An impromptu conga line may have broken out upon No Way Jose’s arrival this week, but the party came to a screeching halt minutes later, thanks to NXT Champion Bobby Roode. In his first match since capturing the championship in San Antonio last month, The Glorious One was out to set the tone for his reign and send a message to the NXT locker room.Roode grew frustrated with Jose’s dancing and pummeled his foe into the canvas. Jose mounted a comeback and clobbered the NXT Champion with a big right hand that sent Roode to the arena floor. However, after Jose tossed him back into the ring, Roode pounced on his rival and hit the Glorious DDT to win the match.
The NXT Champion did not stop his attack once the bell rang, though. Roode returned to the ring and locked Jose in the single leg crab that put Shinsuke Nakamura on the shelf. His assault was stopped when Kassius Ohno made his long-awaited return to NXT. Ohno declared that he was coming for the NXT Championship, only for Roode to surprisingly declare that they could square off for it right now. The NXT Champion then attacked Ohno from behind, going after his knee. But it isn’t Ohno’s knee that Roode should have been worried about, but his elbow, as the returning Superstar rocked Roode with a series of strikes before sending the champion retreating after a big clothesline.
As his NXT Championship reign is in its infant stages, Bobby Roode is quickly learning that making NXT glorious may be a taller task than he anticipated.