El Idolo has won it.
Andrade Cien Almas defeated Drew McIntyre to win the NXT championship this evening in Houston, Texas, defeating Drew McIntyre. He had a near fall towards the end of the after after manager Zelina Vega planted McIntyre with a hurricanrana to the floor and Almas hit a hammerlock DDT. McIntyre kicked out and went to the top rope, but Almas crotched him and hit a DDT to win the championship for the first time.McIntyre had held the title since August 19, when he defeated Bobby Roode at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III.
Cien had been suffering from a losing streak until Zelina Vega came onto the scene. With her guidance, Almas had been racking up wins, defeating Roderick Strong to eventually gain a championship match at NXT: WarGames.
Cien and Zelina celebrated after the match, with him walking to the podium and holding the title high.
Almas was best known as La Sombra in CMLL, winning a number of titles and masks before unmasking himself prior to signing with WWE in November of 2015. He had struggled for a while in developmental, first debuting as a babyface but later turning heel. He had developed a gimmick of partying too much before going to compete, which led to the arrival of Vega.