Adam Cole Retains WWE NXT Championship, Finn Balor Returns


Adam Cole was not been dethroned as WWE NXT Champion by Matt Riddle.

Cole beat Riddle to retain the title during Wednesday’s episode of WWE NXT in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University on the USA Network. 

After the match, former NXT Champion Finn Balor made his return after being absent for two months. Balor walked down to the ring and told Cole that he’s back in NXT.

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This contest was set up on last week’s episode when WWE held a second Street Fight between Riddle Killian Dain. This comes after their original Street Fight last week went to a no contest.

WWE NXT General Manager William Regal added some big stakes to this match as it was supposed to determine who will be next in line for a championship match. 

As seen on the show, Riddle ended up winning it. As a result, Riddle had earned the right to challenge Cole for the WWE NXT Title.

Cole beat Johnny Gargano to become the champion in the main event of WWE NXT TakeOver: XXV event in Bridgeport, CT on June 1st. 

What are your thoughts on Adam Cole retaining the NXT Title? Was this the right call by WWE officials? Sound off in the comment section.