Gargano shocked the crowd by returning to the ring, where he proceeded to assault a downed Balor with a chair after Balor had caused Gargano to pull out of multiple events.

For a recap of how the match ended, check out below, and make sure to follow along with our live coverage of tonight’s NXT:

Bálor drops Cole with the Pelé kick but Cole happens to fall on top of Bálor. Bálor kicks out at 2.5. Cole sets up the Panama Sunrise. Bálor reverses it into the 1916 but before Bálor can land the DDT, Cole counters into the Ushigorshi. Bálor double legs Cole and sticks the double stop. Shotgun dropkick by Bálor. Bálor goes up top. Cole knocks Bálor off the top with a big boot. Bálor falls to the outside. Cole tries the Panama Sunrise outside the ring. Bálor reverses it into a back body drop. Bálor dropkicks Cole into the barricade. Bálor tosses Cole back in the ring. Bálor misses the Coup de Grâs and hurts his knee even more in the process. Cole finally lands the Last Shot. Bálor kicks out. Cole calls for another Last Shot. Bálor avoids it and hits another shotgun dropkick. Bálor hits the Coup de Grâs. Bálor picks up Cole for the 1916. Johnny Gargano walks out on the stage. Cole low blows Bálor. Cole hits another Last Shot for the win.

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