Both men are up and Gargano bounces off the ropes and Black counters with a kick to the head of Gargano. Gargano rolls to the outside and Black gains his momentum and hits a summersault plancha right onto Gargano. Black puts Gargano back in the ring and Black hits Gargano with a knee and then hits a springboard moonsault onto Gargano.
Black hops to the second rope, but Gargano cuts him off, and slams him back to the mat. Black goes to fight back, but Gargano hits a step up Enziguri. This time it’s Gargano who bounces off the ropes, but Black hits him with a sick running knee right to the face, knocking Gargano to the space between both rings. Black has bad intentions and bounces off the ropes again, but Gargano goes for his lawn dart spear, but he’s met with a kick to the head. Black goes for a cover, but Gargano kicks out.
Both men back up and Gargano bounces off the rope and tries for a headscissors take down, but Black doesn’t allow it. Instead Gargano turns it into the Gargano Escape, and Black is somehow able to make it to the ropes. Gargano gets up and measures Black, paying homage to his DIY days, which makes Black collect himself and sits crosslegged, DARING Gargano to hit him with everything he’s got.
Gargano takes the dare, pulling down his knee pad and going for the finishing blow knee, but Black ducks and rolls up Gargano. Gargano rolls through and hits a kick to Black, right to the temple. He then takes a step back, and goes full force with the knee to the face. Gargano goes for the cover….1……2….BLACK KICKS OUT. GARGANO CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!
Gargano picks up Black and bounces him off the ropes, but Black goes for a springboard once again, but this time Gargano has it scouted and he pushes him up and over the ropes. Gargano goes for a suicide dive, but he runs into an ENORMOUS knee to the face by Aleister Black.
Back in the ring, Gargano can hardly stand, but Black picks him up and delivers another enormous knee to Gargano, now making him collapse to his knees. Aleister Black picks him up with his foot and positions him perfectly, just to hit a BLACK MASS, and Gargano collapses again, but this time falling onto Black. Black stands him back up and puts him in position. He tells Gargano that he absolves him of his sins and then hits a final Black Mass to put Gargano out of his misery.
Winner: Aleister Black
(NXT Championship Match on next page….)