Who should become the first NXT North American Champion?
The first ever NXT North American Champion will be crowned at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans, but who should win the gold?
Last week on NXT programming, William Regal announced the creation of a new title for the brand. The NXT North American Championship was this title, and while a debuting EC3 thought the title should be awarded to him on the spot, Regal had other ideas.
Regal announced that at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans, there would be a six man ladder match to determine the inaugural champion. Competing in the match will be EC3, Adam Cole, Lars Sullivan, Velveteen Dream, Killian Dain and Ricochet.
Only one of the men will become the first NXT North American Champion, but who should it be?
#1 Killian Dain
Why he should win: Dain has been booked as the star of the SAnitY faction in recent months, overshadowing it's leader Eric Young. He was recently involved in the NXT championship picture before losing to Aleister Black and so is a credible force on the roster. Putting the title on Dain would allow him to regain his momentum and elevate whichever up-and-comer eventually takes the title away from him.
Why he should not: The loss to Aleister Black is the major reason Dain should not be crowned champion. While the Black is a dominant force in NXT and losing to him is by no means the end of the road for Dain's championship ambitions, if Dain were to rebound from that loss straight into a title victory here it would devalue the significance of the new title. While the NXT North American Championship is ultimately second fiddle to the NXT Championship, having a contender drop out of contention from the top prize and then claim the second choice would highlight this title's inferiority in comparison. This title needs to feel like more than a consolation prize and so Dain shouldn't be the one to lift gold at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans.