The Velveteen Dream is still the WWE NXT North American Champion.
He retained the title in the latest title defense against Matt Riddle at Friday’s (April 5, 2019) WWE NXT TakeOver: New York event from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on the WWE Network. As expected, they put on one heck of a match that delivered.
This marked two first-time ever for these stars. First, this marked Dream’s first title defense as NXT North American Champion on a TakeOver special. Also, this marks the first time that Riddle has challenged and competed for NXT gold on a TakeOver special.
Dream just won the title from Johnny Gargano back on the January 30th episode of the weekly television show of the yellow brand. He’s only the fourth champion in the history of the strap.
WWE holds NXT TV tapings on Wednesday, in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University where WWE will have the fallout from this event as well as this match. It will be interesting to see if WWE continues this feud or goes in a different direction. Either way, they put on one heck of a match that delivered.
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