Johnny Gargano vs. WWE NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas will headline NXT “Takeover: Philly” event on Saturday, January 27th from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Tonight’s NXT TV tapings featured a segment with Almas, where he confirmed that Drew McIntyre will be unable to compete in his rematch at the next Takeover.
This lead to a series of qualifying matches which would result in the winners advancing to a Fatal 4 Way, with the winner becoming the new #1 contender.
Killian Dain defeated Trent Seven, Johnny Gargano defeated Kassius Ohno, Lars Sullivan defeated Roderick Strong and Aleister Black defeated Adam Cole.
The Fatal 4 Way saw Gargano defeat Dain, Sullivan and Black to become the new #1 contender.
In an interesting note, Adam Cole, Aleister Black and Lars Sullivan all lost their unbeaten records. Adam Cole’s loss in a clear loss, however, it will be interesting to see if Black and Sullivan are still referred to as undefeated, despite losing in the Fatal 4 Way.