Aleister Black vs Adam Cole
January 27, 2018
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
NXT Takeover: Philadelphia
Only ****1/4? That was my immediate thought after watching this. Both Aleister Black and Adam Cole took a ton of punishment and worked an excellent brawl with tables, ladders, and chairs that whipped the ECW-loving Philadelphia crowd into a frenzy. Few wrestlers today connect like Adam Cole can, and he’s a guaranteed success on the main roster if he can overcome the size issue. Black was just a good-working indie guy who has been allowed to shine in NXT and HHH really brought out the best in him.
Strong psychology, execution, and wise use of outside interference from the Undisputed Era and Sanity. Really can’t ask for a better match from these two and both have very bright futures.