At WWE NXT Great American Bash, North American Champion Keith Lee thumbed WWE NXT Champion Adam Cole to become a Double Champion with both the NXT Championship and North American Championship belts on his waist.
Yes , you heard it right. That’s what happened at the main event of the Great American Bash Night 2 on Wednesday. Adam Cole, the longest reigning NXT Champion(403 days) lost his throne to North American Champion Keith Lee at the Great American Bash.
This was the main event of the NXT Great American Bash – ‘The Winners Takes All’ match. This is the first time in NXT’s history, that a wrestler is holding both the men’s singles title at the same time. Keith Lee is now a Double Champion. This is the first time Lee has won the NXT Championship.
In his post match interview, Lee was seen recalling his struggle in the WWE Industry and his journey to the top. He said, “Honestly, this is sweeten in so many ways, from the journey to come here & having such a slow start, stop start situations, take it all the way back to still got there and talking to those four guys and said hey, I am just trying to think which championship I am taking first” . He further included, “I am feelinglike a Historian. I am feeling Historical”. He dedicated this victory to the WWE Legend Mark Henry.
Knowingly called as the ‘Leader of The Undisputed Era’ Adam Cole kept dominating on Lee but he overcame various finishing moves, including the Panama Sunrise and The Last shot. Cole tried a lot to hit Lee with the last shot but ultimately at the end Lee caught the former NXT Champion to hit him with the Spirit Bomb and the Big Bang Catastrophe for the pin.
Adam Cole had the golden opportunity to become a Double Champion but walked out with zero titles in his hands. In the post match interview, he was seen struggling to describe his emotions.
Adam Cole after winning the championship belt in June 1, 2019 holds it for 403 days and became the ‘longest reigning NXT Champion’. Finn Balor holds the second position with 292 days and Adrian Neville with 286 days. While Samoa Joe’s second reign is the shortest at 14 days.
WWE NXT Great American Bash Results:
1. Candice LeRae defeats Mia Yim in a Street Fight.
2. Bronson Reed defeats Tony Nese
3. Johnny Gargano defeats Isaiah “Swerve” Scott
4. Legado del Fantasma defeat Drake Maverick & Breezango
5. Mercedes defeats Santana Garrett
6. Keith Lee defeats Adam Cole to become the new NXT Champion.