WWE/NXT SPOILER: New NXT Champion crowned at tapings
What's the story?
Well, this is huge news! At tonight's NXT tapings, a new NXT Champion was crowned.
The new NXT Champion is Tommaso Ciampa!
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In case you didn't know...
At NXT TakeOver: Chicago event, Aleister Black successfully defended the NXT Championship in against Lars Sullivan, while Tommaso Ciampa won the final match of the night when he defeated arch-rival Johnny Gargano in a Street Fight. Following Ciampa’s massive win, he was awarded a shot at Black's NXT Championship.
Ciampa has built the match in a way only Ciampa knows how to - personal, below-the-belt insults. The match was set for next week's NXT.
The heart of the matter
Tommaso Ciampa challenged Aleister Black for the NXT Championship tonight, and came away victorious as the new NXT Champion - but the match wasn't without shenanigans.
While the referee was down after taking a knock, Johnny Gargano ran to the ring, delivered a superkick to Ciampa, then hit Black with the belt - only for Ciampa to get back to his feet, take advantage by throwing Gargano out of the ring and hitting the Angel's Wing on the Champion to steal the win and the gold!
You can see the moment Ciampa won the title below.
Several fans in attendance have posted videos and photos from the tapings, too. Here are some still photos of how the finale to the match went down, with Gargano inadvertently helping his former DIY tag team partner turned arch nemesis win the biggest prize in NXT.
Well, who knows what will happen now?
Does Aleister Black move to the main roster? Does Gargano challenge for the title?
Or do we get Black vs Gargano vs Ciampa at the upcoming TakeOver for the gold?
I guess we'll have to wait and see...
The match will be shown on next week's episode, July 25, of NXT on the WWE Network.
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