Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano on collision course.
Triple H was out for tonight’s show-closing segment. He talked about what the feud between Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano means to NXT. The Music immediately interrupted and Tommaso Ciampa made his way out. Ciampa said he’s been here for 5 years and everything that’s been said has been said, everything that’s been done has been done. He said we both know Gargano is here, so let’s finish this. Triple H said there will be no physicality tonight.
Triple H brought Johnny Gargano out and he came with a mic. Gargano said Triple H has lost his mind if he wants him to get in the ring with Ciampa. He said Ciampa tried to kill him last time, and he doesn’t know why he’s being fined for the recent WWE Performance Center brawl. Gargano blamed everything on Ciampa. Triple H said Gargano did superkick the referee, and if it was up to NXT General Manager William Regal they both would be fired. So, he’s only here because Triple H saved his job. Triple H ordered Gargano to enter the ring and warned Ciampa not to touch him.
Gargano entered the ring. Triple H said this has gone on long enough between the two of him. He gets it, citing his history with WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels. Triple H went on about their feud and how all this has to stop. He mentioned how this should end on the biggest stage… but Gargano interrupted again. He and Ciampa argued with Triple H in between them. Ciampa said this needs to end. Triple H said after everything they’ve been through, they deserve this to be on the biggest stage there can be.
Gargano said they don’t need that, all they need is a ring and a referee. Ciampa seemed to agree. He said this is about one thing – who is the face of this company, the heart and soul of NXT. Gargano said it’s him. He is going to make Ciampa realize the monster he is. Triple H said if they don’t need a crowd or an arena, he will give them the opportunity. Gargano said he’s not ready. Triple H asked how long he needs. Gargano said two weeks and then they can finish this once and for all.
Triple H said he will find an empty building in two weeks, he’s going to put a ring in there, give them a referee who will be there just to say it’s over. He said when it’s over, it will be over, done this time. Triple H promised if their feud continues after that, then neither of them will be in NXT. They won’t have to worry about being the heart and soul of NXT because NXT will carry on without them. He said he will send them a message with a location in two weeks, and then they will go there. Ciampa and Gargano had more words while Triple H stood between them.
A mystery teaser showed up on the big screen, catching Triple H, Ciampa and Gargano off guard. It’s Killer Kross in the flashing images, but that’s never made clear or actually said. The screen went to black and NXT went off the air.