WWE NXT Results August 30, 2017, latest NXT winners, review & video highlights
A new generation begins with three terrifying men running wild.
The show began with an nWo style backstage scene, in which various performers from NXT were laid out in the back, seemingly by unknown assailants. Percy Watson attributed the beatdown to Adam Cole's new gang, but McGuinness retorted with a quip saying they were innocent until proven guilty. The theme song of the new NXT Champion Drew McIntyre played as he strode to the arena.
He got a nice babyface pop from the audience. He mentioned how the championship was his life, but he was not naive and knew that the title came with a bull's eye attached. He mentioned Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish by name, and said he was putting the locker room on notice.
His challenge was answered by Roderick Strong who said that all he cared about was him, his family and the NXT Championship and said he would be gunning for McIntyre's title after he defeated Bobby Roode in the main event. McIntyre said he was glad that Strong stepped up to him like a man but told him to be ready to get knocked down like a man. We cut to backstage footage of Bobby Roode saying that despite him getting called to the main roster, he had unfinished business to take care of in NXT with Roderick Strong.