Last week on NXT, newly minted NXT Champion Karrion Kross was forced to vacate the title mere days after winning it due to a shoulder injury suffered in his title winning bout with Keith Lee at NXT TakeOver XXX
It was immediately announced by NXT General Manager William Regal that the new champion would be decided this week in a four-way, 60-minute Iron Man match on a special Tuesday episode. The participants would be four former champions, Finn Balor, Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa and Adam Cole.
The highly-anticipated match took place this week and the final scores on decisions ended as follows:
- Adam Cole – 2
- Finn Balor – 2
- Johnny Gargano – 1
- Tommaso Ciampa – 1
So the final result would be a tie between Cole and Balor. As soon as the match finished, William Regal made the decision that two men with the joint most decisions, Cole and Balor, would face each other next week in a traditional one-on-one match at ‘NXT Super Tuesday 2’.
The two former Bullet Club members will each vie to become 2-time NXT Champion in the main event of next week’s show.