As NXT Champion Aleister Black prepared to enter Full Sail Live to address his July 25 title defense against Tommaso Ciampa, he was stopped outside the building by Johnny Gargano, who told The Dutch Destroyer in no uncertain terms that Ciampa cannot win the NXT Title. Black tried to quell Gargano, telling him that he would handle it and suggesting Gargano take care of his own business, which prompted the singularly focused Gargano to assert that he knows exactly what he’s doing as he walked away.
If Gargano’s interruption was unexpected, what came next for Black was nothing short of unsettling. As the champion entered the building, he was immediately barraged by Ciampa. The Blackheart then propped Black’s legs onto a table and drilled him with a DDT onto the hallway floor before waving goodbye and skulking away as a panicked bystander shouted for medical assistance.
Mauro Ranallo later confirmed that Black was transported to a local medical facility. What kind of shape will The Dutch Destroyer be in come July 25, when he’s scheduled to face the terror of NXT?