WWE NXT Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from March 15
Thursday, March 16, 2017
WWE Bleacher Report
Two years ago, Kassius Ohno left NXT for the independent scene, disenfranchised by his experience in the developmental territory.
After several classic encounters across the globe thereafter, Ohno returned to NXT and set his sights on the brand's world championship.
Wednesday night, he challenged Bobby Roode in the main event of the WWE Network presentation.
Rarely is the title up for grabs on a regular television broadcast, marking the significance of the contest. With the opportunity to cash their ticket to WrestleMania weekend's TakeOver: Orlando and a date with Shinsuke Nakamura, the pressure was on both Superstars to leave the University of Central Florida with gold around their waist.
For Ohno, the match was a shot at redemption after a lackluster initial run with Vince McMahon's company. For Roode, it was an opportunity to establish himself as the undisputed No. 1 star in NXT.
Their match, the headline bout of Wednesday's show, was fantastic and deserving of the hype that preceded it.
Who emerged victorious, and what else did the acclaimed brand have in store for viewers?
Find out with this exclusive recap of the latest show.