Up next is a singles match between former #1 contender for the NXT Championship, Hideo Itami, and Aleister Black. WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has been brought out as a special guest commentator for this match.
Itami makes his way out first. The match begins and they trade some hard kicks. Jim Ross talked about how the match will be over once Black hits the “Black Mass” and that would be the case for anyone on the NXT roster.
Black is bleeding from the mouth now.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 20, 2017
After good back and forth action, but of them start slapping each other. Hesitation dropkick by Itami on Black and Itami is looking to put Black away with a GTS, but Black gets out of it with an elbow to Itami’s face.
Aleister hits a Black Mass out of nowhere and he has knocked off the former #1 contender for the NXT Title with this move! Black successfully pins Itami to pick up the biggest win of his NXT career!
Winner: Aleister Black
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 20, 2017