Two Big Winners In The WWE NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III Non-Title Matches, Gargano Speaks

While the title matches are the big reason that the fans are at WWE NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III, there was also a pair of non-title encounters that definitely stole the show.

In the opening match of the card, it was Adrade “Cien” Almas with Zelina Vega by his side defeating Johnny Gargano.

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Fightful’s very own Ryan Cook is providing live coverage of the event and here are the closing moments of the match from Cook:

Gargano hits a slingshot DDT for a near fall before Almas hits double running knees in the corner for a near fall of his own. Almas then hits a shotgun dropkick in the corner off of a distraction by Zelina before Almas hits a DDT for the pin and the win.

Winner: Andrade Almas via pinfall

The distraction provided by Vega was a D.I.Y shirt that was thrown at Gargano. D.I.Y was the tag team of Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa, but Ciampa viciously attacked and laid out Gargano after the duo lost a ladder match to the Authors Of Pain at WWE NXT Takeover: Chicago.

In the other non-title contest of the evening, the undefeated Aleister Black kept his record perfect with a victory over Hideo Itami.

Here are the closing moments of this battle, provided again by Ryan Cook:

Hideo drops Black with a series of strikes before Black gets a near fall off of a roll up. Black hits a roundhouse that nearly knocks Hideo out before Hideo comes out of nowhere and hits a Michinoku off of the top rope for a near fall. They exchange kicks and strikes before Black hits a jumping knee only for Hideo to hit a falcon arrow for a near fall. Hideo hits a hesitation dropkick in the corner before Black hits the Black Mass for the pin and the win

Winner: Aleister Black via pinfall

Johnny Gargano spoke out moments after his loss, in a video that you can see below.

You can check out the live coverage and the results of each match from WWE NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III by clicking here.

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