At NXT TakeOver: Stand & Ship, the undefeated Karrion Kross overcame Finn Bálor to as soon as once more lay declare to the NXT Championship.
Though The Prince had been on a tear since returning to NXT, there was no denying that his alternative to turn out to be NXT Champion had solely occurred after Kross was compelled to vacate the title again in August as a result of harm. As destiny would have it, it was only a matter of time earlier than Kross regained the championship that he by no means misplaced.
After sizing one another up within the middle of the ring within the opening moments, a slap on the face by Bálor despatched Kross right into a rage that ended with him flying into the ring put up and allowed Finn to capitalize on a mistake to go to work on his opponent’s left arm and shoulder. Regardless of Kross’ explosive moments of offense all through, Bálor certainly took his opponent to deep water by returning time and again to the left shoulder.
Kross’ unbridled rage quickly took middle stage because the challenger almost put away The Prince. However Bálor continued to return to his technique and go to work, not solely on the shoulder, but in addition on his foe’s ribs and liver.
However Kross wouldn’t give in and fired again time and again. When Bálor hit the Coupe de Grace, Kross kicked out and countered along with his personal Straight Jacket. When Bálor locked in one other submission, Kross ended up escaping and pounding him behind the neck into the mat like a person possessed. It was this final sequence of blows that took The Prince out of the sport and paved the way in which for Kross to ship one last blow to the again of the neck to reclaim the title.