Ricochet & Aleister Black defeated #DIY in qualify for the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic last week. They would face off against the Forgotten Sons hoping to advance onto NXT TakeOver: New York next week. The team would challenge the War Raiders for the NXT Tag Team Championship. NXT saw Tommaso Ciampa turned on Johnny Gargano once again. However, former NXT North American Championship knew that Psycho Killer would go for & faked a knee injury. A super Kick from Gargano sealed Ciampa’s fate.
Triple H Started the episode holding NXT Championship. The Cerebral Assassin talked about how dreams are accomplished in the NXT squired ring. Moreover, a goal can be over for many at any moment. Tommaso Ciampa was going to take on Johnny Gargano at the original main event for NXT TakeOver: New York, he announced. However, Ciampa had to drop the title due to a severe neck injury that required surgery.
With the NXT Title vacated due to @ProjectCiampa's injury, @TripleH announced the NEW #NXTChampion will be crowned in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match at #NXTTakeOver: New York! #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/igg8muY882
— WWE (@WWE) March 22, 2019
Moreover, the show would feature five best superstars of NXT in a Fatal 5 Way match at the main event. The superstars compete for the opportunity in New York for the NXT Championship. Therefore, Ricochet, Adam Cole, Aleister Black, Velveteen Dream & Matt Riddle all had a chance at glory. The winner of that match will face off Gargano in 2 out of 3 falls match to determine the champion at TakeOver.
Cathy Kelly got the reaction of NXT Superstar Kona Reeves backstage who said that the match will be alright but won’t be the finest. In addition, The Forgotten Sons claimed that the crew forgot them again. Their match against Aleister Balck & Ricochet should be what everyone focused on in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic final. But they seemed to focus on to make sure everyone remembers them.
— WWE (@WWE) March 21, 2019
Aleister Black & Ricochet reacted to the news of the Fatal Five Way Match. They said tonight was everyman for himself. NXT North American Champion noted that the outcome of the match was merely Dream-Over. However, Velveteen Dream hoped to become the first ever dual champion in NXT history. The Show played footage of Ciampa’s pre-operate interview & his doctors which followed the surgery footage. Also, NXT showed a former champion reaction after he woke up. He told everything went perfect & good things for him in the future.