The King of Strong Style's second reign as NXT Champion has met its glorious end.
On a night that already saw new tag team champions being crowned, Bobby Roode is now at the top of the NXT mountain. Less than one year after Roode joined NXT, he defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to win the NXT Championship in the main event of NXT TakeOver: San Antonio.
Below is the ending from our live viewing party:
Shinsuke hits a knee to Roode off the top rope when Roode escapes to the apron then they get back into the ring where Shinsuke hits the Kinshasa, but falls to the mat holding his knee. Roode is finally up then the medical staff come out to check on Shinsuke. Once they get back into the ring Roode hits the Glorious DDT for a very close near fall that shocks everyone in the crowd. Roode puts Shinsuke in a half Boston Crab, but he powers out then Roode hits another Glorious DDT for the pin and the win.
Winner: Bobby Roode via pinfall
Roode became the second person to have held the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and the NXT Championship. Samoa Joe was the first one and both men defeated Nakamura to do so.
It has been a rapid rise to the main event since Roode made his NXT in-ring debut last August at Takeover in Brooklyn. He had been appearing on NXT television throughout the year, being recognized in the crowd at NXT Takeover: Dallas during WrestleMania 32 weekend. His current theme song "Glorious" had also assisted in Roode becoming an extremely popular member of the NXT roster.
Roode's wrestling career is full of accolades, including being a two-time TNA champion, six-time TNA tag champion and a reign as TNA King of the Mountain champion.
For Nakamura, his second reign as champion only lasted 56 days, 25 days shorter than his first reign as champion.
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