Earlier this evening, the episode of NXT TV aired that saw General Manager William Regal announce that Tommaso Ciampa would defend the NXT championship against both Aleister Black and Johnny Gargano at TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 on Aug. 18 in New York. This on the same day that reports made the rounds that Black’s recent groin surgery would keep him from wrestling at that show.
Now, WWE has released this:
EXCLUSIVE: @RealKingRegal is alerted to an incident in the @FullSail parking lot, where he finds an unconscious @WWEAleister. #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/GvMNzevogB— WWE (@WWE) August 9, 2018
That could very well be the angle that takes him out of the match, and it’s incredibly well done. They didn’t just show he was laid out, they established multiple suspects. Johnny Gargano is seen walking into the building as Regal is walking out, Undisputed ERA is seen quickly driving off away from the area, and even Heavy Machinery is seen sliding in to take photos of a Black while he’s down and being tended to.